Erik Aalto was born in 1974 in Hässleholm, Sweden, and lives and works in Stockholm. He has studied at Konstfack in Stockholm and the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. Aalto is known for his previous alter ego Sir Eric Beyond, whose album Sir Eric Beyond and the Avant-garde from 2006 was nominated for best pop during that year’s Swedish music award P3 Guld. Working with installation, performance, video, and music, Aalto has himself appeared in his work in different guises.
Selected solo exhibitions include Kulturhuset, Stockholm (2004) and Natalia Goldin Gallery, Stockholm (2003). Group exhibitions include Galerie Steinek, Vienna (2010); Växjö konsthall, Växjö, Sweden (2003); Sundsvalls konsthall, Sundsvall, Sweden (2003); and Södertälje konsthall, Södertälje, Sweden (2003).
His work has been shown at Moderna Museet, Stockholm; ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen; Kyoto Art Center; Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest and Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, among others.