Hanna Ljungh

Washington , DC , USA
1974

Hanna Ljungh lives and works in Stockholm. She has long dedicated herself to artistic examination of the substance we call stone, earth, dirt, land, and mountain. Ljungh’s working method is precise yet sublime. In 2016, she experienced a significant breakthrough both in Sweden and internationally with her almost six-hour-long film I am mountain, to measure impermanence, in which she filmed the melting southern peak of Kebnekaise, the highest mountain in Sweden, from its northern peak in a single, unbroken take. Ljungh works with video, photography, sculpture, and installations in which she re-evaluates the relationship between what we see as human and non-human existence.

Ljungh holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Parsons School of Design, New York (1996-2000) and a Master of Fine Arts from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts, and Design, Stockholm (2001-2003). Ljungh’s works have been presented in recent years in solo exhibitions at the Anna Bohman Gallery, Stockholm; Galleri Arnstedt, Skåne; and Fondazione Pini, Milan.

Her latest group exhibitions include Kiruna Forever, Arkdes, Stockholm (2020-2021); Sensing Nature from within, Moderna Museet Malmö (2019-2020); Rivers of Emotion, Bodies of Ore, Kunsthall Trondheim, Norway (2018). Ljungh has also been shown in several international and national film festivals and screenings, such as the Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage, Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, Moderna Museet Filmklubb, and the Göteborg Film Festival.

Her works are included in prestigious private and public collections such as Public Art Agency Sweden, Stockholm; Stockholm Konst; Region Skåne; Region Stockholm; Uppsala Kultur & Bildning; and Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia.