Since the late 1990s Carolina Falkholt has developed graffiti towards a musical, performative and social practise. She regularly invite other artists, musicians, the public and organisation to collaborate with her. She is a processed based artist and apart from spray painting and drawing she also make sculptures, performance, lyrics, music and video. Her expressions are intertwined and words, subjects, collaboirations and sound feed off each other, mix and hybridize which in turn creates structure, rhythm and meaning. Falkholt explores not only her own aesthetic expression but also the social possibilities of graffiti in the gap between graffiti as subculture and graffiti as contemporary art.

She tends to work in large scales, site specific and through improvisation. In her practice she deals with topics like the biographical, contemporary social issues and local history. Her firm standpoints about issues like feminism and artistic freedom, and the fact that she with her work, and with her persona she take up big public spaces which clashes with patriarchal structures and provokes discussion. Carolina Falkholt’s artistic process on site is fierce and exact. Formally the colourful sfumato-like backgrounds meet her significant line drawings that form intricate meshworks, and typical motives are semiotic imagery and the female body.

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2013 – Min jävla fitta, Galleri Nils Åberg, Göteborg
2013 – Wet Paint, Kulturhuset, Stockholm
2013 – Flyktiga vätskor, HL Gallery, Stockholm
2012 – Lagerarbete, Steneby Konsthall, Dalsland
2011 – Materialutmattning, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg
2010 – När graffitin kom till byn, Klippans Konsthall, Skåne.
2009 – Blue, Gallery In Between, Malmö

Collective exhibitions (in selection)
2013 – Spiritual styling, Gotlands Konstmuseum, Visby
2013 – Heart & Brain, Avesta Art, Avesta
2013 – X-Border Art Biennial, Luleå, Rovaniemi, Finland & i Severomorsk, Ryssland
2013 – Mynningsladdare, Röda Sten Konsthall, Göteborg
2012 – Tillstånd, Alingsås Konsthall
2011 – Art of the Streets, Riksteatern, Stockholm
2011 – The Arcade Project, Y-gallery, Minsk, Vitryssland
2009 – Andra Världar, Mjellby konstmuseum, Halmstad
2009 – Andra världar, Skövde konsthall, Skövde
2007 – Grafitta, Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg
2004 – Everwanting streets, Röda Sten, Göteborg

Public works (in selection)
2013 – Ringmur, Visby
2013 – Pi, Studentboendet Jakten, Halmstad
2013 – Fittskåpet, Söndrumsskolan, Halmstad
2013 – Brandvägg, Holmgatan,Härnösand
2013 – Brandvägg, Severomorsk, Ryssland
2013 – Brandvägg, Rovaniemi, Finland
2013 – Brandvägg, Luleå
2013 – Brandvägg, Skvallertorget, Avesta
2013 –, hem, Mariestad
2013 – Förskola, Durres, Albanien
2013 – Flyktväg, Landvetters utrikeshall, GIBCA, Göteborg
2012 – Bengtsgårdens högstadium, Bengtsfors
2012 – Svaboda slova/Yttrandefrihet/ Freedom of speach, Alingsås
2011 – T.E.S.T. (skulptur), Mariestad

As curator
2013 – Mynningsladdare, Röda Sten Konsthall, Göteborg
2010 – Graffiti Mariestad, Mariestad
2008 – Grafitta, Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg (i samarbete med Andréas Hagström)

Represented (collections)
Göteborgs konstmuseum
Skövde Konstmuseum
Hallands Kulturhistoriska Museum

Publications and TV (in selection)
2013 – Konstkuppen, SVT
2010 – Sätta Färg På Staden, Kolbjörn Guwallius
2007 – Playgroud Sweden, Dokument Press
2006 – Graffiti Woman, Street Art from Five Continents, red. Nicholas Ganz
2006 – Blue Karma Tiger, dokumentär av Mia Hulterströms & Cecilia Actis, SVT

2013 – Festis (Carlsberg) lanserar två flaskor med motiv av Falkholt.

Scholarships etc (in selection)
2012 – Västra Götalandsregionens Arbetsstipendium
2012 – Göteborgs Stads Kulturstipendium
2012 – Längmanska Stiftelsen.
2013 – Stiftelsen Grevillis Fond

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