Eva Hild

Influence, pressure, strain. These words have been the foundation for my current projects that comprise communicating the theme in large, hand-built forms. Delicate continuously flowing entities in thin-built material. They reflect varying degrees of external and internal pressures, and how, as a consequence, perception of inner and outer space is changed or challenged.

On one hand, it is the mass in thin layers, running in a meander-like closed movement. On the other hand it is the empty space, air and light forming volumes, described by the contours of the mass. The construction is really made of the absent.

My fascination is about the relationship between the internal and external realities; the dualism between inside and outside, content and form, feeling and shape, impression and expression. The shape consists of continuously flowing inner and outer surfaces, with thin lines running through the form. Inside turns outside and the movement gives the sculpture its uniformity and identity. The empty space is drawn into the form and becomes one with it; the air fills the cavities.

It is a reflection of my inner landscapes of form. Everyday, I experience the tension between presence and absence. My sculptures show me the necessity of opposites; they are paradoxes. Bodies where presence and absence meet.

My work develops slowly when changing the qualities of material and size. A white or dark clay, a metal material or a monumental scale give different inputs and experiences. Color and appearance change the characteristics and play between the plain surfaces, inflow and outflow, repetitive elements, complex protuberances and outgrowths. In this field I continue to explore and expound the current state of things.

The ceramic sculptures are hand-built and unique. The technique is slow and gives time to reflect. There is a freedom in the formable clay material. I can change direction, make connections and have a smooth surface with the same thickness. The pieces are fired twice in stoneware temperature and treated with mixed material and pigmented paints.

During the last years I have been able to transform the organic shapes into bigger structures in metal. The spatial and architectural qualities in the works are well suited for a larger scale and public spaces. A recent example is the 6 x 7 meter sculpture Rubato, placed outside Malmö Live in the south of Sweden. The metal works are casted in bronze or aluminum with a patinated or painted surface.


Exposed Work

Eva Hild

Born 1966, Sweden
Lives and works in the south-west of Sweden


1991-94, 96-98
M.F.A. School of Design & Crafts, University of Gothenburg

Gerlesborg Art School

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany
Eskilstuna konstmuseum, Sweden
Galerie NeC, Paris, France
Lidköpings konsthall, Sweden

Galleri Andersson Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden
Strandverket, Marstrand, Sweden

Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA

Galerie NeC, Hong Kong

Callan Contemporary, New Orleans, USA

Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie NeC, Paris, France

Galleri IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden
Puls Gallery, Bryssel, Belgium

Galleri Andersson Sandström, Umeå, Sweden
Gallery Bienvenu/Callan Contemporary, New Orleans, USA
Galleri Jeanette Ölund (together with Malena Karlsson), Borås, Sweden

Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA
Centrum Goed Werk, Belgium
Klosterkyrkan, Ystad, Sweden

Höganäs Museum, Sweden
Borås Konstmuseum, Sweden

Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA
Galleri IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden

Röhsska museet (together with Tore Svensson), Gothenburg, Sweden

Galleri IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden
Galleri Bacchus, Borås, Sweden

Gotlands Konstmuseum, Visby, Sweden
Galleri Sintra, Gothenburg, Sweden

Galleri IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden

Selected Group Exhibitions

Chart Art Fair, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Denmark

Art international Istanbul, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Turkey

Group show and Art Paris 2014, Galerie NeC, Paris, France
Galleri Hubert Stockselius, Skövde, Sweden
Art international Istanbul, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Turkey
Miami Project, Nancy Margolis Gallery, USA
Winter show, Strandverket, Marstrand, Sweden

Heavy metal and stones, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Umeå, Sweden
Fluid Reformations, Islip Art Museum, USA

STENA 10, Göteborgs konstmuseum, Sweden
Strandverket, Marstrand, Sweden
Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA
Galleri IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden

Korea Foundation Cultural Center, Seoul, South Korea
Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York
Mirage; Ceramic Experiments with Contemporary Nomads, Shanghai Duolun
Museum of Modern Art, China

Ev+a, Exhibition of Visual Art, Limerick, Ireland
Voices – Contemporary Ceramic Art from Sweden on tour: Hillstrom Museum of
Art, Saint Peter, Minnesota. The Slidell Cultural Center, Lousiana, USA

China-China, Shanghai Arts and Craft Association, China

Irreverent, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Fransisco, USA
Miami in New York, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA
Voices on tour: Yellowstone Art Museum, Montana. The Trout Gallery, Pennsylvania,USA
White, white, white, Waldemarsudde, Stockholm, Sweden

Voices on tour: Design museum Gent, Belgium. House of Sweden, Washington,USA
International Sculpture Biennale, Borås Konstmuseum, Sweden
Beyond Measure, Kettle´s Yard, Cambridge, England
Just Swedish, Flow Gallery, London, Great Britain
Mind & Matter, Best of European Contemporary Craft, Mons, Belgium
Masterwork, Ateliers d´Art, Paris, France

Red Dot Fair, Miami Beach, Nancy Margolis Gallery, USA
Cheongju International Craft Biennale, special invitation, South Korea
SOFA New York, Nancy Margolis Gallery, USA
Works, Kunstbanken, Hamar, Norway
Voices on tour: Centre Culturel Suèdois, Paris. Musées de Châteauroux, France
2006 The Scripps 62nd Ceramic Annual, Scripps College, Claremont, USA
Voices on tour: Europäisches Industrie Museum für Porzellan in Selb, Germany.
Museum Für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany
Works on tour: Tampere and Design Forum, Helsinki, Finland. Rörstrand Museum,
Lidköping, Sweden
The Art of Clay, Steninge World Exhibition, Steninge Kulturcentrum, Sweden

SOFA New York, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA
Meister der Moderne Internationale Handwerksmesse Munich, Germany
3rd International Competition, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Korea
The Swedish Show, Meyerhoff Galleries, NCECA, Baltimore, USA
Nordic Craft, Länsmuseet Varberg, Sweden
Stenastipendiater, Stenasalen, Göteborgs konstmuseum, Sweden

SOFA New York, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, USA
Umedalen Skulptur, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden
Keramiikka 2004, Fiskars, Finland
Keramikbiennale, Keramion, Frechen, Germany
Swedish Contemporary Craft Art, Modena, Italy and Tirana, Albania

Modern Ceramic Art from an International Perspective, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Japan
Scandinavian Design beyond the Myth, on tour in Europe 2003-2007
Anwesend Abwesend, 3rd International Keramikbiennale of Kapfenberg, Austria
Thirteen Hertha Bengtson Grant Recipients, Svensk Form, Stockholm, Sweden
Swedish Contemporary Craft Art, Röhsska museet, Gothenburg, Sweden
Contemporary Swedish Ceramics, Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo, Norway
Nordic Contemporary Craft, Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden

The 6th International Ceramics Competition Mino, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Japan
Contemporary Craft Art, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Sweden
Water Closet Workshop, on tour in Great Britain and Germany
Artigianato, d´Arte Svedese, Rome and Bologna, Italy
Twelwe Hertha Bengtson Grant Recipients, Höganäs Museum, Sweden
Selected – Swedish Art and Craft, on tour in Sweden

Water Closet Workshop on tour: Röhsska museet, Gothenburg, Sweden and
Keramikmuseum Grimmerhus, Denmark
Plain form & Pure pleasure, Krapperups Konsthall, Sweden
To a Friend, Galleri IngerMolin, Stockholm, Sweden

Gifts from Bengt Julin fund, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
Young Form, Nolhaga Slott, Alingsås, Sweden
Water Closet Workshop, Gustavsbergs Porslinsmuseum, Sweden

Ceramics ´98, Nordic Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden
Examensutställning HDK, Röhsska museet, Gothenburg. On tour in Sweden

Public Collections
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
Röhsska museet, Gothenburg, Sweden
Borås Konstmuseum, Sweden
Tore G Wärenstams stiftelse, Borås, Sweden
Strandverket, Marstrand, Sweden
Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo, Norway
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, USA
Mint Museum, Charlotte, USA
Musée National de Céramique de Sèvres, Paris, France
Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany
Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
Icheon World Ceramic Center, Gwang-dong, South Korea
FuLe International Ceramic Art Museum, Fuping, China

In the collections of Public Art Agency Sweden, Swedish municipalities and county councils

Public Commissions & Placements

2016  : Nod, aluminum sculpture, Mölnycke, Sweden
2016  : Knot, aluminum sculpture, Fristad, Sweden
2015 : Rubato, aluminum sculpture, Malmö Live, Sweden
2015 : Bulb, aluminum sculpture, Kungälv, Sweden
2015 : Recurrence, bronze sculpture, Istanbul, Turkey
2014 : Ply, aluminum sculpture, Västerås, Sweden
2014 : Irruption, bronze sculpture, Strandverket, Marstrand, Sweden
2014 : Flux, aluminum sculpture, Skövde, Sweden
2013 : Momentum, sculpture made of historical industrial metal wheels, Tidaholm, Sweden
2013 : Irruption, bronze sculpture, Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany
2013 : Loop, stoneware sculptures, MS Europa ship, Germany
2012 : Binary, aluminum sculpture and photo on glass, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 : Wholly, aluminum sculpture, Borås, Sweden
2009 : Loop, stoneware sculptures, Equinox ship, USA
2007 : Whole, bronze sculpture, Cheongju, South Korea
2006 : Hollow, bronze sculpture, Varberg, Sweden
2004 : Feel no fear, Bus-stop in Borås, Sweden
2003 : Breaking-up/Interruption, stoneware sculptures, S:t Eriks Ögonsjukhus, Sweden
2003 : Firs in file, concrete wall in Koppom, Sweden
2003 : Porcelain tiles, Public School in Stockholm, Sweden
2002 : Diary, Porcelain tiles in Mariakapellet, Fristad, Sweden

Selected Grants and Awards

Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation Grant-Award
The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, working grants and Special grant
Stiftelsen Fokus, Borås
John Hedaeus-stipendiet
Sten A Olssons Stiftelse för Forskning och Kultur
Västra Götalands kulturstipendium
Stiftelsen Hertha Bengtssons Stipendiefond
Borås Kulturstipendium
Handarbetets vänner
IASPIS, International Artists´ Studio Program in Sweden
Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse
Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse
Längmanska Kulturfonden
Working Period at EKWC, European Ceramic Work Centre, Holland
Special Prize, The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale in South Korea
Honorable Mention, The 6th International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan
Scholarship at Orrefors Glassworks