Trinidad Carrillo
BIO

Trinidad Carrillo

In Trinidad Carrillo’s visual world, magic is natural. Time, places, cultures and people flow together both in everyday life and beyond the real. The photographs often depict the gap between dream and wakefulness, between the outer and the inner. Trinidad Carrillo works with an indefinable eerieness that is at times difficult to dwell in.

A good starting point for absorbing Trinidad Carrillo’s art is to think of the author and activist Rebecca Solnit’s book A field guide to getting lost. There, Solnit elevates the feeling and liberation of being lost. It is precisely when you are lost that you become fully aware of where you are. You feel with your whole body, take in everything you have around you to understand where you have ended up. When you are in that situation, you learn something completely new about the world. It expands and becomes larger than your previous knowledge of it.

Trinidad Carrillo’s images are close to the aesthetics of documentary photography – a genre that has traditionally claimed to depict reality. She does art through photography but it is still reality, although a reality where she herself has powers. As if the portraits of plants were taken by a witch seeking power and knowledge that has been long lost. A knowledge that many indigenous peoples had and in some cases still have. The pictures can be considered as a documentation of seances during trance, the same condition Hilma af Klint depicts in her paintings. The supernatural would not have to be considered supernatural. Trinidad Carrillo shows the way back to a kind of harmony with nature. To allow magic to exist.

 

Trinidad Carrillo is a Swedish-Peruvian artist educated at the School of Photography in Gothenburg, Sweden.

CV

Education

2004-2006 School of Photography, Göteborgs universitet M.F.A.
2004 Gothenburg, NTI Digital Media for Artists
2001- Gothenburg, Konsthögskolan Valand
1998-2001 School of film & photography, Göteborgs universitet B.A.
1996-1998 Lima, Gaudi ( Photography Institute )
1995-1996 Stockholm, GFU ( Photography Academy )
1994-1995 Stockholm, Järva Ateljé ( Art school )

Solo Shows

2021
Observations of Oneiros and the Ivory gate, Galleri Thomassen, Göteborg

2020
Swedish Photography Award by Sandeng, Kultur Magasinet, Sundsvalls Museum

2018
Swedish Photography Award by Sandeng, The Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg

2017
“Within the Scope of Independency” with Tuija Lindström, Husby Konsthall, Stockholm

2016
”Död stjärna, mörk sjö, Mindepartamentets café
”Död stjärna, mörk sjö, Nemeshallen, Mölnlycke kulturhus

2015
Död Stjärna, Mörk Sjö: ett förord till Moloch- Black Door Gallery, Örebro
Död Stjärna, Mörk Sjö- Nässjö Konsthall
Död Stjärna, Mörk Sjö- Trollhättans Konsthall

2014
Skala 1:1, Atalante/Golddigger Productions, Göteborg
Anacoluto, Bienal de fotografía de Lima, Centro Cultural Inca Garcilaso.

2013
Malmö, Galleri Breadfield

2012
Kalmar, Galleri Monica Strandberg

2011
Bohuslän, Gerlesborgsskolan, “The End, Prologues and Epilogues”

2010
Göteborg, Blå Stället, Se Människan “Ronda de Brujas”

2009
Sundsvall Folkets Hus och Parker
Nynäshamn Folkets Hus och Parker
Stockholm, Double Elvis gallery, “From The Sea Of Wolves”
Trollhättans Konsthall ”Ronda de Brujas”
Lindesbergs bibliotek, Se Människan “Ronda de Brujas”
Örebro, Nicolai Kyrkan, Se Människan “Ronda de Brujas”

2008
Lima, Revolver Galeria, “Ronda de Brujas” (with support from I.A.S.P.I.S.)
Malmö, Galleri Format Rummet, “Braiding 1997-2007”
Stockholm, Kulturhuset “Braiding”
Copenhaguen, Galleri Spark “Braiding [The End]” (with support from I.A.S.P.I.S.)

2007
Les Rencontres d’ Arles “Discovery Award”(with support from I.A.S.P.I.S.)

2006
Gothenburg, Galleri Kaustik “Circle”

2005
Gothenburg, Galleri Monitor “Braiding 1997-2005”

2004
Stockholm, Kulturhuset “Instabilt”

2002
Arhus, Galleri Image ” Maestro Papagayo”

1998
Gothenburg, Minnow ”Dream Ship”

Represented

Nässjö Kommun
Trollhättans Stad
Göteborgs Konstmuseum
Uppsalas Universitet
Sundsvalls Mittuniversitet
Lindesbergs Kommun
Washington D.C., Art Museum of the Americas
Several private collectors

Group Shows

2019
Träd, Kulturens hus Luleå

2017
Stadslandskap: Fragment, minnen, visioner – Göteborgs Konstmuseum
Konvergenser, Nevven gallery, Göteborg
Festen, Konstepidemin, Göteborg
Revision, 3eVåningen, Göteborg

2016
Teater Trixter +Förlaget 284 ”Djur eller människa”
Galleri 54, Club Antropocen

2015
Yesterday we wanted to be the Sky – Kamarade, Stockholm
Göteborgs Konstmuseum “Den Romantiska Postmodernismen”
Tegen 2, Broar till Andra Platser
Super Market, Stockhom, representing Galleri Box

2014
Vintersalong på Strandverket 11/2014
Göteborgs Konsthall “Märk Linjen” 11/2014
Festival Illegal, 21/08, “When you dream” portraits of sleeping hunger striking palestinians in Gothenburg, Pustervik.
Fotografía después de la fotografía, Bienal de fotografía de Lima, Sala Raúl Porras Barrenechea, Lima, Peru.
Det Synliga. Artipelag, Stockholm.
Mellan verkligheter. Fotografi i Sverige 1970–2000. Between Realities. Swedish photography 1970-2000. Hasselblad center, Göteborg.

2013
Göteborgs Konstmuseum “Nyförvärvt”
MAMBO: Paisages del Norte/Northern Landscapes, The Photography Biennial, Bogotá

2012
CFF-Centrum för fotografi “7×70-tal”, Stockholm
Centro Cultural de España “La Tiranía de la Intimidad”, Lima

2011
The Athens Photo Festival: APhF:11
Lima Photo, Wu Galería, “The Name From Mars”

2010
Berlin Saloon, Vidvinkel Foto

2009
Seoul PHOTO FAIR 2009, Seoul

2007
Odessa, Exit Art Club ”Urban Structures”
Lviv, Dzyga Art Gallery ”Urban Structures”
Kiev, Center for Contemporary Art ”Urban Structures”
Galleri Kaustik “Hair”
Kharkov, The Kharkov City Art Gallery,”Urban Structures”
Göteborgs Konsthall “THE JUBILEE LOUNGE” curated by Anna Ganslands for the School of photography at Göteborgs universitet
Kungliga Konstakademin, Stockholm

2006
Fotomässan, Nacka Stockholm, Konstfack ”Triad” (Xpo September)
Glasgow, Market Gallery “Phantasm”
Gothenburg, MAQS Law Firm
Gothenburg, Valentin & Byrh
Stockholm, CFF “You Are Invited”
Hasselblad Center “Ny Nordisk Fotografi”
Göteborgs Konsthall “You Are Invited”

2005
Umeå, Bildmuseet i Umeå ”Instabilt”
Göteborg, Konsthallen Röda Sten ”Barns rum”
Kungsbackas Konsthall, “Carnal Knowledge”
Reykjavik, Living Art Museum “Carnal Knowledge”

2004
Trollhättans Konsthall, “Carnal Knowledge”

2003
Washington D.C., Museo de Arte de las Americas ”Responsabilidad Publica”

2002
Lima, Jazz Zone “Agenda de Arte 2003”
Holland, Noorderlicht Photofestival ”Mundos Creados”
Gothenburg, Galleri 54

2001
Gothenburg, Galleri Box ”Cash Box”
Göteborg, Galleri Rotor
Trondheim, Galleri Kit
Gothenburg, Röda Sten ”Situation 10”
Gothenburg, Heden 3
Gothenburg, Göteborgs Konsthall ”Maestro Papagayo”, H.F.F. Examensutställning

2000
Gothenburg, 1:a Långgatan 20 ”Det Primitiva”

1999
Gothenburg, Fotohuset ”The Landscape”
Gothenburg, Konsthallen Röda Sten ”The sky´s gone out for lunch”

1996
Lima, Galeria de Arte del Banco del Comercio ”Selfportraits”

Commissions

2019
Permanent photographic installation at Huddinge sjukhus commissioned by Stockholms Landsting.

2018
Permanent photographic installations commissioned by Konstenheten in Västra Götalandsregionen for Nya Regionens hus.

2016
Västra Götalandsregionen

2013
Permanent photographic installation at Uppsalas Universitet (Commissioned by Statens konstråd – The National Public Art Council Sweden)
Permanent photographic installation at Gamlestadsskolan, Gothenburg (Commissioned by Göteborgs Konst for Per och Alma Olssons grundskolefond)

2012
Permanent photographic installation at Rosengårds Polisstation (Commissioned by Statens konstråd – The National Public Art Council Sweden)

2009
Permanent photographic installation at Sundsvalls Mittuniversitet (Commissioned by Statens konstråd – The National Public Art Council Sweden)

Commercial Assignments

2013
Rodeo

2012
Rodeo

2009
Stockholm, signed contract with Link Image (Stock agency)

2000-2004
Sweden, Nöjesguiden

2004
Gothenburg, Förbundet Djurens Rätt

2002
Stockholm, signed contract with Bildhuset (Stock agency)

1999-2000
Sweden, Bibel

1994-1996
Sweden, Pop

1993-1995
Sweden, Ocean

1993
Sweden, Bang

Publications, Interviews and Other

2019
The Monthly Photo Art Magazine VOL.364 8/2019, South Korea
The Monthly Photography magazine, South Korea
Ord&Bild 1/2019 Science fiction

2018
F, fotografisk Tidskrift, #3/18
06.10.2018 Göteborgs-Posten
Tidskriften Verk, Oktober.

2016
F, fotografisk tidskrift, #4/2016
No Date, Art&Theory publishing house

2015
”En bok om en bild”, fotobok GBG 15 & Rojal Förlag
An extract from the series ”When you dream”, pictures of hungerstriking palestinians at Järntorget in Göteborg, are published in Glänta

2014
A selection of pictures from ”When you dream” are published in the magazines ETC, Fria Tidningen and Göteborgs Fria tidning.
The Visible, Contemporary Swedish Photography, Niklas Östlind

2013
“The Name from Mars”, selfpublished book

2011
Bang 4/2011
Bertha Mag #10,http://www.berthamag.com/

2010
Troika Editions
Artist talk at Re:Publik Fotofestival, Stockholm
Artist talk at Moderna Museet Stockholm, Plattform Fotografi
Participated at Plat(t)form 10, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich.
Video about the making of “I wasn born to follow. And the dreams that I dreamt were another truth when I made them”

2009
La Tempestad, Mexican Art Magain
Book-cover for ”9 Lunas” by Gabriela Wiener, published by Random House Mondadori
Konstperspektiv nr2
Seoul Photo Fairs catalogue
Artist talk at Sällskapet Gnistan, Gothenburg

2008
A 1000 Words #2/08, by Natasha Christia
“Naini and the Sea of Wolves”, Farewell Books
Dagens Nyheter, DN på Stan, Kultur 08-05-15

Interview www.kopenhagen.dk 17-03-2008

2007
Tidningen Motiv #12 Avatar
Wallpaper 27-08-2007
Les Reencontres d’Arles catalogue
SWARTA Magazine #1
Aluma#7/07
Aluma #4/07

2006
Around Photography, #10/2006
GP, by Mikael Olofsson 06/05
Konsten.net, by Anders Olofsson 25/05
GP, Gränslöst, by Ulla Sundström 26/04
Göteborgs Fria Tidning by Nocolina Kallis 29/04
FOTO FOTOMagazine Manfred Zollner, #7/2006, article by Johan Sjöström

2005
Göteborgs Fria Tidning, 15/10

2004
Sweden, Presens
Poland, Kwartalnik Fotografia(magazin cover and article)

2003
Spain, book: ”Fotografia Latinoamericana 1991-2002”, Lunwerg Editores
Lima, Agenda de Arte 2003 (Blyth Muro)

2002 Noorderlicht ”Mundos Creados-Latin American Photography”(book)
2001 Göteborgs Posten, Gränslöst
1996-1998 Peru, IAF Photography Magazine
1997 Sweden, Bang

Grants & Awards

2019
5 years working grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Comittee

2018
Swedish Photography Award by Sandeng

2017
Sveriges Författarfond 1year working grant

2015
Adlerbertska stipendiet Gnistan
Göteborgsstads kulturstipendie Pronto “When you Dream”

2014
Iaspis, grants for exhibition abroad for participating in Limas Biennal of Photography.

2013
Nominated for TT:s Stora Fotopris
Svenska Kyrkans Kulturstipendie
Konstnärsnämnden (Swedish Arts Grants Committee) 2 years working grant
Iaspis,grant for exhibition abroad for Paisages del Norte/Northern Landscapes, The Photography Biennial, Bogotá

2011
Längmanska Kulturfonden “The Name from Mars”
Sveriges Författarfond “The Name from Mars”

2010
Göteborgs Kultur Stipendium

2009
The show “From the Sea of Wolves” is nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize

2008
Iaspis, grants for exhibition abroad for Ronda de Brujas at Revolver Galeria
Nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize
Svenska Fotobokspriset “Naini and the Sea of Wolves”(Winner of the Swedish Photobook Award of 2008)
Iaspis, grant for exhibition abroad for “The End” at Spark Gallery

2007
Konstnärsnämnden (Swedish Arts Grants Comittee) 2 years working grant
Nominated for Les Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Awards
Iaspis, grant for exhibition abroad for Les Rencontres d’Arles
Elisabeth Norlunds stipendium

2006
Nominated for the Hasselblad Foundation Viktor Fellowship
Fabrikör J.L. Hantverkstiftelse
Otto & Charlotte Mannheimers fond

2005
O & Ch Mannheimers fond

2004
Konstnärsnämnden(Swedish Arts Grants Comittee)1 year working grant
Th&H Mannheimers Fond

2002
Th&H Mannheimers Fond 2001 O&C Mannheimers Fond
Crimson Bildhuset

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