Runo Lagomarsino, No one would have believed, Netwerk Aalst, Aalst, Belgium, 2020
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Runo Lagomarsino, <em>More Delicate Than the Historian’s are the Map-makers Colours</em>, 2012/2013, video, 6’18”
Runo Lagomarsino, <em>Como si Fuera Piedra la Arena</em>, 2015, HD video, 5’

The work of Runo Lagomarsino presents alternative perspectives on historical, political and cultural power relationships. Often employing strategies of displacement and transformation to question the writing of history, especially within the context of South America, his installations, sculptures, pictures, and films focus on how today’s political and social environment has developed through historical processes, and how this creates metaphors and pictures from which we read history and society.

Lagomarsino’s œuvre finds itself within a critical, decolonial project. However, in doing so, he does not primarily seek to tell other stories, or to reveal hidden truths or construct new historical narratives from the perspective of the colonized. Rather, his work aims to recount the same stories in different ways and uncover conflicting dependencies and complex political events without reducing their inevitable ambiguity.

To search for fractures, for blind paths from where to tell other stories, from where to unlearn , and, particularly, from where to read the past and name the future. Born in Sweden to exiled Argentinian parents who descended from Italian émigrés who fled Europe during the First World War, Lagomarsino’s biography charts the very colonial histories that his works examines.

Runo Lagomarsino (1977, Lund) lives and works between Malmö and São Paulo.

His works have been included in several institutional exhibitions such as A Universal History of Infamy, LACMA, Los Angeles (2017); The Restless Earth, Fondazione Trussardi, Milano (2017); Little lower layer, Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago (2017); Really Useful Knowledge, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2015); Under the same sun, Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014).

Participated in Prospect.4, New Orleans (2017); 56th Biennale di Venezia, (2015); Gothenburg International Biennial (2015); 12th Biennial of Cuenca (2014); 30th São Paulo Biennial (2012); 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011), among others.

His solo exhibitions include We have been called many names, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen (2017); West is everywhere you look, Francesca Minini, Milan (2016); They Watched Us for a Very Long Time, La Criée Center for Contemporary Art, Rennes (2015); Against My Ruins, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen (2014); We have everything, but that's all we have, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, (2013); This Thing Called The State, Oslo Kunstförening, Oslo (2013); Even Heroes Grow Old, Index, The Swedish Contemporary ArtFoundation, Stockholm (2012).


Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, USA
Malmö Art Academy, Malmö, Sweden
Academy of Fine Art Valand, Gothenburg, Sweden
Solo Shows

The Inner Circles, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
The Square between the Waves, Konsthall Lund, Lund, Sweden
Runo Lagomarsino – Friends of Moderna Museet 2019 Sculpture Prize, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
We believe to be a land and the truth is we are barely a landscape, Utvandrarnas hus, Växjö, Sweden
We are each other's air, Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy
Concentrations 61: Runo Lagomarsino, EntreMundos, Dallas Museum of Art (DMA), Dallas, USA
La Neblina, Galeria Avenida da Índia, Lisbon, Portugal
No element, however has the final word in the construction of the future, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
West is everywhere you look, Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy
Lacuna, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Carla Zaccagnini / Runo Lagomarsino, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
They Watched Us For a Very Long Time, La Criée Centre for Contemporary Art, Rennes, France
Barbro & Holger Bäckströms Award, Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, Sweden
Ears go deeper, than eyes can see, Umberto Di Marini, Naples, Italy
Against my Ruins, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, Denmark
For Each Light a Shadow, Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The G in Modernity Stands for Ghosts Mellanrummet, Nils Staerk, Copenhagen, Denmark
Even Heroes Grow Old, Index, The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden
U-Turn, Arteba with Nils Stærk, Buenos Aires, Argentina
OtherWhere, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hay siempre un día mas lejos, Galeria Luisa Strina (Espaço projeto), São Paulo, Brazil
Violent Corners, ar/ge kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Italy
Trans Atlantic Art Statements, Basel, Switzerland
The G in Modernity Stands For Ghosts, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Brazil
Between an Imperial system and a Metric System, Present Future, Artissima, Torino, Italy
Horizon (Southern Sun Drawing), Zona Maco, Mexico City, USA
Las Casas is Not a Home, Elastic, Malmö, Sweden
Las Casas Is Not A Home, Mummery + Schnelle, London, United Kingdom
Those who control the past command the future – those who command the future conquer the past, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark
This is no time for saluting flags, Elastic, Malmö, Sweden
Out of Sight, Gallery Verkligheten, Umeå (with Johan Tirén), Sweden
Extended Arguments, Gallery Box, Gothenburg, Sweden
Extended Arguments, Gallery Muu, Helsinki, Finland
Där uppgifter saknas beror det på att situationen är oklar, Elastic, Malmö, Sweden
I suppose that sometimes you have to burn the sky, Krognoshuset Aura, Lund, Sweden
In my dreams europe is always less than a metre, Gallery Peep, Malmö, Sweden
Schengenland. (Histories that nothing are), Båstadsgatan 4, Malmö, Sweden
Group Shows
Almond shaped eyes for circles and dots. Circles for eyes and almond shaped dots. Dots and almonds for circles in eyes, Galerie Nordenhake, Mexico City, Mexico
Gold and Magic, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
We suffered from a desease that only gold can cure, Municipal Art Collections, City Hall - Bologna, Italy
La Place Entre Les Murs, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
No One Would Have Believed, Netwerk Aalst, Aalst, Belgium
And That Song Is Our Amulet, Galerie Wedding, Berlin, Germany
Entangled_Paperworks, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, Denmark
CONSTRUÇÃO, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
Transocean Express, Galeria Presença, Porto, Portugal
No habrá nunca una puerta. Estás adentro. Works from the Coleção Teixeira de Freitas, Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, Spain
Du signe à l’écriture, Musée des beaux-arts de Brest, France
Algorithm, Obra, Malmö, Sweden
Plural Domains: Selected works from the CIFO collection, XIV Cuenca Biennial, Museo de la Ciudad, Cuenca, Ecuador
Yoko Ono. Universo Libre, Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), Lima, Peru
Temporalidades. Arte latinoamericano. Colección FEMSA, Museo de Arte e Historia de Guanajuato, León, Mexico
Grandes Artistas Latinoamericanos. Colección FEMSA, Centro Cultural La Moneda, Santiago, Chile
From where I stand, my eye will send a light to you in the North, Te Tuhi, Auckland, Aotearoa NZ
Caixa Preta, Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Per_formare una collezione. The Show Must Go_ON / Per un archivio dell'arte in Campania, Madre, Naples, Italy
Nunca fuimos contemporáneos, La XIII Bienal FEMSA, Zacatecas, Mexico
Transit, KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces, Køge, Denmark
Black Mirror, MAM, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg-Vienna, Austria
Ett år i Länstidningen, Konstfrämjandet Jämtland, Östersund, Sweden
BRAZIL. Knife in the Flesh, PAC, Milan, Italy
A Universal History of Infamy, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA
An Image in Light : The History of Projected Photography, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switserland
Little lower layer, Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA
Displacement Prologue, Bureau des Réalités, Brussels, Belgium
Nada levarei quando morrer, aqueles que me devem cobrarei no inferno, Galpão VP, São Paulo, Brazil
Frammenti di Paradiso, Church San Giuseppe a Pontecorvo, Naples, Italy
La Terra Inquieta, Palazzo della Triennale, Milan, Italy
Io sono qui, Museo Macro Testaccio, Roma, Italy
Only in the Western World, MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
Yoko Ono: Dream Come True, Malba, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Museet För Glömska, Skånes Konstförening, Malmö, Sweden
Nur im Okzident, MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
The winter of our discontent, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria
Malmös Leeende, Statens Konstråd, Malmö, Sweden
Descent, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA
THE APPEL-HAKEN PROOF, Vermilion Sands, Copenhagen, Denmark
Depois do Futuro, Parque Lage, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Under the Same Sun, Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
A story with in a story, Gothenburg International Biennal for Contemporary Art, Gothenburg, Sweden
All the World’s Futures, the 56th edition of the Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
The Migrant (Moving) Image, A Tale of a Tub, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dérive Dérivée, CAB Art Center, Brussels, Belgium
United States of Latin America, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, USA
Southern Panoramas, 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil
Grito de Libertad, Bienal Internacional de Asunción, Asunción, Paraguay
The Monochrome Symphony – Single-colored Constellations of Art, Design, Fashion and Music, Artipelag, Stockholm
Ophelia, Della muta eloquenza, Artopia gallery, Milan, Italy
The Coming Museum, Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Évora‏, Portugal
CANIBALIA, Kadist Art Foundation, France, Paris
Really Useful Knowledge, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Mark the Line, Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden
We Hate In Order to Survive, InterArt Center, Malmö, Sweden
Ir para volver – Leaving To Return, 12° Bienal de Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador
Under the Same Sun, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Beyond the Supersquare, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, USA
Idea of Fracture, Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy
Crítica de la razón migrante La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
Der Leone Have Sept Cenbeças, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France
For No Apparent Reason, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain
Del Buen Salvaje al Conceptual Revolucionario: Mitos y Realidades de America Latina, Travesia 4, Madrid, Spain
Conversation Pieces, n.b.k Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Contra Escambos, Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
The Nordic Modell, Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, Sweden
Nuevos Vínculos Hacienda la Trinidad, Parque Cultural, Caracas, Venezuela
Landscape and the contemporary Romantic, Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany
The Crisis of Confidence, Victoria Art center for contemporary cultural production, Bucarest, Romania
The Future that Was, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Princípios Flexor, Gramatura, São Paulo, Brazil
Salvajes-Digesting Europe Piece by Piece, Traneudstillingen Exhibition Space, Copenhagen, Denmark
Show off, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
Iemanjá Claus, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
F for Freedom, Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon, Portugal
30th São Paulo Bienal – The Imminence of Poetics, São Paulo, Brazil
The Unexpected Guest, Liverpool Biennal, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Unfinished Journeys, The National Museum of Norway, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
From the closed world to the infinte universe, Le Quartier Centre d’art contemporain de Quimper, France
Posters, Souvenirs and other stuff, The Armory Show, New York, USA
Responding To the New Moon: Prologue, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin, Germany
Victims and Martyrs Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden
Landscape and Memory, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, United Kingdom
Mutual Matters, Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden
The Walls That Divide Us, ApexArt, New York, USA
A Política do Cotidiano, Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil
Untitled, (12th Istanbul Biennial), Istanbul, Turkey
Speech Matters, Danish Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
The Third Sculpture, Straat Van Sculpture, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Crisis of Confidence, Prague Biennale 5, Prague, Czech Republic
Guest Nation Brazil...Tudo è, Fondazione Pitti, Florence, Italy
The Future Generation Art Prize @Venice, Collateral Event of the 54th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Tracks New acquisitions in Malmö Art Museums collection, Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, Sweden
Angry The Representation of Radicalisation Netherlands, FotoMuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Stories in Between Stiftelsen 3,14 – International Contemporary Art Foundation, Bergen, Norway
The Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk ArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine
The Moderna Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden
Notes on Memory, IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna, Austria
The Philosophy of Money, Lisbon City Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
The Traveling Show, Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Tristes Tropiques, The Barber Shop, Lisbon, Portugal
One Shot ! Football and Contemporary Art B.P.S.22, Space for Contemporary Creation, Charleroi, Belgium
Free as Air and Water, Cooper Union, New York, USA
Mamõyguara opá mamõ pupé – Panorama da Arte Brasileira, Museu De Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Report on Probability, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Read Thread A Prologue, 11th International Istanbul Biennale Tanas, Berlin, Germany
A Space on the Side of the Road, Röda Sten, Gothenburg, Sweden
2nd Trienal Poli/Gráfica of San Juan: América Latina y el Caribe, San Juan, Argentina
THIS IS NOT AMERICA, El Descanso del Guerrero, San Juan, Argentina
Changing Light Bulbs In Thin Air, Hessel Museum of Art, New York, USA
Notes from The Living Dead Museum, Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
Between the Images - Imaginable Experiences for Future Memories, Exposeptember/ IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden
Ours: Democracy in the Age of Branding, New School, Parsons, New York, USA
Try again, fail again,fail better, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
no no no no no no no no no no no no there's no limit, Signal, Malmö, Sweden
Annual Report: A Year in Exhibitions, 7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea
Movement, Contingency, Community Gallery 27, Kaywon School of Art & Design Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Hope is a good thing, Atelier Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Imagine Action, Lisson Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Heterotopias Thessaloniki Biennalen, Thessaloniki, Greece
I Want to be Able to See What It Is, Lunds Kunsthall, Lund, Sweden
Time Space and Disorientiation, Borgovico 33, Como, Italy
We all laughed at Christopher Columbus, Platform Garanti, Istanbul, Turkey
Look Into The Future – And Understand Why, Iaspisgalleriet, Stockholm, Sweden
Go, Liquidacion Total, Madrid, Spain

Kiasma, Helsinki
The National Museum of Art, Oslo
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Fondazzione Morra Greco, Naples
Coppel Collection, Mexico City
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami
Nomas Foundation, Rome
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Nordic Contemporary Art Collection, Stockholm
Teixeira de Freitas’ Art Collection, Portugal
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guandong
Collection Paulo A. W. Vieira, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo
Malmö Art Museum, Malmö
Lund City Art Collection, Lund
Sveriges Allmänna Konstförening


Moderna Museets Vänners Skulpturpris 2019, Sweden
Barbro & Holger Bäckströms Award, Malmö, Sweden
Asse & Richard Björklunds fond, Malmo Art Museum, Sweden
Lunds Konsthalls Vänner, Sweden

Runo Lagomarsino The Inner Circles
Runo Lagomarsino Inside the Studio of Runo Lagomarsino
Runo Lagomarsino No element, however has the final word in the construction of the future
Curated by Fernanda Brenner
Runo Lagomarsino Lacuna
Runo Lagomarsino We have everything, but that’s all we have
Iemanjá Claus
Carla Zaccagnini and Runo Lagomarsino Runo Lagomarsino
Art Cities of the Future: 21st century Avant-Gardes Adriano Costa, Runo Lagomarsino
The Future Lasts Forever Runo Lagomarsino
Violent Corners Runo Lagomarsino
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