Karl Henrik Edlund (b. 1987 in Helsinki)
Photographer living and working in Helsinki, Finland
Co-founder of Mirari Residency

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)
2022, Åland Art Museum, Mariehamn, Åland (upcoming)
2021, Annotations, Finnish Institute in Stockholm, together with Øistein Sæthren Dahle, Sweden (upcoming)
2021, Eden, Art Proof Grant Finland, Hippolyte Korjaamo, Helsinki, Finland
2019, Bright Hours, Sandvikens konsthall, Sandviken, Sweden
2018, Bright Hours, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2017, Bright Hours, Galleri Breadfield, Malmö, Sweden

Group Exhibitions (Selected)
2019, Obestämda platser, Push Festival, Sandviken, Sweden
2019, Published – Photobooks in Sweden, curated by Nicklas Östlind, CFF – The Centre for Photography, Stockholm, Sweden
2018, Axplock, Åland Art Museum, Mariehamn, Åland
2018, PPLATS #1, curated by Nayab Ikram, Photographic Centre Peri, Turku, Finland
2018, Published – Photobooks in Sweden, curated by Nicklas Östlind, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden
2016, Huset KF, Klöse, Sweden
2015, Panoptikon Fotografins hus, Stockholm, Sweden
2013, Young Art, NAU Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2012, Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, Sweden
2009, Lille Galleri Kabelvåg, Kabelvåg, Norway
2009, Kunstsentret i Stamsund, Stamsund, Norway

Studies
2017, MFA in Film, Processes of Filmmaking, Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden
2014, Atelier Smedsby, Paris, France
2013, Program of Photojournalism, Nordens Fotoskola, Biskops-Arnö, Sweden
2009, Program of Photography, Lofoten folkehøgskole, Kabelvåg, Norway

Awards and Nominations
2021, Winner of Art Proof Grant Finland 2021
2021, Winner of the Golden Shade Prize at Tampere Film Festival
2017, Shortlisted for the Finnish Photobook Award
2015, Shortlisted for Grand Prix Fotofestiwal
2015, Shortlisted for Spine Dummy Award
2010, Winner of TT:s fotostipendium (formerly Scanpix Stipendium)

Grants
Föreningen Konstsamfundet r.f. (2020)
Frame Contemporary Art Finland (2019)
Åland Cultural Delegation (2019, 2018, 2017)
Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfonden (2019, 2016)
Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation (2019)
Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2013)
Eugène, Elisabeth och Birgit Nygréns stiftelse (2018, 2016)
Swedish Arts Council (2017)
Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse (2015, 2013)

Books
Bright Hours, published by Journal, Sweden (2016)

Reviews and Press
2019, Gefle bladet, exhibition review by Kristian Ekenberg
2019, Arbetarbladet, exhibition review by Fredrik Björkman
2017, Ålandstidningen, article by Petter Lobråten
2017, Hufvudstadsbladet, Bright Hours book review by Helen Korpak
2017, The List #1 by Martin Amis, Photobookstore
2017, Phases Magazine, feature
2017, Josef Chladek’s Virtual Bookshelf, feature
2016, Best Photobooks of 2016 by Christer Ehrling on Photobookstore
2015, Ålandstidningen, article by Petter Lobråten
2015, Vice Colombia, article by Daniela Benedetti
2014, Foto.no, article by Frank Hesjedal

Essays and Interviews
2018, Bird In Flight, interview by Olga Bubich
2018, PPlats #1, essay by Pauli Tapio
2017, Ålands Radio, interview by Nina Eriksén
2016, FotoRoom, feature and interview

Editorial Publications
2020, Sumu Zine #01, edited by Toivo Heinimäki
2018, Guest Nation Finland Pitti Uomo 2018, edited by Chris Vidal Tenonmaa
2016, Der Greif #9, edited by Leon Kirchlechner and Simon Karlstetter
2012, Bakom Rubrikerna, Nordens fotoskola, Exhibition Catalogue
2011, Fotografisk Tidskrift #2, edited by Jenni Morelli

Works in Collections
Åland Art Museum, Finland
Municipality of Sandviken, Sweden
Private collections in France, Russia, Norway, Sweden and Finland

Artist Residencies
2022, Swedish Institute in Kavalla, Greece (upcoming)
2021, Home Residency, The Centre for Photography in Stockholm, the Association of Photographic Artists in Finland and the Finnish Institute in Stockholm
2017, Villa Bergshyddan, Stockholm, Sweden
2016, Källskär Residence, Kökar, Åland, Finland
2016, Berlevågatelieene – Kvitbrakka, Berlevåg, Norway
2013, House of Finland, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2009, Fotobrygga, Skrova, Norway

Collaborations and Memberships
Cinematographer, Where to Land (a short film directed by Sawandi Groskind), world premiered at Locarno Film Festival (2020)
Expert member of the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Program for Culture, Nordic Council of Ministers (2021-2023)
Jury member of the Finnish Photo Book Award 2020
Founding member of Landmark rf (2020-)
Member of The Photographic Artists’ Association in Finland (2018-)
Co-director of Mirari Residency, together with Øistein Sæthren Dahle (2016-)