Karl Henrik Edlund (b. 1987) is a Finnish photographer currently residing in Helsinki, Finland. Alongside his artistic practice, Edlund is the co-founder of Mirari Residency, an international art residency located in the Åland Islands.

Books
2016, Bright Hours (Journal, SE), ISBN 978-91-87939-20-4

Solo Exhibitions
2021, Åland Art Museum, Mariehamn, Finland (upcoming)
2019, Bright Hours, Sandvikens konsthall, Sandviken, Sweden
2018, Bright Hours, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2017, Bright Hours, Galleri Breadfield, Malmö, Sweden

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019, Obestämda platser, Push Festival, Sandviken, Sweden
2019, Published – Photobooks in Sweden, curated by Nicklas Östlind, CFF – The Centre for Photography, Stockholm, Sweden
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, Piripiri, Stockholm, Sweden
2013, NAU Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2012, Galleri Kontrast, Stockholm, Sweden
2009, Lille Galleri Kabelvåg, Kabelvåg, Norway

Nominations and grants
2019, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, travel grant
2019, The Åland Cultural Delegation, project grant (Mirari Residency)
2019, Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfonden, project grant
2019, The Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation, travel grant
2018, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, one year working grant
2018, The Åland Cultural Delegation, project grant
2018, Eugène, Elisabeth och Birgit Nygréns stiftelse, project grant
2017, Finnish Photobook Award 2017, shortlist
2017, Swedish Arts Council, literature support grant
2017, The Åland Cultural Delegation, project grant
2017, The Åland Cultural Delegation, travel grant
2017, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, project grant
2016, Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfonden, project grant
2016, Bright Hours selected as on the Best Photobooks of 2016 by Christer Ehrling on Photobookstore
2016, Eugène, Elisabeth och Birgit Nygréns stiftelse, project grant
2016, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, project grant
2016, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, travel grant
2016, The Åland Cultural Delegation, project grant
2015, Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse, travel grant
2015, The Åland Cultural Delegation, travel grant
2015, Shortlisted for Grand Prix Fotofestiwal
2015, Shortlisted for Spine Dummy Award
2013, The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, residency grant
2013, Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse, travel grant
2010, Winner of TT:S Fotostipendium (formerly Scanpix Stipendium)

Education
2016 – 2017, MFA in Film – Processes of Filmmaking (60 ECTS), Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden
2013 – 2014, Atelier Smedsby, Paris, France
2010 – 2013, Photojournalism, Nordic School of Photography, Biskops-Arnö, Sweden
2008 – 2009, Photography, Lofoten folkehøgskole, Kabelvåg, Norway

Artist Residencies
2020, Cité Internationale des Arts Foundation, Paris, France (upcoming)
2017, Villa Bergshyddan, Stockholm, Sweden
2016, Källskär Residence, Kökar, Finland
2016, Berlevågatelieene – Kvitbrakka, Berlevåg, Norway
2013 – 2014, House of Finland, Saint Petersburg, Russia


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

Selected Features and Press
2019, Gefle bladet, exhibition review by Kristian Ekenberg
2019, Arbetarbladet, exhibition review by Fredrik Björkman
2018, Bird In Flight, interview by Olga Bubich

2018, PPlats #1, essay by Pauli Tapio

2017, Ålandstidningen, article by Petter Lobråten

2017, Hufvudstadsbladet, Bright Hours book review by Helen Korpak
2017, Photobookstore, Bright Hours featured in The List #1 by Martin Amis
2017, Phases Magazine, feature
2017, Josef Chladek’s Virtual Bookshelf, feature
2017, Ålands Radio, interview by Nina Eriksén
2016, Der Greif #9, feature
2016, FotoRoom, feature and interview
2015, Ålandstidningen, article by Petter Lobråten
2015, Vice Colombia, article by Daniela Benedetti
2014, Foto.no, article
2011, Fotografisk Tidskrift #2, interview by Jenni Morelli

Lectures, Signings and Talks
2019, Artist talk, PHOTOBOOKZINEPRINTPRESSFEST, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2019, Artist talk, Sandviken’s Art Gallery, Sandviken, Sweden
2017, Artist talk, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2017, Book signing at the Helsinki Book Fair, Helsinki, Finland
2016, Book launch and signing at Offprint Paris, Paris, France
2016, Book launch and signing at Polycopies, Paris, France
2016, Artist talk at Introspection.Space, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2016, Poetry reading and slide show at Huset KF, Klöse, Sweden
2014, Artist talk at Lofoten International Photofestival, Kabelvåg, Norway
2013, Photography teacher at Kulturama Gymnasium, Stockholm, Sweden

Memberships
Member of The Photographic Artists’ Association in Finland
Co-founder of Mirari Residency, together with Øistein Sæthren Dahle