Born 1960 in Malmoe, Sweden
Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden

Royal Institute of Art, and uniarts, Stockholm, Performativ kritik (60 ECTS credits)
Kulturlyftet; Project and process work, focusing in art and culture
2011-2012 Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Mejan architecture; Resources.11 Just Grounds: Cape Town. Post graduate course (60 ECTS credits)
2010 University College of Arts Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Department of Fine Art: Creative Research Processes (22,5 ECTS credits)
2008-09 University of Stockholm, Department of Education, Artist as educator, educational development project, (equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits)
1986-87 University College of Arts Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Department of Design.(60 ECTS credits)
1984-86 Capellagården, School of Craft and Design, Öland, Sweden
1984 University of Stockholm: Literature (60 ECTS credits)
1982 University of Gothenburg: Philosophy (60 ECTS credits)

Solo Exhibitions / Projects
2023 Cité International des Art, Paris, France, Open Studio

2022 TEGEN2, Stockholm, exhibition ‘Läcka’

2021 Galleri 21, Malmoe: ‘Närvaron och det oansvariga jagets frånvaro’

2020 Kalmar konstmuseum, Rotundan ”åskspel för en byggnad och en stubbrot”

2018 (x)sites Kattegattleden, participate with the sitespecific work ”Cold-rolled steel sheet exposing 4 – 100Hz”

2018 Presenting work in progress; ”A sonic model of a vertical mind” at Royal Institute of Arts Research Week, 24 January

2017 Norrtälje Konsthall: Gränser och Övergångar, 21 October – 3 December

2017 Galleri 21, Malmoe: ”SCENER, OBSERVATIONER OCH KOMMENTARER”, 18 February – 12 March

2016 Norrtälje Konsthall: ”Konst i Ån” 1 July – 14 August 2016

2015 ”Collective Conversations” at Tensta konsthall, March 2015. Participating in workshop with the Brazilian artist Ricardo Basbaum.

2013 Galleri 21, Malmoe: ”space organized by men to be used for a purpose unknown”, 9th of November – 1th of December

2013 Studio 44, Stockholm: ”unr-eal-es-tate-or-sev-en-m-odes-to-ex-per-ie-nce-ti-me”. May 17th – June 2nd

2013 Release of artistbook ”Kända och Okända Kroppars Utbredning” at Rönnells Antikvariat, 25th of May. Publisher biondibooks.

2012 Many Mini Residency, at Koh-i-Noor, Copenhagen, 13th January 2012 (USAG; Urban Sonic Activator Group, in collaboration with visual artist Eva Sjuve)

2011 Skiss Knowledge Conference,Clarion Hotel, Stockholm: Konstfrämjandet 10th – 11th March.

2010 ”Known and Unknown Bodies Expansion” examination and exhibition at University College of Arts Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden. December 13th – 17th

2010 Invited to project and exhibition “TA PLATS!” at Kulturhuset, March 19th – June 13th

2008 4th Edition International Cultural Happening Teramo, Italy 1-10th July

2008 “The doppler noice environment project”, release of sonicart-CD 16th February at Supermarket, an international artist-run art fair in Stockholm

2008 ”Art with all your senses”, a project for heavily handicapped people at Rosenlunds hospital, Stockholm, between January 11th – April 18th

2006-2007 Employed artist in the project “SKISS”, run by Konstfrämjandet and The Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs.

2006 Gallery Konstepidemin, Gothenburg

2001 Gallery PS, Gothenburg

2001 Scenographer for ”ORBIT” a modern ballet piece by choreographer Bo Arenander, touring in Sweden

2001 Art museum of Nacka, Sweden

1998 Hanaholmen: Cultural centre for Finland and Sweden, Esbo Finland

Group Exhibitions:
2023 Fylkingen90!, Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden

Cité International des Art, Paris, France, screening at Audiotorium with Hsin-Yu Chen (Taiwan)

Maskinhuset, Grängesberg, Sweden

2020 Lövstabruks annual concert for electronica and soundart, 15 August. Joint venture, Lövstabruks culture association and Kalliope

 Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University in collaboration with Fylkingen: ”Media Matter: Media-Archaeological Research and Artistic Practice”. Venue: Fylkingen

2018  Project ”Transparence/Resistance – Hidden in Plain Sight” at Spanien 19C, Aarhus, Denmark

2017 The Alma Löv Museum, ”Where we are now” 21 June – 3 September, collaboration with artist Jonas Liveröd

2015 Fylkingen, Stockholm, 27th of September; REKONSTRUKTIONER – mini festival

2014 – 2015 Participant and project Manager for the project ”Of What is Left” run by Galleria Huuto, Helsinki, Finland; Kunstschlager, Reykjavik, Island and Studio 44, Stockholm

2014 Release of the book TA PLATS! 3 September 2014, 18 – 20 at Konstfrämjandet, Stockholm. The book emanating from the project TA PLATS!

Studio 44, Stockholm August 29 –  September 21, 2014, exhibition; VALÅRET 2014

2014 Participating when visits Molekyl Gallery, Malmoe, 2 May 2014

2013 Malmö Nordic, Malmoe: 3rd May – 18th August

2013 Center of Contemporary Art, Tiblisi Georgia: ”The Museum of Impossible, Unrealised and Unrealisable Art Projects”. 7th March – 7th April

2013 Galleria Huuto, Helsinki: Studio44 ”Souveniring Futures – Transition” 23d January – 10th February

2012 Dunkers Kulturhus: 1th December 2012 –  6th Januari

2012 Cirkulationscentralen, Malmoe: Studio44 ”Souveniring Futures – In a Box”. 19th October – 11th November

2012 Ystad Konstmuseum: 13th October – 11th November

2012 Architecturemuseum, Stockholm: ”Changemaking Dealmaking Spacemaking – notes on Cape Town”. 25th September – 14th October

2012 ArchitectureZA2012 Biennal Festival (Cape Town): ”Changemaking Dealmaking Spacemaking – notes on Cape Town”. 12th – 18th September.

2012 Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm: ”Changemaking Dealmaking Spacemaking – notes on Cape Town”. 31th May – 10th June

2012 ”Arbetslinjen”, Studio 44, 3d – 19th February, presenting ”Reading of Of Other Spaces” (M Foucault)

2010 Supermarket, artist run artfair at Kulturhuset, Stockholm 19th – 21st February.

2009 “Intermediate”, Dramaten, Stockholm. Studio 44 invited to project Transit at Lejonkulan 11th dec.

2009 “Konsthall Se” 29th August – 11th October. Twelve artists are invited to propose art for public space that is perceiveable for partially sighted people. Konstall C

2009 “Get Set!” 29th March – 24th May. An exhibition that explores the world of game, play and lies. Originator, curator and exhibitor. Virserum Museum of Art

2008 “Get Set!” 13th – 30th November. An exhibition that explores the world of game, play and lies. Originator, curator and exhibitor. Studio 44, Stockholm

2008 ”Relatives” 11th – 26th September. About relations with close relatives. Studio44, Stockholm

2008 Sollentuna Art Fair, Sollentuna Expo Center 13th – 16th mars in Studio 44´s expo, Sweden

Uppsala Museum of Art, April 4th – 13th

Hit art space in Gothenburg, 2nd February – 2nd March

Institute of Contemporary Art – Dunaujvaros Hungary, 12th – 16th September

Botkyrka Museum of Art, Sweden, 24th November 2007 – 15th March 2008

”Art is not mute”,Ersta Konsthall Sound Archive,Stockholm

2005 ”Eget”, Lidingö Museum of Art, Sweden

2004 ”En Var”, Kulturhuset, Stockholm

2003 ”Relationer”, Södertälje Museum of Art, Sweden

2001 ”Parasitus”, Väsby Museum of Art, Sweden

2000 ”Ljus”, Väsby Museum of Art

1998 Vanda Museum of Art, Finland

2023 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, AIR

2023 The Swedish Arts Grants Committe, International exchanges and travel grant

2022 The Swedish Arts Grants Committe, working grant

2022 The Swedish Arts Grants Committe, International exchanges and travel grant

2022 Villa SanMichele, Capri, Italy, AIR

2021 Loviisan Art Studios, Loviisa Finland, AIR

2017 Nordic Culture Point, Mobility Funding

2017 Nordic Culture Fund, Opstart

2015 Nordic Culture Fund, Project Funding

2015 The Swedish Arts Grants Committe, International exchanges and travel grant

2014 Ricklundgården, Saxnäs, Sweden, AIR

2013 The Swedish Arts Grants Committe, International exchanges and travel grant

2006 – 2022 Stockholm municipality, Studio funding

Works in public spaces:
2010 Haninge centrum

2002 Björkängsskolan, Södertälje

2001 Parkleken Bergsgruvan, Stockholm

2000 Södermalms Yogashala, Stockholm

1996 Daghemmet Linden, Stockholm

– Nilsson, Ola 2017. Artistbook ”Gränser och Övergångar”. Publisher: biondibooks.
– Nilsson, Ola 2013. Artistbook ”Kända och Okända Kroppars Utbredning”. Publisher: biondibooks.
– Nilsson, Ola 2012. ”Two of a Kind: Lewis Carroll (white) and Lev Vygotskij (black)”, in Changemaking Dealmaking Spacemaking – notes on Cape Town (catalogue), Stockholm: Royal Institute of Art.
– Nilsson, Ola 2010. ”Kända och Okända Kroppars Utbredning”, in: Göransson, Emma & Ljungberg, Roland 2010. Creative Research Processes, texts 2010. Stockholm: University College of Arts Crafts and Design, Department of Fine Art.


Works as an art consultant for Stockholm Konst.
Member in the Swedish Artists Centre, SAC
Member in the Visual Arts Copyright Society in Sweden
Member in Fylkingen