Emilia Bergmark







Photographs by  David Stjernholm

Ett Hem

Ett Hem (A Home) a solo exhibition by Emilia Bergmark at Galleri Slätten, Malmö, Sweden, 2020The solo exhibition by Emilia Bergmark combines graphic prints, sculpture and interior design. It poses questions about how the modern home has been commodified. The exhibition lends its title from the 1899 publication by swedish painter Carl Larsson. In the book, Larsson captures his modern and stylish home and the life he leads there with his family, much like a contemporary lifestyle blogger or influencer.

A series of new works also titled Ett Hem, were produced for the exhibition. The motifs are images of homes, gathered from property brokers’ websites, drawn up and interpreted in the print technique risography. The graphic prints are for sale for 5000 DKK, an amount equal to the artist’s monthly costs in payments and interest for the loan on her own home, an apartment at Nørrebro in Copenhagen. The arrangement can be seen as a comment on the problem that many artists and workers in the culture field face today, the problem of building a life on low and precarious income in a speculative patch work economy, while prices for living have sky rocketed, and affordable stable living situations are increasingly rare. The works in the series have been purchased by the public collection of Region Skåne (SE)


Miranda Cox was commissioned to write a text especially for the exhibition. Miranda is a phd student at the Department of History of Science and Ideas at Uppsala University. She is a writer for the magazine Brand and her texts often touch upon architecture, what a space does to its inhabitant and how spaces are created through historical political processes. The text can be downloaded  HERE










Abstract Container (The Cost of Living), 2020

A vase of marbled ceramic containing a floral arrangement that spells out the sentence ’The Cost of Living’ in the language of flowers – a form of cryptological communication that was popularly used in Victorian England to express feelings that could not be spoken aloud. Much like how we use emojis today the language of flowers ascribed each type of flower a specific meaning and a grammar was developed that could silently express love, sexual desire, deceit, friendship, hate and envy.

One and Three Chairs, 2020

A homage to Karin Larsson. A rocking chair, designed by Emilia Bergmark 2020, after the rocking chair ’Lilleberg’ designed by Ikea 2010, after rocking chair at Larssongården designed by Karin Larsson 1906.

Ett Hem (Urban trea), 2020

Risograph print in a custom made frame painted in the shade ’Pink Ground’, Farrow & Ball 46 x 63 cm.



Ett Hem (Villa med originaldetaljer), 2020

Risograph print in a custom made frame painted in the shade ’Cornforth White’, Farrow & Ball 46 x 63 cm.



Ett Hem (Villa i två etager), 2020

Risograph print in a custom made frame painted in the shade’Cornforth White’, Farrow & Ball 46 x 63 cm.
Ett Hem (Söderläge), 2020

Risograph print in a custom made frame painted in the shade ’Green Ground’, Farrow & Ball 46 x 63 cm.

Ett Hem (Herrskapsvåning med kakelugn), 2020

Risograph print in a custom made frame painted in the shade ’Parma Gray’, Farrow & Ball 46 x 63 cm.
Ett Hem (Nyrenoverad villa med väggkamin) 2020

Risograph print in a custom made frame painted in the shade ’Pink Ground’, Farrow & Ball 46 x 63 cm.
Ett Hem (Sekelskiftesvilla), 2020

Risograph print in a custom made frame painted in the shade ’Cornforth White’, Farrow & Ball 46 x 63 cm.
Ett Hem (Vindsvåning), 2020

Risograph print in a custom made frame painted in the shade ’Pink Ground’, Farrow & Ball 46 x 63 cm.
Hem (Våning i fil), 2020

Risograph print in a custom made frame painted in the shade ’Parma Gray’, Farrow & Ball 46 x 63 cm.
Ett Hem (Ljus lägenhet mitt i stan), 2020

Risograph print in a custom made frame painted in the shade ’Cornforth White’, Farrow & Ball 46 x 63 cm.