Jockum Nordström





Jockum Nordström

Jockum Nordström, born 1963, Stockholm, lives and works in Stockholm (SE)

Jockum Nordström makes fragile collages and graphite drawings in which he evokes a surprising universe, populated with old school sailors, jazz musicians, delicately chronicled flora and fauna, ships and noblemen from past epochs. By consequently using the techniques of drawing and collage, the elegant and carefully composed fragments form a mysterious world, flirting even with the sinister. While looking at Nordström’s work, these excerpts and particularly their very specific mode of representation, trigger our imagination and stories start to develop like fine, curving lines. These stories can take the shape of fairytales, but mostly take on more complex forms questioning modern day alienation.
The same moving fragility can be discovered in his sculptures, small scale models of an obsolete modernist dream showing the empty space behind the façade and the breakable, cardboard skeleton.

Jockum Nordström had solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; LaM, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lille; Camden Arts Centre, London; Institut Suédois, Paris; Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Uddevalla Konsthall.

He has also participated in several group exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Tate Modern in London, MoMA in New York, Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, SFMOMA in San Francisco, S.M.A.K. in Ghent, National Gallery of Iceland in Reykjavik and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

Jockum Nordström joined the gallery in 2009.

  2021   'Pour ne pas dormir’, La Criée, Rennes (FR)
  2020   'Without Lantern', Skissernas museum, Lund (SE)
      'Jockum Nordström and Bruno Knutman', Tegnerforbundet, Oslo (NO)
  2019   'The Anchor Hits the Sand', David Zwirner, London (UK)
  2018   'Till Bruno / For Bruno', Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm (SE)
      'Why is Everything a Rag?', CAC New Orleans (US)
  2017   'Rymden tystar ljudet', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp Borgerhout (BE)
      'Jockum Nordström & Dan Wolgers: Ej funktionstestad', Karlskrona konsthall, Karlskrona (SE)
  2016   'När ingen vandrar vägen fram, då vandrar vägen själv sitt damm.', Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm (SE)
  2014   'For the insects and the hounds', David Zwirner, London (GB)
  2013   'Jockum Nordström. All I have learned and forgotten again ... ', Camden Arts Centre, London (GB)
      'Jockum Nordström. All I have learned and forgotten again ...', Lam, Musée d'art contemporain, Lille (FR)
  2012   'Vi Finns Inte ', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
  2011   'Jockum Nordström and Marcel Dzama', Magnus Karlsson Galleri, Stockholm (SE)
      'Les étoiles s'en balancent', Institut Suédois, Paris (FR)
  2010   'While the Mortar Dries', Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (IR)
      'Who is sleeping on my pillow', David Zwirner, New York (US)
  2009   'Wry', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
  2008   'Beware the Devil's Yarn', Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm (SE)
  2006   'Jockum Nordström', David Zwirner, New York (US)
  2005   'Jockum Nordström: En pinne i skogen / A Stick in the Wood', Moderna Museet, Stockholm (SE)
  2004   'Jockum Nordström', Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, (SE)
  2003   'Jockum Nordström', David Zwirner, New York (US)
  2002   'Jockum Nordström', David Zwirner, New York, (US)
  2001   'Jockum Nordström', Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm (SE)
  2000   'Jockum Nordström', David Zwirner, New York, NY (US)
  1999   'Jockum Nordström', Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm (SE), [Beckers Artist Prize]
      'Jockum Nordström', Galleri 1, Gothenburg (SE)
  1998   'Jockum Nordström', Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm (SE)
      'Jockum Nordström', Galleri Dialog, Stockholm (SE) [Illustrations and originals from movies]
  1997   'Jockum Nordström', Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Västerås (SE)
      'Jockum Nordström', Galleri Kavaletten, Stockholm (SE)
  1995   'Jockum Nordström', Galleri 1, Gothenburg (SE)
      'Jockum Nordström', Projekt Art Pit, Malmö (SE)
  1994   'Jockum Nordström', Galleri St. Olof, Norrköping (SE)
  1993   'Jockum Nordström', Olle Olsson-huset, Solna (SE)
  1992   'Jockum Nordström', Villa Val Lemme, Torino (IT)
  1991   'Jockum Nordström', Galleri Arton A, Stockholm (SE)
  1989   'Jockum Nordström', Galleri Arton A, Stockholm (SE)
  1988   'Jockum Nordström', Uddevalla Konsthall (SE)
  2020   'Stilla liv/Still Life', Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm (SE)
      'Intermezzo', Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm (SE)
  2019   'DAS KOLLEGIUM', Grafikstiftung Neo Rauch, Aschersleben (DE)
      'Group Show', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
  2018   'Stockholm Calling', Galleri Magnus Karlsson at Asia House, London (UK)
      'Chemin Papier, l'illustration et ses marges', Centre National du Graphismen Chaumont (FR)
      'Autofiktionen – Zeichnung der Gegenwart', Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen (DE)
      'David Zwirner: 25 Years', David Zwirner, New York (US)
  2017   'Samling i förvandling – Tema: Grafik', Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala (SE)
      'Horses', Eighteen/ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen (DK)
      'The Beauty of the Beast', Kasteel d’Ursel, Hingene (BE)
      'Donation Florence & Daniel Guerlain', KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg (DK)
  2016   'The Campaign for Art: Contemporary', SFMOMA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (US)
      'Dirk Braeckman, Susan Hartnett, Jockum Nordström, Jack Whitten', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp Borgerhout (BE)
      'Quartet', National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS)
  2015   'The Bottom Line', S.M.A.K., Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent (BE)
      'Donation Florence & Daniel Guerlain', Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn (SE)
      'Drawing Now', Albertina, Vienna (AT)

'Works on Paper II', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)


'The Drawing Room', Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm (SE)


'Ett tut re - kom och se Barnbok/One two three - come and see the children’s book', Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås (SE)

      'Norrsken - Lueurs du nord', Studio Fotokino, Marseille (FR)

'I Want to Hold Your Hand', Borås Konstmuseum, Borås (SE)


'On Paper', Centro de Arte Visuales Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres (ES)

      'Opening New Space', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp Borgerhout (BE)

Time Waits for Us', Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm (SE)


'Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press', National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (US)

  2012   'Présentation actuelle des oeuvres du musée', Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)
      'Utan Söm och Socka, Hellvi Kännungs', Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Gotland (SE)
      '150 years of Swedish Art: Highlights from the Swedish National Collections in Stockholm (Moderna Museet and Nationalmuseum)', Hillstrom Museum of Art, Minnesota (US)
  2011   'Välkommen tillbaka! Saltarvet 10 år', Fiskebäckskil (US)
      '3rd Thessaloniki Biennale', Thessaloniki (GR)
      'Works on Paper', Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
  2010   'Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rotschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection', Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia (ES)
      'New Narrative', Heskin Contemporary, New York (US)
      'Idag Är Igår Imorgon/Today Is Yesterday Tomorrow', Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm (SE)
      'Thrice Upon a Time', Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm (SE)
  2009   'Dekadens - A Rake's Progress / Rucklarens Väg', Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg (SE)
      'Märta Måås-Fjetterström', Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm (SE)
      'Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rotschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection', Museum of Modern Art, New York (US)
      'Samtidigt: Svenkst måleri på 2000-talet', Borås Konsthall, Borås (SE)
  2008   'In praise of shadows', The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (IR)
  2007   'Hammer Contemporary Collection', UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (US)
  2007   ”Other Scenes”, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles (US)
  2006   'Diptych: Jockum Nordström and Mindy Shapero', Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus (US)
  2005   'Drawing from the Modern: 1975 – 2005', Museum of Modern Art, New York (US)
  2004   'I linje/In line', Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm (SE)
      'Pin-Up: Contemporary Collage and Drawing', Tate Modern, London (GB)
  2003   'OM', Norrköpings konstmuseum (SE)
      'Dark Shadows', Marc Foxx, Los Angeles (US)
      'EU3', Stephan Friedman Gallery, London (GB)
      'Put Out More Flags', Sutton Lane, London (GB)
      'Stranger in the Village: Contemporary Drawings and Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art at Guild Hall', Guild Hall, East Hampton (US)
      'Drawings', Mjellby konsthall, Halmstad (SE)
      'Poetic Justice', The 8th International Istanbul Biennial (TR)
      'Le Songe d'une nuit d'ete', Works from the collection of Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm (SE)
      'International Paper', UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (US)
  2002   'Art on Paper', The Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro (US)
      'Drawing Now: Eight Propositions', MoMA QNS, New York (US)
      'Expect: Art', The What to Expect Foundation, New York (US)
      'Extension - Works from the collection', Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall (SE)
  2001   'Recent Acquisitions', MoMA, New York (US)
      ' I ♥ NY', David Zwirner, New York (US)
      'Karaktärer/Characters', Vikingsbergs Konstmuseum, Helsingborg (SE)
      'Locating Drawing', Lawing Gallery, Houston (US)
  2000   'Ut och in i barnbokens bilder', Västerås Konstmuseum (SE)
  1999   Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco (US)
  1998   'Aptitretare', KF, Konstakademin, Stockholm (SE)


  2013   All I Have Learned and Forgotten Again
Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern (DE) - texts by HUTCHINSON John, DONNADIEU Marc
  2010   Jockum Nordström: While the Mortar Dries
The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin (IR) - text by HUTCHINSON John
      Jockum Nordström: Who is sleeping on my pillow
David Zwirner, New York (US) - texts by Paolo Colombo, Stig Claesson, Anders Krüger
  2005   Jockum Nordström: A Stick in the Wood
Steidl / Moderna Museet, Stockholm (SE) - texts by NITTVE Lars, GUNNARSSON Annika, SHOLIS Brian, SPEARS Doroythy
  2003   Jockum Nordström: Between the table and the legs [Works 2000-2002]
Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm (SE) and David Zwirner,New York (US) - texts by SPEARS Dorothy, CASTENFORS Mårten
  1998   Jockum Nordström: 10 000 gulddollar till den som gifter sig med snön [Drawings 1992-1998 ]
Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm (SE) - texts by RASMUSSON Ludvig, NORDBECK Johan


  2017   2017 - 10th anniversary - Contemporary Drawing Prize
Foundation d’art contemporain Daniel & Florence Guerlain, Paris (FR)
  2016   Donation Florence et Daniel Guerlain
KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg (DK) - text by ORSKOU Gitte
  2015   Donation Florence & Daniel Guerlain to The Musée National d’Art Moderne Centre Pompidou
NAM Publications, Skärhamn (SE) - text by NORDAL Bera
      Drawing. The Bottom Line
Mercatorfonds, Brussels (BE) - texts by VAN CAUTEREN Philippe & GERMANN Martin
      Drawing Now: 2015
Hirmerverlag, Munich (DE) - text by DONNADIEU Marc
      Drawing People: The Human Figure in Contemporary Art
Thames & Hudson, London (GB) - text by MALBERT Roger
  2009   Boulevard Magenta
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (IR) - text by JUNCOSA Enrique
      Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection
The Museum of Modern Art, New York (US) - texts by RATTEMEYER
      Magasin Tre - Thrice upon a time
Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm (SE) - text by THUNBERG Karin
      Samtidigt: Svenkst måleri på 2000-talet
Borås Konstmuseum, Borås (SE) - text by ALLGARDH Sophie
  2008   In Praise of Shadows
Charta, Milan - texts by AND Metin, BLATTNER Evamarie, HYDE Lewis, JUNCOSA Enrique, KENTRIDGE William, LOPEZ Carolin Caballero, MARTIN François.
  2007   Other Scenes
Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles (US) - text by ROSE Aaron
      MOMA: Highlights Since 1980.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York(US) - text by LOWRY Glenn D.
  2005   Drawing from the Modern, 1975-2005
The Museum of Modern Art, New York (US) - text by KANTOR Jordan
      Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing
Phaidon Press, London (US) - text by DEXTER Emma
  2004   Pin-Up: Contemporary Collage and Drawing
Tate Modern, London (GB) - texts by DEXTER Emma, MAY Susan
  2003   International Paper: Drawings By Emerging Artists
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (US) - texts by PORTER Jenell, et al.
      Poetic Justice, The 8th International Istanbul Biennial
Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, Istanbul (TR)
  2002   Art on Paper 2002: The 37th Exhibition of Art on Paper
Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro (US)
      Carnegie Art Award 2002
Carnegie Art Award Publishing, Stockholm (SE)
      Drawing Now: Eight Propositions
The Museum of Modern Art, New York (US)
      Expect: Art
The What to Expect Foundation, New York (US)
  2001   Karaktärer/Characters
Vikingsbergs Konstmuseum, Helsingborg (SE) - Text by Magnus Jensner



Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (FR)


Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland (US)


Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg (SE)


Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (US)


Helsingborgs Konstmuseum, Helsingborg (SE)


Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm (SE)


Moderna Museet/Modern Museum, Stockholm (SE)

      MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York (US)

S.M.A.K., Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent (BE)


Statens Konstråd/The National Public Art Council, Stockholm (SE)


Västerås Konstmuseum (SE)


Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina (US)