Hanna Antonsson



Hanna Antonsson’s (b. 1991) practice is based on taxidermy, sculpture and photography. With an interest in the animal’s perspective, its symbolism, constant presence in various myths and our everyday life, she creates sculptural and photographic hybrids. The exploration of taxidermy is made via birds, wings and feathers, where parts of the bird are deconstructed and re-animated with moving, electronic parts or as still sculptural pieces. The birds used in Antonsson’s work have all died of natural causes and are often found as roadkill which is further explored upon in her practice.


„I see the sculptures as somewhat living creatures when turned into these car debris and bird wing hybrids, and for that reason it makes sense that they should be able to move and live their own lives. I think the materials I use often come charged with an embedded knowledge of what has happened to them before I took care of them.

The Auto wing series theme would be the collision and came to me quite naturally. Since the birds I use very often are hit by cars and I find them on the side of the road I saw an opportunity to speak of why the animals I use have died and work from there.

I have also somehow explored mythologies and different symbols in a backwards way when doing my art. Everything you put wings onto has been done before in Greek mythology, the motor industry or sports logos. There’s wings everywhere that are used today which originate from a tale a long time ago.”


artist’s page


From Taxidermy to Technology: The Evolution of Winged Art in Hanna Antonsson’s Work

until soil unites – Interview with the artist

Interview with the artist in Coevel Magazine




TRIGGER, group exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia
From the ashes, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Akashakrönikan – Kapitel 2. Immanent energi, duo exhibition with Simon Sjöström at Nuda paper, Stockholm
until soil unites, duo exhibition with Taiki Yokote at CON_, Tokyo
The Darkrooms Vertical, group exhibition, Berlin


Contemporary Myths and Artefacts, group exhibition at Coulisse Gallery at Stockholm Gallery Weekend, Stockholm
Nofear, group exhibition at Podium, Oslo
LISTE Art Fair Basel 2023, presentation at fair, wanda gallery, Basel
Out for lunch, group exhibition at Bloom Gallery, Düsseldorf
Krasch Bom Bang, group exhibition at Luleå Konsthall, Luleå
Spring Warsaw, presentation at fair, wanda gallery, Warsaw
didn’t see it coming, solo exhibition, Galleri Box, Gothenburg
Buzzing stars, group exhibition at OIL Gallery, Tokyo


I wouldn’t touch that if I were you, group exhibition at A house Ark, Stockholm
WHO IS PLUTO, group exhibition at Subtitled.nyc in New York
VARSE – mentally I’m here, group exhibition at Vulkano in Gothenburg
Cautere, group exhibition at FRAC Corsica
ART or WORK, group exhibition at Way Gallery, Stockholm
Lust 4 life, group exhibition at Galleri NOS, Stockholm
The Interrupted Journey, group show in Unterägeri, Switzerland


Being amongst, within and without, group show at Safehouse 2, London
SILENT MAIL, group show at 3:e Våningen, Gothenburg
vad är nytt? group show at Nya Fabriken, Gothenburg
Skogens konung, offsite group show at Groddammen, Gothenburg
Slätten vårsufflé, group show at Galleri Slätten, Malmö
Scattered Rhymes, group exhibition at XY Gallery, Olomouc 


Further down the drain, online group show at soloshow.online
Under rådande omständigheter, group show at Vandalorum
We’ve been sent a strange sign, group show at Landskrona Foto Festival
Aerosol, Sage, Intent: Unlock, group show at Göteborgs konstförening and online
Solo show chapter 3.2: Everything must be rendered perfectly (p2), online group show at soloshow.online
Ride or die 2.0 / EARTHFLAX, group show at Ödledammen, Gothenburg
UGot Distance, Online graduation show at ugotphotography.se
The Thicker the Woods, the Vaster the Vista, group show at Nevven, Gothenburg
The Icelandic Photography Festival, Photobook viewing in Reykjavik