This weekend is the last chance to see the video work Utsikterna (in english: The Views). In addition to this there will be an artist conversation between Karin Sandberg and Vanja Sandell Billström, Sunday February the 12th, at 2. pm.
Kastellgatan 10, 411 22 Göteborg
Opening hours: Tuesday –Thursday  1–5 pm, Saturday–Sunday 12–4 pm.


2017.01.13 – 2017.02.12




Vanja Sandell Billström

13/1 – 12/2

Galleri Box, Göteborg

Opening reception Friday the 13th, 6-9 pm.

Galleri Box , Kastellgatan 10, 411 22 Göteborg
Opening hours: Tuesday –Thursday  1–5 pm, Saturday–Sunday 12–4 pm.


Receiving one-year-grant from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.


Guest lecturer at the BFA programme in independent filmmaking, Akademin Valand, Göteborg

2016.05.13 – 2016.05.21

Opening for Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris’ video installation ”Penelope and Lucinda”

Penelope: Anna Kinbom
Lucinda: Iris Smeds
The Swimmer: Sanna Taune
Art Director: Angela Woda
Videographer (Penelope): Vanja Sandell Billström
Videographer (Lucinda): Lucia Pagano
Editor: Nick Garner

Research Assistant: Evan Bailey
Exhibition Response: Jasmine Hinks
Exhibition Scenography: Joanna Nordin
Academic Seminars: Annika Wik and Josefine Wikstrom

The work is shown as part of Mejan Residents‘ exhibtion FOOTERING NOTES.

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Opening of Exhibition at Galleri Mejan,Skeppsholmen.
5pm – 8pm
Exhibition continues until Saturday 21st May
Open weekends 12pm-5pm and weekdays 12-6pm

Galleri Mejan, Execrisplan 3, Stockholm.


Guest lecturer at the BFA programme in independent filmmaking, Akademin Valand, Göteborg

2015.09.01 – 2015.11.01

Map of the new art, Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection

Venezia – Fondazione Cini, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore

Almost 7,000 artist with 10×12 cm artworks from Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton’s global art project. The exhibition includes collections from more than 40 nations and native peoples representing the five continents.

The book ”Archive of Visions and Actions – Contemporary Art from Sweden” presents 214 artworks by 227 Swedish artists together with introductory texts to the artist and their artworks. The book contains essays by project architect and collector Luciano Benetton, curator Paula von Set and art critic Dan Jönsson. Editors: PhD Art Historian Jacon Kimvall, curator Paula von Seth and journalist Sven Carlsson.

Opening: Monday, 31 August 2015, 7 pm

2015.04.16 – 2015.04.19

Supermarket Art Fair

Tor – Fre 12.00–20.00, Lör – Sön 11.00–20.00. Svarta Huset, Telefonplan, Stockholm. 

Inbjuden av Verkstad: Rum för konst att visa videoverket ”Lagrat liv”. I samband med detta förhandsläpps boken Rum för konst ‘9-15 där jag bidragit med en text.

2015.04.16 – 2015.04.19


Invited by Verkstad: Rum för konst to show the video intstallation ”Lagrat liv”. In connection to the event there will be a pre-launch of the book ”Rum för konst ‘9-15” where Vanja is one of the contributors.

Thu-Fri 12–8 pm, Sat-Sun 11-8pm. Svarta Huset, Telefonplan, Stockholm. 



Screening of works by:
Annika Eriksson | Patrik Eriksson | Maria von Hausswolff | Carl-Henrik Svenstedt | Lisa Jeannin & Rolf Schuurmans | Vanja Sandell Billström 

Contributors to the magazine: Ehab Aljaby, Gert Aspelin, Bianca Maria Barmen, Axel Berger, Nina Bondeson, Kalle Brolin, Kira Carpelan, Malte Conrad, Peter Dacke, Martin Dahlqvist, Annika Eriksson, Patrik Eriksson, Christina Erman Widerberg, Erik Hemmendorff, Lisa Jeannin, Dan Jönsson, Tamara de Laval, Johanne Lykke Holm, Szilvia Molnar, Kristina Müntzig, Vanja Sandell Billström, Rolf Schuurmans, Annika Svenbro, Carl-Henrik Svenstedt, Isabel Theselius, Mim Tosting, Benjamin Wagner, Joel Widerberg, David Zimmerman.


7 pm, Industrigatan 26, Malmö.




Moder Blod #1 2015
5 pm, Tellus Bio, Stockholm

Screening of the film ”What there is”. Vanja will be present for a Q&A. To attend, please sign up at: Welcome!

Tellus Bio, Vattenledningsvägen 46, 126 33 Hägersten, Sweden


Göteborgs Konsthall

New video art from the Nordic countries is exhibited at Göteborgs Konsthall as part of the Gothenburg Film Festival in 2015. The exhibition is open January 22 to February 2. The first edition of a long term cooperation between Göteborgs Konsthall and the film festival, the exhibition is called “Let Me Tell You a Story” and includes works by artists from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.

Salla Tykkä: Giant (2014)

Vanja Sandell Billström: Det Som Finns (2014)
Lene Berg: Gompen og andre beretninger om overvåking i Norge 1948-89 (2014)
Sille Storihle & Jumana Manna: The Goodness Regime (2014)
Laura Horelli: A Letter to Mother (2013)
Eva Tind: This Is Not The End of The World (2014)
Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir och Markús Þór Andrésson: Time and Time and Again (2014)

3 december 2014: ”What There Is” is screened at Filmbar #13, 6.30 pm at Skånes Konstförening, Bragegatan 15, Malmö.

20 – 26th of October 2014: The film ”What There Is” is in the competition for Best Swedish Short at 33rd Uppsala International Short Film Festival.

17 – 19th of October 2014: In conjunction with the Survival Kit Festival in Umeå and the Bothnia Biennal in Vasa the films What There Is and The Photographer is being screened at the Art Boat Weekend curated by Galleri Maskinen.

27th of September – 12th of October 2014: Solo show at Verkstad – Rum För Konst, Norrköping.

15th of September 2014: Screening of ”The Photographer” at Prosecco e Pop Corn, Bari, Italy.

27 August 2014: Film screening and talk at Norrköping Art Museum. 5-8 pm.

1-3 August 2014: Group exhibition at Stockholm Music & Arts, curated by Maria Lind, Ulrika Flink and Amanda Newall. Publication ”Guidance”, edited by Hans Carlsson.

June 2014: Art magazine Paletten #296 (Peeping Tom p. 28)

1 Juni – 31 August 2014: Three months recidency program at Norrköping Air



2012 – 2014:     MA Fine Art, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm

2009 – 2012:     BA Fine Art, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm

2004 – 2006:     Film college, Skurups Folkhögskola, Skurup



2017 (upcoming) Galleri Box, Göteborg.

2015     Map of the new art, Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection

2015     Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm.

2015     Göteborgs Konsthall. ”Let Me Tell You A Story”, group show.

2014     Verkstad: rum för konst, Norrköping. ”Lagrat liv”, solo show.

2014     Stockholm Music & Arts, exhibition in the art program.

2014     ”Not Safe For Work”, MA degree show, Konstakademien.

2014     Graduation solo show, Galleri Mejan.

2013     Temporära Konsthallen,  SEE-SAW #2, group show.

2013     Verkstad: Rum för konst,  SEE-SAW #1, group show.

2012     BA degeree show, Royal Institute of Art.

2011     Preparation for disaster, Black box, Royal Institute of Art.

2011     Notes On A Room # 5, group show Open Studios, Royal Institute of Art.

2010     Notes On A Room # 2, group show ”Four Days of Escapism”, Weld.



2014    Filmbar #13

2014    33rd Uppsala International Short Film Festival.

2014    Galleri Maskinen, Art Cruise Weekend.

2014    Prosecco e Pop Corn, Bari, Italy.

2014    Norrköping Art Museum.

2014    FLM DVD #04, The Photographer.

2013    Nominated to a Guldbagge-award for best short of the year, The Photographer. 

2012    Göteborg International Film Festival. The Photographer nominated to Startsladden, Best Swedish Short.

2010    Fat Film Festival, Italy. Special Jury Mention, The Participant

2009    Kurbas, Kiev. Notes On A Room #1.

2009    Pixel, Lund. The ParticipantAwarded for Best Cinematography, 2nd Prize Best Film and Best Original Music score.



2015-10    ”Archive of Visions and Actions – Contemporary Art from Sweden” (Fabrica)

2015-04    ”Verkstad 09-15” (contribution to an anthology about Verkstad Konsthall)

2015-04     Filmögon #1 (contribution to the film fanzine filmö

2015-03     Videofocus Stigmart10 Art Review, 12th edition

2014-07    ”Vägledning / Guidance” (publication for Stockholm Music & Arts, ed. Hans Carlsson)

2014-06    Paletten #296 (Peeping Tom p. 28)

2014-05    ”Not Safe For Work” (publication for degree show, ed. Fredrik Ehlin)  

2014-03    FLM DVD #04



2016     One-year-grant from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

2015     Elice Erlandsson grant (The Royal Academy of Fine Arts)

2015     Bengt Fredriksson grant (The Royal Academy of Fine Arts)

2014     Norrköping Air recidency program.

2013     Fredrik Bremer-förbundets studiestipendium

2013     Gustaf och Ida Unmans donationsfond

2012     Anders Sandrews Utbildningstipendium

2007     Svenska Filminstitutet; Fortbildningsstöd för kvinnliga filmskapare



2016     Guest lecturer at the BFA programme in independent filmmaking, Akademin Valand, Göteborg

2015     Guest lecturer at the BFA programme in independent filmmaking, Akademin Valand, Göteborg

2015     ”What there is”, ”The Photographer” and ”Orienteering” is distributed by Filmform.



2014-10-08    Kultursidan, Tjuvtitt på eget och andras liv

2014-08-27    Norrköpings tidningar, Filmar vid sidan om

2014-07-10    Kultursidan, Vanja söker vardagens mobilfilmer

2014-07-10    Folkbladet, Med öga för dina filmer

2014-07-08    Sveriges Radio P4 Norrköping, Intervju

2014-07-08    SVT Östnytt, Din mobilfilm kan bli konst

2014-05-29    Dagens Nyheter, Med tiden närvarande i alla rum

2014-03-18    FLM no. 25

2012-03-24    FLM no. 16



Vanja Sandell Billström (b. 1983) is an artist and filmmaker based in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work shifts between documentary, fiction and video installations. In 2012 ”The Photographer” was nominated for Best Swedish Short, Startsladden, at Göteborg International Film Festival and one year later nominated for the Guldbagge Award. Since 2007 she is a part of  Tangram Film together with Andrea Kåberg, Hanna Sköld and Jenifer Malmqvist.