Helene Schmitz (born 1960) holds a BA diploma from Stockholm University in Film and Art Theory. She has participated in several solo- and group shows: Dunkers kulturhus, Helsingborg (2015), Kristinehamns konstmuseum (2012), Abecita konstmuseum, Borås (2013), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2011) Fotografiska, Stockholm (2011), and Galleri Leger, Malmö (2007). She exhibits internationally and has presented shows at Turn Gallery, New York (2015), QPN #19 CHAOS, Nantes (2015), Art’15, London (2015), Galerie Maria Lund, Paris (2013), Palais Rameau, Lille, France (2010), Centre Culturel Suèdois, Paris (2007), National Science Museum, Tokyo (2007). In 2016 Schmitz exhibits at WILLAS Contemporary in Oslo, and she also participates in the group show Struktur at Avesta Art. Later in 2016 she will exhibit at Fotografiska in Stockholm and within the context of Landskrona Foto Festival.
Schmitz’s artistic practice focuses on the complicated and sometimes violent relationship between humans and Nature which has laid the foundation for several award winning books: Borderlands (2015), Ur regnskogens skugga (2011), System och passion (2007), Blow Up (2003). In 2012 Ur regnskogens skugga was awarded the Swedish Publishing Prize. Both Blow Up and Ur regnskogens skugga have been nominated to Augustpriset. In 2010 she contributed to National Geographic Magazine. 2013-2015 she exhibited works at Mariatorget subway station in Stockholm. She has also been commissioned to create stamps for the Swedish Post (PostNord) in 2015. Helene Schmitz’s works are part of several collections: the Public Art Agency Sweden, Moderna Museet in Stockholm and the Cultural Department of Stockholm County Council, and several private collections in Sweden and internationally.