Inka (b. 1985, Finland) and Niclas (b. 1984, Sweden) Lindergård is an awarded artist duo working primarily with photography-based art. They have worked together since 2007 and are based in Stockholm, Sweden. With starting points in popular culture, their work revolves around investigations of photography as a carrier of the mysterious image of nature. Their imagery span from search engines and their algorithmic answers on what nature looks like, to an aesthetic appropriated from nature religions, occultism and spiritual postcards. Their first book Watching Humans Watching (2012, Kehrer Verlag) won the 2012 Swedish Photobook Prize and was nominated for the 2013 German Photobook Prize. Their second book The Belt of Venus and the Shadow of the Earth (2016, Kerber Verlag), owes its name to what may be the most photographed landscape motif ever – the sunset; the belt of Venus is the name for the pink glow that appears when the sun sets or rises and the Earth’s shadow is what is then seen as a blue colour above the horizon. The book is focused on performative photographic acts that can only be experienced through photographs, an investigation into the act of taking a photograph and the camera’s role as a bridge between the physical and the photographic world. Inka and Niclas exhibit and are published internationally on a regular basis. Their work has been included in private collections in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Brazil and Puerto Rico as well as in the permanent collection and exhibition at the Gothenburg Museum of Art (Sweden), the Fries Museum (The Netherlands) and the Public Art Agency (Sweden). They are represented by the Grundemark Nilsson Gallery in both Berlin and Stockholm.
This is a sample of their work
All images © Inka & Niclas