Hilda Hellström (b 1984 Gothenburg, Sweden) graduated from her MFA at the Royal College of Art in London in 2012. Her work has, among other institutions, been exhibited at London Design Museum, MUDAC Lausanne, V&A, The British Craft Council, Gothenburg Museum of Art, MAK Vienna and Shanghai Power Station Art Museum.
Her work revolves around investigations in the subjective understandings of our reality. The understanding we receive through our senses rather than our rationale. Working with materials that, for the observer, often are unfamiliar, she plays with the undefinable in regards to materials, hierarchies, value systems and definitions. This has involved studies about imitation in relation to authenticity and different ways to interpret what we classify as ‘natural’. More specifically she has been working with geology and the formation of rock. This incredible rigidity that nevertheless is in constant motion. On a practical level one could say that she studies the ways of nature as if its processes belonged to those of a craftsman. Analogous to an apprentice she then recreates those movements of nature, appropriated into processes that are specific to her practice. To emphasize the sensuous part of an object she has at times worked with the medium of film in relation to objects, in an attempt to captivate the audience in another world for a while.
Hellström currently lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Royal College of Art, London (MFA) 2010–2012

Beckmans Designhögskola, Stockholm (BFA) 2007-2010

Gerlesborgs Konstskola, Stockholm (Fine Art Diploma) 2005–2007


Awards and grants

2 months Artist Residency, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, 2016

One year working grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, 2015

Sten A Olssons Culture Grants, 2014

Helge Ax:son Johnsons Grant, 2014

Participant in the Iaspis-archive library of Visual and Applied Art, Stockholm, since 2013

2 months Artist Residency, Cove Park, Skotland 2013

Workshop tutor at the IN Residence Programme Turino, Italy 2013

Installation in the permanent collection at the MAK (Museum für angewandte Kunst) Vienna, Austria since 2013

Finalist, The New Craft Project by Wallpaper magazine, London, UK 2013


Exhibtions, 2015


— Stenastiftelsens kulturstipendiater GÖTEBORGS KONSTMUSEUM Gothenburg Sweden, Dec – Jan 2015


— EVA, KONSTAKADEMIEN Stockholm Sweden, Oct

— Den Nya Kvinnogruppen ESKILSTUNA KONSTMUSEUM Eskilstuna Sweden, Sept – Oct

— Ready Made Go, ACE HOTEL, London Design Festival, Sept

— Summer Exhibition GALLERY FUMI Sardinia Italy, June – Sept

— Domus, PILSEN 2015 – EUROPEAN CITY OF CULTURE, Pilsen Czech Republic, April – December

— Den Nya Kvinnogruppen: Radikal Vänskap GUSTAVSBERGS KONSTHALL Gustavsberg Sweden, April – Sept

— Samtidsarkeologi GALLERI FORMAT Oslo Norway, Jan – March

Exhibtions, 2014


—Eppur si muove GALLERY S. BENSIMON Paris France, May – July


—DNK: Så Därför Kom Vi Hit VERKSTAD: RUM FÖR KONST Norrköping Sweden, Nov – Dec

—Atemporaneo APALAZZO GALLERY Brescia Milan Italy, Oct – Nov

—Crafting Narratives THE BRITISH CRAFT COUNCIL London UK, Sept – Oct

—Summer exhibition GALLERY FUMI Sardinien Italy, June – Sept

—Hilda Hellström & Bec Brittain MATTER New York USA, May – June

—IN Residence, Object of Desire MILAN FURNITURE FAIR Milano Italy, April

—Rum 319 CRYSTAL GALLERY Stockholm Art Week, Stockholm Sweden, April

—Den Nya Kvinnogruppen FULLERSTA GÅRD Stockholm Sweden, Feb – April

—The Future Is Handmade KALMAR KONSTMUSEUM Kalmar Sweden, Feb –  April


—NightTime DreamReal POWER STATION ART MUSEUM Shanghai China, Dec 2013 – March 2014

Exhibtions, 2013


—The Monument SWAROVSKI WONDER CHAMBER Innsbruck Austria, April 2013 – Nov 2014


—House Style TRAMWAY Glasgow Scotland, Oct  2013 – Jan 2014

—Den Nya Kvinnogruppen MINIBAR ARTISTSPACE Stockholm Sweden, Oct

—Swarovski Digital Crystal BEIJING DESIGN WEEK Beijing China, Sept – Oct

—Collected Autumn Show GALLERY S BENSIMON Paris France, Sept – Oct

—Summer Exhibition GALLERY FUMI Sardinia Italy, June – Sept

—The Future Perfect ICFF New York USA, May 2013

—WORKS RCA Graduates MILAN FURNITURE FAIR Milan Italy, April

—ÖRNSBERGSAUKTIONEN Stockholm Sweden, 3rd – 8th February

Exhibitions, 2012


—Contemporary Collected TOKYO DESIGN WEEK Tokyo Japan, Oct – Nov

—RCA Collective 2012 DUTCH DESIGN WEEK Eindhoven Netherlands, Oct

—Digital Crystal DESIGN MUSEUM London UK, Sept 2012 – Jan 2013

—Royal College of Art Graduation Show ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART London UK, June

—RCA Paradise MILAN FURNITURE FAIR Milano Italy, April

—Social Interaction EL MATADERO Madrid Spain, Feb

Exhibitions, 2010 – 2011



—The Copy Kitchen DMY TEMPELHOF Berlin Germany, June 2011

—Swedish Sweetness Gallery M. Bolognesi MILAN FURNITURE FAIR Milan Italy, April 2010

—Konstslöjdsalong, RÖHSSKA Gothenburg Sweden, Feb – May 2010