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The Swedish artist Julia Peirone’s visual world is dominated by girls and young women. Through her work, Peirone explores young girls’ search for identity in a world influenced by social media. Peirone’s photographs capture the frustration that many young women feel with today’s beauty standards and demands that society imposes on them.

Her photographs are not portraits in the conventional sense as they challenge modern-day norms and conceptions. Instead, they focus on flaws and imperfections, showing girls when they are unguarded and exposed. "But," says Peirone, "even though the girls in my pictures are victims of a gaze, they also have power over it. They can choose to be indifferent or ignore it."

Julia Peirone was born in Argentina in 1973. Today, she lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Peirone studied at the University of Film and Photography in Gothenburg and at the University of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm. Her work has been displayed in several renowned institutions and museums in Sweden and abroad.  

This exhibition will be on display until February 18, 2024.
Opening hours: Saturdays and Sundays between 12-5 PM.

The exhibition is produced by the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC.
Photo: Some Like It Hot (2022) series

Axel Annica Karlsson Rixon

(Born 1962) lives and works in Gothenburg, Berlin, and Los Angeles. Karlsson Rixon has a degree from the Nordic School of Photography in Stockholm, and the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. Karlsson Rixon was a professor of photography at the University of Gothenburg between 2003 and 2007, where the artist later earned a Ph.D. in Photography in 2016. Karlsson Rixon has exhibited extensively in Sweden and internationally and is represented in the collections at, for example, Gothenburg Museum of Art in Gothenburg, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, and Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

Sune Jonsson

(1930-2009) was a photographer, writer, and ethnologist that lived and worked in Västerbotten, Sweden. In addition to his photographic work, Jonsson was a skilled documentary filmmaker. In cooperation with Västerbotten Museum and Sveriges Television (Swedish Television), he produced documentary films about small farms, mining, and fishing in sparsely populated northern Sweden. Jonsson is represented in the collections at, for example, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg, and Västerbotten Museum in Umeå. In 1993, he was presented with the prestigious Hasselblad Award.

Axel Annica Karlsson Rixon

(Born 1962) lives and works in Gothenburg, Berlin, and Los Angeles. Karlsson Rixon has a degree from the Nordic School of Photography in Stockholm, and the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. Karlsson Rixon was a professor of photography at the University of Gothenburg between 2003 and 2007, where the artist later earned a Ph.D. in Photography in 2016. Karlsson Rixon has exhibited extensively in Sweden and internationally and is represented in the collections at, for example, Gothenburg Museum of Art in Gothenburg, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, and Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

Sune Jonsson

(1930-2009) was a photographer, writer, and ethnologist that lived and worked in Västerbotten, Sweden. In addition to his photographic work, Jonsson was a skilled documentary filmmaker. In cooperation with Västerbotten Museum and Sveriges Television (Swedish Television), he produced documentary films about small farms, mining, and fishing in sparsely populated northern Sweden. Jonsson is represented in the collections at, for example, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg, and Västerbotten Museum in Umeå. In 1993, he was presented with the prestigious Hasselblad Award.

Axel Annica Karlsson Rixon

(Born 1962) lives and works in Gothenburg, Berlin, and Los Angeles. Karlsson Rixon has a degree from the Nordic School of Photography in Stockholm, and the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. Karlsson Rixon was a professor of photography at the University of Gothenburg between 2003 and 2007, where the artist later earned a Ph.D. in Photography in 2016. Karlsson Rixon has exhibited extensively in Sweden and internationally and is represented in the collections at, for example, Gothenburg Museum of Art in Gothenburg, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, and Moderna Museet in Stockholm.