Emily Sundblad

Born 1977 in Sweden. Lives and works in New York.

Founder and Director of Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York

Singer with several groups, including the band Tvillingarna and A Night of Country with Richard Maxwell

Member of several art groups, such as Reena Spaulings and Grand Openings



Studio Section The Whitney Independent Study Program


BFA , Parsons School of Design

Selected Exhibitions


Emily Sundblad / Margaret Lee, Off Vendome, Düsseldorf, Germany

The Railbird, Algus Greenspon, New York, New York

Endless Bummer II / Still Bummin’, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York

Death by Water. Death by Fire (RS), Campoli Presti, Paris, France


Danai Anesiadou, Edith Dekyndt, Emily Sundblad, Galerie VidalCuglietta, Brussels, Belgium

Context Message, Zach Feuer, New York, New York


Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Que Barbaro! Algus Greenspon, New York, USA

Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from La Colección Jumex (RS), Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA


If you leave me I will destroy you, House of Gaga, Mexico City, Mexico

Runaway Train, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

Don Juan in the Village, curated by Bjarne Melgaard, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Lonesome Cowgirl, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, USA

Re-dressing, Bortolami, New York, USA

(RS), Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin, Germany

Endless Bummer (RS), Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, USA

Almeria (RS), Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

Systems Analysis (RS), West London Projects, London, United Kingdom

Signatures (RS), Sutton Lane, Paris, France

So Be It (RS), Andrew Roth, New York, USA

(RS), Musee D’Art Moderne De La Ville De Paris, Paris, France

Looking Back: The White Columns Annual (RS), White Columns, New York, USA

The Evryali Score (RS), David Zwirner, New York, USA

Pop Life: Art in a Material World (RS), Musée des beaux-arts du Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

Greater New York (RS), P.S.1, New York, USA

Pop Life – Warhol, Haring, Koons, Hirst, … (RS), Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix (RS), CA2M, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain


Strip/Stripe, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, USA

White Noise, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA

Womanneken Pis or Good Cop/ Bad Cop, Galerie Les filles du calvaire, Brussels, Belgium

Marcel Broodthaers & Reena Spaulings (RS), Art|Basel|Miami Beach – Art Positions , Miami, USA

The Belgian Marbles (RS), Sutton Lane, Brussels, Belgium

(RS), Malmo Kunsthall, Malmo, Sweden

(RS), Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

Pop Life (RS), Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom

Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from La Colección Jumex (RS), Bass Museum of Art, Miami, USA


Rental: Fair Market

Les femmes qui dormant (with Amy Granat), Castillo/Corales, Paris, France,

Project (with Amy Granat), Amy, White Columns, New York, USA

My Brain’s a Cliff and My Heart’s a Bitter Buffalo (with Amy Granat), Castillo/Corales, Paris, France

The Sydney Biennial, Sydney, Australia

Courbet your enthusiasm (RS), Chantal Crousel Gallery, Paris, France

L’argent (RS), Le Plateau, Paris, France

Records playing Backwards (RS), The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland

Monologue 0, Test, Lisbon, Portugal

(RS), Contemporary Art Museum, Saint Louis, USA

Power Structure (RS), Roth, New York, USA

Sonic Youth etc: Sensational Fix (RS), Museion Bozen, Bolzano, Italy

One Season in Hell (RS), MD72, Berlin, Germany

Painting Now and Forever (RS), Part 2, Greene Naftali/Matthew Marks, New York, USA

Some Neighbours (RS), Kunstverein Munich, Munich, Germany

945 + 11(RS), Frac-Collection Aquitane, Bordeaux, France

Here Is Every. Four Decades of Contemporary Art (RS), MoMA, New York, USA

Die Wahrnehmung von Ideen führt zu neuen Ideen, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

Faites vos je – Sextant et plus (RS), Galerie de la Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France


Mask, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA

Jalouse Show, Miami, USA

Beneath The Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA

How to Cook a Wolf (with Amy Granat), Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

The Perfect Man Show, White Columns, New York, USA

Aspects, Forms and Figures, Bellwether Gallery, New York, USA

Massiv Analogue Academy, Galerie Chrisitian Nagel, Cologne, Germany

24 November – 22 December (RS), Sutton Lane, Paris, France

How to Cook a Wolf (RS), Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland

Someone else with my fingerprints (RS), Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

For The People of Paris (RS), Sutton Lane, Paris, France

Terrible Video (RS), Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Otra De Vaqueros (RS), curated by Perros Negros, Mexico City, Mexico

Make Your Own Life (RS), Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA

Regroup show (RS), Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, USA

Off Modern (RS), La Station, Nice, France


Carreround (Avec 2 Partis), CCS, Paris, France

The Whitney ISP End of Year Exhibition, Chelsea Museum, New York, USA

The Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum, New York, USA

Survivor, Curated by David Rimanelli, Bortolami Gallery, New York, USA

Make Your Own Life (RS), curated by Bennett Simpson, ICA, Philadelphia, USA

Beware of a Holy Whore (RS), Chantal Crousel Gallery, Paris, France

Bring The War Home (RS), Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, USA

Bialystoker (RS), Sutton Lane, London, United Kingdom

Globalización: indicaciones/ efectos secundarios/ advertencies (RS), Espacio 1414, Santurce, Puerto Rico

Metro Pictures (RS), The Moore Space, Miami, USA

Optik Schröder – Werke aus der Sammlung Alexander Schröder (RS), Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany


Painters Without Paintings & Paintings Without Painters (RS), curated by GarethJames, Orchard 47, New York, USA
Tbilisi2 (RS), curated by Daniel Baumann, Tbilisi, Georgia

Rupture des evidences (RS), Curated by Rita Ackermann, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France

The Baltic Triennial 2005 (Black Market Worlds) (RS), CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania,

The One & Only (RS), HaswellEdiger&Co, New York, USA


Publish and be Damned (RS), curated by Emily Pethick, Cubitt Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Robert Smithson (RS), Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York, USA

Curious Crystal of Unsual Purity (RS), curated by Bob Nickas, P.S.1, New York, USA

So Few Opportunities, So Many Mistakes (RS), curated by Josh Smith, Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn, New York, USA


Group Show, D’Amelio Terrass, New York, USA

The Bedroom Show, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA

Karaoke Death Machine, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, USA


You’re Just A Summerlove But I’ll Remember You When Winter Comes, Priska Juschka Fine Arts, New York, USA

Exhibitions Curated by the Artist & Special Projects


Skymningsfestivalen, a Compilation of Swedish Music for Radio



Akademische Grafitti, with Seth Price

Gone With The Wind, A Reena Spaulings Film


White Light/ White Heat, Reena Spaulings CD Box Set featuring Barbara Sukowa, Rita Ackermann, Emily Speers Mears, Emily Sundblad, Josh Smith and others


A Night of Country: An ongoing country music performance project in collaboration with playwright Richard Maxwell.


Reena Spaulings Fine Art, A New York Gallery


Youʼre Just a Summerlove But Iʼll Remember You When Winter Comes, Co-Curated With Hanna Liden


Lee Williams: An artist-persona created with Jutta Koether

Selected Performances


Grand Openings High Liners (GO), Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, May 26

Street Performance, Centro Historico, Gante y 5 de mayo, March 10

Opening Night Performance, GAGA, March 11

Gene Beery Opening, Algus Greenspon Gallery, September 28


Betteraves Club: Emily Sundblad and Margaret Lee, November 8

(GO), Sculpture Center, New York, USA, September 13 – November 30


Bumbershoot 2008 (GO), The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA August 30 – September 1

Carrier Waves, Nichts IST AUFREGEND. Nichts IST SEXY. Nichts IST NICHT PEINLICH(GO), Mumok Factory & Museum Modern

Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria, April 12 – April 20

(GO), Randolph Cliff, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, April 24 & April 25

Songs For Bjarne, Greene Naftali, New York, USA, February


I Love Nobody, with Stefan Tcherepnin and Marten Holmberg, Radio Daniele WFMU, Vizcaya, Miami, USA, December

Tvillingarna, Tour- Pussycat Lounge NYC, The Mandrake LA and Pasaguero Mexico City, Mexico, October

Montevideo, with Rita Ackermann and Askar Brickman, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, May

The Anita Berber Picture Palace Performance, Bellwether Gallery, New York, USA, March

Tvillingarna on The Boat Bellman, Stockholm, Sweden, August

(GO), Tsunan High School, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006, Nigata, Japan, August

(GO), Magical Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, August

JJJE, with Jay Sanders and Josef Strau, New York, USA, May

Tvillingarna at Ugglan, Stockholm, Sweden, May

Lee Williams, with Jutta Koether, New York, USA, January

Meerettich on Ice, Volksbuhne, Berlin, Germany, December


Grand Openings, Curated By Jay Sanders for Performa05, Anthology Film Archives, New York, USA, November 20

A Night of Country #5 Cajun, Whitney, New York, USA, November 18

Tbilisi2, curated by Daniel Baumann, Tbilisi, Georgia, October

A Night of Country #4 Carter Family, at BAM Café, Brooklyn, USA, July 22

“New York New York”, Swing Cats Club, Basel, Switzerland, June 14

Crime or Emergency, a play by Sibyl Kempson, Dixon Place, New York, USA, April 8 & 9

A Night of Country #3 The 70ʼs at HaswellEdiger&Co, New York, USA, March 10


A Night of Country #2 The 60ʼs at Passerby, New York, USA, October 10

Darkness of This Reading, Movie by Rich Maxwell, Reading, Pennsylvania, June-July

“Anita Berber” for LTTR Explosion, Art in General, New York, USA, July 17- August 5

A Night of Country #1 (with Richard Maxwell), Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York, USA, March


Schubert/Jealous Guy, REACT AIDS Benefit, Participant Gallery, New York, USA, December

Skeleton Drumming, Trad, Gras och Stenar, Kenny Schacter Gallery, New York, USA, May