Erika Trotzig is a London based, Swedish artist, working with sculpture. She was awarded the  Gilbert Bayes Award for emerging sculptors in 2023. She has participated widely in shows including most recently a duo show at Gigi Rigliaclo Gallery in Puglia, Italy. Previous highlights include a soloshow at the Stonespace  and a duoshow at Fold Gallery in London in 2023. In 2021 she was selected for the Pada Studios residency in Lisbon.  For several years Erika had her own clothing label, making one off, handcrafted pieces which were shown internationally.

She makes precarious structures, using temporary and unstable construction methods. Often mirroring aspects of architecture, her work questions the process of remembering, both individual and collective, and evolves into space-dividers, obstructions and fragments that alludes to ruins. Her  works have anthropomorphic qualities; They occupy a space between the human and the architectural, presenting tragicomic impressions in their absurd struggle to hold themselves together. Her works are humorous: un-heroic, un-monumental and absurd, teetering on collapse.

Central to her art practice is the notion of failure: failure as a political statement, failure as protest, as a methodology. Erika is a graduate of the BA Fashion and MA Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, where she is also associate lecturer.

Selected Exhibitions

2024 Gigi Rigliaco Gallery, Galatina, Italy, Memory Body Architecture Duo Show
2023 The Stone Space, London I Tried to Fix It Solo Show
2023 BOTH Gallery London Structural Issues Solo Show
2023 The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London A New Dawn A New Day,Group Show
2023 Fold Gallery, London Techne Duo Show
2023 Gallery No 32, London Winter Sculpture Park Group Show
2022 The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London The Colour of memory,Group Show
2022 One Paved Court, London That’s not what I meant Duo Show
2022 Paradise Row, London, City Entwined, Group Show
2022 Gallery No 32, London Winter Sculpture Park Group Show
2021 PADA Gallery, Barreiro, Portugal Vibrant Matter Group Show
2021 Safe House, London The Possibilities Of Touch Group show
2021 Gallery No 32, London Still Standing Solo Show
2021 Gallery No 32, London Winter Sculpture Park Group Show
2019 Salzburg International Summer Academy, Salzburg, Austria, In the Conglomerate Group Show
2019 Hart
s Lane Gallery, London All the things I cannot say Group Show
2019 The Crypt Gallery, London Hollow chambers Group Show
2019 Tate Modern, London, Tate Exchange Group Show

2018-2020 Central St Martins College of Art and Design MA Fine Art
2017-2018 Chelsea College of Art Graduate Diploma Fine Art
1995-1998 Central St Martins College of Art and Design BA (Hons) Fashion Womenswear