Erika Trotzig is a London based, Swedish artist, working with sculpture. She is a current holder of the Gilbert Bayes Award for emerging sculptors from the Royal Society of Sculptors. She has participated widely in shows including most recently a duo show at Fold Gallery in London: upcoming shows includes APT Gallery 2023 and Royal Society of Sculptors in 2024. 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

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
2022 Warbling Collective, A plot, Hatched by two Group Show
2021 PADA Gallery, Barreiro, Portugal Vibrant Matter Group Show
2021 Ugly Duck, London Finally, the CSM Show 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 Apiary Studios, London We are here we are Group Show
2019 The Crypt Gallery, London Hollow chambers Group Show
2019 Tate Modern, London, Tate Exchange Group Show
2018 Chelsea College of Art, London, Graduate Show
2018 Safe House, London, Off Site Group Show
2018 The Cook House Gallery, London, Snorkel Group Show
2008 ICA, London Birdseye View Fil
m Festival
2007 Cordy House, London, Dead birds/Billow Solo 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