Sally Kindberg Swedish, b. 1970

Sally Kindberg was born in Stockholm, Sweden (1970). She lives and works in London, UK. She holds a MFA and a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London, UK.


Sally Kindberg is a painter. Interested in both high and low brow culture, she plays on the notion of the tragicomic in a society that is both civilised and ridiculous. This humorous approach acts as a portal that enables us to explore our more unsavoury emotions. Kindberg’s paintings stay predominantly figurative - the figurative, which is the starting point, at times moves towards abstraction. Kindberg is interested in the contrast between flatness and the illusion of three-dimensionality, looking for a composition which is often a double take and highlighting the overlooked in the everyday.


Kindberg has exhibited internationally with solo exhibitions including Layof the Land at Thierry Goldberg, New York, USA (2022); Dream Palace atEveryday Mooonday, Seoul, South Korea (2022); Rush at Duve, Berlin,Germany (2021); and Freeport at Peter von Kant, London, UK (2021). Her work has been featured in many group exhibitions including Solidarity,NEXX Asia, Taipei (2023); Woman Wears Daily, curated by Stems Gallery at Volery Gallery, Dubai (2023); Once upon a Time in Mayfair, Phillips Auction House, curated by Angeliki Kim Perfetti, London (2022); Double Trouble at Long Story Short, Paris, France (2022); Sausage Party at Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium (2022); Exodus at Gallery Ascend, Hong Kong (2022); An Absolute Reality at Tuesday to Friday, Valencia, Spain (2021); Error Explanation at 68 Projects, Berlin, Germany (2021); London Now 2020, Space K, Seoul (2020) amongst others. Kindberg was included in John Moores Painting Prize 2020, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2021)