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I am AK von Malmborg, a painting artist and renaissance-human being. Exhibitions include  Institute of Contemporary Art London and Stockholm Music and Arts Festival, performances at De La Warr Bexhill,   and my drawings have made it to the front page of Dagens Nyheter. I have a background in which  I have  utilized every medium there is from  bronze to symphony orchestra, electronic opera, performance and three full length albums. I mostly paint large scale oil paintings. 


I paint what I dream, sometimes I dream the whole image at once and sometimes in installments.

My process is  a highly intuitive and a multi-sensory experience. I allow myself to continuously revisit and edit the surface of the canvas and as a messy consequence and visual testament of this organic approach, I reveal an impatient and playful temper. While working on the canvas I hide secrets in my art. I weave in blessings under the layers of paint. I invent my own ceremonies and magical spells and I want the energy transfer to work as a lucky charm.

I only use the finest materials as I like to imagine how these works might continue their energy transference between subjects and viewer for centuries to come.

I come from a background of performance and composing and I still utilize performative approaches in my practice.

My studio is situated on an island near Stockholm named Adelsö. The land was once home to the Swedish Vikings and Hilma af Klint. Rich with forest reserves and plentiful animals, it is sacred in both nature and history, influencing the otherworldly and spiritual nature of my work. 

My history is this: I love to invent things and hate asking for permission. For example I have previously: Started my own currency, crowned myself Hens Majestät of Sweden, (which would translate as a non-gender defined version of his/her Majesty), toured Europe with an electronic opera that I wrote together with a colleague, started my own record company and produced/performed/released tree full length records. I have wrote my own theatre-play and acted it - with  a  live symphony orchestra onstage (and sold out shows). I sold and executed 100 live art-performances in 2014 to fundraise the last music album release. I killed myself as a musician onstage at the Stockholm Music And Arts festival and rose again as a painting artist 2015. I have made mass-performance pieces where me and my fellow artist dressed 100 persons in London and 100 persons in New York in metal-spandex naked — uniforms, creating a "unisex uniform monument". And as an extention of that, I made a performance in which I wore nothing but a metal spandex bodysuit and shoes for three months in a row-what ever I was doing, including shopping bread for breakfast or flying cross-atlantic flights. I have had the huge privilege and pleasure of studying art but it was not until 2009 I admitted to myself that I was longing to paint. So I had to teach myself the craft of oil painting. 

My love for painting then took over... most things


My studies include Bachelor Degree at Central Saint Martins (Full scholarship) London, (BFA fine art 4D pathway,) exchange program to Pratt Institute New York City as well as further training with the Marina Abramovic Institute. 


Thank you for your attention 


Much Love


AK von Malmborg, October 2020

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Marina Abramovic Institute

Cleaning the house ​

2002 - 2005

Central Saint Martins London

Bachelor Fine Arts 4D pathaway



Pratt Institute New York 

Exchange program BFA Fine Arts


Stockholms Musikkonservatorium

Music & Composing

1996- 1997

Konstskolan i Stockholm

Fine Arts foundation year

& Awards 
2022 Konstnärsnämnden (Swedish Arts Council) 
2021 Konstnärsnämnden (Swedish Arts Council) 
2020  Konstnärsnämnden (Swedish Arts Council)

2014 STIM(The Swedish Performing Rights Society)  composition  


2011 STIM(The Swedish Performing Rights Society)composition  

2010 Konstnärsnämnden (Swedish Arts Council)composition  

2009 STIM (The Swedish Performing Rights Society)composition  

2008 Konstnärsnämnden (Swedish Arts Council)composition  

2004 Beck ́s Futures student video award and exhibition at Institute of Contemporay Art, London

2004 STIM (The Swedish Performing Rights Society) composition  

2003 Exchange studies program grant Pratt Institute New York

2002 Tuition fee grant covering three years Bachelor of Fine Art studies at Central Saint Martins London

Other collaborations:

Teater Galeasen 

painting backdrops, exhibition, performance, 


Teater Giljotin 

actor, performances, composer,  marketing, producer, singer 


performance, actor, singer

 Sveriges Oberoende Musik producenter SOM board member

Berghs School of Communication teaching creative process

Svenska Dagbladet teaching creative process 

SVT drama illustrations

SVT dokumentär illustrations

Dagens Nyheter illustrations

Sveriges Ungdomsråd  teaching creative process, prize design

Stiftelsen Ekskäret  teaching creative process

Manifestpriset prize design

Bob Hund illustrations

Malmö Live illustrations

Kulturhuset Stockholm live painting

Naturskyddsföreningen live painting

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