Outremer (2017)

In collaboration with Podium Oslo, Woodpecker Projects proudly presents a solo show by Kevin Malcolm opening on May 19th!


The show’s starting point is at the Musée Guimet in Paris and it’s collection of Asian art amassed by industrialist and traveller Emile Guimet. His fortune was made in the production of a synthetic ultramarine pigment essential as a whitening agent. Not only describing the colour, Outremer (Ultramarine) translates directly from French as overseas and was the name given to colonial territories and to military service performed there. In these works the role of the artist as collector and exhibitor of images and objects in a digital era is questioned and parallels are made with 19th Century traditions of collecting.


More info at http://podium.enterprises/

Welcome to the release of CASATI – The Female Dandy at Galleri Flach April 6th 17-20.


Johan Furåker is releasing with us this book on the subject of Luisa Casati; an eccentric Italian socialite who sought to make her life a work of art – and succeeded.


Casati was strangely omnipresent in the cultural and social landscape of the early 20th century. She lived everywhere and nowhere simultaneously and now she is moving in to pages in a Woodpecker book!


Lets do this year!

Dear Woodpecker follower!


2017 has begun with several cool projects in the pipeline! Apart from two pretty captivating book projects in the spring we are responsible for four shows throughout the year!


With Kevin Malcolm we are unpacking his Outremer project both in Oslo at Podium and at IAC during Malmö gallery night! Malcolm’s project takes as its starting point a folio of photogravures of Cambodian art objects from the Musée Guimet in Paris. This museum houses the collection of Asian art amassed by the 19th Century industrialist and traveller Emile Guimet whose fortune was made in the production of a synthetic ultramarine pigment.


Another of Woodpecker’s historical dives this year is with Johan Furåker, who is releasing with us a book on the subject of Luisa Casati; an eccentric Italian socialite who sought to make her life a work of art – and succeeded. Casati was strangely omnipresent in the cultural and social landscape of the early 20th century. She lived everywhere and nowhere simultaneously and now she is moving in to pages in a Woodpecker book.


Finally, Ystad Konstmuseum asked us to dive into the minefield of dealing with ideas of POWER through art works and curating.This, we are exploring these days. And while we are getting our hands dirty you are invited to stay tuned.


Thank you all collaborators!



We are happy to now release Patrik Aarnivaara’s book Viewing Devices in Stockholm!


Wednesday the 26th at 18 – 19.30 at Ett Hem, Sköldungagatan 2, Stockholm


At Thomas Millroth’s show Artists’ Books at Lunds Konsthall Woodpecker Projects is participating in several ways!


Linnéa Eriksson, who last year released with us her book “Smetar av sig – Att läsa med Susan Howe” are reading at the opening where we are also releasing a new book entitled Viewing Devices by Patrik Aarnivaara!


This new book introduces the reader to a series of sculptures by Aarnivaara that investigates the relationship between body and camera. His sculptures are influenced by various support structures for image production like tripods, rigs, and studio equipment that reflects, filters, or mirrors light and images of a place. The book is designed by VARV VARV and co-published by Woodpecker Projects and VARV VARV


Also, Millroth asked two of the Woodpeckers to show book-related art works, so Jens Woodpecker and Ditte Woodpecker are participating in the show alongside the entire Woodpecker catalogue and many other fantastic publications. Participating artists in the exhibition is Leontine Arvidsson, Nina Canell & Robin Watkins, Ditte Ejlerskov, Jens Henricson, Sven-Åke Johansson, Marie Raffn, Cia Rinne, Trine Struwe, Sara Wallgren, Richard Årlin.


All this will happen on friday the 30th from 18-20 at Lunds Konsthall. We hope to see you there!


Welcome to the release of another in-house-production by Woodpecker Projects’ Ditte Ejlerskov.


In the booth of Printer’s Proof at CODE Art Fair in Copenhagen My Bajan Letters will be celebrated with a glass of bubbles together with a presentation of its special edition.


The publication is divided into three books. Two books contain emails with a scammer from Barbados, one book contains stills from a film color-graded by Simon Möller! And the book has an afterword by Tina Sauerländer!


Be there Saturday at 15 in Bella Center Copenhagen, Center Blvd. 5, 2300 København, Denmark.





Our web shop is up and running!




In the web shop you can purchase our collection of artist’s books, literature and magazines.


We hope you are able to support us and that you find something you cannot live without.


Maj Hasager will be on US TOUR in the near future with We will meet in the blind spot and Making Visible!


February 29th at 7 pm: Presentation at Wellesley College, Boston, MA, US

March 1st at 7 pm: Talk, screening and book launch, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, US

March the 8th at 3 pm: Presentation at Sacramento State University (in conversation with Doug Rice), Sacramento, CA, US
March 10th -11th:  Maj Hasager is participating in the conference “Moving Matters: Serial Migrants’ Art and Identity”, Riverside University, La, US

Tonight we are releasing our limited edition TERRA INCOGNITA – in only 100 copies!


Location: KRETS, Kristianstadsgatan 16, Malmö

Exhibition period ends: December 20th
Opening hours: Wed 17-20, Fri 14-17, Sat 12-15, Sunday 12-15

Welcome to the opening of our group show TERRA INCOGNITA at KRETS in Malmö November 21 19-22. This evening at 20 Signe N. Hammar will be reading from her newly produced poetry.


Location: KRETS, Kristianstadsgatan 16, Malmö

Exhibition period ends: December 20th
Opening hours: Wed 17-20, Fri 14-17, Sat 12-15, Sunday 12-15



Woodpecker Projects proudly releases Smetar av sig – Att läsa med Susan Howe – a book by Linnéa Eriksson.


“Jag är fast och jag är hemma, jag vet det genast utan att riktigt förstå vad det är. Jag läser och antecknar, läser om och letar utanför, läser igen och fotograferar. Denna text är resultatet av tre månader tillsammans med Susan Howe.”



When: October 17, 17-21 PM
Location: IAC (3rd-4th floor), Malmö, SE

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On Malmö Gallery Night at IAC Woodpecker Projects proudly presents AND AGAIN SHIFTS / OCH IGEN SKIFTEN by Imri Sandström. The show is part of Sandström’s research project Howe Across Reading – Performing the Past – an artistic research project, within the field of literary composition.


Location: IAC, Bergsgatan 29, 214 22 Malmö

Exhibition period ends: October 17th
Opening hours: Friday 14–17, Saturday and Sunday 11–14


Exhibition Program

Sep 26th 6 PM until midnight: Opening

Sep 26th 7.30 PM: Performance by Imri Sandström and a reading by Linnéa Eriksson

Oct 4th 4 PM: Readings and conversation between artist Imri Sandström and poet David Vikgren.

Oct 6th 3 PM: Online writing session with ABS (Arnell, Backström, Sandström)

Oct 17th 7–9 PM: Finissage with book release for Linnéa Eriksson’s Smetar av sig – Att läsa med Susan Howe.

Welcome to Blind Spots 2 - a symposium on art and migration organized by Woodpecker Projects and artist Maj Hasager in collaboration with Malmö Konstmuseum.


In light of the current situation where an increasingly heated political climate is shaping the rhetoric and discussion concerning migrants and refugees – we wish to investigate the agency of art and artists working with these matters or within related fields.


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September 18, 13-17

Malmö Konstmuseum

Malmöhusvägen 6, Malmö, SE


OBS: Registration is necessary for participation at Malmö Konstmuseum: info@woodpeckerprojects.com


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Welcome to the Swedish premiere of the film We will meet in the blind spot by Maj Hasager (DK), and launch of her publication Making Visible published by Woodpecker Projects. Release of Bifurcating futures, performance by dancer Maria Concetta Borgese (IT) and vinyl record release of Bifurcating Soundscape by composer Ask Kæreby (DK).


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September 17, 19-22

Inter Arts Center (IAC)

Bergsgatan 27 ( 3rd-4th floor), Malmö, SE


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Welcome to the release of Making Visible by Maj Hasager!


Situated between documentary and fiction, the book relays stories of the Esposizione Universale di Roma (EUR) district in Rome. The EUR was built during the fascist rule of Mussolini to represent a »Third Rome« but wasn’t completed until the 1960’s, when it was eventually finished under very different purposes of urban planning.


Through encounters with the local Filipino community centered around a church in EUR, personal accounts and stories are compiled, that are often lacking within the Italian and European debate on migration.


When: September 17, 19-22 PM
Location: IAC (3rd-4th floor), Malmö, SE

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Off the s{h}elf

Welcome to the “Off the s{h}elf” exhibition THE ECLECTIC IN THE ARTIST’S BOOK curated by Eduardo Solaz, Maria Lusitano and Teresa Paiva at i’Klectik in London, UK. We are participating with our latest works, including THE MINAJ BOOK (2015) by Ditte Ejlerskov (DK), Efterklang/Reverberation by Jens Henricson (SE), Untitled (hot pink) by Saskia Te Nicklin (DK) and Woodpecker Letters #1 by Henrik Arnstad (SE), Lisbeth Bonde (DK), Johan Furåker (SE), Maj Hasager (DK), Göran Hägg (SE) and Oscar K (DK).


Opening: May 29th 18-22

Open during the weekend 12-18

Location: ‘Old Paradise Yard’, 20 Carlisle Lane, London, United Kingdom

Woodpecker Projects is in Stockholm for Johan Furåker’s exhibition opening Life of Leisure at Galleri Flach on the 28th of May 17-20.


Here we are re-actualizing Woodpecker Letters #1 – in which Furåker is featured with risographic prints and a letter from Gabriele D’Annunzio to Luisa Casati (the latter is the protagonist of the show Life of Leisure).


Opening: May 28th 17-20

Exhibition period ends: June 16th

Location: Galleri Flach, Hälsingegatan 43, Stockholm, Sweden

Welcome to the release of THE MINAJ BOOK by one of Woodpeckers Projects’ own folks, Ditte Ejlerskov, on Berlin’s Gallery Weekend opening night May 1st at Sommer & Kohl.


On the same evening Ejlerskov is opening THE MINAJ SHOW in the gallery, in which she claims to be paying back her outstanding debt to the Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj.


In order to convey a deeper understanding of Minaj’s unconventional feminist methods, THE MINAJ BOOK unpacks the contemporary mainstream through a body of work which appropriates the rapper’s aesthetics and lyrics.


Opening: May 1st 18-21 pm
Exhibition period ends: June 13th
Location: Sommer & Kohl, Kurfürstenstrasse 13/14, Berlin, Germany

An exhibition organized and curated by
Jens Henricson and Ditte Ejlerskov from Woodpecker Projects


Opening: September 27th, 18 – 24


Opening hours:
Wed – Fri 13-17
Sat – Sun 11 – 14
Until October 19th


IAC, Bergsgatan 29, 3rd. floor 214 22 Malmö


Patrik Aarnivaara (SE), Christian Andersson (SE), Ann Böttcher (SE), Linnéa Carlsson (SE), Johan Furåker (SE), Oscar Guermouche (SE), Ellisif Hals (NO), Maj Hasager (DK), Uffe Isolotto (DK), Henrik Lund Jørgensen (DK), Ingrid Sunde Koslung (NO), Mathias Kristersson (SE), Andreas Kurtsson (SE), Runo Lagomarsino (SE), Eric lenght (SE), EvaMarie Lindahl (SE), Jette Hye Jin Mortensen (DK), Viktor Rosdahl (SE), Hanna Sjöstrand (SE) / Simon Möller (SE), Ylva Westerlund (SE).


Floriography (2014)

Floriography is based on a cryptological communication through the use or arrangement of flowers.


Interest in the language of flowers soared in Victorian England during the 19th century. Gifts of blooms, plants, and specific floral arrangements were used to send a coded message to the recipient, allowing the sender to express feelings which could not be spoken aloud in Victorian society.


The work portrays a dictionary from this time in which Henricson has based the selection of plants from the assortment of plants that his father cultivates in his garden center.

The Rihanna Rapports is an archive in an edition of one copy by Ditte Ejlerskov. It consists of captions of American pop-star Rihanna’s modes of expression through fashion. The word “rapport” refers to the word “report” – but it has a different content. This archive as a true fan art projects, and the word “rapport” occurs here because it is used when two or more people feel that they are in sync or on the same wavelength because they feel similar or relate well to each other. Besides, the word literally means “to carry something back” – what one person sends out the other sends back.



The Rihanna Rapports are placed in 30 red boxes on red plints. They consist of A5 sketchbooks, colour tests, pallette books and photos from the studio, texts and screen drops with information documenting not only the studio work but also each outfit and situation around Rihanna on different days of her paparazzi-documented and commercialized life.

Throughout the year we have directed our focus on the parallels between historical right-wing movements such as the one Gabriele D’Annunzio (1863-1938) represents – the protagonist of Johan Furåker’s exhibition – and similar contemporary tendencies in the Scandinavian societies.


With Furåker’s exhibition A Poet in Need of an Empire at Ping Pong Gallery, Malmö, as a starting point, we invited Maj Hasager, Oscar K, Henrik Arnstad and the exhibiting artist Johan Furåker to write a letter each to someone from someone relating to the overall thematics. Also, we are publishing two essays by Lisbeth Bonde and Göran Hägg, respectively, who are presenting Gabriele D’Annunzio in closer detail.


The letters, which are very different in character and form, will be read aloud in the gallery on 16 March 2014, 17-19 pm, while the fanzine Woodpecker Letters #1 will be printed in our temporary Risograph print shop run by Beast Studio.


Location: Ping-Pong Gallery, Stora Nygatan 4, Malmö

Welcome to the opening of One for Sorrow where we are releasing Jens Henricson’s book Efterklang/Reverberation.


Efterklang/Reverberation is a reconstruction of Henricson’s childhood microcosm in which references to the child, its games and its way of looking at the world unfold. Where the past solely exists as fragments, insinuations, grand tales and incomplete testimonies. These data, facts, despite being interpreted, contribute to the story.


Opening: October 26th, 12-4 pm
Exhibition period ends: November 17th
Location: Galleri Mors Mössa, Husargatan 11, Göteborg

On Malmö Gallerinatt Saturday 28/9 from 6 pm to midnight we release the video publication Stella and Florence’s Syndrome created by Søren Aagaard, Steffen Jørgensen, Anna Margrethe Pedersen, Merete Vyff Slyngborg og Ditte Boen Soria. The video has been recorded at IAC during the exhibition period of Some Objects Are More Equal Than Others, and so it took shape as an intimate, guided tour. While at the same time being a romantic movie the project also challenge the format of the exhibition catalogue and of the publication all together.


Location: Inter Art Center, Bergsgatan 29, Malmö
– Use code 2828 for door and elevator during the release- and finissages.

The exhibition Some Objects Are More Equal Than Others at Inter Art Center is open between 2013-09-07 – 2013-09-28 on the following days:


sat 7/9 17-20 – Opening night

sun 8/9 13-16

sat 14/9 13-16
sun 15/9 13-16
sat 21/9 13-16
sun 22/9 13-16
sat 28/9 18-24 – Finissage


Location: Inter Art Center, Bergsgatan 29, Malmö – For the door code text +46 735 658 323 or +46 703 140 470.

The poet is a faker
Who’s so good at his act
He even fakes the pain
Of pain he feels in fact


(Fernando Pessoa: Autopsychography)


This exhibition about globalization shows five artists who are all strangers, not just to the art scene in Malmö, but in fact also to themselves.


On Malmö Gallerinatten, September 28th, the video publication Stella and Florence’s Syndrome will be launched. Stella and Florence’s Syndrome is created by the artists running the exhibition place YEARS and it’s been shot on site during the exhibition.


Opening: September 7th, 7-8 pm
Finissage: September 28th
Location: Inter Art Center, Bergsgatan 29, Malmö


New identity

Dear friends of Woodpecker Projects. Today we are happy to launch our new website created by Tobias Eklund and our new visual identity designed by Joakim Olsson. The new front visualize the relationships between Woodpecker Projects’ aim to find, explore, see and read. We believe it reflects our commitment to produce, promote, document, and theorize new works exploring the intersection of word, image, and media.


Woodpecker Projects is a merge between the two micro publishing houses Woodpecker and Papi. Run by Jens Henricson and Jerker Knape, Papi has since 2007 produced Papi magazine, art exhibitions and various events – and since the focus went hand in hand with the aims of Woodpecker, founded in 2008 by Ditte Ejlerskov, a joined program was a natural development.


At the moment we are planning our next edition and exhibition at IAC in Malmö, SE.


Keep an eye out for us!