Ingela Ihrman (Kalmar, Sweden, 1985) lives and works in Malmö. Her work nurtures empathy, tenderness and a sense of wonder for all living creatures, considering each of them as a part of a wider ecology. It is particularly the pleasures and pain that come with co-existence, autonomy, loneliness, and longing for belonging that intrigues her. Her practice includes sculpture, performance, video, and writing as well as collaborations within the fields of science, theater, and dance. She graduated from Konstfack, Stockholm in 2012.
She has had solo shows at Gasworks (London, 2023), CCA Futura (Prague, 2021), Cooper Gallery (University of Dundee, 2018), der TANK (Basel, 2017), and Tensta Konsthall (Stockholm, 2016). She has participated in group exhibitions at Wellcome Collection (London, 2021), Moderna Museet (Malmö, 2020), Kiasma (Helsinki, 2020), Castello di Rivoli (Turin, 2019), Lunds Konsthall (Sweden, 2018), and Art Lab Gnesta (Sweden, 2016). Ihrman has participated in the Yokohama Triennale (2020), the Nordic Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale (2019), and the 11th Gwangju Biennale, The Eighth Climate (2016). In 2019 she received the Pernod Ricard grant.