Lina Scheynius

Born 1981 in Vänersborg, Sweden, Lina Scheynius currently lives and works in London.

Touchingly casual, Lina Scheynius captures scenes from her daily life, exploring and observing friends, lovers, and herself in with an arresting honesty. Uniquely voyeur and participant at once, the surprisingly strong sexual undertone and refreshingly explicit but poised nudity in her work challenges traditional theories of the female role as the inactive and objectified. Documentary and momentary, Scheynius’ world of images is a deeply personal and frank visual diary wholly representational of the current zeitgeist. By way of a narrative fluidity her images transport the onlooker into the artist’s intimate world, sharing some of the most private details of her life.

Her works where shown in several solo and group exhibitions for e.g. "Exhibition 01", Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich; "Male Nudes – Female Desires", Galerie Tanya Wagner, Berlin; "What's next? The future of the photography", Foam Museum, Amsterdam; Stockholms kulturfestival and "Various Photographs" curated by Tim Barber at the New York photo festival. Currently her works are shown at Het NutsHuis in Den Haag and during the European Month of Photography at MUSA in Vienna. Her solo show at Taka Ishii Gallery Photography/Film in Tokyo opened in December 2014.

In 2012 Scheynius has a weekly column for ZEITMagazin , following in the footsteps of Jürgen Teller.


Taking some courses at school when she was 16, Lina Scheynius
approached photography autodidactically, much inspired by her father
taking pictures of her family, and watching the family slides with the
projector was always amazingly fun for her.

Selected solo exhibitions


„Exhibition 04“ Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

„Exhibition 03“ Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokio, Japan
„Exhibition 02“ MELK Gallery, Oslo, Norway

„Exhibition 01“ Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

„Solo show 01“ The Last Tuesday Society, London, Great Britain

Selected group exhibitions


"Fotografiska Talent 2018" Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden


"Photo London 2017" Somerset House, London, UK


„Welt – Bilder 6“ Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland

„Visual LEADER 2015“ Deichtor Hallen, House of Photography, Hamburg, Germany
Brandt Museum of Photographic Art, Odense, Denmark
„Memory Lab. Photography Challenges History“ European Month of Photography, MHNA, Luxembourg

„Memory Lab. Photography Challenges History“ European Month of Photography, MUSA, Vienna, Austria
„Foto Expo: Close“ Het NutsHuis, Den Haag, The Netherlands

„Male Nudes—Female Desires“ Galerie Tanya Wagner, Berlin, Germany

„New Documents booth“ curated by Oscar Poulsen, Nofound photofair, Paris, France
„What's next? The future of the photography“ Foam Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
„Portraits de Villes“ Clic Gallery, New York, United States

„Nofound to New Documents“ Viktor Wynd fine art Inc, London, Great Britain
„New Document's booth“ curated by Emeric Glayse, Access & Paradox 2010 art fair, Paris, France
„Portraits de Villes“ Gallerie Philippe Chaume, Paris, France

„Looking for love
“ Vidvinkel at Centrum för fotografi, Stockholm, Sweden
„Vidvinkel + GFCv Stockholms kulturfestival, Stockholm, Sweden
„Everything is possible: a Polaroid Groupshow“ Gallery space at Space 15 twenty, Los Angeles, United States

„Lina Scheynius diary“ Slide Nite, Bern, Switzerland
„Örebro Open Art, Örebro, Sweden“ Resurrection, The National Arts Club, New York, United States
„Various Photographs, curated by Tim Barber“ New York photo festival, New York, United States
„Kern and sons“ curated by Emeric Glayse
 Gallery Mycroft, Paris, France
„Swedish Destiny and Adventure
“ Sebastian Guiness Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
„First impressions last“ Minneapolis, United States

„In the light of night“ The Winter Gallery, Toronto, Canada
„Set Foot - Absolut Sweden festival“ Sweden
Filmbase, Dublin, Ireland



weekly column, DIE ZEIT Magazine