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Helene Schmitz’s photography explores humankind’s complicated relation to nature, time and the transience of being. In her earlier photographic works she has been interested in natural philosophers of the eighteenth century. Her later works can be regarded as meditations on how the discourse of the Enlightenment is inscribed within contemporary landscapes.

Helene Schmitz studied at Stockholm University. She has a BA in Film and Art History. Her numerous solo shows in Sweden include Tomelilla Konsthall (2020), Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde (2018), Skellefteå Konsthall (2017), Fotografiska Stockholm (2016), Dunkers Kulturhus Helsingborg (2015), Kristinehamns Konstmuseum (2012), and Galleri Leger Malmö (2007). She has participated in several group exhibitions, including A Way Away Landskrona Museum and Etnografiska Museet Stockholm (2018, 2019), Struktur Avesta Art (2016) and Another Story at Moderna Museet Stockholm (2011).