Tris Vonna-Michell

Tris Vonna­-Michell stages installations and performs narrative structures, using spoken word, sound compositions and photography. The narratives he relates pan between historical events and personal anecdotes which are reinvented through their disparate associations. Vonna­-Michell's works are context­specific and extend over years. Layering and renegotiating the inherent formal, material and narrative structures he performs what he terms a "narrative of form" in which multiple facets defy conventions and retain their elusive qualities.


Tris Vonna­-Michell (1982, Rochford, UK) is based in Stockholm. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art as well as the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. His works are in the permanent collections of the Tate Modern, London, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris, among other institutions. He is represented by Jan Mot in Brussels and Mexico City, Metro Pictures in New York City, T293 in Rome and Overduin and Kite in Los Angeles.

Recent exhibitions


Vox, Montreal
Centre George Pompidou, Paris


MUSAC in León, Secession, Vienna and Mudam, Luxembourg


9th Shanghai Biennale
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Hayward Gallery, London