Niclas Hallberg works in video, photo, installation and performance. His experimental works deals with questions
concerning identities, masculinity and humanity. He is using the moving picture to express feelings, create inpressions and document performances.
He often uses himself as an instrument and actor and hereby he creates a feeling of intimacy and individuality.
Niclas Hallberg has participated in a great number of solo and group exhibitions in Sweden and abroad. He has long experience of arranging and leading workshops in a varity of creative contexts.
Niclas Hallberg is engaged in several international art projects focused on collaborational exchanges resulting in exhibitions,
video-screenings and residencies around the world.
Niclas Hallberg founded Formverk (art zone) 2004, an independent project-based exhibition association,
together with Stina Pehrsdotter.


Seven Seals

Performance for Anders Weberg´s 7hours and 20 minutes trailer who was filmed in one single take with no cuts for the worlds longest film Ambiance "720 hours ".
Stina Pehrsdotter and me interpreted the chess game from Ingemar Bergmans film The Seventh Seal



Second Circle

Two channel video installation

Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden 2015



Frequency Three

Sight spesific land art installation in the Rejmyre forest , Sweden 2015



Frequency Two

Three channel video installation

Amiralen, Nossebro, Sweden 2015


Frequncy One

Five channel video installation

WaterTowerArtFest, Sofia, Bulgaria 2014
ArtVideoScreeening, Konstfrämjandet, Örebro; Sweden 2012
Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden 2012



Ink Drawings

70x100 cm

Decembersalon, Katrineholms Konsthall, Sweden 2014
WTAF; Sofia Arsenal – Museum for contemporary art, Sofia, Sulgaria



The Great Q

Photo, Video and Performanc.

INEX Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia 2014




Performance at IMAF , Novi Sad ,Serbia 2014


  Wonderland, video-object,

Rabbits have for several years appeared in contemporary art. After observing this phenomenon over and over again, we became tired of it and decided to act on this fact. We made the video for this installation as a reaction to the unconsidered way artists use the white rabbit as a symbol of something incomprehensible.

Art for animals is an unexplored area on the contemporary art scene, and we want to analyze how animals react to being exposed to the arts. We find it interesting to show art for an unexpected and unusual audience and has previously conducted a performance of horses.

Watertower art fest, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2012


  ”What the fuck are we doing”, prints on vinyl
PAUS&PLAY five chanel video installation

Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden 2012





  Travel and Art, video and installation made during a residence in Treasure Hill artist village.

Traffic jam, Treasure Hill artist village, Taipei, Taiwan 2012


  Art of eating, Performance, 2011

Live streaming performance by Niclas Hallberg & Stina Pehrsdotter for the opening of EXQUISITE CORPSE VIDEO PROJECT vol.3

at Ateliê397, São Paulo, Brazil.


  Portraits of video installation

The interactive video installation Portraits of ... deals with the self-portrait as an expression - by combining filmed portraits of the artists with the audience's sketched portraits, issues are raised concerning the origin, originality, self-image and meaning in contemporary life. Automatically similarities and differences uncovers, which are rooted in the artist's identification of himself and the viewer's spontaneous sketched self-portrait as a personal identifier.

V.art11, Värnamo, Sweden, 2011
Galleri 69, Oslo, Norway, 2011


  Target, objects

Military Art, Formverk (art zone), Eskilstuna, Sweden 2011
Art In The Greenbox, Skottvång, Sweden



Inner Departure

A cooperation project between Stina Pehrsdotter and Niclas Hallberg. Misplaced human beings, lost and disoriented in untouched nature. Can we exist together, both nature and humans, both the real person and the unattainable, imaginary inner of yourself?
xhibitons for Inner Departure

Galleri 69, Oslo, Norway
June, Watertower Art Fest, Sofia, Bulgaria
Galerija SULUV-a, Novi Sad, Serbia
Galerija SULUJ, Belgrade, Serbia
V.art09, Värnamo, Sweden
Garageprojektet, Hammenhög, Sweden
Formverk, Eskilstuna, Sweden


  Neo Verus - three-channel video installation,

To show yourself shelterless and unbarked is a strong act, with associations to religious ceremonies and erotic situations.

Neo Verus is concerning masculinity and purification. An obvious male activity transfered to a ritual performance. By peeling the masculinity away, the inner can appear. The refining process elucidates in closeup scenes with a sexual undertone.

Set in concrete, Chic art fair, Paris 2011
Watertower art fest, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2010
Culturen, Västerås, Sweden, 2010
Eskilstuna, Sweden, 2009
Rauland kunstforening, Norway, 2009
Salon of Video Art, Atopia, Oslo 2009
Untuvasade, Galleria Huuto, Helsinki, Finland, 2009


  Self Bound
A combination of frustration and pleasure in a situation where you not are able to satisfy yourself.

D.A.R.E October 2010
The Danger Art Rage Erotic – International Video Project
will have his worldwide debut at the 4th IN and OUT Festival held in Gdansk (Poland).Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland

Curator: Alberto Guerreiro

2 Bataclan InterNacional, Mexico City, Mexico 2012



Photo, video and performance. An ethno-sociological research of the Finnish-Swedish peasantry outdoor plays, their environment and tradition in light of the sport's
general historical changes and social significance.

Art happens, Formverk, 2010
Galleria Å, Turku, Finland, 2010
Alt_Cph 10 In Space

Folklore studies web page

Folklore studies 2010, video 7.26 min


  American Dream

First prize winner at the
Gornji Milanovac, Serbia

September 2010,

Mohsen Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Curated by Sohrab M. Kashani and Alison Williams



Infectious Manipulation, Virtual Performance

The negative impact that ego has on listening skills is major because ego dictates the perspective from which we listen. “The concept is to visualize other people’s infectious power and egocentric orientation. You have to protect yourself from outer impact, from non-listeners and self-absorbed humans, and create a shelter to maintain your own strength.“

Stina Pehrsdotter and Niclas Hallberg performed for Manipulated Image curated by Alysse Stepanian Friday, March 12, 2010 Santa Fe Complex
Santa Fe, USA.

George Waters Gallery, Elmira, NY, USA 2011
State Of The Art Gallery, NY Ithaca, USA, 2010
Manipulated Images, Santa Fe, USA, 2010
manipulated image
m o m e n t emagazine


  Homage to Pipilotti Rist and Kevin Coyne 2008, video 4.56 min

In "You Called Me Jacky", Pipilotti Rist mimes to a Kevin Coyne song, interspersing the images with shots of passing scenery viewed from a train window. As Rist, Niclas Hallberg creates a remix of fantasy and the everyday. While Rist mimes to the late great Kevin Coyne's Jackie and Edna (1973), looking like a cross between Annie Lennox and George Formby, Hallberg performs his own singing playing up the icon status. As in Rist, the simplicity of this video is what makes it so endearing and an enigmatic and emotive piece.

Hallberg explains that what brought him to create his piece was the love for Rist's work and that his homage is not a copy, but it conveys the same thought and feelings as her piece. And follows by saying that his intention was to make it as similar as possible to the original, singing, performing and playing the guitar himself.

text Alicia Felberbaum, m o m e n t emagazine


  73 days for human rights

Selected for the Swedish participation at the 9th International Bienniale for Miniature Art, Gornji Milanovac,Serbia 2008

2x3 cm videoscreen in plastic box 10x10x10cm, 4.00 min loop.
Silkscreen on plastic 10x10 cm

SSazmanab Project Gallery, 2010, Tehran, Iran
Curated by Sohrab M. Kashani and Alison Williams