ArtistMarkus ÅkessonResidesSweden
Berg Gallery
Galerie Da-End
Stockholm, Sweden

Galerie Da-End

Paris, France
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About the artist

Markus Åkesson (b. 1975) lives and works in Nybro, Småland, Sweden. He has been participating in a large number of exhibitions at galleries, art fairs and institutions in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, London, Vilnius and Sweden.

Markus had an early focus on the French art scene and has made several solo exhibitions at Galerie Da-End in Paris (the most recent in the winter of 2022-2023, with the solo exhibition “The Roses of Heliogabalus”) and the French art fairs Galeristes, Art Paris and YIA Art Fair. In Sweden he is represented by Berg Gallery in Stockholm, where he has shown his works in several solo and group exhibitions since 2021.

Markus Åkesson is the 1st Place Winner of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2023, RAYMAR Traditional Art Award.

Artwork Themes & Subject Matter

Markus Åkesson is interested in esoteric spaces, meeting points, vanishing gaps between the hidden and the show, dream and reality, life and death. It is a quest that unfolds before our eyes, a quest for meaning and a search for spiritualities. Then you can’t help but think about those faces, that are always hidden from us. Faces that carry the greatest mysteries of mankind, and its most absolute thoughts. Wouldn’t they be the object of this research? A painting by Magritte comes to mind, a magnificent kiss from two veiled lovers, an impersonal embrace, universal love. In all these works, hidden behind a succession of mythical motifs, lies human nature and all its secrets.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Solo exhibition: “New Works”Berg Gallery
Galerie Da-End
Stockholm, Sweden
Group exhibition: “À Perte de Vue”Galerie Da-End
Paris, France
Group exhibition: “Serendipity”
curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
Haven Gallery
Northport, NY. USA



2011 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), University of South Australia, South Australia, Australia.

Selected Solo Exhibition


The Roses of Heliogabalus, Galerie Da-End, Paris, France

The Trailing Moss and Mystic Glow, duo exhibition with Ellen Ehk, Kosta Art Gallery, Kosta, Sweden


Skogens Hjärta, duo exhibition with Ellen Ehk, VIDA Museum, Öland, Sweden

Now You See Me, Berg Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden


Strange Days, Galerie Da-End, Paris, France


Insomnia, VIDA Museum, Borgholm, Öland, Sweden

Sleeping Beauty, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden

Let Me Sleep Through the Night, Galerie Da-End, Paris, France

Selected Group Exhibitions


Jubilee Exhibition in Glass, and Uutdoor Re-production of Paintings, Solliden Palace, Öland, Sweden

Faces Cachées, La Manufacture, Museum of Textile Creation and History, Roubaix, France

The Council Buildings Justus Lipsius, European Council, exhibition with Ellen Ekh Åkesson, Brussels, Berlin

Exuberance, Jonathan F. Kugel – Cabinet de Curiosités Contemporain, Brussels, Berlin

Cabinet XII, Galerie Da-End, Paris, France


Print & Paint, Kasteel d’Ursel, Berlin

Market Art Fair, Liljevalchs Konsthall, with Berg Gallery, Sweden

Le Jardin, Miroir du Monde, Château du Rivau, Lémeré, France

Asile in Wonderland, Galerie Da-End, Paris, France


Swedish Design Movement, with Kosta Boda, Centre Culturel Suédois, Paris, France


Cabinet X, Galerie Da-End, Paris, France


Cabinet Da-End 09, Galerie Da-End, Paris, France

Sculpture exhibition, Curated by Galleri Kamras, Solliden Royal Palace, Öland, Sweden

Galeristes, Carreau du Temple, Paris, France


Loup Y Es/Tu?, with: Markus Åkesson, Lucy Glendinning & Sarah Jérôme ,Maisons-Laffitte, France

La Fabrique Du Regard, Frances Fondation, Senlis, France

Cabinet Da-End 08, Galerie Da-End, Paris, France


Less is More, KIRK Gallery, Aalborg, Denmark

Group Exhibition, Krapperups Konsthall, Höganäs, Swedden

Cabinet Da-End 07, Galerie Da-End, Paris, France

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