Markus Åkesson Swedish, b. 1975


Markus Åkesson (b. 1975) lives and works in Nybro, Småland, Sweden. His work has been shown in a large number of exhibitions at galleries, art fairs, and institutions in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, London, Vilnius and Sweden. Åkesson had an early focus on the French art scene and has presented several solo exhibitions at Galerie Da-End in Paris (most recently "The Roses of Heliogabalus" in 2022–23), and participated at French art fairs such as Galeristes, Art Paris and YIA Art Fair. Recent solo exhibition venus include Solliden Royal Palace, Öland (2023), Market Art Fair, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm (2022), VIDA Museum, Borgholm (2021), Berg Gallery, Stockholm (2021), and Kalmar Konstmuseum (2018).


Åkesson is represented in the collections of Fondation Francès (FR), The Public Art Agency of Sweden, VIDA Museum (SE), Smålands Museum (SE), Château du Rivau (FR), Alice Walton Family Collection (US), and Jacques-Antoine Granjon Collection (FR). He has made several public commissions, the most recent being the bronze sculpture "When the leaves come falling down" for a burial chapel in Småland, Sweden, and the most controversial being the large painting "Sleeping Beauty" which was relocated from the entrance of the Swedish elementary school that commissioned the work in 2017.