Carl Hammoud

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Hammoud in 2015

Carl Hammoud (born 3 April 1976) is a Swedish artist. He was educated at the Valand Academy i Gothenburg and primarily works as a painter. Many of his paintings depict sterile interior environments such as offices and libraries, which are given a timeless and sometimes fantastical quality.[1]

In 2012 he received Åke Andréns konstnärsstipendium, which with a prize sum of 500,000 kronor is Sweden's richest art prize.[2]

His paintings of piles of chairs inspired an installation piece in the 2017 film The Square, which satirizes the art world.[3]


  1. ^ Poellinger, Clemens; Treijs, Erica (16 December 2007). "Samtidskonst gäller för Carl Hammoud". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Största konstpriset i Sverige utdelat". Sveriges Radio (in Swedish). 27 August 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  3. ^ Boucher, Brian (9 November 2017). "'The Art World Is Hard to Satirize': Ruben Östlund on Sending Up Curators in His Award-Winning Film 'The Square'". Artnet. Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Retrieved 10 July 2018.

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