Madeleine Hatz is an international artist based in Sweden since 2015. She was born in Lund and educated at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. She lived and worked in New York for three decades, and in Beijing for three years. Her painting and performance work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums, and documented in videos, films, and texts.

painting “Planet S,” 2016


installation of “Songs from the Underground,” Royal Academy of Art, Stockholm, November 2017
footage by Jelena Mila, M.A.M.M.A Production


“The Way of the Paradox,” 2016
198 cm x 193 cm (78 x 76 inches)
shredded car tire, pigment, medium, oil on canvas
private collection, Stockholm


“June 4, 1989”
performance June 4th 2014 , 5:00 PM at Stureplan, Stockholm
calligraphy in water on linen canvas: Chinese characters for 6 and 4
an LED advertising display screen over Stureplan square simultaneously displays a video clip from Beijing: a barefoot, burlap-clad figure walking slowly across Tiananmen Square before being detained by police.

sculptures / site-specific works

“Rubble Crime Scene”
steel, plaster, pigment, knife, rubber gloves
exhibition “Rubble Land” at ArtNation Projects, New York City, May 2000


“Blood for Oil: Fountain at Rockefeller Center”
March 19, 2005, 3:00 PM, Rockefeller Center, New York City
direct action by “Breaking the War Machine” on 2nd anniversary of US Invasion of Iraq