Madeleine Hatz is an international artist based in Sweden. 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 winters. Her painting and performance work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums in Europe and the US, and documented in videos, films, and texts.

painting “Planet S,” 2016


photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger


“Camouflage Palette” 2011
70 cm x 50 cm (28 x 20 inches)
pumice, flocking, sand, pigment, enamel, oil on canvas
photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger


“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.


“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