Daniel Götesson (), known as EKTA, is a Swedish artist, currently based in .

EKTA works across numerous mediums, encompassing drawing, collage, painting, sculpture, textile, large wall works, animation, performance, installation, and music. His practice is characterized by a willingness to take bold risks, both in its literal sense as well as artistically. In the context of where he makes his work and in his ongoing investigation into new materials and visual language. When discussing his work, EKTA emphasizes the importance of failure as a way of moving forward, and challenging established structures. This subversive nature of his work, comes through both in his process and use of materials as well as in his imagery, ranging from pure abstraction to combining formal elements with figurative elements, often appropriating patterns, symbols, iconography and figures in outlines or as colored silhouettes. / Bea Marklund


Våga Se 2012

One year working grant

Byggnads Cultural grant

Västra Götalandsregionens cultural grant

Two year working grant

Göteborgs stads Cultural grant 2019

Teg Publishing Residency grant 2019

Represented by Galleri Thomassen () and Mini Galerie (). Slika Gallery (Lyon) Alice Gallery (Brussels)



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(Website by Lundgren+Lindqvist)

Solo Exhibitions

  • Tack Vare På Grund Av, Hamnmagasinet, Varberg
  • When Is, Alice Gallery, Brussels
  • Everything You Don't Have To Do, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg
  • What It Do, Katrineholms Konsthall, Katrineholm
  • Interrupting Myself, Mini Galerie, Amsterdam
  • WASHWASH, Industrigatan 12, Stockholm
  • A Feeling Itself, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg
  • I Can't Help You, Tegn Artspace, Jyderup
  • Non + Figuration, Ronneby Konsthall, Ronneby
  • No Chorus, Nevven, Gothenburg
  • Failures & Unknowns, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg
  • Self-Contained, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg
  • Community, Krets, Malmö
  • Structures & Figures, Nexus Gallery, Reims
  • Untitled, Trollhättans Konsthall, Trollhättan
  • Untitled, Galleri Lars Bolin, Östersund
  • Heaps, Nordhems konst, Gothenburg
  • Untitled, Värmlandskonstfrämjande, Karlstad
  • Foggy Notion, Rojo Maquina, Madrid

Duo Exhibitions

  • Soon Forward, Le Fix Gallery, Copenhagen,
  • 50X70 with Eric Magassa, Mini Galerie, Amsterdam,
  • Late for Meeting with Eric Magassa, Sjöfartsverket, Norrköping,
  • Ekta & Dave the Chimp, The Don Gallery, Milano,
  • Cannibal Minds with DEM, M.O.H.S Gallery, Copenhagen,
  • Art Fou with Rosenkrands, M.O.H.S Gallery, Copenhagen,

Select Group Exhibitions

  • Flysch #2, SC Gallery, Bilbao,
  • Herd Group Show, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg,
  • Exposé 2020, Linköping, Linköping,
  • Out Of The Blue, Slika Galerie, Lyon,
  • Mini Galerie, Enter Art Fair, Copenhagen,
  • Graffuturism, Mirus Gallery, Denver USA,
  • RARO, Delimbo Gallery, Madrid Spain,
  • Flat Earth Trap, Slika Gallery, Lyon,
  • Easter groupshow, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg,
  • Wall Between, SC Gallery, Bilbao,
  • 18-XCI, Alice Gallery, Brussels,
  • Eddys Room, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg,
  • Avanzamento Progressivo, Fuorisalone, Milan,
  • Joy Of Destruction, Galerie 42B, Paris,
  • Realms II, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon,
  • Konvergenser #3, Nevven, Gothenburg,
  • Lilla Göteborg, Raum Vollreinigung, Berlin,
  • What In The World, Urban Nation, Berlin,
  • A LOT A LOT, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg,
  • Konvergenser #2, Nevven, Gothenburg,
  • Varför? Därför!, Örebro Konsthall, Örebro,
  • Unexpected Territory, Nevven, Gothenburg,
  • Collage II, Mini Galerie, Amsterdam,
  • Strange Cities, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens,
  • Suffering, Sundsvalls Konstförening, Sundsvall,
  • Mapping The City, Sommerset House, London,
  • Artmosphere Biennale, Moscow,
  • Surprised Recognition, Slika Gallery, Lyon,
  • Dear Bedfellows, Dear Painting, Fullersta Gård, Stockholm,
  • ORO, Konsthallen Trollhättan, Trollhättan,
  • Cedar's Graffiti Supply Store, Movement, Worcester,
  • Collage, Mini Galerie, Amsterdam,
  • Creature Festival, Lodi Park, Lodi,
  • Mynningsladdare, Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg,
  • Bang On The Beet, Watdafac Gallery, Madrid,
  • Vacation, Penthouse Gallery, Baltimore,
  • RISK, Galleri Thomassen, Gothenburg,
  • Out of Sth vol.3, BWA Gallery, Wroclaw,
  • Tombola, Azalea, Gothenburg,
  • Night of a 1000 Drawings, Lagerhuset, Gothenburg,
  • Family Show, Good Press Gallery, Glasgow,
  • Live Action Festival, Världskultur Museet, Gothenburg,
  • This Must Be The Place, Vasa Konsthall, Gothenburg,
  • Live Painting, Färgfabriken Norr, Östersund,
  • Tandragee Man, Market Place, Armagh,
  • Live Action Plus, VARA,
  • HIDE & SEEK, KRETS, Malmö,
  • Salon Schwarzenberg, Neurotitan gallery, Berlin,
  • Battlefield 6.0, Röda sten Konsthall, Gothenburg,
  • The Nordic Art Fair, Copenhagen,
  • Anniversary, M.O.H.S Gallery, Copenhagen,
  • Från Hällristning Till Graffiti, Mimershus, Kungälv,
  • Battlefield 5.0, Galleri Neon, Brösarp,
  • Untitled, Råhuset, Copenhagen,
  • Grafitta, Konsthallen, Gothenburg,
  • Friends Of The Endless Journey, Grasshut Gallery, Portland,
  • Cocido Madrileno, Rojo Maquina Gallery, Madrid,
  • Art Trek, Mekanik, Antwerpen,
  • Homemade Jam, Festival, Northern Ireland,
  • Aorta Alter Glory, Galleri Oro, Gothenburg,
  • Charming Suicide, Galleri Oro, Gothenburg,
  • Brand New Second Hand, Galleri Oro, Gothenburg,
  • What Collective & Friends, Workshop Gallery, Bristol,

Murals /​ Installations

  • Le M.U.R, St Etienne France,
  • Bien Urbain, Besancon France,
  • ALTrove Festival, Catanzaro,
  • Abecita Konstmuseum, Borås,
  • Majahuset Förskola, Lejonfastigheter, Linköping,
  • Casa di Quartoere, Inchiostro Festival, Alessandria,
  • Vodnjan, Croatia,
  • Lisa Sassgata, Göteborgs Kommun,
  • Hudiksvalls Sjukhus, Landstinget Gävleborg,
  • No Limit Borås, Borås,
  • Östersund Skidstadion, Östersund,
  • SGS Gibraltar, Gothenburg,
  • Canals Project, London,
  • Out of Sth, Wroclaw,
  • Kronan Bibliotek Kronogården, Trollhättan,
  • Växjöhem, Araby, Växjö,
  • Gdansk Monumental Art Festival, ,
  • Sollidens förskola, Östersund,
  • Fysiken, Gothenburg,

Book / Magazine Features

  • 160 Faces, ll'Editions,
  • Fluxed, Stick It,
  • Ekta Sketchbooks I-III, ll'Editions,
  • The World Atlas of Street Art & Graffiti, Yale Press,
  • Next Illustration, Thames & Hudson,
  • Popper Magazine, Issue #2-4,
  • The New York Times, 17 December,
  • The New York Times, 14 December,
  • The New York Times, 10 December,
  • The New York Times, 4 December,
  • The New York Times, 23 November,
  • The New York Times, 20 September,
  • The New York Times, 13 May,
  • Anthology, Museums Press,
  • Behind Illustration, Index Books,
  • Juxtapoz, May issue,
  • Faktum, Issue #81,
  • Galago, Issue #96,
  • Faktum, Issue #79,
  • Det Grymma Svärdet, Issue #2,
  • Faktum, Issue #77,
  • Modart #, Issue #14,
  • Modart, Issue #2,
  • Världens Ende, Issue #2,
  • Stick ‘em Up, Booth Clibborn,
  • Playground Sweden, Dokument,
  • Streetart Stockholm, Max Ström,
  • Street Sketchbook, Thames & Hudson,
  • From Concrete To Canvas II, Laurence King,
  • New Skateboard Graphics, Mark Batty Publishers,
  • Outside The Lines, Laurence King Publishing,
  • Tuon Magazine, Issue #3,