Nygårds Karin Bengtsson (born in Mora, Sweden, 1972) works with staged photography. She has a background studying both theatre and documentary photography before entering art school; University of Art and Design (Aalto University), Helsinki, Finland, from where she holds a Master of Fine Arts (2003).
Her background is visible in her photographic works, the theatrical and the ordinary take place side by side, fiction and reality is interwoven with each other.
Nygårds Karin has had numerous solo exhibitions at Art Museums and Art Galleries mainly in Sweden. Her - to date - largest exhibition was on display during the autumn of 2015 at Fotografiska (The Photography Museum) in Stockholm, Sweden. Next autumn, 2021, she will be shown in an even larger exhibition at the Zorn Museum, Sweden. She is represented at e.g. Malmö Art Museum and The National Public Art Council, Sweden.