Nils Agdler (b.1969) is a visual artist, photographer and filmmaker living in Stockholm. He holds a MFA from Konstfack in Stockholm and a degree in Fine Arts at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg. He is currently working as an artist and freelance photographer and has previously been working as a teacher in photography at Konstfack. In his artistic practice Nils Agdler is interested in contemporary social and visual phenomena, representation and history, culture and nature, primarily working in the fields of photography and film. Over the past 20 years, he has worked on issues that concern men and masculinities and in 2018 he had a retrospective solo show in Östersund, Sweden, where all works related to this theme. Recently, he has also collaborated with other artists on issues such as post-humanism, climate change and colonialism.
Nils Agdler and artist/filmmaker Timo Menke have been engaged in several long-term collaborative projects, such as the male choir project Brothers to Sisters (2018-) and Gifted Men (2015), dealing with commercial anonymous sperm donation i Denmark. Their work have recently been shown at OSTRALE BIENNALE O21 in Dresden, Germany (2021), Pori Art Museum, Finland (2018), Ahlbergshallen in Östersund, Sweden (2018), International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany (2018), 35th Kasseler Dokfest, Germany (2018), Exground filmfest in Wiesbaden, Germany (2018), Sheffield Fringe Artists Moving Image Festival, UK (2016), Gallery Verkligheten in Umeå (2015) and Kalmar Art Museum (2015) in Sweden. Since 2018 he is also collaborating with the artist/publisher Fröydi Laszlo, investigating relations between humans and non-humans in Heartstone (2018) and in the ongoing project The Pest (2018-). Participated in the group show "Analogue Funny Weather" at Eldhunden/Konstnärshuset in October 2020 and is now working with several book projects.
He has recently been officially selected and awarded at film festivals such as London and Los Angeles Super Shorts Film Festivals, Shockfest Film Festival, Obskuur Ghent Film Festival, Defy Film Festival in Nashville, 24th Très Court International Film Festival, Sydney World Film Festival, Berlin Flash Film Festival and Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen.