Fia Backström is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. She represented Sweden in the Venice Biennale 2011 and was included the Whitney Biennial 2008, and Greater New York, PS1 (2016). She was the artist represented for the Artist's Institute season of fall 2015. Her work has been shown in numerous international institutional exhibitions including: MoMA (2010), White Columns (2008), and the Kitchen (2007), New York; Centre George Pompidou, Paris (2019); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2019, 2010); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; The Baltic, Newcastle (2009); Tranzit, Prague (2008); and the Serpentine Gallery, London (2007). Her writings have been published in magazines such as Artforum, Art on Paper and North Drive Press. Her books include COOP A-Script, Primary Information (2016) and Fia Backström, Sternberg press (2011). In 2018 she received the Bernard Heidsieck Literary Prize - Centre Pompidou. She is represented by Callicoon Fine Arts in New York.
Backström studied at the University of Stockholm and Columbia University for her undergraduate studies, and received an M.F.A. from Konstfack University of College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm.