Karin Wegsjö received her education in film and theatre at The Dramatic Institute in Stockholm, at Universitá degli studi in Bologna and in the Theatre and Film Academy in Bucharest. She is the author of many short features and documentary films which have been screened both at home and abroad and won prices at festivals, among others the National film price Guldbaggen, the Golden Gate award and best short documentary at Karlv Vary.

Wegsjö also directs and writes for the stage and has had productions at Riksteatern, Örebro Länsteater and Teater Västernorrland among others and worked as set designer with productions at Stockholms Stadsteater, Dramaten, The Royal Opera etc.

She has taught at The Dramatic Institute and at Konstfack, and has been invited to give lectures in China, Australia and Göteborg. Wegsjö is the author/director of several films for the Nobel Museum as well as the initiator of the science film festival, FILM & SCIENCE (2012-2015) for the same museum.

In 2009 she started the Nu-institutet with the artist Janna Holmstedt.
Nu-institutet [the Now Institute] is an independent and non-political organization dedicated to the investigation of contemporary society with art as an interdisciplinary tool. www.nu-institutet.org

More recently she has developed, together with the science communicator Eva Krutmiejer the concept of Twists; short films inspired by science/social science research in a form that awakes your curiosity and cheers the complexity.

Wegsjö is currently in postproduction for a long feature documentary and is a member of the artist group (P)art of the Biomass. She is also in the team for Humus Economicus, an artistic and social science research project at Statens historiska museum that focus on the question of soil and soilblindness.


  • Fluent : English
  • Good: Italian
  • Limited: Romanian, Spanish, French, German

Contact at karin@wegsjo.se