Britta Marakatt-Labba

Britta Marakatt-Labba was born in 1951 and grew up in a reindeer herding family in the Saarivuoma Sámi village. She began her artistic career in 1979 after completing her studies at the School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg. Early on, she and other newly educated Sámi artists worked to build and establish a Sámi artists’ organisation. Her major international breakthrough came in 2017 when her twenty-four metres long embroidery Historja was shown at the contemporary art exhibition Documenta 14. For her art and artistic accomplishments, she has received several awards and cultural prizes, including the Illis Quorum (2017), the Stig Dagerman Prize (2019), and the Prince Eugen Medal (2020). In 2022 she participated in the main exhibition of the Venice Biennale and in 2024 she will show an extensive retrospective exhibition at the National Museum in Oslo, Norway.

New book

Sággan mailmmit/Brodrade världar/Stitched Worlds is the second monograph on Britta Marakatt-Labba's artistry. Embroidered Stories (2010) followed her art from its debut in the late 1970s until 2010. This publication, the sister volume Stitched Worlds, guides to Marakatt-Labba's art from 2011 until today. Stitched Worlds is fully trilingual – Sami, Swedish, and English.


The following embroideries by Britta Marakatt-Labba are all sold. Are you interested in new works?
Please email Sara Röder

  • Beneath the Starry sky / Nástealmmi vuolde

    Embroidery / applique, 2022
    40 x 52.5 cm

  • Sustainable fuel - reindeer lichen / Bistevaš Boaldámuš Jeagil

    Embroidery, 2022/2023
    43 x 62 cm

  • Čokču

    Embroidery / appliqué, 2021
    22 x 28.5 cm