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Fredrik Svensk


Fredrik Svensk

Postal Address: Box 131, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Kristinelundsgatan 6-8 , 41137 Göteborg

Crafts and Fine Art at HDK-Valand - Academy of Art and Design (More Information)
Box 131
405 30 Göteborg
031-786 10 00
Visiting Address: Kristinelundsgatan 6-8 , Göteborg

About Fredrik Svensk

Fredrik Svensk is active as a writer, critic, educator, editor and curator. Lecturer in Art Theory, Editor-in-chief of Paletten Art Journal. Critic at and Aftonbladet, and member the research collective OTCOP. In his research and teaching he is specialized on the biopolitics of art.

In his teaching at Valand focus on the intersection between artistic research and practice, history of aesthetics and art, continental philosophy; and critical perspectives on art and society such as queer feminist, post-colonial, marxist theory, institutional critique and non-anthropocentrism. Co-translater of Gilles Deleuze's Différence et Répétition.


Selected curatorial projects include ÄKTA VARA (True Being / True Commodity), 2007 investigating different contemporary processes of subjectivation, with artists Debora Elgeholm, Annika Eriksson, Isabell Heimerdinger, Saskia Holmkvist, Katya Sander and Carey Young. ART AFTER EDUCATION, 2008 re-examined the critical aspects of the method used in Adrian Piper’s work Bach Whistled, 1970, by putting it into a contemporary socio-political context in tandem with works by artists Elke Marhöfer, Ida Börjel and Malmö Free University for Women.


Recent essays:

Selected recent criticism:
Contemporary, all to contemporary, 2014

Selected book essays

Work, Work, Work, Sternberg Press:2012

Bodil Furu - the aesthetics of investigation, Torpodo press: 2012

No, I am not a toad, I am a turtle!, Elke Marhöfer, Archive books: 2012

Latest publications

University of disaster
Fredrik Svensk
2017-05-13 to 2017-11-26 La Biennale di Venezia - The 57th International Art Exhibition – Viva Arte Viva / National Pavilion of Bosnia and HerzegovinaArt exhibition and book in English, Artwork 2017

Upp till kamp i köket
Fredrik Svensk
Aftonbladet kultur, Book review 2017
Book review

Fredrik Svensk
Artforum International, Magazine article 2017
Magazine article

On the biopolitical aspect of critique on contemporary swedish higher art education.
Fredrik Svensk
"The Possibilities and Challenges of Art Education from Swedish and Turkish perspectives”. The Swedish Consulate, Istanbul April 5th 2017Svenska konsulatet, Istanbul , Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

On the genealogy of critique in contemporary art: Towards a new concept of critique without human yardsticks
Fredrik Svensk
Critical Studies, University of Gothenburg. Feb 3rd 2017, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

A new philosophy of nature? - Biopolitical aspects of the non-anthropocentric turn in contemporary art. Lecture
Fredrik Svensk
Royal Institute of Art. Stockholm April 7th 2017, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Anastasia Ax
Fredrik Svensk
ARTFORUM INTERNATIONAL , Magazine article 2016
Magazine article

Survival Machines
Fredrik Svensk, Magazine article 2016
Magazine article

14 december
Fredrik Svensk, Magazine article 2016
Magazine article

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School of Photography at University of Gothenburg 2009
Sinziana Ravini, Fredrik Svensk, Lasse Lindkvist, Julia Tedroff, Julia Bencivenni et al.
Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Edited book 2009
Edited book


(Im)possibilities for a Non-fascist Art Academy within the Bologna process.
Fredrik Svensk
Konferensmaterial, till The First International Deleuze Studies Conference "One or Several Deleuzes?", Conference contribution 2008
Conference contribution


Äkta Vara
Fredrik Svensk
Röda Sten konsthall , Göteborg, Röda Sten Konsthall, Other 2007

Samtidskonsten, en opålitlig kollega
Fredrik Svensk
Paletten, Magazine article 2007
Magazine article

Contemporary art, democracy and Capitalism - some speculations
Fredrik Svensk
Göteborgs 4:e internationella Konstbiennal , Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book

Konstkritiker under påverkan
Fredrik Svensk
Glänta, Magazine article 2007
Magazine article

From Russia with love
Fredrik Svensk
Site Magazine, Magazine article 2007
Magazine article


Om Konstens autonomi
Fredrik Svensk, Gabriella Håkansson
Res Publica, Magazine article 2006
Magazine article

En självmordspakt
Fredrik Svensk, Jenny Högström
Glänta, Magazine article 2006
Magazine article

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