Fredrik Svensk


Enheten för konsthantverk och fri
Kristinelundsgatan 6-8
41137 Göteborg
Box 131
40530 Göteborg

Om Fredrik Svensk

Fredrik Svensk is an art theorist, active as a writer, critic, educator, editor and curator.

His current research project is on art criticism & biopolitics.

Editor-in-chief and publisher of Paletten Art Journal. Paletten.net

Svensk regulary writes for Artforum International https://www.artforum.com Kunstkritikk Kunstkritikk.com Aftonbladet Kultur https://www.aftonbladet.se/kultur/konst Member the research collective OTCOP. Co-translater of Gilles Deleuze's Différence et Répétition. He co-curated the national pavilion of Bosnien & Herzegovina, at the Venice Biennale 2017. Other 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.

In his teaching at Valand Academy his 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.