Fredrik Svensk

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Fredrik Svensk, born 1974, is an art critic based in Gothenburg, Sweden.

At Valand School of Fine Arts, University of Gothenburg, he is a part-time lecturer teaching art and culture theory and is running the Valand Seminar for Advanced Art Theory.[1]

From 2011 he is the Editor-in-Chief at Paletten Art Journal, with Milou Allerholm and Sinziana Ravini, focusing on how to rething the notion of autonomy with contemporary art and politics ( From 2011 he is a staff writer and member or the editorial group at

2004-2007 he was a contributing editor and staff writer at Paletten Art Journal, and has been contributing to journals, books and newspapers such as: Glänta, SITE MAGAZINE, Paletten, Sarai Reader, Neue Review, Anarchitecture, Paris, Res Publica, Aftonbladet kultur, Helsingborgs Dagblad and Göteborgs-Posten. He has also been translating texts by writers such as Gilles Deleuze.

Recent curatorial projects (with Lisa Rosendahl and Henrik Andersson) at Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg:

  • Äkta vara (true being / true commodity) 2007 was an investigating of different contemporary processes of subjectivation, with artists Debora Elgeholm, Annika Eriksson, Isabell Heimerdinger, Saskia Holmkvist, Katya Sander and Carey Young.
  • Art after Education, 2008 reexaminend critical aspects of the method used in Adrian Pipers work Bach Whistled, 1970, by putting it into a contemporary socio-political context, with works by artists like Elke Marhöfer, Ida Börjel, Malmö Free University for Women.


  1. ^ Valand Teachers, accessed 2010-05-25