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Fredrik Svensk

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Fredrik Svensk (born 1974) is an art critic and curator and based in Gothenburg, Sweden.

He is a part-time lecturer at Valand School of Fine Arts, University of Gothenburg, where he teaches art and culture theory and runs the Valand Seminar for Advanced Art Theory.[1]

Since 2011[citation needed] he has been editor-in-chief at Paletten,[2] with Milou Allerholm and Sinziana Ravini. Also since 2011, he has been a staff writer and member or the editorial group at Kunstkrtikk, another art magazine. He has also contributed pieces to newspapers Helsingborgs Dagblad and Göteborgs-Posten, among others, and translated texts by writers such as Gilles Deleuze.

As a curator, Svensk has helped to develop the following exhibitions at Röda Sten Konsthall, Gothenburg, in collaboration with Lisa Rosendahl and Henrik Andersson:

  • Äkta vara (true being / true commodity), 2007. An investigation 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. Reexamined critical aspects of the method used in Adrian Piper's work Bach Whistled, 1970, by putting it into a contemporary socio-political context, with works by artists like Elke Marhöfer, Ida Börjel, and Malmö Free University for Women.


  1. Valand Teachers Archived 2011-08-16 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 2010-05-25
  2. Sutton, Kate (17 May 2017). "Politics by Other Means". Artforum. Retrieved 2020-08-27. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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