CV

SUSANNE EWERLÖF

Freelance Curator and Project Manager

CV

 

EDUCATION

2017- 2018

MRes Curatorial Knowledge, Goldsmiths University of London

 

2016

Master of Arts: Culture, Society and Media Production, Linköping University 120 ECTS

2010

Entrepreneurship for Art Professionals, Linköping University, 15 ECTS

2007-2010

Bachelor of Arts: Culture, Society and Media production, Linköping University, 180 ECTS

2004-2006

Birkagården Art School, Stockholm. 2-year program

2005

Art Criticism, Södertörns College 7,5 ECTS

2003

Art History, Stockholm University, 60 ECTS

 

SKILLS

 

Swedish: Native Language

English: Professional proficiency

Good computer skills

Drivers Licence

 

 

WORK

 

EMPLOYMENTS AND LONG LASTING ENGAGEMENTS

 

2015 - on-going

Curator, Audience Development

Fullersta Gård - Huddinge Municipality Art Centre

 

2009 - 2010, 2014 - 2016

Founding Director and Head Curator

Verkstad konsthall, Norrköping

The non-for-profit art space makes art exhibitions and projects in Norrköping and internationally and is financed by public funding from the Municipality of Norrköping, The Östergötland Region and the Swedish Arts Council. We have received project funding from Svenska Institutet, Längmanska Kulturfonden, Sparbankstiftelsen Alfa, Kulturbryggan, Linköping University Art Fund and many more.

 

2014 - 2016

Curator, Board member and part of the Selection Committee

Norrköping International Artist-In-Residence Program

The program offered travels, accomodation, a stipend and production funds and was financed with public funding from IASPIS, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme, The Swedish Arts Council, The Nordic Culture Point, The Municipality of Norrköping and the Östergötland Region.

Participating Artists: Natasha Rosling (UK) Johanna Adebäck (SE) Anna Hess (FR) Quynh Vantu (US) Vanja Sandell Billström (SE) Vijai Patchineelem (BRA) Sindri Leifsson (IS) och Unni Gjertsen (NO).

 

2012 - 2014

Curator and Project Manager

Norrköping Art Museum

 

2010 - 2012

Program Coordinator

Norrköping Art Museum

2008-2010

Seasonal work as guide, host, administrator and work leader.

Julita gård, Nordiska Museet

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

 

 

2017

 

Curator

The (L)one and Only | July 15

Gallería Ruby, Buenos Aires

Video Screening with works by Elin Magnusson, Jenny Palén and Catti Brandelius. In the context of the exhibition PintorAs, curated by Carmen Ferreyra.

 

Project Manager

CPR 2017 : Baltic Sea | September - October

Tallin, Stockholm, Oslo, Malmö and Copenhagen

Curatorial Program for Research (CPR) is a residency format for curators exploring various local art scenes in the world. The Baltic Sea edition will bring a group of eight curators to a number of cities in the Baltic/Nordic region.

 

 

2016

 

Co-curator

Exchanging Notes | Part I: February | Part II: December

Norrköping, various venues

A series of seminars in Norrköping bringing local and international artists together for talks, presentations and workshops.

Selected parts of the program such as performances and screenings is public and presented at Verkstad konsthall, Norrköping Art Museum and public space. Part I was curated with Naz Cuguoğlu and Part II with Mykola Ridnyi. Workshops were led by Liv Strand. The project is a collaboration with Iaspis is the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists.

 

Curator

Escaping Space | May 28- October 2

Fullersta Gård, Stockholm

A group exhibition with installations, paintings and video works by eight artists who are interested in the rules that govern physical reality. This is done by demonstrating its conditions and sometimes by suggesting ways out of the present moment. They examine the possibility to move between real and imaginary places through the power of thought or sensory impulses.

Participating artists: Louise Blad, Kah Bee Chow, Paul Fägerskiöld, Harpa Dögg Kjartansdóttir, Katarina Nord, Jenny Palén, Maja Rohwetter and Aykan Safoğlu.

 

Co-curator with Naz Cuguoğlu

IdentityLab Sessions | May 20-21

Istanbul, various venues

A two-day event including workshops, screenings, performances and a panel discussion at the Consulate General of Sweden, DEPO and the Galata Greek Primary School. Participating Artists: Fikret Atay, Nancy Atakan, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Elmas Deniz, Işıl Eğrikavuk, Katarina Pirak Sikku, Liv Strand, Can Sungu, Lisa Torell, Ferhat Özgür. Program folder

 

Co-curator with Naz Cuguoğlu

IdentityLab

Turkey and Sweden, various venues in Stockholm, Jokkmokk, Norrköping, Batman and Istanbul

An exchange- and research project that engaged Swedish and Turkish artists and took place in various sites in the two countries during the spring of 2016. The project is a collaboration between Verkstad konsthall and the Istanbul-based Art Space maumau and the Turkish Curator Naz Cuguoğlu.

 

Curator

Don't look into Gypsy Eyes | Selma Selman | 20 February - 4 April

Fullersta Gård, Stockholm

Solo exhibition

 

 

2015

 

Curator

Becoming by Recalling - Att bli genom att blicka bakåt | May 23 – August 9

Passagen Konsthall, Linköping

A group exhibition about cultural heritage and identity. The project includes new commissioned works for Passagen Konsthall and public space as well as site specific installations in the Open-Air Museum Gamla (Old) Linköping. An international seminar was presented together with ACSIS research platform at Linköping University in May 2015. A 118 p catalouge accompanies the exhibition.

Participating Artists: Roxy Farhat (1984, Iran/Sweden), Silje Figenschou Thoresen (1978, Norway), Carola Grahn (1982, Sweden), Sasha Huber (1975, Switzerland/Finland) Sofia Hultin (1982, Sweden), Ingela Ihrman (1985, Sweden), Martin Karlsson Tebus (1976, Sweden), David Larsson (1981, Sweden), Elin Magnusson (1982, Sweden), Mykola Rydnyi (1985, Ukraine), This is Sweden, Mattias Åkeson (1970, Sweden)

Assistant Curator

OuUnPo Research Session XIV

Stockholm, various venues

An international art festival The Fugue which took place in Stockholm at various venues such as Bonniers Konsthall, Dansmuseet and Iaspis - The Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme.

 

2014

 

Assistant Curator

Hem Längtan

Norrköpings Art Museum

Group exhibition about the concept og Home. Curated by: Helena Scragg

 

 

2013

 

Curator and Project Manager

Acting in the City | September 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014

Norrköpings, various sites

The centennial exhibition of Norrköping Art Museum, which took place in the Museum galleries as well as in various public spaces. The project included several social art projects as well as numerous commissions.

Participating Artists: Johanna Adebäck, Falah Alani, Catti Brandelius, Ylva Ceder, Carl Johan De Geer, Claudia Djabbari, Öyvind Fahlström, Unni Gjertsen, Jeppe Hein, Fredric Ilmarson, Matti Kallioinen, Martin Karlsson Tebus, Gunilla Klingberg, Local A. (Jenny Berntsson och Felice Hapetzeder), Carsten Nicolai, Katarina Nitsch, Stina Opitz, Hans Rosenström, Viktor Rosdahl, Natasha Rosling, Albert Sjöström, Erik Wessel-Fougstedt and Barbro Östlihn.

 

 

2010-2012

 

Curator

Studio H, Norrköping Art Museum

A young and experimental space for art in the expanded field including fashion, craft, dance, games and sound experiments. Together with youths, young professionals and established artists and designers we presented events lasting one to seven days with performances, workshops, interactive installations, lectures and more.

 

2009-2011

 

Curator

Verkstad konsthall, Norrköping

Solo exhibitions with artists who showed existing and new commissioned works: Stefan Constantinescu, Hyun-Jin Kwak, Maria Bjurestam, Johanna Adebäck and Merve Ertufan

 

 

TEACHING, LECTURES AND SEMINARS

 

2017

 

Moderator

Artist talk with Quynh Vantu (US) at Hedmark Museum in Hamar, Norway

 

 

2016

 

Panel Member

Konsten, staden, innevånarna. (The Art, the City, the Residents) at Södertörn University.

Discussion on the role of Art in City Development processes. Representative of Fullersta Gård and Huddinge Municipality

 

2015

 

Guest lecturer

A series of lectures on Project Management for the first-year students at the Bachelor program Culture, Society and Media (KSM) at Linköping University.

 

Co-Organizer

INTERFACES III: BECOMING BY RECALLING

Seminar arranged in collaboration with Passagen Konsthall and ACSIS, Linköping University

The artists Mykola Ridnyi (UKR) and Ana Londono (This is Sweden) presented their artistic practice and took part in a discussion about cultural heritage. The talk touched opon various issues such as conditions for production in different context and the importance of art in times of crisis and change. The talk was led by Bodil Axelsson and Johanna Dahlin from ACSIS.

 

Teacher/Lecturer

Konst- och kulturproduktion i publika och offentliga rum, 7,5 hp (Art and cultural production in Public Space 7,5 ECTS) at Linköping University https://www.liu.se/utbildning/kurs/739A51?l=sv.

 

Guest lecturer

Entrepreneurship for Cultural Workers 15 hp, Linköping University

On how to manage an Art Space and large-scale art projects.

 

Lecturer

On Norrköping Air, Uppsala Konstmuseum

A talk about the development of an artist in residence program in Norrköping during the seminar Artist in Residence i Uppsala?

Lecturer

New Takes on Heritage and Identity

Kulturarvsdagarna, a regional conference on Cultural Heritage arranged by Östergötlands Museum.

Presentation of the project Becoming by Recalling

 

2014

 

Guest lecturer

Art projects within and outside the Art Institution

Culture, Society and Media, Master Program at Linköping University

Moderator

PUNSCH – An International Film Project for Activists. The seminar was an event during the Norrköping Film Festival Flimmer

Participants: Darija Buzacovic, Festival Director, Kratkofil Plus, filmfestival in Bosnien. Borislav Buljić, International coordinator Kratkofil Plus, China Åhlander, film director och producer (Eat, Sleep, Die 2012) and Film Producer David Herdies (A Separation, 2012).

 

2012

 

Moderator

Panel discussion on Center vs Periphery.

Vision Forum Spring Meeting at Norrköpings Konstmuseum

Participants: Claire Louise Staunton, curator Flat Time House (UK), Sara Giannini,

curator ZKM, Karlsruhe (DE/NL), Isabel Löfgren, artist (SE), Fatos Ustek, curator associate curator 10th Gwangju Biennial (UK), Woolooo, artist group (DK) and Maurizio Dwek, researcher (BR)

 

 

PUBLISHED TEXTS:

 

2016

 

Between Places | Self-published book

Co edited with Naz Cuguoğlu

Contributors: Fikret Atay, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Ferhat Özgür, Katarina Pirak Sikku, Liv Strand, Can Sungu and Lisa Torell

Design by Erik Månsson

 

Exhibition text for Elin Magnusson's solo exhibition Skogen behöver att jag ser den at NAU Gallery in Stockholm

 

 

2015

 

A certain Sense of place Exhibition Essay for Sindri Leifsson's soloshow Exi(t), produced by Verkstad konsthall in the context of Norrköping Air

 

Becoming by Recalling May 23 – August 9. I am the editor for the exhibition catalogue with texts in Swedish and English and the writer of the exhibition essay. Invited writers are Åsa Nyberg Botshinda (Passagen Konsthall) and Mikela Lundahl (Gothenburg University).

ISBN 978-91-637-8820-8

 

Rum för konst 9-15, a book about Verkstad Art Space. ISBN 978-91-980725-7-0

Editor and writer of the text Kollegiala konversationer.

 

 

2014

 

Public Art Agency, text about the art collection at SLU, The Agricultural University, Uppsala

 

 

2013

 

Writer for Följeslagaren (The Companion Guide) a book about the art collection at Norrköping Art Museum. ISBN 9789188244352

Acting in The City, Writer of the Exhibition Essay in the Exhibition Catalogue. ISBN 978-91-88244-34-5 2013

 

Art Island, Local A. Writer of the text ”Arriving in Skärblacka”/ ISBN 978-91-637-3258- 4

 

RESIDENCIES AND GRANTS:

 

 

2017

 

Grant from Helge Ax:son Johnssons stiftelse

 

Grant from Längmanska Kulturstiftelsen

 

 

2016

 

Participant of the Curatorial Program for Research 2016: Eastern Europe. A fully funded research scholarship including travels to Kiev, Prague and Warsaw in September 2016.

 

Seed funding from the Swedish Institute's Creative Force program for the project IdentityLab Sessions which took place in Istanbul May 20-21 2016.

 

 

2015

 

Grant from Helge Ax:son Johnssons stiftelse

 

Grant from Claes och Greta Lagerfelts stiftelse (for Verkstad konsthall)

 

Gertrude och Ivar Philipssons Foundation. Stipend for a study visit to New York in August 2015.

 

Residency Unlimited, NYC, 1-month residency (August 2015)

Seed funding from the Swedish Institute's Creative Force program. Includes a travel grant for a research trip to Ukraine (Kiev and Kharkiv in September 2015)

 

Selected for the Tandem Turkey exchange program for Cultural Managers 2015-2016

 

Längmanska Kulturfonden (for Verkstad: Rum för konst). The grant covers the cost to produce the book about Verkstad (Rum för konst 9-15).

 

Kulturrådet (Swedish Arts’ Council), Project Grant for Becoming by Recalling

 

2014

 

Armkroksresa. Visit in New York and participation in Museum Camp at Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. A 5-day course on measuring social impact. Grant from the Swedish Exhibition Agency (Riksutställningar)

 

2012

 

Series of research trips: Norway (Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger), Copenhagen and London. Grant from the Nordic Culture Point for Acting in the City, Norrköping Art Museum.

 

 

2011

Linköpings universitet. Norrköpings Municipality Grant

 

 

 

 

 

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