CURATORS

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Jan-Erik Lundström

Born 1958, is the director of BildMuseet, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, a museum of contemporary art and visual culture. He is equally involved in curating, organizing, lecturing and writing. Among his latest exhibitions are "Politics of Place", "Killing Me Softly" (Tirana Biennial), "Projects for a Revolution" (Mois de la Photo, Montreal), "Double Vision" (Prague Biennale), "Same, Same, but Different" and "After the Fact", a major survey towards documentary practices in contemporary art. He is the author of numerous books, including "Nordic Landscapes", "Tankar om fotografi (Thoughts on Photography)", "Irving Penn and Horizons: Towards a Global Africa". He is a guest professor at HISK, Antwerp, Belgium and at the Kunstakademie, Oslo, Norway. Lundström is a prolific international lecturer and writer, contributor to symposia internationally and to cultural magazines such as Glänta, European Photography, Paletten and tema celeste.


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Johan Sjöström

Born 1975, has been a curator at BildMuseet in Umeå,Sweden since 1998. In fall 2005 he did a curatorial course at The University of Fine Arts in Hanoi, Vietnam. Has contributed to magazines such as Pavilion, Paletten and many more, and is also the editor of several publications including "Lara Baladi: Kai'ro"; "The Politics of Place"; "Mats Hjelm: Trilogy"; "Mirror's Edge", and "Head North - Views from the Permanent Collection of The South African National Gallery". Sjöström curated for BildMusset shows like "Veli Granö & Tuovi Hippeläinen - Rien/Is that all?", "Jane & Louise Wilson - A Free and Anonymous Monument" or "Adrian Paci - Albanska berättelser".
During 2007-2008 Johan Sjöström is working as curator at Göteborgs Konsthall, Sweden.