Direct link to: Selected Works and Engagements.

Working positions

Editor in Chief, Utställningskritik, 2019 - present.
Sweden's only magazine about museums and exhibition criticism.

Independent curator / art historian / writer / critic, 2008 - present.
Member of AICA Sweden. The Swedish Art Critics Society, the Swedish section of AICA, is a non-profit association that brings together professional art critics in all media, teaching or arranging exhibitions.

Editorial adviser and co-founder, VERK journal, 2018 - present.
VERK is an independent and politically independent magazine focusing on Nordic camera-based art and wants to show what is happening in the field, as well as encourage discussion and new meetings.

Part of exhibition group at CFF - Centrum för fotografi (Center of Photography, Sweden), 2018 - present.

Acting manager at CFF - Centrum för fotografi (Center of Photography), 2017.

CFF is a nationwide interest and membership association for photographers and other professional groups working with photography. Through exhibitions and programs, the association seeks to promote a discussion about the role and function of photographic images in society, in historical perspective and in our time.

Publisher VERK journal,  2016 - 2018.

Art teacher, Modern Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, 2015 - 2019.
Group critique leader in coloboration with CFF - Centrum för fotografi and SFF - Svenska fotografernas förbund, 2016 - 2019.
Art teacher, Stadsmuseet i Stockholm, Unesco World Heritage Skogskyrkogården, The Woodland Cemetery, 2008–2009.
Photographer, 2003-2014.
Coordinator, ArkDes fiends, 2007–2009.
Art teacher and public host, ArkDes, 2006–2008.

Education

Bachelor (BA) of Art History.
Including MA essay on contemporary photography, Stockholms University, Stockholm, 2003 - 2008.

Ongoing Master (MA) of Art History, Uppsala University, 2018-2020.
MA essey on site-specific art in public space. Including courses: ”Postkoloniala perspective”, ”Gender perspective on art and visual culture”, Stockholm University. ”Art Worlds, public art” and ”Art Education” Linnéuniversitetet.

“Curatorial Studies”, Stockholm University, 2015.
“Project managements”, Stockholm University, 2015.
“The History of Photography and Video Art”, Konstfack, Stockholm, 2013 - 2014.
“History”, Södertörns högskola, 2005.

Exhibitions

“Vara Till”, Centrum för fotografi. Artists: Stefan Bladh, Alexandra Ellis, Maria Loohufvud och Johan Unga. 2019. Curator/part of exhibition group.

”Berör mig” Kulturhuset Stadsteatern och Centrum för fotografi. Artists: Heba Y Amin, Aida Chehrehgosha, Snövit Hedstierna, Martina Hoogland Ivanow, Kent Klich and Lovisa Ringborg. 2019. Curator/part of exhibition group.

”Ett år i Sverige”(2018), Björn Larsson, Slussen, public space, with support of culture administration, City of Stockholm, 2019. Curator.

“Almost perfect”, Sune Johnsson center för dokumentärfotografi, Västerbottens museum. Artists: Elin Berge, Marie Hald, Chris Maluszynski, Eivind H. Natvig, Knut Egil Wang and Juuso Westerlund, 2018. Curator.

“Flyktpunkt – New Swedish Photography 2018” group show, CFF – Centrum för fotografi, 2018. Jury member and editor for exhibition catalog.

“Flyktpunkt – New Swedish Photography 2017”, CFF – Centrum för fotografi. Artists: Aron Skoog, Cecilia Jonsson, Cian Burke, Freya Sif Hestnes, Jere Aalto, Karolina Brobäck, Michael Cederlind, Néha Hirve. 2017. Curator.

"A Room of One´s Own" - a curatorial collaboration between VERK | Curerar (Susanne Fessé and Linda Bergman), C-print Journal and TjejLand at Wetterling Gallery, 2017. Artists: Iris Smeds, Behzad Farazollahi, Stefanie Moshammer.

“Salong CFF”, Centrum för fotografi, Group show 140 participating photographers, 2017. Curator together with Iréne Berggren.

"Korsfästelsen av det kvinnliga martyrskapet (återbesök)" by Annica Karlsson Rixon, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm public space with support of culture administration, City of Stockholm, 2016. Curator.

“Here You Are”, Ulf Lundin, Fredsgatan in Stockholm public space, with support of culture administration, City of Stockholm, 2015. Curator.

“Twisted Cherry”, Julia Peirone, Stureplan in Stockholm public space, with support of culture administration, City of Stockholm, 2015. Curator.

“Mitt i naturen”, Björn Larsson, Hornstull, public space, Stockholm public space with support of culture administration, City of Stockholm 2015. Curator.

“Salong CFF”, Centrum för fotografi, group show 120 participating photographers, 2015. Curator.

“Salong CFF”, Centrum för fotografi, group show 110 participating photographers, 2014. Curator.

”Planket 2014, Angelägenheter”, group show with 31 participating photographers, public space, 2014. Curator, with Anja Liljefors and Ann-Sofi Rosenkvist.

Awards and Grants

Production Grant from Kulturförvaltningen Stockholm stad. Exhibition: Björn Larsson, Ett år i Sverige (2018), 2019.

Swedish Publishing prize, webbjournal, VERK journal, 2018.

Production Grant for Cultural Magazines, VERK journal - Kulturrådet, Stockholm, 2018.

Production Grant for Cultural Magazines, VERK journal - Kulturrådet, Stockholm, 2017.

Grant from Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse for artists talk "Camerabased Site-specific Temporary Art in the Public Space", VERK | Curerar (Susanne Fessé and Linda Bergman) - Stockholm, 2016.

Production Grant from Kulturförvaltningen Stockholm stad. Exhibition: VERK | Curerar (Susanne Fessé and Linda Bergman) 2017.

Production Grant from Kulturförvaltningen Stockholm stad. Exhibition: Expanderande fotografi no. 1-3, Stockholm, 2015.

One year workgrant, Swedish Author Fund (Svenska författarfonden) 2007.

One year workgrant, Swedish Author Fund (Svenska författarfonden) 2008.

Lectures and artist talks

Opponent, MA photography, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, 2019.

Moderator, artist talk with Venedela Grundell och Truls Nord, Centrum för fotografi, 2019.

Talk, Fotografi NU! Bonniers Konsthall, Bruno Ceschel, Self Publish, Be Happy, Susanne Fessé, curator och Arvida Byström, konstnär. Moderator: Behzad Farazollahi, MELK, 2019.

Lecture, Digital publication and VERK journal. Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, 2019.

Artists talk, Conversation with August Eriksson, CFF - Center of Photography, Stockholm, 2019.

Artists talk, Conversation with Leif Sandberg, CFF - Center of Photography, Stockholm, 2018.

Lecture, “Utställningen A - Ö”, Göteborgs bildverkstad, 2018.

Artists talk, “Working as a curator with Almost Perfect by Moment” Trondheim documentory festival, 2018.

Lecture: Photography seminar 2018 “Perfect Nordic”, Sune Jonsson Centrum för dokumentärfotografi, Västerbottens museum, 2018.

Reviewer at portfolio review: The Finnish Association of Photojournalists, at Dubrovnik Lounge & Lobby, 15 June, Helsinki.
Workshop leader: Moment agency in Helsonki 13-15 June 2017.

Artists talk, Nordic Moments, The Finnish Association of Photojournalists at Dubrovnik Lounge & Lobby, 15 June, Helsinki.
Workshop leader: ”Present your work for portfolio reviews”, Transeurope program, The Finnish Museum Of Photography. Stockholm, 2018.

Workshop leader, Moment agency in Stockholm 15-17 October, 2017.

Lecture, "Photography and video in public space". Fotogalleriet [format], Malmö, 2017.

Moderator, artist talk: "Flyktpunkt – New Swedish Photography 2017", CFF – Centrum för fotografi, 2017.
Introducer: "Matter of Concern - Photography in a Changing Environment", Konstfack in cooperation with Valand Academy - presentation at symposium by VERK (Linda Bergman and Susanne Fessé), 2017.

Artist talks, Susanne Fessé and Ulf Lundin in conversation with Lotta Törnroth and Simon Berg at Blackbook publishing and Cecilia Grönberg at OEI editor. Landskrona Fotofestival, Photobook day,  2017.

Moderator, artist talk and disussion: "Camerabased Site-specific temporary art in the public space: Artist talk and disussion with Annica Karlsson-Rixon and Björn Larsson", VERK | Curerar at Grundemark Nilsson Gallery - Stockholm.

Writings

“Ambassadörens fru - Theresa Traore Dahlberg”, essay, VERK tidskrift no 4, 2019.
“Med barn på Livrustkammarens nya basutställning”, review, Utställningskritik no 4, 2019.
“Banksy”, review, Utställningskritik no 3, 2019.
“Ellerine saglik Tina Carlsson”, review, Fotografisk tidskrift, no 1, 2019.
”Rur Albo, Petter Löfstedt”, review, Fotografisk tidskrift, no 1, 2019.
“Catalog to the Exhibition Flyktpunkt 2018 - Ny svensk fotografi”, editor and writer.
”Samtal med Hannah Modigh”, interview, VERK journal, no 3, 2018.
Elin Berge, Queejna/Queen, exhibitiontext, Konsthallen, Kulturens Hus, Luleå 2018.
”Konst i det offentliga rummet med vilja att påverka”, text on commission for the exhibition: Birgit Ståhl-Nyberg: Framtiden på väg, Uppsala konstmuseum, 2018.
Elin Berge, Queejna/Queen, Murberget, exhibitiontext, Härnösand, 2018.
"Nelli Palomäki - Dora and Vera", essay, VERK journal, no, 2 2018.
”Lotta Törnroth – Om havet”, interview, VERK journal, no, 1 2018.
"En dekolonial läsning av Santiago Mostyns verk Delay", essay, VERK journal, no 2 2017.
"Materialet som metod - samtal med Nini Hansen", article, VERK journal, no 2, 2017.
"Fotografi och känslor i fotoboken: En läsning genom teori om affekt", text for catalogue about the Swedish Photobook Prize, 2017.
"Fotografi och video i offentliga rum", essay, VERK journal, no 1, 2017.
"Twisted Cherry av Julia Peirone", essay, VERK journal, no 4, 2016.
"Kompositioner av tankar - samtal med Lina Selander", interview, VERK journal, no 3, 2016.
"Still Life Sludge av Sara Bjarland", interview, VERK journal, no 2, 2016.
"Italia" av Martin Bogren, review, Fotografisk tidskrift,  2016.
"The Belt of Venus and the Shadow of the Earth" av Inka Lindergård & Niklas Holmström, review, Fotografisk tidskrift, 2016.
"#mobilism" av Hans Malm, review, Fotografisk tidskrift, 2016.
"M" av Micha Pedan, review, Fotografisk tidskrift, 2016
"Melissa Shook - Illusionen av det vardagliga", essay, Bulletinen no 3, 2015.
"Melissa Shook - Livet hoppressat till en platt rektangel", interview, Cora no 42, 2015.
"Det som blir kvar" av Emanuel Cederqvist, review, Fotografisk tidskrift, 2015.
"Var dig själv bland alla andra" av Johan Selles, review, Fotografisk tidskrift, 2015.
"Planket Angelägenheter", editor to catalogue for exhibition, 2014.
"Changed positions" av Maria Friberg, review, Fotografisk tidskrift, 2014.
"Protect me from what I want", Essay, Fotografisk tidskrift, 2013.

 

"A Room of One´s Own" - a curatorial collaboration between VERK | Curerar (Susanne Fessé and Linda Bergman), C-print Journal and TjejLand at Wetterling Gallery, 2017.

 

"Korsfästelsen av det kvinnliga martyrskapet (återbesök)" by Annica Karlsson Rixon, Skeppsholmen, public space Stockholm, 2016.

VERK journal is rewarded with the Swedish Publishing prize 2018.

Verk tidskrift,  2016 - present, www.verktidskrift.se

 

Moderator, artist talk: "Flyktpunkt – New Swedish Photography 2017". 2017, CFF – Centrum för fotografi.

Flyktpunkt - New Swedish Photography 2017. Installation photo: Simon Berg.

 

"Matter of Concern - Photography in a Changing Environment", Konstfack in cooperation with Valand Academy - presentation at symposium by VERK (Linda Bergman and Susanne Fessé), 2017