Power Ekroth (SWE/NO) is an independent curator and critic. She is a founding editor of the recurrent publication SITE. She works as an Art Consultant/Curator for KORO, Public Art Norway and for the Stockholm City Council in Sweden. She is a member of the board of Röda Sten which is the main organization behind GIBCA, Gothenburg International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Gothenburg. Additionally she is the Artistic Director of the new MA-program of the Arts and Culture at NOVIA University of Applied Sciences, Jakobstad, Finland.
Recent exhibitions include a solo-presentation of the German artist John Bock at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm, Sweden 2015, and a group show part of the OFF Biennale Something Else in Cairo, Egypt, 2015. During 2012-2013 she held the position as curator for the Momentum Biennial, Moss, Norway and during 2013-2014 she held the interim position as curator at Telemark Kunstsenter, Skien, Norway. She has published frequently in Artforum.com, Contemporary, Flash Art, Frieze and other international magazines.
As a writer her interests lies in analyzing structures and hierarchies within society and the arts, and how they intertwine using the guideline that: "Art is philosophy come flesh". Her curatorial vision is to initiate a change of mindset of the viewer. This by mediating art that entails ideas, visions, dreams and phantasms, which formulates a meta-structure of reality.
Recently curated exhibitions:
Under The Skin, groupshow part of Something Else, Off Biennial, Cairo, Egypt, 2015
UN-EX-SURROGAT, solo-exhibition by John Bock, Stadsteatern Kulturhuset, Stockholm, 2015
High on Low-Life, Telemark Kunstnersenter, 2014, Skien, Norway
Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast, Momentum Biennial 2013, Moss, Norway
The Turku Biennial 2013, IDYLL (co-curated with Karolin Tampere, Ellen Friis, Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir and Laura Boxberg/Eeva Holkeri/Silja Lehtonen/Johanna Lehto-Vahtera)
The Nordic Pavilion in the Dak'Art Biennial, Into the Rabbit Hole, Dakar, Senegal 2012 (a residency and exhibition, co-curated together with Marita Muukkonen)
Nordic Art Today: Conceptual Debts, Broken Dreams and New Horizons at Etagi, St Petersburg 2011 (co-curated by Kari Brandzæg, Birta Gudjunsdottir, Simon Sheikh, Anna Bitkina and Aura Seikkula)
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