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 MA-program of the Arts and Culture at NOVIA University of Applied Sciences, Jakobstad, Finland.
Recent exhibitions include the International Sculpture Biennial in Borås, Sweden 2018, a part of the OFF BIENNIAL Something Else in Cairo, Egypt 2018 and a solo-presentation of the German artist John Bock at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm, Sweden 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:
Off With Their Heads/sdaeH fiehT htiW ffO, groupshow part of Something Else Off Biennial, Cairo, Egypt, 2018
A Grin Without a Cat, the International Sculpture Biennial, Borås, Sweden 2018
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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