Om/About

I am a cultural historian (PhD European University Institute, 2007), art critic and writer. My texts have appeared in a number of publications, such as Glänta, Arbetaren, OEI, Arbetet, Los Angeles Review of Books (USA), Film Quarterly (USA), Kunstkritikk, Konsten.net, Konstperspektiv, Divan, Spana – Riksutställningar, Swedish Radio P1 OBS essä, Berlin Art Link Magazine, BE Magazine (Germany), UtställningsEstetiskt Forum, Ny Tid  (Finland)Ikaros (Finland), FLM, Film International, Danstidningen, Kritiker, Koreografisk Journal, Arena, Biblis, Fortid (Norge), Kyrkans Tidning, Kultur & klasse (Danmark), etc. 

Author of the books A Hero for the Atomic Age: Thor Heyerdahl and the Kon-Tiki Expedition (Peter Lang, 2010) and Den koloniala simskolan (Glänta, 2016). Co-author, together Alexander Svedberg, of the book Framtidens kritik: två essäer (Ariel, 2018). Editor of the anthology Glas är massa i rörelse / Glass is Moving Mass (Konstfrämjandet, 2017).

Member of The Swedish Writers’ Union

Member of Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art.

Member of the editorial board of OEI.

Previously editor at Kritiklabbet.

A short bio can be found online in the LARB.

Contact me on: erik[at]axelandersson.se