2023 Critics-in-Residence: Jonatan Habib Engqvist and Christopher Stackhouse

Jonatan Habib Engqvist is a curator, author, and occasional teacher, with a background in Philosophy and Aesthetic theory who has worked extensively with residencies. Co-editor the journal Ord&Bild, founding director of Curatorial Residency In Stockholm, CRIS, and editor in mischief of tsnoK.se. He recently curated Considering everything that grows at the 8th Sinop biennial, Turkey (2021 22), Wayward Initiatives between South Africa, Sápmi, Sweden and Turkey (2021) and is part of the Temple of Alternative Histories at Staatteater Kassel in conjunction to documenta 15, 2022. He curated the one-year exhibition Fenduq with Éric van Hove at Vandalorum, Sweden (2020-2021) and was Artistic Director of Nya Småland on commission by four regional art museums and a university (2016-2020). Engqvist has previously curated several experimental projects and international biennales and festivals including the 5th Project Biennial of Contemporary Art D-0 ARK Underground, the VR Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale (2019). Cycle Music and Art Festival Berlin-Reykjavík-Koparvogur (2018), Survival Kit 9 in Riga, Latvia, Sinopale 6, Sinop, Turkey (2017), Tunnel Vision, the 8th Momentum biennale in Moss, Norway (2015) and (I)ndependent People, the visual art focus of Reykjavík Arts Festival (2012). Formerly project manager for visual art at Iaspis (2009-2014), curator at Moderna Museet (2008-09) and employed at The Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm (2005-07).

His writing has been published widely in books and catalogues around the world in several languages, and he sometimes writes for Kunstkritkk and Art Asia Pacific. Books include Letters Sent From Heaven – Frozen and vaporized water: Ukichiro Nakaya and Fujiko Nakaya’s Science and Art, OK BOOK, 2022, Big Dig ­– Om passivitet och samtidskonst, CLP Works, 2018, Studio Talks: Thinking Through Painting, Arvinius+Orfeus Publishing, 2014, In Dependence – Collaboration and Artists' initiatives, Torpedo Press, 2013, Work, Work, Work – A Reader on Art and Labour, Steinberg Press, 2012, Dharavi: Documenting Informalities, KKH, 2008, Academic Foundation, New Delhi 2009.

Christopher Stackhouse is a writer, artist, curator and teacher. He is author of the book of poems, Plural (Counterpath press), and co-author of image/text collaboration Seismosis (1913 press), featuring his drawings with text by writer John Keene. His writing appeared in Pfeil Magazine; Modern Painters; Art in America; The Brooklyn Rail; The Basquiat Reader - Writings, Interviews, Critical Responses, editor Jordana Moore Saggese (University of California Press); and The Wayland Rudd Collection: Exploring Racial Imaginaries in Soviet Visual Culture, editor Yevgeniy Fiks (Ugly Duckling Presse/D.A.P.) He teaches in the Department of Art, College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio State University. He received his MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. He has taught and lectured at several institutions, among them, the Maryland Institute College of Art, Center for Arts and Technology at Bloomfield College, Ohio State University, and Naropa University.

Past Critics-in-Residence
2022 Regine Basha
2021 Jessica Lynne
2019 Janka Vukmir
2018 Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi
2017 Larry Ossei-Mensah
2016 Branko Franceschi
2015 Sylvie Fortin, Critic Emerita 2022
2014 Moukhtar Kocache
2013 Charlotta Kotik, Critic Emerita 2021
2012 Saul Ostrow, Critic Emeritus 2019
2011 Sara Reisman, Critic Emerita 2020
2010 Sandra Skurvida
2009 Frances Richard, Critic Emerita 2017
2008 Martha Schwendener
2008 Micaela Giovannotti
2007 Omar Lopez Chahoud
2006 Kóan Jeff Baysa, Critic Emeritus 2011
2005 Reena Jana
2004 Olu Oguibe
2003 Euridice Arratia
2002 Yu Yeon Kim
2001 Christian Viveros-Fauné
2000 Denise Carvalho, Critic Emerita 2012
1999 Dominique Nahas, Critic Emeritus 2013
1998 Franklin Sirmans
1997 Lilly Wei, Critic Emerita 2014
1996 Gregory Volk, Critic Emeritus 2015
1995 Carlos Basualdo
1994 Dan Cameron
1993 Raphael Rubinstein, Critic Emeritus 2018
1992 Robert C. Morgan, Critic Emeritus 2016

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