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Ulrika Flink

MA work

My curatorial interest lies in stimulating the development of new discursive spaces that allow for reflection and dialogue. I am interested in the ways art can intervene in the social fabric of society to stimulate challenging investigations of aesthetic, social and political transformations. In 2010, I co-edited an issue of Hjärnstorm, a periodical for cultural critique, focusing on Art & Animals. I am currently co-curating first-year RCA Photography students at Folkestone Triennial, June 2011.


During my first year I worked at artist-run East Street Arts in Leeds, establishing Union 105, a new community-focused art space in Chapeltown. This allowed the curation of smaller-scale exhibitions, the initiation of a residency programme and the realisation of artists’ professional development programmes.


I spent my second year as curatorial fellow at Autograph ABP in London. I worked with the co-ordination and production of off-site projects and commissions by artists including Shemelis Desta and Pablo Bartholomew. My main focus has been the exhibition and public programme for 2011, opening with a solo exhibition by Rotimi Fani-Kayode and an archival exhibition, Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America. I attended Photographers’ Portfolio Meeting workshop during Addis Foto Fest in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. There I met 15 artists from the continent to review portfolios.


Host organisation: Autograph ABP, London


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Curating Contemporary Art, 2011

  • My curatorial interest lies in stimulating the development of new discursive spaces that allow for reflection and dialogue. I am interested in the ways art can intervene in the social fabric of society to stimulate challenging investigations of aesthetic, social and political transformations. In 2010, I co-edited an issue of Hjärnstorm, a periodical for cultural critique, focusing on Art & Animals. I am currently co-curating first-year RCA Photography students at Folkestone Triennial, June 2011.


    During my first year I worked at artist-run East Street Arts in Leeds, establishing Union 105, a new community-focused art space in Chapeltown. This allowed the curation of smaller-scale exhibitions, the initiation of a residency programme and the realisation of artists’ professional development programmes.


    I spent my second year as curatorial fellow at Autograph ABP in London. I worked with the co-ordination and production of off-site projects and commissions by artists including Shemelis Desta and Pablo Bartholomew. My main focus has been the exhibition and public programme for 2011, opening with a solo exhibition by Rotimi Fani-Kayode and an archival exhibition, Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America. I attended Photographers’ Portfolio Meeting workshop during Addis Foto Fest in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. There I met 15 artists from the continent to review portfolios.


    Host organisation: Autograph ABP, London


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Art History and Culture Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2005; Graduate Diploma, Film and Television, Skurup College, Sweden, 1999
  • Experience

  • Curatorial fellow, Autograph ABP, London, 2010-present; Curatorial fellow, East Street Arts, Leeds, 2009-10; Art consultant, Hus & Hultsfred Council, Hultsfred, Sweden, 2007-9; Coordinator, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, 2009
  • Exhibitions

  • Folkestone Triennial, Various, Folkestone, 2011; Art, chess...and life inbetween: An exhibition with Ken Brown and Erik Schelander, Union 105, Leeds, 2010; Contort Yourself, ACME Project Space, London, 2010; Project 100 Hus, Various, Stockholm, Sweden, 2007-8
  • Awards

  • University of Gothenburg Exchange Programme Scholarship, 2001