Freelance curator, writer,
Jan-Erik Lundström is a curator, critic and historian of contemporary art and photography. He is acting director of Norrbottens Museum, Sweden. He is the former chairman of the Centre for Photography in Stockholm, former director of the Sami Center for Contemporary Art and former chief curator of Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm. From 1999 to 2011 he was the director of Bildmuseet. His latest curatorial projects include “Sami Contemporary”, “Top of the World”, “Fall Back Spring Forward”, “Surviving the Future”, “The Map: Critical Cartographies”, “Politics of Place” and “Society Must Be Defended” (1st Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art). He was the chief curator of Berlin Photography Festival, 2005 and the artistic director of the 3rd Bucharest Biennale. He is the author and editor of many books, including “Thinking Photography – Using Photography”, “Nordic Landscapes”, “Tankar om fotografi”, “Ursula Biemann: Mission Reports”, “Looking North: Representations of Sami in Visual Arts and Literature”, and “Irving Penn: Photographs”. Lundström has contributed to major publications such as “Horizons: Towards a Global Africa”, “The Oxford Companion to the Photograph”, “The Weight of Photography” and “The History of European Photography of the 20th Century”. Lundström has been a guest professor at, among others, Aalto University, Helsinki, Konstfackskolan and the Royal Art Academy, Stockholm, Malmö Art Academy, HISK, Antwerpen/Gent, University of los Andes, Bogotá, and Oslo Art Academy, Oslo. Lundström is a prolific lecturer, writer and contributor to international symposia and periodicals.