International Visitor Programme : January 2012

Jonatan Habib Engqvist

Academy of Art

Jonatan Habib Engqvist is a theorist and curator based in Stockholm. Recently appointed curator of the Reykjavik Arts Festival 2012, he was previously employed at Södertörn University (2004-07), the Royal Institute of Fine Art, KKH (2006-08) and as curator at Moderna Museet in Stockholm (2008-09). Currently on sabbatical from Iaspis - The Swedish Arts Grants Committee´s International Programme for Visual Artists, where he is project manager for Visual Art. Engqvist has written for and edited journals like Glänta, Ord&Bild, Motiv, Input and Divan. Co-editor of the book Dharavi: Documenting Informalities (Stockholm 2008 & New Dehli 2009), editor in mischief at and producer of international programs and exhibitions. Recent free-lance projects include ‘Informal Cities’ at the Prince of Wales Museum, ‘Bombay’ (co-curated with Maria Lantz, Anna Erlandsson, Michelle Masucci, 2009), ‘Meriç Algün Ringborg, The Concise Book of Visa Application Forms’, Gallery Naïve (2010) and the exhibition and publication ‘The Nordic Third World Country? - Icelandic Art in Times of Crises’ at Färgfabriken, Stockholm and Färgfabriken Norr, Östersund  (2010). Engqvist is also engaged in the artistic research project ‘Thinking through painting’ (2009-).