The annual international contemporary art festival Survival Kit will take place this September for the ninth time. We are happy to announce, that this year Jonatan Habib Engqvist will join the team of curators – Solvita Krese, director of LCCA, and Inga Lāce.
Although the LCCA has previously joined forces with foreign curators, this year the collaboration will be much closer, in the words Krese and Lāce: "We chose to invite Engqvist to join the team because of his broad international experience. Working with Jonatan is a particular pleasure because of his dynamic and inspiring personality as well as his unusual way of thinking. He has a lively interest in artists and their work, complemented by theoretical knowledge in the fields of art, politics and philosophy. The new collaboration brings fresh perspectives and language to Survival Kit 9 that everyone will be able to see already in September.”
Jonatan Habib Engqvist is an independent curator and writer. He is currently co-curator of the process-based biennale Sinopale 6 in Turkey, organising New Småland – a series of events in collaboration between 4 art institutions in southern Sweden and running the small-scale curatorial residency CRIS in Stockholm. He was co-curator of the Momentum biennale 2015, project manager for visual art at Iaspis (2009-2014), curator of Reykjavík Arts Festival 2012, and has been employed as curator at Moderna Museet (2008-09). He has written for and edited several books and journals, is editor in mischief at tsnoK.se and teaches regularly at The Royal Institute of Fine Art in Stockholm. Recent shows include a public sculpture on the town hall in the city of Jönköping, Sweden, by Julius von Bismarck, Benjamin Maus and Richard Wilhelmer as well as solo exhibitions with Bouchra Khalili at Färgfarbriken, Stockolm, 2016, Raluca Popa, RCI, Stockholm and A Kassen at the National Gallery of Iceland, 2015.