Johan Pousette


Johan Pousette, born 1962. Project manager of the Department of Regional Development in Gotland County Government (1997-2000), National Government Assignment for Contemporary Art in Sweden (2003-2005), founder of the Baltic Art Center (1999). Director of the Baltic Art Center (2000-2007). Currently he is guest curator of Contemporary Art at Riksutstallningar (Swedish Travelling Exhibition) and curator of the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (2009).

Johan Pousette holds a lecture in Labor(1053 Budapest, Képíró u. 5.) on 9th February 2009 at 6pm about the swedish contemporary art scene, activities at BAC, the Baltic Art Center in Sweden, the concept of production in residence, the development of residencies in the Nordic countries and the upcoming edition of the Gothenburg Biennale 2009.

Curatorial Experience:

Group shows 1993-2001: Baltic Sculpture (1993), HEMnittioFEM, Hamra (1995), Intimacies, Athens/Rethymnon (1998), Distant Lighthouses, Fabrica Lissabon (1998), NEWS (2000), The Human Project, Barcelona/Athens (2001).

Solo shows 2001-2005: Bill Viola, Patty Chang, Alfredo Jaar, Mats Hjelm, Katarzyna Kozyra, Zarina Bhimji, Fiona Tan.

New productions 2002-2007: William Kentridge, Jan Håfström, Jessica Stockholder, Jårg Geismar, Adrian Paci, Yane Calovski, Alexander Gutke, Henrik Andersson, Annika von Hausswolff.  

Seminars: NEWS: Art, Politics and Culture Politics in the Baltic Sea Region 1989-1999. Inside/Offside: The Role of Art Institutions in Contemporary Society (2004).

Professional Artistic Experience:

Selected exhibitions 1987-1997: Härnösands konsthall, Stockholm Smart Show, Riksutställningar, Kulturhuset Stockholm, Skövde Konsthall, Konstmuseet Visby, Galleri Otso Helsingfors, Wanås utställningar, Kalmar Museum, S.A.G.A. Artfair Paris, Project Papagogo Paris, National Gallery, Zimbabwe. Public Art Works 1991-97.

Selected Bibliography: Swedish National Television, National Daily News; Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet. Gotlands Tidningar, Göteborgsposten.

Grants; Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Visual Arts Copyright Society, Swedish Institute.

Artist-in-Residence: Cité-des-Arts Paris.