Lotta Granqvist

Lotta Granqvist


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Works at Department of Culture and Aesthetics
Visiting address Frescativ 22B-26
Room B 241
Postal address Institutionen för kultur och estetik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I am a PhD candidate in Art History at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics with a MA in Art History  and Visual Studies from Gothenburg University. I have a background as an exhibition producer and art teacher within the Swedish museum field where I worked for about ten years before I started my dissertation project in 2016.

(O)mänskligt, an exhibition about racial biology, norms and power (Swedish Traveling Exhibitions, The living History Forum and The Museum of Ethnography), GIBCA Gothenburg International Biennale for Contemporary Art (Göteborgs Konsthall), and The Fashion World of Jean -Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk (ArkDes) are a selection of exhibitions I have been working with. 

I have also produced educational materials for teachers and museum educators; Pedagogisk guidebok om rörlig bild, further education courses in exhibition production for the museum sector and a large number of classes at the Röhsska museum and Göteborgs Konsthall on modern and contemporary art as well as design history, often with a feminist and critical perspective. For several years I have been working with the National Association of Gender in Museums (see link).


Intersectional Perspectives on Image Analysis, Digital Graphic Design (undergraduate level) Halmstad University, Spring 2009 & Autumn 2009.

Gender Perspectives on Art and Visual Culture (advanced level) Stockholm University, Autumn 2018 & 2019

Samtid: Vardagslivets estetik (Art History II) Stockholm University, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019 & Spring 2020.


My dissertation, with the preliminary title The Camera as Extended Organ, investigates the artist and photographer Eva Klasson's (b. 1947) work in the 1970s and 1980s.

Through gathering of material on several archive trips to Europe and the United States, I also intend to highlight the strong aesthetic bonds between Klasson's works and other contemporary female artists in Europe, especially in France and Italy. These connections, I argue, point out new directions and artistic contexts for Klasson and place her in a clearer international artistic context.

At the Interdisciplinary Symposium Transnational Performativities: Performing Identities in a Global Context 16 May, 2018 I presented my ongoing research with the paper The Camera as Extended Organ: Penetrating Eva Klasson's Body of Work. See attached programme.

The gallery and auction house CF HILL made an interview with me this winter about my research on Eva Klasson's method. Read it here:

My supervisiors are Doctor Magdalena Holdar and Associate Professor Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe.

Last updated: March 10, 2020

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