Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe

Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe


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Works at Department of Culture and Aesthetics
Visiting address Frescativägen 24B,
Room 234
Postal address Institutionen för kultur och estetik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe is Associate Professor in Art History.

PhD in Art History from Uppsala University in 2007 on the dissertation Skulptur i fokhemmet. Den offentliga skulpturens institutionalisering, referentialitet och rumsliga situationer [Sculpture in the Swedish welfare state. Institutionalisation, referentiality and spatial situations 1940-1975].

2003-2009 acting senior lecturer in Art History and Gender Studies at Uppsala University
2010-2012 research fellow at the Department of Art History, Stockholm University
2010-2012 member of the Leverhulme trust funded International Research Network Transnational Perspectives on Women’s Art, Feminism and Curating (
2015-2017 Director of Graduate Studies in Art History, Stockholm university


Since 2012, I am a senior lecturer in Art History. I teach undergraduate, master, and graduate courses and supervise theses on all levels. I have special responsibility for the undergraduate course Art History II and the master course Gender Perspectives on Art and Visual Culture.


My research interests include public art, sculpture, feminist historiography, art and feminism, the gendered body in modern art and visual culture, and contemporary exhibition practices.

I am currently concluding a research project entitled Nell Walden, Der Sturm and the Histories of Modernist Art. The project adresses issues in the area of feminist historiography, avant-garde practices as 'collective action', liminal spaces of producing and collecting art, diverse modes of visual self-presentation, and questions of location and materiality in the canonisation of transnational modernism. The project is generously supported by Landskrona museum, Åke Wibergs Stiftelse, and Magnus Bergvalls Stiftelse.

My most recent book is the edited volume Curating Differently: Feminisms, Exhibitions, and Curatorial Spaces (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016).


A selection from Stockholm University publication database
  • 2016. Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe. Salongsmåleri?!, 59-73
  • 2016. Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe. Konsthistorisk Tidskrift 85 (4), 327-331
  • 2015. Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe. Der sturm, 401-428
  • Chapter Nell Walden
    2015. Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe. STURM-Frauen, 312-325
  • 2015. Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe (et al.).
  • 2014. Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe. Jämten 2015, 16-23
  • 2014. Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe, Henrik Widmark. Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift (67), 24-44

    Housing estates in post-war cities have been con-stituted at the point of intersection between the private domestic sphere and the public space of the community at large. Housing estates, there-fore, are important places where urban identity is created, articulated and renegotiated. Every-day use of housing estates entails a continuous negotiation and shift of consciously formulated societal notions and norms which are materiali-sed in the physical configuration of space.

    In a case study addressing the everyday are-as, architecture and artistic design of the urban space on three Borås housing estates, we have shown how both reworkings of the physical en-vironment and shifting norms in society, plus the everyday use and mediation of housing estates continuously alter their significance in processes of identification. Aided by insights from network theory and intersectional gender theory, we have described and analysed the mat-ter of how present-day housing estates are be-ing created globally and how notions of gender, class and ethnicity are constructed at the point of intersection between the concrete expression of material space and the everyday practices of the social space.

  • 2013. Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe, Malin Hedlin Hayden. Politics in a glass case, 66-83
  • 2013. Angela Dimitrakaki (et al.). Journal of Curatorial Studies 2 (2), 218-241

    This discussion between nine curators, theorists and art historians addresses some of the contemporary issues related to feminism and curating. Topics include the role of the geographical and geopolitical in curatorial projects; the place of canons and canon-making in feminist approaches; the nature of contemporary feminist collectivities; the importance of the museum and its context of capitalism within politicized curatorial practice; and the status of the object and aesthetics in feminist-oriented curatorial practice.

  • 2013. Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe. The Aesthetics of Matter, 17-28
  • 2011. Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe. Siri Derkert, 137-165
  • 2011. Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe. Att alltid göra och tänka det olika, 183-224
  • 2010. Malin Hedlin Hayden, Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe.
Show all publications by Jessica Sjöholm Skrubbe at Stockholm University

Last updated: December 11, 2018

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