Frida Sandström, M.A.

Paris x Rome Fellow

Main Focus

  • Post-war formalist art criticism in USA and Italy
  • Post-war social and insurrectionary movements in USA and Italy
  • The dialectics of theory and practice
  • Minimalism, abstract expressionism, and the avant-garde
  • Sexual liberation, second, and third wave feminism

Research Project

Art Criticism as Social Critique. The Disintegration, Deculturalization, and Objection of Art Criticism in 1969

Publications (Selection)

  • “The Disintegration of Autonomy. Jill Johnston’s Anti-criticism”, in Feminism and the Early Frankfurt School, ed. Christine A. Payne and Jeremiah Morelock, Leiden 2023, pp. 162–192.

Curriculum Vitae

Frida Sandström is a PhD fellow in Modern Culture at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen. She is currently working on the PhD thesis, Art Criticism as Social Critique. The Disintegration, Deculturalization, and Objection of Art Criticism in 1969. Sandström’s research focus on the social critique of art and sexuality undertaken by Carla Lonzi, (1931–1982) Jill Johnston (1931–2009) and Adrian Piper (1948–). In 2019, Sandström received a Master of Arts in Aesthetics from Södertörn University, Sweden. Since 2015, she is a contributing editor at Paletten Art Journal (SE), and as of 2023, she is an editor of Kvinde Køn og Forskning (DK). Sandström is published by BrillCamera AustriaArtforumAfterall,Critic d’Arte-flux journal, amongst others. She has taught in the fields of critical theory, art history and aesthetic philosophy, at institutions such as the University of Copenhagen, the Linneaus University, The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, and Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. Sandström was a visiting research student at Center for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University, London in 2021. She is a research fellow in Art History at The Swedish Institute in Rome. 

Memberships/Honorary positions

  • Member of the Swedish section of AICA International
  • Member of the Swedish section of PEN International
  • Contributing editor, Paletten Art Journal (SE)
  • Editor of Kvinde, Køn og Forskning (DK)

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