Jacquelyn Davis is a critic, curator, writer, editor and publisher based in Stockholm but working internationally. Her research focuses on: curating-as-publishing, interdisciplinary synthesis, hybridity, psychology, law & society, political theory, immigration, contemporary art, cinema, jewelry design, avant-garde literature, technology, mutating feminism(s) and influence. Functional versus ineffective collaboration techniques are a concern of hers. She has edited and published books such as Lorazepam and the Valley of Skin: Extrapolations on Los Angeles/730910-2155 and What Are You Working On?/Vad Har Du På Gång?. Her latest book project Cunning Like Doves is forthcoming.
Key projects include founding and orchestrating the curatorial platforms and publishing modules The Lottery Project and valeveil; Davis is chief editor, curator and publisher for both self-sustaining initiatives. Previous work includes curated exhibitions, events, workshops and texts for spaces, organizations and institutions such as: Tensta Konsthall, REDCAT, Konsthall C, Tomma Rum, Moderna Museet, Stockholm Film Festival, Husby Konsthall, Vandalorum, Mobile Art Production, Riksutställningar, Minibar Artist Space, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Gallery Belenius, Royal Institute of Art (KKH), Migrating Art Academies, kim?, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) and Rupert. Davis's writing, curations and research extend to a wide range of creative intermingling: poetics, ekphrasis, installations, exhibition essays, interviews, scripts and voice over. She also contributes commissioned texts (e.g., Ear to the Ground, Anna Boghiguian, Jacob Dahlgren: A to Z, Used Paintings) and provides expertise for artists, organizers and independent sources. New intentions continue to manifest themselves.
Davis's critical writing has appeared in publications such as Artforum, Frieze, Afterimage, Art Agenda, Art Review, Artslant, Artsy, Arterritory, artUS, Kunstkritikk, Kunstforum and Subjekt—among others. Her creative writing has frequented journals and DIY publishing projects such as Reptilhjärnan, Fence Magazine, Drunken Boat, eohippus labs and [out of nothing]. Her writing and research have been supported by Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Stiftelsen Längmanska Kulturfonden, Hordaland Kunstsenter, VV Foundation, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Banff International Curatorial Institute, Konstepidemin, Kulturkontakt Nord—and educational entities such as KKH, Rupert, CalArts, Oberlin College and Summer Literary Seminars (SLS). She is a member of the Swedish Art Critics Association (AICA), PEN International, Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), Green Press Initiative (GPI), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and citizen of the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland (KREV).