Jacquelyn Davis is an American-Swedish art critic, independent curator, creative writer, editor and publisher based in Stockholm but working internationally (current focus: Scandinavia and the Baltics). Her higher education consists of a BA from Oberlin College in Politics/Cinema Studies, an MFA in Critical Studies/Writing from The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), an MA in Curatorial Practice/Critical Writing from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, post-graduate studies in art & architecture at The Royal Institute of Art (KKH) and the educational program at Rupert. Some of her interests: curating-as-publishing, hybridity, interdisciplinary studies, psychology, law & society, political theory, immigration, contemporary art, cinema studies, jewelry design, avant-garde literature, music/sound, technology and feminism. Functional versus ineffective collaboration techniques are a concern of hers.
Current projects include founding and orchestrating the evolving curatorial platforms and publishing modules The Lottery Project and valeveil; Davis is chief editor, curator and publisher for both self-sustaining initiatives. Previous projects include curated exhibitions, events, workshops and texts for organizations, institutions and spaces 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 Skomakeriet, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Gallery Belenius, Royal Institute of Art (KKH), Migrating Art Academies, kim?, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) and Rupert. She also contributes commissioned texts and provides expertise for contemporary artists, organizers and independent entities. New ambitions continue to manifest themselves.Davis's critical writing has appeared in arts & culture 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]. 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).