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Research & development

Annika Wik holds a PhD from the Department of Cinema Studies, Stockholm University (2001) and works with research and development within the field of film and contemporary art.

Film Capital Stockholm

Commissioned for on-going evaluation of EU-project "Smart kreativ stad", from May 2016 to December 2020.

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Swedish Film Institute

Consultant: Development of Film Education, 2017-2018.

Consultant: Mapping the film educational field and its development, April, May, 2016.

Extern project leader – course development for filmteachers in Sweden – course: Se Samtala Skapa, June 15-17, 2015.

Between 2010 and 2014 Swedish Film Institute was on commission from the Swedish Government to improve premises for filmmaking among young women. In this special effort to improve equality in the film business Annika Wik was requested to lead four projects.

1. Study Inför nästa tagning - Hur kan förutsättningarna bli bättre för unga kvinnors filmskapande? 2012. A study based on interviews with young filmmakers.

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2. Curator for a two-day seminar: Nya uttryck i filmens närvaro, 26-27 November, 2013. The seminar was arraged based on the results and need that were brough to light in the study in project one.


3. The study Nästa tagning - filmutbildningar. På väg mot ett jämställt filmsverige, November, 2014. One of the conclusions made in Inför nästa tagning an the seminar in project two pointed out the need for an evaluation of gender awareness at Swedish film schools.

4. Curator for a two-day seminar: Dialoger i filmens närvaro, 26-27 November, 2014. Concluding seminar organized on the basis of the conclusions and the needs from the study Nästa tagning - filmutbildningar in project three.

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Stockholm County Council, Culture Administration

Art Unit, Culture Administration, Stockholm County Council leads projects related to artistic representation in hospitals and manages the art holdings already in existence. Its focus on the visibility of art in Stockholm hospitals identified the need for knowledge about the role of art from a citizen's perspective. The Art Unit initiated a pilot study in which the mission Annika Wik was given was to find out what art means to them who are in care environments, how art is experienced by patients, visitors and healthcare professionals. The work resulted in the qualitative study Konsten att vara specifik - om konst i vården. The results were presented to art unit staff during a full-day workshop in autumn 2014. In February 2015 it was presented at the Moderna Museet for a broad audience of all professionals involved in the art projects in hospitals.

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Regional Council for East Sweden

Evaluation of film program for Regional Council for East Sweden, 2014.

Public Art Agency Sweden

Research about knowledge distribution on the Internet, September-December 2013 and presentation 2014.

Valand School of Fine Arts

Trust and the Unfolding Dialogue was an artistic research project funded by The Swedish Research Council together with and about the art of Esther Shalev-Gerz, January 2011-December 2013. The project de-constructed and examined the concepts dialogue and trust in relation to Shalev-Gerz art practice.

♦ Presentation of paper at the conference Subjectivity, Transgression, Agency: Enactment and First Person Narratives in Documentary Film and Media, Stockholm, September, 2012.

♦ Retrospective of the art of Esther Shalev-Gerz at Musée cantonal des Beaux Arts of Lausanne in Schweiz. The exhibition catalogue was published by JRP Ringier, Nicole Schwizer was its editor. Participants: Georges Didi-Huberman, Nora M Alter, Jacques Rancière, Rola Younes, James E Young. Contribution by Wik: ”In-between: The Cut” / "Entre-deux: Le montage", Esther Shalev-Gerz, editor Nicole Schweizer, Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2012

♦ The anthology Esther Shalev-Gerz. The Contemporary Art of Trusting Uncertainties and Unfolding Dialogues summed up the project. Editor was Jason E. Bowman and the book was published by Art and Theory Publishing, 2013. Texts by Esther Shalev-Gerz, Jason E. Bowman, Jacques Rancière, Lisa Le Feuvre, James E. Young, Georges Didi-Huberman, Stefanie Baumann, Andrea Phillips, Annika Wik and a conversation between Jacqueline Rose and the artist as well as reproductions and views of 17 artworks by Shalev-Gerz.Read more

♦ Conference Esther Shalev-Gerz: Trust and Dialogue. A Symposium. In June 2015 Valand School of Fine Arts invited to a two-day conference as a reflection of the research project. Contributors at this conference were: Prof. Rosalyn Deutsche, Barnard College, Columbia University (US); Annie Fletcher, Senior Curator, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (Netherlands); Lisa Le Feuvre, Head of Sculpture Studies, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, (UK); Livia Paldi, Director of BAC:Baltic Art Center, (Sweden); Esther Shalev-Gerz, artist and former Professor of Fine Art, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, (France); and Annika Wik (Independent Scholar).
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Mobile Art Production

Mobile Art Production, MAP, was an art organisation producing and showing situation specific art projects between 2007 and 2012. All parts of the organisation were based on the artists’ or curators’ ideas. Originating from those ideas specific collaborations were established in order to produce new works and creating the situations best suited to show the different exhibitions. MAP was founded by Magdalena Malm and aimed for space for experimentation and time for developing new ideas. The productions could include any material or media; anything from sound, moving image to more classical expressions. They were shown in venues as different as in an apartment, in a window, a bank, on a square or in a temporary art space.

MAP was equal part an art producer and a developing project, where pratice and theory collaborated in order to examine new ways and methods to produce and show contemporary art.

From 2006 to 2012 Annika Wik played a part in idea and concept development, and when MAP established a research platform in 2010 she became Head of Research. Below follows a number of research projects realised within the organisation:

1. The study and the development project Båda parter. En studie av samarbeten mellan kultur och näringsliv (2007) a mapping of the different kinds of collaborations that exist between culture and business in Sweden with some particularly interesting international examples. The purpose was to investigate and analyze different financing options. Editors: Magdalena Malm and Annika Wik.
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2. The book Rörlig konstproduktion – Mobile Art Production describes the thought and ideas behind MAP and the curatorial methods that formed the base for the activities. The book is a documenation of the exhibitions between 2007-2010, but it is also an examination of how an enterprise such as MAP’s can be documented. The book was funded by Propexus Förlag, Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfonden and Framtidens Kultur. Editors: Magdalena Malm and Annika Wik.
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3. Mobility, Dialogue and Experience: Audience in contemporary participation culture was a research project run between May 2010 and April 2011. The purpose of the project was to analyse participation in the contemporary media landscape in order to see what kind of consequences this participation will have on contemporary exhibition practices and audience communication. The project was funded by Swedish Arts Council and Stiftelsen GIPS.

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4. The project Viewing Positions in Contemporary Art was a mapping, exploration and contextualisation of the role of the audience in curatorial and artistic practice. The results from this research were presented at the seminar Imagining the Audience. Viewing Positions in Curatorial and Artistic Practice, October 1-2, 2012, to international artists and curators who have developed new and interesting ways of relating to the audience. The project was a collaboration between MAP, Riksutställningar and CuratorLab/Konstfack. The book was published by Art and Theory, 2012. Editors: Magdalena Malm and Annika Wik.

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5. During the spring and summer of 2012, MAP was running the development project Recreating Experience experimenting with new ways of recreating the experience of art projects on the web, based on the preconditions of the internet. In order for art to work in this environment it is necessary for these possibilities to be developed. The aim was to make art projects available for a longer period of time and to make them accessible both nationally and internationally. The focus was not only on documenting work but to also on trying to capture the experience of it.

MAP developed four different formats for the documentation of projects that differed in nature, size and tone working with methods borrowed from film, dramaturgy and performance art. The project employed tools such as sound, narrative voices and subjective cameras, and collaborated with a development team consisting of a film and media researcher, a performance group and a stage director, in order to find the best way of communicating the art experience digitally. The aim of the web project was to involve an audience before, during and after an exhibition. The main focus lied on how the documentation process could best recreate the actual art experience.

Stockholm University

Research Fellow, Department of Cinema Studies: Exhibition Practices in Change. Film and New Media, 2003-2010.

Educational development in pedagogy, Department of Cinema Studies, vt 2010, ht 2010.

PhD dissertation: Förebild film. Panoreringar över den samtida konstscenen / Framing Films. On the Contemporary Art Scene, September 8, 2001.

Doctoral Studies, Department of Cinema Studies, 1995-2001.

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Örebro University

Development and implementation of distance education for upper secondary school teachers: Film som uttrycksmedel, Örebro University, 2003.

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