Andreas Engman

cell: +46(0)704155739

Studio / Public platform:
Harald Stakegatan 2, 415 15 GBG


Andreas Engman is an artist and educator working and living in Gothenburg. Engman’s artistic practice1 is, through a conceptual approach, invested in different modes of institutional critique and alternative pedagogical frameworks, which often takes the shape of installations, performances and discursive events. Turning towards the performative and the corporeal he’s recently interested in the politics of emotions and how expanded notions of institutional critique can be formed by explicitly using affective strategies.

Another strand in Engman's artistic work is the many political, aestetic and affective intersections of art and food which he investigates through the collaborative platform AFTERWORKS together with artists Rose Brander and Kjell Caminha.

He’s also currently working on a practice based research project investigating the efficacy of ‘scores’ (ie scripts for group action) to address the issues of contemporary art strategies in our current political climate in collaboration with Kjell Caminha, MC Coble and Jeuno Kim who forms the group Public* Display* of Actions*. P*D*A* is an anti-fascist platform using performance and speech tactics from street and guerilla theater, agitprop, Speakers' Corners, and political assemblies, to initiate contexts for collective experience, demonstration, and dialogue insisting on vigilance and direct process as a dramaturgical method and approach.


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Selected Works

Current & Upcoming:
Radical Empathy: A Continuous Score, Act 12: The Pentathlon
Utgrävningar: Småland - Kansas och tillbaks igen
Radical Empathy: A Continuous Score, Act 11: The Musical
Radical Empathy: A Continuous Score, Acts 7-10: The Mixtapes
Dance Armstrong and the Log Sessions
Eating Venice: Lagoon Legumes, Ceremony & Heritage
Dicks Revisited
Radical Empathy: A Continuous Score, Acts 4-6: Remix
The Institute for Potentiality & Actualization: “Taxidermy of Speculative Gestures – a 21-day Conference”
Let’s Mobilize! What is Feminist pedagogy?
A Stockholm Syndrome
Assemblage: Dicks Revisited
A Line Made by Swimming
Between Symbolic Acts, Environmental Qualities & Human Sensibilities


Radical Empathy, A Continuous Score Act 13: Musical Acts
P*D*A* Makes Zoom performance for Sveriges Konstföreningar, September 2021-2022

Teaching To Transgress Toolbox. Co-initiator of the study programme on critical and intersectional pedagogy using artistic tools based on peer-learning and collective research. The whole project runs for two years (2019-2021). Funded by Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Grant. In collaboration with ISBA Besancon (FR) and ERG, Brussels (BE)  

Kronotopia. A public art work commissioned by Göteborgs Konst & Trafikförvaltningen produced as the Skogen School. The whole project runs for two years (2019-2022) as part of the art programme for Västlänken (Gothenburg)


Radical Empathy:
A Continuous Score, Act 12: The Pentathlon


INTRODUCING…... Public*….Display*…..of Actions*!!!

They are the unchallenged challengers in this first ever attempted post-post modern pentathlon. As unexpected as it sounds this is a mashup between a sporting event and concept album. Yes fans, hold onto your seats….this is going to be quite a ride.

This 5 part strenuous event combines the physical, vocal, mental and emotional skills that are needed by the most vigilent of institutional warriors, the fiercest friends and allies, the expectionally flamboyant fighters and the eternally insistent non norm/white/het/cis others.

Competing alongside P*D*A* will be:

THE WHITE MOOSE...coming from the deep forests of Värmland. Weighing in at an all time high. Adored by human animals but an easy catch by wolves. They’re new to the scene but what they lack in self esteem they make up for with flare. Folks get ready for those moves!

Our next competitor is THE CRAB. Hated for the large numbers invading Sweden’s waters but also loved for it’s delicious flavors and textures. They may look a little grumpy but that is all focus people….they are pissed off and reaaaaaady to ruummmmmmble!!

Hoot my toot!!! Here comes THE OWL.  The wise old patriarch. A nordic favorite. Their normative strategies makes them an easy read on the court but they have the experience and confidence.  Knowing it all and not looking back. Woop, woop!

 Public* Display* of Actions* 

2 Radical Empathy: A Continuous Score, Act 12: 
The Penthatlon
Radical Empathy, A Continuous Score, Act 12: The Pentathlon, a live performance by P*D*A*.  This work was commissioned as part of On StrangeTides, a programme by Godisfabriken Konstateljè for GIBCA Extended, 2021. The performance was shown in public space.

Public* Display* of Actions*

Radical Empathy, A Continuous Score is an ongoing project that utilizes the strategy of the ‘public rehearsal’ as a method to share process based work. With each new act introduced to the series, P*D*A* seeks to find new tools of action and awareness. How can the visual and performative literacy of art be shared and used collectively among artists, activists, researchers, and the general public to navigate the swiftly changing social and political climate?  This is a call for vigilance at a time when white power and institutional violence are gathering in the wake of political instability driven by post-factual politics, white fragility and rights. This work comes from the need to share vulnerabilities and management strategies while aiming to be a space for both refuge and action. P*D*A* reflects on instability conditions that aggravate the restrictions on movement and isolation from others, anxiety and fear of disease, as well as the nationalisms and racism that gather around the virus. P*D*A* is currently Kjell Caminha, MC Coble, Andreas Engman & Jeuno Kim.

Kjell Camihna

MC Coble

Andreas Engman

Jeuno Kim


Småland - Kansas och tillbaks igen


Pleasure sticks -
En serie medvetna feltolkningar

The work on Utgrävningar:  Småland - Kansas och tillbaks igen started during one of the first weeks in July when we were invited by Kerstin and Tony and their project Kulturvagnen to explore through artistic methods what one might find in a barn in Småland in 2021. We spent the week looking through the barn and picking out objects that for various reasons caught our interest. We then began to analyse, speculate and associate, which was the start of a series of processes that we then followed up and deepened in our studio over two weeks time. The work on site during the first period was exploratory in nature, while the work at home in the studio moved on to become more conceptual and representational.

Some of the topics we became interested in working on quite immediately were the historical connection between Småland and the United States, hierarchies between objects, how contemporary norms and current events can affect how we view our material history. Some of these topics we tackle hands-on and others in a more subtle and low-key way. We wanted to take the opportunity to work with these topics in an experimental and playful way, and in the exhibition we show a selection of the many processes that were started amidst all the material legacies we found ourselves among in that barn in Småland.

Further information on the specific works will be presented shortly...
Annie Johansson & Andreas Engman