Vendela Grundell Photographic Thoughts

Vendela Grundell
November Talks

Welcome to the talk “Unruliness: Images against Normality” at Goldsmiths, University of London, on Thursday 22 November 4.30pm. More information here. This event will be followed by talks at the universities of Coventry and Nottingham Trent on 26 and 27 November.

Article in Liminalities

“Navigating Darkness: A Photographic Response to Visual Impairment” in Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies Vol. 14 No. 3 2018. First article of my postdoctoral project “Seeing Differently / Seeing Difference: Emancipation and Aeshetics in Photography by the Visually Impaired” (Ahlström & Terserus 2018-2019).

Flow and Friction

Revised and extended edition of my PhD thesis, Flow and Friction: On the Tactical Potential of Interfacing with Glitch Art (2016). Available through bookstores, online (for instance Adlibris and Bokus), Art & Theory Publishing and me. International distribution with Idea Books. Great review in Eye Magazine in April 2018.

Chapter in anthology

“Friction as Tactical Experience — Interfacing Photographic Instances through Rosa Menkman’s Sunshine in My Throat” in Art and Photography in Media Environments, edited by José Gomes Pinto and Rui Matoso, Edições Universitárias Lusófonas 2016.

Essay in Verk

“Trött hud: Om bortvänd blick och pirrande fingertoppar” in art/photography journal Verk #2 2018.

Essay in anthology

“En stilla retad nerv / A Nerve Slightly Bothered” in Me – Every Body Volume I: Billion Worlds (Swe/Eng) about a multi-media performance art project by artist and choreographer Olof Persson.

Essay in Verk

“Att se annorlunda: Skadade ögon bryter fotografiets vaneseende” in art/photography journal Verk #4 2016.

Lecture at Moderna Museet

“Glitchar och glitch-konst. Museet som nätverk: Nätverk, flöde och störande konst” at Moderna Museet (October 25 2017, 60 min) on Youtube.

Interview in Verk

An interview in Verk #1 2017, based on a talk with artist/curator Linda Bergman from the release of the revised and expanded edition of my doctoral thesis Flow and Friction: On the Tactical Potential of Interfacing with Glitch Art (Art & Theory Publishing 2016). 

Amoeba Kollektiv

Amoeba Kollektiv is a collaboration between Hans Malm, Serinyà and me. We met while creating Det okända (The Unknown), a 6 hour exhibition in a 1500 sqm garage in Stockholm in 2014. Our first joint artwork Community Transit was exhibited at Centrum för fotografi on May 12-29 2016. More info on our website and Facebook […]

Periscope film + book

Periscope from Vendela Grundell on Vimeo. Click the headline to preview Periscope, a slow cross-fade merge of twenty photographic collages. The film is available for screening, and its images are available in a book or as individual prints. Images and thoughts on the theme are found in the Portfolio section.


Welcome to art historian, photographer, and writer Vendela Grundell. These pages present a selection of art projects, essays and articles. Click post headline for links, comments or inquiries, and please connect through LinkedIn and Instagram. Enjoy!