Anna Mikaela Ekstrand

Curatorial Advisor at The Immigrant Artist Biennial

Anna Mikaela Ekstrand is a Swedish/Guyanese independent curator based in New York City. Anna Mikaela served as co-/curator for ’Is This Intimacy?’ (Krinzinger Projekte, 2019) and the performance art events 'Tales Of Tales' (106 Rivington, 2018), ’Grebnellaw: Sperming The Planet' (House of Yes and The Oculus, 2018), and 'Your Decolonizing Toolkit' (MAW, 2016). She has held curatorial positions at Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim, Bard Graduate Center, and Museum of Arts and Design. Anna Mikaela is the founding editor-in-chief of Cultbytes. Currently, Anna Mikaela serves as an advising curator for the inaugural 'The Immigrant Artist Biennial' and as a co-curator for its Open Call exhibition to be held in New York Spring-Summer 2020, she has contributed with an essay on performance art(ists) forthcoming in Institution is Verb: PPL Lab Site 2012-2018 (The Operating System), and she was a curatorial resident at Curator’s Agenda: Vienna in 2019. Anna Mikaela holds dual MA degrees, in Design History, Material Culture, and Decorative Arts from Bard Graduate Center and in Art History from Stockholm University. She also studied at London School of Economics, Sorbonne-Paris IV, and Columbia University. Photo Dom Duro.


  • Curatorial Advisor

    Current role