Director SSE Art Initiative
Isak Nilson is working in the intersection between art, humanities and business.
As a professional he is currently based at the Stockholm School of Economics as the Director of Art Initiative involved in publishing, curating, and symposium production and works or has worked with institutions such as Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Tensta Konsthall, the Royal Institute of Art, Royal Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, Bukowskis and a growing network of galleries. He has experience of both the primary and secondary art market through positions in the gallery and auction world. He is also a consultant in the art world and has been a Business Developer at the Art Firm CF HILL AB, and managed all parts of the sale of the publishing firm Bokförlaget Korpen.
He has a strong connection to the research community on arts and business as a former research assistant in a project on aesthetisization as a value creating process, and lectures on art, economy and education at diverse academic forums. He also works actively as a program curator with a strong acasdemic approach and has curated and moderated large scale event (600+ attentants) with Graham Harman, and Olafur Eliasson.
In terms of education he specializes in Economics and Accounting & Managerial Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics. He holds a Bachelor degree in Architecture from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and has studied Art History and History of ideas at Gothenburg University. This has generated a highly analytical and creative approach to both art related activities and business.
Isak Nilson is also involved in a broad set of activities pro-bono to support the world of art and culture. These include: being an elector of the August Prize in the non fiction category, the Chairman of an international art association for students and researchers (BSAI) and as co-founder and former Manager of the student driven art association Art Division at the Stockholm School of Economics.