Hugo Ljungbäck (b. 1996) is a Swedish video artist, film curator, and media scholar. His research focuses on the intersection of video art, media archaeology, and the archive, and examines the materiality of the moving image and its processes of mediation. He has presented his research in international journals and conferences. His videos regularly explore queer subjectivities and tell underrepresented stories about intimacy, coercion, and memory, and have screened at international film festivals and galleries.
Ljungbäck is an MFA Candidate in Studio Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a BFA in Film from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he previously served as Director and Chief Curator of the Patricia Mellencamp Film and Television Archive. He has curated several screenings and film festivals and was a programmer for the Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, 2018–20. He is Co-chair of the Association of Moving Image Archivists’ Small Gauge and Amateur Film Committee and Editor of Artifact and Apparatus: Journal of Media Archaeology.