Visual Arts

I always think visually

My formal background in visual arts consists of studies in Art History and Aesthetics at the University of Oslo and three years of practical artistic training at Oslo by Steinerskole. My strength lies in my experience from both practical and theoretical engagement with art.

Expertizes

Conferences and debates

At the Arts & Audiences conference, I took part in the concluding panel. The theme of the year was young audiences. I attended the conference representing Plot/Oslo and the Astrup Fearnley Museum.

As a part of Paragone’s collaboration with Galleri Neuf in, I’ve led several artist talks with the exhibiting artists. I’ve interviewed artists like Emma Hasselblad and Camilla B. Hauger live on stage. I enjoy these types of conversations, learning about the artist’s practices and providing value for the audience.

In 2020 moderated a panel discussion on new job opportunities for art historians. The conversation was hosted by the Committee for Art History at the University of Oslo. In 2022 I was moderator another panel discussion at the same university. The occation was the opening of the exhibition Memoria, that I co-curated.

Contemporary art and the youth

Reaching the youth is a challenge for many art institutions. For many new museum visitors, context and community are of great help.

For many years I was a board member of Plot/Oslo, a collaboration between the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Kunstnernes Hus, and the National Museum of Norway. We held workshops, guided tours, and meetings with artists.

I also gave curatorial and educational advice to the National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design in the development of the opening exhibition in the new museum. The museum opened in 2022.

Digital art education

From 2015 to 2016 I took part in the development of the pioneering digital educational art platform Kunstporten.

The project was a collaboration between seven major Norwegian art institutions including the Munch Museum, the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Henie Onstad Art Center, Lillehammer Art Museum, Drammens Museum, and Haugar Vestfold Art Museum.

The app was aimed at kids and young adults to learn about the artworks when visiting the museums. I worked as a part of the team together with other art students, developing and reviewing new content for the app.

Curating

In 2016 I co-curated Sanatorium, the debut exhibition of Kristine Øvergaard. I edited, designed, and applied for funding for the catalog.

The exhibition took place at Galleri Brenneriet in Oslo. It was a success, as there were many visitors and purchases. The exhibition catalog is available in the collection of the National Library of Norway. I 2022

In 2022 I co-curated the exhibition Memoria at the University of Oslo. Other than curating, I contributed as a panel discussion moderator and with a drawing. A catalog for the exhibition was published.

Artistic practice

As an artist I’ve exhibited works in the mediums of drawing and painting at the University of Oslo, Galleri E, and Oslo by Steinerskole. My current focus is digital art.

Moderator for a panel discussion at the University of Oslo. The conversation is in Norwegian.

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