OCA Pop-Up in Bodø
Guest Speaker: Heather Jones, writer and curator
Wednesday, 7 September 2016 / 19:30
OCA has the pleasure of announcing the sixth OCA Pop-Up in collaboration with Nordland County Council to be held at Piccadilly pub in Bodø on Wednesday 7 September at 19:30. The presentations form part of OCA’s focus to reach out to art communities in cities outside the capital, such as Trondheim, Kirkenes, Tromsø, Bergen and Stavanger, in collaboration with local art institutions and guest artists. Guest-speaker Heather Jones will share some of her experiences as a writer and international art curator.
The OCA Pop-Ups have been designed in order to connect with local art communities, present OCA's activities, facilitate the use of OCA as a tool for art professionals in their internationalisation process, as well as further the transmission of information on the dynamics of the international art world. The aim of OCA Pop-Up is to strengthen the position of OCA as a discussion partner with art communities nationwide. The series was inaugurated in May 2014 at Trondheim Kunstmuseum. The second and third meetings were held in collaboration with Pikene på Broen in Kirkenes, and Northen Norway Art Museum in Tromsø, both in October 2014. The fourth and fifth meeting were held at Bergen Kunsthall and Rogaland Kunstsenter in November 2014 and April 2016 respectively. Click here for more information.
For more information, please contact Communication Manager Tara Hassel.
About Heather Jones
Heather Jones is an American curator and writer, co-founder and Editor of Contemporary Art Stavanger (CAS), and Exhibitions Manager at Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway. She was previously the Exhibitions Coordinator at Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, a Master Apprentice at the studio of Sol Lewitt and Studio Manager for the artist Swoon. She was the recipient of a 2014 Curatorial Fellowship from the Stavanger Municipality Culture Department. Recent projects include the exhibitions ‘Sans Tête Au Monde, Sascha Braunig: Torsion’, and the first institutional retrospective of ‘Judith Bernstein’, all at Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway. Jones holds an MA in Curatorial Studies from Stockholm University and a certificate in Architectural History and Theory from the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm.
About Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA)
OCA is a foundation created by the Norwegian Ministries of Culture and of Foreign Affairs in 2001 with the aim of developing cultural collaborations between Norway and the international arts scene. OCA aims to become one of the main organs in the international contemporary arts debate through initiatives such as exhibitions, seminars and publications, as well as by providing support to Norwegian artists for their activities in the international art arena, and by inviting international curators and artists to Norway. OCA has been responsible for Norway's contribution to the visual arts section of la Biennale di Venezia since 2001.