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Norwegian Arts Abroad (NAA) Competence Programme Finale

29 June 2022

Gallery Femtensesse by Jenny Kinge and the artist Jennie Bringaker, representing the visual art field of the programme, had a busy week before the final NAA Competence Programme session in New York, 22nd - 23rd June, 2022.

They participated at Liste Art Fair, Basel, 13th - 19th of June together with 81 other galleries from 37 countries in Hall 1.1 at Messe Basel. There were over 100 artists and 60 solo and 22 group presentations.

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Jennie Bringaker presented by Femtensesse at Liste Art Fair Basel, 2022. Photo: Gina Folly
Rachel Mijares Fick
Rachel Mijares Fick is the Co-Founder of Future Fair, together with Rebeca Laliberte. Based in New York City, Rachel has organized 21 art fairs in New York, Switzerland and Germany. Prior to a career in art fairs she has worked in the curatorial departments of Exit Art, New York and the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC. Rachel has been interviewed in the New York Times, ArtNews, Artnet and REVS Magazine. She holds a BFA in Fine Art from the Corcoran College of Art + Design with a focus on video, performance and art history. Photo: David Willems

The fair ran concurrently with:

  • Art Basel that featured over 200 galleries and more then 4.000 artists from five continents
  • June Art Fair with 19 galleries presenting 28 artists
  • Volta Art Fair including 67 galleries showing 225 artists

Basel was overrun by art professionals and art lovers from all over the world.

Gallery Femtensesse had success with sales at the fair and is following up further contacts gained through their participation there.

In New York, local experts were selected to give feedback to the teams on their presentations for the New York art professional audience.

They generously gave advice on what is important to be successful in the New York art field and what to emphasise when you present work.

OCA was pleased to have Rachel Mijares Fick as the expert from the visual art field and art fair sector.

The participating teams in the NAA Competence Program presented their project, and showed their film on portraying their artist to a New York art professional public at the Center for Architecture in New York on the 22nd June, 2022.

A brochure presenting the NAA organisations and the NAA Competence Program participants was handed out to the audience.

Download the brochure and see the film featuring Jennie Bringaker below.

Director: Shruti Ganguly. Cinematography: Knut Svenes Lund. Production. Company: Spindel Film. Cat voice: Lena Ellingsen. Sound designer: Rune Baggerud. Music: Nils Bech. Images/photo credits: Power animal system: Jason Martin. Trollkrem: Sigurd Fandango, Tove Sivertsen, Birk Thomassen, Sara Risvaag/Sepus Normaans. Pillow Talk Bestiary: Istvan Virag

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