Press Releases : 2011/08

OCA International Residency Programmes - ISCP New York

Published 2011/08/30

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn, NY. Courtesy of ISCP


International Studio Programme
1 September 2010–15 August 2013
Øystein Aasan, Artist.

International Curatorial Programme
1 September – 30 November 2011
Peter Amdam, Critic, Writer and Curator

In collaboration with the American Scandinavian Foundation, OCA offers two studio grants - one for a Norwegian artist and one for a Norwegian curator - at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York City.

The upcoming resident for the Studio Programme is artist Øystein Aasan. During his residency at ISCP, Aasan plans to further develop his work with a series of ongoing projects investigating tensions and overlaps between language and architecture. In parallel to this the artist will initiate a new collaborative project that will culminate in a publication and public presentation, departing from a trip to the Appalachian mountains.

The upcoming resident for the Curatorial Programme is critic, writer and curator Peter Amdam. Amdam’s research and interests unfold across different aspects of contemporary art and culture. As part of his residency Amdam plans to deepen his ongoing dialogue with artists based in New York, exploring possibilities for collaboration and exchange, as well as concentrating on his critical, theoretical and writing practices.

About the residents
Øystein Aasan (b. 1977, Kristiansand, Norway) received his education at the National Academy of the Arts, Oslo. He has since exhibited in a number of venues both on a national and international level, such as the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway; Rogaland Art Center, Stavanger, Norway; Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway; Sørlandets Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway; Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Germany; Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany and La Vitrine, Paris, France. He has also published texts in magazines such as Spike Art Quarterly, Neue Review, Umelec, Billedkunst and

Peter Amdam (b.1971, Molde, Norway, Based in Oslo, Norway) is an Oslo-based critic, writer and curator. He has written on contemporary art, literature and fashion, with a specific interest in where art intersects with certain poststructuralist and contemporary theories. He is also an occasional collaborator of the artist Matias Faldbakken. Amdam has a diverse background that includes work in fashion magazines and art journals and he is a well-known figure in the hardcore music scene.

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The Office for Contemporary Art provides International Residencies for Norwegian artists, curators and critics abroad, including residencies at Capacete, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil; International Artist in Residency Programme at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium; International Studio and Curatorial Programme (ISCP) New York, NY, USA; International Studio Program Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany; Platform China, Beijing, China; Residency Berlin Mitte, Berlin, Germany and 18th Street Art Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

For more information about OCA’s International Residencies and application process please check: