Acknowledgement of the Sámi people

OCA acknowledges the Sámi as one people, and as the Indigenous people of the Fennoscandian region. On the land of this region, Sápmi, the Sámi people have lived since time immemorial, respectfully harvesting from nature by fishing, farming, hunting and following reindeer, amongst other activities.

Courtesy Oswaldo Macia

Meet Oswaldo Macía

25 March '19

Please join us for a talk with OCA IVP artist Oswaldo Macía.

This event is part of OCA's mezzanine program.

Monday, 25 March

Free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Please RSVP to

Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Nedre gate 7 D
0551 Oslo

Oswaldo Maciá is an artist working across media. During the 1990s, after completing an MFA at Goldsmiths College, University of London, his work was shown in solo exhibitions at key venues such as the Museum of Installation and Clove gallery as well as in group shows such as the seminal Ideal Standard Summertime at Lisson Gallery (1996). Since then he has gone on to create olfactory-acoustic sculptures, performances, installations, and collaborations sourced from research across diverse environments, landscapes, and social contexts. His works have been exhibited all over the world, including at the Riga Biennial (2018), Tate Britain (2016), Manifesta 9 (2012), Biennal de Cuenca, Ecuador (2011), Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece (2009) and many others. In 2018 Maciá won the Golden Pear at the fifth annual Art and Olfaction Awards in London for his experimental work with scent, and his work is held in international collections such as Tate Britain and Daros Latinamerica.

Video by Eirin Torgersen / OCA