Visitors 2013

International Studio Programme
1 Oct – 30 Oct 2013

Mike Sperlinger


Mike Sperlinger is Professor of Writing and Theory at The Academy of Fine Art Oslo. Before that, he worked for more than a decade at LUX, a London-based agency for artists working with the moving image, which he co-founded with Benjamin Cook in 2002. As a writer he has contributed to a variety of publications including Afterall, Art Monthly, Dot Dot Dot, frieze, Radical Philosophy and Texte zur Kunst, as well as catalogue texts for artists including Ed Atkins, Gerard Byrne and Hong-Kai Wang. He has edited publications including Afterthought: New Writing on Conceptual Art (2005) and Kinomuseum: Towards an ArtistsCinema (2008). He has also curated a number of exhibitions, including ‘Let's Take Back Our Space’ (Focal Point Gallery, 2009) and a solo exhibition by Marianne Wex (Badischer Kunstverein, 2012). He was the producer of the film Crippled Symmetries by the artist Beatrice Gibson, which won the Baloise Prize at Art Basel in 2015. He is currently working on a volume of selected writings by the late artist Ian White and an anthology of Tracks: a journal of writing by artists published in New York in the 1970s.

1 Dec – 22 Dec 2013

Corinne Diserens

Director, curator

Diserens has graduated from Art history studies, University Paris, and Independent Study Program of the Whitney museum of American art. She was curator at IVAM, Valencia; freelance curator and founder of Carta Blanca Editions, Madrid/Paris; Director of the Museums of Marseille, and then of the Fine Arts Museum of Nantes; Currently she is Director of Museion, Bolzano.

1 Dec – 22 Dec 2013

Sven Augustijnen

Academy of Art

Sven Augustijnen studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium; the Hoger Sint-Lukas Instituut in Brussels, and at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, the Netherlands. His films have been included in exhibitions and festivals in Athens, Greece; Basel and Fribourg, Switzerland; San Sebastián, Spain; Siegen, Germany; Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Tunis, Tunisia; Tel Aviv, Israel; Tokyo, Japan and Vilnius, Lithuania, among others. In 2007 he participated in the documenta 12 magazines project, in collaboration with A Prior, and in 2011 he was awarded the Evens Prize for Visual Arts.

1 Sept – 13 Sept 2013



Rotor is participating in OCA's International Studio Programme in conjunction with their curatorial development and presentation of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2013.
Rotor is a young working collective of architects, engineers, designers and researchers based. In addition to bringing architecture and design projects to life, Rotor question the use of architecture and design, materials and waste through research, exhibitions and writings. Rotor received international recognition for their contribution at La Biennale di Venezia in 2010 and the OMA exhibition at the Barbican in London, UK, in 2011.

3 Jun – 30 Jun 2013

Peter Watkins


Peter Watkins is a film-maker and television director. He is the author of several landmark films since the 1950s, such as The War Game (1965), Punishment Park (1970), Edvard Munch (1973), The Freethinker (1992–94) and La Commune (de Paris, 1871) (1999) – films that investigate the current political conjuncture through contemporary or historical settings, and that critically address the limits and possibilities of the documentary form. Central to his work is the critical assessment of the mass media, the media crisis and the monoform, as reflected, for example, in his book Media Crisis (2004).

20 Feb – 24 Feb 2013

Souleymane Bachir Diagne


Souleymane Bachir Diagne is a philosopher and a Professor of French at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. He works in the areas of the history of logic, the history of philosophy, Islamic philosophy, African philosophy and literature, and is the author, among other titles, of Boole, l’oiseau de nuit en plein jour (Paris: Belin, 1989), Comment Philosopher en Islam (Paris: Panama, 2008), Islam and the Open Society:Fidelity and Movement in the Philosophy of Muhammad Iqbal (Dakar: Codesria, 2011), and African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson, and the Idea of Negritude (Calcutta, London and New York: Seagull, 2011). His latest book, Bergson postcolonial: L’élan vital dans la pensée de Léopold Sédar Senghor et de Mohamed Iqbal (Paris: Editions du CNRS, 2011) was awarded the Dagnan-Bouveret prize by the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences for 2011. He is the co-director of the journal Éthiopiques, and a member of UNESCO’s Council of the Future.