Anne Szefer Karlsen
/curator/collaborator/editor/writer/contributor/

anneszeferkarlsen@gmail.com
+47 97118482
Anne Szefer Karlsen is a curator and writer. She was Director of Hordaland Art Centre in Bergen, Norway (2008-14). In addition to series of exhibitions and seminars for the Hordaland Art Centre, as well as further developing its residency programme, she has curated exhibitions for other art spaces and is teaching/lecturing in formal and informal education. She has commissioned several works by artists; such as Toril Johannessen (NO), Pedro Gómez-Egaña (CO/NO), HC Gilje (NO), Elsebeth Jørgensen (DK), and during her time at Hordaland Art Centre she introduced artists such as Omer Fast (US), Renata Lucas (BR), Len Lye (NZ), Maarten Vanden Eynde (BE) and Imre Bukta (HU) by curating their first solo exhibitions in Norway. Exhibitions curated and publication projects edited by Szefer Karlsen will generally host an international roster of artists and other contributors.

Szefer Karlsen is curator for Skulpturbiennalen 2015 (The Sculpture Biennale 2015), and was curator for Lofoten International Art Festival - LIAF 2013 (with Bassam el Baroni and Eva González-Sancho) titled Just what is it that makes today so familiar, so uneasy?, September 2013 and created the project The Transmitter Show – Words At a Distance; 10 radio plays by artists and writers published in book form and recorded for radio, with philosopher and writer Aaron Schuster for Performa 13. She acted as Associate Curator for Research and Encounters for Biennale Bénin 2012 (Artistic Director: Abdellah Karroum, Associate Curators: Didier Houenoude, Olivier Marboeuf and Claire Tancons).

She is series editor for Dublett (Hordaland Art Centre, 2013-2015) and has edited Collected art criticisms by Erlend Hammer (Ctrl+Z Publishing, 2008), co-edited Lokalisert/Localised with Arne Skaug Olsen and Morten Kvamme (Ctrl+Z Publishing, 2009) and edited the third anthology in Open Edition's Occasional Table-series titled Self-Organised with Stine Hebert (Open Editions/Hordaland Art Centre 2013).

She has conceived of several seminars and lecture series, and her interests are in artistic and curatorial collaborations as well as developing the language that surrounds art productions of today, linguistically, spatially and structurally. She has taken on a number of positions of trust within the Norwegian art context and is increasingly invited to speak on contemporary art at home as well as internationally.

Anne Szefer Karlsen
/curator/collaborator/editor/writer/contributor/

anneszeferkarlsen@gmail.com
+47 97118482
Anne Szefer Karlsen is a curator and writer. She was Director of Hordaland Art Centre in Bergen, Norway (2008-14). In addition to series of exhibitions and seminars for the Hordaland Art Centre, as well as further developing its residency programme, she has curated exhibitions for other art spaces and is teaching/lecturing in formal and informal education. She has commissioned several works by artists; such as Toril Johannessen (NO), Pedro Gómez-Egaña (CO/NO), HC Gilje (NO), Elsebeth Jørgensen (DK), and during her time at Hordaland Art Centre she introduced artists such as Omer Fast (US), Renata Lucas (BR), Len Lye (NZ), Maarten Vanden Eynde (BE) and Imre Bukta (HU) by curating their first solo exhibitions in Norway. Exhibitions curated and publication projects edited by Szefer Karlsen will generally host an international roster of artists and other contributors.

Szefer Karlsen is curator for Skulpturbiennalen 2015 (The Sculpture Biennale 2015), and was curator for Lofoten International Art Festival - LIAF 2013 (with Bassam el Baroni and Eva González-Sancho) titled Just what is it that makes today so familiar, so uneasy?, September 2013 and created the project The Transmitter Show – Words At a Distance; 10 radio plays by artists and writers published in book form and recorded for radio, with philosopher and writer Aaron Schuster for Performa 13. She acted as Associate Curator for Research and Encounters for Biennale Bénin 2012 (Artistic Director: Abdellah Karroum, Associate Curators: Didier Houenoude, Olivier Marboeuf and Claire Tancons).

She is series editor for Dublett (Hordaland Art Centre, 2013-2015) and has edited Collected art criticisms by Erlend Hammer (Ctrl+Z Publishing, 2008), co-edited Lokalisert/Localised with Arne Skaug Olsen and Morten Kvamme (Ctrl+Z Publishing, 2009) and edited the third anthology in Open Edition's Occasional Table-series titled Self-Organised with Stine Hebert (Open Editions/Hordaland Art Centre 2013).

She has conceived of several seminars and lecture series, and her interests are in artistic and curatorial collaborations as well as developing the language that surrounds art productions of today, linguistically, spatially and structurally. She has taken on a number of positions of trust within the Norwegian art context and is increasingly invited to speak on contemporary art at home as well as internationally.