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OCA International Residency Programmes - Per Bjarne Boym at Platform China Beijing

Per Bjarne Boym, Light as Fuck, a work by Laura Beloff and Jin Jinbo in subway stations in Oslo and Shanghai, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, 2004. Courtesy of the artists


Platform China Beijing, Beijing, People's Republic of China

1 September – 31 October 2011

Per Bjarne Boym, Independent Curator and Art historian

In collaboration with the Norwegian Embassy in Beijing, China, OCA offers two studio residencies for an artist or a curator at Platform China Beijing. The upcoming resident for the months of September/October 2011 is independent curator Per Bjarne Boym. During his two-month residency, Boym plans to conduct further research on works by Chinese artists. China has previously been a focus of Boym’s research, which resulted in projects such as the exhibition ‘Shanghai Assemblage’ at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway (2003) and the exhibition and publication ‘Yang Fudong’ presented at KinoKino, Sandnes, Norway (2010), among others.

About the artist
Per Bjarne Boym (b. 1946, Nord-Fron, Norway, Based in Oslo, Norway) is a curator and art historian based in Oslo. He served as director of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo (1996-2003). Previously, he worked as a curator for the collections of the Bergen (1994-1995) and Oslo (1995-1996) municipalities. Boym has been working as an independent curator since 2003. The exhibitions he curated at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo include 'Illuminations. Art From Two Millenniums' (2000) and 'Robert Adams' (2001), among others. More recent curatorial projects include 'Summer Art Bjørvika 2005', Oslo, Norway and '14 + 1 Story. Touching the Practise', Museo das Peregrinacions, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2006), among others.

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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.

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