About OCA : Staff

Katya García-Antón

Director and Chief Curator

Katya García-Antón has been Director of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) since February 2014. Katya García-Antón obtained an MA in 19th and 20th century Art History from The Courtauld Institute of Arts London. Thereafter she worked at The Courtauld Institute of Art, BBC World Service (Latin American Broadcasts), Museo Nacional Reina Sofía Madrid, ICA London, IKON Birmingham and as Director of Centre d’Art Contemporain (CAC) Genève. She is responsible for more than 70 exhibitions of art, architecture and design of practitioners world-wide presented in art institutions in Europe, as well as Latin America and the Middle East. Amongst these curatorial projects are the Spanish Pavillon in the Sao Paolo Biennial 2004 and the Venice Biennial 2011, the Prague Biennial 2005 and the flagship exhibition “Gestures in Time” which she co-curated for the Qalandiya International Biennial. In the last three years, Katya García-Antón was advisor for PICE (AC/E) the international arts programme of the Ministry of Culture, Spain, and Jury Member for Pro Helvetia Switzerland in the selection of artists/architects for the Swiss Pavilion in the Art and Architecture Biennials in Venice; she was also Curatorial Mentor for the ‘Ineditos’ young curator programme in Casa Encendida, Madrid. In autumn 2013 she curated the retrospective of feminist figurative painter Sylvia Sleigh in CAAC Sevilla, as well as presented a paper in the International Symposium ‘Art and Social Inclusion’ at the Cinemathèque de Tangiers (programme by Museo Picasso Malaga). She conceived the foundational concept for the current two-year programme on critical writing in Switzerland for Pro Helvetia, Zurich. In 2015 she curated, as OCA Director (with the collaboration of OCA Senior Programmer, Antonio Cataldo), the project ‘Rapture’ by artist Camille Norment for the Nordic Pavilion in the Venice Biennial. She is currently developing a two year programme of research and projects entitled ’Thinking at the Edge of the World. Perspectives from the North’.

Email: office@oca.no

Toril Fjelde Høye

Head of Finance and Administration

Toril Fjelde Høye came into the position as OCA's Head of Finance and Administration in December 2011 with a comprehensive background in business and administration, having completed her studies at Handelsakademiet in Oslo and leadership programmes at INSEAD in France and at the London Business School in the UK. Previous to her position at OCA, Fjelde Høye served as the Chief Financial Officer at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo from 2006.

Email: toril.fjelde.hoye@oca.no

Ingrid Moe

Head of External Relations and Communications

Ingrid Moe is the Head of External Relations and Communications at OCA. Prior to joining OCA in August 2018, she was based in New York City where she led the Royal Norwegian Consulate General’s contemporary art initiatives for eight years. During her time in New York she initiated major collaborations with US partners such as the Norwegian Pavilion at Performa 13 and the Norwegian Focus at NY Art Book Fair, and facilitated research programmes in collaboration with OCA that led to presentations of Norwegian artists at institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New Museum, MIT List Visual Art Center and the Swiss Institute. While at the Consulate, she developed residency and exchange programmes between Norway and the US, and organised artist talks, lectures and symposia with partners such as the Guggenheim Museum and SculptureCenter. She worked closely with OCA and other Norwegian institutions to launch exhibition projects to US audiences and has acted as an advisor for Norwegian museums developing international collaborations. She also headed the Consulate’s architecture and design focus and supported research that led to exhibitions in museums, fairs and galleries in New York. She was a Visiting Scholar in the Film Studies department at UC Berkeley, and obtained an MA in Media Studies and Film Theory from the University of Bergen focused on phenomenology and gender theory. She recently studied Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, writing her thesis on Virginia Dwan’s eponymous gallery and the development of land art in the 1960s.

Email: ingrid.moe@oca.no

Drew Snyder

Programme Manager

Drew Snyder is a curator and art historian based in Oslo, Norway, and has been Programme Manager at OCA since August 2018. Prior to moving to Oslo, he was based in Accra, Ghana for three years where he was involved with various artist groups and spaces. He holds a PhD in modern/contemporary art history, theory, and criticism from the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego under the supervision of Grant Kester and Norman Bryson. His dissertation reconsidered the development of postwar visual culture, public discourse, and the avant-garde in the U.S. with a particular focus on the work of Robert Morris, Andy Warhol, and Ana Mendieta in the context of geopolitics and nuclear culture. He has a broad set of research interests across the arts which include questions of historical narrative, political ecology, discourses of life, and new forms of international exchange. He has worked across the art field in various capacities as an instructor, lecturer, editor, critic, and organiser of exhibitions and programs in Norway, Ghana, the United States, and South Africa.

Email: drew.snyder@oca.no

Anne Charlotte Hauen

Grant and Administration Officer

Anne Charlotte Hauen has a Cultural Management degree from the department of Communication and Media Studies, Université Vincennes-Saint-Denis (Paris VIII). She has been working at the Munch Museum before she was employed by Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium as exhibition guide and museum staff. She was also a gallery coordinator at the Gallery Van Bau and Gallery Dong Xi, part of Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, that are showing works by emerging artists and focusing on contemporary art from Southeast Asia respectively. Anne Charlotte has been employed at OCA since September 2008.

Email: anne.charlotte.hauen@oca.no

Eirin Torgersen

Communication Officer

Eirin Torgersen is an artist based in Oslo, Norway, and has a BA degree from Griffith College, Dublin. Central to her projects are photography often in combination with video and mixed media. Her practice examines the correlation between nature and humanity, and how cultural traditions exists in the contemporary society. She has been OCA’s Communication Officer since November 2018.

Email: eirin.torgersen@oca.no

Nikhil Vettukattil

Project Officer

Nikhil Vettukattil is an artist and writer. He has an MA in Contemporary European Philosophy from Kingston University London and the University of Paris VIII, and a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. From 2013–16 he participated in the CSM Associate Studio Programme. His practice examines the role of representation in framing and interpreting lived experience, and his work has been exhibited internationally. Nikhil has been employed at OCA since February 2018.

Email: nikhil.vettukattil@oca.no

Liv Brissach

Project Officer

Liv Brissach is an art history graduate with a background from the University of Oslo (MA) and University College London (BA). She has experience as an independent art writer for Billedkunst, Kunstkritikk and Munchmuseet on the move among others. During her studies, she worked as a project manager for the exhibitions 'NorskArt' and 'Juvenarte', both initiated by ANSA – Association of Norwegian Students Abroad. She has also explored her interests in the intersections between art, ecology and technology as curator for Kunst-i-Festival in Nord-Trøndelag. Liv has been employed at OCA since December 2017.

Email: liv.brissach@oca.no