Marta Kuzma


Representative: The Nordic Committee

Marta Kuzma served as the Director of OCA from 2005 until 2013. She was a member of the curatorial team for documenta 13 under the Artistic Director Carolyn Christov Bakargiev. Kuzma holds a postgraduate degree in Aesthetics and Art Theory, from the Centre for Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex University, London and an undergraduate degree in Art History and Political Economy from Barnard College/Columbia University. She was Co-Curator of the European Biennale of Contemporary Art, Manifesta 5: San Sebastian, Spain in 2004. Before accepting her first term as Director of OCA in Norway, she held nearly eighteen years of international experience within the contemporary cultural sector including as the Artistic Director of the Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Founding Director of the Center for Contemporary Art at the initiative of George Soros in Kyiv, and Director of the International Exhibitions Programme at the International Center of Photography in New York, NY under the directorship of Cornell Capa. She has taught and lectured at various leading institutions and is a contributing writer to the journals Radical Philosophy, Afterall, Artforum, Art Review, Flash Art, and Mousse. In 2009, Kuzma as OCA's director served as the commissioner for the Nordic Pavilion in Venice and brokered the first time historical cooperation between Denmark and Norway in the form of the Elmgreen and Dragset project. In 2011 she was a co-curator with Pablo Lafuente and Peter Osborne of Norway's official representation for the 54th Venice Biennale, which included the lecture series 'The State of Things'. She was also a comissioner for the official Norwegian representation in 2013 with the exhibition 'Beware of the Holy Whore: Edvard Munch, Lene Berg and the Dilemma of Emancipation'.