Residencies : ISCP New York City

1 September – 30 November 2018

Benedikte Holen


Anne Marte Overaa - Places of Disinterest, 2016.
From the exhibition 'The City - Neighborhood'.
Photo: Karolina Nowosielska

Benedikte Holen (b.1985 in Aalesund, Norway) is a curator currently based in Aalesund. She holds an MA in Art History from the University of Bergen (2011) and a degree in Creative Curating from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design (2014). Since 2013 she has been a curator at the art museum Jugendstilsenteret and KUBE in Aalesund. Previous curatorial projects include a group show exploring the topic of religion in contemporary art (2018); a site specific performance series with new performances by among others Marianne Heier, Helle Siljeholm and Eirik Slyngstad (2017); the exhibition 'The City' – concerned with cities, urban development and urbanisation (2016), as well as an exhibition project on archives with new works by Elsebeth Jørgensen and Helene Sommer (2014).

Holen has worked with several artists in developing solo and group exhibitions. She has also curated public programmes and discursive platforms, lectures and screenings, community based and artistic interventions in public space, as well as editing and contributing to publications. Her curatorial practice is rooted in a curiosity about the connection between the personal, the political and academic. Her interests lie especially in context-based practices and different kinds of knowledge production. She retains an interest in collaborative practices, which often results in initiating projects where the engagement with artists on the production of new works is essential.