Residencies : ISCP New York City

1 September – 30 November 2015

Natalie Hope O'Donnell


Natalie Hope O'Donnell. Photo by Sharon Shaw, 2014

Natalie Hope O'Donnell is a curator based in Oslo. Her educational background includes a BA in Modern History and Politics from the University of Oxford and an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London. She will defend her PhD, entitled Space as Curatorial Practice, at the Oslo Centre for Critical Architectural Studies (OCCAS) in 2015. Previous curatorial projects include the comprehensive retrospective of Norwegian artist Hariton Pushwagner at MK Gallery (2012) and the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (2013); an exhibition of Norwegian film and video art of the 1990s at Atopia in Oslo (2013); and the 'First Supper Symposium' with Pussy Riot, Judith Butler and Rosi Braidotti in Oslo (2014). Hope O'Donnell chairs the Norwegian Association of Curators, and is the Curator/Project Leader for the Munch Museum's Off-site Projects (2016-2019). She retains an interest in curating as a spatial practice, feminist and queer performative practices, and the exhibition as an historical and cultural text.