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2018/10/03

Meet Stephanie Seidel

An evening with OCA IVP Stephanie Seidel,
Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami).

This event is part of OCA´s new mezzanine program.

Monday, 15 October
18:00-19:30

Free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Please RSVP to info@oca.no.

Office for Contemporary Art Norway

Nedre gate 7 D
0551 Oslo

The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) is very pleased to announce Stephanie Seidel as our current International Visitor Programme (IVP) resident in Oslo.

Stephanie Seidel is Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami). Seidel has curated a number of exhibitions for ICA Miami, among others solo presentations of Thomas Bayrle, Tomm El-Saieh, Diamond Stingily, Sondra Perry, Louise Bourgeois and Edward and Nancy Kienholz. Forth coming exhibitions at ICA Miami include a survey for artist Judy Chicago.

Before joining ICA Miami, Seidel was a curator at the Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Germany, as well as for the commissioning project “25/25/25” for the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, where she worked with contemporary artists, such as Neïl Beloufa, Sam Lewitt, Ken Okiishi, Pamela Rosenkranz, and Tercerunquinto. She also founded the project space Between Arrival & Departure in Düsseldorf, where she organized commissions by Sam Anderson, Olga Balema, Studio for Propositional Cinema and Cooper Jacoby, among others.

2018/09/20

Film screening with María Inés Rodriguéz

Still from Journey to land otherwise known, Laura Huertas Millán © Le Fresnoy - Laura Huertas Millán

Public event

María Inés Rodriguéz showing Laura Huertas Millán

Screening: La Libertad (31 mins, 2017) + Journey to a land otherwise known (23 min., 2011)

2 October 2018, 18:00 - 20:00

OCA, Nedre gate 7, Oslo, Norway

Free and open to the public, but space is limited.
Please RSVP info@oca.no

The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) is very pleased to announce María Inés Rodríguez as our current International Studio Programme (ISP) resident in Oslo.

In conjunction with her residency, Rodríguez will organize a public film evening showing two works by artist and filmmaker Laura Huertas Millán on 2 October 2018, 18:00 – 21:00, followed by a reception.

How does one perceive one’s culture when one displays it in another cultural context, and how does another culture perceive it in turn? Mixing elements of science, time, science fiction, music, language systems, architecture and history, Laura Huertas Millán’s films develop complex worlds that connect us to the geopolitical issues prevalent in our times - María Inés Rodríguez

An internationally acclaimed curator, Rodríguez most recently served as the director of CAPC Musée d’art Contemporain of Bordeaux from 2014 – 2018, where the core of her project was to consolidate the museum as a platform for knowledge through the exhibition, cultural and educational programs. To this end she oversaw important retrospective exhibitions for artist such as Judy Chicago, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Franz Erhard Walther, Beatriz González as well as site specific commissions for the nave of the museum with Danh Vo, Leonor Antunes, Rosa Barba, and Naufus Ramirez Figueroa. Prior to Bordeaux, Rodríguez served as chief curator at the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC) in Mexico City and chief curator at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon (MUSAC) in Spain. Her curatorial and research practice has dealt with a wide array of topics and interests, including the appropriation of public space in art, design, education, architecture, and urbanism as well as the links between artistic production in its historical, political and social contexts.

Laura Huertas Millán is a French-Colombian artist and filmmaker whose work explores topics such as ethnography, exoticism, political history, ecology, and science-fiction. Her films have been part of the official selections of the Toronto Film Festival, Locarno, Cinéma du Réel, Torino, FICUNAM, Curtas Vila do Conde, Cartagena, La Habana, among others. Her work is part of public and private collections such as the Kadist Foundation (France-USA) and Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (USA). She is a graduate of the Beaux-Arts de Paris and Le Fresnoy and holds a PhD on “ethnographic fictions” developed between PSL University and the Sensory Ethnography Lab (Harvard University).

2018/09/12

Upcoming deadline for international residencies

OCA is currently accepting applications for the following residencies. Application deadline: 1 October 2018

Wiels Residency Programme

In 2019, OCA offers a residency programme for an artist at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, Belgium. The duration of the programme is six months, from 1 January until 30 June 2019. Applications are accepted from Norwegian artists and international artists residing in Norway. The programme is designed for artists who have already elaborated a specific and promising aesthetic language but seek artistic, theoretical and professional support in order to develop their practice. Please notice that the residency is not available for BA or MA students. Applications will be assessed by an International Jury appointed by OCA, together with a representative from WIELS Contemporary Art Centre. Click here for more information and to go to the application form.

Capacete Residency Programme

In 2019, OCA offers a three-month residency at Capacete from 1 April to 30 June. Applications are accepted from Norwegian artists, curators, critics and writers, as well as international artists, curators, critics and writers based in Norway. Please notice that the residency is not available for BA or MA students. This is a residency for research and to connect with the local art scene, and therefore it is not studio based. The resident will be accommodated in a shared apartment five minutes walk from the Capacete Residency Centre. This is a vibrant meeting place with a library of books and films, and where they also organise public talks, seminars and workshops. They have a small exhibition space and the staff is fully engaged and physically present. Capacete has been part of the São Paulo Biennale four times and can also help to facilitate visits to the biennale. Click here for more information and to go to the application form.

2018/09/12

Upcoming deadline for funding opportunities: 1 October 2018

OCA is currently accepting applications for the following grant schemes, with application deadline 1 October 2018:

International Support

Applications are accepted from Norwegian artists, international artists residing in Norway and non-profit arts organisations. Priority is given to exhibitions taking place in key international art institutions and project spaces. Support is also extended to solo exhibitions and group exhibitions initiated by international curators as well as to Norwegian art professionals organising exhibitions and projects abroad. The funding for International Support is provided by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Click here for more information and to go to the application forms.

International Support for Galleries and Independent Exhibition Spaces (ISGIES)

ISGIES is initiated and funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and administered by OCA for the promotion of Norwegian galleries and artist run spaces in renowned international art fairs and temporary exhibition arenas. The grant stimulates international efforts for galleries and artist run spaces based in Norway to present contemporary art and promote Norway abroad. Click here for more information and to go to the application forms.

International Support for Art Critics, Curators, Art Magazines and Translation of Text (ISACAT)

ISACAT is initiated and funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and administered by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) to support art critics, curators and art magazines based in Norway that have been invited to speak abroad about Norwegian art and artists in exhibitions, fairs and conferences; translations into English of art criticism and other contemporary texts regarding Norwegian art; and the participation of Norwegian art magazines in international art fairs. Click here for more information and to go to the application forms.

OCA regrets to inform that this is the last round of support for ISACAT.

2018/05/28

Fighting Environmental Crime in West Papua: A Workshop in Tromsø

Fighting Environmental Crime in West Papua: A Workshop in Tromsø
A Workshop led by Nabil Ahmed will be held in Tromsø and convened by the Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing on Friday, 1 June from 10:00 to 15:00. The event has a maximum capacity limit and requires registration. This workshop has been organised by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway in collaboration with the UiT: The Arctic University of Norway as part of the exhibition 'Let the River Flow. The Sovereign Will and the Making of a new Worldliness'. If you are interested in attending and receiving a reading list, please email Liv Brissach with the subject line 'Let the River Flow. Tromsø Workshop.' Your email should include your statement of motivation and a short biography.

Click here to read more about the closing events of 'Let the River Flow. The Sovereign Will and the Making of a New Worldliness'.