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2011/08/30

OCA International Residency Programmes - ISCP New York

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn, NY. Courtesy of ISCP

OCA ANNOUNCES UPCOMING NORWEGIAN RESIDENTS AT THE INTERNATIONAL STUDIO AND CURATORIAL PROGRAMME (ISCP) IN NEW YORK CITY

International Studio Programme
1 September 2010–15 August 2013
Øystein Aasan, Artist.

International Curatorial Programme
1 September – 30 November 2011
Peter Amdam, Critic, Writer and Curator

In collaboration with the American Scandinavian Foundation, OCA offers two studio grants - one for a Norwegian artist and one for a Norwegian curator - at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York City.

The upcoming resident for the Studio Programme is artist Øystein Aasan. During his residency at ISCP, Aasan plans to further develop his work with a series of ongoing projects investigating tensions and overlaps between language and architecture. In parallel to this the artist will initiate a new collaborative project that will culminate in a publication and public presentation, departing from a trip to the Appalachian mountains.

The upcoming resident for the Curatorial Programme is critic, writer and curator Peter Amdam. Amdam’s research and interests unfold across different aspects of contemporary art and culture. As part of his residency Amdam plans to deepen his ongoing dialogue with artists based in New York, exploring possibilities for collaboration and exchange, as well as concentrating on his critical, theoretical and writing practices.

About the residents
Øystein Aasan (b. 1977, Kristiansand, Norway) received his education at the National Academy of the Arts, Oslo. He has since exhibited in a number of venues both on a national and international level, such as the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway; Rogaland Art Center, Stavanger, Norway; Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway; Sørlandets Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway; Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Germany; Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany and La Vitrine, Paris, France. He has also published texts in magazines such as Spike Art Quarterly, Neue Review, Umelec, Billedkunst and Kunstkritikk.no.

Peter Amdam (b.1971, Molde, Norway, Based in Oslo, Norway) is an Oslo-based critic, writer and curator. He has written on contemporary art, literature and fashion, with a specific interest in where art intersects with certain poststructuralist and contemporary theories. He is also an occasional collaborator of the artist Matias Faldbakken. Amdam has a diverse background that includes work in fashion magazines and art journals and he is a well-known figure in the hardcore music scene.

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The Office for Contemporary Art provides International Residencies for Norwegian artists, curators and critics abroad, including residencies at Capacete, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil; International Artist in Residency Programme at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium; International Studio and Curatorial Programme (ISCP) New York, NY, USA; International Studio Program Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany; Platform China, Beijing, China; Residency Berlin Mitte, Berlin, Germany and 18th Street Art Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

For more information about OCA’s International Residencies and application process please check: http://www.oca.no/grants/resid

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2011/08/22

OCA International Residency Programmes - Victoria Pihl Lind at Residency Berlin Mitte

OCA ANNOUNCES UPCOMING NORWEGIAN RESIDENT AT:

Residency Berlin Mitte, Berlin, Germany

1 September – 31 October 2011

Victoria Pihl Lind, Artist

OCA offers four residencies for curators, critics and artists in Berlin. The residency provides a fully furnished apartment located at Kunst-Werke, Institute for Contemporary Art, in the Mitte area. The upcoming resident for the months of September/October 2011 is artist Victoria Pihl Lind. Through her recent production, Lind investigates the performative and text-image relation in video and performance. During her stay in Berlin the artist plans to conduct further research on issues related to politics and universalism in connection to an ongoing project with a specific emphasis on the concept of ‘European universalism’.

About the artist
Victoria Pihl Lind (b.1981 in Oslo, Norway, based in Oslo, Norway) graduated with a MA degree from the National Academy of Art in Oslo in 2008, and a BA from Chelsea College of Art in London. Lind works with a variety of media such as video, text, photography and performance. Recent group shows include, 'HOLOGHOST, Performance in Radom city', National Center for Sculpture, Oronsko, Poland, and 'Endring og stillstand – Hagen som materiale og motiv i kunsten' at Galleri F15, Moss, Norway. In 2009 and 2010, Lind co-edited the issues Dreampolitics (1-2, 2009) and On Contemporary art / Om Samtidskunst (1-2, 2010) of UKS-Forum Magazine for Contemporary Art.

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The Office for Contemporary Art provides International Residencies for Norwegian artists, curators and critics abroad, including residencies at Capacete, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil; International Artist in Residency Programme at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium; International Studio and Curatorial Programme (ISCP) New York, NY, USA; International Studio Program Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany; Platform China, Beijing, China; Residency Berlin Mitte, Berlin, Germany and 18th Street Art Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

For more information about OCA's International Residencies and application process please check: http://www.oca.no/grants/residencies/

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2011/08/22

OCA International Residency Programmes - Per Bjarne Boym at Platform China Beijing

Per Bjarne Boym, Light as Fuck, a work by Laura Beloff and Jin Jinbo in subway stations in Oslo and Shanghai, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, 2004. Courtesy of the artists

OCA ANNOUNCES UPCOMING NORWEGIAN RESIDENT AT:

Platform China Beijing, Beijing, People's Republic of China

1 September – 31 October 2011

Per Bjarne Boym, Independent Curator and Art historian

In collaboration with the Norwegian Embassy in Beijing, China, OCA offers two studio residencies for an artist or a curator at Platform China Beijing. The upcoming resident for the months of September/October 2011 is independent curator Per Bjarne Boym. During his two-month residency, Boym plans to conduct further research on works by Chinese artists. China has previously been a focus of Boym’s research, which resulted in projects such as the exhibition ‘Shanghai Assemblage’ at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway (2003) and the exhibition and publication ‘Yang Fudong’ presented at KinoKino, Sandnes, Norway (2010), among others.

About the artist
Per Bjarne Boym (b. 1946, Nord-Fron, Norway, Based in Oslo, Norway) is a curator and art historian based in Oslo. He served as director of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo (1996-2003). Previously, he worked as a curator for the collections of the Bergen (1994-1995) and Oslo (1995-1996) municipalities. Boym has been working as an independent curator since 2003. The exhibitions he curated at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo include 'Illuminations. Art From Two Millenniums' (2000) and 'Robert Adams' (2001), among others. More recent curatorial projects include 'Summer Art Bjørvika 2005', Oslo, Norway and '14 + 1 Story. Touching the Practise', Museo das Peregrinacions, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2006), among others.

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The Office for Contemporary Art provides International Residencies for Norwegian artists, curators and critics abroad, including residencies at Capacete, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil; International Artist in Residency Programme at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium; International Studio and Curatorial Programme (ISCP) New York, NY, USA; International Studio Program Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany; Platform China, Beijing, China; Residency Berlin Mitte, Berlin, Germany and 18th Street Art Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

For more information about OCA’s International Residencies and application process please check: http://www.oca.no/grants/residencies/

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2011/08/22

OCA International Residency Programmes - Olga Robayo at Capacete

OCA ANNOUNCES UPCOMING RESIDENT AT:

Capacete, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil

1 August – 30 November 2011

Olga Robayo, Artist/Curator

OCA offers a residency programme for an artist, an independent curator, a cultural producer or an independent art critic at Capacete, a forum and interdisciplinary project operating between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil. The upcoming resident for 2011 is artist and curator Olga Robayo. Capacete’s director, Helmut Batista, actively participates in the definition of each year’s programme in close communication with the selected recipient. The 2011 programme includes a research trip through 3 different cities in Brazil: São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro, that joins together representatives of independent cultural platforms and non-profit organisations within the art field in Latin America. According to Batista, this encounter aims to encourage ‘a platform of discussion and research among these (in)dependent spaces of Latin America, instigating new articulations and networks’. Robayo’s programme at Capacete will continue through the month of November 2011.

About the artist
Olga Robayo (b.1972, Bogotá, Colombia, based: Ås, Norway and Bogotá, Colombia)'s works and projects deal with issues of migration, appropriation and marginality in the urban space. Robayo was educated at Universidad de Los Andes and Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá and Statens Kunstakademi, Oslo where she completed her MFA. Since 2005 she has worked with the artist group El Parche (with artist Herman Mbamba and artist and curator Marius Wang) and has realised diverse installation projects that seek to make room for perceiving and understanding different aesthetic and political experiences. Their work has been presented at W139, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Al-Mahatta Gallery, Ramallah, Palestine; UKS and Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway. Since 2009, Robayo has been running El Parche Artist Residency-Bogotá together with Marius Wang.

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The Office for Contemporary Art provides International Residencies for Norwegian artists, curators and critics abroad, including residencies at Capacete, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil; International Artist in Residency Programme at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium; International Studio and Curatorial Programme (ISCP) New York, NY, USA; International Studio Program Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany; Platform China, Beijing, China; Residency Berlin Mitte, Berlin, Germany and 18th Street Art Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

For more information about OCA’s International Residencies and application process please check: http://www.oca.no/grants/residencies/

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