Press Releases : 2016/03

OCA Pop-Up in Stavanger

Published 2016/03/18

Rogaland Kunstsenter. Photo: Contemporary Art Stavanger / Anna Tuvike


OCA Pop-Up at Rogaland Kunstsenter
Guest speaker: Bridget Donahue, gallerist

Monday 4 April 2016, 19:00

Nytorget 17, 4013 Stavanger

OCA is happy to present the fifth edition in the OCA Pop-Up series, in collaboration with Rogaland Kunstsenter in Stavanger on Monday 4 April at 19:00. The presentations form part of OCA’s focus to reach out to art communities in cities outside the capital, such as Trondheim, Kirkenes, Tromsø, Bergen and Stavanger, in collaboration with local art institutions and guest artists. Guest speaker at OCA Pop-Up Stavanger is Bridget Donahue. She will talk about the connection between the non-profit and the commercial arenas by presenting her non-profit art space Cleopatra’s in Brooklyn and the commercial gallery Bridget Donahue on Manhattan, both in New York, NY, USA. Drinks and food will follow.

The OCA Pop-Ups have been designed in order to connect with local art communities, present OCA's activities, facilitate the use of OCA as a tool for art professionals in their internationalisation process, as well as further the transmission of information on the dynamics of the international art world. The aim of OCA Pop-Up is to strengthen the position of OCA as a discussion partner with art communities nationwide. The series was inaugurated in May 2014 at Trondheim Kunstmuseum. The second and third meetings were held in collaboration with Pikene på Broen in Kirkenes, and Northen Norway Art Museum in Tromsø, both in October 2014. The fourth meeting was held at Bergen Kunsthall in November 2014. Click here for more information.

For more information, please contact Communication Manager Tara Hassel. 

About Bridget Donahue
Bridget Donahue has worked with artists at Gladstone Gallery, D’Amelio Terras, Gavin Brown's enterprise and most currently as the owner of her eponymous gallery on the Bowery in New York. In 2008, she co-founded Cleopatra’s, a curatorial art project with storefront spaces in Brooklyn, NY, USA, and Berlin, Germany. Donahue has taught at The City College of New York and has been invited for public lecture at Hunter College, Columbia University, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of Visual Arts and Rhode Island School of Design to discuss collaboration and professional practice to art students at the graduate level. She serves on New Art Dealers Alliance's Board of Directors and consults for Creative Capital. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Contemporary Textile Culture from Norwich University College of the Arts, UK, and a BA in Anthropology and Journalism from Boston University, MA, USA.

About Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA)
OCA is a foundation created by the Norwegian Ministries of Culture and of Foreign Affairs in 2001 with the aim of developing cultural collaborations between Norway and the international arts scene. OCA aims to become one of the main organs in the international contemporary arts debate through initiatives such as exhibitions, seminars and publications, as well as by providing support to Norwegian artists for their activities in the international art arena, and by inviting international curators and artists to Norway. OCA has been responsible for Norway's contribution to the visual arts section of la Biennale di Venezia since 2001.