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Invitation to the launch of the OCA Tromsø office

Published 2016/02/16


Launch of the OCA Tromsø office

Poetry recital by Synnøve Persen
Introduction by Katya García-Antón and Antonio Cataldo
DJ Per Martinsen (Mental Overdrive)

Friday, 26 February 2016 / 19:00–23:00

RSVP to by 24 February

Troms County Cultural Centre
Strandvegen 95

OCA has the pleasure to invite you to a reception celebrating the launch of the OCA office in Tromsø during 2016, under the auspices of The Cultural Business Development Foundation SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge. The reception will be held at the Troms County Cultural Center on Friday, 26 February at 19:00.

The launch of a satellite office in Tromsø is an integral element of OCA ́s new, two-year programme titled ‘Thinking at the Edge of the World. Perspectives from the North’. It also builds upon the positive experience from OCA´s Pop-Ups around Norway (including those held in Tromsø and Kirkenes in October 2014, in collaboration with Northern Norway Art Museum and Pikene på Broen respectively).

‘Thinking at the Edge of the World. Perspectives from the North’ (2016–17) includes in-depth research trips, as well as a programme of lectures, workshops, writing and art commissioning, residencies and publications focusing on the North of Norway. The aim is to contribute to highlighting the global pertinence of the region's rich and diverse intellectual activity, past and present, as well as its place in a locally rooted internationally relevant future. Having a base in Tromsø will allow OCA to deepen the exchange with regional protagonists, as well as facilitate discussions and future partnerships. Click here to read more about the programme.

The reception is open to all. Snacks and drinks are provided. Limited capacity. Entry is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please RSVP to by 24 February.

For press enquiries, please contact OCA’s Communication Manager Tara Hassel.


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.