Anne Szefer Karlsen
19 September – 23 September 2016
Anne Szefer Karlsen (b. 1976, Norway) is a curator, writer and editor interested in artistic and curatorial collaborations as well as developing the language that surrounds art productions of today – linguistically, ideologically, spatially and structurally. She is currently Associate Professor for MA Curatorial Practice at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway.
Previously, Szefer Karlsen was Director of Hordaland Art Centre in Bergen, Norway (2008-2014); curator of Art Belongs to Those Who See it, the Norwegian Sculpture Biennial (2015); and co-curator of Just what is it that makes today so familiar, so uneasy, Lofoten International Art Festival, Norway (2013). She was also Associate Curator for Research and Encounters for Inventer le monde: l’artiste citoyen, Biennale Bénin (2012). Her writings have appeared in journals such as Afterall, Billedkunst and kunstkritikk.no. She is currently series editor for Dublett (2012 – 2016), a book series featuring artists’ works through anthologies and artists’ books.
Exploring the intersections between editorial and curatorial work, Curator-in-Residence, Anne Szefer Karlsen discusses the Scandinavian art book series, Dublett. Currently in its fourth edition, each consists a new artist’s book and an anthology of commissioned texts on the artist or project at hand, written by contributors from a variety of disciplines that aims to cultivate art mediation within a book format.