Anne Szefer Karlsen is a curator and writer, and currently Director (2008-2014) of Hordaland Art Centre (Bergen, Norway). Szefer Karlsen was curator for Lofoten International Art Festival - LIAF 2013 (with Bassam El Baroni and Eva González-Sancho) and Associate Curator for Research and Encounters, Biennale Benin 2012 (Artistic Director: Abdellah Karroum, Associate Curators: Didier Houenoude, Olivier Marboeuf and Claire Tancons).
During the last ten years she has co-founded structures like Flaggfabrikken - Centre for Photography and Contemporary Art (2002-2008) and Ctrl+Z Publishing together with Arne Skaug Olsen (2006 -) where she still acts as an editor. She edited the third anthology in Open Edition's Occasional Table-series titled Self-Organised together with Stine Hebert (following Curating Subjects, ed. Paul O’Neill and Curating and the Educational Turn, ed. Paul O’Neill and Mick Wilson). For Performa 13 she created the project The Transmitter Show – Words At a Distance together with Aaron Schuster; ten radio plays formatted as a book of scripts and recording for radio.
In addition to series of exhibitions and seminars for the Art Centre as well as further developing its residency programme, she has curated exhibitions for other art spaces, such as Bergen Art Museum, L’appartement 22 and Oslo Fine Art Society. Her interests are in collaborations with artists and curators as well as developing the language that surrounds art productions of today, linguistically, spatially and structurally.
Thursday 6.2. 2014 7:00 p.m. Jesper Alvaer in Conversation with Anne Szefer Karlsen
Lecture with photodocumentation will be hold in English
opening hours Tue-Sun 12.00 noon - 6.00 p.m.
Dittrichova 9/337, Prague 2, CZ