Ane Lan (NO)
Photo by: Eurora E. Sandlilje
Ane Lan is the name of the project of Eivind Reierstad and his performance group. Ane Lan is examining the private and personal terms in history, through portraying silence, the unauthorized and the fragile. Lan often stages himself in different identities based on gender, race, religion or class. These impersonations always ask us how identity and power are constructed and structured, often through the idea of someone being different from "us".
Frank, is an Oslo based platform, established to nurture art and critical discourse revolving around gender issues, desire and sexuality. The platform operates in different locations and with various co-curators. Their aim is to build a community and create discussions that address hegemonic structures in society. They recently curated the show Possessions at UKS. Liv Bugge and Sille Storihle currently run FRANK.
Camille Norment (NO)
Camille Norment whos multi-media art engages the viewer as a physical and psychological participant through architectural, optical illusory, sonic, interactive environments and objects and drawings that are 'enlivened' by the presence of the viewer. Norment's current trajectory of work includes live performance as a mode of exploring the formal and cultural consonances and dissonances in music, freely collapsing given genre and aesthetic spectrums.
Geir Haraldseth has his education from the Center for Curatorial Studies in New York and Central Saint Martin’s in London and work as a curator and a writer. He has curated exhibitions in New York, Philadelphia, Sao Paulo and Oslo and has written for amongst others Acne Paper, Kunstkritikk, Billedkunst and Kaleidioskop. At the moment he is the manger at Rogaland Art Center. Geir will talk about gender and collective projects, both from a Norwegian and American perspective.
Natalie Hope O'Donnell (NO)
Natalie Hope O'Donnell, Norwegian curator. She studied Modern History and Politics at Jesus College, Oxford, and History of Art at the University of Oslo. She also holds a PGDL/LPC postgraduate degree in Law and graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Curating Contemporary Art in 2008. She has extensive curatorial experience at established showrooms in London and now also in Norway.
Eline McGeorge (NO)
Eline McGeorge is an artist with a theoretical, political and visual engagement. Since the late 90s she has mainly work in London. Currently, she participates in the atelier program W17 at the Kunstnernes Hus, where she is working on a project that looks at gender balance in Oslo's arts scene. She will address this at the symposium. Her works often combine several different materials and references in collages, montages, drawings, sculpture, animation, text, publications, videos and more, often assembled as installations.
Hannah Helseth (NO)
Hannah is a sociologist and PhD student at the Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo. She is a declared feminist and a active social commentator. She has also published the book "Generation Sex", where she discusses young girls that put out more or less stripped pictures of themselves online. In addition, she made her debut earlier this year as a dramatist at the National Theatre with the play "My sister". Hannah will be the host of the symposium.