Oslo Open invites international curators to create more collaboration.
The annual Oslo Open festival invites two Finnish curators, Ki Nurmenniemi and Giovanna Esposito Yussif and producer Pii Anttila to Oslo. The curators are coming to Oslo as part of the festival’s international visiting program where the festival invites curators, writers and gallerists from all over the world to explore Oslo’s art scene.
Oslo Open is an annual event where artists from the fields of visual art and contemporary craft open the doors to their studios for one weekend. The goal of the festival is to create more collaboration across borders, and to strengthen international networking and visibility for the artists participating in Oslo Open. For the artists the event also includes social events as well as professional meetings with both national and international curators.
During Oslo Open, The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute is organizing a networking dinner together with Goethe Institute and Oslo Open for invited curators from Finland, Germany and the different cities in Norway.
Ki Nurmenniemi is a contemporary art curator, art writer, and doctoral researcher in interdisciplinary sustainability sciences. Ki’s fields of specialisation include queer ecologies, feminist new materialisms, and critical posthumanist approaches in contemporary art.
Giovanna Esposito Yussif is a curator and researcher with a background in art history, museology, and critical theory. She engages with curatorial praxis and research and has a long-standing commitment to nondominant praxes, dissentient imaginations, and epistemologies in resistance.
Pii Anttila is working as an art producer in Kunsthalle Seinäjoki in Finland. She is part of the curatorial program team at the Kunsthalle and producing contemporary art exhibitions. Anttila’s visit in Oslo is hosted by Norwegian Crafts.