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Anne Szefer Karlsen
Anne Szefer Karlsen 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. Szefer Karlsen is teaching and lecturing in formal and informal education, and is currently Associate Professor for MA Curatorial Practice at Bergen Academy of Art and Design (2015-2021). Szefer Karlsen is the host of ‘Husrom’; a no-budget lecture series organised in domestic space (2014-ongoing). Szefer Karlsen was Director of Hordaland Art Centre in Bergen, Norway (2008-2014); curator for The Norwegian Sculpture Biennale 2015 entitled Art Belongs to Those Who See it at the Vigeland Museum in Oslo; curator for Lofoten International Art Festival – LIAF 2013 (with Bassam el Baroni and Eva González-Sancho) entitled Just what is it that makes today so familiar, so uneasy? and Associate Curator for Research and Encounters for Biennale Bénin 2012 – Inventer le monde: l’artiste citoyen (artistic director: Abdellah Karroum). Szefer Karlsen’s writing has appeared in journals such as Afterall, Billedkunst, kunstkritikk.no, as well as in anthologies such as Condition Report (ed. Koyo Kouoh, 2013) and Making Biennials in Contemporary Times (eds. Galit Eilat et. al., 2015). Szefer Karlsen is series editor for ‘Dublett’, a book series featuring artists’ works through anthologies and artists’ books (Hordaland Art Centre, 2012-2016), and was co-editor of Self-Organised (with Stine Hebert, 2013) and Localisert/Localised (with Arne Skaug Olsen and Morten Kvamme, 2009).