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Geir Haraldseth is the director of Rogaland Kunstsenter and based in Stavanger, Norway. In addition to curating exhibitions with artists such as Yngve Holen, Sandra Vaka Olsen, Matt Keegan and Melanie Bonajo at the Kunstsenter, Haraldseth has implemented an Independent Study Program and founded a contemporary art library. Haraldseth holds a BA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design and an MA in Curatorial Studies from Bard College. Previous positions include curator at the National Museum of Art, Design and Architecture, Oslo, and curator at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo. As an independent curator he has curated exhibitions for the KUIR festival in Bogota, at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, Fotogalleriet in Oslo, Akershus Kunstsenter in Lillestrøm, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Teatro de Arena in Sao Paulo, Landings Project Space in Vestfossen, Bastard in Oslo, and Torpedo in Oslo. Haraldseth has contributed to several journals and magazines including Art in America, the Exhibitionist, Kunstkritikk, Acne Paper, and Landings Journal. He is currently contributing editor of Wallet Magazine. Upcoming shows include solo presentations by Herman Mbamba and Urd Pedersen.