December 11, 2014 - Agency for Cultural Affairs, City of Oslo - Oslo Pilot curators announced: Eva González-Sancho and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk
December 11, 2014

Oslo Pilot curators announced: Eva González-Sancho and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk

Photo: Lily Vikki. 

Eva González-Sancho and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk announced as curatorial team to develop the pilot project for a biennial in Oslo

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“I’m happy to announce that Eva González-Sancho and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk have been elected as the curatorial team. They have academic expertise in projects questioning the public realm as well as broad national and international art networks,”  says Hilde Barstad, Director of the Agency for Cultural Affairs in the City of Oslo.

Oslo Pilot Curators: Pilot project for an art biennial in Oslo
Eva González-Sancho and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk have been elected as the curatorial team of the pilot project for an art biennial in Oslo, named Oslo Pilot. Both curators are experienced in working with site- or context-specific art outside the specialised space of the art gallery. They have regularly participated in art production and in the creation of the conceptual, organisational and economic frameworks of art projects. Oslo Pilot will constitute an active, experimental and research-based initiative involving collaborations with artists, institutions, and audiences with the goal of defining a periodic, art-in-public-space rendez-vous in the city of Oslo. As part of its research and development, Oslo Pilot will host exploratory projects and field work.
 
City of Oslo, owner of the project
The Agency for Cultural Affairs in the City of Oslo is the originator of Oslo Pilot and its owner. The project aims to investigate the role of art in public space and the public realm, and to do so by collaborating with different professionals in the art field, as well as other disciplines. 

Eva González-Sancho is an independent curator. She graduated with a fine arts degree from The Art Department at ISLAP-ERG (Graphic Research and Liberal Arts Institute) in Brussels and also has an MA in Science and Technology “Exhibition Trades,” specializing in contemporary art, from the Rennes 2 University in France. She was director and curator at Frac Bourgogne (Dijon, FR) from 2003 to 2011 and at the Art Projects Office Etablissement d’en face Projects (Brussels, BE) from 1998 to 2003, while teaching the History of Exhibitions at Metz University from 2001 to 2004.  

She is responsible for over 50 exhibitions at different art centres and locations, which include the Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF) 2013, the exhibition by Dora García: Where do characters go when the story is over? (CGAC, Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo, Spain, 2009), the Armando Andrade Tudela exhibition: Hier, Aujourd’hui, Demain, Aujourd’hui, Demain, Hier, Aujourd’hui (2010) and the Rita McBride & Koenraad Dedobbeleer exhibition:TIGHT, REPEATING BOREDOM (2008) at Frac Bourgogne. She has also worked with artists including Guillaume Leblon, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Lara Almarcegui, Jonas Dahlberg, Katrin Sigurdardottir and Matthew Buckingham, and has also implemented and directed various artists’ residency programs in France. 

Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk graduated from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design and the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg. He is currently a freelance curator with 20 years experience at a number of art institutions and art projects in public space. From 1995 to 1998 he was director of the Otto Plonk gallery in Bergen. The following year, he worked as exhibition manager at NIFCA (Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art) in Helsinki. 

Eeg-Tverbakk was deputy director of the Kunstnernes Hus from 2000–01. His freelance assignments include curating the Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF) in 1999, and the 2004 Nordic Art Biennial Momentum. From 2003 to 2005, he was project manager for Kunst i Nordland – Artistic Interruptions, a site-specific, international art project initiated by the county of Nordland. Then, from 2005 to 2009, he was a research fellow at the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo (KHiO). He was also director at Kunsthall Oslo for two years. Eeg-Tverbakk has been responsible for a number of exhibitions and projects and has worked with artists such as Elmgreen & Dragset, Olafur Eliasson, Matias Faldbakken, Marianne Heier, Aleksandra Mir, Marjetica Potrc, Eva Rothschild and Knut Åsdam. He has held positions as director, project manager, producer and curator, and currently carries out a number of positions and roles in the Norwegian art scene.

Contacts
Curator, Per Gunnar Eeg- Tverbakk: pergunnar [​at​] oslopilot.no
Curator, Eva González-Sancho: eva [​at​] oslopilot.no
Head of communication, Agency for Cultural Affairs Kjersti Tubaas:
T +0047 924 42 884 / kjersti.tubaas [​at​] kul.oslo.kommune.no

 
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