September 29, 2018 - Office for Contemporary Art Norway - OCA International Studio Programme (ISP)
September 29, 2018

Office for Contemporary Art Norway

Laura Huertas Millán, Journey to land otherwise known (still). Film. © Le Fresnoy - Laura Huertas Millán.

OCA International Studio Programme (ISP)
September/October ISP Resident: María Inés Rodriguéz

Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Nedre gate 7
0551 Oslo

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Public event
October 2, 2018, 6pm
OCA, Nedre gate 7, Oslo, Norway

María Inés Rodriguéz curates a public film screening, presenting two films by Laura Huertas Millán
La Libertad (31 mins, 2017) and Journey to a land otherwise known (23 min., 2011)

Free and open to the public; space is limited. Please RSVP info [​at​]

The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) is very pleased to announce María Inés Rodríguez as our current International Studio Programme resident in Oslo.

An internationally acclaimed curator, Rodríguez most recently served as the director of CAPC Musée d’art Contemporain of Bordeaux from 2014-2018, where the core of her project was to consolidate the museum as a platform for knowledge through exhibition, cultural and educational programs. To this end she oversaw important retrospective exhibitions for artist such as Judy Chicago, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Franz Erhard Walther, Beatriz González as well as site specific commissions for the nave of the museum with Danh Vo, Leonor Antunes, Rosa Barba, and Naufus Ramirez Figueroa. Prior to Bordeaux, Rodríguez served as chief curator at the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC) in Mexico City and chief curator at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon (MUSAC) in Spain. Her curatorial and research practice has dealt with a wide array of topics and interests, including the appropriation of public space in art, design, education, architecture, and urbanism as well as the links between artistic production in its historical, political and social contexts.

In conjunction with her residency, Rodríguez will curate a public film screening with two works by artist and filmmaker Laura Huertas Millán on October 2, 2018, 6-8pm, followed by a reception.

"How does one perceive one’s culture when one displays it in another cultural context, and how does another culture perceive it in turn? Mixing elements of science, time, science fiction, music, language systems, architecture and history, Laura Huertas Millán’s films develop complex worlds that connect us to the geopolitical issues prevalent in our times." –María Inés Rodríguez

Laura Huertas Millán is a French-Colombian artist and filmmaker whose work explores topics such as ethnography, exoticism, political history, ecology, and science-fiction. Her films have been part of the official selections of the Toronto Film Festival, Locarno, Cinéma du Réel, Torino, FICUNAM, Curtas Vila do Conde, Cartagena, La Habana, among others. Her work is part of public and private collections such as the Kadist Foundation (France-USA) and Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (USA). She is a graduate of the Beaux-Arts de Paris and Le Fresnoy and holds a PhD on “ethnographic fictions” developed between PSL University and the Sensory Ethnography Lab (Harvard University).

International Studio Programme (ISP)
The International Studio Programme in Oslo is available for international artists, curators and cultural practitioners for a stay of up to three months, independently or in connection to specific research within Norway. The programme provides residents with an apartment and studio in Oslo at Ekely, an artist colony where Edward Munch had his studio, and an honorarium for expenses. Residents are encouraged to engage with the art scene in Norway and to establish temporary and permanent exchanges throughout the country. This is a curated programme by invitation only. 

Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA)
The Office for Contemporary Art Norway is an independent foundation whose principle aim is to support art practitioners based in Norway, including Sápmi, and to foster exchange and catalyse discourse between Norway and the international arts scene. In addition to administering a series of grant schemes, residencies and visitor programmes, OCA develops its own discursive, exhibition, publication, and research programmes focused on bringing to Norway the plurality of practices and histories at the forefront of international artistic debates while also actively participating in and shaping such debates nationally and internationally. OCA has been responsible for Norway's contribution to the visual arts section of the Venice Biennale since 2001.

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