The Oslo Pilot
Both González-Sancho and Eeg-Tverbakk are experienced in working with site- or context-specific art outside the specialised space of the art gallery. As curators they have often participated in the production of artworks and in the creation of the conceptual, organisational and economic framework of art projects. The pilot project has been given the title The Oslo Pilot. It will take an active, experimental and research-based form, involving collaborations with artists, institutions and audiences. The Oslo Pilot will affirm the exploration of projects on the ground as part of its research development.
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, in addition to teaching History of Exhibitions at Metz University from 2001 to 2004. She is responsible for over 50 exhibitions at different art centres and locations among which are 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 such as 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 of experience at a number of art institutions and with art projects in public space. From 1995-1998 he was head of the Otto Plonk gallery in Bergen. The following year, he worked as the 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 2003-2005, he was project manager for Kunst i Nordland – Artistic Interruptions, a site-specific, international art project initiated by the county of Nordland. Then, from 2005-09, 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 he has been working 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.
Image: Eva González-Sancho and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk. Courtesy Oslo Kommune.