Meet the LIAF 2017 curators

When: Friday September 30. at 19:00
Where: The Polar Museum / University Museum in Tromsø. Street address: Søndre Tollbugate 11, 9008 Tromsø

Lofoten International Art Festival – LIAF is a main art event in Northern Norway. Next LIAF will open on September 1 2017 and is to be curated by Heidi Ballet og Milena Hoegsberg. As a part of their research Ballet and Hoegsberg are doing studio visits and visting art organisations in the region.

Friday September 30 LIAF in collaboration with The Polar Museum/Tromsø University Museum, invite you to a curator’s talk where Ballet and Hoegsberg will present themselves and share their thougts on curating LIAF 2017.

About the curators


Heidi Ballet
is an independent curator based in Berlin and Brussels. She is currently curator of the 2016 Satellite series at Jeu de Paume, Paris, and CAPC, Bordeaux, which includes solo exhibitions by Edgardo Aragon, Guan Xiao, Patrick Bernier and Olive Martin and Basim Magdy. Ballet is also preparing the research exhibition The Morality Reflex that will open at CAC Vilnius in September 2016. She curated the 2015 edition of Brussels Cologne Contemporaries and Let the Body be Electric, Let There be Whistleblowers, together with Anselm Franke, at Dan Gunn Gallery, Berlin (2014). Between 2013 and 2015 she worked as a research curator for the exhibition After Year Zero, presented at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, (2013) and the Warsaw Museum of Modern Art (2015). She was the assistant curator of the 2012 Taipei Biennial Modern Monsters, Death and Life of Fiction.

Milena Hoegsberg
is Senior Curator at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK), Oslo, where she curated solo projects with Torbjørn Rødland, Lea Porsager, Pia Rönicke, Ann Cathrin November Høibo and Omer Fast, and the group exhibition Arbeidstid, accompanied by the publication Living Labor. She is the co-curator of Yayoi Kusama: In Infinity (2016) and Human Space Machine: Stage Experiments at the Bauhaus (2014). Hoegsberg is the editor of publications such as Josef Albers: No tricks no twinkling of the eyes (2014), Bauhaus in Norwegian (2014) and Shaped by Time (2012). At HOK, she initiated the three-year exhibition archive project A Pendaflex for the Future, a curatorial residency with the aim to produce writing on historical exhibitions and new curatorial knowledge. She is currently working on a group exhibition exploring virtuality and materiality, co-curated with Alex Klein, which opens at HOK in February 2017 and travels to the ICA Philadelphia.

More about LIAF here