In the summer of 2012 I was invited to apply for this job at the Ren, which of course I couldn't pass up, and the just about a year later my family and I undertook a very big move across the Atlantic!What has been really exciting in the last year is seeing a number of artworks we have commissioned going out into the world. Solveig Øvstebø, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Renaissance Society, to Depart in February After seven years at the helm of the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Solveig Øvstebø has announced that she will step down in February 2020 and return with her family to Norway.
Founded in 1993, the Astrup Fearnley Museet is one of Scandinavia´s most notable museums for contemporary art. This week we caught up with Executive Director and Chief Curator, Solveig Øvstebø of the Renaissance Society. Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1973, Solveig Øvstebø undertook post-graduate studies in art history at the University of Bergen and has been Director of Bergen Kunsthall since 2003, developing it into one of the main contemporary art institutions in Norway, with a focus on production, research and discourse.
Under her leadership, the Renaissance Society has flourished as a vital and dynamic institution devoted to supporting and fostering the vision of artists.ÃvstebÃ¸ says, “It has been a true honor to serve the Ren and to work with such brilliant artists and inspiring colleagues over these last seven years.
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For more information about the space please visit: The Renaissance Society. In the evenings I am frequently out at events with our supporters or seeing exhibitions at other institutions, but if it's a home night I might hang out with the girls at the playground before dinner.EXPO CHICAGO Announces New Virtual and In-Person Fall 2020 ProgrammingI joined Bergen Kunsthall as curator in my late 20s as I was finishing up my MA, and a few years later I was appointed director. With her keen eye for talented artists and important art, she will move the institution forward. News From Around the Art World: September 15, 2020Look at art, read about art, talk to artists. I am truly looking forward to taking part in the continuation of this important institution,» said Øvstebø. When Solveig Øvstebø first received a phone call from The Renaissance Society in Chicago about the possibility of her becoming the institution’s new executive director—replacing Susanne Ghez, who was retiring after 40 years in the position—the timing could hardly have been worse. Øvstebø is currently the director of Bergen Kunsthall, a contemporary art space in her native Norway.Criticism has moved from the daily newspapers to niche media. With its artistic independence, uncompromising programming and the will to let artists work in-depth with new art production, The Renaissance Society forms a unique platform in the contemporary institutional landscape. “Her strong artistic vision along with her demonstrated experience in building institutions, will make her an outstanding leader here and an exceptional guide for the further development of our collection. “We are proud and thrilled to welcome Solveig ÃvstebÃ¸ as our new Director,” the President of the Board at The Astrup Fearnley Museet, BjÃ¸rn RÃ¸nneberg says. She follows Gunnar B. Kvaran who has led the museum since 2001.
She is expected to start at The Renaissance Society in June 2013.Joar Nango’s festival exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall is an inspiring invitation to expand our minds and knowledge and to carry out fundamental change.Sweden Makes Historic Investment in Culture«I am very excited and honored to take on the task of directing The Renaissance Society, an institution that I have followed and admired for so long.
But adamant to meet the current crisis, the exhibition’s progressive politics makes for a conventional and repetitive viewing experience. What she has accomplished here is tremendous and it leaves the Renaissance Society in a stronger place. Lives and works in Bergen, Norway.
Øvstebø is currently the Director of Bergen Kunsthall, a premier avant-garde contemporary art space in her native Norway. During my time there I made exhibitions with some incredible artists including Rosa Barba, Danh Vo, Christopher Williams, Nairy Baghramian, Runa Islam, and Sergej Jensen. Solveig Øvstebø , Executive Director and Chief Curator of Chicago’s Renaissance Society, to step down
Irena Haiduk and Solveig Øvstebø 2017 A 13-volume set of Marcel Proust's collected works was published in Yugoslavia in 1967. Suzanne Lovell: Bringing Art History Home Refurnishing & Revisiting the Farnsworth HouseEXPO CHICAGO’s Tony Karman on Fall Without a FairAt the office, my days usually consist of meetings with staff and other stakeholders, making plans with artists for upcoming exhibitions, fundraising, writing and editing texts, and of course lots and lots of emails!
«Solveig has demonstrated her curatorial muscle and her intellectual power. I would also like to warmly thank Gunnar B. Kvaran for his longstanding commitment to this institution.”LaToya Ruby Frazier at the Wexner Center for the ArtsPrior to leading the Renaissance Society, ÃvstebÃ¸ served as the director of Bergen Kunsthall from 2003 to 2013 which she developed into an internationally acclaimed and leading platform for contemporary art in Norway.ÃvstebÃ¸ will start in her new role as the museumÂ´s Executive Director and Chief Curator in May of 2020. New projects by Kevin Beasley, Sadie Benning, and Mathias Poledna were acquired by major international museums (Tate Modern, MoMA, and the Art Institute of Chicago, respectively), and Jennifer Packer's beautiful show U of C Commissions Jenny Holzer's AR Public Artwork During Pandemic© 1998 - 2020 Chicago Gallery News, All Rights ReservedWe are Chicago's source for art gallery news, events, and listings
And treat people well.In Search of Some Lighter News? Før hun tiltrådte stillingen som direktør for Renaissance Society, var Øvstebø direktør for Bergen kunsthall fra 2003 til 2013.
The museum presents changing exhibitions that both draw on the collection and new commissions by artists from all over the world.