Hilde Methi

Hilde Methi is a curator based in Kirkenes, where she was born. Her work investigates the relationship of her own locale to a larger geopolitical setting. She builds up ongoing projects and art collectives infusing artistic ideas into the local context. After leaving her position at Pikene på broen in 2007, she conceived the Sámi Art Festival (2008–2010, 2012) in various places in the Barents Region and Sápmi (initiated by the Sami Artists Union); co-curated ‘russianmarket.info‘, Taking Inventory, Uqbar Berlin (2011); ‘Extreme Crafts’, Freies Museum, Berlin (2012); and Nørrekærbiennalen (2014). She is involved in the art collective Mobile Kultur Byrå (2006–), which looks at the trading climate in particular contexts, and the Rural Reading Room (2012–2015), which highlights the materiality of the landscape using a tabletop as its format. The Dark Ecology project with Sonic Acts (2014-2016, 2018) commissioned and presented temporary installation and performances in the Norwegian-Russian border zone and elsewhere. She is curating LIAF (Lofoten International Art Festival) in 2019.

Hábmit hámi / Making Form, group exhibition at Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš (2018):