Johanne Nordby Wernø

Johanne Nordby Wernø (1980) is an Oslo-born writer, critic and curator, trained at the University of Oslo (BA in Aesthetic Theory, 2006) and Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm (MFA in critical writing and curatorial practice, 2009). After freelancing as a curator, editor and writer, she was in 2013 appointed director of Unge Kunstneres Samfund (UKS) in Oslo where she served for three years; in 2016, she relocated to New York for a year as acting cultural attaché at the Norwegian Consulate General (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), overseeing all things visual art. From 2017 on, she was back on the editorial team of Kunstkritikk, the Nordic journal of contemporary art, this time in charge of Development. After a parental leave in 2018, she is currently establishing a small communications agency for the arts.