Kjersti Solbakken

Kjersti Solbakken (b.1984) is a curator based in Oslo. She is currently appointed as the director of Kunstnerforbundet. Between 2015 and 2016 she was appointed as the director of Galleri Format in Oslo. From 2014-2015 she was artistic director of Fotogalleriet in Oslo. As a freelance curator she has carried out exhibitions such as Handlingens Gang, Vestlandsutstillingen 2015, NAVIDAD/NAVidad, at Telemark Kunstsenter, 2015, Mined Soil by Filipa César at Hordaland Kunstsenter, 2014 and Biography by Elmgreen & Dragset at Astrup Fearnley Museet, 2014. In 2007 she co-founded the small press Feil forlag with Andreas Liebe Delsett where she in close collaboration with the artists has experimented with various formats and strategies of publishing. She has also been one of the co-organisers of Tekstallianse, a Nordic festival for imprints and small press publishers. From 2011-2013 she was running the non-profit project space Holodeck together with Lina Norell and Silja Leifsdottir. Together they conducted a program of frequent exhibitions, launches and happenings. Education includes curatorial studies at Bergen Academy of Art and Design and The Academy of Fine Art in Oslo, Norway.