Marie Nerland is an artist and curator based in Bergen, Norway. She is the founder and director of Volt, a long-term curatorial initiative that commissions and presents new projects by contemporary artists. Past projects have taken the form of exhibitions, time-based media, performances, discursive projects and sound art, taking place in a wide variety of different locations and in public space.
With Volt she has commissioned art projects by artists such as Erick Beltrán, Mette Edvardsen, Vlatka Horvat, Bernardo Ortiz, Maia Urstad, the Zagreb based theatre collective BADco., and many others.
She is the editor of The Imaginary Reader (Volt, 2016), the anthology 25 (BIT Teatergarasjen, 2010) and Ferdsskriveren (BIT Teatergarasjen, 2003), co-editor of four issues of the Norwegian Art Yearbook (Pax Forlag, 2010-2013), and co-editor of 3t, a Norwegian journal of contemporary performing arts (1997-2007).
Nerland has studied political science, comparative literature, and holds a master’s degree in theatre studies from the University of Bergen and an MA-level degree in curatorial practice from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.
As an artist, she works on different collaborative performance-based projects. Among her most recent projects is a lecture performance at Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall, as well as a performance (in collaboration with Nickel van Duijvenboden) at Hordaland kunstsenter, Bergen.