Silja Leifsdottir
Biography

Silja Leifsdottir is currently curator for the Norwegian Sculptors Society in Oslo. She is on the board of The Norwegian Association of Curators and is the co-founder of SKREID publishing, an independent publisher of Nordic photobooks. She was a co-curator at the artist-run gallery Holodeck in Oslo for two years (2012-2013) together with Lina Norell and Kjersti Solbakken and is the co-founder and director of U.F.O. – Exhibition Guide For Oslo. In addition to her own practice, she has worked as a coordinator at Fotogalleriet, a non-profit institution for contemporary camera-based art in Oslo established in 1977. While running Holodeck Silja initiated the Grønland Gallery Weekend (2013) together with Lina Norell, Kjersti Solbakken and other art spaces at the east side of Oslo which later transitioned into the Oslo Art Weekend (2014), currently organized by U.F.O. – Exhibition Guide For Oslo. Silja studied at the Fine Art Photography department at The Glasgow School of Art (2005-2008) and Curatorial Practice at Bergen Academy of Art and Design (2015-2017).