Trine Otte Bak Nielsen

Trine Otte Bak Nielsen (b. 1978) is a curator at the Munch Museum in Oslo. Recently she curated the exhibition Vigeland+Munch. Behind the Myths and was editor for the accompanying catalogue (Mercatorfonds, 2015). She holds a MA (Cand.Philol.) in Art History from the University of Oslo (2006) with a thesis on Edvard Munch’s ’bathing pictures’. She was previously a curator at the Vigeland Museum in Oslo, where she was responsible for the exhibitions Michael Johansson. Familiar Abstractions (2013) and On the Paths of the Soul. Gustav Vigeland and Polish Sculpture around 1900 (2010) and co-curator of the exhibitions No Base (2010) and The Sculptor Gustav Vigeland’s One-Man Exhibition 1894 (2008). As a freelancer Nielsen has undertaken research into Louis Moe’s dark symbolism (No Comprendo Press, 2013) and curated the Norwegian Pavilion at the Dialogues Biennal of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg (2011). She has contributed in journals such as Kunstforum, Kunstmagasinet and Kunstkritikk.