Trine Otte Bak Nielsen (b. 1978) is a curator at the Munch Museum in Oslo. Her last curatorial projects includes the exhibitions Moonrise. Marlene Dumas & Edvard Munch (2018/2019, co-curated with the artist), b’arte by Tor Erik Bøe (2018, co-curated with Natalie Hope O´Donnell) and Vigeland+Munch. Behind the Myths (2015/2016). She holds a Cand.Philol. in Art History from the University of Oslo (2006) with a thesis on Edvard Munch’s bathing motives from Warnemünde. She was previously a curator at the Vigeland Museum in Oslo, where her curatorial projects included Michael Johansson. Familiar Abstractions (2013), On the Paths of the Soul. Gustav Vigeland and Polish Sculpture around 1900 (2010) and No Base (2010, co-curator with Erik Nilsen) and The Sculptor Gustav Vigeland’s One-Man Exhibition 1894 (2008, co-curator with Guri Skuggen).
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 Kunst og Kultur, Kunstforum, Kunstmagasinet and Kunstkritikk.