Trude Schjelderup Iversen

Trude Schjelderup Iversen (b. 1974) is an art theorist, curator and critic. She is previous director of UKS, Young Artist Society (2001-2005), Ph.D Candidate in art theory (University of Oslo 2007-d.d), curatorial resident and lecturer in contemporary art theory at Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York (2008-2009). Schjelderup Iversen has contributed to numerous periodicals, books, journals and magazines including Lights On (Astrup Fearley Museum), Capital it Fails us Now (edited by Simon Sheikh), Art and its Institutions (edited by Nina Montmann). Editor of the anthologies The New Administration of Aesthetics (Torpedo Press 2007) with Tone Hansen and Critical Issues in Public Art (2016, with Nora C. Nerdrum). She works as a curator at Public Art Norway, responsible for implementing new curatorial strategies in public art projects. Initiator and programmer of the lecture series Critical Issues in Public Art, KORO, a much visited platform for discussing current conditions for art in public space today with lectures by Jasmina Cibic, Mechtild Widrich, Paul O`Neill, Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, Knut Åsdam, Thomas Hirschhorn, Rosalyn Deutsche, Marianne Heier, Claire Doherty, Nato Thompson, Apolonija Šušteršič, Eva González-Sancho, Suzanne Lacy, Jeremy Deller, Maria Lind, Andrea Phillips and Mary Jane Jacob. Current curatorial projects include Migration and Architecture, a long-term collaboration with Knut Åsdam consisting of three new commissioned works by Åsdam and a publication. In 2015 Schjelderup Iversen was appointed as curator for the art project initiated by the Norwegian Parliament in conjunction with the rehabilitation of the Parliament building in Prinsensgate 26.