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Anke Bangma is an art historian working as curator and editor. From January 2011 she is the first curator for contemporary art at the Tropenmuseum; the ethnographic museum in Amsterdam. Among her recent projects is the catalogue text «Katarina Zdjelar: But if you take away my voice, what would be left to me?» for the Serbian pavilion of the Venice Biennial, 2009.

Bassam El Baroni is a curator and writer. He co-curated Manifesta 8, Murcia in 2010 and was the former director of Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum. He is the curator of the 2014 eva International, Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art, Limerick and the co-curator of Lofoten International Art Festival – LIAF 2013 with Anne Szefer Karlsen and Eva González-Sancho. El Baroni is a theory mentor at the Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem, and a PhD researcher at the Curatorial/Knowledge programme, Goldsmiths, University of London. El Baroni is based in Alexandria, Egypt.

Lene Berg is a film director with the Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm and works with video, installation, photography and text. She participated in Manifesta 8 in 2010 and lives/works in Berlin and New York.

Will Bradley is a writer and curator based in Oslo. Among his last publications are the books Art and Social Change: A Critical Reader, Self-Organisation/Counter-economic Strategies and the essays «The New New Monuments» in Metropolis M (2008) and «Dreaming of Dreaming» in UKS Forum (2009).

Jan Christensen is an artist working in a wide range of media, in public space, museums and galleries. His work has been acquired by institutions such as the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo and the National Museum of Art, Norway. Recent exhibitions include: Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Galleri F15, Jeløya, (with Anders Fjøsne), public art projects with Marius Dahl in Trondheim, Oslo, Skien, Porsgrunn, Drammen and Hamar, Momentum7, Moss, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo and the current exhibition Proto_Light at Artclub 1563 in Seoul. His forthcoming solo-exhibition in 2014 at Viborg Kunsthal (Denmark) is curated by Helene Nyborg Bay. He is also involved with scenography for an upcoming play by Mona Banterla Grenna, Nelly Winterhalder and Øystein U. Brager, in addition to ongoing work as an adviser to the committee on acquisitions of public art for KORO (Public Art Norway). Christensen lives and works in Berlin and Oslo.

Stephan Dillemuth is an artist and professor at Akademie der Bildende Künste, München. Dillemuth sees art as a tool for artistic research and critical reflection on the circumstances of contemporary life.  His inquiry into recent changes in the idea of the public sphere takes place against the backdrop of our globalised, localised and fragmented publics. Considering the impact of 'lifestyle' as a new ideology of self-fulfilment and liberation, Stephan Dillemuth has investigated the German Lebensreform movements at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century and other alternative attempts at social renewal, e.g. the history of bohemia. For his contribution to the Bergen Assembly in 2013 Dillemuth has investigated the recent evolution of our societies of control.

Power Ekroth is an independent curator and critic. She is an editor of the magazine SITE and she was a regular contributor to and has published frequently in Contemporary, Flash Art, Frieze and many other magazines. Recent projects include the residency and exhibition FAMES Family Vaudeville (2010/2011) at DARB 1718, Cairo, Egypt (co-curated by Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena) and Nordic Art Today: Conceptual Debts, Broken Dreams and New Horizons at Etagi, St Petersburg 2011 (co-curated by Kari Brandzæg, Birta Gudjunsson, Simon Sheikh, Anna Bitkina and Aura Seikkula). She was also curating (together with Marita Muukkonen) the residency and exhibition of the Nordic Pavilion in the Dak'Art Biennial, Dakar, Senegal 2012 and was a co-curator of the Turku Biennial and the 7th Momentum Biennial 2013. She holds the position as external curator at Telemark Kunstnersenter. Ekroth lives and works in Berlin.

Knut Ove Eliassen PHD is professor of Literature Scienceat NTNU (The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway). He presently works on the relationship between novels of the 1700s and the development of the modern state, literary archive methods and media technology, and Michel Foucault.

Guttorm Guttormsgaard was educated at Statens håndverks- og kunstindustriskole and Kunstakademiet in Copenhagen, however he considers his experience of fellow artists and travels through other cultures as his most important education. He has recently published the book Arkiv; an image-narrative of the exhibition series Obs!m.fl.&m.m.m. The series covers 53 exhibitions from 2006 -2009 in Blaker Meieri, where the artist is based.

Erlend Hammer PHD is an art historian, curator and writer. He is a graduate in Art Historian from the University of Bergen and holds a degree in Creative Curating from the Art Academy of Bergen Hammer was Assistant Editor and then Acting Chief Editor of Kunstkritikk. He was co-curator of the 7th Momentum biennial in Moss, 2013. Hammer lives and works in Bergen.

Bjørn-Kowalski Hansen is an artist. He studied Fine Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Trondheim. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Kunstnerbanken, Telemark Skien, Unter Drunter, Malmö, and Gallery Yujiro, London. Hansen has exhibited in shows in Greece, Czech rep., Egypt, South Korea, Hungary, Germany, Russia and in the US other than in Norway. He was the Norwegian representative in the Nordic Pavilion of the Dak'Art Biennial in Dakar, Senegal, 2012, Into the Rabbit Hole and exhibitet at 7th Momentum Biennial 2013. Hansen based in Oslo.

Camilla L. Haukedal MA is an artist. She graduated in 2010 from Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen (Bergen National Academy of the Arts). She lives and works in Bergen, Norway.

Evelyn Holm is an art historian with a cand.philol. from the University of Bergen in 1998. She has worked as Head of Exhibitions at Hordaland kunstsenter, as a lecturer at UiB and Folkeuniversitetet and as City Coordinator for ArtGenda Hamburg in 2002. She has worked with art mediation and written several articles and critics on contemporary art. Before her engagement as director of Bergen Assembly she worked five years as an arts adviser for the City of Bergen, Section for art and culture.

Natalie Hope O’Donnell is acurator and PhD researcher at Oslo Centre for Critical Architectural Studies (OCCAS). She holds degrees from The University of Oxford, Royal College of Art, and The London Consortium. She chairs the Board of the Norwegian Association of Curators (NKF) and is a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York 2013/14.

David Horvitz is an artist from California, currently based in Brooklyn. His work shifts seamlessly between the Internet, the printed page, and the exhibition. He works in a variety of media, including photography, video, watercolor, mail-art, and the web. Horvitz participatory practice, often involving close collaborations with other artists, as well as a web-based audience, considers strategies of information circulation and the impermanence of digital artefacts. His published work includes: Rarely Seen Bas Jan Ader Film (2009), Sad, Depressed, People (2012), and Watercolors with Natalie Häusler(2013) and he has exhibited at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Tate Modern, MoMA, Art Basel Statements, the New Museum and LIAF 2013.

Anne Szefer Karlsen is a curator, editor and writer and currently the Director for Hordaland Art Centre. She was curator for Just what is it that makes today so familiar, so uneasy?, Lofoten International Art Festival – LIAF 2013, with Bassam El Baroni and Eva González-Sancho, and the editor of the anthology Self-Organised with Stine Hebert (Open Editions/Hordaland kunstsenter, 2013). She is currently finalising the project The Transmitter Show – Words At a Distance; 10 radio plays by artists and writers to be published in book form and recorded for radio, with philosopher and writer Aaron Schuster for Performa 13 to be published in November 2013. Anne Szefer Karlsen lives and works in Bergen.

Annette Kierulf is an artist, writer and curator. She took her education from Vestlandets Kunstakademi (Bergen National Academy of the Arts) and Kunstakademiet i Trondheim (Trondheim National Academy of the Arts). She is based in Bergen and Bøvågen.

Adam Kleinman is a writer, a lecturer, an occasional performer, and a sometime curator based in New York City.  He is currently Editor at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam). Most recently he was Agent for Public Programming at dOCUMENTA (13) (Kassel). In addition to these, and other activities, Kleinman is a frequent contributor to multiple books, magazines, and journals. 

Aage Langhelle is an artist, curator and writer. He took his education from art academies in Oslo, Bergen and Hamburg. He is based in Berlin. He was artistic director of Christianssands Kunstforening 2007-2009. His last solo exhibition was «Collateral image» at the Interkultureltmuseum, Oslo (2008).

Victor Lind was educated at Statens Kunstakademi and Statens håndverks- og kunstindustriskole. He has completed a series of works on the arrest and deportation of Norwegian Jews during the 2nd World War. Lind lives and works in Oslo, Norway.

Gerd Elise Mørland works as a freelance writer, critic and curator. She is based in Oslo, Norway. She has an MA in art history and curating from The University of Oslo (2009) and Goldsmiths University of London (2008). She holds a position as writer and co-editor with Kunstkritikk.

Heidi Nikolaisen has an MA in photography, 2002 from Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen (Bergen National Academy of the Arts) and has studied history and art history at Oslo University. She lives and works in Bergen. Her work We belong to the Same Tree was presented as an installation in an exhibition of the same name at Nordnorsk kunstnersenter in January 2011.

Rune Nydal is Associate Professor in Technology Ethics with the Program for Applied Ethics, Institute of Philosophy, NTNU (The Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway). Among his achievements is the publication I vitenskapens tid. Introduksjon til vitenskapsfilosofi etter Kuhn (2002).

Arne Skaug Olsen  is a freelance writer, curator, publishers and artist based in Bergen. He holds MA degrees in art and curating from Bergen National Academy of Arts. He is a regular contributor to Nordic art journal and is currently assistant professor at Bergen National Academy of Arts. Olsen is an editor of Ctrl+Z Publishing and has published books by Morten Torgersrud and Carlos Motta, among others. He has participated in Biennale du Benin, 2012 and is one of the editors of the 2013 edition of Kunstjournalen B-post.

Beate Petersen  is a freelance writer and artist living in Oslo. Petersen graduated from the Academy of Art in Oslo in 2001.  She works with video installation and documentary, as well as being a freelance writer for Billedkunst and

Dieter Roelstraete studied Philosophy at Ghent University in Belgium. He is a curator at the Antwerpen Museum of Contemporary Art, MuHKA and editor of Afterall, A Prior Magazine and FR David. Among his recent publications is Richard Long: A Line Made by Walking (2010).

Arve Rød is an artist and writer based in Oslo. His education is from Statens Kunstakademi i Oslo. Since 2006 he has worked closely with the tabloid Dagens Næringsliv as an art critic for DN lørdag.

Vilde Salhus Røed has an MA in art from Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen (Bergen National Academy of the Arts) 2008. She is one of the founders of the Bergen Ateliergruppe at Dokken in Bergen, Norway.

Kristin Sampson, dr. art., is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bergen. She is working mainly in the areas of ancient Greek philosophy and feminist philosophy. Sampson is currently working on a project on Irigaray at the Centre for Women's and Gender Research.

Vibeke Andrea Tellmann is a lecturer at the University of Bergen, Institute of Philosophy and first semester studies. She has worked with aesthetics, concentrating on sound, hearing and musical metaphor.

Mariusz Tarkawian is an artist who´s practice includes creating series that are comprised of hundreds of drawings, which appear on various support structures, including architectural walls. They document the world around him or speculate on a range of topics, from contemporary art to the future. Recent exhibitions include: Bergen Assembly 2013 Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow, 2013, Culture Center Krasnoye Znamya, St. Petersburg, 2012, MAMA Gallery, Rotterdam, 2011; Manifesta 8, Murcia, 2010, and Fragile, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, 2009. Tarkawian lives and works in Warsaw.

Anthony Tessier completed a two year education in photography at Norges Kreative Fagskole in 2008. He lives and works in Bergen.