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Marianne Hultman. Photo: Patrick Miller

New general manager at Nordnorsk kunstnersenter

The North Norwegian Art Center is pleased to welcome Marianne Hultman as the new general manager. She will take up the position in May 2022. Hultman comes from the position as artistic and general manager at the Oslo Art Association. Her long management experience, and the solid imprint she has left on Oslo's art life, is one of the things that makes the North Norwegian Art Center look forward to exciting times.

Marianne Hultman. Photo: Patrick Miller
Marianne Hultman. Photo: Patrick Miller

Marianne Hultman has over 20 years of experience in the art world, and 15 years of management experience. Behind her are curatorial studies from Konstfack in Stockholm and studies in art history from the University of Gothenburg. Between 2002 and 2007 she was curator at Norrköping Art Museum. Over the years at the Oslo Art Association, she has initiated and produced a large number of exhibitions, exchanges and collaborations, both nationally and internationally. In recent years, Hultman has also been involved in art policy, among other things to achieve better exhibition conditions for artists, and to draw attention to the small and medium-sized contemporary art institutions and the value they contribute to society.

Chairman of the board of the North Norwegian Art Center Silja Skoglund has this to say about the appointment:

"It is with great pleasure that I welcome Marianne Hultman as general manager at NNKS. Over the years, Hultman has worked with many artists from different disciplines, continents and with different frames of reference. She is fearless and direct, and I think her gaze and exciting angles will benefit our work for art throughout the region. "

Marianne Hultman says this about her new job:

“I am really looking forward to getting to know my new colleagues at The North Norwegian Art Center, and to getting to know Lofoten and Northern Norway's contemporary art scenes better. It is, for me, a new and exciting vantage point to study the world from. The North Norwegian Art Center has local, regional, and international assignments, which include exhibitions and artist residencies in Svolvær, collaborates throughout northern Norway, as well as the Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF). It provides a solid reason to create encounters between art and people."

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