About us

About us


HISTORY

Fotogalleriet is the first Nordic fotohalle, located in central Oslo, solely dedicated to photography as a critical art practice.

Started in a basement in 1977 by renowned artists Dag Alveng and Tom Sandberg together with Bjørn Høyum as the first institution of its kind for hothousing cutting edge photographic practices in Norway, Fotogalleriet has since then been dedicated to exhibiting local and international art practices, and analysis the rapidly expanding nature of a field unrestricted by technological and aesthetic shifts. Through its commitment to research and engagement with artists, Fotogalleriet is a leading institution within the field of image making.

Fotogalleriet's principal funding comes through The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Culture since 1986, which in 2012 was transferred to The Arts Council Norway. Fotogalleriet is grateful for its continued support from The Arts Council Norway, as well as the Norwegian Photographic Fund (Nofofo) and the Oslo Municipality. It is also indebted to The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Culture for their exhibition honorarium programme.


FORMER ARTISTIC DIRECTORS:
Stephanie von Spreter, 2011–2018
(Research Fellow, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway)

Leif Magne Tangen, 2009
(Director, Tromsø Kunstforening; former Director)

Susanne Østby Sæther, 2008
(Curator of Photography and New Media, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter)

Ida Kierulf, 2005–2008
(Chief Curator, Kunstnernes Hus)

Eivind Furnesvik, 2003-2004
(Founding Director, STANDARD [OSLO])

Ole John Aandal, 1995–2000
(artist)

Eva Klerck Gange, 1994–1996
(Curator, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design; former)

Hanne Holm Johnsen, 1992-1994
(Senior Curator, Preus Museum, The Norwegian National Museum for Photograph)






FAQ

Are you eager to exhibit at Fotogalleriet? We are always happy to read new proposals for forthcoming projects and get feedback on our programme. Twice a year, the Fotogalleriet team sits down to work on programme meetings. If you have a new project you want to share with us, we would love to hear about it. Send us an e-mail at [email protected] with a project description, CV and a portfolio; other forms of addressing proposition in writing are welcome. Keep your files small (all files no more than 5mb) and rather use links!

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Employees

DIRECTOR
Antonio Cataldo

HEAD OF EDUCATION
Annika Hagstrøm

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CONTENT PUBLISHING AND ARCHIVE MANAGER
Karen F. Rosness

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COMMUNICATION CONSULTANT
Arash Shahali

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HEAD OF PRODUCTION AND ADMINISTRATION
Una Mathiesen Gjerde

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ART HANDLER AND TECHNICIAN
Alf Ollett

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Board

CHAIRMAN
Morten Andenæs

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BOARD MEMBER
Anne Szefer Karlsen

BOARD MEMBER
Jason Havneraas

DEPUTY
Andreas Bennin