About us

About us

History

Fotogalleriet is a non-profit institution established in 1977 by the artists Dag Alveng, Bjørn Høyum and Tom Sandberg. It became a foundation in 1979, which was established by the founding members of Fotogalleriet, general supporters of the gallery and Forbundet Frie Fotografer, the Norwegian Association of Free Photographers.

Fotogalleriet promotes and supports contemporary camera-based art by means of exhibitions, seminars, lectures, publications and other presentation formats. It works with both Norwegian and international artists to reflect some of the most important tendencies of photography in contemporary art today. Fotogalleriet holds an important position in the Norwegian art scene as the only non-commercial institution that fosters contemporary visual art with a particular focus on photography.

Fotogalleriet also retains a reference library and a small shop selling photobooks with a particular focus on self-published books from the Nordic countries, as well as Fotogalleriet Editions. Fotogalleriet runs an educational programme since 2011, with a particular focus on mediating contemporary camera-based art to young audiences on both a practical and theoretical level.

Fotogalleriet receives state support through the Ministry of Culture since 1986. In 2012 the support was transferred to The Norwegian Arts Council. Fotogalleriet also receives support from the Norwegian Photographic Fund (Norsk Fotografisk Fond).


It is possible to apply for an exhibition at Fotogalleriet in 2019. The application portal will open in April 2018 with deadline on the 15th of June 2018. Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on social media for all upcoming information.


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Employees

DIRECTOR
Stephanie von Spreter

GALLERY COORDINATOR (ON LEAVE)
Silja Leifdottir

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HEAD OF EDUCATION
Annika Hagstrøm

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GALLERY ASSISTANT
Stephanie Stadler

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GALLERY COORDINATOR (SUBSTITUTE) / PROJECT COORDINATOR Fotogalleriet's 40-year anniversary
Martina Petrelli

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HEAD OF COMMUNICATION
Susanne Roald

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANT
Alf Ollett

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GALLERY ASSISTANT
Frida Marie Edlund

GALLERY ASSISTANT
Ane Sund Sjøvold

Board

CHAIRMAN
Espen Gleditsch

BOARD MEMBER
Kristine K. Wessel

BOARD MEMBER
Guro Voss Gabrielsen

DEPUTY
Jason Havneraas