Hvert år inviterer B-open folk fra forskjellige deler av kunstverden til Bergen for å ta del i festivalen. De ønsker å bli bedre kjent med enkeltkunstnere og få kjennskap til miljøet. Gjestene har frie tøyler når de går på atelierbesøk under festivalen. Les mer om dem nedenfor.

Om du vil komme i kontakt med noen av gjestene kan du sende en e-post til gjestekoordinator, Christa Mako Teigen: christa@b-open.no.

Kunstverein München – Gloria Hasnay

Gloria Hasnay is curator at Kunstverein München. Recent and upcoming projects there include a solo exhibition by Bea Schlingelhoff (September 2021), the solo exhibition  “Hold”  by Patricia L. Boyd (2021), and, co-curated with Maurin Dietrich, the group exhibition  “Not Working – Artistic production and matters of class” (2020).  Since October 2019, Hasnay has also been organizing the on-site and online series  “Schaufenster”.  As freelance curator, together with Moritz Nebenführ, she previously realized  the solo exhibitions “Kempens Informatieblad”  by Jef Geys at Künstlerhaus Bremen and “Mushroom Captivity” by Graham Lambkin at PiK, Cologne (both 2019), as well as the group exhibition “ITS INTERIOR/AND A FAÇADE” at Badischer Kunstverein (2018), among others.

Sæter Jørgensen Contemporary – Erik Sæter Jørgensen

Erik Sæter Jørgensen is a curator and art advisor who divides his time between tavanger, Norway and Senouillac, France. He is the founder of Sæter Jørgensen Contemporary, a non-profit gallery for emerging and underrepresented art, a nomadic curatorial platform and studio practice.

Sæter Jørgensen is particularly interested in emerging and outsider art, with a geographical focus on the Stavanger region in Norway and Southwestern France. He is equally interested in figurative and non-figurative art, continually looking for artists with a distinctive voice setting themselves apart from the mainstream. He has a particular passion for practices that express queer and outsider experiences, whether historical or contemporary. Technical skill takes a back seat to unmediated expression and a unique point of view. For works engaging with public space, Sæter Jørgensen commonly prefers works that disrupt and challenges the viewer’s perception and experience of public space over decorative muralism.

Sæter Jørgensen Contemporary was established in 2018 to provide a platform for artists to realise untraditional projects while receiving the comprehensive, long-term support associated with a traditional gallery model. Before founding his current enterprise, Sæter Jørgensen was gallery manager at Galleri Opdahl, a leading contemporary art gallery in Scandinavia. Before that, he was co-curator at the project space Prosjektrom Normanns in Stavanger, Norway and an editor at NATT&DAG, a monthly urban magazine based in Norway covering music, movies, fashion and visual arts. He currently functions as online editor at Nuart Journal, a peer-reviewed open access journal presenting the work of an international network of artists, curators, academics, independent researchers and industry professionals on art in public space and related topics.

As an artist, Sæter Jørgensen has been an artist-in-residence in Berlin, Germany; Linz, Austria; and Oslo, Norway and has been included in the annual National Art Exhibition at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo. He is a member of the Young Artists’ Society and the Association of Norwegian Visual Artists.

NŌUA – Marianne Bjørnmyr & Dan Mariner

NŌUA is an artist-driven arena for photography as contemporary art and a professional and social meeting place for local and visiting audiences. The space is a former grocery store that has been converted into a 200sqm public arena located in Bodø city center. Bodø is a small, up and coming culture city in the Norwegian arctic region.

NŌUA collaborates with Norwegian and international artists, curators, writers and art historians to create a program that promotes conversations and innovative thinking around photography as contemporary art and presents relevant artistic productions and practices. Our program of lectures, exhibitions and artist talks is presented primarily in our space in Bodø, but often out of town and internationally in collaboration with external institutions. NŌUA has a constantly evolving collection of contemporary photobooks which we presented to the public through our monthly, informal photobook cafes.

NŌUA was established in 2017 by Marianne Bjørnmyr and Dan Mariner with the space also housing Bjørnmyr and Mariner’s own studio, darkroom, bookbinding and framing workshops.

SHE WILLLiv Tandrevold Eriksen & Maren Dagny Juell

SHE WILL is a contemporary art space based in Ski, Norway that is driven by founders Liv Tandrevold Eriksen and Maren Dagny Juell’s “make it happen” attitude. 

As artists and working parents, Tandrevold Eriksen and Dagny Juell feel the need to prioritise fluid, intuitive, and open approaches that put artists decisions first. The duo are excited by curating projects outside the white cube—until recently SHE WILL’s main space was based at a former petrol station, with other venues including a gym hall, a bus terminal, a beach and a forest.

Liv Tandrevold Eriksen (b. 1976, Oslo) is educated from KHIO, Oslo Institute of Colour. Tandrevold Eriksen’s work is included in numerous private and public collections, such as Statens Kunstråd, Sverige, Equinor and Norwegian Culture Council. Previous solo shows include QB Gallery, Oslo (2020), LNM, Oslo (2019), Tag Team, Bergen (2015), Tegnerforbundet, Oslo (2013), Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo (2009). Selected group shows include Stavanger Art Museum (2020, 2015), QB Gallery Oslo (2021, 2019), Helsinki Biennale (2008) and The Stenersen Museum, Oslo (2004).  Liv co-run SHE WILL art space with Maren Dagny Juell 

Maren Dagny Juell is an artist working in moving images, installation and virtual reality. Currently based in Ski, Norway she received her MA from Chelsea College of Art (London) and has exhibited widely. Including solo shows at Atelier Nord Oslo, Trafo Kunsthall, Trøndelag Senter For Samtidskunst, Akershus Kunstnersenter, Podium Oslo and group shows at Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Stavanger Kunstmuseum and Riga Photography Biennial 2020 among others. Moving image works have been screened internationally including The Australian video Biennial in Melbourne.

APART Collective – Peter Sit

Peter Sit is an artist, curator and organiser. In 2012 he co-founded art collective and platform Apart. Since 2017, he is a member of the Czechoslovak Psychotronics. In his work, Peter Sit is interested in collectivity and its potential in today’s world order, work issues and an imagination of a better future. In 2018, he co-curated with Julieta Aranda the 9th Futurological Congress, Bratislava Chapter: TALK TO ME! (The Future of Language) in the building of Slovak Radio in Bratislava. He curated the group exhibition Art is Work in Krokus Gallery, Bratislava. He published collection of essays Iné telá in cooperation with the monthly magazine Kapital and Association for Research and Collective Practice – Display. He co-founded the Bratislava BAK Summer ​School. (from Monoskop)