Marie Nerland is an artist and curator based in Bergen, Norway. She has studied political science, comparative literature, and holds a master degree in theatre studies from the University of Bergen and a MA-level degree in curatorial practice from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.

In 2008 she founded Volt, a long term curatorial initiative that commissions and presents new projects by contemporary artists. Past projects have taken the form of exhibitions, time-based media, performances, discursive projects and sound art.

She is the editor of The Imaginary Reader (Volt, 2016), the anthology 25 (BIT Teatergarasjen, 2010) and Ferdsskriveren (BIT Teatergarasjen, 2003), co-editor of the Norwegian Art Yearbook (Pax Forlag, 2010-2013) and 3t, a Norwegian journal of contemporary performing arts (1997-2007).

Since 1999 she has been working as an artist in different collaborative performance-based projects. The performances have been presented at among others Hordaland kunstsenter, Stiftelsen 3,14, Landmark/Bergen Kunsthall, Lydgalleriet, BIT Teatergarasjen, Black Box Teater & UKS (Oslo), TOU Scene (Stavanger), Teaterhuset Avantgarden (Trondheim), Atelier Concorde (Lisbon), Kino Šiška (Ljubljana), Škuc Gallery/Mladi Levi (Ljubljana), the artgenda biennale 2002 (Hamburg), the Centre for Performance Research (Wales), the festival Performa/Platforma (Maribor, Slovenia) and several self-organized projects at diverse locations in Lisbon, Berlin and Bergen.

phone: +4791111309
Post address: Krohnengsgaten 13 N-5031 Bergen

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Notes on Utopia, Zagreb

2015 - In Performances

Notes on Utopia, Maribor

2015 - In Performances

Curatorial Work

Imagining Commons

2015 - In Curatorial Work

Institutions need to be constructed

2015 - In Curatorial Work


The Imaginary Reader

2016 - In Publications

The Norwegian Art Yearbook 2013

2013 - In Publications

The Norwegian Art Yearbook 2012

2012 - In Publications

Lectures, Writing & more

Oslo Open

2017 - In Lectures, Writing & more

Pro tempore! Sørlandsutstillingen 2017

2017 - In Lectures, Writing & more

On the role of the artist in society

2017 - In Lectures, Writing & more