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.

Contact
marie(at)v-o-l-t.(dot)no
phone: +4791111309
Post address: Krohnengsgaten 13 N-5031 Bergen

Web link
www.v-o-l-t.no

CV

Residencies
2015 Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale
2015 Vilnius, Arts Printing House
2013 AIR Bergen-Berlin
2011 OCA Berlin Mitte
2007 TAOH residency at TOU Scene, Stavanger

Membership
The Norwegian Visual Artists Association (NBK)
Young Artists' Society (UKS)
The Norwegian Association of Curators
Performance Studies international (PSi)

Board member
2016-2018 The Norwegian Association of Curators
2014- The Norwegian Art Yearbook

Grants
2017 One year work grant, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond
2015 Mobility grant, Kulturkontakt Nord
2013 One year work grant for artists, City of Bergen
2009 Artist grant, City of Bergen
2008 Mobility grant, Kulturkontakt Nord
2007 Travel grant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD)
2006 One year work grant, Statens Kunstnerstipend
2003 Establishing grant for young artists, City of Bergen

Jury
2017 Jury Sørlandsutstillingen 2017 with Pelle Brage and Anne Marthe Dyvi
2016 Jury Sørlandsutstillingen 2016 with Pelle Brage and Anne Marthe Dyvi
2015 Jury BKH-grants for students, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, MA and BA-level
2014 Jury Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale
2013 Jury Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale

Education
2008-2010 MA-level in Creative Curating, Bergen Academy of Art and Design
2006 Mobile Academy, Warsaw
2001 Cand Philol (MA) Theatre studies, University of Bergen
1999, spring semester Electronic art, theatre and performance studies, Stony Brook, State University of New York (Exchange student)
1996-97 Theatre studies, University of Antwerp (Erasmus student)
1993-95 Cand Mag (BA), Litterature studies,Theatre studies, University of Bergen
1992-93 Political Science, Molde University College

Performance

Signposts

2018 - In Performances

Looking up into the sky

2017 - In Performances

Notes on Utopia, Zagreb

2015 - In Performances

Curatorial Work

Imagining Commons

2015 - In Curatorial Work

Institutions need to be constructed

2015 - In Curatorial Work

Publications

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

On curating, collaborations, spaces and settings

2018 - In Lectures, Writing & more

Oslo Open

2017 - In Lectures, Writing & more

Pro tempore! Sørlandsutstillingen 2017

2017 - In Lectures, Writing & more