Interview with Gunnar B. Kvaran

Date and time
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Interview with Gunnar B. Kvaran

As part of the IMAGINE BRAZIL exhibition, Gunnar B. Kvaran (Director, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo and co-curator of IMAGINE BRAZIL) spoke to Cheryl Sim, Curator at DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art to talk about the Rules of the Game, curating and Brazil's contemporary art scene.

English subtitles are available for this interview.


Gunnar B. Kvaran was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1955. He received a P.H.D. in Art History from l’Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France in 1986. Kvaran, was director of the Reykjavik Art Museum between 1989-1997, and from 1997 to 2001 was Director of the Bergen Art Museum, Norway. He has been Director of the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway since 2001. Kvaran was Curator for the Lyon Biennale in 2013 and Co-curator for the 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2007. Recently, he curated the exhibitions "EUROPE, EUROPE: the European emerging art scene part 1" (with Thomas Boutoux and Hans Ulrich Obrist); "Cindy Sherman: Untitled Horrors" (together with Daniel Birnbaum); "To be with Art is all we askIn the Name of the Artists: American contemporary art from the Astrup Fearnley collection"; "Indian Highway" (co-curated together with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julia Peyton-Jones); "Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol", and "China Power Station" (co-curated together with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julia Peyton-Jones).

Photo: Vincent Toi

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