27—28 April

About Oslo Open

Oslo Open is an independent artist-run non-profit organization that was established in the year 2000 by artists and a number of local and national art institutions. The main task of Oslo Open is organizing an annual event where artists from the fields of visual art and contemporary craft open the doors to their studios for one weekend in April.

Linda lerseth sitt atelier under oslo open 2016

Around 400 artists participate in the event each year and the public is invited to spend two days visiting open ateliers, taking part in guided tours, and workshops for the younger audience. For the artists the event also includes social events as well as professional meetings with both national and international curators.

The aim of the event is to establish new opportunities for contact between art and the public. The atelier, an artists’ daily workplace, is usually an exclusive space, inaccessible to people outside the professional art world. Oslo Open provides the public with a glimpse behind the scenes into the processes that lead to a finished work of art. Oslo Open is a non-curated event that offers unique and informal meetings between the visitors and artists.

Oslo Open is a proud member of Balansekunst network for equality in the arts and part of the organisation Norske Kulturarrangører.

The Board of Oslo Open

  • Chair of the board: Katinka Maraz (2023-2025)
  • Deputy chair: Karen Kviltu Lidal (2023-2025)
  • Board member: Mathilde Carbel (2024-2026)
  • Board member: Halvor Digernes (2024-2026)
  • Board member: Trygve Ohren (2024-2026)
  • Board member: Owen Martin
  • Deputy board member: Maya Økland
  • Deputy board member: Julie Skarland
  • Deputy board member: Nina Kaasa

Here you will find Oslo Open annual reports (in Norwegian)