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.
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.
The Board of Oslo Open
- Chair of the board: Katinka Maraz (2023-2025)
- Deputy chair: Karen Kviltu Lidal (2023-2025)
- Board member: Mathilde Carbel (2023-2024)
- Board member: Olaf Tønnesland Hodne (2022-2024)
- Board member: Tord Karstein Rønning Krogtoft (2022-2024)
- Board member: Ida Lykken Ghosh (2023-2024)
- Deputy member: Sayed Sattar Hasan
- Deputy member: Julie Skarland
- Deputy member: Christian Blom
Here you will find Oslo Open annual reports (in Norwegian)