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
- Chairman: Trond Hugo Haugen (2021-2023)
- Deputy chair: Hanna Roloff (2021-2023)
- Board member: Katinka Maraz (2022-2024)
- Board member: Olaf Tønnesland Hodne (2022-2024)
- Board member: Tord Karstein Rønning Krogstoft (2022-2024)
- Board member: Ida Lykken Gosh (2022-2023)
- Deputy member: Johanne Laache
- Deputy member: Julie Skarland