We are very pleased to announce that Åse Løvgren has accepted the job as a Project Developer in a 50% position at BEK from October 1, 2019. As a Project Developer, she will initiate and produce art projects, and contribute to the conversation about art and technology. Løvgren is a visual artist with a broad background that will benefit BEK’s future projects; among other things, she has worked as a curator for Landmark at Bergen Kunsthall and arranged Kritikersamtaler for VISP.
Åse Løvgren is an artist working in a wide range of formats where collaboration is often at the core. Current project is The Valley in collaboration with Stine Gonsholt where they use the small place Dale as a prism to look at transitions in global production and economy, and how this alters our understanding of place. Løvgren was co-artistic research leader in Synsmaskinen based at the Art Academy – Department of Contemporary Art, KMD, the University of Bergen. The research project proposes a multifaceted inquiry into contemporary crises. Together with Karolin Tampere she initiated the ongoing collaboration Rakett in 2003, which is a mobile platform for multivocal exchange through collaborative and investigative curatorial and artistic projects. With Rakett Åse has exhibited and presented projects in places like Palais de Tokyo, Bildmuseet (Umeå), Murmansk Art Museum and AstrupFearnley Museum of Contemporary Art. She has done recidencies at ISCP New York, iaspis, BAC Gotland and NCCA Moscow. Current exhibitions are Vestlandsutstillingen 2019 curated by Marte Danielsen Jølbo, Nye Fortsettelser curated by Anne Szefer Karlsen, and Greenlightdistrict in September 2019 curated by Sissel Lillebostad and Odd Fredrik Heiberg.
Photo: Kristin Tårnesvik