Atelier Nord is a platform for contemporary art with a focus on media art. We show a programme of exhibitions, screenings, performances and workshops in our gallery space in the Grünerløkka neighbourhood of Oslo.
We facilitate art production by offering a studio for audio and video editing. In addition to our gallery space, we also use our office space for artist talks, screenings and smaller exhibitions.
Atelier Nord is supported by Arts Council Norway and The Municipality Oslo, Department of Cultural Affairs. We are a member of PNEK (Production Network for Electronic Art, Norway).
Atelier Nord was founded by Anne Breivik and Reidar Rudjord in 1965 as a printmaking workshop. The workshop became an important space for printmaking in Oslo and was important for many artists working with print-based media. In 1993 Atelier Nord received funding from The Arts Council of Norway in order to start a computer and video lab, in addition to the printmaking workshop. The graphic arts department was closed in 1998 and electronic art became the main focus.
A restructuring of Atelier Nord started in 2003 changing Atelier Nord from a workshop for electronic arts to a project base for unstable art forms. Exhibiting and distributing media art is the main focus of Atelier Nord today. In 2011 Atelier Nord was expanded to include a gallery space in the Grünerløkka neighbourhood of Oslo. In 2017 Atelier Nord’s administration was able to move into the same building as the gallery space, after previously being located on Sagene and in Kunstnernes Hus. Today, our gallery, office space and studio are all located on the same premises. ORP 2 (Olaf Ryes plass 2) is owned by the municipality of Oslo, Office for Cultural Affairs and houses 18 artist studios as well as a guest apartment, gallery and office.
Artistic Director and Founder, 1965 –1997.
Artistic Director, 1997 – 2001.
Artistic Director, 2001 – 2008.
Lars Gustav Midbøe
Artistic Director, 2008 – 2009.
Artistic Director, 2009 – 2018.
Ida Lykken Ghosh
Director, 2018 – present.
Ida Lykken Ghosh
Head of Information
Joakim Blattmann Moldestad
Atelier Nord is an independent foundation. Daily operations are run by an Artistic Director, Head of Information and Exhibition Coordinator. Additional assistance is hired as needed.
Susanne Østby Sæther, Chair of the board.
Curator at Henie Onstad kunstsenter, member of the board since 2009.
Jeremy Welsh, board member.
Artist and professor, member of the board since 2016.
Lars Mørch Finborud, board member.
Author and curator, member of the board since 2017.
Charlotte Thiis-Evensen, board member.
Artist and journalist, member of the board since 2010.
Bjørn Hatterud, deputy board member.
Writer, author and curator, member of the board since 2019.
Nicholas Norton, employee representative.
Member of the board since 2017.
Joakim Blattmann, deputy employ represenative
Member of the board since 2019.