02. - 08. september 2024
Sculpture by Irene nordli at Bodø college
Bodø Secondary School

Thursday 06 September
Friday 07 September

10:30 - 16:30
09:00 - 15:00

In partnership with the Nordland county council, Bodø Biennale is hosting a two-day symposium that explores the role of art in present and future society.

The theme  Art + Social Responsibility will question the role of art in social development and whether we need artistic competence in community development. The theme has international relevance but draws on local and regional currents, in Bodø and Nordland.

The symposium will include lectures, artist presentations, conversations and debate.

The symposium requires registration and is open to all. 

Participating speakers and contributors (subject to change):

  • Moderator: Anki Gerhardsen (NO), theater critic and journalist
  • Dag Solhjell (NO), art sociologist
  • Sigrid Røyseng (NO), professor Creative Industries Management, Handelshøyskolen BI
  • Roberto Casarotto (IT), director Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, Bassano del Grappa
  • Frances Whitehead (USA), professor School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Stine Nilsen (NO), director CODA festival
  • Anne Beate Hovind (NO), project leader Kunst for Bjørvika Utvikling, Oslo
  • Eva Bakkeslett (NO), visual artist
  • Bjørn Eirik Olsen (NO), CEO Cultural Business Development Foundation, SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge
  • Thomas Schaupp (D), dance dramaturg

The film Four Studies of Oslo and New York (2012) by artist Ane Hjort Guttu will be shown during the Symposium. 

Read the programme (Norwegian only): Download PDF


Partner:                                                             Funded by:


Irene Nordli. Irene Nordli, That was the River. This Is the Sea., 2015, Bodø College.

Practical info:

The symposium will be held in Norwegian, with the exception of some lectures and presentations.

Registration deadline: 03.09.2018 - binding registration!
Limited number of seats.

Course fee, including coffee and lunch both days. Price: 280 NOK

Would you like a meal before the festival opening on Thursday? We have made reservations at  OHMA Asian Cooking, Storgata 2 (opposite Stormen Library). They serve an Asian buffet from 16:30 - 18:00 hr. Price: 345 NOK. Dinner reservation is to be made simultaneously with registration for the symposium.

Payment Information:
Course fee and Asian buffet (if you wish to take advantage of this meal offer), is paid in advance by 03 Sept. via VIPPS: 527107 Bodø Biennale.

Contact Mona Lundstedt (Se Kunst i Nord-Norge) mail: mona@sekunst.no, tlf. 75 50 66 23  / 97715937

Torvgata 23, 8005 Bodø
Tlf: 75 65 15 00

The 2018 festival is over