GEIR HARALDSETH, writer and curator
w/ GEIR HARALDSETH – Rogaland Kunstsenter 2013 – Total Dress 2014 –
About: HAiKw/ was invited by Geir Haraldseth to exhibit at Rogaland Kunstsenter in Stavanger, Norway in spring of 2013. Haraldseths curatorial focus was on collective practices and HAiKw/ was invited as a collaborative platform. We took over the gallery for 2 months, inviting along 4 artists and an anthropologist to work and produce in the space.
When HAiKw/ were in residency at Bergen Kunsthall in the fall of 2014 we invited Geir to write something for our publication. The relationship with Haraldseth has been an important one for HAiKw/s development and type of conversations we are involved in. Haraldseth holds a BA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design and an MA in Curatorial Studies from Bard College. Previous positions include curator at the National Museum of Art, Design and Architecture, Oslo, and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo. Haraldseth has contributed to several journals and magazines including the Exhibitionist, Kunstkritikk, Acne Paper, and Landings Journal. His work as an independent curator focuses on the links between art and the luxury goods market and has curated shows at GucciVuitton in Miami, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Fotogalleriet and the National Museum of Art, Design and Architecture in Oslo, Landings Project Space in Vestfossen, Stavanger Kunstmuseum, Teatro de Arena in Sao Paulo and Akershus Kunstsenter. He published «Great! I’ve written something stupid» in 2012, featuring a selection of his curated projects and writings, published by Torpedo Press. Recent publications include «Collective Good, Collaborative Efforts» and «Luxury Face.»