Sissel Lillebostad

May 2015

Sissel Lillebostad works as a curator, writer, and artist.


Sissel Lillebostad holds a master in Art History, Criticism and Conservation from Bergen University.

Curatorial work

Acting Director for Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen International Contemporary Art Foundation. October 2009 – July 2010.

Høgskolen i Bergen (HiB, University College of Bergen), Budget NOK 16 mill.Leader of the art committee. Co-curator: Trond Hugo Haugen. Artists part 1: Anne-Gry Løland, Stian Ådlandsvik, Lutz-Rainer Müller, Nirmal Singh Dhunsi, Paivi Laakso, Leonard Rickhard, Kim Hiorthøy, Snorre Ytterstad. Part 2, the temporary program, is due to start in spring 2015.

Appointed by KORO. May 2010 – 2018.

Helleren, containing the new national swimming pool Alexander Dale Oen Arena, ADO, and Amalie Skram high school, budget NOK 6 mill. Leader of the art committee. Co-curator: Arne Rygg. Artists: Reinhard Haverkamp, Toril Johannesen, Hennie-Ann Isdahl, Thomas Pihl, Kira Wager, Markus Li Stensrud, Rita Marhaug (performative program).

Appointed by Hordaland Kunstsenter (art center). May 2006 – 2016.

Conference for curators in relation to the 10 year anniversary of the Creative Curating

Studies at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, October 2014. Contributors Vasif Kortun, Raimundas Malaskauskas. Co-curated with Anne Szefer Karlsen

VU2010 (Vestlandsutstillingen) Ålesund/Sunnfjord Kunstlag, Førde/Stavanger Kunstforening, Stavanger/ Kabuso, Øystese/Haugesund Kunstforening, Haugesund, April – June 2010. Annual regional exhibition co-curated with Malin Barth and Anne Szefer Karlsen.

«Intervall», a site-specific project in urban enviroment, Bergen. Artists: Jeremy Welsh, Arne Skaug Olsen, Huilde Hauan Johnsen, Maia Urstad, Thomas Pihl, co-curated with Malin Barth and Anne Szefer Karlsen. Sept-Dec 2008.

 «A reply to a work for the North Sea: A work for a choir and the North Sea», Fedje, Norway. Site specific performance work with Composer Knut Vaage and chamber choir Gneis conducted by Tore Kloster, co-curated with Malin Barth and Anne Szefer Karlsen.

September 2nd, 2007.

 «Ibsen mens du venter» (Ibsen while you’re waiting), Public Space, Bergen, Norway. Artists: Patrik Entian/Ellen Røed, Øyvind Pål Farstad, Are Hauffen, Silje Heggren, Ellen Jakobsson, Jannecke Knudsen Heien, Rita Marhaug, Marianne Moe, Arne Skaug Olsen, Arne Magnar Rygg, Anne Skaansar and Ole Mads Vevle. Co-curated with Malin Barth and Anne Szefer Karlsen. May 2006.

«Foodart», a site specific exhibition with nine young european artists, at Flaggruten, the speedboat between Stavanger and Bergen, including some of the major stops underway.

Appointed by Bergen 2000. 2000.

In process

2015-16:  A curated exhibition with artists from Ethiopia, combined with work shop at the academy in Addis Ababa. In collaboration with Mahlet Ogbe Habpte and Maia Urstad.

2016: A curated project at Hjertøya by Molde in celebration of Kurt Scwitters, this in collaboration with Romsdal Museum, Møre og Romsdal Kunstnersenter, initiated by Ine Harrang and Gertrud Hals.