Anne Hilde Neset

Anne Hilde Neset Named Director of Oslo’s Kunstnernes Hus

The artist-run contemporary arts organization Kunstnernes Hus announced that Anne Hilde Neset has been appointed its new director, writes Heidi Borud of Aftenposten. Neset succeeds Mats Stjernstedt, the curator of the Nordic pavilion at the Fifty-Seventh Venice Biennale who has been at the Kunstnernes Hus since 2011. Stjernstedt stepped down to lead the Malmö Konsthall in September 2016.

“We wanted a person who can take care of and develop Artists’ House as a vital meeting place for artists and audience . . . We believe that she will be a very good president for us,” said chairman Yngvild Færøy in a statement.

Neset is currently the artistic director at nyMusikk (New Music), where she works with Norwegian art and cultural institutions such as the National Museum, Henie Onstad Art Centre, and the Munch Museum. Previously, she worked as an editor of the London-based music magazine The Wire. She also established Electra, a production company for contemporary art, which collaborates with Tate Modern, the Barbican, and Serpentine Gallery, among others. Neset has a master’s degree in visual cultures and has lived in London for eighteen years. “I want to create a bustling house for all sorts of culture, and we must recall the joy in art,” Neset said.