Axel Wieder. Photo: Josephine Van De Walle.

Axel Wieder Named Director of Bergen Kunsthall

The Bergen Kunsthall in Norway has appointed art historian Axel Wieder as its new director. Wieder joins the institution from Index at the Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation in Stockholm, which he has led since 2014. He will succeed Martin Clark, who was named the director of Camden Arts Center in London earlier this year. Wieder will take up the post in February 2018.

While at Index, Wider organized a number of exhibitions, including solo shows by Simone Forti, Stephen Willats, Anna Boghiguian, and Willem de Rooij, as well as group exhibitions such as “Autobiography” (2016) and “The Promise” (2017). Previously, Wieder served as the curator of exhibitions and head of programs at the Bristol contemporary art institution Arnolfini and as the artistic director of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. He founded the specialized bookshop and presentation platform Pro qm in Berlin in 1999.