Thank you for reviewing my application for ______________. I’m grateful that you’re able to meet with me today to consider my work. This portfolio website presents ever-evolving snapshots of my activity across different art contexts. To some people, I’m an artist; to others, a curator or exhibition-maker; or to others a writer, educator or a conceptual workshop leader, skateboard-art-team-professional-cruiser, unconventional storyteller, or the former executive of a fictitious bureau for contemporary art.
Regardless of categories, I assume we’re all here today for one reason or another. I’m here to make a case for the value of my contemporary post-studio practice, interest in self-initiated venues, performative strategies, site (and situation) specific projects, pseudonyms, monochromes and polar bears. And also a belief that public art and democracy somewhat are the same, since the one thing cannot function without the other.
Kristensen is a culture producer, born in Stavanger, based in Oslo, Norway. Co-Initiator of projects presented in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, and the USA. Recipient of the EEA and Norway Grants, and registered consultant at KORO - Public Art Norway. Alumnus of Valand Academy, Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art.