Atelier Nord is a platform for contemporary art with a focus on media art. We show a programme of exhibtions, screenings, performances and workshops in our gallery space in the Grünerløkka neigbourhood of Oslo. We facilitate art production by offering a studio for audio and video editing. In addition to our gallery space, we also use our office space for artist talks, screeenings and smaller exhibtions. Atelier Nord is supported by Arts Council Norway and The Municipality Oslo, Department of Cultural Affairs. We are a member of PNEK (Production Network for Electronic Art, Norway).
Atelier Nord was founded by Anne Breivik and Reidar Rudjord in 1965 as a printmaking workshop. The workshop became an important space for printmaking in Oslo and was important for many artists working with print-based media. In 1993 Atelier Nord received funding from The Arts Council of Norway in order to start a computer and video lab, in addition to the printmaking workshop. The graphic arts department was closed in 1998 and electronic art became the main focus.
A restructuring of Atelier Nord started in 2003 changing Atelier Nord from a workshop for electronic arts to a project base for unstable art forms. Exhibiting and distributing media art is the main focous of Atelier Nord today. In 2011 Atelier Nord was expanded to include a gallery space in the Grünerløkka neigbourhood of Oslo. In 2017 Atelier Nord’s administration was able to move into the same building as the gallery space, after previously being located on Sagene and in Kunstnernes Hus. Today, our gallery, office space and studio are all located on the same premises. ORP 2 (Olaf Ryes plass 2) is owned by the municipality of Oslo, Office for Cultural Affairs and houses 18 artist studios as well as a guest aparment, gallery and office.
Atelier Nord, Olaf Ryes Plass 2, Oslo
Director: Ida Lykken Ghosh