Trude Schjelderup Iversen is a curator, editor and art critic based in New York and Oslo. She has been the Director of UKS (Young Artists Society) 2001-05, where she curated several exhibitions. She has contributed to Frame, Le Monde Diplomatique, Kontour, Morgenbladet, Billedkunst and Kunstkritikk in addition to various catalogues and books such as Lights On (2008) Astrup Fearnley Museet and The New Administrations of Aesthetics (co-editor, Torpedo Press, 2007). Schjelderup Iversen has been a Curator in Residence at Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 2008-09, lecturing on Contemporary Art Theory. She is currently pursuing a PhD on art as critique, entitled The Aesthetic Argument, at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages at the University of Oslo. Editorial member of Kunstkritikk, and board member of Kunsthall Oslo.
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