Kari J. Brandtzæg
Kari J. Brandtzæg has been a curator at the Munch Museum since fall 2015. She completed her thesis in 1995 on Russian art at the turn of the last century. Since then, she has worked as an art critic and curator at several establishments, among them KORO and the National Museum in Oslo, where she curated several high-profile exhibitions including Watch Out! Art from Moscow and St. Petersburg (2004) and Kiss the Frog! The Art of Transformation (2005). In 2015, she received the Norwegian Art Critics’ Award for the exhibition The Shadow of War: Political Art in Norway 1914–2014. She was a PhD fellow at the University of Oslo from 2009 to 2013, and has written articles for various national and international publications. At the Munch Museum, she was cocurator of Towards the Forest—Knausgård on Munch (2017) and the curator behind the exhibitions Head by Head: Cronqvist, Bjørlo, Munch (2017–2018) and The Swan Princess: Russian Art 1880–1910 (2019).