Katya García-Antón


Katya García-Antón is the Director of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway since February 2014. Having trained in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, she has been affiliated with several major international art institutions, including the Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; the Museu d’Arte Moderno de São Paulo, Brazil; the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK and IKON, Birmingham, UK. She curated the Spanish contribution to the São Paulo Biennial in 2004, and was responsible for a section of the Prague Biennial in 2005. García-Antón has organised and curated over fifty exhibitions of art, design and architecture, featuring both well-established and young, emerging artists. She has served on the editorial board of Third Text and has been an art critic for the BBC World Service and for various international art magazines, as well as contributing to numerous catalogues and monographs. Among other curatorial activities, she was a curator to the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2011 (Dora Garcia’s ‘The Inadequate’), and ‘Gestures in Time’ (co-curated with Lara Khaldi), the flagship exhibition of the very first edition of the Qalandiya International Biennial in Palestine in 2012.