Marie Veie Sandvik

Kraft @ Nils Aas Kunstverksted

Maria Veie Sandvik [NO] (b. 1977) is a curator, critic and project manager for Kraft and MFA2 at Nils Aas Kunstverksted and the Olsok exhibition 2022 at Stiklestad National Cultural Center.

Sandvik has a cand. Philol. degree in art history from the University of Oslo, and founded Galleri Maria Veie in Oslo in 2008 with a focus on young contemporary art. Since 2014, the gallery has presented performative pop-up projects such as Abgesang des Posthauses at Berlin Art Week 2016 with Trondheim Voices and Goro Tronsmo and Liv Kristin Holmbergs Paralysens Liturgi in collaboration with composer Eirik Havnes, the festival OnlyConnect and Nidarosdomen in 2021. Sandvik has previously curated TOMROM for Norwegian Art Associations in Larvik / Sandefjord in 2015 and I hear you at the Art Museum Nord-Trøndelag in 2018.

As an editor, Sandvik has published a number of publications; Take your TIME for Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum (2021), Silver Linings. Clouds in art and science for Stavanger Art Museum (2020), Gustav Vigeland + Nidaros Cathedral. Two national icons (2019), Criticism for an absent reader (2018), and the magazine Kunstforum 01/2019 about Nordic artists in Berlin. Her own texts include Scores for Daily Living about Emma Waltraud Howes’ art (K Verlag 2020) and Social Democratic Harmony. Norwegian syncretistic church art in the UN Security Council Chamber for the anthology Von der Repräsentation zur Intervention. Die Vereinten Nationen im Spiegel der Kunst (Wallstein Verlag 2021).

Portrettfoto: Chris Erlbeck