Office for Contemporary Art Norway

The Office for Contemporary Art Norway is a foundation created by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in autumn 2001 with the aim of strengthening the position of contemporary visual arts and production from Norway and of stimulating and facilitating exchange between Norwegian and international art professionals and institutions. The OCA objective are to raise awareness internationally of Norwegian artistic and cultural practice; to promote internationally outstanding practices by Norwegian artists and cultural producers; to be the leading conduit of information about Norwegian contemporary art practices, for researchers and audiences both in Norway and abroad; to present in Norway lectures, symposia and visual key developments in international contemporary art practice; to explore synergies between the artistic and academic world; to act as a forum for discussion and for the production of intellectual discourse on art and culture.