Støttet av Norsk Kulturråd og Kulturetaten. Åpningstider: Ons - søndag 12 - 16. ​Rådhusgata 19, ​Anatomigården 0158, Oslo

About BO

BO (The Association of Visual Artists Oslo) is a union committed to promote and enhance the intellectual, social, legislative, and economic interests of professional visual artists in Oslo. Counting 370 members (in 2024), BO is the largest district organization under the umbrella of NBK, The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists.
 
On behalf of our members, BO works with political lobbying and union work. Through hearings, input rounds, and meetings with politicians, bureaucrats, and other policy makers, BO is promoting agendas that answer to the needs of the city’s artists. Additionally, BO runs an exhibition venue in the Anatomical Building in Rådhusgata 19, Oslo. The program is decided by BOs artistic board, consisting of three members of BO’s board, as well as BO’s director, and curator.

The Board

Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas
Chairman of the Board
styreleder@billedkunstnerneioslo.no

Randi Nygård (board member)
Marianne Heier (board member)
Yamile Caldéron (board member)

Mor Efrony (vara)
Stan d’Haene (vara)

Annual Meeting

BO’s Annual Meeting 2024

The annual meeting was conducted at BO’s premises on March 19.

Network

BO is tasked with appointing a number of important positions in different organisations. We are one of several members of other associations such as Oslo Open and Østlandsutstilling, and we support these initiatives by participating in board meetings.

BO helps to ensure that the artists’ expertise is used in Oslo municipality by BOs annual meeting appointing positions to three committees. We appoint a representative with a deputy to RSU, the regional cooperation committee in Oslo. This committee appoints art consultants. The art consultants lead the work of the committees that find artists for art in public space.

BO’s annual meeting also appoints representatives to two committees that distribute studios, one for municipal studios and one for the City Hall studios. BOs expertise thus constitutes a resource for the City of Oslo by finding competent artistic candidates, and ensures a healthy, democratic breadth in the decisions.

Members

Hilde Aagaard

Kristin Aarnes

Karen Aarre

Jørund Falkenberg Aase

Damien Ajavon

Árnyas Koppány Ákos

Katie Alfheim

Zainab Abdulkarim Ali

Andreas Bentdal Amble

Anne Kari Amstein

Tove Irene Anderssen

Aleksander Johan Andreassen

Hedevig Anker

Marit Arnekleiv

Berit Arnestad

Amir Asgharnejad

Christine Aspelund

Sole Lefstad Auensen

Merete Joelsen Aune

Siri Anker Aurdal

Harriet Backer

Gunnhild Bakke

Åse Pleym Bakken

Thora Dolven Balke

Nina Bang

Eskil Bast

Benedict Beldam

Wendimagegn Belete

Mona Bentzen

Mari Krokann Berge

Anne Margrete Bergh

Margareta Bergman

Johan Urban Bergquist

Elin Bergstø

Bjørn Bjarre

Gro Bjerke

Esther Maria Bjørneboe

Katharina Barbosa Blad

Martinka Bobrikova

Runa Boger

Anja Borgersrud

Arne Borring

Mette Marie Bowen

Gidsken Braadlie

Sigbjørn Bratlie

Astrid Brodtkorb

Sigurd Bronger

Victoria Browne

Mette Bryn

Adrian Bugge

Ingrid Bugge

Synne Tollerud Bull

Malin Bülow

Merete Sejersted Bødtker

Christian Bøen

Line Bøhmer Løkken

Yamile Calderón

Runa Carlsen

Tansiyu Chen

Mai Cheng

Jeannette Christensen

Sara Korshøj Christensen

Vilhelm Christensen

Ilias Christoforou

Stan D’haene

Kajsa Dahlberg

Ian Damerell

Anna Daniell

Liv Dessen

Line Solberg Dolmen

A K Dolven

Helene Duckert

Ellen Edminson

Mor Efrony

Rune Elgaard

Ingeborg Krohn Eide

Pia Eikaas

Grethe Eintveit

Ingvild Eiring

Jorge-Marius Ekdal-Gomes

Hanne Ekkeren

Axel Ekwall

Jad El Khoury

Francis Enebeli

Jeff Engberg

Linda Bournane Engelberth

Mari Eriksen

Frøydis Eriksson Erstad

Cathrine Evelid

Ingvild Aarflot Fagerli

Line Fasteraune

Thale Blix Fastvold

Hanne Lydia Opøien Figenschou

Jo Michael De Figueiredo

Sissel Irene Finborud

Bente Elisabeth Finserås

Tor-Finn Malum Fitje

Liv Fjellsol

Sidsel Flagstad

Fredrik Floen

Marthe Ramm Fortun

Gunnar Fretheim

Tito Frey

Lykke Frydenlund

Ellen Frøysaa

Randi Furuberg

Yngvild Færøy

Marit Følstad

Andrea Galiazzo

Ellen Marie Gartå

Marianne Gihle

Guro Giske

Ingwill Margrethe Gjelsvik

Tonje Gjevjon

Kari Glomsaas

Kjersti Wexelsen Goksøyr

Kristin Wexelsen Goksøyr

Solveig Aurora Lien Granberg

Kari Grasmo

Riri Klingenberg Green

Kirsti Lisbet Grotmol

Kåre Groven

Sidsel Grøtter

Wenche Gulbrandsen

Sara Guldmyr

Sverre Gullesen

Jon Henrik Gundersen

Mai Hofstad Gunnes

Else-Kjersti Gürgens

Gabriella Göransson

Kirsten Haabeth

Else Marie Hagen

Tone Hagen

Kristian Hagerup

Anne Kristin Hagesæther

Elizabeth Watt Bowman Halaas

Mari Meen Halsøy

Guri Ankerdatter Halvorsen

Line Halvorsen

Jens Hamran

Merete Hansa

Cathrine Hansen

Gerd Kristin Hansen

Eva Harr

Sayed Sattar Hasan

Berit Rytter Hasle

Kari Hauge

Bjørn Erik Haugen

Jason Havneraas

Carina Charlotte Hedén

Marianne Heier

Joseph Geir Helland

Mattias Hellberg

Hanne Grieg Hermansen

Hanne Herrman

Marianne Heske

Anita Hillestad

Gunnar Hjelde

Siri Hjorth

Bjørg Holene

Gro Mukta Holter

Preben Holst

Marie-José Huguette Horverak

Una Line Ree Hunderi

Torgeir Husevaag

Hanna Amundsen Høiness

Marianne Hølmebakk

Marin Håskjold

Yngvild Haavardsholm

Tone Indrebø

Margaretha Isaksen

Hennie Ann Isdahl

Ragnborg Reidun Iversen

Anne Thrine Jackwitz

Ellen Jacobsen

Vigdis Bitustøyl Jacobsen

Birgit S. Jakobsen

Anne-Kari Jansen

Eva Jensen

Anne Gro Johansen

Andrea Grundt Johns

Finn Adrian Jorkjen

Irma Salo Jæger

Yngve Jørgensen

Ottar Karlsen

Sarah Kazmi

Dora S. Kittilsen

Hilde Cathrine Kjepso

Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas

Peter Knudsen

Anne Knutsen

Kari Kolltveit

Christian Kolverud

Kirsty Kross

Mariken Kramer

Steinar Haga Kristensen

Ami Krogsæter

Cathrine Kullberg

Kristina Kvalvik

Ane Kvåle

Daniel Eugene Lacey-Mcdermott

Andrea Lange

Yngvar Larsen

Ellen Lenvik

Morten Lid

Jannicke Lie

Cecilie Lind

Victor Lind

Josephine Lindstrøm

Eiril Linge

Astri Luihn

Camilla Luihn

Lotte Konow Lund

Arna Kristine Lund-Johnsen

Rikke Lundgreen

Siw Lurås

Harald Lyche

Josefine Lyche

Morten Løberg

Oddvar Løkse

Solveig Lønseth

Camilla Løw

Elin Mack

Jessica Macmillan

Ingeborg Kari Anna Magnus

Magdaléna Manderlova

Katinka Maraz

Jara Marken

Grete Marstein

Tone Mette Martinsen 

Therese Mathiesen

Christine Malnes Mathisen

Annelene Merton

Karin Mohr

Liva Mork

Torbjørn Morvik

Eline Mugaas

Mette Mygland

Hilde Mæhlum

Ole Møller

Ann Naustdal

Anne Berit Nedland

Ketil Nergaard

Ragnhild Nes

Germain Ngoma

Terje Nicolaisen

Christopher Nielsen

Liv Benedicte Nielsen

Anne Nilseng

Lisbeth Nordli

Lisbeth Norshus

Hege Nyborg

Rigmor Nygaard

Hanne Nilsen Nygård

Randi Nygård

Manfred Oberbauer

Gunhild Mathea Olaussen

Sigmund Olsvik

Anni Onsager

Olav Orud

Hedda Grevle Ottesen

Berit Overgaard

Lars Paalgard

Elizabeth Pacini

Margarida Paiva

Janne Paulsen

Enrique Eduardo Roura Perez

Marius Presterud

Inger Sonberg Ramstad

Hans Hamid Rasmussen

Margret Reykdal

Monica Riise

Grete Riseng

Anna Sophie Rodin

Stein Askeland Rusnes

Toril Rødland

Karl Ingar Røys

Mari Røysamb

Nathalie Fuica Sánchez

Guri Sandvik

Egil Sandvin

Lars Risan Sandås

Ilona Sawicka

Solveyg Schafferer

Ulla Schildt

Janicke Schønning

Sigmund Seland

Eirik Senje

Franzisca Siegrist

Birgitte Sigmundstad

Anna-Liisa Aura Emilia Silenti

Marit Silsand

Julio da Silva

Eva Sjøwall

Sigmund Skard

Julie Skarland

Ingunn Skogholt

Kjetil Skøien

Hanne Sletten

Christine Maria Gebis Soleim

Gabrielle Solem

Ane Barstad Solvang

Helene Sommer

Geir Stadheim

Leif Gaute Leifson Staurland

Siri Harr Steinvik

Simen Utsigt Stenberg

Jan Stensrud

Markus Li Stensrud

Veslemøy Stoltenberg

Helga Storbekken

Øyvin Storbækken

Margreta Støllen

Maria Syndby

Apolonija Sustersic

Siri Ekker Svendsen

Nina Svenne

Jaromir Svozilik

Guro Synnestvedt

Kristin Tinsa Sæterdal

Martin Sæther

Eva Fagerli Sæthren

Dorthe Søndergaard

Johan Söderström

Marit Søndersrød

Mona Eckhoff Sørmø

Audun Sørsdal

Shahram Takhsha

Jon Benjamin Tallerås

Billie Thackwell

Hanne Thomassen

Tanja Thorjussen

Anne Kristine Thorsby

Catrine Thorstensen

Gerd Tinglum

Trude Tjensvold

Charlotte Tjomsland

Ingrid Torvund

Roghieh Asgari Torvund

Else Margrethe Tostrup

Mette Tronvoll

Lena Trydal

Leong Va

Maria Vagle

Lesia Vasylchenko

Siv Bugge Vatne

Joen Vedel

Nikhil Vettukattil

True Solvang Vevatne

Trude Viken

Aija Vinkelmane-Dreiere

Arne Dolva Vinnem

Kristine Vintervold

Kirsten Wagle

Gelawesh Waledkhani

Ingrid Bergljot Welhaven

Kari Mette Wik

Toril Gjermundsdatter Wik

Aleksi Wildhagen

Line Charlotte With

Ilija Wyller

Tomofumi Yamasaki

Yachi Yang

Kristin Ytreberg

Calina Pandele Yttredal

Johanna Zwaig

Anne Kari Ødegård

Heidi Øiseth

Maya Økland

Åsil Øverland

Fatou Madeleine Åsbakk

Hearings and input

Current issues

BOA was in March 2022 formally splitt into two organisations — BO (The Association of Visual Artists Oslo) and BKA (The Association of Visual Artist Akershus).

Plans

  • BO is pushing for more municipal studios, and is taking care of the artists’ interests in urban and regional development.
  • BO ensures that the artists’ distinctive competence is used by nominating for a position on municipal committees. These committees help to allocate municipal studios, and the purchase of art and art in public spaces.
  • BO appoints candidates for the board of Oslo Open and Østlandsutstilling,  jury members for regional project funds (via NBK), and jury members for Østlandsutstilling.

Opening hours
Ons – søndag
12 – 16

Address
​Rådhusgata 19 ​
Anatomigården 0158
Oslo

Contact
E-post: post@billedkunstnerneioslo.no

BO is supported by Arts and Culture Norway and Oslo Municipality.

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