On 1 August art historian, curator, writer and editor Markus Ricther had his first day as director of 0047 in Oslo.
– Since its foundation 2004 in Berlin, 0047 is operating in the borderlands between art and architecture, designing and presenting programs that are exploring the built environment as well as spatial strategies in the visual arts. This profile perfectly matches my own curatorial practice, which revolves around the politics and poetics of space, Markus Richter states in a press release from 0047.
Following a call for applications, the board of 0047 has found a director with an impressive background in the fields of art and architecture, curating, writing and editing, the press release says.
Richter, who was born in 1964 in Trier, Germany, has studied art history, philosophy and literature at Freie Universität in Berlin. He comes from a background of art history, curating, writing and editing and has curated exhibitions such as Ideal City – Invisible Cities (2006), Megastructure Reloaded (2008) and We are all Astronauts. Universe Richard Buckminster Fuller reflected in Contemporary Art (2011). The latter was awarded with the 2011 Justus-Bier-Prize for curatorial practice. Prior to his curatorial work he founded and ran Galerie Markus Richter in Berlin for 8 years (1997-2005), focusing on contemporary minimal and conceptual art.
– Mr. Richter is a person who we believe will strengthen the institution and continue to develop 0047 as an independent and critical exhibition space for art and architecture. His position, connecting the international scene with the Norwegian is truly interesting and we are very happy to have him work here, Espen Røyseland and Øystein Rø, founders of 0047, states.
Markus Richter started working at 0047 on 1 August and will present his program for 2014, a long-term research, debate and exhibition project dedicated to the Right to the City, later this fall.