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Bergen Kunsthall announce Martin Clark as new Director

The Board of Bergen Kunsthall announce the appointment of Martin Clark as the new Director of Bergen Kunsthall. Martin Clark comes from Tate St Ives in Cornwall, where he is currently Artistic Director. In September 2013 he takes over the helm at Bergen Kunsthall from Solveig Øvstebø, who is the new director at The Renaissance Society after more than ten years at Bergen Kunsthall.

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“Bergen Kunsthall is an institution that has been in constant growth and development over the past ten years. With Martin Clark we have found a director who will further develop and strengthen the institution,” says Board Chairman at Bergen Kunsthall Martin Smith-Sivertsen. “We are very proud to announce the appointment of Martin Clark as our new director after an extensive application process. He is a strong and ambitious professional leader who will give Bergen Kunsthall a clear artistic direction.”

Martin Clark has been Artistic Director at Tate St Ives since 2007, during which time he has championed an ambitious, internationally recognised exhibition programme. He was previously Exhibitions Curator at Arnolfini, Bristol (2004–7) and Curator, Kent Institute of Art and Design (2001–4). Over the last 12 years Martin has curated numerous exhibitions and projects, including solo shows by Simon Starling, Albert Oehlen, Lily van der Stokker, Alex Katz, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Heimo Zobernig, Dexter Dalwood, Carol Bove, Bojan Sarcevic, Deimantas Narkevicius, Peter Fraser, Katy Moran, Mark Titchner, Brian Griffiths and Lucy McKenzie, as well as group exhibitions that include The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art, Tate St Ives, 2009; Pale Carnage, Arnolfini, 2007; and The Hollows of Glamour, Herbert Read Gallery, 2003. At Tate St Ives, Martin has also programmed a number of exhibitions by important British and international modernists including Peter Lanyon, Ben Nicholson, Lucio Fontana, Barbara Hepworth, Marlow Moss and William Scott. His writing has appeared in Frieze, Flash Art, Mousse Magazine and Untitled.

Bergen Kunsthall is one of Scandinavia’s most highly profiled institutions for contemporary art, founded in 1838.

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