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Gunnar B. Kvaran

Born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1955. PhD in Art History from l´Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, 1986. Director of The Ásmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Museum, Reykjavík, Iceland 1983-1989 (Incorporated into the responsibilities of Director of Reykjavík Municipal Art Museum since 1989). Director of The Reykjavik Art Museum from 1989-1997, Director of The Bergen Art Museum, Bergen, Norway from 1997-2001. Director of The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway since 2001.

Kvaran worked as an Art Critic for Dagblaðið Vísir daily, Reykjavik from 1981-1985.

Commissioner/curator for the Icelandic pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia in 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990. Chairman, Icelandic Exhibitions Abroad, 1986-1990. Chairman, Association of Icelandic Critics, 1984-1986. President, Icelandic branch of A.I.C.A. (Association International des Critiques d’Arts) 1986-1991. Curating, lectures and conferences at art museums and universities in Iceland and overseas. Recently curated exhibitions such as: Uncertain States of America, 2005; Yoko Ono Horizontal Memories, 2005; Jeff Koons, Retrospective, 2004; Olafur Eliasson, Colour memory and other informal shadows, 2004; Jeff Wall, Tableaux, 2004; Matthew Barney, Cremaster Cycle, 2003. Is currently working on exhibitions of Charles Ray entitled "Black and White‘, Richard Prince, ’Retrospective" and an exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art.

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