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Member profile

Ina Otzko

CITY: Norway / Italy

MAIL: [email protected]

BIO

Ina Otzko (b. 1972, Norway) lives and works in Norway and Italy. She holds a dual Master’s from the Image and Communication (2004) and Fine Art (2007) programs at Goldsmiths College in London and an additional Master’s degree in Sound Studies (2012) from Berlin University of Arts, UdK.

Otzko's artistic practice unfolds as photography, video, sound, installation, performance, text and sculpture. She moves between using analog and digital technology – an exchange that offers alternative ways of reflecting upon time in context of human life and issues regarding identity, belonging and ownership of the body and Earth. Through practical and theoretical processes, she explores the complexities of longing and belonging, memory and experience, reality and representation, human behavior and spiritual ecology.

She additionally works as an independent curator and editor, art advisor for private and public sector and produces exhibitions and public art projects. Her latest book project 100 Norwegian Photographers published by Hatje Cantz, was recently launched at Fotografie Forum Frankfurt and presented in the Norwegian Pavilion at Frankfurter Buchmesse, October 2019.

In 2018 she received Twendeprisen for her artistic work and her engagement with the arts. Her works are presented in Norway and abroad.

Otzko is member of the board of directors for NBK / The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists since 2019, Chairwoman for NNBK / The Association of North Norwegian Visual Artists since 2015, member of the Artistic Advisory Board of LIAF / Lofoten International Art Festival since 2012 and of the Artistic Advisory Board of Stiftelsen Twende since 2019.