Merete Røstad

Merete Røstad is a visual artist, lecturer, and curator whose projects are rooted in the examination of public life, collective memory, remembrance, and archives. Frequently engaging with communities and the public sphere, her process-based practice explores our everyday interactions with the histories inscribed in our surroundings and how we come to read the traces to be found there. Each examines the social and political significance of a site as a starting point for thinking about collective memory of place and to activate alternative modes of memorialization in public space.

Røstad is an Associate Professor in Art and Public Space (MA) at the Department of Arts and Crafts in the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KhiO). Røstad holds a PhD in Artistic Research from KHIO and an MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies from Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany and a BFA from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), United Kingdom.

Røstad defended her doctoral thesis in 2019.

Research results

  • Pilot: Preparing – engaging in memory research artistically, ethically and politically (2020).
    Lecture. More
  • “The Participatory Monument Remembrance and Forgetting as Art Practice in Public Sphere” (2019).
    Academic lecture. More
  • The Participatory Monument - Remembrance and Forgetting as Art Practice in Public Sphere (2018).
    Doctoral dissertation. More
  • ARCHIVE (2018).
    Other presentation. More
  • Høring (2018).
    Other presentation. More
  • Merete Røstad, Chamber (2017).
    Exhibition catalogue . More
  • Mary Jane Jacob og Merete Røstad: Kammer (2017).
    Other presentation. More
  • Å skrive kvinner inn i historien (2017).
    Lecture. More
  • Exercises in Consciousness (2017).
    Lecture. More
  • Kammer - en lydskulptur om de glemte kvinnene fra Oslo øst (2017).
    Visual Arts. More