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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

  • Merete Røstad: Sorry, the Hardest Word (2023).
    Art exhibition. More information
  • Merete Røstad & Caroline Ugelstad: Agenda: Magdalena Abakanowicz (2023).
    Lecture. More information
  • Merete Røstad: Using digital approaches and Canvas to enhance student learning and engagement in teaching art subjects (2023).
    Lecture. More information
  • Merete Røstad: Alphabet of Resilience (2023).
    Lecture. More information
  • Merete Røstad: Alphabet of Resilience (2023).
    Lecture. More information
  • Eliot Moleba & Merete Røstad: The Labour of Memory (2022).
    Academic lecture. More information
  • Merete Røstad: ARCTIC SOUTH (2022).
    Introduction. More information
  • Merete Røstad: Critical reflective practice – examples of a reflect-in-action trough an orchestrated approach to artistic research-based teaching (2022).
    Lecture. More information
  • Merete Røstad & Helena Elias: Arctic South (2022).
    Non-fiction book. More information
  • Merete Røstad: Repository-ethics, politics, and methodology of the AR archive (2022).
    Lecture. More information