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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: Repository-ethics, politics, and methodology of the AR archive (2022).
    Lecture. More information
  • Per Roar & Merete Røstad: MEMORYWORK (2022).
    Other presentation. More information
  • Merete Røstad: Remembrance and Forgetting as Art Practice in the Public Sphere (2020).
    Other presentation. More information
  • Merete Røstad: Embodied sound Archive (2020).
    Lecture. More information
  • Merete Røstad: “The Participatory Monument: Remembrance and Forgetting as Art Practice in the Public Sphere.” (2020).
    Lecture. More information
  • Merete Røstad, Per Roar, Solveig Styve Holte, Eliot Moleba & Manuel Pelmus: Pilot: Preparing – engaging in memory research artistically, ethically and politically (2020).
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  • Merete Røstad: “The Participatory Monument Remembrance and Forgetting as Art Practice in Public Sphere” (2019).
    Academic lecture. More information
  • Merete Røstad, Mary Jane Jacob & Olga Schmedling: The Participatory Monument - Remembrance and Forgetting as Art Practice in Public Sphere (2018).
    Doctoral dissertation (research archive). More information
  • Merete Røstad: ARCHIVE (2018).
    Other presentation. More information
  • Merete Røstad: Høring (2018).
    Other presentation. More information