Ina Otzko (b. 1972, Sandnessjøen) is a visual artist and photographer based in Norway and Italy. Through various media, she explores time, space and consciousness, the potential of chaos, noise and silence, communication and connections - visible and invisible. Her work revolves around questions of belonging, human and nature's vulnerability. Her artistic production manifests itself as minimal or monumental works, intimate and poetic stories.
Ina 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. Certified Deep Listening® facilitator (2022).
She additionally works as an independent curator, art advisor and consultant for the private and public sector. She produces exhibitions and public art projects and is registered in KORO's public art register. One of her projects is the well received tome, 100 Norwegian Photographers, published by Hatje Cantz, which was launched at Fotografie Forum Frankfurt and exhibited at the Norwegian Pavilion The dream we carry at the Frankfurt Book fair in October 2019. She is initiator, co-founder and Director of the artist-run ArtBase Helgeland 66N. In 2018 she was the first recipient of the Art Award Twendeprisen for her artistic achievements and engagement within the arts. Her work has been exhibited extensively.
The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists / NBK + BKFR
The Norwegian Association for Fine Art Photographers / FFF
Young Artists' Society / UKS
Performance Art Bergen / PAB
2021-2023 Board member (deputy) nyMusikk Nordland
2019- Artistic Advisory Board Stiftelsen Twende
2015-2022 Chairwoman NNBK / North Norwegian Association of Visual Artists (4 periods)
2019-2022 Kulturnettverk Nord
2020-2021 Board member (deputy) Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum / appointed by NNBK / NKNN
2011-2020 Artistic Advisory Board LIAF / Lofoten International Art Festival
2019-2020 Nomination Committee Regional Project funds, Autumn / Rep. FFF
2019-2020 Allocation Committee Regional Project funds, Autumn / Rep. FFF
2017-2018 Jury member, Curatorial Program for Research, Dimming The Northern Light
2008-2010 Board member NNBK / North Norwegian Association of Visual Artists