Ina Otzko is a Norwegian artist based in Norway and Italy. She studied at Goldsmiths College in London (MA Image & Communication and MFA Fine Art) and at Udk in Berlin (MA Sound Studies). 

Otzko works with photography, video, sound and sculpture exploring time, space and consciousness. Her work alters between autobiographical, philosophical, scientific and art-historical approaches and revolves around communication and connections, the visible and invisible, familiar and unfamiliar.

 

Ina Otzko additionally works as an independent curator, art advisor and consultant for the private and public sector and 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. Otzko is artistic / curatorial partner for Bjørnådal Architects installation
Il primo cerchio del paradiso for the TIME-SPACE-EXCISTENCE exhibition in Giardini di Marinaressa by European Culture Centre for Venice Architecture Biennial 2021.

 

She is co-founder and director of ArtBase Helgeland / ABH since 2005, initiator and organiser of the collocation of ABH and Kultur og Teaterverkstedet FYRET  Kulturvågen in Sandnessjøen, Norway 2020. In 2018 she was the first recipient of the Art Award Twendeprisen for her artistic work and her engagement with the arts.

​​Ina Otzko is a certified course leader in worry management (2020), Yoga Teacher (2012) and Yin Yoga Teacher (2018) from Ashyiana Yoga School, Goa, India and Detox Therapist TCM / Tunsberg Medical School, Tønsberg, Norway (2016). She studied Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology (Grunnmedisin) at Tunsberg Medical School /HiNT nord-Trøndelag University College, Norway (2012), and was initiated into Usui Reiki I-III (2001) and Master / Teacher (2014) by Aseema Gjestad, Stavanger, Norway.

Current positions
2015-2022 Chairwoman NNBK / North Norwegian Association of Visual Artists (4 periods)

2019-2023 Board member NBK / Norwegian Association of Visual Artists
2021-2025 Board member, Artica Svalbard / appointed by KUD - Ministry of Culture

2021-2023 Board member (deputy) nyMusikk Nordland

2019- Artistic Advisory Board Stiftelsen Twende

Past positions

2020-2021 Board member (deputy) NNKM / Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum / appointed by Nord-Norske Bildende Kunstnere & Norske Kunsthåndverkere Nord-Norge

2019-2020 Working group - for Kulturnettverk Nord, established 22.09.2020

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

 

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