Studio17 is an independent exhibition space for contemporary art in Stavanger. Established in 2013, it is run by cultural workers primarily on voluntary basis. The gallery located in Nytorget frequently hosts events, which often take place over a weekend.
Around half of the projects that we present come from our Open Call, which is announced twice a year. The invited Open Call-exhibitiors have curatorial freedom and responsibility for the project, with the help of Studio17’s board. Additionally we organise reading groups, publication releases, and screenings.
We exhibit artists both in the beginning of their career as well established artists who seek to test out new ideas. Studio17 strives to be an engaging and social meeting place for contemporary art in the city. Thus collaboration with local actors in Stavanger is of high importance to Studio17.
The board of Studio17 consists of Espen Birkedal, Mari Kolbeinson, and Mirja Majevski.
Studio17 is supported by the Arts Council Norway, City of Stavanger, and Rogaland Art Center.