Director of UKS
Miriam Wistreich is the director of UKS – (Unge Kunstneres Samfund / Young Artists’ Society), an Oslo-based institution for contemporary art and a Norwegian membership organization. Founded by artists for artists in 1921, UKS has since established itself as one of Norway’s core experimental venues for the arts; convening, exhibiting, and supporting critical voices of contemporary artists, with the objective of having both an artistic and political impact within and beyond its region.
Wistreich’s current interests revolve around questions of infrastructure; how to build and sustain spaces that promote more caring and equal spaces and institutions. She was previously Creative Director at Hotel Maria Kapel, an artist-in-residence and exhibition space in the town of Hoorn, NL. As part of the Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, a curatorial platform for planetary becoming, she co-curated the 2020 biennial Alt_Cph: Patterns in Resistance in Copenhagen, DK. She is an alumnus of De Appel Curatorial Programme and has previously worked with organisations such as I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want to be Part of Your Revolution and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, NL, SMK – National Gallery of Denmark, and Louisiana Museum of Modern art, DK.