Professor Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, Cinema Arts & Digital Technologies, will present a short program of video art as a curator for Art Video Exchange at the Small Projects Gallery in Tromso, Norway. This international screening event will take place Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4.

Art Video Exchange-Norway in collaboration with the Small Projects Gallery has invited fourteen artist-curators from thirteen countries to participate in a public screening and international curatorial symposium. As the event’s U.S. representative, K-Nelson has curated a program including film/video works by Sabine Gruffat, Jennifer Proctor, Simon Tarr, and Aaron Valdez. K-Nelson will talk about the prevalence, currency and value of media content in modern society, and contemporary responses to this media-saturated evolution by American video artists.

AVE works to foster a greater appreciation of video art and an exchange of ideas between artists, curators and audiences worldwide.  AVE is a nomadic project, collaborating with different organizations to present programming.  The Art Video Exchange event Tromso is significant in that it marks the first time AVE-Norway has invited collaborators from the Nordic/Balkan, Central/South Europe, America, Asia and Middle East. The artist-curators will represent the following countries: Philippines, Germany, Lebanon, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, USA, and Poland.