Dr Andrea Kroksnes, born in 1971, is senior curator at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, Norway.
Andrea Kroksnes is an art historian, curator and art critic. She graduated in applied cultural studies at the University of Lüneburg, then studied art history and criticism at the State University of New York in Stony Brook. Since autumn 2001 she has been senior curator at the “Museet for Samtidskunst”, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo, which now, following the fusion of Oslo's four largest museums in 2003, forms part of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design. Besides numerous thematic group exhibitions, Kroksnes has also curated solo exhibitions by international artists such as Thomas Ruff (2002, in collaboration with the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden), Paul McCarthy (2003, together with the Kunstverein in Hamburg), Nick Relph/Oliver Payne (2003–2004, in collaboration with the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris), Rémy Zaugg (2004), Louise Lawler (2005), Kirstine Roepstorff (2010, with the Kunstmuseum Basel) and Ida Ekblad (2013, with the Kunstmuseum Luzern and De Vleeshal, Middelburg). Kroksnes is currently working on the thematic group show "Democracies". She also co-curates a Louise Bourgeois and Edvard Munch show with the director of Oslo's National Gallery, Nils Ohlsen, in 2015.
Kroksnes was a lecturer at the art academies of Oslo and Bergen. In recent years she has published and contributed to a number of catalogues on international artists including Karin Mamma Andersen, Chantal Akerman, Rosa Barba, Kristina Braein, Dan Colen, Tacita Dean, Nathalie Djuberg, Olafur Eliasson, Matias Faldbakken, Marine Hugonnier, Isaac Julien, Lisa Lounila, Olaf Metzel. Alexandra Mir, Helen Mirra, Marjetica Potrc, Lara Schnitger, Robert Smithson, Fiona Tan, Amelie von Wulffen und Knut Åsdam. As a critic she has written essays for specialist journals and compendia such as Artforum, Kunst og Kultur, Texte zur Kunst, Springerin: Hefte für Gegenwartskunst, Siksi: The Nordic Art Review, Parkett and NU.
In 2003, Kroksnes co-curated the Nordic Pavillon at Francesco Bonami's Venice Biennale.