Paul Brach Lecture Series: Tone Olaf Neilsen and Martin Goll
ART: Tone Olaf Nielsen is an independent curator, whose practice is based on a firm belief in the ability of artistic and curatorial work to contribute to social and political transformation. Nielsen advances a conception of the curated exhibition as a transnational-transdisciplinary platform from where to address the root causes of social, economic, and environmental inequities and to present other ways of organizing the world. In 2005, she formed the transnational feminist curatorial collective, Kuratorisk Aktion, with feminist curator Frederikke Hansen. Working internationally out of Copenhagen, Kuratorisk Aktion produces exhibitions, publications, and discussions that probe into the complex relations between historical colonialism and capitalist globalization from a postcolonial-transnational feminist perspective.
Based in Copenhagen, Morten Goll holds an MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design. He is the cofounders & executive director of the Trampoline House: a user-driven refugee justice community center located in Copenhagen, where refugees and residents of Denmark can meet, share experiences, and work together for a just and humane refugee and asylum policy. The center operates as a non-profit, selforganized platform for social interaction, knowledge exchange, and solidarity building across boundaries of privilege, exclusion, and inequality, and offers a series of services and activities intended partly to inform the Danish population about the conditions for refugees living in asylum centers or underground, and partly to provide refugees and asylum seekers in Denmark with a platform from which to better their situation.