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We create the Lofoten International Art Festival, a biennale for contemporary art with a history spanning over 30 years. LIAF is a biennale for Northern Norway, an important event in the Norwegian art scene and an international meeting place.

Lofoten International Art Festival – LIAF is a biennial festival for contemporary art with a history going back to 1991.

It takes place in Lofoten, an archipelago located on the northern coast of Norway, just above the Arctic Circle. LIAF presents works by international artists in a local and site-specific context, acknowledges the complexity of place and seeks to be an open, experimental and including meeting place for artists, audience and locals. Since 2009, the festival has been organised and administered by the North Norwegian Art Center (NNKS) and LIAF’s Artistic Advisory Board.

The festival has no set venue but is recreated every time by exploring and integrating with its surroundings in Lofoten. Exhibitions and art works have been displayed in places such as a mountain top, a park, a garage, a library, a fish rack and a private home. force. The festival’s aims are to expand, explore and gain new insight through art.

Each festival is shaped by curators with different backgrounds, ideas and practices and who in different ways bring the known and the unknown together. By insisting on an open and experimental approach, LIAF can, on many levels, be a place of exchange and engagement, revealing new things about our world and ourselves again and again.

LIAF has been curated by Tor Inge Kveum, Per Gunnar Tverbakk, Vibeke Sjøvoll, Gry Ulrichsen, Göran Christenson, Maaretta Jaukkuri, Taru Elfving, Richard Borgström, Helga-Marie Nordby, Thora Dolven Balke, Linn Pedersen, Anne Szefer Karlsen, Bassam El Baroni , Eva González-Sancho, Matt Packer, Arne Skaug Olsen, Heidi Ballet, Milena Høgsberg, Neal Cahoon, Hilde Methi, Torill Østby Haaland and Karolin Tampere.

Entrance is always free!

For more information about LIAF go to About : LIAF Info & Archive

For information about previous editions of LIAF go to Archive : LIAF Info & Archive