LIAF 2022 September 3 until October 2

LIAF 2022 Opening weekend

Program for the opening weekend of LIAF 2022 – Fantasmagoriana in Kabelvåg. Friday, September 2 – Sunday, September 4 2022


Lofoten International Art Festival is delighted to announce LIAF 2022 which is curated by the duo Francesco Urbano Ragazzi and is entitled FANTASMAGORIANA. It will run from September 3 to October 2 of 2022, at five sites in the city of Kabelvåg.

LIAF2022 preview at Kunstnernes Hus: Kenneth Goldsmith's Retyping a Library

Lofoten International Art Festival and Kunstnernes Hus are delighted to announce Retyping a Library, a solo exhibition by Kenneth Goldsmith (New York 1961) opening on 9 June 2022 at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo. Curated by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, artistic director of LIAF2022, and Anne Hilde Neset, director of Kunstnernes Hus, the exhibition presents a new commission by the American artist and writer.


LIAF – Lofoten International Art Festival is pleased to announce Something Out of It, a preview exhibition opening in conjunction with the 59th Venice Biennale of Visual Arts. Curated by Italian duo Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, Something Out of It has been conceived as a precursory exploration of the curatorial themes set for the 30th edition of LIAF, temporarily uprooted from Lofoten Islands in the Arctic circle to the Venetian lagoon. The project will take place in two venues: the parlour and courtyard of a functioning women’s prison, and a private palazzo.

LIAF 2022 engages regional artists as part of Bodø 2024

The project challenges some of the premises for AiR programs, where it is most common for guest artists from outside to be invited to explore a given place. In this residency program leading up to LIAF 2022, a group of regional artists who already have a strong connection to the place are invited. LIAF 2022’s curatorial duo Francesco Urbano Ragazzi also want to question what a local or regional artist is. They have therefore chosen both artists born and raised in Northern Norway and artists with other backgrounds, who have made Northern Norway their base for artistic activity. In the selection, it has also been important for the curators that these artists have a varied practice that includes and contributes to the development of local communities in the region.

Francesco Urbano Ragazzi curators for LIAF 2022

We are delighted to announce that Francesco Urbano Ragazzi will curate the 2022 edition of Lofoten International Art Festival.