Nora-Swantje Almes is a curator, producer and writer, based in Bergen, Norway, where she works as live programme curator at Bergen Kunsthall. Her research explores topics of intersectionality, queerness and gatherings as a performative format for platforming a multiplicity of voices.
Previously, she was the assistant curator at Glasgow International. Independently, she co-curated the performative exhibitions Aggregates at Ausstellungsraum Klingental Basel and love and other rhythms at Kunsthalle Exnergasse Vienna, Lilian Nejatpour’s Choreophobia at Somerset House London and curated the exhibition series What’s good for me is good for you? A physical multilogue at Mimosa House London. Almes previously held positions at Participant INC New York City, Chisenhale Art Place, Art Angel London and Schinkel Pavillon Berlin. She is a founding member of the curatorial collective TWTMC which focuses on interdisciplinary projects around hybrid identities. Nora also initiated the Research and Development Plattform PPILOT in Glasgow in 2021.
Header image by Philippe Gerlach, Bless This Place (2018), performance by Aaron Ratajczyk.
Portrait image by Paul Niedermayer.