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Will Bradley

Will Bradley is a writer and curator currently working as Kunstnerisk leder [Artistic director] at Kunsthall Oslo in Norway. He has been a Guest Professor at the Staedelschule, Frankfurt (2007–8); Curator at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, (2005–7); Researcher in art and social change at Manchester Metropolitan University (2002–5); Co-founder and director of The Modern Institute, Glasgow (1997–2002); and a member of the Committee of Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (1994–96). His books include Art and Social Change: A Critical Reader, published by Tate, London in 2007, and Self Organisation/Counter-Economic Strategies, co-edited with the artists’ group Superflex and published by Lukas & Sternberg, New York in 2006. He has organized many exhibitions and artists’ projects including the major historical research projects Radical Software (CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, 2006) and Forms of Resistance (Co-curated with Charles Esche and Philip van den Bossche, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2007). In addition to the Kunsthall Oslo program me he curated the exhibitions Fragments of Machines (2010) at IMO, Copenhagen, and The mind of this death is unrelentingly awake (2009) for the Office for Contemporary Art Oslo. Recent publications include the essays “What Illuminates the Night?”, on the film work of Charles and Ray Eames for the book A Variation on Powers of Ten, ed. Futurefarmers and Elizabeth Thomas, Sternberg Press, New York, 2012, “There’s a Better World and You Think About It Don’t You?” for a monograph on the UK artist Ruth Ewan, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2012, “A Warning to Society: an interview with Hariton Pushwagner”, for the book Pushwagner, Art/Books Publishing, London 2012 and “Arbeiderbilder”, on depictions of labour in the work of Edvard Munch, for the book Living Labour, Sternberg Press, New York, 2013.

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