Steering Committee

Paula Crabtree
Vice-Chancellor, Stockholm University of the Arts, SKH

Paula Crabtree is an artist and anthropologist. She was Rector at Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB) in Norway (2010–2014). Since 2012 has been Vice President of ELIA- European League of Institutes of the Arts. She has served on several advisory boards focusing on Arts based / artistic research such as PEEK in Austria and the Swiss University Programme for collaborative doctorates. Crabtree is also a member of the Strategic Orientation Council at PSL Paris Research University.

Ann Kroon
Director of the Research Office, Stockholm University of the Arts, SKH

Ann Kroon is Director of the Research Office at SKH, which is responsible for support to research and doctoral education. She holds a PhD in sociology from Uppsala University (2007) and has broad experience from teaching, research and administration, with several international elements. Ann is also further educated in photography and artistic research at Valand Academy and Konstfack.

Geir Ivar Strøm
Policy director, The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (part of Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills)

Geir Ivar Strøm is Director of the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme. He is graduated from NHH Norwegian School of Economics and has a long experience as administrator of higher education and research from different positions and institutions in Norway. He has been active in Norwegian and Nordic university administration networks and is elected member of the board of the Society for artistic research (SAR)

Michael Duch
Appointed by the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (part of Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills)

Michael Duch is a Professor of double bass at the Department of Music, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, where he currently holds the position as Deputy Head of Research. Michael Duch is an alumni member of the Young Academy of Norway. He completed his project Free Improvisation – Method and Genre: Artistic Research in Free Improvisation and Improvisation in Experimental Music through the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme at NTNU, late October 2010. He has been involved in more than 70 recordings, and past collaborations include John Tilbury, Pauline Oliveros, Mats Gustafsson, George Lewis, AMM, Christian Wolff, Tony Conrad, Joëlle Léandre, amongst others.

Ellen J Røed
Professor and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Stockholm University of the Arts, SKH

Ellen J Røed is professor of film and media at Stockholm University of the Arts where she currently holds the position as Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Since 2004, Røed has taught at art universities and conducted artistic research and she has developed her artistic practice through an interdisciplinary approach where she explores the material and social conditions of moving images and how they operate performatively. She has worked to develop artistic research since 2012; especially on the board of The Norwegian Artistic Research Program and currently on ELIA's working group for artistic research.

Inger Stray Lien
Chairman, The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (part of Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills)

Inger Stray Lien is a civil architect from The Norwegian Institute of Technology (nowadays NTNU). She was the director of the Oslo School of Architecture in 1990–1995 and Assistant University Director at UiO: University of Oslo in 1995–2005.

Editorial Committee (2023)

Serge von Arx
Artistic Director Scenography Ostfold University College

Professor Serge von Arx is Artistic Director of the Scenography Department at the Norwegian Theatre Academy / Østfold University College. An architect from ETH Zurich practicing, researching and educating in an expanded field of performative architecture. Board Member of the Norwegian Artistic Research Program, and curator for Prague Quadrennial's architecture section in 2015 and 2019. Serge von Arx created scenographic works for theatre, opera, exhibition and architecture projects with various international artists, including over 50 productions with Robert Wilson.

Magnus Bärtås
Vice Rector of Research, University of Arts, Crafts and Design

Magnus Bärtås is an artist, filmmaker and writer and, since 2018, head of research and deputy vice chancellor at Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm. In 2010 he presented his dissertation in artistic research at the University of Gothenburg (You Told Me – Work stories and Video Essays). Together with Fredrik Ekman he has published essays at Bonnier’s Publishing House, and his works are being shown at galleries, museums and film festivals in Sweden and abroad.

Anna Lindal

Anna Lindal is a violinist and Professor of Music, primarily active in experimental contemporary music, researcher and professor in Music with a long and substantial international experience within vast parts of the musical and cultural field. She has among other things worked as Dean of the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at Gothenburg University and was President for the Society for Artistic Research and Concertmaster in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Stockholm.

Behzad Khosravi Noori
Assistant Professor of Practice, Communication and Design at School Of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Habib University

Behzad Khosravi Noori, Ph.D., is an artist, writer, educator, play grounder, and necromancer. His research-based practice includes films, installations, as well as archival studies. Khosravi Noori uses personal experience as a springboard to establish, through artistic research, a hypothetical relationship between personal memories and significant world events between micro and macro histories.

Eliot Mmantidi Moleba
Research fellow at The Oslo National Academy of the Arts, KHiO

Eliot Moleba is a theatremaker, director, and researcher, who occasionally performs random acts of journalism. He was a resident dramaturg at The South African State Theatre (2015–2018) before moving to Norway to pursue his PhD at KHiO. He is mainly interested in narrative research, especially looking at how we use narratives to not only speak ourselves into existence but also situate ourselves in a given place and time.

Gunhild Mathea Husvik-Olaussen

Gunhild Olaussen’s artistic output over the past decade has comprised both solo works and collaborations in various constellations of artists. Her works – which straddle dramatic art, visual art, music and sound art – have been exhibited in galleries, site-specific locations, public spaces and theatre, dance and music venues in Norway, Europe, Asia and the USA. Husvik-Olaussen defended her doctoral degree in scenography at the Norwegian Theatre Academy in 2021 and has since been active as an external specialist at the Norwegian Film School, Oslo National Academy of the Arts and the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. She is currently engaged as Director of Programmes at Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts

Cecilia Roos
Vice Rector of Research, Stockholm University of the Arts, SKH

Cecilia Roos is a dancer, researcher and Professor in Dance interpretation with great national and international experience. Roos was appointed Professor 2008 and served as Head of the Dance Department at the University of Dance and Circus 2010-2016. On January 1, 2017 she took office as Vice Rector of research at SKH.