FORART is an independent foundation established in 1989 to support research projects within contemporary art. FORART focuses on new phenomena within this genre and is involved in interdisciplinary research. This is carried out by prominent experts. Documentation and distribution of research results is an important part of the institute’s activity.


The Board consists of representatives of the FORART founders, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, and the University of Oslo.

Peder Andreas Lund, Chairman
Ina Blom, Professor at the University of Oslo
Bettina Astrup Horgen
Ingvild Krogvig, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design
Harald Kloumann Selte
Solveig Øvstebø, Astrup Fearnley Museet