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Visiting Artist Lecture

Laillini Nemette

Visiting Artist Lecture

Tuesday, April 20, 11:00 am

ROAF,  Keysers gate 1, 0165 Oslo

Laillini Nemette holds a dual BA degree from Brown University in Visual Arts and History of Art & Architecture, and an MFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Queens Council on the Arts, The Awesome Foundation New York, and the Fulbright Program. She has been awarded many U.S. residencies, including Yaddo, Joan Mitchell Center, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, as well as international residencies in Ireland, France and Norway.

From Laillini’s artist statement, “My work responds to the lived, remembered, and imagined histories that emerge from aging buildings, ancient dwellings, and new constructions to reflect on how we live across cultures and communities. I collage and collapse planes to fuse times and places. . . . My current work includes large-scale canvases that explore the epic nature of endangered sites, as well as more intimate paintings of their inner walls.”

Nemette’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, including Italy, China and Africa. She has lectured about her work at universities including Cornell, Adelphi, Pace, and MICA, and at art institutions in Italy, Germany and Spain. Nemett lives and works between Brooklyn and Schenectady, New York, and is Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting at Union College.

The lecture is co-sponsored by Weird Farm Art Alliance and Contemporary Cruise Crew, Oslo.






Work with The Richter Olsen Art Foundation curators and educators and gain experience in the institution and museum field.

  • Learn about our mission, collections, and organizational systems
  • Gain practical and theoretical institutional training.
  • Contemplate the role of the art foundation in contemporary society
  • Work closely with a member of the The Richter Olsen Art Foundation staff
  • Attend curator talks and a internal weekly lecture series 

Full-time, seven-month internships with stipends are offered at The Richter Olsen Art Foundation for recent graduates of bachelor’s or master’s degree programs interested in pursuing or exploring a career within the field of contemporary art. Interns will be provided focused departmental training, complemented with regular activities designed for this cohort to receive greater exposure to the foundation and art fields. At this time, interns are expected to begin the program on a rotational basis between onsite and remote work. The Foundation will evaluate this periodically according to internal health and safety guidelines.

Internships provide training in specific fields through close work with a professional staff member, familiarity with modern and contemporary art through seminars and discussions, and an educational program that exposes interns to the workings of the Foundation as a whole, while considering the role and responsibility of collecting art in the broader cultural context.

Dates of Term

February 8–September 3, 2023

Application Deadline

November 8, 2022

Decision Notification

December 18, 2022

Required Commitment

Full time (Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m–4:30 p.m.)


Recent graduates of bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. The Foundation encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines to apply. Applicants must be authorized to work lawfully in Norway for the duration of the program.

The Richter Olsen Art Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.


$34,500 stipend (gross), subject to applicable tax withholdings. 

Norwegian health benefits are included.