CV

MARTIN PALMER

www.xenogenetic.net

 

Full CV on LinkedIn

Lecturing at RMIT Vietnam, 2010

Photo: Elise Adamsrød

RA/DEC: ω=2π/T performance, 2012

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2016 / Present

 

Project coordinator

 

Technician / Exhibition installer (freelance)

 

 

Producer / curator

  • Co-curated and installed the jubilee exhibition BODØ:KUNST 1816-2016 on the occassion of the 200th anniversay of Bodø city and the 70th anniversary of their local art society with Anne Kristin Myrseth.

 

Writer

 

Ghostwriter

  • Wrote project proposals for two established Norwegian artists.

 

 

 

2015

Simply Superior Agent

  • Since September 2015 I'm a Simply Superior agent by invitation, working with investigation and research, booking and execution of arrangements for Simply Superior events and activities. #Reference.

 

Producer/curator

 

Writer

  • I started writing for Norwegian art journal KUNSTforum, and remain a regular contributor.

 

2014

Producer/curator

 

Trondhjems Art Society

I worked part-time as a gallery sitter at Trondhjems Art Society, with some promotion and poster responsibilities

 

Project coordinator

  • I worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) on their F2F project in the MSF Fundraising Department. I had line-manager and HR responsibilities, including recruiting and training, admin.tasks (finance, reporting), and planning and prep. for all activities in the Trøndelag region. #Reference.

 

 

 

2013

Store clerk

  • I have worked in several stores and with online processing in the Ark bookstore chain. My tasks included customer service, sales, assistant management, and purchasing management of classical, art and non-fiction literature. I still work for them occasionally.

 

Video documentation

  • I worked with artist Anne Kristin Myrseth documenting pre-school children in interaction with contemporary art exhibitions and during creative projects and collaborations on their own, as research for her Master thesis in Humanities and the Arts.

 

 

 

2012

Producer/curator

  • Concert producer and exhibition installations:
  • Curated and produced the 15th Anniversary Festival for Klubb Kanin at Blæst Scene. #Review (Norwegian).

 

 

 

2011

Digital cinema technician

 

Writer

Producer/curator

 

 

 

2010

Producer/curator

 

 

 

2009 - 2010

Project coordinator

 

NTSD took me to CIANT workshops and meetings in Prague, TransISTor in Telč (a CIANT project in cooperation with FAMU, supported by the MEDIA Training Programme of the European Union), Ars Electronica in Linz, Hanoi University of Science and Technology and RMIT University in Ho Chi Minh City for presentations and workshops, and back to Trondheim and the Meta.Morf Biennale.

 

 

 

2004 - 2011

Projectionist

  • I am a certified cinema projectionist and worked with several digital and analogue cinema systems in Trondheim Kino and the Kosmorama Film Festival. I also worked as a shift leader, and was responsible for the cinema membership program Kinosonen. From 2008-2011 I was elected union representative and thus employee representative on the board.

 

Trondheim Kino was testing several digital cinema solutions at an early stage, which later led me to work with Unique Cinema Systems and the digital rollout program.

 

 

 

2001 - 2004

Store Clerk

  • I worked for the independent bookstore Øksendal in Trondheim (now closed). My tasks included customer service and sale.

 

 

 

2000 - 2001

Military Service

  • I served my mandatory military service in the Armoured Battalion (Panserbataljonen) at Setermoen Garnison, where I trained in an armed security team and later served as assistant commander (ko-as) in the armoured mortar group of Combat Support Squadron 6.

 

 

 

ODD JOBS

 

  • I've worked at a chocolate factory, a dairy/cheese factory, a bakery, a youth club, and on various building sites.

 

 

 

PROJECTS

 

Støy på landet festival

  • An annual DIY festival, art project and social experiment dedicated to relational aesthetics, community and experimental music, founded in 2006.

 

Read more about Støy på landet at the concept and project page.

 

 

Klubb Kanin concert series

 

Read more about Klubb Kanin at the project page.

 

 

Forum Nidrosiae lecture series

  • A 'pub moot' based around public lectures on fringe subjects, outsider philosophies and esoteric topics. I have produced 50 events under this banner. I am the founder of the project and do all booking, logistics and promotion in cooperation with a small advisory circle. In 2012, I expanded Forum Nidrosiae to include the Here To Go series.

 

Read more about Forum Nidrosiae at the project page.

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Curator, preface, producer

Trapart Books, Films and Editions

 

Curator, preface, producer

Edda Publishing

 

 

 

 

SOUND AND MUSIC

 

 

Read more about my music and performances in the music section.

 

 

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 

2017 - 2019

MFA

Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts

 

2014 - 2016

Bachelor program in Art History, NTNU

Wrote a thesis on the validity of the institutional theories of Dickie, Danto and Thierry de Duve.

 

2014 - 2015

Project management, BI Norwegian Business School

 

2006 - 2010

Bachelor program in psychology, NTNU

Additional courses: New Religious Movements (RVI2125); Media Audiences (PSY1051); Personnel Psych.(PSY1050); Research Practice (PSY1007)

 

2004 - 2005

Graphic Design, Merkantilt Institutt

 

2004

Cinema Technology, Film & Kino

 

2003 - 2004

Rotvoll Art School

Mixed media courses with artist Nirmal Singh Dhunsi

 

2001

 

1997 - 2000

Arts, Crafts and Design, Upper Secondary School

Gerhard Schöning VGS, Charlottenlund VGS, Gauldal VGS

 

 

 

DRIVING LICENCES AND CERTIFICATES

 

  • Driving licence Class B
  • Fork Lift Operator Licence
  • Personnel Lift Operator Licence

 

 

 

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