Anne Beate Hovind

Chair Woman, Commissioner of Art, Producer,

Future Library Trust

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Anne Beate Hovind is an urban developer who commissions and produces art in public spaces. She holds several board positions and is senior lecturer II at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design - Department of Aesthetics at OsloMet. Hovind has extensive management experience primarily in the private sector, but also in the public sector.

She has held project management roles with responsibility for development work and change processes in large organizations, led innovation and development projects, and sat in the project management of some of the country's largest land-based construction projects. For more than 20 years, she has worked for developers to realize small and large art projects in public spaces and site development. Examples are Bjørvika's public space, which includes the establishment of Kunsthall Oslo, Akershus University Hospital, Oslo and Bergen Airport with Ragnar Kjartanson's Bergen?, as well as the new hospital in Drammen. Anne Beate is also the curator of the world-renowned Future Library in Oslo, a public artwork by Scottish artist Katie Paterson, which will unfold over the next 100 years – challenging our concept of time, as well as of trust.

Anne Beate is a passionate urban developer who believes in transforming the city from the heart. In 2018, she received the Oslo Municipality's Artist Award for her work with art in the city.