Gunnar B. Kvaran was born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1955. He received a P.H.D. in Art History from l’Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France in 1986. Kvaran, was director of the Reykjavik Art Museum between 1989-1997, and from 1997 to 2001 was Director of the Bergen Art Museum, Norway. He has been Director of the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway since 2001. Kvaran was Curator for the Lyon Biennale in 2013 and Co-curator for the 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2007. Recently, he curated the exhibitions “EUROPE, EUROPE: the European emerging art scene part 1” (with Thomas Boutoux and Hans Ulrich Obrist); “Cindy Sherman: Untitled Horrors” (together with Daniel Birnbaum); “To be with Art is all we ask, In the Name of the Artists: American contemporary art from the Astrup Fearnley collection“; “Indian Highway” (co-curated together with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julia Peyton-Jones); “Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol”, and “China Power Station” (co-curated together with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Julia Peyton-Jones).