Helga Christoffersen

Curator-at-Large & Curator, Nordic Art and Culture Initiative

Helga Christoffersen joined the Buffalo AKG Art Museum in 2020 as Curator-at-Large & Curator, Nordic Art and Culture Initiative, a curatorial program of cultural and artistic exchange that fosters inspired collaborations between creative leaders in the Nordic region and North America.

From 2019 to 2020, Christoffersen was the Executive Director of Art Hub Copenhagen, prior to which she served as Assistant and Associate Curator at the New Museum in New York from 2013 to 2019 and as Artistic Organizer of the 55th Venice Biennale.

At the New Museum, she was a member of the curatorial team for Marta Minujin: Menesunda Reloaded (2019); Nari Ward: We the People (2019); Thomas Bayrle: Playtime (2018); Carol Rama: Antibodies (2017); Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest (2016); Cheng Ran: Diary of a Madman (2016); The Keeper (2016); Nicole Eisenman: Al-ugh-ories (2016); the third New Museum Triennial, Surround Audience (2015); and Here and Elsewhere (2014). She also organized solo exhibitions of Daiga Grantina (2020), Adelita Husni-Bey (2019), Marianna Simnett (2018), Alexandra Pirici (2018), Petrit Halilaj (2017), Cally Spooner (2016), Eva Papamargariti (2016), Leonor Antunes (2015), Lili Reynaud-Dewar (2014), David Horvitz (2014), and Hannah Sawtell (2014). She was the co-organizer of The Equilibrists, a survey of a younger generation of contemporary Greek artists presented at The Benaki Museum, Athens (2016) in collaboration with the New Museum.

Christoffersen holds a BA in Art History from the University of Copenhagen (2008) and an MA in Curatorial Practice from the Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS), Bard College, New York (2012) and is currently working on her PhD from Aarhus University, supported by a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. She has taught as visiting faculty at Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, and MA Curating, Aarhus University.