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Charlotte Bik Bandlien is an Oslo-based anthropologist specialized in visual and material culture. Triangulating the roles of researcher, educator and critic, her interdisciplinary practice revolves around contemporary conditions for constructing criticality, focusing on dialectics between contemporary art, anthropology, advertising and speculative perspectives. 


Work presented at Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Parsons the New School for Design in NYC, Oxford University, Design History Society, College Art Association, Theaster Gates' Arts Incubator in Chicago, American Anthropological Association, the Material Culture subsection of UCL Anthropology, Tate Research and Learning/AAH ++


Bandlien has held positions as strategic brand planner at Bates Advertising and as researcher at the National Institute for Consumer Research (now part of Oslo Metropolitan University), and was contributing editor to the fashion journal Personae. Assistant professor of theory and methodology at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Department of Design, since 2011.

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