Hilde Methi is an independent curator based in Kirkenes. Her work investigates the relationship of her own locale to a larger geopolitical setting. Based on her interest in local history, politics and economy, she builds up ongoing projects and art collectives, infusing artistic ideas into the local context. Since leaving The Girls On The Bridge in 2008 she co-curated russianmarket.info – ‘Taking Inventory’, Uqbar (2011), ‘Extreme Crafts’, Freies Museum, Berlin (2012) and Nørrekærbiennalen (2014). She is also involved in the art collectives Mobile Kultur Byrå (2006-), which looks at the trading climate in particular contexts, and the Rural Reading Room (2012-), a series of collective actions that aim to reconfigure objects, materials and sounds, highlighting the materiality of the landscape.
The vision of MJF would not be possible without the kind support of many artists including, Kari Cavén, Tony Cragg, Dorothy Cross, A K Dolven, Anne-Karin Furunes, Antony Gormley, Dan Graham, Alfredo Jaar, Anish Kapoor, Cildo Meireles, Esko Männikkö, Bjørn Nørgaard, Markus Raetz, and Gediminas Urbonas.