Meet the people behind the Triennale

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    Photo: Jan Khür

    Christian Pagh

    Director and Chief curator

    Christian has headed a wide range of projects within urban planning, architecture and culture, both as a partner in the strategic design company Urgent.Agency and in the public sector. He is a lecturer at Copenhagen Business School in Design thinking, and holds a master’s degree in Modern culture and Philosophy from Copenhagen University and Paris VIII. A recurring theme in Christian’s practical and academic work is exploring the intricate connections between cultures and places.

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    Alexandra Cruz

    Head of Programme and International Relations

    Alexandra is coordinating the programme with various local and international partners. She has developed a variety of projects in the intersections between architecture, design and arts. She has worked at the Arts Institute from the Ministry of Culture of Portugal, with Portuguese representations in biennales of Venice in 2004 and São Paulo in 2005. Alexandra is educated in Architecture from Lisbon School of Architecture and in Scenography from Central Saint Martins, College of Arts and Design, London.

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    Thomas Cook

    Head of Development

    Thomas manages different professional collaborations and partnerships, programme and development activities. He has previously worked with urban spaces for the Agency for City Environment in Oslo, and as an advisor for the City Architect in Bergen. He co-founded the neighbourhood café Nobel Bopel in Bergen in 2009. He has a master's degree in Architecture History and a bachelor's degree in Social Geography from the University of Bergen and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Urbanism at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

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    Henrik der Minassian

    Head of Exhibition

    Henrik has a background as Director for Gallery ROM, an independent architecture gallery in Oslo. He was one of the founding partners for Norway's first film festival for architecture, Arkitekturfilm Oslo. Before ROM, he worked with planning and implementation of art exhibitions, as production manager for Kunstnernes Hus. He has also worked as producer and curator at Kunsthall Färgfabrikken, the centre for contemporary art and architecture in Stockholm. He has studied art at Kunstakademiet i Trondheim, KIT-NTNU.

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    Jonas Vesterhus

    Event and Production Manager

    Jonas has the role as House Manager for the former Munch museum, the Triennale’s headquarters for its 2022 edition. He has studied entrepreneurship at Kristiania University College in Oslo and has since worked with projects in the intersection between placemaking, culture and entrepreneurship. He co-founded Enterspace – a digital platform making temporary empty buildings available for new use – and the co-working space Greenhouse Oslo. He has also worked for the architectural practice Spacegroup in Oslo.

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The 2022 Triennale team. From left: Katharina, Jonas, Alexandra, Christian, Thomas, Pernille, Henrik, Marianne. Photo: Jan Khür.