Ingrid Halland

Position

Associate Professor

Affiliation

Research groups

Research

Ingrid Halland is an architecture historian and art critic. At the University of Bergen, she teaches 20th century architecture history and theory, as well as contemporary art theory, politics of aesthetics, and art historiography. Halland is also Programme Coordinator for Art History.  

She is also associate professor II at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design where she teaches at the PhD programme.​ 

Her academic work is published in journals such as Log, Aggregate, Journal of Design History, Arkitektur N, Kunst og kultur and Journal Nordic Museology, and her work as an art critic is published in art magazines, museum catalogues, and artist books. The book Ung Uro: Unsettling Climates in Nordic Art, Architecture & Design was published by Cappelen Damm Akademisk in 2021. She is also founder and editor-in-chief of Metode, a publishing platform by ROM for kunst og arkitektur.  

Halland is the Principal Investigator of the research project «How Norway Made the World Whiter» funded by The Research Council of Norway (Researcher Project for Scientific Renewal), 2023 – 2028, and Co-Principle Investigator of the research project «The Materiality of White», led by Associate Professor Marte Johnslien, funded by Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (DIKU), 2022 – 2025. Together with Kjetil Fallan, she is Principle Investigator of the project 'Material Ecologies of Design,' which has received the CAS Research Grant 2025 - 2026, at the Center for Advanced Research (CAS), the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

The article "'With-On' White: Inconspicuous Modernity with and on Aesthetic Surfaces, 1910–1950" by Ingrid Halland and Marte Johnslien is the first research publication on titanium white, and was published by Aggregate in January 2023.

Teaching

I supervise MA projects in architectural history, design history, art from the 20th century, contemporary art, museology, art theory and art historiography.

Teaching Fall 2023

DKT100 Introduction to Art, Theatre and Digital Culture

KUN108 Art, Architecture and Visual Culture 1750-1950

Teaching Spring 2023

KUN256 Area Study with Bachelor's Thesis, topic spring 2023 'Athens'

KUN323 Research Specialization in Art History: Fieldwork, Academic Environments and Scholarly Community

KUN260 Modern and contemporary art, architecture, and visual culture, topic spring 2023 'The Politics of Contemporary Arts'

 

Teaching Fall 2022

KUN108 - Art, Architecture and Visual Culture 1950-today (was tought in English) 

KUN254 Moderne og samtidskunst med bacheloroppgåve (topic fall 2022 'The Exhibition as Research')

 

Teaching Spring 2022

KUN106 - Art, Architecture and Visual Culture 1750-1950 

KUN201 - Art Theory, Aesthetics and Historiography

 

Publications
Academic lecture
Academic article
Popular scientific lecture
Lecture
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
Interview
Non-fiction book
Foreword
Academic literature review
Feature article
Article in business/trade/industry journal
Art exhibition
Book review
Short communication
Doctoral dissertation
Popular scientific article
Interview Journal
Exhibition catalogue
Popular scientific chapter/article
Masters thesis

See a complete overview of publications in Cristin.

Projects
  • Principal Investigator of the research project «How Norway Made the World Whiter». Funded by The Research Council of Norway (Researcher Project for Scientific Renewal), 2022 – 2027
  • Together with Kjetil Fallan, she is Principle Investigator of the project 'Material Ecologies of Design,' which has received the CAS Research Grant 2025 - 2026, at the Center for Advanced Research (CAS), the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
  • Co-Principle Investigator of the research project «The Materiality of White», led by Associate Professor Marte Johnslien. Funded by Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (DIKU), 2022 – 2025