Ingrid Valan holds an MA in Art History with contemporary art as specialized field, from the University in Oslo and Goldsmiths, University College of London. After graduating in 2013, Ingrid has worked as an art educator at the Astrup Fearnley Museum, the Vigeland Museum and Høstutstillingen in Oslo. Ingrid has written and published texts about contemporary art, among others for the Norwegian art magazine Kunstforum, and worked at several of the popup exhibitions of the Oslo based art dealer and consultant company, ArtWalk. Since June 2014, Ingrid has been part of the Pikene på Broen´s team in Kirkenes, working as a curator. Pikene på Broen is an organisation with idealist roots that has developed to be one of the most important cultural actors in the Barents Region; developing projects such as the multilateral Interreg Kolarctic project 'Migration' in 2002, since 2004 the annual art and culture festival 'Barents Spektakel' and the international residency programme 'BAR International' and three 'Barents Triennale' (EU cultural projects). In 2017, Pikene på Broen established the project, workshop and dialogue space 'Terminal B' in the centre of Kirkenes.