Charlotte Bik Bandlien
Oslo-based anthropologist specialized in visual and material culture.

Via a triangulation between the roles of researcher, collaborative practitioner and critic, her interdisciplinary research revolves around contemporary conditions for constructing criticality, currently focusing on dialectics between contemporary art, advertising, anthropology, fashion/value mechanisms 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, Tate Research and Learning, Art History Association, College Art Association, American Association of Anthropology, Theaster Gates' Arts Incubator in Chicago, the material culture hub at University College London, Henie Onstad ++

Bandlien has held positions as strategic brand planner at Bates Advertising and researcher at the Norwegian National Institute for Consumer Research, and was contributing editor to the Norwegian fashion journal Personae. She is assistant professor of theory & methodology at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Department of Design, since 2011.