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Nikita Mathias

Nikita Mathias

Senior Concept Developer

Nikita Mathias A senior concept developer at the Oslo-based art museum MUNCH, Nikita Mathias develops exhibitions, immersive experiences and innovation projects for broad and diverse audiences. In his work, he brings together academic research, storytelling, technology and user-centred methodologies.

As a researcher, Mathias’ interests lie on the intersection between art history, aesthetics and film and media studies. His doctoral dissertation on the visual history of natural disasters was published with Amsterdam University Press in 2020.

More recently, Mathias has investigated the aesthetic and media historical premises of current immersive digital exhibitions, which showcase the works of canonical artists as multimedia spectacles.

In addition to his position at MUNCH, he is a research fellow at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa.


Nikita Mathias will be speaking at the Digital Exhibitions Summit 2023:

An Artist Biography Coming to Life. Edvard Munch Shadows

How to tell the story of an artist’s biography to a broad visitor group? The exhibition ‘Edvard Munch Shadows’ uses immersion, interactivity and research-based storytelling to engage both children, tourists and Munch nerds alike. This talk takes you behind the scenes of the semi-permanent documentary exhibition located in the new MUNCH museum building. We will get into the exhibition’s conceptual foundation, its interdisciplinary development process, and the research revealing how the exhibition has been perceived since its opening in October 2021.

Nikita Mathias