The interns 2021

From left: Runa Halleraker, Émilie Fanor-Fontaine, Said Abdullahi

We have expanded our forces on the team! It’s with great pleasure we’re presenting our three new interns Said Abdullahi, Émilie Fanor-Fontaine and Runa Halleraker! With varied backgrounds in music, arts and film they will be working with production, communication and the volunteers towards Borealis 2021.

Runa Halleraker (b. 1995) from Trondheim is currently studying a Master in Art at The Art Academy in Bergen, KMD, UiB, where they work with painting, words and installation. Their first solo exhibition was held at Galleri Fisk in November 2019, and some recent group exhibitions include Kommunikation at Färgfabriken in Stockholm and MERGE at Cafe Gallery Project & Dilston Grove in London. On the side Runa has worked with photography, design and communication for different cultural organisations, for example Stormfestivalen and Pstereofestivalen, and here at Borealis they will be working with communication.

Émilie Fanor-Fontaine (b. 1991) from Paris will be working with our volunteers here at Borealis. With an extensive background in film, philosophy and nordic, she has in recent years been active as guest curator, assisting editor and volunteer for different organisations including Cinemateket, Isme Film and BIFF. She took her Master in Film, heritage, curating and preserving at Université Paris 8 and Stockholm’s University (2015-2017), and aims towards becoming a film director.

Said Abdullahi (b. 1995) came to Bergen from Kenya in 2011, and has in recent years contributed to the music scene in Bergen. He has been part of establishing DJ collective Svette Føtter (2019), has long been part of Fargespill (2012-2018), and here at Borealis he will be working with production. In more recent time, Said has also been building his own DJ name, Said Warya, and had gigs both on radio and for a range of concepts including at Østre and Café Opera.

A warm welcome to all three!