Frederikke “Fred” Hansen, born in Aarhus, Denmark, in 1969 and currently living in Møn, holds an MA in Art History and Political Science and has been practicing as an independent curator since 1995. For the most part, Hansen’s professional life path has been walked in collectivity, from co-initiating the first artist run exhibition space in Aarhus in the mid-1990s to founding the ongoing curatorial collective Kuratorisk Aktion (2005–) together with Tone Olaf Nielsen. Kuratorisk Aktion is known for helping to break the ground for decolonial work in and on the Nordic region of Europe with such comprehensive exhibition and publication projects as Rethinking Nordic Colonialism: A Postcolonial Exhibition Project in Five Acts (2005), The Road to Mental Decolonization (2008), and TUPILAKOSAURUS: Pia Arke’s Issue with Art, Ethnicity, and Colonialism, 1981–2006 (2010).

Kuratorisk Aktion opened CAMP/Center for Art on Migration Politics in 2015 as a consequence of their engagement with Nordic colonialism past and present. Uniquely located in the refugee community center Trampoline House in Copenhagen, CAMP has produced a long series of critically acclaimed exhibitions, events, publications, and educational programs on displacement, border control, deportation, ignored wars, migrant labor, and assimilation. Hansen has been Co-Director of CAMP from 2014 to 2018 and Creative Director from 2018 to 2020.

Frederikke “Fred” Hansen was also Curator at Shedhalle in Zurich from 2000 to 2004 and lived in Berlin for many years.