Eli Skatvedt is the head of department and curator for NOBA. Prior to this she worked as thedirector for Artica Svalbard, developing an international artist residency in Longyearbyen, the High Arctic.

Skatvedt was based in Berlin for more than ten years where she collaborated with Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, andThe Drawing Hub, as well as curating large scale art projects in public space around the city. She was the co-founder of Gallery Salon Mutlu with Zoe Miller.

In Norway, Skatvedt has been collaborating with KORO, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Lofoten International Arts Festival, Tromsø Kunstforening, REV Ocean, Galleri F15/Momentum, and Galleri Svalbard, as well as contributing as a writer to disparate art magazines, books, and exhibition catalogues.