Maya Økland (b.1980 in Bergen, Norway) is an artist and a curator. She holds an MFA in photography from the Bergen National College of Arts, 2005 and has participated in several art exhibitions such as New Nordic Photography at Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg in 2006, UTOPIA at Kreuzberg Pavillion in Berlin in 2015, and The Curse at Telemark Kunstsenter in Norway 2018. In January 2018 she had a solo show at Varbergs Konsthall in Sweden entitled Stranger in Motherland (27.01-29.04 2018). Her photo book Stranger in Motherland was published by Teknisk Industri in 2017. As an artist Økland is focusing on topics such as identity, heritage, gender and post-colonialism. As a curator she has worked extensively with producing feminist exhibitions and publications. In 2010 until 2015 Økland co-founded and co-curated the artist run gallery KNIPSU in Bergen. In 2016 she was the Interim Director of Kunsthall Stavanger. Maya Økland lives and works in Oslo, Norway.