Acknowledgement of the Sámi people

OCA acknowledges the Sámi as one people, and as the Indigenous people of the Fennoscandian region. On the land of this region, Sápmi, the Sámi people have lived since time immemorial, respectfully harvesting from nature by fishing, farming, hunting and following reindeer, amongst other activities.

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Recipients 2008

International Support

February

Swiss Institute, New York, NY, USA

12 Feb – 22 Mar 2008

Travel grant for participation for Ida Ekblad (1980 in Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibitionGood News for People Who Love Bad News at the Swiss Institute. Curator: Gianni Jetzer, Director Swiss Institute

Tone Hansen

12 Mar – 20 Apr 2008

Travel grant for Tone Hansen, Anna Sigmond Gudmundsdottir, (b. 1974, Reykjavik, Iceland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Marit Paasche (b. 1970, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) to be part of the exhibition Have Your Cake and Eat it too. Institutional Critique as Instituent Practice at the Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna, Austria. Tone Hansen and Marit Paasche as the project "The Art and the Law" have made the text and framework, while Anna Gudmundsdottir has produced collages and drawings for the project entitled Deadlock Exhibited. Curators: Charlotte Martinz-Turek and Luisa Ziaja

Trine Lise Nedreaas

12 Mar – 22 Apr 2008

Invited for a solo exhibition at Kunstverein Schwerin, Germany within which two videos; It Takes Two To Tango and Dead-Lift and 20 drawings, will be included. Curator: Kornelia Röder

Anne-Britt Rage

25 Mar – 19 Apr 2008

Travel grant to participate with a project under the title On Xenophobia Redux consisting of an open workspace, an exhibition of new works and several lectures within the project xeno.no, at Open Space, Zentrum für Kunstprojekte, Vienna, Austria. Curators: Anne-Britt Rage and David Rych, Director: Dr. Gulsen Bal

Anders Nordby (Willy Wonka)

28 Mar – 29 Mar 2008

Travel grant for Willy Wonka Inc (Anders Nordby, b. 1975 in Oslo, Norway and Ida Ekblad, b. 1981 in Oslo, Norway, both live and work in Oslo, Norway) together with Nils Bech (b. 1981 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) to participate in Dark Fair - a two day event of individual artist projects, screenings and performances at the Swiss Institute, NYC, NY, USA. Curators: Tyson Reeder and Scott Reeder

Morten Norbye Halvorsen

3 Apr – 11 Apr 2008

Travel grant for participation in the exhibition Once Within a Room at New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA. Curator: Raimundas Malauskas

5th berlin biennale for contemporary art, Berlin, Germany

5 Apr – 15 Jun 2008

Lars Laumann (b. 1975, Brønnøysund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) is invited to participate in the 5th berlin biennale. He has produced a new video work, to be exhibited in the sculpture park Berlin_Zentrum. In addition, he will curate a three week exhibition with works by Pushwagner in the Schinkel Pavilion. Curators: Adam Szymczyk and Elena Filipovic

Synne Bull (Bull.Miletic)

11 Apr – 5 May 2008

Travel grant for participation in solo exhibition of Bull.Miletic at Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, Serbia. The exhibition will include a three-channel video installation entitled Unfinished: Scares of the Past/Face of the future. Curator: Dr. Zoran Eric

Dragan Miletic (Bull.Miletic)

11 Apr – 5 May 2008

Travel grant for participation in solo exhibition of Bull.Miletic at Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, Serbia. The exhibition will include a three-channel video installation entitled Unfinished: Scares of the Past/Face of the future. Curator: Dr. Zoran Eric

Le musée de Sérignan, Sérignan, France

12 Apr – 22 Jun 2008

Per Barclay (b. 1955 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Paris, France) will have a solo exhibition at Le musée de Sérignan. Curator: Hélène Audiffren

Jørund Aase Falkenberg

22 Apr – 27 Apr 2008

Travel grant to participate in the collective exhibition Bridge at Baku Contemporary Art Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. Curator: Dilara Vahabova

Nils-Thomas Økland

22 Apr – 27 Apr 2008

Participation in the exhibition Bridge at Baku Contemporary Art Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. Curator: Dilara Vagabova

Eli Glader

22 Apr – 27 Apr 2008

Travel grant to participate in the exhibition Bridge at Baku Contemporary Art Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. Curator: Dilara Vagabova

Leander Djønne

1 May – 1 Sep 2008

Participation in a project initiated by the Norwegian theater director Torkil Sandsund and the Centre for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan (CCAA). Djønne will present a performative work entitled Devil in Disguise which will be performed by students in Kabul. Curator: Torkil Sandsund and Rahraw Omar Zad

Samba Fall

9 May – 9 Jun 2008

Participation in DAK'Art 2008, the Dakar biennale for Art in Senegal. The theme of this edition is "Mirror" in relation to Africa's current presence in the world. Invited by Ousseynou Wade, General Secretary of Dak'Art.

MUSEION, Bolzano, Italy

24 May – 21 Sep 2008

Unni Gjertsen has selected the films Flickorna and Nattlek by Swedish director Mai Zetterling (1925-1994) to be part of the screening programme within the exhibition Peripheral Look and Collective Body at MUSEION. Gjertsen will present the movies at the MUSEION 3 July 2008. Curator: Corinne Diserens, Director, MUSEION

Lina Viste Grønli

30 May – 30 Aug 2008

Participation in the annual outdoor sculpture exhibition Partiche in the park surrounding Sølyst Castle in Jyderup, Denmark. Lina Viste Grønli will present her new work Untitled (Super Form), a piece in shape of a cross that focus on the formal, sculptural and abstract qualities of this well know form. Other participants include Anders Bonnesen, Richard Hughes, Eva Rothschild, Jacob Dahl Jürgensen, Tommy Støckel, Claus Egemose, Neil Zakiewicz, Gernot Wieland, Karen Land Hansen, Thomas Lindvig and Sofie Hesselholdt & Vibeke Mejlvang. Curator: Tine Bundgaard Quedenbaum

Jesper Alvaer

1 Jun – 1 Oct 2008

Alvaer is invited to participate in the opening of the international exhibition about the collecting phenomenon. The title of his project is Employer & Employees, and will be shown at The Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, Poland. Curator: Joanna Zielinska

Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg, Sweden

5 Jun – 14 Sep 2008

Participation for Josefine Lyche (b. 1973 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Martin Skauen (b. 1975 in Fredrikstad, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in Tomorrow Always Belongs to Us, a group exhibition with new Nordic paintings at Göteborgs Konsthall. Curators: Mika Hannula and Johan Sjöström

Kristina Bræin

6 Jun – 28 Jun 2008

Invited for a solo exhibition at the Stiching Project Space 1646 in Den Haag, Netherlands. She will do a site-specific work, not yet described. Curator: Floris Kruidenberg

Snorre Hvamen

6 Jun – 17 Aug 2008

Travel grant for participation by Snorre Hvamen and Ignas Krunglevicius, (b. 1979 in Kaunas, Lithuania, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Dordi Strøm (b. 1971 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition Sounds at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania. Sounds is organized by the Contemporary Art Center alongside with the international exhibition of artist awarded with "Arts Viva" prize. The trio will create four installations integrated into mundane objects in and around the Contemporary Art Centre. Other participating artists are: Kutlug Ataman, Walerian Borowczyk, Oskar Dawicki, Wojtek Doroszuk, Lilla Khoor, Gosha Macuga, Anetta Mona Chisa and Lucia Tkacova, Janina Turek, Andrzej Urbanowicz. Curator: Julija Fomina

10th Sonsbeek International Sculpture Exhibition

14 Jun – 21 Sep 2008

Participation for Charlie Roberts (b. 1984 in Kansas, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the 10th Sonsbeek International Sculpture Exhibition in Arnheim, Netherlands entitled Grandeur - Unique tradition, legendary reputation. Curator: Anna Tilroe, Artistic Director, 10th Sonsbeek International Sculpture Exhibition

Annie Anawana Haloba Hobøl

18 Jun – 7 Sep 2008

Production of a new video work to be exhibited within the Sydney biennale, Sydney, Australia. Curator: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

Kristina Bræin

19 Jul – 2 Nov 2008

Participation with an installation entitled The Problem of Functionality within Manifesta 7, under the section curated by Raqs Media Collective in Bolzano, Italy. Curators: Raqs Media Collective

Knut Åsdam

19 Jul – 2 Nov 2008

Invited to participate in Manifesta 7 in Roverto, Italy, with a new work that spans from architectural installation to the cinematic in a hybrid installation that encompasses a large narrative architectural environment. Curator: Adam Budak

Raqs Media Collective, New Dehli, India / Manifesta 7, Bolzano, Italy

19 Jul – 2 Nov 2008

Participation within Manifesta 7, under the section curated by Raqs Media Collective, Siv Helene Stangeland (b. 1966 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Stavanger, Norway) and Reinhard Kropf, (b. 1967 in Gleisdorf, Austria, lives and works in Stavanger, Norway) as architects Helen & Hard proposes a project that grasps a temporary condition of one of the venues of Manifesta 7, a disused aluminium factory, as a biotope and host structure. The intention is to create a site-spesific installation which initiates resonance and evocative relations between natural and cultural/political spaces. Curators: Raqs Media Collective

Gabriella Göransson

1 Aug – 1 Aug 2008

Travel grant for the participation for Anniken Amundsen (b. 1971 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Eva Schølberg (b. 1959 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Gabriella Göransson in CULTEX - a collaborative exhange of ideas, working methods and creative processes between six artists from Japan and Norway within textile. The project takes place at Seika University in Kyoto and Tama University in Tokyo, Japan. Curator: Lealey Miller

Kathrin Höhne

9 Aug – 20 Sep 2008

Höhne and Bjarte Gismarvik (b. 1972 in Haugesund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) will realize the project Bycatch at Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, Scotland. Assistant curator: Angela Lennon

CEC Artslink, St. Petersburg, Russia

1 Sep – 14 Sep 2008

Anne Katrine Dolven (b. 1953 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in London, UK) is invited to participate in Nordic and Russian Public Art in Non-traditional Spaces, organized by H2O Contemporary. Curator: Anna Bitkina

Dundee Contemporary Arts — DCA, Dundee, Scotland

19 Sep – 12 Oct 2008

Participation for Kjell Bjørgeengen (b. 1951 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Stabekk, Norway) with an installation of single channel works on monitors in an exhibition together with the late American artist Paul Sharits, entitled Kill Your Timid Notion. Bjørgeengen will also give two separate performances within a collaboration project with Keith Rowe and Phillip Wachsmann at this years annual festival also entitled Kill Your Timid Notion, which explores the relationship between sound and image, at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland. Curator: Graham Domke, Curator, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Barry Esson, Curator, Arika, and Bryony McIntyre, Curator, Arika

Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

1 Oct – 1 Jan 2009

Participation for the artists Torbjørn Rødland (b. 1970 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Goksøyr & Martens (Toril Goksøyr, b. 1970 in Oslo Norway and Camilla Martens, b. 1969 in Oslo, Norway, both live and work in Oslo, Norway), Bodil Furu (b. 1976 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Maia Urstad (b. 1954 in Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in a major survey exhibition entitled Disturbance - Contemporary Art from Scandinavia & South Africa to take place at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Curators: Clive Kellner, Director of Johannesburg Art Gallery and Maria Fidel Regueros

May

Museum of Contemporary Art — MOCA, North Miami, FL, USA

4 Mar – 15 Mar 2009

Participation in a group exhibition for Matias Faldbakken (b. 1973, in Hobro in Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within The Possibility of an Island, at MOCA, North Miami, Fl, USA that takes as a starting point the recent novel by Michael Houellebecq. The exhibition takes place at Goldman Warehouse, and among other participating artists are, Claire Fontaine, Peter Coffin and Cao Fei. Curator: Ruba Katrib, Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Sonia Khurana

1 Jun – 1 Aug 2008

Support for residency programme to take place at Kysten, Culture Center of the Troms County Council. Khurana will pursue a research project relating to insomnia.

Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France

14 Jun – 27 Jul 2008

Participation of Pushwagner (b. 1940 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) with the works Vertigo (1990),Dadadata (1995), and Jobkill (1988-90) within the group exhibition Like an Attali report, but different - on fiction and political imagination at Kadist Art Foundation in Paris, France. The exhibition is accompanied by interventions of writers and critics and by a film programme. Curator: Cosmin Costinas

Rachel Dagnall

24 Jun – 1 Sep 2008

In the context of Henry VIII's Wives, Rachel Dagnall will exhibit the photo series Iconic Moments of the 20th Centurywithin Así se escribe la historia (This is how history is written), at La Casa Encendida in Madrid, Spain. The series was made for the exhibition Evolution Isn't over Yet at the Market Gallery in 2000. Other participating artists include: On Kawara, Hito Steyerl and Feliz Gmelin. Curator: Chema González

Marte Johnslien

26 Jun – 26 Oct 2008

Participation with her work Le Livre Sur Le Livre within Bookish at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, UK. The exhibition presents works from artists, including John Baldessari, Richard Prince and Rainer Ganahl, who refer to publications and printed matter as constructs in different medias. Curator: Matt Packer, Curator of Exhibition and Projects, Lewis Glucksman Gallery

Milumbe Haimbe

7 Jul – 21 Jul 2008

Participation in solo exhibition at the Henry Tayali Visual Arts Centre, in Lusaka, Zambia. The exhibition entitled Color Book explores a socio-political texture by making a comparative study between the democratic landscape of Scandinavia and Sub-Sahara. The exhibition seeks to generate interest among art scholars and practitioners to engage in a social-political and cultural explorations in the context of democracy and free-expression. Curator: Mulenga K. Chafilwa, Chairman, Zambia National Visual Arts Council

Casino Luxembourg — Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg

12 Jul – 14 Sep 2008

Participation for Bodil Furu (b. 1976 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Talleiv Taro Manum (b. 1968 in Skottbu, Norway, lives and works in Skottbu, Norway) within Don't Worry - Be Curious, at the Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg. The exhibition is an extended version of the Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, that after being exhibited in Kiel, Tallinn, Pori, Berlin and Riga, will be shown in Luxembourg. Bodil Furu will exhibit the video installation My Ambience (2005) and Talleiv Taro Manum will exhibit the installation Greetings from Ringnes (2007). Among other artists included are, Olga Chernysheva, Kaspars Goba and Angel Vergara. Curators: Dorothee Bienert, Curator, Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, Kati Kivinen, Curator, Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art and Enrico Lunghi, Artistic Director of the Casino Luxembourg — Forum d'art contemporain and Curator, Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art

Annie Anawana Haloba Hobøl

17 Jul – 2 Nov 2008

Participation within The Rest of Now, one of the four exhibitions constituting Manifesta 7 in Bolzano, Italy. Her project is a sound installation entitled The Air Between Two Women, made in collaboration with the Italian born and Amsterdam based artist Francesca Grilli. The air Between Two Women has as a point of departure the concept of "Mental Residue", or mental "left-over" that surrounds all humans. Curators: Raqs Media Collective (Monica Narula, Jeebesh Bagchi, Shuddhabrata Sengupta), Curators, Manifesta 7

Elisabeth Byre

18 Jul – 22 Sep 2008

Travel support for Per Gunnar Tverbakk (b. 1964 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Marianne Heier (b. 1969 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Elisabeth Byre to Istanbul. Elisabeth Byre, as part of Curatorlab (a research based curatorial residency program organized by Konstfack in Stockholm, Sweden and supervised by Prof. Måns Wrange.) has been invited by Raqs Media Collective (Monica Narula, Jeebesh Bagchi, Shuddhabrata Sengupta) to participate in Manifesta 7. CuratorLab is to create a response to Raqs' exhibition The Rest of Now within the context of four other cities; Paris, Stockholm, Rome and Istanbul. CuratorLab will make a broadsheet and curate short exhibitions in these cities. Collaborating with curator Adnan Yildiz, Elisabeth Byre will curate the exhibition and publication in Istanbul, under the working title Local Utopia, Global Phantasy. Curators: Elisabeth Byre and Adnan Yildiz, Curators, Istanbul Broadsheet, Raqs Media Collective (Monica Narula, Jeebesh Bagchi, Shuddhabrata Sengupta), Curators, Manifesta 7

Espen Sommer Eide

19 Jul – 2 Nov 2008

Participation within Manifesta 7's special project entitled Tabula Rasa: 111 days on a long table. Espen Sommer Eide will present a performance entitled Building Instruments, in which the artist construct a work integrating vinyl records obtained at local shops or donated by the public of Manifesta 7. Curator: Raqs Media Collective (Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta), Curators, Manifesta 7

Eide's performance: 12 September 2008

Henrik Placht

20 Jul – 30 Jul 2008

Participation within The Jerusalem Show, edition 0.1. The exhibition, which takes place in and around the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel will exhibit the works of Palestinian and international artists that reflect the spiritual import of the city of Jerusalem, promoting the re-reading of the city in a creative, accessible and interactive manner. For The Jerusalem Show, edition 0.1, Henrik Placht will create a new work entitled We apologize, which has as its theme the act of apology and which takes different expressions such as a neon sign and buttons. Curator: Jack Persekian, Director, Al-Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art

Anne-Britt Rage

17 Aug – 9 Sep 2008

Exhibition of the video documentary Unruhe am Himmel (Heavenly Unrest) within an interdisciplinary exhibition project entitled Women at the Olympic Games - Olympic Games 1896-2008 at Frauenmuseum, Bonn, Germany. In additional to the video work, Anne-Britt Rage will exhibit wall drawings of ski jump structures and construction. Curators: Gudrun von Schoenebeck, Journalist and Art Historian, and Dr. Heidrun Wirth, Journalist and Art Historian

Shaina Anand

23 Aug – 29 Nov 2008

Travel support to participate within the group exhibition Reality Effect, at Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden, Norway. For Reality Effect, the artist intends to work on two new films within the framework of an ongoing project involving CCTV in Manchester, UK. Curator: Tone Hansen (b. 1970 in Kirkenes, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Curator, Henie Onstad Art Centre and Caroline Ugelstad (b. 1972 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Curator, Henie Onstad Art Centre

Mattias Josefsson

1 September

Travel support to participate in residency at Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), in Kitakyushu, Japan. During his stay at CCA, Mattias Josefsson will give continuation to his research project relating to homeless males in Japan, in relation to traditional values and patriarchy.

Unni Gjertsen

12 Sep – 23 Nov 2008

Participation in The Last Marquise with the 10 silk screens Creative History, organized by the cultural non-profit organisation Gynaika. The Last Marquise will exhibit a selection of contemporary artworks in dialogue with the life of the marquise Arconati Visconti, at Castle van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek, Belgium. Other artists included are Cindy Sherman, Katharina Fritsch, Sylvie Fleury and Barbara Visser, among others. Curator: Ann Geeraerts

Taipei Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

13 Sep – 4 Jan 2009

Participation for Lene Berg (b. 1965 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in New York, NY, USA) within the 2008 Taipei Biennial that takes place in various venues throughout the city of Taipei. According to the curators, this year's biennial "will not have a single theme, but a constellation of correlated themes, most of which address the chaotic states of things in this time of globalization". Within the biennial Lene Berg will exhibit Stalin by Picasso, which has as it's point of departure an old dispute about Picasso's portrait of Stalin with a moustache and feminine features. The 2008 Taipei Biennial is organized by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM). Curators: Vasif Kortun and Manray Hsu, Curators, The 2008 Taipei Biennial

Toril Johannessen

16 Sep – 21 Sep 2008

Presentation of the project In Search of Iceland Spar at Scientific Instruments Commissions (SIC) Symposium 2008, which will takes place at the Museum of Science at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. The project is a quest to trace Iceland Spar, a mineral central in the development of natural sciences, originating from a specific site on Iceland, the Helgustadir quarry. Invitation by: David Pantalony, Canadian Historian

Anne Szefer Karlsen

16 Sep – 23 Sep 2008

Participation in a curator residency at L'appartement 22 in Rabat, Morocco. The residency is to develop into an artist project that will take shape in several formats: an exhibition, texts, web casts and interviews. The projects intend to carry out a discussion on what independent and institutional collaboration is and can be. The project is entitled Collaborative Structures Based in a Chance Meeting. Curators: Abdellah Karroum, Artistic Director, L'appartemement 22

5th SCAPE Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space, Christchurch, New Zealand

19 Sep – 2 Nov 2008

Exhibition for Elmgreen & Dragset (Michael Elmgreen: b. 1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Berlin, Germany, Ingar Dragset, b. 1969 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Berlin Germany) with the public artwork I am Thinking of You, within the 5th SCAPE Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space in Christchurch, New Zealand entitledWandering Lines: Towards a New Culture of Space. I am Thinking of You was originally commissioned for Villa Manin'sSculpture in the Park, Italy, 2007. Curator: Fulya Erdemci and Danae Mossman, Curators, the 5th SCAPE Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space

Dundee Contemporary Arts — DCA, Dundee, Scotland

19 Sep – 12 Oct 2008

Additional grant for the participation for Kjell Bjørgeengen (b. 1951 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Stabekk, Norway) with an installation of single channel works on monitors in an exhibition together with the late American artist Paul Sharits, entitled Kill Your Timid Notion. Bjørgeengen will also give two separate performances within a collaboration project with Keith Rowe and Phillip Wachsmann at this year's annual festival also entitled Kill Your Timid Notion, which explores the relationship between sound and image, at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland. Curator: Graham Domke, Curator, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Barry Esson, Curator, Arika, and Bryony McIntyre, Curator, Arika

Mette Tronvoll

20 Sep – 23 Nov 2008

Participation in the group exhibition Traces of Siamese Smile: Art + Faith + Politics + Love, taking place at the new Bangkok Art and Culture Center in Bagkok, Thailand. For the exhibition, Mette Tronvoll wil produce a new video work in which she records selected groups of people smiling and which counterparts with her former video of earnest and serious looking bathers in the hot springs in Greenland, entitled Isort Unartoq 09:12:08. Other included artists are Louise Bourgeois, Nobuyoshi Arakai, Rirkrit Triravanija, David Mach, among others. Curator: Apinan Poshyananda, General Director, Culture Ministry's Contemporary Art and Culture Office

Bjarne Melgaard

21 Sep – 30 Nov 2008

Participation in a solo exhibition entitled The Rod Bianco Show at Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Melgaard will develop a site-specific installation. Curator: Ann Demeester, Director, de Appel

Maya Økland

25 Sep – 26 Oct 2008

Participation in a solo exhibition at Kjubh Kunstverein e.V. in Cologne, Germany, as part of the 19th Internationale Photoscene Köln, entitled I Recognize You. She will exhibit the works In the Void if Meaning I Cry for Sanity (2005-2008),Tableau #1-4 (2007 - with Jan Freuchen), Stranger in Motherland (2005-2008) and IRL_In real Life (2003), in addition to a new work produced specially for the exhibition. Curator: Doris Frohnapfel

Ida Ekblad

26 Sep – 9 Nov 2008

Participation within Dark Continents at Museum of Contemporary Art - MOCA, North Miami, FL, USA. For Dark Continents, Ida Ekblad will produce new works approaching themes raised by the exhibition such as the relationships between femininity and nature, notions of primitivism and exoticism in art, psychoanalysis, and anthropology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among other artists included are Hadassah Emmerich, Naoi Fisher and Elke. Curator: Ruba Katrib, Assistant Curator, MOCA

Jesper Alvær

6 Oct – 13 Oct 2008

Participation within the second edition of Passenger, an annual international festival for public space and art organized by The Foundation of Modern Art in Situ in Warsaw, Poland. Alvær will contribute to the festival with a project with the working title Rhythm Analysis that seeks to explore how one might usefully employ elements of rhythm analysis in artist's fieldworks and representation. Other artists included are Kuba Bakowski, Miklos Erhardt, Farida Heuck, San Keller, Folke Koebberling and Martin Kaltwasser, Jaroslaw Kozakiewicz, OliverRessler and Elin Wikström. Curators: Zuzanna Fogtt, Kuba Szreder

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center/MoMA, New York, NY, USA

26 Oct – 19 Jan 2009

Additional grant towards participation of Børre Sæthre (b. 1967 in Oslo, Norway, lives and work in New York, NY, USA and Oslo, Norway) in a solo exhibition at P.S.1/MoMA, New York, NY, USA. The project brings together a body of work that combines the elements of the artist's exhibition entitled For Someone Who Nearly Died But Survived as exhibited at the Bergen Kunsthall in Norway in 2007, together with a new commission for P.S.1/MoMA. Curator: Lia Gangitano, Curatorial Advisor, P.S.1/MoMA

September

Hans Hamid Rasmussen

6 Sep – 16 Nov 2008

Participation of Hans Hamid Rasmussen within the Third Guangzhou Triennial at the Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. For the triennial, Hans Hamid Rasmussen produced a new textile work, which addresses the perception of geographical places in relation to social bodies. Curators: Gao Shiming, Sarat Maharaj and Chang Tsong-zung

Toril Goksøyr

6 Sep – 16 Nov 2008

Participation of Toril Goksøyr and Camilla Martens (b. 1969 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) within the exhibitionDisturbance - Contemporary Art from Scandinavia & South Africa, at Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa. The duo will exhibit Speech Coir, a work composed of photographs and sound created for the exhibition. Curators: Clive Kellner, Director of Johannesburg Art Gallery and Maria Fidel Regueros

Karoline Tampere

14 Oct – 31 Oct 2008

Participation as a guess speaker in an international curatorial workshop and exhibition entitled Interdisciplinary Laboratory for the Arts - L.I.A. at Fundación Arteria, in Bogotá, Colombia. Within the workshop, Karolin Tampere will present a lecture on her curatorial projects. Among the artists exhibiting at Fundación Arteria are Patricia Esquivas and Yael Batana and other invited curators are Cosmin Costinas and Sofía Héndez Chong Cuy. Curator: Inti Guerrero, Curator Fundación Arteria, in Bogotá, Colombia

Marius Engh

19 Oct – 4 Jan 2009

Participation in the first Brussels Biennial, Brussels, Belgium whitin the exhibition curated by the Witte de With Contemporary Art Center. The first Brussels Biennial, as conceptualized by it artistic director Barbara Vanderlinden, will incorporate exhibitions by experimental art institutions. Marius Engh will exhibit Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way, a series of 14 photographs of details of Teufelsberg, a symbolic mark in Berlin, Germany. Curator: Nicolaus Schafhausen and Florian Waldvogel, Curators, Witte de With Contemporary Art Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Anne Szefer Karlsen

19 Oct – 4 Jan 2009

Travel grant for the participation of H. C. Gilje in the first Brussels Biennial, Brussels, Belgium within the exhibition curated by L'appartement 22 in Rabat, Morocco. The first Brussels Biennial, as conceptualized by it artistic director Barbara Vanderlinden, will incorporate exhibitions by experimental art institutions. H G Gilje will create a work in public space in Rabat to be streamed to Brussels. Curators: Anne Szefer Karlsen and Abdellah Karum, Artistic Director, L'appartemement 22, as part of the Brussels Biennial

Fanny Gonella

25 Oct – 21 Dec 2008

Participation of Øystein Aasan (b. 1977 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) within Repetition of Sigs at Alte Fabrik in Rapperswil, Switzerland. For the exhibition, Øystein Aasan will develop a new project based on the campus of Cité Universitaire, in Paris, where each house is representative of a nation. Other artists include Bettina Samson, Izet Sheshivari and Suse Weber. Curator: Fanny Gonella, KURATOR Program

Cooper Union School of Art, New York, USA

29 Oct – 6 Dec 2008

Participation of Lene Berg (b. 1965, Oslo, Norway lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in a solo exhibition entitled Portrait of a Woman with Moustache by Lene Berg at Cooper Union School of Art, New York, USA. The exhibition will feature the video projects Stalin by Picasso and Gentlemen and Arseholes, accompanied by related collages, publications and an outside banner. Curator: Sara Reisman, Associate Dean and Saskia Bos, Dean Cooper Union School of Art

Åsa Sonjasdotter

31 Oct – 11 Jan 2009

Participation within the exhibition The Gatherers: Creating Our Urban Spheres taking place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA. The artist will be exhibiting the long-term project Potato Perspectives, in which she uses the potato plant as a starting point for investigations in cultural and societal relations. Among other artists exhibiting are Amy Franceschini with Wilson Diaz, Marjetica Potrc and Public Matters. Curators: Veronica Wiman and Berin Colonu, Associate Visual Art Curator, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Hilde Methi

1 Nov – 30 Nov 2008

Participation in a conference within Pöpp68, a project consisting of a conference, an exhibition and a publication by the New Society for Visual Arts, Berlin (NGBK), Germany. Pöpp68 is a contribution by the New Society for Visual Arts (NGBK) to 40 years of 68. During the conference, Hilde Methi will be presenting the project Getting Involved and Other Quirky Behavio. Curator: Ulrike Solbrig, Member The New Society for Visual Arts

Karl Ingar Røys

1 Nov – 15 Dec 2008

Participation of Karl Ingar Røys within the 1st Annual International Forum on Contemporary Art, taking place at the Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory (ACSL), Yerevan, Armenia under the title Interdiagnosis. During the Forum, the artist will present his earlier work in relation to Armenian contemporary art and will also produce a new video work. Curator: Sussanna Gyulamiryan, Project Author

Stian Ådlandsvik

13 Nov – 1 Dec 2008

Participation in the solo exhibition If You Won't Fly, Try Using It As A Reducing Machine, a collaboration between Stian Ådlandsvik and Lutz-Rainer Müller, taking place concurrently at the galleries Trottoir, Elektrohaus, HfbK Galerie in Hamburg, Germany. The project approaches theories regarding time and the impossibility/desire to be in different places at the same time. Curator: Nadine Barbara Droste, Curator HfbK Galerie, Hamburg, Germany

Tove Pedersen

25 Nov – 25 Dec 2008

Participation of Tove Pedersen within the 5th International Fiber Art Biennale, taking place at Tsinghua University, Beijing, People's Republic of China. In the biennial, the artist will exhibit the works Sunrise and Stardust. Curator: Deng Lin

Kjell Bjørgeengen

28 Nov – 7 Dec 2008

Participation of Kjell Bjørgeengen with a new video project in the Kill Your Timid Notion Tour. The tour visits important international institutions in the UK such as the British Film Institute, BFI IMAX, ICA, Arnolfini, Spike Island and the Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgowin. For Kill your timid Notion Tour, the artist will perform a life video in collaboration with Keith Rowe and Philipp Wachsman. Curator: Barry Esson, Curator of Arika

Book & Hedén

1 Dec – 1 Dec 2008

Participation of Book & Hedén within the lecture series This is Tomorrow - Urban Utopias, Dystopias and Heterotopias at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Visual Art Program, Cambridge, USA. The artists will be presenting a lecture entitled Clearing Land in Affluent Society during an evening of lectures titled Urban Agriculture. Creators: Ute Meta Bauer, Director, MIT Visual Arts Program and Yvonne P. Dodererisiting Professor, MIT Visual Arts Program in collaboration with Amber Frid-Jimenez, Lecturer MIT Visual Arts Program

Leif Magne Tangen

4 Dec – 15 Mar 2009

Participation within the public programme of the exhibition The Possibility of an Island, at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, USA. The artist will present a talk about the process of writing the novel Phillip and future plans for the project. Among other participating artists are Claire Fontaine, Peter Coffin and Cao Fei. Curator: Ruba Katrib, Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

Morten Norbye Halvorsen

14 Jan – 9 Mar 2009

Participation in the exhibition entitled Paper Exhibition at the Artist Space, New York, USA. Within the exhibition, the artist will present a sound installation that draws from various sources amongst them Francis Ford Coppola's The conversation and the new autobiography of Clifford Irving entitled Phantom Rosebuds . Among other artists exhibitin are Mario Garcia Torres, Mariana Castilo Deball and Loris Greaud. Curator: Raimundas Malasauskas, Curator, Artist Space, New York, USA

Hans Askheim

31 Jan – 31 Jan 2009

Participation of Bodil Furu (b. 1976 in Askim, lives and works in Oslo), Beate Petersen (b. 1962 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Mark Aerial Waller (b. 1969 in High Wycombe, UK, lives and works in London, UK)in Real Vague, a one day event taking place at Betonsalon, Paris, France. Within Real Vague Bodil Furu and Beater Petersen's Kabul Ping Pong will be screened and Mark Aerial Waller will present a new performance work. Curator: Hans Askheim, Independent Curator

Lars Laumann

14 Feb – 29 Mar 2009

Participation with Margrét Blöndal in the solo exhibition Margrét Blöndal & Lars Laumann at Fort Worth Contemporary, Texas Christian University, Fort Woth, USA. Lars Laumann will be exhibiting the films Morrissey Foretelling the Death of Diana,Berlinmuren, Swedish Book Store and possibly a new video work. Curator: Gavin Morrison, Curator of the University Galleries, Texas Christian University, Fort Woth, Texas

Sverre Strandberg

15 Feb – 14 May 2009

Participation of Sverre Strandberg and Anna Daniell (b. 1978 in Fredrikstad, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), within an exhibition as part of a residency at the Program of National Art Studio, Changdong, in Seoul, South Korea. Curator: Yoon Soo Kin, Director of the National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, in Seoul, South Korea

Hanne Johnsen

1 May – 1 Oct 2009

Travel grant for the development of Hanne Johnsen's ongoing project entitled Stories from the World of Children and Youth. The project is a photographic and textual documentary of the lives of children and youth at risk in the north of Norway and Northwest-Russia. Curator: Masha Yufa, Director of Petrozavodsk City Exhibition Hall

Ole John Aandal

1 May – 1 Oct 2009

Participation of Ole John Aandal within the exhibition Juvenilia at 798 Art district, Beijing and Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, People's Republic of China. The artist will exhibit the works The Samaritan and Juvenilia. Curator: Carol Lu, Founding Member of Pink Studio, Nanjing, People's Republic of China

Samba Fall

26 Nov – 30 Nov 2009

Participation of Samba Fall in the exhibition L'homme est un mistère #3 - Contemporary Art from Africa, at L'Office Départemental de Développement Culturel des Côtes d'Armor (ODDC). Among other artist exhibiting are Hassan Musa, Camara Gueye and Andries Botha. Curator: Olivier Couqueberg, Director ODDC, France

Siri Hermansen

26 Nov – 30 Nov 2009

Travel grant to exhibit Siri Hermansen's project Bipolar Horizon at the Book Fair Non/fiction n. 10, in Moscow, Russia. The project focuses on the abandoned mining town of Pyramiden and was a solo project at the Sternesen Art Museum in 2006. Curator: Ekaterina Zvorykina, Director Non/fiction Fair, Moscow, Russia

November

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

8 Oct – 1 Feb 2010

Chus Martínez, Chief Curator, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain has invited Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) to participate in the project The Malady of Writing. A Project on Text and Speculative Imagination. The project consists of an exhibition, and an active space for reading, discussion and production of writing in seminars, and will include, among others, Seth Price, Falke Pisano and Will Holder. Curator: Chus Martínez, Chief Curator, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Bjørn Hegardt

27 Nov – 30 Nov 2008

Launch of issue number 7 of FUKT Magazine at the bookstore at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France as part of their weekly programme of events. Bjørn Hegardt has also been invited to take part on 'Salon Light', a platform for independent artists publications or artists working with printed meter taking place at Point Epheéère, Paris, France. Curators: Arnaud Fremaux (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France) and Sébastien Ruiz ('Salon Light')

aiPotu – Andreas Siqueland and Anders Kjellesvik

29 Nov – 1 Mar 2009

Participation of aiPotu within three solo projects in three institutions - France Fiction, Paris, France, The Overlooked Space, Winnipeg, Canada and Volt, Bergen, Norway. Integrating this three exhibitions, the duo will work with the idea of the Bermuda Triangle - the triangular connection of the places and the void this connection creates. Curators: France Fiction Collective and Paul Butler

Jesper James Alvaær

1 Dec – 1 Feb 2009

Funding of a research trip to Central Asia in conection to the upcoming exhibition 'From Zagros to Zageb', at g-mk | Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery, in Zagreb, Croatia. The exhbition follows a residency at the institution and investigates possible cultural/social/historical connections between Croatia and Iran. Curators: Antonia Majaca and Ivana Bago

Rachel Dagnall

11 Dec – 20 Jan 2009

Rachel Dagnall, as part of the artists group Henry VIII's Wives, has been invited to participate in Whitechapel Art Gallery's 'The Street Project' - a year-long series of artists' commissions in and around Wentworth Street, London, UK. As part of their ongoing project Tatlin's Tower Henry VIII's Wives will be occupying a shop on Toynbee Street, London, UK and trasforming it on a foyer of the unbuilt tower, complete with uniformed staff and a specially designed reception. Curator:Anthony Spiro, curator, Whitchapel Gallery, London. UK

Ståle Stenslie

19 Dec – 23 Feb 2009

Suncica Ostoic has invited Ståle Stenslie to exhibit the works Artgasm and World Ripple within the festival 'Touch Me - Feel Better', at Old Factory Badel, Zagreb, Croatia. The festival presents contemporary art production at the intersection of science and technology, and its thematic framework refers to the imperative of happiness, pleasure and hedonism in contemporary society. Curator: Suncica Ostoic, Director and Curator of 'Touch Me – Feel Better' Festival

Olga Robayo

1 Jan – 1 Dec 2009

Olga Robayo applies on behalf of the artist group El Pache. The group intend to initiate a Pilot Project for Artist Residency in Bogotá, Colombia. The residency aims to offer to invited artists and curators logging, integration with the local artist community and assistance to logistical aspects of their projects/and/or research.

Hanne Mugaas

12 Jan – 12 Jan 2009

At invitation of Thomas Beard and Ed Halter, founders and managers of Light Industry, New York City, USA, Hanne Muggas is curating a one-night screening event entitled 'Computer Landscapes'. The project looks at the history of computer arts. Curator: Hanne Mugaas, independent curator

Elisabeth Schlatter

21 Jan – 22 May 2009
Support toward the catalogue for the exhibition 'Form and Story: Narration in Recent Painting' taking place at University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, USA. Among the artist exhibited is Hanneline Røgeberg (b.1963 in Norway, lives and works in New York, USA). Curator: Elisabeth Schlatter, Curator, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, USA

Rachel Dagnall

28 Jan – 22 Mar 2009

Participation of Rachel Dagnall in a solo exhibition at The Pumphouse Gallery, London, UK. At the gallery, Dagnall will exhibit the works The Returning Officer, originally commissioned by Spike Island in 2007. The gallery will also exhibit a two-screen work titled Mr. Hysteria. Curator: Sandra Ross, Curator, The Pumphouse Gallery, London, UK

Karl Ingar Røys

28 Jan – 1 May 2009

Participation of Karl Ingar Røys within 'Happy Together' at Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia. The exhibition proposes an investigation on the concepts of collective identity and contemporary nationalism. Within 'Happy Together' the artist will exhibit the video installation Radio Yerevan, which challenges and juxtaposes different perspectives on of a political demonstration in Armenia. Curators: Mika Hannula, Professor at Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Göteborg and Minna Henriksson

Kjell Bjørgeengen

14 Feb – 4 Apr 2009

Participation of Kjell Bjørgeengen within 'Fuzzy Electronics' at Netwerk vzw, Aalst, Belgium. The exhibition focuses on the importance of accidental change within the filed of 'new media'. For 'Fuzzy Electronics' the artist will produce a new series of video/audio works that incorporate a method of instability. Curator: Paul Lagring, Artistic Director, Netwerk vzw, Aalst, Belgium

Heidi Kennedy Skjerve

14 Mar – 4 Jun 2009

Participation of Heidi Kennedy Skjerve within 'Knitted Worlds', an exhibition that presents artworks where knitting is used to express social, political and formal artistic questions. Within 'Knitted Worlds', the artist will exhibit Grunn/ground andSommer/Summer II. Curator: Suzan Rosseler, Conservator of Exhibitions, Audax Textile Museum Tiburg, The Netherlans

Dag Alveng

26 Mar – 3 May 2009

Centro Cutural da Caixa, in São Paulo, Brazil will present a retrospective of Dag Alveng's works, including the projectsThe Farm, Summer Light, This is MOST Important and I love This Time of Year. Curator: Centro Cultural da Caixa, São Paulo, Brazil

Victor Mutelekesha

27 Mar – 30 Apr 2009

Participation of Victor Mutelekesha within the 10th Havana Biennial, Havena, Cuba, with the installation Pangea. EntitledIntegration and Resistance in the Global Age and Directed by Rubén del Valle Lantarón, the biennial will focus 'on the complexity of a real and active integration to a global order, on one side, and on the capacity of resistance in the face of the homogenizing farce that it presupposes, on the other'. Curators: Rubén del Valle Lantarón, Jorge A. Fernández Torres, Margarita Gonz´lez, Nelson Herrera Ysla, José Manuel Noceda, Ibis Hernández Abascal, Margarita Sánchez Prieto, Pepe Fernández Portal and Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda.

Karolina Pahlén

15 Apr – 14 May 2009

Participation of Eva Drangsholt (b.in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in a solo project entitled 'The Public and Private Lives of Swans' at Wip:konsthall, Stockolm, Sweden. The exhibition will present four integrated video works that deals with different forms of private and public lives. Curator: Karolina Pahlén, Art Coordinator Wip:konsthall, Stockolm, Sweden

Brit Haldis Fuglevaag

6 May – 31 May 2009

Sopina Irina, Director Murmansk Art and Craft Center, in Murmansk, Russia has invited Brit Haldis Fuglevaag to hold solo exhibition and present a workshop at Murmansk Art and Craft Center. The exhibition focuses on Norwegian tapestry. Curator: Brit Haldis Fuglevaa and Sopina Irina, Director of Murmansk Art and Craft Centre, Murmansk, Russia

Vibeke Tandberg

9 May – 23 Jul 2009

Participation of Vibeke Tandberg with the exhibition 'Seleccíon de la 28a Bienal de São Paulo' at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Chile, Chile. The exhibition will present a selection of artworks and artists that participated in the 28th São Paulo Biennial. Vibeke Tandberg will exhibit the project Albert Camus, L'étranger, Roman, Gallimard 2003, Prémier dépôt légal:juin 1942. ISBN 2-07-021-200-3. Curator: Varinia Brodsky, Asistente Curatorial y Producción

Per Kristian Nygård

16 May – 30 Aug 2009

Participation of Per Kristian Nygård and Are Blytt (b.1981 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) within 'Exile' at Kunstcentret Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark. The exhibition investigates the concept of exile - to be or feel homeless. The artist duo will exhibit Narnita, a work consisting of video, paintings, drawings and photograph that deal with transsexuals. Curators: Kunstcentret Silkeborg Bad and Pro Artist Group

Inger Lise Hansen

27 May – 27 Sep 2009

Participation of Inger Lise Hansen within the exhibition 'Hoehenrausch - Art on the Roofttops of Linz' taking place at OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria as part of Capital of Culture Year Linz09. For 'Hoehenrausch - Art on the Roofttops of Linz' Hansen will develop a new film work in which the artist investigates the roof surface to present the viewer with a different experience of the site. Curator: Paolo Bianchi, independent curator

The 53rd International Art Exhibition, Biennale di Venezia

7 Jun – 22 Nov 2009

Designated artists to be announced by Director of the 53rd International Art Exhibition , Biennale di Venezia, Daniel Birnbaum, in April 2009. Curator: Daniel Birnbaum, Director of the 53rd International Art Exhibition, Biennale di Venezia; Italy.

The Danish Pavilion and The Nordic Pavilion/53rd International Biennale di Venezia

7 Jun – 22 Nov 2009

Designated participant artists to be announced by curators Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset in March 2009. Curator: Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, curators of The Danish Pavilion and The Nordic Pavilion, the 53rd International Art Exhibition, Biennale di Venezia, Italy.

Lise Bjørne Linnert

8 Jan – 4 Apr 2010

Grant towards the participation of Lise Bjørne Linnert within 'Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art', an exhibition organised by Art Works for Change in Oakland, CA, USA and taking place at CECUT, EL CUBO in Tijuana, Mexico. The exhibition presents the works of 33 international artists dealing with violence against women. Within 'Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art', Lise Bjørne Linnert will present the embroidery work Desconocida Unknown Ukjent (2006-ongoing). The artist has also being invited to present the performance Presence and to organise an embroidery workshop. Other exhibiting artists are Marina Abramovic, Louise Bourgeois, Patricia Evans, Icelandic Love Corp and Yoko Ono. Curator: Randy Jayne Rosenberg, Executive Director, Art Works for Change, Oakland, CA, USA