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 2011

International Support

November

Total number of applications: 45
Applications receiving grants: 29

Åsil Bøthun

5 Nov – 26 Nov 2011

Support provided for the participation of artist Åsil Bøthun (b.1971 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Gan, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Le Choix de Paris’ at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France. According to curator Elsy Lahner, the exhibition ‘shows works in which artists - from different countries with a different cultural background – deal with their stay in Paris, responding to the city, its everyday life, referring to current happenings and events of the day, and to their own experiences’. Bøthun plans to produce three-dimensional objects that reference the ‘ready-made’ through what she describes as a re-invention of ‘the so-called ordinary object through a series of interventions and subversions’. Other participating artists include Ovidiu Anton, Guillaume Aubry, Alexandra Baumgartner, Catrin Bolt, Åsil Bøthun, Eva Chytilek, Audrey Cottin, Jakob Emdal, Eva Engelbert, Ann Guillaume and Akiko Hoshina. Curator: Elsy Lahner, curator at the Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria

Agnes Nedregård

10 Nov – 27 Nov 2011

Support provided for the participation of artist Agnes Nedregård (b.1975 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the International Performance Art Festival Accion! MAD 2011 in Madrid, Spain. In her performance titled You, me and the other – YOU, Nedregård explores her interest in ‘how we perceive each other–who we define as us, and who are the others’. Taking place at venues throughout the city, including the Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, the festival use the new economic and political realities in Europe as a backdrop for a diverse programme, which, according to curator Nieves Correa, focuses on ‘absolute independence’ as an urgent ‘national and international reference’. Other participating artists include Colectivo Federica, Felix Fernandez, Michela Depetris and Teatr Laznia Nowa. Curator: Nieves Correa, Technical and Artistic director, Accion! MAD 2011 in Madrid, Spain.

Marieke Verbiesen

11 Nov – 31 Jan 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Marieke Verbiesen (b.1978 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘Space Invaders’ at Kunsthallen Nikolaj in Copenhagen, Denmark. Curator Andreas Brøgger indicates that the exhibition brings together artists who ‘explore the relationship between the real and the virtual, highlighting the effects of blurred boundaries between gaming environments and physical environments’. Verbiesen plans to present her installation Pole Position, which, according to the artist, allows ‘viewers to interactively inhabit the space as a dimension that they control themselves’. Other participating artists include Jeremy Bailey, Aram Bartholl, Katsumoto Yuichiro, Cao Fei and Bill Viola. Curator: Andreas Brøgger, Curator, Kunsthallen Nikolaj Copenhagen

Anders Dahl Monsen, Aurora Passero, Bård Ask, Sverre Strandberg, Sveinn Fannar Johannsson

9 Dec – 9 Dec 2011

Support provided for the participation of Anders Dahl Monsen (b.1977 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Aurora Passero (b.1984 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Bård Ask (b.1976 in Kongsberg, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany), Sverre Strandberg (b.1977 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Sveinn Fannar Johannsson (b.1976 in Reykjavík, Iceland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition 'One Night Stand: Walk of Shame' at WIP:STLHM in Stockholm, Sweden. The project is part of the series of One Night Stands that has been running for a year at WIP:STLHM, where the board invites different artists and curators to do exhibitions for a day. According to curator Line Halvorsen (b.1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), the exhibition investigates ‘the party and art culture’ that surrounds the proliferation of one-night exhibitions by using the metaphor of the ‘walk of shame’, which she describes as ‘leaving someone’s house with the same clothes you had the night before, full of affect on carelessness, fear of STD’s and pregnancy’. Other participating artists include Anastatisa Ax, Tova Mozard and Kristoffer Svenberg. Curator: Line Halvorsen, independent artist and curator based in Oslo, Norway.

SAVVY Contemporary

10 Dec – 16 Dec 2011

Support provided for the participation of artist Kurt Johannessen (b.1960 in Bergen, Norway, lives in Oslo, Norway) in Co-Lab Editions 6: Nazaket Ekici—Kurt Johannessen at SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin, Germany. According to curator Márcio Carvalho, Co-Lab Editions ‘is dedicated to exchange between artists that use performance art as one of their primary working media’ by using the blog as a point of departure through which ‘artists can start working together from their home countries by posting visual material that can be important for the development of the work’. After collaborating remotely via the blog, the artists will then come together in Berlin for one week to produce a performance. Curator: Marcio Carvalho, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

Jet Pascua

15 Dec – 15 Jan 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Jet Pascua (b.1969 in Manila, Philippines, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) in the Jakarta Art Biennale 14 at the National Gallery of Fine Art in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to curator Eileen Legaspi Ramirez, the overall theme of the biennale, ‘Maximum City’, ‘logically creates a picture of a city bursting at its seams, this trope of development also suggests an implied need—for new people, new expertise that may not have initially been present amidst an initially homogenous population’. Pascua will contribute works that reference the complex issues related to migration and assimilation. Other participating artists include Ai Weiwei, Cai Zhisong, Dylan Martorell, Felix Bacolor, Julie Rrap and Sandra Nyberg. Curator: Eileen Legaspi Ramirez, Guest curator, Jakarta Biennial 2011, Jakarta, Indonesia

The FotoDepartament Foundation

1 Jan – 1 Oct 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Morten Andersen (b.1965 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), photojournalist Jonas Bendiksen (b.1977 in Tønsberg, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and curators Ingrid Nilsson, Director, Preus Fotomuseum, and Jan Erik Lundstrom, Director, Samisk Kunstsenter, in the Nordic Photography Experience, a cultural collaboration and educational programme at the FotoDepartament Gallery in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. According to curator Nadya Sheremetova, the project is the result of a new ‘programme of cultural and educational exchange between North-West of Russia and Northern countries, which begins with the invitation of 4 key figures in Norwegian contemporary photography to hold lectures and workshops’. Curator: Nadya Sheremetova, Director, The FotoDepartament Foundation, St.Petersburg, Russia

Tensta Konsthall

11 Jan – 22 Apr 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies at Tensta Konsthall in Stockholm, Sweden. According to curator Maria Lind, ‘Abstract Possible’ is a ‘research project in the sense that it evolves over a longer period of time, exploring a set of questions in relation to physical and spatial articulations which then in turn lead to further iterations of the project’. Beginning at Malmö Konsthall, the project continued on to the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City and the Zurich University of the Arts before arriving in its new iteration in Stockholm. Faldbakken has produced a new series of Triple Screenprints specifically for the exhibition. Other participating artists include Doug Ashford, Claire Barclay, Yto Barrada, Pia Camil, Jose Leon Cerillo and Zachary Formwalt. Curator: Maria Lind, Director, Tensta Kunsthall, Spånga, Sweden

Randi Nygård and Munan Øvrelid

21 Jan – 19 Feb 2012

Support provided for the participation of artists Randi Nygård (b.1977 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Munan Øvrelid (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘New Horizons, Landscape and the Contemporary Romantic’ at Kunstraum T27 in Berlin, Germany. According to the curator Rebecca Partridge, the exhibition brings together artists who ‘look to the natural sciences, literature and art history to underline and explore the impact ideas about nature on contemporary life’. Nygård plans to develop ‘an installation where still images from films about biology and scenes from fiction films are mixed’. Øvrelid plans to develop a video project using ‘monuments/statues representing figures from Romanticism,’ which will ‘break down and open the static image they represent’. Other participating artists include Jane Hughes, Bjarte Alvestad, Sarah Jane Gorlitz, Wojciech Olejnik and Katie Paterson. Curator: Rebecca Partridge, independent artist and curator, based in Berlin, Germany and London, UK.

Tommy Høvik, Javier Barrios, Zachary Tomaszewski, Thomas Falstad, Christer Glein, Oda Broch, Tara Rolfsen, Hans Christian Skovholt

21 Jan – 29 Jan 2012

Support provided for the participation of Tommy Høvik (b.1979 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Javier Barrios (b.1979 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Zac Tomaszewski (b.1987 in Los Angeles, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Thomas Falstad (b.1977 in Trondheim, Norway, lies and works in Oslo, Norway), Christer Glein (b.1984 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Oda Broch (b.1982 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works Oslo, Norway), Tara Rolfsen (b.1982 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Hans Christian Skovholt (b.1982 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘Crystallomancy’ at Control-Room in Los Angeles, CA, USA. According to curator Zac Tomaszewski, the artists in the exhibition are ‘all working around the ideas of perception and expanded reality, whether by referencing sci-fi tropes or the paranormal, or by trying to craft perceptual experiences that are surprising to apprehend, whether for their novelty, confounding nature, or overwhelming aspect’. Curators: Zachary Tomaszewski and Tommy Høvik, both independent artists and curators, based in Oslo, Norway.

Rachel Dagnall

24 Jan – 6 Mar 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Rachel Dagnall (b.1972 in Liverpool, UK, lives and works in Nesodden, Norway) in a lecture seminar titled ‘(in)flexible cities: The City Seminar’ at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. According to the organisers, the discussion will centre on artist Anish Kapoor’s proposed ArcelorMittal Orbit project in London’s Olympic Park ‘as a symbol of urban change and as a partial realisation of Tatlin’s unbuilt Monument to the Third International’. Dagnall will speak in relation to her ongoing project Tatlin’s Tower and the World (in association the artists’ group Henry VIII’s Wives). Other participants in the seminar include Dr. Karen Till, Ash Amin, Anique Hommels, Owen Hatherley and Romola Sanyal. Curator: Michal Murawski, PhD Candidate, Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK.

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Leon (MUSAC)

28 Jan – 10 Jun 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Tor Navjord (b. 1974 in Melbu, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition project 'In Our Gardens Forests Are getting Ready' at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Leon (MUSAC) in Castilla y Leon, Spain. According to curator Eneas Bernal, the purpose of the project 'is to convey, show, transmit, objectify, set in motion, through art, the explosions of sensitivity that have taken place and continue to do so today from the North Pole to Greece, from the unprecedented forces of beauty of Charles Fourier’s clairvoyance'. Tor Navjord will collaborate with artists Miriam Martín and Rafael Sánchez-Mateos Paniagua to produce the exhibition and accompanying catalogue.
Curator: Eneas Bernal, cultural manager and curator, MUSAC

Jorunn Hancke Øgstad

1 Feb – 28 Feb 2012

Support provided for the development of artist Jorunn Hancke Øgstad’s (b.1979 in Bærum, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) performance project and exhibition at the El Parche Artist Residency programme in Bogotá, Colombia. According to the artist, her work ‘cites the formal language of abstraction and minimalism, but the focus is not on the analysis of form and content, but rather on playing through these elements of style in order to go beyond their logic’. At El Parche, she will use Samuel Beckett’s play Quad (1981) as a point of departure to engage local performers in the development of a collaboration the manifests itself in a performance and exhibition. Curator: Olga Robayo and Marius Wang, funders and curators, El Parche, Bogota, Colombia

Erik Pirolt and Tori Wrånes

15 Feb – 19 Feb 2012

Support provided for the participation of artists Erik Pirolt (b.1977 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Kristiansand and Oslo, Norway) and Tori Wrånes (b.1978, Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the 2012 Colombo Art Biennale in Colombo, Sri Lanka. According to curator Roman Berka, the upcoming biennale’s theme of ‘Becoming’ investigates ‘the idea of potentiality within transformation or movement, a transformation that is initiated and in progress’. Pirolt and Wrånes plan to develop a site-specific installation and performance project for their contribution to the biennale. Other participating artists include Vimukthi Jayasundara, Anomaa Rajakaruna and Pala Pothupitiye. Curator: Roman Berka, Curator, Colombo Art Biennial 2012

Fine Art Union

16 Feb – 17 Feb 2012

Support provided for the participation of Fine Art Union, consisting of Synnøve G. Wetten (b.1978 in Akershus, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Annette Stav Johanssen (b.1979 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), in ‘Axis, Allies and Neutrals’, a screening and performance event at the Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to curator Anna Holm, the event ‘presents hybrid projects that utilise storytelling as a way of introducing alternative accounts of past, present and future’. Fine Art Union plans to present two performances that deal with identity, gender and borders through the use of a handcrafted flag. Other participating artists include Maria Lusitano, Shirin Sabahi and Jeuno Je Kim. Curator: Anna Holm, curator, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark

KNIPSU

17 Feb – 19 Feb 2012

Support provided for the participation of the artist-run space KNIPSU, consisting of Hilde Jørgensen (b.1973 in Mosjøen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Kristin Tårnesvik (b.1964 in Birtavarre, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Maya Økland (b.1980 in Bergen, Norway, lives in Bergen, Norway), in Supermarket, an international artist-run art fair in Stockholm, Sweden. According to curator Pontus Raud, Supermarket ‘provides a showcase for artists' initiatives from all over the world and to create opportunities for new networks in the Swedish as well as the international art scene’. KNIPSU has invited the artist group Ytter (consisting of Julie Lillelien Porter (b.1975 in Plymouth, UK, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Anne Marthe Dyvi (b.1979 in Bærum, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Anngjerd Rustand (b.1982 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen, Norway and Berlin, Germany) to participate in an ongoing collaborative project, which they describe as ‘thematically linked by keywords such as positions, economy and authority in both art life and society in general’. Other participants in the Supermarket fair include Candyland, Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Fotogalerie Wien, MUU galleria and Zolder Museum. Curator: Pontus Raud, project manager, Supermarket 2012, Stockholm, Sweden.

Volt

17 Feb – 19 Feb 2012

Support provided for the participation of the artist-run space Volt founded by Marie Nerland (b.1972 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in Supermarket, an international artist-run art fair in Stockholm, Sweden. According to curator Pontus Raud, Supermarket ‘provides a showcase for artists' initiatives from all over the world and to create opportunities for new networks in the Swedish as well as the international art scene’. Volt plans to present a book project that includes artwork by over 30 Norwegian and international contemporary artists as well as a discursive programme. Other participants in the Supermarket fair include Candyland, Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Fotogalerie Wien, MUU galleria and Zolder Museum. Curator: Pontus Raud, project manager, Supermarket 2012, Stockholm, Sweden.

Small Projects

17 Feb – 19 Feb 2012

Support provided for the participation of the artist-run space Small Projects consisting of Jet Pascua (b.1969 in Manila, Philipines, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) and Laurent Fauconnier (b.1959 in Paris, France, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway), in Supermarket, an international artist-run art fair in Stockholm, Sweden. According to curator Pontus Raud, Supermarket ‘provides a showcase for artists' initiatives from all over the world and to create opportunities for new networks in the Swedish as well as the international art scene’. Small Projects plans to present works by a variety of Norwegian and international contemporary artists as well as a performance programme. Other participants in the Supermarket fair include Candyland, Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Fotogalerie Wien, MUU galleria and Zolder Museum. Curator: Pontus Raud, project manager, Supermarket 2012, Stockholm, Sweden.

Mai Hofstad Gunnes

17 Feb – 11 Mar 2012

Support provided to artist Mai Hofstad Gunnes (b.1977 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Brussel, Belgium) for a solo exhibition project titled titled 'Bike and Bolex' at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, Belgium. The result of her nine-month residency at WIELS, the project will consist of a 16mm film. According to the artist, the film will feature ‘five women operating professional Bolex 16mm film cameras while bicycling in a park—an action which seems almost impossible’. The project echoes Gunnes’ ongoing reflection on the construction of identity. A group of five women bicycle in circular paths while filming each other with Bolex cameras. The revolving movements captured by the five subjective cameras draw a molecular structure without a fixed center and convey an idea of a non-hierarchical multiple subjectivity. An artist-book will be launched and French art historian Benoît Lamy de La Chapelle will write an essay to accompany the exhibition. Curator: Devrim Bayar, Residency Curator, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, Belgium.

Stine Gonsholt

1 Mar – 31 Mar 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Stine Gonsholt (b.1973 in Skien, Norway, lives in works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Atlas—Measures of Dreams’ at the Kunstraum Kuhturm in Leipzig, Germany. According to curator Nina Lundstrom, the exhibition uses the atlas as a point of departure to for assembling artists whose work asks questions such as ‘How does one orientate as a nomadic, contemporary human being in a global world?’ and ‘What processes take place when one takes root somewhere new, find a new home and try to integrate into already existing social systems?’ The artist describes her practice as an ‘animation of documentary material’ through drawing and video. Other participating artists include Nicole Degenhardt and Nina Lundström. Curator: Nina Lundström, independent artist and curator, based in Weimar, Germany.

Marte Danielsen Jølbo

1 Mar – 31 Mar 2012

Support provided for the participation of artists Margrethe Aanestad (b.1974 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Stavanger, Norway), Else Leirvik (b.1972 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Stavanger, Norway) and Ole Martin Lund Bø (b.1973 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Stavanger, Norway) in the exhibition 'The Meeting' at Open Source Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, USA. Acording to curator Marte Danielsen Jølbo, the exhibition ‘is a project about giving and taking space, starting with how personal space is affected by the nature and culture one is coming from’. The artists plan to stay in New York for one month to produce site-specific projects for the exhibition, which will occur at Open Source Gallery as well as a few private apartments in close proximity to the gallery. Curators: Marte Danielsen Jølbo, independent curator based in Stavanger, Norway. Margrethe Aanestad and Else Leirvik, co-curators, independent artists based in Stavanger, Norway.

Aurora Passero

20 Apr – 7 May 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Aurora Passero (b.1984 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the Glasgow International Festival for Visual Arts in Glasgow, Scotland. Titled ‘Manifesto Without A Title’, the exhibition will be organised by The Mutual, an artists’ co-operative in Glasgow. Nine artists were invited to create a rule for a manifesto, which will be collected and sent out to each artist so that they can develop a project as a response to the overall manifesto. According to the artist, she will develop a site-specific installation in response to the manifesto, which will incorporate her ‘tradition-oriented textile techniques like weaving, braiding and dying’ in order to develop ‘an experimental form using non-traditional materials such as nylon, rubber and acrylics’. Other participating artists include Iben Elstroem, David Shushan, Tisa Pickering, Fabien mar Ques and Katrine Holmgren. Curator: Katrine Holmgren, freelance artist and curator, based in Glasgow, Scotland.

Art Video Exchange

20 Apr – 22 Apr 2012

Support provided to the Art Video Exchange (AVE), a two-day international exchange programme in collaboration with Small Projects in Tromsø, for the participation of Igor Bošnjak (b. 1981 in Sarajevo, Bosnia, lives and works in Trebinje, Bosnia) and Elie Souaiby (b. 1983 in Beirut, Lebanon, lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon). According to AVE, their goal is to ‘foster a greater appreciation of video art and an exchange of ideas between artists, curators and audiences worldwide’. As a nomadic programme, AVE does not have a dedicated space so they rely instead on collaborations with different organisations and spaces. For the AVE programme at Small Projects, eleven artists/curators have been invited from nine countries. Curator: Mona Bentzen, artist and organizer, Art Video Exchange, Oslo.

Arne Skaug Olsen

4 May – 1 Jul 2012

Support provided for the participation of curator and publisher Arne Skaug Olsen (b.1974 in Gjøvik, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the book launch of We Who Feel Differently by artist Carlos Motta at the New Museum in New York, NY, USA. Olsen is a co-founder of the Bergen-based publishing house Ctrl+Z, which produced the book for Carlos Motta. He states that the ‘main concern’ of Ctrl+Z ‘is to independently investigate structural conditions for art production, art mediation and art discourse in the form of printed matter’. A collection of 300 of the books will also be shown as an installation within Carlos Motta’s exhibition at the New Museum. Curator: Eungie Joo, Keith Haring Director and Curator, New Museum, New York, USA

Power Ekroth and Marita Muukonen

11 May – 10 Jun 2012

Support provided for the participation of Bjørn-Kowalski Hansen (b.1979 in Nesttun, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within the Nordic Pavilion at the Dak’Art Biennial in Dakar, Senegal. According to curators Power Ekroth and Marita Muukonen, the exhibition, titled META-REALITIES, ‘poses in a playful way the question of whether or not can art function as a meta-structure of the realities we live in, and is that the only meta-structure we have despite of geo-cultural etc. differences?’ Hansen, the curators write, is a part of a group of artists who are ‘shaking realities more directly by creating alternative cultures driven by dreams, by expanding, questioning and re-creating boundaries between economy, corporate ideas, utopia, society and art’. Other participating artists include Nathalie Djurberg, Matti Kallioinen, Parfyme, Jesper Just, Teemu Mäki and Egill Säbjörnsson. Curators: Power Ekroth and Marita Muukkonen, curators, Dak'Art Biennial 2012, Dakar, Senegal.

Natalie T. Hope O’Donnell

28 Jun – 2 Sep 2012

Support provided for the first international institutional solo exhibition of Hariton Pushwagner (b.1940 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at the Milton Keynes Gallery in Milton Keynes, UK. According to curator Natalie T. Hope O’Donnell (b.1979 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives in works in London, UK), the exhibition ‘will be a focused presentation of early work, arranged in three groupings: “Soft City” provides the narrative content of much of the artist's work; the “Family of Man” section focuses on his prints, sketches and process; and the “Apokalypse Frieze” demonstrates the zenith of his technical and imaginative accomplishments’. The exhibition will travel to the Boijmans Museum in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and the Vestfold Haugar Kunstmuseum in Tønsberg, Norway. Curator: Natalie Hope O'Donnell, independent curator, writer and translator, based in London, UK

Heidi Kårtveit and Magnhild Øen Nordahl

12 Jul – 4 Aug 2012

Support provided for the participation of artists Heidi Kårtveit (b.1983 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Magnhild Øen Nordahl (b.1985 in Ulstein, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Spatial Displacements: The Space In Between’ at Tin Sheds Gallery within the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. According to the curator Dr. William Seeto, the ‘exhibition examines spatiality in built environments with artworks possessing elements of both architecture and sculpture’. Seeto describes Kårtveit’s practice as an examination of ‘human relationships and social interaction in built environments that hints at proxemics, and incorporates kinaesthetics and sound to enable a shift in experience’. Nordahl’s is described as ‘analogous to space as metaphor, with a spatiality requiring movement and duration’. Other participating artist include Sibylle Hofter. Curator: Dr William Seeto, independent curator and artist based in Sydney, Australia

Marius Engh

22 Sep – 28 Oct 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Marius Engh (b.1974 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in the exhibition 'Fantasie fluttuanti' at the Torrione Passari Center for Contemporary Art in Molfetta Bari, Italy. According to curator Giacomo Zaza, the exhibition ‘is focused on a kind of practice which is developing toward elaboration of forms, contents and contexts that are “in the middle” of present cultural and ontological arguments’. Engh will contribute three installation works to the exhibition, including No Surrender (2002), Utah Drain (2011) and Moon (2011), which, according to the artist, ‘share the qualities of the use of simple forms with a reflective surface that makes the work’s content shift between visible and invisible’. Other participating artists include Franz Ackermann, Via Lewandowsky, Olaf Metzel, François Morellet, Cesare Pietroiusti and Thomas Zipp. Curator: Giacomo Zaza, Artistic Director, Torrione Passari Center for Contemporary Art, Molfetta Bari, Italia

Maija Rudovska

23 Oct – 26 Oct 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Lars Cuzner (b.1974 in Södertälje, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in a series of seminars and workshops at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre in Riga, Latvia as part of the Baltic Cute Curators network. One of the founders of the network, Maija Rudovska, describes it as a platform for curators from the ‘Nordic and Baltic countries whose ‘working field is broad, encompassing both local and international relevance’ with the aim of ‘gaining recognition and acceptance as well as learning from already existing practices and institutional structures’. Other participants in the project include John W Fail and Joachim Hamou. Curators: Maija Rudovska and Juste Kostikovaite, both independent Baltic curators based in Riga, Latvia and London, UK.

September

Total number of applications: 73
Applications receiving grants: 34

Marianne Hurum

5 Sep – 16 Oct 2011

Support provided for a solo exhibition by artist Marianne Hurum (b.1978, Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) titled ‘Ancient Trail: The Steinstraße Series’ at Lothringer13 in Munich, Germany. The artist plans to make a series of sculptures, watercolour paintings and prints during a six-week residency in Munich prior to the opening of the exhibition. The works will represent a further development of Hurum’s investigation of site-specific painting practices in which she uses items from her immediate environment and transforms ‘such objects to pure shapes in a low brow every-day modernist manner’ by painting them in a palette derived from ‘surrounding colour combinations found in the design of local transport and newspapers, shop signs and houses’. Curator: Sebastian Stein, Shirin Botas, Mitra Wakil, Adrian Djukic and Stephan Janitzky, curator team, Lothringer13

Marianne Zamecznik

8 Sep – 11 Sep 2011

Support provided to the curator Marianne Zamecznik (b.1972 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the inclusion of artist Josefine Lyche (b.1973, Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ‘The Feast’, a group exhibition at the European Culture Congress in Wroclaw, Poland. The exhibition presents the work of Pawel Jarodzki, Oliver Laric and Josefine Lyche, who, according to Zamecznik, ‘all contribute to create a peaceful atmosphere for relaxation and reflection’. Lyche presents an installation in which ‘emitted coloured light acquires a new form, but is not negating its origin (the physical colour filter and daylight) through the creation of something new’. Curator: Marianne Zamecznik, independent curator and art critic based in Oslo and Berlin

Kunsthall Oslo

16 Sep – 16 Oct 2011

Support provided to Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo, Norway for the participation of artists Hassan Khan (b.1975, Cairo, Egypt, lives and works in Cairo, Egypt) and Dina Danish (b.1981, Paris, France, lives and works in Cairo, Egypt) in ‘Run, comrade, run, the old world is behind you’, a series of 23 presentations of artists’ work, screenings, readings and performances during a month period. According to curators Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, Elisabeth Byre and Will Bradley, part of the inspiration for the project ‘comes from the events of the so-called “Arab Spring”, in particular the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, and the proposition made by theorists that the world is entering a potentially transformatory crisis more profound than that of the late 1960s and early 1970s’. A key part of the project is the involvement of artists from Egypt such a Hassan Khan and Dina Danish. Other participating artists include The Art Militia, Øyvind Berg, Marius Engh, Laura Oldfield Ford, Søren Thilo Funder, Ahmad Ghossein, Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville, Marianne Heier, Runhild Hundeide. Curators: Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, Elisabeth Byre, Will Bradley, curatorial team, Kunsthall Oslo

Anawana Haloba

17 Sep – 5 Feb 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Anawana Haloba (born in Zambia 1978, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition 'The Global Contemporary–Art Worlds After 1989' at ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art in Karlsruhe, Germany. According to curator Andrea Buddensieg, the exhibition 'surveys the global economic and socio-political changes since 1989 and the way in which these changes are reflected in the art world'. In this thematic context, Haloba will present her work The Greater G8 Advertising Market Stand (2009), which was first exhibited in the 2009 Venice Biennale. Other participating artists include amongst others Bani Abidi, AES Group, Halim Al-Karim, Halil Altindere, Francis Alÿs, Rasheed Araeen, Kader Attia, Yto Barrada, Richard Bell, Guy Ben-Ner, Tamy Ben-Tor. Curator: Andrea Buddensieg, Project Curator and Coordinator, ZKM, Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe.

Image Music Text (IMT) Gallery

17 Sep – 23 Oct 2011

Support provided to IMT Gallery in London, UK for the participation of artist Vibeke Tandberg (b.1967, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘Epilogues: It started with a car crash’. According to curator Charles Danby, the exhibition seeks ‘to question how artists actively think about the artworks, contexts, ideologies and histories that surround them in the works of their contemporaries and predecessors’. Tandberg presents a number of photographs from her series Old Man Going Up and Down a Staircase (2003). Other participating artists include Ray Johnson, Alastair MacKinven, Thomas Raat and The Bruce High Quality Foundation. Curator: Charles Danby, independent artist, writer, curator based in London.

Rachel Dagnall

22 Sep – 30 Nov 2011

Support provided for the participation of artist Rachel Dagnall (b.1972, Liverpool, England, lives and works in Nesodden, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘Rewriting Worlds: Dada Moscow’, a special project organised by the Swiss-based gallery Cabaret Voltaire in association with the 4th Moscow Biennal in Moscow, Russia. Dagnall will work with artists Lucy Skaer and Simon Polli to produce three new works specifically for the exhibition, one of which will be shown on national TV, another will be presented at the space ARTPLAY, and finally another will be an intervention at the Tretyakov Museum in Moscow. Curator Adrain Notz describes ‘Rewriting Worlds: Dada Moscow’ as a festival that ‘brings Dada to Moscow some 95 years after the opening of the famed Cabaret Voltaire’. Other participating artists include Lucy Skaer and Simon Polli. Curator: Adrian Notz, Director Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL, USA

22 Sep – 13 Nov 2011

Support provided to the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL, USA, for the participation of artist Anders Smebye (b.1975 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) in the group exhibition ‘Modify, as needed’. According to curator Ruba Katrib, the exhibition ‘examines the forays some artists have made into the industries that produce visual culture, for the professionalised realms of fashion, art and music to consumer level contributions by commercially available software, the Internet and other tools’. Smebye produced new works specifically for the exhibition, including Home Invaders (2011), a series of four large canvas quilts wrapped around a column in the exhibition space, and Beautiful People (2011), a series of makeshift barbells made out of concrete and spare pieces of metal. Other participating artists include Kathryn Andrews, Darren Bader, Nina Beier, Karl Holmqvist, Adriana Lara, Natalia Ibáñez Lario, Jose Carlos Martinat, Amilcar Packer, Nicolas Paris and Nick Relph. Curator: Ruba Katrib, Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

Moscow Biennale Art Foundation

23 Sep – 30 Oct 2011

Support provided to the Moscow Biennale Art Foundation for the participation of artists Gediminas Urbonas (b.1966, Vilnius, Lithuania, lives and works in Trondheim, Norway) and Nomeda Urboniene (b.1968, Kaunas, Lithuania, lives and works in Trondheim, Norway) in the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Russia. The artist duo will present their project Splitnik, an installation that, according to the artists, ‘examines the deployment of culture on both sides of the ideological divide during the Cold War and considers the legacies of this now and for the future’. The curators Peter Weibel and Joseph Backstein labelled the theme of the biennale as ‘Re-writing Worlds’ and describe how ‘one of its principal missions is to show how artists are doing this, how they think and express their ideas on different levels of technology, politics and psychology’. Other participating artists include BlueSoup, Alexei Borisov & Olga Nosova, VTOL, Roberto Cabot, Jim Campbell, Daniel Canogar, Rejane Cantoni & Daniela Kutschat, Chen Chieh-jen, Valery Chtak, Stan Douglas and Claire Fontaine. Curators: Peter Weibel, Curator of the Main project, 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

Liv Bugge

30 Sep – 2 Oct 2011

Support provided for the launch of Liv Bugge’s (b.1974 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) artist book You make me want to Die in the Countryside: A Meditation on Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad within Torpedo Press’ booth at the New York Art Book Fair at PS1 Contemporary Art Center in New York, NY, USA. A screening of Bugge’s video Hyperborean Room Ballads coincides with the book launch. A meditation on Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’ (1902), the book is, according to the artist, ‘dealing with post-colonialism and its storytelling, history-writing and language’. Curator: AA Bronson, Director, New York Art Book Fair

Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst (TSSK)

1 Oct – 30 Oct 2011

Support provided to TSSK for the participation artists Shaina Anand (b.1975, Mumbai, India, lives and works in Mumbai, India) and Ashok Sukumaran (b.1974, Sapporo, Japan, lives in works in Mumbai, India) (part of Public Access Digital Media Archive or Pad.ma for short) in the collaborative project ‘India on Film’ organised in association with Kosmorama Cinemateket Trondheim and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. According to the organisers, ‘”India on Film” will focus on popular cinema, documentary film and experimental film produced in India and by the Indian Diaspora’. Anand and Sukumaran will participate in a number of workshops and lectures and present their work with the Pad.ma. Other participating artists include Shambhavi Kaul and Josh Gibson, Ranjani Mazumdar, Ira Bhaskar and Devyani Saltzman. Curator: Madeleine Park, Manager, Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst (TSSK)

Ahmad Ghossein

5 Oct – 23 Oct 2011

Support provided to artist Ahmad Ghossein (b. 1981 Beirut, Lebanon, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the screening of My father is still a communist at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY, USA. According to the artist, the background material for the video is a large number of radio cassettes sent between his parents during the years of civil war in Lebanon, when his father was working abroad. The screening is as part of the film festival 'Mapping Subjectivity Part II: Experimentation in Arab Cinema 1960-Now' at MoMA, giving New York audiences the opportunity ‘to experience a large, carefully selected program of innovative works from the Middle East’, according to curator Jytte Jensen. She further says that Ghossein’s presence ‘will help facilitate a wider dialogue on filmmaking and culture to the public and the wider film community in New York’. Other participating artists include Akram Zaatari, Yto Barrada, Ali Essafi, Hakim Belabbes and Azzeddine Meddour. Curator: Jytte Jensen, Curator, Department of Film, MoMA.

Marthe Thorshaug

14 Oct – 18 Jan 2012

Support provided to artist Marthe Thorshaug (b. 1977 Hamar, lives and works in Hamar, Norway) for the screening of Legenden om Ygg (The Legend of Ygg) as part of the 'Art in the Auditorium' programme at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK. According to the artist, the film is a 'modern legend of death riders in Norway', in which a group of girls drive themselves to extremes to conquer their fear and test their horses’ courage. The project 'Art in the Auditorium' involves 11 international institutions in which each institution nominates one artist for presentation at the other participating institutions. Other participating artists include Cristóbal León, Niles Atallah and Joaquín Cociña,Rachel Rakena and Kelly Nipper. Curator: Caroline Ugelstad, Chief curator, Henie Onstad Artcenter.

Karen Kipphoff

14 Oct – 30 Oct 2011

Support provided for the participation of artist Karen Kipphoff (b.1958, Hamburg, Germany living and working in Bergen, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Fairground’ at Kjubh e.V. in Cologne, Germany. Kipphoff’s duotone and colour photographs of recent fairground and amusement park scenes are juxtaposed with the graphic wood engravings by Ferdinand Gropius (1796–1830) from the collection of Werner Nekes. Dating to around 1820, the engravings depict colourful costumed characters performing in carnivals. Together, the works of Kipphoff and Gropius provide historical and contemporary imagery attesting to the legacy of this cultural phenomenon. Curator: Doris Frohnapfel, Curator, Kjubh e.V.

Maia Urstad

14 Oct – 6 Nov 2011

Support provided for the participation of artist Maia Urstad (b.1954, Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the sound art exhibition ‘Resonance Riga’ at Skanu Mezs/Sound Forest Association for Adventurous Music in Riga, Latvia. The artist will present her work MEANWHILE IN SHANGHAI…, which she describes as employing ’75 portable radios to transmit sound via local FM frequencies’ so that ‘the polyphony of voices, tones and white noise forms a backdrop for specific on-air explorations about time and place’. ‘Resonance Riga’ focuses on the production, presentation, documentation and exchange of experience in the field of contemporary sound art. Other participating artists include Pierre Berthet, Esther Venrooy, Paul Devens, Stefan Rummel and Evelina Deicmane. Curator: Viestarts Gailitis, curator and program matters, Skanu Mezs association for adventurous music

Morten Kvamme

15 Oct – 21 Oct 2011

Support provided for the participation of artist Morten Kvamme (b.1971, Bergen, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the Cornwall Workshop in Falmouth, UK, which provides space for the discussion of a wide range of international independent and artist-led initiatives, organised in partnership with the Tate St. Ives. Morten Kvamme is an artist and member of Tag Team Studio in Bergen, Norway, an artist-run gallery for contemporary art, which includes artists’ studios, an office and workshops. Curator: Teresa Gladowe, curator, The Cornwall workshop

Tammo Rist

1 Nov – 23 Nov 2011

Support provided for the participation of artist Tammo Rist (b.1976, Ravensburg, Germany, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the Kobe Biennale 2011 in Kobe, Japan as part of the venue Void 289’ official biennale programme. Rist will present ‘The Black Portrait’ as part of his ongoing ‘Eruption Series’ of paintings, which, according to the artist, ‘incorporates a variety of artistic practices including performance, drawing, painting and sculpture’. The Kobe Biennale, according to its organisers, ‘will serve to spark an interactive communication of kira (onomatopoetic expression for 'sparkle'), where one discovery will inspire others, eventually creating a new paradigm in Kobe, its people and arts’. Curator: Naoshi Okura, Project Director and Curator, Void 289, Kobe biennale 2011. Other participating artists include Brent Hallard, Ivar Smedstadt, Kristofer Henriksson, Mari Kubota, Melissa Matsuki Lillie and Tracie Washington-Stefansson.

Bjørn Kowalski Hansen

4 Nov – 11 Dec 2011

Support provided for the participation of artist Bjørn Kowalski Hansen in the group exhibition ‘New Horizons’ at the Creative Association of Curators TOK in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of the large-scale project ‘Nordic Art Today’, which focuses on collaborations between artists and curators in the Nordic countries and Russia. Hansen plans to produce the project Nostalgisk Kapital, which he describes as ‘a series of video interviews with Russian school children, where they are asked to answer questions regarding their relationship to brands and their logos, both national and international’. Curator: Anna Bitkina, Kari J. Brandtzaeg, Birta Gudjonsdottir, Aura Seikkula, Olesya a Turkina, Simon Sheikh and Power Ekroth, curatorial team for Nordic Art Today

Lene Berg

4 Nov – 11 Dec 2011

Support provided for the participation of artist Lene Berg (b.1965 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in the group exhibition ‘New Horizons’ at the ETAGI in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of the large-scale project ‘Nordic Art Today’, which focuses on collaborations between artists and curators in the Nordic countries and Russia. Berg will present her video and book project ‘Stalin by Picasso…’ for the first time in Russia. According to the artist, the project explores ‘artistic freedom, or un-freedom, and ways of reading and using images’ by a visual analysis of ‘how two icons from the 20th century, Stalin and Picasso, once were perceived and how much their public personae have changed’ over time. Curators: Anna Bitkina, Kari J. Brandtzaeg, Birta Gudjonsdottir, Aura Seikkula, Olesya a Turkina, Simon Sheikh and Power Ekroth, curatorial team for Nordic Art Today

Siri Hermansen

4 Nov – 11 Dec 2011

Support provided for the participation of artist Siri Hermansen (b.1969, Geneve, Switzerland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘New Horizons’ at Loft Project ETAGI in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of the large-scale project ‘Nordic Art Today’, which focuses on collaborations between artists and curators in the Nordic countries and Russia. Hermansen will present her installation Bipolar Horizon, which is comprised of photography, video and objects and focuses on the abandoned Russian mining town of Pyramiden, on the island of Svalbard, Norway on the 79th parallel. According the artist, the project underscores ‘the notion that power structures and rapid, large-scale political change can influence the conditions under which both individuals and groups of people live in a topo-critical context’. Curator: Anna Bitkina, Kari J. Brandtzaeg, Birta Gudjonsdottir, Aura Seikkula, Olesya a Turkina, Simon Sheikh and Power Ekroth, curatorial team for Nordic Art Today

Jan Christensen and Anders Fjøsne

4 Nov – 15 Jan 2012

Support provided for the participation of artists Jan Christensen (b.1977, Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) and Anders Fjøsne (b.1981, Oslo, lives and works Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘Let the Rhythm Hit Em’ at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin, Germany. According to curator Matthias Mayer, the project revolves around the questions ‘Is it possible to arrive at a musical form from a visual art starting point? And the other way around?’. Christensen and Fjøsne have indicated that they will produce an ‘installation consisting of several synthesizers and samplers, audio distorters and equipment that modulates and manipulates audio’. Visitors to the exhibition will generate sound by interacting with the installation. Other participating artists include Oni Ayhun, David Blandy, Matthew Burbidge/ Sonja Ostermann, Diego Castro, Sophie Clements, Die Tödliche Doris and Jérôme Chazeix. Curator: Matthias Mayer, freelance curator/artist based in Berlin, Germany

Toril Goksøyr and Camilla Martens

4 Nov – 11 Dec 2011

Support provided for the participation of artists Toril Goksøyr (b.1970, Ålesund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Camilla Martens (b.1969, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘New Horizons’ at Loft Project ETAGI in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of the large-scale project ‘Nordic Art Today’, which focuses on collaborations between artists and curators in the Nordic countries and Russia. The artist duo will present their project Sit down, listen (2011), a sound recording which they describe as ‘an echo of the despair and grief that you wish you could shout out loud when the worst thing imaginable has happened to you’, but, in reality, the sound is ‘the recording of a birth that took place in Oslo in 2011’. Curator: Anna Bitkina, Kari J. Brandtzaeg, Birta Gudjonsdottir, Aura Seikkula, Olesya a Turkina, Simon Sheikh and Power Ekroth, curatorial team for Nordic Art Today

Marieke Verbiesen

11 Nov – 31 Jan 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Marieke Verbiesen (b.1978, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘Space Invaders’ at Kunsthallen Nikolaj in Copenhagen, Denmark. Curator Andreas Brøgger indicates that the exhibition brings together artists who ‘explore the relationship between the real and the virtual, highlighting the effects of blurred boundaries between gaming environments and physical environments’. Verbiesen plans to present her installation Pole Position, which, according to the artist, allows ‘viewers to interactively inhabit the space as a dimension that they control themselves’. Other participating artists include Jeremy Bailey, Aram Bartholl, Katsumoto Yuichiro, Cao Fei and Bill Viola. Curator: Andreas Brøgger, Curator, Kunsthallen Nikolaj Copenhagen

Nils Bech

11 Nov – 11 Nov 2011

Support provided for a performance by artist Nils Bech (b.1981, Vikersund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at the New Museum in New York, NY, USA in association with Performa 2011 and Art Since the Summer of '69. Titled Look Inside, the performance will be a continuation of Bech's performance in the 2009 edition of Performa. He will collaborate with the musicians Bendik Giske and Sergei Tcherepin. 'Through voice, movement, music and text', according to curator Hanne Mugaas, 'Bech creates rituals (sometimes in combination with objects and sculptures) as tools allowing him to re-enact emotional circumstances from his life'. Other participating artists include Julieta Aranda and Carlos Motta, Robert Ashley, Tyler Ashley and Tarek Atoui and Eleanor Bauer. Curator: Hanne Mugaas, curator, Art Since the Summer of '69

Svein Flygari Johansen

11 Nov – 12 Feb 2011

Support provided for a site-specific commission by artist Svein Flygari Johansen (b.1959, Alta, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) titled ‘Is this what happened, or did I make it up afterwards?’ as part of the ‘Phase’ series for mid-career artists at Beaconsfield in London, UK. According to the artist, the project ‘revolves around the common fears we have for the extermination of mankind…an anxiety that can often give us the inability to act, but can also give us the catalyst to overcome problems’. The ‘Phase’ series at Beaconsfield commissions site-specific projects by mid-career artists in tandem with a retrospective view of earlier works. Curator: Naomi Siderfin, Director, Beaconsfield

Jorid Lekve Eide and Frode Halvorsen

11 Nov – 12 Feb 2012

Support provided for the ‘The Darkest Hour Seeks Forgiveness’, a project by artists Jorid Lekve Eide (b.1982, Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Frode Halvorsen (b.1980, Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at Beaconsfield in London, UK. The artists use the novel Gulliver’s Travels (1726) by Jonathan Swift as a point of departure. Swift’s satirisation of the values and political events of England and Ireland at the time is used, according to the artists, ‘to draw parallels to Norwegian society today’. The artists plan to produce three distinct installations inspired by the stories and characters depicted within Swift’s novel. Curator: Curator: Naomi Siderfin, Director, Beaconsfield

Benjamin Alexander Huseby

12 Nov – 18 Nov 2011

Support provided for a solo exhibition by artist Benjamin Alexander Huseby (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) titled Weeds and What They Tell Us at 35 Minutes Men in Tokyo, Japan as part of the art festival ‘Wir Kinden vom UENO Zoo’. Comprised of a series of photographs of common weeds growing in close proximity to the Huseby’s studio in Berlin, the exhibition merges that artist’s stated interests in ‘natural history, food production and the more formal ideas of photography’s use of colour and composition’. Curator: Hanayo and Sebastian Mayer, Studio 35minutes

Janne Kruse

19 Nov – 15 Dec 2011

Support provided for the participation of artist Janne Kruse (b.1979, Aarhus, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘The Poetry of Continuity’ at the Orange Gallery in Guangzhou, China. The artist describes her work as being ‘concerned with flatness as tension between the two-dimensional and the three-dimensional’, which results in her work evolving from ‘monochrome and minimalistic towards an expressionistic language’. Curator Fan Lin invited the artist to create a site-specific installation for the exhibition. Other participating artists include Liu Yin Yuan, Li Bang Yao, Huang Ming and Feng Feng. Curator: Fan Lin, curator, Orange Gallery

Kaia Hugin

19 Nov – 30 Dec 2011

Support provided for a solo exhibition by artist Kaia Hugin (b.1975, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Kolbotn, Norway) at Muratcentoventidue Artecontemporanea in Bari, Italy. The artist plans to present several video works from the series Motholic Mobbles, a title invented by the artists in relation to the videos, which she defines as ‘the movement between the space we are unable to see and the space we are unable to reach’. Employing performance, humour and horror movie aesthetics, the videos ‘create scenarios that relate to different bodily experiences in the borderland between what we perceive as rational and irrational’. Curator: Dr. Angela Gonnella, Founder, Gallery Muracentoventidue

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT)

21 Nov – 24 Nov 2011

Support provided to MIT’s ACT program for the participation of artist Jana Winderen (b.1965, Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the Maryanne Amacher Tribute. According to organiser Ute Meta Bauer, the tribute honors ‘the second anniversary of the late Maryanne Amacher’s death’. Amacher had a ‘profound impact in the field of sound art and experimental music’. Together with composers and artists Marina Rosenfeld, Florian Hecker, Chris Shea, Micah Silver and Robert The, Jana Winderen will participate in a panel discussion and present her work with underwater sound recordings and inaudible frequencies to the human ear. Curator: Ute Meta Bauer, Associate Professor and Head of the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology

Västerås Konstmuseum

26 Nov – 12 Feb 2012

Support provided to the Västerås Konstmuseum in Västerås, Sweden for a solo exhibition by the artist Anne-Karin Furunes (b.1961, Ørland, Norway, lives in works in Stjørdal, Norway). Since the artist’s public project Sara was inaugurated last year in the centre of the city last year, the museum sought to develop an in-depth exhibition of her work. According to curator Åsa Grönlund, the exhibition ‘will focus especially on the large-scale, closely cropped images of faces taken from archival photographs’. Furunes also plans to produce a new work specifically for the exhibition. Curator: Åsa Grönlund, curator, Västerås Konstmuseum

Eivind Reierstad (aka Ane Lan)

1 Dec – 2 Dec 2011

Support provided for the presentation of artist Ane Lan’s (b.1972, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Kløfta, Norway) performance The Lamella at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland. Based upon Jacques Lacan’s introduction of ‘the Lamella’ as a symbol of human desire to understand Freud’s concept of the ‘death drive’, the artist describes the performance as a ‘concert tribute examining the polarization between Islamic versus Western culture through the creation of enemy images in animated video games’. Curator: Maria Anna Potocka, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków

Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle

1 Dec – 1 May 2012

Support provided for the artists artists Jumana Manna (b.1987, New Jersey, USA, lives and works in Los Angeles, USA) and Sille Storihle (b.1985, Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Los Angeles, USA) to conduct a lecture at the International Academy of Art Palestine in Ramallah, Palestine in relation to their research and preliminary shooting for the production of their film Osloånden: The Oslo Peace Accords. According to the artists, the project ‘explores Norway’s role as a rising international political player, examining notions of peace-making, solidarity and interventionism through the case study of the Oslo Peace Accords’. The resulting docu-fiction film will be presented in an exhibition scheduled at Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo, Norway in 2012. Curators: Khaled Hourani, Arts Director, International Academy of Art Palestine and Elisabeth Byre, Curator, Kunsthall Oslo

Dubravka Duba Sambolec

26 Jan – 30 Mar 2012

Support provided for the production of a catalogue in relation to artist Dubravka Duba Sambolec's three solo exhibitions at SKUC Gallery in Ljubljana, Slovenia (26 January to 26 February 2012), Centre for Contemporary Arts in Celje, Slovenia (9 March to 26 April 2012) and Gallery of Croatian Artists Association in Zagreb, Croatia (TBD). The bilingual catalogue will include photographic documentation of the artist's work and texts by the artist, curator Urska Jurman and Tevz Logar, the director of SKUC Gallery. The exhibition will comprise textual drawings, wall pieces, sculpture, neon texts and video performances. Curator: Urska Jurman, Independent curator based in Slovenia

Per Teljer

12 Feb – 26 Feb 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Per Teljer (b.1970, Smögen, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition and seminar ‘Bygdedyret–criticus infernalis’ at META House in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. ‘Bygdedyret’ (the village animal) is not, as the curators Claudia Reinhart and Per Teljer describe, ‘an animal in a regular sense, but, rather a mental monster composed of a corporate state in small communities’. Teljer’s contribution to the seminar and exhibition will focus on ‘male problems in a wealthy, spoiled society where the concept of solidarity has died away’. Other participating artists include Morgan Schagerberg, Jannicke Låker and Claudia Reinhardt. Curators: Claudia Reinhardt, independent curator and artist, based in Berlin

Jannicke Låker

12 Feb – 26 Feb 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Jannicke Låker (b.1968, Drammen, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Norway) in the exhibition and seminar ‘Bygdedyret–criticus infernalis’ at META House in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. ‘Bygdedyret’ (the village animal) is not, as the curators Claudia Reinhart and Per Teljer describe, ‘an animal in a regular sense, but, rather a mental monster composed of a corporate state in small communities’. Låker’s contribution to the seminar and exhibition will focus on ‘female figures in her work concerning power and fear, sexuality and shame’. Other participating artists include Morgan Schagerberg, Per Teljer and Claudia Reinhardt. Curators: Claudia Reinhardt, independent curator and artist, based in Berlin

Claudia Reinhardt

12 Feb – 26 Feb 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Claudia Reinhardt (b.1964, Viernheim, Germany, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the exhibition and seminar ‘Bygdedyret–criticus infernalis’ at META House in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. ‘Bygdedyret’ (the village animal) is not, as the curators Claudia Reinhart and Per Teljer describe, ‘an animal in a regular sense, but, rather a mental monster composed of a corporate state in small communities’. Reinhardt’s contribution to the seminar and exhibition will focus on ‘her personal development as an artist and how she uses her individual history in art’. Morgan Schagerberg, Per Teljer and Jannicke Låker. Curators: Claudia Reinhardt, independent curator and artist, based in Berlin

Tori Wrånes

4 Apr – 5 Apr 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Tori Wrånes (b.1978, Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the public project series ‘Art in the Parking Space’ at LAXART in Los Angeles, CA, USA. According to curators Elena Bajo and Warren Neidich, the series invites artists ‘to create temporary and ephemeral artworks, performances and installations in one or many parking spaces across the vast open space of Los Angeles’ throughout one calendar year. Wrånes will develop what she terms ‘a moving sound sculpture’ titled 'Spin Echo' in the form of a choir on bicycles. Other participating artists include Eric Angles, Nathan Baker, Sarah Beadle, Pierre Bismuth, Yvette Brackman, Tova Carlin, Krysten Cunningham, Jeremiah Day, Joe Day and Chto Delat. Curator: Elena Bajo and Warren Neidisch, artist initiators, and Amanda Hunt, associate curator, LAXART

Anders Smebye

25 May – 27 May 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Anders Smebye (b.1975 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) in La Otra Contemporary Art 2011 in Bogota, Colombia. According to curators Alejandro Burgos, Carla Machiavello and Marius Wang, the ‘main curatorial frame of La Otra will focus on site-specific contemporary art in an architectural conservation building from the 1950s located in a peripheral part of downtown Bogota’. Smebye has proposed a textile sculpture titled Eldorado, a project he describes as ‘based on the mobile toilets the US military use in Afghanistan’. Curator: Elisabeth Vollert, Director, La Otra

Else Marie Hagen

14 Sep – 13 Oct 2012

Support provided for a solo exhibition by artist Else Marie Hagen (b.1963, Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at Gallery 44, Centre for Contemporary Photography in Toronto, Canada. Titled ‘The Visible’, the exhibition of photography and photo-based installations will, according to the artist, ‘investigate surface as materiality (skin, wrapping, décor) and contextualise it in relation to the wider social sphere’. In addition, she plans to extend this investigation into ‘the object as a motif and the artwork itself as an object’. Curator: Alice Dixon, Exhibition Coordinator, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography

May

Total number of applications: 75
Applications recieving grants: 42

Endre Aalrust

1 May – 31 May 2011

Support provided towards travel expenses for Endre Aalrust (b. 1973 Hamar, Norway, lives and works in Hamar, Norway and Berlin, Germany) to participate in the ’URRA residency programme’ in Buenos Aires, Argentina. According to the curator Melina Berkenwald, ‘URRA brings together a group of approximately 15 international visual artists to live and work in Buenos Aires city for the period of one month’. The residents will eventually participate in a group show at Gallery Del Infinite Arte opening 5 May, where there will be an extensive public self-presentation/panel discussion at Fundación PROA. The programme will culminate in an open studio event, where the public will be invited to see work produced during the project.
Curator: Melina Berkenwald, Director URRA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ikon Gallery

4 May – 17 Jul 2011

Support provided to the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK, for the presentation of Kristoffer Myskja’s (b. 1985 Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) project titled Machine that uses a thousand years to shut itself down. According to curator Jonathan Watkins, the work ‘essentially is a machine that runs for no reason except that, after one thousand years, it will turn itself off. Powered by light, a sequence of geared wheels rotate increasingly – exponentially – slowly, so that the movement of the last one is imperceptible’. The presentation of Kristoffer Myskja´s work coincides with the presentation of two other artists’ work, namely Tadasu Takamine and John Salt. Kristoffer Myskja’s work will be shown by itself in the small tower room gallery of the Ikon Gallery.
Curator: Jonathan Watkins, curator and director of the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK.

Anna Martine Nilsen

5 May – 8 May 2011

Support provided for the participation of Anna Martine Nilsen (b. 1974 Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the event ‘Fase- Zona de prueba’, which will take place at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 5–8 May. The artist will present the site-specific piece Mientras tanto en otro lugar made especially for ‘Fase’. The artist will also participate in a round table discussion during the event. According to the curator ‘Fase’ is a ‘compact and intense exhibition, conceived as a laboratory, a place that allows continuous experimentation, a test platform dominated by the idea of open work concluding with the experience and interaction of a new kind of audience’.
Curator: Graciela Taquini, curator, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina

D.O.R.

1 Jun – 27 Nov 2011

Support provided to the Brussels, Belgium based artist collective D.O.R. for their participation in the Danish Pavilion at the 54th Biennale di Venezia as curated by Katerina Gregos under the title ‘Speech Matters’. D.O.R., which consists of Kristian Øverland Dahl (b. 1968 in Asker, Norway, lives and works in Borgen, Norway), Sverre Gullesen (b. 1980 in Mo i Rana, Norway, lives and works in Brussels, Belgium) and Steinar Haga Kristensen (b. 1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Brussels, Belgium), describe their practice as ‘neo-relational’ or ‘in favour of the defeat of the logo-centrism of Western culture and a pragmatism restoring the importance of instinct to the work of art’. Curator: Katerina Gregos, independent curator based in Brussels and current curator of the Danish pavilion for the 54th Biennale di Venezia

Hilde Methi

1 June

Support provided for the travel of Hilde Methi (b. 1970 in Kirkenes, Norway, lives and works in Kirkenes, Norway), a member of the curatorial platform Mobile Kultur Byrå (along with Kirsten Dufour and Ulrike Solbrig). The group will develop an exhibition at the YNKB, Copenhagen, Denmark and UQBAR, Berlin, Germany. At the YNKB in Copenhagen the title of the exhibition will be ‘Small Scale Trade’, and at UQBAR the title will be ‘Market Update – russianmarket.info – Mobile Kultur Byrå’. The group will also be having exhibitions in Norway at the Borderland Museum, Kirkenes, Norway and at the Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway. The curators indicate that they ‘envision Mobile Kultur Byrå as a flexible art platform that fosters small-scale cultural endeavors while simultaneously contemplating their own condition and situation as cultural producers’.
Curator: Jole Wilke, curator for the Uqbar, Berlin, Germany exhibition.

Lars Ramberg

2 Jun – 26 Jun 2011

Support provided for the participation of artist Lars Ramberg (b. 1964, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in the group exhibition ‘Critical Mass’ at TOK creative association of curators in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he will present his interactive sculpture Last Dying Speech. According to the artist, ‘the sculpture consists of 200 wooden manufactured soapboxes with burn marked texts presented as a large pile or pyramid. The artist allows the audience to ‘dismantle the pile by borrowing a box in order to perform their own Speakers Corner somewhere in the park’. Ramberg refers to the fact that ‘President Medvedev has called for a Speakers Corner in Moscow after visiting Hyde Park in 2009. So far it has not been realised, because of political resistance from the Duma’. Other participating artists include Kalle Purhonen, Kaarina Kaikkonen, Laura Feldberga, Lars Ramberg and Hrafnkell Sigurgsson. Curator: Anna Bitkina, founding director of Creative Association of Curators TOK, St. Petersburg, Russia

Art Video Exchange

3 Jun – 4 Jun 2011

Support provided to the Art Video Exchange (AVE), a two-day international exchange programme hosted by Atopia, for the participation of Igor Bošnjak (b. 1981 in Sarajevo, Bosnia, lives and works in Trebinje, Bosnia) and Elie Souaiby (b. 1983 in Beirut, Lebanon, lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon). According to AVE, their goal is to ‘foster a greater appreciation of video art and an exchange of ideas between artists, curators and audiences worldwide’. As a nomadic programme, AVE does not have a dedicated space so they rely instead on collaborations with different organisations and spaces. For the AVE programme at Atopia, eight artists/curators have been invited from Lebanon, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Russia, USA, Hong Kong, Sweden and Norway. Curator: Mona Bentzen, artist and organizer, Art Video Exchange, Oslo.

Synnøve G. Wetten

16 Jun – 19 Jun 2011

Support provided for the participation of Synnøve G. Wetten (b. 1978 in Akershus, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the Performative Excavation Programme at the Gothenburg International Biennale of Contemporary Art 2011. Wetten will contribute a social art project that engages with the locality and the geography of the city. According to the curators, ‘the Gothenburg Performative Excavations seek to explore and excavate Gothenburg’s significant vein of connections with the world and highlight them in an interplay with present day events and concerns’. The artist claims that her project ‘is an experiment on documentary performance’ in which she will gather a group of immigrant women to complete a political march through the city streets. Other participating artists include Örn Alexander Amundsson, Zarina Bhimji, Wim Botha, Matthew Buckingham, Chen Chieh-jen, Chimurenga and Yoel Diaz Vázquez, among others.
Curators: Sarat Maharaj, chief curator, with co-curators Stina Edblom, Gertrud Sandqvist and Dorothee Albrecht, curatorial team of the Gothenburg Biennial, Gothenburg, Sweden

W139 artist foundation

16 Jun – 21 Aug 2011

Support provided to the W139 artist foundation, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, for the participation of Yngve Holen (b.1982 in Braunschweig, Germany, lives and works in Stavanger, Norway and Berlin, Germany) in the exhibition ‘TruEYE surView’. According to curator Katja Novitskova, the exhibition will present two artists, Yngve Holen and the Dutch artist Anne de Vries, both working in a variety of media – mainly photography, sculpture and installation. The artists ‘will speculate on the emerging evolutionary traits of human agency and artistic expression in the world defined by perpetual ‘neo-materialist translation’ processes between matter and information’.
Curator: Katja Novitskova, independent artist and curator based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Gothenburg International Biennale of Contemporary Art (GIBCA)

17 Jun – 19 Jun 2011

Support provided to Gothenburg International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Gothenburg, Sweden for Jana Winderen, (b. 1965 Bodø, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and her participation in the three day performance programmme, ‘Pandemonium: Art in a Time of Creativity Fever’. Winderen will contribute to the festival with Survivors of the Water World - measuring pollution by sound in the River GötaÄlv, a concert based on recordings of insects in the river Göta that flows through Gothenburg. The artist indicates that ‘by returning to a river or lake or area of the ocean over time you can also record the variations of the sound environment in the specific site, which will tell you about the life and the variation of life in the specific area’.
Curators: Sarat Maharaj, chief curator, with co-curators Stina Edblom, Gertrud Sandqvist and Dorothee Albrecht, curatorial team of the Gothenburg Biennial, Gothenburg, Sweden

Punkt Ø AS

18 Jun – 2 Oct 2011

Support provided for Naeem Mohaiemen (b. 1969 in London, UK, lives and works in Dhaka, Bangladesh and New York, NY, USA) at the 6th Momentum Biennial titled ‘Imagine Being Here Now’. For the exhibition, Naeem Mohaiemen has been invited to continue and develop his latest project ‘The Young Man Was No Longer A...’. According to the curators, ‘Mohaiemen uses text, photo, video and archives to explore histories of the international left, utopia/dystopia slippage, post-partition South Asia, and globally interlinked security panic. Working between two countries, Mohaiemen sometimes explores the contradictions between Bengalis in marginal migrant status, and majoritarian (and authoritarian) roles in their own country’.
Curators: Markús Þór Andrésson, independent curator, writer and documentary filmmaker, based in Reykjavik, Iceland; Theodor Ringborg, artistic director of Milliken Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden; Aura Seikkula, currently a PhD student fellow at the Finnish Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences, Helsinki, Finland; Christian Skovbjerg Jensen, freelance curator and writer based in Copenhagen, Denmark; and Marianne Zamecznik, independent curator, exhibition designer and writer, based in Berlin, Germany.

The FotoDepartament Foundation

20 Jun – 24 Jul 2011

Support provided to The FotoDepartament Foundation, Saint Petersburg, Russia for the retrospective exhibition ‘Black and Blue’ by photographer Morten Andersen (b. 1965 Lorenskog, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway). The exhibition will also contain new images from his forthcoming book about Oslo. The FotoDepartament Foundation is continuing its cultural and educational exchange that intends to develop further cooperation between photographers and photography related professionals from the Northern countries, and the Northwest region of Russia. Curator: Nadezhda Sheremetova, director, The Fotodepartment Foundation

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)

23 Jun – 23 Jun 2011

Support provided to the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, UK for the presentation of a performance by Nils Bech, (b.1981 Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway). The ICA performance is related to Nils Bech’s forthcoming album, which explores ‘the healing process’ and the healing effect of different rituals. According to curator, Jamie Eastman ‘Nils Bech’s work and showmanship illustrates the hybridisation at play between art, music and dance today’. The performance is a part of a series of contemporary music happenings hosted by the ICA on Thursday evenings.
Curator: Jamie Eastman, Head of Live Program and Rhythm Section organizer at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK

Kunsthalle Fridericianum

24 Jun – 11 Sep 2011

Support provided to Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany for the solo exhibition ‘Power has a fragrance’ by Gardar Eide Einarsson (b. 1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and New York, NY, USA). According to curator Reins Wolf, ‘Gardar Eide Einarsson creates a scenario that illustrates social conflicts between individuals and the societies in which they live and that focuses on authority and alienation. Paintings and a number of graphic works and prints interact with sculptures, light boxes and neon writing, as well as spacious installations.’ The exhibition is a collaborative project between the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway; the Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; and Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany, and is presented at each institution throughout 2010 and 2011. For the exhibition in Kassel, Gardar Eide Einarsson will produce a new billboard installation specifically for the Kassel exhibition.
Curator: Rein Wolfs, artistic director of Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

Jan Freuchen

24 Jun – 29 Jul 2011

Support provided for the participation of Jan Freuchen (b. 1979 Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ’Rehearsal’ at Gallery NON in Istanbul, Turkey. The curator Nazli Gurlek explains that ’”Rehearsal” speaks to our psyche and urges us to reflect upon relationships between imaginary realities and real fictions, loss and appearance, obscurity and emergence’. Jan Freuchen will present his project (Works from) the Capgras Collection. The artist states that ‘work consists of recognizable fragments from recent art history, mashed up into new hybrids’. The project was initiated in 2007 for the exhibition ‘Come Into the Open’ at 0047, Oslo. For the exhibition at Gallery NON, Freuchen will develop several new works under the same title and concept. Curator: Nazli Gurlek, independent curator and critic based in Istanbul, Turkey

Human Resources

24 Jun – 2 Jul 2011

Support provided to Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA, USA for the participation of Fine Art Union, a performance duo consisting of Synnøve G. Wetten (b. 1978 Akershus, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Annette Stav Johannesen (b. 1979, Kristiansand, Norway lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘Queering Sex’ at Human Resources. Fine Art Union will present their project Demo Demonstration. ‘Queering Sex’ will present performances and videos by artists who deal with issues of gender and sexuality, thus considering how artists across generations use sex as a way to understand and explore what lies at the core of one’s identity. According to curator Sarvia Jasso ‘Fine Art Union’s progressive stance on feminism, gender and queer politics not only aligns them with the other artists, but their unique voice will undoubtedly have a profound impact in “Queering Sex” because Demo Demonstration is the kind of project that is both engaging and critical’. Other participating artists include Theo Adams, Skip Arnold, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Kathryn Garcia, Kalup Linzy, and Lovett/Codagnone, among others.
Curator: Sarvia Jasso, independent curator, lives and works in New York, USA and Kathryn Garcia, artist and co-organizer, lives and works in New York, USA

SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum

25 Jun – 25 Sep 2011

Support provided for Milena Bonilla's (b. 1975 in Bogotá, Colombia, lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands) participation in the ongoing series ‘Opus Incertum' in the group exhibition titled ‘Screaming From The Mountain’ at Sørlandets Kunstmuseum. According to the museum, ’”Opus Incertum” is a series of installations where works by artists from near and far are set into a dialogue with our own collection’. Previously invited artists include Cho Duck Hyun and Rhee Ki Bong (South Korea) and the Danish collective A Kassen. The curator Pontus Kyander states that Bonilla will ‘contribute several series from her previous collection and produce a new work for the third installment of “Opus Incertum”’.
Curator: Pontus Kyander, director, SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum

Mette Tronvoll

26 Jun – 28 Aug 2011

Support provided to Mette Tronvoll (b. 1965 Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for a solo exhibition at the Haus am Waldsee, Berlin where she will show unpublished material from the last eight years. The artist states that ‘I always worked with seriality and this time I wish to break it up, to dissolve the serial element and make a more fluid connection between the images’. According to the curator, Tronvoll’s practice ‘is based on a great respect for her sitters and brings out traces of pure joie de vivre which shine forth in the moment of isolation and distance to modern event culture’.
Curator: Dr. Katja Blomberg, director, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany

Bjørn Hegart

3 Jul – 3 Jul 2011

Support provided towards travel and accommodation for Bjørn Hegardt (b. 1974 Ørebro, Sweden lives and works in Berlin, Germany) who will present Fukt Magazine-for contemporary drawing at PrintRoom, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Hegart will present the magazine together with a selection of drawings from the contributors. According to the artist, ’the display will be set up as an installation together with the publications’. In connection with the exhibition there will also be an artist talk/lecture concerning Hegart´s artistic practice and the publishing project. In addition, the new issue of Fukt number 10 will be launched.
Curator: Karin de Jong and Ewoud van Rijn directors of PrintRoom, Rotterdam

Sissel Tolaas

24 Jul – 7 Nov 2011

Support provided for the participation of Sissel Tolaas (b. 1961 Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in the group exhibition ‘TALK TO ME’ at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA. She will present her work BERLIN, smellresearchproject 2004-2011. Tolaas has done extensive research on the local smell identity of four different areas of Berlin. She states that ‘the four individual areas were carefully analysed for characteristics in aspect of a local smell identity for each site’. She goes on to explain that ‘In our society, at least, smell is too underdeveloped a sense for it to speak for itself, despite the claims of perfume ads’. The results of the analyses will lead to the development of a vocabulary that will be used in the presentation of the project. Other participating artists include Mayo Nissen, Electronic Ink, Evan Roth, Emily Read and Chen Hsu, among others.
Curator: Paola Anton Elli Senior, curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Rachel Dagnall

28 Jul – 25 Sep 2011

Support provided for Rachel Dagnall (b. 1972 in Liverpool, UK, lives and works in Nesoddtangen, Norway) in the context of the artist group Henry VIII´s Wives, to participate in the group exhibition ‘A Future Pump House’ at the Pumphouse Gallery, London, UK. Due to funding cuts, the Pumphouse, along with many other galleries, has been forced to make significant changes as a result of the spending review. Henry VIII’s Wives intends to make a site-specific work, which, according to Dagnall, will function as ‘an artistic evaluation of the current economic political situation in the UK for galleries, museums and art institutions and a consideration of their future roles’. Other participating artists include Jonathan Allen, Simon Faithfull, Thomas Kilpper, Christian Jankowski, Bik van der Pol and Richard Wentworth.
Curator: Nick Aikens, independent curator and writer based in London, UK

Los Angeles Nomadic Division

15 Aug – 1 Jan 2012

Support provided to Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), Los Angeles, CA, USA for the participation of Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ‘Nothing Besides Remains’, a large-scale, site and situation specific exhibition in Marfa, Texas. The exhibition comprises a series of public projects. Faldbakken will present FREIGHT TRAIN SCULPTURE, a project that will be pushed off a freight train in motion. Faldbakken indicates that ‘the train cutting through the city (day and night) was one of the most impressive things about Marfa and I immediately thought of somehow borrowing that image in order to try to lend it to an artwork’. The idea is for the sculpture to be pushed off the train at night, when no one or few people will see it.
Curator: Shamim M. Momin, curator and director of Los Angeles Nomadic Division.

Den Frie Udstillingsbygning

17 Aug – 24 Aug 2011

Support provided to the Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark, for the participation of Tori Wrånes (b. 1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the festival ‘PERFORMANCE-ART’. According to the curators, ‘PERFORMANCE-ART aims to explore the different expressions of the field in four categories: Production, Live Performance, Documentation and Remake, through shows, exhibitions and a seminar’. Tori Wrånes will participate in the Live Performance category. Other participating artists include Leif Holmstrand, Klara Hobza, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen and Frederik Auster, among others.
Curators: Kirse Junge-Stevnsborg, artistic director, Malene Natascha Ratcliffe, director of development, Marie Thams, event coordinator, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning.

Mahlet Ogbe Habte

10 Sep – 13 Nov 2011

Support provided for the participation of Mahlet Ogbe Habte (b.1972 in Asmara, Eritrea, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) to participate in the ‘Gothenburg International Biennale for Contemporary Art’ with her project Mushroom walk and Audiences cooking performance. According to the artist, she sought to gather ‘all the inspirations from my cooking experience and exhibit them by artistic means’ with the active participation of an audience. Other participating artists include Örn Alexander Amundsson, Zarina Bhimji, Wim Botha, Matthew Buckingham, Chen Chieh-jen, Chimurenga and Yoel Diaz Vázquez, among others.Curators: Sarat Maharaj, chief curator, with co-curators Stina Edblom, Gertrud Sandqvist and Dorothee Albrecht, curatorial team of the Gothenburg Biennial, Gothenburg, Sweden

Marte Eknæs

10 Sep – 16 Oct 2011

Support has been provided for the first solo exhibition in London, UK, by Marte Eknæs (b. 1978 Elverum, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany). ‘Escalate’ is the title of a site specific installation consisting of two and three dimensional works that, according to the curator, ‘explore and expand the idea of sculpture’. Connected through various manifestations of circular shapes and motion present in the looped video and mechanics of the escalator, the works come together in a multi-faceted formal investigation. By including urban planning elements designed for protection and control of our movement such as anti-slip tape, a bollard and a panic bar, ‘Eknæs raises issues of how devices and objects are used to shape behaviour in public space’. These features taken out of their original context are not only present in the exhibition as a political comment, but simultaneously claim their presence as sculptural objects.’ Curator: Wolfgang Tillmans, artist and director of Between Bridges, London, UK

4th Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg

10 Sep – 6 Nov 2011

Support provided to the 4th Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, Germany, for the participation of Torbjørn Rødland (b. 1970 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Los Angeles, USA and Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘THE EYE IS A LONELY HUNTER’. The 4th Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg’s project description states that the theme ‘unfolds as a photographic testimony of insights into all the stages of life from birth to coming of age, adulthood, old age, and death’. Further ‘The Festival will organise artist-talks, discussions and screenings.’ According to curators Solvej Helweg Ovesen and Katerina Gregos ‘Rødland has been making work that baffles, finding commonality between nudists, priests, Nordic landscapes and curious still-lifes of food, such as one of George W. Bush's favourite things: Diet Coke, tortilla chips, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Häagen-Dazs "Pralines & Cream" and Field of Dreams’.
Curators: Katerina Gregos, independent art historian and museologist, specialised in lens-based media, based in Brussels, Belgium and Solvej Helweg Ovesen, independent curator and cultural studies theoretician based in Berlin and Copenhagen.

Kunstmuseum Bern

13 Sep – 8 Jan 2012

Support provided to Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland for Knut Henrik Henriksen’s (b.1970 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) participation in the group exhibition ‘Rectangle and square: From Picasso to Judd’. Henriksen will present A Story about the Sun, the Moon and the Water Leak, a special site-specific project in dialogue with the other works and artists of the Rupf Collection. According to curator Susanne Friedli ’Knut Henrik Henriksen is – because of his interest and his closeness with abstract and constructivist art – a perfect “partner” to develop and realize a project like this.’ Henriksens idea is to work a certain location in the museum, temporary installed walls that cover the two only windows in the Museum.
Curator; Susanne Friedli, manager and curator at the Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

12th Istanbul Biennial

17 Sep – 13 Nov 2011

Support has been provided to the 12th Istanbul Biennial for the participation of Michael Elmgreen (b.1961 Copenhagen, Denmark lives and works in Oslo Norway and Berlin, Germany) and Ingar Dragset (b.1969 Trondheim, Norway, lives and works, Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany) at the 12th Istanbul Biennial with their work The Incidental Self. The curators describe the work as a ‘a large shelving system that occupies a wide wall space with 500 smaller framed photographs of various gay cultural and everyday life situations on display. The display references the standard family photo set-up found in almost any home around the world, but is exaggerated both in terms of quantity and in its definition of "family". The installation highlights alternative modes of living’. The 12th Istanbul Biennial will explore the relationship between art and politics, focusing on works that are both formally innovative and politically outspoken. Curators: Adriano Pedrosa, founding director of Programa Independente da Escola São Paulo (PIESP), Sao Paulo, Brazil and Jens Hoffmann, director, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA

Printemps de Septembre

23 Sep – 16 Oct 2011

Support provided to the contemporary art festival Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France for the participation of Fredrik Vaerslev (b. 1979 Moss, Norway, lives and works in Drøbak, Norway) and Matias Faldbakken (b. 1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘D’un autre monde’. According to the curator, ‘the artists chosen to participate in this exhibition all have in common a tendency not to represent the world as it is, but to propose abstract, imaginary universes that are anchored in an elsewhere, or otherwise’. The exhibition will be dispersed across the city, and also in its environs. Artists who are chosen for the exhibition work in various techniques, as they are painters, sculptors, performance and video artists who present wide possibilities of expression. Other participating artists include Ei Arakawa, Karla Black, Joe Bradley and Roberto Cuoghi, among others.
Curator: Anne Pontegnie, Artistic Director, Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France

Grazer Kunstverein

24 Sep – 7 Dec 2011

Support provided to Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria for the participation of Helene Sommer (b. 1978 Oslo, Norway, lives and works Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany) in the international group exhibition ‘Public Folklore’. The exhibition will question the function of folklorism within nationalist politics. According to curator Søren Grammel, ‘the project is pivotal and necessary now because a constantly increasing tendency to national self-construction has been evident in culture and politics in all the countries of Europe for several years’. The works included in ‘Public Folklore’ will critically explore the phenomena of folklore in current politics, media, tourism, popular culture and commercialism. Sommer will present A Tale of Stone and Wood, which she describes as ‘more than relevant for the concept of the show as it examines the role of film production in the construction of history, national identity and collective memory’. Other participating artists include Eva Arnqvist, Annika Eriksson, Roza El-Hassan, Andreas Fogarasi, Folk Archive / Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane, among others.
Curator: Søren Grammel, artistic director, Grazer Kunstverein; Graz, Austria

Naoshi Okura

25 Sep – 16 Nov 2011

Support provided to Naoshi Okura (b. 1977 Kobe, Japan lives and works Kobe, Japan) for the transport and insurance of art by Kjersti Andvig, Ane Graff, Kim Hiorthøy and Magnus Vatvedt in his project ‘VOID289’, which is organized as one of the official programmes of KOBE Biennale 2011. VOID289’ will function as a temporary art space where Okura intends to introduce contemporary and emerging artists from around the world. He states that the plan is ‘to hold several exhibitions as a project director during the biennale period and to construct a meeting place between global/local artists and audiences through this project’. Other participating artists TBA.
Curators: Naoshi Okura project director, VOID289, and co-curator Are Blytt, artist and curator based in Oslo, Norway, the Kobe Biennial 2011, Kobe, Japan

Øystein Aasan

30 Sep – 20 Nov 2011

Support provided for Øystein Aasan (b. 1977 Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Berlin Germany) to participate within the group exhibition ‘Totem and Taboo’ at Museum Quartier, Vienna, Austria with his project LORD MELODY. The work is an assembly of acoustic platforms that are made with the intension to create a diffusion of the ambient sounds in the rooms of the Museum Quartier. According to the artist, ‘the platforms are brought forward equally as a conceptual idea, as well as underlining the functional aspect, with the changes it makes to the ambient sound of the space. This change is constituted on two levels, one in terms of acoustics and thereby changing the architecture and one visual also changing the architecture and the display of the works in the exhibition’. Other participating artists include Stephane Barbier Bouvet, Paolo Chiasera, Jan De Cock, Martino Gamper, Jeppe Hein, Lisa Lapinski and Rodney LaTourelle, among others.
Curator: Dr. Elena Aguido, a member of the curatorial team of Museum Quartier, Vienna, Austria

Are Blytt

1 Oct – 23 Nov 2011

Support provided for the participation of Are Blytt (b. 1981 Bergen, Norway lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the Kobe Biennale 2011 in Kobe, Japan. Are Blytt will contribute to the biennale as an artist, and as a co-curator of ‘VOID289’, which, according to the artist, ‘is a temporary space focusing on Scandinavian contemporary art’ for which Blytt will produce five paper works. According to curator Naoshi Okura, the goal of the biennale is ‘to build a meeting place between global and local artists and audience’. Other participating artists include Kjersti Andvig, Ane Graff, Kim Hiorthøy and Magnus Vatvedt.
Curator: Naoshi Okura, project director for ‘VOID289’, official project of the Kobe Biennial 2011, Kobe, Japan.

Mari Meen Halsøy

1 Oct – 2 Oct 2011

Support provided to Mari Meen Halsøy (b. 1978 in Porsgrunn, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in the Beirut Street Festival 2011 with the performance A Perfectly Safe Hide-out. According Halsøy, the work draws upon ‘questions and situations inspired by “real life” conditions, politics, social structures and (hi)stories of society’. Together with Sara Christophersen and Helle Siljeholm she has created a site-specific performance combining dance, visual art and music in which she attempts to ‘heal the wounds from the war with tapestry’. The project will show in the Barakat Building/Beit Beirut on 1 and 2 October 2011. Built in 1924, Beit Beirut used to house upper middle class families until the outbreak of the civil war in 1975, when it became a vantage point for snipers due to its strategic location on the dividing ‘Green Line’. In 1997 it was sentenced for demolition, but was saved in 2003 by the efforts of officials, architects, heritage activists, journalists and NGOs. This is the first and last time a performance is being staged in the building, which is scheduled for restoration to accommodate the ’Museum of Memory’, tracing the 7000-year history of the city. According to the artist, 'the ravaged location can be read as a symbol of the wounds, stories and experiences of the city's people. The tapestries, some of which are designed to fit and mounted in the building's wounds, could in this context be conceived as a gesture to heal and repair the impact of war’. The Beirut Street Festival 2011 is curated by director Moustapha Yamouth.

Bodil Furu

5 Nov – 11 Dec 2011

Support provided for Bodil Furu (b.1976 Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) towards travel and accommodation related to her participation in the exhibition ‘Nordic Art Today’ which takes place at Loft Project Etazhi, in St. Petersburg, Russia, November 2011. The Norwegian curator Kari Brandtzæg has selected Furu´s work Zero (2009) for inclusion in the exhibition. According to the artist, ‘Nordic Art Today’ is a ‘collaborative project between curators and artists from Nordic countries and North West of Russia. The main focus of the project is to discover curatorial and artistic reflections on the most challenging social issues that the Nordic region faces in the first decade of the 21st century’. The exhibition is curated by an international curatorial team: Birta Gudjonsdottir (Iceland), Anna Bitkina (Russia), Power Ekroth (Sweden), Aura Seikkula (Finland) and Simon Sheikh (Denmark). Project 'Nordic Art Today' is initiated and organised by Creative Association of Curators TOK, St Petersburg

Nav Haq

9 Dec – 19 Feb 2012

Support provided for the participation of Danger Museum consisting of Øyvind Renberg (b.1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) and Miho Shimizu (b.1976 in Tokyo, Japan, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘Museum Show: Part 2’ at Arnolfini, Bristol, UK. According to the artists, ‘Danger Museum will approach their participation in the 'Museum Show: Part 2' with the creation of a mini-retrospective’. According to curator Nav Haq, 'Museum Show’ will be ‘a large-scale exhibition – a museum of museums – displaying this comprehensive selection of highly idiosyncratic, fictional institutions’.
Curator: Nav Haq, curator, Arnolfini, Bristol ,UK

Dubravka Duba Sambolec

26 Jan – 30 Mar 2012

Support provided for the realisation of three solo exhibitions by Dubravka Duba Sambolec (b. 1949 Ljubljana, Slovenia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway). The exhibitions will be held in three different non-profit galleries: ŠKUC Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Celje, Slovenia (2012) and Croatian Artists Association, Zagreb, Croatia (2013). According to the artist, ‘the installation of the exhibitions will take form in concentrated areas of works with large empty spaces between them and will be reminiscent of different territories’. Dubravka goes on to state that ‘the project comprises textual drawings printed on the indoor banner media, drawings, wall pieces, sculptures, neon text and video performance’. Curator for the three solo-exhibitions: Ursa Jurmann, independent, curator, critic, editor, researcher and organizer in the field of visual arts, based in Ljubljana, Slovenia

dOCUMENTA13

9 Jun – 16 Sep 2012

Support provided for the participation of Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Matias Faldbakken (b. 1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Åase Texmon Rygh (b.1925 in Troms, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel, Germany. Faldbakken will contribute with the publication series 100 Notes-100 Thoughts. Both Åase Texmon Rygh and Toril Johannesen will be a part of the constellation 'When you step inside it is filled with seeds'- a project that revolves around notions of biodiversity and ecology. According to curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, one of the main challenges is 'to move exhibition planning and presentation beyond a traditional format– from being an 'exhibition' to becoming a 'constellation' of interrelated temporalities, cultural fields, spaces, places, histories, artworks and other possibilities of engaging with art and the world at large'.
Curator: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director, Kassel, Germany

February

Number of applications: 73
Number of supported projects: 35

Kunsthall Oslo

23 Feb – 1 Mar 2011

Support provided to Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo, Norway, for the participation of Nigerian artist Lemi Ghariokwu (b.1955 in Lagos, Nigeria, lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria) in the group exhibition 'Another Music'. According to the curator Will Bradley, the exhibition presents 'works by artists whose practice concerns with the complex relation between image, music and politics'. A frequent collaborator with the musician Fela Kuti, Ghariokwu has designed over two thousand record covers and is widely credited with developing the visual identity of Afro-beat culture. Curator: Will Bradley, curator, Oslo Kunsthall, Oslo, Norway

Natalie T. Hope O'Donnell

28 Feb – 30 Apr 2011

Support provided for the research and development of a traveling solo exhibition by the artist Hariton Pushwagner (b.1940 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) organized by the Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK. The curators Natalie T. Hope O'Donnell (b.1979 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in London, UK) and Anthony Spira write of a particular resonance between the works of the artist and Milton Keynes with 'its high-rise buildings, precise grid system and vistas of parking lots evoking the atomised existence of Pushwagner's Soft City workers, a graphic novel which was completed in London in 1976'. The exhibition will travel to the Boijmans Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and the organisers are currently also negotiating relationships with institutions in Norway. A comprehensive, illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition. Curators: Anthony Spira, director of Milton Keynes Gallery and Natalie Hope O'Donnell, independent curator, based in London, UK

Ane Hjort Guttu

14 Mar – 21 Mar 2011

Support provided for 'Life in Schools #2', a seven-day workshop and exhibition at the International Academy of Art, Ramallah, Palestine. According to the project curator Ane Hjort Guttu (b.1971, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), the main purpose of the workshop and exhibition is to place 'greater emphasis on self-reflection and discussion about pedagogy, student and teacher roles and art education, in the art academy'. Developed in collaboration with artists Jeanette Christensen (b.1958 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Jesper Alvær (b.1973 in Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), the project also highlights the very different 'situational frameworks' of art education in Norway and Palestine as a reflection of the 'wider political and international economic realities of the two countries'. Organiser: Ane Hjort Guttu, artist and undertaker for workshop, International Academy of Art Palestine

Øystein Aasan

17 Mar – 19 Apr 2011

Support provided for a solo exhibition by Øystein Aasan (b.1977 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) at FORDE, Geneva, Switzerland. One of the works in the exhibition is Double Bind (2004/2011), which combines texts of film scripts with an architectural framework. The other work, All fun and games (until someone looses an eye)(2011), is a platform within the space that drastically reduces the sound underneath it. Both works, according to the artist, 'deal with the confusion of language and space'. Curator: Vincent Normand, co-director, FORDE

Institutt for Degenerert Kunst

18 Mar – 10 Apr 2011

Support provided for a solo exhibition by the artist collective Institutt for Degenerert Kunst (Anders Nordby b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Asker, Norway; Eirik Sæther b. 1983 in Halden, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway; and Arild Tveito b. 1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Svolvær, Norway) at Gallery D.O.R., Brussels, Belgium. The Institutt will travel from Norway to Brussels to organize and an exhibition in collaboration with the gallery staff, who will assist with 'unforeseen problematics'. The Institutt describes as a 'dubious auto-destructive entity' developing projects that often result in public actions and exhibitions 'against the Institutt's own inner will'. Curator: Sverre Gullesen, curator, Gallery D.O.R, Brussels, Belgium

0047

27 Mar – 25 Jun 2011

Support provided to 0047, Oslo, Norway, for the participation of Turkish artist Can Altay (b.1975, Ankara, Turkey, lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey) in one of five thirty-six hour residencies as part of the project 'Space Station'. Conceived in collaboration with nOffice (based in Berlin, Germany and London, UK), 'Space Station' invites artists to work within a specifically designed 'Space Enabler' that incorporates different functional elements and reconfigures 0047's gallery space. Istanbul-based artist Can Altay is interested in unorthodox appropriations of the built environment. Curator: Markus Miessen, Ralf Pflugfelder and Magnus Nilsson for nOffice and Suzana Martins for 0047

Greg Pope

13 Apr – 13 Apr 2011

Support provided for a performance and video screening by Greg Pope (b.1960, London, UK, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia. According to the artist, the performance Cipher Screen (in collaboration with sound artist Mike Cooper), 'harnesses the mechanisms of film and cinema; the projector, the film material, the darkened room and synchronized sound — creating a live score and a visual and sonic interaction'. Pope will also organize a retrospective screening of his single-channel moving image works, including Whirlwind (1998), Incidence Room(2003) and Correspondences (2011), among others. Curator: Robert Leonard, director, The Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia

Marte Aas

14 Apr – 19 Aug 2011

Support provided for the participation of Marte Aas (b.1966 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition 'North by New York: New Nordic Art' at Scandinavia House, New York, NY, USA. According to curators Robert Storr and Francesca Pietropaolo, the exhibition 'draws on many of these themes and elements of expression, introducing a primarily American audience to groundbreaking art from each of the five Nordic countries'. Aas will presentTorshovtoppen (2010), a multimedia installation that she says 'raises questions about urban spheres that are made accessible to local residents'. Other participating artists include Per Kirkeby, Marja Mikkonen and Saana Wang, among others. Curators: Robert Storr, scholar, curator, dean of the Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, USA and Francesca Pietropaolo, independent scholar and curator based in Venice, Italy

Stein Rønning

16 Apr – 1 Aug 2011

Support provided for a solo exhibition by Stein Rønning (b.1953 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at Gallery D.O.R., a new non-profit artist-run space in Brussels, Belgium. The artist will produce four photographs and employ an actor, who will repeat a spoken text to all of the visitors to the gallery. Rønning says that the project 'is about formal repetition and situational difference'. The spoken text will also form the basis of a small publication produced for the exhibition. Curator: Sverre Gullesen, Gallery D.O.R and Stein Rønning

Torpedo Press

23 Apr – 25 Apr 2011

Support provided for the participation of Torpedo Press (Elin Maria Olaussen b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway; Karen Tandberg b.1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway; and Eivind Slettemeås b.1974 in Bø, Norway, lives and works in Harpefoss, Norway), Oslo, Norway, in the PA/PER VIEW Art Book Fair at Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium. The fair brings together 32 leading artist book publishers to present their work. In conjunction with the fair, Torpedo Press will organise a satellite presentation at Gallery D.O.R. in Brussels to launch their latest publications such as Liv Bugge's 'You make me want to Die in the Countryside' and Marius Engh's 'An Aggregation of Adversary'. Organiser: Dirk Snauwaert, Director, Wiels and Frances Horn, curator, MER Paper Kunsthalle, Ghent, Belgium

Åsa Sonjasdotter

30 Apr – 13 Jun 2011

Support provided for the participation of Åsa Sonjasdotter (b.1966 in Helsingborg, Sweden, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) in the group exhibition 'Other Possible Worlds' at the Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin, Germany. According to the curators, the exhibition 'aims at opening a space for multiple projects suggesting and testing other realities of life from small-scale artistic tryouts to larger social experiments'. Sonjasdotter will present the project 'A Potato Perspective on the Relation Between Matter and Content; Part I; The Research', which she says 'looks into power and knowledge structures in relation to breeding' by focusing 'on the potato plant, since it has played a major role for the demographic and economic development in Europe since The Enlightenment'. Curators: Franziska Lesak, Berit Fischer, Moira Zoitl and Dorothee Albrecht, the curatorial team for 'Other Possible Worlds'

Ingrid Book and Carina Hedén (Book & Hedén)

1 May – 1 Jun 2011

Support provided for the participation of Book & Hedén (Carina Hedén b.1948 in Mora, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Ingrid Book b. 1951 in Malmø, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition 'Extreme Crafts' (working title) at the Freies Museum, Berlin, Germany. According to curator Ulrike Solbrig, the exhibition investigates 'current approaches in art that deal with the ethical and aesthetic dimension of craft and its potency as an idea in art'. Book & Hedén plan to develop a photo-based project around the new E6 highway between Oslo and Gothenburg, which will explore what they term 'mobile vision' or a new experience of landscape from a mobile viewpoint. Curator: Ulrike Solbrig, independent curator based in Germany

Geir Haraldseth

4 May – 6 May 2011

Support provided for the participation of curator Geir Haraldseth (b.1977 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Lillestrøm, Norway) in a symposium at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, FL, USA. The three-day international symposium will examine, according to curator Ruba Katrib, 'the boom of independent artistic activity in Latin America' by focusing 'on artist-run organisations from throughout the region that have emerged from the need for independent education for working artists'. Organiser: Ruba Katrib, associate curator, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami

Artsonje Center

6 May – 31 Aug 2011

Support provided to the Artsonje Center, Seoul, South Korea, for a workshop and installation by Jan Christensen (b.1977 in Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway ) at the Artsonje Lounge Project, an informal, free space within the institution to engage with artistic practice. Christensen plans to present his ongoing project N0th1n6 1s f0r Fr€€, M0ther Fuck€r$ (2011), which invites the audience to 'engage in an improvised jam session' within an installation consisting of 'synthesizers, samplers, distorters and equipment that modulates and manipulates audio'. Curators: Hyejin Jang and Claudia Pestana, independent curators based in Seoul, South Korea

Kalmar Konstmuseum

7 May – 4 Sep 2011

Support provided to the Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden, for the participation of Kjersti Andvig (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Ivan Galuzin (b.1979 in Murmansk, Russia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Jumana Manna (b.1987 in New Jersey, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Kristian Skylstad (b.1982 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition 'The Return of the Losers'. According to the curator Martin Schibli, many of the artists in the exhibition can be 'seen as provocative', but 'they have not taken the role of the victim; on the contrary, they are embracing the new world and its possibilities, and at the same time take a critical stand towards the old ideologies'. Other participating artists include Dahn Vo, Sören Thilo Funder, Klas Eriksson, Theis Wendt, Elin Magnusson and Tamar Guimaraes, among others. Curator: Martin Schibli, director of exhibitions, Kalmar Konstmuseum

Victor Mutelekesha

8 May – 23 May 2011

Support provided for the development of 'A Thin Line Between Art and Activism', a project organised by the artists Victor Mutelekesha (b.1976 in Chililabombwe, Zambia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Samuel Ghitui at the Kuona Trust art space, Nairobi, Kenya. According to the artists, this two-week festival of 'unhindered expression' will articulate 'more progressive, positive and fair approaches to social, political and economical issues that affect the voiceless and marginalised groups in society who are ironically the majority in numbers alone'. In addition to using the art space as a base of operations, the artists will produce public interventions in the streets and parks of Nairobi as a means to 'retrace the hotspots of violence' during the contested elections of 2008. Organiser: Danda Jaroljmek, director, Kuona Trust, Nairobi, Kenya

Arnolfini

12 May – 3 Jul 2011

Support provided to Arnolfini, Bristol, UK for the participation of Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition 'Magical Consciousness'. According to the curator Runa Islam, the exhibition revolves around her own 'research interests into the act of looking and reflexive forms of lens-based representation' as a means to approach other artists' work 'for the potential that comes out of denying or obscuring images'. Faldbakken will present his work Untitled (Outline) (2009), which is described as 'an unknown word sprayed onto the wall, layered over and over again, until the paint runs out from the can, and the word is obliterated because of the amount of paint'. Other participating artists include Rosângela Rennó, Ellen Harvey and Helena Almeida, among others. Curator: Nav Haq, exhibitions curator and Runa Islam, co-curator, Arnolfini

Kristinehamns Konstmuseum

14 May – 28 Aug 2011

Support provided to the Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Kristinehamns, Sweden, for the participation of Gardar Eide Einarsson (b.1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in NY, USA), Tor Børresen (b.1963 in Hamar, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Snorre Ytterstad (b.1968, in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Monica Winther(b.1976 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition 'Nordic Darkness'. According to the curators Staffan Boije af Gennäs and Johan Zetterquist, the exhibition looks at the development of 'music genres such as Drone and Black Metal' over the last decade as 'significant cultural exports from Norway and Sweden' as a means to investigate the 'common denominators' between the art and music scenes. Other participating artists include Daniel Andersson, Roger Andersson,Veronica Brovall, Stiina Saaristo and Banks Violette, among others. Curators: Staffan Boije af Gennäs and Johan Zetterquist, independent curators based in Sweden

Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art

22 May – 27 Aug 2011

Support provided to the Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, for the participation of Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the group exhibition 'The End of Money'. According to curator Juan Gaitan, the exhibition is a 'reflection on the different fears, hopes and expectations associated with the end of money as the primary standard of value', which also investigates 'the limits that the contemporary economic structure imposes on the imagination, and on the imagination as the cause of the present conception of the economy'. Other participating artists include Pierre Bismuth, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Vishal Jugdeo Agnieszka Kurant and Lawrence Weiner, among others. Curator: Juan Gaitán, curator, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art

28 May – 29 May 2011

Support provided to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark, for the participation of Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Los Angeles, USA) and Jana Winderen (b.1965 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ACTS — Festival for Performative Arts. The two-day festival with an international programme takes place in and around the museum as well as the city centre of Roskilde. Wrånes and Winderen will each develop new performances specifically for the festival. Other participating artists include Elisabet Apelmo & Marit Lindberg, Jörn J. Burmester, Lesley Flanigan, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen and Jane Jin Kaisen, among others. Curators: Sanne Kofod Olsen, director and Mette Truberg Jensen, curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark

Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia

4 Jun – 27 Nov 2011

Support provided to Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy, for the participation of Ida Ekblad (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the 54th International Art Exhibition titled 'ILLUMInazioni/ILLUMInations'. According to curator Bice Curiger, 'the term "nations" in "ILLUMInations" applies metaphorically to recent developments in the arts all over the world, where overlapping groups form collectives of people representing a wide variety of smaller, more local activities and mentalities'. The artist is currently developing an installation of found object sculptures and paintings specifically for the exhibition. Other participating artists include Monica Bonvicini, James Turrell, Nicholas Hlobo, Carol Bove, and Oscar Tuazon, among others. Curator: Bice Curiger, director of the visual arts section, with responsibility for curating the 54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia

Ignas Krunglevicius and Snorre Hvamen

16 Jun – 28 Aug 2011

Support provided for the participation of Ignas Krunglevicius (b.1979 in Kaunas, Lithuania, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Snorre Hvamen (b.1974 in Molde, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition 'MORE OR LESS, A FEW POCKET UNIVERSES' at Gallery Augusta (in conjunction with the Helsinki International Artist-in-Residence Programme (HIAP)) on the island of Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland. According to curator Valentinas Klimasauskas, the exhibition is 'researching the possibility of the functioning of artworks and exhibitions as universes within another universe' by focusing 'on collaborations and networking by artists from across the Nordic and Baltic region'. Krunglevicius and Hvamen will produce a public work that will function as 'an audio guide based upon a text by the artist Douglas Gordon', which 'is heavily contextualized and inspired by literature, immateriality and the use of language in contemporary art'. Curator: Valentinas Klimasauskas, independent curator based in Vilnius, Lithuania

Morten Norbye Halvorsen

16 Jun – 28 Aug 2011

Support provided for the participation of Morten Norbye Halvorsen (b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Paris, France) in the group exhibition 'MORE OR LESS, A FEW POCKET UNIVERSES' at Gallery Augusta (in conjunction with the Helsinki International Artist-in-Residence Programme (HIAP)) on the island of Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland. According to curator Valentinas Klimasauskas, the exhibition is 'researching the possibility of the functioning of artworks and exhibitions as universes within another universe' by focusing 'on collaborations and networking by artists from across the Nordic and Baltic region'. Halvorsen plans to present a new series of photographs of the moon as well as a yet-to-be-determined installation. Curator: Valentinas Klimasauskas, independent curator based in Vilnius, Lithuania

Be Andr

18 Jun – 10 Sep 2011

Support provided for the participation of Be Andr (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in London, UK) in the group exhibition 'Nominator & Denominator' at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel. According to curator Tal Bechler, the exhibition investigates the notion of a simple numerical fraction 'as an act of division' capable of describing 'concepts of hierarchy, power and repression'. Andr will produce a site-specific text-based installation for the exhibition. Other participating artists include Kate Gilmore, Vito Acconci, Uri Aran and Tom Pnini, among others. Curator: Dalia Levin, director, and Tal Bechler, Tsibi Geva, Zali Gurevich, curatorial team, Herliya Museum of Contemporary Art

Pelin Tan

18 Jun – 31 Jul 2011

Support provided for the solo exhibition ‘The long gaze - The short gaze’ by Knut Åsdam(b.1968 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at DEPO, Istanbul, Turkey. According to the curator Pelin Tan, the exhibition will focus on Åsdam's works that deal with 'the phenomena of architecture and urban planning and an analysis of the relationship between subjects, identities and the politics of space'. Works that will be presented in the exhibition are Abyss (2010) and Tripoli (2010). Curator: Pelin Tan, independent writer and curator based in Istanbul, Turkey

Anne Katrine Dolven (A K Dolven)

25 Jun – 25 Sep 2011

Support provided for the participation of A K Dolven (b.1953 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Leknes, Norway) in the 2011 Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, UK. Titled 'A Million Miles From Home', this exhibition of newly commissioned public art will explore, according to curator Andrea Schlieker, 'the sense of being between worlds, of displacement and separation, of transience and having to find bearings in an unknown elsewhere'. Dolven's project, Out of Order (working title) will borrow a 16th century bell from a church in the English Midlands and suspend it between tall steel beams with the addition of a handle for viewers to ring the bell. According to the artist, the project addresses 'not only the universal themes of difference and being out of harmony, but also incorporates a range of local concerns, such as the decline of the local church in an increasingly urbanised society'. Other participating artists include Tonico Lemos Auad, Charles Avery and Martin Creed, among others. Curator: Andrea Schlieker, curator, Folkestone Triennial

Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art

2 Jul – 7 Aug 2011

Support provided to Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, for the participation of Nils Bech (b.1981 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Ane Lan (b.1972 in Oslo, Norway, lives in works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition 'View on Art Now'. The intention of the exhibition, according to the curators, is to 'create the frame for a returning summer exhibition, giving both a Danish and international audience the possibility to gain insight to selected current tendencies on the Scandinavian art scene'. Other participating artists include Maiken Bent, Thi Trinh Nguyen, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Olof Olsson, among others. Curators: Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, artist, Dahn Vo, artist, Christian Schmidt Rasmussen, artist-independent curatorial team based in Denmark

Marieke Verbiesen

7 Aug – 31 Aug 2011

Support provided for the participation of Marieke Verbiesen (b.1978 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the exhibition 'Bounce, Twist' at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Portland, OR, USA. According to curators Rose Bond, Norman Klein and Mack McFarland, the exhibition 'embraces the hybrid-moving image by combining critical thought, fine art practice and digital technologies'. Verbiesen plans to develop a site-specific installation of several time-lapsed animations visible from both inside and outside of the gallery space. Other participating artists include Greg Barsamian, Cassandra C. Jones and Duncan Malashock. Curators: Rose Bond, chair of contemporary animated arts at PICA, Norman Klein, professor of critical studies at the California Institute of the Arts, and Mack McFarland, curator, PICA

Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman

8 Sep – 6 Nov 2011

Support provided for a solo exhibition by Alejandra Salinas (b.1977 in La Rioja, Spain, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Aeron Bergman (b. 1971 in Detroit, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA. Titled 'Rogue Economics', the exhibition will combine a selection of existing works along with new projects that, according to the artists, 'elaborate on the aesthetic of value transference and its social process that towers far above ethics'. The layout of the exhibition will be completed in consultation with a New York-based Feng Shui master. Curator: Karl Erickson, executive director, Dumbo Arts Center

Åsa Sonjasdotter

10 Sep – 13 Nov 2011

Support provided for the participation of Åsa Sonjasdotter (b.1966 in Helsingborg, Sweden, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) in the 2011 Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Gothenburg, Sweden. Titled 'Pandemonium: Art in a Time of "Creativity Fever"', the biennial, according to curator Sarat Maharaj, investigates the notion of 'turbulence less as a point of utter termination and more as a phase of a dynamical system in which negative and positive pass over into each other'. Sonjasdotter will present the project 'A Potato Perspective on the Relation Between Matter and Content; Part II; The Conclusion', which she says will display 'the results of a research project on biopolitical questions on power and knowledge in relation to breeding'. The research phase of the project will be completed during the exhibition 'Other Possible Worlds' at the Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin, Germany.
Curators: Sarat Maharaj, main curator, and Gertrud Sandqvist, co-curator, Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

Hans Hamid Rasmussen

10 Sep – 13 Nov 2011

Support provided for the participation of Hans Hamid Rasmussen (b.1963 in Alger, Algeria, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the 2011 Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Gothenburg, Sweden, which will use the city itself as a source of inspiration for the development of artists' projects. Rasmussen plans to use his extensive knowledge of textile patterns to develop a project that takes Gothenburg's large harbour 'as a point of departure for thinking on matters such as intercultural development and relations on a personal and social level'.
Curators: Sarat Maharaj, main curator, and Gertrud Sandqvist, co-curator, Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

Kurt Johannessen

15 Sep – 25 Sep 2011

Support provided for the participation of Kurt Johannessen (b.1960 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the LIVE Performance Art Biennale, Vancouver, Canada. The festival occurs at galleries, museums, and other institutions across the city with local, national and international artists invited to perform in an open format that the curator Randy Gledhill describes as 'precisely undefined'. Johannessen has also been invited to develop a performance at the Open Space Gallery at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, also located in Vancouver. Curator: Randy Gledhill, executive director and Jon Tupper, curator, LIVE Performance Biennial

Moscow Biennale Art Foundation

23 Sep – 30 Oct 2011

Support provided to the Moscow Biennale Art Foundation, Moscow, Russia, for the participation of the Elmgreen & Dragset (Ingar Dragset, b.1968 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, titled 'Rewriting Worlds'. According to the curator Peter Weibel, the exhibition explores the notion that 'art, as a sphere of human activities, gives individual artists the chance to convert their ideas into reality and "re-write" the world by means of their works'. Elmgreen & Dragset plan to restage their project Celebrity — The One & The Many (2010), which was originally produced for an exhibition at ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany. Curator: Peter Weibel, curator of the 4th Moscow Biennale and director of ZKM

Jan Christensen

6 Oct – 5 Nov 2011

Support provided for the participation of Jan Christensen (b.1977 in Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition 'You Are Free' at Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria. According to curators Daniel Kingery and Julie McKim, the exhibition revolves around 'the intangible notion of freedom', which is 'most often made manifest through the visceral experience of music'. Christensen's project for the exhibition, N0th1n6 1s f0r Fr€€, M0ther Fuck€r$ (2011), invites the audience to 'engage in an improvised jam session' within an installation consisting of 'synthesizers, samplers, distorters and equipment that modulates and manipulates audio'. Other participating artists include Alejandro Almanza, Marc Bijl, Piot Brehmer, Erik Bünger and Kate Gilmore, among others. Curators: Julie McKim and Daniel Kingery, freelance curators for 'You Are Free', originally for Tape, Berlin, Germany, traveling to Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna

Creative Association of Curators TOK

5 Nov – 11 Dec 2011

Support provided to the Creative Association of Curators TOK, St. Petersburg, Russia, for the participation of Lene Berg (b.1965 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany), Leander Djønne (b.1981 in Odda, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Bodil Furu (b.1976 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Ivan Galuzin (b.1979, Murmansk, Russia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Goksøyr & Martens (Toril Goksøyr b.1970 in Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Camilla Martens (b.1969 in Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Siri Hermansen (b.1969 in Geneva, Switzerland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in an exhibition focused on Norwegian artists as part of the ongoing series 'Nordic Art Today'. According to the curator Kari Brandtzaeg (b.1966 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), the exhibition develops a 'frame for exploring the close connections between Norway and Russia — cultural, historical and political'. Looking into the history of cultural exchange between the states, Brandtzaeg seeks 'new potential for connections between aesthetics and politics' in the work of contemporary Norwegian artists. Curator: Anna Bitkina, director of TOK, St. Petersburg, Russia

Per-Oskar Leu

10 Feb – 19 Feb 2012

Support provided for a solo exhibition by Per-Oskar Leu (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at Triple Canopy, a magazine, workspace and curatorial platform in Brooklyn, NY, USA. According to curator Peter Russo, Leu's project will 'unfold in two distinct forms: his exhibition at Triple Canopy's venue will feature several sound sculptures dramatizing Brecht's appearance in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947; his project for the magazine will draw together research on the playwright's dramatic and political work, archival recordings of courtroom proceedings, and original writing, in an online art-book presentation'. Curator: Peter Russo, editor and program director, Triple Canopy, NY, USA

Inger Johanne Rasmussen

22 Nov – 2 Dec 2012

Support provided for the participation of Inger Johanne Rasmussen (b.1958 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in 'Retold Stories', a collaborative project at Spiral Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Organised by the Japanese curator Hiroko Wakai, the project deals with various aspects of migration, comprising an exhibition of Rasmussen's textile works with accompanying texts written by Terje Nordby and photographic documentation by Kiyoshi Sakasai. Curator: Hiroko Wakai, independent curator and journalist based in Tokyo