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 2012

International Support

November

02
Number of applications: 38
Number of grants: 25
Total amount applied for: NOK 1.667.373
Total amount granted: NOK 575.491

03
Number of applications: 5
Number of grants: 1
Total number applied for: NOK 391.650
Total amount granted: NOK 43.700

Lars Laumann

9 Nov – 17 Feb 2013

Support provided for the participation of artist Lars Laumann (b.1975 in Brønnøysund, Norway, lives and works in Brussels, Belgium) in the collaborative exhibition 'Objects in Mirror are Closer than they Appear', between Tate Modern in London, UK and the Contemporary Image Collective in Cairo, Egypt. According to curators Kasia Redzisz and Aleya Hamza, the exhibition brings together ‘artists who use film or video to engage with the medium’s perceptual and representational potential’ in order to ‘test the status of images and question the logic of storytelling’. Laumann plans to present Morrissey Foretelling the Death of Diana (2006), a film that, according to the artist, is based upon ‘an obscure online conspiracy theory claiming that Morrissey – in his songs with the Smiths – predicted Princess Diana’s fatal accident in 1997’. Other participating artists include Herman Asselberghs, Manon de Boer, Sherif El-Azma, Patricia Esquivias, Maha Maamoun, Ján Mančuška. Curator: Kasia Redzisz, curator, Tate Modern, London, UK and Aleya Hamza, independent curator, Objects in Mirror are Closer than they Appear, Tate Modern, London, UK

NOK 17 000

Ida Grimsgaard

15 Nov – 25 Nov 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Ida Grimsgaard (b.1988 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the performance Objects Appear Closer Than They Are at Acción!MAD, a performance art festival in Madrid, Spain. The performance, in collaboration with artist Björn Neukom, will address various questions, such as ‘Is it possible for the performers to transform their physical presence to an object and can the audience escape from the human relationship between itself and the artists on stage?’. Other participating artists in the festival include Bartolomé Ferrando y Avelino Saavedra, Nora Tinholt, Giovanni Fontana, Kirsten Heshusius and Abel Loureda & Nieves Correa. Curator: Johannes Deimling, director, PAS Performance Art Studies, Madrid, Spain

NOK 2 000

Mahlet Ogbe Habte

12 Dec – 13 Mar 2013

Support provided for the participation of artist Mahlet Ogbe Habte (b.1972 in Asmara, Eritrea, lives and Works in Bergen, Norway) in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Kochi, India. As the first major international contemporary art biennial in India, the exhibition will, according to curators Sarat Maharaj and Riyas Komu, 'seek to invoke the historic cosmopolitan legacy of the modern metropolis of Kochi and its mythical predecessor, the ancient port of Muziris’, through art projects ‘existing galleries and halls, and site-specific installations in public spaces, heritage buildings and disused structures’. Mahlet Ogbe Habte plans to produce the project ‘Trading Good Trading’, a buying and cooking performance that, according to the artist, will function as ‘an informal market where there is an exchange of goods, but no money is exchanged’. Viewers will be invited to shop freely from a variety of ingredients and cook meals to be shared at the market. Other participating artists include Ai Weiwei, Amar Kanwar, Sheela Gowda and Christoph Storz, Anita Dube and Ernesto Neto. Curator: Riyas Komu, Director of Programmes, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India

NOK 15 000

Kaja Leijon

15 Dec – 30 Jan 2013

Support provided for the participation of artist Kaja Leijon (b.1985 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Wasteland’ at Muratcentoventidue Artecontemporeana in Bari, Italy. Leijon plans to present two of her films within the exhibition. Wasteland (2012) is a series of short episodes, which, according to the artist, ‘together make a collage of images and elements from films I have seen and which have been attached to my memory’. Resonances (2010) follows a young woman listening to headphones with specific sounds from her surroundings magnified to create a fragmented experience. Cuartor: Dr. Angela Gonnella, president, Muratcentoventidue Artecontemporeana, Bari, Italy

NOK 7 780

H. C. Gilje

12 Jan – 24 Feb 2013

Support provided for the participation of artist H. C. Gilje (b.1969 in Kongsberg, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the 2013 Sonic Acts Festival in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. According to curator Lucas van der Helden, the 2013 iteration of the festival will be organised around the theme ‘The Dark Universe’, which departs from ‘recent developments in science which suggest that the world in which we live is more unfamiliar and even weirder than we have imagined’. Gilje plans to produce a light installation comprised of three rings suspended from the ceiling. Other participating artists include Trevor Paglen, Steina&Woody Vasulka, Seth Price, David Beattie, Jürgen Reble, Ryota Kuwakubo, Matthew Biederman, Ivana Franke and Supernova. Curator: Lucas van der Helden, director, Sonic Acts, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

NOK 10 000

Nils Bech, Eirik Sæther and Julian Skar

17 Jan – 17 Jan 2013

Support provided for the artist Nils Bech’s (b.1981 in Ringerike, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) collaborative performance Look Inside with artist Eirik Sæther (b.1983 in Halden, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and composer Julian Skar (b.1981 in Kongsberg, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at the Institute for Contemporary art in London and the Arnolfini in Bristol, UK. According to curator Matt Williams, ‘through voice, movement, music and text Bech creates rituals performed within Sæther's unique scenographic installations of which will be assembled and staged from locally sourced materials at each specific venue’. Curator: Matt Williams, curator, Institute for Contemporary Arts, London, UK and Jamie Eastman, curator of performance, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

NOK 26 000

Bente Stokke

3 Feb – 7 Apr 2013

Support provided for a solo exhibition by artist Bente Stokke (b.1952 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Oslo, Norway) at Kunsthalle Recklinghausen in Recklinghausen, Germany. According to curator Ferdinand Ullrich, the exhibition will focus on Stokke’s practice of drawing ‘as an action and physical movement as the immediate expression of a cerebral movement that does not want to hold onto the classical manifestations of the genre’. The exhibition will also include sculptural and performative works from throughout the artist’s career. Curator: Ferdinand Ullrich, director, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany

NOK 60 000

Aslak Gurholt Rønsen

9 Feb – 17 Mar 2013

Support provided for the participation of artist Aslak Gurholt Rønsen (b.1981 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Sea Journeys’ at Künstlerhaus Dortmund in Dortmund, Germany. According to curators Rona Rangsch and Imi Maufe, the exhibition will explore ‘sea journeys, island hopping and trans-oceanic concepts’. Ronsen plans to present his work Sinking Ship (2008), which was previously exhibited at Tegnerforbundet and the Statens Kunstustilling in Oslo. Other participating artists include John Cumming, Andrew Friend, Lutz Fritsch, Matthew Herring, Gunnar Jónsson, Simon Le Ruez, David Lilburn and Ding Ren. Curator: Rona Rangsch and Imi Maufe, curators for the exhibition ‘Sea Journeys’, Künstlerhaus Dortmund in Dortmund, Germany.

NOK 4 000

Sara Eliassen

13 Feb – 16 Feb 2013

Support provided for the participation of artist Sara Eliassen (b.1977 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the panel discussion and film screening ‘Dystopia: Space, Architecture and the Filmic Imaginary’ at the College Art Association’s 101st Annual Conference in New York, NY, USA. According to curator Sadia Shirazi, ‘the panel will reconsider the relationship between dystopia and utopia from a global perspective, asking whether dystopia is not constituted by and also constitutive of utopia’. Other participating panelists include Ivor Shearer, Hala Halim, Chris Marker and Nora M. Alter. Curator: Sadia Shirazi, independent curator and architect, chair in the panel ‘Dystopia: Space, Architecture and the Filmic Imaginary’, the College Art Association’s 101st Annual Conference, New York, NY, USA

NOK 9 000

Mondo Tromsø

15 Feb – 17 Feb 2013

Support provided for the participation of the artist group Mondo Tromsø (artists group consisting of Tanya Busse (b.1982 in Muncton, Canada, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway), Miriam Haile (b.1985 in Asmara, Eritrea, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark), Linn Horntvedt (b.1984 in Tønsberg, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Ingrid Bøe Sørensen (b.1988 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen, Norway)) in the Supermarket Art Fair at the Kulturhuset in Stockholm, Sweden. According to director Pontus Raud, the Supermaket Art Fair ‘provides a showcase for artists' initiatives from all over the world and creates opportunities for new networks in the Swedish as well as the international art scene’. Mondo Tromsø functions as a non-profit, mobile art bookshop. Other participants in the fair include 1646, Art On Armitage, Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Gudran Association for Art and Development and MUU galleria. Curator: Pontus Raud, project manager, Supermarket 2013, Stockholm, Sweden

NOK 6 000

Camilla Skibrek

25 Feb – 17 May 2013

Support provided for the participation of artist Camilla Skibrek (b.1984 in Krøderen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the Mountain School of the Arts’ 2013 academic programme in Los Angeles, CA, USA. According to director Lawrence Cohen, the Mountain School of the Arts’ goal is ‘to create an educational community of artists providing free instruction for an expansive field of inquiry’. According to Skibrek, she applied to the programme in order to take advantage of its multi-disciplinary approach, which includes ‘lectures not primarily on art, but rather on science, psychology, law, biology and religion’. Contact: Lawrence Cohen, director of admissions, Mountain School of the Arts, Los Angeles, USA

NOK 20 000

Lars Morell

27 Feb – 4 Apr 2013

Support provided for a solo exhibition by artist Lars Morell (b.1980 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France. According to the artist, he plans to produce a project titled Porta’s Description, which refers to ‘Giambattista della Porta who was a 16th century Neapolitan scientist who is credited with a number of scientific innovations, including what is believed to be the first known description of the Pepper's Ghost effect, a theatrical trick that uses glass plates to make the audience believe a ghost appears on the stage’. The project will take the form of a site-specific installation in dialogue with the existing architecture of the Palais de Tokyo. Curator: Marc Bembekoff, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

NOK 38 121

Espoo Museum of Modern Art

6 Mar – 9 Jun 2013

Support provided to the Espoo Museum of Modern Art in Espoo, Finland, for a solo exhibition by the artist Per Maning (b.1943 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway). According to curator Timo Valjakka, this retrospective exhibition of Maning’s work deals with ‘the central questions Maning has been asking for the last 30 years’ relating to ‘what is means to be human’ and the notion that ‘our identity does not depend on our race, gender or nationality’, but, rather, ‘on our ability to recognise and accept our existence as one species among many’. A catalogue will accompany the exhibition with essays by the curator and art historian Gertrud Sandqvist. Curator: Timo Valjakka, independent curator, ‘Per Maning’, Espoo Museum of Modern Art in Espoo, Finland

NOK 49 590

Steinar Haga Kristensen

8 Mar – 21 Apr 2013

Support provided for a solo exhibition of artist Steinar Haga Kristensen (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Brussels, Belgium) at Etablissement d’en Face Projects in Brussels, Belgium. According to the artist, the project will ‘develop in close collaboration with curator Margot Vanheudsen on the basis of my artistic interest in the pavilion format as an in-negotiable heteronomy’. The project will include a series of bronze sculptures, a black and white stop motion anaglyphic 3D video and a series of oil paintings. Curator: Margot Vanheusden, artistic coordinator, Etablissement d’en Face Projects in Brussels, Belgium

NOK 32 000

Mai Hofstad Gunnes

30 Mar – 18 May 2013

Support provided for the participation of artist Mai Hofstad Gunnes (b.1977 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘In Case We Don’t Die’ at the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, CA, USA. According to curator Bibi Katholm, the exhibition uses the context of a ‘world full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity’ to posit the question ‘What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce, and where would they find their inspiration?’. The exhibition will include projects by Scandinavian and Los Angeles-based artists. Other participating artists include Andreas Emenius, Jacob Kirkegaard, Devin Troy Strother, Paco Pomet, Mie Olise, Ida Kvetny, Theis Wendt, Jeff Olsson and Monique Prieto. Curator: Bibi Katholm, independent curator, ‘In Case We Don’t Die’, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA.

NOK 10 000

Transformer

30 Mar – 4 May 2013

Support provided to Transformer, a non-profit art space in Washington, DC, USA, for the participation of artists Tor Jørgen van Eijk (b.1977 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Linda Lerseth (b.1984 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Kaya Gaarder (b.1983 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Henrik Pask (b.1984 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Ole Martin Lund Bø (b.1973 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Helsinki, Finland) and Sebastian Helling (b.1975 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘Terminators’. According to co-curator Karen Nikgol, ‘the works of all the artists in 'Terminators' deconstruct and terminate, affording the viewer the benefit of bearing witness to both the process of deconstruction, and the ever-present sense of nostalgia that deconstruction carries with it’. Curator: Karen Nikgol, co-funder and curator, NoPlace, Oslo, Norway and Victoria Reis, co-funder, executive and artistic director, Transformer, Washington DC, USA

NOK 30 000

Øyvind Renberg

2 Apr – 16 Apr 2013

Support provided for the artist Øyvind Renberg’s (b.1976 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) wall mural commissioned by the New York City Department of Transportation’s Barrier Beautification Project in New York, NY, USA. According to commissioner Wendy Feuer, the Barrier Beautification Project invites artists to ‘create designs for concrete barriers that typically separate bicycle lanes from vehicular traffic’. In collaboration with Japanese artist Miho Shimizu, Renberg plans to produce a mural that ‘extends from a series of works that explore the traditional, Asian hand-scroll’. Curator: Emily Colasacco, manager of the Urban Art Program, New York, NY, USA

NOK 16 000

Daniela Arriado

4 Apr – 15 Nov 2013

Support provided to curator Daniela Arriado (b.1982 in Santiago, Chile, lives and works in Stavanger, Norway and Berlin, Germany) for the participation of artists AK Dolven (b.1953 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Lofoten, Norway), Astrid Elisabeth Bang (b. in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Marthe Aas (b.1966 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Birgitte Sigmunstad (b.1969 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Anne Helene Robbersta (b.1970 in Haugesund, Norway, lives and works in Stavanger, Norway), Tone Kristin Bjordam (b.1975 in Telemark, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Iselin Linstad Hauge (b.1981 in Drammen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Kaia Hugin (b.1975 in Kolbotn, lives and works in Kolbotn, Norway) and Marit Følstad (b.1969 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition project ‘Nordic Outbreak 2013’ organised by the Streaming Museum in New York, NY USA. According to Arriado, the exhibition ‘will show the dynamics and diversity in the Norwegian art scene of video and new media art and strengthen the visibility of Norwegian artists across the Nordic countries and internationally’. In addition to the exhibition, a symposium will also be organised at Scandinavia House in New York. Curator: Tanya Toft, associate curator, Streaming Museum, New York, NY, USA

NOK 20 000

Bbeyond

29 Apr – 5 May 2013

Support provided to Bbeyond, a non-profit performance art organization in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK for the participation of artists Kurt Johannessen (b.1960 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) and Pavana Reid (b.1963 in Khonkaen Thailand, lives and works in Bergen) in the project Duo Days, a week-long series of performances and lectures. According to curators Hugh O’Donnell and Anne Quail, the ‘concept of the event is about performance art couples, normally in intimate relations and how they work together, how their art and lives affect and effect their lives and art’. In their presentation, the invited artists will focus on the nature of their relationships and the challenges and rewards of establishing a collaborative practice. Other participating artists include Monica Gunter, Ruedi Schill, Paul Couillard, Ed Johnston, Victoria Grey, Nathan Walker, Alexandra Zierle, Paul Carter and Jacques van Poppel. Curator: Hugh O'Donnell and Anne Quail, organisers and curators, Bbeyond, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

NOK 8 000

Jan-Erik Lundström

9 May – 19 Jun 2013

Support provided to curator Jan-Erik Lundström (b.1958 in Karasjok, lives and works in Karasjok, Norway) for the participation of artists Per Berntsen (b.1953 in Modum, Norway, lives and works in Lisland, Norway), Ingrid Book (b.1951 in Malmø, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) & Carina Heden (b.1948 in Mora, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Bente Geving (b.1952 in Kirkenes, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Morten Torgersrud (b.1971 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Kirkenes, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Northern Landscapes’ at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá as part of the biennial Fotográfica Bogotá in Bogotá, Colombia. In describing the exhibition, Lundström states that ‘this sort of combined diachronic and synchronic exploration of the topic of landscape/place/space in this exhibition should also be seen in light of the fact that this exhibition is the first overall to introduce a Scandinavian platform/scene to the context of Colombian art’. The artists included in the exhibition extend across three generations with the first being introduced in the 1970s and the last establishing themselves in just the past ten years. Other participating artists include Pia Arke, Per Bak Jensen, Elina Brotherus, Marja Helander, Arno Rafael Minkkine and Jorma Puranen. Curator: Jan-Erik Lundström, independent curator, ‘Northern Landscapes’, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, as part of the biennial Fotográfica Bogotá in Bogotá, Colombia

NOK 102 000

Morten Torgersrud

17 May – 29 Sep 2013

Support provided for the participation of artist Morten Torgersrud (b.1971 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Kirkenes, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘O Flesh’ at Treignac Project in Treignac, France. According to curator Matt Packer, the exhibition explores a contemporary notion of landscape ‘that has been altered and re-thought through the effects of global food distribution networks, social mobility, and representational media’. Torgersrud plans to present a selection of photographs from his series ‘A Natural Flexible Structure’, which, according to the artist, ‘playfully explores the capacities of photography to register (and re-distribute) the materials and symbolisms that constitute a “place”’. Other participating artists include Allan Sekula, Christian Jankowski, Xavier Ribas, Fleur van Dodewaard, John Russell, Florian Roithmayr and Fabienne Audeoud. Curator: Matt Packer, curator, Treignac Projet, Treignac, France.

NOK 8 000

Ayatgali Tuleubek and Tiago Bom

1 Jun – 24 Nov 2013

Support provided to curators Ayatgali Tuleubek (b.1985 in Zhambyl, Kazakhstan, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Tiago Bom (b.1986 in Lisbon, Portugal, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the development of the Central Asian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. The project will comprise an exhibition of artists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. According to the curators, the project will develop through ‘reaching out and working closely with a broad range of local artists and artist initiatives’ in Central Asia. The project is an initiative of the US-based Open Society Foundation and the Dutch-based Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation (Hivos) with the National Academy of Arts in Oslo functioning in the capacity of an administrative supporter of the curatorial team. Curator: Ayatgali Tuleubek and Tiago Bom, curators, the Central Asian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013

NOK 43 700

Kunstmuseum Luzern

6 Jul – 13 Oct 2013

Support provided to the Kunstmuseum Luzern for the participation of artist Ida Ekblad (b.1980 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Revolution: John Chamberlain, Ida Ekblad and Christine Streuli’ at the Kunstmuseum Luzern in Luzern, Switzerland. According to curator Fanni Fetzer, the exhibition will be produced as ‘three loosely connected solo shows’ in which the ‘starting point was the observation that the three artists share a sensibility and an interest in power, energy and intensity’. Fetzer goes on to observe that ‘Ida Ekblad’s powerful abstract paintings look like they were created under pressure with a lot of creative urgency’, while ‘her sculptures, in contrast, are fragile and precious’. Curator: Fanni Fetzer, director, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland

NOK 50 000

Audun Mortensen

8 Oct – 10 Nov 2013

Support provided for a solo exhibition by artist Audun Mortensen (b.1985 in Seoul, South Korea, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) as part of the Fotograf Festival 2013 at the Futura Center for Contemporary Art in Prague, Czech Republic. According to curator Michal Novotny, the festival ‘will focus on the relationship between text and image’. Titled ‘Unread Items’, Mortensen’s exhibition will include ‘an installation of writings and other visible things on paper, which explores the material qualities of language – visual, aural, and beyond’. Curator: Michal Novotný, project manager and curator, Futura Center for Contemporary Art in Prague, Czech Republic

NOK 4 000

Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen

15 Nov – 15 Mar 2014

Support provided for the artist Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen’s (b.1973 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) film project Kolkata, produced in collaboration with What About Art in Kolkata and Last Ship in Mumbai, India. According to the artist, ‘Kolkata will investigate a darker side of European history and bring it in relation with the contemporary life of the city by contrasting different layers of time, histories and cultures, to investigate representation and transformation’. Curator: Eve Lemesle, director, What About Art?, Bombay, India

NOK 15 000

Rita Marhaug, Gillian Carson, Karen Kipphoff and Robert Alda

15 Dec – 31 Dec 2013

Support provided for the participation of artists Rita Marhaug (b.1965 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Gillian Carson (b.1961 in Edinburgh, UK, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Karen Kipphoff (b.1958 in Hamburg, Germany, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Robert Alda (b.1959 Warsawa, Poland, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Dialogues with Reality’ at Galeria XX1, an artist-run space in Warsaw, Poland. Initiated by these four Bergen-based artists, the exhibition includes works by each of the artists, which create a dialogue that ‘crosses between fact and fiction, discussing concerns about art’s role as much as the artist’s social experience’. Curator: Ryszard Lugowski, curator, Galeria XX1, Warsaw, Poland

NOK 16 000

September

02
Number of applications: 60
Number of grants: 31
Total amount applied for: NOK 2.588.614
Total amount granted: NOK 438.236

03
Number of applications: 14
Number of grants: 3
Total number applied for: NOK 673.047
Total amount granted: NOK 66.600

Dima Hourani

1 Sep – 1 Dec 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Dima Hourani (b. 1985 in Amman, Palestine, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in a residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The artist plans to continue her ongoing project Untitled during the residency period. According to the artist, the project ‘attempts to escape from the already constructed cultural symbols of Palestine by introducing new metaphorical representations of Palestinian locality’ through the act of ‘inviting authentic Palestinian icons to be embroidered on my own flesh as a forbidden platform’. Curator: Narcisse Tordoir, program coordinator, Atelier, Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

NOK 8 000

Per-Oskar Leu

4 Sep – 1 May 2013

Support provided for the participation of artist Per-Oskar Leu (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the Whitney Independent Study Program in new York, NY, USA. According to director Ron Clark, the program ‘provides a setting for those engaged in art practice, art historical scholarship, critical writing and curatorial practice to pursue their work while participating in ongoing theoretical and critical discussion and debate’. The program runs from September 2012 through June 2013 and concludes with exhibition projects by each of the participants. Contact: Trista Mallory, Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, USA

NOK 30 000

Ann Cathrin November Høibo

15 Sep – 26 Nov 2012

Support provided for the participation of the artist Ann Cathrin November Høibo (b.1979 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘A Disagreeable Object’ at SculptureCenter in Long Island City, NY, USA. According to the curator Ruba Katrib, the exhibition takes its title ‘from Alberto Giacometti’s surrealist sculptures’ and ‘explores themes of desire and repulsion, the familiar and the unfamiliar’. Høibo produced two new site-specific sculptures for the exhibition, which make use of her focus on transparent and fragile materials such as hand-woven tapestries and other textiles. Other participating artists include Alisa Baremboym, Alexandra Bircken, Ian Cheng, Talia Chetrit, Martin Soto Climent, FOS, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Camille Henrot, Alicja Kwade, Charles Long and Sarah Lucas. Curator: Ruba Katrib, curator, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY, USA

NOK 15 000

Åsa Sonjasdotter

22 Sep – 20 Jan 2013

Support provided for the participation of artist Åsa Sonjasdotter (b.1966 in Helsingborg, Sweden, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Green Acres’ at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cinicinnati, OH, USA. According to curator Sue Spaid, the exhibition ‘addresses farming as both activism and art form’ through a wide variety of approaches by artists. Sonjasdotter plans to present another iteration of her ongoing series of projects in which she plants a potato patch with domesticated varieties that only exist as long as humans maintain cultivating them. She provides information about the specific cultural origins of each variety growing within the exhibition. Other participating artists include Kim Abeles, Agnes Denes, Dan Devine, Field Faring, Futurefarmers, Anya Gallaccio, Avital Geva, Lonnie Graham and Harrison Studio. Curator: Sue Spaid, curator, ‘Green Acres’, Contemporary Arts Center in Cinicinnati, USA

NOK 9 500

Torpedo Press

27 Sep – 7 Oct 2012

Support provided to Torpedo Press (consist of Elin Maria Olaussen (b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Karen Christine Tandberg (b.1976 in Tønsberg, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway)) for their participation in both the New York Art Book Fair and the first annual Vancouver Art Book Fair. According to the organisers, the New York Art Book Fair brings together ‘more than 250 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from over twenty countries’. The Vancouver Art Book Fair is a joint venture by the Project Space bookshop and Phillip, a publication on art, culture and ideas. Torpedo Press plans to present a wide range of new publications such as Mai Hofstad Gunnes’ Baby Snakes Hatching, a publication by Geir Haraldseth and a zine by Marianne Hurum.

NOK 5 000

Eline Mugaas and Elise Storsveen

28 Sep – 29 Sep 2012

Support provided for the participation of artists Eline Mugaas (b.1969 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Elise Storsveen (b.1969 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ‘The Classroom’, a programme curated by David Senior during the New York Art Book Fair organised by Printed Matter at PS1/MoMA in Long Island City, NY, USA. According to Senior, ‘The Classroom’ can be described as a ‘scene for talks, slideshows, screenings, comedy hours, a photo booth, very brief installations, life-drawing, support groups, craft sessions, fancy dancing, high stepping, drinking and sound spectacles, etc.’. Mugaas and Storsveen will release the newest edition of their zine ALBUM#7 – The Universe Issue and present a slide show and poster. Other participating exhibitors include Perimeter Books, Camera Austria International, Art Paper Editions, Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, La Bibliothèque Fantastique and Fantom Photographic Quarterly. Curator: David Senior, curator and bibliographer, MoMA library, NYC, USA

NOK 5 000

Morten Andersen

28 Sep – 29 Sep 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Morten Andersen (b.1965 in Akershus, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the New York Art Book Fair organised by Printed Matter at PS1/MoMA in Long Island City, NY, USA. According to the organisers, the fair is ‘the world's premier event for artist’s books, catalogues, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by more than 250 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from over twenty countries’. Andersen will present twelve books and two new releases under the name of Shadowlab, his publishing imprint. Other participating artists include Projecto MULTIPLO, Bad Day, Needles & Pens, Ooga Booga, Open Space Baltimore, Arts and Sciences PROJECTS and Swiss Institute. Curator: David Senior, curator and bibliographer, MoMA library, NYC, USA

NOK 5 000

Ayman Alazraq

5 Oct – 10 Dec 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Ayman Alazraq (b.1979 in Jerusalem, Palestine, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in a project at the Cittadellarte–Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy, which coincides with the conclusion of his four-month residency at the foundation. Alazraq plans to organise a football game that uses the local demographics of the region (with the ongoing recession and high unemployment rates as a backdrop) to highlight the traditional power struggles inscribed in labour relations in a new context. The artist indicates that he will construct the game as a contest ‘between the unemployed and employed workers against factories owners and politicians’ in Biella. The entire process of negotiating the teams and bringing the community together for the game will be documented on video. Curator: UNDIEE and STEALTH unlimited, curator, ‘Lets Talk about football and women’, Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto UNIDEE, Biella, Italy

NOK 3 500

Extra City Kunsthal

5 Oct – 11 Nov 2012

Support provided to the Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerp, Belgium for the participation of artist Thomas Kvam (b.1972 in Drammen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘HOW MUCH FASCISM?’, co-curated by Mihnea Mircan and the Zagreb-based collective What, How and for Whom (WHW). According to WHW, the exhibition departs from the ‘need to turn our attention to the silent fascism that is becoming normalised through the systematic violence seeping into the laws and everyday administration practices of the nation-state, and to assess the mechanisms of oppression and the various symptoms of contemporary fascism that are being presented as unavoidable, pragmatic necessities’. Kvam plans to present a new installation of his ongoing project nowthatsfuckedup/Krie dem Kriege, which incorporates images and texts from the website nowthatsfuckedup.com, an unintentional online archive of war atrocities in Iraq compiled by soldiers uploading images from the war zone in exchange for porn. Other participating artists include Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Judith Hopf, Sanja Iveković, Gert Jan Kocken, Avi Mograbi, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Cesare Pietroiusti, Lidwien van de Ven and Želimir Žilnik. Curator: Mihnea Mircan, artistic director, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium and What, How & for Whom/WHW, curatorial collective, Zagreb, Croatia, curators, ‘HOW MUCH FASCISM?’, Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerp, Belgium

NOK 19 686

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas

6 Oct – 1 Dec 2012

Support provided for the participation of artists Aeron Bergman (b.1971 in Detroit, MI, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Alejandra Salinas (b.1977 in La Rioja, Spain, lives and works in Oslo) in the exhibition ‘Abstract Possible: The Birmingham Beat’ at Eastside Projects in Birmingham, UK. The exhibition in Birmingham is one of several iterations of ‘Abstract Possible’ at international venues, which, according to curator Maria Lind, reflects ‘a palpable interest in abstraction since the late 1990s, particularly among younger artists and other cultural producers who both reinterpret the legacy of formal abstraction and shape performative – social - versions of abstraction’. Bergman and Salinas contributed their video, Abstract Your Shit Is (2009), to the exhibition. Other participating artists include José Léon Cerillo, Zachary Formwalt, Goldin+Senneby, Wade Guyton and Natalya Popova. Curator: Maria Lind, curator, ‘Abstract Possible: The Birmingham Beat’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK

NOK 9 850

Museum Marta Herford

6 Oct – 13 Jan 2013

Support provided to the Museum Marta Herford in Herford, Germany for the solo exhibition of Olav Christopher Jenssen (b.1954 in Sortland, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany), titled ‘Enigma. Works 1985-2012’. According to curators Roland Nachtigäller and Michael Kröger, the exhibition ‘enables both intense and sensual insights into a pictorially evolving world [of Jenssen] which repeatedly repositions itself from work to work, and from series to series, and then progresses on the basis of a few reduced, and often unexpected means’. Covering nearly thirty years of the artist’s practice, the show consists of 70 large-scale paintings as well as a cross section of his pictorial, graphic and sculptural works. Curator: Roland Nachtigäller, artistic director and Dr. Michael Kröger, curator, Museum Marta Herford gGmbH, Herford, Germany.

NOK 50 000

Jana Winderen

9 Oct – 9 Oct 2012

Support provided for the participation artist Jana Winderen (b.1965 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the project ‘stillspotting nyc’, a collaboration between the Guggenheim Museum and the Ultrasound Festival in New York, NY, USA. According to curator David van der Leer, ‘stillspotting nyc’ takes the ‘ever-present cacophony of traffic, construction, and commerce; the struggle for mental and physical space; and the anxious need for constant communication in person or via technology’ as a point of departure for a ‘two-year multidisciplinary project that takes the museum’s Architecture and Urban Studies programming out into the streets of the city’. The project culminates in a finale event on 9 October 2012 during which Jana Winderen will perform Water Signal, a piece constructed from various underwater recordings the artist made at selected sites throughout New York. Other participating artists include Sound Histories of NYC, Urban Noise and Health, On Schwartz#1, Professionalizing Stillness, and On Stillness. Curator: David van der Leer, Assistant curator for Architecture and Urban studies, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC, USA

NOK 9 000

Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation

12 Oct – 13 Oct 2012

Support provided to Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden for the participation of Anne Szefer Karlsen (b.1976 in Halden, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Elin Maria Olaussen (b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Ingrid Forland (b.1985 in Stord, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the convention ‘Published and Be Damned: Nordic Models’. According to the organisers, the convention ‘brings together for the first time in Stockholm around 20 of highest-quality small-scale publishers and distributors from Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Greenland’. Karlsen will represent Ctrl+Z, a self-organised publishing initiative based in Bergen. Olaussen will represent Torpedo Press, an Oslo-based publisher and distributor that experiments with alternative publishing strategies. Ingrid Forland will represent Kuk & Parfyme, a publication series based out of the Kurant Art Space in Tromsø. Other participants in the convention include Pork Salad Press, Half Letter Press&Temporary Services, continent.journal, Sideprojects, Napa Books, OK DO magazine, Iconoclast Publications. Curator: Diana Baldon, director, Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden and Kit Hammonds, co-founder, Publish and be Damned, London, UK.

NOK 8 000

Jesper Alvaer

13 Oct – 18 Oct 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Jesper Alvaer (b. 1973 in København, Danmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within the ‘Hotel Asia’ project at Organhouse in Chongqing, China. According to curator Keiichi Miyagawa, ‘Hotel Asia’ investigates artistic strategies designed to ‘create new visual and critical languages under a multi-lingual condition’ by exploring thematic issues such as ‘colonialism, economic disparities, leisure, modernisation, industrialisation and immigration’. Alvaer indicates he plans to produce a new project ‘focusing on (paid) hospitality and the (visual) codes that regulate and nuance relations between host(s) and guest(s) in this part of China’. Other participating artists include Soo Young Kim, Keiich Miyagawa, Gen Sasaki, Hisao Sotoda and 99. Curator: Keiichi Miyagawa, curator, Hotel Asia Project (Japan), Organhaus, Chongqing, China

NOK 8 000

Wundergrund Festival

26 Oct – 26 Oct 2012

Support provided to the Wundergrund Festival for participation of artist Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in a site-specific performance at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copehagen, Denmark to celebrate the opening of the annual Wundergrund Festival. According to the organisers, the festival is ‘the biggest festival in Copenhagen for contemporary & experimental music across genres and involving other art forms’. Wrånes was specifically commissioned to develop a flying, sculptural performance of approximately 20 minutes in the atrium of the Glyptotek. Curator: Thorbjørn Tønder Hansen, artistic director, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copehagen, Denmark

NOK 19 700

Jiri Havran

26 Oct – 9 Dec 2012

Support provided for the solo exhibition of artist Jiri Havran (b.1953 in Teplice, Czech Republic, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), titled ‘from architecture, photography 2009–2012’ at the Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera in Prague, Czech Republic. According to curator Per Bjarne Boym, ‘a prominent feature in Jiri Havran’s photographic project is buildings or parts of building presented as if on a stage or as a stage’. Havran indicates that the exhibition is ‘based on three projects, Røde Rom, Suldal Kraft and Brutalism’, which all examine ‘the look architecture had in the 60s and 70s of the last century’. A catalogue documenting Havran’s work over the last five years will accompany the exhibition. Curator: Per Bjarne Boym, curator, ‘From architecture, photography 2009–2012’, Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera in Prague, Czech Republic

NOK 20 000

Kristina Kvalvik

27 Oct – 5 Dec 2012

Support provided for the artist Kristina Kvalvik’s (b.1980 in Skodje, Norway, lives in Copenhagen, Denmark) solo exhibition ‘The Wonder of the I’ at Muratcentoventidue Artecontemporanea in Bari, Italy. According to curator Angela Gonnella, Muratcentoventidue was created ‘with the aim of promoting artistic research and spreading knowledge of contemporary art’ by offering ‘space to young artists for experimentation’. Kvalvik indicates that she plans to present Distant Landscape, a film installation, and the book The Wonder of the I, both of which deal with the ‘projection of desires or fears’ inherent in the fictions produced ‘around the idea of the unseen’. Curator: Angela Gonnella, president, Muratcentoventidue Artecontemporanea, Bari, Italy

NOK 8 000

Label Hypothèse

6 Nov – 7 Nov 2012

Support provided to the curatorial entity Label Hypothèse for the participation of the artist collective D.O.R. (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)) in the Journées Nationales Professionnelles, a series of events aiming to present the professional identity of curators organised by C-E-A (a French association for curators), called the “Le commissaire indépendant entre l’artiste et l’institution”, Quimper, Le Quartier Art Center, Bretagne and Passerelle Art Center in Brest, France. D.O.R. has been invited to perform their work Collection of Centers, which explores good and bad models of collaboration through parody. Other participating artists include Dominique Gilliot and Shelly Nadashi. Curator: Benoît Lamy de La Chapelle and Ann Stouvenel, curators, Label Hypothese, Quimper, France

NOK 7 700

Biennale Bénin 2012

8 Nov – 13 Jan 2013

Support provided to the ‘Biennale Bénin 2012: Inventer le monde: l’artiste citoyen’ in Contonou, Bénin for the participation of artists Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Harstad, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Arne Skaug Olsen (b.1974 in Gjøvik, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway). According to curator Abdellah Karroum, the biennial explores ‘the vocabulary of art as part of multiple temporalities, between nomadic imagination and real presences, between invention and action’ in order to locate ‘connections between creative universes and exterior encounters’ where ‘the artwork’s meaning is formed, from an aesthetic idea to an ethical one’. Johannessen has been invited to the international exhibition to present her work Words and Years (2010–11), a series of graphs based on research in various academic journals and news magazines. Skaug Olsen have been invited to contribute to the discussions around art and education in the series ‘Rethinking Art School’ in the section of the biennial titled ‘Encounters of Oceans and Seas’ from 4 to 7 November 2012. Other participating artists include Adel Abdessemed, Ebtisam Abdul Aziz, Georges Adéagbo, Edwige Aplogan and Aston. Curator: Abdellah Karroum, artistic director, ‘Biennale Bénin 2012: Inventer le monde: l’artiste citoyen’, Contonou, Bénin

NOK 34 000

Amund Sjølie Sveen

21 Nov – 21 Nov 2012

Support provided to the participation of artists Amund Sjølie Sveen (b.1973 in Vågå, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Elin Øyen Vister (b.1976 in Kjerringøy, Norway, living and working in Kjerringøy, Norway) in a ‘HORIZONIC’ performance event at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France. In association with the traveling Nordic sound art exhibition ‘HORIZONIC’ on view at the École Supérieure d'Arts & Médias in Caen, France, the Palais de Tokyo invited the exhibition’s curator Ásdís Ólafsdóttir to produce a parallel event with the Norwegian participants. According to Ólafsdóttir, the project allows ‘Nordic artists to share their experience of isolated territories, open expanses and a scattered population, rediscovering space through their personal perception of soundscapes and original sound experiments’. Amund Sjølie Sveen plans a performance of his ongoing Deconstructing Ikea project in which he uses the eponymous household products to create sounds. Elin Øyen Vister plans to present her field recordings from the island of Røst in the Lofoten archipelago and invite musicians for a live improvisation in response to the recordings. Curator: Ásdís Ólafsdóttir, curator, ‘HORIZONIC’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

NOK 7 800

Ane Graff

22 Nov – 20 Dec 2012

Support provided for the participation of the artist Ane Graff (1974 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘Rough Patch’ at the Cul de Sac Gallery in London, UK. According to the curatorial team N/V_PROJECTS, the ‘framework at the core of the exhibition, and the presentation of the artist’s works, is an examination of different modes of production as a means in it's own right, as well as a strategy to allow for unexpected results’. Ane Graff was selected ‘because of her process-oriented experiments’, which ‘investigate the nature of matter, focusing on change and decay within different materials’. Other participating artists include Max Ruf, Jan Kiefer, Marianne Spurr and Pedro Wirtz. Curator: Roman Liska and Nigel Dunkley, N/V Projects, curator, ‘ROUGH PATCH’, Cul de Sac Gallery, Paris, France

NOK 8 000

RAKETT

23 Nov – 24 Nov 2012

Support provided to the curatorial collective RAKETT (Åse Løvgren (1975, Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Karolin Tampere (b.1978 in Tallin, Estonia, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for the organisation of the panel discussion ‘Radical Organizations’ in collaboration with curator Hélène Meisel at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France. According to RAKETT, the panel discussion will investigate ‘alternative structures of art, born of the hybridisation of different models’, such as ‘production units attached or detached of the institution, "curatorial offices" or curator collectives, editions agencies, mobile residencies and spontaneous archives’. Other participants in the panel discussion include Luba Kuzovnikova, Brett Bloom, Stefan Shankland, Tomas Ruiz-Rivas, Guillaume Désanges and Hélène Meisel. Curator: RAKETT in collaboration with Hélène Meisel, ‘Radical Organizations’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.

NOK 12 000

Stichting Kunstvlaai

23 Nov – 2 Dec 2012

Support provide to Stichting Kunstvlaai in Amsterdam, The Netherlands for the participation of Anne Szefer Karlsen (b.1976 in Halden, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Farhad Kalantary (b.1962 in Tabriz, Iran, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Inger Lise Hansen (b.1963 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ‘Kunstvlaai: Festival of Independents’. According to curators Fleur van Muiswinkel and Natasha Ginwala, the festival is a ‘platform for over 70 local and international artist-led initiatives, art schools and nomadic organisations’, which will engage in a ‘dynamic staging of exhibitions, live arts, film screenings, archival presentations, lectures and workshops’. Karlsen has been invited to launch the recent publication ‘Self-Organised Subjects’. Farhad Kalantary and Inger Lise Hansen have each been invited to screen a selection of their films. Other participants in the festival include Apice for artist, Berm Collective/Stichting Berm, First Floor Gallery, Green Papaya Art Projects, Lost Property and The Book Society. Curator: Fleur van Muiswinkel and Natasha Ginwala, curators, ‘Kunstvlaai: Festival of Independents’, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

NOK 10 000

Erlend Hammer

28 Nov – 10 Jan 2013

Support provided to the curator Erlend Hammer (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Våler, Norway) for the participation of artists Ane Graff (b. 1974 in Bodø Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Mai Hofstad Gunnes (b.1977 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Brussel, Belgium), Knut Henrik Henriksen (b.1970 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany), Kristian Skylstad (b.1982 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Lars Monrad Vaage (b.1973 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Øystein Aasan (b.1977 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in New York, USA) in the exhibition ‘If you want it you can get it for the rest of your life (Truth is what works)’ at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, NY, USA. According to Hammer, the exhibition stems from the notion that ‘knowledge is no longer sufficiently linked with the threat of forgetfulness: we no longer fear losing the knowledge we have acquired’. He also indicates that all of the works in the exhibition are ‘obviously «signs» that primarily draw our attention to the lack of communicating a shared experience’. Other participating artists include Matthew Antezzo, Bosko Blagojevic and Heman Chong. Curator: Erlend Hammer, curator, ‘If you want it you can get it for the rest of your life (Truth is what works)’, International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, NY, USA

NOK 30 000 NOK

Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim

8 Dec – 9 Dec 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim (b.1981 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in a performance at the Signal Centre for Contemporary Art in Malmø, Sweden, as part of a publication launch for ‘Local Colour: Ghosts, variations’ organised by In Edit Mode Press. According to the artist, ‘the publication will consist of scores, sound and poetry, which takes as its point of departure Paul Auster's novella Ghosts’. Jordheim created a musical score from the first paragraph of the novella by transcribing certain letters appearing in words into a notational system. The results will be performed by Jordheim, Per Zanussi (double bass) and Stine Janvin Motland (voice) during the publication launch event. Curator: Ola Ståhl, editor, In Edit Mode Press, Malmø, Sweden

NOK 6 000

Kaia Hugin

18 Dec – 27 Jan 2013

Support provided for the participation of the artist Kaia Hugin (b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Kolbotn, Norway) in the exhibition ‘La condicio narrativa’ at La Capella, Cultural Institute in Barcelona, Spain. According to curator Alexandra Laudo, the exhibition ‘explores the value of narrativity in artistic representation by way of an exhibition project and a parallel programme of actions’. Hugin will present her film Hannava, which she describes as ‘a search for belonging through the story about my Lappish great grandmother, Hannava’, who functions as a fictitious metaphor for the idea of ‘belonging on different layers, related to origin, ethnographic authenticity, and a search for nature and a strangeness to the same’. Other participating artists include Pieter Geenen, Karlos Gil, Marla Jacarilla, Tamara Kuselman, Julia Mariscal, Ryan Rivadeneyra and Pedro Torres. Curator: Alexandra Laudo (Heroínas de la Cultura), curator, ‘La condicio narrativa’, La Capella, Cultural Institute in Barcelona, Spain

NOK 9 000

Bodil Furu

1 Jan – 1 Jan 2013

Support provided for the artist Bodil Furu’s (b.1976 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) research visit to Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The artist plans to develop a specific project for the 3rd Lubumbashi Biennale scheduled for autumn 2013. According to curator Elvira Dyangani Ose, the biennale ‘builds on the idea of “Enthusiasm” to explore how contemporary art practices have brought about the dissolution of traditional paradigms of audience and participation’, which allows for ‘a new sense of community to be put on stage’. Curator: Elvira Dyangani Ose, curator, 3rd Lubumbashi Biennale, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo

NOK 20 000

Bente Stokke

3 Feb – 7 Apr 2013

Support provided for a monographic publication on the work of artist Bente Stokke (b.1952 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Oslo, Norway) in association with her solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Recklinghausen in Germany. Titled ‘Bente Stokke: Projects 1982–2012’, the publication will document the various aspects informing the artist’s practice over the last thirty years, including her performative and blind drawings, installations, works with combustion ash and drawings. Six commissioned essays from art historians and curators will be published in the catalogue. Curator: Dr. Ferdinand Ullrich, director, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany

NOK 35 000

FRANK

21 Feb – 22 Feb 2013

Support provided to the collective FRANK (Sille Storihle (b.1985 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Liv Bugge (b.1973 in Bærum, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway)) for a launch event and performance programme relating to the publication ‘FRANK Fanzine II’ at b_books in Berlin, Germany. According to the artists, ‘FRANK is a flexible platform that uses domestic settings to nurture art and critical discourse revolving around gender issues, desire and sexuality’. ‘FRANK Fanzine II’ will examine ‘European and particularly Scandinavian history to locate characters, places and knowledge that have somehow been overlooked in the "official" patriarchal historiography’. Contributors to the publication include Karen Røise Kielland, Kataraina Bonnevier, Kajsa Dahlberg and Gerd Brant Berg. Curator: FRANK, curator, ‘FRANK Fanzine II’, b_books in Berlin, Germany

NOK 5 000

Helena Björk

28 Feb – 24 Mar 2013

Support provided to the curator Helena Björk for the participation of artists Ane Mette Hol (b.1979 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Kristin Nordhøy (b.1977 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Copy, Paste, Add Layer’ at Galleri Sinne in Helsinki, Finland. According to Björk, the exhibition ‘takes its name from common functions in image editing software’ in order to ‘play with the idea of photoshopping reality’. Hol will contribute her sound piece The Concept of Clouds (That Will Never Exist) (2011). Nordhøy will contribute a selection of her large-scale geometric paintings and a new floor sculpture. Other participating artists include Ebba Bohlin. Curator: Helena Björk, curator, ‘Copy, Paste, Add Layer’, Galleri Sinne, Helsinki, Finland

NOK 10 000

Joar Nango and Tanya Busse

9 May – 1 Sep 2013

Support provided for the participation of artists Joar Nango (b.1979 in Alta, Norway, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) and Tanya Busse (b.1982 in Moncton, Canada, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) in the Turku Biennial 2013, titled ‘Idyll’, at the Aboa Vetus and Ars Nova Museum in Turku, Finland. According to curator Karolin Tampere, ‘in the visual arts “idyll” has meant depicting a harmonious state of being, an idea place or tranquil landscape’, but it ‘can also mean art that represents life in an idealising way, or as a means of escaping an unfulfilled reality’. Nango and Busse have indicated they plan to ‘use the mapping of the cityscape as a starting point, to find potential sites for intervention and also to call into question how public space is produced and experienced in relation to hidden social and political structures’. Other participating artists include Petri Ala-Maunus, Emil Asgrimsson, Søren Thilo Funder, Heidi Hove, Stine Marie Jacobsen, Lisa Jeannin, Bjargey Ólafsdóttir and Katarina Reuter. Curator: Karolin Tampere/Laura Boxberg, invited curators, ‘Idyll’, Turku Biennalen 2013

NOK 6 000

Kunsthal 44 Møen

9 Jun – 21 Jul 2013

Support provided to the Kunsthal 44 Møen in Askeby, Denmark for the traveling exhibition project of artist AK Dolven (b.1953 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Leknes, Norway and London, UK), titled ‘Ja, as long as I can’. Originating at the Centre de Création Contemporaine in Tours, France (8 February–5 May 2013), the exhibition will travel to Kunsthal 44 Moen and then go to IKON Gallery in Birmingham, UK. According to co-curators Jonathan Watkins, Alain Julien-Laferriére and René Block, ‘the exhibition’s point of departure is the new sound work Ja, as long as I can’ (performed by Dolven in collaboration with John Giorno), which ‘explores the quality of sound as a potent signifier of many things, such as corporeal and temporal presence, emotional as well as informational meaning, the acute experience of spatial presence and absence, harmony or dissent amongst human beings, as well as of the passage of time’. Curator: Jonathan Watkins (IKON), Alain Julien-Laferrière (CCC) and René Block (Kunsthal 44 Møen), curators, ‘Ja, as long as I can’.

NOK 38 500

Shwan Dler Qaradaki

14 Jun – 14 Jul 2013

Support provided to artist Shwan Dler Qaradaki (b.1977 in Suleimanieh, Iraq, lives and works in Oslo) for the solo exhibition at ‘Once Upon a time in the West’ at the Amna Soraka (Red Security) Museum in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. According to the artist, ‘Once Upon a time in the West’ is ‘an attempt to create reflection around the theme “identity” and the experience of an Eastern to live in Western civilization under the ever-changing boundaries in a multicultural world’. Curator: Ako Qharib, curator, Amna Soraka Museum

NOK 12 600

Øystein Aasan

1 Sep – 31 Oct 2013

Support provided for the participation of artist Øystein Aasan (b.1977 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in New York, USA) in a project at the Gemäldegalerie - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany. Aasan’s project, titled KATALOG, is part of the broader programme ‘The Imaginary Museum – A dialogue between contemporary artists and the Old Masters of the Gemäldegalerie’, organised by curator Elena Aguido. Aasan plans to make a series of sculptures that also function as benches for visitors, which, according to the artists, ‘take into consideration both the collection, the architectural properties of the museum and the viewers movement through the museum, and the archival impulse that lies in the heart of every museum collection’. Curator: Elena Aguido, curator ‘The Imaginary Museum – A dialogue between contemporary artists and the Old Masters of the Gemäldegalerie’, Gemäldegalerie - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany

NOK 20 000

May

Number of applications: 83
Number of grants: 52

Total amount applied for: NOK 2.788.392
Total amount granted: NOK 737.521

Yokoland + Aki Books

11 May – 13 May 2012

Support provided for the participation of Yokoland (Aslak Gurholt Rønsen (b.1981 in Lørenskog, Norge, lives and works in Oslo, Norge), Thomas Nordby and Martin Lundell) + Aki Books (Aslak Gurholt Rønsen (b.1981 in Lørenskog, Norge, lives and works in Oslo, Norge) and Morten Spaberg) in the Art Book Fair at the Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to the fair organisers, this year’s fair will focus on ‘the art book as reflecting contemporary artistic practices and the aesthetic, collaborative and political publishing strategies concerning its production, presentation and distribution’. Yokoland + Aki Books plan to present eight small books published over the last few years along with other self-initiated book projects. Curator: Karen Mette Fog Pedersen, mediator and event organisor, and Kevin Lytsen, exhibition assistant, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOK 4 000

Spesial Nord

11 May – 13 May 2012

Support provided for the participation of Spesial Nord (Iselin Linstad Hauge (b.1978 in Larvik, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Christina Leithe Hansen (b.1981 in Drammen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway)) in the Art Book Fair at the Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to the fair organisers, this year’s fair will focus on ‘the art book as reflecting contemporary artistic practices and the aesthetic, collaborative and political publishing strategies concerning its production, presentation and distribution’. Spesial Nord describes itself as ‘an artist run Nordic publication designed to function as a showroom for young newly established artists from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland’. They plan to launch their latest issue Spesial Nord no. 3, ‘Hidden Matter’ at the fair. Curator: Karen Mette Fog Pedersen, mediator and event organisor, and Kevin Lytsen, exhibition assistant, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOK 4 000

Victor Mutelekesha

11 May – 10 Jun 2012

Support provided for the participation artist Victor Mutelekesha (b.1976 in Chililabombwe, Zambia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in DAK’ART 2012, the Dakar Biennale of Contemporary Art in Dakar, Senegal. According to curators Christine Eyene, Nadira Laggoune and Riason Naidoo, the biennale’s theme of ‘contemporary creation and social dynamics’ serves as a ‘pretext to examine, through various angles, the dialogue contemporary artists engage with a social environment in constant change’. Mutelekesha plans to present his installation Rise to the Ashes, which he describes as a three-dimensional topographical map in which the strata are ‘a reflection of two different statistical data that show a distribution and concentration of higher GDPs and processed global wealth and places where you find some of the biggest open pit mines in the world’. Other participating artists include Peter Clarke, Goddy Leye, Berni Searle, Marwa Adel, Chika Modum, Henry Sagna and Moataz Nasr. Curator: Christine Eyene, Nadira Laggoune, Riason Naidoo, curators for DAK’ART 2012, the Dakar Biennale of Contemporary Art in Dakar, Senegal

NOK 8 000

de Appel arts centre

23 May – 23 Sep 2012

Support provided to de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands for the participation of artist Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Topsy Turvy’, the inaugural project at the centre’s new permanent location. According to curator Ann Demeester, the exhibition from the notion of the carnival as ‘a moment at which the world is turned upside down and on its head, existing hierarchies are ignored and satire reigns supreme’. Wrånes has been commissioned to produce a new site-specific performance work in which she ‘masquerades as an apparition’. Other participating artists include Matthew Barney, Maja Borg, Spartacus Chetwynd, Melanie Bonajo, Discoteca Flaming Star, James Ensor, Melanie Gilligan, Adriana Lara, David Lloyd, Urs Lüthi and Philip Metten. Curator: Ann Demeester, General and Artistic Director, de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

NOK 20 000

Den Frie Udstillingsbygning

7 Jun – 17 Jun 2012

Support provide to the Den Frie Udstillingsbygning in Copenhagen, Denmark for the participation of artists Maia Urstad (b.1954, Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Jana Winderen (b.1965 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Rolf Aamot (b.1934 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the sound art festival ‘Fri Lyd’. According to curator Joost Fonteyne, sound art ‘may be considered as the missing link between music, sound and visual arts’. The festival will comprise five sound installations as well as daily events where artists such as Winderen, Urstad and Aamot will be invited to share their work with the public. Other participating artists include Dorit Chrysler, Rune Søchting, PerMagnus Lindborg Tuomas Toivonen and Anna Zaradny. Curator: Joost Fonteyne, Director of Sound Festival van Vlaanderen Kortrijk and Thorbjørn Tønder Hansen, Director of SNYK and Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark.

NOK 8 000

OSLO10

7 Jun – 26 Aug 2012

Support provided to the non-profit project space OSLO10 in Basel, Switzerland for the participation of artist Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Jusqu’ici tout va bien’. According to curators Simone Neuenschwander and Christiane Rekade, the exhibition revolves around ‘the perception of crisis and the resulting altered sense of time’ by looking at ‘artistic expressions and observations that address the condition of crisis as an ongoing, long-term disturbance’. Johannessen plans to present a selection of works from her series 'Words and Years' (2010–11), which, according to the curators, addresses her ‘ongoing interest in the history of science and social developments through the analysis of different theoretical and empirical methods as well as personal interpretations’. Other participating artists include Marcellvs L., Daniel Jackson, Riccardo Previdi and Beni Bischof. Curator: Simone Neuenschwander and Christiane Rekade, curators for the independent exhibition “OSLO10”, Basel, Switzerland

NOK 15 000

Carly Troncale

8 Jun – 22 Jun 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Carly Troncale (b.1977 in New York, USA, lives and works in Hamar, Norway) within the exhibition ‘Cultivation Field’, organised by the University of Reading in Reading, UK. According to curator Kate Corder, ‘cultivation provokes questions about human beings relation to and encounter with the earth and its growth systems and operations’. Troncale plans to develop an installation and wall drawing based upon the plant life in the local area surrounding the exhibition. Other participating artists include Adi Gelbart, Camilla Berner, Fritz Haeg, Stih & Schnock, Sarah Lewison and Charlie Tweed. Curator: Kate Corder, cultivation field curator, art department, University of Reading

NOK 2 203

Anawana Haloba

9 Jun – 9 Sep 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Anawana Haloba (b.1978 in Livingstone, Zambia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within the Rauma Biennale Balticum 2012 at the Rauma Art Museum in Rauma, Finland. According to curator Henna Paunu, the theme of the biennale, ‘Human Nature’, will explore ‘aspects of human behaviour, delicate states of mind, social structures based on emotions and also reach beyond what seems to be the commonly accepted or politically correct borders of existence, to notions of absurdity and odd pathways of thought, not avoiding the dark side of our behaviour and even horrifying, secret and denied sides of human nature’. Other participating artists include Aigars Bikse, Evaldas Jansas, Raoul Kurvitz, Ayumi Matsuzaka and Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin. Curator: Henna Paunu, curator, Rauma Art Museum, Rauma, Finland

NOK 6 000

Morten Norbye Halvorsen

9 Jun – 11 Jun 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Morten Norbye Halvorsen (b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Hundvåg, Norway) in a collaborative performance with Jessica Warboys during the opening days of dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany. Titled Thunderclap, the artists describe the project as ‘a composition based on field recordings of natural elements and recordings of partly completed orchestral parts and crescendos to coincide with dance and poetry completed in the ambience scattered with voice, footsteps and live instrumentation’ taking place under a willow tree in Karlsaue Park in Kassel. Other participating artists include Allora & Calsadilla, Amar Kanwar, Mark Dion, Trisha Donnelly and Erkki Kurenniemi. Curator: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director, dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany

NOK 8 700

dOCUMENTA (13)

9 Jun – 16 Sep 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) with in dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany. According to curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, the exhibition is ‘dedicated to artistic research and forms of imagination that explore matter, things, embodiment and active life in connection with, yet not subordinated to, thought’. Faldbakken plans to develop the intervention Book Sculpture (2008/12), which will be shown at the Stadtbibliothek and Jugendbibliothek, both in Kassel. The work, according to the artist, ‘is a radical attack on the traditional structure and system of the library through a destructive intervention in the bookshelves, and can be read as a comment on the changing notions of the space of the library’. Other participating artists include Allora & Calzadilla, Amar Kanwar, Mark Dion, Trisha Donnelly and Erkki Kurenniemi. Curator: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director, dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany

NOK 28 000

WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium

21 Jun – 26 Aug 2012

Support provided to the WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, Belgium for the participation of artist Steinar Haga Kristensen (b.1979 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Brussels, Belgium) in the exhibition ‘Un-Scene II’. According to curators Elena Filipovic and Anne-Claire Schmitz, the exhibition is an ‘an attempt to sketch out an inevitably subjective portrait of a particular place, time, and set of singular artistic concerns—as these are played out in the work of young artists, some Belgian by birth, and some who have chosen Belgium as the specific context in which to develop their work’. Kristensen’s contribution will include nearly 20 of his previously realised paintings, sculptures, and installation pieces, none of which have ever been shown in Belgium before. Other participating artists include Nel Aerts, Harold Ancart, Abel Auer, Olivier Foulon, Gerard Herman, Dorota Jurczak and Vincent Meessen. Curator: Elena Filipovic, curator, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium and Anne-Claire Schmitz for the exhibition ‘Un-Scene II’, WIELS Contemporary Art Center.

NOK 40 000

Anja Carr

22 Jun – 12 Aug 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Anja Carr (b.1985 in Bergen, Norge, lives and works in Oslo, Norge) within the exhibition ‘GOLD’ at W139 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. According to curators Tim Voss and Maaike Gouwenberg, ‘GOLD’ is a group exhibition accompanied by performances, which ‘questions, proposes and presents a style of working that positively falls out of the mainstream cannon of contemporary art’. Carr plans to present her project The taste of death is on my tongue, I feel something that is not from this world, a collaborative performance with the artist taking on the persona of ‘Chewbitchy’ along with pianist Joachim Carr and bodybuilder Daniel Stisen. Other participating artists include Dennis Tyfus & Vaast Colson, Miktor & Molf, HGichT, Frederik Gruyaert, Kaleb de Groot, and Tamy Ben-Tor. Curator: Tim Voss, Director, W139 and Maaike Gouwenberg, curator, W139, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

NOK 4 894

MOM & JERRY

22 Jun – 12 Aug 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist collective MOM & JERRY (Monica Winther (b.1976 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Kjersti Vetterstad (b.1977 in Drammen, Norway, lives in works in Berlin, Norway)) within the exhibition ‘GOLD’ at W139 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. According to curators Tim Voss and Maaike Gouwenberg, ‘GOLD’ is a group exhibition accompanied by performances, which ‘questions, proposes and presents a style of working that positively falls out of the mainstream cannon of contemporary art’. MOM & JERRY describe themselves as ‘artists, provocateurs and outsiders, who attempt to criticise and mock the excluding, elitist, hierarchical structure of the high art machinery’. They plan to treat the space at W139 as a ‘Holiday Inn’ during the opening weekend of ‘GOLD’ in which they will live and interact with visitors. Their activities will be documented on video and edited for a display after their departure. Other participating artists include Dennis Tyfus & Vaast Colson, Miktor & Molf, HGichT, Frederik Gruyaert, Kaleb de Groot, and Tamy Ben-Tor. Curator: Tim Voss, Director, W139 and Maaike Gouwenberg, curator, W139, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

NOK 12 966

Natalie Hope O’Donnell, Anne Katrine Dolven, Anne Hilde Neset and Stian Ådlandsvik

27 Jun – 2 Sep 2012

Support provided for the participation of artists and curators Natalie Hope O’Donnell (b.1979 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives in works in London, UK), Anne Katrine Dolven (b.1953 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Leknes, Norway), Anne Hilde Neset (b.1973 in Stavanger, Norway, living and working in Oslo, Norway) and Stian Ådlandsvik (b.1981 in Bergen, Norway, living and working in Oslo, Norway) within the ‘Norwegian Season’, a series of commissioned projects planned to run parallel to the Pushwagner retrospective exhibition at MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, UK. Dolven will restage her installation seven voices (2011); Ådlandsvik will produce an installation using the archives of the nearby Stoke Mandeville Hospital as a point of departure; O’Donnell will curate (in collaboration with Atopia) three video programmes designed to ‘resonate with wider themes invoked by Pushwagner’s practice’; and Neset will curate a series of ‘Scratch Nights’ and ‘Music Nights’, which will ‘present a snapshot of the rich and diverse approaches currently being explored on the Norwegian music and sound art scenes’. Curator: Natalie Hope O'Donnell, curator for two programs for the MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, Anne-Hilde Neset, curator for Scratch Night and Saturday Night Music programs, Milton Keynes, UK.

NOK 8 000

Arne Heglum Ingvaldsen

28 Jun – 26 Sep 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Arne Heglum Ingvaldsen (b.1947 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) within the exhibition ‘Sculpture and Object XVII’ at the House of Art in Bratislava, Slovakia. According to curator Victor Hulik, the annual ‘Sculpture and Object’ exhibition ‘was established in 1996 as a humble display of a handful of Slovak artists, but over time it has grown in stature to become a respected major international event’. Ingvaldsen plans to present Tournesol, an installation designed ‘to activate a shallow space close to a wall’s surface using objects which are sensitive to light’. Other participating artists include Venislav Markov, Josefine Lyche, Espen Gangvik, Kiril Mateev, Stefan Nilsson, Rikke Ravn Sørensen, Palo Macho, L’Ubo Mikle and Marek Radke. Curator: Viktor Hulik, Director Gallery Z and main organizer, Bratislava, Slovakia

NOK 5 500

Farhad Kalantary

5 Jul – 7 Jul 2012

Support provided for the participation of curator Farhad Kalantary (b.1962 in Tabriz, Iran, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and USA) in the Video Art Festival Miden in Kalamata, Greece. The organisers describe the main purpose of the festival as the ‘free presentation, promotion and development of Greek and international video art and new media art, in times dominated and defined by image and technology, creating a new, alternative, peripheral meeting point for emerging and established video and media artists from Greece and all over the world’. Kalantary plans to present a screening programme of works concerned with the early history of film and video art in Norway. Curator: Farhad Kalantary, curator for the festival Video Art Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece

NOK 5 000

Kadist Art Foundation

12 Jul – 29 Jul 2012

Support provided to the Kadist Art Foundation in Paris, France for the participation of artist Per-Oskar Leu (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘When It Stops Dripping from the Ceiling (An Exhibition That Thinks About Edification)’. According to curator Bassam El Baroni, the exhibition ‘attempts to think about the impact of edification on the way we live, practice politics, make art, and communicate’. Leu plans to present his work Crimes of the Future (2011), which he describes as, ‘at first glance, an exhibition for dogs’ comprising found photographs, a video, and two fur hats suspended from the ceiling. Other participating artists include Jesse Ash, Luis Camnitzer, Iman Issa, Metahaven, Setareh Shahbazi, Humberto Velez and unidentified copies of sculptural works by Martin Kippenberger. Curator: Bassam El Baroni, Program Director, Kadist Art Foundation in Paris, France

NOK 7 000

Farhad Kalantary

1 Aug – 31 Aug 2012

Support provided for the participation of curator Farhad Kalantary (b.1962 in Tabriz, Iran, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and USA) within the ‘Norwegian Season’, a series of commissioned projects planned to run parallel to the Pushwagner retrospective exhibition at MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, UK. Kalantary will develop a screening programme of works concerned with the early history of film and video art in Norway. Other participating artists and curators include Anne Katrine Dolven, Anne Hilde Neset and Stian Ådlandsvik. Curator: Natalie Hope O'Donnell, curator for two programs for the MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

NOK 2 000

Inghild Karlsen

9 Aug – 14 Sep 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Inghild Karlsen (b.1952 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Tromsø and Oslo, Norway) within the exhibition ‘The Located Desire – Part 2’ at the BeSirkamt Friedrichshain-Kreutsberg in Berlin, Germany. According to curator Susanna Skiba, the exhibition posits drawing as a form of cartography that ‘must be retrievable’ in such a way that ‘a concrete foreign terrain becomes apparent’. Karlsen plans to produce an installation with two large paintings that reference traditional ‘family memory maps’ used to identify the most fruitful fishing spots. Other participating artists include Philipp Geist, Jørg Josiak, Stephan Kurt, Pia Lins, Dan Belasco Rogers and Alona Rodeh. Curator: Susanna Skiba, curator for The Located Desire – Part 2’ at the BeSirkamt Friedrichshain-Kreutsberg, Berlin, Germany

NOK 4 900

Sara Eliassen

23 Aug – 7 Dec 2012

Support provided for the artist Sara Eliassen (b.1977 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) to participate as a visiting faculty member at the invitation of the Film Department Chair Lynn Hershman at the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, CA, USA. Eliassen will teach an ‘Introduction to Experimental Filmmaking’ course as well as a course designed around her own research topic ‘Subverting Dominant Cinematic Narratives’. Organiser: Lynn Hershman, Chair of film department, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA

NOK 8 000

KARST

23 Aug – 23 Sep 2012

Support provided to the project space KARST in Plymouth, UK for the participation of artists Øyvind Renberg (b.1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) and Ane Hjort Guttu (b.1971 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) in the inaugural exhibition ‘Multiple Choices’. According to the organisers, the impetus for the exhibition is ‘the way in which a group of artists was formed through a generative process of discussion about the possibilities that open up at the pivotal encounter between artistic production and its public reception’. Guttu plans to present her 'Garden of Eden' project and Renberg will show a selection of works in collaboration with Japanese artist Miho Shimizu. Other participating artists include Ana Linnemann, Katya Sander, Alex Villar and Ricardo Basbaum.

NOK 10 000

Morten Norbye Halvorsen

24 Aug – 9 Sep 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Morten Norbye Halvorsen (b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Hundvåg, Norway) in the Mindaugas Triennial at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania. According to curators Defne Ayas and Benjamin Cook, the triennial aims to counter the ‘general tendency of biennials to be pluralist, all-encompassing multi-platforms, the curators choose to channel the contributions of artists through a radically minimised vessel - one human being’. Halvorsen will contribute one of many audio projects that posit the ‘listener’ as an active maker of its own exhibition. Other participating artists include Danai Anesiadou, Alexandra Bachsetsis, Eglė Budvytytė, Asli Çavuşoğlu, Tim Etchels, Goodiepal and Ragnar Kjartansson. Curator: Defne Ayas, Director of Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX, London, UK.

NOK 6 900

Edsvik Konsthall

25 Aug – 16 Sep 2012

Support provided to the Edsvik Konsthall in Sollentuna, Sweden for the participation of artists Tony Larsson (b.1962 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Edith Lundebrekke (b.1959 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Trondheim, Norway), Susanne Kathlen Mader (b.1964 in Walsrode, Germany, lives and works in Hovik, Norway), Janine Magelssen (b.1964 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Thomas Pihl (b.1964 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Ostereiedet, Norway), Terje Roalkvam (b.1948 in Valen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Heidi Kennedy Skjerve (b.1954 in Stjordal, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Lars Strandh (b.1961 in Göteborg, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Non-Figuration’. According to curator Ilkka Pärni, the exhibition will ‘focus on Norwegian artists working in a reduced language with references to both constructivism, minimalism and abstract expressionism’. Each of the artists plans to present a selection of their recent drawings and paintings from their practice. Curator: Ilkka Pärni, curator for the exhibition ‘Non-Figuration’, Edsvik Konsthall, Sollentuna, Sweden

NOK 16 000

Tommy Høvik

29 Aug – 7 Oct 2012

Support provided for a solo exhibition by artist Tommy Høvik (b.1979 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at Galerie Vytvarneho Umeni Museum in Cheb, Czech Republic. The artist was selected as a candidate for the European Start Point Prize as a result of his 2011 master’s thesis project at the Art Academy in Oslo, titled From here we go sublime. The prize consists of a one-month residency in Prague, Czech Republic, which culminates in a solo exhibition project. Curator: Marcel Fiser, Director of Galerie Vytvarneho Umeni Museum, Cheb, Czech Republic

NOK 5 000

Stenersen Museum

30 Aug – 4 Nov 2012

Support provided to the Stenersen Museum in Oslo, Norway for the participation of artists Georges Adeagbo, Milena Bonilla and Monica Bengoa in the exhibition ‘The Storytellers: Narratives in International Contemporary Art’. According to curator Selene Wendt (b.1966 in Genève, Switzerland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), the exhibition was inspired by her ‘interest in the strong tradition of Latin American literature, and more specifically the influence that award- winning authors such as Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Octavio Paz and Reinaldo Arenas have had on literature and poetry, not only in their home countries, but also internationally’. All of the participating artists produce work that is ‘directly linked to literature and or poetry, typically conveyed in work that reveals strong underlying narratives’. Other participating artists include Liliana Angulo, Ryan Brown, Eloisa Cartonera, William Cordova, Marila Dardot, Alfredo Jaar, Lobato & Guimaraes and William Kentridge. Curator: Selene Wendt, chief curator, Stenersen Museet, Oslo, Norway

NOK 30 000

Hans Askheim

31 Aug – 23 Sep 2012

Support provided to the curator Hans Askheim (b.1972 in Bærum, Norway, lives and works in London, UK) for the development of the exhibition ‘Uncertain Triolectics’ at the Skånes Kunstforening in Skåne, Sweden. According to Askheim, the exhibition focuses on the prevailing ‘mind-set where everything seems to be at risk’ as a result of being ‘constantly presented with the world’s insecurities: the economic rollercoaster, the threat of terrorism, climate change, and crimes on our doorstep’. Artists participating in the exhibition include Edwin Burdis, Cevdet Erek, Sara Ramo, Charlotte Young and Laure Provoust. Curator: Hans Askheim, curator for the exhibition ‘Uncertain Triolectics’, Skånes Kunstforening, Skåne, Sweden

NOK 4 900

Åsa Sonjasdotter

1 Sep – 28 Sep 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Åsa Sonjasdotter (b.1966 in Helsingborg, Sweden, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) within the exhibition ‘Hungry City’ at the Kunstraum Kreuzberg in Berlin, Germany. According to curator Anne Kersten, the exhibition ‘follows different directions of the global food debates and assembles a selection of artistic works that address many different aspects of food production and supply’. Sonjasdotter plans to present her installation Systems of Simultaneity / Strange Figure of Knowledge, which takes ‘an archive with photographic documentation from an old German Democratic Republic breeding institute’. Other participating artists include Sonja Ahlhäuser, Maria Thereza Alves, Yekaterina Anzupowa, KP Brehmer, Agnes Denes, Letitia El Halli Obeid, Fallen Fruit, Amy Franceschini and Fernando Garcia Dory. Curator: Anne Kersten, curator for ‘Hungry City’, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

NOK 7 000

Øystein Aasan

1 Sep – 8 Sep 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Øystein Aasan (b.1977 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in New York, USA) in the exhibition ‘Stripe Paintings’ at La Salle de Bains in Lyon, France. According to curator Arlène Berceliot Courtin, the exhibition is a ‘collaborative project between artists Jean-Baptiste Maitre and Øystein Aasan’, including a reading by Aasan on the opening night. Aasan plans to restage his 2011 exhibition ‘SOLO-SHOW’, which he describes as ‘a memory game’ that ‘enables viewers to remember, and forget, and re-remember different pictures as they move through the exhibition’. Curator: Arlène Berceliot Courtin, curator for ‘Stripe Paintings’, La Salle de Bains, Lyon, France

NOK 15 000

Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

6 Sep – 16 Sep 2012

Support provided to the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art in Riga, Latvia for the participation of Geir Tore Holm (b.1966 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Skiptvet, Norway) and Søssa Jørgensen (b.1968 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Skiptvet, Norway) in the international contemporary art festival ‘SURVIVAL KIT 4’. According to curator Solvita Krese, ‘one of the main goals of the festival is to research and map the ways artists, cultural producers and researchers can work collaboratively with each other and audiences creating and highlighting new dimensions of art as a tool to sense and display the current changes in society’. She selected Holm and Jørgensen for the festival because their ‘artistic approach corresponds directly to the topic of downshifting by physically moving away from centre and starting to live in a farm 70 km from Oslo as well as ideologically by developing projects around and across the concepts of ecology and society’. Other participating artists include Nira Pereg, Kobe Matthys, Fiete Stolte, David Zink Yi, Camilla Berner, Jaime Pitarch and Pilvi Takala. Curator: Solvita Krese, Director, the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art in Riga, Latvia

NOK 12 000

Toril Johannessen

7 Sep – 7 Oct 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) within the exhibition ‘In Fifteen Minutes Everyone will be in the Future’ at the Center for Contemporary Art in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. According to curators Galina Dimitrova-Dimova and Dessislava Dimova, the exhibition ‘is built around the questions: “How can art speak about the future today?” and “Where does art today position itself between its historical roles of a distanced critique of society and an engaged actor on the political scene?”’. Johannessen plans to present five works from her series Words and Years and participate in an artist talk in relation to the opening of the exhibition. Other participating artists include Chto delat?, Michelle Naismith, Pierre Bismuth, Aaron Schuster, Anetta Mona Chisa and Lucia Tkacova, Jesse Jones, Lawrence Weiner, Emre Huner and Venelin Shurelov. Curator: Galina Dimitrova-Dimova and Dessislava Dimova, curators for “In Fifteen Minutes Everyone will be in the Future”, Center of Contemporary Art Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

NOK 11 526

Espen Dietrichson

7 Sep – 23 Nov 2012

Support provided for a solo exhibition by artist Espen Dietrichson (b.1976 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at Galerie Roger Tator in Lyon, France. Titled ‘One of many unusual moments’, the exhibition will focus new work by the artist currently in production, which he describes as ‘hinting at the basic problem of utopian thinking’. A catalogue will also be published in tandem with the exhibition. Curator: Marie Bassano, exhibition manager, Galerie Roger Tator, Lyon, France

NOK 4 000

30th Bienal de São Paulo

7 Sep – 9 Dec 2012

Support provided to the 30th Bienal de São Paulo in Brazil for the participation of artist Anne Hilde Neset (b.1973 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Kingston, England, UK), Børre Mølstad (b.1978 in Norway, lives and works in Fjellstrand, Norway) and Brandon LaBelle (b.1969 in USA, lives and works in Germany and Norway). According to curator Luis Pérez-Oramas, the biennial ‘will be organised around a set of questions that aim to be open, in order to not exclude any form of art or artistic manifestation, but also precise and potentially cohesive’. Neset and Mølstad will both make contributions to the project being developed for the biennial by Mobile Radio (Berlin-based artists Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann). LaBelle plans to restage his project 'Diary of a Stranger', which he describes as a ‘secret intervention into the streets, seeking to bring into relief narratives of strangeness’. Other participating artists include Alfredo Cortina, Benet Rossell, Eduardo Berliner, Pablo Accinelli and Robert Smithson. Curator: Luis Pérez-Oramas, Chief curator, 30th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil

NOK 38 632

Lindsay Jarvis

8 Sep – 29 Sep 2012

Support provided to the curator Lindsay Jarvis for the participation of artist Marte Eknæs (b.1978 in Stange, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in a series of monthly one work exhibitions in 2012 at The Mews Project Space in London, UK. According to Jarvis, by presenting ‘twelve works individually throughout a year, the project will take the form of a group exhibition that slowly metamorphoses over time’ with individual works ‘juxtaposed through the audience’s memory, creating an accumulative group exhibition’. Eknæs plans to use the format of television programming introductions as a starting point by borrowing its strategies of ‘presenting styles and atmosphere, like a surface or the façade of the plot that follows, which is simultaneously a space of its own through which its format presents an independent meaning’. Other participating artists include Alex Lawler, David Ben White, Tomoaki Suzuki, Tomas Downes and Juliette Bonneviot. Curator: Lindsay Jarvis, curator for the one-month exhibitions in 2012 in The Mews Project Space in London, UK

NOK 5 500

Kari Brandtzaeg

10 Sep – 10 Sep 2012

Support provided for the participation of curator and art historian Kari Brandtzaeg (b.1966 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the panel discussion ‘Interrelations between Theory, Technology, and New Media in Avant-Garde Practices’ as part of the Third Biannual Conference of European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies at the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. According to the organisers, the panel will ‘explore various implementation of new media and artistic techniques in modern and post-modern artistic practices as well as their critical reception’. Other participants include Dr. Lidia Gluchowska, Dr. Prezemyslaw Strozek and Prof. Dr. Isabel Wünsche. Curator: David Ayers, Professor, chair of "Material Meanings” Third Biannual Conference of European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM), University of Kent, Kent, UK

NOK 5 000

Drawing Room, Tannery Arts

13 Sep – 6 Apr 2013

Support provided to the Drawing Room, Tannery Arts in London, UK for the participation of artist Knut Henrik Henriksen (b.1970 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in the exhibition ‘DRAWING: SCULPTURE’. According to curators Kate Macfarlane and Sarah Brown, the exhibition ‘investigates artists born in the 1970s and early 80s who operate in an open field, where the distinction between drawing and sculpture is unclear’. Henriksen plans to produce three sculptures ‘constructed from lacquered steel, and mounted on plinths’ whose subtlety will ‘be countered by a dramatic wall-based work in which a different exploration of the connections between drawing and sculpture are played out’. Other participating artists include Sara Barker, Anna Barriball, Alice Channer, Aleana Egan, Bojan Šarcevic and Dan Shaw-Town. Curator: Kate Macfarlane, Co-Director, the Drawing Room, Tannery Arts, London, UK and Sarah Brown, curator, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK

NOK 10 000

Bjørn Hegardt

15 Sep – 2 Nov 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist and curator Bjørn Hegardt (b.1974 in Örebro, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within the exhibition ‘Walking the Line – Positions of Contemporary Drawing’ at Delikatessenhaus in Leipzig, Germany. As the curator of the exhibition, Hegardt indicates that the title refers to the Johnny Cash song ‘I Walk the Line’, which can be read as ‘trying to be faithful to a medium (drawing)’. In addition to the organisation of the exhibition, Hegardt will also release a new issue of Fukt Magazine for contemporary drawing, for which he serves as editor. Other participating artists include Gert-Jan Akerboom, Torgeir Husevaag, Tegneklubben and Christian Weihrauch. Curator: Bjørn Hegardt, independent curator for the exhibition 'Walking the Line - Positions of Contemporary Drawing', Delikatessenhaus, Leipsig.

NOK 2 200

Tegneklubben

15 Sep – 2 Sep 2012

Support provided for the participation of the artist collective Tegneklubben (Martin Skauen, b.1975 in Fredrikstad, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany; Terje Nicolaisen, b.1964 in Drammen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo; Paul Dring, b.1966 in Derby, UK, lives and works in Oslo; Ulf Verner Carlsson, b.1966 in Borås, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo; Bjørn Bjarre, b.1966, Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) within the exhibition ‘Walking the Line – Positions of Contemporary Drawing’ at Delikatessenhausin Leipzig, Germany. According to curator Bjørn Hegardt, the exhibition title refers to the Johnny Cash song ‘I Walk the Line’, which can be read as ‘trying to be faithful to a medium (drawing)’. Tegneklubben describe themselves as a collective that ‘meets sporadically to drink beer, eat cheese doodles, draw and chat about almost everything, except the unchatable’. Other participating artists include Torgeir Husevaag, Gert-Jan Akerboom, and Christian Weihrauch. Curator: Roswitha Riemann, Ulrike Rockmann, Jan Apitz, curators, Delikatessenhaus, Leipzig, Germany

NOK 10 000

Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art

15 Sep – 25 Nov 2012

Support provided to the Liverpool Biennial for Contemporary Art in Liverpool, UK for the participation of artists Elmgreen & Dragset (b.1968 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in the 2012 edition of the biennial under the theme of ‘Hospitality’. According to curator Lorenzo Fusi, the biennial will be ‘presenting approximately 40 international artists in an exhibition curated and hosted through a collaborative process with Liverpool’s leading galleries – FACT, the Bluecoat, Open Eye Gallery, Tate Liverpool and the Walker – with Liverpool Biennial’s curatorial team directly delivering works in the public realm’. Elmgreen & Dragset plan to produce the public project VIP Doors, which, according to Fusi, ‘will play on the exclusionary aspects of Liverpool, a city known for its “friendliness”, but that still has its own systems of hierarchies’. Other participating artists include Ai Weiwei, Carlos Amorales, Monica Bonvicini, Amanda Googan, Song Dong, Susan Fitch and Satch Hoyt. Curator: The Unexpected Guest, Liverpool Biennial 2012, Liverpool, UK

NOK 30 000

Ivan Galuzin

20 Sep – 25 Sep 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Ivan Galuzin (b.1979 in Murmansk, Russia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in a series of public art projects being produced at various sites throughout Kaliningrad, Russia in association with the National Centre for Contemporary Arts. Galuzin chose the Kaliningrad zoo as the site for his project, where he is going to set up at play taking as a starting point the poem Cock-the-roach by Kornej Chukovski. According to curator Irina Chesnokova, ‘the reclamation of urban and public spaces in Kaliningrad is difficult because of various historical collisions in the specific character of the territory of the region, which profits from its beneficial geopolitical location and the prospects of integrative development’. Other participating artists include Yury Vassiliev, Maria Backman and San Donato group. Curator: Irina Tchesnokova, curator, the National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Kaliningrad, Russia

NOK 8 200

Busan Biennale 2012

22 Sep – 24 Nov 2012

Support provided to the Busan Biennale 2012 for the participation of artist and collector Guttorm Guttormsgaard (b.1938 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Blaker, Norway). Titled ‘Garden of Learning’, the biennale will attempt, according to curator Roger Buergel, ‘to reinstall the museum as the conscience of civil society—as a public institution that is driven by a democratic spirit, this particular museum will dramatise, through art, our contemporary condition in a way that is intelligible, critical, and non-elitist’. Buergel states that Guttormsgaard’s selection was based on his ‘archival activities and highly original way of approaching display’ as well as his ‘strong commitment to the crafted object as a carrier of an existential investment’. Curator: Roger M. Buergel, curator for the “Garden of Learning”, Busan Biennale 2012, Busan, South Korea

NOK 115 750

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)

25 Sep – 18 Nov 2012

Support provided to the ICA London for a solo exhibition project by artist Bjarne Melgaard (b.1967 in Sydney, Australia, lives and works in New York, NY, USA). According to curator Matt Williams, ‘Melgaard’s instinctive predilection for installation—its inherent conceptual framework as a vehicle for his attractions and fascinations, as well as its investigation of spatial and physical considerations—has led him into a creative partnership with Oslo-based architecture practice Snøhetta, and this has provided the inspiration for his project at the ICA’. Melgaard has developed a series of drawings for a fictional building on the site of Edvard Munch’s derelict house in Oslo, which Snøhetta has adapted into a series of three-dimensional models and plans. Melgaard also plans to work with a group of artists living with schizophrenia and display the resulting drawings in the exhibition. Curator: Matt Williams, curator, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK

NOK 58 000

Feil Forlag

26 Sep – 30 Sep 2012

Support provided for the participation of Feil Forlag (Kjersti Solbakken (b.1984 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Andreas J. Delsett (b.1984 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway)) in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY USA. Organised by Printed Matter, Inc., the fair is, according the organisers, the ‘premier event for artists' books, contemporary art catalogues and monographs, art periodicals and artist zines’ and also includes a programme of ‘special projects, screenings, book signings and performances, throughout the fair weekend’. Feil Forlag describes itself as a publisher that functions as a ‘mobile unit for art production’ with an ‘unrestrained approach to collaboration’. Curator: AA Bronson, Director, Printed Matter, Inc., NYC, USA

NOK 10 000

Kurt Johannessen

27 Sep – 30 Sep 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Kurt Johannessen (b.1960 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) within the 2012 New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, USA. Organised by Printed Matter, Inc., the fair is, according the organisers, the ‘premier event for artists' books, contemporary art catalogues and monographs, art periodicals, and artist zines’ and also includes a programme of ‘special projects, screenings, book signings, and performances, throughout the fair weekend’. Johannessen plans to present a selection of his independent publications and conduct a performance lecture. Curator: AA Bronson, founder, Printed Matter, curator, NY Art Book Fair, NY, USA

NOK 5 000

Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

3 Oct – 3 Oct 2012

Support provided to Tensta Konsthall in Stockholm, Sweden for the participation of artist Ane Hjort Guttu (b.1971 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) in ‘The New Model’. According to curators Maria Lind and Lars Bang Larsen, the 'The New Model’ uses Swedish artist Palle Nielsen’s legendary project The Model: A Model for Qualitative Society (1968) as a point of departure for a series of long-term projects that ‘ask the questions of The Model anew – how to create a qualitative society - but from a radically different reality?’. Other participating artists include Magnus Bärtås, Dave Hullfish Bailey and Hito Steyerl. Curator: Maria Lind, Director, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden and Lars Bang Larsen, curator for ‘The New Model’, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.

NOK 14 500

Magnhild Øen Nordahl

4 Oct – 27 Oct 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Magnhild Øen Nordahl (b.1985 in Ulstein, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) within the exhibition ‘Machine Worries, Machine Hearts’ at Blank Projects in Cape Town, South Africa in association with the Isiko South African National Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to curator Anthea Buys, one of her goals for the project is ‘to contest that people often do empathise with machines or machine-systems in subtle ways, often assuming of them qualities that are actually native to human subjects and social relations’. Nordahl plans to produce her work Terra Nullius in South Africa, which refers to issues involved in the transition of unclaimed land to that of a sovereign state. Other participating artists include Pedro Gomes Egana, Cameron MacCleod, James Webb, Trina Hyunjin Byun and Dineo Sheshee Bopape. Curator: Anthea Buys, independent curator for ‘Machine Worries, Machine Hearts’, Blank Projects in Cape Town, South Africa

NOK 7 500

Vibeke Jensen

25 Oct – 27 Oct 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Vibeke Jensen (b.1962 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Trondheim) in ‘reArt: the URBAN conference’ at the institute for Theory at the Zurich University of the Arts in Zurich, Switzerland. According to organiser Imanuel Schipper, the conference ‘will revolve around the question of what art can do for the development of the city and society, and will be based on an interdisciplinary approach that brings together renown thinkers, scholars, artists and practitioners from around the world’. Jensen will conduct an artist talk as part of the panel discussion ‘ComplexCITY: The complexity of urban/public space with the sub-topic on controlling space’. Curator: Imanuel Schipper, project manager, the Institute for Theory, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland

NOK 4 200

Siri Hermansen

8 Nov – 13 Jan 2013

Support provided for the participation of artist Siri Hermansen (b.1969 in Geneve, Switzerland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the Regard Benin Biennial in Cotonou, Benin. According to curator Stephan Köhler, the biennial will address ‘how societies lose touch with nature and are blind to the consequences of overexploitations’ by looking at artistic practices that incorporate ‘clever hints, negative forms and messages between the lines rather than direct polemics’. Hermansen plans to present two film projects: Chernobyl Mon Amour, which she describes as following two state-employed guides to the Chernobyl nuclear site in order to ‘touch on the mysterious ability of both man and nature to adjust to the radioactive zone’; and Land of Freedom, 'a film that explores what may grow out of the financial catastrophy which ruined Detroit during the past decades'. Other participating artists include Jose Bento, Daphne Bitchatch, Radovan Cerevka, Théodore Dakpogan, Meshach, Carlos Garaicoa, Tobias Lange, Christiane Löhr, Zon Sakai and Bill Viola. Curator: Stephan Köhler, Project Director and Curator, 'Take, take, take and...?', part of Regardbenin 2012, Cotonou, Benin

NOK 21 000

Edgar Ballo, Axel Ekwall, Ole Henrik Hagen and Erik Annar Evensen

21 Nov – 9 Dec 2012

Support provided for the participation of artists Edgar Ballo (b.1955 in Svalbard, Norway, lives and works in Langhus, Norway), Axel Ekwall (b.1955 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Ole Henrik Hagen (b.1955, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Hamburg, Germany) and Erik Annar Evensen (b.1948, Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) in the development of the exhibition ‘Rotasjon’ at the Frise Kunstlerhaus Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany. The artists plan to develop the project as the realisation of a ‘thought experiment’, which will take the form of an energy generating windmill installed on the roof of the gallery providing power to light bulbs illuminating small spruce trees rotating on record players. Contact: Sabine Mohr, for the exhibition ‘Rotasjon’, Frise Kunstlerhaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

NOK 12 000

Maija Rudovska

29 Nov – 13 Jan 2013

Support provided to the curator Maija Rudovska for the participation of artists Cato Løland (b.1982 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Anngjerd Rustand (b.1982 in Arendal, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) within the exhibition ‘Inside and Out’ at the Kim? Contemporary Art Center in Riga, Latvia. According to Rudovska, the exhibition ‘serves as a starting point to activate a discussion about socially-made space and contradictions through divisions such as “centre” and “periphery”’. Løland plans to produce a site-specific project for the exhibition. Rustand will present her work One of the Dark Places of the Earth (2010) and contribute a text to the exhibition catalogue. Other participating artists include Patrik Aarnivaara, Christian Andersson, Kasper Akhøj, Ola Vasiljeva, Iliana Veinberga and Flo Kasearu. Curator: Maija Rudovska, curator for the exhibition ‘Inside and Out’, the Kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, Latvia

NOK 5 000

February

Number of applications: 70
Number of grants: 41

Total amount applied for: NOK 3.245.354
Total amount granted: NOK 748.624

Erwin van der Werve and Thora Solveig Bergsteinsdottir

11 Dec – 10 Mar 2012

Support provided for the participation of Erwin van der Werve (b.1974 in Papendrecht, The Netherlands, lives and works in Aalvik, Norway) and Thora Solveig Bergsteinsdottir (b.1975 in Akureyri, Iceland, lives and works in Aalvik, Norway) in residencies in Iceland at the Museum of Akureyri and the Skaftfell Center for Visual Art in Seydisfjordur. The artists plan to present their work to the public in the form of exhibitions, lectures and discussions. They will also develop collaborative relationships with artists and curators working in the regions in order to develop future projects. Curator: Sigríður Ágústadóttir, responsible, Gil-Society, Akureyri, Iceland and Þórunn Eymundardóttir, Director Skaftfell Center for Visual Arts, Seydisfjorur, Iceland.

NOK 10 000

Ingrid Berven

17 Feb – 21 Feb 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Ingrid Berven (b.1951 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the Nordic Panorama documentary and short film festival at CZKD (Centre for Cultural Decontamination, Pavilion Veljkovic) in Belgrade, Serbia. Berven will present the video installation Passion and Polemics, which she describes as ‘12 large video projections of 12 art critics who simultaneously answer 15 questions about what criticism is, why we have criticism, and other academic questions’. According to curator Milica Radenkovic, Berven’s installation was selected because ‘it invokes various questions about the relationship between art and criticism’. Curator: Milica Radencovic, Project Manager, Balkankult Foundation, Serbia.

NOK 7 000

Kurant Visningsrom

17 Feb – 19 Feb 2012

Support provided for the participation of Kurant Visningsrom, an artist-run space in Tromsø, in the Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm, Sweden. The fair is an artist-run art fair for artist-run galleries and other artist-run initiatives. Kurant will exhibit works by Matilda Carlid, Sille Storihle (b.1985 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Øystein Wyller Odden (b.1983 in Notodden, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway). All three of these artists have been connected to Kurant’s programming in various ways in recent years. Other participating artists initiatives include Candyland, MOBA, Studio 44, and Nest. Curator: Pontus Raud, curator, Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm, Sweden.

NOK 10 000

Eline Mugaas and Elise Storsveen

20 Feb – 14 May 2012

Support provided for the participation of artists Eline Mugaas (b.1969 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Elise Storsveen (b.1969 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Millennium Magazines’ at the Library of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA. According to curators Rachael Morrison and David Senior, ‘Millennium Magazines’ is a ‘survey of experimental art and design magazines published since 2000, which explores the various ways in which contemporary artists and designers utilize the magazine format as an experimental space for the presentation of artworks and text’. Included in the exhibition is Mugaas and Storsveen’s zine ALBUM, which they describe as consisting of ‘found images juxtaposed to create new and visual puns suggesting a meta-narrative involving sex, gender and the human body’. Other participating artists include aTree zine, An Architektur, A Prior Magazine, Bidoun Magazine, Cabinet and many more. Curator: David Senior, Bibliographer, and Rachael Morrison, Senior Library Assistant, MoMA Library, NY, USA.

NOK 7 282

Anna Ring

24 Feb – 6 May 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Anna Ring (Born 1979 in Örebro,Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the 2012 Spring Exhibition at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to the organisers, the Spring Exhibition ‘features 69 participants from around the world with works covering a wide variety of genres associated with art and design, and this year’s exhibition includes a notable group of works that explores the body, performance and sexuality’. Ring will present 24 06 12, a site-specific architectural intervention with melted chocolate painted onto the wall. According to the artist, ‘the unstable characteristics of the chocolate stand in contrast to the more solid construction of the architecture’. Other participating artists include Sofie Alsbo, Claus Bjerre, Tom Bogaert, Gitte Broeng & Mikkel Damsbo. Curator: Helle Westergård, Exhibition coordinator, Charlottenborg Fonden.

NOK 5 000

Ann Iren Buan

24 Feb – 6 May 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Ann Iren Buan (b.1984 in Stjørdal, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the 2012 Spring Exhibition at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to the organisers, the Spring Exhibition ‘features 69 participants from around the world with works covering a wide variety of genres associated with art and design, and this year’s exhibition includes a notable group of works that explores the body, performance and sexuality’. The artist plans to present Whatever I Do, All Remains the Same, an ongoing project she describes as a series of paper sculptures ‘used over and over again until they dissolve into nothing’. Other participating artists include Sofie Alsbo, Claus Bjerre, Tom Bogaert, Gitte Broeng & Mikkel Damsbo. Curator: Helle Westergård, Exhibition coordinator, Charlottenborg Fonden.

NOK 5 000

Elin Melberg

24 Feb – 6 May 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Elin Melberg (b.1976 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Stavanger, Norway) in the 2012 Spring Exhibition at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to the organisers, the Spring Exhibition ‘features 69 participants from around the world with works covering a wide variety of genres associated with art and design, and this year’s exhibition includes a notable group of works that explores the body, performance and sexuality’. Melberg plans to present her large-scale installation I wish I wish I wish in vain, a room completely covered with thousands of beads, mirror tiles and glossy photographs. According to the artist, the installation constitutes ‘my personal interpretation of the tension between having control and losing control, and how vulnerable this edge can be’. Other participating artists include Sofie Alsbo, Claus Bjerre, Tom Bogaert, Gitte Broeng & Mikkel Damsbo. Curator: Helle Westergård, Exhibition coordinator, Charlottenborg Fonden.

NOK 5 000

Kari Steihaug

24 Feb – 6 Jun 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Kari Steihaug (b.1962 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the 2012 Spring Exhibition at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to the organisers, the Spring Exhibition ‘features 69 participants from around the world with works covering a wide variety of genres associated with art and design, and this year’s exhibition includes a notable group of works that explores the body, performance and sexuality’. Steihaug will present a documentary project titled The Unfinished Ones, which she describes as focusing on ‘the poetry in imperfection and about directing attention to something failed and lost’. Other participating artists include Sofie Alsbo, Claus Bjerre, Tom Bogaert, Gitte Broeng & Mikkel Damsbo. Curator: Helle Westergård, Exhibition coordinator, Charlottenborg Fonden.

NOK 5 000

Mai Hofstad Gunnes

16 Mar – 25 Mar 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Mai Hofstad Gunnes (b.1977 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Brussel, Belgium) in an exhibition at Souterrain, a project space in Berlin, Germany. The artist will present her new 16mm film Bike and Bolex, which, according to the artist, ‘echoes her ongoing reflection on the construction of identity’. The film is constructed with footage by five women bicycling in circular paths while filming each other with Bolex cameras. Gunnes also plans to exhibit a new series of works on paper. Curator: Elke Giffeler, Founding member and curator of Souterrain, Berlin, Germany.

NOK 5 000

Institute of Contemporary Art

3 Apr – 10 Jun 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 ‘Remote Control’ at the Institute for Contemporary Arts in London, UK. According to curator Matt Williams, the exhibition ‘offers an insight into the impact of television broadcasting on cultural and socio-political phenomena by looking at the physical shift in news and entertainment consumption, from the public social space of the cinema to the private and enclosed space of the home’. Faldbakken will contribute a new series of his ongoing container sculptures using empty flat screen TV boxes and plastic jugs (typically used for producing and distributing moonshine) as molds. Other participating artists include Bob Stanley, Experimental TV Center, Stephen Sutcliffe, Jonny Woo and Lucky PDF. Curator: Matt Williams, curator, Institute for Contemporary Arts in London, UK.

NOK 9 903

Agnes Nedregard and Raquel Nicoletti

9 Apr – 15 Apr 2012

Support provided for the participation of the artists Agnes Nedregard (b.1975 in Lillehammer, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Raquel Nicoletti in the project ‘Route FMALE’ at the Sierra Centro de Arte in Sierra, Spain. The project is conceived as a series of interventions by female artists along a three kilometer trail in the landscape near the art centre. Nedregard and Nicoletti will collaborate on the project Carrying A Man, in which they will literally carry a man (in this case, the mayor of the town of Sierra has volunteered) along the route. The artists indicate that they ‘will make breaks in the journey for small ceremonies including cast objects of typical objects associated with females, for the man to choose from and leave along the route, meditating on his personal story of women who have been part of carrying him through his life’. Other artists include Laura Mars. Curator: Ruben Barosso, Co-Director, Arts Center Sierra, Sierra, Spain.

NOK 6 000

Ambulante A.C.

16 Apr – 19 Apr 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Leif Magne Tangen (b.1978, Reine, Norway, lives and works in Leipzig, Germany) in the 2012 Ambulante Film Festival in Guadalajara, Mexico. Titled ‘The Space of Affections’ the festival consists of a curated programme of experimental and artists’ films along with a series of conversations and lectures. According to curator Eduardo Thomas, the programme ‘proposes a revision of the moment emerging in cinematic projection: a specific space-time, resulting form the process shared by the viewer and the artist, which effectively and affectively fosters our perception of reality, as much as it changes/transforms/disrupts the idea that we have of ourselves’. Tangen will take part in a panel discussion on the notion of projection in relation to cinematic images. Other participating artists include Maja Borg. Curator: Eduardo Thomas, Head of Programming, Ambulante Film Festival, Guadalajara, Mexico.

NOK 9 935

Eline Mugaas and Elise Storsveen

20 Apr – 17 Jun 2012

Support provided for a project by artists Eline Mugaas (b.1969 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Elise Storsveen (b.1969 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at Kunsthalle Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland as part of the ongoing exhibition series ‘Human Valley’, curated by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Tristan Bera. The curators describe ‘Human Valley’ as a ‘one-year project for hybrid presentations of borderline topics in an area comprising three rooms inspired by Jean-Luc Godard's Une Femme Mariée with first an entrance like a provincial cineclub then a bedroom for two with books on bookshelves and also a projection room’. According to the artists, their project mirror the playful juxtapositions found in their zine ALBUM and address Scandinavian topics such as ‘nudity and the universe, desire and pet hold, melancholy, motherhood and lonely men’. Curator: Tristan Bera and Dominique Gonzalez-Forester, curators, ‘Human Valley’, Kunsthalle Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland.

NOK 22 254

Camilla Dahl

21 Apr – 21 Apr 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Camilla Dahl (b.1971 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) (as part of the artist collective Der Strich) in a performance at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany as part of the event ‘Long Night at the Museum’. The artists plan to present Diamonds of Eternity, which will consist of six meter long floating champagne bar held up by seven businessmen in suits. According to Der Strich, they are ‘focused on questioning gender identity and cliches in the form of group exhibition, events and performance’. Curator: Matthias Ulrich, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Main, Germany.

NOK 5 000

New Museum

23 Apr – 5 Aug 2012

Support provided for the participation of trans-activist Esben Esther Pirelli Benestad (b.1949 in Norway, lives and works in Grimstad, Norway) and scholar Mathias Danbolt (b.1983 in Norway, Copenhagen, Denmark) in a public programme in association with the project ‘Museum as Hub: Carlos Motta: We Who Feel Differently’ at the New Museum in New York, NY, USA. According to curator Eungie Joo, the project ‘explores “difference” as a way of being in the world, and how it represents a prospect of individual and collective empowerment, social and political enrichment, and freedom’. Pirelli Benestad and Danbolt will contribute to a two-day symposium organised by Carlos Motta and performance studies scholar Raegan Truax-O’Gorman. Other participants include Todd Shalom and Juan Betancourth, Jeannine Tang and Reina Gossett, and Jared Gilbert. Curator: Eungie Joo, curator, New Museum, NY, USA.

NOK 18 000

Maia Urstad

25 Apr – 24 May 2012

Support provided for the participation of Maia Urstad (b.1954 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in a project at singhur – hoergalerie within the Kunsthaus Meinblau in Berlin, Germany. Urstad will produce a sound installation titled Meanwhile in Shanghai #4, which she describes as ‘part of an ongoing series of works related to radio, time and location, carried out in various editions over recent years’. According to curators Carsten Seiffarth and Markus Steffens, Urstad’s project reflects her fascination with radio as an object, as a technology, as a source of sounds and as a means for globe-spanning communication’. Curator: Carsten Seiffarth, Artistic Director, Singhur-hærgalerie, Berlin, Germany.

NOK 4 000

Dag Nordbrenden

3 May – 27 May 2012

Support provided for a solo exhibition by artist Dag Nordbrenden (b.1971 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at CFF– Centrum för Fotografi in Stockholm, Sweden. The works included in the exhibition will be based around images produced for an artist book, titled Rub with Ashes, which will be published and released during the exhibition. According to curator Gunilla Muhr, Norbrenden’s work is ‘rooted in a documentary tradition including practises such as using found images and street photography’. The artist indicates the exhibition and book ‘vehicles for bringing together an eclectic mix of pictures, and a way of exploring the potential meaning these photographs can convey’. Curator: Gunilla Muhr, Director, Center for Photography, Stockholm, Sweden.

NOK 12 000

Liv Dysthe Sønderland

5 May – 9 Sep 2012

Support provided for the participation of Terje Brofoss, Pushwagner (b.1940 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Asbjørn Hollerud (b.1976 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Espen Dietrichson (b.1976 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Stefan Mitterer (b.1983 in Zell am See, Austria, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Peter Mitterer (b.1982 in Zell am See, Austria, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Anna Christina Lorenzen (b.1981 in Hamburg, Germany, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the 2012 Graphica Creativa International Print Triennial in Jyväskyla, Finland. Titled ‘Neighbors’, the triennial presents artists from Finland, Norway, Sweden, Russia and Estonia. According to curator Liv Dysthe Sønderland, the Norwegian artists included in the triennial produced graphic works with a tendency for the ‘surrealistic, absurd, or pushing beyond rationality’, while at the same time being ‘highly relevant because they are rooted in modern history and use common references’. Other participating artists include Kadri Alesmaa, Peeter Allik, Maija Albrecht,
Heli Kurunsaari, Yuri Belyj, Mikhail Karasik, Nina Bondeson and Eva Björkstrand. Curator: Liv Dysthe Sønderland, curator, Graphica Creativa 2012 International Print trienal, Jyväskyla, Finland.

NOK 20 000

Crispin Gurholt

11 May – 11 Jun 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Crispin Gurholt (b.1965 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the 2012 Bienal de la Habana. Organised under the theme of ‘Artistic Practices and Social Imaginaries’, the biennial will, according to curator Jorge Fernandez Torres, ‘be developed in international circumstances where the debates regarding the scenarios of contemporary art have been substantially modified and have acquired new meanings for artists as well as for the institutions and the different audiences’. Gurholt will produce a new installation in relation to his ongoing series `Live Photo’ in which he stages models in real environments and documents their performances using photography and film. He writes that his installations are ‘frozen expanded moments that are carefully directed and appear to be concentrated and complex narratives where the past, present and future merge’. Curator: Jorge Fernández Torres, Director, the Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba.

NOK 25 000

Morten Andersen

15 May – 25 May 2012

Support provided for a project by artist Morten Andersen (b.1965 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at Lauba House in Zagreb, Croatia. Andersen plans to exhibit photographs from his recent publication Black and Blue, which he says explores ‘architectural details, graffiti, objects and vegetation that are often overseen but nevertheless important for the city of Oslo’s identity’. According to curator Vanja Zanka, Andersen’s project will help Croatians ‘understand the infrastructure and art system in Norway in order to develop long-term collaborations’. Curator: Vanja Zanka, curator, Lauba House, Zagreb Croatia.

NOK 12 000

Greg Pope and John Hegre

18 May – 20 May 2012

Support provided for the participation of Greg Pope (b.1960 in London, UK, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and John Hegre (b.1967 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in a series of screenings and performances at the San Francisco Cinematheque in San Francisco, CA, USA. Greg Pope plans to present Cipher Screen, a live art installation using two 16mm film projectors and a live sound feed produced by John Hegre. In describing Cipher Screen, Pope writes that ‘the constant, reductive physical process applied to the surface of the film loops results in a slow transformation on the screen surface; out of aural and visual darkness builds a cacophonous crescendo of sound and image’. In addition, a retrospective of Pope’s films will be screened, including War Film (2012), Art Prole Threat (2010), Shot Film (2009) and Shadow Trap (2007). Curator: Steve Polta, Artistic Director, San Fransisco Cinematheque, San Fransisco, USA.

NOK 10 000

Jonatan Habib Engqvist

18 May – 3 Jun 2012

Support provided for the participation of artists Steffen Håndlykken (b.1981 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Linus Elmes (b.1972 in Skovde, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Steingrimur Eyfjord (b.1954 in Reykjavik, Iceland, lives and works in Dale, Norway), Toril Goksøyr (b.1970 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Camilla Martens (b.1969 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Arild Tveito (b.1976 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Stian Eide Kluge (b.1977 in Oslo, lives and works Oslo, Norway), Lars Cuzner (b.1974 in Södertalje, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Anders Nordby (b.1975 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Erik Saether (b.1983 in Halden, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the 2012 Reykjavik Arts Festival at multiple exhibition venues throughout Reykjavik, Iceland. According to curator Jonatan Habib Engqvist, the 2012 iteration of the festival, titled ‘(I)ndependent People, collaboration and artists initiatives’ will investigate collective activities in which ‘giving up the singular artistic subject creates the specific uncertainty that makes another, hybrid identity possible; where the in-between of collaboration can become a site for social and cultural change; “around identities”, between defined singularities’. Other participating artists include Jamie Stapleton, Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson, The Artist Formerly Known as Geist, AIM Europe and Wooloo. Curator: Jonatan Habib Engqvist, curator, Reykjavik Arts Festival 2012, Reykjavik, Iceland.

NOK 96 000

Konsthall C

23 May – 16 Sep 2012

Support provided for solo exhibition by artist Lene Berg (b.1965 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) at Konsthall C in Stockholm, Sweden. Berg will exhibit her video project The Man in the Background and the related publication Gentlemen and Arsholes. The project focuses on the political intrigue surrounding the journal Encounter, published by the Congress of Cultural Freedom in 1953. According to curator Kim Einarsson, Berg’s ‘approach calls into question what was defined as a ‘liberal conspiracy’ and what was otherwise deemed a successful state sponsored cultural effort carried out by a powerful intelligence agency’. Curator: Kim Einarsson, Director, Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden.

NOK 12 000

Maja Nilsen and Anders Kjellesvik

1 Jun – 16 Jun 2012

Support provided for the participation of Maja Nilsen (b.1978 in Klæbu, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Klæbu, Norway) and Anders Kjellesvik (b.1980 in Stord, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Oslo, Norway) in the 2012 Bristol Biennial in Bristol, UK. According to curator Catherine Bourne, the biennial, titled ‘Storytelling’, explores ‘the artist's balancing act between the objective and subjective enables him to create mesmerizing stories that go far beyond the reality, but still being recognised as relevant and true’. Kjellesvik is currently producing a sculpture built of charred blocks of wood inspired by a cairn – an important communication tool for thousands of years. Nilsen will present her project Zoo, or Letters not about Love, a series of collages inspired by the love letters of the Russian writer Viktor Shklovsky. Other participating artists include Seila Fernandez Arconada, MadeScapes, Trond Perry & Erik Pirolt, and Ferocitas Lions. Curator: Catherine Bourne, Programme Director, Bristol Biennial, Bristol, UK.

NOK 10 000

Anders Kjellesvik and Andreas Siqueland

6 Jun – 1 Jul 2012

Support provided for the participation of artists Anders Kjellesvik (b.1980 in Stord, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Andreas Siqueland (b.1973 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition TORINOver 012 at the Museum of Oriental Art in Torino, Italy—one of many regional institutions taking part in the exhibition. According to curator Elisa Lenhard, the ‘exhibition aims to present artistic work and experimentation executed while travelling, with the concept of travelling itself as an artistic practice’. Kjellesvik and Siqueland indicate that they plan ‘to make a new situation specific work that will relate to a museum outside the traditional contemporary art venue’. Other participating artists include Michele Dantini, Gosia Turzeniecka, Michael Hopfner, Emanuel Licha, Ilana Halperin, Cosimo Veneziano and Diego Canato. Curator: Elisa Lenhard, curator TORINOver 012, Torino, Italy.

NOK 4 000

Helga-Marie Nordby

7 Jun – 29 Jun 2012

Support provided to curator Helga-Marie Nordby for the participation of artists Bassam El Baroni (b.1974 in Egypt, lives and works in Alexandra, Egypt) and the Russian artist collective chto delat? in the exhibition ‘Reality’ at Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway. According to the curators, the exhibition is ‘a reaction to and exploration of the state of our time – a discussion or rather an intellectual space where art and theory can be connected in order to practice how to map out theoretical landscapes around artistic desires, interests and ideas'. Other participating artists include Bini Adamczak, BADco., Jeremy Beaudry, Anna Daniell, Valentina Desideri, Miriam Haile, Nav Haq, Tara Mahapatra and Jet Pascua. Curators: Helga-Marie Nordby & Nicolas Siepen, for the exhibition ‘Reality’

NOK 8 000

Hordaland Art Centre

29 Jun – 31 Dec 2012

Support provided to Hordaland Art Centre for the participation of Abdellah Karroum (b.1970 in Rif, Morocco, lives and works in Rabat, Morocco), Juan A. Gáitan (b.1973 in Bogota, Colombia, lives and works in Bogota) and Nana Oforiatta-Ayim (b.1980 in Accra, Ghana, lives and works in Accra) in ‘The Midsummer Night Collegium’ 2012 at Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen, Norway. Structured as sessions, a seminar and an anthology, ‘The Midsummer Night Collegium’ uses the concept of the Midsummer Night as the title ‘evokes ideas of accumulation – accumulation of light, thoughts and discussion’. It is structured as a three-part project, where the participants will be present in Bergen in June and in October 2012. The project will result in an anthology publication. Other participating artists include Dóra Hegyi and Arne Skaug Olsen. Curator: Anne Szefer Karlsen, director, Hordaland Art Centre

NOK 20 000

Anders Smebye and Marianne Zamecznik

4 Jul – 31 Jul 2012

Support provided for a project by artists Anders Smebye (b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) and Marianne Zamecznik (b.1972 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) at Space for Art and Industry in Brooklyn, NY, USA. Smebye and Zamecznik—working together as B-Bastard—indicate they plan to ‘work closely with local company Duggal Visual Solutions to develop a holographic window foil’ as well as North Brooklyn Mill Works to collaborate on ‘building a freestanding wall which is to be placed in the middle of the room’. According to curator Marc Ganzglass, his interest in B-Bastard resulted from their ability to ‘consistently upend divisions between individual work, curatorial practice, communal art and educational programming’. Curator: Marc Ganzglass, Director, Space for Art and Industry, New York, USA.

NOK 12 000

Book & Hedén (Ingrid Book and Carina Hedén)

4 Aug – 31 Aug 2012

Support provided for the participation of artists Book & Hedén (Ingrid Book b.1951 in Malmö, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Carina Hedén b.1948 in Mora, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Extreme Crafts’ at the Freies Museum in Berlin, Germany. According to curators Ulrike Solbrig, Jole Wilcke and Hilde Methi, the exhibition seeks to ‘bring together current approaches in art that deal with the ethical and aesthetic dimension of craft and its potency as an idea in art’. Book & Hedén will exhibit two series of photographs: Soldiers UXO Clearance 1-7, in which they document ‘soldiers cleaning a landscape shaped by the military itself in order to give the landscape back to civil society as a nature reserve; and Produced Green, a series of images shot from a vehicle along Route E6, the main highway connecting Norway to Europe. Curators: Ulrike Solbrig, independent curator, Jole Wilcke, independent curator, Hilde Methi, independent curator for the Extreme Crafts, Freies Museum in Berlin, Germany.

NOK 10 000

Charlotte Nilsen, Geir Tore Holm, Kristin Tårnesvik and Hilde Methi

4 Aug – 31 Aug 2012

Support provided for the participation of artists Charlotte Nilsen (b.1969 in Mehamn, Norway, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway), Geir Tore Holm (b.1966 in Trømsø, Norway, lives and works in Skiptvet, Norway), Kristin Tårnesvik ((b.1964 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and curator Hilde Methi (b.1970 in Kirkenes, Norway, lives and works in Kirkenes, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Extreme Crafts’ at the Freies Museum in Berlin, Germany. According to curators Ulrike Solbrig, Jole Wilcke and Hilde Methi, the exhibition seeks to ‘bring together current approaches in art that deal with the ethical and aesthetic dimension of craft and its potency as an idea in art’. Nilsen, Holm and Taarnesvik will present works that, according to Methi, ‘connect to issues of ethnicity, the “Sámi situation”, and indigenousness in different ways, as well as dealing with complexities around use of nature and resources’. All of the artists will participate in lectures and discussions during the opening weekend of the exhibition. Other participating artists include Yvette Brackman, Kristinn G. Hardarson, Suwan Laimanee and Field Work. Curator: Ulrike Solbrig and Jole Wilcke, curators, and co-curator Hilde Methi, for Extreme Crafts, Freies Museum, Berlin, Germany.

NOK 30 000

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas

25 Aug – 22 Sep 2012

Support provided for participation of artists Frido Evers (b.1980 in Mainleus, The Netherlands, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Per-Oskar Leu (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Inger Wold Lund (b.1983 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ‘The Library of INCA’ at the Institute for Neo-Connotative Action in Detroit, MI, USA. According to curators Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas, the project is inspired by a ‘popular image of a tree growing out of the decaying remains of books in the ruined Detroit Public Schools Book Depository’. Evers will design and build a library structure. Lund will present a new version of her book project The State of Being Close Together or Side By Side. Leu plans to exhibit a revised version of his project titled The Trial and present a performance. Other participating artists include Cary Loren and Lina Persson. Curators: Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas, curators, the Institute for Neo-Connotative Action in Detroit, USA.

NOK 15 000

Gallery Vartai

11 Sep – 26 Oct 2012

Support provided for a solo exhibition titled 'Tripoli' by artist Knut Åsdam (b.1968 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at Gallery Vartai in Vilnius, Lithuania. In one of the gallery rooms, Åsdam will construct a 'pseudo-industrial space of concrete and metal' for the screening of the film Tripoli (2010). This is accompanied by the work Archive (Migration) which was started in 2010 and that has been constantly updated with new pictures. The collection of around 3000 pictures found in books, magazines, newspapers and online was born during the creative process when the artist was researching historical and current representation of migration in images for his film Abyss (2010). Curator: Vitalija Jasaite, curator, Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania.

NOK 20 000

Goksøyr & Martens

15 Sep – 25 Nov 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist-duo Goksøyr (b.1970, Ålesund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) & Martens (b.1969, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the 2012 Liverpool Biennial in Liverpool, UK. Titled ‘City States 2012’, the biennial is organised around the theme of ‘hospitality’. According to curator Sally Tallant, ‘Hospitality is the welcome we extend to strangers, an attitude and a code of conduct fundamental to civilisation, as well as a metaphor whose conditions and energy inspires artists’. Goksøyr & Martens will contribute their ongoing project Palestinian Embassy, which they describe as a ‘hot-air balloon fashioned in the colours of the Palestinian flag, featuring the text "Palestinian embassy" in Arabic’, which will fly over the city with prominent politicians and academics inside ‘discussing issues related to Palestinian people’s situation and their limited democratic and diplomatic space’. Other participating artists include Charles Avery, David Bade, Chiho Aoshima, Ai Weiwei and Monica Bonvicini. Curator: Sally Tallant, Artistic Director and CEO, 2012 Liverpool Biennial in Liverpool, UK.

NOK 55 200

The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts

27 Sep – 28 Oct 2012

Support provided to The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts for the participation of artists Abbas Akhavan (b.1977 in Tehran, Iran, lives and works in Toronto Canada), Shahryar Nashat (b.1975 in Tehran, Iran, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) and Nana Oforiatta-Ayim (b.1976 in Ghana, lives and works in Accra, Ghana) in ‘Material Information’, a group exhibition in multiple venues in Bergen, Norway. According to curator Juan Gáitan, the exhibition will ‘bring a set of contemporary art and craft practices together in order to present a multiple view on how objects of industry are collected, the kind of world that these collections signify, and how this idea of the world that emerges from these collections may help us better articulate a critique that attends to the scattered realities that take part in today’s globalised industrial networks’. Other participating artists include Goldin+Senneby, Iman Issa, Alex Morrison, Amalia Pica and Ola Vasiljeva. Curator: Juan Gáitan, for the exhibition ‘Material Information’.

NOK 10 000

Stiftelsen 3,14

1 Oct – 31 Jan 2013

Support provided to Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, Norway for the participation of artists He Yunchang (b.1967 in Yunnan, China, lives and works in Beijing, China) Cao Hui (b.1968 in Kunming, China, lives and works in Beijing) and Feng Feng (b.1966 in China, lives and works in Guangzhou, China) for the participation in ‘My Gu Rou Pi’ at Stiftelsen 3,14, curated by Feng Boyi. According to the curator, ‘"My gu rou pi" refers to "my body". Artists have long been using the human body as subject matter for their work, a kind of direct and intense self-expression. Changes of time, the identification of, appeal for, and even the ideology about the human body are shown automatically in an unexpected way’. Curator: Feng Boyi, independent art curator and critic based in China

NOK 30 000

Anthea Buys

4 Oct – 27 Oct 2012

Support provided for the participation of artists Pedro Gomez-Egana (b.1976 in Colombia, Colombia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Magnhild Øen Nordahl (b.1985 in Ulsteinvik, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Harstad, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Cameron MacLeod (b.1975 in Halifax, Canada, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Machine Worries/Machine Hearts’ at blank projects in Cape Town, South Africa. According to curator Anthea Buys, the exhibition brings together a ‘selection of contemporary artists on the theme of the possibility of empathy with machines and mechanical processes’. Buys participated in a residency at Hordaland Art Centre in Bergen, Norway during January 2012 where she met the artists included in the exhibition whose work resonated with her specific curatorial interests. A catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition. Other participating artists include James Webb, Phillip Raiford Johnson, Dineo Sheshee Bopape and Donna Kukama. Curator: Anthea Buys, Director, Contemporary Art Development Trust, South Africa.

NOK 86 000

Karen Kipphoff

1 Nov – 30 Nov 2012

Support provided for the participation of artist Karen Kipphoff (b.1958 in Hamburg, Germany, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the URRA Artist Residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina. According to curator Melina Berkenwald, URRA ‘provides a platform dedicated to generate several necessary and innovative projects supporting and displaying contemporary culture, favouring the creation of international networks’. Kipphoff writes that her projects often focus ‘the presence, erasure, re-configuration and re-definition of monuments and public spaces as determined by historical events and political decisions’. She plans to use the urban environment of Buenos Aires to develop a new project, which will be exhibited at the end of her residency. Curator: Melina Berkenwald, Director, URRA, Artist Residency, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

NOK 7 000

Marte Eknæs

22 Feb – 17 Mar 2013

Support provided for the participation of artist Marte Eknæs (b.1978 in Elverum, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in a project at Exilo, a non-profit art initiative in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Eknaes plans to produce a project that uses the structural strategies of the introductions to television series as a guiding format, which she describes as ‘a presentation of styles and atmosphere, like a surface or the façade of the plot that follows’. According to curators Nicolau Vergueiro and Pilar Wiley, Eknaes will use ‘Exilo’s site, the historic Broadway district in downtown LA, with all the myth that Hollywood can provide, in order to articulate notions of spatial history and represented narrative in a manner that illuminates her current explorations of the breaking point between sculpture and the moving image through her content analysis of television shows openings’. Curator: Nicolau Vergueiro og Pilar Wiley, running and curating, Exilo, LA, USA.

NOK 8 000