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 2013

International Support

November

02
Number of applications: 47
Total number of granted applications: 23
Application demand total amount: 1.590.578 NOK
Funds distributed: 401.369

03
Number of applications: 7
Total number of granted applications: 3
Application demand total amount: 385.083 NOK
Funds distributed: 68.174 NOK

Mikael Damstuen Brkic

15 Feb – 15 May 2013

Support is provided to the artist Mikael Damstuen Brkic (b.1987, Oslo, Norway lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for participation within the residency programme at The Mountain School of Arts (MSA) in Los Angeles, CA, USA. According to the artist he has adopted studio based work method he 'largely sees as analog to the bricolage-like practice that Claude Lévi Strauss describes in his book “La Pensée Sauvage”'.
Visiting teachers at MSA have previously included Pierre Bismuth, Dan Graham, Bruce Hainley, Pierre Huyghe, Paul McCarthy, Bob Nickas, Raymond Pettibon, Mayo Thompson and John Waters.

NOK 7 000

Te Tuhi

2 Aug – 25 Oct 2014

Support provided to the non-profit institution Te Tuhi, Auckland, New Zealand, for the participation of artist Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) within the exhibition 'Unstuck in Time' which, according to curator Bruce E. Phillips 'will exist as three temporary public platforms: an exhibition of international artists, a multi-media publication, and a series of newly commissioned site-specific works'. Toril Johannessen will contribute with Mean Time (2011).
Curator: Bruce E. Phillips, Curator, Te Tuhi, Auckland, New Zealand

NOK 20 000

Mohamed Ali Fadlabi

1 Nov – 30 Nov 2013

Support is provided to artist MohamedAli Fadlabi (b.1975 in Omdurman, Sudan, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for exhibiting at the Nile Sunset Annex in Cairo, Egypt. According to curator Maxa Zoller, Fadlabi will ‘contribute with the presentation of his work to the discussion about contemporary art practice in Africa and the African diaspora’. Furthermore the ‘exhibition serves as an invitation to young Egyptian artists to engage in a discussion about art, identity, history and the politics of the global south, while at the same time it allows Fadlabi to test and deepen one of his key concerns, which is the question of African contemporary art’.
Curator: Maxa Zoller, Curator, for the Nile Sunset Annex, Cairo, Egypt

NOK 41 495

Tartu Art Museum

15 Nov – 1 Mar 2014

Support provided to Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia for the participation of artist Toril Johannessen(b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) within the exhibition 'Museum project. Artist versus Institution' with the work Transcendental Physics, which will be adapted to the size of the museum. According to the artist the work 'is a sculpture, which is absolutely the largest object one can possibly insert into the gallery space in one piece, and thus circumscribes the volume and architectural framework of the exhibition space'.

Curator: Rael Artel, Director, Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia

NOK 4 000

Hanan Benammar

1 Jan – 30 Jun 2014

Support is provided to Hanan Benammar (b.1989 in Paris, France, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for research to be conducted in Algeria and participation in the ARIA artist residency. According to the artist, her project will be focusing on ‘previous researches and archives on Algerian history and recordings of witnesses’. The project will be finalised with a group exhibition at the Mosaic Rooms, London, UK.
Curator: Yasmina Reggad, Programme Coordinator, ARIA, Algiers, Algeria

NOK 14 000

Randi Nygård

11 Jan – 8 Mar 2014

Support is provided to the artist Randi Nygård (b.1977, Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany) for the solo exhibition entitled 'Study of Relations' at YYZ Artists' Outlet in Toronto, Canada. According to the artist she will 'show work, about how time might not be a fundamental structure but something that occurs between different layers of space and objects, so that the parts of the world serve as clocks for each other while another series will question the relationship between ecology and economy'.
Curator: Ana Barajas, Curator, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto, Canada

NOK 8 000

Modern Art Oxford

20 Jan – 22 Jun 2014

Support is provided towards Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK for the participation of artists Silje Linge Haaland (b.1984, Fitjar, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Lotte Konow Lund (b.1967 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo), Marius Engh (b.1974 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) and Marthe Ramm Fortun (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) within the exhibition 'We Are Living on a Star': an international exhibition of contemporary visual art inspired by Hannah Ryggen’s tapestry from 1958, from which the title of the exhibition has been drawn, initiated and developed in collaboration with Henie Onstad Art Centre.
Curator: Sally Shaw, Head of Programme, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK

NOK 40 000

Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art

24 Jan – 27 Apr 2014

Support is provided to Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands for the presentation of works by artists Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Gardar Eide Einarsson (b. 1976 in Oslo, lives and works in New York, NY, USA) within the exhibition 'The Crime Was Almost Perfect', where the curator, Cristina Ricupero, takes inspiration from Thomas De Quincey's book questioning the topic. According to the institution the artist's have been invited 'as co-conspirators by including existing works and producing new ones in an exhibition conceived as a detective story, shedding new light on their artistic practice'. Other participating artists include Saâdane Afif, Kader Attia, Dan Attoe, Dirk Bell, Guillaume Bijl, Bik Van der Pol, Jean-Luc Blanc, Monica Bonvicini, Ulla von Brandenburg, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, François Curlet, Brice Dellsperger, Jason Dodge and Claire Fontaine.
Curator : Cristina Ricupero, Curator, 'The Crime Was Almost Perfect', Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

NOK 40 000

Marti Manen

31 Jan – 16 Mar 2014

Support is provided to the curator Marti Manen for the participation of Toril Johannessen (b.1978, Harstad, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), where she will be exhibiting work from the series Words and Years (2010), in the exhibition entitled 'Chronicle. Narrative, History and Subjectivity' taking place at Fabra, Coats Centre d'Art Contemporani in Barcelona. Other participating artists include Patricia Esquivias, Aurélien Froment, Ana Garcia-Pineda, Diana Artus, Pere Llobera, Antonio Ortega and Richard T. Walker.
Curator: Marti Manen, Curator, Fabra, Coats Centre d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain

NOK 3 500


Torpedo

31 Jan – 2 Feb 2014

Support provided to Torpedo (consisting 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) for their participation in the LA Art Book Fair 2014, a non-profit fair taking place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, USA. According to Torpedo 'it will be a presentation of five new publications, among them: Modeling Time, based on the exhibition Model as Ruin and two books in a series of artists’ writings with Valentinas Klimasauskas and Matthew Rana, co-edited with Karl Larsson'.
Curator: AA Bronson, LA Art Book Fair 2014, Los Angeles, CA, USA

NOK 9 500

Anne Hilde Neset

6 Feb – 8 Mar 2014

Support is provided to curator Anne Hilde Neset (b.1973, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for participation in ‘Her Noise: Feminism and the sonic’, a lecture and exhibition which will be taking place at the James Gallery in New York, NY, USA. According to Neset ‘the symposium and exhibition seeks to begin a dialogue about the gendered aspects of music cultures in the context of contemporary art’.
Curator: Katherine Carl, Curator, The James Gallery, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

FRANK

15 Feb – 25 May 2014

Support is provided to the artist group FRANK (comprising of Liv Bugge b.1974 in Bærum, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway, Sille Storihle, b.1985 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Nøtterøy, Norway) for the solo exhibition entitled 'Marie Høeg meets Klara Lidén' and presentation by Matias Danbolt, (b.1983 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark) at ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles, CA, USA. The presentation will coincide with the release of FRANK’s forthcoming book entitled Voluspå.
Curator: David Evan Frantz, Curator, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, CA, USA

NOK 30 000

Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

20 Feb – 11 May 2014

Support is provided to the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium for the participation of artist Lars Morell (b.1980 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within the group exhibition 'El Hotel Eléctrico' at the Museum of Modern Art in Antwerp, Belgium. According to curator Edwin Carels, ‘"El Hotel Eléctrico" is not to be understood as a group exhibtion, but rather as a visual essay, spatialised experience that triggers questions about how “time is taking place”’. Lars Morell will contribute with the works Ink on Paper (2012) and Silent Codes (2012). Other participating artists include Robert Breer, Tony Conrad, Philippe Parreno, Luc Tuymans and Roman Ondak.
Curator: Edwin Carels, Curator, ‘El Hotel Eléctrico’ at the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA), in Antwerp, Belgium

NOK 20 000

The American-Scandinavian Foundation

22 Feb – 26 Apr 2014

Support provided to The American-Scandinavian Foundation, New York, NY, USA for the participation of artist Tonje Bøe Birkeland (b.1985, Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for her participation within the exhibition ‘Darkness & Light: Contemporary Nordic Photography’. According to the foundation ‘five leading institutions in the world of Nordic photographic arts have come together to develop and curate the exhibition’, the Museum of Photographic Arts (Museet for Fotokunst), Odense, Denmark, the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, Finland, the Preus Museum in Horten, Norway, the Reykjavík Museum of Photography, Iceland and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden. A programme including an international symposium, with lectures, children’s programming, and films will accompany the exhibition. Other participating artists include Thora Dolven Balke, JH Engström, Joakim Eskildsen, Ulla Jokisalo, Bára Kristinsdóttir, Tova Mozard, Nelli Palomäki, Katya Sander, and Pétur Thomsen.
Curator : The Museum of Photographic Arts (Museet for Fotokunst), Odense, Denmark, the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, Finland, the Preus Museum in Horten, Norway, the Reykjavík Museum of Photography, Iceland and the Moderna Museet Stockholm, Sweden for The American-Scandinavian Foundation, New York, NY, USA

NOK 7 800

roARaTorio

24 Feb – 2 Mar 2014

Support is provided to roARaTorio for the participation of artists Knut Åsdam (b.1968 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Crispin Gurholt (b.1965 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo), Per Dybvig (b.1964, Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) and Kristina Kvalvik (b.1980 in Skodje, Norway, lives in Copenhagen, Denmark) within the screening event 'Rencontres Internationales' taking place at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France.
Organisors: Nathalie Hénon and Jean-Fraançois Rettig, roARaTorio, Paris, France

NOK 14 000

SculptureCenter

1 Mar – 12 May 2014

Support is provided to the SculptureCenter, New York, NY, USA for a solo exhibition of Jumana Manna (b.1987 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA, lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Oslo, Norway). The SculptureCenter informs that Jumana Manna’s solo exhibition will be simultaneously on view with a series of solo presentations by three other international artists. This is part of a new initiative by SculptureCenter to present solo exhibitions of artists at significant points of development in the early stages of their careers.
Curator: Ruba Katrib, Curator, SculptureCenter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 32 769

AV Festival

1 Mar – 31 Mar 2014

Support is provided to the AV Festival 14, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK in the 2014 edition titled ‘Extraction’ for the participation of Morten Norbye Halvorsen (b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Hundvåg, Norway) in the performance Ab Ovo by Jessica Warboys and Norbye Halvorsen, to be showed at Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle. According to the curator 'The soundtrack for Ab Ovo, composed by Halvorsen, is a roaming synth arpeggio with a series of field recordings. Halvorsen and Warboys´ performance will take place in the exhibition space and use its sculptural works as props, the painting as a backdrop, as well as introducing additional objects, vessels and sound to animate the space'. Other participating artists include Akio Suzuki, Lara Almarcegui, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Simon Starling, Anja Kirschner & David Panos and Wang Bing.
Curator: Rebecca Shatwell, Director, AV Festival 14, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

NOK 4 000

Performance Art Bergen

14 Mar – 18 Mar 2014

Support is provided to artist group Performance Art Bergen (PAB) for the participation of the artists Anja Carr (b.1985, Bergen, Norway, lives in and works in Bergen and Oslo, Norway), Rita Marhaug (b.1965, Bergen, lives and works in Bergen), Agnes Nedregard (b.1975, Bergen, lives and works in Bergen), Franzisca Segrist(b. 1984 in Switzerland, lives and works in Oslo) and Kiyoshi Farias Yamamoto(b.1983, Japan, lives and works in Bergen) at the performance event and meeting organised by Dimanche Rouge due to take place at Le Generator in Paris, France. In March 2014, the group will present a selection of four members who work 'in the particular gap of the body's presence and absence, present and re-present'.
Curator: Opie Boero Imwinkelried, Agnes Nedregard and Rita Marhaug, Le Generator and Dimanche Rouge, Paris, France.

NOK 23 000

Ignas Krunglevicius

21 Mar – 9 Jun 2014

Support is provided to the artist Ignas Krunglevicius (b.1979, Kaunas, Lithuania, lives and works in Oslo) for participation within the 19th Biennial of Sydney. The biennial, entitled `You Imagine What You Desire´ is curated by Juliana Engberg and `seeks to understand the need artists have today to create immersive and expanded environments, and locates this activity as part of an art historical trajectory´. Other participating artists include Eglė Budvytytė, Hubert Czerepok, Douglas Gordon, Yingmei Duan, Eva Koch and Nathan Coley.
Curator: Juliana Engberg, Artistic Director, 19th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

NOK 14 800

Ahmett Salina

3 Apr – 26 Jun 2014

Support is provided to the artist duo Ahmett Salina (consisting of Irwan Ahmett b.1975, Ciamis, Indonesia and Permata SP Salina b.1973. Palembang, Indonesia) with their project 'CITIZEN Tactics', for their participation within the Air Bergen-Residencies, for Visiting Artists at USF in Bergen, Norway. According to the artists 'Their artworks are a series of interventions in public space using found objects and situational experiments, specifically designed to respond to the problems of the specific city they live in temporarily'.
Organiser: Line Nord, AIR Manager, AIR Bergen, Bergen, Norway

NOK 12 679

Arnolfini

5 Apr – 8 Jun 2013

Support is provided to Arnolfini, Bristol, UK for the artist Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway). According to the curator the exhibition will 'exhibit, among other works, a series of framed cardboard boxes and bags; the video work Gateway (2003), presenting an illegal street race from a specific point of view, together with new works created in response to the spaces of Arnolfini'.
Curator: Axel Wieder, Curator, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

NOK 26 000

EVA International

12 Apr – 6 Jul 2014

Support is provided to EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art for the participation of artists Per-Oskar Leu (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Kjersti G. Andvig (b.1978 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo). Curator Bassam el Baroni has asked Leu to show his video work ‘Crisis and Critique’ (2012), but in a new setting with wooden benches resembling those of a courtroom, and with five-channel surround sound. Andvig will present a sound installation composed of so-called ‘non-sounds’, meaning the sounds from old refrigerators, fans in old laptops, boilers, fluorescent lights and DVD players. The artist says that ‘together these sounds will make a composition, which will be intensified and interrupted with regular intervals. The work in this regard is made up just as much from the silence, as from the noises themselves’. Curator: Bassam el Baroni, Curator, 36th EVA International 2014, Limerick, Ireland

NOK 29 000

Lawrence Malstaf

5 Jun – 5 Aug 2014

Support is provided to the artist Lawrence Malstaf (b.1972, Roselare, Belgium, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) for participation within the International Triennial of New Media Art 2014 organised by the National Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing, China with the works Compass (2005) and Solid State (2012). The exhibition will focus upon current intellectual trends in the discourse of media art and culture, within the thematic framework of the compound word, being described by the curator as 'a geographic stretch across the infinite space of two imaginary ends in the ancient mind. Thing is everything.'
Curator: Zhang Ga, Curator, NAMOC, Beijing, China

NOK 25 000

Art in Progress

1 Sep – 31 Oct 2014

Support provided to Art in Progress, Patras, Greece for the participation of the artists Bull.Miletic (Synne Bull, b.1973 in Oslo, Norway and Dragan Miletic, b.1970 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, both live and work in Oslo), Hans Hamid Rasmussen (b.1963 in Alger, Algeria, lives and works in Oslo), Siri Hermansen (b.1969, Geneve, Switzerland, lives and works in Oslo) and Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) within the exhibition ‘Visual Arts and Diversity in a reflecting Europe. Poverty – Solidarity – Way out’, RE-Culture II, the International Visual Art Festival, Patras, Greece. Art in Progress has invited Marianne Hultman (b.1970 in Eriksfält, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo) to select and curate the Norwegian participation within the overall exhibition. Other participating artists include Biber Michael, Krämer Armin, Müller Philip, Panetta Patrick, Reimann-Philip Neele, Szosteκ Agnieszka, Hege Bratsberg, Hans Christian Lichtenberg Nielsen, Hilde Katerina Pytkowski and Hanna Roloff.
Curator : Marianne Hultman, curator, RE-Culture II, the International Visual Art Festival in Patras, Greece

NOK 15 000

Konsthall C

20 Nov – 15 Feb 2015

Support is provided to Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden for the solo exhibition '33 Days' of Book & Hedén (comprising of Carina Hedén, b.1948, Mora, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Ingrid Book, b.1951, Malmö, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo). The exhibition will have as starting points the video 33 Days from a Damson thicket investigating the life of insects existing in a habitat of Damson trees, and DRIFT, what about Callisto?, questioning the use of herbicides in industrial agriculture today.
Curator: Arbetslaget - Karolin Tampere, Anna Ahlstrand, akcg (Anna Kindgren and Carina Gunnars), curators, Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden

NOK 18 000

September

02
Number of applications: 58
Total number of granted applications: 26
Application total amount: 2.325.326 NOK

Current funds distribution status: 581820 NOK

03
Number of applications: 6
Total number of granted applications: 3
Application total amount: 222.100 NOK

Current funds distribution status: 59000 NOK

Anne-Karin Furunes

8 Mar – 31 May 2014

Support is provided to artist Anne-Karin Furunes (b.1961 in Ørland, Norway, lives in works in Stjørdal, Norway) who will be the subject of a solo exhibition, 'Crystal Image' (working title) at the Palazzo Fortuny, Venezia, Italy. According to the artist a ‘the whole palazzo is a "theatre without theatre"’. In a site specific installation, 'my intention is to create a new scene in this theatre but dialoguing with the original setting’.
Curator: Daniela Ferretti, Director, Palazzo Fortuny (Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia), Venezia, Italy

NOK 35 000

Kristine Jærn Pilgaard

3 Sep – 1 Jun 2014

Support is provided to curator Kristine Jærn Pilgaard(b.1977 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in The Independent Study Programme (ISP), the Curatorial Program, Whitney Museum of American Arts, New York, NY, USA. According to Jærn Pilgaard, she will be 'part of a curatorial team to produce an exhibition at the Kitchen in New York scheduled for May 2014', where she will also write essays for and contribute to the catalogue accompanying the exhibition'.
Contact: Ron Clark, Director, Independent Study Program, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA.

NOK 30 000

Witte de With

5 Sep – 5 Jan 2014

Support provided to Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art in Brussels, Belgium, for the participation of artist Nils Bech(b.1981 in Vikersund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition 'The Temptation of AA Bronson’. The exhibition includes recent solo work of AA Bronson and his collaborations with other artists. Nils Bech was invited to participate during the opening, which according to the organisers was 'baptised with a confusion of simultaneous and continuous performances’. Other participating artists include Chrysanne Stathacos, Michael Dudeck, Sands Murray-Wassink, Ryan Brewer, Reima Hirvonen and Carlos Motta. Curator: AA Bronson, artist, and Amira Gad, Curator, Witte de With, Brussels, Belgium

NOK 5 000

Agnes Nedregard

15 Sep – 29 Sep 2013

Support is provided to artist Agnes Nedregard (b.1975 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) for exhibiting and performing expression/response at Mobius, Boston, MA, USA, Grace Exhibition Space and Gallery, and Diane's Circus Homemade Superstar Frontier Land, both in New York, NY, USA. According to the artist 'expression/response aims to work in the intersection between two contemporary performance theory approaches, psychotherapy as in Lacan's notion of mirroring, and the phenomenological approach of looking for an apparently obvious, but elusive,“essence”'.
Curator: Marilyn Arsem, Mobius, Boston, MA, USA, Jill McDermid-Hokanson and Erik Hokanson, Co-Directors, Grace Exhibition Space, New York, NY, USA and Diane Dwyer, Diane’s Circus Homemade Superstar Frontier Land, New York, NY, USA.

NOK 4 500

Jumana Manna

20 Sep – 1 Aug 2014

Support is provided to artist Jumana Manna (b.1987 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA, lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Oslo, Norway) for her participation in 'Ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks', the multidisciplinary festival Meeting Points 7 organised by the Young Arab Theatre Fund (YATF) from Brussels, Belgium. It will take place in 2013 and 2014 in: Gallery Nova, Zagreb, Croatia, the Museum of Modern Art (MuHKA), Antwerp, Belgium, the ParaSite Art Space, Hong Kong, China, the Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Libanon, the Presnya Museum, Moscow, Russia and the 21erHaus, Vienna, Austria. Jumana Manna will contribute with the short film, A Sketch of Manners (Alfred Roch’s Last Masquerade) (2013).
Curator: Ivet Curlin, Ana Devic, Natasa Ilic and Sabina Sabolovic, What, How & for Whom (WHW), curator team, Meeting Points 7, Zagreb, Croatia

NOK 28 000

Amund Sjølie Sveen

29 Sep – 1 Dec 2013

Support is granted to artist Amund Sjølie Sveen(b.1973 in Vågå, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his participation in the 4th Athens Biennale 2013, ‘AGORA’, and taking place in Athens, Greece. The artist has contributed with two performance lectures within the 'Non-Serious Lectures', a platform of performative-lectures on the issue of economy and value'. Sjølie Sveen has presented The Norwegian Way (2010) and Economic Theory for Dummies (2013). Other participating artists include Dimitris Antoniou, Matei Bejenaru, Giuseppe Chico and Barbara Matijevic, Nicolaus Gerstener, Yota Ioannidou, Soo-Young Kim, Menti Mega, Borris Ondreichka and Hito Steyerl.
Curator: AB4 curatorial team, 4th Athens Biennale 2013, ‘AGORA’, Athens, Greece

NOK 6 000

MTÜ Fotokunstnike Ühendus

1 Oct – 27 Oct 2013

Support is provided to MTÜ Fotokunstnike Ühendus for the participation of artists Ane Mette Hol (b.1979 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Harstad, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in Tallinn Photomonth 2013, Talinn, Estonia. According to the organisers, the festival 'aims to promote critical engagement with international lens based art in Estonia and the Baltics, whilst representing and creating opportunities for local professionals in the field'. Other participating artists include: Nina Beier, David Raymond Conroy, Filip Gilissen, Flo Kasearu, Gert Jan Kocken and Maria García Torres. Curator: Niekolaas Lekkerkerk, The Office for Curating, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

NOK 9 000

Randi Nygård

1 Oct – 31 Oct 2013

Support is provided to artist Randi Nygård (b.1977 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany) for her participation in the exhibition, lecture, seminar and residency at URRA, Buenos Aires, Argentina. According to the artist 'The residency in URRA invites about fifteen international artists to come together and work for one month in Buenos Aires in October 2013. The programme includes a seminar with lectures by each of the participants at The Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires (MALBA). And a group exhibition will take place in the Art Gallery Del Infinito Arte during the month'. Other participating artists include Chiara Banfi, Dan Mihaltianu, Doin Kraal, Jorge Mino, Juan Duque, Magdalena Z’Graggen and Nocolas Robbio.
Curator: Melina Berkenwald, Director, URRA Buenos Aires, Argentina

NOK 7 000

Mattias Cantzler

12 Oct – 19 Oct 2013

Support is provided to artist Mattias Cantzler (b.1976 in Mjölby, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for presenting the project Plenty of Shit at the High Desert Test Site (HDTS) 2013, where over the span of a week, according to the curator ‘artists and audience alike traverse the desolate desert roads and explore the hidden gems, both old and new, between Joshua Tree and Albuquerque, USA’. According to the artist 'the project homemade biogas is being produced out of collected dog waste. The purpose is to use the gas to run a 16mm film projector, which shows a short film called Plenty of Shit.’ Other participaing artists include GWC, Investigators, Karl Hahn, Christian Alexa, Virginia Poundstone and Richard Prince.
Curator: Andrea Zittel, Aurora Tang, Libby Lumpkin, Dave Hickey, HDTS 2013 Selection Committee and Curators, High Desert Test Site (HDTS) 2013, Albuquerque-Joshua Tree, USA.

NOK 18 000

Per-Oskar Leu

13 Oct – 16 Oct 2013

Support is provided to artist Per-Oskar Leu(b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for screening and lecturing on his short film Crisis and Critique (2012) as a part of the program the 'Global Revolt: Cinematic Ammunition', hosted by The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. The screening will take place in the Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY, USA. According to the curator 'Flaherty NYC is a seasonal screening series that presents innovative and groundbreaking films, followed by discussions with the makers on aesthetics, the production process, and the challenges of the work'. Other participating artists include Jean-Marie Straub, New York Newsreel, Joseph Beuys, Jurgen Boch, Andrey Ustinov & Natalya Nikolaeva, Jill Godmilow and Jorge Furtado.
Curator: Ernie Larsen, curator, Flaherty NYC, New York, NY, USA

NOK 7 320

Camilla Norment

15 Oct – 17 Dec 2013

Support is granted to artist Camille Norment (b.1970 in Silver Spring, MD, USA lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her performance Toll to be presented at The Kitchen, New York, NY, USA and at Transformer Station, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA. According to the artist 'Toll is based on the intertwining voices of three instruments, the hardingfele, the glass armonica, and the electric guitar. It’s occupied with what I call cultural psychoacoustics, a critical framework occupied with the socio-cultural contexts from which sound/music is derived'. The piece is performed by Camille Norment, Håvard Skaset and Vegard Vårdal.
Curator: Tim Griffin, Executive Director and Chief curator, The Kitchen, New York, NY, USA and Thomas M. Welsh, Director of City Stages, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA

NOK 18 000

MELK

16 Oct – 27 Oct 2013

Support is provided to the artists-run gallery MELK, Oslo, Norway, for founder Bjarne Bare (b.1985 in Poznan, Poland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) to hold a two day conference with talks and discussions regarding Nordic photography at the FotoDepartment, St.Petersburg, Russia. The event will be followed by an exhibition in June 2014 hosted by the FotoDepartment and organised in collaboration with the Hasselblad Foundation, Sweden, Objektiv, Norway, Galleri Image, Denmark, Lodret Vanret, Denmark and MELK.
Curator: Dragana Vujanovic, Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden and Bjarne Bare, MELK, Oslo.

NOK 4 000

Marianne Zamecznik

16 Oct – 15 Dec 2013

Support provided to Marianne Zamecznik (b.1972 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) following the invitation by Curator Martha Kirszenbaum to design the exhibition architecture for ʻThe End of The Nightʼ. Exploring the impact of French filmmaker, Henri-Georges Clouzot and his unfinished 1963-1964 film, L'Enfer, the exhibition ‘develops abstraction, the kinetic, and optical illusions in contemporary French art’.
Curator: Martha Kirszenbaum, independent curator for Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.

NOK 14 000

Knut Åsdam

16 Oct – 27 Nov 2013

Support is provided to artist Knut Åsdam (b.1968 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the solo exhibition ‘Edgelands’ at the The Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA. According to the artist the project is 'consisting of a large installation in the galleries, a public piece in the city of Philadelphia, and a screening series at the International House Cinemas at the University of Pennsylvania'. Knut Åsdam will participate in a residency at the Slought Foundation in preperation of the exhibition.
Curator: Kaja Silverman, Curator, Edgelands, The Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA

NOK 13 000

Åsdam, Knut

18 Oct – 27 Nov 2013

Support is provided to artist Knut Åsdam (b.1968 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the preperations of the solo exhibition 'The Tweed Space' at Chapter, Wales and at Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK in 2014. According to the artist the project will 'explore tweed as a cultural, economic and social signifier in relation to class, masculinity, centre/periphery dynamics and the urban and rural landscape on the Western fringe of Europe, the Hebrides islands of Scotland'.
Curator: Ben Borthwick, ‘The Tweed Space’, Chapter, Wales, UK and Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK

NOK 14 000

Performa

1 Nov – 24 Nov 2013

Support is provided to Performa for the participation of artists Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Marthe Ramn Fortun (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Pedro Gómez-Egana (b.1976 in Colombia, lives and works in Bergen, Norway and Copenhagen, Denmark), Jumana Manna (b.1987 in Princeton, NJ, USA, lives and works in Bergen, Norway and Copenhagen, Denmark), Sille Storihle (b.1985 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Steinar Haga Kristensen (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Espen Sommer Eide (b.1972 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen), Kristin Tårnesvik (b.1964 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Kim Hiorthøy (b.1973 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany) for the participation in Performa 13, New York, NY, USA. For the fifth edition of the biennial, Performa has partnered with institutions from Norway to establish the ‘Norwegian Pavilion Without Walls’, one of two pavilions to incorporate Performa’s vision of the city as, a vibrant urban landscape, utilising spaces throughout the five boroughs as part of its commissioning programme. The programme is co-curated with institutions such as nyMusikk, Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Stavanger Kunsthall, Kunsthall Oslo, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Entrée and UKS (Unge Kunstneres Samfund). Other participating artists include Elena Bajo, Abbas Akhavan, Will Cotton, Tamar Ettun, Simon Fujiwara, Stewart Home, Ursula Mayer, Public Movement and Wu Tsang.
Curator: RoseLee Goldberg, Founding Director and Curator, Performa, New York, NY, USA

NOK 123 500

De Vleeshal

2 Nov – 15 Dec 2013

Support provided to De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Markt, The Netherlands, following the invitation for a solo exhibition by artist Ida Ekblad (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo). 'The Root Cellar' marks the first solo exhibition by Ekblad in The Netherlands. The project is conceived together with the The Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo and the Kunstmuseum in Luzern, Switzerland, and shows Ekblad's recent and new production along with some works created specifically for the environment of De Vleeshal.
Curator: Lorenzo Benedetti, Director, De Vieeshal, Markt, The Netherlands

NOK 46 500

Christian Bermudez

6 Nov – 2 Feb 2014

Support is granted to artist Christian Bermudez (b.1976 in San José, Costa Rica, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his participation in the 18th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, Associação Cultural Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil, for its 30th anniversary in 2013. According to Curator Solange Farkas: 'Far from a vertical or exclusivist stance, the Festival dedicates itself to creating platforms of visibility, exchange, and strengthening of axes based on geopolitical diversity and the particular ways in which artists from certain countries and regions insert themselves critically into the art world'. Other participating artists include Akram Zaatari, Bakary Diallo, Caetano Dias, Daniel Escobar, Gabriela Golder, Orit Ben-Shitrit, Roy Dib and Sherman Ong.
Curators: Solange Farkas, General Curator, Júlia Rebouças, Fernando Oliva, Eduardo de Jesus, the Curating Board, 18th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil, Associação Cultural Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil

NOK 12 000

El Parche

7 Nov – 30 Nov 2013

Support is provided to the artist group El Parche, consisting of Olga Robayo (b.1972, Bogota, Colombia, lives and works in Ås, Norway and Bogota, Colombia), Marius Wang (b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Ås, Norway and Bogota, Colombia) and Herman Mbamba (b.1980, Windhoek, Namibia, lives and works in Haugesund, Norway). The group has been invited to participate in the La Otra Bienal 2013, (Fundacion Valenzuela y Klenner), Bogotá, Colombia. According to the group 'for the biennial, El Parche will work in the neighborhood La Perseverancia where, as its name refers, inhabitants persevere in their traditions and resistance to gentrification'. The artists plan 'to build an installation with recycled materials, mainly different kind of packaging and europallets, that carry with them, more than products, an ideology intimate ligate to the social injustice within the ruling neoliberal policies'. Other participating artists include Sady González, Juan Javier Salazar, Isaac Cordal, Left Hand Rotation, Nathalie Mba Bikoro and Demián Flores
Curator: Gabriela Salgado, Emilio Tarazona, Edna Sandoval and Guillermo Vanegas, Curator team, La Otra Bienal 2013, (Fundacion Valenzuela y Klenner), Bogotá, Colombia

NOK 45 000

Lydgalleriet

15 Nov – 15 Nov 2013

Support provided to Lydgalleriet for the participation of artist Signe Lidén (b.1981 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) within the Audio Art Festiva, Krakow, Poland, where she will present her work Writings. According to the applicant 'Writings is an installation of spinning sound objects. Manmade holes that appears in nature has been places of investigation in Signe Lidén´s artistic practice during the past years'. Other participating artists include. Other participating artists include Andrea Pensado, Peter Bogers, Marcin Paczkowski, Gero Koenig, Claudia Robles Angel and Piotr Madej.
Curator: Marek Choloniewski, Audio Art Festival, Krakow, Poland

NOK 15 000

Charlotte Bik Bandlien, Ida Falck Øien and Ruben Steinum

17 Nov – 23 Nov 2013

Support provided to artist Ruben Steinum (b.1984 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), HAiK designer Ida Falck Øien (b.1979 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and anthropologist Charlotte Bik Bandlien (b.1977 in Oslo, Norway lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for their participation with the project SELF REPAIR within 'Exhibition as Residency' at the Arts Incubator in Washington Park, Chicago, IL, USA. According to the curator ‘Ethnographic Terminalia is an international curatorial collective of anthropologists, artists and curators who will bring anthropology and art into conversation with one another, in innovative and experimental ways’. According to the applicants SELF REPAIR is a development of the project “HAiK w/RKS" curated by Geir Haraldseth at Rogaland Art Center in Stavanger, Norway, spring 2013, in which the HAiK collective, anthropologist Charlotte Bik Bandlien and four contemporary artists engaged in the topic of “repair” within the Rogaland area’.
Curator: Fiona P. McDonald, Curator, Ethnographic Terminalia and the Ethnographic Terminalia Collective 2013, Chicago, IL, USA

NOK 18 000

Martin Sæther

20 Nov – 8 Dec 2013

Support provided to artist Martin Sæther (b.1986 in Lillehammer, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the solo exhibition 'Det som går rundt [What Goes Around]' at the Hallway Gallery, Vienna, Austria. The artist 'plans to show ten new two-dimensional works, together with a sculptural installation made on the site'. His sculptural work is often 'relating to architecture, and social and mental issues'. The exhibition will coincide with the Vienna Art Week. According to the curator 'the Vienna Art Week cultural platforms including museums, offspaces, artist-run spaces, residency programmes are involved to create a citywide art-related programme with special events, talks, parties, workshops, guided tours ect'.
Curator: Victoria Dejaco, Founder and Curator, Hallway Gallery, Vienna, Austria

NOK 4 500

Sebastian Lloyd Rees

1 Dec – 1 Nov 2013

Support is provided to artist Sebastian Lloyd Rees (b.1986 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Stavanger) for his participation in a residency at Fondazione MACC, Calasetta, Italy followed by the exhibition 'You Have Used Me as a Fish Long Enough’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Calasetta and the Mangiabarche Gallery in Calasetta, Italy. According to the artist, he will 'reconfigure processes from industry and construction such as formwork and vacuum forming that can immediately respond to and be essentially contingent upon specific geographies and landscapes'.
Curator: Stefano Rabolli Pansera, Director, Fondazione MACC, Calasetta, Italy

NOK 4 500

Kjell Bjørgeengen

10 Jan – 20 Jan 2014

Support is provided to artist Kjell Bjørgeengen(b.1951 in Sandvika, Norway, lives and works in Stabekk, Norway) for his participation in the NOWnow festival in Sydney, Australia. Kjell Bjørgeengen have been invited to join MURAL, an improvising group consisting of Jim Denley, Kim Myhr and Ingar Zach, with a vidéo performance. According to the artist 'With MURAL we will engage in a performance where I will turn the video/audio towards the music to alter the ending source of both music and video. This method will produce a precarious situation for both the musicians and the performance: a very small change will have drastic effects on the outcome, thus paving the way for an acute awareness which makes "playing" by habit impossible'. Other participating artists include Matt Chaumont, Rishin Singh, Jon Hunter, Mayu Kanamori, Three Lanes, Phillip Petit and Shoeb Ahmad.
Curator: Andrew Brooks, President, NOWnow festival, Sydney, Australia

NOK 16 000

Bjørn Hegardt

15 Jan – 20 Jan 2014

Support is provided to Curator Bjørn Hegardt (b.1974 in Örebro, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the preparation and co-curating of the exhibition ‘Time Being Time’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka, Bosnia Herzegovina in 2014, in cooperation with Curator Miodrag Manojlovic. According to the curator, 'the exhibition “Time Being Time” brings together 13 international artists from Norway, Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Japan, China and the USA to show contemporary analogue animation in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Banja Luka, Bosnia Herzegovina'.
Curator: Bjørn Hegardt & Miodrag Manojlovic, curators, ‘Time Being Time’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka, Bosnia Herzegovina

NOK 7 000

Marit Roland

18 Jan – 20 May 2014

Support is provided to artist Marit Roland (b.1981 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for a solo exhibition titled 'Paper Drawing #7' at the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova, Italy. According to the curator the artist is invited to develop a site specific project for the grand staircase at the Museo Villa Croce. Marit Roland will invite the viewer 'to step into and walk through my paper drawings leaning on the flights of the stairs'.
Curator: Ilaria Bonacossa, Artistic Director, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova, Italy

NOK 14 000

Lars Morell

20 Feb – 11 May 2014

Support is provided to artist Lars Morell(b.1980 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his participation in the group exhibition 'El Hotel Eléctrico' at the Museum of Modern Art in Antwerp, Belgium. According to the curator Edwin Carels, ‘"El Hotel Eléctrico" is not to be understood as a group exhibtion, but rather as a visual essay, spatialised experience that triggers questions about how “time is taking place”’. Lars Morell will contribute with the works Ink on Paper (2012) and Silent Codes (2012). Other participating artists include Robert Breer, Tony Conrad, Philippe Parreno, Luc Tuymans and Roman Ondak.
Curator: Edwin Carels, Curator, ‘El Hotel Eléctrico’ at the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA), in Antwerp, Belgium

NOK 8 000

Biennale of Sydney

21 Mar – 9 Jun 2014

Support is provided to the Biennale of Sydney, Australia, for the participation of artists Bodil Furu (b.1976 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Ane Hjort Guttu (b.1971 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Siri Hermansen(b.1969 in Geneva, Switzerland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway). The artists have been invited by the Artistic Director of the 19th Biennale of Sydney, Juliana Engberg, to take part in the in the Biennaleʼ. The exhibition, according to the curator, ‘celebrates artistic imagination as a spirited describing and exploration of the world through metaphor and poesis, making enquiries into contemporary aesthetic experience and relating this to historical precedents and future opportunities in order to imagine possible worlds’. Other participating artists include Eglė Budvytytė, Hubert Czerepok, Douglas Gordon, Yingmei Duan, Eva Koch and Nathan Coley.
Curator: Juliana Engberg, Artistic Director, 19th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

NOK 84 000

KW Institute for Contemporary Art for the 8th Berlin Biennale

29 May – 3 Aug 2014

Support is provided to the 8th Berlin Biennale for the participation of Andreas Angelidakis (b.1968, Athens, Greece, lives and works in Athens, Greece and Oslo, Norway) with the commissioned piece Crash Pad. According to the biennale: 'The installation reflects the two conflicting systems that modernized Greece in the 19th century: The Europeanized Greek diaspora (educated in Germany, France and England and influenced by the invention of antiquity there) and the peasant guerrilla fighters under general Theodoros Kolokotronis. Crash Pad also refers to the first bankruptcy of modern Greece in 1893, which brought about a predecessor of the International Monetary Fund, put in place by France, England and Germany in order to supervise the debt of Greece'.

Curator Juan A. Gaitán states that the Biennale 'aims to reshuffle the historical imagination of Berlin in relation to Europe and to the World. In former editions of the Biennale, the Berlin that has been explored has mostly related to its location between Western and Eastern Europe, and between the Soviet Union and the Western Powers’.
Curator: Juan A. Gaitán, 8th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany

NOK 30 000

May

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Number of applications: 65
Total number of granted applications: 26
Applications demand total amount: 3.026.161 NOK
Funds distributed: 628.500 NOK

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Number of applications: 7
Total number of granted applications: 2
Application total amount: 320.121 NOK
Funds distributed: 65.000 NOK

Petrine Lillevold Vinje

1 January

Curator Marianne Hultman has asked Petrine Lillevold Vinje (b.1980 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) to take part in ‘Lust for Life', an exhibition taking place at the Darb 1718 in Cairo, Egypt. The artist has been asked to exhibit new works based on the notion of the knot as taken from illuminated manuscripts and macramé, as a starting point for formal constructions with symbolic power. The exhibition include artists who 'deal with different forms of transition process, something that requires observation, insight and courage’ in order ‘to be able to find new perspectives, to break new ground’. Other participating artists include Adrian Paci, Berry Bickle, Raphael Mouzinho, Martin Gustavsson, Morgan Schagerberg, Judy Chicago, Runo Lagomarsino and Henrik Lund Jørgensen. Curator: Marianne Hultman, ‘Lust for Life’, DARB 1718, Cairo, Egypt.

NOK 25 000

Yokoland and Aki Books

3 May – 5 May 2013

Yokoland (Aslak Gurholt Rønsen, b.1981, Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway, Espen Friberg, b.1981, Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway, and Thomas Nordby, b.1981, Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Trondheim, Norway) and Aki Books (Aslak Gurholt Rønsen and Morten Spaberg, b.1979, Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) represented by Aslak Gurholt Rønsen, will take part in the Art Book Fair at Overgaden, as part of Kunstpublikationer 2013, an ambitious event promoting, discussing and presenting art books and artists’ publications outside the mainstream. This participation continues a successful presence in the past, in which the designers and publishers involved are framed within a programme of performances, talks and presentations. Other participants include After Hand, AKV Berlin, Broken Dimanche Publications, Diamond Docs Press, Emancipa(t/ss)ionsfrugten, Forlaget/tidsskriftet *[asterisk], Hurricane Publishing, Internationalistisk Ideale, Kulkælderen and Motto Berlin. Curator: Kevin Lytsen, Exhibition Assistant, Art Book Fair, Kunstpublikationer 2013, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark.

NOK 4 000

Artists Space

19 Jun – 30 Jun 2013

Support is provided to Artists Space, New York, NY, USA for the participation of Morten Norbye Halvorsen (b.1980, Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Hundvåg, Norway), as part of the artists group Concert, who has been invited to realise a series of performances titled ‘Behave Like An Audience’. The project results from an album of songs that emerged from a collaboration between Mai Abu ElDahab with Halvorsen, Chris Evans and Benjamin Seror, and an album released by Sternberg Press. The band will tour the US, including venues in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Aspen and New York, as part of a collaborative exercise that reflects new ways of addressing the production, presentation and thinking of art. Curator: Richard Birkett, Curator, Artists Space, New York, NY, USA.

NOK 20 000

André Tehrani

21 Jun – 9 Sep 2013

André Tehrani (b.1980, Tønsberg, Norway, lives and works in Brussel, Belgium) has been invited to take part in 'This House', an exhibition exploring the notion of structure, connecting architectural forms, institutions and political systems through methods of temporal and spatial organisation. Tehrani will contribute a five-part collage titled The Letter V in Various Media, 1963–1998, an artwork made of multiple elements connected by revolutionary impulses, ennui and nostalgia. According to the curator, Anthea Buys, ‘in all the works presented structure is identified as a phenomenon that is both volumetric and conceptual… linked in the intersection of poetic and formal threads’. Other participating artists include Magnhild Øen Nordahl, Gordon-Matta Clark, Mikhael Subotzky, Serge-Alain Nitegeka and Alexandra Makhlouf. Curator: Anthea Buys, Curator, 'This House', Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.

NOK 8 000

Magnhild Øen Nordhal

21 Jun – 9 Sep 2013

Magnhild Øen Nordhal (b.1987, Ulsteinvik, Norway, lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden) has been invited to exhibit within ‘This House’, at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France, a project curated by Anthea Buys. The exhibition, which explores the notion of structure, links architectural forms, institutions and political systems through their reliance on methods of spatial and temporal organisation. One among five young artists in the show, Magnhild Øen Nordhal will contribute a site-specific version of her sculptural installation titled 7o, first shown as part of the 2012 Sydney Biennial. According to the curator, ‘in all the works presented, structure is identified as a phenomenon that is both volumetric and conceptual. These modes are linked in the selection of works by poetic and formal threads, casting doubts on the possibility of inhabiting a space or a time without inheriting a political stance’. Other participating artists include André Tehrani, Gordon-Matta Clark, Mikhael Subotzky, Serge-Alain Nitegeka and Alexandra Makhlouf. Curator: Anthea Buys, curator, ‘This House’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.

NOK 15 000

Palais de Tokyo

21 Jun – 9 Sep 2013

Support is provided to the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France for the participation of Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in 'A History of Inspiration’, and Erik Pirolt (b.1977 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Kristiansand and Oslo, Norway) in 'The Black Moon’ both within 'Nouvelles Vagues’ a series of shows by 18 young curators. The exhibition 'A History of Inspiration’, curated by Adnan Yildiz, is an attempt ‘to investigate conceptual, historical and epistemological relationships between two imagination zones – sky and screen – with two specific references – a miniature from the 16th century and Microsoft’s wallpaper design’. Here Johannessen will contribute Variable Stars (2009). 'The Black Moon’, curated by Sinziana Ravini is ‘a film-exhibition that presents an encounter between a man and a woman visiting an exhibition. Meanings suggested by the juxtaposition of works by diverse artists are meant to suggest a narrative’. Pirolt will contribute Flying View (2010). Curator: Adnan Yildiz, Curator, 'A History of Inspiration’, and Sinziana Ravini, curator, ‘The Black Moon’, both within 'Nouvelles Vagues’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.

NOK 15 000

Kunstverein München

25 Jun – 29 Jun 2013

Support is provided to Kunstverein München for Nils Bech (b.1981 in Vikersund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) who is performing at Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany, presenting a unique variation of one of his musical performances. At the invitation of curators Bart Van der Heide and Saim Demircan, Bech will use the empty galleries as a studio to rehearse and perform a stand-alone event, titled Der Leiermann and developed in collaboration with artist Eirik Saether (b.1983 in Halden, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway). Saether will make new light sculptures in a pop-up installation, to frame a performance based on the German lieder tradition. Curator: Bart van der Heide, Director, and Saim Demircan, Curator, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany.

NOK 12 000

Azar Alsharif

26 Jun – 27 Jul 2013

Azar Alsharif (b.1984, Bushehr, Iran, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) will have a solo exhibition at SPZ gallery in Prague, Czech Republic, with a selection of works made by the artist and Curator Markéta Stará. The exhibition will include two series of collages (Luxury Is… and Ordinary Gamble, both from 2012), an installation (Your Fake Name…, 2011) and a site-specific project. Alsharif’s work is psychological and cognitive study of subject positions, through received, manipulated and reconstructed imagery. In the words of Starä, 'The poetic language of Alsharif’s work, paired with its formal qualities, closely resonates with the strong Conceptual tradition characteristic of the Czech art scene. Curator: Markéta Stará, Curator, Gallery SPZ, Prague, Czech Republic.

NOK 4 500

steirischer herbst festival gmbh

1 Jul – 22 Sep 2013

Support is provided to the steirischer herbst festival in Graz, Austria for the participation of Alejandra Salinas (b.1977, Logrono, Spain, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Aaron Bergman (b.1971, Detroit, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), as Salinas & Bergman. They are taking part in the Steirischer Herbst Festival, 'Crisis redux' (working title), with a research-based project focusing on neutralized cash or tainted currency. Cash is automatically tinted through an explosion that is triggered by theft, rendering the cash unusable. But, according to the artists, this could result in 'a new value: dye-stained bank notes are removed from circulation, but they could become even more valuable as remnants of a potentially historical event’. Curator: Katerina Gregos, Curator, Crisis Redux, and Luigi Fassi, Curator, visual arts, the steirischer herbst festival center, Graz, Austria.

NOK 15 000

Stiftung Opelvillen

3 Jul – 27 Oct 2013

Knut Henrik Henriksen (b.1970 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) has been invited to present a solo exhibition at the Stiftung Opelvillen in Rüsselsheim, Germany, by curator Beate Kemfert. The exhibition 'intends to visualise the architectural circumstances surrounding the historical Opelvillen, built in 1930 as the private residency of Fritz Opel, as well as the changes that have taken place throughout the years, retrospectively placing earlier architectural interventions in the present structures'. Curator: Dr. Beate Kemfert, Curator and Director, Stiftung Opelvillen.

NOK 20 000

Jens Ivar Kjetså

5 Jul – 15 Sep 2013

Jens Ivar Kjetså (b.1981, Arendal, Norway, lives and works in Arendal, Norway) is taking part, at the invitation of curator Andrea Hilger, in the exhibition 'We Cross the Rubicon', at Gallery FIST in Dresden, Germany. His contribution, titled: Doade.Bake.Blaze.Bubble.Cane.Chief.Spark.Choof.Fresh.Fry.Sesh.Smoo.Clam.Hot.Wake.Dutchy.Strummin.Blizz.Cut. 'We Cross the Rubicon’ is the 2013 edition of the yearly exhibition Ostrale, which is committed to support innovation and presents contemporary artistic ideas, with around 160 artists from over 30 countries. According to the curators, 'it is necessary to examine ourselves and at the same time become aware of how we are seen by others. Not only the question of the status quo, but also the question of change, its direction and its impact and intensity are in the focus of interest’. Other participating artists include Marian Luft and Markus Vogt. Curator: Andrea Hilger, Artistic Director, OSTRALE – Internationale Ausstellung zeitgenössischer Künste, Dresden, Germany.

NOK 3 000

Corax e.V.

10 Jul – 13 Jul 2013

Support is provided to the institution Corax e.V. for the Imaginary Radio Band No.1, a project by Børre Molstad (b.1978, lives and works in Fjellstrand, Norway), Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington, André Damiao and Jim Whelton that has been included by curators Verena Kuni, Ralf Wendt and Helen Hahmann within the Addicted2Random Festival in Halle, Germany. Imaginary Radio Band No.1 is a composition for radio broadcast and concert performance. Lasting for nearly 60 minutes, the piece 'is an exploration of an imaginary radio landscape. Turning the dial from one end to the other of the frequency spectrum, the audience and radio listeners stumble across a number of utopian radio stations that transmit a plethora of yet unknown musical styles and radio drama.' Curator: Verena Kuni, curator, Addicted2Random Festival, Ralf Wendt, curator, Addicted2Random Festival and Helen Hahmann, festival coordinator, Addicted2Random Festival, Halle, Germany.

NOK 4 000

Thomas Østbye

18 Jul – 28 Jul 2013

Thomas Østbye (b.1979, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) has been invited hold to a solo exhibition at Museum of Modern Art Rijeka, in Rijeka Croatia, by curators Slaven Tolj and Ksenija Orelj. The exhibition, titled 'Imagining Reality' will focus on both place and sign, consists of two video and sound installations (Waiting Dynamics and Change Mummified) and one film work (Things in Time). The works address a wide range of topics, from Norwegian asylum law to André Bazin’s film theory, to the status of objects as symbols, topics and elements within a dramaturgy. Curator: Slaven Tolj, Director, and Ksenija Orelj, Curator, Museum of Modern Art Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia.

NOK 10 000

Åsa Sonjasdotter

26 Aug – 13 Oct 2013

Åsa Sonjasdotter (b.1966, Helsingborg, Sweden, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) will be showing her work in a solo exhibition and an off-site project at Kunstverein and Stiftung Springhornhof, in Neuenkirchen, Germany. Her project, 'Adretta’s Eye, Christine’s Hand’, 'will show the artistic explorations on the relation between humans and plants, focusing on the potato plant’. This Sonjasdotter will do with four works: The Knowledge of Breeding, a series of collaged photographs; Selection/Remembering, a narrative-based piece; Adretta’s Eye, Christine’s Hands, a farming project; and The Attentive Breeding Action, a slide show. The exhibition will also be the occasion for the publication of the first of four books on the project. Curator: Bettina v. Dziembowski, Artistic Director, Kunstverein and Stiftung Springhornhof, in Neuenkirchen, Germany

NOK 10 000

Art in Progress

1 Sep – 31 Oct 2013

Support is provided to Art in Progress for the participation of Bull.Miletic (Synne Bull b. 1973 in Oslo, Norway and Dragan Miletic, b. 1970 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, both live and work in Oslo), Hans Hamid Rasmussen (b.1963 in Alger, Algeria, lives and works in Oslo), Siri Hermansen (b.1969, Geneve, Switzerland, lives and works in Oslo) and Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) selected by curator Marianne Hultman (b.1970 in Eriksfält, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo) who has been invited to work on a proposal for RE Culture II, the Interntional Visual Art Festival in Patras, Greece. Hultman has invited artists to reflect on the theme of the festival, 'Diversity in a Reflecting Europe: Poverty – Solidarity – Way Out’, in a project that traces the origins of current democratic regimes and connects it to the history of Norway’s own democracy and the relationships of artists’ to this history. Curator: Marianne Hultman, Curator 'RE Culture II’, the International Visual Art Festival, Patras, Greece.

NOK 45 000

Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

5 Sep – 15 Sep 2013

Support is provided to the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art in Riga, Latvia for the participation of Rakett (Åse Løvgren, b.1975 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway and Karolin Tampere, b.1978 in Tallinn, Estonia, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the Contemporary Art Festival Survival Kit, organized by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art in Riga, Latvia. According to the curator, Solvita Krese, 'this edition of the festival focuses on slow revolution, emphasising the importance of margins, overturning positions of power and questioning the dominance of the centre'. Løvgren and Tampere will present the platform Rakett, which focuses on marginal issues in a city that is not a political or administrative centre. Other participating artists include: Omer Krieger, Johanna Billing, Gabriel Lester, Ivar Veermae, Kriss Salmanis, Ivars Drulle, Harun Farocki and Francisco Camacho. Curator: Solvita Krese, Director, the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia.

NOK 6 000

12th Lyon Biennal

12 Sep – 5 Jan 2014

Support is provided to the 12th Lyon Biennal in Lyon, France for the participation of Ann Lislegaard (b.1962 in Norway, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark and New York, NY, USA) and Bjarne Melgaard (b.1967 in Sydney, Australia, lives and works in New York, NY, USA). They have been invited by curator Gunnar Kvaran (b.1965 in Reykjavik, Iceland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) to take part in the 12th Lyon Biennal, titled 'Meanwhile… Suddenly, and Then'. In the words of the curator, the biennial will offer 'an exploration of contemporary international narrative art in its many forms. The starting point is no longer the matter and technique of traditional painting or sculpture, but a concept, an idea or a story that is then given concrete form. … The originality of the artistic act hinges on the originality of narrative constructions’. Other participating artists include Matthew Barney, Jonathas De Andrade, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Neïl Beloufa, Ian Cheng, Aleksandra Domanovic, Jeff Koons, Trisha Baga and Nate Lowman. Curator: Gunnar Kvaran, Curator, 12th Lyon Biennal, Lyon, France.

NOK 60 000

Museo di Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce

13 Sep – 15 Sep 2013

Support is provided to the Museo di Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce in Genoa, Italy for the participation of Tor Navjord within the FM/AM broadcast with sound artwork titled Krokodil, and a concert with sound art project Vær hos meg når mitt timeglassutrinder (Be With Me When My Hourglass Is Empty), to be broadcasted on Barabbambi’s Radio Streaming in Genoa. 'Free Q is the name of a 3 day long live radio streaming event and exhibition that will take place in Genoa at the Villa Croce Museum curated in collaboration with Ilaria Bonaccossa. Free Q wants to invite artists and audience to reflect on and go into the listening dimension: the listening space as generator of infinite possibilities, the sonic waves as a flow and ''radio reception'', a neutral position that gives birth to creative and meaningful actions’. Other participating artists include Simona Barbera, Giulia Casula, Mauro Folci, Giuliano Galletta, Filippo Gianetta and Kinkaleri. Curator: Suite-Case and Museum of Contemporary Art Villa Croce, Curator, FREE Q, Museo di Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova, Italy

NOK 6 000

Morten Norbye Halvorsen

14 Sep – 23 Oct 2013

Morten Norbye Halvorsen(b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) is the subject of a solo exhibition at Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium, curated by Chris Fitzpatrick. The project, titled 'Alluvium', attempts to offer an overview of the artist’s work, which includes sound, film, sculpture, photography, performance and the internet. This exhibition continues the collaboration between artist and curator, but constitutes the most comprehensive presentation of the artist’s work to date. Curator: Chris Fitzpatrick, Director, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium.

NOK 9 000

Bodil Furu

1 Oct – 6 Oct 2013

Support is provided to Bodil Furu (b.1976 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) invited by Elvira Dyangani Ose, curator of the Lubumbashi Biennale 2013 in Lubumbashi, Congo, to present a new documentary film, based on her earlier exploration of issues of urban development and growth, as well as city planning, public space and urban sociology. The film focuses on a copper mine just outside the city, and through it on the way the country manages natural resources. The artist says: 'Today we see increasing environmental problems related to mining. We see international companies’ desire for big profits and cities that are growing too fast. I want to question the various structures that maintain and legitimize the production and exploitation of natural resources'. Other participating artists include Lard Buuman, Walter Iraheta, Mario Macilaou, Maha Maanomun, Salem Makuria, Theo Eshetu, Katia Kameli, among others. Curator: Elvira Dyangani Ose, curator, Lubumbashi Biennale 2013, Lubumbashi, Congo.

NOK 40 000

Le Consortium

10 Oct – 8 Jan 2014

Support is provided to Le Consortium, Dijon, France for Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) who will be the subject of a solo exhibition, named 'Matias Faldbakken Survey', in which a group of large sculptural works will be displayed together with a series of image-based works, illustrating the recent evolution of Faldbakken’s work. According to curator Anne Pontegnie, ‘the five years since Faldbakken's last survey exhibition have seen a dramatic increase in his use of space and material, leaving behind the shores of provocation for a more complex take on the language and use of art. This exhibition will present the perspective of an artist who happily destroys the illusions of art’s critical power to open the possibilities of another negotiation between art, its maker and the society it interacts with.’ Curator: Anne Pontegnie, Curator, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

NOK 28 000

Anne Dressen

11 Oct – 9 Feb 2014

Support provided to curator Anne Dressen for the participation of Marius Engh (b.1974 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition 'Decorum – Carpets and Tapestries by Artists' at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in Paris, France. Dressen will gather over one hundred carpets and tapestries by artists and Marius Engh will contribute with the wool carpet Victory Over the Sun (2011). According to the curator, the exhibition’s goal is 'to reconstitute a history of woven art while revealing the specificity of each section, but also the persistence of some problematics throughout the 20th century. Looking through the prism of weaving, the show sees modern and contemporary art from a new renewed perspective.' Other participating artists include Anni Albers, Sophie Taeuber Arp, Sonia Delaunay, Da Silva Bruhns, Leleu, Hannah Ryggen, Eileen Gray, David Hammons and Dewar et Gicquel. Curator: Anne Dressen, Contemporary Exhibitions Manager, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France.

NOK 10 000

Reseaux des arts mediatiques

23 Oct – 26 Oct 2013

Support is provided to the Reseaux des arts mediatiques (RAM) in Montreal, Canada for the participation of Jana Winderen (b.1965 in Bodø Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the 10th edition of the Akousma International Festival. The festival, which begun in 1991, includes a diversity of aesthetics and approaches to electro acoustic music from France, Great Britain, the US and Canada. According to curator Louis Dufort, Winderen ‘is concerned with finding and revealing sounds from hidden sources, exposing the complexity and strangeness of the unseen world beneath’. Other participating artists include Nick Storring, Martin Bedard, Brunhild Ferrari, Monique Jean, Ben Vida, Adrian Moore and François Bayle. Curator: Louis Dufort, Artistic Director, Akousma international festival, Montreal, Canada.

NOK 16 000

Marte Eknæs

25 Oct – 1 Nov 2013

Marte Eknæs (b.1978, Elverum, Norway, lives and works in Li, Norway) is collaborating with Nicolau Vergueiro in 'Scrapscape (Detroit)', an exhibition at What Pipeline in Detroit, USA, that follows an earlier project in Los Angeles. 'Scrapscape' is a vast and sprawling project that looks at structure through accumulation and eclecticism. In its Detroit iteration, the project will pivot on the concept of ‘continuous blanket of branding’, and present a life-size model or diagram showing recent developments in the urban fabric of the city, as well as sculptures and wall pieces that will function as both details of the overall construction and as individual units. Curator: Alivia Zivich, Director, What Pipeline, Detroit, USA.

NOK 8 000

Randi Grov Berger

1 Nov – 24 Nov 2013

Randi Grov Berger (b.1982 in Stord, Norway, lives and wors in Bergen, Norway) will take part of the Performa 13 curatorial team, with a special focus on the newly inaugurated Norwegian Pavilion, at the invitation of curator RoseLee Goldberg. During his participation at the festival in New York, NY, USA, Berger will work closely with Norwegian artists in the development of their projects of participation and organise lectures, gatherings, interviews and communication about their projects. Curator: RoseLee Goldberg, Founding director and curator, Performa 13, New York, NY, USA.

NOK 30 000

Stichting Beeldende Kunst Middelburg / De Vleeshal

3 Nov – 15 Dec 2013

Support is provided to the Stichting Beeldende Kunst Middelburg / De Vleeshal, Middelburg, the Netherlands for Ida Ekblad (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) who will be the subject of a solo exhibition at De Vleeshal in Middelburg, The Netherlands. Invited by curator Lorenzo Benedetti, Ekblad will exhibit a selection of works including a site-specific installation. The exhibition is a collaboration between De Vleeshal, the Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo and the Kunstmuseum Luzern in Switzerland, and the result of the work of three curators, Benedetti, Andrea Kroksnes and Fanni Fetzer. This will be the first major presentation of Ekblad’s work in the Netherlands. Curator: Lorenzo Benedetti, director, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, the Netherlands.

NOK 30 000

Kristina Bræin

23 Nov – 30 Mar 2014

Kristina Bræin (b.1955, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) will take part in 'Die Liebe zu den Dingen' ('The Love of Things'), an exhibition curated by Susanne Düchting and Julia Wirxel at the Kunsthalle Münster in Münster, Germany. For the exhibition, Bræin will contribute a site-specific installation titled Fireplace – my mother, containing large ceramic tiles and firewood. Other participating artists include Wiebke Bartsch, Alexandra Bircken, Karla Black, Sylvie Fleury,Andreas Gloel, Surasi Kusolwong, Liza Lou, Florian Slotawa, Erwin Wurm and Haegue Yang. Curator: Susanne Düchting and Julia Wirxel, Curators, 'Die Liebe zu den Dingen', Kunsthalle Münster in Münster, Germany.

NOK 10 000

Biennale of Sydney

21 Mar – 19 Jun 2014

Support is provided to the Biennale of Sydney for the participation of artists Tori Wrånes, Victoria Phil Lind, Ann Lislegaard and artist group Fine Art Union (Anette Stav Johanssen and Synnøve G. Wetten), invited by artistic director Juliana Engberg to take part in the 19th Biennale of Sydney, titled 'You Imagine What You Desire’. The artists will take part in the exhibition as well as in the Opening Week programme in March 2014. The exhibition, according to the curator, ‘celebrates artistic imagination as a spirited describing and exploration of the world through metaphor and poesis, making enquiries into contemporary aesthetic experience and relating this to historical precedents and future opportunities in order to imagine possible worlds’. Curator: Juliana Engberg, Artistic Director, 19th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

NOK 230 000

February

02
Number of applications: 74
Number of grants: 38
Total amount applied for: NOK 3.008.507
Total amount granted: NOK 586.211

03
Number of applications: 11
Number of grants: 5
Total number applied for: NOK 500.840
Total amount granted: NOK 99.500

Marianne Hultman

Support provided to curator Marianne Hultman (b.1970, Eriksfält, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation of artists Ahmad Ghossein (b.1981 in Beirut, Libanon, lives and works in Beirut and Oslo, Norway), Siri Hermansen (b.1969 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Petrine Lillevold Vinje (b.1980 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Hans Hamid Rasmussen (b.1963 in Alger, Algerie, lives and works in Oslo) in ‘Lust for Life’ at Darb 1718 in Cairo, Egypt. Taking as point of departure the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise and Iggy Pop’s The Passenger, describing a nomad’s journey through the city, Hultman has selected artists that ‘work with issues of exclusion, exile or states of transitions, either built on private, personal experiences or though field research of different kind’. Curator: Marianne Hultman, curator, ‘Lust for Life’, Darb 1718, Cairo, Egypt.

NOK 30 000

Torpedo Press

1 Feb – 3 Feb 2013

Support provided to Torpedo Press for the participation in the LA Art Book Fair 2013 at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, LA, USA. The event, including 220 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from 21 countries, will present everything from books, art catalogues, monographs and periodicals to zines. Torpedo is planning to bring their seven new publications from 2012, seeing the event as ‘a great opportunity for distribution and collaborations with the West Coast’s similar independent publishing projects’. Other participating exhibitors include Perimeter Books, C Magazine, REDFOXPRESS, Werkplaats Typografie, Afterall, Worst Magazine Ever, Frieze and Starrfucker Magazine. Curator: AA Bronson, Director, LA Art Book Fair 2013, the Geffen Contemporary, MOCA, LA, USA.

NOK 8 000

Jesper Alvær

3 Feb – 16 Apr 2013

Support provided for artist Jesper Alvær (b.1973 in Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation in ‘Liquid Leveling / Sarai Reader 09: The Exhibition: Art as a Place’ at Devi Art Foundation in Gurgaon, Delhi, India. Alvær is planning to present his work On Giving Names within the ‘Sarai Reader 09’, an ongoing contemporary art exhibition at the Devi Art Foundation, curated by the Raqs Media Collective. The exhibition takes its name from the Sarai Reader book series, which have been, over the years, widely recognized as a site of critical and creative thinking. The catalogue Sarai Reader 09 (Projections) will accompany the exhibition. Other participating artists include Rama Sangye, Kurt Girk Trio for Liquid Leveling and Gabi Tolkowsky. Curator: Raqs Media Collective, curator, ‘Liquid Leveling / Sarai Reader 09: The Exhibition: Art as a Place’ at Devi Art Foundation in Gurgaon, Delhi, India.

NOK 10 000

Runhild Hundeide

17 Feb – 17 May 2013

Support provided to artist Runhild Hundeide (b.1980 in Ringerike, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her attendance at the Mountain School of Art ^ spring program 2013, Los Angeles, USA. The MSA^ is an artist founded and sustained programme, which serves as a higher education alternative for the discipline of fine art. Contact person: Lawrence Cohen, Director of admissions, Mountain School of Art ^, Los Angeles, USA.

NOK 5 500

Karl Ingar Røys

19 Feb – 17 Mar 2013

Support provided to artist Karl Ingar Røys (b.1967 in Volda, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation in the art project 'Burmese Days’ in Yangon, Mayanmar. According to the organisers, 'Burmese Days’ 'seeks to document and explore the Burmese civil society cultural movement towards a more democratic society while questioning the influence that George Orwell's dystopian books may have had in Burma. The project will, through audio and video, focus on the performative political aspect of the country’s underground culture scene.’ Other participating artist is Matthias Kispert.

NOK 8 000

Andrea Bakketun

21 Feb – 28 Feb 2013

Support provided for the participation of the artist collective Bakketun & Norum (Andrea Bakketun b.1983 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Christian Tony Norum b.1980, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the international contemporary art festival Papay Gyro Nights in Papay Westray, Orkney Islands, UK. The artists plan to take the myths and history of Papay Westray as the starting point to create a site-specific installation, using materials from the daily life of the inhabitants of the island. Other participating artists include Anders Weberg, Bjarni Gunnarsson & Cédric Dupire, Gustaf Broms, Juha van Ingen, Linda Quinland and Natalie Price-Hafslund. Curator: Tsz Man Chan and Ivanov, Directors and curators, Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival.

NOK 6 000

Transnational Arts Production (TrAP)

28 Feb – 30 Jun 2013

Support provided to Transnational Arts Production (TrAP) for the participation of artists Angelica Teuta (b.1985 in Medelin, Colombia, lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia), Mauro Renato Benavidez (b.1985 in Bogotá, lives and works in Madrid, Spain), Elkin Caldéron Guevara (b.1975 in Bogotá, lives and works in Bogotá), Victor Albaracin (b.1974 in Neiva, Colombia, lives and works in Bogotá) and Juan Carlos Guerrero (b.1973 in Bogotá, lives and works in New York, NY, USA) in ‘Colomborama’ at Stenersenmuseet, Tegnerforbundet, Dortmund Bodega, Fotogalleriet, Podium, W17 and Rommen scene, Oslo, Norway. ‘Colomborama’ is a multi platform exhibition project curated by El Parche (Marius Wang & Olga Robayo) and produced by TrAP that, according to the curators, ‘aims to represent today’s thriving art and culture scene in Bogotá and the neighboring Colombian cities’. Other participating artists include Jaime Avila Ferrer, Carlos Bonil, Carlos Castro, Wilson Diaz, Miguel Kuan, Edinson Quinones, José Alejandro Restrepo, Maria Isabel Rueda, Edwin Sánchez and Andrés Felipe Uribe Curator: Marius Wang and Olga Robayo, curators, ‘Colomborama’, Stenersenmuseet, Tegnerforbundet, Dortmund Bodega, Fotogalleriet, Podium, W17 and Rommen scene, Oslo, Norway.

NOK 30 000

Kari Anne Helleberg Bahri

1 Mar – 12 May 2013

Support provided to artist Kari Anne Helleberg Bahri (b.1975, lives and works in Asker, Norway) for her participation in the 'Spring Exhibition 2013' at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artist plans to show her textile work Lag. Originating as an exhibition showing new works by Danish artists, the Spring Exhibition has gradually evolved to include a considerable number of artists to participate in a major international project and has over the years provided the first significant platform for many emerging artists, while also presenting important new pieces by more established figures. Other participating artists include Tine Bernstorff Aagaard, Katja Angeli, Jakob Michael Birn and Eduardo Coimbra. Curator: Mette Skov, Forårsutstillingen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

NOK 3 000

Christina Leithe Hansen

1 Mar – 12 May 2013

Support provided to artist Christina Leithe Hansen (b.1976 in Larvik, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in the 'Spring Exhibition 2013' at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artist plans to present her two works Collection in black n white, a work consisting of 257 analogue photographs presented as a collection of small images gathered and filed as an archive, and Desolate Landscape, where a photo from Collection in black n white has been blown up. Originating as an exhibition showing new works by Danish artists, the Spring Exhibition has gradually evolved to include a considerable number of artists to participate in a major international project and has over the years provided the first significant platform for many emerging artists, while also presenting important new pieces by more established figures. Other participating artists include Tine Bernstorff Aagaard, Katja Angeli, Jakob Michael Birn and Eduardo Coimbra. Curator: Mette Skov, Forårsutstillingen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

NOK 3 000

Rus Mesic

1 Mar – 12 May 2013

Support provided to artist Rus Mesic (b.1956 in Mostar, Bosnia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation in the Spring Exhibition 2013 at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artist plans to show his work ‘Here, There, Nowhere’, a project consisting of 300 collages of hair, skin and abstracted body parts representing different historical times in Mostar. Originating as an exhibition showing new works by Danish artists, the Spring Exhibition has gradually evolved to include a considerable number of artists to participate in a major international project and has over the years provided the first significant platform for many emerging artists, while also presenting important new pieces by more established figures. Other participating artists include Tine Bernstorff Aagaard, Katja Angeli, Jakob Michael Birn and Eduardo Coimbra. Curator: Mette Skov, Forårsutstillingen, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOK 3 000

Vibeke Jensen

1 Mar – 6 Apr 2013

Support provided to artist Vibeke Jensen (b.1969 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in ‘Nordic Outbreak’ at the Streaming Museum, New York, NY, USA, with the video ‘Sleeper_Cell’ (2003/2013). ‘Nordic Outbreak’ is an internationally touring exhibition of more than thirty moving image works by contemporary Nordic artists that will launch with a series of events in New York City. Between August and December 2013, the exhibition will travel to the Nordic countries in collaboration with Nordic partner institutions like Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Island, and KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland. Other participating artists include Pernille With Madsen, Hannu Karjalainen, Sigurdur Gudjonsson, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Eva-Mari Haikala, Hanne Ivars, Superflex, SørenThilo Funder, Mogens Jacobsen, Miia Rinne and Dan Lestander. Curator: Tanya Toft, associated curator, The Streaming Museum, New York, NY, USA.

NOK 10 000

Snowball Cultural Production

7 Mar – 7 Apr 2013

Support provided to Snowball Cultural Production (Josefina Posch and Leslie Johnson) for the participation of Lars Laumann (b.1975 in Brønnøysund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Anders Smebye (b.1975 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) in the exhibition and seminar ‘nordic art / Between Miracles’ at the Center for Contemporary Art in Tbilisi, Georgia. A collaboration between Center for Contemporary Art Tbilisi and Snowball Cultural Productions, ‘nordic art / Between Miracles’ seeks to network and share experiences among Nordic and local Georgian artist-run-initiatives. According to curator Wato Tsereteli, ‘immigration, globalisation and changing economies has opened the perspective of Nordic artists on how to create a career. They have embraced the ideas of actively participating in every step of their art production from research and creation to self-organisation and curatorial work with a strong sense of commitment to public engagement rather than assume the miracle will arrive’. Other participating artists include Eva Koch, Sasha Huber, Bryndis Snabjarnsdottir, Elin Wikström, Leslie Johnson and Josefina Posch. Curator: Wato Tsereteli, Founding Director, Center for Contemporary Art in Tbilisi, Georgia.

NOK 21 500

Nils Bech

8 Mar – 8 Mar 2013

Support provided to artist Nils Bech (b.1981 in Ringerike, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and musician Julian Skar (b.1981 in City of Colombia, Colombia, lives and works in Oslo) on the occasion of the inauguration of the new programme at the Grazer Kunstverein in Graz, Austria. Bech and Skar plan to do a version of Bech’s performance Look Inside, presented within selected silk prints and projected images of works made especially for the album Look Inside by artist Ida Ekblad. Works by artist Liv S. Grønlund will also be part of the performance. Curator: Krist Gruijthuijsen, Director, Grazer Kunstverein in Graz, Austria.

NOK 4 000

Sverre Bjertnes

9 Mar – 28 Apr 2013

Support provided for the solo exhibition ‘A Projective Identification’ by artist Sverre Bjertnes (b.1976, Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at White Colums Gallery, New York, USA. According to curator Bjarne Melgaard, Bjertnes ‘somehow transcribes how very far way we are from any understanding of why we want to portray or observe the object of love as a sweet passionate thing and to compulsively look like you care about it. His way of painting is more like a prowler that wants to be prowled upon, an object of desire that doesn't exist and is dominated only by the isolation and rejection of emotions he gives to his objects of desire’. An exhibition catalogue with an introduction by Matthew Higgs and texts by Melgaard will accompany the exhibition. Curator: Bjarne Melgaard, curator, ‘A Projective Identification’, White Colums Gallery, New York, USA

NOK 35 000

Sharjah Art Foundation

13 Mar – 13 May 2013

Support provided to the Sharjah Art Foundation for the participation of artists Mohamed Ali Fadlabi (b.1975 in Omdurman, Sudan, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Anawana Haloba (b.1978 in Livingstone, Zambia, lives and works in Oslo), Jumana Manna (b.1987 in Princeton, NJ, USA, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) and Sille Storihle (b.1985 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) in the Sharjah Biennial 11: ‘Re:emerge, Towards a New Cultural Cartography’ in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. According to curator Yuko Hasegawa, the Sharjah Biennial 11 aims to 'reassess the Westerncentrism of knowledge in modern times and reconsider the relationship between the Arab world, Asia, the Far East, through North Africa and Latin America'. Mohamed Ali Fadlabi will present the installation project The Prediction Machine. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation, the work 'questions Western norms in art, the meaning of Europe today and the persistent division between what is designated the West and the non-West'. In her project titled This and Many More?, Anawana Haloba explores conflicts that occurred during periods of colonisation and resistance such as the 1930 Salt March led by Mahatma Gandhi in India, looking at how such conflicts affected approaches to development. Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle will participate with a documentary titled The Goodness Regime, 'exploring the image of Norway as a country of peace and benevolence'. Other participating artists include Saâdane Afif, Carlos Amorales, Latifa Echakhch, Basir Mahmood, Ernesto Neto and Shiro Takatani. Curator: Yuko Hasegawa, curator, Sharjah Biennial 11: ‘Re:emerge, Towards a New Cultural Cartography’, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

NOK 38 000

Sculpture Center

16 Mar – 16 Mar 2013

Support provided to the Sculpture Center in New York City, NY, USA, for the performance of Nils Bech (b.1981 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) within SC Evenings, an interdisciplinary event-based public program that brings an international group of artists, musicians, and other performers to SculptureCenter’s audiences. Bech is planning to perform songs from his new album Look Inside together with composer and musician Julian Skar, incorporating sculptural objects as props and stage elements developed by artist Eirik Sæther. Curator: Ruba Katrib, Curator, SculptureCenter in Long Island City, NY, USA.

NOK 20 000

Jenine McGaughran

28 Mar – 4 May 2013

Support provided to curator Jenine McGaughran for the participation of artists Kjersti Andvig (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Brussels, Belgium) and Lars Laumann (b. 1975 in Brønnøysund, Norway, lives and works in Brussels) within ‘999321’ at Grand Union in Birmingham, UK. The Grand Union is an artist-led initiative supporting the development of artists and curators. This is Andvig and Laumann’s first collaborative exhibition in the UK. ‘Shut Up Child, This Ain’t Bingo’ (2009) is a video installation telling the true story of the relationship between Andvig and her collaborative partner Carlton Turner, a Texan Death Row inmate. Consisting of a video made with Turner’s own photographic and video documentation together with found material, Laumann focuses on the three month period from the end of the couple’s artistic work together to Turner’s execution in 2008. In addition ‘No One Here Is Innocent’ (2006 – 2008) a full scale knitted replica of Turner’s Death Row cell and his home for 9 years made by Andvig, will be shown at Grand Union. Curator: Jenine McGaughran, curator, ‘Shut Up Child, This Ain't Bingo’, Grand Union in Birmingham, UK.

NOK 11 000

Rickard Borgström

1 Apr – 31 May 2013

Support provided to curator Rickard Borgström (b.1974, Stockholm, Sweden, lives and works in Stamsund, Norway) for the participation of artist Anders Smebye (b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in ‘Chinese whispers / Material world’ at Geoair in Tibilisi, Georgia. ‘Chinese whispers / Material world’ is a series of workshops where ‘the performative and processual creation modes of artifacts, the constellations of them, as well as the manners of exhibition display are explored’. The project is a research project for the upcoming 2014 theater festival in Stamsund, Norway, ‘focusing on commissions from visual artists interested in object-based dance, theatre in the form of exhibitions and shows’. Other participating artists include Thea Djordjadze and Maija Luutonen. Curator: Rickard Borgström, curator, ‘Chinese whispers / Material world’, Geoair, Tibilisi, Georgia.

NOK 8 000

Knut Åsdam

3 Apr – 15 Nov 2013

Support provided to artist Knut Åsdam (b.1968 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for a public conversation at the Penn University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, and for planning a solo exhibition at the Slought Foundation, Philadelphia in the autumn of 2013. Curator: Aaron Levy, Executive Director, the Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA.

NOK 6 000

Marit Følstad

6 Apr – 25 Apr 2013

Support provided to artist Marit Følstad (b.1969 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in ‘Nordic Outbreak’ at the Streaming Museum, New York, NY, USA. ‘Nordic Outbreak’ is an internationally touring exhibition of more than thirty moving image works by contemporary Nordic artists that will launch with a series of events in New York City. Between August and December 2013, the exhibition will travel to the Nordic countries in collaboration with Nordic partner institutions like Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Island, and KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland. Other participating artists include Pernille With Madsen, Hannu Karjalainen, Sigurdur Gudjonsson, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Eva-Mari Haikala, Hanne Ivars, Superflex, SørenThilo Funder, Mogens Jacobsen, Miia Rinne and Dan Lestander.
Curator: Tanya Toft, associated curator, The Streaming Museum, New York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

Konsthall C

10 Apr – 5 May 2013

Support provided to Konsthall C for Elin Øyen Vister (b.1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) for his solo project ‘Soundscape Røst – The Listening’ at Konsthall C in Stockholm, Sweden. Øyen Vister’s project consists of a series of field recordings from the Røst archipelago in the Northern region of Norway done during different seasons and weather conditions in an specific area where the diversity and population of migrating seabirds has gone drastically down. Konsthall C aims to connect Øyen Vister’s focus on urgent environmental themes connected to the Barents region and the ongoing loss of biological diversity to the geographical local context of the Stockholm region by inviting scientists, researchers and activists share their investigations, fears and findings in relation to similar challenges within the Baltic Sea coastal region. Curator: Karolin Tampere, Curator, Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden.

NOK 12 000

Jumana Manna

11 Apr – 24 Aug 2013

Support provided to artist Jumana Manna (b.1987 in New Jersey, USA, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) for the screening of her two short films A Sketch of Manners (Alfred Roch’s Last Masquerade) (2012) and The Umpire Whispers (2011) at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Tel Aviv, Israel. The screenings will be part of a project called ‘Effervescence (Unrest) - Housing, Language, History - A New Generation in Jewish-Arab Cities’, a collaboration between Israeli curator Rona Sela and Palestinian Israeli director Scandar Copti, attempting to question the concept of ‘mixed cities’. Curator: Rona Sela, curator, ‘Effervescence (Unrest) - Housing, Language, History - A New Generation in Jewish-Arab Cities’, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

NOK 7 500

Lars Ø. Ramberg

12 Apr – 30 Jun 2013

Support provided to the artist Lars Ø. Ramberg (b.1964 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for the participation in ‘The Whistle Blower’ at Kunstpalais Erlangen in Erlangen, Germany. According to curator Dr. Claudia Emmert, ‘the concept of the exhibition is to investigate the topic of political liberty, the fight for democracy and of human rights, the desire for decampment and the struggle for self-determination’. Ramberg is planning to present a video installation based on the talks he had with the Israeli activist Morderchai Vanunu. Vanunus worked at the Negev Nuclear Research Center in Israel that is said to secretly have developed and manufactured nuclear weapons. After he jumped off as a scientist in 1986, Vanunus was sentenced for treason and arrested by the government after leaking his documentation to the Sunday Times in London. Other participating artists include Artur Zmijewski, Klara Lidén, Johanna Billing, Ai Weiwei, Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, CAMP and Alexander Apostol. Curator: Dr. Claudia Emmert, Director, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

NOK 20 000

Komplot

15 Apr – 15 Jun 2013

Support provided to the curatorial collective Komplot (Lars Laumann b.1975 in Brønnøysund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway, Kjersti G. Andvig b.1978 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Steinar Haga Kristensen b.1980 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo and Mai Hofstad Gunnes b.1977 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for the production of ‘YEAR 2013’. Produced by Komplot in Brussels since 2011, YEAR is in the form of 320 newspaper pages bound in an A4 cover, pulling together contributions from artists, poets, curators and theoreticians, combining it with additional material about ‘the urgency of an emerging contemporary art scene travelling the world and gathering a broad spectrum of forms and thoughts’. The 2013 edition of YEAR is dedicated to ‘the new political ecology’ in the sense that ‘it not only questions the ‘sustainability’ and ‘collaborativity’ of the creative process, but also looks at ecology in the original sense of the word: the relation we have to our environment’. Curator: Sonia Dermience and Alberto Garcia del Castillo.

NOK 20 000

Øystein Wyller Odden

16 Apr – 23 May 2013

Support provided to artist Øystein Wyller Odden (b.1983 in Notodden, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his participation in ‘What does it mean?’ at Label 201 in Rome, Italy. Odden is planning to present Everything I Have Ever Written, where the artist has used a typewriter to re-write, on a single sheet of paper, everything he has ever written, and the temporal installation Repeat Until Strange. Other participating artist is Carl Trahan. Curator: Elena Abbiatici and Valentina G. Levy, curators, Label 201, Rome, Italy.

NOK 7 000

Anawana Haloba

22 Apr – 5 Jan 2014

Support provided to artist Anawana Haloba (b.1978 in Livingstone, Zambia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation in ‘Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa’ at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art in Washington DC, USA. According to curator Dr Karen Milbourne, this is ‘the first major exhibition and scholarly publication to examine the conceptually complex and visually rich relationship between African artists and the land upon which they live, walk, and frame their days’. Haloba plan to present ‘This and many more’, a project that explores the human, land and political conflicts during the period of colonisation in Africa, Caribbean and Asia, looking at how these conflicts affected people's physical, political, spiritual and intellectual approach towards development. Other participating artists include El Anatsui, William Kentridge, Clive van den Bert, Antonio Ole, Wangechi Mutu and Ben Enwonwu. Curator: Dr Karen Milbourne, curator, Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art in Washington DC, USA

NOK 12 500

Aurora Passero

3 May – 25 May 2013

Support provided to artist Aurora Passero (b.1984, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in ‘Thematic Series Spring 2013: Textile Spaces’ at Another Space in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to the organisers, ‘Thematic Series Spring 2013: Textile Spaces’ will, together with a publication and a summer pavilion, ‘investigate the renewed interest for textile as spatial definer in art and architecture’, expressing a wish ‘to focus on textiles as constructions, surfaces, spaces and forms, exploring material performances and effects’. Passero, whose works mostly consist of woven, braided and hand dyed nylon material, says that she is ‘interested in the resistance and balance between material, form, room and content’. Other participating artists include Tove Storch, Akane Moriyama and CITA (Center for IT and Architecture). Curator: Marte Danielsen Jølbo, initiator and curator, and Nicola Louise Markhus, initiatior and architect of Another Space, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOK 5 000

Aboa Vetus and Ars Nova Museum

9 May – 1 Sep 2013

Support provided to Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum 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 Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo)) and artists Mercedes Muhleisen (b.1983 in Austria, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), 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: ‘Idyll’, Turku, Finland. According to the curators, the word ‘idyll’ has historically meant depicting a harmonious state of mind or landscape. Now the theme offers the invited artists an opportunity to look at both sides of idyll, asking questions like ‘What kind of idyll, dream or utopia are contemporary individuals seeking?’, ‘What is the landscape of the urban imagination like?’ and ‘Is an idyllic state ever really possible to reach?’. Other participating artists include Petri Ala-Maunus, Katarina Reuter, Elina Saloranta, Lisa Jeannin, Tilda Lovell, Valeria Montti Colqu, Bjargey Ólafsdóttir, Emil Asgrimsson and Soren Thilo Funder. Curator: Silja Lehtonen, Curator, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum, Turku, Finland.

NOK 26 000

Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain

18 May – 15 Sep 2013

Support provided to Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain in Luxembourg for the participation of artist Torbjørn Rødland (b.1970 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway, and Los Angeles, CA, USA) in ‘Altars of Madness’. Curators Jérôme Lefèvre and Damien Deroubaix write that ‘extreme metal emerged in the second half of the 1980s through three distinct musical genres with different principles, aesthetics and evolutions: grind core, death-metal and black-metal. Like all underground cultures, extreme metal is not a story that can be lived by proxy. And so it appears that some artists, whose works have been deeply affected by this, have actively participated in this scene since an age at which they probably didn’t know that their thoughts would become works of art’. Drawings by Norwegian artist Theodor Kittelsen (1857–1914) will be displayed alongside the photographic works of Rødland. Other participating artists include Matthew Barney, Nic Bullen, Larry Carroll, Grégory Cuquel, Damien Deroubaix, Seldon Hunt, Gregory Jacobsen, Harmony Korine, Elodie Lesourd, Juan Pablo Macías and Maël Nozahic. Curator: Jérôme Lefèvre & Damien Deroubaix, curators, ‘Altars of Madness’, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'Art Contemporain, Luxembourg.

NOK 14 000

VSI Irrationalism

1 Jun – 24 Nov 2013

Support provided to VSI Irrationalism for the participation of artist Morten Norbye Halvorsen (b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Hundvåg, Norway) within the Lithuanian and Cypriot pavilions at the 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. Halvorsen is planning to present a piece that will sample from and interact with the artworks in the exhibition ‘oO’, and thus create a sonic layer that guides the visitors throughout the curator's arrangement of works and constitute a counterpoint to all the visual elements of the project. According to curator Raimundas Malasauskas, ‘oO’ is a large-scale project ‘acting as a spatio-temporal device where each visitor is guided through the exhibition in a pre-arranged way, having only a certain amount of time to observe specific works of art’. The exhibition will also have an important performative element: throughout the project a number of artists will act as tour guides, informing (or misinforming) the visitors and realising certain works of art as verbal acts. Other participating artists include Jason Dodge, Raphael Montanez Ortiz, Gintaras Didziapetris, Christadolous Panayoutou, Liudvikas Buklys, Jessica Warboys, Elena Narbutaite and Stuart Bailey & David Reinfurt. Curator: Raimundas Malasauskas, curator, the Lithuanian and Cypriot pavilions, the 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Italy.

NOK 30 000

Unni Gjertsen

15 Jun – 5 Jan 2014

Support provided to artist Unni Gjertsen (b.1966 in Sjøvegan, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in 'Acting in the City' at Norrköping Art Museum in Norrköping, Sweden. Gjertsen is planning to present her work Moves for Norrköping, a temporary outdoor project as part of the 100th anniversary of Norrköping Art Museum. Curator Susanne Ewerlöf says that ‘the exhibition is created from an idea that the city is a stage. This standpoint opens up a rhetoric and a symbolic interpretation in which the streets are potential venues for events, peoples behaviour as acting, clothes as costumes and so forth’. Other participating artists include Local A (Jenny Berntsson and Felice Hapetzeder), Katarina Nitsch, Johanna Adebäck, Natasha Rosling, Fredric Ilmarson and Stina Opitz. Curator: Susanne Ewerlöf, project manager, Norrköping Art Museum, Norrköping, Sweden.

NOK 12 000

Munan Øvrelid / Randi Nygård

15 Jun – 18 Aug 2013

Support provided for the participation of artists Munan Øvrelid (b.1978 in Oslo, Nowray, lives and works in Oslo) and Randi Nygård (b.1977 in Bergen. Norway, lives and works in Oslo and Berlin, Germany) in ‘Verstand und Gefuehle’ (‘Reason and Emotion’) at Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany. Bringing together international artists dealing with man’s different relations to nature and landscapes and working with diverse media, the exhibition seeks to explore what potential and importance the romantic inheritance can have in our times. Øvrelid and Nygård have been invited to participate mainly because ‘the works of Munan Øvrelid deals with relations between life in nature, in mathematics and in materials, both in narrative and in form’, and those of Nygård imply that ‘it is only through the two interwoven processes of deconstruction and complex synthesis that it is possible to approach reality’. Other participating artists include Katie Paterson, Guy Allot, Richard T. Walker and Runo Lagomarsino. Curator: Bettina von Dziembowski, Artistic Director, and Rebecca Partridge, curator, ‘Verstand und Gefuehle’, Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany. Randi Nygård, co-curator, ‘Verstand und Gefuehle’.

NOK 15 000

Marianne Zamecznik

21 Jun – 1 Sep 2013

Support provided to Marianne Zamecznik for the exhibition design of ‘La Fin de la Nuit’ curated by Martha Kirszenbaum at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France. Zamecznik’s design will reflect upon the visual influence of Kenneth Anger, an icon of Californian counter culture. Anger’s visual language is often dreamlike and fluid, appearing as pure film experimentation with acid colour and pop music, with a strong references to spirituality and gay fantasies. The exhibition will present themes such as film experimentation, mysticism and occultism, fetish of objects and gender through the prism of Anger's visual legacy through an installation by Oskar Fischinger (1900–1967) and five young Los Angeles-based artists. Participating artists include Kenneth Anger, Oskar Fischinger, Elad Lassry, Jennifer West, Kim Fisher, Karthik Pandian and Stephen G Rhodes. Curator: Martha Kirszenbaum, curator, ‘La Fin de la Nuit’, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France.

NOK 10 000

Chiara Giovando

22 Jun – 14 Sep 2013

Support provided to curator Chiara Giovando for the participation of artist Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ‘Hammer Without a Master; the Henning Christiansen Archive’ at Kunsthall 44 Møn in Askeby Møn, Denmark, as part of the Intermedia Summer Festival Møn. ‘Hammer Without a Master’ is an inter-disciplinary exhibition and performance series that has invited nine artists, composers, musicians and poets to respond to the archive of the deceased composer and Fluxus artist Henning Christiansen. Wrånes has been asked to participate because of her cross-disciplinary aspect to her practice. Other participating artists include Leif Elggren, Marja-leena Sillanpää, Tobias Kiersen, Andreas Führer, Vagn E. Olsson and Johannes Lund. Curator: Chiara Giovando, curator, ‘Hammer Without a Master; the Henning Christiansen Archive’, Kunsthall 44 Møn, Askeby, Møn, Denmark.

NOK 15 000

Yamile Calderon

4 Jul – 2 Aug 2013

Support provided to the artist group consisting of Yamile Calderon (b.1974 in Bogotá, Colombia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Olga Robayo (b.1972 in Bogotá, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Katharina Barbosa (b.1962 in Bogotá, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Ulla Schildt (b.1971 in Oulo, Finland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ‘Disappearances / Forsvinninger’ at the Hyppolyte Photographic Gallery, Helsinki, Finland. According to the curator, Hans Petter Blad (b.1962, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), ‘Disappearances’ is an exhibition that ‘explores the mortality of all things – objects and works of art, human beings, ideas, nature and culture itself – in a poetic and almost optimistic sense’. Katharina Barbosa will be drawing from her experiences with humanitarian work in Colombia; Yamile Calderon will show her documentation of homes and properties belonging to crime lords who are now in jail or who have been murdered. Olga Robayo’s contribution to the exhibition was supposed to be based on the posters of missing persons found in big cities in Latin America, but the work has literally disappeared and is not found in the exhibition, apart from Hans Petter Blad’s interpretation in the story-like essay titled Have You Seen Us? Ulla Schildt takes as a starting point the old cardboard box with a handwritten archive of her fathers lost library left behind in 2010. Curator: Hans Petter Blad, curator, ‘Disappearances’, Hyppolyte Photographic Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.

NOK 25 000

The Museum of Modern Art

1 Aug – 15 Nov 2013

Support provided to The Museum of Modern Art for the participation of artist Jana Winderen (b.1965 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Camille Norment (b.1970 in Maryland, USA, lives and works in Oslo) in the group exhibition ‘Soundings’ at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, USA. Curator Barbara London states that ‘at a time when ear-buds have become omnipresent (and thus our soundtracks progressively more individuated), shared and dynamic aural spaces are increasingly important and rare. While the diversity among the selected works echoes the complex field of ‘sound art’, the exhibition nonetheless posits something specific: that sound art enables and promotes—both in the makers and the museum-goers—modes of active, sensitive listening. It requires us to focus our attention differently: away from spectacle, and towards something immersive, embodied, and which demands close attention’. Other participating artists include Luke Fowler, Toshiya Tsunoda, Marco Fusinato, Richard Garet, Florian Hecker, Christine Sun Kim, Jacob Kirkegaard, Haroon Mirza and Carsten Nicolai. Curator: Barbara London, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.

NOK 30 000

Chloe Lewis

1 Sep – 31 Dec 2013

Support provided for the participation of the artist collective Lewis & Taggart consisting of (Chloe Lewis b.1979 in Silver Springs, USA, lives and works in Bergen, Norway and Andrew Taggart b.1976 in Vancouver, Canada, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the BLUMEN Artist-in-Residence Program in Leipzig, Germany. The programme includes a debut exhibition within the BLUMEN gallery space, and a final exhibition at Kunstverein Leipzig. For the first exhibition, Lewis & Taggart plan to present the eleventh instalment of their ongoing project ‘The Museum of Longing and Failure’ (MOLAF), a ‘roving, shape-shifting museum dedicated to the exhibition and collection of small sculptural works that embody notions of longing and failure’. The solo exhibition at Kunstverein Leipzig will comprise a substantial new body of work developed throughout the residency in response to a direct engagement with the city of Leipzig. Curator: n/a.

NOK 8 000

Bjørn Bjarre

3 Sep – 13 Oct 2013

Support provided for the participation of artists Bjørn Bjarre (b.1966 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Per Kristian Nygård (b.1979 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Trondheim, Norway) in ‘Urbana Konstlab’ at Haninge Konsthall in Haninge, Sweden. Initiated in by Den Frie Udstillningsbygning in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2010, ‘Urbana Konstlab’ is a Nordic art and architecture project that focuses on the art institution and the public space surrounding it. The goal with the project is to create a dialogue on experimental artistic strategies, new audiences and participation in public social debate concerning issues of urbanity. In addition to an exhibition in the gallery and the surrounding public spaces, a seminar about the complexity of working in public spaces is also planned. The exhibition and seminar will conclude in a publication. Other participating artists include Caroline H Larsen and Nils Rømer. Curator: Kristyna Muller, intendant, Haninge Konsthall, Haninge, Sweden.

NOK 4 000

Istanbul Biennial

14 Sep – 10 Nov 2013

Support provided to the Istanbul Biennial for the participation of Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and artist group Elmgreen & Dragset (Michael Elmgreen, b.1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and Ingar Dragset, b.1969 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Berlin) in the 13th Istanbul Biennial. Apart from the exhibition there will be a public programme including lectures, workshops, seminars and performances focusing on public transformation is scheduled to take place before and during the biennial. Curator: Fulya Erdemci, Curator, ‘Mom, am I barbarian?’, Istanbul, Turkey

NOK 99 000

Performa

1 Nov – 24 Nov 2013

Support provided to Performa for the participation of artist Tori Wrånes (b.1978, Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the ‘Norway Pavilion Without Walls’ at Performa 13 in New York, NY, USA. For the fifth edition of the biennial, Performa will partner with countries from all over the world to establish so-called Performa Pavilions; international ‘pavilions without walls’ to incorporate Performa’s vision of the city as a vibrant urban landscape, utilising spaces throughout the five boroughs as part of its commissioning program. The curators will spend five days in New York with the Performa Curatorial team to develop projects for the biennial and to network with Performa’s Biennial. During the visit the group will finalise projects and begin the pre-production for projects that will range from co-commissions, co-productions to scholarly research and investigations for the Performa Institute. Wrånes is going to present a performance for the launch of the Norwegian Pavilion during the Amory Show and work with Curator Mark Beasley and Producer Esa Nickle on the pre-production for her Performa Commission. Other participating artists include Elena Bajo, Abbas Akhavan, Will Cotton, Tamar Ettun, Simon Fujiwara, Stewart Home, Ursula Mayer, Public Movement and Wu Tsang. Curator: RoseLee Goldberg, Founding director and curator, Performa, New York, NY, USA. NOK 12 815

Kristina Daukintyte Aas

5 Nov – 29 Nov 2013

Support provided for the participation of artists Kristina Daukintyte Aas (b.1978 in Klaipeda, Lithuania, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Gro Gjengedal Navelsaker (b.1981 in Nordfjordeid, Norway, lives and works in Bergen), Hilde Kjørholt Frantzen (b.1982 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen) and Karina Nøkleby (b.1981 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen) in ‘Play and Decay’ at the VDU Menu Galerija 101 in Kaunas, Lithuania. The artists indicate that they wish to explore ‘today’s focus on vanity and youth through the act of play by focusing on the body that changes as time passes by, and by relating to aspects of life, materiality, and decay’. Curator: Daiva Cutvariene, Director, VDU Menu Galerija 101, Kaunas, Lithuania.

NOK 12 500

Tate Liverpool

7 Nov – 2 Jan 2014

Support provided to Tate Liverpool for the participation of Norwegian artists in the research process leading up to the opening of the exhibition 'Is a Model Something to Be Followed - The legacy of Palle Nielsen’ scheduled to open at Tate Liverpool in Liverpool, UK, in November 2013. The Norwegian artist will be part of a group of European artists and curators invited by Tate Liverpool to collectively debate and conceive an exhibition in response to Palle Nielsen’s 'A Model for a Qualitative Society (1968)’. In this project Nilsen handed over the whole Moderna Museet in Stockholm to children, turning the museum into an adventure playground not allowing adults to enter into the play area. Instead cameras were positioned for psychologists and sociologists to observe and get inspired on how social relations were formed in the special space that play provided. The framework legitimised children as active citizens and proposed play as a utopian activity for imagining future urban and social scenarios. Other participating artists include Soren Andreasen, Magnus Bartas and Olivia Plender. Curator: Francesco Manacorda, Artistic Director, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.

NOK 11 396

Bienniale of Sydney

21 Mar – 19 Jun 2014

Support is provided to the Biennale of Sydney for the artist Tori Wrånes (b.1978, Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) invited by Artistic Director Juliana Engberg to take part in the 19th Biennale of Sydney, titled 'You Imagine What You Desire'. The artist will make a site visit to prepare for a performance included in the Opening Week programme in March 2014. The exhibition, according to the curator, 'celebrates artistic imagination as a spirited describing and exploration of the world through metaphor and poesis, making enquiries into contemporary aesthetic experience and relating this to historical precedents and future opportunities in order to imagine possible worlds.' Other participating artists included Matt Chaumont, Rishin Singh, Jon Hunter, Mayu Kanamori, Three Lanes, Phillip Petit and Shoeb Ahmad. Curator: Juliana Engberg, artistic director, the 19th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

NOK 15 000