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 2014

International Support

November

02
Number of applications: 59
Number of grants: 28
Total amount applied for: NOK 2 425 786
Total amount granted: NOK 522 271

03
Number of applications: 5
Number of grants: 1
Total amount applied for: NOK 148 154
Total amount granted: NOK 20 032

Emilija Skarnulyte

6 Sep – 7 Dec 2014

Support is provided to Tromsø based artists Emilija Skarnulyte (b.1987 in Vilnius, Lithuania, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway), Matti Aikio (b.1980 Sodankylä, Finland, lives and works in Tromsø), Marsil Andelov Al Mahamid (b.1983 Kikinda, Serbia, lives and works in Tromsø) and Henrik Sørlid (b.1989 Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Tromsø) for their participation in the 31st Biennale of São Paulo, Brazil. According to host COMO Clube they will 'design and construct a site-specific installation to house the film Latent River and organise and participate in a series of events and sound performances in collaboration with Como Clube artists'. The curator states that 'Latent River is an experimental and improvised audio-visual meditation and examination of contemporary issues around the complexities of post-colonial realities'. Other participating artists include Agnieszka Piksa, Ana Lira, Arthur Scovino, Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Bik Van der Pol, Chto Delat, Clara Ianni and Débora Maria da Silva, Sheela Gowda and Teresa Lanceta.
Curators: Charles Esche, Galit Eilat, Nuria Enguita Mayo, Pablo Lafuente, Oren Sagiv, Curator team, 31st Biennale of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

NOK 18 000

Aurora Passero

7 Nov – 11 Jan 2015

Support is provided to artist Aurora Passero (b.1984 in Oslo, Norway, lives and work in Oslo) for the participation in the exhibition 'Objects In A Room' at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin, Germany. Passero will present four artworks that will be installed in close dialogue with the architecture. Consisting of nylon that is weaved, braided and later hand dyed, the artist 'see the synthetic material as a expression of my contemporary and further a opposite to classical handwork and painting the way we are expecting it, and that I want to bring into light in a contemporary discourse'. Other participating artists include Daniela Baldelli, Andreas Blank, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Rachel De Joode, Antoanetta Marinov and Zoë Claire Miller.
Curators: Eli Skatvedt and Zoe Claire Miller, Curators, 'Objects In A Room', Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

NOK 4 900

Bjørn Hegardt

14 Nov – 16 Nov 2014

Support is provided to artist Bjørn Hegardt (b.1974 in Ørebro, Sweden, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) for the participation of Fukt Magazine in the art publishing fair Offprint Paris at the École Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in Paris, France. According to the artist, 'Fukt Magazine is an extensive compilation/platform for contemporary drawing with international focus - a gallery in the format of a magazine'.
Curators: Yannick Bouillis, Founder and Director, and Charlotte Cheetham, publisher's selection, Offprint Paris at the École Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris, France

NOK 6 500

Hordaland kunstsenter

14 Nov – 21 Dec 2014

Support is provided to Hordaland kunstsenter in Bergen, Norway, for the solo presentation ‘Inside Mourning in the Presence of the Corpse’ of artist Walid Sadek (b.1966 in Beirut, Lebanon, lives and works in Beirut). According to the curator, 'Sadek will develop a new gallery-specific installation which is part of the artist's ongoing investigation of a poetics for a social experience governed by the conditions of protracted civil-war, building on a meditation that began in 2007 on a social system in strife unwilling to agree on the meaning of death'.
Curator: Bassam el Baroni, Independent Curator, Alexandra, Egypt

NOK 20 032

Agnes Nedregard

20 Nov – 3 Dec 2014

Support is provided to artist Agnes Nedregard (b.1975 in Lillehammer, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for the participation in the seminar and workshop 'Les mondes possibles de la scène contemporaine' at Université Paris-Diderot in Paris, France. Nedregard plans to talk about performance art and the post-dramatique in connection with her own and Norwegian practices at the conference "Les mondes possibles de la scène contemporaine, Le Théâtre post-dramatique et la question du posthumain" (Possible worlds of the contemporary scene, post-dramatic theatre and the question of the post human)'; and to attend a workshop and a seminar organised by Sorbonne's research institute titled "Le Laboratoire du Geste," that will 'focus on the intricate connection between visual arts, performance art and philosophy', central themes to Nedregard's artistic research.
Curator: Isabelle Barberis, Professor, Paris-Diderot University, Paris, France

NOK 11 500

Ayman Alazraq

21 Nov – 20 Dec 2014

Support is provided to Ayman Alazraq (b.1979 in Jerusalem, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the solo exhibition 'Back to Memories' at Dar al-Kalima University College in Bethlehem, Palestine. The exhibition will present the film The Passport; the website project Gaza Airport; You, from now on, are not yourself dealing with the posters of so-called martyrs that have passed away on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; and Oslo Syndrome taking as point of departure the Oslo Agreement.
Curator: Faten Nastas Mitwasi, Chair of the Visual Arts Department, Dar al-Kalima University College, Bethlehem, Palestine

NOK 11 634

Hospitalfield Arts

28 Nov – 30 Nov 2014

Support is provided to Hospitalfield Arts, Angus, Scotland, for the participation of artist Rachel Dagnall (b.1972, Liverpool, UK, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within the artist group Henry VIII's Wives in the Open Weekend at Hospitalfields Winter Season 2014 event. The weekend included talks, performances, events, tours and a café. Henry VIII's Wives presented a new performance to be the final act for the group. According to the institution, 'the work was presented in the evening of the second day, 29 November 2014. This "reactivation/ sculptural resolution" ritual burning of the organ pipe sculpture took place within a paddock on the Hospitalfield estate, overlooking the North Sea. Henry VIII's Wives worked on maneuvering the 9m long organ pipe by hand during the day and fed the fire with logs collected from the surroundings'. Other participating artists included The Arbroath Template, Lydia Brownlee and Ortonandon.
Curator: Lucy Byatt, Director and Laura Simpson, Programme Manager, Hospitalfields Arts, Angus, Scotland

NOK 4 730

Camilla Steinum

9 Jan – 19 Jan 2015

Support is provided to artist Camilla Steinum (b.1986, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for her residency at the Mountain School of Art, Los Angeles, USA. Founded in 2005, The Mountain School of Arts is described by the curator as 'the oldest, continuous artist-run school in California. Since our inception we been offering an independent program with a serious and obligated faculty'.
Curator: Lawrence Cohen, Director of Admissions at MSA^, Los Angeles, USA

NOK 10 000

Trollkrem

29 Jan – 1 Feb 2015

Support is provided to artist group Trollkrem (consisting of Jennie Hagevik Bringaker (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark) and Tor Erik Bøe (b.1986 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Oslo)) for their participation in the LA Art Book Fair 2015 in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Trollkrem will present their Fan poster series and a modified version of their performance program. According to the artists, 'the posters are made in collaboration with the photographers Morten Andersen, Fin Serck-Hanssen, Tove Sivertsen, Ingrid Pop, Kim Jacobsen To, Ingrid Eggen & Kristine Jakobsen, portraying the Norwegian artists Marianne Heier, Nils Bech, Marthe Ramm Fortun, Geir Tore Holm, Lisa Lie, Tori Wrånes, Synnøve G. Wetten as well as Trollkrem and its artistic directors. Trollkrem's Fan poster series wants to elevate the image of the performance artist, creating visually striking posters that idolise the artists portrayed as if they were pop stars'.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 20 000

Morten Norbye Halvorsen

31 Jan – 1 Mar 2015

Support is provided to artist Morten Norbye Halvorsen (b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Hundvåg, Norway) for 'Hammer Projects: Maria Hassabi' at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CAL, USA. Halvorsen is planning to create a 'multi-channel sound installation that will serve as both an independent work and simultaneously the soundtrack for Maria Hassabi's exhibition at the Hammer Museum'. Halvorsen and Hassabi's collaboration started at the 2013 Venice Biennale, where he composed a four channel sound installation titled Dance Derivé Mouth accompanying a performance by Hassabi in the Lithuanian/Cyprus pavilion.
Curator: Aram Moshayedi, Curator, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CAL, USA

NOK 24 158

Mahlet Ogbe Habte

5 Feb – 22 Feb 2015

Support is provided to artist Mahlet Ogbe Habte (b.1972 in Asmara, Eritrea, lives and Works in Bergen, Norway) for a research trip to Addis Ababa. Ethiopia. By invitation from the director of Ale School of Art, Berhanu Ashiagrie, the plan is to arrange a new workshop for students and artists in collaboration with the Ale School of Art during the trip to Addis Ababa. In the long run Habte is working on an exchange and interaction between artist in Norway and Ethiopia with the aim to create an exhibition in both Addis and Bergen with artist from both cities.
Curator: Makeda Bizuneh

NOK 20 000

Institut d'Art Contemporain Villeurbanne

6 Feb – 3 May 2015

Support is provided to Institut d'Art Contemporain Villeurbanne for the participation of Morten Norbye Halvorsen (b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Hundvåg, Norway) in the group exhibition 'RIDEAUX/blinds'. Halvorsen will present a sound piece. According to the institution, '"RIDEAUX/ blinds" questions the legacy of modernism, of abstraction and of the monochrome, ownership of what remains, the film of images in an awareness of the means of mechanical reproduction; painting with photography, film and screens. The idea is to experience what we are going through, that which grips us, the commodities of our conversations, the sensitive surfaces and false holes, the reciprocity of light'. Other participating artists include Ron Amstutz, Pierre-Olivier Arnaud, Julie Béna, Simon Bergala, Julien Bismuth, Jennifer Bolande, Sophie Bonnet-Pourpet and Marie José Burki.
Curator: Marie de Brugerolle, curator, RIDEAUX/blinds, Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France

NOK 18 300

New Museum

25 Feb – 24 May 2015

Support was provided to the New Museum, New York, USA, for the participation of artist Ane Graff (b. 1974 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the '2015 Triennial: Surround Sound'. According to the institution it is a signature initiative and is the only recurring international exhibition in New York City devoted to early career artists from around the world. For the 2015 Triennial, Graff exhibited The Blow (2013), a series of sculptural works featuring images of bruises have been painted on marble slabs. Other participating artists included Nadim Abbas, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, niv Acosta, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Sophia Al-Maria, Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili and Ed Atkins.
Curators: Lauren Cornell, Curator, New Museum and artist Ryan Trecartin

NOK 50 998

Aslaug Juliussen

27 Feb – 10 May 2015

Support is provided to artist Aslaug Juliussen (b.1953, Lødingen, Norway, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) who has been invited to participate in the symposium ‘Circumpolar Expressions and Identities: A Symposium’ including an artist talk and a guided tour in the context of the exhibition 'Sámi Stories: Art and Identity of an Arctic People' at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, USA. Other participating artists included Britta Marakatt-Labba, Ron Senungetuk, Alvin Amason, Sonya Kelliher-Combs and Susie Bevins-Ericsen
Curator: Charis Gullickson, curator Northern Norway Art Museum, Tromsø, Norway.

NOK 20 000

Samdani Art Foundation

1 Mar – 8 Apr 2015

Support was provided to the Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh, for the participation of artist Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) with her performance YES NIX (2013), originally commisioned for Performa 13, during the Samdani Art Foundation 2015 Performance Program and Workshops. According to the curator, 'Wrånes' recent work, YES NIX looks at the choice we have in deciding life and death, a choice that is relevant in Dhaka as protests are occurring over the scheduled hangings of War Criminals'.
Curator: Diana Campbell Betancourt, Artistic Director, Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh

NOK 21 600

Marthe Ramm Fortun

7 Mar – 18 Apr 2015

Support is provided to artist Marthe Ramm Fortun (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for the participation in 'Stay in Place! Take Liberty!' at Komplot in Brussels, Belgium. Together with fellow artist Kasper Bosmans, Fortun has been painting one hundred paintings on cotton sheets that will be presented together in a mass performance at Komplot.
Curator: Stefaan Willems, Curator, Komplot

NOK 15 000

Marte Eknæs

11 Mar – 22 May 2015

Support is provided to artist Marte Eknæs (b.1978 in Elverum, Norway, lives and works in London, UK) for her participation in 'Rise Projects # 2' at Lansdowne Rise in London, UK. Organised by The Silvie Fleming Collection, 'Rise Projects' invites artists 'to create works that document their reaction to the derelict house at Lansdowne Rise. Inspiration can be taken from any aspect of the property from its architecture to its history. The project seeks to engage international artists, especially those who regularly engage with urban environments through an exploration of space'. Together with fellow artist Nicolau Vergueiro, Eknæs is taking the ideas of site specificity and collaboration further, to imagining the house itself as a 'third collaborator' in a work covering the facade of the house. Other participating artists in the project so far include Jennifer Bornstein, Karl Holmquist and Ei Arakawa, The Nang Group (Merlin Carpenter, Alistair MacKinven, Ben Wallers) and Alistair Frost.
Curator: Silka Rittson-Thomas, Curator, 'Rise Projects', Lansdowne Rise, London, UK.

NOK 19 700

Stine Janvin Motland

21 Mar – 21 Mar 2015

Support is provided to artist Stine Janvin Motland (b.1985 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Stavanger) for her participation at the evening of thematic performances over Language as part of the Visual Arts Program for the 4th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) in Cairo, Egypt. Stine Motland plans to perform a musical duet with US artist C. Spencer Yeh, dealing with improvisation, instant composition but also concrete music. Other participating artists included Benjamin Seror, Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou Rahme, Jochen Dehn, Benjamin Seror and Bedwyr Williams.
Curator: Mai Abu ElDahab, Visual Arts Curator, 4th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF), Cairo, Egypt

NOK 6 426

Ebba Moi

1 Apr – 31 Aug 2015

Support is provided to artist Ebba Moi (b.1971 in Ørebro, Sweden, lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and Oslo, Norway) for the project 'Young Pirates Radio League', a four-month participatory radio project by artist Ebba Moi in collaboration with Berlin based artists Anna Bromley, Marina Naprushkina and Udo Noll. The project is curated and produced by District Berlin in close collaboration with the German-Scandinavian School, the initiative Neue Nachbarschaft (New Neighborhood) in Berlin Moabit and the radio station reboot.fm broadcasted from Haus Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. According to the artist, 'the project brings together two groups of children with migration and transition experience and different living environments. One consists of children from a bilingual German-Scandinavian school in Berlin Mariendorf and the other of an initiative for asylum seekers in Berlin Moabit. The aim is to bring the two groups together willing to explore and rupture into public space, to tell their stories and raise their voice for their issues at stake'.
Curator: Susanne Husse, Artistic Director, District Berlin, Berlin, Germany

NOK 25 000

Dr Alexandra (Ali) MacGilp

3 Apr – 3 May 2015

Support was provided to curator Dr Alexandra (Ali) MacGilp for the artist Karl Ingar Røys (b.1967, Volda, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his participation in the exhibition 'Cannibal Manifesto: Mimesis as Resistance' at the contemporary art venue KARST in Plymouth, UK, and to give an artist talk. Røys will exhibit his work Caminata Nocturna (2013), a two channel video installation with photographs. According to the curator, 'The Australian lyre bird is the only animal which incorporates the sound of its environment's gradual extinction into its mating song. The exhibition arises from Kader Attia's video Mimesis as Resistance (2013) in which he documents the lyre bird, which has evolved the ability to mimic different sounds. With the encroachment of humans into its habitat these include car alarms and chainsaws. (...)The artists explore mimesis as a form of resistance; copying or reenacting as a protest. They are interested in the reoccupying of space that has been taken'. Other participating artists include Kader Attia, Mohamed Bourouissa, Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, Bita Razavi, Moussa Sarr and Pilvi Takala.
Curator: Dr Alexandra (Ali) MacGilp, Curator, 'Cannibal Manifesto: Mimesis as Resistance', KARST, Plymouth, UK

NOK 9 823

Arild Tveito

11 Apr – 21 Jun 2015

Support is provided to artist Arild Tveito (b.1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for participation in the exhibition 'Real Life' at Skaftfell Center for Visual Art in Seydisfjordur, Iceland. According to the curator, 'the exhibition is about the lives of real people, albeit people that are somewhat extraordinary: an Icelandic artist, a Swiss ski jumper, a Swedish polar explorer and a Norwegian philosopher. The work that the artists and filmmakers have made about these individuals may be biographical but they are not however conventional biographies. They tell the stories of these people from particular, and sometimes peculiar perspectives'. Other participating artists include Cecilia Nygren, Lucia Simek and Hreinn Frifinnsson.
Curator: Gavin Morrison, Curator, 'Real Life', 'Real Life’, Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Seydisfjordur, Iceland

NOK 14 000

Stein Rønning

24 Apr – 28 Jun 2015

Support is provided to artist Stein Rønning (b.1953 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation in 'Lit from the Top: Sculpture Through Photography' at Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), in Melbourne, Australia. According to the organisers, 'Lit from the Top: Sculpture Through Photography' investigates the ways in which sculpture and photography intersect in contemporary art practice. With a particular emphasis on material, form, surface, space and creative process, the exhibition broaches notions of photographic image-making, appropriation, the relationship between object and image, and the movement between two- and three-dimensional space'.
Other participating artists include Paul Adair, Fleur Van Dodewaard, Andrew Hazewinkel, Stéphanie Lagarde, Arini Byng and Georgia Hutchison
Curators: Laura Lantieri and Sarah Wall, Exhibition Curators, CCP, Melbourne, Australia

NOK 16 600

HC Gilje

24 Apr – 21 Jun 2015

Support is provided to artist HC Gilje (b.1969 in Kongsberg, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his solo exhibition 'The World Evolves Around You' at Woodstreet Galleries in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. For his second solo show at Woodstreet Galleries Gilje plans to present 'a mix of old and new works, including the light installations Revolver (2013), Spin (2009) and a new video installation in the Orbital series.
Curator: Murray Horne, Curator, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

NOK 19 912

antipodes café

8 May – 21 May 2015

Support is provided to the artist run centre antipodes café (directed by Tuva Langfeldt (b.1985 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Felipe Ridao (b.1978 in Montevideo, Uruguay, lives and works in Oslo)) for the project 'GARBIBAI', which is a non profitable cultural project involving activities related to the trash in the river Urumea in San Sebastian, Spain. Besides a collective cleaning of the river, which will rediscover objects of trash as objects of treasure, the project will, according to the organisers, include 'art workshops for both kids and adults, as well as an art exhibition with results from workshops, both in art spaces and public spaces'.
Curators: Tuva Langfeldt and Felipe Ridao, 'GARBIBAI', San Sebastian, Spain

NOK 24 500

MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts

11 Jun – 4 Oct 2015

Support is provided to MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria, for the participation of artist Ane Hjort Guttu (b.1971 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in the Vienna Bienniale 2015 titled 'Future Light'. According to curator Maria Lind 'the work Four Studies of Oslo and New York by artist Ane Hjort Guttu is a highly relevant contribution to the curatorial concept based on the topics of light or a "new enlightenment" in the discourse about the public sphere, "the commons" and "commoning", property and ownership as the very foundation of capitalism'. Other participating artists include Pablo Accinelli, Doug Ashford, Claire Barclay, Rana Begum, Elena Damiani, Shezad Dawood and Annika Eriksson.
Curator: Maria Lind, Director, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

NOK 12 990

Rita Marhaug

6 Aug – 6 Sep 2010

Support is provided to an artist group consisting of Rita Marhaug (b.1965 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen), Robert Alda (b.1959 Warsawa, Poland, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Gillian Carson (b.1961 in Edinburgh, UK, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Karen Kipphoff (b.1958 in Hamburg, Germany, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for the exhibition of their project THE (UN)FAMILIAR in the Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania. The exhibition will take place in the M. Zilinskas Art Gallery, the branch museum for international art collections. According to the artist group they will 'exhibit two and three-dimensional results of renegotiating the familiar from the artists' perspective'.
Curator: Egle Komkaite-Baltusnikiene, Deputy Director, the Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania

NOK 34 000

Chisenhale Gallery

13 Sep – 13 Sep 2015

Support is provided to Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK for the solo exhibition 'Jumana Manna', by artist Jumana Manna (b.1987, Princeton, NJ, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany). The exhibition comprise a newly commissioned feature-length film, A magical substance flows into me (2015), presented alongside an installation of sculptures. According to the institution, 'these hollow plaster forms resemble discarded, vessel-like artifacts, which carry an anthropomorphic charge. Presented in combination with plastic chairs and waste bins – the vernacular detritus of daily life – Manna's sculptures articulate a set of contradictions that are also evidenced in the film, where impasse is contrasted with vitality and desire. Positioned amongst the bodies of the seated audience members, the sculptures extend the exploration of these ideas into a corporeal sphere'.
Curator: Polly Staple, Director, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK

NOK 40 000

Ivan Galuzin

22 Apr – 19 May 2016

Support is provided to curator Ivan Galuzin (b.1979 in Murmansk, Russia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his project titled 'The Withdrawal of the Red Army' to be exhibited at the Murmansk Regional Art Museum, Murmansk, Russia. The curator states that 'It will be the first collaboration between Northern Norway Art Museum, Tromsø and Regional Art Museum, Murmansk Russia, which are chosen as main venues for the exhibition. Satellite events in Kirkenes and Hammerfest are also under planning. This touring exhibition will be shown in Oslo or/and Blaker in the end together with a publication covering all the parts of the project'. According to the artist 'The exhibition is focused around a collection of drawings made on the Kola Peninsula—part of the Northern front—by Russian soldiers during WWII. Artworks by both established and emerging artists will also be presented in consort with historical artifacts and objects'. Other participating artists include Amilcar Packer, Morten Andenæs, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Ivan Bezin, Evgenij Vedemikov, Anatolij Jar-Kravchenko and Asta Gröting.
Curator: Ivan Galuzin, Curator, The Withdrawal of the Red Army, Murmansk, Russia

NOK 30 000

September

02
Number of applications: 74
Number of grants: 51
Total amount applied for: NOK 3 131 513
Total amount granted: NOK 584 995

03
Number of applications: 21
Number of grants: 8
Total amount applied for: NOK 1 212 610
Total amount granted: NOK 90 000

InEpic

24 Jan – 1 Mar 2015

Support is provided to artist group InEpic (consisting of the artists Gitte Sætre (b.1975, Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen), Nina Grieg (b.1972, Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) and Bo Magnus (b.1959, Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) from Bergen, has been invited to participate in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014, ‘Whorled Explorations’ in Kochi, India, with the project ‘In which the smallest gesture becomes epic’. The group will exhibit at The Backyard Civilization Gallery, an artist run, non- commercial gallery in Kochi, and will be linked to the biennales collateral program, ‘Collaterals’, which will include the group in workshops and discussions. Other participating artists include Adrian Paci, Katie Paterson, Madhusudhanan, Manish Nai, Martin Creed, Xu Bing and Yoko Ono.
Curator: Malin Barth, Curator, ‘In which the smallest gesture becomes epic’, Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014, ‘Whorled Explorations’, Kochi, India

NOK 30 000

Unni Gjertsen

14 Mar – 6 Sep 2014

Support is provided to the artist Unni Gjertsen (b.1966, Sjøvegan, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in the exhibition 'Women Forward' at the Museum Of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark. She will be exhibiting The Mai Zetterling-Project, which according to the artist ‘consists of 5 video-projections and 6 large text prints. The work is homage to the Swedish film director May Zetterling (1925–1994) and (…) was originally made for a solo exhibition at Konsthall C in Stockholm in 2005. ‘ Gjertsen will make a new version of the piece including three of the original five film projections as well as new posters. The exhibition takes place on occasion of the 100 years anniversary of women’s voting right in Denmark. Other participating artists include Sine Bang Nielsen, Sarah Browne, Birgitte Kristensen, Claudia Rheinhardt, Pia Rönicke and Bettina Camilla Vestergaard.
Curator: Ulla Angkjær Jørgensen and Birgitte Ejdrup Kristensen, Curators, 'Women Forward', Museum Of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark

NOK 10 000

Creative Association of Curators TOK

21 Jul – 26 Jul 2014

Support is provided to the Creative Association of Curators TOK, St Petersburg, Russia, for the participation of artist duo Goksøyr & Martens (Toril Goksøyr b.1970 in Ålesund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Camilla Martens (b.1969 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for their participation in the exhibition ‘Critical Mass’ exhibited at the Gromov's Datcha, a unique wooden building of the 19th century in St.Petersburg. According to the applicant the 'Critical Mass concept is based on the urgent necessity of finding ways to stimulate the attention of urban dwellers on issues related to the life of the city. It would appear that the number of topics around the future of the cities have now reached a critical mass (hence the title of the project) as well as the need to discuss them on the city level'. Other participating artists include Stefan Kaegi, Yulia Labutina and Jurij Ellick.
Curator: Anna Bitkina, Founder, Creative Association of Curators TOK, St.Petersburg, Russia

NOK 9 020

Karl Ingar Røys

15 Aug – 27 Sep 2014

Support is provided to artist Karl Ingar Røys (b.1967 in Volda, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the presentation of the solo exhibition ‘Burmese Days’ at the John Jones Project Space in London, UK. According to the curator, the exhibition ‘will create a platform for discussing the possibilities of art and culture as agents of change in Burmese civil society’. In the end of the exhibition period there will be a panel debate with contribution from Burmese and English cultural activists including the organisation Article 19 who works with art and freedom of speech.
Curator: Cassandra Needham, Programme Curator, John Jones Project Space, London, UK

NOK 3 500

Katja Høst

4 Sep – 25 Sep 2014

Support is provided to artist Katja Høst (b.1972, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for her participation in the project "Inventing Everyday Life" at the curatorial space Local Library Window, a Parallel program of the Manifesta 10, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia. According to the curator Høst “will take part in the third collective show entitled ‘Street’ with video installation ‘The Lonely Crowd’, which engages with patterns of human behavior in a regular public space.” Other participating artists include Masha Baturina, Johanna Domke, Ulf Lundin, Paulien Oltheten, Alexandra Pirogova, Katya Reischer, Pasha Rotz, Maria Sakirko, Igor Samolet, Ksenia Telepova and Bernhard Timmermann.
Curator: Andrey Shabanov, Curator, Inventing Everyday Life, Local Library Window, St. Petersburg, Russia

NOK 6 020

Inger Wold Lund

12 Sep – 10 Nov 2014

Support is provided to artist Inger Wold Lund (b.1983 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) for the participation in the group exhibition `Poltroneria– The Lovers´ at Museo Apparente in Napoli, Italy. Wold Lund is planning to show 12 short scripts, or self-biographical stories, that circle around situations associated with love and laziness. The stories will be printed in a small book and also be exhibited at Museo Apparente. Other participating artists include Marco Balesteros, Leda Bourgogne, Clare Butcher, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Martin Kohout, Aki Nagasaka, Ambra Pittoni, Andre Sousa, Andre Tavares and Pedro Bandeira.
Curator: Bianca Baldi, curator `Poltroneria– The Lovers´

NOK 8 000

Vigdis Haugtrø

13 Sep – 21 Sep 2014

Support is provided to Vigdis Haugtrø (b.1974 in Levanger, Norway, lives and works in Trondheim, Norway) for her participation in the Make Lewes Festival of Making, Architecture and Sustainable Design in Sussex, UK. Haugtrø has been invited to give a presentation of the project ‘Husly’ that she has developed together with her partner Jan de Gier in Trondheim, Norway. By collecting leftover materials such as pallets and scrap wood, they have constructed house functioning as an international artist residency. ‘Husly’ creates an awareness of water and energy consumption, further questioning how it is to live in a centralised and commercialised world with little money at hand. Other participants include Maria Lisogorskaya, Jonathan Minchin, Duncan Baker-Brown, Lisa Baraitser and Trygve Ohren.
Curator: Oliver Lowenstein, Lead Coordinator, Make Lewes Festival, Sussex, UK

NOK 2 740

Tori Wrånes

19 Sep – 5 Oct 2014

Support is provided to artist Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation in `Psychomagic: Dead Matter´ at 55 Sydenham in Sydney, Australia. The title refers to the book Psychomagic by the Alejandro Jodorowsky. According to the curator, `the aim of the project is to provide a fertile ground for acts to materialise with a focus on process and collaboration. The phrase `Dead Matters´ refers partly to the abilities of the chosen artists to highlight the vitality of all matter through engagement with and transformation of non-living materials such as data, inanimate objects and metals into resonant energy´. The project will start as an experimental laboratory, and culminate in a series of performances. Wrånes plans to present two videos, and to create a costume that will be used by one of the other performers. Other participating artists include Carla Dal Forno, Astrid Lorange, Tarquin Manek, Clare Milledge and Sam Wickham.
Curator: Clare Milledge, curator, `Psychomagic: Dead Matter´, 55 Sydenham, Sydney, Australia

NOK 6353

Jet Pascua

20 Sep – 18 Oct 2014

Support is provided to artist Jet Pascua (b.1969, Manila, Philippines, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) for his participation with the project ‘Mobile Institute: A Portable Laboratory for Knowledge Sharing’ initiated by the group Raketa, which is part of the Parallel Program for the Manifesta 10, taking place in Arkhangelsk and St. Petersburg, Russia. According to the applicant his contribution ‘will be multifaceted as I am expected to share knowledge as an art researcher, as founder and co-director of the non-profit art space Small Projects, Tromsø’ including ‘a presentation/workshop, as well as contribute to the exhibition part of the project.’ Other participating artists include Cecilia Enberg, Ekaterina Sharova, Anastasia Ryabova, Elena Minina and Viktor Fedoseev.
Curator: Åse Lipika Falck, Co-founder and Curator, Raketa, Mobile Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

NOK 20 000

Swiss Institute

24 Sep – 23 Nov 2014

Support is provided to the Swiss Institute, New York, USA, and the curator Andreas Angelidakis, (b.1968, Athens, Greece, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), who are announcing the inaugural edition of its Annual Design Series, an exhibition titled 'Fin de Siècle'. The exhibition is a homage to Eugene Ionesco’s 1952 play ’The Chairs’. The curator explains that ’In Eugene Ionesco's 1952 play “The Chairs,” a group of chairs sit on stage while an elderly couple recounts how the world ended. The chairs are assigned the role of everyone who is left in the world, they are invisible actors performed by the chairs they would have sat in.’
Curator: Andreas Angelidakis, Independent Curator, 'Fin de Siècle', Swiss Institute, New York, USA

NOK 5 500

Kjell Bjørgeengen

25 Sep – 27 Sep 2014

Support is provided to the artist Kjell Bjørgeengen (b.1951, Sandvika, Norway, lives and works in Stabekk, Norway) for his participation in the improvising group MURAL (consisting of Jim Denley, Kim Myhr and Ingar Zach)'s live video tour of Europe and their performance at the festival CRAK, taking place at the Association cave12, Geneve, Switzerland and Paris, France. According to the curator CRAK is a festival that brings together music "between the cracks", that is to say, the unclassifiable music under the current partitioning of musical genres. Other participating artists include Streifenjunko (Eivind Lønning, Espen Reinertsen) and Onceim (Stephen O’Malley).
Curator: Fernando Sixto, Curator, CRAK 2014, Paris, France and Association cave12, Geneva, Switzerland.

NOK 5 400

Line Bøhmer Løkken / Multipress

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to artist Line Bøhmer Løkken (b.1970 in Vågå, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) /Multipress for the participation in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Multipress has been invited by Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishing will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. Multipress is a non-profit publishing company specialising in artist books with an emphasis on photography founded in 2000. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 5 000

Kurt Johannessen

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to artist Kurt Johannessen (b.1960 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) for the participation in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Johannessen has been invited by Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishing will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. The artist is planning to present the performance lecture "About Thoughts" and two of his publication projects. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 5 000

Yngvild K. Rolland

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to artist Yngvild K. Rolland (b.1977 in Moss, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and New York, NY, USA) for the participation in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Rolland has been invited by Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishing will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. Rolland is planning to present her publication weekendWEEKENDWeek-End, a project which, according to the artist, explores various media, languages and their connections’. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 5 000

Marit Roland

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support it provided to artist Marit Roland (b. 1981, Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her contribution with the piece 'Paper Drawings’ for the participation of FUKT Magazine for Contemporary Drawing and the launch of #13, taking place in the Norway Focus room, at the New York Art Book Fair, at MoMa PS 1, organized by Printed Matter in New York. According to the its editor Bjørn Hegardt, 'Fukt Magazine is a yearly, international publication dedicated to contemporary drawing. For the 13th issue we have invited 25 artistic positions from 18 countries to publish works in the magazine… we have invited Marit Roland to show one of her works in original’. ‘Norway Focus’ room is a selection of Norwegian contemporary art book publishers, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. Other participating publishers in the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA.

NOK 5 000

Henrik Svanevik

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to curator Henrik Svanevik (b.1981, Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) to participate with RoboPrint at this year's edition of New York Art Book Fair. They are invited by Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishing will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. Roboprint is a new art print series curated by the shop Robot in Bergen, represented by Henrik Svanevik. According to curator Svanevik they will “present new works by some of our favorite designers and illustrators from both Norway and abroad. The artists were given complete carte blanche except for the choice of either 40x50 cm or 50x70 cm.” Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 5 000

Bergen Kunsthall

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to Bergen Kunsthall for the participation in New York Art Book Fair 2014, organised by Printed Matter at PS1, New York, USA. According to the kunsthall, “in the ‘Norwegian Focus’ room, THE FOCUS TABLE planned together with the Bergen and Berlin based designer Blank Blank will present recent publications and projects, including limited editions, prints and process related visual material. For THE CLASSROOM they plan a US book launch of our recent publication: Robert Overby Works 1969-1987.” Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 5 000

Johanne Nordby Wernø

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to director Johanne Nordby Wernø and Unge Kunstneres Samfunn/Young Artist’s Society (UKS), for the participation of artist Marthe Ramm Fortun (b.1978, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) at the New York Art Book Fair (NYABF). They are invited by Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishing will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. UKS are launching the book Inverted Sky. Letters to Jackie by Marthe Ramm Fortun and Fortun will present a performance during the fair. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 5 000

HEAVY Books

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to the artist run publishing project and exhibition platform, HEAVY Books (consisting of Christian Tunge (b. 1989, Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden and Oslo, Norway), for the participation in the New York Art Book Fair, New York, USA. HEAVY Books are invited by Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishers will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. According to the applicant the participation will consist of original art work and publications from Norwegian artists Magne Strand Lyngvær, Andrea Johns Grundt and Christian Tunge. They will also bring publications made in collaboration with Swedish artists Petter Berg, Christopher Landin and Erik Viklund, Danish Markus von Platen and the Americans Hannah Whitaker and Bea Fremderman. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 5 000

Vector #4 Oslo edition

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to Vector #4 Oslo edition, VECTOR Productions Inc. (consisting of Javier Barrios (b.1979, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and New York, USA) and Peter Gregorio, New York, USA) for the participation in the New York Art Book Fair, New York, USA. Vector #4 Oslo edition is invited by Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishers will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions.
Vector #4 Oslo edition is "a New York City based art production company that is devoted to spreading the ideas and work of visual artists from around the world. The entire company is to be defined, in itself as an art-project". Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 5 000

Hanne Lippard

2 Oct – 2 Oct 2014

Support is provided to Hanne Lippard (b.1984 in Milton Keynes, UK, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) for the participation within the performance series `Performative Minute´ at Kunstwerke Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Germany. Lippard plans to do a reading developed in collaboration with Kunstwerke. According to the artist, `the reading will use voice techniques, varied office-equipment such as fans, printers and other recorded technical/digital sounds recognisable from the mundanity of a dry office environment, until a variety of cycles, both man-made, natural as well as digital create a layered symphony in itself. The performance will be dominated by the live-act of a reading accompanied by pre-recorded and on-site sounds´.
Curator: Ellen Blumenstein, Chief Curator, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

NOK 9 500

Lars Cuzner

7 Oct – 27 Oct 2014

Support is provided to artist Lars Cuzner (b.1974 in Södertälje, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation in the Radio Kamina residency organised by Samuel Olou in collaboration with Ewole – Association for Arts, Culture and Development in Lomé, Togo. The project is created to mark the 100-year anniversary of the destruction of the tower that was used by the German colonisers. During his residency, Cuzner will aim to commence a process rebuilding the 120 meter radio tower, do some broadcasts, and destroy it shortly after. According to the artist, ‘the idea of dismantling a temporary public art piece is in most cases unproblematic, but in this case the destruction has a purpose that I believe would create a situation where it will not be seen merely as a dismantling of a public artwork, but rather wasted construction, wasted funds and wasted investments’. Other participating artists include Soke Edor, Nicandro Merxelino, Fadlabi, Ky Siriky, Shwan Qaradaki, Lars Sandnes, Alex Trimino and Victor Mutelekesha.
Curator: Kossi Assou, Curator, Founder and Artistic Director, Ewole – Association for Arts, Culture and Development, Lomé, Togo

NOK 10 000

Shwan Dler Qaradaki

7 Oct – 27 Oct 2014

Support is provided to artist Shwan Dler Qaradaki (b.1977 in Suleimanieh, Iraq, lives and works in Oslo) for the participation in the Radio Kamina residency organised by Samuel Olou in collaboration with Ewole – Association for Arts, Culture and Development in Lomé, Togo. The project is created to mark the 100-year anniversary of the destruction of the tower that was used by the German colonisers. The intention of the project is to reintroduce and research the meaning between Germany and its colonial past. The residency includes artists from Africa, Asia and Europe, initiating a process that intends to rebuild the tower and change its historical function and contemporary meaning. Other participating artists include: Soke Edor, Nicandro Merxelino, Fadlabi, Ky Siriky, Lars Sandnes, Lars Cuzner, Alex Trimino and Victor Mutelekesha.
Curator: Kossi Assou, Curator, Founder and Artistic Director, Ewole – Association for Arts, Culture and Development, Lomé, Togo

NOK 10 000

Mohamed Ali Fadlabi

7 Oct – 27 Oct 2014

Support is provided to artist Mohamed Ali Fadlabi (b.1975 in Omdurman, Sudan, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation in the Radio Kamina residency organised by Samuel Olou in collaboration with Ewole – Association for Arts, Culture and Development in Lomé, Togo. The project is created to mark the 100-year anniversary of the destruction of the tower that was used by the German colonisers. The intention of the project is to reintroduce and research the meaning between Germany and its colonial past. The residency includes artists from Africa, Asia and Europe, initiating a process that intends to rebuild the tower and change its historical function and contemporary meaning. Other participating artists include: Soke Edor, Nicandro Merxelino, Ky Siriky, Shwan Qaradaki, Lars Sandnes, Lars Cuzner, Alex Trimino and Victor Mutelekesha.
Curator: Kossi Assou, Curator, Founder and Artistic Director, Ewole – Association for Arts, Culture and Development, Lomé, Togo

NOK 10 000

Juan Andres Milanes Benito

7 Oct – 27 Oct 2014

Support is provided to artist Juan Andres Milanes Benito (b.1978 in Isla de la Juventud, Cuba, lives and works in Oslo. Norway) for the participation in the Radio Kamina residency organised by Samuel Olou in collaboration with Ewole – Association for Arts, Culture and Development in Lomé, Togo. The project is created to mark the 100-year anniversary of the destruction of the tower that was used by the German colonisers. The intention of the project is to reintroduce and research the meaning between Germany and its colonial past. The residency includes artists from Africa, Asia and Europe, initiating a process that intends to rebuild the tower and change its historical function and contemporary meaning. Other participating artists include: Soke Edor, Nicandro Merxelino, Fadlabi, Ky Siriky, Shwan Qaradaki, Lars Sandnes, Lars Cuzner, Alex Trimino and Victor Mutelekesha.
Curator: Kossi Assou, Curator, Founder and Artistic Director, Ewole – Association for Arts, Culture and Development, Lomé, Togo

NOK 10 000

Samuel Olou

7 Oct – 27 Oct 2014

Support is provided to artist Samuel Olou (b.1970 in Kelakpe, Togo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for setting up an international artistic platform in the former radio tower in Kamina, Atakpame, Togo in collaboration with Ewole – Association for Arts, Culture and Development. The project is created to mark the 100-year anniversary of the destruction of the tower that was used by the German colonisers. The project will include a three-week residency including artists from Africa, Asia and Europe; a round table discussion and a research platform. The result will be exhibited in the Goethe Institut in Lomé, Togo. Participating artists include: Soke Edor, Nicandro Merxelino, Fadlabi, Ky Siriky, Shwan Qaradaki, Lars Sandnes, Lars Cuzner, Alex Trimino and Victor Mutelekesha.
Curator: Kossi Assou, Curator, Founder and Artistic Director, Ewole – Association for Arts, Culture and Development, Lomé, Togo

NOK 10 000

Nicandro Merxelino

7 Oct – 27 Oct 2014

Support is provided to artist Nicandro Merxelino (b.1969 in Curaçao, the Netherlands, lives and works in Oslo. Norway) for the participation in the Radio Kamina residency organised by Samuel Olou in collaboration with Ewole – Association for Arts, Culture and Development in Lomé, Togo. The project is created to mark the 100-year anniversary of the destruction of the tower that was used by the German colonisers. The intention of the project is to reintroduce and research the meaning between Germany and its colonial past. The residency includes artists from Africa, Asia and Europe, initiating a process that intends to rebuild the tower and change its historical function and contemporary meaning. Other participating artists include: Soke Edor, Fadlabi, Ky Siriky, Shwan Qaradaki, Lars Sandnes, Lars Cuzner, Alex Trimino and Victor Mutelekesha.
Curator: Kossi Assou, Curator, Founder and Artistic Director, Ewole – Association for Arts, Culture and Development Lomé, Togo

NOK 10 000

Victor Mutelekesha

7 Oct – 27 Oct 2014

Support is provided to artist Victor Mutelekesha (b.1976 in Chililabombwe, Zambia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation in the Radio Kamina residency organised by Samuel Olou in collaboration with Ewole – Association for Arts, Culture and Development in Lomé, Togo. The project is created to mark the 100-year anniversary of the destruction of the tower that was used by the German colonisers. The intention of the project is to reintroduce and research the meaning between Germany and its colonial past. The residency includes artists from Africa, Asia and Europe, initiating a process that intends to rebuild the tower and change its historical function and contemporary meaning. Other participating artists include Soke Edor, Nicandro Merxelino, Fadlabi, Ky Siriky, Shwan Qaradaki, Lars Sandnes, Lars Cuzner and Alex Trimino.
Curator: Kossi Assou, Curator, Founder and Artistic Director, Ewole – Association for Arts, Culture and Development, Lomé, Togo

NOK 10 000

Marit Følstad

12 Oct – 23 Oct 2014

Support is provided to artist Marit Følstad (b.1969 Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), within the ENTRÈE New York Satellite programme at ISCP, New York, NY, USA. The exhibition will be a continuation of the solo exhibition, 'Sense of Doubt', on display in October 2014 at Entrée in Bergen. Curator Randi Grov Berger is in the OCA curator residency program at ISCP.
Curator: Randi Grov Berger, Founder and Curator, Entrée, Bergen, Norway and the satellite Entrée, New York, USA.

NOK 10 000

Elin Øyen Vister

16 Oct – 16 Oct 2010

Support is provided to Elin Øyen Vister (b.1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Røst, Norway) for `The Puffin - a performance journey´ and talk at the Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism conference in London, UK, organised by CRiSAP, Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice at the University of the Arts London, London College of Communication, UK. Øyen Vister will travel with train from Oslo to London dressed as a puffin and give a performance talk at the SGFA conference. Other participating presenters include Alison Ballance, Christopher DeLaurenti, Claudia Wegener, FYTA & Sofia Apostolidou, Freya Johnson Ross, Lucia Farinati & Claudia Firth and Mindy Abovitz.
Curator: Lisa Hall, Research Centre Administrator, Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP), London, UK

NOK 8 200

Akademie der Künste der Welt/Köln gGmbH

17 Oct – 19 Oct 2014

Support is provided to the Akademie der Künste der Welt/Köln gGmbH, Cologne, Germany, for the participation of artists Mohamed Ali Fadlabi (b.1975 in Omdurman, Sudan, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Lars Cuzner (b.1974, Södertälje, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the symposium 'Reports to an Academy' at the Kölnischer Kunstverein. Fadlabi and Cuzner will present the performance 'Step high, stoop low, and leave your dignity outside'. The event is according to the applicant ‘a non-academic and emphatically theatrical three-day symposium of performative talks, visionary presentations, stand-up dialogues, musical pieces and special "conference choreographies".’ Other participating artists include Haig Aivazian, Christian von Borries, Keti Chukhrov, Gabriel Dharmoo, Hu Fang, Renzo Martens, Our Literal Speed, Uriel Orlow, Alexandra Pirici and Jalal Toufic.
Curator: Ekaterina Degot & David Riff, Curators, A Report for an Academy, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany.

NOK 13 277

Dima Hourani

21 Oct – 3 Nov 2014

Support is provided to artist Dima Hourani (b.1985 in Amman, Palestine, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the presentation of the video ‘Past Tense Continuous’ at the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK) in Braunschweig, Germany. ‘Past Tense Continuous’ follows three Palestinian refugee families, with different ages, regions, and fears, carrying their basic and personal belongings, along with them in an old truck, through a continuous journey that started 66 years ago.
Curator: Anne Prenzler, Exhibition Manager, Braunschweig University of Art (HBK)

NOK 9 766

Anne Senstad

25 Oct – 25 Jan 2015

Support is provided to artist Anne Senstad (b.1967 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in New York, NY, USA) for the participation in the P.3+ satellite programme as a part of the Prospect.3 Biennial in New Orleans, LA, USA. Senstad will be part of the exhibition ‘The Nature of Now’, where she will present an agricultural-architectural installation consisting of sugarcane plants and a video projection documenting the making of the The Sugarcane Labyrinth, a 1,4 acre time-, site- and process-specific agricultural land practice piece created in 2009 in Theriot, Lousiana, in collaboration with sugarcane farmer Ronnie Waguespack, Triple K & M Farms in Thibodaux and agricultural economist Alexandre Vialou.
Curator: Pamala Bishop, Curator, ‘The Nature of Now’, Prospect.3 Biennial in New Orleans, LA, USA

NOK 14 400

Sofie Knudsen Jansson

28 Oct – 9 Nov 2014

Support is provided to artist Sofie Knudsen Jansson (b.1987 in Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for the presentation of `The Meal´ at the land art festival Rokko Meets Art 2014 in the Rokko Mountains outside Kobe, Japan. Jansson has, together with Bergen-based artist Asa Shimada, been invited by artist Hidemi Nishida to participate in his project at the festival. According to the artist, the starting point of the project is an installation by Nishida that is set up in the middle of a pond, and that depicts a dining situation. Jansson and Shimada will then developing a performative piece that will take place on and around the installation. Other participating artists include Yusuke Asai, Izumi Kato, Shohei Kamada, Yoshihiko Shikada and Yoshiaki Kaihatsu.
Curator: Hideaki Noda, Research Associate, Joshibi University of Art and Design

NOK 9 000

Vilde von Krogh

31 Oct – 2 Nov 2014

Support is provided to artist Vilde von Krogh (b.1965 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for Brucstock, an experimental art and music festival taking place in the international art centre Can Serrat in El Bruc, Barcelona, Spain. Curated by Von Krogh, Annette Stav Johanssen and Cristobal Adam (VE-ES), Brucstock is a meeting point between Nordic, Spanish and International artists. According to the curators, they aim to invite artists who bring interesting aspects to the live format, and reflect upon actions outside a commercial practice. The festival will be organized by interacting with the outside surroundings, making organic compositions in the landscape between experimental concerts, performances, films and workshops. A live garden will create fluid dialogues between the artists and the visitors´. Participating artists and artist groups include Luiz Simoes, Laura Höldein, Terje Nicholaysen, Dromedar, Kakka Demonica, Street Fajita and Bernard Briis.
Curators: Vilde von Krogh, Annette Stav Johanssen and Cristobal Adam, curators, Brucstock, El Bruc, Barcelona, Spain.

NOK 15 000

Emilija Skarnulyte

2 Nov – 15 Nov 2014

Support is provided to artists Emilija Skarnulyte (b.1987 in Vilnius, Litjuania, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway), Matti Aikio (b.1980 in Vuotso, Finland, lives and works in Tromsø) and Henrik Sørlid (b.1989, lives and works in Tromsø) for the participation in the São Paulo Biennial in São Paulo, Brazil. Following an artist residency at the art space Como Clube in São Paulo in March 2014, the artists have been invited to present the video Latent River in collaboration with Como Clube at the biennial. Produced during the residency in São Paulo, the artists describe ‘Latent River’ as ‘an experimental and improvised audio-visual meditation and examination of contemporary issues around the complexities of post-colonial realities, which are very present in Brazil but also echo with the tensions one can find in the north, especially in the semi-nomadic life conditions of the Sami population in relation to the nation state’.
Curators: Thelma Bonavita, Artistic Director, Como Clube, and Benjamin Seroussi, Associate Curator, São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil

NOK 10 000

Cato Løland

7 Nov – 23 Nov 2014

Support is provided to artist Cato Løland (b.1982 in Stord, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for an exhibition during the Open Studios at ISCP New York, NY, USA. Løland has been invited by ISCP curator resident and director at gallery Entrée in Bergen, Norway, Randi Grov Berger, to present a new textile work that is part of a series of exhibitions that she will produce during her ISCP residency.
Curator: Randi Grov Berger

NOK 10 000

Art in Progress

8 Nov – 28 Dec 2014

Support is provided to Art in Progress, Patras, Greece, for the participation of artists Eva Bakkeslett (b.1966, Ramsund, Norway, lives and works in Surrey, UK), Jorund Aase Falkenberg (b.1978, Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Kristin Holand (b.1983, Steigen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Marianne Darlèn Solhaugstrand (b.1975, Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Don Lawrence (b.1973, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Tanja Thorjussen (b.1970, Oslo, lives and works in Oslo), Thale Fastvold (b.1978, Oslo, lives and works in Oslo), Sara Christophersen (b.1981, Oslo, lives and works in Oslo), Ingri Fiksdal (b.1982, Oslo, lives and works in Oslo), Helle Siljeholm (b.1981, Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) and Marianne Skjeldal (b.1979, Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) in the RE-culture III, 3rd International Visual Arts Festival Patras, Greece. The Norwegian participation will consist of two projects ’ ‘GREEN – A new human being’ a curatorial project by Thale Fastold, and ’ Moving Society’, a workshop created as a joint project between Christophersen/Fiksdal/ Siljeholm and Skjeldal. Other participating artists include Adam Forrester, Antonio Torres and Michael Loverich, Mark Nieuwenhuis, Hantziandreou Maria and Tsotra Yota.
Curator: curatorial team, Art in Progress, Patras, Greece

NOK 20 000

Marthe Ramm Fortun

13 Nov – 16 Nov 2014

Support is provided to Marthe Ramm Fortun (b.1978, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for her performance series ’Riots I have Known and Loved’ at Playground, Museum Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. According to the applicant ” Riots I have Known and Loved is a series of four performances through the city of Leuven, commissioned by Eva Wittcox, senior curator at Museum Leuven for Playground, the annual performance art festival at Museum Leuven”. Other participating artists include Alexandra Pirici & Manuel Pelmus, Béatrice Balcou, Paul Hendrikse, Ellie Ga and Markus Schinwald.
Curator: Eva Wittocx, Curator, Playground 2014, Museum Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

NOK 10 000

Cell Project Space

13 Nov – 11 Jan 2014

Support is provided to the Cell Project Space, London, UK for the participation of artist Marte Eknæs (b.1978 in Elverum, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in the exhibition Reboot Horizon, with the Argentinian artist Santiago Taccetti. Eknæs will present the series Architecture/ Duplitecture which examines the counterpart of this Chinese phenomenon, where historical and contemporary architecture is copied in real scale. In conjunction with a new publication ‘Overlay’, by Eknæs’, the exhibition will be accompanied by a discussion hosted by writer, artist Nils Norman and film screening of ‘Brace Brace’, an advertising campaign of a luxury emergency equipment brand, by artists Annika Kuhlmann and Christopher Kulendran Thomas.
Curator: Milika Muritu, Director, Cell Project Space, London, UK

NOK 6 000

Piksel Produksjoner

13 Nov – 16 Nov 2014

Support is provided to Piksel, an annual media art festival in Bergen, Norway, for inviting the Indonesian artist group XXLAB (consisting of Asa Rahmana, Fahla Fadillah Lotan, Irene Agrivina and Rennie Emonk). According to the organisers, ‘Piksel is a festival for artists and developers working with free and open source software, hardware and art. It involves participants from more than a dozen countries exchanging ideas, coding, presenting art and software projects, doing workshops, performances and discussions on the aesthetics and politics of free and open source software’. Other participating artists include Kasia Jusska, Davide Bevilacqua & Alberto Boem, Malte Steiner & Wolfgang Spahn, Louise Harris and Erin Sexton.
Curator: Gisle Frøysland, Artistic Director, Piksel Produksjoner, Bergen, Norway

NOK 20 000

Cubitt

15 Nov – 15 Nov 2014

Support is provided to the non-profit organisation Cubitt in London, UK, for the participation of Mattias Danbolt (b.1983 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark) in the symposium 'Why Does Fred Sandback's Work Make Me Cry? According to the curator, the symposium will gather a group of speakers ‘focusing on the legacy of institutional critique and that which happens when the body is factored into this exploration’. Mattias Danbolt has been invited because of his activities as a writer, curator and his ability to ‘move across both very accessible and mass-media based forums to working with institutions such as Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway; the University of Oslo; and the New Museum in New York, NY, USA, to mention a few’. Other participating speakers include Andrea Fraser, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Sven Lütticken and Vivian Ziherl.
Curator: Fatima Hellberg, curator, Cubitt, London, UK

NOK 5 000

Ulf A. S. Holbrook

15 Nov – 1 Dec 2014

Support is provided to artist Ulf A. S. Holbrook (b.1978, Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his participation in the Sonic Mmabolela residency in Limpopo, South Africa. According to the applicant the ’Sonic Mmabolela is a two-week residency in the Mmabolela reserve in the Limpopo province in South Africa, close to the border to Botswana. The residency involves field work, studio work and theoretical/critical iscussions/presentations. The frame of the residency and the engagement with an “unknown” sonic and visual landscape challenges and expands the notions and understanding in listening, recognition and presence.’
Curator: Francisco López, Director, Workshop/Residency ‘Sonic Mmabolela’, Limpopo, South Africa

NOK 10 000

ICCo - Instituto de Cultura Contemporânea

26 Nov – 30 Nov 2014

Support is provided to ICCo - Instituto de Cultura Contemporânea, São Paulo, Brasil, for the participation of Anne Szefer Karlsen (b.1976, Bergen, Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) as a panelist in the Forum. The World Biennial Forum is a gathering of biennial practitioners and appreciators to examine and discuss the foremost topics and concerns within international biennial making and contemporary arts, organized by ICCo - Instituto de Cultura Contemporânea in partnership with Biennial Foundation and Fundação Bienal São Paulo.
Curators: Charles Esche, Galit Eilat, Nuria Enguita Mayo, Pablo Lafuente, Luiza Proença, Oren Sagiv, and Benjamin Seroussi, Curatorial team, World Biennial Forum No 2: How to make Biennials in Contemporary Times, São Paulo, Brazil

NOK 7 943

Littoral Arts Trust/Merz Barn project

27 Nov – 27 Nov 2014

Support is provided to Littoral Arts Trust/Merz Barn project, Ambleside, UK for the participation of Dr. Karin Hellandsjø (b.1944, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) in a conference titled ’HOUSING MERZ in the 21st Century - The artistic legacy of the Merz Barn and Kurt Schwitters in Britain’. Other speakers in the conference include Dr. Isabel Schulz, dr. Adrian Notz, Alice Workman, Susan Sutton, Debrorah Ely, Antony Penrose, Aira Gad and Stephanie Sherman.
Curator: Dr Caroline Collier, Director, Partnerships and Programmes, TATE, London, UK

NOK 1 700

Galerie im Taxispalais - Galerie des Landes Tirol

6 Dec – 15 Feb 2015

Support is provided to the Galerie im Taxispalais - Galerie des Landes Tirol, Innsbruck, Austria, for the participation of artist Ane Mette Hol (b.1979, Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), in the group exhibition titled. 'Living in the Material World - Materiality in Contemporary Art’. According to the curator the project investigates the role of material in contemporary art. The intention is to fathom the way that the twelve invited artists handle their chosen materials, and from that draw conclusions about the value and importance of materiality today. Other participating artists include Lara Almarcegui, Michael Beutler, Karla Black, Berta Fischer, Theaster Gates, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, David Jablonowski, Markus Karstieß, Alicja Kwade, Marie Lund and Oscar Tuazon.
Curator: Dr. Beate Ermacora, Director, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria

NOK 21 616

Aleksander Johan Andreassen

10 Dec – 17 Jan 1995

Support is provided to artist Aleksander Johan Andreassen (b.1982 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Enskede, Sweden) for the solo presentation of his video work Stille dag (Silent day) at the non-profit gallery AC Institute in New York, NY, USA. The video follows the artist’s mother for 24 hours from a fixed position in her home using time lapse photography. The audio consists of two edited conversations between the artist and the main character about her passive lifestyle and the effect it has on their mother-son relationship.
Curator: Holly Crawford, Director, AC Institute, New York, NY, USA

NOK 11 084

Hanne Grieg Hermansen and Øystein Wyller Odden

19 Jan – 9 Feb 2015

Support is provided to Hanne Grieg Hermansen (b.1984 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Øystein Wyller Odden (b.1983 in Notodden, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for the participation in the artist residency at Trenza Negra, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. The artists are also planning to work at Taller Leñateros, a publishing collective operated by contemporary Mayan artists in Chiapas, offering courses in different printing techniques such as woodcut, xylography and silkscreen, as well as paper making and bookbinding. As a part of the Trenza Negra residency the artists are invited to present an exhibition of works in progress in the project room of the gallery La Galería.
Curators: Maritea Dæhlin / Andrea Betancourt, curators, Trenza Negra, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

NOK 19 000

Sandra Mujinga

19 Jan – 24 Jan 2015

Support is provided to artist Sandra Mujinga (b.1989 in Goma, Democratic Republic of Kongo, lives and works in Malmö, Sweden) for a trip to Lagos, Nigeria, to embark on an exchange between the Nordic countries and West Africa on performance. The project will be presented at the Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Lagos and at the Lilith Performance Studio in Malmö, Sweden. Other participating artists include Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Christian Etongo, Henna-Riikka Halonen, Adeola Olagunju, Odun Orimilade and Tori Wrånes.
Initiators: Elin Lundgren and Petter Pettersson, Curators, Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö, Sweden, and Marianne Hultman, Artistic Director, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway.

NOK 15 000

Tori Wrånes

19 Jan – 24 Jan 2015

Support is provided to artist Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for a trip to Lagos, Nigeria, to embark on an exchange between the Nordic countries and West Africa on performance. The project will be presented at the Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Lagos and at the Lilith Performance Studio in Malmö, Sweden. Other participating artists include Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Christian Etongo, Henna-Riikka Halonen, Adeola Olagunju, Odun Orimilade and Sandra Mujinga.
Initiators: Elin Lundgren and Petter Pettersson, Curators, Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö, Sweden, and Marianne Hultman, Artistic Director, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway.

NOK 15 000

Marianne Hultman

19 Jan – 24 Jan 2015

Support is provided to Marianne Hultman (b.1970, Eriksfält, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), curator at the Oslo Kunstforening, for the participation in the joint project 'An Exchange between the Nordic Countries and West Africa Performance as a tool for freedom of expression'. The project is initiated by Lilith Performance Studio in Malmö, Sweden and the Center for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria. According to the curator ”the project aim to, amongst other things, offer the Lagos art scene an insight into the Nordic performance scene, through public presentations and a workshop based performance festival at CCA, Lagos and to offer Malmö a glimpse of the West African performance art scene, through four large-scale performance art productions at Lilith Performance Studio.”
Curator: Marianne Hultman, Artistic Director, Oslo Kunstforening, Bisi Silva, Founder and Artistic Director, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria (CCA, Lagos), Petter Pettersson and Elin Lundgren, both Artistic Directors at Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö, Sweden

NOK 9 000

Kristina Daukintyte Aas

23 Jan – 21 Feb 2015

Support is provided to artist Kristina Daukintyte Aas (b.1978, Klaipeda, Lithuania, lives and works in Utvik, Norway) in the exhibition 10 × 10 = 100% at JACQUARD at Galeri Titanikas, Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, Vilnius, Lithania, where the exhibition will present the works of 10 contemporary artists from Norway and 10 from Lithuania. The focus of the exhibition is digital Jacquard weaving (the Jacquard loom was invented by Joseph Marie Jacquard, in France in 1801). According to the curators ‘The main idea of the exhibition is to show how jacquard weave has developed and to present artists that use technology in diverse ways - from plain weave to textile sculptures, using sensors or light projections, a sound that interacts with textiles, a movement.’
Other participating artists include Aiste Voveryte, Daiva Zubriene, Egle Ganda Bogdaniene and Vilija Povilaityte.
Curators: Monika Zaltauskaite-Grasiene, Solveiga Gutaute, Kristina D. Aas, curatorial team, 10x10=100% JACQUARD, Galeri Titanikas, Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania

NOK 25 000

The American-Scandinavian Foundation

24 Jan – 4 Apr 2015

Support is provided to The American-Scandinavian Foundation, New York, USA, for the participation of artists A K Dolven (b.1953 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Leknes, Norway and London, UK) and Ann Lislegaard (b.1962 in Tønsberg, Norway, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark and New York, NY, USA) in the exhibition ’Voyage to the Virtual: Nordic Digital Art’. ’Featuring moving image artworks by Nordic artists working with video, interactive, and virtual performance, Voyage to the Virtual will explore new Nordic interpretations of visual space—the cinematic, architectural, and conceptual—inviting visitors on a perceptual voyage into the realm of the virtual. A number of exhibition-related programs are planned, including workshops and artist talks, an audio visual performance, and children’s programs.’, according to the curator. Other participating artists include Katja Aglert, Elina Brotherus, Olafur Eliasson, Jette Gejl Kristensen & Peter Møller-Nielsen, Petra Lindholm, Per Platou, Jacob Tækker and Anders Weberg.
Curator: Tanya Toft, independent curator, ’Voyage to the Virtual: Nordic Digital Art’, The American-Scandinavian Foundation, New York, USA.

NOK 12 376

Nora Adwan

25 Jan – 6 Apr 2015

Support is provided to the artist Nora Adwan (b.1983, London, UK, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for her work in the project ‘Forming the Formless’ at The Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Egypt. The artist ‘will be working at a studio attached to the gallery for 10 weeks producing a work for exhibition. During that time I will give a public lecture and participate in an open studio.’ Adwan states that she ‘use both film and digital media within my work as they refer to different ways of seeing and understanding the world through image making and viewing.’ She will be using material gathered in Cairo and will be working with slide film, digital media and small sculptures.
Curator: Dina Kafafi, Residency Program Manager, The Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

NOK 14 600

Ikon Gallery

4 Feb – 19 Apr 2015

Support is provided to Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK for the solo exhibition of artist AK Dolven (b.1953 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in London, UK) titled ‘please return’. According to the applicant the exhibition will, ‘As well as new works, including spoken word recordings (JA as longs as I can (2012), film and video installation (Vertical on my own (2011), and when I discovered the end I wanted to live really long (2013), it will include paintings by 19th century Norwegian artist Peder Balke (1804-1884) shown alongside Dolven’s in order to convey a shared vision. A smaller version of the exhibition is planned to take place at The National Museum of Art, Oslo in 2015.’ The curator says that ‘Whilst sharing Balke’s world view, Dolven puts the human condition into the foreground of her work, dealing explicitly with the nature of perception and the subconscious functioning of memory and emotions. It is significant that she focuses on densely multisensory situations, in which her main subject is at once very present and resonant with “lost time”. (…) she will take paintings by Balke to engage him in a kind of artistic conversation, to take place between here and now and there and then.’
Curator: Jonathan Watkins, Director, Ikon, Birmingham, UK

NOK 62 000

Morten Andersen

23 Mar – 31 Jan 2015

Support is provided to artist Morten Andersen (b.1965, Akershus, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) to do a workshop and lecture at the Centro Fotografico Maneul Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico. The artist will ‘During a one week workshop… work close with about 15 local photography students. I will teach about photography, artists books and selfpublishing, but first of all I will teach and push them to develop their own work and projects on a personal, but also on a critical level.’ Moreover Andersen is expected to give a talk on his work. This will be open to the public.
Curator: Daniel Brena, Director, Centro Fotografico Maneul Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico

NOK 15 000

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

10 Jun – 16 Sep 2015

Support is provided to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, for Ann Lislegaard (b.1962 in Tønsberg, Norway, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark)'s solo exhbition 'Ann Lislegaard: Paraspace' at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. According to the curator, 'Ann Lislegaard's layered work is a reading of technological existence in a world that blurs the distinction between living creatures and machines. Lislegaard uses science fiction as raw material for constructing spaces, which confront concrete architectural spaces and fictitious ones, examining the dialectics between interior and exterior in changing environments.
Curator: Meira Yagid-Haimovici, Senior Curator of Design and Architecture, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

NOK 25 000

Karen Schønemann

18 Jun – 28 Jun 2015

Support is provided to curator Karen Schønemann (b.1983 in Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the Prague Quadrennial 2015, 'SharedSpace', as she will be curating the Norwegian contribution, where Norwegian artist Signe Becker (b.1981 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) is presenting her work ‘Please, please me!’. According to the applicant Becker's piece “is socially commentary piece, consisting of 25 skeleton like bodies, floating down a stairway on a gigantic Norwegian flag. The flag is too big to ever be completely unfolded and its original purpose is no longer valid, its function in flux. The skeletons are inspired by the Norse myth of Asgardsreia, telling the story about a hoard of deceased beings riding through the night, stealing from the living.' Other participating curators include Nelly Barseghyan, Michael-Scott Mitchel, Christian Halkin, Patrick Du Wors and Liu Xinglin.
Curator: Sodja Zupanc Lotker, Artistic Director, Prague Quadrennial 2015, Prague, Czech Republic

NOK 9 000

Selene Wendt

2 Sep – 1 Dec 2015

Support is provided to curator Selene Wendt (b.1966, Geneva, Switzerland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) who is invited by the Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Niterói, Brazil, to curate the exhibition 'The Art of Storytelling'. According to the curator “The Art of Storytelling is a large-scale exhibition featuring work by visual artists whose work is directly inspired by literature and storytelling. The exhibition is a continuation of the story that was first told in The Storytellers: Narratives in International Contemporary Art, seen at The Stenersen Museum in 2012,...” Other participating artists include Gilvan Barreto, William Kentridge, Lobato & Guimaraes, Ulf Nilsen, Valeska Soares and Nina Yuen.
Curator : Selene Wendt, Curator, 'The Art of Storytelling', Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Niterói, Brazil

NOK 10 000

May

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Number of applications: 91
Number of grants: 48
Total amount applied for: NOK 3 729 182
Total amount granted: NOK 593 176

03
Number of applications: 13
Number of grants: 6
Total amount applied for: NOK 727 122
Total amount granted: NOK 107 000

Per Inge Bjørlo

24 Jan – 6 Apr 2014

Support is provided to artist Per Inge Bjørlo (b.1952 in Ålesund, Norway, lives and works in Hønefoss, Norway) for the presentation of the solo exhibition ‘Per Inge Bjørlo’ at Vandalorum Centre for Art and Design in Värnamo, Sweden. The exhibition will emerge from the retrospectives held at Henie Onstad Art Center (2012), Bergen Art Museum (2012) and Tønder Art Museum, Denmark (2013), and that received The Norwegian Art Critics’ Prize in 2011. According to the artist, ‘elaborating on the experience from these exhibitions has given way to a new body of work with the collective title The Weight of the Lung and Crow Sound. It consists of both two and three-dimensional works: drawings, paintings, objects and sculptures’. The exhibition will consist of works from the retrospective in combination with new works.
Curator: Elna Svenle, Director, Vandalorum Centre for Art and Design, Värnamo, Sweden

NOK 20 000

castillo/corrales

16 May – 26 Jul 2014

Support is provided for the participation of artist Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ‘J'ai Froid’ at the art space castillo/corrales in Paris, France. According to the curator, ‘J’ai Froid’ investigates subversive strategies in Scandinavian culture, and uncovers new connections between contemporary art and movements such as black metal and expressionism. Faldbakken plans to present new sculptural works, which among others will include Towards The Light, a copy of Edvard Munch's sculpture Menneskeberget (1926). Other participating artists are Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Theodor Kittelsen and Asger Jorn.
Curator: Joachim Hamou, Curator, ‘J’ai Froid’, castillo/corrales, Paris, France

NOK 25 000

Annette Stav Johanssen

20 May – 25 May 2014

Support is provided to artist group Dromedar (consisting of Annette Stav Johanssen (b.1979 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Carl Fredrik Berg (b.1978 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Tommi Damstuen (b.1988 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo)) to perform at the opening of Bucharest International Biennial of Contemporary Art 2014 in Bucharest, Romania. The artists describe Dromedar as ‘a “performance-band” recognised for their audiovisual presence, providing renewal to the musical term “artcore”’. Other participating artists include Carlos Aires, Matei Arnăutu, Jan Kaila, Raqs Media Collective, Marilena Preda-Sânc and Zoltán Béla.
Curator: Gergo Horvath, Curator, Bucharest International Biennial of Contemporary Art 2014, Bucharest, Romania

NOK 10 000

Knut Åsdam

23 May – 14 Jun 2014

Support is provided to artist Knut Åsdam (b.1968 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his participation in ‘Common Spaces’ at The Kitchen, New York, NY, USA. Åsdam will present Untitled: Archive (migration) (2010), which, according to the artist, ‘consists of more than 2,500 images taken from an organic, growing archive collected from books, the Internet and other publicly accessible sources’; and Tripoli (2010), a film that ‘emphasises on the one hand architectural traces through the preserved relics of our recent past, and on the other hand the psychological and traumatic dimension of a place reflecting political history’. Other participating artists include Bani Abidi, Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri, Natalie Bookchin, Klara Lidén and Huong Ngo & Hong-An Truong.
Curators: Maria Teresa Annarumma, Molly Everett, Joo Yun Lee, and Kristine Jærn Pilgaard, Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, New York, NY, USA

NOK 4 000

Bjørn Erik Haugen

23 May – 24 Jul 2014

Support is provided to artist Bjørn Erik Haugen (b.1978 in Tønsberg, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation in Bucharest International Biennial of Contemporary Art 2014 in Bucharest, Romania. Haugen plans to present his work Utopian Standard, a black banner with the white text ‘We Could and We Might’. According to the artist, ‘the work reflects on how modern societies internalise potential fear’. By using the font Utopia Standard, the artist intends to show ‘how fear and violence have been used as tools for creating and realising a utopian society’. The title comes from the book The Best of all Possible Worlds by Voltaire. Other participating artists include Carlos Aires, Matei Arnăutu, Jan Kaila, Raqs Media Collective, Marilena Preda-Sânc and Zoltán Béla.
Curator: Gergo Horvath, Curator, Bucharest International Biennial of Contemporary Art 2014, Bucharest, Romania

NOK 6 200

Åsa Sonjasdotter

24 May – 26 Oct 2014

Support is provided to artist Åsa Sonjasdotter (b.1966 in Helsinborg, Sweden, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) for her participation in ‘Vivre’, taking place in several venues in Chamarande, France. In her project ‘Revendication et Partage’ (‘To Claim and to Share’), Sonjasdotter plans to cultivate potatoes in five locations around Paris, thus investigating the potato history in France, from when the potato was first introduced in the wake of the French Revolution, to the rules and regulations connected to potato cultivation today. Other participating artists include Maria Thereza Alves, Paul Ardenne, Minerva Cuevas, FutureFarmers and Fernando García-Dory. Curator: Lauranne Germond, Curator, Domaine de Chamarande, France

NOK 15 200

Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle

25 May – 25 May 2014

Support is provided to artists Jumana Manna (b.1987 in Princeton, NJ, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Sille Storihle (b.1985 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for the presentation of their film The Goodness Regime at Beirut, a non-profit art initiative and exhibition space in Cairo, Egypt. With the help of a cast of children, the film, according to the artists, ‘investigates the foundations of the ideology and self-image of modern Norway – from the Crusades, via the adventures of Fridtjof Nansen and the trauma of wartime occupation, to the diplomatic theatre of the Oslo Peace Accords’. The Goodness Regime was shot in Norway and Palestine, and combines the children's performances with archive sound recordings (including former USA President Bill Clinton speaking at the signing of the Oslo Accords, and Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik's New Year address to the Norwegian people in 2000) and new documentary footage filmed on location.
Curator: Antonia Alampi, Curator, Beirut, Cairo, Egypt

NOK 11 500

Göteborgs konstmuseum

28 May – 31 Aug 2014

Support is provided to Göteborgs konstmuseum in Gothenburg, Sweden, for Vanessa Baird (b.1963 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo)’s solo exhibition ‘I know a garden in a street, Which no one ever knew; I know a rose beyond the fence, Where flowers are pale and few’. The exhibition includes a selection of large-scale watercolours and pastels produced from 2009 to the present day, including a recent suite with small watercolours as well as four additional watercolours produced exclusively for the exhibition. The intention is to provide an opportunity for the Swedish audience to encounter a highly topic artistry with expressed feminist approach and critical statements, which at the same time retain an element of humour.
Curator: Anna Hyltze, Curator, Göteborgs konstmuseum, Gothenburg, Sweden

NOK 10 000

TOK Creative Association of Curators

2 Jun – 1 Dec 2014

Support is provided to TOK Creative Association of Curators for a research trip to St Petersburg of artists Toril Goksøyr (b.1970, Ålesund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Camilla Martens (b.1969, Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) in order to prepare their participation in 'Critical Mass 2015' that will take place in Datcha Gromova in St. Petersburg, Russia. During the trip the artists will conduct in-depth research on the project location and on the history of the wooden building from the 19th century Datcha Gromova. Goksøyr and Martens are also planning to give an artist talk to present previous works and their methodology to the St. Petersburg audience and local art scene. Other participating artists include: Stefan Kaegi, Jurij Ellick and Yulia Labutina.
Curator: Anna Bitkina, Founding Director, TOK Creative Association of Curators, St. Petersburg, Russia

NOK 5 740

Hanan Benammar

10 Jun – 15 Aug 2014

Support is provided to artist Hanan Benammar (b.1989 in Paris, France, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation of the project A Place I Have Never Been within the exhibition ‘Travelling Communiqué’ at the Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade, Serbia. The exhibition, which is carried out following the digitisation of 135,000 photographs from the photographic archive of the Cabinet of the President of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, focuses on the First Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Belgrade in September 1961. Benammar has focused on the Afar Triangle in the North-East of Ethiopia, a place inhabited by the nomadic Afar people who live under tough conditions in the large Danakil desert. The Afars remain the ‘desert warriors’ of East-Africa, and constantly have to challenge borders to access their land. During her trip to Addis Ababa and from the Internet, Benammar collected a large amount of documentation about this place, without ever going there. For the exhibition in Belgrade, she will present a large number of maps, texts and pictures related to the Afar Triangle. Other participating artists include Armin Linke, Doreen Mende, Milica Tomić, Yero Adugna Eticha and Kader Attia.
Curators: Armin Linke, Doreen Mende and Milica Tomic, Curators for ‘Travelling Communiqué’, Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade, Serbia

NOK 7 500

WIELS Contemporary Art Centre

14 Jun – 17 Aug 2010

Support is provided to WIELS Contemporary Art Centre for the participation of Lina Viste Grønli (b.1976 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ‘During the Exhibition, the Studio Will Be Close’ at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, in Brussels, Belgium. For the exhibition Viste Grønli will produce new sculptural works. Other participating artists include Melissa Gordon, Rob Johannesma, Aukje Koks, Emmanuelle Quertain and Grace Schwindt.
Curator: Lorenzo Benedetti, Curator, ‘During the Exhibition, the Studio Will Be Close’, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium

NOK 18 000

Rauma Art Museum

14 Jun – 14 Sep 2014

Support is provided to Rauma Art Museum for the participation of Geir Tore Holm (b.1966 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Skiptvet, Norway) and Søssa Jørgensen (b.1968 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Skiptvet) in the Rauma Biennale Balticum 2014 in Rauma, Finland. For this year’s biennale the artists have been invited to respond to the theme ‘crime scene’. For the biennale Holm and Jørgensen have built a wooden exhibition structure where they show their three videos Kiirunavaara Luossavaara - Bengt Jernelöf´s life (2012), Johnny (2001), Demolition of the Barn, Ringstad Farm (2014) and Western Way (1999). Other participating artists include Aram Bartholl, Liisi Eelma & Minna Hint, Inga Erdmane, Evgenia Golant, Stine Marie Jacobsen and Telekommunisten (Dmytri Kleiner and Baruch Gottlieb).
Curators: Laura Kokkonen, Janne Koski, and Henna Paunu, Curators, Rauma Biennale Balticum 2014, Rauma, Finland

NOK 6 000

Ellef Prestsæter

26 Jun – 2 Nov 2014

Support is provided to artist Ellef Prestsæter (b.1982 in Lillehammer, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the creation of the experimental exhibition ‘Dr. Jorn’s Institute for Aesthetic Irritations’ at Museum Jorn in Silkeborg, Denmark. The project is inspired by Asger Jorn’s Scandinavian Institute of Comparative Vandalism, an ambitious and never completed art/research project which aimed at telling the history of 10,000 years of Nordic folk art through a series of books, which will now be revived as a contemporary art project. Together with artists Michael Murtaugh and Nicolas Malevé, Prestsæter is staging a contemporary SISV (Scandinavian Institute of Contemporary Comparative Vandalism), exploring how new (digital) images can be generated from the photo archive, making the museum’s hidden treasures – such as Jorn’s art collection, his private library, the archive of his letters and manuscripts as well as his artist’s books – available to the public.
Curator: Lucas Haberkorn, Curator, ‘Dr. Jorn’s Institute for Aesthetic Irritations’, Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark

NOK 15 000

Ytter and KNIPSU

28 Jun – 29 Jun 2014

Support is provided to artist groups Ytter (consisting of Julie Lillelien Porter (b.1975 in Plymouth, UK, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Anne Marthe Dyvi (b.1979 in Bærum, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) and Anngjerd Rustand (b.1982 in Arendal, Norway, lives and works in Bergen)) and KNIPSU (consisting of Hilde Jørgensen (b.1973 in Løkta, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) and Maya Økland (b.1980 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen)) for the participation in the exhibition ‘Die Schwelle’ at Galerie Toolbox in Berlin, Germany. For the exhibition all the five artists took the role as artist curator, fully participating in the collaborative process and stages. This was a method that has previously been used by the two artist groups on exhibitions in Stockholm, Bergen and Oslo. According to the curator, ‘Die Schwelle’ is the German word for threshold. ‘The threshold is a loaded place, the marking of a crossing, a place of change and transition. In many cultures, superstition is linked to the physical threshold of a door opening: it is not an indifferent matter which foot treads first. The threshold functions as a cursor in time and space, a border/division between the past and the future and identifies an adjustment of condition, consciousness and insight’.
Curator: Mika Karhu, President, Artist Cooperate Toolbox, Berlin, Germany

NOK 10 000

Cooper Gallery

28 Jun – 2 Aug 2014

Support is provided to Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, for the participation of artist Rachel Dagnall (b.1972 in Liverpool, UK, lives and works in Nesoddtangen, Norway) with the artist group Henry VIII’s Wives in the exhibition ‘Studio Jamming: Artists’ Collaborations in Scotland’. Dagnall will produce new work for the exhibition in the form of a performative reflection and recontextualisation of their archive consisting of film, installations, photographic series, sculptural works, drawings, posters and exhibition documentation from 1997 to 2014. Other participating artists include Graham Eatough & Graham Fagen, Full Eye, GANGHUT and Maria Fusco.
Curator: Sophia Hao, Curator, Exhibitions & Visual Research Centre, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland

NOK 11 000

Lewis & Taggart

7 Jul – 16 Aug 2014

Support is provided to artist group 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)) for the participation in The Banff Centre Summer Thematic Residency Program at The Banff Centre in Banff, Canada. The Thematic Residencies offer a programme where artists, curators, and other arts professionals are brought together to research a specific theme. Through peer interaction, discussion groups, studio work, lectures and studio visits from high profiled visiting artists and curators, participants will, according to the organisers, ‘gain new ideas and insights that can be applied to creative exploration and the development of their work’. During the residency Lewis & Taggart plan to use the facilities’ resources to develop new artist books – one to accompany each of their upcoming solo exhibitions at Entrée in Bergen and Tegnerforbundet in Oslo (both in 2015).
Curator: Shary Boyle, Programme Leader, The Banff Centre Summer Thematic Residency Program, Banff, Canada

NOK 12 000

Pac – Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea

10 Jul – 7 Sep 2014

Support is provided to Pac - Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea for the participation of artists Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Gardar Eide Einarsson (b.1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in New York, NY, USA) in ‘The Crime Was Almost Perfect’ at Pac – Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy. The exhibition was presented at Witte de With in Rotterdam before travelling to Milan. According to the curator, ‘the exhibition brings together over forty artists who cross bridges, linking art and the aesthetics of crime’, and further ‘examines the relationship between ethics and aesthetics. Questioning the role of authorship, authenticity, trickery and fraud, the exhibition blurs the dichotomy between “good” and “bad” taste, while also highlighting the double bind of “crime as art” and “art as crime”’. Other participating artists include Saâdane Afif, Kader Attia, Dan Attoe, Monica Bonvicini, Jason Dodge, Dora García, Pierre Huyghe and Teresa Margolles.
Curator: Cristina Ricupero, Curator, ‘The Crime Was Almost Perfect’, Pac – Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

NOK 10 000

Åsa Sonjasdotter

19 Jul – 28 Sep 2014

Support provided to artist Åsa Sonjasdotter (b.1966, Helsingborg, Sweden, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) for the presentation of ‘Learning from a Potato Perspective: Food and Invasion’ in Sapporo International Art Festival in Sapporo, Japan. For the Sapporo International Art Festival 2014, Sonjasdotter, together with artist Toshiaki Tomita, will investigate Hokkaido’s indigenous and colonial history from the perspective of potatoes. The artists are planning to cultivate Hokkaido’s different potato varieties in three different sites, as to highlight not only the past, but also possible future farming systems in Hokkaido. Other participating artists include Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Shiro Takatani, Fuyuki Yamakawa and Fujiko Nakaya.
Curator: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Curator, Sapporo International Art Festival 2014, Sapporo, Japan

NOK 8 000

Rita Marhaug

23 Jul – 30 Jul 2014

Support is provided to artists Rita Marhaug (b.1965 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen), Robert Alda (b.1959 in Warsaw, Poland, lives and works in Bergen), Benedicte Leinan Clementsen (b.1986 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) and Therese Longva (b.1976 in Ålesund, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) for the participation in ‘Contexts: Given Place’ at the Festival of Ephemeral Art in Sokolovsko, Poland. The event is a result of a collaboration that started in 2012 with the organisers In Situ Modern Art Foundation and Performance Art Bergen. The festival will present performances, film-screenings, lectures, concerts, exhibitions, workshops, as well as artistic activities involving the local community and local public spaces. Other participating artists include Akademia Ruchu, Wojciech B kowski, Adina Bar-On, Stuart Brisley and Jurgen Fritz.

Curator: Malgorzata Sady, Festival Curator, Festival of Ephemeral Art, Sokolovsko, Poland

NOK 6 000

The Moving Museum

1 Aug – 31 Oct 2014

Support is provided to The Moving Museum in Istanbul, Turkey, for the participation of artist Jumana Manna (b.1987 in Princeton, NJ, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in The Moving Museum Istanbul – a large-scale international project consisting of an international residency programme and an exhibition featuring projects commissioned and conceived during the residencies. The Moving Museum will host 40 international artists alongside 15 Turkish artists, and the residency period will activate a programme of events, talks, salons, workshops, film screenings and performances that will take place throughout the city over three months. A comprehensive publication will be produced alongside the residency to be launched with the exhibition. Other participating artists include Anne De Vries, Ben Schumacher, Harm van den Dorpel, Ha Za Vu Zu, Helga Wretman, Hito Steyerl, Oliver Osborne, Özlem Altın, Peles Empire and Phillip Zach.
Curator: Aya Mousawi, Co-Founder, The Moving Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

NOK 20 000

Tonje Bøe Birkeland

16 Aug – 21 Sep 2014

Support is provided to artist Tonje Bøe Birkeland (b.1985 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) for the presentation of The Characters within ‘Nordic Exchange: Inner & Outer Landscapes’ at Fotografisk Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to the curator, ‘the exhibition will feature works by five younger Nordic artists who each offer interpretations of the Nordic landscape with perspectives towards more remote landscapes. In different ways they all work with inner and outer landscapes, with the relationship between human and nature by showing stories, atmospheres and universes balancing between the romantic, mystic, staged and conceptual’. Other participating artists include Johan Bergström, Anni Leppälä, Ingvar Högni Ragnarsson and Ditte Knus Tønnesen.
Curator: Kirstine Schiess Højmose, Curator, ‘Nordic Exchange: Inner & Outer Landscapes’, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOK 6 000

Jana Winderen

20 Aug – 16 Aug 2014

Support is provided to artist Jana Winderen (b.1965 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in Summer Streets, an outdoor street festival in New York, NY, USA. Winderen will present her work d i v e, a sound installation specially created for the 425 meter long Park Avenue Tunnel in Manhattan in New York, by commission from the New York City Department of Transportation. The installation will consist of 75 speakers installed in ambisonic setups through the tunnel, where the audience can listen to sounds made by crustaceans, fish and mammals that have been recorded in the oceans with very sensitive hydrophones. By giving the audience the possibility to understand the ocean by listening to it, the artist hopes ‘to bring attention, curiosity and creative interest and care to the largest habitat on our planet’. Other participating artists include Risa Puno, Craig Shephard and Nick Tobier.
Curator: Emily Colasacco, Director for DOT Art and Street Summer programmes, New York, NY, USA

NOK 20 000

Beate Petersen and Dimitri Lurie

21 Aug – 14 Nov 2014

Support is provided to artists Beate Petersen (b.1962 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Dimitri Lurie (b.1970 in Leningrad, Russia, lives and works in Oslo) for the presentation of their video installation Conversions in the exhibition ‘Parallel Manifesta’ in the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia, as well as in the exhibition 'The Other Capital. Contemporary Art of St Petersburg Today' at The Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia. Conversions is a four channel video installation for five voices, all of them performed by the Russian church, opera and rock-singer Mikhail Seryshev. Other participating artists in the ‘Parallel Manifesta’ exhibition included Pavel Ivanov, Anastasiya Markelova, Sofia Voronina, Natalia Demyanenko and Ekaterina Chaban.
Curators: Marina Jigarkhanianâ, Curator, ‘Parallel Manifesta’, St. Petersburg, Russia; Eugenia Kikodze and Olesya Turkina, Curators, 'The Other Capital. Contemporary Art of St Petersburg Today', The Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia

NOK 20 000

Extra City

20 Sep – 7 Dec 2014

Support is provided to Extra City for the participation of Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in ‘Allegory of the Cave Painting’ at Extra City in Antwerp, Belgium. Johannessen is planning to present ‘Irradiance’, a performance revolving around two pieces of 135 mm film collected from the depths of the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Spitzbergen, Norway. Presented as a slide show together with other images and a live voiceover, it tells a story about tulip gardening in the abandoned mining town Pyramiden in Spitzbergen, Svalbard, Norway. Other participating artists include Gustav Metzger, Ciprian Muresan, Rosalind Nashashibi, Fabio Mauri, Geert Goiris, Florian Dombois and Paola Yacoub.
Curator: Mihnea Mircan, Artistic Director, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium

NOK 20 000

Busan Biennale

20 Sep – 22 Nov 2014

Support is provided to the Busan Biennale 2014 for the participation of Trine Lise Nedreaas (b.1972 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in London, UK) in the Busan Biennale 2014 ‘Inhabiting the World' in Busan, South Korea. The Busan Biennale 2014 is composed of a main exhibition, two special exhibitions, academic programmes, international exchange events, and participating programmes for visitors. Other participating artist include: Kwon Hayoun, Yoon young hwa, Han Kyungwoo, Adrien Missika, Adrian Paci, Ange Leccia, Anish Kapoor, Chien Chi Chang, Damien Deroubaix, Farsen-Schöllhammer, Jaume Plensa, Peter Soriano, Recycle Group, Vik Muniz and Yoseph Dadoune.
Curator: Olivier Kaeppelin, Curator Busan Biennale 2014, Busan, South Korea

NOK 8 696

Morten Andersen

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to artist Morten Andersen (b.1965 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his participation in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Andersen has been invited by Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishing will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. Andersen plans to present a selection of artist books he has published, including Untitled.Cities from 2013 and two new publications. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 5 000

Bjørn Hegardt

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to artist Bjørn Hegardt (b.1974 in Ørebro, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany) for the presentation of Fukt, a magazine for contemporary drawing, within the Norway Focus room in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Hegardt plans to present the newest edition of the magazine, Fukt #13. Launched by Hegardt in 1999, Fukt magazine is an extensive compilation/platform for contemporary drawing with an international focus. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 5 000

Eline Mugaas and Elise Storsveen

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to artists Eline Mugaas (b.1969 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Elise Storsveen (b.1969 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) to publish a book containing the first ten issues of their magazine ALBUM as a colour publication through Primary Information, a non-profit publishing organisation based in New York, NY, USA. The publication will be released at the New York Art Book Fair where ALBUM has been invited by Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishers will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. Further, Mugaas and Storsveen have also been invited by curator Tina Kukielski to hold an artist talk at Carnegie Art Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, in May 2014. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

Sturla Heggdalsvik

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to artist Sturla Heggdalsvik (b.1986 in Molde, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for the participation of ROV – An Anthology for Art and Literature in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Heggdalsvik has been invited by the organiser Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishers will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. ROV is a publication series featuring works, essays and poetry from Norwegian and international visual artists, writers and authors. Curated, produced and published by artist Heggdalsvik, it has been issued yearly since 2009. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 5 000

FRANK

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to artist group FRANK (consisting of Sille Storihle (b.1985 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Liv Bugge (b.1974 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo)) and Mathias Danbolt (b.1983 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark) for their participation in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. As part of this year’s ‘Norway Focus’, FRANK has been invited to present the exhibition ‘Marie Høeg meets Klara Lidén’, and to launch the book Voluspå. The two projects were also presented at ONE Gay and Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles in spring 2014. The photos in the exhibition show Høeg together with her partner Bolette Berg challenging normative notions of gender through performative gestures in a series of self-portraits. The photos were presented next to a slow-moving portrait of Swedish artist Klara Lidén, ‘adding to the dislocation of the narration of history as linear progression’. Voluspå is FRANK’s contribution to the 100-year anniversary of the Norwegian suffrage movement and includes works from the exhibition. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

Apis Press

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to artist group Apis Press (consisting of Mathijs van Geest (b.1985 in Leiden, the Netherlands, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Bjørn Mortensen (b.1977 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen)) for the participation in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Apis Press has been invited by the organiser Printed Matter to be part of the ‘Norway Focus room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishers will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. The members describe Apis Press as ‘a platform to produce publications and editions in close collaboration with a growing number of artists’. At the New York Art Book Fair they plan to present former publications as well as new booklets to be specifically released for the event. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, new York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

Kuk & Parfyme and Trollkrem

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to the artist groups Kuk & Parfyme (consisting of Ingrid Forland (b.1985 in Stord, Norway, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark) and Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Møllberg (b.1984 in Notodden, Norway, lives and works in Copenhagen)) and Trollkrem (consisting of Tor Erik Bøe (b.1986 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Jennie Hagevik Bringaker (b.1978 in Oslo, lives and works in Copenhagen)) for their participation in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Invited by the organiser Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishers will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions, they plan to present the first edition in their collaborative publication series Exercise in Voyeurism Vol. 1: Actually Huizenga. The first issue revolves around director, performance artist and musician Actually Huizenga and her new video Viking Angel, with texts by Ryan Linkof, Madeleine Bernstorff and Geir Haraldseth. Other participating publishers include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

Kunsthall Oslo

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to Kunsthall Oslo for the non-profit organisation Fellesverkstedet's participation in the New York Art Book Fair 2014, organised by the non-profit institution Printed Matter, in the PS1/MoMA space, New York, NY, USA. Kunsthall Oslo and Fellesverkstedet plan to present the project 'The Positive Void', in which twelve leading Norwegian artists were summoned to produce silkscreen prints.
Other participating publishers include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA, and Elisabeth Byre, curator, Kunsthall Oslo

NOK 6 000

Feil Forlag

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to the publisher Feil Forlag (consisting of Kjersti Solbakken (b.1984 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Andreas J. Delsett (b.1984 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo)) in collaboration with the Norwegian Video Art Archive for the participation in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Feil Forlag and the Norwegian Video Art Archive have been invited by the organiser Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishers will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. The Video Art Archive started as an ambitious project to preserve and render accessible a part of Norwegian art history threatened with oblivion. Feil Forlag plans to conduct interviews with a series of Norwegian video artists. Responding to a wide international interest, they will be published in English together with a presentation of the project, making an important part of Norwegian art history accessible to both Norwegian and international curators and researchers. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

Anne Szefer Karlsen

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to curator and writer Anne Szefer Karlsen (b.1976 in Halden, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for the participation in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Karlsen has been invited by the organiser Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishers will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. Karlsen is planning to present a four-part programme consisting of a presentation of art books published by the Hordaland Art Centre; a launch of the third book in the Dublett series; a lecture by Cecilie A. Størkson on artist’s books in Norway; and a lecture by Karlsen with a comparative reading of the book Localised published in 2009 by Ctrl+Z Publishing. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

Cornerkiosk press

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to the publisher Cornerkiosk press (consisting of Bjarne Bare (b.1985 in Poznan, Poland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Ola Rindal (b.1971 in Fåvang, Norway, lives and works in Paris, France) and Marthe Elise Stramnu (b.1984 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway)) for the participation in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Cornerkiosk press has been invited by the organiser Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishers will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. Cornerkiosk press focuses on low cost, limited-edition printed matter by emerging artists for worldwide distribution. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, new York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

Torpedo Press

26 Sep – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to the publisher Torpedo Press (consisting of Elin Maria Olaussen (b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Karen Tandberg (b.1976 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo)) for the participation in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Torpedo Press has been invited by the organiser Printed Matter to be a part of the Norway Focus room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishing will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. For Torpedo Press, the New York Art Book Fair ‘is an opportunity to showcase Torpedo’s activities not only as a publisher but also as a bookshop and producer of discursive programmes’. Other participating publishers include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

Art Norac

27 Sep – 30 Nov 2014

Support is provided to the association Art Norac for the participation of Ane Hjort Guttu (b.1971, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) in the contemporary art biennial ‘PLAY TIME’ in Rennes, France. For ‘PLAY TIME’, curator Zoé Gray has invited Ane Hjort Guttu to show her two videos How to Become a Non-Artist (2007) and Freedom Requires Free People (2011). In addition Guttu will also present an exhibition titled ‘Unitary Urbanism’ at Le Quartier, a partner venue of the biennial in Quimper, France, that will consist of new and old works loosely inspired by the situationist movement, including Untitled (The City at Night) (2013) and Four Studies of Oslo and New York (2013). Other participating artists include Oscar Murillo, Gareth Moore, Fucking Good Art, Priscila Fernandes and Koki Tanaka.
Curator: Zoé Gray, Artistic Director, Les Ateliers de Rennes 2014, Rennes, France

NOK 10 000

Anders Holen

27 Sep – 28 Oct 2014

Support is provided to artist Anders Holen (b.1986 in Skien, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his solo exhibition at Helper Projects in Brooklyn, NY, USA. Holen was approached by curator Nathan Gwynne to produce an exhibition based on a large sculptural work from 2013 titled Statue of Regression. According to the artist, the work consists of a plaster cast of a hole in a large heap of clay. ‘The hole measured the size of a human being and was dug by use of the body. The work holds an abstract expression, which, by closer inspection, reveals a sculptural manifestation of physical movement and process’. For the exhibition at Helper, Holen will produce new sculptures on site using the same method. Curator: Nathan Gwynne, Curator, Helper Projects, Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA

NOK 17 940

SculptureCenter

2 Oct – 5 Jan 2015

Support is provided to the SculptureCenter, New York, NY, USA, for the participation of artist Lina Viste Grønli (b.1976 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ‘Puddle, pothole, portal’. For the exhibition, Grønli will present both new and existing work that, according to the curator, ‘incorporates a sense of wonder and humour to examine the changeable notion of real and illusory space - physical, virtual, internal, and external - and its impact on art production today’. ‘Puddle, pothole, portal’ will inaugurate the reopening of SculptureCenter’s renovated building and new lobby construction. A catalogue with essays by curator Ruba Katrib, Camille Henrot, and Spyros Papapetros and curator Ruba Katrib will accompany the exhibition. Other participating artists include: Olga Balema, Joachim Bandau, Camille Blatrix, Judith Hopf, Jamian Juliano-Villani and Lucie Stahl.
Curator: Ruba Katrib, Curator, SculptureCenter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 7 000

Hanan Benammar

6 Oct – 3 Jul 2015

Support is provided to artist Hanan Benammar (b.1989 in Paris, France, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) to participate in the Home Workspace Program at Ashkal Alwan in Beirut, Lebanon. The HWP is an annual interdisciplinary arts programme gathering young artists from all over the world. For her residency, Benammar is planning to ‘pursue her artistic researches in a new geopolitical and historical non-European context’.
Curator: Amal Issa, Director, Home Workshop Program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon

NOK 19 000

KNIPSU

6 Oct – 20 Oct 2014

Support is provided to artist group KNIPSU (consisting of Hilde Jørgensen (b.1973 in Løkta, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Maya Økland (b.1980 in Bergen, lives in Bergen)) for a research trip to Turkey and Lebanon organised by The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, Ashkal Awan in Beirut, Lebanon. According to the artists, ‘the purpose of the trip is to initiate contact with Syrian artists living in exile and to establish artistic exchange and networking opportunities with the aim to create an exhibition with Syrian and international artists that is to be presented at KNIPSU in 2015’.
Curators: Maya Økland, Wiam Alaridi and Hilde Jørgensen, Curators, ‘Slot in Memory’, Ashkal Awan, Beirut, Lebanon

NOK 15 000

Samuel Olou

7 Oct – 27 Oct 2014

Support is provided to artist Samuel Olou (b.1970 in Kelakpe, Togo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for creating an international artistic platform in the former radio tower in Kamina, Atakpame, Togo. The project is created to mark the 100-year anniversary of the destruction of the tower that was used by the German colonisers. The intention of the project is to reintroduce and research the meaning between Germany and it’s colonial past. A residency with artists from Africa, Asia and Europe, initiating a process that intends to rebuild the tower and change its historical function and contemporary meaning is scheduled for October 2014. The result will be exhibited in the Goethe Institut in Lomé, Togo. Participating artists include: Soke Edor, Fadlabi, Ky Siriky, Shwan Quaradaki, lars Sandnes, Lars Cuzner, Alex Trimino and Victor Mutelekesha.
Curator: Kossi Assou, Curator, Founder and Artistic Director, Ewole, Lomé, Togo

NOK 24 000

Anne-Lise Stenseth

1 Nov – 14 Dec 2014

Support provided to artist Anne-Lise Stenseth (b.1959 in Florø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway, and Dale, Norway) for a residency and a a workshop at the Center of Contemporary Art (CCA) in Tbilisi, Georgia, as well as for a solo exhibition at The Writers House of Georgia in Tbilisi. In a project titled ‘Qvela peri – Ara peri’ (QP-AP), Stenseth intends to look at circumstances and incidents connected to the relationship between Georgia and Russia, their troubled past and present, and the myth that has evolved around the Norwegian writer, musician and cultural agent Dagny Juel that was shot in a hotel room in the former Grand Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1901. Stenseth plans to work with Georgian participants to emphasise and strengthen the content of the project, which will take a filmic form.
Curator: Wato Tsereteli, Founding Director, CCA, Tbilisi, Georgia

NOK 17 800

Fotogalleriet

13 Nov – 16 Nov 2014

Support is provided to Fotogalleriet for the presentation of artist Morten Andenæs (b.1979 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) in the art photography fair Paris Photo in Paris, France. The artist-run gallery MELK (represented by founder Bjarne Bare), the bi-annual journal Objektiv (represented by founder and editor Nina Strand) and Fotogalleriet (represented by director Stephanie von Spreter) are collaborating for a joint presentation of their organisations during the fair. The collaboration consists of three parts that are connected through its content - an exhibition presenting Morten Andenæs; a seminar and a panel discussion investigating the need for a context around photography and its relationship to the visual art scene; and the launch of the first international issue of the magazine Objektiv. Other participating galleries and publishers include: Afa, Artef, Athr, Beyond, Document Art, Jackson, Kicken, Little Big Man, Three Shadows +3 and Yossi Milo.
Curators: Bjarne Bare (Co-Founder, MELK), Nina Strand (Founder and Editor, Objektiv) and Stephanie von Spreter (Director, Fotogalleriet), within Paris Photo, Paris, France

NOK 25 000

Western Front Society

14 Nov – 20 Dec 2014

Support is provided to the Western Front Society for the solo exhibition of artist and architect Joar Nango (b.1976 in Alta, Norway, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) at Western Front in Vancouver, Canada. According to the curator, ‘Nango’s work relating to Sami architecture and the role of indigenous knowledge in creating liveable environments resonates loudly in the context of Vancouver’. For his solo exhibition and related public programming at the Western Front, Nango will create a new body of sculptural and photographic work that applies his experiences to Vancouver’s local context. The exhibition programme will include an artist talk, panel discussions and a series of workshops with the Western Front’s neighbours, the Native Education Center. A publication will accompany the exhibition.
Curator: Caitlin Jones, Executive Director, Western Front, Vancouver, Canada

NOK 17 600

Apichaya Wanthiang

17 Nov – 11 Dec 2014

Support is provided to artist Apichaya Wanthiang (b.1987 in Bangkok, Thailand, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for the participation in a residency at the Sober & Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art in Johannesburg, South Africa. During her residency Wanthiang will collaborate on four public events together with local artists Robyn Nesbitt and Nina Barnett; one at Atlantic House Capetown, and three at the Sober & Lonely Institute. The project will result in a catalogue and the launch of a website in 2015. The three artists first met in Bergen during Nesbitt and Barnett’s Air Residency in 2013. According to Wanthiang, the collaboration project aims to bring ‘A conversation’ into a public arena. Since the first encounter, the three artists have been in continuous dialogue sharing fragments of text, images and voice messages via Bergen, Chicago and Johannesburg.
Organisers: Lauren von Gogh and Robyn Cook, Directors, Sober & Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art, Johannesburg, South Africa.

NOK 12 000

InEpic

11 Dec – 17 Jan 2015

Support is provided to artist group InEpic (consisting of Nina Grieg (b.1972 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen), Gitte Sætre (b.1975 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen) and Bo Magnus (b.1959 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen)) for the participation within the exhibition ‘In Which the Smallest Gesture Becomes Epic’ at Galeria XX1 in Warsaw, Poland. According to the artists, they have an ‘underlying focus on women's choice, conscience and freedom as both political and personal experience, leading to an investigative link between feminism and democratic mindset’. For the exhibition the participants, which also included Polish artist Anna Nawrot, have been asked to examine the questions ‘Can ideas be dangerous?’ and ‘Can statements in art be risky?’. Other participating artists include Anna Nawrot and Anita Pasikowska.
Curator: Eulalia Domanowska, Curator, ‘In Which the Smallest Gesture Becomes Epic’, Galeria XX1, Warsaw, Poland

NOK 9 000

Sissel Tolaas

12 Dec – 29 Mar 2015

Support is provided to artist Sissel Tolaas (b.1961 Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) for the participation in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 in Kochi, India. Tolaas plans to present Fear 2014, where body sweat from anxious men is replicated.
Curator: Jittish Kallat, Curator, Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014, Kochi, India

NOK 25 000

Bodil Furu

14 Jan – 30 Jan 2015

Support is provided to artist Bodil Furu (b.1976 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for a research trip to Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, in prepation of a documentary film workshop of contemporary film scheduled for October 2015. Responding to a need for a platform where artists and professionals can meet and discuss different documentary film practises in Lubumbashi, Furu wishes ‘to focus on the conditions of freedom of expression in the Congo and the practical aspects of documentary film production, to develop a reflected visual language in a contemporary media world’. The workshop is the first in a series of practical and theoretical workshops over a period of three years.
Host: Patrick Mudekereza, Rencontres Picha, Lubumbashi, Congo

NOK 19 000

Martin Sæther

7 Feb – 8 Mar 2015

Support is provided to Martin Sæther (b.1986 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Knut Ivar Aaser (b.1986 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) for the duo exhibition 'Blikkontakt' [Eye Contact] in the artist-run space Spreez in Munich, Germany. The artists are planning to prepare a large-scale installation consisting of several sculptures and reliefs. According to the artists, the reliefs will be ‘a concise collaboration, where original pen drawings will be modified and made into physical puzzle-collages in cardboard – made with a laser-cutter’. A catalogue where research, sketches and ideas are collected and organised, will also be published.
Curator: Simon Lässig, Curator, Spreez, Munich, Germany

NOK 5 000

Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain

7 Feb – 2 May 2015

Support is provided to Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain in Brest, France, for a solo exhibition of artist Fredrik Værslev (b.1979 in Moss, Norway, lives and works in Drammen, Norway). Being the first solo exhibition of the Norwegian artist in a French institution, it will present three new series of paintings and sculptures especifically made for the exhibition. According to the curator, ‘the main goal is to offer French public a significant and ambitious dive into the work of this now iconic artist who belongs to the newest generation of Norwegian painters’. The exhibition project will be accompanied by a monographic catalogue, co-produced by Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain and Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Italy.
Curator: Etienne Bernard, Art Director, Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain, Brest, France

NOK 10 000

Andreas Siqueland

1 Mar – 31 May 2015

Support provided to artist Andreas Siqueland (b.1973 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for the project ‘Painting across the Atlantic’. The artist accompanied by captain, sailor and explorer Hans Martin Halvorsen, plans to set sail from Oslo heading for the Explorers Club in New York, NY, USA, on board the 36 foot sailboat ‘RXII'. Throughout the journey the artist will create a number of paintings relating to and reflecting on the landscape he is travelling through. The artist has also been invited to the Atheneaum in Providence, RI, USA, and the Nordic House on the Faroe Islands, where he plans to present his work. The artist also plans to hold an event at the artist run space Rex Regina in Brooklyn, NY, USA, and further to initiate collaborations with institutions in Iceland, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia.
Curator: Sarah Ganz Blythe, Curator, Explorers Club, New York, NY, USA

NOK 55 000

February

02
Number of applications: 59
Total number of granted applications: 32
Application demand total amount: 1.883.582 NOK
Funds distributed: 379.558

03
Number of applications: 8
Total number of granted applications: 2
Application demand total amount: 99.941 NOK
Funds distributed: 48.968 NOK

Anawana Haloba

5 Feb – 19 Feb 2014

Support provided to Anawana Haloba (b.1978 in Livingstone, Zambia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the preparation of the inaugurating exhibition of the Livingstone Office of Contemporary Art (LoCA), to be held in Livingstone, Zambia, in October 2014. Haloba will travel to Livingstone for research and a seminar where she will present the exhibition concept on behalf of LoCA to the collaborating institutions. The opening coincides with Zambia’s 50th anniversary of independence. Organiser: Kenneth Zenzele Chulu, National Vice Chairman, Zambia National Visual Arts c/o Livingstone Museum.

NOK 27,968

Västerås Konstmuseum

22 Feb – 4 May 2014

Support is provided to Västerås Konstmuseum in Västerås, Sweden, for the participation of artists Vibeke Tandberg (b.1967 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Mari Slaattelid (b.1960 in Notodden, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Jannicke Låker (b.1968 in Drammen, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany), Eivind Reierstad (b.1972 in Oslo, lives and works in Kløfta, Norway), Annette Stav Johannssen (b.1979 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Synnöve G Wetten (b.1978 in Akershus, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) within the exhibition ‘The Beginning is Always Today – konst och feminism i Skandinavien’ [Art and Feminism in Scandinavia], a collaboration project with Sørlandet Kunstmuseum (SKMU), Kristiansand, Norway. Other participating artists include Lotta Antonsson, Elisabet Apelmo, Catti Brandelius, Peter Brandt, Nanna Debois Buhl, Kajsa Dahlberg, Ewa Einhorn, Åsa Elzén, Roxy Farhat and Yes Association / Föreningen JA!
Curators: Eva Borgegård and Else-Brit Kroneberg, Curators, Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås, Sweden, and Karin Hindsbo, SKMU, Kristiansand, Norway

NOK 20 000

Else Leirvik

26 Feb – 5 Apr 2014

Support is provided to artist Else Leirvik (b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Stavanger) for her participation within the exhibition and research project ‘Matter’, the first part of the project ‘To continue. Notes towards a Sculpture Cycle’, which is a long-term investigation of the sculpture as a medium at the Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy. The programme states that ‘through lectures and itineraries around the city, artists, scholars and curators offer different interpretations of the medium, of its history and its representation’. Other participating artists include Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Rossella Biscotti, Bettina Buck, Chiara Camoni, William Cobbing, Michael Dean, Oliver Laric, Nicola Pecoraro, Diego Perrone, Timur Si-Qin and Jesse Wine. Curators: Cecilia Canziani and Ilaria Gianni, Head of Programming, the Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy

NOK 10 000

Agatha Wara

6 Mar – 6 Apr 2014

Support was provided to curator Agatha Wara (b.1980 in La Paz, Peru, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the exhibition ‘DISown – Not For Everyone’ at Red Bull Studios, New York, NY, USA, as she was invited by DIS, a New York-based artist collective, to co-curate the exhibition, and to guest edit a special issue of DISmagazine, which contains essay contributions and conversations that reflect on the project. A panel discussion accompanied the exhibition. According to Wara, the project ‘looks critically at the links between contemporary art and capitalism, through the language of commerce. We have commissioned around 30 artists/artist groups to create artworks that function as consumer products that appeal to a consumer audience’. Participating artists included Bjarne Melgaard, Geir Haraldseth, Amalia Ulman, Carissa Rodriguez, Frank Benson, Nicolas Fernandez and Simon Fujiwara.
Curator: Agatha Wara, Co-curator for DIS, New York, NY, USA

NOK 8 300

Munan Øvrelid

8 Mar – 27 Apr 2014

Support provided to artist Munan Øvrelid (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for his participation within the exhibition ‘Distant Observations. Fukushima in Berlin’ at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany. The artist plans to display the 2-channel audio composition Balbakken, October – April 2012 – 2013 (2013), which is made in collaboration with Brazilian artist Marcellvs L. The sound piece consists of seven parts, all composed of bird sounds, structured using mathematical data based on bird life in a tree in Norway throughout one winter. Other participating artists include Taro Chiezo, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Megumi Fukuda, Yishay Garbasz, Alireza Ghandchi, Florian Goldmann, Linda Havenstein, Idetsuki Hideaki and Leiko Ikemura.
Curators: Stéphane Bauer, Director, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, Mamoru Tsukada, independent artist and curator

NOK 7 000

Simona Barbera

12 Mar – 6 May 2014

Support is provided to artist Simona Barbera (b.1971 in Genoa, Italy, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for a solo exhibition of her research project ‘Daphne Cneorum, Something There Needs To Thrive’ at the CHAN Contemporary Art Association in Genoa, Italy. According to the artist, ‘the central point of the research is the idea of subverting the relation body-territory as a nostalgic, integral and closed system: national borders, security, self-defence, established order, power over life and dwelling – in short, the sovereign power’. Curator: CHAN Contemporary Art Association in Genoa, Italy

NOK 10 000

Magnus Bjerk

13 Mar – 21 Mar 2014

Support provided to artist Magnus Bjerk (b.1980 in Sarpsborg, Norway, lives and works in Sarpsborg, Berlin, Germany and Oslo, Norway) for his participation in Sarajevo International Art Festival, in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Titled Walk: Encounter, Bjerk will present an interactive installation consisting of led lights and touch sensors at the Sarajevo City Library. The building has been undergoing restoration since it was bombed and burned down during the war in 1992, and Bjerk will install another project as a continuation of ‘Walk: Encounter' when it opens to the public in June 2014. Curators: Asja Mandic and Ibrahim Spahic, Sarajevo International Art Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia

NOK 10,000

Ståle Stenslie

21 Mar – 11 May 2014

Support is granted to Ståle Stenslie (b.1965 in Elverum, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his participation within the Naka-Boso International Art Festival Ichihara Art-Mix, Chiba, Japan. Stenslie's specially commissioned artwork The Ichihara Touch Tales is an interactive sound installation whose activation releases voices of ‘spirits’, myths and stories from the region. The Ichihara Touch Tales will be installed at the Ichihara Lakeside Museum, the main venue of the festival. ICHIHARA ART×MIX is, according to the organisers, an event ‘where leading artists of the next generation from all over the world and from the country work together with the local residents aiming at building a foundation for continuous community revitalisation by communicating and sharing through the arts’. Stenslie is one of 60 artists from 13 countries who will present his work in Ichihara City. Other participating artists include Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan and Tianmiao Lin. Curator: Fram Kitagawa, Artistic Director, Naka-Boso International Art Festival Ichihara Art-Mix, Chiba, Japan

NOK 15 000

CENTROCENTRO

4 Apr – 4 May 2014

Support is provided to CENTROCENTRO, Cibeles de Cultura y de Ciudadanía, Madrid, Spain, for the 8th Audiópolis, a sound art and experimental music project, exhibiting the works of the two artists Jana Winderen (b.1965 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Elin Øyen Vister (b.1976 in Indre Arna, Norway, lives and works in Indre Arna). According to the curator, ‘each of them will participate in the project of Audiópolis with an individual concert in CENTROCENTRO's auditorium and with a sound installation that will be mounted and exhibited within the exhibition space of the institution premises’. Curator: Francisco López, Curator, 8th Audiópolis, CENTROCENTRO, Cibeles de Cultura y de Ciudadanía, Madrid, Spain

4 April–4 May 2014

NOK 11 769

Kiyoshi Yamamoto Farias

10 Apr – 18 May 2014

Support provided to artist Kiyoshi Yamamoto Farias (b.1982 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for his participation within the 2014 Spring Exhibition at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artist plans to contribute with the piece A Flag for the blind (2013). According to the artist, ‘a flag is a piece of cloth or similar material, typically a long or square, attachable to a pole. In this work I want to produce a cloth that questions a simple material that attached to a pole becomes a political action’. Other participating artists include Mads Aarøe, Edith Abel-Dakovic, Jesse Ahlers, Kenneth Michael Bergfeld, Ene Bissenbakker, Noam Dover & Michal Cederbaum and Karin Karlsson. Organiser: Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOK 5 910

Janne Kruse

10 Apr – 18 May 2014

Support provided to artist Janne Kruse (b.1979 in Århus, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation within the 2014 Spring Exhibition at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artist plans to exhibit the work Autograph from 2013. Autograph is three framed variations of warm-forced rebars, consisting of round rebar steel bolts that have been hammered flat until only the contours of the rebars are left. The surfaces are burned during the process, and mill scale has made traces on the steel. According to the artist, Autograph ‘refers to self-writing and intends to investigate a character of shape through both internal and external resistance’. Other participating artists include Mads Aarøe, Edith Abel-Dakovic, Jesse Ahlers, Kenneth Michael Bergfeld, Ene Bissenbakker, Noam Dover & Michal Cederbaum and Karin Karlsson. Organiser: Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOK 6 000

Janine Magelssen

10 Apr – 12 May 2014

Support is provided to artist Janine Magelssen (b.1964 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Bærum, Norway) for her participation in the 2014 Spring Exhibition at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. Magelssen is planning to exhibit a series of drawings named Paper on Paper#I(/VII) (2013–2014). According to the artist, ‘slightly three-dimensional lines and volumes made of paper create subtle dialogues; a sense of touch, displacements and space are made visible through the artworks’. Other participating artists include Mads Aarøe, Edith Abel-Dakovic, Jesse Ahlers, Kenneth Michael Bergfeld, Ene Bissenbakker, Noam Dover & Michal Cederbaum and Karin Karlsson. Curator:Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOK 6 000

André Tehrani

17 Apr – 11 May 2014

Support is provided to André Tehrani (b.1980 in Tønsberg, Norway, lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden) for his group exhibition ‘Soft Measures’ at the Project Room, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium. The project is a conclusion of Tehrani’s OCA residency at WIELS. According to Tehrani, ‘Soft Measures’ explores the possibility of curating as inhabiting and working through a sensual logic, rather than corralling works into a discursive structure’. Participating artists include Jan Freuchen, Linn Pedersen, Ryan Brewer, Marco Bruzzone, Magnhild Øen Nordahl and Phillip Raiford Johnson. Curators: André Tehrani, Artist, and Anthea Buys, Curator, for WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium

NOK 20 000

Andrea Scholze

27 Apr – 27 Apr 2014

Support is provided to artist Andrea Scholze (b.1988 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Lørenskog, Norway) for her participation in the Grosses Treffen, The Nordic Embassies in Berlin, Germany. According to the organisers, Grosses Treffen is a one day network event that offers the opportunity for Finnish, Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Greenlandic, Faroese and Danish visual artists (also performers, sound artists, artists who create public artworks and interventions as well as designers and architects working within the visual arts field) to do portfolio presentations and get acquainted with key agents of Berlin’s art scene according to their specific interests. Participating reviewers include, among others, Oliver Baurhenn, Katja Blomberg, Ellen Blumenstein, Carson Chan and Rhea Garboe Dahl. Curator: Solvej Helweg Ovesen, Artistic Director, Grosses Treffen, the Nordic Embassies, Berlin, Germany

NOK 3 500

Karl Ingar Røys

27 Apr – 27 Apr 2014

Support is provided to artist Karl Ingar Røys (b.1967 in Volda, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his participation in the Grosses Treffen, The Nordic Embassies in Berlin, Germany. The Grosses Treffen is a one day network event that offers the opportunity for Finnish, Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Greenlandic, Faroese and Danish visual artists (also performers, sound artists, artists who create public artworks and interventions as well as designers and architects working within the visual arts field) to do portfolio presentations and get acquainted with key agents of Berlin’s art scene according to their specific interests. Participating reviewers include, among others, Oliver Baurhenn, Katja Blomberg, Ellen Blumenstein, Carson Chan and Rhea Garboe Dahl. Curator: Solvej Helweg Ovesen, Artistic Director, Grosses Treffen, The Nordic Embassies in Berlin, Germany

NOK 3 500

Munan Øvrelid

27 Apr – 27 Apr 2014

Support is provided to artist Munan Øvrelid (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for his participation in the Grosses Treffen, The Nordic Embassies in Berlin, Germany. The Grosses Treffen is a one day network event that offers the opportunity for Finnish, Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Greenlandic, Faroese and Danish visual artists to do portfolio presentations and get acquainted with key agents of Berlin’s art scene according to their specific interests. Participating curators that the artists will meet include, among others, Katja Blomberg, Ellen Blumenstein, Carson Chan, Rhea Garboe Dahl, Matthias Einhoff and Anselm Franke. Curator: Solvej Helweg Ovesen, Artistic Director, Grosses Treffen, The Nordic Embassies in Berlin, Germany

NOK 3 500

Kaia Hugin

30 Apr – 6 Jul 2014

Support is provided to artist Kaia Hugin (b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Kolbotn, Norway) for her participation within the group exhibition ‘Der Tod ist Dein Körper’ [Death is Your Body] at the Frankfurt Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The artist will contribute two video-pieces: the Motholic Mobble part 3 (2009) and Motholic Mobble part 7 (Shadows, Twists and Endings) (2013) which, according to the artist, ‘relate to basic elements in nature and in the human experience, such as gravity, the power of dreams, a search for equilibrium and fear of psychological and bodily transformation’. The video-installation will be placed in an exhibition hall, which encapsulates sculptures made by Berlinde de Bruyckere. Other participating artists include Jana Müller, Tudi Deligne, Alexandra Meyer, Omer Fast, Wangechi Mutu and Aujik (Stefan Larsson). Curator: Lilian Engelmann, Curator, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

NOK 9 400

Agnes Nedregård & Moray Hillary

1 May – 30 Jun 2014

Support provided to artists Agnes Nedregård (b.1975 in Lillehammer, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Moray Hillary (b.1962 in Carlisle, UK, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for their participation in a residency at PointB Worklodge, New York, New York, NY, USA, administered by USF, Bergen and supported by the Bergen City Council. The artists will work on the performance project LIMBONAUT, which according to the artists, ‘centres around the notions of travel, inspired in part by some of literature's key tales of real and imaginary journeys – like The Odyssey, Don Quixote and Gulliver's travels, to name but a few. We ask: does travel foster an erosion of national identity, and what is the impact of nomadism on an artist’s subjectivity and work – beginning with the universal idea and then looking for individual variables’. Curator: Line Nord, Artist in Residency, USF, Bergen, Norway

NOK 7 000

Serina Erfjord

3 May – 14 Sep 2014

Support is provided to artist Serina Erfjord (b.1982 in Erfjord, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in the group exhibition ‘OPEN WIRE – Digital Sculptures and Experiences’, taking place at a harbour at Netfilmmakers, a gallery for netart and netvideo in Copenhagen, Denmark. Erfjord will show the pieces Cold Stain (2008) consisting of a peltier element and a metal plate that collects humidity from its surroundings by freezing it to a spot on a wall, and Sparkle (2008), a piece in the shape of an electrical cord hanging from the ceiling, that sometimes emits sparks. Other participating artists include Roman Signer, Tumi Magnusson, Mogens Jacobsen, Linda Hilfling and Kim Grønborg. Curator: Annette Finnsdottir, Curator for Netfilmmakers, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOK 5 000

SAVVY Contemporary

3 May – 3 May 2014

Support is provided to SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany, for the participation of artist Kurt Johannessen (b.1960 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) for Colab Editions – The Publication, following the 2-year performance art project 'Colab Editions' produced by the SAVVY Contemporary. The curator says that ‘the publication is to promote an innovative investigation in the field of performance art and to foster new dialogues based on collaborative practices. The publication compiles documentation from ten editions, with 24 artists, from fourteen different countries and three different continents, including the Norwegian artist, performer and organiser Kurt Johannessen’. The publication will be launched in Berlin at Savvy Contemporary Art Laboratory space, together with a retrospective exhibition of 'Co-lab Editions' programme. Other artists in the publication include Nezaket Ekici, Jelili Atiku, Lan Hungh, Fokoua Serge Olivier, Ruth Fokoua, Marc Patrick Tchambo and Alastair MacLennan.
Curator: Márcio Carvalho, Curator for ‘Colab Editions’, Berlin, Germany

NOK 10 500

Dillan Marsh

8 May – 31 May 2014

Support is provided to artist Dillan Marsh (b.1980 in York, UK, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) to produce the exhibition 'undercurrents. Dillan Marsh and Karin Kurzmeyer’ and a publication in collaboration with Deuxpiece in Basel, Switzerland. The aim of Deuxpiece is to create exchange and networks for young artists by getting together international and Swiss-based artists. Curator Stefanie Bringezu was interested in Marsh‘s ‘marking of the connections between folk traditions such as carnival and contemporary cultural phenomena’. Further to the artist's book, Dillan Marsh will develop a site-specific installation, and both will be presented in an exhibition held in Flatterschafft's exhibition space in Basel. The artist will collaborate with Bergen-based artist and writer Eleanor Clare who will produce texts for the publication, which will be launched on the occasion of the exhibition opening. Curator: Stefanie Bringezu, Co-curator, Deuxpiece Collaboration, Basel, Switzerland

NOK 8 000

Museum of Contemporary Art Roskilde

9 May – 28 Sep 2014

Support is provided to the Museum of Contemporary Art Roskilde, Roskilde, Denmark for the participation of Rachel Dagnall (b.1972, Liverpool, UK, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within the artist group Henry VIII's Wives' contribution to the exhibition ‘Before Normal: Concept After Concept’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark. According to the organiser, ‘for the context of Roskilde, which is an ancient city dating from the Viking Age, Henry VIII's Wives will build a wooden boat inspired by the Viking ships of the historical harbour’. Other participating artists include Art and Language, John Baldessari, Björnligan, Andrea Büttner, Anna Bella Geiger, General Idea, Henriette Heise and Inspection Medical Hermeneutics. Curator: Lars Bang Larsen, Curator for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark

NOK 23 540

Maarten Sleeuwits

9 May – 29 Jun 2014

Support is provided to the artist Maarten Sleeuwits (b.1978 in Enschede, the Netherlands, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the solo exhibition ‘Maarten Sleeuwits – Objects and Recordings’ at the Kunstmuseen der Stadt Erfurt/ Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany. The exhibition will consist of an overview on the artist production from the past five years, accompanied by four new works, and followed by a bilingual exhibition catalogue which will be published by Hatje Cantz. Curator: Silke Opitz, Curator, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany

NOK 11 854

Karina Nøkleby Presttun

22 May – 19 Jun 2014

Support is provided to artist Karina Nøkleby Presttun (b.1981 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) for her participation within the exhibition ‘Play & Decay’ at Uzupio Meno Inkubatorius, Vilnius, Lithuania, with the artists Hilde K. Frantzen (b.1982 in Larvik, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Kristina Daukintyte Aas (b.1978 in Klaipeda, Lithuania, lives and works in Innvik, Norway) and Gry Gjengedal Navelsaker (b.1981 in Nordfjordeid, Norway, lives and works in Bergen). According to the artists they are all ‘working with issues relating to the body’. ‘In the postmodern world, death and decay is denied and is no longer recognised as a natural state of being. In modern society vanity and youth are strong currencies. Aging is seen as a sign of weakness and we're using all measures to preserve ourselves and stay young. We want to look at this through the act of play by focusing on the body that changes as time passes by, and relate to aspects of life, materiality, and decay’. In addition they are invited by Laura Pavilonyte, the Head of the Textile Department at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, to give a presentation on Norwegian textile art. Curator: Solveiga Gutaute, Project Manager, Uzupio Meno Inkubatorius, Vilnius, Lithuania

NOK 8 800

Kjell Bjørgeengen

24 May – 22 Jun 2014

Support is provided to artist Kjell Bjørgeengen (b.1951 in Sandvika, Norway, lives and works in Stabekk, Norway) for his participation within the exhibition ‘ImageLightSoundSpace’ at the MMIII, Kunstverein Mönchengladbach e. V., Mönchengladbach, Germany. According to the curator, ‘the installations will respond to the space itself. […] The exhibition can be understood as a deliberation on how material, form, light, intellect and intuition conspire, whilst effectively incorporating audience participation through insisting of total awareness of space and light’. The artist will participate with one large-scale projection and three LCD panels. Curator: Tilman Hoepfl, Curator for Kunstverein Mönchengladbach e. V., Mönchengladbach, Germany

NOK 14 188

Kadist Art Foundation

30 May – 27 Jul 2014

Support is provided to Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France, for the participation of artists Geir Tore Holm (b.1966 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Skiptvet, Norway) and Søssa Jørgensen (b.1968 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Skiptvet, Norway) for their participation within the group exhibition ‘Beyond the End’. According to the curator, ‘the exhibition will introduce crucial issues unearthed in Tierra del Fuego: the native/non-native dichotomy; the inevitable interdependence of humans, non-humans and matter; and the urgency of maturing aesthetic sensibility in the face of scientific discoveries’. Participating artists include Christy Gast, Fabienne Lasserre, nadaproductions, Carolina Saquel and Myriam Lefkowitz. Curator: Camila Marambio, Curator, for Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France

NOK 24 397

Rolf Gerstlauer & Julie Dind

10 Jun – 31 Jul 2014

Support is provided to the artist Rolf Gerstlauer (b.1964, Chur, Switzerland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) from the artist group Rolf Gerstlauer & Julie Dind for their participation within the programme of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Beijing, People's Republic of China, by initiating a summer workshop and to produce the material for an exhibition at the CAFA. The artists state that ‘Dind will produce textiles (weaving and shibori work) and interpret the scores in Butoh dance while Gerstlauer will work on plastics and installations that perceives and captures her dance through video and photography’. The results and the material produced in that workshop will be exhibited at CAFA, Beijing, at the end of the workshop term. Curator: CAFA, Beijing, People's Republic of China

NOK 12 000

Sara Eliassen

19 Jun – 15 Jul 2014

Support is provided for artist Sara Eliassen (b.1977 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), for her participation in the 2014 residency at the OMI International Art Centre in Ghent, NY, USA. Residency curator Claudia Cannizzaro explains that ‘Moukhtar Kocache will be the Critic-in-Residence for tutoring and discussiing during the entire period and Lilly Wei will be the Critic Emerita’. Other participating artists include Bashar Alhroub, Lara Baladi, Jesus Benavente, Marcus Castro, Serge Clottey, Gopal Dagnogo and Ira Eduardovna. Curator: Claudia Cannizzaro, Director, Art Omi International Artists Residency, Ghent, NY, USA

NOK 7 000

Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius

20 Jun – 17 Aug 2014

Support is provided to the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania, for Steinar Haga Kristensen (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo)'s solo exhibition ‘Ballast’. According to the organiser, the exhibition will consist of a large body of new works on paper and canvas. These artworks will feature a wide range of printing techniques, including copperplate engravings and photo-etchings, and make use of modern digital laser technology in order to produce large scale printing plates based on earlier photo documentation of recent installed work. Curator: Valentinas Klimasauskas, Curator, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania

NOK 40 000

Inger Wold Lund

1 Sep – 30 Sep 2014

Support is provided to artist Inger Wold Lund (b.1983 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation within the project ‘Three Sisters. You Make Me Feel Better When You Say my Life is Great’ at Vrångsholmen, Tanum, Sweden. The line ‘You Make Me Feel Better When You Say my Life is Great’ was later added to Chekhov’s play Three Sisters, and the curator describes the project as ‘a site-specific project on Chekhov's play, with visual artists and performing artists in collaboration’. Curator: Anders Nilsson and Filippa Pettersson, Curators, ‘Three Sisters’, Vrångsholmen, Tanum, Sweden

NOK 4 000

Linn Cecilie Ulvin

1 Oct – 30 Oct 2014

Support provided to artist Linn Cecilie Ulvin (b.1969 in Drammen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation within the group exhibition ‘The Book Lovers – The Novel as an Artform’ at Cricoteka - Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor in Krakow, Poland. The artist plans to exhibit the two novels The Skies Behind Are Exhaustingly Blue (2001), and Closer To Love (2005). According to the applicant the projects are part of ‘a collection of artist novels with a parallel online database, which is complemented with a series of exhibitions and public programmes, a pop-up bookstore and a publication’. The collection, a total of 315 titles, has been acquired by M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerpen in Belgium. The set includes, among others, novels written by Carl Andre, AA Bronson, Jake Chapman, Keren Cytter, Salvador Dalí, Tim Etchells, Matias Faldbakken, Liam Gillick, Goldin+Senneby, Rodney Graham, Renée Green, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Pablo Helguera, Stewart Home, Isidore Isou, Pierre Klossowski, Joseph Kosuth and Yayoi Kusama. Curators: David Maroto and Joanna Zielinska, curators, ‘The Book Lovers - The Novel as an Artform’, Cricoteka – Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor, Krakow, Poland

NOK 12 000

Jan Christensen

10 Oct – 11 Jan 2015

Support is provided to artist Jan Christensen (b.1977, Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for a solo exhibiton at Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg, Denmark. According to the Kunsthal the artist will conceive an experimental body of painting, which reflects his earlier approaches to the medium within the gallery space. The exhibition will also include sculptural elements and constructions ‘that underline and enable the social and participatory aspect of his artistic practice, as settings for interaction with the artwork and among the audience themselves’. Curator: Helene Nyborg Bay, Director and Head of Exhibitions, Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg, Denmark

NOK 15 000

Tensta Konsthall

15 Oct – 11 Jan 2014

Support is provided to Tensta Konsthall in Tensta, Stockholm, Sweden for Ane Hjort Guttu (b.1971 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway)´s solo exhibition ‘Ane Hjort Guttu – Dette er alle steder’ [This Place is Every Place]. According to the curator, Guttu’s new film Dette er alle steder [This Place is Every Place] ‘stands in dialogue with a global form of socio-political upheaval and awakening. In linking it to Tensta, the film exposes underlining processes operating ‘subcutaneously’ in a community’. The exhibition is organised in connection with ‘The New Model’, an ongoing research project since 2011 at Tensta Kunsthall, based on Palle Nielsen's famous work model for a qualitative society from 1968. Tensta Konsthall is planning an artist presentation of Ane Hjort Guttu’s extended practice, as well as an artist led workshop with students from Konstfack, as part of the exhibition public programme. Curator: Maria Lind, Director, Tensta Konsthall, Tensta, Stockholm, Sweden

NOK 20 000

Bjørn Erik Haugen

31 Oct – 25 Jan 2015

Support is provided to artist Bjørn Erik Haugen (b.1978 in Tønsberg, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his participation within The Bristol Biennial 2014, Bristol, UK, titled ‘Crossing the Line’. The artist will contribute with the video work Forest of Fallen Trees, which is a ‘continuous search of finding representations of faces of deceased in white noise on a TV screen through the exhibition period’. The piece is a video-sculpture consisting of two identical TV sets, an antenna and a small computer with a camera attached to it. Curator: Hannah Clark, Artistic Director, The Bristol Biennial 2014, Bristol, UK

NOK 9 400