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 2020

International Support

October

Number of applications: 31
Applications total amount: NOK 2 051 495
Total number of granted applications: 19
Total amount granted: NOK 506.842

Covid-19 measures for production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: NOK 411 000

DUE TO COVID-19 ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Jesper Alvaer / Isabela Grosseova

6 Oct – 31 Jan 2021

Project: Support is provided to artistgroup Jesper Alvær and Isabela Grosseova for their solo exhibition ‘The Exhibition as Alibi’ taking place at the Display - Association for Research and Collective Practice in Prague, Czech Republic.

Amount: NOK 12 000

Jet Pascua

27 Nov – 19 Dec 2020

Project: Support is provided to an artist group including Jet Pascua and Anne Lindgaard Møller, for their participation in the group exhibition ‘Timeless’ taking place at Galleri Verkligheten, Umeå, Sweden.

Amount: NOK 20 000

Carl Mannov

15 Jan – 15 Mar 2021

Project: Support is provided to the artist Carl Mannov for his solo exhibition titled ‘Kammerspil’ taking place at Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Amount: NOK 4 000

Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 20 000 NOK

Malmö Art Museum

23 Jan – 23 May 2021

Project: Support is provided to the Malmö Art Museum, Malmö, Sweden for the participation of artist Toril Johannessen in the group exhibition titled ‘Sustainable Societies for the Future’.

Amount: NOK 57 592

Mahlet Ogbe Habte

7 Feb – 28 Feb 2021

Project: Support is provided to artist Mahlet Ogbe Habte and sound recordist, Jorunn Børve Eriksen, for her solo exhibition "Silent Noises", a site-specific radio stream, taking place at the Ethiopian Orthodox Holy Trinity Theological College, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.

Amount: NOK 36 000

Samuel Brzeski

12 Feb – 14 Mar 2021

Project: Support is provided to artist Samuel Brzeski for his solo exhibition titled ‘Polar Inertia’ taking place at Galleri Box, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Amount: NOK 14 000

Are Blytt

1 Mar – 1 Oct 2021

Project: Support is provided to artist Are Blytt for the launch of his independent publication The Benefits of Bankruptcy showcasing new paper works made for a presentation in this publication exclusively. In collaboration with the publisher Wienspach Publishing launches are planned, when possible, in Brussels, Belgium and Cologne, Germany, both online and on printed matter.

Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 25 000 NOK

Vilje Vestenfor

4 Mar – 21 Mar 2020

Project: Support is provided to artist Vilje Vestenfor for her solo exhibition ‘Rescue Remedy’ taking place at the Arcway Nightlands Connector Jennifee-See Alternate, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Amount: NOK 13 000

Pori Art Museum

19 Mar – 29 Aug 2021

Project: Support is provided to the Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland for the participation of artist Jon Benjamin Tallerås in the group exhibition ‘Performing the Fringe’.

Amount: NOK 9 000

Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 10 000 NOK

Ane Graff

20 Mar – 6 Jun 2021

Project: Support is provided to artist Ane Graff for er participation in the Liverpool Biennial 2020, Liverpool, UK titled ‘The Stomach and the Port’­. ­

Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 50 000 NOK

Contemporary Arts Center

2 Apr – 10 Oct 2021

Project: Support is provided to the The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, for the participation of artist Hanne Lippard in the group exhibition ‘Please, Please, Please’.

Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 60 000 NOK

Sigbjørn Bratlie

19 Apr – 2 May 2021

Project: Support is provided to the artist Sigbjørn Bratlie for his solo exhibition titled ‘Tamez’ taking place at the Galleria Ars Libera in Kuopio, Finland.

Amount: NOK 9 000

mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

22 Apr – 5 Sep 2021

Project: Support is provided to mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria for the solo exhibition of artist Ane Mette Hol titled ‘Becoming’ (working title).

Amount: NOK 100 000

Swiss Institute

1 May – 1 Aug 2021

Project: Support is provided to the Swiss Institute, New York, USA for the solo exhibition of artist Sandra Mujinga titled ‘Sandra Mujinga’.

Amount: NOK 60 000

Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 71 000 NOK

Lars Nordby

11 Jun – 11 Jul 2021

Project: Support is provided to artist Lars Nordby for his solo exhibition titled ‘Zinc White Lard’ taking place at Galleri Sol, Bornholm, Denmark. The exhibition project is based on collaborations between Lars Nordby and various theatres in Europe, and in addition Gallery 12-14 Contemporary, Vienna, Austria; Credo Bonum, Sofia, Bulgaria and Hamar Kulturhus, Hamar, Norway will present the project.

Amount: NOK 12 000

Kunsthaus Centre d'art Pasquart

1 Jul – 1 Sep 2021

Project: Support is provided to Kunsthaus Centre d'art Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland for the solo exhibition of artist Emilija Škarnulytė.

Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 100 000 NOK

Galerias Municipais

1 Jul – 30 Sep 2021

Project: Support is provided to the Galerias Municipais, Lisbon, Portugal for the participation of artist Manuel Pelmuş in the group exhibition ‘Collective Exhibition for a Single Body – The Private Score – Lisbon 2021’. The exhibition will take place in Galeria Quadrum, Lisbon, Portugal.

Amount: NOK 20 000

Inger Emilie Solheim

5 Jul – 8 Aug 2021

Project: Support is provided to artist Inger Emilie Solheim for her participation in the group exhibition ‘Vindens Vorspiel (Foreplay of the wind)’ taking place at the Menningarmiðstöð Fljótsdalshéraðs, Egilsstadir, Iceland.

Amount: NOK 20 000

NGO Fundación Foro del Sur (FFS)

1 Aug – 30 Nov 2021

Project: Support is provided to NGO Fundación Foro del Sur (FFS) for the participation of artists Emil Finnerud and Vanessa Baird in BIENALSUR 2021 - 3rd edition of the International Contemporary Art Biennial of South America, taking place in Buenos Aires and Santa Fe.

Amount: NOK 50 000

Hedda Grevle Ottesen

1 Aug – 1 Sep 2021

Project: Support is provided to artist Hedda Grevle Ottesen for an artist residency at Arv.International with a solo exhibition at Heerz Tooya, both places in Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria.

Amount: NOK 12 950

Colomboscope

12 Aug – 22 Aug 2021

Project: Support is provided to the contemporary arts festival Colomboscope, Colombo, Sri Lanka, for the participation of artist Elin Már Øyen Vister in the group exhibition ‘Language is Migrant’ taking place in multiple venues across Colombo.

Amount: NOK 20 700

Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 50 000 NOK

Nicole Rafiki

18 Oct – 29 Nov 2021

Project: Support is provided to artist Nicole Rafiki for her solo exhibition titled ‘Mwanzo/Genesis’, taking place at the Picha Association, Lubumbashi, DR Congo.

Amount: NOK 24 000

Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 25 000 NOK

Sebastian Lloyd Rees / Lloyd Corporation

1 Nov – 1 Feb 2022

Project: Support is provided to Sebastian Lloyd Rees / Lloyd Corporation for his participation in the group exhibition ‘Structure Critique’ taking place at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, the Netherlands.

Amount: NOK 12 600

May

Number of applications: 45
Applications total amount: NOK 2 750 603
Total number of granted applications: 26
Total amount granted: NOK 511.158

Covid-19 measures for production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: NOK 339 000

DUE TO COVID 19 ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Eirik Brandal

1 Jan – 31 Dec 2021

Support is provided to artist Eirik Brandal for his solo exhibition taking place at the Helmut, Leipzig, Germany.
Amount: NOK 15 000

Jesper Alvær

21 Jul – 31 Oct 2020

Support is provided to artists Jesper Alvær and Isabela Grosseova for their participation in the group exhibition ‘Come closer’ taking place at the Biennale Matter of Art Prague 2020, in Prague, Czech Republic.
Amount: NOK 12 000
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 30 000 NOK

Steinar Haga Kristensen

10 Aug – 29 Sep 2020

Support is provided to artist Steinar Haga Kristensen for his participation in the group exhibition titled ‘Everyday is like the sun, SMILE MY FRIENDS!’ taking place at the FUTURA - Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic.
Amount: NOK 6 000
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 63 000 NOK

Susanne Winterling

17 Aug – 30 Sep 2020

Support is provided to artist Susanne Winterling for her and artists Sissel M Bergh, Constanze Tenvik, Aage A. Mikalsen, Kamilla Langeland, August Northug, Naomi Chan, Mikkel Marhaug and Meerke L. T. Vekterli’s participation in the group exhibition titled ‘Refractions/Diffractions: What is Human in Times of Trouble?’ taking place at the Edvard Munch Haus Warnemuende in Warnemünde, Germany.
Amount: NOK 54 856

martinka bobrikova & oscar de carmen

25 Aug – 31 Aug 2020

Support is provided to the curators martinka bobrikova & oscar de carmen for their project ‘anti-symposium 2020’ during the annual meeting of IECES - The International Encounters of Community and Environmental Sociology taking place this year at Öland, Sweden.
Amount: NOK 28 800

Museum Anna Nordlander

1 Sep – 30 Oct 2020

Support is provided to Museum Anna Nordlander, Västerbotten, Sweden for the participation of artists Sissel M Bergh and Joar Nango in the Artist in Residency for indigenous artist - Sápmi Salasta.
Amount: NOK 20 000

Yamile Calderon

1 Sep – 30 Sep 2020

Support is provided to artist Yamile Calderon for her book launch and conversation ‘A Woman’s Work’, international photography platform, and ‘Artist -in-Conversation’ taking place at the Gallery of Photography Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Amount: NOK 14 000

Morten Norbye Halvorsen

1 Sep – 30 Oct 2020

Support is provided to artist Morten Norbye Halvorsen for his participation in the group exhibition titled ‘Field Works’, taking place at the Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden.
Amount: NOK 5 200
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 6 000 NOK

Kurt Johannessen

3 Sep – 14 Sep 2020

Support is provided to Kurt Johannessen for his participation in the performance event ‘explorative°6’ taking place at the ArtLab, in the Kunstpavillon Burgbrohl, Burgbrohl, Germany.
Amount: NOK 5 900
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 3 000 NOK

Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

4 Sep – 4 Oct 2020

Support is provided to the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia for the participation of artist Silje Figenschou Thoresen in the group exhibition of Survival Kit 11: Being Safe is Scary.
Amount: NOK 6 944

Andrea Gjestvang

10 Sep – 24 Oct 2020

Support is provided to the artist Andrea Gjestvang for her solo exhibition titled ‘Return’ taking place at Salut au monde, Porto, Portugal.
Amount: NOK 15 292

Anawana Haloba

17 Sep – 10 Jan 2021

Support is provided to curator Anawana Haloba for her work with the exhibition ‘Negotiating the Subtle Encounters: The State of Art in Times of Collapsing Systems’ taking place at the National Art Gallery, Livingstone, Zambia.
Amount: NOK 39 450

Vleeshal / Stichting Beeldende Kunst Middelburg

19 Sep – 13 Dec 2020

Support is provided to the Vleeshal / Stichting Beeldende Kunst Middelburg, Middelburg, The Netherlands for the solo exhibition of artist Sandra Mujinga titled ‘Midnight’.
Amount: NOK 35 000

Sille Storihle

25 Sep – 24 May 2021

Support is provided to Sille Storihle for her participation in the group exhibition ‘MONOCULTURE – A Recent History’ taking place at the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp in Antwerp, Belgium.
Amount: NOK 8 500
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 16 500 NOK

Hanan Benammar

25 Sep – 7 Mar 2021

Support is provided to the artist Hanan Benammar for her participation in the group exhibition ‘Markkontroll’ taking place at Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden.
Amount: NOK 25 000

Amalia Fonfara

5 Oct – 1 Nov 2020

Support is provided to artist Amalia Fonfara for her solo exhibition at the Kunsten Ålborg Museum for Modern Art, Ålborg, Denmark.
Amount: NOK 22 000

11. Darmstadt Photography Days

23 Oct – 1 Nov 2020

Support is provided to the 11. Darmstadt Photography Days, Darmstadt, Germany for the participation of artist Ivar Kvaal in the group exhibition ‘Safari/ Die Tür ins Meer/ Hessdalen’ and artist Tori Wrånes’s solo exhibition ‘TRACK of HORNS’.
Amount: NOK 25 056

Westfälischer Kunstverein

24 Oct – 17 Jan 2021

Support is provided to the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany for the solo exhibition of artist Camilla Steinum.
Amount: NOK 15 000
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 40 000 NOK

Nora Adwan

1 Nov – 30 Dec 2020

Support is provided to the artist Nora Adwan for her solo exhibition titled ‘Shifting Inheritance’ taking place at the Guramayne Art Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Amount: NOK 10 500
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 40 000 NOK

Emilija Skarnulyte

1 Nov – 1 Mar 2021

Support is provided to artist Emilija Skarnulyte for her solo exhibition titled ‘Eternal Return’ taking place at the Fluentum, Berlin, Germany.
Amount: NOK 13 000

Alessandro Marchi

1 Nov – 30 Nov 2020

Support is provided to artist Alessandro Marchi for his participation in the group exhibition 'Rights of Way' taking place at Onomatopee, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Amount: NOK 32 000
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 24 000 NOK

Alicia Knock

1 Apr – 30 Jun 2021

Support is provided to curator, Alicia Knock, for the participation of artist Anawana Haloba in the group exhibition ‘Collapsus’ taking place at the National gallery Livingstone, in Livingstone, Zambia.
Amount: NOK 18 800
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 20 000 NOK

CEC ArtsLink

1 May – 30 May 2021

Support is provided to the 7th Art Prospect Festival: ‘Treasure Hunt’, CEC ArtsLink, DK Gaza, Kirovsky District, St. Petersburg, Russia for the participation of artist Marita Isobel Solberg.
Amount: NOK 11 496

Bull.Miletic

15 May – 15 Aug 2021

Support is provided to the artist group Bull.Miletic for their solo exhibition titled ‘Proxistant Vision’ taking placeat the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, USA.
Amount: NOK 25 000

Manuel Portioli

1 Sep – 30 Sep 2021

Support is provided to the curator Manuel Portioli for the participation of artists Gabriel Johann Kvendseth, Margrethe Kolstad Brekke and Eleonore Griveau for their participation in the project ‘Incontri’ in collaboration with FlagsNoFlags, a cultural association, taking place in the Church of S. Carlo in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Amount: NOK 37 000

Sissel M. Bergh

15 Sep – 17 Sep 2021

Support is provided to artist Sissel M. Bergh for her participation in EARTHBOUND 2020 – Weaving with the More-than-Human (EB20), Aarhus, Denmark.
Amount: NOK 9 364

February

Number of applications: 72
Application total amount: NOK 3 357 500
Total number of granted applications: 16
Current funds distribution status: NOK 420.275

DUE TO COVID-19 ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Tenthaus

1 Mar – 31 Mar 2020

Support is provided to the artist-run space Tenthaus, Oslo, Norway, for their participation with the project Tuning In - Other Ways of Seeing - part two, taking place at the Livingstone office for Contemporary Arts, Livingstone, Zambia.
Dates: 1 March – 31 March 2020
Amount: NOK 19 000

Ellen Henriette Suhrke

21 Mar – 21 Mar 2020

Support is provided to artist Ellen Henriette Suhrke for her duo exhibition with artist and writer Inger Wold Lund in the project space ´uns, Berlin, Germany.
Dates: 21 March 2020
Amount: NOK 2 275

Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art

1 Apr – 20 Oct 2020

Support is provided to the 2nd Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia, titled ‘and suddenly it all blossoms’ for the participation of artist Bendik Giske.
Dates: 1 April – 20 October 2020
Amount: NOK 9 000

Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Contemporary Arts

16 Apr – 31 Oct 2020

Support is provided to the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia, for the participation of Norwegian artists in the exhibition ‘Extension.NO: A Perfect Shelter’ taking place at the Triumph Gallery in Moscow, Smena Center in Kazan and NCCA Arsenal in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
Dates: 16 April – 31 October 2020
Amount: NOK 70 000

Vsevolod Kovalevskij

19 May – 20 May 2020

Support is provided to curator Vsevolod Kovalevskij, Tromsø Kunstforening, for his participation in the First European Assembly of Contemporary Art Centres taking place at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE) in Paris, France.
Dates: 19 – 20 May 2020 - Postponed
Amount: NOK 5 000

Kunsthall Trondheim

19 May – 20 May 2020

Support is provided to the Kunsthall Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway for their participation in the First European Assembly of Contemporary Art Centres taking place at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE) in Paris, France.
Dates: 19 – 20 May 2020 - Postponed
Amount: NOK 5 000

Trafo Kunsthall

19 May – 20 May 2020

Support is provided to Trafo Kunsthall, Asker, Norway, for their participation in the First European Assembly of Contemporary Art Centres taking place at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE) in Paris, France.
Dates: 19 – 20 May 2020 - Postponed
Amount: NOK 5 000

Kristina Ketola Bore

19 May – 20 May 2020

Support is provided to Kristina Ketola Bore, Kunsthall Stavanger, for her participation in the First European Assembly of Contemporary Art Centres taking place at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE) in Paris, France.
Dates: 19 – 20 May 2020 - Postponed
Amount: NOK 5 000

Camille Norment Studio

25 May – 31 May 2020

Support is provided to artist Camille Norment for her solo exhibition 'The Haunted' taking place at the Center for Contemporary Arts, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Dates: 25 May – 31 May 2020
Amount: NOK 18 600

Museum Ludwig

6 Jun – 30 Aug 2020

Support is provided to the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, for the participation of artist Frida Orupabo in the exhibition ‘Dynamic Spaces’ which is part of the series HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig.
Dates: 6 June – 30 August 2020
Amount: NOK 30 000

Lin Wang

29 Jul – 10 Aug 2020

Support is provided to artist Lin Wang for her participation in the exhibition ‘On the edge’ taking place at the Korundi Art Museum & Lappia Hall, Rovaniemi, Finland.
Dates: 29 July – 10 August 2020 POSTPONED TO SUMMER 2021
Amount: NOK 20 000

Sissel Tolaas

29 Aug – 29 Nov 2020

Support is provided to artist Sissel Tolaas for her participation in the Venice Biennial of Architecture 2020 titled ‘Resurrecting the Sublime’, a new collaborative work by Sissel Tolaas, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and Christina Agapakis.
NEW DATES: 22 May – 21 November 2021
Amount: NOK 40 000

Gwangju Biennale Foundation

4 Sep – 29 Nov 2020

Support is provided to the Gwangju Biennale 2020 titled ‘Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning’, Gwangju, South Korea, for the participation of artist Sissel Tolaas.
Dates: 4 September – 29 November 2020
Amount: NOK 18 400

Frida Orupabo

3 Oct – 13 Dec 2020

Support is provided to the artist Frida Orupabo for her participation in the 34th Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, titled ‘Though it's dark, still I sing’, and for her solo exhibition taking place at the Museo Afro Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil.
NEW DATES: 3 October - 13 December 2020
Amount: NOK 100 000

Marianne Morild

24 Oct – 28 Feb 2021

Support is provided to artist Marianne Morild for her participation at the Taipei Biennale 2020/21 titled ‘You and I don´t live on the same planet - New Diplomatic Encounters’ taking place at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
Dates: 24 October 2020 – 28 February 2021
Amount: NOK 23 000

Vanessa Baird

23 Mar – 23 Apr 2021

Support is provided to the artist Vanessa Baird for her two solo exhibitions taking place at the Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow, Scotland and at Drawing Room, London, UK.
Dates: 23 March 2020
Amount: NOK 50 000