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 2021

International Support

October

Number of applications: 64
Applied total amount: NOK 6 998 236
Total number of granted applications: 16
Granted: NOK 601 841
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: NOK 253 000

DUE TO COVID-19 ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Anna Ulrikke Andersen

12 Oct – 11 Nov 2021

Support is provided to artist and curator Anna Ulrikke Andersen for her participation in the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Lisboa, Portugal with her project titled ‘Chronic Conditions: Body and Building’.
Amount: NOK 19 000

Rodrigo Ghattas

18 Oct – 31 Jan 2022

Support is provided to artist Rodrigo Ghattas for his participation in the project ‘Programa de presagios y destinos compartidos [Auguries and shared faiths programme]’, taking place at the platform Bisagra in Lima, Peru.
Amount: NOK 15 000

INFOPSIN

26 Nov – 28 Nov 2021

Support is provided to the artist group INFOPSIN, consisting of Ignas Krunglevičius, Ragnhild Aamås, Ayatgali Tuleubek, Istvan Virag and Lesia Vasychenko, for their participation with the collective performance ECHOPRAXIA taking place at the art space Swallow in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 30 000 NOK

Steinar Haga Kristensen

7 Dec – 6 Feb 2022

Support is provided to artist Steinar Haga Kristensen for his solo exhibition titled ‘ULTRAIDENTIFIKASJONSPAVILION / ULTRAIDENTIFICATION PAVILION’ taking place at FUTURA - Centre for Contempary Art in Prague, Czech Republic.
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 50 000 NOK

Anna Ihle

16 Jan – 16 Apr 2022

Support is provided to artist group “Ask Addoley + Anna”, consisting of Anna Ihle and Addoley Dzegede, for their participation in the group exhibition ‘The Real Show’ taking place at CAC Brétigny in Brétigny-sur-Orge, France.
Amount: NOK 9 000
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 20 000 NOK

Amalia Fonfara

19 Jan – 18 Apr 2022

Support is provided to artist Amalia Fonfara for her participation in the exhibition ‘Pia Arke’ at the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark.
Amount: 20 000 NOK

RADIUS CCA

22 Jan – 16 Oct 2022

Support is provided to RADIUS CCA, Delft, The Netherlands for the participation of artist Toril Johannessen in the group exhibition ‘Emotions are Oceans: Bringing Water to Life in the Encroaching Desert’ (22 January – 3 April 2022), and artists Johanne Hestvold and Kamilla Langeland in the group exhibition ‘Entangled Life: The Forest as Neural Network (16 July – 16 October 2022).
Amount: NOK 39 841

Apolonija Sustersic

26 Mar – 12 Jun 2022

Support is provided to artist Apolonija Sustersic for her participation in the exhibition titled ‘ART AND LIFE IN CRITICAL ZONES’ taking place at the Udmurt Republican Museum of Fine Arts, Izhevsk, Russia.
Amount: NOK 40 000

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

5 Apr – 16 Oct 2022

Support is provided to Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland for the participation of artists Joar Nango and Frida Orupabo in the group exhibition ‘ARS22 Living Encounters’.
Amount: NOK 75 000

Anawana Haloba

9 Apr – 25 Jun 2022

Support is provided to artist Anawana Haloba for an exhibition titled ‘The Polyphonic Soloist: How Do I Mourn’ at the Archive Milan, Milan, Italy.
Amount: NOK 19 000
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 113 000 NOK

La Biennale di Venezia

23 Apr – 27 Oct 2022

Support is provided to the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy, titled “The Milk of Dreams” for the participation of Norwegian and/or Norway based artist/s within the International Exhibition.
Amount: NOK 240 000

Kunstinstituut Melly

6 May – 21 Aug 2022

Support is provided to Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, for the solo exhibition of artist Ane Graff titled ‘Ane Graff, Why Matter Matters’.
Amount: NOK 60 000

Morten Jensen Vågen

1 Jul – 31 Aug 2022

Support is provided to the artist Morten Jensen Vågen for a commissioned artwork titled ‘(ac)climatisation’ taking place by the Danube River for the European capital of culture 2022, Novi Sad, Serbia.
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 40 000 NOK

Mécènes du Sud

5 Oct – 8 Jan 2023

Support is provided to Mécènes du Sud, Montpellier, France for the solo exhibition of artist Ane Hjort Guttu titled ‘Ghost in the Machine’.
Amount: NOK 40 000

Samuel Brzeski

31 Dec – 1 Feb 2022

Support is provided to artist Samuel Brzeski for his solo exhibition ‘Vocal gymnastics’ at the bb15 Space for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria.
Dates: Postponed to 2022
Amount: NOK 25 000

May

Number of applications: 50
Applied total amount: NOK 3 254 775
Total number of granted applications: 23
Granted: NOK 500 000
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: NOK 386 000

DUE TO COVID 19 ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Simona Barbera

13 Jun – 10 Jun 2021

Support is provided to artist Simona Barbera for her participation in the group exhibition ‘Timeless’ taking place in Electropark in Genova, Italy.
Amount: NOK 25 000

Nora Adwan

15 Jun – 28 May 2021

Support is provided to artist Nora Adwan for her solo exhibition ‘Shifting Inheritance (Defragmentation)’ at the Guramayne Art Center in Addis Adaba, Ethiopia.
Amount: NOK 29 000

Vilje Celin Kern Vestenfor

20 Jun – 1 May 2021

Support is provided to artist Vilje Celin Kern Vestenfor for a residency at Villa Lena Foundation, Palaia, Italy, and the travel to a following solo exhibition titled ‘Rescue Remedy’ at the artist run space Arcway Nightlands Connector Jennifee-See Alternate in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Amount: NOK 13 650

Dora García

22 Aug – 12 Aug 2021

Support is provided to artist Dora García for her participation in the Festival Colomboscope 2021 titled ‘Language is Migrant’, in Colombo, Sri Lanka with the project ‘The Hearing Voices Café Colombo’.
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 15 000 NOK

Whitechapel Gallery

28 Aug – 2 Jan 2022

Support is provided to Whitechapel Gallery in London, UK for the artist Ida Ekblad curating an exhibition with pieces from the Christen Sveaas art collection, titled ‘Christen Sveaas Art Foundation: This is the Night Mail, Selected by Ida Ekblad’.

Amount: 13 500 NOK

Struer Tracks Sound Art Biennale

5 Sep – 20 Aug 2021

Support is provided to Struer Tracks Sound Art Biennale, Struer, Denmark for the participation of artist Jana Winderen.
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 64 000 NOK

Sille Storihle

16 Sep – 13 Sep 2021

Support is provided to the artist Sille Storihle, for the launch of the publication FRANK at the artist-run collective, 3 137, in Athens, Greece.
Amount: NOK 7 000


Artists' Association Of Lapland

28 Sep – 4 Sep 2021

Support is provided to the Artists' Association Of Lapland based in Rovaniemi, Finland for the participation of artist Åsne Kummeneje Melle, Annika Sellik and Maiya Syrstad Jerijervi in the exhibition Young Arctic Artists 2021 taking place in Gallery Napa & Studio Mustanapa in Rovaniemi.
Amount: NOK 57 000

Yngve Holen

1 Oct – 28 Aug 2021

Support is provided to artist Yngve Holen for his solo exhibition titled ‘Foreign Object Debris’ (working title) at the X Museum Beijing in Beijing, China.
Amount: NOK 50 000

Oscar Debs

1 Oct – 1 Sep 2021

Support is provided to artist Oscar Debs for his participation in The Residency Trailer & Assembly: editing residency at Dox Box in Berlin, Germany.
Amount: NOK 12 500

Ina Hagen

3 Oct – 23 Jul 2021

Support is provided to artist Ina Hagen for her participation with a commission in the group exhibition ‘By the Sea – Actions at the water. Land Art, Performance, Minimal Art’ at the Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 40 000 NOK

steirischer herbst festival gmbh

10 Oct – 9 Sep 2021

Support is provided to the steirischer herbst festival 2021, Graz, Austria, titled ‘The Way Out’, for the participation of artist Lars Cuzner.
Amount: NOK 58 000

Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens

10 Oct – 4 Sep 2021

Support is provided to Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens in Deurle, Belgium, for Bjarne Melgaard’s solo exhibition titled ‘Rules of Hospitality’.
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 50 000 NOK

Bianca Hisse

16 Oct – 23 Sep 2021

Support is provided to artist Bianca Hisse for a solo exhibition titled ‘What Led Us Here’ at the Galerie 35m2 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Amount: NOK 9 500
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 14 500 NOK

Wenche Gulbransen

24 Oct – 9 Oct 2021

Support is provided to artist Wenche Gulbransen for her participation in a duo exhibition with Trine Mauritz at the non-profit space GalleryGallery in Kyoto, Japan.
Amount: NOK 13 750
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 20 000 NOK

Jet Pascua

25 Oct – 20 Aug 2021

Support is provided to artist Jet Pascua for a residency at the Arctic Culture Lab in Oqaatsut, Greenland, and for his active participation in the ‘Talking Change Conference’ at the Juxtapose Art Fair, Aarhus, Denmark.
Amount: NOK 52 000

Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen

8 Nov – 5 Nov 2021

Support is provided to the artist group consisting of Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen for their performative event and book launch taking place at the festival ‘El Asunto de lo Remoto’ at the Arte Munar in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Amount: NOK 22 600

Anne Szefer Karlsen

12 Nov – 1 May 2021

Support is provided to curator Anne Szefer Karlsen for a collaboration with the Dutch journal Kunstlicht / Framer Framed based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Anne Szefer Karlsen and Helga Nyman are invited as guest editors of Kunstlicht vol. 42 no. 3-4: ‘The Worldliness of Oil: Recognition and Relations’. The issue will feature contributions by writer and curator Synnøve Vik and artist Tove Kommedal.
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 5 000 NOK

Damir Avdagic

19 Nov – 16 Oct 2021

Support is provided to artist Damir Avdagic for his participation in the group exhibition ‘U potrazi drugim postorom pripadnosti (In Search for Another Space of Belonging)’, Danish Artists of Bosnian Origin, taking place at the KRAK - Center for contemporary Culture in Bihac, Bosnia.
Amount: NOK 10 000
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 17 500 NOK

NGO Fundación Foro del Sur (FFS)

30 Nov – 1 Aug 2021

Support is provided to the NGO Fundación Foro del Sur (FFS) for the BIENALSUR 2021 - 3rd edition of the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of the South, taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the participation of artists Emil Finnerud and Vanessa Baird.
Amount: NOK 65 000

Frac Lorraine

6 Feb – 3 Sep 2021

Support is provided to Frac Lorraine, Metz, France, for the participation of artist Hanne Lippard.
Amount: NOK 30 000

Portland Museum of Art

28 Feb – 1 Feb 2022

Support is provided to Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine, USA for the participation of four Norwegian and/or Norway based artists to participate in the ‘North Atlantic Triennial’, an international traveling exhibition. The exhibition will later move on to the Reykjavík Art Museum in Iceland and Bildmuseet in Sweden.
Amount: NOK 40 000

New Mineral Collective

15 Apr – 1 Aug 2021

Support is provided to the artist group New Mineral Collective consisting of Tanya Busse and Emilija Skarnolyte for the solo exhibition titled ‘NMC 100m2 / Counter Prospects’ and the development of a new work for the Mercer Union in Toronto, Canada.
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 80 000 NOK

Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

10 Jul – 11 Feb 2022

Support is provided to Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA for the solo exhibition with artist Sissel Tolaas titled ‘Sissel Tolaas: RE_’.
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 80 000 NOK

February

Number of applications: 26
Application total amount: NOK 2 400 656
Total number of granted applications: 13
Granted: NOK 421 480
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 356 000

DUE TO COVID 19 ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

roARaTorio

28 Feb – 23 Feb 2021

Support is provided to roARaTorio, Paris, France for the participation of artist Schwan Dler Qaradaki in the event Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, this edition taking place in Paris, dedicated to the moving image – film, video and multimedia.
Amount: NOK 23 284

Anna Ihle

2 Mar – 1 May 2021

Support is provided to artist Anna Ihle for her participation in a duo exhibition taking place at Västerås Konstmuseum in Västerås, Sweden.
Amount: NOK 25 816

Glen Farley

4 Apr – 6 Apr 2021

Support is provided to the artist Glen Farley for his participation in The Spring Exhibition 2021 taking place at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Amount: NOK 8 000

Nina Strand

4 Jul – 25 Jun 2021

Support is provided to curator Nina Strand for inviting Ingrid Eggen to participate in f/stop, a festival for photography in Leipzig, Germany. This edition is titled ‘TRUST/VERTRAUEN’
Amount: NOK 23 000
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 50 000 NOK

Prosjekt 67

18 Aug – 3 Aug 2021

Support is provided to curator Gøran Moya and his Prosjekt 67 for their community art project with architect and artist Sami Rintala taking place in the settlement of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.
Amount: NOK 93 000

Marie Sjøvold

23 Sep – 27 Jun 2021

Support is provided to artist Marie Sjøvold for the participation in the duo exhibition ‘Fortiden foran meg’ taking place at the Fotografisk Center in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Amount: NOK 9 900

Sandra Vaka

1 Oct – 1 Aug 2021

Support is provided to artist Sandra Vaka for her participation in the group exhibition titled ‘Swimmingpool - Troubled Waters’ taking place at Künstlerhaus Bethanien GmbH, Berlin, Germany.
Amount: NOK 11 000

Marabouparken Konsthall

1 Oct – 1 Jun 2021

Support is provided to a Norwegian/Norway based artist for a solo exhibition at the Marabouparken Konsthall, Sundbyberg, Sweden.
Amount: NOK 40 000

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

17 Oct – 17 Jul 2021

Support is provided to the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, for the participation of artist Daisuke Kosugi in the exhibition MOT Annual 2021.
Amount: NOK 20 000

Lars Nordby

20 Oct – 29 Sep 2021

Support is provided to artist Lars Nordby for his solo exhibition at the Gallery Credo Bonum in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Amount: NOK 10 000
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 20 000 NOK

MOMENTA Biennale de l’image

24 Oct – 8 Sep 2021

Support is provided to MOMENTA Biennale de l’image taking place in Montreal, Canada, for the participation of artists Sandra Mujinga and Susanne Winterling.
Amount: NOK 90 000

Istanbul Biennial-Istanbul Foundation for Culture

14 Nov – 11 Sep 2021

Support is provided to the Istanbul Biennial-Istanbul Foundation for Culture, Istanbul, Turkey, for Norwegian/Norway based participation in the 17th Istanbul Biennale.
Amount: NOK 30 000
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 90 000 NOK

Röda Sten Kulturförening- Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA)

21 Nov – 5 Jun 2021

Project: Support is provided to the 11th Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) in Gothenburg, Sweden, for the participation of artists Unni Gjertsen and Damla Kilickiran.
Amount: NOK 20 000
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 36 000 NOK

Hanni Kamaly

5 Dec – 4 Sep 2021

Support is provided to artist Hanni Kamaly for her participation in the 34th Bienal de São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil, titled ‘Though it’s dark, still I sing’ with her art work ‘When They Speak (Okabak, Ulrikab, Wachas)’.
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 50 000 NOK

M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

15 Jan – 18 Mar 2021

Support is provided to the M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, for the solo exhibition of artist Hanne Lippard titled ‘CONTACT, MOOD, SHARE by Hanne Lippard’.
Amount: NOK 37 480
Production of new art commission/s that will premiere abroad: 60 000 NOK