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.


Visitors 2015

Berlin Mitte
1 Mar – 30 Apr 2015

Gunvor Nervold Antonsen


Gunvor Nervold Antonsen graduated from Bergen National Academy of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway, in 2001. Nervold Antonsen works with cyclical patterns and ideas in nature and culture, expressed in spatial and material compositions that dwell on existential questions. Her work is based on the idea that 'an artwork, rather than being an isolated entity, fuses with nature's principles, binding together experiences of the material and immaterial, the real and the fictional world'. Using an experimental, intuitive and personal approach, she constantly seeks new forms of expression in installations and spatial compositions. Her practice involves a variety of materials and techniques, such as textile montages, wood sculptures, painting, printing, drawing, text and sound. Recent solo exhibitions include 'Spring Burial' at Kunstnerforbundet in Oslo, Norway; and 'Early Pictures' at Akershus Kunstnersenter in Lillestrøm, Norway. Her work has been presented in group exhibitions at Lillehammer Kunstmuseum, Lillehammer, Norway; Bomuldsfabiken Kunsthall, Arendal, Norway; Galleri F 15, Moss, Norway; The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo; The National Museum of Decorative Arts, Trondheim, Norway; and KODE, Bergen, Norway.

1 Jan – 28 Feb 2015

Gabriel Johann Kvendseth


Gabriel Johann Kvendseth is an artist whose practice combines a wide range of disciplines such as sculpture, installation, text and performative situations. His work explores the nature of value and transaction, trying to break away from common conceptions regarding ritualistic, practical or economic value in objects, actions and situations. Fetiches might resonate as a term in his pieces, but fetishism should be connected to its original meaning; imbuing the ordinary with extraordinary qualities, beyond its function and intention. Kvendseth is a graduate of the Bergen National Academy of Art and Design (KHiB).