Bio

EDUCATION
2015: Academin Valand, School of Photography, Gothenburg, Independent Project (6 mnd).
2003-2006: Oslo National Academy of the Arts , BA Institute for Colour/ Visual Arts.
2005: Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Stockholm.
2002-2003: Folkeuniversitetet, Art and Design school- Foundation in photography.
1999-2000: Skolen for samtidsdans - 1 year foundation school in contemporary dance at Spin-off dance studio, Oslo, NO.

EXHIBITIONS 
2023: MELK gallery (upcoming)
2022: Current:
  Kunstvisitten - Nitja senter for samtidskunst (vandreutstilling og formidling)

SOLO and DUO EXHIBITIONS
Past:
2022FUTURE FAIR - May 5-7, 2022. Chelsea Industrial 535 W 28th St. New York City, US
(represented by gallery Melk, Oslo)
2021: grapple grasp at galleri MELK Oslo
2021: Oslo Negativ (represented by gallery Melk, Oslo) - A photofestival at Gamle Deicmanske Bibliotek, Oslo 
2021: Chart Artfair, Copenhagen, DK (represented by gallery Melk, Oslo)
2021: TRUST - f/stop - 9. Festival fur Fotografie Leipzig 2021 - curated by Susan Bright and Nina Strand 
2020: Claim Your Superior Bone - Galleri No place, Oslo - A collaborative project with Admir Batlak 
2020: Sandefjord kunstforening - A collaborative project with Jennie Hagevik Bringaker
2020: Knax, Knex, Knoxs, Virvx & Handl - outdoor solo show at Fotografihuset, Sukkerbiten 2020
2018: Virvx - gallery Knipsu, Bergen 
2018: Gripp - gallery Tenthaus, Oslo, NO - A collaborative project with Jennie Hagevik Bringaker 
2017: DNB Sparebankstiftelsen stipendutstilling, Oslo Kunstforegning, NO
2017: Kneganger - Landskrona Fotofestival, SV 
2017: Knax - MELK gallery, Oslo, NO
2017: Knex - Akershus Art Center, Lillestrom, NO
2016: Kneganger - Gallery Galleberg, Tonsberg, NO
2015: FORHOST - A collaborative project with Admir Batlak - Galleri 1857, Oslo, NO
2014: Vegg i mellom - Sogne Gamle Prestegaard w/ Stine Wexelsen Goksoyr
2014: terior - A collaboration w/Admir Batlak - One night Only gallery, Oslo, NO
2014: putte ord i munnen - gallery Rake, Trondheim, NO w/ Stine Wexelsen Goksoyr
2013: Folde t - gallery Holodech, Oslo, NO
2013: Aa Oyne - Podium, Oslo, NO w/Stine Wexelsen Goks?yr


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Past:
2022: Corpus - Nytt fotografi i samlingen - Henie Onstad Art Center, NO
2021: EKSPONERT - 170 Aar MED FOTOGRAFI FRA MOLLERSAMLINGEN - Henie Onstad Art Center, NO 
2021: "Light of my life" - gallery Dopsgate 4, Oslo, NO. A group show curated by Noah Hunter Lov Johansen.
2020: New Visions - the Henie Onstad Triennale for Photography and New Media, The Henie Onstad Art Center
2020: Return to Sender - verk fra kunst paa arbeidsplassens samling - Kunstplass contemporary art, Oslo 
2020: Om aa boye virkeligheten - Baerum Kunsthall - A group show curated by Hanne Cecilie Gulstad
2020: Akershus Art Center - BONANZAZA - Exit Akershus Kunstsenter! (group show curated by Monica Holmen)
2019: The christmas exhibition - Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
2019: The spring exhibition - Fotogalleriet, Oslo (group show)
2019: Juniutstillingen - KUNSTNERFORBUNDET, Oslo (curated by Kari Skippervold)
2019: STILL LIFE - QB gallery, Oslo (group show)
2019: Oslo grafikkmesse, represented by Gallery MELK
2018: Tiblisi Night of Photography 2018
2017/18: Works from the collection - Haugar Vestfold Artmuseum, Tunsberg, NO
2018: Dislocating Surfaces at Centro de la Imagen / Mexico City - curated by MELK gallery
2017: Juleutstillingen - Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
2017: The Norwegian Sculpture Biennale, Oslo, NO (curated by Steffen H?ndlykken).
2016: Prayer - Ulterior gallery, LES, New York, US
2016: Why do things get in a muddle - Fotogalleriet, Oslo, NO
2016: A Collective Psychogeographical Guide to Oslo - a satellite exhibition for the Norwegian Drawing Biennale 2016,Oslo,NO
2016: Slow Pictures - Contemporary photography - Lillehammer Art Museum, Lillehammer, NO
2016: Some observations - Christian Duvernois gallery curated by Residency Unlimited, Nyc, US
2016: Springexhibition - Gallery TM51, Oslo
2015: Island Fever (sculpture exhibition) Galleri Gamle Ormelet, Tjome, NO
2013/14: Folde t (performance) - at Skulpturbiennalen 2013, Vigelandsparken, NO.
2013: The Annual National exhibition of visual arts - Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo.
2013: Gangart - Kunstforeningen Verdens Ende, Tjome, NO
2012: The Annual National exhibition of visual arts - Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo.
2012: Lejlighed Horizont presenterer A limited matter, Copenhagen, DK
2011: The Annual National exhibition of visual arts - Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo.
2011: ++ Black Box Theater, Oslo, NO
2010: The Annual National exhibition of visual arts - Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo.
2009: The Spring Exhibition- Fotogalleriet, Oslo, NO
2008: Morkeromsbilder - Preus Museum, Horten, NO


COLLECTIONS:
2021: Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, FI.
2021: National Museum of Fine Arts, Oslo Norway
2021: Moellersamlingen, NO
2020: Henie Onstad Arts Centre
2020: Equinor Art Programme
2020: Den kulturelle skolesekken i gamle Buskerud
2019: NRK
2019: University of Oslo
2019: KORO - Riksteateret i Nydalen, NO.
2017: Kunst på Arbeidsplassen, NO.
2016: Haugar Vestfold Artmuseum, NO.
2016: Den kulturelle skolesekken i Telemark
2016: Imago Mundi collection, IT
2014: Sara Christensens collection
2012: The Bibliothèque nationale de France

 

PUBLICATIONS:
2020: In conjunction with the exhibition New Visions - Why Photography?  published by Skira Editore. Edited by Behzad Farazollahi, Bjarne Bare and Christian Tunge, and co-edited by Susanne Ostby Saether. 
2019: 100 Norwegian Photographers, Curated and edited by the artist Ina Otzko.
2017: GR-09022017, SKREID Publishing / Fotogalleriet / Silja Leifsdottir
2016: Sakte Bilder - Contemporary art photography - Lillehammer Artmuseum
2016: Objektiv #13 - The Norwegian journal on contemporary lense-based art
2014: Artist book Condensed Angel 2 - Multipress, NO
2008: Morkeromsbilder - Bjorka 10 years - Press Publishing

 

PROJECTS
Past:
2020: Akershus Art Center - The Liliths, a collective group project by director Itonje Soimer Guttormsen
2019: Contibuted in WDLND project and publication atThe Annual National exhibition of visual arts - Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo.
2019: STAFETT II -  Initiated by Nina Strand (the editor of The Norwegian journal on contemporary lense-based art Objektiv) and Tomas Lagermand Lundme.
2018: Norsk Billedhoggerforening - A photo project initiated by the Norwegian Sculptors society, documenting the renovation of Hekkveien 5.
2016: Contributed in the artist duo Trollkrem (Jennie Hagevik Bringaker and Tor Erik Boe) solo exhibition at Fotogalleriet, Oslo, NO
2015: EDEN OSLO - A confirmation - A ritual performance by Itonje Soimer Guttormsen, Middelalderparken, Oslo, NO (An investigation of collective possibilities inspired by Lilith, Adams first wife who found Eden too safe, Adam too rigid and God asleep.)

 

RELATED WORK
2021- : Chairman of Stiftelsen Bjorka - a studio and joint work collective for camera-based artists in Oslo

2021-22: Jury member for Ostlandsutstillingen 21 and 22 (appointed by BOA)
2015-19: Jury member for Norsk Fotografisk Fond
2012-15: Deputy member of the scholarship committee for Fond for lyd og bilde
2014-17: board member and assistant chairman of Stiftelsen Bjorka
2009-12: board member of Stiftelsen Bjorka

 

PRESS:
2020: Dagbladet - https://www.dagbladet.no/kultur/ikke-ga-glipp-av-denne/72163114
2020: Subjekt - https://subjekt.no/2020/02/22/storslagen-satsing-pa-fotokunst-utvider-hva-fotografiet-innebaerer/
2018: The CROMARTY - https://www.thechromarty.com/arty/excuse-me-may-i-have-a-word
2018: Kunstkritikk - http://www.kunstkritikk.no/kritikk/her-er-sa-underlig/?d=no
2017: Morgenbladet - https://morgenbladet.no/kultur/2017/01/kunstfix-forever
2017: Thomas og den vanskelige kunsten - NRK TV
https://tv.nrk.no/serie/thomas-og-den-vanskelige-kunsten/sesong/1/episode/4/avspiller
2016: Objektiv - http://www.objektiv.no/realises/2016/12/7/ingrid-eggen
2014: HYPERALLERGIC - https://hyperallergic.com/151900/is-norway-an-artist-book-paradise/
2013: Kunstforum - http://kunstforum.as/2013/02/en-ikke-helt-smertefri-kroppsovelse/