International Support

Recipients : May 2008

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

Espen Sommer Eide

19 July – 2 November 2008
Espen Sommer Eide Artist
Manifesta 7 --

Participation within Manifesta 7's special project entitled Tabula Rasa: 111 days on a long table. Espen Sommer Eide will present a performance entitled Building Instruments, in which the artist construct a work integrating vinyl records obtained at local shops or donated by the public of Manifesta 7. Curator: Raqs Media Collective (Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta), Curators, Manifesta 7

Eide's performance: 12 September 2008

5th SCAPE Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space, Christchurch, New Zealand

19 September – 2 November 2008
5th SCAPE Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space Biennale
Elmgreen & Dragset Artist

Exhibition for Elmgreen & Dragset (Michael Elmgreen: b. 1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Berlin, Germany, Ingar Dragset, b. 1969 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Berlin Germany) with the public artwork I am Thinking of You, within the 5th SCAPE Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space in Christchurch, New Zealand entitledWandering Lines: Towards a New Culture of Space. I am Thinking of You was originally commissioned for Villa Manin'sSculpture in the Park, Italy, 2007. Curator: Fulya Erdemci and Danae Mossman, Curators, the 5th SCAPE Christchurch Biennial of Art in Public Space

Bjarne Melgaard

21 September – 30 November 2008
Bjarne Melgaard Artist
de Appel --

Participation in a solo exhibition entitled The Rod Bianco Show at Stichting de Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Melgaard will develop a site-specific installation. Curator: Ann Demeester, Director, de Appel

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center/MoMA, New York, NY, USA

26 October 2008 – 19 January 2009
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center --
Børre Sæthre Artist

Additional grant towards participation of Børre Sæthre (b. 1967 in Oslo, Norway, lives and work in New York, NY, USA and Oslo, Norway) in a solo exhibition at P.S.1/MoMA, New York, NY, USA. The project brings together a body of work that combines the elements of the artist's exhibition entitled For Someone Who Nearly Died But Survived as exhibited at the Bergen Kunsthall in Norway in 2007, together with a new commission for P.S.1/MoMA. Curator: Lia Gangitano, Curatorial Advisor, P.S.1/MoMA

International Biennials and Institutional Grant for Solo Exhibitions with 03–funding

Annie Anawana Haloba Hobøl

17 July – 2 November 2008
Anawana Haloba Artist
Manifesta 7 --

Participation within The Rest of Now, one of the four exhibitions constituting Manifesta 7 in Bolzano, Italy. Her project is a sound installation entitled The Air Between Two Women, made in collaboration with the Italian born and Amsterdam based artist Francesca Grilli. The air Between Two Women has as a point of departure the concept of "Mental Residue", or mental "left-over" that surrounds all humans. Curators: Raqs Media Collective (Monica Narula, Jeebesh Bagchi, Shuddhabrata Sengupta), Curators, Manifesta 7

Elisabeth Byre

18 July – 22 September 2008
Elisabeth Byre Curator
Adnan Yildiz Curator
Raqs Media Collective Curator
Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk Artist
Marianne Heier Artist

Travel support for Per Gunnar Tverbakk (b. 1964 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Marianne Heier (b. 1969 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Elisabeth Byre to Istanbul. Elisabeth Byre, as part of Curatorlab (a research based curatorial residency program organized by Konstfack in Stockholm, Sweden and supervised by Prof. Måns Wrange.) has been invited by Raqs Media Collective (Monica Narula, Jeebesh Bagchi, Shuddhabrata Sengupta) to participate in Manifesta 7. CuratorLab is to create a response to Raqs' exhibition The Rest of Now within the context of four other cities; Paris, Stockholm, Rome and Istanbul. CuratorLab will make a broadsheet and curate short exhibitions in these cities. Collaborating with curator Adnan Yildiz, Elisabeth Byre will curate the exhibition and publication in Istanbul, under the working title Local Utopia, Global Phantasy. Curators: Elisabeth Byre and Adnan Yildiz, Curators, Istanbul Broadsheet, Raqs Media Collective (Monica Narula, Jeebesh Bagchi, Shuddhabrata Sengupta), Curators, Manifesta 7

Taipei Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

13 September 2008 – 4 January 2009
2008 Taipei Biennial Biennale
Lene Berg Artist

Participation for Lene Berg (b. 1965 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in New York, NY, USA) within the 2008 Taipei Biennial that takes place in various venues throughout the city of Taipei. According to the curators, this year's biennial "will not have a single theme, but a constellation of correlated themes, most of which address the chaotic states of things in this time of globalization". Within the biennial Lene Berg will exhibit Stalin by Picasso, which has as it's point of departure an old dispute about Picasso's portrait of Stalin with a moustache and feminine features. The 2008 Taipei Biennial is organized by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM). Curators: Vasif Kortun and Manray Hsu, Curators, The 2008 Taipei Biennial

International Support

Museum of Contemporary Art — MOCA, North Miami, FL, USA

4 March 2008 – 15 March 2009
Museum Of Contemporary Art, North Miami Museum
Matias Faldbakken Artist

Participation in a group exhibition for Matias Faldbakken (b. 1973, in Hobro in Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within The Possibility of an Island, at MOCA, North Miami, Fl, USA that takes as a starting point the recent novel by Michael Houellebecq. The exhibition takes place at Goldman Warehouse, and among other participating artists are, Claire Fontaine, Peter Coffin and Cao Fei. Curator: Ruba Katrib, Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France

14 June – 27 July 2008
Kadist Art Foundation --
Cosmin Costinas Curator
Pushwagner Artist

Participation of Pushwagner (b. 1940 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) with the works Vertigo (1990),Dadadata (1995), and Jobkill (1988-90) within the group exhibition Like an Attali report, but different - on fiction and political imagination at Kadist Art Foundation in Paris, France. The exhibition is accompanied by interventions of writers and critics and by a film programme. Curator: Cosmin Costinas

Rachel Dagnall

24 June – 1 September 2008
Rachel Dagnall Artist
Chema González Curator

In the context of Henry VIII's Wives, Rachel Dagnall will exhibit the photo series Iconic Moments of the 20th Centurywithin Así se escribe la historia (This is how history is written), at La Casa Encendida in Madrid, Spain. The series was made for the exhibition Evolution Isn't over Yet at the Market Gallery in 2000. Other participating artists include: On Kawara, Hito Steyerl and Feliz Gmelin. Curator: Chema González

Marte Johnslien

26 June – 26 October 2008
Marte Johnslien Artist
Lewis Glucksman Gallery --

Participation with her work Le Livre Sur Le Livre within Bookish at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, UK. The exhibition presents works from artists, including John Baldessari, Richard Prince and Rainer Ganahl, who refer to publications and printed matter as constructs in different medias. Curator: Matt Packer, Curator of Exhibition and Projects, Lewis Glucksman Gallery

Casino Luxembourg — Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg

12 July – 14 September 2008
Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art --
Forum d'art contemporain Casino Luxembourg --
Bodil Furu Artist

Participation for Bodil Furu (b. 1976 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Talleiv Taro Manum (b. 1968 in Skottbu, Norway, lives and works in Skottbu, Norway) within Don't Worry - Be Curious, at the Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg. The exhibition is an extended version of the Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, that after being exhibited in Kiel, Tallinn, Pori, Berlin and Riga, will be shown in Luxembourg. Bodil Furu will exhibit the video installation My Ambience (2005) and Talleiv Taro Manum will exhibit the installation Greetings from Ringnes (2007). Among other artists included are, Olga Chernysheva, Kaspars Goba and Angel Vergara. Curators: Dorothee Bienert, Curator, Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, Kati Kivinen, Curator, Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art and Enrico Lunghi, Artistic Director of the Casino Luxembourg — Forum d'art contemporain and Curator, Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art

Anne-Britt Rage

17 August – 9 September 2008
Anne-Britt Rage Artist
Gudrun von Schoenebeck Curator
Dr. Heidrun Wirth Curator

Exhibition of the video documentary Unruhe am Himmel (Heavenly Unrest) within an interdisciplinary exhibition project entitled Women at the Olympic Games - Olympic Games 1896-2008 at Frauenmuseum, Bonn, Germany. In additional to the video work, Anne-Britt Rage will exhibit wall drawings of ski jump structures and construction. Curators: Gudrun von Schoenebeck, Journalist and Art Historian, and Dr. Heidrun Wirth, Journalist and Art Historian

Mattias Josefsson

1 September –  2008
Mattias Josefsson Artist

Travel support to participate in residency at Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), in Kitakyushu, Japan. During his stay at CCA, Mattias Josefsson will give continuation to his research project relating to homeless males in Japan, in relation to traditional values and patriarchy.

Unni Gjertsen

12 September – 23 November 2008
Unni Gjertsen Artist
Ann Geeraerts Curator

Participation in The Last Marquise with the 10 silk screens Creative History, organized by the cultural non-profit organisation Gynaika. The Last Marquise will exhibit a selection of contemporary artworks in dialogue with the life of the marquise Arconati Visconti, at Castle van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek, Belgium. Other artists included are Cindy Sherman, Katharina Fritsch, Sylvie Fleury and Barbara Visser, among others. Curator: Ann Geeraerts

Toril Johannessen

16 – 21 September 2008
Toril Johannessen Artist
David Pantalony Invitation by

Presentation of the project In Search of Iceland Spar at Scientific Instruments Commissions (SIC) Symposium 2008, which will takes place at the Museum of Science at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. The project is a quest to trace Iceland Spar, a mineral central in the development of natural sciences, originating from a specific site on Iceland, the Helgustadir quarry. Invitation by: David Pantalony, Canadian Historian

Dundee Contemporary Arts — DCA, Dundee, Scotland

19 September – 12 October 2008
Dundee Contemporary Arts Curator
Arika --
Kjell Bjørgeengen Artist

Additional grant for the participation for Kjell Bjørgeengen (b. 1951 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Stabekk, Norway) with an installation of single channel works on monitors in an exhibition together with the late American artist Paul Sharits, entitled Kill Your Timid Notion. Bjørgeengen will also give two separate performances within a collaboration project with Keith Rowe and Phillip Wachsmann at this year's annual festival also entitled Kill Your Timid Notion, which explores the relationship between sound and image, at Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland. Curator: Graham Domke, Curator, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Barry Esson, Curator, Arika, and Bryony McIntyre, Curator, Arika

Maya Økland

25 September – 26 October 2008
Maya Økland Artist
Doris Frohnapfel Curator

Participation in a solo exhibition at Kjubh Kunstverein e.V. in Cologne, Germany, as part of the 19th Internationale Photoscene Köln, entitled I Recognize You. She will exhibit the works In the Void if Meaning I Cry for Sanity (2005-2008),Tableau #1-4 (2007 - with Jan Freuchen), Stranger in Motherland (2005-2008) and IRL_In real Life (2003), in addition to a new work produced specially for the exhibition. Curator: Doris Frohnapfel

Ida Ekblad

26 September – 9 November 2008
Ida Ekblad Artist
Museum Of Contemporary Art, North Miami --

Participation within Dark Continents at Museum of Contemporary Art - MOCA, North Miami, FL, USA. For Dark Continents, Ida Ekblad will produce new works approaching themes raised by the exhibition such as the relationships between femininity and nature, notions of primitivism and exoticism in art, psychoanalysis, and anthropology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among other artists included are Hadassah Emmerich, Naoi Fisher and Elke. Curator: Ruba Katrib, Assistant Curator, MOCA

Jesper Alvær

6 – 13 October 2008
Jesper Alvær Artist
Zuzanna Fogtt Curator
Kuba Szreder Curator

Participation within the second edition of Passenger, an annual international festival for public space and art organized by The Foundation of Modern Art in Situ in Warsaw, Poland. Alvær will contribute to the festival with a project with the working title Rhythm Analysis that seeks to explore how one might usefully employ elements of rhythm analysis in artist's fieldworks and representation. Other artists included are Kuba Bakowski, Miklos Erhardt, Farida Heuck, San Keller, Folke Koebberling and Martin Kaltwasser, Jaroslaw Kozakiewicz, OliverRessler and Elin Wikström. Curators: Zuzanna Fogtt, Kuba Szreder

International Support with 03–funding

Sonia Khurana

1 June – 1 August 2008
Sonia Khurana Artist

Support for residency programme to take place at Kysten, Culture Center of the Troms County Council. Khurana will pursue a research project relating to insomnia.

Milumbe Haimbe

7 – 21 July 2008
Milumbe Haimbe Artist
Zambia National Visual Arts Council --

Participation in solo exhibition at the Henry Tayali Visual Arts Centre, in Lusaka, Zambia. The exhibition entitled Color Book explores a socio-political texture by making a comparative study between the democratic landscape of Scandinavia and Sub-Sahara. The exhibition seeks to generate interest among art scholars and practitioners to engage in a social-political and cultural explorations in the context of democracy and free-expression. Curator: Mulenga K. Chafilwa, Chairman, Zambia National Visual Arts Council

Henrik Placht

20 – 30 July 2008
Henrik Placht Artist
Al-Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art --

Participation within The Jerusalem Show, edition 0.1. The exhibition, which takes place in and around the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel will exhibit the works of Palestinian and international artists that reflect the spiritual import of the city of Jerusalem, promoting the re-reading of the city in a creative, accessible and interactive manner. For The Jerusalem Show, edition 0.1, Henrik Placht will create a new work entitled We apologize, which has as its theme the act of apology and which takes different expressions such as a neon sign and buttons. Curator: Jack Persekian, Director, Al-Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art

Shaina Anand

23 August – 29 November 2008
Shaina Anand Artist
Tone Hansen
Henie Onstad Art Centre --
Caroline Ugelstad Artist

Travel support to participate within the group exhibition Reality Effect, at Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden, Norway. For Reality Effect, the artist intends to work on two new films within the framework of an ongoing project involving CCTV in Manchester, UK. Curator: Tone Hansen (b. 1970 in Kirkenes, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Curator, Henie Onstad Art Centre and Caroline Ugelstad (b. 1972 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Curator, Henie Onstad Art Centre

Anne Szefer Karlsen

16 – 23 September 2008
Anne Szefer Karlsen --
Abdellah Karroum Curator

Participation in a curator residency at L'appartement 22 in Rabat, Morocco. The residency is to develop into an artist project that will take shape in several formats: an exhibition, texts, web casts and interviews. The projects intend to carry out a discussion on what independent and institutional collaboration is and can be. The project is entitled Collaborative Structures Based in a Chance Meeting. Curators: Abdellah Karroum, Artistic Director, L'appartemement 22

Mette Tronvoll

20 September – 23 November 2008
Mette Tronvoll Artist
Thailand Culture Ministry's Contemporary Art and Culture Office --

Participation in the group exhibition Traces of Siamese Smile: Art + Faith + Politics + Love, taking place at the new Bangkok Art and Culture Center in Bagkok, Thailand. For the exhibition, Mette Tronvoll wil produce a new video work in which she records selected groups of people smiling and which counterparts with her former video of earnest and serious looking bathers in the hot springs in Greenland, entitled Isort Unartoq 09:12:08. Other included artists are Louise Bourgeois, Nobuyoshi Arakai, Rirkrit Triravanija, David Mach, among others. Curator: Apinan Poshyananda, General Director, Culture Ministry's Contemporary Art and Culture Office