International Support

Recipients : September 2008

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

Marius Engh

19 October 2008 – 4 January 2009
Marius Engh Artist
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art --

Participation in the first Brussels Biennial, Brussels, Belgium whitin the exhibition curated by the Witte de With Contemporary Art Center. The first Brussels Biennial, as conceptualized by it artistic director Barbara Vanderlinden, will incorporate exhibitions by experimental art institutions. Marius Engh will exhibit Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way, a series of 14 photographs of details of Teufelsberg, a symbolic mark in Berlin, Germany. Curator: Nicolaus Schafhausen and Florian Waldvogel, Curators, Witte de With Contemporary Art Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Cooper Union School of Art, New York, USA

29 October – 6 December 2008
Cooper Union School of Art School of Art
Lene Berg Artist

Participation of Lene Berg (b. 1965, Oslo, Norway lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in a solo exhibition entitled Portrait of a Woman with Moustache by Lene Berg at Cooper Union School of Art, New York, USA. The exhibition will feature the video projects Stalin by Picasso and Gentlemen and Arseholes, accompanied by related collages, publications and an outside banner. Curator: Sara Reisman, Associate Dean and Saskia Bos, Dean Cooper Union School of Art

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

Hans Hamid Rasmussen

6 September – 16 November 2008
Hans Hamid Rasmussen Artist
Gao Shiming Curator
Sarat Maharaj Curator
Chang Tsong-zung Curator

Participation of Hans Hamid Rasmussen within the Third Guangzhou Triennial at the Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. For the triennial, Hans Hamid Rasmussen produced a new textile work, which addresses the perception of geographical places in relation to social bodies. Curators: Gao Shiming, Sarat Maharaj and Chang Tsong-zung

Anne Szefer Karlsen

19 October 2008 – 4 January 2009
Anne Szefer Karlsen Curator
Abdellah Karum Curator
Hans Christian Gilje Artist

Travel grant for the participation of H. C. Gilje in the first Brussels Biennial, Brussels, Belgium within the exhibition curated by L'appartement 22 in Rabat, Morocco. The first Brussels Biennial, as conceptualized by it artistic director Barbara Vanderlinden, will incorporate exhibitions by experimental art institutions. H G Gilje will create a work in public space in Rabat to be streamed to Brussels. Curators: Anne Szefer Karlsen and Abdellah Karum, Artistic Director, L'appartemement 22, as part of the Brussels Biennial

International Support

Fanny Gonella

25 October – 21 December 2008
Fanny Gonella Curator
Øystein Aasan Artist

Participation of Øystein Aasan (b. 1977 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) within Repetition of Sigs at Alte Fabrik in Rapperswil, Switzerland. For the exhibition, Øystein Aasan will develop a new project based on the campus of Cité Universitaire, in Paris, where each house is representative of a nation. Other artists include Bettina Samson, Izet Sheshivari and Suse Weber. Curator: Fanny Gonella, KURATOR Program

Åsa Sonjasdotter

31 October 2008 – 11 January 2009
Åsa Sonjasdotter --
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts --

Participation within the exhibition The Gatherers: Creating Our Urban Spheres taking place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA. The artist will be exhibiting the long-term project Potato Perspectives, in which she uses the potato plant as a starting point for investigations in cultural and societal relations. Among other artists exhibiting are Amy Franceschini with Wilson Diaz, Marjetica Potrc and Public Matters. Curators: Veronica Wiman and Berin Colonu, Associate Visual Art Curator, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Hilde Methi

1 – 30 November 2008
The New Society for Visual Arts --
Hilde Methi

Participation in a conference within Pöpp68, a project consisting of a conference, an exhibition and a publication by the New Society for Visual Arts, Berlin (NGBK), Germany. Pöpp68 is a contribution by the New Society for Visual Arts (NGBK) to 40 years of 68. During the conference, Hilde Methi will be presenting the project Getting Involved and Other Quirky Behavio. Curator: Ulrike Solbrig, Member The New Society for Visual Arts

Stian Ådlandsvik

13 November – 1 December 2008
Stian Ådlandsvik Artist
HfbK Galerie --

Participation in the solo exhibition If You Won't Fly, Try Using It As A Reducing Machine, a collaboration between Stian Ådlandsvik and Lutz-Rainer Müller, taking place concurrently at the galleries Trottoir, Elektrohaus, HfbK Galerie in Hamburg, Germany. The project approaches theories regarding time and the impossibility/desire to be in different places at the same time. Curator: Nadine Barbara Droste, Curator HfbK Galerie, Hamburg, Germany

Kjell Bjørgeengen

28 November – 7 December 2008
Kjell Bjørgeengen Artist
Barry Esson Curator

Participation of Kjell Bjørgeengen with a new video project in the Kill Your Timid Notion Tour. The tour visits important international institutions in the UK such as the British Film Institute, BFI IMAX, ICA, Arnolfini, Spike Island and the Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgowin. For Kill your timid Notion Tour, the artist will perform a life video in collaboration with Keith Rowe and Philipp Wachsman. Curator: Barry Esson, Curator of Arika

Book & Hedén

1 December 2008
Book & Hedén Artist
Ute Meta Bauer Creator
Yvonne P. Dodererisiting Creator
Amber Frid-Jimenez Creator

Participation of Book & Hedén within the lecture series This is Tomorrow - Urban Utopias, Dystopias and Heterotopias at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Visual Art Program, Cambridge, USA. The artists will be presenting a lecture entitled Clearing Land in Affluent Society during an evening of lectures titled Urban Agriculture. Creators: Ute Meta Bauer, Director, MIT Visual Arts Program and Yvonne P. Dodererisiting Professor, MIT Visual Arts Program in collaboration with Amber Frid-Jimenez, Lecturer MIT Visual Arts Program

Leif Magne Tangen

4 December 2008 – 15 March 2009
Leif Magne Tangen
Museum Of Contemporary Art, North Miami --

Participation within the public programme of the exhibition The Possibility of an Island, at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, USA. The artist will present a talk about the process of writing the novel Phillip and future plans for the project. Among other participating artists are Claire Fontaine, Peter Coffin and Cao Fei. Curator: Ruba Katrib, Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

Morten Norbye Halvorsen

14 January – 9 March 2009
Artista Space --
Morten Norbye Halvorsen Artist

Participation in the exhibition entitled Paper Exhibition at the Artist Space, New York, USA. Within the exhibition, the artist will present a sound installation that draws from various sources amongst them Francis Ford Coppola's The conversation and the new autobiography of Clifford Irving entitled Phantom Rosebuds . Among other artists exhibitin are Mario Garcia Torres, Mariana Castilo Deball and Loris Greaud. Curator: Raimundas Malasauskas, Curator, Artist Space, New York, USA

Hans Askheim

31 January 2009
Hans Askheim Curator
Bodil Furu Artist
Beate Petersen Artist

Participation of Bodil Furu (b. 1976 in Askim, lives and works in Oslo), Beate Petersen (b. 1962 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Mark Aerial Waller (b. 1969 in High Wycombe, UK, lives and works in London, UK)in Real Vague, a one day event taking place at Betonsalon, Paris, France. Within Real Vague Bodil Furu and Beater Petersen's Kabul Ping Pong will be screened and Mark Aerial Waller will present a new performance work. Curator: Hans Askheim, Independent Curator

Lars Laumann

14 February – 29 March 2009
Lars Laumann --
Texas Christian University University Galleries --

Participation with Margrét Blöndal in the solo exhibition Margrét Blöndal & Lars Laumann at Fort Worth Contemporary, Texas Christian University, Fort Woth, USA. Lars Laumann will be exhibiting the films Morrissey Foretelling the Death of Diana,Berlinmuren, Swedish Book Store and possibly a new video work. Curator: Gavin Morrison, Curator of the University Galleries, Texas Christian University, Fort Woth, Texas

Sverre Strandberg

15 February – 14 May 2009
Sverre Strandberg Artist
National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea --
Anna Daniell Artist

Participation of Sverre Strandberg and Anna Daniell (b. 1978 in Fredrikstad, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), within an exhibition as part of a residency at the Program of National Art Studio, Changdong, in Seoul, South Korea. Curator: Yoon Soo Kin, Director of the National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, in Seoul, South Korea

International Support with 03–funding

Toril Goksøyr

6 September – 16 November 2008
Toril Goksøyr Artist
Maria Fidel Regueros Curator
Johannesburg Art Gallery --
Camilla Martens Artist

Participation of Toril Goksøyr and Camilla Martens (b. 1969 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) within the exhibitionDisturbance - Contemporary Art from Scandinavia & South Africa, at Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa. The duo will exhibit Speech Coir, a work composed of photographs and sound created for the exhibition. Curators: Clive Kellner, Director of Johannesburg Art Gallery and Maria Fidel Regueros

Karoline Tampere

14 – 31 October 2008
Karolin Tampere Curator
Fundación Arteria --

Participation as a guess speaker in an international curatorial workshop and exhibition entitled Interdisciplinary Laboratory for the Arts - L.I.A. at Fundación Arteria, in Bogotá, Colombia. Within the workshop, Karolin Tampere will present a lecture on her curatorial projects. Among the artists exhibiting at Fundación Arteria are Patricia Esquivas and Yael Batana and other invited curators are Cosmin Costinas and Sofía Héndez Chong Cuy. Curator: Inti Guerrero, Curator Fundación Arteria, in Bogotá, Colombia

Karl Ingar Røys

1 November – 15 December 2008
Karl Ingar Røys Artist
Sussanna Gyulamiryan Curator

Participation of Karl Ingar Røys within the 1st Annual International Forum on Contemporary Art, taking place at the Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory (ACSL), Yerevan, Armenia under the title Interdiagnosis. During the Forum, the artist will present his earlier work in relation to Armenian contemporary art and will also produce a new video work. Curator: Sussanna Gyulamiryan, Project Author

Tove Pedersen

25 November – 25 December 2008
Tove Pedersen Artist
Deng Lin Curator

Participation of Tove Pedersen within the 5th International Fiber Art Biennale, taking place at Tsinghua University, Beijing, People's Republic of China. In the biennial, the artist will exhibit the works Sunrise and Stardust. Curator: Deng Lin

Hanne Johnsen

1 May – 1 October 2009
Hanne Johnsen Artist
Petrozavodsk City Exhibition Hall --

Travel grant for the development of Hanne Johnsen's ongoing project entitled Stories from the World of Children and Youth. The project is a photographic and textual documentary of the lives of children and youth at risk in the north of Norway and Northwest-Russia. Curator: Masha Yufa, Director of Petrozavodsk City Exhibition Hall

Ole John Aandal

1 May – 1 October 2009
Ole John Aandal Artist
Pink Studio --

Participation of Ole John Aandal within the exhibition Juvenilia at 798 Art district, Beijing and Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, People's Republic of China. The artist will exhibit the works The Samaritan and Juvenilia. Curator: Carol Lu, Founding Member of Pink Studio, Nanjing, People's Republic of China

Samba Fall

26 – 30 November 2009
Samba Fall Artist

Participation of Samba Fall in the exhibition L'homme est un mistère #3 - Contemporary Art from Africa, at L'Office Départemental de Développement Culturel des Côtes d'Armor (ODDC). Among other artist exhibiting are Hassan Musa, Camara Gueye and Andries Botha. Curator: Olivier Couqueberg, Director ODDC, France

Siri Hermansen

26 – 30 November 2009
Siri Hermansen Artist
Non/fiction Fair --

Travel grant to exhibit Siri Hermansen's project Bipolar Horizon at the Book Fair Non/fiction n. 10, in Moscow, Russia. The project focuses on the abandoned mining town of Pyramiden and was a solo project at the Sternesen Art Museum in 2006. Curator: Ekaterina Zvorykina, Director Non/fiction Fair, Moscow, Russia