International Support

Recipients : November 2008

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

The 53rd International Art Exhibition, Biennale di Venezia

7 June – 22 November 2009
The 53rd International Art Exhibition Biennale di Venezia Biennale

Designated artists to be announced by Director of the 53rd International Art Exhibition , Biennale di Venezia, Daniel Birnbaum, in April 2009. Curator: Daniel Birnbaum, Director of the 53rd International Art Exhibition, Biennale di Venezia; Italy.

The Danish Pavilion and The Nordic Pavilion/53rd International Biennale di Venezia

7 June – 22 November 2009
Elmgreen & Dragset Curator
The Danish Pavilion and The Nordic Pavilion 53rd International Biennale di Venezia Biennale

Designated participant artists to be announced by curators Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset in March 2009. Curator: Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, curators of The Danish Pavilion and The Nordic Pavilion, the 53rd International Art Exhibition, Biennale di Venezia, Italy.

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

Victor Mutelekesha

27 March – 30 April 2009
Victor Mutelekesha Artist
Rubén del Valle Lantarón Curator
Jorge A. Fernández Torres Curator
Margarita González Lorente Curator
Nelson Herrera Ysla Curator
José Manuel Noceda Curator
Ibis Hernández Abascal Curator
Margarita Sánchez Prieto Curator
Pepe Fernández Portal Curator
Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda Curator

Participation of Victor Mutelekesha within the 10th Havana Biennial, Havena, Cuba, with the installation Pangea. EntitledIntegration and Resistance in the Global Age and Directed by Rubén del Valle Lantarón, the biennial will focus 'on the complexity of a real and active integration to a global order, on one side, and on the capacity of resistance in the face of the homogenizing farce that it presupposes, on the other'. Curators: Rubén del Valle Lantarón, Jorge A. Fernández Torres, Margarita Gonz´lez, Nelson Herrera Ysla, José Manuel Noceda, Ibis Hernández Abascal, Margarita Sánchez Prieto, Pepe Fernández Portal and Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda.

International Support

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

8 October 2008 – 1 February 2010
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona --
Matias Faldbakken Artist

Chus Martínez, Chief Curator, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain has invited Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) to participate in the project The Malady of Writing. A Project on Text and Speculative Imagination. The project consists of an exhibition, and an active space for reading, discussion and production of writing in seminars, and will include, among others, Seth Price, Falke Pisano and Will Holder. Curator: Chus Martínez, Chief Curator, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Bjørn Hegardt

27 – 30 November 2008
Bjørn Hegardt Publisher
Palais de Tokyo --
'Salon Light' --

Launch of issue number 7 of FUKT Magazine at the bookstore at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France as part of their weekly programme of events. Bjørn Hegardt has also been invited to take part on 'Salon Light', a platform for independent artists publications or artists working with printed meter taking place at Point Epheéère, Paris, France. Curators: Arnaud Fremaux (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France) and Sébastien Ruiz ('Salon Light')

aiPotu – Andreas Siqueland and Anders Kjellesvik

29 November 2008 – 1 March 2009
aipotu Artist
France Fiction Collective Curator
Paul Butler Curator

Participation of aiPotu within three solo projects in three institutions - France Fiction, Paris, France, The Overlooked Space, Winnipeg, Canada and Volt, Bergen, Norway. Integrating this three exhibitions, the duo will work with the idea of the Bermuda Triangle - the triangular connection of the places and the void this connection creates. Curators: France Fiction Collective and Paul Butler

Rachel Dagnall

11 December 2008 – 20 January 2009
Rachel Dagnall Artist
Whitechapel Gallery --

Rachel Dagnall, as part of the artists group Henry VIII's Wives, has been invited to participate in Whitechapel Art Gallery's 'The Street Project' - a year-long series of artists' commissions in and around Wentworth Street, London, UK. As part of their ongoing project Tatlin's Tower Henry VIII's Wives will be occupying a shop on Toynbee Street, London, UK and trasforming it on a foyer of the unbuilt tower, complete with uniformed staff and a specially designed reception. Curator:Anthony Spiro, curator, Whitchapel Gallery, London. UK

Hanne Mugaas

12 January 2009
Hanne Mugaas

At invitation of Thomas Beard and Ed Halter, founders and managers of Light Industry, New York City, USA, Hanne Muggas is curating a one-night screening event entitled 'Computer Landscapes'. The project looks at the history of computer arts. Curator: Hanne Mugaas, independent curator

Elisabeth Schlatter

21 January – 22 May 2009
Elisabeth Schlatter Curator

Support toward the catalogue for the exhibition 'Form and Story: Narration in Recent Painting' taking place at University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, USA. Among the artist exhibited is Hanneline Røgeberg (b.1963 in Norway, lives and works in New York, USA). Curator: Elisabeth Schlatter, Curator, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, USA

Rachel Dagnall

28 January – 22 March 2009
Rachel Dagnall Artist
The Pumphouse Gallery --

Participation of Rachel Dagnall in a solo exhibition at The Pumphouse Gallery, London, UK. At the gallery, Dagnall will exhibit the works The Returning Officer, originally commissioned by Spike Island in 2007. The gallery will also exhibit a two-screen work titled Mr. Hysteria. Curator: Sandra Ross, Curator, The Pumphouse Gallery, London, UK

Karl Ingar Røys

28 January – 1 May 2009
Karl Ingar Røys Artist
Minna Henriksson Curator
University of Göteborg --

Participation of Karl Ingar Røys within 'Happy Together' at Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia. The exhibition proposes an investigation on the concepts of collective identity and contemporary nationalism. Within 'Happy Together' the artist will exhibit the video installation Radio Yerevan, which challenges and juxtaposes different perspectives on of a political demonstration in Armenia. Curators: Mika Hannula, Professor at Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Göteborg and Minna Henriksson

Kjell Bjørgeengen

14 February – 4 April 2009
Kjell Bjørgeengen Artist
Netwerk vzw --

Participation of Kjell Bjørgeengen within 'Fuzzy Electronics' at Netwerk vzw, Aalst, Belgium. The exhibition focuses on the importance of accidental change within the filed of 'new media'. For 'Fuzzy Electronics' the artist will produce a new series of video/audio works that incorporate a method of instability. Curator: Paul Lagring, Artistic Director, Netwerk vzw, Aalst, Belgium

Heidi Kennedy Skjerve

14 March – 4 June 2009
Heidi Kennedy Skjerve Artist
Audax Textile Museum Tilburg --

Participation of Heidi Kennedy Skjerve within 'Knitted Worlds', an exhibition that presents artworks where knitting is used to express social, political and formal artistic questions. Within 'Knitted Worlds', the artist will exhibit Grunn/ground andSommer/Summer II. Curator: Suzan Rosseler, Conservator of Exhibitions, Audax Textile Museum Tiburg, The Netherlans

Karolina Pahlén

15 April – 14 May 2009
Karolina Pahlén Curator
Wip:konsthall --
Eva Drangsholt Artist

Participation of Eva Drangsholt (b.in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in a solo project entitled 'The Public and Private Lives of Swans' at Wip:konsthall, Stockolm, Sweden. The exhibition will present four integrated video works that deals with different forms of private and public lives. Curator: Karolina Pahlén, Art Coordinator Wip:konsthall, Stockolm, Sweden

Vibeke Tandberg

9 May – 23 July 2009
Vibeke Tandberg Artist
Varinia Brodsky Artist

Participation of Vibeke Tandberg with the exhibition 'Seleccíon de la 28a Bienal de São Paulo' at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Chile, Chile. The exhibition will present a selection of artworks and artists that participated in the 28th São Paulo Biennial. Vibeke Tandberg will exhibit the project Albert Camus, L'étranger, Roman, Gallimard 2003, Prémier dépôt légal:juin 1942. ISBN 2-07-021-200-3. Curator: Varinia Brodsky, Asistente Curatorial y Producción

Per Kristian Nygård

16 May – 30 August 2009
Per Kristian Nygård Artist
Kunstcentret Silkeborg Bad Curator
Pro Artist Group Curator
Are Blytt

Participation of Per Kristian Nygård and Are Blytt (b.1981 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) within 'Exile' at Kunstcentret Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark. The exhibition investigates the concept of exile - to be or feel homeless. The artist duo will exhibit Narnita, a work consisting of video, paintings, drawings and photograph that deal with transsexuals. Curators: Kunstcentret Silkeborg Bad and Pro Artist Group

Inger Lise Hansen

27 May – 27 September 2009
Inger Lise Hansen Artist
Paolo Bianchi Curator

Participation of Inger Lise Hansen within the exhibition 'Hoehenrausch - Art on the Roofttops of Linz' taking place at OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria as part of Capital of Culture Year Linz09. For 'Hoehenrausch - Art on the Roofttops of Linz' Hansen will develop a new film work in which the artist investigates the roof surface to present the viewer with a different experience of the site. Curator: Paolo Bianchi, independent curator

International Support with 03–funding

Jesper James Alvaær

1 December 2008 – 1 February 2009
Jesper Alvær Artist
Antonia Majaca Curator
Ivana Bago Curator

Funding of a research trip to Central Asia in conection to the upcoming exhibition 'From Zagros to Zageb', at g-mk | Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery, in Zagreb, Croatia. The exhbition follows a residency at the institution and investigates possible cultural/social/historical connections between Croatia and Iran. Curators: Antonia Majaca and Ivana Bago

Ståle Stenslie

19 December 2008 – 23 February 2009
Ståle Stenslie Artist
'Touch Me – Feel Better' Festival --

Suncica Ostoic has invited Ståle Stenslie to exhibit the works Artgasm and World Ripple within the festival 'Touch Me - Feel Better', at Old Factory Badel, Zagreb, Croatia. The festival presents contemporary art production at the intersection of science and technology, and its thematic framework refers to the imperative of happiness, pleasure and hedonism in contemporary society. Curator: Suncica Ostoic, Director and Curator of 'Touch Me – Feel Better' Festival

Olga Robayo

1 January – 1 December 2009
Olga Robayo Artist

Olga Robayo applies on behalf of the artist group El Pache. The group intend to initiate a Pilot Project for Artist Residency in Bogotá, Colombia. The residency aims to offer to invited artists and curators logging, integration with the local artist community and assistance to logistical aspects of their projects/and/or research.

Dag Alveng

26 March – 3 May 2009
Dag Alveng Artist
Centro Cultural da Caixa Curator

Centro Cutural da Caixa, in São Paulo, Brazil will present a retrospective of Dag Alveng's works, including the projectsThe Farm, Summer Light, This is MOST Important and I love This Time of Year. Curator: Centro Cultural da Caixa, São Paulo, Brazil

Brit Haldis Fuglevaag

6 – 31 May 2009
Brit Fuglevaag Artist/Curator
Murmansk Art and Craft Centre --

Sopina Irina, Director Murmansk Art and Craft Center, in Murmansk, Russia has invited Brit Haldis Fuglevaag to hold solo exhibition and present a workshop at Murmansk Art and Craft Center. The exhibition focuses on Norwegian tapestry. Curator: Brit Haldis Fuglevaa and Sopina Irina, Director of Murmansk Art and Craft Centre, Murmansk, Russia

Lise Bjørne Linnert

8 January – 4 April 2010
Lise Bjørne Linnert Artist
Art Works for Change --

Grant towards the participation of Lise Bjørne Linnert within 'Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art', an exhibition organised by Art Works for Change in Oakland, CA, USA and taking place at CECUT, EL CUBO in Tijuana, Mexico. The exhibition presents the works of 33 international artists dealing with violence against women. Within 'Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art', Lise Bjørne Linnert will present the embroidery work Desconocida Unknown Ukjent (2006-ongoing). The artist has also being invited to present the performance Presence and to organise an embroidery workshop. Other exhibiting artists are Marina Abramovic, Louise Bourgeois, Patricia Evans, Icelandic Love Corp and Yoko Ono. Curator: Randy Jayne Rosenberg, Executive Director, Art Works for Change, Oakland, CA, USA