International Support

Recipients : February 2009

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

Ida Ekblad

8 April – 11 June 2009
Ida Ekblad Artist
Lauren Cornell Curator
Massimiliano Gioni Curator
Laura Hoptman Curator

Ida Ekblad has been invited to exhibit within 'Younger Than Jesus', the first edition of The Generational, the New Museum's new signature triennial. The exhibition will present the works of fifty artists from twenty-five countries who are born after 1976. Within 'Younger Than Jesus', Ekblad will exhibit the work Untitled(M) (2008) and works from the series On Otherness (2008). Other participating artists are Tauba Auerbach, Cory Arcangel and Patricia Esquivias. Curators: Lauren Cornell, Director of Rhizome and New Museum Adjunct Curator, Massimiliano Gioni, Director of Special Exhibitions, New Museum and Laura Hoptman, Kraus Family Senior Curator

Katerina Gregos

14 – 30 April 2009
Katerina Gregos Curator
Lene Berg Artist
Contour Mechelen Biennale

Katerina Gregos has invited Lene Berg to exhibit within Contour 2009: 4th Biennial of Moving Image in Mechelen, Belgium. Under the title Hidden in Remembrance is the Silent Memory of Our Future, the biennial proposes a reconsideration of recent history, as it takes place twenty years after a key historical moment in European history. Contour 2009 takes place in varous venuesmphasising the interaction between the location and the works of art on display. Within Contour 2009 Lene Berg will exhibit the project Stalin by Picasso (2008). Other artists exhibiting within Contour 2009 are Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Mira Sanders and Yael Bartana. Curator: Katerina Gregos, Curator Contour 2009: 4th Biennial of Moving Image, Mechelen, Belgium

Samba Fall

24 May – 27 September 2009
Samba Fall Artist
Olabisi Silva Curator
Gabriela Salgado Curator
Syrago Tsiara Curator

Samba Fall has been invited to exhibit within the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece. Under the title 'Praxis', the biennial aims to investigate artistic practises as a privileged space for free expression of ideas and for an alternative view of the world and social environment. Within the biennial, Samba Fall will exhibit Africa Map, an installation built by local people of Thessaloniki which presents the ideas that non-Africans have about the continent. Curators: Olabisi Silva, Gabriela Salgado and Syrago Tsiara

International Support

Eva Bakkeslett

11 – 25 February 2009
Eva Bakkeslett Artist
Candida Paltiel Curator
The Museum of Modern Art, New York --

Eva Bakkeslett has been invited to screen the documentary Alchemy at 'Documentary Fortnight, MoMA's annual showcase of nonfiction film and video. Alchemy, that explores the act of baking, will be screened on 20 February 2009 at MoMA, New York, USA. Curators: Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, New York and Candida Paltiel

Janine Magelssen

20 February – 28 March 2009
Janine Magelssen Artist
The Drawing Center --

Janine Magelssen has been invited to exhibit within 'Apparently Invisible - Spring Selections Show 2009', taking place at The Drawing Center, New York City, USA. The exhibition aims to promote emerging artists selected from the Viewing Program. Within 'Apparently Invisible', the artist will exhibit a 'wall construction' - an installation that bridge the disciplines of drawing and sculpture to investigates the poetic possibilities in the meeting of space and form. Other exhibiting artists are Elana Herzog, Marietta Hoferer and Sarah Kabot. Curators: Nina Katchadourian, Viewing Program Curator, The Drawing Center, New York City, USA; Joanna Kleinberg, Assistant Curator, The Drawing Center and Rachel Liebowitz, Curatorial Assistant, The Drawing Center.

Marthe Ramm Fortun

15 March 2009
Marthe Ramm Fortun Artist
SculptureCenter --

Marthe Ramm Fortun has has been commissioned to create a new performance work for 'Its All Yours Now', a one-day performance event at the SculptureCenter in New York, USA. Ranging from a love letter to a song, the six pieces and performances presented use dialogue and travesty as forms of exploration of power, identity politics, and transmission. Other participating artists are Carey Ascenzo, Linda Weiss, Rachel Mason, Petit Mal, Nader Sadek and Kalup Linzy. Curator: Sabina Basta, Curator SculptureCenter, New York City, USA

Samba Fall

20 – 21 March 2009
Samba Fall Artist
Richard Wright Curator
Animate Projects Curator

Samba Fall has been invited to participate in the seminar 'Animation Breakdown - Study Day', taking place at Tate Modern, London, UK. 'Animation Breakdown - Study Day' is part of 'Animation Breakdown - Computer Baroque', a weekend programme that provides an opportunity for broader discussions about the relationship between the moving image, drawing, and the digital. Curator: Richard Wright and Animate Projects

Kaja Haugen Leijon

26 March – 26 April 2009
Videonale --
Kaja Leijon

Kaja Haugen Leijon has been selected to partake in Videonale 12, a biennial festival for video art. Videonale 12 will take place from 26 March to 26 April 2009 at Kunstmuseum in Bonn, Germany. Within the festival, Kaja Haugen Leijon will exhibitTurning Trick (2008), a film inspired by Truffaut and film genres, such as western. Curator: Georg Elben, Director Videonale

Kristina Bræin

3 April – 9 May 2009
Triangle France --

Kristina Bræin has been invited to exhibit within 'Les Formes Féminines' at Triangle France, Marseille, France. The exhibition takes as a starting point the idea of a crude and curious parallel between the history of sculpture and those of women in the twentieth century. Other artists exhibiting are Jenny Holzer, Eva Berendes and Lina Viste-Grønli. For 'Les Formes Féminines', Bræin will produce a new site-specific installation. Curator: Dorothée Dupuis, director of Triangle France, Marseille, France

Lina Viste-Grønli

3 April – 9 May 2009
Triangle France --
Lina Viste Grønli

Lina Viste-Grønli has been invited to exhibit within 'Les Formes Féminines' at Triangle France, Marseille, France. The exhibition takes as a starting point the idea of a crude and curious parallel between the history of sculpture and those of women in the twentieth century. Other artist exhibiting are Jenny Holzer, Eva Berendes and Kristina Bræin. For 'Les Formes Féminines', The artist will present a new sculpture installation titled 'A Chance Counsel'. Curator: Dorothée Dupuis, director of Triangle France, Marseille, France

Petr Svarovsky

14 – 30 April 2009
Petr Svarovsky Artist/Curator
CIANT Gallery --
Serina Erfjord Artist
Kristoffer Myskja Artist

Petr Svarovsky has been invited by Darina Alster, Production of CIANT Gallery, Prague, the Czech Republic to Present the project 'Northern Sound'. The exhibition, part of 'Enter 4 festival' at CIANT Gallery, presents four young artists from Oslo arts and sound scene who are former or precent students of The Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo. Exhibiting artists are Serina Erfijorn (b.1982, lives and works in Oslo), Frode Halvorsen (b.1980, lives and works in Oslo), Kristoffer Myskja (b.1985, lives and works in Oslo) Øystein Wyller Odden (b.1983, lives and works in Oslo). Curator: Petr Svarovsky, Teacher, KhIO and Darina Alster, Production of CIANT Gallery, Prague, the Czech Republic

Jean Francois Rettig

16 – 25 April 2009
Jena-François Rettig Curator
Les Rencontres Internationales --

Jean-Francois Rettig has applied for the participation of Norwegian artists in 'Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid - Madrid 2009'. The annual festival is an international project focusing in film, video and multimedia. For the 2009 Spanish edition, taking place in various venues throughout Madrid, curator Jean-Francois Rettig invited the following Norwegian artists to participates: Knut Åsdam, Crispin Gurholt, Anne Lan and Inger Lise Hansen. Curator: Jean Francois Rettig, director Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid

Gerd Elise Mørland and Heidi Bale Amundsen

15 May 2009
Gerd Elise Mørland Curator
Heidi Bale Amundsen Critic
Dorothee Richter Professor

Travel grant towards a trip to Berlin and London to realize a series of interviews on curating as a critical practice. The interviews will be published as the forth issue of the web journal On-Curating.org. The journal is published by Dorothee Richter with the support of the Postgraduate Programme in Curating Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts (ICS), Zurich University of the Arts(ZHdK). Publisher: Dorothee Richter, Postgraduate Programme in Curating Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts (ICS), Zurich University of the Arts(ZHdK)

Liv Bugge

20 May – 7 June 2009
Liv Bugge Artist
We-Project --

Liv Bugge is invited to hold a solo exhibition at We-Project in Brussels, Belgium. Within the exhibition titled 'You make me want to die in the countryside', the artist will present the sculpture work The Inner Station and three video installations that reflects on the novel Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad. Curator: Gauthier Hubert, Curator We-Project, Brussels, Belgium

Sissel Tolaas

25 September 2009 – 10 January 2010
Sissel Tolaas Artist
Jens Hauser Curator

Sissel Tolaas has been invited to exhibit within 'sk-interfaces', at Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Curated by Jens Hauser, 'sk-interfaces' features works by artists reflecting on the way current technologies are changing our liv es by progressively replacing natural interface in the skin. Within the exhibition, Sissel Tolaas will present the project Fear, in which she collects and displays the smell of different men who have nothing in common but the fear of body contact. Curator: Jens Hauser, Independent Curator

Helene Sommer

9 – 25 October 2009
Helene Sommer Artist
Werkleitz --
InterSpace Association --

Peter Zorn, EMAN Coordinator and Chairman of Werkleitz - Centre for Media Art, Halle (Saale), Germany has invited Helene Sommer to exhibit within '.move' at the European Media Art Network in Halle (Saale), Germany. The artist will exhibit the video installation The Memory of the People Narrates. A Tale of Stone and Wood and also present a talk. Helene Sommer's participation within the exhibition is linked to her residency at InterSpace in Sofia, Bulgaria. Curator: Peter Zorn, EMAN Coordinator and Chairman of Werkleitz and Margarita Dorovska, Curator InterSpace Association, Sofia, Bulgaria

International Support with 03–funding

Eli Glader

11 – 19 March 2009
Eli Glader Artist
Catrin Lundquist Curator

Travel support to Eli Glader as coordinator of the seminar 'Azerbaijani Art Stations - The North'. The seminar is part of a larger project with the same title developed by Jahangir Selimkhanov, Arts and Culture Program Director of the Open Society Institute - AF, Azerbaijan. 'Azerbaijani Art Stations - The North' consist of the creation of public/community art works in different locations across Azerbaijan. Curators: Catrin Lundquist, curator Domestic Art, Stockholm, Sweden

Kamin Lertchaiprasert

20 – 25 July 2009
Kamin Lertchaiprasert Artist
Karolin Tampere Curator
Søssa Jørgensen
Geir Tore Holm

Geir Tore Holm (b.1966 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) Søssa Jørgensen (b.1968 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) and Karolin Tampere (b.1978 in Tallin, Estonia, lives and works in Bergen, Norway and New York, USA) applied on behalf of the artist Kamin Lertchaiprasert, from Thailand, who is invited to participate in a week-long workshop 'Looking Life - Vi ser på livet'. The workshop will discuss environmental issues, as well as international perspectives on art and ecology. Curators: Geir Tore Holm, Søssa Jørgensen and Karolin Tampere

Anna Martine Nilsen

20 – 25 July 2009
Anna Martine Nilsen Artist/Curator
Kalle Brolin Curator
Graciela Taquinu Curator
Sabina Jacobsson Artist
Astrid Johanne Johannessen --
Lotte Konow Lund Artist

Support for the screening of Norwegian video works within 'Paralelos y Meridianos' at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 'Paralelos y Meridianos' consist of two platforms - a screening of video works from Argentina, Sweden and Norway and a round table. Norwegian participants are Sabina Jacobsson (b. 1967 in Gotland, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Birgitte Sigmundstad (b.1969 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Astrid Johannessen (b.1966 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Lotte Konow Lund (b.1967 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo). Curators: Anna Martine Nilsen, Kalle Brolin and Graciela Taquinu, professor University of Buenos Aires

Jumana Manna

1 September 2009
Jumana Manna Artist
International Academy of Art --

Suport to Jumana Manna for the project The Arab Men Go Public, developed in collaboration with the International Academy of Art Palestine, Al-Bireh-Ramallah, Palestine. The project consists of the placement of photographs in public locations throughout the city of Al-Bireh-Ramallah. Project Director: Dr. Tina Sherwell, Director International Academy of Art, Al-Bireh-Ramallah, Palestine

Vibeke Tandberg

25 September 2009 – 10 January 2010
Vibeke Tandberg Artist
Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Chile --

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: Francisco Brugnoli Bailoni, Director Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Chile, Chile