International Support

Recipients : May 2009

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Gothenburg, Sweden

5 September – 15 November 2009
Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art Biennale
Pushwagner Artist

Grant towards the participation of Hariton Pushwagner (b. 1940, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) within the 2009 Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, titled 'What a Wonderful World'. Within the biennial, Pushwagner will exhibit the pictorial novel Soft City at Gothenburg City Library, one of the venues for 'What a Wonderful World'. Among other exhibiting artists are: Fiona Tan, Amar Kanwar and Candice Breitz. Curators: Celia Prado and Johan Pousette

Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Gothenburg, Sweden

5 September – 15 November 2009
Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art Biennale
Kristina Kvalvik Artist

Grant towards the participation of Kristina Kvalvik (b. 1980, Skodje, Norway, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark) within the 2009 Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, titled 'What a Wonderful World'. Within the biennial, Kvalvik will exhibit a new video work commissioned by the curators. Curators: Celia Prado and Johan Pousette

Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

19 September – 22 November 2009
Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen --
Matias Faldbakken Artist

Grant towards 'Matias Faldbakken Extreme Siesta', a solo exhibition of Matias Faldbakken (b. 1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Within 'Extreme Siesta' the artist will exhibit a series of new works that mirrors a 'non-productive production' and that engages in a DIY aesthetics. Curator: Giovanni Carmine, Director Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

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

Verdensteatret

1 March – 1 April 2010
Verdensteatret Artist
Zhang Ga Curator

Grant towards a solo exhibition of Verdensteatret, collective founded in 1986, at the Guangdong Art Museum, Guangdong, People's Republic of China. The exhibition, not yet titled, will present new works by the collective and the electromechanic installation The telling Orchestra, which, according to the curator, can be describe as 'The Greenlandic voodoo ritual performed in an utterly unlikely fashion with circuit fabricated instruments, phantom shadows dance a electrified folklore'. Curator: Zhang Ga, independent curator, New York, NY, USA

International Support

Matti Lucie Arentz

20 June 2009 – 30 August 2010
Matti Lucie Arentz Artist
Råderum – Office for Contemporary Art --

Support towards the participation of Matti Lucie Arentz within 'Works that Work', at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark. According to the curator, the exhibition 'focuses on the artistic processes and on experimentation, in which the artwork is not completed by the artist's hand, but rather when the work finds its 'right' form through the active participation of the visitors at exhibition'. Within 'Works that Work' the artist will exhibit the video-installation Rotary Notation and 'Arcade', an installation with references to arcade/gaming culture. Among other exhibiting artists are Bosch & Fjord, Büro Detours and Urban Sound Institute. Curator: Charlotte Bagger Brandt, Director Råderum – Office for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

28 June – 30 August 2009
Kunsthalle Basel --
Lars Laumann Artist

Support towards the participation Lars Laumann (b. 1975, Brønnøysund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within the exhibition 'Report on Probability' at Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland. According to the curator, the exhibition 'brings together a group of works that seek to establish history on a foundation of unfulfilled possibilities, and turn it to our advantage'. Within 'Report on Probability' Laumann will exhibit the film Morissey Foretelling the Death of Diana with three-channel sound in English, French and German. Among other exhibiting artists are Sven Augustijnen, Andreas Bunte and Patricia Esquivias. Curator: Adam Szymczyk, Director Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Ivan Galuzin

6 July – 14 August 2009
Ivan Galuzin Artist

Grant towards the participation of Ivan Galuzin within the thematic residency 'Why Conceptual Artists Are Painting Again? Because They Think It Is a Good Idea' at the faculty of Jan Verwoert at Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada. During his stay in Canada, Galuzin will work with painting as a mean to express neo-romantic and post-cynical ideas.

Gisle Frøysland

8 – 19 July 2009
Gisle Frøysland Artist

Grant towards the participation of Gisle Frøysland within 'The Gosh! Summit', a ten-day workshop residency and a three-day conference at Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada. The project brings together artists to share practices and further the understanding of open source hardware as an artist endeavour. Among other invited artists are Paul Badger, Jonah Brucker-Cohen and Alexandre Castonguay. Results of programme will be presented at Piksel Festival, Bergen.

Knut Henrik Henriksen

21 July – 20 September 2009
Knut Henrik Henriksen Artist
South London Gallery --

Grant towards the participation Knut Henrik Henriksen within the exhibition 'Beyond These Walls', at South London Gallery, London, UK. The exhibition presents site-specific and specially commissioned works made in response to South London Gallery's Victorian architecture. Within 'Beyond These Walls' Henriksen will exhibit four concrete sculptures inspired by the relationship between different levels of the building. Other participating artists include Tue Greenfort, Public Works and Pieter Vermeersch. Curator: Margot Heller, Director South London Gallery, London, UK

Hanne Mugaas

28 July – 11 August 2009
Gallery Art Since the Summer of '69 --
Hanne Mugaas
Ida Ekblad Artist

Hanne Mugaas has invited Ida Ekbad (b. 1981 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) to hold a solo exhibition at Gallery Art Since the Summer of '69, New York. The exhibition, not yet titled, will present new works by Ida Ekblad. Curator: Hanne Mugaas, director Gallery Art Since the Summer of '69, New York, NY, USA

Marit Følstad

30 July – 31 August 2009
Marit Følstad Artist
Visual Arts Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning --

Grant towards the participation of Marit Følstd within 'The 21st Century, The Feminine Century, and the Century of Diversity and Hope', one of three curatorial projects that constitute the 2009 International Incheon Women Artists Biennale, Incheon, Korea. 'The 21st Century, The Feminine Century, and the Century of Diversity and Hope' aims to provide visitors an opportunity to discuss various subjects related to questions of society seen from a feminine perspective. Within the exhibition, Følstd will exhibit a three-channel video work titled Its All in My Head. Curator: Heng-Gil Han, Curator, Visual Arts Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Jamaica, NY, USA

Camille Norment

1 August – 6 September 2009
Kunsthalle Bern --
Camille Norment

Support towards the participation of Camille Norment (b. 1970, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within the exhibition 'Conspiracy' at Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland. According to the curator, the exhibition 'is an investigation into the perception and reception of art in the public debate'. Within 'Conspiracy' Norment will exhibit works from Driveby series in which, according to the artist, she 'explores the 'drive-by' vehicle, revealing the socio-cultural ironies associated with this sonic phenomena'. Among other exhibiting artists are Chris Evans, Dora Garcia and Corey McCorkle. Curator: Philippe Pirotte, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Bull.Miletic and Jeremy Welsh

15 August 2009 – 20 August 2010
Bull.Miletic Artist
Jeremy Welsh Artist
Kunstverein e.V --

Support towards the participation of the artist duo Bull.Miletic and artist Jeremy Welsh within 'BUU: Bureau for Unstable Urbanism', at Kunstverein e.V, in Cologne, Germany. The project is a screening programme presenting works by German and Norwegian artists based on BUU, a loose affiliation of international professionals within a range of cultural practises who share a common interest in the investigation of urban cultures and phenomena. Other participating artists include Ivar Semstad (b. 1951 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo), Amanda Steggell (b. 1965 in Yokohama, Japan, lives and working in Oslo and Bergen) and Farhad Kalantary (b. 1962 in Tabriz, Iran, lives and works in Oslo). Curators: Doris Frohnapfel, Curator, Kunstverein e.V, Cologne, Germany

Nathalie O'Donnell

23 August – 24 September 2009
Natalie Hope O'Donnell Curator
Yongwoo Lee Admission Panel Chair

Grant towards the participation of Nathalie O'Donnell within the first International Curator Course of the Gwangju Biennale Foundation, Gwangju, Korea. The course aims to embark on some in-depth interdisciplinary research and discussion sessions dealing with a wide range of discourses that include many practical topics like curatorship and exhibition practices, the human and sociological backgrounds of visual art and also touching issues like cultural theory and audience research. Admission Panel Chair: Yongwoo Lee

Gisle Frøysland

1 September – 1 December 2009
Gisle Frøysland Artist and Curator

Gisle Frøysland, as part of Piksel Festival, has been invited to participate in 'Piksel@Baltan', part of the Baltan Laboratories' Blueprint research programme, Eindhoven. The collaboration between the festival and Piksel festival will promote artist research and creation through interdisciplinary exchange among artists and developers. Curator: Gisle Frøysland

Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

16 September 2009 – 10 January 2010
Bonniers Konsthall --
Ane Graff Artist

Grant towards the participation of Ane Graff (b. 1974 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany) within 'Life Form', at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden. The project, which consists of an exhibition, a publication and a series of seminars, presents works of artists who depict of nature, the universe and the broader ecological contexts. Within 'Life Form' Graff will present works from the series Silver Structure I-III, Leaky Abstractions, Structural Analysis (Dragonfly) I-III, the work Diffuse Nebula, together with new works. Other participating artists are Micol Assaël, Charles Avery, Rosa Barba, Andreas Eriksson, Tue Greenfort, Henrik Håkansson, Helen Mirra, Katie Paterson, Jani Ruscica and Tomas Saraceno. Curator: Sara Arrhenius, Director Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

Øyvind Renberg

1 October 2009
Øyvind Renberg Artist
Torpedo Press Publisher

Supplementary grant towards the publication of the book Multiple Choices, as part of a ongoing collaboration between Danger Museum (Miho Shimizu and Øyvind Renberg), Ana Linnemann and Alex Villar. Edited by Judith Schwartsbart, the publication will include essays Mikkel Astrup, Eva Díaz and Gloria Ferreira. The launch of Multiple Choices is schedule for October 2009, during New York Art Book Fair, New York. Publisher: Torpedo Press, Oslo, Norway

Book launch postponed to March 2010

Anne Stabell

1 October – 1 November 2009
Anne Stabell Artist
Kaunas Biennial TEXTILE 09 --

Grant towards the participation of Anne Stabell within the Kaunas Biennial Textile 09, Kaunas, Lithuania. At invitation of artists and professors Annika Ekdahl and Birgitta Nordtröm (University of Gothenburg), Anne Stabell will partake in the project Shelter, a site-specific project to be developed within the biennial and exhibit in November 2009 at the Picture Gallery, MK Ciurlionis Art Museum. Curators: Virginija Vitkiené Executive Director of Kaunas Biennial TEXTILE 09

Knut Åsdam

9 – 12 October 2009
Tate Modern --
Knut Åsdam

Grant towards travel, accommodation and productions costs for catalogue in relation to 'The Long Gaze' (working title), a solo project of Knut Åsdam at Tate Modern, London. The project will present a screening series of complete film works and the exhibition of monitors' works. During 'The Long Gaze', the artist will premiere the film Abyss. Curator: Stuart Comer, Curator of Film and Events at Tate Modern, London, UK

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas

1 November 2009
Aaron Bergman Artist
Alejandra Salinas Artist
Onomatopee --

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas have been invited by Freek Lomme, founder Onomatopee, Eindhoven and Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to publish and exhibit the project Drawings of Monuments to Revolutions within a solo exhibition titled Monuments. The project raises issues of representation of social identity in public sphere. Curator: Freek Lomme, founder Onomatopee, Eindhoven and Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Kurt Johannessen

6 – 21 November 2009
Kurt Johannessen Artist
Accíon!MAD --

Support towards the participation of Kurt Johannessen within the festival 'Accíon!09MAD IV International Performance Art Festival', taking place at Mataderomadrid Contemporary Arts Centre, Madrid, Spain. The festival presents international performances artists and organizes lectures and meetings, aiming to deepen the understanding of performance arts. For 'Accíon!09MAD' Johannessen will develop a new performance developed in relation to the venue. Among other artists participating in the festival are Guy Siuran Duran, Catie de Balmann and Gordien Piec. Curator: Nieves Correa, president of Accíon!MAD, Madrid Spain

International Support with 03–funding

Beate Hølmebakk

17 – 22 May 2009
Beate Hølmebakk Artist
CSU 'Layrinth' --

Grant towards the participation of Beate Hølmebakk within the exhibition 'Maiden Tower - To Be a Woman', taking place at Center for Contemporary Art of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan. The exhibition raises issues related to feminine roles in society. Within the exhibition the artist will present the project Virginia, consisting of 23 large pencil drawings and four large scale models of four homes built on a reading of four fictional female characters. Curators: Sabina Shilhilnskaya, Director, CSU 'Layrinth', Baku, Azerbaijan

Victor Mutelekesha

18 May – 18 August 2009
Victor Mutelekesha Artist
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa --

Grant towards the participation of Victor Mutelekesha within the exhibition Open Studios, as part of 'Art Enclousures - Confini d'Arte - Residencies for Visiting International artists in Venice', at Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice, Italy. The artist will be exhibiting among others the work Under the Belly. Curators: Mara Ambroźić, Curator, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy

Anders Smebye

1 July 2009
Anders Smebye Artist
El Parche Artist Residency --

Grant towards the participation of Anders Smedby within 'El Parche Artist Residency', Bogotá, Colombia. During his stay in Bogotá Smedby will develop a Two week long sculpture workshop in collaboration with local artists working within the field of sound and music experiments. It will focus on involving teenagers in making a functioning model for an instrument-analogue sound sculpture, which will be shown and played on during a public performance at the end of the workshop. Curator: Marius Wang and Olga Robayo

Anawana Haloba Hobøl

11 July – 10 August 2009
Anawana Haloba Artist
CEIA --

Grant towards the participation of Anawana Haloba Hobøl within 'International Performance Manifestation2', a festival of performance art that includes workshops, lectures, and presentation of more then thirty international and Brazilian artists, taking place at CEIA, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Within the event, Hobøl will present the new work titled For the Acquaintance of My Mind (working title), that combines, in a synchronised matter, video, performance, sound and sculpture to duel over issues of Migraton, being internal, societal, communal, etc. Among other participating artists are Mariele Videler, Dudude Herrmann and Nezaket Ekici. Project Director: Marco Paulo Rolla and Marcos Hill, Directors CEIA, Belo Horizonte, Brasil

Karolin Tampere

13 – 18 July 2009
Karolin Tampere Curator
Søssa Jørgensen
Geir Tore Holm

Geir Tore Holm (b. 1966, Tromsø, lives and works in Oslo), Søssa Jørgensen (b. 1968 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) and Karolin Tampere have invited Curator Camila Marambio to take part in 'Looking at Life', a one-week workshop at Sørfinnset Skole, Nordland. According to the curators, 'the workshop will be an alternation between presentations and discussions practical work and useful interventions connected to the use of the school, the school garden, excursion and harvesting in the local environment and preparations for the summer party 25 July'. Curators: Geir Tore Holm, Søssa Jørgensen and Karolin Tampere

Miree Abrahamsen

1 – 15 September 2009
Baku Center for Contemporary Art --
Liv Bugge Artist
Miree Abrahamsen Artist

Grant towards the participation of Thomas Kavan, Liv Bugge (b. 1974 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) and Miree Abrahamsen (b. 1973, lives and works in Færvik, Norway) within 'Crossroads', a 15-day symposium taking place at Baku Center for Contemporary Art, Baku. The symposium seeks to reflect on the idea of cultural integration, by pondering over issues of traditions, cultures and 'world-culture'. During 'Crossroads' artist from Azerbaijan and Norway will work together to develop art works that will be exhibit at Baku Center for Contemporary Art. Curator: Inna Kostina, Baku Center for Contemporary Art, Baku, Azerbaijan

Artists Liv Bugge and Thomas Kvam redrew from project. Grant recipient: Miree Abrahamsen

Hans Askheim

12 September – 3 November 2009
Hans Askheim Artist and Curator
Tom Keogh Curator
Miranda Pope Curator

Grant towards the project 'Overland: London to Beijing'. The project transports an artwork by prominent German artist Tobias Rehberger from London to Beijing, stopping and being exhibit in different venues, throughout the journey. The project considers the nature of artist and curating practice in today's changing global and markets. Curator: Hans Askeim, Tom Keogh and Miranda Pope

Anne Szefer Karlsen

19 November 2009 – 20 January 2010
Anne Szefer Karlsen Artist
Abdellah Korroum Curator

Travel grant towards the participation of Anne Szefer Karlsen within 'On Articulating Works & Places', as part of the Art in Marrakech Festival, taking place in various venues in Marrakech, Morocco. 'On Articulating Works & Places' is an exhibition, conference and publication constructed on two ideas relating to the works as artistic projects and to the spaces of appearances. Anne Szefer Karlsen has been invited to contribute with the production of the exhibition, as well as partake in the conference and publication. Curator: Abdellah Korroum, L' Appartement 22, Rabat, Morroco

Heidi Nikolaisen

19 November 2009 – 20 January 2010
Heidi Nikolaisen Artist
Abdellah Korroum Curator

Grant towards the participation of Heidi Nikolaisen within 'On Articulating Works & Places', as part of the Art in Marrakech Festival, taking place in various venues in Marrakech, Morocco. 'On Articulating Works & Places' is an exhibition, conference and publication constructed on two ideas relating to the works as artistic projects and to the spaces of appearances. Heidi Nikolaisen will contribute to the exhibition with Sofia, a project with video, photography, text and objects that looks into personal histories as an opposition to the construction of history. Curator: Abdellah Korroum, L' Appartement 22, Rabat, Morroco