International Support

Recipients : September 2009

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

12 May – 1 August 2010
17th Biennale of Sydney Biennale
Mette Tronvoll Artist

Grant towards the participation of Mette Tronvoll (b. 1965 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany) within the 17th Biennale of Sydney, titled 'The Beauty of Distance - Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age', taking place in various venues throughout Sydney in Australia. The biennial will celebrate the beauty of distance while exploring the affirmative power of art in the face of threats. Within the biennial, Mette Tronvoll will exhibit photographs from the series Mongolia, which portraits Mongolian nomads and their houses and RENA 006, a series of portraits and landscapes from the military camp Rena Leir in Østerdalen, Norway. Curator: David Elliott, Artistic Director, 17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Art on the Underground, London, UK

27 November 2010
Art on the Underground --
Knut Henrik Henriksen Artist

Grant towards the participation of Knut Henrik Henriksen (b. 1970 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) within the project 'Art on The Underground' - a programme of artist commissions by London Underground. For Kings Cross Station, in London, UK, Henriksen designed two sculptures - The Full Circle and The complete Rectangle - that, while apparently are integral to the architecture of the station, challenge the forms and lines of the tunnel. Other artists who participated in the programme are Chiho Aoshima, Brain Griffths and Cindy Sherman. Curator: Tamsin Dillon, Head of Art on the Underground, London, UK

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

Bucharest Biennale, Bucharest, Romania

20 May – 25 July 2010
Bucharest Biennale Biennale
Åsa Sonjasdotter Artist

Grant towards the participation of Åsa Sonjasdotter within Bucharest Biennale 4, titled Handlung. On Producing Possibilities and taking places in various venues throughout Bucharest, Romania. The 2010 edition of the biennial will explores the German word Handlung, which according to the curator is 'located between action, activity, agency and participation, but at the same time it could also mean story or even narration.' Within the biennial, Åsa Sonjasdotter will exhibit the long-term project Potato Perspective, in which the artist investigates issues of migration, colonialism, economy, diversity and knowledge. Other invited artists are Cabello & Carceller, Charlotte Ginsborg and The Otolith Group. Curator: Felix Vogel, curator and theoretician

International Support

Tim Terpstra

24 September 2009 – 26 November 2010
Tim Terpstra --
TodaysArt Festival the Hague --
Jana Winderen Artist
Geir Jenssen Artist

Grant towards the participation of Jana Winderen (b. 1965 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Geir Jenssen (b.1962 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Tromsø) within TodaysArt Festival, taking place in various venues at the Hague, the Netherlands. TodaysArt Festival is an annual event focusing on contemporary art through a multidisciplinary and cross-discipline approach, in which music is a stronghold. Within the festival Geir Jenssen will present a small performance at the Lutherse Kerk church and Jana Winderen will present the video-installation Evaporation, recorded and filmed in and around the icefjord Kangia by Illulisat, Greenland. The artist will also present the Sub-Pelagic Voices, a work based on hydrophone recordings of the invisible audio-escapes of the oceans and their smaller inhabitants. Curator: Remco Schuurbiers, Programme Director, TodaysArt Festival the Hague, the Netherlands.

Bjørn Hegardt

1 October 2009 – 4 October 2010
Bjørn Hegardt --
NY Book Fair Committee --

Grant towards the participation of FUKT MAGAZINE within 2009 NY Art Book Fair organised by Printed Matter, Inc. at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, Queens, NY. The fair presents a diverse range of contemporary art publications. Within NY Art Book Fair, Bjørn Hegardt presented a special edition of the magazine, with contributions from Norwegian and international artists within the field of drawing, as well as an essay of the curatorial duo Alissa Firth-Eagland and Johan Lundh. NY Book Fair Committee: Philip Aarons, AA Bronson, Skuta Helgason, Catharine Krudy, Carolina Nitsch, Richard Prince, Dieter von Graffenreid, John Waters and Matthew Zucke

Tori Wrånes

8 – 11 October 2009
Serra Alves Foundation --
Tori Wrånes

Grant towards the participation of Tori Wrånes within 'TRAMA - Performing Arts Festival' organized by the Serralves Foundation, brrr_Live Art and Matéria Prima and taking place in different venues throughout Porto, Portugal. Within the festival, the artist will present the performances Black Vulva, Hello Glossolalia and Zombie Requiem, that combines elements of sculpture, installation, theater, sound, music within short and intense performances. Curator: Pedro Rocca, Developer of Performative Arts, Serra Alves Foundation, Porto, Portugal

Elmgreen & Dragset

22 October 2009 – 23 October 2010
Elmgreen & Dragset Artist
Centre Pompidou --

Grant toward the performance of Drama Queen at Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France as part of 'Festival of Contemporary Creation'. The festival aims to be a research lab into today's production in different art fields. Initially conceived for Skulptur Projekte Münster in 2007, Drama Queens consists of a half-hour performance where iconic modern sculptures are characters in a play and the audience takes on a different role in relation art. Curator: Bernard Blisténe, Director Département du développement culturel, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Anna Daniell

28 October – 9 November 2009
Anna Daniell Artist
Myymala2 --

Grant towards the participation of Anna Daniell within 'Luckily She Had a Sense of Humor' at Myymala2 in Helsinki, Finland. The exhibition presents the work by artists who share the same sense of playfulness while using fragments from media, Internet and popular culture within their works. At 'Luckily She Had a Sense of Humor' Anna Daniell will exhibit the installation The Great Betray, which explores the theme of scientific misconduct. Other participating artists are Jamila Drott, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Anna Rokka, Emma Tryti and Marthe Berger Walthinsen. Curator: Emma Tryti, artist and Chief Curator, Myymala2, Helsinki, Finland

Pernille Leggat

31 October – 7 November 2009
Pernille Leggat Ramfelt Artist
Malin Ståhl Curator

Grant towards the participation of Pernille Leggat within the project 'Made Up and Let Down', as part of the Sequence festival, Reykjavik, Iceland. The project, an exhibition at Lost Horse Gallery, a seminar at the Nordic House and a publication, explores the possibilities of predictable encounters and expected outcomes in the meeting between art and viewer. Within 'Made Up and Let Down', the artist will exhibit the new video-work Day for Night, which will be shot in the gallery space and will explore the fundament of film as a recording of light. Other participating artists are Line Ellegaard, Sofia Dahlgren and Anita Wernström. Curator: Malin Ståhl, artist

Sarah Schipschack

1 – 5 November 2009
Sarah Schipschack
D21 Kunstraum --
Inger Lise Hansen Artist

Grant towards the participation of Atopia (Annebeth G. Hansen, (b. 1965 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Brussels, Belgium), Michel Pavlou (b. 1960 in Kavala, Greece, lives and works in Brussels and Oslo), Inger Lise Hansen (b. 1963 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Farhad Kalantary (b. 1962 in Tabriz, Iran, lives and works in Oslo) and Linn Lervik (b. 1976 in Tønsberg, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) within 'Reihe Experimentalfilm', an initiative of D21 Kunstraum in Leipzig, Germany. The programme presents a selection of film-makers that work in the field of experimental film, video art, avant-garde film, etc. The Participation of Atopia will consist of a presentation by its members and their works at D21, on November 5 and a three-evenings programme at Kinobar Prager Frühling cinema. Curator: Sarah Schipschack, Film Curator, D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig, Germany

Øystein Aasan

1 November 2009 – 1 January 2010
Øystein Aasan Artist
L'École Nationale Superieure d'Arts de Cergy La Vitrine --

Øystein Aasan has been invited by curator Mathilde Villeneuve to hold a solo exhibition at La Vitrine in Paris, France. The exhibition will present three distinct works, that have in common a content of masculine/feminine dichotomy, passive/active requirements for the viewer and highlighting of the differences between work/producer/viewer. Curator: Mathilde Villeneuve, Programming, La Vitrine, L'École Nationale Sup&eacue;rieure d'Arts de Cergy

Hanne Mugaas

7 November 2009 – 28 November 2010
Hanne Mugaas
Fabienne Stephan Curator
Paul-Aymar Mourgue D'Algue Curator
Lina Viste Grønli
Bendik Giske Artist

Grant towards the participation of Lina Viste Grønli (b. 1976 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Nils Bech (b. 1981 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) and Bendik Giske (b. 1982 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) within 'Look Back'. The project, consisting of two performances, is part of Performa 09, a biennial of new visual art performance. At Art Since the Summer of 69 in Brooklyn, New York, NY, Bech will present a performance related to Viste Grønli's sculptures, which will be on view in the gallery for three weeks after the event. The second performance will take place in a theater provided by Performa 09 and present a collaboration between Nils Bech and Bendik Giske, with a stage designed by Bech and Viste Grønli. Curators: Hanne Mugaas, Fabienne Stephan, Paul-Aymar Mourgue D'Algue

Ignas Krunglevicius

10 – 15 November 2009
Ignas Krunglevicius Artist
Kasseler Dokumentarfilm-und videofest --

Grant towards the participation of Ignas Krunglevicius within the 26th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany. During the festival approximately 230 documentary films and experimental films will be screened. Within 'Monitoring', the exhibition component of the festival, Krunglevicius will exhibit the video installation Interrogation. The installation draws from narratives of 'power play', 'mind control mechanisms and violent relationships', 'power distribution between genders' and 'mass media manipulation.' Curator: Gerhard Wissner and Kati Michalk, Directors, Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival

Overgaden. Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

14 November 2009 – 24 January 2010
Overgaden. Institute of Contemporary Art --
Marianne Heier Artist
Matias Faldbakken Artist

Grant towards the participation of Marianne Heier (b. 1969 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Matias Faldbakken (b. 1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo) within 'A Normal Exhibition' at Overgaden. Institute of Contemporary Art. The exhibition aims to unfold the concept of 'normal' by looking into all its complexity, absurdity, irony, actuality, etc. Other participating artists are Das Beckwerk, Adel Abidin and Catti Brandelius. Curators: Cecilie Høgsbro, Acting Director, Overgaden. Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark and Kathrine Bolt Rasmussen, Curator, Overgaden. Institute of Contemporary Art

Elise Storsveen

19 November 2009 – 19 November 2010
Elise Storsveen Artist
Printed Matter, Inc. --

Grant towards the launch of the art publication Album#3: The Lonesome Male, at Printed Matter Inc., New York, NY. The publication, created by Elise Storsveen and Eline Mugaas (b. 1969 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) uses found images to create a platform for sharing visual information. Curator: James Hoff, Director of Development, Printed Matter, Inc., New York, NY

Fredrik Værslev and Anne Britt Værlslev

26 November 2009 – 20 December 2010
Fredrik Værslev Artist
Anne Britt Værlslev Artist
Economy --

Grant towards a solo exhibition of Fredrik Værslev and Anne Britt Værlslev at Economy, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The exhibition will present works from the series 5 Rooftops 4 Frankfurt, as is part of Swap Paintings, an ongoing project in which Fredrik Værslev swaps paintings with colleagues back and forth between each other. 5 Rooftops 4 Frankfurt has as its point of the departure the skyscrapers of Frankfurt and will consist of four paintings on canvas and one wall painting outside the exhibition space. Curators: Shane Munro and Dana Munro, Directors, Economy, London, UK and Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Museum Of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL, USA

1 December 2009 – 14 February 2010
Museum Of Contemporary Art, North Miami Museum
Lars Laumann Artist

Grant towards the participation of Lars Laumann (b. 1975 in Brønnøysund, Norway, lives and works in New York, NY) within 'The Reach of Realism' at the Museum Of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL. According to the curator, 'the exhibition explores the contradictions inherent in the increasing distrust of images and the impulse to capture a sense of accuracy in contemporary art.' Within 'The Reach of Realism' Laumann will exhibit Shup up Child, This Ain't Bingo, which tells the true story of the relationship between Norwegian artist Kjersti Andvig and her collaborative partner Carlton Turner, a death row inmate within a Texas prison. Other exhibiting artists are Phil Collins, Wolfgang Tillmans and Sara VanDerBeek. Curator: Ruba Katrib, Associate Curator, Museum Of Contemporary Art, North Miami, USA

Kjell Bjørgeengen

12 December 2009 – 20 February 2010
Kjell Bjørgeengen Artist
Tilman Hoepfl Critic

Grant towards the participation of Kjell Bjørgeengen within 'With Your Eyes Only' at Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, Austria. The exhibition looks into 'perception', either cognitive, in art and in general, by inviting artists to respond to a spatial intervention designed by artists Ward Denys and Tilman Hoepfl. For 'With Your Eyes Only' Bjørgeengen will develop a new video and sound installation that uses projection and hidden sound sources. Other participating artists are Dan Walsh, Simon Ingram and Clemens Holler. Curator: Tilman Hoepfl, Artists-in-Residence, quartier21/MQ, Rondo Styria, Vienna and Graz, Austria

Håvard Pedersen

1 February – 1 March 2010
Håvard Pedersen Artist
Charles H. Scott Gallery --

Travel and accommodation grant in connection to the exhibition of Pedersen's new video work When Push Comes To Shove in Vancouver, Canada. The work consists of a video loop which draws parallels between art and bodybuilding, while also being influenced by Fredric Jameson's theories about postmodernism. When Push Comes To Shove will be exhibited in a new pavilion/project room for contemporary art, which is under construction in downtown Vancouver. Other exhibiting artists are Stan Douglas, Shannon Oksanen, Jamie Hilder, Laura Piasta and David Catherall, Jeremy Shaw, Kevin Romaniuk, Weekend Leisure. Curator: Cate Rimmer, Curator Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada

Sandra Norrbin

12 February – 12 March 2010
Sandra Norrbin Artist
Supernova Artspace --

Grant towards a solo exhibition by Sandra Norrbin titled 'And Life Stood at the Side' taking place at Supernova Artspace, Riga, Latvia. The exhibition presents an installation-work with the same title that aims to create a claustrophobic feeling of being trapped and excluded from life. Curator: Zane Onckule, Director, Supernova Artspace, Riga, Latvia

Torbjørn Rødland

13 March – 9 May 2010
Torbjørn Rødland Artist
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art --

Grant towards a solo exhibition by Torbjørn Rødland at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan. The exhibition will present Rødland's video-work 132 BPM as part of the museum's video programme titled 'A Window to the World'. According to the artist, 132 BPM combines the notion of machines making dance music and the experience of breathing in a living forest. Curator: Naoko Sumi, Curator, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

Marianne Zamecznik

1 September – 1 November 2010
Marianne Zamecznik --
0047 Gallery

Grant towards the further development of the project 'Stanislaw Zamecznik'. The exhibition, which first took place at 0047 in Oslo, Norway, will travel to two other venues in 2010: The museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland and the Museum of Modern Art in Oslo. The project also includes a bilingual publication and an academic conference in Warsaw. The exhibition presents the works of Stanislaw Zamecznik, whose oeuvre is an example of 1960s interdisciplinary spatial experiments combining architecture, sculpture, installation art and exhibition design. Curator: Marianne Zamecznik, Program Director, 0047, Oslo, Norway

Bull.Miletic

21 October – 14 March 2010
Bull.Miletic Artist
Jeremy Welsh Curator
Friedrich von Borries Curator
Matthias Böttger Curator
Florian Heilmeyer Curator

Grant towards the presentation in two separate venues of the ongoing video project Haven Can Wait, which explores panoramic spectatorship through the phenomenon of revolving restaurants. At the invitation of Jeremy Welsh, Bull.Miletic will present a lecture on the theoretical background of Haven Can Wait at the Visual Arts Centre in Sydney, Australia. At the German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the video-work will be exhibited within 'TV Towers - 8,559 Meters of Politics and Architecture'. The exhibition presents a collection of objects from everyday culture documenting the variety of individual ways (state) architecture is adopted. Curators: Jeremy Welsh, resident Visual Arts Centre in Sydney, Australia and Friedrich von Borries, Matthias Böttger and Florian Heilmeyer (German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt am Main, Germany). 21 October (Sydney, Australia) and 03 October 2009–14 March 2010 (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

Torpedo, Oslo, Norway

8 November 2010
Torpedo Press Book publisher
NY Book Fair Committee --

Grant towards the participation of Topedo Press within the 2009 NY Art Book Fair, at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, Queens, NY. Organised by Printed Matter Inc., the fair presents selected international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers and independent artist/publishers working in contemporary art publications. New York Art Book Fair Committee: Philip Aarons, AA Bronson, Skuta Helgason, Catharine Krudy, Carolina Nitsch, Richard Prince, Dieter von Graffenreid, John Waters and Matthew Zucker.

International Support with 03–funding

Anne-Britt Rage

1 September 2009 – 1 January 2010
Anne-Britt Rage Artist
Greatmore Studios --

Grant towards the participation of Anne-Britt Rage within a residency at Greatmore Studios in Cape Town, South Africa. During her stay in Cape Town, Anne-Britt Rage will develop the project Chris Hani - Revolution for Sale, a video documentary investigating the assassination of Chris Hani. Rage will also implement a community outreach project and stage forums to the public in Greatmores Gallery space. Curator: Kate Tarratt Cross, Director, Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa

Agnes Nedregård

10 October 2009
Agnes Nedregård Artist
Galata Perform --

Grant towards the participation of Agnes Nedregård within the yearly performance festival 'Visibility Project', taking place in public spaces in the neighborhood of Galata in Istanbul, Turkey. Within 'Visibility Project' Agnes Nedregård will present a collaboration with Brazilian performer Raquel Nicoletti. Titled Burning White, the work approaches the urban environment through actions using extravagant costumes, props and acrobatics. Other performers participating in the festival are Tobias Winter, Black-Hole Factory and PLD Türkiye. Curator: Deniz Aygün, Program Director, Galata Perform, Istanbul, Turkey

Thomas Kvam

24 October – 6 November 2009
Thomas Kvam Artist
'NOTCH09' --

Travel Grant towards Kvam's participation within the 2009 edition of NOTCH festival, taking place in various venues in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. 'NOTCH09', which presents Nordic art and design, will explore issues around 'id-entity', investigating such concepts as 'Creative cluster', 'Social Innovation' and 'Neo Urbanism'. Within the festival Kvam will present the video work HAL and The Horse, which, according to the artist 'is a staging of the western dichotomy between nature and culture, between the anthropomorphised animal and, through HAL's red video lens, the anthropomorphised artificial intelligence.' Other artists exhibiting within 'NOTCH09' are Thorbjorn Ankerstjerne, Kim Holtermand and Matti Kallioinen. Curator: Yang Lei, Chief Curator, 'NOTCH09'

Piksel Produksjoner

19 – 22 November 2009
Piksel Produksjoner

Grant towards the participation of Brazilian artist duo Dream.Addictive (Ricardo Brazileir and Glerm Soares) and Mexican artists Carmen González and Leslie García within Piksel09, taking place in Bergen, Norway. Piksel is an annual media art festival for artists and developers working with free and open source software, hardware and art. Within Piksel09 Dream.Addictive will perform MSST (Movimento dos Sem Satélite), an audiovisual performance based on local and remote participants interacting through hardware structures and virtual interfaces. Carmen Gonz´lez and Leslie García will exhibitG.A.P (Generative Audio Prototypes), a series of sound generative sculptures that reacts to the proximity of spectators. Curator: Gisle Frøysland (b. 1961 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen), founding member of BEK, the Bergen Centre for Electronic Art.

Jumana Manna and Ayman Alazraq

21 December 2009 – 5 January 2010
Jumana Manna Artist/Curator
Ayman Alazraq Artist/Curator
Arild Tveito Artist
El Parche Artist Residency Artist

Grant towards the further development of 'The Ramallah Show', a exhibition and short residency project taking place at Al Mahatta Gallery, Ramallah, Palestinian State. 'The Ramallah Show' aims on questioning the notion of travel as a mean of artistic investigation, having as a starting point the contrast between the global transit for Norwegian and Palestinian artists. Participating artists are Arild Tveito (b. 1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Emmanuel Svedin, Richard Alexanderson (b. 1982 in Gothenburg, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo), Aida Dukic (b. 1982 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, lives and works in Oslo), EL PARCHE (Herman Mbamba (b. 1980 Windhoek, Namibia, lives and works in Oslo) Olga Robayo (b. 1972 in Bogotá, Colombia, lives and works in Oslo and Bogotá), Marius Wang (b. 1975 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo and Bogotá)), Iselin Linstad Hauge (b. 1981 in Drammen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Jumana Manna, Ayman Azraq, Hafez Omar, Bashar Hroub and Monther Jawabreh. Curators: Jumana Manna and Ayman Alazraq

Marianne Zamecznik

15 January 2010
Marianne Zamecznik Curator
0047 Gallery

Grant toward presentation of the performance SSS - Shore Scene Soundtrack by Turkish artist Cevdet Erek at OO47, Oslo, Norway as part of the gallery's performance programme 'Kabinett'. According to the curator, the performance 'can be seen as an attempt to share a discovery. It explains in detail to the reader how one can mimic the sea, how this can be done simply for oneself or formally as a performance.' Curator: Marianne Zamecznik, Program Director, 0047, Oslo, Norway

Pikene på Broen, Kirkenes, Norway

1 April 2010
Pikene på Broen Co-founder
Lars Ramberg Artist

Grant toward the participation of Lars Ramberg within the project 'Pan-Barentz in Situ' taking place public spaces in Murmansk, Russian Federation. According to the curators, 'Pan-Barentz in Situ' 'is a series of site-specific artworks in public space of Kirkenes and Murmansk, aimed at re-interpreting current urban landscape and communicating new identities of the towns, stimulating a more democratic and creative urban planning.' Ramberg has been invited to create a site-specific installation portraying new realities and desires of Murmansk. Curator: Luba Kuzovnikova, Art Director, Pikene på Broen, Kirkenes, Norway