International Support

Recipients : February 2010

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK

18 September – 28 November 2010
Liverpool Biennial Biennale
Lars Laumann Artist

Grant towards travel and accommodation in relation to the participation of Lars Laumann (b. 1975 in Brønnøysund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and New York, NY, USA) within 'International 10: Touched', as part of the 2010 Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK. According to the curator, the 'exhibition presents a series of artworks that affect the viewer through addressing a total context. The artworks are made with sensitivity to the specifics of the place, time and audience of the exhibition, while originating in the artists' preoccupations with the state of the world and with their own personal obsessions.' For the biennial Laumann has been commissioned to produce a new video-work relating to literary censorship and focusing on the short stories of writer JD Salinger. Curator: Lewis Biggs, Director, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK

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Marita Muukkonen and Power Ekroth

3 November 2010
Marita Muukkonen and Power Ekroth Curator
Dak'Art Biennial Biennale

Travel grant towards the participation of Bjørn-Kowalski Hansen (b. 1979 in Nesttun, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within 'Meta-Realities', the first Nordic Pavilion at the Dak'Art Biennial, Dakar, Senegal. According to the curators, the exhibition poses the question: 'can art function as a meta-structure of the realities we live in, and is that the only meta-structure we have despite of geo-cultural differences?' Other artists exhibiting within 'Meta-Realities' are Nathalie Djurberg, Parfyme and Jesper Just. Curators: Marita Muukkonen and Power Ekroth, curators of the Nordic Pavilion, Dak'Art Biennial, Dakar, Senegal. Viye Diba, curator, Dak'Art 2010

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Natalie Hope O'Donnell

26 – 27 March 2010
Natalie Hope O'Donnell Artist
Institution as Medium. Curating as Institutional Critique? Symposium

Travel grant towards the participation of curator Natalie Hope O'Donnell within the two-days symposium 'Institution as Medium. Curating as Institutional Critique?' at Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany. Organised by Kunsthalle and the Postgraduate Program in Curating, zhdk Zürich, Switzerland, the symposium exams the possibilities and opportunities as well as the limitations of current critical curating based on the presentation of exemplary projects, curatorial programmes, theoretical analyses and artists talks. O'Donnell will participate on 'Panel 2, Educational Critique: How to Swot Curating' that presents and discuss curatorial study programmes. Symposium Concept: Irene Grillo, Jennifer Johns, Damian Jurt, Andrea Linnenkohl, Siri Peyer, Dorothee Richter and Rein Wolfs

Morten Norbye Halvorsen

8 – 11 April 2010
South London Gallery Gallery
Morten Norbye Halvorsen Artist

Grant towards the participation of Morten Norbye Halvorsen within the exhibition 'Ballad of the Green Hoop' at South London Gallery, London, UK. 'Ballad of the Green Hoop' exhibits Jessica Warboys' new presentation of her theatrical film work. Using film, painting, sound and props, the exhibition space is transformed in a stage for performance combining various elements from her films. Within the exhibition Morten Norbye Halvorsen presents a musical accompaniment made in collaboration with Warboys. Curators: Anne-Sophie Dinant, Associate Curator, South London Gallery, London, UK

Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

13 April – 13 June 2010
Bonner Kunstverein Gallery
Marte Eknæs Artist

Grant towards a solo exhibition of Marte Eknæs (b. 1978 in Elverum, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) at Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany. The exhibition, titled 'Insert', will display new sculptures and wall works that examine architecture structures from Bonn to derive from the notion of consciousness industry as described by Alexander Kluge and Oscar Negt - or 'the idea that public sphere excludes substantial life-interests while claiming to represent society as a whole'. Curators: Anna Dietz, Curator, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

Torpedo Press, Oslo, Norway

22 – 25 April 2010
Torpedo Press Book publisher
Frances Horn Curator

Grant towards travel and accommodation in relation to the participation of Torpedo Press within the second edition of 'PAPER/VIEW Art Book Fair' at Wiels Contemporary Arts Centre in Brussels, Belgium. 'PAPER/VIEW' will bring together Europian leading artist book publishers. It will also hold a panel discussion titled 'The Artist Book as Exhibition' with Elaine Sturtevant, Joost Smiers, Seth Siegelaub, Daniel McClean and Luc Derycke. Participating publishers are A Prior, Afterall, Book Works, Mousse Magazine, Onomatopée, Roma Publications, among others. Curator: Frances Horn, curator, MER. Paper Kunsthalle, Ghent, Belgium

Kjell Varvin

30 April – 30 June 2010
Kjell Varvin Artist
The Emily Harvey Foundation Foundation

Grant towards travel and accommodation in connection to Varvin's participation within a two-month residency at The Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice, Italy. During his stay, the artist will study geometrical patterns in the mosaic pavements of churches in the Veneto-region with the aim of further developing the use of geometrical patterns within his work. Invitation: Henry Martin, Board of Directors, The Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice, Italy

Haraldur Karlsson

14 – 22 May 2010
Haraldur Karlsson Artist
RAFLOST Festival

Grant towards transport/shipping in relation to the participation of Haraldur Karlsson within the 2010 edition of RAFLOST festival in Reykjavik, Iceland. Organised by the Iceland Electronic Art Association, the annual festival is dedicated to artists who are using electricity or electronic equipment at any stage in their work process. Within RAFLOST Karlsson will present a lecture and a performance on the concept of 'creating the now, or does it add something?' Other participating artists are Pall Thayer, Rasa Smite and Linda Vebere, RIXC, Linda Hilfling and Martin Howse. Curator: Àki Àsgeirsson, curator RAFLOST, Reykjavik, Iceland

Magnus Bjerk

20 May – 1 September 2010
Magnus Bjerk Artist
Mediations Biennale Biennale

Grant towards the participation of Magnus Bjerk within 'Mediators' at the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland. The exhibition will be presented in specially constructed containers placed in front of the National Museum and, according to its curator, the exhibition is 'a mediation between the real life outside and the 'internal life' of the museum. Within the exhibition, Magnus Bjerk will present The Inside of the Outside of the Inside, a series of photographs portraying trailers, which according to the artist have abandoned their function as mere transport vehicles to act as borders between the inside/outside and the tangible/non-tangible. Curator: Dr Tomasz Wendland, Director Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland

The National Museum in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

20 May – 1 September 2010
The National Museum in Warsaw Museum
Mediations Biennale Biennale
Lars Laumann Artist

Grant towards travel and accommodation costs in relation to the participation of Lars Laumann within 'Mediators' at the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland. The exhibition will be presented in specially constructed containers placed in front of the National Museum and, according to its curator, aims to be a mediation between the real life outside and the 'internal life' of the museum. Within the exhibition, Laumann will present the video-work Morrissey Foretelling the Death of Diana, a video montage that suggests that Morrissey, the former lead singer of The Smiths, somehow anticipated the death of Princess Diana. Curator: Dr Tomasz Wendland, Director Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland

Øyvind Renberg and Miho Shimizu

21 May – 20 June 2010
Øyvind Renberg Artist
Miho Shimizu Artist
Galeria Arsenal Gallery

Travel grant towards the participation of Øyvind Renberg and Miho Shimizu within the exhibition 'Bodies of Dispersion: Mechanisms of Distention' at Galeria Arsenal in Bialystok, Poland. According to its curator, the exhibition 'examines the relationship between the singular body and its mechanisms of multiplicity in everyday life. Within 'Bodies of Dispersion' Renberg and Shimizu exhibit the projects Art of Cheese and Rio Porcelain. According to the artists, 'Art of Cheese is part of a series of works that investigates the translation of social codes and culture between communities' and Rio Porcelain is an extension of the project that takes shape in a series o porcelain tableware with motives produced as part of Art of Cheese. Other artists exhibiting within 'Bodies of Dispersion: Mechanisms of Distention' are Alex Villar, Spurse, Xurban Collective, Elin Wikström and Artur Zmijewski. Curator: Denise Carvalho, curator

Bjørn Hegardt

11 June – 4 July 2010
Bjørn Hegardt Artist
Nomas Foundation Museum

Grant towards the solo presentation of Bjørn Hegardt/FUKT Magazine at Nomas Foundation in Rome, Italy. The exhibition is a collaboration with Italian artist Marco Rapparelli and will present an installation around FUKT magazine, selected original works from artists featured in the publication, as well as screening of animations. Hegardt will present all the previous issues of FUKT with a focus on the latest one, which will be printed in June 2010. Residency Curator: Cecilia Canziani and Ilaria Gianni, Programme, Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy

Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

11 – 13 June 2010
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art --
Baktruppen Artist
D.O.R. Artist

Travel grant towards the participation of Baktruppen (Øyvind Berg b. in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Lillehammer, Norway; Jørgen Knudsen b. 1961 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen; Worm Winther b. 1955 in Bergen, lives and works in Oslo; Ingvild Holm b. 1965 in Levanger, Norway, lives and works in Oslo; Bo Krister Wallström b. 1962 in Stockholm, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo and Berlin, Germany and Per Henrik Svalastog b. 1969 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) and D.O.R (Sverre Gullesen b. 1980 in Mo i Rana, Norway, lives and works in Oslo; Steinar Haga Kristensen b. 1980 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo and Kristian Ø. Dahl b. 1968 in Asker, Norway, lives and works in Asker) within 'Let Us Compare Mythologies' at Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 'Let Us Compare Mythologies' is a three-day cycle of performances for which artists will develop new productions. The programme is part of 'Morality', the leitmotiv of Witt the Wiit's 2009/2010 programme and questions man's relationship to objects and the meaning and the location of the (art) object. Curator: Renske Janssen, curator, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas

18 June – 17 July 2010
Alejandra Salinas Artist
Aaron Bergman Artist
Jared Davis Freelance curator

Travel grant towards the participation of Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas within the exhibition 'Always Moving (A Performance Laboratory in Several Parts)' at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces in Melbourne, Australia. Within the show, the artist duo will present a series of performances, including I am a Communist, 45 Revolutions Per Minute, The Invisible Dog and the Invisible Cat (After Alfred Hitchcock) and I Am Traveling Through Time. I Am Traveling Through Time. Other participating artists are Otherfilm, Rosalind Hall, Scott Foust and Dale Gorfinkel. Curator: Jared Davis, freelance curator

Åsa Sonjasdotter

27 June – 7 November 2010
Åsa Sonjasdotter Artist
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Museum

Grant towards the participation of Åsa Sonjasdotter within the exhibition 'EATLACMA' at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA. The projects exhibited within 'EATLACMA' considers 'food as a common ground that explores the social role of art and ritual in community and human relationships'. The project consists of artist's gardens planted and harvested on the museum campus, public events and an exhibition. Within 'EATLACMA', Sonjasdotter exhibits Potatofield, a Solution. Inspired by Agnes Denes's Wheatfield, the project presents an average looking potato field developed in collaboration with the farmers' collective The Communities of The Potato Park in Cuzco, Peru. Other participating artists are Lauren Bon, Materials and Applications, Fallen Fruit, and The National Bitter Melon Council. Curator: Fallen Fruit, artist collective, Los Angeles, CA, USA and Michele Urton, Curator, Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia

1 July – 1 September 2010
Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina Museum
Aaron Bergman Artist
Alejandra Salinas Artist
Bull.Miletic Artist
Mai Hofstad Gunnes Artist
Farhad Kalantary Artist
Eline Mugaas Artist
Nina Toft Artist
Jeremy Welsh Artist

Travel grant towards the participation of Øyvind Aspen (b. 1983 in Molde, Norway, lives and works in Gjemnes, Norway and Oslo, Norway), Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas (Bergman b. 1971 in Detroit, MI, USA and Salinas b. 1977 in La Rioja, Spain, both live and work in Oslo, Norway), Bull.Miletic (Synne Bull b. 1973 in Oslo and Dragan Miletic b. 1970 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, both live and work in Oslo), Mai Hofstad Gunnes (b. 1977 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany), Farhad Kalantary (b. 1962 in Tabriz, Iran, lives and works in Oslo), Eline Mugaas (b. 1969 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo), Nina Toft (b. 1974 in Asker, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Jeremy Welsh (b. 1954, Gateshead, UK, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Knut Åsdam (b. 1968 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) within 'Cities Re-imagined' at the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia. 'Cities Re-imagined' focuses on Norwegian film and video-works related to architecture and urban space. Curator: Sanja Kojic Mladenov, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia

Vibeke Slyngstad

9 – 18 July 2010
Vibeke Slyngstad Artist
Malmö Konsthall Museum

Grant towards the participation of Vibeke Slyngstad within the exhibition 'Murder at the Savoy', organised by Malmö Konsthall and taking place in public spaces throughout Malmö, Sweden. The show brings to perspective Malmö's social and political history and it is based on Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö's crime novel Murder at the Savoy (1970). Slyngstad will exhibit two new large-scale paintings relating to Savoy Hotel and Lindham rifle range - two of the novel's locations. Other exhibiting artists are Matthew Buckingham, Leif Eriksson, Ylva Friberg, Annika von Hauswollf, Saskia Holmqvist, Martin Karlsson, Jakob Kolding, Elisabeth Apelmo/Marit Lindberg, Ann Lislegaard, Elin Lundgren and Gerhard Nordström. Curator: Jacob Fabricius, Director, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden

Sølyst Artist in Residence Center, Jyderup, Denmark

9 – 18 July 2010
Sølyst Artist in Residence Center Residence
Laurie De Chiara Independent curator
Ida Ekblad Artist

Grant towards travel and accommodation in relation to the participation of Ida Ekblad (b. 1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Ann Lislegaard (b. 1962 in Norway, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark and New York, NY, USA) within 'Pastiche… When a tree falls in the forest'. The exhibition - the 2010 edition of the annual outdoor show at Sølyst Castle in Jyderup, Denmark - presents commissioned site-specific works and explores ideas around perception and pre-conceived modes of experience art. Lislegaard and Ekblad will exhibited outdoor artworks produced during a short residency at Sølyst Castle in April 2010. Other exhibiting artists are A Kassen, Benandsebastian, Ultragrøn, Mads Lynnerup, Lone Haugaard Madsen, Elena Bajo, Olaf Breunning, Ellen Harvey, Franz Höfner, Harry Sachs, Stefan Saffer and Wolfgang Karl May. Curator: Laurie De Chiara, independent curator and Tine Bundgaard Quedenbaum, Director of Sølyst Artist Residence Center, Jyderup, Denmark

Kurt Johannessen

26 – 31 August 2010
Kurt Johannessen Artist
International Festival of Performance Art Navinki Festival

Travel grant towards the participation of Kurt Johannessen within 2010 edition of the International Festival of Performance Art Navinki - an annual international performance festival in Minsk, Russia. Within the festival, Johannessen will present new performative-work. Among other exhibiting artists are Anna Syczewska, Elisa Andessner and Katnira Bello. Curator: Victor Petrov, Curator, Navinki 2010 Performance Festival, Minsk, Belarus

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Kjersti G. Andvig

20 March – 1 May 2009
Kjersti Andvig Artist
A. M. Qattan Foundation Foundation

Travel grant towards a project development in to Ramallah, Palestine in relation to the projects The Violin Player and Read. The projects are a continuation of the artist's work with objects that produce sounds or 'speak' and have as point of departure the Black Stone - a secret object within the Muslim tradition. The project will be exhibited at The Forgotten Bar Project in February 2010, curated by Marcus Knupp and Gallery MGM, Oslo in June and July 2010, curated by Kristian Skylstad. Invitation by: Nisreen Naffa', Programme Coordinator, A. M. Qattan Foundation, London, UK and Ramallah, Palestine

TOK, St Petersburg, Russia

1 March – 1 May 2010
TOK --
Anna Bitkina Curator

Travel grant towards the participation of curator Kari Brandtzæg (b. 1966 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) within the project 'Nordic Art Today'. The project, comprising of a curatorial research, public/educational programme, a publication and an exhibition, considers curatorial and artistic reflections on challenging contemporary social issues, such as nationalism, business oriented political agenda, class division, migration, racism and human inequality and social isolation. The exhibition is planned to take place at Loft Project ETAGI in St. Petersburg, Russia in spring 2011. Curator: Anna Bitkina, Programme Manager, CEC ArtsLink, St. Petersburg, Russia

Pernille Leggat Ramfelt

1 June 2010
Pernille Leggat Ramfelt Artist
1918 Art Space Art Space

Travel grant towards the participation of Pernille Leggat Ramfelt within a group exhibition at 1918 Art Space, Shanghai, People's Republic of China. The exhibition, developed in collaboration with Hangzhou International Art Studio, will present new works by thirty artists recently graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, London. The works will be developed during a short residency in Shanghai. Within the exhibition Ramfelt will present Live Cinema (working title), a new work that expends on ideas of cinematic by looking into Long Jing, Dragon Well - one of China's most renowned tea-farms - and how its own cultural specificities can influence cinema. Curators: Zhao Yonggang, director, 1918 Art Space, Shanghai, People's Republic of China