International Support

Recipients : May 2010

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

The Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

18 June – 15 August 2010
Evaldas Stankevicius Curator
Anders Kreuger Curator
The Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius Moderator
Kim Hiorthøy Artist
Tor-Magnus Lundeby Artist

Grant towards travel, accommodation and transport in relation to the participation of Kim Hiorthøy (b. 1973 in Trondheim, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany) and Tor-Magnus Lundeby (b. 1966 in Fredrikstad, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) within the exhibition 'False Recognition', as part of the 14th Vilnius Painting Triennial at the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania. This year's triennial exhibits work by artists who exemplify the tension between tradition and newness and whose work embodies different attitudes towards the image, the gesture, time and subjectivity. Other exhibiting artists are John Baldessari, Koen van der Broe and Inga Meldere. Curators: Evaldas Stankevicius, Curator and Deputy Director, The Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania and Anders Kreuger, Director, Malmö Art Academy and Exhibitions Curator, Lunds konsthall, Lunds, Sweden

NAK. Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany

26 September – 14 November 2010
Neuer Aachener Kunstverein NAK --
Matias Faldbakken Artist

Grant towards travel, accommodation and shipping in relation to Matias Faldbakken's (b. 1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo) solo exhibition 'WAR AFTER PEACE (AFTER WAR)' at the NAK. Neuer Aachener Kunstverein in Aachen, Germany. The exhibition will present four works: See You On The Front Page ... #4, COLORED Tiles, VIDEO: Movie upon Movie and Screw Piece(s). Curator: Dorothea Jendricke, Director NAK. Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany

Friends of the Bass Museum, Inc.

1 October 2010
Bass Museum Inc. Museum
Silvia Kaman Cubina Curator
Gardar Eide Einarsson Artist

Grant towards the participation of Gardar Eide Einarsson (b. 1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in New York, NY, USA) within a residency and artist project at the Bass Museum, Inc., Miami, FL, USA. The title of the project, 'Raid the IceBox: Gardar Eide Einarsson' is borrowed from Andy Warhol's 1969 exhibition 'Raid the Icebox I', which featured works from the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, USA. Gardar Eide Einarsson's project will focus on his interpretation of works from the Bass Museum of Art's collection, creating a cultural investigation of how art from the past influences art from the present. Curator: Silvia Karman Cubina, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL, USA

Lene Berg

12 October 2010 – 9 January 2011
Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF) Artist
Lene Berg Artist

Grant towards the participation of Lene Berg within Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain with the production of a new installation titled A Small Museum of Exceptions (working title). The work will resemble a small museum, displaying 'museums objects' such as articles, documents, notes, sketches, and a film. It will deal with the ideas of exceptions/rules through the personal histories of the Baroness Elsa von Freytag and Nikola Tesla. Three curatorial teams realize Manifesta 8, each as an autonomous curatorial unit. Berg will exhibit within the section curated by the collective Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF), a project that explores many problems related to what is referred to as 'the art system' and the tangled relational bonds between art and society titled 'Backbench'. Curator: Curatorial Collective Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF) (Bassam el Baroni and Jeremy Beaudry)

Anders Eiebakke

12 October 2010 – 9 January 2011
Anders Eiebakke Artist
Chambers of Public Secrets Curator

Grant towards travel and accommodation of Anders Eiebakke in relation to his participation within Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain. For the biennial, the artist proposes a new radio-based work titled The Re-emergence of Intellectual Racism in Europe, which will thematically connect two radio stations, one - an integrated element to the biennial - in Spain and other in Morocco, through readings of monologues written at the two locations. The artist will collaborate with musician Grim Svingen and will also present video footage from the border between Morocco and Spain. Three curatorial teams realize Manifesta 8, each as an autonomous curatorial unit. Eiebakke will exhibit within the section curated by the Chamber of Public Secrets, a project that aims to challenge artists and contributors to explore new terrains beyond their usual practice and to question what is the media's relationship to the construction of a local reality. Curator: Curators collective Chamber of Public Secrets, (Khaled Ramadan and Alfredo Cramerotti)

Anders Restad

12 October 2010 – 9 January 2011
Anders Restad Artist
Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF) Curator

Grant towards the participation of Anders Restad within Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain within the section curated by the collective Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF). The artist will present an article and a performance at the Espacio AV, Murcia as part of a series of short-term projects that proposes the reinterpretation of MoCHA's (Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art) archive at Espacio AV. Three curatorial teams realize Manifesta 8, each as an autonomous curatorial unit. For their exhibition, the collective Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF) proposes a project titled 'Backbench', which explores many problems related to what is referred to as 'the art system' and the tangled relational bonds between art and society. Curator: Curators collective Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF) (Bassam el Baroni and Jeremy Beaudry)

ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

7 November 2010 – 27 March 2011
ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe Art Center
Elmgreen & Dragset Artist

Grant towards production of a catalogue for Elmgreen & Dragset's (Michael Elmgreen b. 1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark and Ingar Dragset b. 1969 in Trondheim, Norway, both live and work in Berlin, Germany) solo exhibition 'Celebrity - The One and the Many' at the ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe - Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany. The exhibition will be comprised of two large installations: an open, labyrinthian structure and a block-style, four-story apartment building in which various scenes and dramas will take place. 'Celebrity - The One and the Many' will be the duo's largest solo museum exhibition in Germany to date. Curator: Andreas F. Beitin, Director of ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany

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

Audhild Dahlstrøm

15 June – 15 September 2010
Audhild Dahlstrøm Artist
II Baltic Biennale of Contemporary Art Biennale

Grant towards travel of Audhild Dahlstrøm to participate with the work The Bear-Hunter, (A Melodramatic Embroidery),at the II Baltic Biennale of Contemporary Art at the Derzhavin Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The artist will exhibit within the section titled 'Visual Poetry', a project which focuses on poetic video art. The Bear-Hunter, (A Melodramatic Embroidery) is a video-installation exploring the truths and secrets on a small island. Curator: Tamara Mishina-Bukovskaya

Verdensteatret, artist group, Oslo, Norway

23 October 2010 – 1 January 2011
Verdensteatret Artist
8th Shanghai Biennale 2010 Biennale

Grant towards travel for the collective Verdensteateret to participate within the 8th Shanghai Biennale 2010, Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. The biennial presents the concept of 'rehearsal', or the discussions around the art exhibition as a phenomenon, concerning how artists connect to the international art world today, how the art world function as its own theatre. Within the biennial, Verdensteatret exhibits And All the Questionmarks Started to Sing, an installation consisting of a multitude of kinetic sculptures/machines and sound featuring a landscape of highly original sculptures, pre-cinematic animation, puppetry, music, lights and shadowplay. Executive Curator: Gao Shiming. Curatorial team: FAN Di'An, LI Lei, GAO Shiming

International Support

Arild Tveito

22 – 25 April 2010
Arild Tveito Artist
Frances Horn Curator

Grant towards travel and accommodation of the artist to participate in the exhibition 'Turbo Props' at the Institute of Social Hypocrisy, Paris, France. Arild Tveito is invited to show the sculptural work Trophy (From the Burghers of Calais by Auguste Rodin). The Institute of Social Hypocrisy is an artificial organization that fronts an artist-led project, run by the artist Victor Boullet in the centre of Paris. Curator: Frances Horn, curator, MER. Paper Kunsthalle, Gent, Belgium

K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

20 May – 1 September 2010
K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Museum
Jan Christensen Artist

Grant towards travel and accommodation of Jan Christensen (b. 1977 in Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in relation to his participation within 'Intensif-Station' at Künstlerräume im K21, Düsseldorf, Germany. The exhibition introduces a new display concept, were each room will be dedicated to one artist. All 26 rooms of the Museum will be realized in close collaboration with the artists, either showing an installation or a series of works. Jan Christensen's recent work combines the sketchiness of notebook scribbles with the decorative monumentality of mural painting. Curator: Dr. Susanne Meyer-Büser, Curator, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

Rachel Dagnall

7 June – 5 September 2010
Rachel Dagnall Artist

Travel grant towards the participation of Rachell Dagnall within 'Rude Britannia: British Comic Art' at the Tate Britain, London, UK. The artist exhibits a series of photographs, entitled Iconic Moments of The Twentieth Century. 'Rude Britannia' aims to offer an overview of the role of humour in British culture over the centuries. Other exhibiting artists are Donald McGill, Aubrey Beardsley and Sarah Lucas. Curators: Dr Martin Myrone, Curator, Tate Britain, London, UK

Anna Ceeh

10 June 2010
Anna Ceeh Curator
Franz Pomassi Curator

Grant provided for curators Anna Ceeh and Franz Pomassl at the Secession, Vienna, Austria to support the travel of Karolin Tampere (b. 1978 in Estonia, lives and works in Bergen, Norway and Berlin, Germany) and Sex Tags (Peter Anatol Mitterer, b. 1983 in Zell am See, Austria and Stefan Mitterer b. 1983 in Zell am Zee, Austria, both live and work in Bergen, Norway and Berlin, Germany) to participate in the 'Sonic Zones'. 'Sonic Zones' presents monthly audio-visual events focusing on developments and trends in advanced electronic and experimental music in the Baltic and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries. Karolin Tampere and Sex Tags' presentation is titled 'Norwegian Special - Lytte og'. Other participating artists are ADD, Artificial Intelligence and izc. Curators: Artist Anna Ceeh and Franz Pomassl

Lene Berg

16 – 19 June 2010
Lene Berg Artist
Katarina Zdjelar Curator

Grant towards travel and accommodation relating to Lene Berg's participation in 'Waiting for the Political Moment' at Wolfart Project Spaces in Rotterdam and BAK in Utrecht - both in the Netherlands. 'Waiting for the Political Moment' is a conference and artistic programme that examines the cultural state of politics today. Lene Berg will exhibit Stalin by Picasso or Portrait of Woman with Moustache, a work dealing with the so-called 'Portrait Scandal' that was later named as the first consequence of Joseph Stalin's death in 1953. Other artists participating in 'Waiting for the Political Moment' are Petra Bauer & Dan Kidner and Ine Lamers. Curator Artist Programme: Artist Katarina Zdjelar

Electra, London, UK

17 June – 26 August 2010
Electra Art agency

Grant towards the participation of Eline McGeorge (b. 1970 in Norway, lives and works in London, Berlin, Germany and Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition '27 Senses' at Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK. '27 Senses' investigates how certain ideas central to Kurt Schwitters' work are manifesting themselves today across the visual arts, performance and sound based practices. Within '27 Senses', Eline McGeorge presents Travelling Double Interventions II, a commissioned installation-work. Other exhibiting artists are Kenneth Goldsmith/UbuWeb, Carl Michael von Hausswolff/Selmer Nilsen, Karl Homqvist and Jutta Koether. Curator: Lina Dzuverovic, co-founder and Director, Electra, London, UK

Shamim M. Momin

1 July 2010
Shamim M. Momin Curator
LAND --
Matias Faldbakken Artist
Gardar Eide Einarsson Artist

Grant towards travel and accommodation of Matias Faldbakken (b. 1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Gardar Eide Einarsson (b. 1976 in, Oslo, lives and works in New York, NY, USA) to participate in the exhibition 'The Secret Knows' at the Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), Los Angeles, CA, USA. Featuring over fifty artists, the project asks each participant to use Robert Frost's poem 'The Secret Sits' as the inspiration for their work. 'The Secret Knows' was previously exhibited in a different form at LAND in Austin, TX, USA. Other exhibiting artists are Pierre Bismuth,Terence Koh and Melanie Schiff. Curator: Shamim M. Momin, Curator and Director, LAND, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Marius Engh

3 – 31 July 2010
Marius Engh Artist
Simone Zaugg Curator
Pfelder Curator

Grant towards the participation of Marius Engh within 'Urban Narration', the second exhibition of the Project 'Urban Installation - Urban Narration - Urban Orientation' at Weltecho / Oscar e.V., Chemnitz, Germany. The aim of the project is to temporarily regain the space of the city as a stage, as a space for experiments and as a reflection of an analysis that is contextual and relevant to society. Marius Engh will produce a new site-specific work dealing with the theme of the exhibition. Among other exhibiting artists are Janet Cardiff, Bruno Nagel and Hanns-Jochen Weyland. Curators: Simone Zaugg and Pfelder

Morten Norbye Halvorsen

7 – 14 July 2010
Raimundas Malasauskas Curator
Morten Norbye Halvorsen --

Grant towards travel and accommodation in relation to the participation of Morten Norbye Halvorsen within 'Repetition Island', a public programme at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France. The project consists of a seven-day happening in which one day 'repeats itself' over and over again. An orchestrated, fixed sequence of creative activities (talks, screenings, performances, support group sessions, etc) unfolds repeatedly for seven days during the working hours of the foundation, but each day a new variant is introduced. Within 'Repetition Island', Morten Norbye Halvorsen presents Re and Un, a video-work that layers recordings of each day. Other participating artists include Manon de Boer, Pierre Bismuth and Audrey Cottin. Curator: Raimundas Malasauskas, independent curator

Heidi Nikolaisen

8 July – 28 November 2010
Heidi Nikolaisen Artist
3rd AiM International Exhibition

Grant towards travel and accommodation in relation to Heidi Nikolaisen's participation in 'Marrakech a Palermo - A proposal for articulating works and places (part2)' at the Riso Museum of Contemporary Art, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy. The exhibition is part of the project 'OTHERS - Le Biennali d'arte di Marrakech, Istanbul, Atene a Palermo e Catania', which presents a selection of works from recent biennials in Istanbul, Athens, and Marrakech. Nikolaisen will exhibit We Belong to the Same Tree, an art work incorporating elements from letters, passports and photographs to depict the meaning of a single person's value in history. Curator: Sergio Allessandro and Abdellah Karroum, Curator, 3rd AiM International, Marrakech, Morroco

Leif Magne Tangen

8 – 10 July 2010
Leif Magne Tangen
International Documentary Festival of Marseille Festival

Grant towards travel and accommodation of curator Leif Magne Tangen in relation to his participation in FIDMarseille, documentary film festival in Marseille, France. Leif Magne Tangen will present the film A Spell to Ward off the Darkness, a project by Ben Rivers and Ben Russell, produced and curated by Tangen. The film, shot in Super-16mm, presents possibilities of existence in an increasingly secular Western culture. Curator: Jean-Pierre Rehm, Director, International Documentary Festival of Marseille, France

Øystein Aasan

23 July – 12 September 2010
Øystein Aasan Artist
Kunstverein Arnsberg Gallery

Grant for travel, transport and insurance for Øystein Aasan's solo exhibition at the Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany. Titled 'Honky Tonk', the exhibition will consist of a single sculpture titled Double Trouble (Creep) which acts as a barrier between the viewer, the physical properties of the work itself and that of the architecture. It will occupy various spaces and two doorways of the Kunstverein. 'Honky Tonk' is the artist's first institutional solo exhibition internationally. Curator: Vlado Velko, Artistic Director, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany

Hans Christian Gilje

30 July – 5 September 2010
Hans Christian Gilje Artist
Hartware MedienKunstVerein Organiser

Travel grant towards the participation of Hans Christian Gilje at ISEA2010 Ruhr, 16th International Symposium on Electronic Art in Ruhr, Germany. Within the festival, the artist will present Blink an installation exploring the qualities of empty space by the use of light, sound, mirroring and reflection. Other participating artists are Seiko Mikami, Carsten Nicolai and Ariel Guzik. Organizer: Hartware MedienKunstVerein (Andreas Broeckmann and Stefan Riekeles

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, USA

1 August 2010 – 1 February 2011
Lars Laumann Artist

Travel grant towards participation of Lars Laumann (b. 1975 in Brønnøysund, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Oslo, Norway) to take part in the exhibition 'Free' at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, USA. 'Free' will feature works by fifteen international artists that illustrate the increasingly connected and participatory society and advocate for a future culture that is both open and participatory. Within 'Free', Laumann will present The Evil Apartment, a new video-work co-commissioned by the Liverpool Biennial and the New Museum. Curator: Lauren Cornell, Executive Director of Rhizome and Adjunct Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, USA

documenta und Museum Fridericianum Veranstaltungs, Kassel, Germany

24 August – 14 November 2010
Kunsthalle Fridericianum Museum
Matias Faldbakken Artist

Grant towards the travel, accommodation and shipping relating to Matias Faldbakken's (b. 1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) solo exhibition 'That Death of Which One Does Not Die' at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany. The exhibition will present more than thirty new works of the Garbage Bag Paintings, occupying the whole exhibition space. These works, which can be understood as a development of the well-known Tape-Series, will show abstract abbreviations and acronyms, sketchily drawn with a black marker on large garbage bags. Curator: Rein Wolfs, Artistic Director, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

26 August – 24 October 2010
Bonniers Konsthall Museum
Ida Ekblad Artist

Grant towards a solo exhibition by Ida Ekblad (b. 1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) at the Bonnier Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden. The exhibition will be the first solo presentation of the Norwegian artist in Sweden. Ekblad will develop her artistic method working on site collecting material for new artworks in Stockholm. The exhibition will include an opening night performance by the Norwegian artist Nils Bech and Bonniers Konsthall will also collaborate with the Royal Art Academy, Professor Olav Westphalen, on a seminar identifying new tendencies in painting where Ida Eklad's artistic practise will be contextualised. Curator: Sara Arrhenius, Director, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

D'vis, Antwerp, Belgium

1 September – 1 November 2010
Win Van den Abbeele Curator
D'vis --
Marte Johnslien Artist

Grant towards the participation of Marte Johnslien (b. 1977 in Lillehammer, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in 'Modern Dialectic' at Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuHKA) and other sites throughout Antwerp, Belgium. 'Modern Dialectic' examines the work of architect Renaat Braem. Johnslien will exhibit Monument to the Right Angle, new series of small-scale sculptures produced from certain parameters deriving from Braem's work. Other exhibiting artists are Corey McCorkle, Tim Etchells and Suzanne Krieman. Curator: Win Van den Abbeele, board member and Co-founded objectif_exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium

Sara Eliassen

1 September 2010 – 1 June 2011
Sara Eliassen Artist
Whitney Independent Study Program Study Program

Grant towards travel and accommodation for Sara Eliassen to participate in the Whitney Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, USA. During her stay in New York, the artist will further develop the projectThe Screen Is Not Neutral, exploring how moving images can be used when not dominated by artificially constructed values aimed at enhancing our lives as consumers. The study program will result in a Studio Program exhibition, held in May 2011. Curators: Ron Clark, Director Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, NY, USA

Leander Djønne

8 September – 24 October 2010
Leander Djønne Artist
Sinziana Ravini Curator

Travel grant towards Leander Djønne's participation in the exhibition 'Nordic Delight' at the L'institut Suedois á Paris, France. Within 'Nordic Delight', which plays with the image of the north, both past and present, Leander Djønne will exhibit Live and Let Die; Colonial Sovereignties and the Death Worlds of Necrocapitalism, an installation based on the slave ship Fredensborg and constructed with wood collected from different areas in Paris. Curator: Sinziana Ravini, independent curator

Ingrid Book and Carina Hedéen

2 October 2010 – 9 January 2011
Ingrid Book Artist
Carina Hedéen Artist
Moderna Museet Museum

Grant towards the participation of Book & Hedén with the work Bexell's Stones, a Monument out of Sight in the exhibition 'The Moderna Exhibition 2010' at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden. The work depicts the story of Alfred Bexell, who ordered hundreds of proverbs and names to be chiseled into rocks and boulders in the forests within his property in Sweden. 'The Moderna Exhibition 2010' aims to make new contributions to the debate around Contemporary Swedish Art, acting as a platform for a generous and open-ended discussion on what it is to be a Swedish artist. Curator: Fredrik Liew, Curator, Swedish & Nordic Art, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

9 October – 21 November 2010
Kunsthalle Winterthur Gallery
Lars Laumann Artist

Travel grant towards Lars Laumann's (b. 1975 in Brønnøysund, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Oslo, Norway) solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland. The exhibition will present Laumann's last four video-works: Swedish Book Store, Berlinmuren, Shut up Child, This Ain't Bingo and Kari & Knut. Curator: Oliver Kielmayer, Curator, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

Ståle Stenslie

19 October – 19 November 2010
Ståle Stenslie Artist
Kapelica Gallery Gallery

Grant towards an exhibition by Ståle Stenslie at the Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Titled 'The Blind Theatre - Psychoplastic Sculptures', the exhibition presents the installation The Blind Theatre, an interactive and sensorial, computer based work that, using a body suit, completely immerses the viewer in a story told through touch and binaural, three-dimensional sound. Curator: Jurij Krpan, Director Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal

16 November 2010 – 6 March 2011
Fundação de Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea Museum
Matias Faldbakken Artist
Gardar Eide Einarsson Artist

Grant towards travel, accommodation and shipping in relation to the participation of Matias Faldbakken (b. 1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Gardar Eide Einarsson (b. 1976 in Oslo, lives and works in New York, NY, USA) in the exhibition 'To the Arts, Citizens!' at Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal. The exhibition will focus on issues pertaining to manifestations of the political in the domain of the arts, as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Portuguese Republic. Themes and concepts such as archive, community, ideology, monument, activism, frontier and manifesto constitute the working guidelines along which the exhibition will unfold. Other exhibiting artists are Carlos Motta, Claire Fontaine, Sam Durant and Hito Steyerl. Curators: João Fernandes, Museum Director, Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Porugal and Óscar Faria

International Support with 03–funding

Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing, People's Republic of China

1 June 2010
Beijing Today Art Museum Museum
Zhao Yonggang Curator
Matias Faldbakken Artist

Grant towards the participation of the artist Matias Faldbakken (b. 1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within 'The Second Today's Documents' at Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing, People's Republic of China. The exhibition presents works by approximately sixty Chinese and international artists based on the notion of 'negotiations'. Within 'The Second Today's Documents', Faldbakken will present the installation work Tarp Piece. Curators: Zhao Yonggang, director, 1918 Art Space, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Unni Gjertsen

29 October – 26 November 2010
Unni Gjertsen Artist
Armenian Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art Art Center

Grant towards the travel of Unni Gjertsen to participate with the work Looking/Walking Back/Forward (working title) at the Armenian Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan, Armenia. Looking/Walking Back/Forward is a video-installation made of a three-channel video projection and text stickers. The work is based on a research trip to Armenia in June 2009. Gjertsen and Swedish artists Strand will collaborate on a publication that includes discussions around formative texts and contributions by Armenian writers. Curator: Edward Balassaninan, Director, Armenian Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan, Armenia

Geir Haraldseth

29 October – 26 November 2010
Geir Haraldseth Curator
Capacete Entreterimentos --

Grant towards travel of Geir Haraldseth to present a lecture for the São Paulo Biennial 2010 at the Teatro Arena in São Paulo, Brazil. Capacete is responsible for a series of lectures in conjunction with the Biennial, functioning as a discursive platform. For the lecture, curator Geir Haraldseth will focus on formal and informal settings for distributing and reproducing information and the mechanisms of power involved in such operations, especially within the field of art. Capacete Entretenimentos and Fundação Bienal de São Paulo combine to develop a project associated with the 29th edition of the Biennial, whose title is the verse 'There is always a glass of sea for a man to sail' written by the poet Jorge de Lima, and is scheduled to occur, as an exhibition, between 21 September and 12 December 2010; curated by Moacir dos Anjos and Agnaldo Farias. Curator:Helmut Batista, Director, Capacete Entreterimentos, Brazil

Kurt Johannessen

27 November – 14 December 2010
Kurt Johannessen Artist
Guangzhou Live – International Action Art Festival Festival
Shenzhen Action Festival

Grant towards travel and accommodation for the participation of the artist within 'Guangzhou Live - International Action Art Festival, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China and the Shenzhen Action, Shenzhen, People's Republic of China. For both festivals, Kurt Johannessen will create new works. Besides presenting works of action art, Guangzhou Live will feature discussions, lectures and workshops at GAFA, the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. More than 35 artists from 24 countries have been invited to participate in Guangzhou Live 010. Curator:Jonas Stampe, artistic director and co-founder of Infr'Action Paris, France