International Support

Recipients : September 2010

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

Bonniers Konsthall

16 February – 12 June 2011
Bonniers Konsthall --
Gardar Eide Einarsson Artist

Support provided for Gardar Eide Einarsson's (b.1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo and New York, NY, USA) solo exhibition titled 'Power Has a Fragrance' at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden. The exhibition is a collaborative project by the Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, the Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst in Oslo and the Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm and will be presented at each institution throughout 2010-2011 with newly commissioned work by the artist for the Stockholm venue. The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with essays by the exhibition curator and contributions by Nicolas Bourriaud, Ina Blom and John Kelsey, as well as by the Icelandic surrealist poet Sjón.
Curator: Sara Arrhenius, director, Bonniers Konsthall

Fredrik Raddum

26 March – 13 June 2011
Fredrik Raddum Artist
Aarhus Kunstmuseum --

Support provided for a solo exhibition by Fredrik Raddum at the Aarhus Kunstmuseum (ARoS) in Denmark. The exhibition, located inside and outside the museum space, and titled 'GET LOST...', will present a selection of Raddum's work produced over the last decade, including sculptures, installations and neon works. An artist book documenting processes, sketches and presentations of the artworks will accompany the exhibition. The exhibition will be accompanied by an exhibition catalogue. Curator: Marie Nipper, curator, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Västerås Konstmuseum

27 November – 30 January 2011
Olav Christopher Jenssen Artist

Support provided for the artist Olav Christopher Jenssen's (b.1954 in Sortland, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Lya, Sweden) solo exhibition, titled 'Olav Christopher Jenssen - Paintings and Sculptures', at the Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås, Sweden. The museum reopened in a former industrial building in the city centre of Västerås on 5 September 2010. As the first artist invited to present a solo exhibition at the institution, Jenssen will present new paintings and sculptures produced within the last two years. Curator: Eva Borgegård, exhibition curator, Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås, Sweden

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

Ayman Alazraq

10 – 16 October 2010
Ayman Alazraq Artist
Windows from Gaza for Contemporary Art Gallery

Support provided for Ayman Alazraq's solo exhibition 'You, From now on, are not yourself' at Windows from Gaza for Contemporary Art, Gaza, Palestine State. The exhibition investigates the political and religious situation in Palestine by 'bringing into juxtaposition the political imagery with the basic human situation along with each individuals relationship to the 'monument' as a personal epitaph for ambitions, survival and suffering' Curator: Basel El Maquosy, Founder, Windows from Gaza for Contemporary Art

International Support

Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA

15 April – 27 November 2010
Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA Museum
Jari-Pekka Vanhala Curator
Samba Fall Artist

Support provided for the participation of Samba Fall (b.1977 in Dakar, Senegal, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ARS 11 at the Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA in Helsinki, Finland. ARS is an event within the contemporary art field taking place in the Nordic countries since 1961. ARS 11 will, according to the curators, attempt to 'shatter the narrow perception of African contemporary visual art as mere modern reiterations of ancient traditions'. Other artists participating in the exhibition include Georges Adeagbo, Sammy Baloji and Ursula Biemann, among others. Curators: Pirkko Siitari, director, KIASMA, Arja Miller, chief curator, KIASMA and Jari-Pekka Vanhala, curator, ARS 11

Stian Ådlandsvik

23 September – 10 October 2010
Stian Ådlandsvik Artist
MOT International Gallery

Support provided for Stian Ådlandsvik's participation at MOT International, London, UK. In the exhibition, Ådlandsvik will present my left arm is your right arm (2010), a work resulting from a collaboration with the artist Lutz-Rainer Müller. According to the artists, the project leading to my left arm is your right arm, began with the ordering of 'CT-Scans of Lutz-Rainer Müllers left arm and Stian Ådlansvik's right arm, which were used to produce duplicates of every bone in their arms cast in Polyamide. After travelling with these bones in a suitcase, a London-based fortune teller did a reading of the placement of the bones'. Curator: Wiebke Gronemeyer, curator, MOT International

Stein Koksvik

24 September – 9 October 2010
Stein Koksvik Artist
Hotchpotch Exhibition Project

Support provided for Stein Koksvik's participation in the group exhibition 'Hotchpotch' at the Lx-factory in Lisbon, Portugal. 'Hotchpotch' is an ongoing exhibition project initiated by Norwegian artists Javier Barrios (b.1979 in Mexico, lives and works in Oslo), Petter Garaas (b.1978 in Kongsberg, Norway, lives and works in London, UK), Christian Kolverud (b.1973 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) and Marius Engstrøm (b.1975 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo). Within 'Hotchpotch' Koksvik will present his work Obrigado meu Deus mais uma vez (2010), a set of drawings presented both on trolleys and in video projections. Coordinator: Nevena Pejic, coordinator, Hotchpotch

Kulturforeningen Konsthall C

1 October 2010 – 30 March 2011
Konsthall C Museum
Johan Tirén Curator
Niklas Östholm Curator
Åsa Sonjasdotter Artist
Joar Nango

Support provided for the participation of Joar Nango (b.1979 in Alta, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Åsa Sonjasdotter (b.1966 in Lund, Sweden, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) within the project 'Home Sweet Home' at Konsthall C in Stockholm, Sweden. The project 'investigates the tension between individuals' desire to shape their lives and the overall concepts and structures that govern planning and housing policy'. The exhibition will present the results of an extended research phase conducted in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Art in Tromsø. Curators: Kim Einarsson, director, Konsthall C, Johan Tirén, artist based in Stockholm, and Niklas Östholm, writer and independent curator based in Stockholm

Kunstverein Hamburg

15 October – 28 November 2010
Kunstverein Hamburg Museum
Ingrid Lønningdal Artist
Cato Løland --
Institute for Colour --

Support provided for the participation of Ingrid Lønningdal (b.1981 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Cato Løland (b.1982 in Stord, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and the artist collective Institute for Colour (Ingrid Lønningdal; Steffen Håndlykken, b.1981 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo; Silje R. Hogstad, b.1977 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo; Elisabeth Schei, b.1980 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) in the exhibition 'Zwischenraum: Space Between' at the Kunstverein Hamburg. As a collaborative project between Kunstverein Hamburg, Hordaland Art Center, Bergen, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam and SWG3, Glasgow, according to the curators 'Zwischenraum: Space Between' places 'production and process in the foreground', as opposed to 'traditional exhibitions, and their mediation'.

Karen Skog

15 – 21 October 2010
Karen Skog --
Capricious Space Gallery

Support provided for the participation of the Karen Skog Orkester in the exhibition 'The Sympathizer!' at Capricious Space in Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA. The Karen Skog Orkester consists of four instruments and three musicians, Erik Andreas Røkland (b.1983 in Bergen) who plays the organ, Sivert Nikolai Nesbø (b.1982 in Oslo, Norway) who plays the cello and Karen Skog who plays the violin and theremin. The orchestra will perform within an installation of photographs and sculptural works produced by the artist Santiago Mostyn during a spring 2010 residency at Flaggfabrikken in Bergen. Curator: Sophie Mörner, founder, Capricious Space and Magazine

Hanne Mugaas

20 October 2010 – 23 January 2011
Hanne Mugaas
New Museum Museum

Support provided for the participation of Hanne Mugaas in the exhibition 'Free' at the New Museum, New York, NY, USA. The exhibition includes work by twenty-three artists working across different mediums, such as video, installation, sculpture, photography, the Internet, and sound, 'reflecting artistic strategies that have emerged in a radically democratized landscape redefined by the impact of the web'. Mugaas will present her ongoing project Secondary Market, an assemblage of items she has sourced from the online auction site eBay, which, as she states, 'intentionally or unintentionally contain references to art history'. Curator: Lauren Cornell, executive director of Rhizome and adjunct curator at the New Museum

Anne Hilde Neset

21 – 24 October 2010
Anne Hilde Neset --
Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Program in Art, Culture and Technology --

Support provided for Anne Hilde Neset to moderate a roundtable panel discussion devoted to the work of the pioneering sound artist Maryanne Amacher as a tribute to Amacher's influence on contemporary musicians and composers, to be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Program in Art, Culture and Technology. Other participants in the panel discussion include composers and artists Florian Hecker, Kevin Drumm and Jessica Rylan Piper.Organiser: Ute Meta Bauer, director, Program in Art, Culture and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Inger Lise Hansen

1 November 2010
Inger Lise Hansen Artist
Lux --

Support provided for the publication of a book and DVD set produced through Lux, London, UK, in connection with Inger Lise Hansen's trilogy of films titled Proximity (2006), Parallax (2009) and Travelling Fields (2009). The book will include essays and contributions by film critics and academics such as Trude Schjelderup Iversen (b.1974 in Oslo, lives and works between Oslo and New York, NY, USA), curator, editor and art critic; Stefan Grissemann, film critic and journalist based in Vienna, Austria; and Nicole Hewitt, film artist and lecturer at the Academy of Visual Arts in Zagreb, Croatia. Organiser: Benjamin Cook, director, Lux

Kjetil Skøien

3 – 7 November 2010
Kjetil Skøien Artist
The Scandinavian – North American Performance Art Festival, Live Action Festival

Support provided for the presentation of Kjetil Skøien's performance Still Life (2009) to be presented in the Scandinavian - North American Performance Art Festival, Live Action in New York, NY, USA. The festival presents a variety of performance artists including Rita Marhaug, Marilyn Arsem, Mari Novotny-Jones and Tony Schwensen. In regards to his work, Skøien states that the use of 'the body, the timing, slow motion and quick changes in rhythm make the performance close to a composition of music'. Curator: Jonas Stampe, curator and founder of Live Action

Rita Marhaug

3 – 7 November 2010
Rita Marhaug Artist
The Scandinavian – North American Performance Art Festival, Live Action Festival

PS: Support provided for the participation of Rita Marhaug in the Scandinavian - North American Performance Art Festival, Live Action in New York, NY, USA. The festival presents a variety of performance artists including Marilyn Arsem, Mari Novotny-Jones and Tony Schwensen. According to the curator, the invited artists 'are completely working with their intuition in the process of live creation, they don't use choreography, but exist in their own action'.Curator: Jonas Stampe, curator and founder of Live Action

Tegneklubben

4 – 11 November 2010
Tegneklubben Artist Collective
Grimmuseum --

Support provided for the participation of the artist group Tegneklubben within the exhibition 'D12' at the Grimmuseum in Berlin, Germany. Tegneklubben is a collaborative artist collective consisting of Paul Dring, Terje Nicolaisen, Ulf Carlsson, Martin Skauen and Bjørn Bjarre. For 'D12', whose members doubled as their alter egos in order to justify their collective name, curator and artist Despina Stokou invited six art professionals from the Berlin cultural scene to each present a project as themselves and one as their alter ego. The invited artists include a gallery director, a collector, an art critic, a curator, an artist and an artist group. Curator: Despina Stokou, curator, Grimmuseum, Berlin

Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman

4 November – 4 December 2010
Alejandra Salinas Artist
Aaron Bergman Artist
Van Abbemuseum Museum

Support provided for the presentation of Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman's performative installation No One Knows How To Reach That Immortal Place (2009) within the exhibition 'Gathering Gathering' at Your-Space within the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. According to the curator, the exhibition 'brings together four projects exploring what structures, events and issues are able to bring people together'. Curator: Clare Butcher, research curator, Van Abbemuseum

SMART Project Space

6 November – 19 December 2010
SMART Project Space Gallery
Toril Johannessen Artist

Support provided for the participation of Toril Johannessen (b.1978, Harstad, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the group exhibition 'Smooth Structures' at the SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Within the exhibition, Johannessen presents Expansion in Finance and Physics (2009), a work 'addressing the subject of scientific modeling and how scientific theories are visualized and interpreted by way of analogies'. 'Smooth Structures' is developed in collaboration with Enough Room for Space (ERforS), an artist-run organization based in Rotterdam. The organisers write that the 'starting point for 'Smooth Structures' is a new theory on dark matter and dark energy by NASA scientist Martin Lo', who is personally involved in the project and also gave a public lecture and a workshop to the participating artists. Organiser: Enough Room for Space, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Brussels, Belgium

Kaja Leijon

9 – 14 November 2010
Kasseler Dokumentarfilm-und videofest Festival
Kaja Leijon

Support provided for Kaja Leijon's participation in the exhibition 'Monitoring' at the Kasseler Dokumentarfilm-und videofest, Kassel, Germany. According the organiser, 'Monitoring' 'transfers the medium of film from the cinema to the context of an exhibition by presenting contemporary media installations'. Within the exhibition Leijon will present her video-work Resonances (2009), a work that, according to the artist, 'deals with the relation between perception and imagination from a young woman's point of view'. Organiser: Gerhard Wissner, director, Kasseler Dokumentarfilm-und videofest

Marius Watz

15 – 20 November 2010
Marius Watz Curator
Frankfurter Kunstverein --
Eno Henze Curator

Support provided for the curator Marius Watz to attend the opening programme for the exhibition 'abstrakt Abstrakt: The Systemized World' at NODE10 Forum for Digital Arts in association with the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Marius Watz and Eno Henze are co-curators of the exhibition. The week-long event has three major components, an exhibition and a conference that explore theoretical issues related to code-based art, together with a series of practical workshops and live audiovisual performances. Other participating artists include Ralf Baecker, Ben Fry, Leander Herzog, Robert Hodgin, Thilo Kraft, Brandon Morse, Louise Naunton Morgan and John Powers, among others Eno Henze and Marius Watz, curators, NODE10 Forum for Digital Arts

Association roARaTorio

25 November – 4 December 2010
Association roARaTorio --

Support provided for Knut Åsdam (b.1968 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) to participate in a programme of screenings in association with the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid festival at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France. In addition, a number of arts professionals, including Gavin Jantjes (b.1948 in Cape Town, South Africa, lives and works in Oslo), Helga-Marie Nordby (b.1977 in Fredikstad, Norway, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) and Per Platou (b.1964 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) were invited to lecture and participate in the discussions taking place during the festival. Organisers: Nathalie Hénon and Jena-François Rettig, directors, Rencontre Internationales

Serina Erfjord

27 November 2010 – 30 January 2011
Serina Erfjord Artist
Ystad Art Museum Museum

Support provided for the participation of Serina Erfjord at 'Electrohype 2010', Ystad Art Museum, Ystad, Sweden. Within the exhibition, Erfjord will present Normal. Blue (2010). As stated by the curators of 'Electrohype 2010', Erfjord's works are 'unique in the way she implements them into the existing building structure and at the same time draws the viewer's attention in an almost magnetic way'. Other participating artists include Vicky Isley and Paul Smith, Sion Jeong, Nikki Koole and Diane Landry. Curators: Anna Kindvall and Lars Gustav Midbøe, co-directors, Electrohype 2010

Jørund Aase Falkenberg, Maja Nilsen, Tommy Johansson, Randi Nygård

4 – 26 June 2011
Jørund Aase Falkenberg Artist
Maja Nilsen Artist
Tommy Johansson Artist
Randi Nygård Artist
Norræna Husid Museum

Support provided for the participation of Jørund Aase Falkenberg, Maja Nilsen, Tommy Johansson and Randi Nygård within the group exhibition 'Project 0' at Norræna Husid, Reykjavik, Iceland. In 'Project 0', works in a variety of media explore themes such as 'degradation and development, tradition and change, and the possibility for alternative structuring of society and new perspectives inside the mental and material framework that defines a culture'. Curator: Þuríður Helga Kristjánsdóttir, project manager, Norræna Husid

International Support with 03–funding

Piksel Produksjoner

3 November 2010
Piksel Produksjoner

Support provided for the participation of the artists Alejandra Perez, Jorge Crowe, Christiano Rosa in the Piksel10 festival, organised by Piksel Produksjoner in Bergen, Norway. Perez will present her work Cartografia Sonora Antarctica, which uses sound recordings and footage from an expedition to Antarctica in December 2009. Crow will present the piece A/V(2010), an audiovisual performance with found, hacked and handmade hardware. Rosa will present Faça-Você-Mesmo + Hágalo Usted Mismo + DIY (2010), an audiovisual performance that uses unique electronic instruments built by a combination of assorted materials found in electronic debris. Gisle Frøysland, festival director, Piksel Produksjoner

Unni Gjertsen

4 – 10 December 2010
Unni Gjertsen Artist
The Eternal Tour Festival

Support provided for Unni Gjertsen to participate in 'The Eternal Tour 2010', a festival that reflects, according to the organiser, 'on the question of cosmopolitanism in the context of the 21st century by experimenting with tourism in order to learn and re-evaluate current interpretations and conceptions of the world'. In 2010, the festival takes place in Jerusalem and Ramallah. Gjertsen will present 'The Armenia Project', a collaborative research project born out of a journey to Armenia in 2009 and consisting of video installations and text. Organiser: Donatella Bernardi, founder, The Eternal Tour Association

SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum

15 January – 12 March 2011
SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum

Support provided for Joselina Cruz's video and film screening programme at SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseu in Kristiansand, Norway. Cruz, a Manila-based curator, will present 'Roving Eye: A Survey of South East Asian Film and Video Art' programme, and a public lecture in relation to the projects included in the exhibition programme. The exhibition, according to Cruz, 'assumes the position of the 'roving eye' as it scours the landscape of concerns that currently occupy artists from the region'. Organiser: Pontus Kyander, director, SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum