International Support

Recipients : November 2010

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

Bjarne Melgaard

1 February – 31 May 2011
Bjarne Melgaard Artist
Università Iuav di Venezia --

Support provided for the artist Bjarne Melgaard (b.1967 in Sydney, Australia, lives and works in New York, NY, USA) to steer a course titled 'Beyond Death: Viral Discontents and Contemporary Notions about AIDS' at the Faculty of Design and Arts, Universitá Iuav di Venezia, Italy. The programme will consist of lectures, workshops, screenings and seminars as part of Norway's representation at the 54th edition of the Venice Biennale in 2011. The programme will conclude with a public project developed by Melgaard in collaboration with the attending artist and curators, as well as a publication gathering the research materials and developments taking place within the programme. Organiser: Angela Vettese, director of the Graduate Programme in Visual Arts, Universitá Iuav di Venezia

Nicola Trezzi

19 May – 11 September 2011
Nicola Trezzi Curator
Ida Ekblad Artist

Support provided for the participation of the artist Ida Ekblad (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) in the Prague Biennale 5 in the Czech Republic. Her work will be included in the section titled 'Expanded Painting', which, according to curator Nicola Trezzi, 'considers the work of artists who do not necessarily work only with painting, but rather with artists whose practices speak about the legacy of the medium'. Trezzi goes on to state that Ekblad's 'work perfectly embodies the idea of the section "Expanded Painting" which speaks about the cross-pollination between painting and other mediums such as installation and performance'. Curator: Nicola Trezzi, independent curator, Milan, Italy, for Prague Biennale 5

Performa, New York, NY, USA

1 – 21 November 2011
Performa Biennale
Elmgreen & Dragset Artist

Support provided for the development of the project 'Happy Days in the Artworld', a staged theatrical performance by Elmgreen & Dragset (Ingar Dragset, b.1969 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Berlin). Co-commissioned with Dublin Contemporary, Dublin, Ireland, the project will be an approximately one-hour performance with two performers. According to the curator RoseLee Goldberg, the project 'expands upon the artists' use of theatre as a platform to highlight the art world's intrigue with celebrity'. The project will be presented during the Performa 11 Biennial at a venue in the Times Square theatre district of New York. Curator: RoseLee Goldberg, founding director and curator, Performa

International Support

Anne Guro Larsmon

3 – 22 December 2010
Anne Guro Larsmon Artist
STYX projects --

Support provided for the solo exhibition 'Girl, Interrupted' by the artist Anne Guro Larsmon (b.1981 in Austmarka, Finnskogen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at STYX projects in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition will take the form of a site-specific installation with objects, scents and sounds, which, according to curator Michael Rade, 'deals with traces, history and identity' in an attempt to 'conjure up non-linear narratives'. Larsmon has invited the artist Marthe Ramm Fortun to engage in a spoken-word performance in response to the exhibition. Curator: Michael Rade, founding director, STYX projects

Morten Norbye Halvorsen

4 December 2010
Morten Norbye Halvorsen Artist
Objectif Exhibitions Artist

Support provided for the participation of the artist Morten Norbye Halvorsen (b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in London, UK) in the one-night-only programme 'Clifford Irving Show' at Objectif Exhibitions in Antwerp, Belgium. Conceived by curator Raimundas Malasauskas and titled eponymously in relation the unauthorised biographer of Howard Hughes, the programme takes the form of a live variety show that revolves around the central question 'Where do authors go when characters interrupt the story?'. Malasauskas writes that the programme 'will star a variety of stories, performances, characters and audiences'. Other participating artists include Ayreen Anastas, Rene Gabri, Steven Baelen, Marco Belfiore, Elise Berkvens and Pierre Bismuth, among others. Curator: Raimundas Malasauskas, independent curator, for Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium

D21 Kunstraum Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

9 December 2010
D21 Kunstraum --
Lene Berg Artist

Support provided for the participation of the artist Lene Berg (b.1965 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in 'Reihe Experimentalfilm #31', a monthly one-night event at D21 Kunstraum Leipzig, which investigates practices in contemporary film and video. The artist will present a selection of her films and engage in a dialogue with the audience. Curator: Sarah Schipschack, curator, D21 Kunstraum Leipzig

Yngve Holen

11 December 2010 – 19 February 2011
Yngve Holen Artist and Curator
Sandro Droschl Curator

Support provided for the participation of Yngve Holen (b.1982 in Braunschweig, Germany, lives and works in Stavanger, Norway) in the group exhibition 'The Smart Frrridge' at Kunstverein Medienturm in Graz, Austria. The exhibition takes the form of a smart refrigerator, divided conceptually into six compartments (or rooms in the exhibition space) so that each room appears, according to curator Sandro Droschl, 'like an open fridge in the dark shining a directional light, illuminating the works of artists'. Other participating artists include Nicolas Ceccaldi, Simon Denny and Ilja Karilampi, among others. Curators: Sandro Droschl and Yngve Holen

Liv Bugge

19 December 2010
Liv Bugge Artist
Torpedo Press Publisher

Support provided for the launch of the book 'You make me want to die in the countryside-a meditation on Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad' by the artist Liv Bugge (b.1974 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo). According to the artist, the book uses the places and characters in 'Heart of Darkness' to 'deal with post-colonialism and its storytelling, history-writing and language'. The book will be launched at Konsthall C in Stockholm, Sweden, Útúrdúr Bókabúð in Reykjavik, Iceland and Motto in Berlin, Germany. The book launch will be accompanied by screenings and talks at each location. Publisher: Torpedo Press, Oslo, Norway

Maya Økland, Hilde Jørgensen and Kristin Tårnesvik

5 – 23 January 2011
Maya Økland Artist
Hilde Jørgensen Artist
Kristin Tårnesvik Artist
Galleri Huuto --

Support provided for the participation of the artists Maya Økland (b.1980 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen), Hilde Jørgensen (b.1973 in Sandnessjøen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) and Kristin Tårnesvik (b.1964 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) in the exhibition 'BLACKOUT Helsinki' at Galleri Huuto, Helsinki, Finland. The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between Flagfabrikken in Bergen, Norway and Galleri Huuto, which was initiated to promote Finnish artists in Norway and Norwegian artists in Finland. According to curators Juhanna Moisander and Minna Suoniemi, 'BLACKOUT' refers to 'the ambiguous notion of control, or the lack of it in Nordic societies, which can be described as attempts at organising freedom and living within such strict forensic structures that the idle often suffer hard consequences such as suicide, alcoholism, or violence'. Curators: Juhanna Moisander and Minna Suoniemi, curators, Galleri Huuto

Toril Johannessen

10 January – 25 April 2011
Toril Johannessen Artist
Mountain School of the Arts^ --

Support provided for the participation of the artist Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, live and works in Bergen, Norway) in the alternative higher education programme of the Mountain School of the Arts^ (MSA^) in Los Angeles, CA, USA. According to MSA^ founders Eric Wesley and Piero Golia, the programme serves 'the unique objective of supplying the academic community with a distinct brand of cultural fortification'. International in scope, MSA^ provides students with 'a stress-free, mutually beneficial and organic alternative to the typical university'. Organisers: Eric Wesley and Piero Golia, founders, Mountain School of the Arts^

Lina Viste Grønli

10 – 31 January 2011
WIELS Contemporary Art Centre --
Lina Viste Grønli

Support provided for the solo exhibition 'The Albaphet & Other Writings' by the artist Lina Viste Grønli (b.1976 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the Project Room of the WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, Belgium. The artist recently completed a nine-month residency at WIELS and the exhibition will present new work produced during this time. According to curator Devrim Bayar, the exhibition 'will be comprised of selected sculptural and textual elements regarding Grønli's investigations into semantics and the written word'. Grønli has invited the performance artist Nils Bech to perform at the opening of the exhibition. Curator: Devrim Bayar, residency coordinator, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre

Victor Boullet

14 January – 6 February 2011
Victor Boullet Artist
Cédric Aurelle Project Manager

Support provided for the participation of Victor Boullet (b.1969 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Paris, France) in the Berlin-Paris Gallery Exchange organised by the Institute of Social Hypocrisy in Paris, France. His project, titled 'This Spectacle', will be installed at Sommer & Kohl Gallery in Berlin, Germany. According to the artist, his works 'will aim to discuss the how the grand spectacle within a great many current art exhibitions proves to be hypocritical in its approach to art by largely providing purely visual entertainment and spectacle instead of a deeper discourse'. Other participating artists include Dag Erik Elgin and Merlin Carpenter. Project Manager: Cédric Aurelle, referent for visual arts, cultural service of the French Embassy, Berlin, Germany

Juste Kostikovaite

1 February – 11 June 2011
Juste Kostikovaite Curator
Ignas Krunglevicius Artist

Support provided for the participation of the artist Ignas Krunglevicius (b.1979 in Kaunas, Lithuania, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the project 'SPHERES. Power and Poverty' at UQBAR project space in Berlin, Germany. According to the curator Juste Kostikovaite, the project will take the form of a workshop in which participants will 'address the notions of power and poverty as elements of social policy in the context of the welfare state and culture and, most importantly, current art practice in Lithuania, Germany and Nordic countries'. Other project participants include Arturas Bumsteinas and Elva Olafsdottir, among others. Curator: Juste Kostikovaite, independent curator based in Vilnius, Lithuania, for UQBAR project space

Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Germany

1 February – 1 September 2011
Sparwasser HQ --
Marianne Zamecznik Curator
Anders Smebye Artist

Support provided for the development of the project 'Microscenes' at Sparwasser HQ, a non-profit artist-run space in Berlin. Curator Marianne Zamecznik (b.1972 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and artist Anders Sembye (b.1975 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) were invited for residencies in order to develop a case study for Norway in relation to what Sparwasser HQ curator Lise Nelleman describes as a 'peculiar phenomenon of Berlin — the proliferation of different artist communities, around a specific nationality or place of origin'. During their residency periods in Berlin, Zamecznik will develop a discursive programme and Anders Smebye will organise a re-enactment of his former Oslo-based project space Bastard. Curator: Lise Nelleman, curator, Sparwasser HQ

Geir M. Brungot

3 – 20 February 2011
Geir M. Brungot Artist
Meetfactory --

Support provided for the participation of the artist Geir M. Brungot (b.1962 in Herøy, Norway, lives and works in Sykkylven, Norway) in the solo exhibition titled 'Fragile Memories Recycled' at the Meetfactory, Prague, Czech Republic. He will present two new series of photographs shot in Prague and Norway titled Campingvogner (2010) and Inside-Outside (2010). All of the images are, according to the artist, 'without humans, but talk a lot about human behaviour and ways to be'. Curator: Dusan Zahoransky, curator, Meetfactory, Prague, Czech Republic

Sol Kjøk

4 February – 28 April 2011
Sol Kjøk Curator

Support provided for 'The North Stars: Blue, White and Red', a series of three exhibitions at Gallery .NO in the Lower East Side neighbourhood of New York, NY, USA. According to curator Sol Kjøk (b.1968 in Lillehammer, Norway, lives and works in New York), the series of exhibitions are structured 'around the colours of the Norwegian flag-both drawing on and questioning the rich traditions of symbolism and psychological charge inherent in these three hues, each exhibition chapter will focus on one single colour'. 'Blue' will include the artists Ulf Nilsen (b.1950 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Nesodden, Norway), Andre von Morisse (b.1966 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in New York), Åsil Bøthun (b.1971 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Oslo and Kabelvåg, Norway), Mikkel Wettre (b.1974 in Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Kjetil Skøien (b.1952 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) and TEGNEKLUBBEN (Martin Skauen, b.1975 in Fredrikstad, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany; Terje Nicolaisen, b.1964 in Drammen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo; Paul Dring, b.1966 in Derby, England, lives and works in Oslo; Ulf Verner Carlsson, b.1966 in Borås, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo; Bjørn Bjarre, b.1966, Oslo, lives and works in Oslo). 'White' will include the artists Ane Graff (b.1974 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo and Berlin), Finn Graff (b.1938 in Wangerooge, Germany, lives and works in Oslo), Björn Hegardt (b.1974 in Sweden, lives and works in Berlin), Lotto Konow Lund (b.1967 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo), Agnes Nerdregaard (b.1975 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen and Glasgow, Scotland, UK), Stefan Schröder (b.1966 in Dresden, Germany, lives and works in Oslo and Dresden), Kristin Skrivervik (b.1954 in Nordfjordeid, Norway, lives and works in Nesodden, Norway), Lars Strandh (b.1961 in Göteborg, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo). 'Red' will include the artists Anki King (b.1970 in Harestua, Norway, lives and works in New York), Hanne Lydia O. Kristoffersen (b.1964 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Ulf Nilsen (b.1950 in Trondheim, lives and works in Nesodden), Rune Olsen (b.1971 in Bergen, lives and works in New York), Marianne Darlen Solhaugstrand (b.1975 in Tromsø, lives and works in Oslo), Marit Victoria Wulff (b.1971 in Kasfjord, Norway, lives and works in Stavanger). Curators: Sol Kjøk, founder of Gallery .NO

Synnøve G. Wetten

5 – 26 February 2011
Synnøve G. Wetten Artist
Maria Nyberg Organiser

Support provided for the participation of the artist Synnøve G. Wetten (b.1978 in Akershus, Norway, lives and works in Malmø, Sweden) in the solo exhibition 'TRANS-PANTHERS-Abstract Labyrinths' at Galleri S:t Gertrud in Malmø, Sweden. According to the artist, the project 'is motivated from a bio-political perspective where gender, body and identity is being questioned and is in a state of transformation'. Combining video sequences of the Brazilian transsexual porn actor Camilla De Castro with material relating to the artist's own background as an androgyne fashion model, the project creates 'an audiovisual labyrinth in the border between documentary and fictional — a synthesis between poetic and political subjects'. Organiser: Maria Nyberg, Gallery Manager, Konstfrämjandet Skåne, Malmø, Sweden

Kristoffer Myskja

10 February – 3 April 2011
Kristoffer Myskja Artist
Central Booking --

Support provided for the participation of the artist Kristoffer Myskja (b.1985 in Finnsnes, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in a group exhibition based around artistic approaches to mathematics at Central Booking, a non-profit gallery in New York, NY, USA. The artist will present his installation Rule 30 (2010), which he describes as 'a purely mechanical machine that produces a complex pattern on a roll of paper'. Curator: Maddy Rosenberg, founder of Central Booking

Entrée, Bergen, Norway

17 – 20 February 2011
Entrée --
Supermarket 2011 --

Support provided for the participation of Entrée (an artist-run non-profit gallery in Bergen) in Supermarket 2011, an alternative art fair in Stockholm, Sweden, which provides a showcase for artists' initiatives from all over the world in order to create new international networks. At the fair, Entrée will present a project by the artist Gabriel Kvendseth (b.1984 in Karlsøy, Troms, Norway, lives and works in Bergen), which, according to the artist, includes 'textual object/sculptures, a series of text prints and a series of handmade weapons produced from rather commonplace tools and objects'. Curators: Pontus Raud, Andreas Ribbung and Meggi Sandell, organisers, Supermarket 2011

Small Projects, Tromsø, Norway

17 – 20 February 2011
Small Projects --
Karen Skog --

Support provided for the participation of Small Projects (an artist-run non-profit gallery in Tromsø, Norway) in Supermarket 2011, an alternative art fair in Stockholm, Sweden, which provides a showcase for artists' initiatives from all over the world in order to create new international networks. Small Projects plans to use its space in the fair to stage performances by several emerging performance artists from Bergen, Kristiansand, Oslo and Tromsø, including Laurent Fauconnier (b.1959 in Paris, France, lives and works in Tromsø), Karen Skog (b.1982 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Margarida Paiva (b.1975 in Coimbra, Portugal, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), among others. Curator: Jet Pascua, founder, Small Projects

Zoë Gray

22 February – 1 May 2011
Zoë Gray Curator
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art --
Ane Hjort Guttu Artist

Support provided for the participation of Ane Hjort Guttu (b.1971 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) in the group exhibition 'Making is Thinking' at the Witte De With Centre for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. According to curator Zoë Gray, the exhibition 'seeks to collapse the persistent dichotomy between the practical and the intellectual in art practice'. An accompanying publication will be produced over the course of the exhibition and made available to the public in online instalments. Other participating artists include Eva Berendes, Julia Dault, Koki Tanaka and Rita McBride, among others. Curator: Zoë Gray, curator, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art

Be Andr

15 March – 29 April 2011
Be Andr Artist
Yaffo 23 --

Support provided for the participation of the artist Be Andr (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in London, UK) in the group exhibition 'Happily Ever After' at Yaffo 23, the new project space of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel. The artist will produce a site-specific, text-based installation. In framing a context for the exhibition, curator Maria Nicolacopoulou writes that 'from within a society of excess, individual and cultural alienation, political conflict and religious fanaticism, seven contemporary artists from around the world explore the nature of happiness and confront its misconceptions, on a personal, social and political level, in a dialogue to explore art's prolific identity'. Other participating artists include Charlie Koolhaas & Angelbert Metoyer, Silia Ka Tung, Pablo Ferrer and Mounir Fatmi. Curator: Maria Nicolacopoulou, independent curator based in London, for Yaffo 23, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design

Haninge Konsthall, Haninge, Sweden

2 April – 8 May 2011
Haninge Konsthall --
Johanne Nordby Wernø Curator
Tori Wrånes

Support provided for the solo exhibition 'Height Operation' by the artist Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at the Haninge Konsthall. The artist writes that the 'project revolves around the body in the studio and how it is affected by various projects'. The exhibition will consist of a video, seven photographs and a sculpture hanging under the high ceiling of the exhibition space. Curator: Johanne Nordby Wernoe, independent curator based in Stockholm

Hans Christian Gilje

29 April – 29 May 2011
Hans Christian Gilje Artist
iMAL --

Support provided for the solo exhibition 'Blink Brussels' by the artist Hans Christian Gilje (b.1969 in Kongsberg, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) at iMAL – center for Digital Cultures and Technology in Brussels, Belgium. The artist will work at the center for a month to create a site-specific installation of 'Blink', an ongoing project he has produced at several locations. According to curator Yves Bernard, 'Blink Brussels' will be a 'new version, extended and adapted to the specificities of our venue, augmenting, amplifying, expanding or re-interpreting our physical space with its audiovisual content'. Curator: Yves Bernard, artistic director, iMAL

Are Blytt

1 – 31 May 2011
Are Blytt
Circolo Scandinavo --

Support provided for the participation of the Are Blytt (b.1981 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in a one-month residency at Circolo Scandinavo's Residency for Nordic Artists in Rome, Italy. The artist will create new work for a presentation at the conclusion of the residency. He will also deliver a public lecture and participate in educational programmes. Curator: Mette Perregaard, director, Circolo Scandinavo

Heidi Bale Amundsen and Gerd Elise Mørland

1 August 2012
Heidi Bale Amundsen Curator
Gerd Elise Mørland Curator

Support provided to the curators Heidi Bale Amundsen (b.1983 in Bærum, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Gerd Elise Mørland (b.1976 in Haugesund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for research trips to Utrecht and Eindhoven, The Netherlands and London, UK. The purpose of the trips is to conduct interviews with various artists and curators in relation to the project 'BEYOND MODE ONE', which, according to Amundsen and Mørland, investigates new modes of 'knowledge production which is context oriented, problem focused and transdisciplinary'. Centred around the University of Oslo, the project attempts to 'ask if the crossing of the practice-based knowledge production of the artworld and the theoretical perspective of academia, will lead to fruitful collaboration and exchange'. Curators: Heidi Bale Amundsen and Gerd Elise Mørland, independent curators

International Support with 03–funding

Leander Djønne

1 December 2010 – 1 January 2011
Leander Djønne Artist
El Parche Artist Residency --

Support provided for the participation of the artist Leander Djønne (b.1981 in Odda, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the El Parche Artist Residency in Bogotá, Colombia. During his residency, he will produce an installation based upon the shipwreck of The Bark Bogotá, a slave ship from 1859. Djønne will also organise a discursive programme in relation to the project in which he plans to investigate 'how refusal and violence is an important and powerful reaction to the imposition of domination but it alone does not extend beyond the negative gesture'. Curators: Olga Robayo and Marius Wang, curators and founders, El Parche Artist Residency

Anawana Haloba, Milumbe Haimbe and Gabi Ngcobo

3 – 6 January 2011
Anawana Haloba Artist
Milumbe Haimbe Artist
Victor Mutelekesha Artist
Zambia National Visual Arts Council --

Support provided for the development of a research project — titled 'Relocating possible Arts histories in a Pan-African Lusaka of the 1960s and it's relation to the contemporary art now in a glabalized world' — by the artists Anawana Haloba(b.1978 in Livingstone, Zambia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Milumbe Haimbe (b.1974 in Lusaka, Zambia, lives and works in Lusaka), Victor Mutelekesha (b.1976 in Zambia, lives and work in Oslo) and Gabi Ngcobo (b.1974 in Durban, South Africa, lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa), which will investigate artistic practices in Zambia in relation to historical contexts. To facilitate their research, the artists will collaborate with the Insaka triangle Art network/Zambia National Visual Council. According to the artists, the project 'will be a platform to consider central questions about how artistic production can help us to deconstruct particular readings of history and how historical context informs the artistic creation'. Organiser: Kenneth Zenzele Chulu, Insaka triangle Art network/Zambia National Visual Council

Unni Gjertsen

15 January – 13 February 2011
Unni Gjertsen Artist
Suman Gopinath Curator

Support provided for the participation of the artist Unni Gjertsen (b.1966 in Sjøvegan, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the solo exhibition 'Beyond Oxiana' at No 1 Shanthi Road Gallery in Bangalore, India. According to the artist, this text-based project, which developed from interviews with Chinese artists and intellectuals, 'departs from an interest in the spatial organization of memories and how we picture or conceive the world'. Curator: Suman Gopinath, founder, CoLab Art & Architecture, Bangalore

Karolin Tampere

10 – 20 February 2011
Parque Natural Karukinka --
Søssa Jørgensen
Geir Tore Holm
Stefan Mitterer Artist
Karolin Tampere Artist

Support provided for the participation of Søssa Jørgensen (b.1968 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Skiptvet, Norway), Geir Tore Holm (b.1966 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Skiptvet, Norway), Stefan Mitterer (b.1983 in Zell am See, Austria, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), and Karolin Tampere (b.1978 in Tallinn, Estonia, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in a workshop titled 'Essay No 1' at the Karukinka Natural Park, Punta Arenas, Tierra del Fuego, Chile. The workshop will include 23 international professionals from the fields of art, humanities and science developing ideas around a series of proposed topics. According to Tampere, one of the many topics the group will address is the 'move in critical artistic activity today towards the furthering of the notion that art can, and does, add a critical and practical perspective to the task of preserving certain cultural and environmental resources from loss, enforced change or mindless decay'. Curator: Camila Marambio, curator and co-organizer, Parque Natural Karukinka, Punta Arenas, Tierra del Fuego, Chile

Eivind Reierstad

5 – 27 March 2011
Eivind Reierstad Artist
International Art Office PAPO Art Dialogs --

Support provided for the solo exhibition 'Pacto Femininum' by the artist Eivind Reierstad/Ane Lan (b.1972 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Kløfta, Norway) at the Pinacoteca Municipal Miguel Angelo Pucci in Franca, São Paulo, Brazil. Based on performative actions by Reierstad as his feminine alter-ego Ane Lan, the project takes the form of a series of portrait photographs in which the artist says he 'questions traditional gender roles related to clichés of suffering women and investigates the psychology of suffering and being a victim'. In addition to the exhibition, the artist will also participate in community outreach programmes designed to raise awareness of violence against women in Brazilian communities. Curator: Vitor Monico Truzzi, PAPO Art Dialogs, International Art Office, Oslo

Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico

26 March – 14 July 2011
Museo Tamayo Museum
Maria Lind Independent curator
Matias Faldbakken Artist

Support provided for the participation of the artist Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition 'Abstract Possible' at the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, Mexico. The exhibition is part of a series titled 'Minor Histories, Larger Worlds', which explores the relationship between the historical and the contemporary at the institution over the next three years. According to curator Maria Lind, 'Abstract Possible' investigates how 'artists contemplate and engage with the legacy of modernist abstraction as the result of highly specific artistic and ideological trajectories'. Other participating artists include Claudia Fernández and Jose León Cerrillo, among many others. Curator: Maria Lind, independent curator based in Stockholm, Sweden, for Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, Mexico

Lise Charlotte Konow Lund

2 – 14 May 2011
Lotte Konow Lund Artist

Support provided for the development of a public art project by the artist Lise Charlotte Konow Lund (b.1967 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) within the programme 'Nordic Art and Azerbaijani Art Stations', organised by the Open Society Institute in Baku, Azerbaijan. The artist will base her activities in the cultural house of the suburban community of Quala, where she will embroider a carpet the she says will represent 'those things that bring Azerbaijan and Norway together'. Other participating artists include Ahmed Faig, Backa Karin Ivarsdottir and Johanna Hyrkas, among others. Curator: Catrin Lundquist, curator, Art & Learning Department, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden