International Support

Recipients : February 2011

Number of applications: 73
Number of supported projects: 35

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

Natalie T. Hope O'Donnell

28 February – 30 April 2011
Natalie Hope O'Donnell Curator
Pushwagner --

Support provided for the research and development of a traveling solo exhibition by the artist Hariton Pushwagner (b.1940 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) organized by the Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK. The curators Natalie T. Hope O'Donnell (b.1979 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in London, UK) and Anthony Spira write of a particular resonance between the works of the artist and Milton Keynes with 'its high-rise buildings, precise grid system and vistas of parking lots evoking the atomised existence of Pushwagner's Soft City workers, a graphic novel which was completed in London in 1976'. The exhibition will travel to the Boijmans Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and the organisers are currently also negotiating relationships with institutions in Norway. A comprehensive, illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition. Curators: Anthony Spira, director of Milton Keynes Gallery and Natalie Hope O'Donnell, independent curator, based in London, UK

Øystein Aasan

17 March – 19 April 2011
Øystein Aasan Artist

Support provided for a solo exhibition by Øystein Aasan (b.1977 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) at FORDE, Geneva, Switzerland. One of the works in the exhibition is Double Bind (2004/2011), which combines texts of film scripts with an architectural framework. The other work, All fun and games (until someone looses an eye)(2011), is a platform within the space that drastically reduces the sound underneath it. Both works, according to the artist, 'deal with the confusion of language and space'. Curator: Vincent Normand, co-director, FORDE

Institutt for Degenerert Kunst

18 March – 10 April 2011
Institutt for Degenerert Kunst Artist Collective
Anders Nordby Artist
Eirik Sæther
Arild Tveito Artist

Support provided for a solo exhibition by the artist collective Institutt for Degenerert Kunst (Anders Nordby b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Asker, Norway; Eirik Sæther b. 1983 in Halden, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway; and Arild Tveito b. 1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Svolvær, Norway) at Gallery D.O.R., Brussels, Belgium. The Institutt will travel from Norway to Brussels to organize and an exhibition in collaboration with the gallery staff, who will assist with 'unforeseen problematics'. The Institutt describes as a 'dubious auto-destructive entity' developing projects that often result in public actions and exhibitions 'against the Institutt's own inner will'. Curator: Sverre Gullesen, curator, Gallery D.O.R, Brussels, Belgium

Stein Rønning

16 April – 1 August 2011
Stein Rønning Artist

Support provided for a solo exhibition by Stein Rønning (b.1953 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at Gallery D.O.R., a new non-profit artist-run space in Brussels, Belgium. The artist will produce four photographs and employ an actor, who will repeat a spoken text to all of the visitors to the gallery. Rønning says that the project 'is about formal repetition and situational difference'. The spoken text will also form the basis of a small publication produced for the exhibition. Curator: Sverre Gullesen, Gallery D.O.R and Stein Rønning

Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia

4 June – 27 November 2011
Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia --
Bice Curiger Curator
Ida Ekblad --

Support provided to Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy, for the participation of Ida Ekblad (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the 54th International Art Exhibition titled 'ILLUMInazioni/ILLUMInations'. According to curator Bice Curiger, 'the term "nations" in "ILLUMInations" applies metaphorically to recent developments in the arts all over the world, where overlapping groups form collectives of people representing a wide variety of smaller, more local activities and mentalities'. The artist is currently developing an installation of found object sculptures and paintings specifically for the exhibition. Other participating artists include Monica Bonvicini, James Turrell, Nicholas Hlobo, Carol Bove, and Oscar Tuazon, among others. Curator: Bice Curiger, director of the visual arts section, with responsibility for curating the 54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia

Anne Katrine Dolven (A K Dolven)

25 June – 25 September 2011
Anne Katrine Dolven Artist

Support provided for the participation of A K Dolven (b.1953 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Leknes, Norway) in the 2011 Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, UK. Titled 'A Million Miles From Home', this exhibition of newly commissioned public art will explore, according to curator Andrea Schlieker, 'the sense of being between worlds, of displacement and separation, of transience and having to find bearings in an unknown elsewhere'. Dolven's project, Out of Order (working title) will borrow a 16th century bell from a church in the English Midlands and suspend it between tall steel beams with the addition of a handle for viewers to ring the bell. According to the artist, the project addresses 'not only the universal themes of difference and being out of harmony, but also incorporates a range of local concerns, such as the decline of the local church in an increasingly urbanised society'. Other participating artists include Tonico Lemos Auad, Charles Avery and Martin Creed, among others. Curator: Andrea Schlieker, curator, Folkestone Triennial

Åsa Sonjasdotter

10 September – 13 November 2011
Åsa Sonjasdotter Artist

Support provided for the participation of Åsa Sonjasdotter (b.1966 in Helsingborg, Sweden, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) in the 2011 Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Gothenburg, Sweden. Titled 'Pandemonium: Art in a Time of "Creativity Fever"', the biennial, according to curator Sarat Maharaj, investigates the notion of 'turbulence less as a point of utter termination and more as a phase of a dynamical system in which negative and positive pass over into each other'. Sonjasdotter will present the project 'A Potato Perspective on the Relation Between Matter and Content; Part II; The Conclusion', which she says will display 'the results of a research project on biopolitical questions on power and knowledge in relation to breeding'. The research phase of the project will be completed during the exhibition 'Other Possible Worlds' at the Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin, Germany.
Curators: Sarat Maharaj, main curator, and Gertrud Sandqvist, co-curator, Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

Hans Hamid Rasmussen

10 September – 13 November 2011
Hans Hamid Rasmussen Artist

Support provided for the participation of Hans Hamid Rasmussen (b.1963 in Alger, Algeria, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the 2011 Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Gothenburg, Sweden, which will use the city itself as a source of inspiration for the development of artists' projects.  Rasmussen plans to use his extensive knowledge of textile patterns to develop a project that takes Gothenburg's large harbour 'as a point of departure for thinking on matters such as intercultural development and relations on a personal and social level'.
Curators: Sarat Maharaj, main curator, and Gertrud Sandqvist, co-curator, Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

Moscow Biennale Art Foundation

23 September – 30 October 2011
Moscow Biennale Art Foundation Biennale
Elmgreen & Dragset Artist

Support provided to the Moscow Biennale Art Foundation, Moscow, Russia, for the participation of the Elmgreen & Dragset (Ingar Dragset, b.1968 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, titled 'Rewriting Worlds'. According to the curator Peter Weibel, the exhibition explores the notion that 'art, as a sphere of human activities, gives individual artists the chance to convert their ideas into reality and "re-write" the world by means of their works'. Elmgreen & Dragset plan to restage their project Celebrity — The One & The Many (2010), which was originally produced for an exhibition at ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany. Curator: Peter Weibel, curator of the 4th Moscow Biennale and director of ZKM

International Support

Greg Pope

13 April 2011
Greg Pope Artist

Support provided for a performance and video screening by Greg Pope (b.1960, London, UK, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia. According to the artist, the performance Cipher Screen (in collaboration with sound artist Mike Cooper), 'harnesses the mechanisms of film and cinema; the projector, the film material, the darkened room and synchronized sound — creating a live score and a visual and sonic interaction'. Pope will also organize a retrospective screening of his single-channel moving image works, including Whirlwind (1998), Incidence Room(2003) and Correspondences (2011), among others. Curator: Robert Leonard, director, The Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia

Marte Aas

14 April – 19 August 2011
Marte Aas Artist

Support provided for the participation of Marte Aas (b.1966 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition 'North by New York: New Nordic Art' at Scandinavia House, New York, NY, USA. According to curators Robert Storr and Francesca Pietropaolo, the exhibition 'draws on many of these themes and elements of expression, introducing a primarily American audience to groundbreaking art from each of the five Nordic countries'. Aas will presentTorshovtoppen (2010), a multimedia installation that she says 'raises questions about urban spheres that are made accessible to local residents'. Other participating artists include Per Kirkeby, Marja Mikkonen and Saana Wang, among others. Curators: Robert Storr, scholar, curator, dean of the Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, USA and Francesca Pietropaolo, independent scholar and curator based in Venice, Italy

Torpedo Press

23 – 25 April 2011
Torpedo Press --
Karen Tandberg Artist
Eivind Slettemeås --

Support provided for the participation of Torpedo Press (Elin Maria Olaussen b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway; Karen Tandberg b.1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway; and Eivind Slettemeås b.1974 in Bø, Norway, lives and works in Harpefoss, Norway), Oslo, Norway, in the PA/PER VIEW Art Book Fair at Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium. The fair brings together 32 leading artist book publishers to present their work. In conjunction with the fair, Torpedo Press will organise a satellite presentation at Gallery D.O.R. in Brussels to launch their latest publications such as Liv Bugge's 'You make me want to Die in the Countryside' and Marius Engh's 'An Aggregation of Adversary'. Organiser: Dirk Snauwaert, Director, Wiels and Frances Horn, curator, MER Paper Kunsthalle, Ghent, Belgium

Åsa Sonjasdotter

30 April – 13 June 2011
Åsa Sonjasdotter Artist

Support provided for the participation of Åsa Sonjasdotter (b.1966 in Helsingborg, Sweden, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) in the group exhibition 'Other Possible Worlds' at the Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin, Germany. According to the curators, the exhibition 'aims at opening a space for multiple projects suggesting and testing other realities of life from small-scale artistic tryouts to larger social experiments'. Sonjasdotter will present the project 'A Potato Perspective on the Relation Between Matter and Content; Part I; The Research', which she says 'looks into power and knowledge structures in relation to breeding' by focusing 'on the potato plant, since it has played a major role for the demographic and economic development in Europe since The Enlightenment'. Curators: Franziska Lesak, Berit Fischer, Moira Zoitl and Dorothee Albrecht, the curatorial team for 'Other Possible Worlds'

Ingrid Book and Carina Hedén (Book & Hedén)

1 May – 1 June 2011
Book & Hedén --

Support provided for the participation of Book & Hedén (Carina Hedén b.1948 in Mora, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Ingrid Book b. 1951 in Malmø, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition 'Extreme Crafts' (working title) at the Freies Museum, Berlin, Germany. According to curator Ulrike Solbrig, the exhibition investigates 'current approaches in art that deal with the ethical and aesthetic dimension of craft and its potency as an idea in art'. Book & Hedén plan to develop a photo-based project around the new E6 highway between Oslo and Gothenburg, which will explore what they term 'mobile vision' or a new experience of landscape from a mobile viewpoint. Curator: Ulrike Solbrig, independent curator based in Germany

Geir Haraldseth

4 – 6 May 2011
Geir Haraldseth --

Support provided for the participation of curator Geir Haraldseth (b.1977 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Lillestrøm, Norway) in a symposium at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, FL, USA. The three-day international symposium will examine, according to curator Ruba Katrib, 'the boom of independent artistic activity in Latin America' by focusing 'on artist-run organisations from throughout the region that have emerged from the need for independent education for working artists'. Organiser: Ruba Katrib, associate curator, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami

Artsonje Center

6 May – 31 August 2011
Artsonje Center Project Space
Jan Christensen Artist

Support provided to the Artsonje Center, Seoul, South Korea, for a workshop and installation by Jan Christensen (b.1977 in Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway ) at the Artsonje Lounge Project, an informal, free space within the institution to engage with artistic practice. Christensen plans to present his ongoing project N0th1n6 1s f0r Fr€€, M0ther Fuck€r$ (2011), which invites the audience to 'engage in an improvised jam session' within an installation consisting of 'synthesizers, samplers, distorters and equipment that modulates and manipulates audio'. Curators: Hyejin Jang and Claudia Pestana, independent curators based in Seoul, South Korea

Kalmar Konstmuseum

7 May – 4 September 2011
Kalmar Konstmuseum Museum
Kjersti Andvig Artist
Ivan Galuzin Artist
Jumana Manna Artist
Kristian Skylstad --

Support provided to the Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden, for the participation of Kjersti Andvig (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Ivan Galuzin (b.1979 in Murmansk, Russia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Jumana Manna (b.1987 in New Jersey, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Kristian Skylstad (b.1982 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition 'The Return of the Losers'. According to the curator Martin Schibli, many of the artists in the exhibition can be 'seen as provocative', but 'they have not taken the role of the victim; on the contrary, they are embracing the new world and its possibilities, and at the same time take a critical stand towards the old ideologies'. Other participating artists include Dahn Vo, Sören Thilo Funder, Klas Eriksson, Theis Wendt, Elin Magnusson and Tamar Guimaraes, among others. Curator: Martin Schibli, director of exhibitions, Kalmar Konstmuseum

Arnolfini

12 May – 3 July 2011
Arnolfini Museum
Matias Faldbakken Artist

Support provided to Arnolfini, Bristol, UK for the participation of Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition 'Magical Consciousness'. According to the curator Runa Islam, the exhibition revolves around her own 'research interests into the act of looking and reflexive forms of lens-based representation' as a means to approach other artists' work 'for the potential that comes out of denying or obscuring images'. Faldbakken will present his work Untitled (Outline) (2009), which is described as 'an unknown word sprayed onto the wall, layered over and over again, until the paint runs out from the can, and the word is obliterated because of the amount of paint'. Other participating artists include Rosângela Rennó, Ellen Harvey and Helena Almeida, among others. Curator: Nav Haq, exhibitions curator and Runa Islam, co-curator, Arnolfini

Kristinehamns Konstmuseum

14 May – 28 August 2011
Kristinehamns Konstmuseum Museum
Kim Einarsson Artist
Tor Børresen Artist
Snorre Ytterstad Artist
Monica Winther --

Support provided to the Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Kristinehamns, Sweden, for the participation of Gardar Eide Einarsson (b.1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in NY, USA), Tor Børresen (b.1963 in Hamar, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Snorre Ytterstad (b.1968, in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Monica Winther(b.1976 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition 'Nordic Darkness'. According to the curators Staffan Boije af Gennäs and Johan Zetterquist, the exhibition looks at the development of 'music genres such as Drone and Black Metal' over the last decade as 'significant cultural exports from Norway and Sweden' as a means to investigate the 'common denominators' between the art and music scenes. Other participating artists include Daniel Andersson, Roger Andersson,Veronica Brovall, Stiina Saaristo and Banks Violette, among others. Curators: Staffan Boije af Gennäs and Johan Zetterquist, independent curators based in Sweden

Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art

22 May – 27 August 2011
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art Museum
Toril Johannessen Artist

Support provided to the Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, for the participation of Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the group exhibition 'The End of Money'. According to curator Juan Gaitan, the exhibition is a 'reflection on the different fears, hopes and expectations associated with the end of money as the primary standard of value', which also investigates 'the limits that the contemporary economic structure imposes on the imagination, and on the imagination as the cause of the present conception of the economy'. Other participating artists include Pierre Bismuth, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Vishal Jugdeo Agnieszka Kurant and Lawrence Weiner, among others. Curator: Juan Gaitán, curator, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art

28 – 29 May 2011
Museum of Contemporary Art Museum
Jana Winderen Artist
Tori Wrånes

Support provided to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark, for the participation of Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Los Angeles, USA) and Jana Winderen (b.1965 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ACTS — Festival for Performative Arts. The two-day festival with an international programme takes place in and around the museum as well as the city centre of Roskilde. Wrånes and Winderen will each develop new performances specifically for the festival. Other participating artists include Elisabet Apelmo & Marit Lindberg, Jörn J. Burmester, Lesley Flanigan, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen and Jane Jin Kaisen, among others. Curators: Sanne Kofod Olsen, director and Mette Truberg Jensen, curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark

Ignas Krunglevicius and Snorre Hvamen

16 June – 28 August 2011
Ignas Krunglevicius --
Snorre Hvamen --

Support provided for the participation of Ignas Krunglevicius (b.1979 in Kaunas, Lithuania, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Snorre Hvamen (b.1974 in Molde, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition 'MORE OR LESS, A FEW POCKET UNIVERSES' at Gallery Augusta (in conjunction with the Helsinki International Artist-in-Residence Programme (HIAP)) on the island of Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland. According to curator Valentinas Klimasauskas, the exhibition is 'researching the possibility of the functioning of artworks and exhibitions as universes within another universe' by focusing 'on collaborations and networking by artists from across the Nordic and Baltic region'. Krunglevicius and Hvamen will produce a public work that will function as 'an audio guide based upon a text by the artist Douglas Gordon', which 'is heavily contextualized and inspired by literature, immateriality and the use of language in contemporary art'. Curator: Valentinas Klimasauskas, independent curator based in Vilnius, Lithuania

Morten Norbye Halvorsen

16 June – 28 August 2011
Morten Norbye Halvorsen Artist

Support provided for the participation of Morten Norbye Halvorsen (b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Paris, France) in the group exhibition 'MORE OR LESS, A FEW POCKET UNIVERSES' at Gallery Augusta (in conjunction with the Helsinki International Artist-in-Residence Programme (HIAP)) on the island of Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland. According to curator Valentinas Klimasauskas, the exhibition is 'researching the possibility of the functioning of artworks and exhibitions as universes within another universe' by focusing 'on collaborations and networking by artists from across the Nordic and Baltic region'. Halvorsen plans to present a new series of photographs of the moon as well as a yet-to-be-determined installation. Curator: Valentinas Klimasauskas, independent curator based in Vilnius, Lithuania

Be Andr

18 June – 10 September 2011
Be Andr Artist

Support provided for the participation of Be Andr (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in London, UK) in the group exhibition 'Nominator & Denominator' at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel. According to curator Tal Bechler, the exhibition investigates the notion of a simple numerical fraction 'as an act of division' capable of describing 'concepts of hierarchy, power and repression'. Andr will produce a site-specific text-based installation for the exhibition. Other participating artists include Kate Gilmore, Vito Acconci, Uri Aran and Tom Pnini, among others. Curator: Dalia Levin, director, and Tal Bechler, Tsibi Geva, Zali Gurevich, curatorial team, Herliya Museum of Contemporary Art

Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art

2 July – 7 August 2011
Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art --
Nils Bech Performer
Ane Lan Artist

Support provided to Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, for the participation of Nils Bech (b.1981 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Ane Lan (b.1972 in Oslo, Norway, lives in works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition 'View on Art Now'. The intention of the exhibition, according to the curators, is to 'create the frame for a returning summer exhibition, giving both a Danish and international audience the possibility to gain insight to selected current tendencies on the Scandinavian art scene'. Other participating artists include Maiken Bent, Thi Trinh Nguyen, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Olof Olsson, among others. Curators: Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, artist, Dahn Vo, artist, Christian Schmidt Rasmussen, artist-independent curatorial team based in Denmark

Marieke Verbiesen

7 – 31 August 2011
Marieke Verbiesen Artist

Support provided for the participation of Marieke Verbiesen (b.1978 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the exhibition 'Bounce, Twist' at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Portland, OR, USA. According to curators Rose Bond, Norman Klein and Mack McFarland, the exhibition 'embraces the hybrid-moving image by combining critical thought, fine art practice and digital technologies'. Verbiesen plans to develop a site-specific installation of several time-lapsed animations visible from both inside and outside of the gallery space. Other participating artists include Greg Barsamian, Cassandra C. Jones and Duncan Malashock. Curators: Rose Bond, chair of contemporary animated arts at PICA, Norman Klein, professor of critical studies at the California Institute of the Arts, and Mack McFarland, curator, PICA

Alejandra Salinas and Aeron Bergman

8 September – 6 November 2011
Alejandra Salinas Artist
Aaron Bergman Artist

Support provided for a solo exhibition by Alejandra Salinas (b.1977 in La Rioja, Spain, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Aeron Bergman (b. 1971 in Detroit, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA. Titled 'Rogue Economics', the exhibition will combine a selection of existing works along with new projects that, according to the artists, 'elaborate on the aesthetic of value transference and its social process that towers far above ethics'. The layout of the exhibition will be completed in consultation with a New York-based Feng Shui master. Curator: Karl Erickson, executive director, Dumbo Arts Center

Kurt Johannessen

15 – 25 September 2011
Kurt Johannessen Artist

Support provided for the participation of Kurt Johannessen (b.1960 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the LIVE Performance Art Biennale, Vancouver, Canada. The festival occurs at galleries, museums, and other institutions across the city with local, national and international artists invited to perform in an open format that the curator Randy Gledhill describes as 'precisely undefined'. Johannessen has also been invited to develop a performance at the Open Space Gallery at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, also located in Vancouver. Curator: Randy Gledhill, executive director and Jon Tupper, curator, LIVE Performance Biennial

Jan Christensen

6 October – 5 November 2011
Jan Christensen --

Support provided for the participation of Jan Christensen (b.1977 in Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition 'You Are Free' at Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria. According to curators Daniel Kingery and Julie McKim, the exhibition revolves around 'the intangible notion of freedom', which is 'most often made manifest through the visceral experience of music'. Christensen's project for the exhibition, N0th1n6 1s f0r Fr€€, M0ther Fuck€r$ (2011), invites the audience to 'engage in an improvised jam session' within an installation consisting of 'synthesizers, samplers, distorters and equipment that modulates and manipulates audio'. Other participating artists include Alejandro Almanza, Marc Bijl, Piot Brehmer, Erik Bünger and Kate Gilmore, among others. Curators: Julie McKim and Daniel Kingery, freelance curators for 'You Are Free', originally for Tape, Berlin, Germany, traveling to Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna

Creative Association of Curators TOK

5 November – 11 December 2011
TOK --
Lene Berg Artist
Leander Djønne Artist
Bodil Furu Artist
Ivan Galuzin Artist
Toril Goksøyr Artist
Camilla Martens Artist
Siri Hermansen Artist

Support provided to the Creative Association of Curators TOK, St. Petersburg, Russia, for the participation of Lene Berg (b.1965 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany), Leander Djønne (b.1981 in Odda, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Bodil Furu (b.1976 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Ivan Galuzin (b.1979, Murmansk, Russia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Goksøyr & Martens (Toril Goksøyr b.1970 in Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Camilla Martens (b.1969 in Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Siri Hermansen (b.1969 in Geneva, Switzerland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in an exhibition focused on Norwegian artists as part of the ongoing series 'Nordic Art Today'. According to the curator Kari Brandtzaeg (b.1966 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), the exhibition develops a 'frame for exploring the close connections between Norway and Russia — cultural, historical and political'. Looking into the history of cultural exchange between the states, Brandtzaeg seeks 'new potential for connections between aesthetics and politics' in the work of contemporary Norwegian artists. Curator: Anna Bitkina, director of TOK, St. Petersburg, Russia

Per-Oskar Leu

10 – 19 February 2012
Per-Oskar Leu Artist

Support provided for a solo exhibition by Per-Oskar Leu (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at Triple Canopy, a magazine, workspace and curatorial platform in Brooklyn, NY, USA. According to curator Peter Russo, Leu's project will 'unfold in two distinct forms: his exhibition at Triple Canopy's venue will feature several sound sculptures dramatizing Brecht's appearance in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947; his project for the magazine will draw together research on the playwright's dramatic and political work, archival recordings of courtroom proceedings, and original writing, in an online art-book presentation'. Curator: Peter Russo, editor and program director, Triple Canopy, NY, USA

Inger Johanne Rasmussen

22 November – 2 December 2012
Inger Johanne Rasmussen Artist

Support provided for the participation of Inger Johanne Rasmussen (b.1958 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in 'Retold Stories', a collaborative project at Spiral Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Organised by the Japanese curator Hiroko Wakai, the project deals with various aspects of migration, comprising an exhibition of Rasmussen's textile works with accompanying texts written by Terje Nordby and photographic documentation by Kiyoshi Sakasai. Curator: Hiroko Wakai, independent curator and journalist based in Tokyo

International Support with 03–funding

Kunsthall Oslo

23 February – 1 March 2011
Kunsthall Oslo --

Support provided to Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo, Norway, for the participation of Nigerian artist Lemi Ghariokwu (b.1955 in Lagos, Nigeria, lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria) in the group exhibition 'Another Music'. According to the curator Will Bradley, the exhibition presents 'works by artists whose practice concerns with the complex relation between image, music and politics'. A frequent collaborator with the musician Fela Kuti, Ghariokwu has designed over two thousand record covers and is widely credited with developing the visual identity of Afro-beat culture. Curator: Will Bradley, curator, Oslo Kunsthall, Oslo, Norway

Ane Hjort Guttu

14 – 21 March 2011
Ane Hjort Guttu --
Jeanette Christensen --
Jesper Alvær --

Support provided for 'Life in Schools #2', a seven-day workshop and exhibition at the International Academy of Art, Ramallah, Palestine. According to the project curator Ane Hjort Guttu (b.1971, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), the main purpose of the workshop and exhibition is to place 'greater emphasis on self-reflection and discussion about pedagogy, student and teacher roles and art education, in the art academy'. Developed in collaboration with artists Jeanette Christensen (b.1958 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Jesper Alvær (b.1973 in Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), the project also highlights the very different 'situational frameworks' of art education in Norway and Palestine as a reflection of the 'wider political and international economic realities of the two countries'. Organiser: Ane Hjort Guttu, artist and undertaker for workshop, International Academy of Art Palestine

0047

27 March – 25 June 2011
0047 --

Support provided to 0047, Oslo, Norway, for the participation of Turkish artist Can Altay (b.1975, Ankara, Turkey, lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey) in one of five thirty-six hour residencies as part of the project 'Space Station'. Conceived in collaboration with nOffice (based in Berlin, Germany and London, UK), 'Space Station' invites artists to work within a specifically designed 'Space Enabler' that incorporates different functional elements and reconfigures 0047's gallery space. Istanbul-based artist Can Altay is interested in unorthodox appropriations of the built environment. Curator: Markus Miessen, Ralf Pflugfelder and Magnus Nilsson for nOffice and Suzana Martins for 0047

Victor Mutelekesha

8 – 23 May 2011
Victor Mutelekesha --

Support provided for the development of 'A Thin Line Between Art and Activism', a project organised by the artists Victor Mutelekesha (b.1976 in Chililabombwe, Zambia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Samuel Ghitui at the Kuona Trust art space, Nairobi, Kenya. According to the artists, this two-week festival of 'unhindered expression' will articulate 'more progressive, positive and fair approaches to social, political and economical issues that affect the voiceless and marginalised groups in society who are ironically the majority in numbers alone'. In addition to using the art space as a base of operations, the artists will produce public interventions in the streets and parks of Nairobi as a means to 'retrace the hotspots of violence' during the contested elections of 2008. Organiser: Danda Jaroljmek, director, Kuona Trust, Nairobi, Kenya

Pelin Tan

18 June – 31 July 2011
Pelin Tan Curator
Knut Åsdam

Support provided for the solo exhibition ‘The long gaze - The short gaze’ by Knut Åsdam (b.1968 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at DEPO, Istanbul, Turkey. According to the curator Pelin Tan, the exhibition will focus on Åsdam's works that deal with 'the phenomena of architecture and urban planning and an analysis of the relationship between subjects, identities and the politics of space'. Works that will be presented in the exhibition are Abyss (2010) and Tripoli (2010). Curator: Pelin Tan, independent writer and curator based in Istanbul, Turkey