International Support

Recipients : September 2011

Total number of applications: 73
Applications receiving grants: 34

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

Marianne Hurum

5 September – 16 October 2011
Marianne Hurum Artist

Marianne Hurum, from ‘Ancient Trail: The Steinstraße Series’, 2010. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for a solo exhibition by artist Marianne Hurum (b.1978, Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) titled ‘Ancient Trail: The Steinstraße Series’ at Lothringer13 in Munich, Germany. The artist plans to make a series of sculptures, watercolour paintings and prints during a six-week residency in Munich prior to the opening of the exhibition. The works will represent a further development of Hurum’s investigation of site-specific painting practices in which she uses items from her immediate environment and transforms ‘such objects to pure shapes in a low brow every-day modernist manner’ by painting them in a palette derived from ‘surrounding colour combinations found in the design of local transport and newspapers, shop signs and houses’. Curator: Sebastian Stein, Shirin Botas, Mitra Wakil, Adrian Djukic and Stephan Janitzky, curator team, Lothringer13

Moscow Biennale Art Foundation

23 September – 30 October 2011
Moscow Biennale Art Foundation Biennale
Gediminas Urbonas Artist
Nomeda Urboniene Artist

Gediminas Urbonas and Nomeda Urboniene, Splitnik installation view. Courtesy of the artists

Support provided to the Moscow Biennale Art Foundation for the participation of artists Gediminas Urbonas (b.1966, Vilnius, Lithuania, lives and works in Trondheim, Norway) and Nomeda Urboniene (b.1968, Kaunas, Lithuania, lives and works in Trondheim, Norway) in the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Russia. The artist duo will present their project Splitnik, an installation that, according to the artists, ‘examines the deployment of culture on both sides of the ideological divide during the Cold War and considers the legacies of this now and for the future’. The curators Peter Weibel and Joseph Backstein labelled the theme of the biennale as ‘Re-writing Worlds’ and describe how ‘one of its principal missions is to show how artists are doing this, how they think and express their ideas on different levels of technology, politics and psychology’. Other participating artists include BlueSoup, Alexei Borisov & Olga Nosova, VTOL, Roberto Cabot, Jim Campbell, Daniel Canogar, Rejane Cantoni & Daniela Kutschat, Chen Chieh-jen, Valery Chtak, Stan Douglas and Claire Fontaine. Curators: Peter Weibel, Curator of the Main project, 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

Benjamin Alexander Huseby

12 – 18 November 2011
Benjamin Alexander Huseby Artist

Benjamin Alexander Huseby, image from the series Weeds And What They Tell Us. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for a solo exhibition by artist Benjamin Alexander Huseby (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) titled Weeds and What They Tell Us at 35 Minutes Men in Tokyo, Japan as part of the art festival ‘Wir Kinden vom UENO Zoo’. Comprised of a series of photographs of common weeds growing in close proximity to the Huseby’s studio in Berlin, the exhibition merges that artist’s stated interests in ‘natural history, food production and the more formal ideas of photography’s use of colour and composition’. Curator: Hanayo and Sebastian Mayer, Studio 35minutes

Kaia Hugin

19 November – 30 December 2011
Kaia Hugin --

Kaia Hugin, still from Motholic Mobble part 4, 2009. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for a solo exhibition by artist Kaia Hugin (b.1975, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Kolbotn, Norway) at Muratcentoventidue Artecontemporanea in Bari, Italy. The artist plans to present several video works from the series Motholic Mobbles, a title invented by the artists in relation to the videos, which she defines as ‘the movement between the space we are unable to see and the space we are unable to reach’. Employing performance, humour and horror movie aesthetics, the videos ‘create scenarios that relate to different bodily experiences in the borderland between what we perceive as rational and irrational’. Curator: Dr. Angela Gonnella, Founder, Gallery Muracentoventidue

Västerås Konstmuseum

26 November 2011 – 12 February 2012
Västerås Konstmuseum Museum
Anne-Karin Furunes Artist

Anne-Karin Furunes, Another Day at the Sea, outdoor work at Grane oil platform, North Sea, 2003. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the Västerås Konstmuseum in Västerås, Sweden for a solo exhibition by the artist Anne-Karin Furunes (b.1961, Ørland, Norway, lives in works in Stjørdal, Norway). Since the artist’s public project Sara was inaugurated last year in the centre of the city last year, the museum sought to develop an in-depth exhibition of her work. According to curator Åsa Grönlund, the exhibition ‘will focus especially on the large-scale, closely cropped images of faces taken from archival photographs’. Furunes also plans to produce a new work specifically for the exhibition. Curator: Åsa Grönlund, curator, Västerås Konstmuseum

Dubravka Duba Sambolec

26 January – 30 March 2012
Dubravka Duba Sambolec Artist

Sambolec Dubravka, Hommage à Pioneers, 2011. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the production of a catalogue in relation to artist Dubravka Duba Sambolec's three solo exhibitions at SKUC Gallery in Ljubljana, Slovenia (26 January to 26 February 2012), Centre for Contemporary Arts in Celje, Slovenia (9 March to 26 April 2012) and Gallery of Croatian Artists Association in Zagreb, Croatia (TBD). The bilingual catalogue will include photographic documentation of the artist's work and texts by the artist, curator Urska Jurman and Tevz Logar, the director of SKUC Gallery. The exhibition will comprise textual drawings, wall pieces, sculpture, neon texts and video performances. Curator: Urska Jurman, Independent curator based in Slovenia

Else Marie Hagen

14 September – 13 October 2012
Else Marie Hagen Photographer

Else Marie Hagen, Panorama, 2009. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for a solo exhibition by artist Else Marie Hagen (b.1963, Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at Gallery 44, Centre for Contemporary Photography in Toronto, Canada. Titled ‘The Visible’, the exhibition of photography and photo-based installations will, according to the artist, ‘investigate surface as materiality (skin, wrapping, décor) and contextualise it in relation to the wider social sphere’. In addition, she plans to extend this investigation into ‘the object as a motif and the artwork itself as an object’. Curator: Alice Dixon, Exhibition Coordinator, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography

International Support

Marianne Zamecznik

8 – 11 September 2011
Marianne Zamecznik Curator

Josefine Lyche, 'The Feast' installation view. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the curator Marianne Zamecznik (b.1972 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the inclusion of artist Josefine Lyche (b.1973, Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ‘The Feast’, a group exhibition at the European Culture Congress in Wroclaw, Poland. The exhibition presents the work of Pawel Jarodzki, Oliver Laric and Josefine Lyche, who, according to Zamecznik, ‘all contribute to create a peaceful atmosphere for relaxation and reflection’. Lyche presents an installation in which ‘emitted coloured light acquires a new form, but is not negating its origin (the physical colour filter and daylight) through the creation of something new’. Curator: Marianne Zamecznik, independent curator and art critic based in Oslo and Berlin

Anawana Haloba

17 September 2011 – 5 February 2012
Anawana Haloba Artist

Anawana Haloba, The Greater G8 Advertising Market Stand, 2007-09, installation in the 53nd Venice Biennale 2009. Courtesy of the artist; Rijksakademie, Amsterdam; and Notam02 Studios. Photograph: Wolfgang Günzel

Support provided for the participation of artist Anawana Haloba (born in Zambia 1978, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition 'The Global Contemporary–Art Worlds After 1989' at ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art in Karlsruhe, Germany. According to curator Andrea Buddensieg, the exhibition 'surveys the global economic and socio-political changes since 1989 and the way in which these changes are reflected in the art world'. In this thematic context, Haloba will present her work The Greater G8 Advertising Market Stand (2009), which was first exhibited in the 2009 Venice Biennale. Other participating artists include amongst others Bani Abidi, AES Group, Halim Al-Karim, Halil Altindere, Francis Alÿs, Rasheed Araeen, Kader Attia, Yto Barrada, Richard Bell, Guy Ben-Ner, Tamy Ben-Tor. Curator: Andrea Buddensieg, Project Curator and Coordinator, ZKM, Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe.

Rachel Dagnall

22 September – 30 November 2011
Rachel Dagnall Artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Rachel Dagnall (b.1972, Liverpool, England, lives and works in Nesodden, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘Rewriting Worlds: Dada Moscow’, a special project organised by the Swiss-based gallery Cabaret Voltaire in association with the 4th Moscow Biennal in Moscow, Russia. Dagnall will work with artists Lucy Skaer and Simon Polli to produce three new works specifically for the exhibition, one of which will be shown on national TV, another will be presented at the space ARTPLAY, and finally another will be an intervention at the Tretyakov Museum in Moscow. Curator Adrain Notz describes ‘Rewriting Worlds: Dada Moscow’ as a festival that ‘brings Dada to Moscow some 95 years after the opening of the famed Cabaret Voltaire’. Other participating artists include Lucy Skaer and Simon Polli. Curator: Adrian Notz, Director Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL, USA

22 September – 13 November 2011
Museum Of Contemporary Art, North Miami Museum
Anders Smebye Artist

Anders Smebye, Beautiful People, 2011 (left) and Home Invaders, 2011 (right), Modify, As Needed / MOCA, Miami 22 September-13 November 2011. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL, USA, for the participation of artist Anders Smebye (b.1975 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) in the group exhibition ‘Modify, as needed’.  According to curator Ruba Katrib, the exhibition ‘examines the forays some artists have made into the industries that produce visual culture, for the professionalised realms of fashion, art and music to consumer level contributions by commercially available software, the Internet and other tools’. Smebye produced new works specifically for the exhibition, including Home Invaders (2011), a series of four large canvas quilts wrapped around a column in the exhibition space, and Beautiful People (2011), a series of makeshift barbells made out of concrete and spare pieces of metal. Other participating artists include Kathryn Andrews, Darren Bader, Nina Beier, Karl Holmqvist, Adriana Lara, Natalia Ibáñez Lario, Jose Carlos Martinat, Amilcar Packer, Nicolas Paris and Nick Relph. Curator: Ruba Katrib, Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

Liv Bugge

30 September – 2 October 2011
Liv Bugge Artist

Support provided for the launch of Liv Bugge’s (b.1974 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) artist book You make me want to Die in the Countryside: A Meditation on Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad within Torpedo Press’ booth at the New York Art Book Fair at PS1 Contemporary Art Center in New York, NY, USA.  A screening of Bugge’s video Hyperborean Room Ballads coincides with the book launch. A meditation on Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’ (1902), the book is, according to the artist, ‘dealing with post-colonialism and its storytelling, history-writing and language’. Curator: AA Bronson, Director, New York Art Book Fair

Ahmad Ghossein

5 – 23 October 2011
Ahmad Ghossein Artist

Ahmad Ghossein, still from My father is still a communist. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to artist Ahmad Ghossein (b. 1981 Beirut, Lebanon, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the screening of My father is still a communist at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY, USA. According to the artist, the background material for the video is a large number of radio cassettes sent between his parents during the years of civil war in Lebanon, when his father was working abroad. The screening is as part of the film festival 'Mapping Subjectivity Part II: Experimentation in Arab Cinema 1960-Now' at MoMA, giving New York audiences the opportunity ‘to experience a large, carefully selected program of innovative works from the Middle East’, according to curator Jytte Jensen. She further says that Ghossein’s presence ‘will help facilitate a wider dialogue on filmmaking and culture to the public and the wider film community in New York’.  Other participating artists include Akram Zaatari, Yto Barrada, Ali Essafi, Hakim Belabbes and Azzeddine Meddour. Curator: Jytte Jensen, Curator, Department of Film, MoMA.

Marthe Thorshaug

14 October 2011 – 18 January 2012
Marthe Thorshaug Artist

Marthe Thorshaug, still from Legenden om Ygg. Courtesy of the artist.

Support provided to artist Marthe Thorshaug (b. 1977 Hamar, lives and works in Hamar, Norway) for the screening of Legenden om Ygg (The Legend of Ygg) as part of the 'Art in the Auditorium' programme at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK. According to the artist, the film is a 'modern legend of death riders in Norway', in which a group of girls drive themselves to extremes to conquer their fear and test their horses’ courage. The project 'Art in the Auditorium' involves 11 international institutions in which each institution nominates one artist for presentation at the other participating institutions. Other participating artists include Cristóbal León, Niles Atallah and Joaquín Cociña,Rachel Rakena and Kelly Nipper. Curator: Caroline Ugelstad, Chief curator, Henie Onstad Artcenter.

Karen Kipphoff

14 – 30 October 2011
Karen Kipphoff Artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Karen Kipphoff (b.1958, Hamburg, Germany living and working in Bergen, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Fairground’ at Kjubh e.V. in Cologne, Germany. Kipphoff’s duotone and colour photographs of recent fairground and amusement park scenes are juxtaposed with the graphic wood engravings by Ferdinand Gropius (1796–1830) from the collection of Werner Nekes. Dating to around 1820, the engravings depict colourful costumed characters performing in carnivals. Together, the works of Kipphoff and Gropius provide historical and contemporary imagery attesting to the legacy of this cultural phenomenon. Curator: Doris Frohnapfel, Curator, Kjubh e.V.

Maia Urstad

14 October – 6 November 2011
Maia Urstad Artist

Maia Urstad, MEANWHILE, IN SHANGHAI…, Flandern Festival Kortrijk, Belgium, 2011. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Maia Urstad (b.1954, Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the sound art exhibition ‘Resonance Riga’ at Skanu Mezs/Sound Forest Association for Adventurous Music in Riga, Latvia. The artist will present her work MEANWHILE IN SHANGHAI…, which she describes as employing ’75 portable radios to transmit sound via local FM frequencies’ so that ‘the polyphony of voices, tones and white noise forms a backdrop for specific on-air explorations about time and place’. ‘Resonance Riga’ focuses on the production, presentation, documentation and exchange of experience in the field of contemporary sound art. Other participating artists include Pierre Berthet, Esther Venrooy, Paul Devens, Stefan Rummel and Evelina Deicmane. Curator: Viestarts Gailitis, curator and program matters, Skanu Mezs association for adventurous music

Morten Kvamme

15 – 21 October 2011
Morten Kvamme Artist

Morten Kvamme, Sample, 2010. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Morten Kvamme (b.1971, Bergen, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the Cornwall Workshop in Falmouth, UK, which provides space for the discussion of a wide range of international independent and artist-led initiatives, organised in partnership with the Tate St. Ives. Morten Kvamme is an artist and member of Tag Team Studio in Bergen, Norway, an artist-run gallery for contemporary art, which includes artists’ studios, an office and workshops. Curator: Teresa Gladowe, curator, The Cornwall workshop

Tammo Rist

1 – 23 November 2011
Tammo Rist Artist

Tammo Rist, The Black Portrait, 2011. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Tammo Rist (b.1976, Ravensburg, Germany, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the Kobe Biennale 2011 in Kobe, Japan as part of the venue Void 289’ official biennale programme. Rist will present ‘The Black Portrait’ as part of his ongoing ‘Eruption Series’ of paintings, which, according to the artist, ‘incorporates a variety of artistic practices including performance, drawing, painting and sculpture’. The Kobe Biennale, according to its organisers, ‘will serve to spark an interactive communication of kira (onomatopoetic expression for 'sparkle'), where one discovery will inspire others, eventually creating a new paradigm in Kobe, its people and arts’. Curator: Naoshi Okura, Project Director and Curator, Void 289, Kobe biennale 2011. Other participating artists include Brent Hallard, Ivar Smedstadt, Kristofer Henriksson, Mari Kubota, Melissa Matsuki Lillie and Tracie Washington-Stefansson.

Bjørn Kowalski Hansen

4 November – 11 December 2011
Bjørn Kowalski Hansen Artist

Bjørn Kowalski Hansen, billboard from the exhibition 'WunderbaumWanderlustWunderkammer (WWW)', 2011. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Bjørn Kowalski Hansen in the group exhibition ‘New Horizons’ at the Creative Association of Curators TOK in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of the large-scale project ‘Nordic Art Today’, which focuses on collaborations between artists and curators in the Nordic countries and Russia. Hansen plans to produce the project Nostalgisk Kapital, which he describes as ‘a series of video interviews with Russian school children, where they are asked to answer questions regarding their relationship to brands and their logos, both national and international’. Curator: Anna Bitkina, Kari J. Brandtzaeg, Birta Gudjonsdottir, Aura Seikkula, Olesya a Turkina, Simon Sheikh and Power Ekroth, curatorial team for Nordic Art Today

Lene Berg

4 November – 11 December 2011
Lene Berg --

Lene Berg, If they had been here I would have looked down on both of them - even without heels, filmstill/collage from Stalin By Picasso or Portrait of Woman with Moustache. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Lene Berg (b.1965 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in the group exhibition ‘New Horizons’ at the ETAGI in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of the large-scale project ‘Nordic Art Today’, which focuses on collaborations between artists and curators in the Nordic countries and Russia. Berg will present her video and book project ‘Stalin by Picasso…’ for the first time in Russia.  According to the artist, the project explores ‘artistic freedom, or un-freedom, and ways of reading and using images’ by a visual analysis of ‘how two icons from the 20th century, Stalin and Picasso, once were perceived and how much their public personae have changed’ over time. Curators: Anna Bitkina, Kari J. Brandtzaeg, Birta Gudjonsdottir, Aura Seikkula, Olesya a Turkina, Simon Sheikh and Power Ekroth, curatorial team for Nordic Art Today

Siri Hermansen

4 November – 11 December 2011
Siri Hermansen Artist

Siri Hermansen, Pyramiden, from Bipolar Horizon, 2006. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Siri Hermansen (b.1969, Geneve, Switzerland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘New Horizons’ at Loft Project ETAGI in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of the large-scale project ‘Nordic Art Today’, which focuses on collaborations between artists and curators in the Nordic countries and Russia. Hermansen will present her installation Bipolar Horizon, which is comprised of photography, video and objects and focuses on the abandoned Russian mining town of Pyramiden, on the island of Svalbard, Norway on the 79th parallel. According the artist, the project underscores ‘the notion that power structures and rapid, large-scale political change can influence the conditions under which both individuals and groups of people live in a topo-critical context’. Curator: Anna Bitkina, Kari J. Brandtzaeg, Birta Gudjonsdottir, Aura Seikkula, Olesya a Turkina, Simon Sheikh and Power Ekroth, curatorial team for Nordic Art Today

Jan Christensen and Anders Fjøsne

4 November 2011 – 15 January 2012
Jan Christensen Artist
Anders Fjøsne Artist

Jan Christensen and Anders Fjøsne, from an installation at the Tape Club, Berlin, 2010. Courtesy of the artists

Support provided for the participation of artists Jan Christensen (b.1977, Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) and Anders Fjøsne (b.1981, Oslo, lives and works Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘Let the Rhythm Hit Em’ at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin, Germany. According to curator Matthias Mayer, the project revolves around the questions ‘Is it possible to arrive at a musical form from a visual art starting point? And the other way around?’. Christensen and Fjøsne have indicated that they will produce an ‘installation consisting of several synthesizers and samplers, audio distorters and equipment that modulates and manipulates audio’. Visitors to the exhibition will generate sound by interacting with the installation. Other participating artists include Oni Ayhun, David Blandy, Matthew Burbidge/ Sonja Ostermann, Diego Castro, Sophie Clements, Die Tödliche Doris and Jérôme Chazeix. Curator: Matthias Mayer, freelance curator/artist based in Berlin, Germany

Toril Goksøyr and Camilla Martens

4 November – 11 December 2011
Toril Goksøyr Artist
Camilla Martens Artist

Toril Goksøyr and Camilla Martens, study for Sit down, listen, 2011. Courtesy of the artists

Support provided for the participation of artists Toril Goksøyr (b.1970, Ålesund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Camilla Martens (b.1969, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘New Horizons’ at Loft Project ETAGI in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of the large-scale project ‘Nordic Art Today’, which focuses on collaborations between artists and curators in the Nordic countries and Russia. The artist duo will present their project Sit down, listen (2011), a sound recording which they describe as ‘an echo of the despair and grief that you wish you could shout out loud when the worst thing imaginable has happened to you’, but, in reality, the sound is ‘the recording of a birth that took place in Oslo in 2011’. Curator: Anna Bitkina, Kari J. Brandtzaeg, Birta Gudjonsdottir, Aura Seikkula, Olesya a Turkina, Simon Sheikh and Power Ekroth, curatorial team for Nordic Art Today

Marieke Verbiesen

11 November 2011 – 31 January 2012
Marieke Verbiesen Artist

Marieke Verbiesen, Pole Position. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Marieke Verbiesen (b.1978, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘Space Invaders’ at Kunsthallen Nikolaj in Copenhagen, Denmark. Curator Andreas Brøgger indicates that the exhibition brings together artists who ‘explore the relationship between the real and the virtual, highlighting the effects of blurred boundaries between gaming environments and physical environments’. Verbiesen plans to present her installation Pole Position, which, according to the artist, allows ‘viewers to interactively inhabit the space as a dimension that they control themselves’. Other participating artists include Jeremy Bailey, Aram Bartholl, Katsumoto Yuichiro, Cao Fei and Bill Viola. Curator: Andreas Brøgger, Curator, Kunsthallen Nikolaj Copenhagen

Nils Bech

11 November 2011
Nils Bech Artist

Sounds and Measures, Nils Bech in Concert with Bendik Giske, Ole-Henrik Moe, Kari Rønnekleiv and Daniel Herskedal, OCA 17 April 2010. Photo: OCA / Mads Später Thomseth

Support provided for a performance by artist Nils Bech (b.1981, Vikersund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at the New Museum in New York, NY, USA in association with Performa 2011 and Art Since the Summer of '69. Titled Look Inside, the performance will be a continuation of Bech's performance in the 2009 edition of Performa. He will collaborate with the musicians Bendik Giske and Sergei Tcherepin. 'Through voice, movement, music and text', according to curator Hanne Mugaas, 'Bech creates rituals (sometimes in combination with objects and sculptures) as tools allowing him to re-enact emotional circumstances from his life'. Other participating artists include Julieta Aranda and Carlos Motta, Robert Ashley, Tyler Ashley and Tarek Atoui and Eleanor Bauer. Curator: Hanne Mugaas, curator, Art Since the Summer of '69

Svein Flygari Johansen

11 November – 12 February 2011
Svein Flygari Johansen Artist

Support provided for a site-specific commission by artist Svein Flygari Johansen (b.1959, Alta, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) titled ‘Is this what happened, or did I make it up afterwards?’ as part of the ‘Phase’ series for mid-career artists at Beaconsfield in London, UK. According to the artist, the project ‘revolves around the common fears we have for the extermination of mankind…an anxiety that can often give us the inability to act, but can also give us the catalyst to overcome problems’.  The ‘Phase’ series at Beaconsfield commissions site-specific projects by mid-career artists in tandem with a retrospective view of earlier works. Curator: Naomi Siderfin, Director, Beaconsfield

Jorid Lekve Eide and Frode Halvorsen

11 November 2011 – 12 February 2012
Jorid Lekve Eide Artist
Frode Halvorsen Artist

Jorid Lekve Eide and Frode Halvorsen, And then the guitar sounded like a piano installation view, 2009. Courtesy of the artists

Support provided for the ‘The Darkest Hour Seeks Forgiveness’, a project by artists Jorid Lekve Eide (b.1982, Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Frode Halvorsen (b.1980, Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at Beaconsfield in London, UK. The artists use the novel Gulliver’s Travels (1726) by Jonathan Swift as a point of departure. Swift’s satirisation of the values and political events of England and Ireland at the time is used, according to the artists, ‘to draw parallels to Norwegian society today’. The artists plan to produce three distinct installations inspired by the stories and characters depicted within Swift’s novel. Curator: Curator: Naomi Siderfin, Director, Beaconsfield

Janne Kruse

19 November – 15 December 2011
Janne Kruse Artist

Janne Kruse, Circular Document, 2011. Courtesy of the artist 

Support provided for the participation of artist Janne Kruse (b.1979, Aarhus, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘The Poetry of Continuity’ at the Orange Gallery in Guangzhou, China. The artist describes her work as being ‘concerned with flatness as tension between the two-dimensional and the three-dimensional’, which results in her work evolving from ‘monochrome and minimalistic towards an expressionistic language’. Curator Fan Lin invited the artist to create a site-specific installation for the exhibition. Other participating artists include Liu Yin Yuan, Li Bang Yao, Huang Ming and Feng Feng. Curator: Fan Lin, curator, Orange Gallery

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT)

21 – 24 November 2011
MIT Visual Arts Program --
Jana Winderen Artist

Courtesy of Jana Winderen.

Support provided to MIT’s ACT program for the participation of artist Jana Winderen (b.1965, Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the Maryanne Amacher Tribute. According to organiser Ute Meta Bauer, the tribute honors ‘the second anniversary of the late Maryanne Amacher’s death’. Amacher had a ‘profound impact in the field of sound art and experimental music’. Together with composers and artists Marina Rosenfeld, Florian Hecker, Chris Shea, Micah Silver and Robert The, Jana Winderen will participate in a panel discussion and present her work with underwater sound recordings and inaudible frequencies to the human ear. Curator: Ute Meta Bauer, Associate Professor and Head of the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology

Eivind Reierstad (aka Ane Lan)

1 – 2 December 2011
Eivind Reierstad Artist
Ane Lan Artist

Ane Lan, The Lamella performance still, 2011. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the presentation of artist Ane Lan’s (b.1972, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Kløfta, Norway) performance The Lamella at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland. Based upon Jacques Lacan’s introduction of ‘the Lamella’ as a symbol of human desire to understand Freud’s concept of the ‘death drive’, the artist describes the performance as a ‘concert tribute examining the polarization between Islamic versus Western culture through the creation of enemy images in animated video games’. Curator: Maria Anna Potocka, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków

Tori Wrånes

4 – 5 April 2012
Tori Wrånes

Support provided for the participation of artist Tori Wrånes (b.1978, Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the public project series ‘Art in the Parking Space’ at LAXART in Los Angeles, CA, USA.  According to curators Elena Bajo and Warren Neidich, the series invites artists ‘to create temporary and ephemeral artworks, performances and installations in one or many parking spaces across the vast open space of Los Angeles’ throughout one calendar year. Wrånes will develop what she terms ‘a moving sound sculpture’ titled 'Spin Echo' in the form of a choir on bicycles. Other participating artists include Eric Angles, Nathan Baker, Sarah Beadle, Pierre Bismuth, Yvette Brackman, Tova Carlin, Krysten Cunningham, Jeremiah Day, Joe Day and Chto Delat. Curator: Elena Bajo and Warren Neidisch, artist initiators, and Amanda Hunt, associate curator, LAXART

International Support with 03–funding

Kunsthall Oslo

16 September – 16 October 2011
Kunsthall Oslo Kunsthalle

Hassan Khan, Insecure, 2002. Photo: Will Bradley. Courtesy of Kunsthall Oslo

Support provided to Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo, Norway for the participation of artists Hassan Khan (b.1975, Cairo, Egypt, lives and works in Cairo, Egypt) and Dina Danish (b.1981, Paris, France, lives and works in Cairo, Egypt) in ‘Run, comrade, run, the old world is behind you’, a series of 23 presentations of artists’ work, screenings, readings and performances during a month period. According to curators Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, Elisabeth Byre and Will Bradley, part of the inspiration for the project ‘comes from the events of the so-called “Arab Spring”, in particular the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, and the proposition made by theorists that the world is entering a potentially transformatory crisis more profound than that of the late 1960s and early 1970s’. A key part of the project is the involvement of artists from Egypt such a Hassan Khan and Dina Danish. Other participating artists include The Art Militia, Øyvind Berg, Marius Engh, Laura Oldfield Ford, Søren Thilo Funder, Ahmad Ghossein, Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville, Marianne Heier, Runhild Hundeide. Curators: Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, Elisabeth Byre, Will Bradley, curatorial team, Kunsthall Oslo

Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst (TSSK)

1 – 30 October 2011
Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst (TSSK) Gallery

Support provided to TSSK for the participation artists Shaina Anand (b.1975, Mumbai, India, lives and works in Mumbai, India) and Ashok Sukumaran (b.1974, Sapporo, Japan, lives in works in Mumbai, India) (part of Public Access Digital Media Archive or Pad.ma for short) in the collaborative project ‘India on Film’ organised in association with Kosmorama Cinemateket Trondheim and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. According to the organisers, ‘”India on Film” will focus on popular cinema, documentary film and experimental film produced in India and by the Indian Diaspora’. Anand and Sukumaran will participate in a number of workshops and lectures and present their work with the Pad.ma. Other participating artists include Shambhavi Kaul and Josh Gibson, Ranjani Mazumdar, Ira Bhaskar and Devyani Saltzman. Curator: Madeleine Park, Manager, Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst (TSSK)

Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle

1 December 2011 – 1 May 2012
Jumana Manna Artist
Sille Storihle

Support provided for the artists artists Jumana Manna (b.1987, New Jersey, USA, lives and works in Los Angeles, USA) and Sille Storihle (b.1985, Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Los Angeles, USA) to conduct a lecture at the International Academy of Art Palestine in Ramallah, Palestine in relation to their research and preliminary shooting for the production of their film Osloånden: The Oslo Peace Accords. According to the artists, the project ‘explores Norway’s role as a rising international political player, examining notions of peace-making, solidarity and interventionism through the case study of the Oslo Peace Accords’. The resulting docu-fiction film will be presented in an exhibition scheduled at Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo, Norway in 2012. Curators: Khaled Hourani, Arts Director, International Academy of Art Palestine and Elisabeth Byre, Curator, Kunsthall Oslo

Per Teljer

12 – 26 February 2012
Per Teljer Artist

Per Teljer, still from The Cabin, 2011. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Per Teljer (b.1970, Smögen, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition and seminar ‘Bygdedyret–criticus infernalis’ at META House in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. ‘Bygdedyret’ (the village animal) is not, as the curators Claudia Reinhart and Per Teljer describe, ‘an animal in a regular sense, but, rather a mental monster composed of a corporate state in small communities’.  Teljer’s contribution to the seminar and exhibition will focus on ‘male problems in a wealthy, spoiled society where the concept of solidarity has died away’. Other participating artists include Morgan Schagerberg, Jannicke Låker and Claudia Reinhardt. Curators: Claudia Reinhardt, independent curator and artist, based in Berlin

Jannicke Låker

12 – 26 February 2012
Jannicke Låker Artist

Jannicke Låker, still from Running Woman, 2006. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Jannicke Låker (b.1968, Drammen, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Norway) in the exhibition and seminar ‘Bygdedyret–criticus infernalis’ at META House in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. ‘Bygdedyret’ (the village animal) is not, as the curators Claudia Reinhart and Per Teljer describe, ‘an animal in a regular sense, but, rather a mental monster composed of a corporate state in small communities’.  Låker’s contribution to the seminar and exhibition will focus on ‘female figures in her work concerning power and fear, sexuality and shame’. Other participating artists include Morgan Schagerberg, Per Teljer and Claudia Reinhardt. Curators: Claudia Reinhardt, independent curator and artist, based in Berlin

Claudia Reinhardt

12 – 26 February 2012
Claudia Reinhardt Artist

Claudia Reinhardt, No Place Like Home, 2008. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Claudia Reinhardt (b.1964, Viernheim, Germany, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the exhibition and seminar ‘Bygdedyret–criticus infernalis’ at META House in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. ‘Bygdedyret’ (the village animal) is not, as the curators Claudia Reinhart and Per Teljer describe, ‘an animal in a regular sense, but, rather a mental monster composed of a corporate state in small communities’.  Reinhardt’s contribution to the seminar and exhibition will focus on ‘her personal development as an artist and how she uses her individual history in art’. Morgan Schagerberg, Per Teljer and Jannicke Låker. Curators: Claudia Reinhardt, independent curator and artist, based in Berlin

Anders Smebye

25 – 27 May 2012
Anders Smebye Artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Anders Smebye (b.1975 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) in La Otra Contemporary Art 2011 in Bogota, Colombia. According to curators Alejandro Burgos, Carla Machiavello and Marius Wang, the ‘main curatorial frame of La Otra will focus on site-specific contemporary art in an architectural conservation building from the 1950s located in a peripheral part of downtown Bogota’. Smebye has proposed a textile sculpture titled Eldorado, a project he describes as ‘based on the mobile toilets the US military use in Afghanistan’. Curator: Elisabeth Vollert, Director, La Otra