International Support

Recipients : November 2011

Total number of applications: 45
Applications receiving grants: 29

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

Mai Hofstad Gunnes

17 February – 11 March 2012
Mai Hofstad Gunnes Artist

Mai Hofstad Gunnes, Bike and Bolex production still. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to artist Mai Hofstad Gunnes (b.1977 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Brussel, Belgium) for a solo exhibition project titled titled 'Bike and Bolex' at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, Belgium. The result of her nine-month residency at WIELS, the project will consist of a 16mm film. According to the artist, the film will feature ‘five women operating professional Bolex 16mm film cameras while bicycling in a park—an action which seems almost impossible’. The project echoes Gunnes’ ongoing reflection on the construction of identity. A group of five women bicycle in circular paths while filming each other with Bolex cameras. The revolving movements captured by the five subjective cameras draw a molecular structure without a fixed center and convey an idea of a non-hierarchical multiple subjectivity. An artist-book will be launched and French art historian Benoît Lamy de La Chapelle will write an essay to accompany the exhibition. Curator: Devrim Bayar, Residency Curator, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, Belgium.

Natalie T. Hope O’Donnell

28 June – 2 September 2012
Natalie Hope O'Donnell Curator, writer and translator
Pushwagner Artist

Hariton Pushwagner, from Family of Man, 1998. Courtesy of the artist.

Support provided for the first international institutional solo exhibition of Hariton Pushwagner (b.1940 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at the Milton Keynes Gallery in Milton Keynes, UK. According to curator Natalie T. Hope O’Donnell (b.1979 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives in works in London, UK), the exhibition ‘will be a focused presentation of early work, arranged in three groupings: “Soft City” provides the narrative content of much of the artist's work; the “Family of Man” section focuses on his prints, sketches and process; and the “Apokalypse Frieze” demonstrates the zenith of his technical and imaginative accomplishments’. The exhibition will travel to the Boijmans Museum in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and the Vestfold Haugar Kunstmuseum in Tønsberg, Norway. Curator: Natalie Hope O'Donnell, independent curator, writer and translator, based in London, UK

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

Jet Pascua

15 December 2011 – 15 January 2012
Jet Pascua Artist

Jet Pascua, Excessive Delicacy, Stenersen Museum, 2007. Courtesy of the artist.

Support provided for the participation of artist Jet Pascua (b.1969 in Manila, Philippines, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) in the Jakarta Art Biennale 14 at the National Gallery of Fine Art in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to curator Eileen Legaspi Ramirez, the overall theme of the biennale, ‘Maximum City’, ‘logically creates a picture of a city bursting at its seams, this trope of development also suggests an implied need—for new people, new expertise that may not have initially been present amidst an initially homogenous population’.  Pascua will contribute works that reference the complex issues related to migration and assimilation. Other participating artists include Ai Weiwei, Cai Zhisong, Dylan Martorell, Felix Bacolor, Julie Rrap and Sandra Nyberg. Curator: Eileen Legaspi Ramirez, Guest curator, Jakarta Biennial 2011, Jakarta, Indonesia

Erik Pirolt and Tori Wrånes

15 – 19 February 2012
Erik Pirolt Artist
Tori Wrånes

Support provided for the participation of artists Erik Pirolt (b.1977 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Kristiansand and Oslo, Norway) and Tori Wrånes (b.1978, Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the 2012 Colombo Art Biennale in Colombo, Sri Lanka. According to curator Roman Berka, the upcoming biennale’s theme of ‘Becoming’ investigates ‘the idea of potentiality within transformation or movement, a transformation that is initiated and in progress’. Pirolt and Wrånes plan to develop a site-specific installation and performance project for their contribution to the biennale. Other participating artists include Vimukthi Jayasundara, Anomaa Rajakaruna and Pala Pothupitiye. Curator: Roman Berka, Curator, Colombo Art Biennial 2012

Power Ekroth and Marita Muukonen

11 May – 10 June 2012
Marita Muukkonen and Power Ekroth Curators
Bjørn Kowalski Hansen Artist

Support provided for the participation of Bjørn-Kowalski Hansen (b.1979 in Nesttun, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within the Nordic Pavilion at the Dak’Art Biennial in Dakar, Senegal. According to curators Power Ekroth and Marita Muukonen, the exhibition, titled META-REALITIES, ‘poses in a playful way the question of whether or not can art function as a meta-structure of the realities we live in, and is that the only meta-structure we have despite of geo-cultural etc. differences?’ Hansen, the curators write, is a part of a group of artists who are ‘shaking realities more directly by creating alternative cultures driven by dreams, by expanding, questioning and re-creating boundaries between economy, corporate ideas, utopia, society and art’.  Other participating artists include Nathalie Djurberg, Matti Kallioinen, Parfyme, Jesper Just, Teemu Mäki and Egill Säbjörnsson. Curators: Power Ekroth and Marita Muukkonen, curators, Dak'Art Biennial 2012, Dakar, Senegal.

International Support

Åsil Bøthun

5 – 26 November 2011
Åsil Bøthun Artist

Åsil Bøthun, Hermetic Dream, from 'I Always Wanted To Be Like You', solo show at Agder kunstnersenter 2011. Courtesy of the artist.

Support provided for the participation of artist Åsil Bøthun (b.1971 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Gan, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Le Choix de Paris’ at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France. According to curator Elsy Lahner, the exhibition ‘shows works in which artists - from different countries with a different cultural background – deal with their stay in Paris, responding to the city, its everyday life, referring to current happenings and events of the day, and to their own experiences’. Bøthun plans to produce three-dimensional objects that reference the ‘ready-made’ through what she describes as a re-invention of ‘the so-called ordinary object through a series of interventions and subversions’. Other participating artists include Ovidiu Anton, Guillaume Aubry, Alexandra Baumgartner, Catrin Bolt, Åsil Bøthun, Eva Chytilek, Audrey Cottin, Jakob Emdal, Eva Engelbert, Ann Guillaume and Akiko Hoshina. Curator: Elsy Lahner, curator at the Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria

Agnes Nedregård

10 – 27 November 2011
Agnes Nedregård Artist

Anges Nedregård, performance at Northern Stars: White, .NO, New York, 2011. Photo: Shannon Cochrane. Courtesy of the artist.

Support provided for the participation of artist Agnes Nedregård (b.1975 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the International Performance Art Festival Accion! MAD 2011 in Madrid, Spain. In her performance titled You, me and the other – YOU, Nedregård explores her interest in ‘how we perceive each other–who we define as us, and who are the others’. Taking place at venues throughout the city, including the Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, the festival use the new economic and political realities in Europe as a backdrop for a diverse programme, which, according to curator Nieves Correa, focuses on ‘absolute independence’ as an urgent ‘national and international reference’. Other participating artists include Colectivo Federica, Felix Fernandez, Michela Depetris and Teatr Laznia Nowa. Curator: Nieves Correa, Technical and Artistic director, Accion! MAD 2011 in Madrid, Spain.

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 in 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

Anders Dahl Monsen, Aurora Passero, Bård Ask, Sverre Strandberg, Sveinn Fannar Johannsson

9 December 2011
Anders Dahl Monsen Artist
Aurora Passero Artist
Bård Ask Artist
Sverre Strandberg Artist
Sveinn Fannar Johannsson Artist

'Walk of Shame', WIP: Konsthall, Stockholm. Courtesy of the artists

Support provided for the participation of Anders Dahl Monsen (b.1977 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Aurora Passero (b.1984 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Bård Ask (b.1976 in Kongsberg, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany), Sverre Strandberg (b.1977 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Sveinn Fannar Johannsson (b.1976 in Reykjavík, Iceland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition 'One Night Stand: Walk of Shame' at WIP:STLHM in Stockholm, Sweden. The project is part of the series of One Night Stands that has been running for a year at WIP:STLHM, where the board invites different artists and curators to do exhibitions for a day. According to curator Line Halvorsen (b.1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), the exhibition investigates ‘the party and art culture’ that surrounds the proliferation of one-night exhibitions by using the metaphor of the ‘walk of shame’, which she describes as ‘leaving someone’s house with the same clothes you had the night before, full of affect on carelessness, fear of STD’s and pregnancy’. Other participating artists include Anastatisa Ax, Tova Mozard and Kristoffer Svenberg. Curator: Line Halvorsen, independent artist and curator based in Oslo, Norway.

SAVVY Contemporary

10 – 16 December 2011
SAVVY Contemporary Project Space
Kurt Johannessen Artist

Kurt Johannessen, To Assist a Dead Fly, Artic Challenge, Andørja 8 July 2011. Photo: Pavana Reid

Support provided for the participation of artist Kurt Johannessen (b.1960 in Bergen, Norway, lives in Oslo, Norway) in Co-Lab Editions 6: Nazaket Ekici—Kurt Johannessen at SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin, Germany.  According to curator Márcio Carvalho, Co-Lab Editions ‘is dedicated to exchange between artists that use performance art as one of their primary working media’ by using the blog as a point of departure through which ‘artists can start working together from their home countries by posting visual material that can be important for the development of the work’. After collaborating remotely via the blog, the artists will then come together in Berlin for one week to produce a performance. Curator: Marcio Carvalho, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

The FotoDepartament Foundation

1 January – 1 October 2012
Morten Andersen Artist
Jonas Bendiksen Artist
Jan Erik Lundstrom
Ingrid Nilsson Director
The FotoDepartament Foundation Foundation

Support provided for the participation of artist Morten Andersen (b.1965 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), photojournalist Jonas Bendiksen (b.1977 in Tønsberg, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and curators Ingrid Nilsson, Director, Preus Fotomuseum, and Jan Erik Lundstrom, Director, Samisk Kunstsenter, in the Nordic Photography Experience, a cultural collaboration and educational programme at the FotoDepartament Gallery in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. According to curator Nadya Sheremetova, the project is the result of a new ‘programme of cultural and educational exchange between North-West of Russia and Northern countries, which begins with the invitation of 4 key figures in Norwegian contemporary photography to hold lectures and workshops’. Curator: Nadya Sheremetova, Director, The FotoDepartament Foundation, St.Petersburg, Russia

Tensta Konsthall

11 January – 22 April 2012
Tensta Konsthall Kunsthalle
Matias Faldbakken Artist

Matias Faldbakken, Double Cover Xerox 03, 2008. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies at Tensta Konsthall in Stockholm, Sweden. According to curator Maria Lind, ‘Abstract Possible’ is a ‘research project in the sense that it evolves over a longer period of time, exploring a set of questions in relation to physical and spatial articulations which then in turn lead to further iterations of the project’. Beginning at Malmö Konsthall, the project continued on to the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City and the Zurich University of the Arts before arriving in its new iteration in Stockholm. Faldbakken has produced a new series of Triple Screenprints specifically for the exhibition. Other participating artists include Doug Ashford, Claire Barclay, Yto Barrada, Pia Camil, Jose Leon Cerillo and Zachary Formwalt. Curator: Maria Lind, Director, Tensta Kunsthall, Spånga, Sweden

Randi Nygård and Munan Øvrelid

21 January – 19 February 2012
Randi Nygård Artist
Munan Øvrelid Artist

Munan Øvrelid, stills from A Sense of a Beginning, 2011. Courtesy of the artist.

Support provided for the participation of artists Randi Nygård (b.1977 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Munan Øvrelid (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘New Horizons, Landscape and the Contemporary Romantic’ at Kunstraum T27 in Berlin, Germany.  According to the curator Rebecca Partridge, the exhibition brings together artists who ‘look to the natural sciences, literature and art history to underline and explore the impact ideas about nature on contemporary life’.  Nygård plans to develop ‘an installation where still images from films about biology and scenes from fiction films are mixed’. Øvrelid plans to develop a video project using ‘monuments/statues representing figures from Romanticism,’ which will ‘break down and open the static image they represent’. Other participating artists include Jane Hughes, Bjarte Alvestad, Sarah Jane Gorlitz, Wojciech Olejnik and Katie Paterson. Curator: Rebecca Partridge, independent artist and curator, based in Berlin, Germany and London, UK.

Tommy Høvik, Javier Barrios, Zachary Tomaszewski, Thomas Falstad, Christer Glein, Oda Broch, Tara Rolfsen, Hans Christian Skovholt

21 – 29 January 2012
Tommy Høvik Artist and Curator
Javier Barrios Artist
Zachary Tomaszewski Artist and Curator
Thomas Falstad Artist
Christer Glein Artist
Oda Broch Artist
Tara Rolfsen Artist
Christian Skovholt Artist

Oda Broch and Tara Rolfsen, Between two lungs, 2011. Courtesy of the artists.

Support provided for the participation of Tommy Høvik (b.1979 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Javier Barrios (b.1979 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Zac Tomaszewski (b.1987 in Los Angeles, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Thomas Falstad (b.1977 in Trondheim, Norway, lies and works in Oslo, Norway), Christer Glein (b.1984 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Oda Broch (b.1982 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works Oslo, Norway), Tara Rolfsen (b.1982 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Hans Christian Skovholt (b.1982 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘Crystallomancy’ at Control-Room in Los Angeles, CA, USA. According to curator Zac Tomaszewski, the artists in the exhibition are ‘all working around the ideas of perception and expanded reality, whether by referencing sci-fi tropes or the paranormal, or by trying to craft perceptual experiences that are surprising to apprehend, whether for their novelty, confounding nature, or overwhelming aspect’. Curators: Zachary Tomaszewski and Tommy Høvik, both independent artists and curators, based in Oslo, Norway.

Rachel Dagnall

24 January – 6 March 2012
Rachel Dagnall Artist

Tatlin's Tower and The World - A Batik Textile made in Ghana by Henry VIII's Wives (detail), 2010. Commissioned for the Whitechapel Gallery, UK. Courtesy of the artists www.tatlinstowerandtheworld.net

Support provided for the participation of artist Rachel Dagnall (b.1972 in Liverpool, UK, lives and works in Nesodden, Norway) in a lecture seminar titled ‘(in)flexible cities: The City Seminar’ at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. According to the organisers, the discussion will centre on artist Anish Kapoor’s proposed ArcelorMittal Orbit project in London’s Olympic Park ‘as a symbol of urban change and as a partial realisation of Tatlin’s unbuilt Monument to the Third International’. Dagnall will speak in relation to her ongoing project Tatlin’s Tower and the World (in association the artists’ group Henry VIII’s Wives). Other participants in the seminar include Dr. Karen Till, Ash Amin, Anique Hommels, Owen Hatherley and Romola Sanyal. Curator: Michal Murawski, PhD Candidate, Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK.

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Leon (MUSAC)

28 January – 10 June 2012
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Leon (MUSAC) Museum
Tor Navjord Artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Tor Navjord (b. 1974 in Melbu, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition project 'In Our Gardens Forests Are getting Ready' at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Leon (MUSAC) in Castilla y Leon, Spain. According to curator Eneas Bernal, the purpose of the project 'is to convey, show, transmit, objectify, set in motion, through art, the explosions of sensitivity that have taken place and continue to do so today from the North Pole to Greece, from the unprecedented forces of beauty of Charles Fourier’s clairvoyance'. Tor Navjord will collaborate with artists Miriam Martín and Rafael Sánchez-Mateos Paniagua to produce the exhibition and accompanying catalogue.
Curator: Eneas Bernal, cultural manager and curator, MUSAC

Fine Art Union

16 – 17 February 2012
Fine Art Union Artist Community

Fine Art Union, Future Primitive characters/ Pacific Ocean, 2011. Courtesy of the artist.

Support provided for the participation of Fine Art Union, consisting of Synnøve G. Wetten (b.1978 in Akershus, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Annette Stav Johanssen (b.1979 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), in ‘Axis, Allies and Neutrals’, a screening and performance event at the Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to curator Anna Holm, the event ‘presents hybrid projects that utilise storytelling as a way of introducing alternative accounts of past, present and future’. Fine Art Union plans to present two performances that deal with identity, gender and borders through the use of a handcrafted flag. Other participating artists include Maria Lusitano, Shirin Sabahi and Jeuno Je Kim. Curator: Anna Holm, curator, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark

KNIPSU

17 – 19 February 2012
KNIPSU Artist-run space

Installation view from Supermarket 2011.

Support provided for the participation of the artist-run space KNIPSU, consisting of Hilde Jørgensen (b.1973 in Mosjøen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Kristin Tårnesvik (b.1964 in Birtavarre, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Maya Økland (b.1980 in Bergen, Norway, lives in Bergen, Norway), in Supermarket, an international artist-run art fair in Stockholm, Sweden. According to curator Pontus Raud, Supermarket ‘provides a showcase for artists' initiatives from all over the world and to create opportunities for new networks in the Swedish as well as the international art scene’. KNIPSU has invited the artist group Ytter (consisting of Julie Lillelien Porter (b.1975 in Plymouth, UK, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Anne Marthe Dyvi (b.1979 in Bærum, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Anngjerd Rustand (b.1982 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen, Norway and Berlin, Germany) to participate in an ongoing collaborative project, which they describe as ‘thematically linked by keywords such as positions, economy and authority in both art life and society in general’. Other participants in the Supermarket fair include Candyland, Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Fotogalerie Wien, MUU galleria and Zolder Museum. Curator: Pontus Raud, project manager, Supermarket 2012, Stockholm, Sweden.

Volt

17 – 19 February 2012
Volt Art Space
Marie Nerland Artist

Support provided for the participation of the artist-run space Volt founded by Marie Nerland (b.1972 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in Supermarket, an international artist-run art fair in Stockholm, Sweden. According to curator Pontus Raud, Supermarket ‘provides a showcase for artists' initiatives from all over the world and to create opportunities for new networks in the Swedish as well as the international art scene’.  Volt plans to present a book project that includes artwork by over 30 Norwegian and international contemporary artists as well as a discursive programme. Other participants in the Supermarket fair include Candyland, Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Fotogalerie Wien, MUU galleria and Zolder Museum. Curator: Pontus Raud, project manager, Supermarket 2012, Stockholm, Sweden.

Small Projects

17 – 19 February 2012
Small Projects Art Space

Support provided for the participation of the artist-run space Small Projects consisting of Jet Pascua (b.1969 in Manila, Philipines, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) and Laurent Fauconnier (b.1959 in Paris, France, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway), in Supermarket, an international artist-run art fair in Stockholm, Sweden. According to curator Pontus Raud, Supermarket ‘provides a showcase for artists' initiatives from all over the world and to create opportunities for new networks in the Swedish as well as the international art scene’.  Small Projects plans to present works by a variety of Norwegian and international contemporary artists as well as a performance programme. Other participants in the Supermarket fair include Candyland, Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Fotogalerie Wien, MUU galleria and Zolder Museum. Curator: Pontus Raud, project manager, Supermarket 2012, Stockholm, Sweden.

Stine Gonsholt

1 – 31 March 2012
Stine Gonsholt Artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Stine Gonsholt (b.1973 in Skien, Norway, lives in works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Atlas—Measures of Dreams’ at the Kunstraum Kuhturm in Leipzig, Germany. According to curator Nina Lundstrom, the exhibition uses the atlas as a point of departure to for assembling artists whose work asks questions such as ‘How does one orientate as a nomadic, contemporary human being in a global world?’ and ‘What processes take place when one takes root somewhere new, find a new home and try to integrate into already existing social systems?’ The artist describes her practice as an ‘animation of documentary material’ through drawing and video. Other participating artists include Nicole Degenhardt and Nina Lundström. Curator: Nina Lundström, independent artist and curator, based in Weimar, Germany.

Marte Danielsen Jølbo

1 – 31 March 2012
Margrethe Aanestad Artist
Else Leirvik Artist
Ole Martin Lund Bø Artist

Margrethe Aanestad, from 'Light Breaking', solo exhibition Prosjektrom Normanns, 2011. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artists Margrethe Aanestad (b.1974 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Stavanger, Norway), Else Leirvik (b.1972 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Stavanger, Norway) and Ole Martin Lund Bø (b.1973 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Stavanger, Norway) in the exhibition 'The Meeting' at Open Source Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, USA. Acording to curator Marte Danielsen Jølbo, the exhibition ‘is a project about giving and taking space, starting with how personal space is affected by the nature and culture one is coming from’. The artists plan to stay in New York for one month to produce site-specific projects for the exhibition, which will occur at Open Source Gallery as well as a few private apartments in close proximity to the gallery. Curators: Marte Danielsen Jølbo, independent curator based in Stavanger, Norway. Margrethe Aanestad and Else Leirvik, co-curators, independent artists based in Stavanger, Norway.

Aurora Passero

20 April – 7 May 2012
Aurora Passero Artist

Aurora Passero, Fan Their Hearts, Inflame Them More, 2010. The Fall Exhibition 2011, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo. Courtesy of the artist.

Support provided for the participation of artist Aurora Passero (b.1984 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the Glasgow International Festival for Visual Arts in Glasgow, Scotland. Titled ‘Manifesto Without A Title’, the exhibition will be organised by The Mutual, an artists’ co-operative in Glasgow. Nine artists were invited to create a rule for a manifesto, which will be collected and sent out to each artist so that they can develop a project as a response to the overall manifesto. According to the artist, she will develop a site-specific installation in response to the manifesto, which will incorporate her ‘tradition-oriented textile techniques like weaving, braiding and dying’ in order to develop ‘an experimental form using non-traditional materials such as nylon, rubber and acrylics’. Other participating artists include Iben Elstroem, David Shushan, Tisa Pickering, Fabien mar Ques and Katrine Holmgren. Curator: Katrine Holmgren, freelance artist and curator, based in Glasgow, Scotland.

Arne Skaug Olsen

4 May – 1 July 2012
Arne Skaug Olsen Curator and publisher

Support provided for the participation of curator and publisher Arne Skaug Olsen (b.1974 in Gjøvik, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the book launch of We Who Feel Differently by artist Carlos Motta at the New Museum in New York, NY, USA. Olsen is a co-founder of the Bergen-based publishing house Ctrl+Z, which produced the book for Carlos Motta. He states that the ‘main concern’ of Ctrl+Z ‘is to independently investigate structural conditions for art production, art mediation and art discourse in the form of printed matter’. A collection of 300 of the books will also be shown as an installation within Carlos Motta’s exhibition at the New Museum. Curator: Eungie Joo, Keith Haring Director and Curator, New Museum, New York, USA

Heidi Kårtveit and Magnhild Øen Nordahl

12 July – 4 August 2012
Heidi Kårtveit Artist
Magnhild Øen Nordahl Artist

Heidi Kårtveit and Magnhild Øen Nordahl, blue interventions, various public locations, 2009-2010. Courtesy of the artists.

Support provided for the participation of artists Heidi Kårtveit (b.1983 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Magnhild Øen Nordahl (b.1985 in Ulstein, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Spatial Displacements: The Space In Between’ at Tin Sheds Gallery within the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. According to the curator Dr. William Seeto, the ‘exhibition examines spatiality in built environments with artworks possessing elements of both architecture and sculpture’. Seeto describes Kårtveit’s practice as an examination of ‘human relationships and social interaction in built environments that hints at proxemics, and incorporates kinaesthetics and sound to enable a shift in experience’. Nordahl’s is described as ‘analogous to space as metaphor, with a spatiality requiring movement and duration’. Other participating artist include Sibylle Hofter. Curator: Dr William Seeto, independent curator and artist based in Sydney, Australia

Marius Engh

22 September – 28 October 2012
Marius Engh Artist

Marius Engh, No Surrender, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.

Support provided for the participation of artist Marius Engh (b.1974 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in the exhibition 'Fantasie fluttuanti' at the Torrione Passari Center for Contemporary Art in Molfetta Bari, Italy. According to curator Giacomo Zaza, the exhibition ‘is focused on a kind of practice which is developing toward elaboration of forms, contents and contexts that are “in the middle” of present cultural and ontological arguments’. Engh will contribute three installation works to the exhibition, including No Surrender (2002), Utah Drain (2011) and Moon (2011), which, according to the artist, ‘share the qualities of the use of simple forms with a reflective surface that makes the work’s content shift between visible and invisible’. Other participating artists include Franz Ackermann, Via Lewandowsky, Olaf Metzel, François Morellet, Cesare Pietroiusti and Thomas Zipp. Curator: Giacomo Zaza, Artistic Director, Torrione Passari Center for Contemporary Art, Molfetta Bari, Italia

Maija Rudovska

23 – 26 October 2012
Maija Rodovska Curator
Lars Cuzner Artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Lars Cuzner (b.1974 in Södertälje, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in a series of seminars and workshops at Kim? Contemporary Art Centre in Riga, Latvia as part of the Baltic Cute Curators network. One of the founders of the network, Maija Rudovska, describes it as a platform for curators from the ‘Nordic and Baltic countries whose ‘working field is broad, encompassing both local and international relevance’ with the aim of ‘gaining recognition and acceptance as well as learning from already existing practices and institutional structures’. Other participants in the project include John W Fail and Joachim Hamou. Curators: Maija Rudovska and Juste Kostikovaite, both independent Baltic curators based in Riga, Latvia and London, UK.

International Support with 03–funding

Jorunn Hancke Øgstad

1 – 28 February 2012
Jorunn Hancke Øgstad Artist

Support provided for the development of artist Jorunn Hancke Øgstad’s (b.1979 in Bærum, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) performance project and exhibition at the El Parche Artist Residency programme in Bogotá, Colombia. According to the artist, her work ‘cites the formal language of abstraction and minimalism, but the focus is not on the analysis of form and content, but rather on playing through these elements of style in order to go beyond their logic’. At El Parche, she will use Samuel Beckett’s play Quad (1981) as a point of departure to engage local performers in the development of a collaboration the manifests itself in a performance and exhibition. Curator: Olga Robayo and Marius Wang, funders and curators, El Parche, Bogota, Colombia

Art Video Exchange

20 – 22 April 2012
Art Video Exchange Exchange Programme
Igor Bosnjak Artist
Elie Souaiby Artist

Support provided to the Art Video Exchange (AVE), a two-day international exchange programme in collaboration with Small Projects in Tromsø, for the participation of Igor Bošnjak (b. 1981 in Sarajevo, Bosnia, lives and works in Trebinje, Bosnia) and Elie Souaiby (b. 1983 in Beirut, Lebanon, lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon). According to AVE, their goal is to ‘foster a greater appreciation of video art and an exchange of ideas between artists, curators and audiences worldwide’. As a nomadic programme, AVE does not have a dedicated space so they rely instead on collaborations with different organisations and spaces. For the AVE programme at Small Projects, eleven artists/curators have been invited from nine countries. Curator: Mona Bentzen, artist and organizer, Art Video Exchange, Oslo.