International Support

Recipients : May 2012

Number of applications: 83
Number of grants: 52

Total amount applied for: NOK 2.788.392
Total amount granted: NOK 737.521

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

Anawana Haloba

9 June – 9 September 2012
Anawana Haloba Artist

Anawana Haloba, still from I want to tell you something, 2010–11. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Anawana Haloba (b.1978 in Livingstone, Zambia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within the Rauma Biennale Balticum 2012 at the Rauma Art Museum in Rauma, Finland. According to curator Henna Paunu, the theme of the biennale, ‘Human Nature’, will explore ‘aspects of human behaviour, delicate states of mind, social structures based on emotions and also reach beyond what seems to be the commonly accepted or politically correct borders of existence, to notions of absurdity and odd pathways of thought, not avoiding the dark side of our behaviour and even horrifying, secret and denied sides of human nature’. Other participating artists include Aigars Bikse, Evaldas Jansas, Raoul Kurvitz, Ayumi Matsuzaka and Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin. Curator: Henna Paunu, curator, Rauma Art Museum, Rauma, Finland

NOK 6 000

Morten Norbye Halvorsen

9 – 11 June 2012
Morten Norbye Halvorsen Artist

Morten Norbye Halvorsen and Jessica Warboys, view from a shadow strip tease scene in the garden Maison d’artistes Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent sur Marne, France, 2010. Courtesy of the artists

Support provided for the participation of artist Morten Norbye Halvorsen (b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Hundvåg, Norway) in a collaborative performance with Jessica Warboys during the opening days of dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany. Titled Thunderclap, the artists describe the project as ‘a composition based on field recordings of natural elements and recordings of partly completed orchestral parts and crescendos to coincide with dance and poetry completed in the ambience scattered with voice, footsteps and live instrumentation’ taking place under a willow tree in Karlsaue Park in Kassel. Other participating artists include Allora & Calsadilla, Amar Kanwar, Mark Dion, Trisha Donnelly and Erkki Kurenniemi. Curator: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director, dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany

NOK 8 700

dOCUMENTA (13)

9 June – 16 September 2012
dOCUMENTA13 Exhibition
Matias Faldbakken Artist

Matias Faldbakken, Book Sculpture. Installation view from Stadtbibliotek as part of dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany / 9 June–16 September 2012. Photo: OCA / Asle Olsen

Support provided for the participation of artist Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) with in dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany. According to curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, the exhibition is ‘dedicated to artistic research and forms of imagination that explore matter, things, embodiment and active life in connection with, yet not subordinated to, thought’. Faldbakken plans to develop the intervention Book Sculpture (2008/12), which will be shown at the Stadtbibliothek and Jugendbibliothek, both in Kassel. The work, according to the artist, ‘is a radical attack on the traditional structure and system of the library through a destructive intervention in the bookshelves, and can be read as a comment on the changing notions of the space of the library’. Other participating artists include Allora & Calzadilla, Amar Kanwar, Mark Dion, Trisha Donnelly and Erkki Kurenniemi. Curator: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director, dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany

NOK 28 000

Tommy Høvik

29 August – 7 October 2012
Tommy Høvik Artist

Tommy Høvik, Installation view from Robert Johnson where you at?, NoPlace 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for a solo exhibition by artist Tommy Høvik (b.1979 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at Galerie Vytvarneho Umeni Museum in Cheb, Czech Republic. The artist was selected as a candidate for the European Start Point Prize as a result of his 2011 master’s thesis project at the Art Academy in Oslo, titled From here we go sublime. The prize consists of a one-month residency in Prague, Czech Republic, which culminates in a solo exhibition project. Curator: Marcel Fiser, Director of Galerie Vytvarneho Umeni Museum, Cheb, Czech Republic

NOK 5 000

Espen Dietrichson

7 September – 23 November 2012
Espen Dietrichson Artist

Espen Dietrichson, Birds IV, CirkulationsCentralen, Malmö, 2010. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for a solo exhibition by artist Espen Dietrichson (b.1976 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at Galerie Roger Tator in Lyon, France. Titled ‘One of many unusual moments’, the exhibition will focus new work by the artist currently in production, which he describes as ‘hinting at the basic problem of utopian thinking’. A catalogue will also be published in tandem with the exhibition. Curator: Marie Bassano, exhibition manager, Galerie Roger Tator, Lyon, France

NOK 4 000

30th Bienal de São Paulo

7 September – 9 December 2012
Bienal de São Paulo Biennale
Anne Hilde Neset Artist
Børre Mølstad Artist
Brandon LaBelle Artist

Brandon LaBelle, from Diary of a Stranger, 2009. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the 30th Bienal de São Paulo in Brazil for the participation of artist Anne Hilde Neset (b.1973 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Kingston, England, UK), Børre Mølstad (b.1978 in Norway, lives and works in Fjellstrand, Norway) and Brandon LaBelle (b.1969 in USA, lives and works in Germany and Norway). According to curator Luis Pérez-Oramas, the biennial ‘will be organised around a set of questions that aim to be open, in order to not exclude any form of art or artistic manifestation, but also precise and potentially cohesive’. Neset and Mølstad will both make contributions to the project being developed for the biennial by Mobile Radio (Berlin-based artists Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann). LaBelle plans to restage his project 'Diary of a Stranger', which he describes as a ‘secret intervention into the streets, seeking to bring into relief narratives of strangeness’. Other participating artists include Alfredo Cortina, Benet Rossell, Eduardo Berliner, Pablo Accinelli and Robert Smithson. Curator: Luis Pérez-Oramas, Chief curator, 30th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil

NOK 38 632

Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art

15 September – 25 November 2012
Elmgreen & Dragset Artist

Elmgreen & Dragset, study for VIP Doors. Courtesy of the artists

Support provided to the Liverpool Biennial for Contemporary Art in Liverpool, UK for the participation of artists Elmgreen & Dragset (b.1968 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in the 2012 edition of the biennial under the theme of ‘Hospitality’. According to curator Lorenzo Fusi, the biennial will be ‘presenting approximately 40 international artists in an exhibition curated and hosted through a collaborative process with Liverpool’s leading galleries – FACT, the Bluecoat, Open Eye Gallery, Tate Liverpool and the Walker – with Liverpool Biennial’s curatorial team directly delivering works in the public realm’.  Elmgreen & Dragset plan to produce the public project VIP Doors, which, according to Fusi, ‘will play on the exclusionary aspects of Liverpool, a city known for its “friendliness”, but that still has its own systems of hierarchies’. Other participating artists include Ai Weiwei, Carlos Amorales, Monica Bonvicini, Amanda Googan, Song Dong, Susan Fitch and Satch Hoyt. Curator: The Unexpected Guest, Liverpool Biennial 2012, Liverpool, UK

NOK 30 000

Busan Biennale 2012

22 September – 24 November 2012
Guttorm Guttormsgaard Artist and Collector

Support provided to the Busan Biennale 2012 for the participation of artist and collector Guttorm Guttormsgaard (b.1938 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Blaker, Norway). Titled ‘Garden of Learning’, the biennale will attempt, according to curator Roger Buergel, ‘to reinstall the museum as the conscience of civil society—as a public institution that is driven by a democratic spirit, this particular museum will dramatise, through art, our contemporary condition in a way that is intelligible, critical, and non-elitist’. Buergel states that Guttormsgaard’s selection was based on his ‘archival activities and highly original way of approaching display’ as well as his ‘strong commitment to the crafted object as a carrier of an existential investment’. Curator: Roger M. Buergel, curator for the “Garden of Learning”, Busan Biennale 2012, Busan, South Korea

NOK 115 750

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)

25 September – 18 November 2012
ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) Institute
Bjarne Melgaard Artist

Bjarne Melgaard, Untitled, 2005. Courtesy of Galleri Faurschou

Support provided to the ICA London for a solo exhibition project by artist Bjarne Melgaard (b.1967 in Sydney, Australia, lives and works in New York, NY, USA). According to curator Matt Williams, ‘Melgaard’s instinctive predilection for installation—its inherent conceptual framework as a vehicle for his attractions and fascinations, as well as its investigation of spatial and physical considerations—has led him into a creative partnership with Oslo-based architecture practice Snøhetta, and this has provided the inspiration for his project at the ICA’.  Melgaard has developed a series of drawings for a fictional building on the site of Edvard Munch’s derelict house in Oslo, which Snøhetta has adapted into a series of three-dimensional models and plans.  Melgaard also plans to work with a group of artists living with schizophrenia and display the resulting drawings in the exhibition. Curator: Matt Williams, curator, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK

NOK 58 000

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

Victor Mutelekesha

11 May – 10 June 2012
Victor Mutelekesha Artist

Support provided for the participation artist Victor Mutelekesha (b.1976 in Chililabombwe, Zambia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in DAK’ART 2012, the Dakar Biennale of Contemporary Art in Dakar, Senegal.  According to curators Christine Eyene, Nadira Laggoune and Riason Naidoo, the biennale’s theme of ‘contemporary creation and social dynamics’ serves as a ‘pretext to examine, through various angles, the dialogue contemporary artists engage with a social environment in constant change’. Mutelekesha plans to present his installation Rise to the Ashes, which he describes as a three-dimensional topographical map in which the strata are ‘a reflection of two different statistical data that show a distribution and concentration of higher GDPs and processed global wealth and places where you find some of the biggest open pit mines in the world’. Other participating artists include Peter Clarke, Goddy Leye, Berni Searle, Marwa Adel, Chika Modum, Henry Sagna and Moataz Nasr. Curator: Christine Eyene, Nadira Laggoune, Riason Naidoo, curators for DAK’ART 2012, the Dakar Biennale of Contemporary Art in Dakar, Senegal

NOK 8 000

Siri Hermansen

8 November 2012 – 13 January 2013
Siri Hermansen Artist

Siri Hermansen, still from Chernobyl Mon Amour, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Siri Hermansen (b.1969 in Geneve, Switzerland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the Regard Benin Biennial in Cotonou, Benin. According to curator Stephan Köhler, the biennial will address ‘how societies lose touch with nature and are blind to the consequences of overexploitations’ by looking at artistic practices that incorporate ‘clever hints, negative forms and messages between the lines rather than direct polemics’. Hermansen plans to present two film projects: Chernobyl Mon Amour, which she describes as following two state-employed guides to the Chernobyl nuclear site in order to ‘touch on the mysterious ability of both man and nature to adjust to the radioactive zone’; and Land of Freedom, 'a film that explores what may grow out of the financial catastrophy which ruined Detroit during the past decades'. Other participating artists include Jose Bento, Daphne Bitchatch, Radovan Cerevka, Théodore Dakpogan, Meshach, Carlos Garaicoa, Tobias Lange, Christiane Löhr, Zon Sakai and Bill Viola. Curator: Stephan Köhler, Project Director and Curator, 'Take, take, take and...?', part of Regardbenin 2012, Cotonou, Benin

NOK 21 000

International Support

Yokoland + Aki Books

11 – 13 May 2012
Yokoland Publisher
Aki Books Publisher

Support provided for the participation of Yokoland (Aslak Gurholt Rønsen (b.1981 in Lørenskog, Norge, lives and works in Oslo, Norge), Thomas Nordby and Martin Lundell) + Aki Books (Aslak Gurholt Rønsen (b.1981 in Lørenskog, Norge, lives and works in Oslo, Norge) and Morten Spaberg) in the Art Book Fair at the Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to the fair organisers, this year’s fair will focus on ‘the art book as reflecting contemporary artistic practices and the aesthetic, collaborative and political publishing strategies concerning its production, presentation and distribution’. Yokoland + Aki Books plan to present eight small books published over the last few years along with other self-initiated book projects. Curator: Karen Mette Fog Pedersen, mediator and event organisor, and Kevin Lytsen, exhibition assistant, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOK 4 000

Spesial Nord

11 – 13 May 2012
Spesial Nord Publisher

Support provided for the participation of Spesial Nord (Iselin Linstad Hauge (b.1978 in Larvik, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Christina Leithe Hansen (b.1981 in Drammen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway)) in the Art Book Fair at the Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, Denmark.  According to the fair organisers, this year’s fair will focus on ‘the art book as reflecting contemporary artistic practices and the aesthetic, collaborative and political publishing strategies concerning its production, presentation and distribution’. Spesial Nord describes itself as ‘an artist run Nordic publication designed to function as a showroom for young newly established artists from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland’. They plan to launch their latest issue Spesial Nord no. 3, ‘Hidden Matter’ at the fair. Curator: Karen Mette Fog Pedersen, mediator and event organisor, and Kevin Lytsen, exhibition assistant, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOK 4 000

de Appel arts centre

23 May – 23 September 2012
Tori Wrånes

Support provided to de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands for the participation of artist Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Topsy Turvy’, the inaugural project at the centre’s new permanent location. According to curator Ann Demeester, the exhibition from the notion of the carnival as ‘a moment at which the world is turned upside down and on its head, existing hierarchies are ignored and satire reigns supreme’. Wrånes has been commissioned to produce a new site-specific performance work in which she ‘masquerades as an apparition’. Other participating artists include Matthew Barney, Maja Borg, Spartacus Chetwynd, Melanie Bonajo, Discoteca Flaming Star, James Ensor, Melanie Gilligan, Adriana Lara, David Lloyd, Urs Lüthi and Philip Metten. Curator: Ann Demeester, General and Artistic Director, de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

NOK 20 000

Den Frie Udstillingsbygning

7 – 17 June 2012
Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art Art Center
Maia Urstad Artist
Jana Winderen Artist
Rolf Aamot Artist

Support provide to the Den Frie Udstillingsbygning in Copenhagen, Denmark for the participation of artists Maia Urstad (b.1954, Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Jana Winderen (b.1965 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Rolf Aamot (b.1934 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the sound art festival ‘Fri Lyd’. According to curator Joost Fonteyne, sound art ‘may be considered as the missing link between music, sound and visual arts’. The festival will comprise five sound installations as well as daily events where artists such as Winderen, Urstad and Aamot will be invited to share their work with the public. Other participating artists include Dorit Chrysler, Rune Søchting, PerMagnus Lindborg Tuomas Toivonen and Anna Zaradny. Curator: Joost Fonteyne, Director of Sound Festival van Vlaanderen Kortrijk and Thorbjørn Tønder Hansen, Director of SNYK and Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark.

NOK 8 000

OSLO10

7 June – 26 August 2012
OSLO10 Project Space
Toril Johannessen Artist

Toril Johannessen, Historical Time, 2011. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the non-profit project space OSLO10 in Basel, Switzerland for the participation of artist Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Jusqu’ici tout va bien’. According to curators Simone Neuenschwander and Christiane Rekade, the exhibition revolves around ‘the perception of crisis and the resulting altered sense of time’ by looking at ‘artistic expressions and observations that address the condition of crisis as an ongoing, long-term disturbance’.  Johannessen plans to present a selection of works from her series 'Words and Years' (2010–11), which, according to the curators, addresses her ‘ongoing interest in the history of science and social developments through the analysis of different theoretical and empirical methods as well as personal interpretations’. Other participating artists include Marcellvs L., Daniel Jackson, Riccardo Previdi and Beni Bischof. Curator: Simone Neuenschwander and Christiane Rekade, curators for the independent exhibition “OSLO10”, Basel, Switzerland

NOK 15 000

Carly Troncale

8 – 22 June 2012
Carly Troncale Artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Carly Troncale (b.1977 in New York, USA, lives and works in Hamar, Norway) within the exhibition ‘Cultivation Field’, organised by the University of Reading in Reading, UK. According to curator Kate Corder, ‘cultivation provokes questions about human beings relation to and encounter with the earth and its growth systems and operations’. Troncale plans to develop an installation and wall drawing based upon the plant life in the local area surrounding the exhibition. Other participating artists include Adi Gelbart, Camilla Berner, Fritz Haeg, Stih & Schnock, Sarah Lewison and Charlie Tweed. Curator: Kate Corder, cultivation field curator, art department, University of Reading

NOK 2 203

WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium

21 June – 26 August 2012
Steinar Haga Kristensen Artist

Steinar Haga Kristensen, Picture believer and his work, 2008. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, Belgium for the participation of artist Steinar Haga Kristensen (b.1979 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Brussels, Belgium) in the exhibition ‘Un-Scene II’. According to curators Elena Filipovic and Anne-Claire Schmitz, the exhibition is an ‘an attempt to sketch out an inevitably subjective portrait of a particular place, time, and set of singular artistic concerns—as these are played out in the work of young artists, some Belgian by birth, and some who have chosen Belgium as the specific context in which to develop their work’. Kristensen’s contribution will include nearly 20 of his previously realised paintings, sculptures, and installation pieces, none of which have ever been shown in Belgium before. Other participating artists include Nel Aerts, Harold Ancart, Abel Auer, Olivier Foulon, Gerard Herman, Dorota Jurczak and Vincent Meessen. Curator: Elena Filipovic, curator, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium and Anne-Claire Schmitz for the exhibition ‘Un-Scene II’, WIELS Contemporary Art Center.

NOK 40 000

Anja Carr

22 June – 12 August 2012
Anja Carr Artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Anja Carr (b.1985 in Bergen, Norge, lives and works in Oslo, Norge) within the exhibition ‘GOLD’ at W139 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. According to curators Tim Voss and Maaike Gouwenberg, ‘GOLD’ is a group exhibition accompanied by performances, which ‘questions, proposes and presents a style of working that positively falls out of the mainstream cannon of contemporary art’. Carr plans to present her project The taste of death is on my tongue, I feel something that is not from this world, a collaborative performance with the artist taking on the persona of ‘Chewbitchy’ along with pianist Joachim Carr and bodybuilder Daniel Stisen. Other participating artists include Dennis Tyfus & Vaast Colson, Miktor & Molf, HGichT, Frederik Gruyaert, Kaleb de Groot, and Tamy Ben-Tor. Curator: Tim Voss, Director, W139 and Maaike Gouwenberg, curator, W139, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

NOK 4 894

MOM & JERRY

22 June – 12 August 2012
MOM & JERRY Artist Collective

Support provided for the participation of artist collective MOM & JERRY (Monica Winther (b.1976 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Kjersti Vetterstad (b.1977 in Drammen, Norway, lives in works in Berlin, Norway)) within the exhibition ‘GOLD’ at W139 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. According to curators Tim Voss and Maaike Gouwenberg, ‘GOLD’ is a group exhibition accompanied by performances, which ‘questions, proposes and presents a style of working that positively falls out of the mainstream cannon of contemporary art’.  MOM & JERRY describe themselves as ‘artists, provocateurs and outsiders, who attempt to criticise and mock the excluding, elitist, hierarchical structure of the high art machinery’. They plan to treat the space at W139 as a ‘Holiday Inn’ during the opening weekend of ‘GOLD’ in which they will live and interact with visitors. Their activities will be documented on video and edited for a display after their departure. Other participating artists include Dennis Tyfus & Vaast Colson, Miktor & Molf, HGichT, Frederik Gruyaert, Kaleb de Groot, and Tamy Ben-Tor. Curator: Tim Voss, Director, W139 and Maaike Gouwenberg, curator, W139, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

NOK 12 966

Natalie Hope O’Donnell, Anne Katrine Dolven, Anne Hilde Neset and Stian Ådlandsvik

27 June – 2 September 2012
Natalie Hope O'Donnell Curator
Anne Katrine Dolven Artist
Anne Hilde Neset Curator
Stian Ådlandsvik Artist

Stian Ådlandsvik, Metal Cloud, 2010. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artists and curators Natalie Hope O’Donnell (b.1979 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives in works in London, UK), Anne Katrine Dolven (b.1953 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Leknes, Norway), Anne Hilde Neset (b.1973 in Stavanger, Norway, living and working in Oslo, Norway) and Stian Ådlandsvik (b.1981 in Bergen, Norway, living and working in Oslo, Norway) within the ‘Norwegian Season’, a series of commissioned projects planned to run parallel to the Pushwagner retrospective exhibition at MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, UK. Dolven will restage her installation seven voices (2011); Ådlandsvik will produce an installation using the archives of the nearby Stoke Mandeville Hospital as a point of departure; O’Donnell will curate (in collaboration with Atopia) three video programmes designed to ‘resonate with wider themes invoked by Pushwagner’s practice’; and Neset will curate a series of ‘Scratch Nights’ and ‘Music Nights’, which will ‘present a snapshot of the rich and diverse approaches currently being explored on the Norwegian music and sound art scenes’. Curator: Natalie Hope O'Donnell, curator for two programs for the MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, Anne-Hilde Neset, curator for Scratch Night and Saturday Night Music programs, Milton Keynes, UK.

NOK 8 000

Arne Heglum Ingvaldsen

28 June – 26 September 2012
Arne Heglum Ingvaldsen Artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Arne Heglum Ingvaldsen (b.1947 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) within the exhibition ‘Sculpture and Object XVII’ at the House of Art in Bratislava, Slovakia. According to curator Victor Hulik, the annual ‘Sculpture and Object’ exhibition ‘was established in 1996 as a humble display of a handful of Slovak artists, but over time it has grown in stature to become a respected major international event’. Ingvaldsen plans to present Tournesol, an installation designed ‘to activate a shallow space close to a wall’s surface using objects which are sensitive to light’. Other participating artists include Venislav Markov, Josefine Lyche, Espen Gangvik, Kiril Mateev, Stefan Nilsson, Rikke Ravn Sørensen, Palo Macho, L’Ubo Mikle and Marek Radke. Curator: Viktor Hulik, Director Gallery Z and main organizer, Bratislava, Slovakia

NOK 5 500

Farhad Kalantary

5 – 7 July 2012
Farhad Kalantary Curator

Support provided for the participation of curator Farhad Kalantary (b.1962 in Tabriz, Iran, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and USA) in the Video Art Festival Miden in Kalamata, Greece. The organisers describe the main purpose of the festival as the ‘free presentation, promotion and development of Greek and international video art and new media art, in times dominated and defined by image and technology, creating a new, alternative, peripheral meeting point for emerging and established video and media artists from Greece and all over the world’.  Kalantary plans to present a screening programme of works concerned with the early history of film and video art in Norway.  Curator: Farhad Kalantary, curator for the festival Video Art Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece

NOK 5 000

Kadist Art Foundation

12 – 29 July 2012
Per-Oskar Leu Artist

Per-Oskar Leu , Still from Fritz Lang's Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1933), from the exhibition 'Crisis and Critique', Triple Canopy, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the Kadist Art Foundation in Paris, France for the participation of artist Per-Oskar Leu (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘When It Stops Dripping from the Ceiling (An Exhibition That Thinks About Edification)’. According to curator Bassam El Baroni, the exhibition ‘attempts to think about the impact of edification on the way we live, practice politics, make art, and communicate’. Leu plans to present his work Crimes of the Future (2011), which he describes as, ‘at first glance, an exhibition for dogs’ comprising found photographs, a video, and two fur hats suspended from the ceiling.  Other participating artists include Jesse Ash, Luis Camnitzer, Iman Issa, Metahaven, Setareh Shahbazi, Humberto Velez and unidentified copies of sculptural works by Martin Kippenberger. Curator: Bassam El Baroni, Program Director, Kadist Art Foundation in Paris, France

NOK 7 000

Farhad Kalantary

1 – 31 August 2012
Farhad Kalantary Curator

Support provided for the participation of curator Farhad Kalantary (b.1962 in Tabriz, Iran, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and USA) within the ‘Norwegian Season’, a series of commissioned projects planned to run parallel to the Pushwagner retrospective exhibition at MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, UK. Kalantary will develop a screening programme of works concerned with the early history of film and video art in Norway. Other participating artists and curators include Anne Katrine Dolven, Anne Hilde Neset and Stian Ådlandsvik. Curator: Natalie Hope O'Donnell, curator for two programs for the MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

NOK 2 000

Inghild Karlsen

9 August – 14 September 2012
Inghild Karlsen Artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Inghild Karlsen (b.1952 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Tromsø and Oslo, Norway) within the exhibition ‘The Located Desire – Part 2’ at the BeSirkamt Friedrichshain-Kreutsberg in Berlin, Germany. According to curator Susanna Skiba, the exhibition posits drawing as a form of cartography that ‘must be retrievable’ in such a way that ‘a concrete foreign terrain becomes apparent’. Karlsen plans to produce an installation with two large paintings that reference traditional ‘family memory maps’ used to identify the most fruitful fishing spots. Other participating artists include Philipp Geist, Jørg Josiak, Stephan Kurt, Pia Lins, Dan Belasco Rogers and Alona Rodeh. Curator: Susanna Skiba, curator for The Located Desire – Part 2’ at the BeSirkamt Friedrichshain-Kreutsberg, Berlin, Germany

NOK 4 900

Sara Eliassen

23 August – 7 December 2012
Sara Eliassen Artist

Support provided for the artist Sara Eliassen (b.1977 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) to participate as a visiting faculty member at the invitation of the Film Department Chair Lynn Hershman at the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, CA, USA. Eliassen will teach an ‘Introduction to Experimental Filmmaking’ course as well as a course designed around her own research topic ‘Subverting Dominant Cinematic Narratives’. Organiser: Lynn Hershman, Chair of film department, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA

NOK 8 000

KARST

23 August – 23 September 2012
KARST Project Space
Øyvind Renberg Artist
Ane Hjort Guttu Artist

Ane Hjort Guttu, Garden of Eden, Arne Lindaas, 1972, 2008. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the project space KARST in Plymouth, UK for the participation of artists Øyvind Renberg (b.1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) and Ane Hjort Guttu (b.1971 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) in the inaugural exhibition ‘Multiple Choices’. According to the organisers, the impetus for the exhibition is ‘the way in which a group of artists was formed through a generative process of discussion about the possibilities that open up at the pivotal encounter between artistic production and its public reception’. Guttu plans to present her 'Garden of Eden' project and Renberg will show a selection of works in collaboration with Japanese artist Miho Shimizu. Other participating artists include Ana Linnemann, Katya Sander, Alex Villar and Ricardo Basbaum.

NOK 10 000

Morten Norbye Halvorsen

24 August – 9 September 2012
Morten Norbye Halvorsen Artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Morten Norbye Halvorsen (b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Hundvåg, Norway) in the Mindaugas Triennial at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania.  According to curators Defne Ayas and Benjamin Cook, the triennial aims to counter the ‘general tendency of biennials to be pluralist, all-encompassing multi-platforms, the curators choose to channel the contributions of artists through a radically minimised vessel - one human being’. Halvorsen will contribute one of many audio projects that posit the ‘listener’ as an active maker of its own exhibition. Other participating artists include Danai Anesiadou, Alexandra Bachsetsis, Eglė Budvytytė, Asli Çavuşoğlu, Tim Etchels, Goodiepal and Ragnar Kjartansson. Curator: Defne Ayas, Director of Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX, London, UK.

NOK 6 900

Edsvik Konsthall

25 August – 16 September 2012
Edsvik Konsthall Kunsthalle
Tony Larsson Artist
Edith Lundebrekke Artist
Susanne Kathlen Mader Artist
Janine Magelssen Artist
Tomas Pihl Artist
Terje Roalkvam Artist
Heidi Kennedy Skjerve Artist
Lars Strandh Artist

Janine Magelssen, White Drawing #10, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the Edsvik Konsthall in Sollentuna, Sweden for the participation of artists Tony Larsson (b.1962 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Edith Lundebrekke (b.1959 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Trondheim, Norway), Susanne Kathlen Mader (b.1964 in Walsrode, Germany, lives and works in Hovik, Norway), Janine Magelssen (b.1964 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Thomas Pihl (b.1964 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Ostereiedet, Norway), Terje Roalkvam (b.1948 in Valen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Heidi Kennedy Skjerve (b.1954 in Stjordal, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Lars Strandh (b.1961 in Göteborg, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Non-Figuration’. According to curator Ilkka Pärni, the exhibition will ‘focus on Norwegian artists working in a reduced language with references to both constructivism, minimalism and abstract expressionism’.  Each of the artists plans to present a selection of their recent drawings and paintings from their practice. Curator: Ilkka Pärni, curator for the exhibition ‘Non-Figuration’, Edsvik Konsthall, Sollentuna, Sweden

NOK 16 000

Hans Askheim

31 August – 23 September 2012
Hans Askheim Curator

Support provided to the curator Hans Askheim (b.1972 in Bærum, Norway, lives and works in London, UK) for the development of the exhibition ‘Uncertain Triolectics’ at the Skånes Kunstforening in Skåne, Sweden. According to Askheim, the exhibition focuses on the prevailing ‘mind-set where everything seems to be at risk’ as a result of being ‘constantly presented with the world’s insecurities: the economic rollercoaster, the threat of terrorism, climate change, and crimes on our doorstep’. Artists participating in the exhibition include Edwin Burdis, Cevdet Erek, Sara Ramo, Charlotte Young and Laure Provoust. Curator: Hans Askheim, curator for the exhibition ‘Uncertain Triolectics’, Skånes Kunstforening, Skåne, Sweden

NOK 4 900

Åsa Sonjasdotter

1 – 28 September 2012
Åsa Sonjasdotter Artist

Examples of contact sheets from the breeding institute of Gross Lüsewitz, former GDR. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Åsa Sonjasdotter (b.1966 in Helsingborg, Sweden, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) within the exhibition ‘Hungry City’ at the Kunstraum Kreuzberg in Berlin, Germany.  According to curator Anne Kersten, the exhibition ‘follows different directions of the global food debates and assembles a selection of artistic works that address many different aspects of food production and supply’.  Sonjasdotter plans to present her installation Systems of Simultaneity / Strange Figure of Knowledge, which takes ‘an archive with photographic documentation from an old German Democratic Republic breeding institute’.  Other participating artists include Sonja Ahlhäuser, Maria Thereza Alves, Yekaterina Anzupowa, KP Brehmer, Agnes Denes, Letitia El Halli Obeid, Fallen Fruit, Amy Franceschini and Fernando Garcia Dory. Curator: Anne Kersten, curator for ‘Hungry City’, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

NOK 7 000

Øystein Aasan

1 – 8 September 2012
Øystein Aasan Artist

Øystein Aasan, installation view from 'Solo-show', PSM, Berlin, 2011. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Øystein Aasan (b.1977 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in New York, USA) in the exhibition ‘Stripe Paintings’ at La Salle de Bains in Lyon, France. According to curator Arlène Berceliot Courtin, the exhibition is a ‘collaborative project between artists Jean-Baptiste Maitre and Øystein Aasan’, including a reading by Aasan on the opening night. Aasan plans to restage his 2011 exhibition ‘SOLO-SHOW’, which he describes as ‘a memory game’ that ‘enables viewers to remember, and forget, and re-remember different pictures as they move through the exhibition’. Curator: Arlè€ne Berceliot Courtin, curator for ‘Stripe Paintings’, La Salle de Bains, Lyon, France

NOK 15 000

Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

6 – 16 September 2012
Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art Art Center
Geir Tore Holm
Søssa Jørgensen

Support provided to the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art in Riga, Latvia for the participation of Geir Tore Holm (b.1966 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Skiptvet, Norway) and Søssa Jørgensen (b.1968 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Skiptvet, Norway) in the international contemporary art festival ‘SURVIVAL KIT 4’.  According to curator Solvita Krese, ‘one of the main goals of the festival is to research and map the ways artists, cultural producers and researchers can work collaboratively with each other and audiences creating and highlighting new dimensions of art as a tool to sense and display the current changes in society’.  She selected Holm and Jørgensen for the festival because their ‘artistic approach corresponds directly to the topic of downshifting by physically moving away from centre and starting to live in a farm 70 km from Oslo as well as ideologically by developing projects around and across the concepts of ecology and society’. Other participating artists include Nira Pereg, Kobe Matthys, Fiete Stolte, David Zink Yi, Camilla Berner, Jaime Pitarch and Pilvi Takala. Curator: Solvita Krese, Director, the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art in Riga, Latvia

NOK 12 000

Toril Johannessen

7 September – 7 October 2012
Toril Johannessen Artist

Toril Johannessen, from the Words and Years series, 2010–2011. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) within the exhibition ‘In Fifteen Minutes Everyone will be in the Future’ at the Center for Contemporary Art in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. According to curators Galina Dimitrova-Dimova and Dessislava Dimova, the exhibition ‘is built around the questions: “How can art speak about the future today?” and “Where does art today position itself between its historical roles of a distanced critique of society and an engaged actor on the political scene?”’. Johannessen plans to present five works from her series Words and Years and participate in an artist talk in relation to the opening of the exhibition. Other participating artists include Chto delat?, Michelle Naismith, Pierre Bismuth, Aaron Schuster, Anetta Mona Chisa and Lucia Tkacova, Jesse Jones, Lawrence Weiner, Emre Huner and Venelin Shurelov. Curator: Galina Dimitrova-Dimova and Dessislava Dimova, curators for “In Fifteen Minutes Everyone will be in the Future”, Center of Contemporary Art Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

NOK 11 526

Lindsay Jarvis

8 – 29 September 2012
Marte Eknæs Artist

Support provided to the curator Lindsay Jarvis for the participation of artist Marte Eknæs (b.1978 in Stange, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in a series of monthly one work exhibitions in 2012 at The Mews Project Space in London, UK. According to Jarvis, by presenting ‘twelve works individually throughout a year, the project will take the form of a group exhibition that slowly metamorphoses over time’ with individual works ‘juxtaposed through the audience’s memory, creating an accumulative group exhibition’. Eknæs plans to use the format of television programming introductions as a starting point by borrowing its strategies of ‘presenting styles and atmosphere, like a surface or the façade of the plot that follows, which is simultaneously a space of its own through which its format presents an independent meaning’.  Other participating artists include Alex Lawler, David Ben White, Tomoaki Suzuki, Tomas Downes and Juliette Bonneviot. Curator: Lindsay Jarvis, curator for the one-month exhibitions in 2012 in The Mews Project Space in London, UK

NOK 5 500

Kari Brandtzaeg

10 September 2012
Kari Brandtzaeg Curator and Art historian

Support provided for the participation of curator and art historian Kari Brandtzaeg (b.1966 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the panel discussion ‘Interrelations between Theory, Technology, and New Media in Avant-Garde Practices’ as part of the Third Biannual Conference of European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies at the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. According to the organisers, the panel will ‘explore various implementation of new media and artistic techniques in modern and post-modern artistic practices as well as their critical reception’. Other participants include Dr. Lidia Gluchowska, Dr. Prezemyslaw Strozek and Prof. Dr. Isabel Wünsche. Curator: David Ayers, Professor, chair of "Material Meanings” Third Biannual Conference of European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM), University of Kent, Kent, UK

NOK 5 000

Drawing Room, Tannery Arts

13 September 2012 – 6 April 2013
Tannery Arts Artist association
Knut Henrik Henriksen Artist

Knut Henrik Henriksen, Untitled, 2011. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the Drawing Room, Tannery Arts in London, UK for the participation of artist Knut Henrik Henriksen (b.1970 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in the exhibition ‘DRAWING: SCULPTURE’. According to curators Kate Macfarlane and Sarah Brown, the exhibition ‘investigates artists born in the 1970s and early 80s who operate in an open field, where the distinction between drawing and sculpture is unclear’. Henriksen plans to produce three sculptures ‘constructed from lacquered steel, and mounted on plinths’ whose subtlety will ‘be countered by a dramatic wall-based work in which a different exploration of the connections between drawing and sculpture are played out’.  Other participating artists include Sara Barker, Anna Barriball, Alice Channer, Aleana Egan, Bojan Šarcevic and Dan Shaw-Town. Curator: Kate Macfarlane, Co-Director, the Drawing Room, Tannery Arts, London, UK and Sarah Brown, curator, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK

NOK 10 000

Bjørn Hegardt

15 September – 2 November 2012
Bjørn Hegardt Artist and Curator

Bjørn Hegardt, Continues Cities, 2010. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist and curator Bjørn Hegardt (b.1974 in Örebro, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within the exhibition ‘Walking the Line – Positions of Contemporary Drawing’ at Delikatessenhaus in Leipzig, Germany. As the curator of the exhibition, Hegardt indicates that the title refers to the Johnny Cash song ‘I Walk the Line’, which can be read as ‘trying to be faithful to a medium (drawing)’. In addition to the organisation of the exhibition, Hegardt will also release a new issue of Fukt Magazine for contemporary drawing, for which he serves as editor. Other participating artists include Gert-Jan Akerboom, Torgeir Husevaag, Tegneklubben and Christian Weihrauch. Curator: Bjørn Hegardt, independent curator for the exhibition 'Walking the Line - Positions of Contemporary Drawing', Delikatessenhaus, Leipsig.

NOK 2 200

Tegneklubben

15 – 2 September 2012
Tegneklubben Artist Collective

Support provided for the participation of the artist collective Tegneklubben (Martin Skauen, b.1975 in Fredrikstad, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany; Terje Nicolaisen, b.1964 in Drammen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo; Paul Dring, b.1966 in Derby, UK, lives and works in Oslo; Ulf Verner Carlsson, b.1966 in Borås, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo; Bjørn Bjarre, b.1966, Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) within the exhibition ‘Walking the Line – Positions of Contemporary Drawing’ at Delikatessenhausin Leipzig, Germany. According to curator Bjørn Hegardt, the exhibition title refers to the Johnny Cash song ‘I Walk the Line’, which can be read as ‘trying to be faithful to a medium (drawing)’. Tegneklubben describe themselves as a collective that ‘meets sporadically to drink beer, eat cheese doodles, draw and chat about almost everything, except the unchatable’. Other participating artists include Torgeir Husevaag, Gert-Jan Akerboom, and Christian Weihrauch. Curator: Roswitha Riemann, Ulrike Rockmann, Jan Apitz, curators, Delikatessenhaus, Leipzig, Germany

NOK 10 000

Ivan Galuzin

20 – 25 September 2012
Ivan Galuzin Artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Ivan Galuzin (b.1979 in Murmansk, Russia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in a series of public art projects being produced at various sites throughout Kaliningrad, Russia in association with the National Centre for Contemporary Arts. Galuzin chose the Kaliningrad zoo as the site for his project, where he is going to set up at play taking as a starting point the poem Cock-the-roach by Kornej Chukovski. According to curator Irina Chesnokova, ‘the reclamation of urban and public spaces in Kaliningrad is difficult because of various historical collisions in the specific character of the territory of the region, which profits from its beneficial geopolitical location and the prospects of integrative development’. Other participating artists include Yury Vassiliev, Maria Backman and San Donato group. Curator: Irina Tchesnokova, curator, the National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Kaliningrad, Russia

NOK 8 200

Feil Forlag

26 – 30 September 2012
Feil Forlag Publisher

Support provided for the participation of Feil Forlag (Kjersti Solbakken (b.1984 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Andreas J. Delsett (b.1984 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway)) in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY USA. Organised by Printed Matter, Inc., the fair is, according the organisers, the ‘premier event for artists' books, contemporary art catalogues and monographs, art periodicals and artist zines’ and also includes a programme of ‘special projects, screenings, book signings and performances, throughout the fair weekend’. Feil Forlag describes itself as a publisher that functions as a ‘mobile unit for art production’ with an ‘unrestrained approach to collaboration’. Curator: AA Bronson, Director, Printed Matter, Inc., NYC, USA

NOK 10 000

Kurt Johannessen

27 – 30 September 2012
Kurt Johannessen Artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Kurt Johannessen (b.1960 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) within the 2012 New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, USA. Organised by Printed Matter, Inc., the fair is, according the organisers, the ‘premier event for artists' books, contemporary art catalogues and monographs, art periodicals, and artist zines’ and also includes a programme of ‘special projects, screenings, book signings, and performances, throughout the fair weekend’. Johannessen plans to present a selection of his independent publications and conduct a performance lecture. Curator: AA Bronson, founder, Printed Matter, curator, NY Art Book Fair, NY, USA

NOK 5 000

Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

3 October 2012
Ane Hjort Guttu Artist

Support provided to Tensta Konsthall in Stockholm, Sweden for the participation of artist Ane Hjort Guttu (b.1971 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) in ‘The New Model’. According to curators Maria Lind and Lars Bang Larsen, the 'The New Model’ uses Swedish artist Palle Nielsen’s legendary project The Model: A Model for Qualitative Society (1968) as a point of departure for a series of long-term projects that ‘ask the questions of The Model anew – how to create a qualitative society - but from a radically different reality?’. Other participating artists include Magnus Bärtås, Dave Hullfish Bailey and Hito Steyerl. Curator: Maria Lind, Director, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden and Lars Bang Larsen, curator for ‘The New Model’, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.

NOK 14 500

Magnhild Øen Nordahl

4 – 27 October 2012
Magnhild Øen Nordahl Artist

Magnhild Øen Nordahl, Terra Nullius #1, 2011. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Magnhild Øen Nordahl (b.1985 in Ulstein, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) within the exhibition ‘Machine Worries, Machine Hearts’ at Blank Projects in Cape Town, South Africa in association with the Isiko South African National Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa.  According to curator Anthea Buys, one of her goals for the project is ‘to contest that people often do empathise with machines or machine-systems in subtle ways, often assuming of them qualities that are actually native to human subjects and social relations’. Nordahl plans to produce her work Terra Nullius in South Africa, which refers to issues involved in the transition of unclaimed land to that of a sovereign state.  Other participating artists include Pedro Gomes Egana, Cameron MacCleod, James Webb, Trina Hyunjin Byun and Dineo Sheshee Bopape. Curator: Anthea Buys, independent curator for ‘Machine Worries, Machine Hearts’, Blank Projects in Cape Town, South Africa

NOK 7 500

Vibeke Jensen

25 – 27 October 2012
Vibeke Jensen Artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Vibeke Jensen (b.1962 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Trondheim) in ‘reArt: the URBAN conference’ at the institute for Theory at the Zurich University of the Arts in Zurich, Switzerland. According to organiser Imanuel Schipper, the conference ‘will revolve around the question of what art can do for the development of the city and society, and will be based on an interdisciplinary approach that brings together renown thinkers, scholars, artists and practitioners from around the world’. Jensen will conduct an artist talk as part of the panel discussion ‘ComplexCITY: The complexity of urban/public space with the sub-topic on controlling space’. Curator: Imanuel Schipper, project manager, the Institute for Theory, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland

NOK 4 200

Edgar Ballo, Axel Ekwall, Ole Henrik Hagen and Erik Annar Evensen

21 November – 9 December 2012
Edgar Ballo Artist
Axel Ekwall Artist
Ole Henrik Hagen Artist
Erik Annar Evensen Artist

Support provided for the participation of artists Edgar Ballo (b.1955 in Svalbard, Norway, lives and works in Langhus, Norway), Axel Ekwall (b.1955 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Ole Henrik Hagen (b.1955, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Hamburg, Germany) and Erik Annar Evensen (b.1948, Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) in the development of the exhibition ‘Rotasjon’ at the Frise Kunstlerhaus Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany. The artists plan to develop the project as the realisation of a ‘thought experiment’, which will take the form of an energy generating windmill installed on the roof of the gallery providing power to light bulbs illuminating small spruce trees rotating on record players. Contact: Sabine Mohr, for the exhibition ‘Rotasjon’, Frise Kunstlerhaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

NOK 12 000

Maija Rudovska

29 November 2012 – 13 January 2013
Maija Rudovska Curator

Anngjerd Rustand, Erratic, from 'The Mosquito and the Ruler', Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, 2010. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the curator Maija Rudovska for the participation of artists Cato Løland (b.1982 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Anngjerd Rustand (b.1982 in Arendal, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) within the exhibition ‘Inside and Out’ at the Kim? Contemporary Art Center in Riga, Latvia. According to Rudovska, the exhibition ‘serves as a starting point to activate a discussion about socially-made space and contradictions through divisions such as “centre” and “periphery”’. Løland plans to produce a site-specific project for the exhibition. Rustand will present her work One of the Dark Places of the Earth (2010) and contribute a text to the exhibition catalogue. Other participating artists include Patrik Aarnivaara, Christian Andersson, Kasper Akhøj, Ola Vasiljeva, Iliana Veinberga and Flo Kasearu. Curator: Maija Rudovska, curator for the exhibition ‘Inside and Out’, the Kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga, Latvia

NOK 5 000

International Support with 03–funding

Stenersen Museum

30 August – 4 November 2012

Milena Bonilla, from the installation El Capital/Manuscrito Siniestro, 2008. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the Stenersen Museum in Oslo, Norway for the participation of artists Georges Adeagbo, Milena Bonilla and Monica Bengoa in the exhibition ‘The Storytellers: Narratives in International Contemporary Art’. According to curator Selene Wendt (b.1966 in Genève, Switzerland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), the exhibition was inspired by her ‘interest in the strong tradition of Latin American literature, and more specifically the influence that award- winning authors such as Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Octavio Paz and Reinaldo Arenas have had on literature and poetry, not only in their home countries, but also internationally’. All of the participating artists produce work that is ‘directly linked to literature and or poetry, typically conveyed in work that reveals strong underlying narratives’. Other participating artists include Liliana Angulo, Ryan Brown, Eloisa Cartonera, William Cordova, Marila Dardot, Alfredo Jaar, Lobato & Guimaraes and William Kentridge. Curator: Selene Wendt, chief curator, Stenersen Museet, Oslo, Norway

NOK 30 000