International Support

Recipients : September 2012

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Number of applications: 60
Number of grants: 31
Total amount applied for: NOK 2.588.614
Total amount granted: NOK 438.236

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Number of applications: 14
Number of grants: 3
Total number applied for: NOK 673.047
Total amount granted: NOK 66.600

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

Museum Marta Herford

6 October 2012 – 13 January 2013
Museum Marta Herford Museum
Olav Christopher Jenssen Artist

Olav Christopher Jenssen, The Letharia Paintings No.02, 2012. Courtesy of Galleri Riis, Oslo/Stockholm © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2012

Support provided to the Museum Marta Herford in Herford, Germany for the solo exhibition of Olav Christopher Jenssen (b.1954 in Sortland, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany), titled ‘Enigma. Works 1985-2012’.  According to curators Roland Nachtigäller and Michael Kröger, the exhibition ‘enables both intense and sensual insights into a pictorially evolving world [of Jenssen] which repeatedly repositions itself from work to work, and from series to series, and then progresses on the basis of a few reduced, and often unexpected means’.  Covering nearly thirty years of the artist’s practice, the show consists of 70 large-scale paintings as well as a cross section of his pictorial, graphic and sculptural works. Curator: Roland Nachtigäller, artistic director and Dr. Michael Kröger, curator, Museum Marta Herford gGmbH, Herford, Germany.

NOK 50 000

Jiri Havran

26 October – 9 December 2012
Jiri Havran Artist

Jiri Havran, Årdal, 2010. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the solo exhibition of artist Jiri Havran (b.1953 in Teplice, Czech Republic, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), titled ‘from architecture, photography 2009–2012’ at the Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera in Prague, Czech Republic. According to curator Per Bjarne Boym, ‘a prominent feature in Jiri Havran’s photographic project is buildings or parts of building presented as if on a stage or as a stage’. Havran indicates that the exhibition is ‘based on three projects, Røde Rom, Suldal Kraft and Brutalism’, which all examine ‘the look architecture had in the 60s and 70s of the last century’. A catalogue documenting Havran’s work over the last five years will accompany the exhibition. Curator: Per Bjarne Boym, curator, ‘From architecture, photography 2009–2012’, Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera in Prague, Czech Republic

NOK 20 000

Kristina Kvalvik

27 October – 5 December 2012
Kristina Kvalvik Artist

Kristina Kvalvik, still from Distant Landscape, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the artist Kristina Kvalvik’s (b.1980 in Skodje, Norway, lives in Copenhagen, Denmark) solo exhibition ‘The Wonder of the I’ at Muratcentoventidue Artecontemporanea in Bari, Italy. According to curator Angela Gonnella, Muratcentoventidue was created ‘with the aim of promoting artistic research and spreading knowledge of contemporary art’ by offering ‘space to young artists for experimentation’. Kvalvik indicates that she plans to present Distant Landscape, a film installation, and the book The Wonder of the I, both of which deal with the ‘projection of desires or fears’ inherent in the fictions produced ‘around the idea of the unseen’. Curator: Angela Gonnella, president, Muratcentoventidue Artecontemporanea, Bari, Italy

NOK 8 000

Bente Stokke

3 February – 7 April 2013
Bente Stokke Artist

Support provided for a monographic publication on the work of artist Bente Stokke (b.1952 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Oslo, Norway) in association with her solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Recklinghausen in Germany. Titled ‘Bente Stokke: Projects 1982–2012’, the publication will document the various aspects informing the artist’s practice over the last thirty years, including her performative and blind drawings, installations, works with combustion ash and drawings. Six commissioned essays from art historians and curators will be published in the catalogue. Curator: Dr. Ferdinand Ullrich, director, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany

NOK 35 000

Joar Nango and Tanya Busse

9 May – 1 September 2013
Tanya Busse
Joar Nango

Tanya Busse, Vestavin, Publication Launch, One Night Only, UKS, Oslo, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artists Joar Nango (b.1979 in Alta, Norway, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) and Tanya Busse (b.1982 in Moncton, Canada, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) in the Turku Biennial 2013, titled ‘Idyll’, at the Aboa Vetus and Ars Nova Museum in Turku, Finland. According to curator Karolin Tampere, ‘in the visual arts “idyll” has meant depicting a harmonious state of being, an idea place or tranquil landscape’, but it ‘can also mean art that represents life in an idealising way, or as a means of escaping an unfulfilled reality’. Nango and Busse have indicated they plan to ‘use the mapping of the cityscape as a starting point, to find potential sites for intervention and also to call into question how public space is produced and experienced in relation to hidden social and political structures’. Other participating artists include Petri Ala-Maunus, Emil Asgrimsson, Søren Thilo Funder, Heidi Hove, Stine Marie Jacobsen, Lisa Jeannin, Bjargey Ólafsdóttir and Katarina Reuter. Curator: Karolin Tampere/Laura Boxberg, invited curators, ‘Idyll’, Turku Biennalen 2013

NOK 6 000

Kunsthal 44 Møen

9 June – 21 July 2013
Kunsthal 44 Møen Kunsthalle
Anne Katrine Dolven Artist

AK Dolven, Vertical on my own, 2011. Video installation with sound. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the Kunsthal 44 Møen in Askeby, Denmark for the traveling exhibition project of artist AK Dolven (b.1953 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Leknes, Norway and London, UK), titled ‘Ja, as long as I can’. Originating at the Centre de Création Contemporaine in Tours, France (8 February–5 May 2013), the exhibition will travel to Kunsthal 44 Moen and then go to IKON Gallery in Birmingham, UK. According to co-curators Jonathan Watkins, Alain Julien-Laferriére and René Block, ‘the exhibition’s point of departure is the new sound work Ja, as long as I can’ (performed by Dolven in collaboration with John Giorno), which ‘explores the quality of sound as a potent signifier of many things, such as corporeal and temporal presence, emotional as well as informational meaning, the acute experience of spatial presence and absence, harmony or dissent amongst human beings, as well as of the passage of time’. Curator: Jonathan Watkins (IKON), Alain Julien-Laferrière (CCC) and René Block (Kunsthal 44 Møen), curators, ‘Ja, as long as I can’.

NOK 38 500

Shwan Dler Qaradaki

14 June – 14 July 2013
Shwan Dler Qaradaki Artist

Shwan Dler Qaradaki, Zorbas dans i Snipetorpgt 27, 2010. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to artist Shwan Dler Qaradaki (b.1977 in Suleimanieh, Iraq, lives and works in Oslo) for the solo exhibition at ‘Once Upon a time in the West’ at the Amna Soraka (Red Security) Museum in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. According to the artist, ‘Once Upon a time in the West’ is ‘an attempt to create reflection around the theme “identity” and the experience of an Eastern to live in Western civilization under the ever-changing boundaries in a multicultural world’. Curator: Ako Qharib, curator, Amna Soraka Museum

NOK 12 600

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

Biennale Bénin 2012

8 November 2012 – 13 January 2013
Toril Johannessen Artist
Arne Skaug Olsen Artist

Toril Johannessen, Ten Years of Progress
vs Development in the World
(2012).
Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the ‘Biennale Bénin 2012: Inventer le monde: l’artiste citoyen’ in Contonou, Bénin for the participation of artists Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Harstad, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Arne Skaug Olsen (b.1974 in Gjøvik, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway). According to curator Abdellah Karroum, the biennial explores ‘the vocabulary of art as part of multiple temporalities, between nomadic imagination and real presences, between invention and action’ in order to locate ‘connections between creative universes and exterior encounters’ where ‘the artwork’s meaning is formed, from an aesthetic idea to an ethical one’. Johannessen has been invited to the international exhibition to present her work Words and Years (2010–11), a series of graphs based on research in various academic journals and news magazines. Skaug Olsen have been invited to contribute to the discussions around art and education in the series ‘Rethinking Art School’ in the section of the biennial titled ‘Encounters of Oceans and Seas’ from 4 to 7 November 2012. Other participating artists include Adel Abdessemed, Ebtisam Abdul Aziz, Georges Adéagbo, Edwige Aplogan and Aston. Curator: Abdellah Karroum, artistic director, ‘Biennale Bénin 2012: Inventer le monde: l’artiste citoyen’, Contonou, Bénin

NOK 34 000

International Support

Dima Hourani

1 September – 1 December 2012
Dima Hourani Artist

Diman Hourani, Untittled, 2012, video installation. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Dima Hourani (b. 1985 in Amman, Palestine, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in a residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The artist plans to continue her ongoing project Untitled during the residency period. According to the artist, the project ‘attempts to escape from the already constructed cultural symbols of Palestine by introducing new metaphorical representations of Palestinian locality’ through the act of ‘inviting authentic Palestinian icons to be embroidered on my own flesh as a forbidden platform’. Curator: Narcisse Tordoir, program coordinator, Atelier, Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

NOK 8 000

Per-Oskar Leu

4 September 2012 – 1 May 2013
Per-Oskar Leu Artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Per-Oskar Leu (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the Whitney Independent Study Program in new York, NY, USA. According to director Ron Clark, the program ‘provides a setting for those engaged in art practice, art historical scholarship, critical writing and curatorial practice to pursue their work while participating in ongoing theoretical and critical discussion and debate’. The program runs from September 2012 through June 2013 and concludes with exhibition projects by each of the participants. Contact: Trista Mallory, Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, USA

NOK 30 000

Ann Cathrin November Høibo

15 September – 26 November 2012
Ann Cathrin November Høibo Artist

Ann Cathrin November Høibo, alpelue, Henie Onstad Artcenter 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of the artist Ann Cathrin November Høibo (b.1979 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘A Disagreeable Object’ at SculptureCenter in Long Island City, NY, USA. According to the curator Ruba Katrib, the exhibition takes its title ‘from Alberto Giacometti’s surrealist sculptures’ and ‘explores themes of desire and repulsion, the familiar and the unfamiliar’.  Høibo produced two new site-specific sculptures for the exhibition, which make use of her focus on transparent and fragile materials such as hand-woven tapestries and other textiles. Other participating artists include Alisa Baremboym, Alexandra Bircken, Ian Cheng, Talia Chetrit, Martin Soto Climent, FOS, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Camille Henrot, Alicja Kwade, Charles Long and Sarah Lucas. Curator: Ruba Katrib, curator, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY, USA

NOK 15 000

Åsa Sonjasdotter

22 September 2012 – 20 January 2013
Åsa Sonjasdotter Artist

Åsa Sonjasdotter, from Learning from a potato perspective, 2005. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Åsa Sonjasdotter (b.1966 in Helsingborg, Sweden, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Green Acres’ at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cinicinnati, OH, USA. According to curator Sue Spaid, the exhibition ‘addresses farming as both activism and art form’ through a wide variety of approaches by artists. Sonjasdotter plans to present another iteration of her ongoing series of projects in which she plants a potato patch with domesticated varieties that only exist as long as humans maintain cultivating them. She provides information about the specific cultural origins of each variety growing within the exhibition. Other participating artists include Kim Abeles, Agnes Denes, Dan Devine, Field Faring, Futurefarmers, Anya Gallaccio, Avital Geva, Lonnie Graham and Harrison Studio. Curator: Sue Spaid, curator, ‘Green Acres’, Contemporary Arts Center in Cinicinnati, USA

NOK 9 500

Torpedo Press

27 September – 7 October 2012
Torpedo Press Publisher
Elin Olaussen --
Karen Tandberg --

Support provided to Torpedo Press (consist of Elin Maria Olaussen (b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Karen Christine Tandberg (b.1976 in Tønsberg, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway)) for their participation in both the New York Art Book Fair and the first annual Vancouver Art Book Fair.  According to the organisers, the New York Art Book Fair brings together ‘more than 250 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from over twenty countries’. The Vancouver Art Book Fair is a joint venture by the Project Space bookshop and Phillip, a publication on art, culture and ideas.  Torpedo Press plans to present a wide range of new publications such as Mai Hofstad Gunnes’ Baby Snakes Hatching, a publication by Geir Haraldseth and a zine by Marianne Hurum.

NOK 5 000

Eline Mugaas and Elise Storsveen

28 – 29 September 2012
Eline Mugaas Artist
Elise Storsveen Artist

Support provided for the participation of artists Eline Mugaas (b.1969 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Elise Storsveen (b.1969 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ‘The Classroom’, a programme curated by David Senior during the New York Art Book Fair organised by Printed Matter at PS1/MoMA in Long Island City, NY, USA. According to Senior, ‘The Classroom’ can be described as a ‘scene for talks, slideshows, screenings, comedy hours, a photo booth, very brief installations, life-drawing, support groups, craft sessions, fancy dancing, high stepping, drinking and sound spectacles, etc.’. Mugaas and Storsveen will release the newest edition of their zine ALBUM#7 – The Universe Issue and present a slide show and poster. Other participating exhibitors include Perimeter Books, Camera Austria International, Art Paper Editions, Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, La Bibliothèque Fantastique and Fantom Photographic Quarterly. Curator: David Senior, curator and bibliographer, MoMA library, NYC, USA

NOK 5 000

Morten Andersen

28 – 29 September 2012
Morten Andersen Artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Morten Andersen (b.1965 in Akershus, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the New York Art Book Fair organised by Printed Matter at PS1/MoMA in Long Island City, NY, USA. According to the organisers, the fair is ‘the world's premier event for artist’s books, catalogues, monographs, periodicals, and zines presented by more than 250 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from over twenty countries’. Andersen will present twelve books and two new releases under the name of Shadowlab, his publishing imprint. Other participating artists include Projecto MULTIPLO, Bad Day, Needles & Pens, Ooga Booga, Open Space Baltimore, Arts and Sciences PROJECTS and Swiss Institute. Curator: David Senior, curator and bibliographer, MoMA library, NYC, USA

NOK 5 000

Ayman Alazraq

5 October – 10 December 2012
Ayman Alazraq Artist

Ayman Alazraq, Between the self and its true home, performance documentation. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Ayman Alazraq (b.1979 in Jerusalem, Palestine, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in a project at the Cittadellarte–Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy, which coincides with the conclusion of his four-month residency at the foundation. Alazraq plans to organise a football game that uses the local demographics of the region (with the ongoing recession and high unemployment rates as a backdrop) to highlight the traditional power struggles inscribed in labour relations in a new context. The artist indicates that he will construct the game as a contest ‘between the unemployed and employed workers against factories owners and politicians’ in Biella. The entire process of negotiating the teams and bringing the community together for the game will be documented on video. Curator: UNDIEE and STEALTH unlimited, curator, ‘Lets Talk about football and women’, Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto UNIDEE, Biella, Italy

NOK 3 500

Extra City Kunsthal

5 October – 11 November 2012
Extra City Kunsthal Kunsthalle
Thomas Kvam Artist

Thomas Kvam, Thumbs Up, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerp, Belgium for the participation of artist Thomas Kvam (b.1972 in Drammen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘HOW MUCH FASCISM?’, co-curated by Mihnea Mircan and the Zagreb-based collective What, How and for Whom (WHW). According to WHW, the exhibition departs from the ‘need to turn our attention to the silent fascism that is becoming normalised through the systematic violence seeping into the laws and everyday administration practices of the nation-state, and to assess the mechanisms of oppression and the various symptoms of contemporary fascism that are being presented as unavoidable, pragmatic necessities’. Kvam plans to present a new installation of his ongoing project nowthatsfuckedup/Krie dem Kriege, which incorporates images and texts from the website nowthatsfuckedup.com, an unintentional online archive of war atrocities in Iraq compiled by soldiers uploading images from the war zone in exchange for porn. Other participating artists include Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Judith Hopf, Sanja Iveković, Gert Jan Kocken, Avi Mograbi, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Cesare Pietroiusti, Lidwien van de Ven and Želimir Žilnik. Curator: Mihnea Mircan, artistic director, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium and What, How & for Whom/WHW, curatorial collective, Zagreb, Croatia, curators, ‘HOW MUCH FASCISM?’, Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerp, Belgium

NOK 19 686

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas

6 October – 1 December 2012
Aaron Bergman Artist
Alejandra Salinas Artist

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas, 'LORDS OF THE CAPITAL, WHY NOT REMAIN HERE AND LENGTHEN YOUR DAYS?' installation view, Gallery 0047, Oslo, 2012. Courtesy of the artists

Support provided for the participation of artists Aeron Bergman (b.1971 in Detroit, MI, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Alejandra Salinas (b.1977 in La Rioja, Spain, lives and works in Oslo) in the exhibition ‘Abstract Possible: The Birmingham Beat’ at Eastside Projects in Birmingham, UK. The exhibition in Birmingham is one of several iterations of ‘Abstract Possible’ at international venues, which, according to curator Maria Lind, reflects ‘a palpable interest in abstraction since the late 1990s, particularly among younger artists and other cultural producers who both reinterpret the legacy of formal abstraction and shape performative – social - versions of abstraction’. Bergman and Salinas contributed their video, Abstract Your Shit Is (2009), to the exhibition. Other participating artists include José Léon Cerillo, Zachary Formwalt, Goldin+Senneby, Wade Guyton and Natalya Popova. Curator: Maria Lind, curator, ‘Abstract Possible: The Birmingham Beat’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK

NOK 9 850

Jana Winderen

9 October 2012
Jana Winderen Artist

Jana Winderen, photo from the recording of Water Signal, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation artist Jana Winderen (b.1965 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the project ‘stillspotting nyc’, a collaboration between the Guggenheim Museum and the Ultrasound Festival in New York, NY, USA. According to curator David van der Leer, ‘stillspotting nyc’ takes the ‘ever-present cacophony of traffic, construction, and commerce; the struggle for mental and physical space; and the anxious need for constant communication in person or via technology’ as a point of departure for a ‘two-year multidisciplinary project that takes the museum’s Architecture and Urban Studies programming out into the streets of the city’. The project culminates in a finale event on 9 October 2012 during which Jana Winderen will perform Water Signal, a piece constructed from various underwater recordings the artist made at selected sites throughout New York. Other participating artists include Sound Histories of NYC, Urban Noise and Health, On Schwartz#1, Professionalizing Stillness, and On Stillness. Curator: David van der Leer, Assistant curator for Architecture and Urban studies, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC, USA

NOK 9 000

Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation

12 – 13 October 2012
Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation Foundation
Anne Szefer Karlsen --
Elin Olaussen --
Ingrid Forland --

Ctrl+Z publishing

Support provided to Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden for the participation of Anne Szefer Karlsen (b.1976 in Halden, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Elin Maria Olaussen (b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Ingrid Forland (b.1985 in Stord, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the convention ‘Published and Be Damned: Nordic Models’.  According to the organisers, the convention ‘brings together for the first time in Stockholm around 20 of highest-quality small-scale publishers and distributors from Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Greenland’. Karlsen will represent Ctrl+Z, a self-organised publishing initiative based in Bergen. Olaussen will represent Torpedo Press, an Oslo-based publisher and distributor that experiments with alternative publishing strategies. Ingrid Forland will represent Kuk & Parfyme, a publication series based out of the Kurant Art Space in Tromsø. Other participants in the convention include Pork Salad Press, Half Letter Press&Temporary Services, continent.journal, Sideprojects, Napa Books, OK DO magazine, Iconoclast Publications. Curator: Diana Baldon, director, Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden and Kit Hammonds, co-founder, Publish and be Damned, London, UK.

NOK 8 000

Jesper Alvaer

13 – 18 October 2012
Jesper Alvær Artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Jesper Alvaer (b. 1973 in København, Danmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within the ‘Hotel Asia’ project at Organhouse in Chongqing, China. According to curator Keiichi Miyagawa, ‘Hotel Asia’ investigates artistic strategies designed to ‘create new visual and critical languages under a multi-lingual condition’ by exploring thematic issues such as ‘colonialism, economic disparities, leisure, modernisation, industrialisation and immigration’. Alvaer indicates he plans to produce a new project ‘focusing on (paid) hospitality and the (visual) codes that regulate and nuance relations between host(s) and guest(s) in this part of China’. Other participating artists include Soo Young Kim, Keiich Miyagawa, Gen Sasaki, Hisao Sotoda and 99. Curator: Keiichi Miyagawa, curator, Hotel Asia Project (Japan), Organhaus, Chongqing, China

NOK 8 000

Wundergrund Festival

26 October 2012
Wundergrund Festival Festival
Tori Wrånes

Tori Wrånes, Vinterhave, in collaboration with Erik Pirolt. Wundergrund Festival, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 2012. Courtesy of the artisty

Support provided to the Wundergrund Festival for participation of artist Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in a site-specific performance at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copehagen, Denmark to celebrate the opening of the annual Wundergrund Festival. According to the organisers, the festival is ‘the biggest festival in Copenhagen for contemporary & experimental music across genres and involving other art forms’. Wrånes was specifically commissioned to develop a flying, sculptural performance of approximately 20 minutes in the atrium of the Glyptotek. Curator: Thorbjørn Tønder Hansen, artistic director, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copehagen, Denmark

NOK 19 700

Label Hypothèse

6 – 7 November 2012
Label Hypothèse Curatorial entity
Sverre Gullesen
D.O.R. Artist Collective
Kristian Øverland Artist
Steinar Haga Kristensen Artist

Gallery D.O.R., From Processology to Neo-Relationalism – chaos to consensus, performance at Osloo, 2011. Photo: Jon Ove Steihaug

Support provided to the curatorial entity Label Hypothèse for the participation of the artist collective D.O.R. (consists of Kristian Øverland Dahl (b. 1968 in Asker, Norway, lives and works in Borgen, Norway), Sverre Gullesen (b. 1980 in Mo i Rana, Norway, lives and works in Brussels, Belgium) and Steinar Haga Kristensen (b. 1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Brussels, Belgium)) in the Journées Nationales Professionnelles, a series of events aiming to present the professional identity of curators organised by C-E-A (a French association for curators), called the “Le commissaire indépendant entre l’artiste et l’institution”, Quimper, Le Quartier Art Center, Bretagne and Passerelle Art Center in Brest, France. D.O.R. has been invited to perform their work Collection of Centers, which explores good and bad models of collaboration through parody. Other participating artists include Dominique Gilliot and Shelly Nadashi. Curator: Benoît Lamy de La Chapelle and Ann Stouvenel, curators, Label Hypothese, Quimper, France

NOK 7 700

Amund Sjølie Sveen

21 November 2012
Amund Sjølie Sveen Artist
Elin Már Øyen Vister

Amund Sjølie Sveen, still from video documentation of Deconstructing Ikea. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the participation of artists Amund Sjølie Sveen (b.1973 in Vågå, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Elin Øyen Vister (b.1976 in Kjerringøy, Norway, living and working in Kjerringøy, Norway) in a ‘HORIZONIC’ performance event at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France. In association with the traveling Nordic sound art exhibition ‘HORIZONIC’ on view at the École Supérieure d'Arts & Médias in Caen, France, the Palais de Tokyo invited the exhibition’s curator Ásdís Ólafsdóttir to produce a parallel event with the Norwegian participants. According to Ólafsdóttir, the project allows ‘Nordic artists to share their experience of isolated territories, open expanses and a scattered population, rediscovering space through their personal perception of soundscapes and original sound experiments’. Amund Sjølie Sveen plans a performance of his ongoing Deconstructing Ikea project in which he uses the eponymous household products to create sounds. Elin Øyen Vister plans to present her field recordings from the island of Røst in the Lofoten archipelago and invite musicians for a live improvisation in response to the recordings. Curator: Ásdís Ólafsdóttir, curator, ‘HORIZONIC’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

NOK 7 800

Ane Graff

22 November – 20 December 2012
Ane Graff Artist

Ane Graff, Careless, 2011. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of the artist Ane Graff (1974 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘Rough Patch’ at the Cul de Sac Gallery in London, UK. According to the curatorial team N/V_PROJECTS, the ‘framework at the core of the exhibition, and the presentation of the artist’s works, is an examination of different modes of production as a means in it's own right, as well as a strategy to allow for unexpected results’. Ane Graff was selected ‘because of her process-oriented experiments’, which ‘investigate the nature of matter, focusing on change and decay within different materials’. Other participating artists include Max Ruf, Jan Kiefer, Marianne Spurr and Pedro Wirtz. Curator: Roman Liska and Nigel Dunkley, N/V Projects, curator, ‘ROUGH PATCH’, Cul de Sac Gallery, Paris, France

NOK 8 000

RAKETT

23 – 24 November 2012
Rakett Curatorial collective
Åse Løvgren Curator
Karolin Tampere Curator

Support provided to the curatorial collective RAKETT (Åse Løvgren (1975, Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Karolin Tampere (b.1978 in Tallin, Estonia, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for the organisation of the panel discussion ‘Radical Organizations’ in collaboration with curator Hélène Meisel at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France. According to RAKETT, the panel discussion will investigate ‘alternative structures of art, born of the hybridisation of different models’, such as ‘production units attached or detached of the institution, "curatorial offices" or curator collectives, editions agencies, mobile residencies and spontaneous archives’. Other participants in the panel discussion include Luba Kuzovnikova, Brett Bloom, Stefan Shankland, Tomas Ruiz-Rivas, Guillaume Désanges and Hélène Meisel. Curator: RAKETT in collaboration with Hélène Meisel, ‘Radical Organizations’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.

NOK 12 000

Stichting Kunstvlaai

23 November – 2 December 2012
Stichting Kunstvlaai --
Anne Szefer Karlsen --
Farhad Kalantary --
Inger Lise Hansen --

Inger Lise Hansens, still from Travelling Fields, 2009. Courtesy of the artist

Support provide to Stichting Kunstvlaai in Amsterdam, The Netherlands for the participation of Anne Szefer Karlsen (b.1976 in Halden, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Farhad Kalantary (b.1962 in Tabriz, Iran, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Inger Lise Hansen (b.1963 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ‘Kunstvlaai: Festival of Independents’. According to curators Fleur van Muiswinkel and Natasha Ginwala, the festival is a ‘platform for over 70 local and international artist-led initiatives, art schools and nomadic organisations’, which will engage in a ‘dynamic staging of exhibitions, live arts, film screenings, archival presentations, lectures and workshops’. Karlsen has been invited to launch the recent publication ‘Self-Organised Subjects’. Farhad Kalantary and Inger Lise Hansen have each been invited to screen a selection of their films. Other participants in the festival include Apice for artist, Berm Collective/Stichting Berm, First Floor Gallery, Green Papaya Art Projects, Lost Property and The Book Society. Curator: Fleur van Muiswinkel and Natasha Ginwala, curators, ‘Kunstvlaai: Festival of Independents’, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

NOK 10 000

Erlend Hammer

28 November 2012 – 10 January 2013
Erlend Hammer Curator
Ane Graff Artist
Mai Hofstad Gunnes Artist
Knut Henrik Henriksen Artist
Kristian Skylstad Artist
Lars Monrad Vaage Artist
Øystein Aasan Artist

Kristian Skylstad, If you want it you can get it for the rest of your life, 2011. Digital print on plexi glass. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the curator Erlend Hammer (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Våler, Norway) for the participation of artists Ane Graff (b. 1974 in Bodø Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Mai Hofstad Gunnes (b.1977 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Brussel, Belgium), Knut Henrik Henriksen (b.1970 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany), Kristian Skylstad (b.1982 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Lars Monrad Vaage (b.1973 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Øystein Aasan (b.1977 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in New York, USA) in the exhibition ‘If you want it you can get it for the rest of your life (Truth is what works)’ at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, NY, USA. According to Hammer, the exhibition stems from the notion that ‘knowledge is no longer sufficiently linked with the threat of forgetfulness: we no longer fear losing the knowledge we have acquired’. He also indicates that all of the works in the exhibition are ‘obviously «signs» that primarily draw our attention to the lack of communicating a shared experience’. Other participating artists include Matthew Antezzo, Bosko Blagojevic and Heman Chong. Curator: Erlend Hammer, curator, ‘If you want it you can get it for the rest of your life (Truth is what works)’, International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, NY, USA

NOK 30 000 NOK

Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim

8 – 9 December 2012
Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim Artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim (b.1981 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in a performance at the Signal Centre for Contemporary Art in Malmø, Sweden, as part of a publication launch for ‘Local Colour: Ghosts, variations’ organised by In Edit Mode Press. According to the artist, ‘the publication will consist of scores, sound and poetry, which takes as its point of departure Paul Auster's novella Ghosts’. Jordheim created a musical score from the first paragraph of the novella by transcribing certain letters appearing in words into a notational system. The results will be performed by Jordheim, Per Zanussi (double bass) and Stine Janvin Motland (voice) during the publication launch event. Curator: Ola Ståhl, editor, In Edit Mode Press, Malmø, Sweden

NOK 6 000

Kaia Hugin

18 December 2012 – 27 January 2013
Kaia Hugin Artist

Kaia Hugin, still from Hannava, 2006. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of the artist Kaia Hugin (b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Kolbotn, Norway) in the exhibition ‘La condicio narrativa’ at La Capella, Cultural Institute in Barcelona, Spain.  According to curator Alexandra Laudo, the exhibition ‘explores the value of narrativity in artistic representation by way of an exhibition project and a parallel programme of actions’. Hugin will present her film Hannava, which she describes as ‘a search for belonging through the story about my Lappish great grandmother, Hannava’, who functions as a fictitious metaphor for the idea of ‘belonging on different layers, related to origin, ethnographic authenticity, and a search for nature and a strangeness to the same’. Other participating artists include Pieter Geenen, Karlos Gil, Marla Jacarilla, Tamara Kuselman, Julia Mariscal, Ryan Rivadeneyra and Pedro Torres. Curator: Alexandra Laudo (Heroínas de la Cultura), curator, ‘La condicio narrativa’, La Capella, Cultural Institute in Barcelona, Spain

NOK 9 000

FRANK

21 – 22 February 2013
FRANK Artist Collective
Synnøve G. Wetten Artist
Liv Bugge Artist
Sille Storihle

Support provided to the collective FRANK (Sille Storihle (b.1985 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Liv Bugge (b.1973 in Bærum, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway)) for a launch event and performance programme relating to the publication ‘FRANK Fanzine II’ at b_books in Berlin, Germany. According to the artists, ‘FRANK is a flexible platform that uses domestic settings to nurture art and critical discourse revolving around gender issues, desire and sexuality’. ‘FRANK Fanzine II’ will examine ‘European and particularly Scandinavian history to locate characters, places and knowledge that have somehow been overlooked in the "official" patriarchal historiography’. Contributors to the publication include Karen Røise Kielland, Kataraina Bonnevier, Kajsa Dahlberg and Gerd Brant Berg. Curator: FRANK, curator, ‘FRANK Fanzine II’, b_books in Berlin, Germany

NOK 5 000

Helena Björk

28 February – 24 March 2013
Helena Björk Curator
Ane Mette Hol Artist
Kristin Nordhøy Artist

Kristin Nordhøy, Transparency (detail) 2010. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the curator Helena Björk for the participation of artists Ane Mette Hol (b.1979 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Kristin Nordhøy (b.1977 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Copy, Paste, Add Layer’ at Galleri Sinne in Helsinki, Finland. According to Björk, the exhibition ‘takes its name from common functions in image editing software’ in order to ‘play with the idea of photoshopping reality’. Hol will contribute her sound piece The Concept of Clouds (That Will Never Exist) (2011).  Nordhøy will contribute a selection of her large-scale geometric paintings and a new floor sculpture. Other participating artists include Ebba Bohlin. Curator: Helena Björk, curator, ‘Copy, Paste, Add Layer’, Galleri Sinne, Helsinki, Finland

NOK 10 000

Øystein Aasan

1 September – 31 October 2013
Øystein Aasan Artist

Øystein Aasan, study for KATALOG, 2012. 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 a project at the Gemäldegalerie - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany. Aasan’s project, titled KATALOG, is part of the broader programme ‘The Imaginary Museum – A dialogue between contemporary artists and the Old Masters of the Gemäldegalerie’, organised by curator Elena Aguido. Aasan plans to make a series of sculptures that also function as benches for visitors, which, according to the artists, ‘take into consideration both the collection, the architectural properties of the museum and the viewers movement through the museum, and the archival impulse that lies in the heart of every museum collection’. Curator: Elena Aguido, curator ‘The Imaginary Museum – A dialogue between contemporary artists and the Old Masters of the Gemäldegalerie’, Gemäldegalerie - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany

NOK 20 000

International Support with 03–funding

Bodil Furu

1 January 2013

Support provided for the artist Bodil Furu’s (b.1976 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) research visit to Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The artist plans to develop a specific project for the 3rd Lubumbashi Biennale scheduled for autumn 2013. According to curator Elvira Dyangani Ose, the biennale ‘builds on the idea of “Enthusiasm” to explore how contemporary art practices have brought about the dissolution of traditional paradigms of audience and participation’, which allows for ‘a new sense of community to be put on stage’. Curator: Elvira Dyangani Ose, curator, 3rd Lubumbashi Biennale, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo

NOK 20 000