International Support

Recipients : November 2012

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Number of applications: 38
Number of grants: 25
Total amount applied for: NOK 1.667.373
Total amount granted: NOK 575.491

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Number of applications: 5
Number of grants: 1
Total number applied for: NOK 391.650
Total amount granted: NOK 43.700

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

Mahlet Ogbe Habte

12 December 2012 – 13 March 2013
Mahlet Ogbe Habte Artist

Mahlet Ogbe Habte, from Trading Good Trading, Kochi-Muzuris Bienniale 2012. Courtesy of the Kochi-Muzuris Bienniale

Support provided for the participation of artist Mahlet Ogbe Habte (b.1972 in Asmara, Eritrea, lives and Works in Bergen, Norway) in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Kochi, India. As the first major international contemporary art biennial in India, the exhibition will, according to curators Sarat Maharaj and Riyas Komu, 'seek to invoke the historic cosmopolitan legacy of the modern metropolis of Kochi and its mythical predecessor, the ancient port of Muziris’, through art projects ‘existing galleries and halls, and site-specific installations in public spaces, heritage buildings and disused structures’. Mahlet Ogbe Habte plans to produce the project ‘Trading Good Trading’, a buying and cooking performance that, according to the artist, will function as ‘an informal market where there is an exchange of goods, but no money is exchanged’. Viewers will be invited to shop freely from a variety of ingredients and cook meals to be shared at the market. Other participating artists include Ai Weiwei, Amar Kanwar, Sheela Gowda and Christoph Storz, Anita Dube and Ernesto Neto. Curator: Riyas Komu, Director of Programmes, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India

NOK 15 000

Bente Stokke

3 February – 7 April 2013
Bente Stokke Artist

Bente Stokke, One Kilometer, 2011. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for a solo exhibition by artist Bente Stokke (b.1952 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Oslo, Norway) at Kunsthalle Recklinghausen in Recklinghausen, Germany. According to curator Ferdinand Ullrich, the exhibition will focus on Stokke’s practice of drawing ‘as an action and physical movement as the immediate expression of a cerebral movement that does not want to hold onto the classical manifestations of the genre’. The exhibition will also include sculptural and performative works from throughout the artist’s career. Curator: Ferdinand Ullrich, director, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen, Germany

NOK 60 000

Lars Morell

27 February – 4 April 2013
Lars Morell Artist

Lars Morell, From the exhibition 'Porta's Description' at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2013. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for a solo exhibition by artist Lars Morell (b.1980 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France. According to the artist, he plans to produce a project titled Porta’s Description, which refers to ‘Giambattista della Porta who was a 16th century Neapolitan scientist who is credited with a number of scientific innovations, including what is believed to be the first known description of the Pepper's Ghost effect, a theatrical trick that uses glass plates to make the audience believe a ghost appears on the stage’. The project will take the form of a site-specific installation in dialogue with the existing architecture of the Palais de Tokyo. Curator: Marc Bembekoff, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

NOK 38 121

Espoo Museum of Modern Art

6 March – 9 June 2013
Espoo Museum of Modern Art Museum
Per Maning Artist

Per Maning, Seal 1, 1988–1993. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the Espoo Museum of Modern Art in Espoo, Finland, for a solo exhibition by the artist Per Maning (b.1943 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway). According to curator Timo Valjakka, this retrospective exhibition of Maning’s work deals with ‘the central questions Maning has been asking for the last 30 years’ relating to ‘what is means to be human’ and the notion that ‘our identity does not depend on our race, gender or nationality’, but, rather, ‘on our ability to recognise and accept our existence as one species among many’. A catalogue will accompany the exhibition with essays by the curator and art historian Gertrud Sandqvist. Curator: Timo Valjakka, independent curator, ‘Per Maning’, Espoo Museum of Modern Art in Espoo, Finland

NOK 49 590

Steinar Haga Kristensen

8 March – 21 April 2013
Steinar Haga Kristensen Artist

Steinar Haga Kristensen, installation view from Fortvilelser i leire (Despair in Clay), Kunsthall Oslo, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for a solo exhibition of artist Steinar Haga Kristensen (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Brussels, Belgium) at Etablissement d’en Face Projects in Brussels, Belgium. According to the artist, the project will ‘develop in close collaboration with curator Margot Vanheudsen on the basis of my artistic interest in the pavilion format as an in-negotiable heteronomy’. The project will include a series of bronze sculptures, a black and white stop motion anaglyphic 3D video and a series of oil paintings. Curator: Margot Vanheusden, artistic coordinator, Etablissement d’en Face Projects in Brussels, Belgium

NOK 32 000

Kunstmuseum Luzern

6 July – 13 October 2013
Kunstmuseum Luzern Museum
Ida Ekblad Artist

Ida Ekblad, Untitled, 2011. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the Kunstmuseum Luzern for the participation of artist Ida Ekblad (b.1980 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Revolution: John Chamberlain, Ida Ekblad and Christine Streuli’ at the Kunstmuseum Luzern in Luzern, Switzerland. According to curator Fanni Fetzer, the exhibition will be produced as ‘three loosely connected solo shows’ in which the ‘starting point was the observation that the three artists share a sensibility and an interest in power, energy and intensity’. Fetzer goes on to observe that ‘Ida Ekblad’s powerful abstract paintings look like they were created under pressure with a lot of creative urgency’, while ‘her sculptures, in contrast, are fragile and precious’. Curator: Fanni Fetzer, director, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland

NOK 50 000

Audun Mortensen

8 October – 10 November 2013
Audun Mortensen Artist

Audun Mortensen, The Collected Jokes of Slavoj Žižek, (2011). Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for a solo exhibition by artist Audun Mortensen (b.1985 in Seoul, South Korea, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) as part of the Fotograf Festival 2013 at the Futura Center for Contemporary Art in Prague, Czech Republic. According to curator Michal Novotny, the festival ‘will focus on the relationship between text and image’. Titled ‘Unread Items’, Mortensen’s exhibition will include ‘an installation of writings and other visible things on paper, which explores the material qualities of language – visual, aural, and beyond’. Curator: Michal Novotný, project manager and curator, Futura Center for Contemporary Art in Prague, Czech Republic

NOK 4 000

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

Ayatgali Tuleubek and Tiago Bom

1 June – 24 November 2013
Ayatgali Tuleubek Curator
Tiago Bom Curator

Support provided to curators Ayatgali Tuleubek (b.1985 in Zhambyl, Kazakhstan, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Tiago Bom (b.1986 in Lisbon, Portugal, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the development of the Central Asian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. The project will comprise an exhibition of artists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. According to the curators, the project will develop through ‘reaching out and working closely with a broad range of local artists and artist initiatives’ in Central Asia. The project is an initiative of the US-based Open Society Foundation and the Dutch-based Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation (Hivos) with the National Academy of Arts in Oslo functioning in the capacity of an administrative supporter of the curatorial team. Curator: Ayatgali Tuleubek and Tiago Bom, curators, the Central Asian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013

NOK 43 700

International Support

Lars Laumann

9 November 2012 – 17 February 2013
Lars Laumann Artist

Lars Laumann, Morrissey Foretelling the Death of Diana, 2006. Courtesy of Maureen Paley, London

Support provided for the participation of artist Lars Laumann (b.1975 in Brønnøysund, Norway, lives and works in Brussels, Belgium) in the collaborative exhibition 'Objects in Mirror are Closer than they Appear', between Tate Modern in London, UK and the Contemporary Image Collective in Cairo, Egypt. According to curators Kasia Redzisz and Aleya Hamza, the exhibition brings together ‘artists who use film or video to engage with the medium’s perceptual and representational potential’ in order to ‘test the status of images and question the logic of storytelling’. Laumann plans to present Morrissey Foretelling the Death of Diana (2006), a film that, according to the artist, is based upon ‘an obscure online conspiracy theory claiming that Morrissey – in his songs with the Smiths – predicted Princess Diana’s fatal accident in 1997’. Other participating artists include Herman Asselberghs, Manon de Boer, Sherif El-Azma, Patricia Esquivias, Maha Maamoun, Ján Mančuška. Curator: Kasia Redzisz, curator, Tate Modern, London, UK and Aleya Hamza, independent curator, Objects in Mirror are Closer than they Appear, Tate Modern, London, UK

NOK 17 000

Ida Grimsgaard

15 – 25 November 2012
Ida Grimsgaard Artist

Ida Grimsgaard, from the performance Transformers, Moscow Biennale For Young Art "Stop! Qui Vive?", 2010. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Ida Grimsgaard (b.1988 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the performance Objects Appear Closer Than They Are at Acción!MAD, a performance art festival in Madrid, Spain. The performance, in collaboration with artist Björn Neukom, will address various questions, such as ‘Is it possible for the performers to transform their physical presence to an object and can the audience escape from the human relationship between itself and the artists on stage?’. Other participating artists in the festival include Bartolomé Ferrando y Avelino Saavedra, Nora Tinholt, Giovanni Fontana, Kirsten Heshusius and Abel Loureda & Nieves Correa. Curator: Johannes Deimling, director, PAS Performance Art Studies, Madrid, Spain

NOK 2 000

Kaja Leijon

15 December 2012 – 30 January 2013
Kaja Leijon

Kaja Leijon, still from Wasteland, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Kaja Leijon (b.1985 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Wasteland’ at Muratcentoventidue Artecontemporeana in Bari, Italy. Leijon plans to present two of her films within the exhibition. Wasteland (2012) is a series of short episodes, which, according to the artist, ‘together make a collage of images and elements from films I have seen and which have been attached to my memory’. Resonances (2010) follows a young woman listening to headphones with specific sounds from her surroundings magnified to create a fragmented experience. Cuartor: Dr. Angela Gonnella, president, Muratcentoventidue Artecontemporeana, Bari, Italy

NOK 7 780

H. C. Gilje

12 January – 24 February 2013
Hans Christian Gilje Artist

H. C. Gilje, in transit, solo exhibition at Woodstreet Galleries in Pittsburgh; PA, USA. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist H. C. Gilje (b.1969 in Kongsberg, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the 2013 Sonic Acts Festival in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. According to curator Lucas van der Helden, the 2013 iteration of the festival will be organised around the theme ‘The Dark Universe’, which departs from ‘recent developments in science which suggest that the world in which we live is more unfamiliar and even weirder than we have imagined’. Gilje plans to produce a light installation comprised of three rings suspended from the ceiling. Other participating artists include Trevor Paglen, Steina&Woody Vasulka, Seth Price, David Beattie, Jürgen Reble, Ryota Kuwakubo, Matthew Biederman, Ivana Franke and Supernova. Curator: Lucas van der Helden, director, Sonic Acts, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

NOK 10 000

Nils Bech, Eirik Sæther and Julian Skar

17 January 2013
Nils Bech Artist
Julian Skar Composer
Eirik Sæther

Support provided for the artist Nils Bech’s (b.1981 in Ringerike, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) collaborative performance Look Inside with artist Eirik Sæther (b.1983 in Halden, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and composer Julian Skar (b.1981 in Kongsberg, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at the Institute for Contemporary art in London and the Arnolfini in Bristol, UK. According to curator Matt Williams, ‘through voice, movement, music and text Bech creates rituals performed within Sæther's unique scenographic installations of which will be assembled and staged from locally sourced materials at each specific venue’. Curator: Matt Williams, curator, Institute for Contemporary Arts, London, UK and Jamie Eastman, curator of performance, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

NOK 26 000

Aslak Gurholt Rønsen

9 February – 17 March 2013
Aslak Gurholt Rønsen Artist

Aslak Gurholt Rønsen, from Parallel places, A photographic project by Aslak Gurholt. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Aslak Gurholt Rønsen (b.1981 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Sea Journeys’ at Künstlerhaus Dortmund in Dortmund, Germany.  According to curators Rona Rangsch and Imi Maufe, the exhibition will explore ‘sea journeys, island hopping and trans-oceanic concepts’. Ronsen plans to present his work Sinking Ship (2008), which was previously exhibited at Tegnerforbundet and the Statens Kunstustilling in Oslo. Other participating artists include John Cumming, Andrew Friend, Lutz Fritsch, Matthew Herring, Gunnar Jónsson, Simon Le Ruez, David Lilburn and Ding Ren. Curator: Rona Rangsch and Imi Maufe, curators for the exhibition ‘Sea Journeys’, Künstlerhaus Dortmund in Dortmund, Germany.

NOK 4 000

Sara Eliassen

13 – 16 February 2013
Sara Eliassen Artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Sara Eliassen (b.1977 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the panel discussion and film screening ‘Dystopia: Space, Architecture and the Filmic Imaginary’ at the College Art Association’s 101st Annual Conference in New York, NY, USA. According to curator Sadia Shirazi, ‘the panel will reconsider the relationship between dystopia and utopia from a global perspective, asking whether dystopia is not constituted by and also constitutive of utopia’. Other participating panelists include Ivor Shearer, Hala Halim, Chris Marker and Nora M. Alter. Curator: Sadia Shirazi, independent curator and architect, chair in the panel ‘Dystopia: Space, Architecture and the Filmic Imaginary’, the College Art Association’s 101st Annual Conference, New York, NY, USA

NOK 9 000

Mondo Tromsø

15 – 17 February 2013
Mondo Tromsø Artist Group

Mondo Tromsø's bookshop, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, 2012. Courtesy of Mondo Tromsø

Support provided for the participation of the artist group Mondo Tromsø (artists group consisting of Tanya Busse (b.1982 in Muncton, Canada, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway), Miriam Haile (b.1985 in Asmara, Eritrea, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark), Linn Horntvedt (b.1984 in Tønsberg, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Ingrid Bøe Sørensen (b.1988 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen, Norway)) in the Supermarket Art Fair at the Kulturhuset in Stockholm, Sweden. According to director Pontus Raud, the Supermaket Art Fair ‘provides a showcase for artists' initiatives from all over the world and creates opportunities for new networks in the Swedish as well as the international art scene’. Mondo Tromsø functions as a non-profit, mobile art bookshop. Other participants in the fair include 1646, Art On Armitage, Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Gudran Association for Art and Development and MUU galleria. Curator: Pontus Raud, project manager, Supermarket 2013, Stockholm, Sweden

NOK 6 000

Camilla Skibrek

25 February – 17 May 2013
Camilla Skibrek Artist

Camilla Skibrek, Licking My Way Through Wood, 2011–2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Camilla Skibrek (b.1984 in Krøderen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the Mountain School of the Arts’ 2013 academic programme in Los Angeles, CA, USA.  According to director Lawrence Cohen, the Mountain School of the Arts’ goal is ‘to create an educational community of artists providing free instruction for an expansive field of inquiry’. According to Skibrek, she applied to the programme in order to take advantage of its multi-disciplinary approach, which includes ‘lectures not primarily on art, but rather on science, psychology, law, biology and religion’. Contact: Lawrence Cohen, director of admissions, Mountain School of the Arts, Los Angeles, USA

NOK 20 000

Mai Hofstad Gunnes

30 March – 18 May 2013
Mai Hofstad Gunnes Artist

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

Support provided for the participation of artist Mai Hofstad Gunnes (b.1977 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition ‘In Case We Don’t Die’ at the Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, CA, USA. According to curator Bibi Katholm, the exhibition uses the context of a ‘world full of danger, threats, stress, overload and insecurity’ to posit the question ‘What kind of art would a generation of unlikely survivors produce, and where would they find their inspiration?’. The exhibition will include projects by Scandinavian and Los Angeles-based artists. Other participating artists include Andreas Emenius, Jacob Kirkegaard, Devin Troy Strother, Paco Pomet, Mie Olise, Ida Kvetny, Theis Wendt, Jeff Olsson and Monique Prieto. Curator: Bibi Katholm, independent curator, ‘In Case We Don’t Die’, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA.

NOK 10 000

Transformer

30 March – 4 May 2013
Transformer Art Space
Tor Jørgen Van Eijk Artist
Linda Lerseth Artist
Kaya Gaarder Artist
Henrik Pask Artist
Ole Martin Lund Bø Artist
Sebastian Helling Artist

Tor Jørgen Van Eijk, video still from The Immediate Thereafter, 2011. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to Transformer, a non-profit art space in Washington, DC, USA, for the participation of artists Tor Jørgen van Eijk (b.1977 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Linda Lerseth (b.1984 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Kaya Gaarder (b.1983 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Henrik Pask (b.1984 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Ole Martin Lund Bø (b.1973 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Helsinki, Finland) and Sebastian Helling (b.1975 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘Terminators’. According to co-curator Karen Nikgol, ‘the works of all the artists in 'Terminators' deconstruct and terminate, affording the viewer the benefit of bearing witness to both the process of deconstruction, and the ever-present sense of nostalgia that deconstruction carries with it’. Curator: Karen Nikgol, co-funder and curator, NoPlace, Oslo, Norway and Victoria Reis, co-funder, executive and artistic director, Transformer, Washington DC, USA

NOK 30 000

Øyvind Renberg

2 – 16 April 2013
Øyvind Renberg Artist
Miho Shimizu Artist

Øyvind Renberg and Miho Shimizu, "Damgård" Mural, 2013. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the artist Øyvind Renberg’s (b.1976 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) wall mural commissioned by the New York City Department of Transportation’s Barrier Beautification Project in New York, NY, USA. According to commissioner Wendy Feuer, the Barrier Beautification Project invites artists to ‘create designs for concrete barriers that typically separate bicycle lanes from vehicular traffic’. In collaboration with Japanese artist Miho Shimizu, Renberg plans to produce a mural that ‘extends from a series of works that explore the traditional, Asian hand-scroll’. Curator: Emily Colasacco, manager of the Urban Art Program, New York, NY, USA

NOK 16 000

Daniela Arriado

4 April – 15 November 2013
Daniela Arriado Artist
Anne Katrine Dolven Artist
Astrid Elisabeth Bang Artist
Marte Aas Artist
Birgitte Sigmunstad Artist
Anne Helene Robbersta Artist
Tone Kristin Bjordam Artist
Iselin Linstad Hauge Artist
Kaia Hugin Artist
Marit Følstad Artist

Iselin Linstad Hauge, from the video The Foreignness of Her, 2011. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to curator Daniela Arriado (b.1982 in Santiago, Chile, lives and works in Stavanger, Norway and Berlin, Germany) for the participation of artists AK Dolven (b.1953 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Lofoten, Norway), Astrid Elisabeth Bang (b. in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Marthe Aas (b.1966 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Birgitte Sigmunstad (b.1969 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Anne Helene Robbersta (b.1970 in Haugesund, Norway, lives and works in Stavanger, Norway), Tone Kristin Bjordam (b.1975 in Telemark, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Iselin Linstad Hauge (b.1981 in Drammen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Kaia Hugin (b.1975 in Kolbotn, lives and works in Kolbotn, Norway) and Marit Følstad (b.1969 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition project ‘Nordic Outbreak 2013’ organised by the Streaming Museum in New York, NY USA. According to Arriado, the exhibition ‘will show the dynamics and diversity in the Norwegian art scene of video and new media art and strengthen the visibility of Norwegian artists across the Nordic countries and internationally’. In addition to the exhibition, a symposium will also be organised at Scandinavia House in New York. Curator: Tanya Toft, associate curator, Streaming Museum, New York, NY, USA

NOK 20 000

Bbeyond

29 April – 5 May 2013
Kurt Johannessen Artist
Pavana Reid Artist

Kurt Johannessen, Treet (The tree), performance at Andre Rom, Voss, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to Bbeyond, a non-profit performance art organization in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK for the participation of artists Kurt Johannessen (b.1960 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) and Pavana Reid (b.1963 in Khonkaen Thailand, lives and works in Bergen) in the project Duo Days, a week-long series of performances and lectures. According to curators Hugh O’Donnell and Anne Quail, the ‘concept of the event is about performance art couples, normally in intimate relations and how they work together, how their art and lives affect and effect their lives and art’. In their presentation, the invited artists will focus on the nature of their relationships and the challenges and rewards of establishing a collaborative practice. Other participating artists include Monica Gunter, Ruedi Schill, Paul Couillard, Ed Johnston, Victoria Grey, Nathan Walker, Alexandra Zierle, Paul Carter and Jacques van Poppel. Curator: Hugh O'Donnell and Anne Quail, organisers and curators, Bbeyond, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

NOK 8 000

Jan-Erik Lundström

9 May – 19 June 2013
Jan Erik Lundstrom
Per Berntsen Artist
Ingrid Book Artist
Carina Hedén Artist
Bente Geving Artist
Morten Torgersrud Artist

Support provided to curator Jan-Erik Lundström (b.1958 in Karasjok, lives and works in Karasjok, Norway) for the participation of artists Per Berntsen (b.1953 in Modum, Norway, lives and works in Lisland, Norway), Ingrid Book (b.1951 in Malmø, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) & Carina Heden (b.1948 in Mora, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Bente Geving (b.1952 in Kirkenes, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Morten Torgersrud (b.1971 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Kirkenes, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Northern Landscapes’ at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá as part of the biennial Fotográfica Bogotá in Bogotá, Colombia. In describing the exhibition, Lundström states that ‘this sort of combined diachronic and synchronic exploration of the topic of landscape/place/space in this exhibition should also be seen in light of the fact that this exhibition is the first overall to introduce a Scandinavian platform/scene to the context of Colombian art’. The artists included in the exhibition extend across three generations with the first being introduced in the 1970s and the last establishing themselves in just the past ten years. Other participating artists include Pia Arke, Per Bak Jensen, Elina Brotherus, Marja Helander, Arno Rafael Minkkine and Jorma Puranen. Curator: Jan-Erik Lundström, independent curator, ‘Northern Landscapes’, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, as part of the biennial Fotográfica Bogotá in Bogotá, Colombia

NOK 102 000

Morten Torgersrud

17 May – 29 September 2013
Morten Torgersrud Artist

Morten Torgersrud, A neutral, flexible structure, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artist Morten Torgersrud (b.1971 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Kirkenes, Norway) in the group exhibition ‘O Flesh’ at Treignac Project in Treignac, France. According to curator Matt Packer, the exhibition explores a contemporary notion of landscape ‘that has been altered and re-thought through the effects of global food distribution networks, social mobility, and representational media’.  Torgersrud plans to present a selection of photographs from his series ‘A Natural Flexible Structure’, which, according to the artist, ‘playfully explores the capacities of photography to register (and re-distribute) the materials and symbolisms that constitute a “place”’. Other participating artists include Allan Sekula, Christian Jankowski, Xavier Ribas, Fleur van Dodewaard, John Russell, Florian Roithmayr and Fabienne Audeoud. Curator: Matt Packer, curator, Treignac Projet, Treignac, France.

NOK 8 000

Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen

15 November 2013 – 15 March 2014
Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen Artist

Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen, still from Acte Zero, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the artist Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen’s (b.1973 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) film project Kolkata, produced in collaboration with What About Art in Kolkata and Last Ship in Mumbai, India. According to the artist, ‘Kolkata will investigate a darker side of European history and bring it in relation with the contemporary life of the city by contrasting different layers of time, histories and cultures, to investigate representation and transformation’. Curator: Eve Lemesle, director, What About Art?, Bombay, India

NOK 15 000

Rita Marhaug, Gillian Carson, Karen Kipphoff and Robert Alda

15 – 31 December 2013
Rita Marhaug Artist
Gillian Carson Artist
Karen Kipphoff Artist
Robert Alda Artist

Installation view from 'Dialogues with Reality', a group exhibition by Rita Marhaug, Gillian Carson, Karen Kipphoff and Robert Alda, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh 2012. Courtesy of the artists
 


Support provided for the participation of artists Rita Marhaug (b.1965 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Gillian Carson (b.1961 in Edinburgh, UK, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Karen Kipphoff (b.1958 in Hamburg, Germany, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Robert Alda (b.1959 Warsawa, Poland, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the exhibition ‘Dialogues with Reality’ at Galeria XX1, an artist-run space in Warsaw, Poland. Initiated by these four Bergen-based artists, the exhibition includes works by each of the artists, which create a dialogue that ‘crosses between fact and fiction, discussing concerns about art’s role as much as the artist’s social experience’. Curator: Ryszard Lugowski, curator, Galeria XX1, Warsaw, Poland

NOK 16 000