International Support

Recipients : November 2012

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

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