International Support

Recipients : February 2013

02
Number of applications: 74
Number of grants: 38
Total amount applied for: NOK 3.008.507
Total amount granted: NOK 586.211

03
Number of applications: 11
Number of grants: 5
Total number applied for: NOK 500.840
Total amount granted: NOK 99.500

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

Sverre Bjertnes

9 March – 28 April 2013
Sverre Bjertnes Artist

Support provided for the solo exhibition ‘A Projective Identification’ by artist Sverre Bjertnes (b.1976, Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) at White Colums Gallery, New York, USA. According to curator Bjarne Melgaard, Bjertnes ‘somehow transcribes how very far way we are from any understanding of why we want to portray or observe the object of love as a sweet passionate thing and to compulsively look like you care about it. His way of painting is more like a prowler that wants to be prowled upon, an object of desire that doesn't exist and is dominated only by the isolation and rejection of emotions he gives to his objects of desire’. An exhibition catalogue with an introduction by Matthew Higgs and texts by Melgaard will accompany the exhibition. Curator: Bjarne Melgaard, curator, ‘A Projective Identification’, White Colums Gallery, New York, USA

NOK 35 000

Sharjah Art Foundation

13 March – 13 May 2013
Sharjah Art Foundation Foundation
Mohamed Fadlabi Artist
Anawana Haloba Artist
Jumana Manna Artist
Sille Storihle

Still from The Goodness Regime by Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle, 2013. Courtesy of the artists

Support provided to the Sharjah Art Foundation for the participation of artists Mohamed Ali Fadlabi (b.1975 in Omdurman, Sudan, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Anawana Haloba (b.1978 in Livingstone, Zambia, lives and works in Oslo), Jumana Manna (b.1987 in Princeton, NJ, USA, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) and Sille Storihle (b.1985 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) in the Sharjah Biennial 11: ‘Re:emerge, Towards a New Cultural Cartography’ in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. According to curator Yuko Hasegawa, the Sharjah Biennial 11 aims to 'reassess the Westerncentrism of knowledge in modern times and reconsider the relationship between the Arab world, Asia, the Far East, through North Africa and Latin America'. Mohamed Ali Fadlabi will present the installation project The Prediction Machine. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation, the work 'questions Western norms in art, the meaning of Europe today and the persistent division between what is designated the West and the non-West'. In her project titled This and Many More?, Anawana Haloba explores conflicts that occurred during periods of colonisation and resistance such as the 1930 Salt March led by Mahatma Gandhi in India, looking at how such conflicts affected approaches to development. Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle will participate with a documentary titled The Goodness Regime, 'exploring the image of Norway as a country of peace and benevolence'. Other participating artists include Saâdane Afif, Carlos Amorales, Latifa Echakhch, Basir Mahmood, Ernesto Neto and Shiro Takatani. Curator: Yuko Hasegawa, curator, Sharjah Biennial 11: ‘Re:emerge, Towards a New Cultural Cartography’, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

NOK 38 000

Aboa Vetus and Ars Nova Museum

9 May – 1 September 2013
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum Museum
MOM & JERRY Artist Collective
Mercedes Mühleisen Artist
Tanya Busse
Joar Nango

Joar Nango and Tanya Busse, Extracted Suggestions, 2013. Courtesy of the artists.

Support provided to Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum 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 Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo)) and artists Mercedes Muhleisen (b.1983 in Austria, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), 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: ‘Idyll’, Turku, Finland. According to the curators, the word ‘idyll’ has historically meant depicting a harmonious state of mind or landscape. Now the theme offers the invited artists an opportunity to look at both sides of idyll, asking questions like ‘What kind of idyll, dream or utopia are contemporary individuals seeking?’, ‘What is the landscape of the urban imagination like?’ and ‘Is an idyllic state ever really possible to reach?’. Other participating artists include Petri Ala-Maunus, Katarina Reuter, Elina Saloranta, Lisa Jeannin, Tilda Lovell, Valeria Montti Colqu, Bjargey Ólafsdóttir, Emil Asgrimsson and Soren Thilo Funder. Curator: Silja Lehtonen, Curator, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum, Turku, Finland.

NOK 26 000

Istanbul Biennial

14 September – 10 November 2013
Istanbul Biennial Biennale
Toril Johannessen Artist
Michael Elmgreen Artist
Ingar Dragset Artist

Toril Johannessen, Extraordinary Popular Delusions (2012). Installation view from 'When you step inside it is filled with seeds' at Ottoneum as part of dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany / 9 June–16 September 2012. Photo: Anders Sune Berg

Support provided to the Istanbul Biennial for the participation of Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and artist group Elmgreen & Dragset (Michael Elmgreen, b.1961 in Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and Ingar Dragset, b.1969 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Berlin) in the 13th Istanbul Biennial. Apart from the exhibition there will be a public programme including lectures, workshops, seminars and performances focusing on public transformation is scheduled to take place before and during the biennial. Curator: Fulya Erdemci, Curator, ‘Mom, am I barbarian?’, Istanbul, Turkey

NOK 99 000

Performa

1 – 24 November 2013
Performa Biennale
Tori Wrånes

Tori Wrånes, BOBO, This I Can't Tell You, Photo by Eirik Slyngstad, 2009. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to Performa for the participation of artist Tori Wrånes (b.1978, Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the ‘Norway Pavilion Without Walls’ at Performa 13 in New York, NY, USA. For the fifth edition of the biennial, Performa will partner with countries from all over the world to establish so-called Performa Pavilions; international ‘pavilions without walls’ to incorporate Performa’s vision of the city as a vibrant urban landscape, utilising spaces throughout the five boroughs as part of its commissioning program. The curators will spend five days in New York with the Performa Curatorial team to develop projects for the biennial and to network with Performa’s Biennial. During the visit the group will finalise projects and begin the pre-production for projects that will range from co-commissions, co-productions to scholarly research and investigations for the Performa Institute. Wrånes is going to present a performance for the launch of the Norwegian Pavilion during the Amory Show and work with Curator Mark Beasley and Producer Esa Nickle on the pre-production for her Performa Commission. Other participating artists include Elena Bajo, Abbas Akhavan, Will Cotton, Tamar Ettun, Simon Fujiwara, Stewart Home, Ursula Mayer, Public Movement and Wu Tsang. Curator: RoseLee Goldberg, Founding director and curator, Performa, New York, NY, USA. NOK 12 815

Bienniale of Sydney

21 March – 19 June 2014
Tori Wrånes

Support is provided to the Biennale of Sydney for the artist Tori Wrånes (b.1978, Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) invited by Artistic Director Juliana Engberg to take part in the 19th Biennale of Sydney, titled 'You Imagine What You Desire'. The artist will make a site visit to prepare for a performance included in the Opening Week programme in March 2014. The exhibition, according to the curator, 'celebrates artistic imagination as a spirited describing and exploration of the world through metaphor and poesis, making enquiries into contemporary aesthetic experience and relating this to historical precedents and future opportunities in order to imagine possible worlds.' Other participating artists included Matt Chaumont, Rishin Singh, Jon Hunter, Mayu Kanamori, Three Lanes, Phillip Petit and Shoeb Ahmad. Curator: Juliana Engberg, artistic director, the 19th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

NOK 15 000

International Support

Torpedo Press

1 – 3 February 2013
Torpedo Press Publisher

Support provided to Torpedo Press for the participation in the LA Art Book Fair 2013 at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, LA, USA. The event, including 220 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from 21 countries, will present everything from books, art catalogues, monographs and periodicals to zines. Torpedo is planning to bring their seven new publications from 2012, seeing the event as ‘a great opportunity for distribution and collaborations with the West Coast’s similar independent publishing projects’. Other participating exhibitors include Perimeter Books, C Magazine, REDFOXPRESS, Werkplaats Typografie, Afterall, Worst Magazine Ever, Frieze and Starrfucker Magazine. Curator: AA Bronson, Director, LA Art Book Fair 2013, the Geffen Contemporary, MOCA, LA, USA.

NOK 8 000

Runhild Hundeide

17 February – 17 May 2013
Runhild Hundeide Artist

Support provided to artist Runhild Hundeide (b.1980 in Ringerike, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her attendance at the Mountain School of Art ^ spring program 2013, Los Angeles, USA. The MSA^ is an artist founded and sustained programme, which serves as a higher education alternative for the discipline of fine art. Contact person: Lawrence Cohen, Director of admissions, Mountain School of Art ^, Los Angeles, USA.

NOK 5 500

Andrea Bakketun

21 – 28 February 2013
Andrea Bakketun Artist
Christian Tony Norum Artist

Support provided for the participation of the artist collective Bakketun & Norum (Andrea Bakketun b.1983 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Christian Tony Norum b.1980, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the international contemporary art festival Papay Gyro Nights in Papay Westray, Orkney Islands, UK. The artists plan to take the myths and history of Papay Westray as the starting point to create a site-specific installation, using materials from the daily life of the inhabitants of the island. Other participating artists include Anders Weberg, Bjarni Gunnarsson & Cédric Dupire, Gustaf Broms, Juha van Ingen, Linda Quinland and Natalie Price-Hafslund. Curator: Tsz Man Chan and Ivanov, Directors and curators, Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival.

NOK 6 000

Kari Anne Helleberg Bahri

1 March – 12 May 2013
Kari Anne Helleberg Bahri Artist

Kari Anne Helleberg Bahri, Lag. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to artist Kari Anne Helleberg Bahri (b.1975, lives and works in Asker, Norway) for her participation in the 'Spring Exhibition 2013' at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artist plans to show her textile work Lag. Originating as an exhibition showing new works by Danish artists, the Spring Exhibition has gradually evolved to include a considerable number of artists to participate in a major international project and has over the years provided the first significant platform for many emerging artists, while also presenting important new pieces by more established figures. Other participating artists include Tine Bernstorff Aagaard, Katja Angeli, Jakob Michael Birn and Eduardo Coimbra. Curator: Mette Skov, Forårsutstillingen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

NOK 3 000

Christina Leithe Hansen

1 March – 12 May 2013
Christina Leithe Hansen Artist

Christina Leithe Hansen, Collection in black n white, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to artist Christina Leithe Hansen (b.1976 in Larvik, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in the 'Spring Exhibition 2013' at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artist plans to present her two works Collection in black n white, a work consisting of 257 analogue photographs presented as a collection of small images gathered and filed as an archive, and Desolate Landscape, where a photo from Collection in black n white has been blown up. Originating as an exhibition showing new works by Danish artists, the Spring Exhibition has gradually evolved to include a considerable number of artists to participate in a major international project and has over the years provided the first significant platform for many emerging artists, while also presenting important new pieces by more established figures. Other participating artists include Tine Bernstorff Aagaard, Katja Angeli, Jakob Michael Birn and Eduardo Coimbra. Curator: Mette Skov, Forårsutstillingen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

NOK 3 000

Rus Mesic

1 March – 12 May 2013
Mesic Rus Artist

Mesic Rus, Here, There, Nowhere, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to artist Rus Mesic (b.1956 in Mostar, Bosnia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation in the Spring Exhibition 2013 at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artist plans to show his work ‘Here, There, Nowhere’, a project consisting of 300 collages of hair, skin and abstracted body parts representing different historical times in Mostar. Originating as an exhibition showing new works by Danish artists, the Spring Exhibition has gradually evolved to include a considerable number of artists to participate in a major international project and has over the years provided the first significant platform for many emerging artists, while also presenting important new pieces by more established figures. Other participating artists include Tine Bernstorff Aagaard, Katja Angeli, Jakob Michael Birn and Eduardo Coimbra. Curator: Mette Skov, Forårsutstillingen, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOK 3 000

Vibeke Jensen

1 March – 6 April 2013
Vibeke Jensen Artist

Vibeke Jensen, Sleeper_cell, 2013. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to artist Vibeke Jensen (b.1969 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in ‘Nordic Outbreak’ at the Streaming Museum, New York, NY, USA, with the video ‘Sleeper_Cell’ (2003/2013). ‘Nordic Outbreak’ is an internationally touring exhibition of more than thirty moving image works by contemporary Nordic artists that will launch with a series of events in New York City. Between August and December 2013, the exhibition will travel to the Nordic countries in collaboration with Nordic partner institutions like Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Island, and KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland. Other participating artists include Pernille With Madsen, Hannu Karjalainen, Sigurdur Gudjonsson, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Eva-Mari Haikala, Hanne Ivars, Superflex, SørenThilo Funder, Mogens Jacobsen, Miia Rinne and Dan Lestander. Curator: Tanya Toft, associated curator, The Streaming Museum, New York, NY, USA.

NOK 10 000

Nils Bech

8 March 2013
Nils Bech Artist
Julian Skar Musician

Nils Bech. Photo: Benjamin A Huseby

Support provided to artist Nils Bech (b.1981 in Ringerike, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and musician Julian Skar (b.1981 in City of Colombia, Colombia, lives and works in Oslo) on the occasion of the inauguration of the new programme at the Grazer Kunstverein in Graz, Austria. Bech and Skar plan to do a version of Bech’s performance Look Inside, presented within selected silk prints and projected images of works made especially for the album Look Inside by artist Ida Ekblad. Works by artist Liv S. Grønlund will also be part of the performance. Curator: Krist Gruijthuijsen, Director, Grazer Kunstverein in Graz, Austria.

NOK 4 000

Sculpture Center

16 March 2013
SculptureCenter Art Center
Nils Bech Artist

Support provided to the Sculpture Center in New York City, NY, USA, for the performance of Nils Bech (b.1981 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) within SC Evenings, an interdisciplinary event-based public program that brings an international group of artists, musicians, and other performers to SculptureCenter’s audiences. Bech is planning to perform songs from his new album Look Inside together with composer and musician Julian Skar, incorporating sculptural objects as props and stage elements developed by artist Eirik Sæther. Curator: Ruba Katrib, Curator, SculptureCenter in Long Island City, NY, USA.

NOK 20 000

Jenine McGaughran

28 March – 4 May 2013
Lars Laumann Artist
Kjersti Andvig Artist
Jenine McGaughran Curator

Kjersti Andvig, No One Here is Innocent, 2009. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to curator Jenine McGaughran for the participation of artists Kjersti Andvig (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Brussels, Belgium) and Lars Laumann (b. 1975 in Brønnøysund, Norway, lives and works in Brussels) within ‘999321’ at Grand Union in Birmingham, UK. The Grand Union is an artist-led initiative supporting the development of artists and curators. This is Andvig and Laumann’s first collaborative exhibition in the UK. ‘Shut Up Child, This Ain’t Bingo’ (2009) is a video installation telling the true story of the relationship between Andvig and her collaborative partner Carlton Turner, a Texan Death Row inmate. Consisting of a video made with Turner’s own photographic and video documentation together with found material, Laumann focuses on the three month period from the end of the couple’s artistic work together to Turner’s execution in 2008. In addition ‘No One Here Is Innocent’ (2006 – 2008) a full scale knitted replica of Turner’s Death Row cell and his home for 9 years made by Andvig, will be shown at Grand Union. Curator: Jenine McGaughran, curator, ‘Shut Up Child, This Ain't Bingo’, Grand Union in Birmingham, UK.

NOK 11 000

Rickard Borgström

1 April – 31 May 2013
Anders Smebye Artist
Rickard Borgström Curator

Anders Smebye, I'm Not Here, 2.11/10.11/24.11/26.11, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to curator Rickard Borgström (b.1974, Stockholm, Sweden, lives and works in Stamsund, Norway) for the participation of artist Anders Smebye (b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) in ‘Chinese whispers / Material world’ at Geoair in Tibilisi, Georgia. ‘Chinese whispers / Material world’ is a series of workshops where ‘the performative and processual creation modes of artifacts, the constellations of them, as well as the manners of exhibition display are explored’. The project is a research project for the upcoming 2014 theater festival in Stamsund, Norway, ‘focusing on commissions from visual artists interested in object-based dance, theatre in the form of exhibitions and shows’. Other participating artists include Thea Djordjadze and Maija Luutonen. Curator: Rickard Borgström, curator, ‘Chinese whispers / Material world’, Geoair, Tibilisi, Georgia.

NOK 8 000

Knut Åsdam

3 April – 15 November 2013
Knut Åsdam

Knut Åsdam, still from Tripoli, 2010. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to artist Knut Åsdam (b.1968 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for a public conversation at the Penn University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, and for planning a solo exhibition at the Slought Foundation, Philadelphia in the autumn of 2013. Curator: Aaron Levy, Executive Director, the Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA.

NOK 6 000

Marit Følstad

6 – 25 April 2013
Marit Følstad Artist

Marit Følstad, Black Tie White Noise, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to artist Marit Følstad (b.1969 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in ‘Nordic Outbreak’ at the Streaming Museum, New York, NY, USA. ‘Nordic Outbreak’ is an internationally touring exhibition of more than thirty moving image works by contemporary Nordic artists that will launch with a series of events in New York City. Between August and December 2013, the exhibition will travel to the Nordic countries in collaboration with Nordic partner institutions like Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Island, and KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland. Other participating artists include Pernille With Madsen, Hannu Karjalainen, Sigurdur Gudjonsson, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Eva-Mari Haikala, Hanne Ivars, Superflex, SørenThilo Funder, Mogens Jacobsen, Miia Rinne and Dan Lestander.
Curator: Tanya Toft, associated curator, The Streaming Museum, New York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

Konsthall C

10 April – 5 May 2013
Elin Már Øyen Vister

Elin Øyen Vister, Soundscape Røst – The Listening, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to Konsthall C for Elin Øyen Vister (b.1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) for his solo project ‘Soundscape Røst – The Listening’ at Konsthall C in Stockholm, Sweden. Øyen Vister’s project consists of a series of field recordings from the Røst archipelago in the Northern region of Norway done during different seasons and weather conditions in an specific area where the diversity and population of migrating seabirds has gone drastically down. Konsthall C aims to connect Øyen Vister’s focus on urgent environmental themes connected to the Barents region and the ongoing loss of biological diversity to the geographical local context of the Stockholm region by inviting scientists, researchers and activists share their investigations, fears and findings in relation to similar challenges within the Baltic Sea coastal region. Curator: Karolin Tampere, Curator, Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden.

NOK 12 000

Jumana Manna

11 April – 24 August 2013

Jumana Manna, A Sketch of Manners (Alfred Roch’s Last Masquerade), 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to artist Jumana Manna (b.1987 in New Jersey, USA, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) for the screening of her two short films A Sketch of Manners (Alfred Roch’s Last Masquerade) (2012) and The Umpire Whispers (2011) at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Tel Aviv, Israel. The screenings will be part of a project called ‘Effervescence (Unrest) - Housing, Language, History - A New Generation in Jewish-Arab Cities’, a collaboration between Israeli curator Rona Sela and Palestinian Israeli director Scandar Copti, attempting to question the concept of ‘mixed cities’. Curator: Rona Sela, curator, ‘Effervescence (Unrest) - Housing, Language, History - A New Generation in Jewish-Arab Cities’, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

NOK 7 500

Lars Ø. Ramberg

12 April – 30 June 2013
Lars Ramberg Artist

Support provided to the artist Lars Ø. Ramberg (b.1964 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for the participation in ‘The Whistle Blower’ at Kunstpalais Erlangen in Erlangen, Germany. According to curator Dr. Claudia Emmert, ‘the concept of the exhibition is to investigate the topic of political liberty, the fight for democracy and of human rights, the desire for decampment and the struggle for self-determination’. Ramberg is planning to present a video installation based on the talks he had with the Israeli activist Morderchai Vanunu. Vanunus worked at the Negev Nuclear Research Center in Israel that is said to secretly have developed and manufactured nuclear weapons. After he jumped off as a scientist in 1986, Vanunus was sentenced for treason and arrested by the government after leaking his documentation to the Sunday Times in London. Other participating artists include Artur Zmijewski, Klara Lidén, Johanna Billing, Ai Weiwei, Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, CAMP and Alexander Apostol. Curator: Dr. Claudia Emmert, Director, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

NOK 20 000

Komplot

15 April – 15 June 2013
Lars Laumann Curator
Kjersti Andvig Curator
Steinar Haga Kristensen Curator
Mai Hofstad Gunnes Curator

Support provided to the curatorial collective Komplot (Lars Laumann b.1975 in Brønnøysund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway, Kjersti G. Andvig b.1978 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Steinar Haga Kristensen b.1980 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo and Mai Hofstad Gunnes b.1977 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for the production of ‘YEAR 2013’. Produced by Komplot in Brussels since 2011, YEAR is in the form of 320 newspaper pages bound in an A4 cover, pulling together contributions from artists, poets, curators and theoreticians, combining it with additional material about ‘the urgency of an emerging contemporary art scene travelling the world and gathering a broad spectrum of forms and thoughts’. The 2013 edition of YEAR is dedicated to ‘the new political ecology’ in the sense that ‘it not only questions the ‘sustainability’ and ‘collaborativity’ of the creative process, but also looks at ecology in the original sense of the word: the relation we have to our environment’. Curator: Sonia Dermience and Alberto Garcia del Castillo.

NOK 20 000

Øystein Wyller Odden

16 April – 23 May 2013
Øystein Wyller Odden Artist

Øystein Wyller Odden, Everything I Ever Written, 2009. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to artist Øystein Wyller Odden (b.1983 in Notodden, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his participation in ‘What does it mean?’ at Label 201 in Rome, Italy. Odden is planning to present Everything I Have Ever Written, where the artist has used a typewriter to re-write, on a single sheet of paper, everything he has ever written, and the temporal installation Repeat Until Strange. Other participating artist is Carl Trahan. Curator: Elena Abbiatici and Valentina G. Levy, curators, Label 201, Rome, Italy.

NOK 7 000

Anawana Haloba

22 April 2013 – 5 January 2014
Anawana Haloba Artist

Anawana Haloba Photo: Grete Bro

Support provided to artist Anawana Haloba (b.1978 in Livingstone, Zambia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation in ‘Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa’ at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art in Washington DC, USA. According to curator Dr Karen Milbourne, this is ‘the first major exhibition and scholarly publication to examine the conceptually complex and visually rich relationship between African artists and the land upon which they live, walk, and frame their days’. Haloba plan to present ‘This and many more’, a project that explores the human, land and political conflicts during the period of colonisation in Africa, Caribbean and Asia, looking at how these conflicts affected people's physical, political, spiritual and intellectual approach towards development. Other participating artists include El Anatsui, William Kentridge, Clive van den Bert, Antonio Ole, Wangechi Mutu and Ben Enwonwu. Curator: Dr Karen Milbourne, curator, Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art in Washington DC, USA

NOK 12 500

Aurora Passero

3 – 25 May 2013
Aurora Passero Artist

Aurora Passero, Heroine, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to artist Aurora Passero (b.1984, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in ‘Thematic Series Spring 2013: Textile Spaces’ at Another Space in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to the organisers, ‘Thematic Series Spring 2013: Textile Spaces’ will, together with a publication and a summer pavilion, ‘investigate the renewed interest for textile as spatial definer in art and architecture’, expressing a wish ‘to focus on textiles as constructions, surfaces, spaces and forms, exploring material performances and effects’. Passero, whose works mostly consist of woven, braided and hand dyed nylon material, says that she is ‘interested in the resistance and balance between material, form, room and content’. Other participating artists include Tove Storch, Akane Moriyama and CITA (Center for IT and Architecture). Curator: Marte Danielsen Jølbo, initiator and curator, and Nicola Louise Markhus, initiatior and architect of Another Space, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOK 5 000

Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain

18 May – 15 September 2013
Forum d'art contemporain Casino Luxembourg Art Initiative
Torbjørn Rødland Artist

Torbjørn Rødland, The Peak, 2001. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain in Luxembourg for the participation of artist Torbjørn Rødland (b.1970 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway, and Los Angeles, CA, USA) in ‘Altars of Madness’. Curators Jérôme Lefèvre and Damien Deroubaix write that ‘extreme metal emerged in the second half of the 1980s through three distinct musical genres with different principles, aesthetics and evolutions: grind core, death-metal and black-metal. Like all underground cultures, extreme metal is not a story that can be lived by proxy. And so it appears that some artists, whose works have been deeply affected by this, have actively participated in this scene since an age at which they probably didn’t know that their thoughts would become works of art’. Drawings by Norwegian artist Theodor Kittelsen (1857–1914) will be displayed alongside the photographic works of Rødland. Other participating artists include Matthew Barney, Nic Bullen, Larry Carroll, Grégory Cuquel, Damien Deroubaix, Seldon Hunt, Gregory Jacobsen, Harmony Korine, Elodie Lesourd, Juan Pablo Macías and Maël Nozahic. Curator: Jérôme Lefèvre & Damien Deroubaix, curators, ‘Altars of Madness’, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'Art Contemporain, Luxembourg.

NOK 14 000

VSI Irrationalism

1 June – 24 November 2013
Morten Norbye Halvorsen Artist

Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Endless Staccato, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to VSI Irrationalism for the participation of artist Morten Norbye Halvorsen (b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Hundvåg, Norway) within the Lithuanian and Cypriot pavilions at the 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. Halvorsen is planning to present a piece that will sample from and interact with the artworks in the exhibition ‘oO’, and thus create a sonic layer that guides the visitors throughout the curator's arrangement of works and constitute a counterpoint to all the visual elements of the project. According to curator Raimundas Malasauskas, ‘oO’ is a large-scale project ‘acting as a spatio-temporal device where each visitor is guided through the exhibition in a pre-arranged way, having only a certain amount of time to observe specific works of art’. The exhibition will also have an important performative element: throughout the project a number of artists will act as tour guides, informing (or misinforming) the visitors and realising certain works of art as verbal acts. Other participating artists include Jason Dodge, Raphael Montanez Ortiz, Gintaras Didziapetris, Christadolous Panayoutou, Liudvikas Buklys, Jessica Warboys, Elena Narbutaite and Stuart Bailey & David Reinfurt. Curator: Raimundas Malasauskas, curator, the Lithuanian and Cypriot pavilions, the 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Italy.

NOK 30 000

Unni Gjertsen

15 June 2013 – 5 January 2014
Unni Gjertsen Artist

Unni Gjertsen, Untitled. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to artist Unni Gjertsen (b.1966 in Sjøvegan, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in 'Acting in the City' at Norrköping Art Museum in Norrköping, Sweden. Gjertsen is planning to present her work Moves for Norrköping, a temporary outdoor project as part of the 100th anniversary of Norrköping Art Museum. Curator Susanne Ewerlöf says that ‘the exhibition is created from an idea that the city is a stage. This standpoint opens up a rhetoric and a symbolic interpretation in which the streets are potential venues for events, peoples behaviour as acting, clothes as costumes and so forth’. Other participating artists include Local A (Jenny Berntsson and Felice Hapetzeder), Katarina Nitsch, Johanna Adebäck, Natasha Rosling, Fredric Ilmarson and Stina Opitz. Curator: Susanne Ewerlöf, project manager, Norrköping Art Museum, Norrköping, Sweden.

NOK 12 000

Munan Øvrelid / Randi Nygård

15 June – 18 August 2013
Randi Nygård Artist
Munan Øvrelid Artist

Munan Øvrelid, Voluntary unemployment in the free market, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artists Munan Øvrelid (b.1978 in Oslo, Nowray, lives and works in Oslo) and Randi Nygård (b.1977 in Bergen. Norway, lives and works in Oslo and Berlin, Germany) in ‘Verstand und Gefuehle’ (‘Reason and Emotion’) at Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany. Bringing together international artists dealing with man’s different relations to nature and landscapes and working with diverse media, the exhibition seeks to explore what potential and importance the romantic inheritance can have in our times. Øvrelid and Nygård have been invited to participate mainly because ‘the works of Munan Øvrelid deals with relations between life in nature, in mathematics and in materials, both in narrative and in form’, and those of Nygård imply that ‘it is only through the two interwoven processes of deconstruction and complex synthesis that it is possible to approach reality’. Other participating artists include Katie Paterson, Guy Allot, Richard T. Walker and Runo Lagomarsino. Curator: Bettina von Dziembowski, Artistic Director, and Rebecca Partridge, curator, ‘Verstand und Gefuehle’, Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany. Randi Nygård, co-curator, ‘Verstand und Gefuehle’.

NOK 15 000

Marianne Zamecznik

21 June – 1 September 2013
Marianne Zamecznik Artist

Support provided to Marianne Zamecznik for the exhibition design of ‘La Fin de la Nuit’ curated by Martha Kirszenbaum at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France. Zamecznik’s design will reflect upon the visual influence of Kenneth Anger, an icon of Californian counter culture. Anger’s visual language is often dreamlike and fluid, appearing as pure film experimentation with acid colour and pop music, with a strong references to spirituality and gay fantasies. The exhibition will present themes such as film experimentation, mysticism and occultism, fetish of objects and gender through the prism of Anger's visual legacy through an installation by Oskar Fischinger (1900–1967) and five young Los Angeles-based artists. Participating artists include Kenneth Anger, Oskar Fischinger, Elad Lassry, Jennifer West, Kim Fisher, Karthik Pandian and Stephen G Rhodes. Curator: Martha Kirszenbaum, curator, ‘La Fin de la Nuit’, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France.

NOK 10 000

Chiara Giovando

22 June – 14 September 2013
Chiara Giovando Curator
Tori Wrånes

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

Support provided to curator Chiara Giovando for the participation of artist Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ‘Hammer Without a Master; the Henning Christiansen Archive’ at Kunsthall 44 Møn in Askeby Møn, Denmark, as part of the Intermedia Summer Festival Møn. ‘Hammer Without a Master’ is an inter-disciplinary exhibition and performance series that has invited nine artists, composers, musicians and poets to respond to the archive of the deceased composer and Fluxus artist Henning Christiansen. Wrånes has been asked to participate because of her cross-disciplinary aspect to her practice. Other participating artists include Leif Elggren, Marja-leena Sillanpää, Tobias Kiersen, Andreas Führer, Vagn E. Olsson and Johannes Lund. Curator: Chiara Giovando, curator, ‘Hammer Without a Master; the Henning Christiansen Archive’, Kunsthall 44 Møn, Askeby, Møn, Denmark.

NOK 15 000

Yamile Calderon

4 July – 2 August 2013
Olga Robayo Artist
Yamile Calderon Bermudez
Katharina Barbosa Artist
Ulla Schildt Artist

Yamile Calderon, Domestic at Large. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to the artist group consisting of Yamile Calderon (b.1974 in Bogotá, Colombia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Olga Robayo (b.1972 in Bogotá, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Katharina Barbosa (b.1962 in Bogotá, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Ulla Schildt (b.1971 in Oulo, Finland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ‘Disappearances / Forsvinninger’ at the Hyppolyte Photographic Gallery, Helsinki, Finland. According to the curator, Hans Petter Blad (b.1962, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), ‘Disappearances’ is an exhibition that ‘explores the mortality of all things – objects and works of art, human beings, ideas, nature and culture itself – in a poetic and almost optimistic sense’. Katharina Barbosa will be drawing from her experiences with humanitarian work in Colombia; Yamile Calderon will show her documentation of homes and properties belonging to crime lords who are now in jail or who have been murdered. Olga Robayo’s contribution to the exhibition was supposed to be based on the posters of missing persons found in big cities in Latin America, but the work has literally disappeared and is not found in the exhibition, apart from Hans Petter Blad’s interpretation in the story-like essay titled Have You Seen Us? Ulla Schildt takes as a starting point the old cardboard box with a handwritten archive of her fathers lost library left behind in 2010. Curator: Hans Petter Blad, curator, ‘Disappearances’, Hyppolyte Photographic Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.

NOK 25 000

The Museum of Modern Art

1 August – 15 November 2013
The Museum of Modern Art, New York Museum
Jana Winderen Artist
Camille Norment

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

Support provided to The Museum of Modern Art for the participation of artist Jana Winderen (b.1965 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Camille Norment (b.1970 in Maryland, USA, lives and works in Oslo) in the group exhibition ‘Soundings’ at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, USA. Curator Barbara London states that ‘at a time when ear-buds have become omnipresent (and thus our soundtracks progressively more individuated), shared and dynamic aural spaces are increasingly important and rare. While the diversity among the selected works echoes the complex field of ‘sound art’, the exhibition nonetheless posits something specific: that sound art enables and promotes—both in the makers and the museum-goers—modes of active, sensitive listening. It requires us to focus our attention differently: away from spectacle, and towards something immersive, embodied, and which demands close attention’. Other participating artists include Luke Fowler, Toshiya Tsunoda, Marco Fusinato, Richard Garet, Florian Hecker, Christine Sun Kim, Jacob Kirkegaard, Haroon Mirza and Carsten Nicolai. Curator: Barbara London, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.

NOK 30 000

Chloe Lewis

1 September – 31 December 2013
Chloe Lewis Artist
Andrew Taggart Artist

Lewis & Taggart, Terminal Object #9, 2013. Courtesy of the artists

Support provided for the participation of the artist collective Lewis & Taggart consisting of (Chloe Lewis b.1979 in Silver Springs, USA, lives and works in Bergen, Norway and Andrew Taggart b.1976 in Vancouver, Canada, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the BLUMEN Artist-in-Residence Program in Leipzig, Germany. The programme includes a debut exhibition within the BLUMEN gallery space, and a final exhibition at Kunstverein Leipzig. For the first exhibition, Lewis & Taggart plan to present the eleventh instalment of their ongoing project ‘The Museum of Longing and Failure’ (MOLAF), a ‘roving, shape-shifting museum dedicated to the exhibition and collection of small sculptural works that embody notions of longing and failure’. The solo exhibition at Kunstverein Leipzig will comprise a substantial new body of work developed throughout the residency in response to a direct engagement with the city of Leipzig. Curator: n/a.

NOK 8 000

Bjørn Bjarre

3 September – 13 October 2013
Bjørn Bjarre Artist
Per Kristian Nygård Artist

Bjørn Bjarre, Rabbit, 2008. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artists Bjørn Bjarre (b.1966 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Per Kristian Nygård (b.1979 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Trondheim, Norway) in ‘Urbana Konstlab’ at Haninge Konsthall in Haninge, Sweden. Initiated in by Den Frie Udstillningsbygning in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2010, ‘Urbana Konstlab’ is a Nordic art and architecture project that focuses on the art institution and the public space surrounding it. The goal with the project is to create a dialogue on experimental artistic strategies, new audiences and participation in public social debate concerning issues of urbanity. In addition to an exhibition in the gallery and the surrounding public spaces, a seminar about the complexity of working in public spaces is also planned. The exhibition and seminar will conclude in a publication. Other participating artists include Caroline H Larsen and Nils Rømer. Curator: Kristyna Muller, intendant, Haninge Konsthall, Haninge, Sweden.

NOK 4 000

Kristina Daukintyte Aas

5 – 29 November 2013
Kristina Daukintyte Aas Artist
Karina Nøkleby Artist
Hilde Kjørholt Frantzen Artist

Kristina Daukintyte Aas, Tra feltro e feltro, 2009. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided for the participation of artists Kristina Daukintyte Aas (b.1978 in Klaipeda, Lithuania, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Gro Gjengedal Navelsaker (b.1981 in Nordfjordeid, Norway, lives and works in Bergen), Hilde Kjørholt Frantzen (b.1982 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen) and Karina Nøkleby (b.1981 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen) in ‘Play and Decay’ at the VDU Menu Galerija 101 in Kaunas, Lithuania. The artists indicate that they wish to explore ‘today’s focus on vanity and youth through the act of play by focusing on the body that changes as time passes by, and by relating to aspects of life, materiality, and decay’. Curator: Daiva Cutvariene, Director, VDU Menu Galerija 101, Kaunas, Lithuania.

NOK 12 500

Tate Liverpool

7 November 2013 – 2 January 2014
Tate Liverpool Art Space

Support provided to Tate Liverpool for the participation of Norwegian artists in the research process leading up to the opening of the exhibition 'Is a Model Something to Be Followed - The legacy of Palle Nielsen’ scheduled to open at Tate Liverpool in Liverpool, UK, in November 2013. The Norwegian artist will be part of a group of European artists and curators invited by Tate Liverpool to collectively debate and conceive an exhibition in response to Palle Nielsen’s 'A Model for a Qualitative Society (1968)’. In this project Nilsen handed over the whole Moderna Museet in Stockholm to children, turning the museum into an adventure playground not allowing adults to enter into the play area. Instead cameras were positioned for psychologists and sociologists to observe and get inspired on how social relations were formed in the special space that play provided. The framework legitimised children as active citizens and proposed play as a utopian activity for imagining future urban and social scenarios. Other participating artists include Soren Andreasen, Magnus Bartas and Olivia Plender. Curator: Francesco Manacorda, Artistic Director, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.

NOK 11 396

International Support with 03–funding

Marianne Hultman

 
Siri Hermansen Artist
Ahmad Ghossein Artist
Marianne Hultman Curator
Hans Hamid Rasmussen Artist
Petrine Lillevold Vinje Artist

Support provided to curator Marianne Hultman (b.1970, Eriksfält, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation of artists Ahmad Ghossein (b.1981 in Beirut, Libanon, lives and works in Beirut and Oslo, Norway), Siri Hermansen (b.1969 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Petrine Lillevold Vinje (b.1980 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Hans Hamid Rasmussen (b.1963 in Alger, Algerie, lives and works in Oslo) in ‘Lust for Life’ at Darb 1718 in Cairo, Egypt. Taking as point of departure the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise and Iggy Pop’s The Passenger, describing a nomad’s journey through the city, Hultman has selected artists that ‘work with issues of exclusion, exile or states of transitions, either built on private, personal experiences or though field research of different kind’. Curator: Marianne Hultman, curator, ‘Lust for Life’, Darb 1718, Cairo, Egypt.

NOK 30 000

Jesper Alvær

3 February – 16 April 2013
Jesper Alvær Artist

Support provided for artist Jesper Alvær (b.1973 in Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation in ‘Liquid Leveling / Sarai Reader 09: The Exhibition: Art as a Place’ at Devi Art Foundation in Gurgaon, Delhi, India. Alvær is planning to present his work On Giving Names within the ‘Sarai Reader 09’, an ongoing contemporary art exhibition at the Devi Art Foundation, curated by the Raqs Media Collective. The exhibition takes its name from the Sarai Reader book series, which have been, over the years, widely recognized as a site of critical and creative thinking. The catalogue Sarai Reader 09 (Projections) will accompany the exhibition. Other participating artists include Rama Sangye, Kurt Girk Trio for Liquid Leveling and Gabi Tolkowsky. Curator: Raqs Media Collective, curator, ‘Liquid Leveling / Sarai Reader 09: The Exhibition: Art as a Place’ at Devi Art Foundation in Gurgaon, Delhi, India.

NOK 10 000

Karl Ingar Røys

19 February – 17 March 2013
Karl Ingar Røys Artist

Karl Ingar Røys, Scum in Burmese Days. Courtesy of the artist

Support provided to artist Karl Ingar Røys (b.1967 in Volda, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation in the art project 'Burmese Days’ in Yangon, Mayanmar. According to the organisers, 'Burmese Days’ 'seeks to document and explore the Burmese civil society cultural movement towards a more democratic society while questioning the influence that George Orwell's dystopian books may have had in Burma. The project will, through audio and video, focus on the performative political aspect of the country’s underground culture scene.’ Other participating artist is Matthias Kispert.

NOK 8 000

Transnational Arts Production (TrAP)

28 February – 30 June 2013
Transnational Arts Production (TrAP) Organiser
Angelica Teuta Artist
Mauro Renato Benavidez Artist
Elkin Caldéron Guevara Artist
Victor Albaracin Artist
Juan Carlos Guerrero Artist

Support provided to Transnational Arts Production (TrAP) for the participation of artists Angelica Teuta (b.1985 in Medelin, Colombia, lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia), Mauro Renato Benavidez (b.1985 in Bogotá, lives and works in Madrid, Spain), Elkin Caldéron Guevara (b.1975 in Bogotá, lives and works in Bogotá), Victor Albaracin (b.1974 in Neiva, Colombia, lives and works in Bogotá) and Juan Carlos Guerrero (b.1973 in Bogotá, lives and works in New York, NY, USA) in ‘Colomborama’ at Stenersenmuseet, Tegnerforbundet, Dortmund Bodega, Fotogalleriet, Podium, W17 and Rommen scene, Oslo, Norway. ‘Colomborama’ is a multi platform exhibition project curated by El Parche (Marius Wang & Olga Robayo) and produced by TrAP that, according to the curators, ‘aims to represent today’s thriving art and culture scene in Bogotá and the neighboring Colombian cities’. Other participating artists include Jaime Avila Ferrer, Carlos Bonil, Carlos Castro, Wilson Diaz, Miguel Kuan, Edinson Quinones, José Alejandro Restrepo, Maria Isabel Rueda, Edwin Sánchez and Andrés Felipe Uribe Curator: Marius Wang and Olga Robayo, curators, ‘Colomborama’, Stenersenmuseet, Tegnerforbundet, Dortmund Bodega, Fotogalleriet, Podium, W17 and Rommen scene, Oslo, Norway.

NOK 30 000

Snowball Cultural Production

7 March – 7 April 2013
Lars Laumann Artist
Anders Smebye Artist
Snowball Cultural Production Composer

Lars Laumann, Still, Berlinmuren, 2008, Video, 32 min, English, loop, color, sound. Courtesy: The artist, 5th berlin biennial for contemporary art

Support provided to Snowball Cultural Production (Josefina Posch and Leslie Johnson) for the participation of Lars Laumann (b.1975 in Brønnøysund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Anders Smebye (b.1975 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) in the exhibition and seminar ‘nordic art / Between Miracles’ at the Center for Contemporary Art in Tbilisi, Georgia. A collaboration between Center for Contemporary Art Tbilisi and Snowball Cultural Productions, ‘nordic art / Between Miracles’ seeks to network and share experiences among Nordic and local Georgian artist-run-initiatives. According to curator Wato Tsereteli, ‘immigration, globalisation and changing economies has opened the perspective of Nordic artists on how to create a career. They have embraced the ideas of actively participating in every step of their art production from research and creation to self-organisation and curatorial work with a strong sense of commitment to public engagement rather than assume the miracle will arrive’. Other participating artists include Eva Koch, Sasha Huber, Bryndis Snabjarnsdottir, Elin Wikström, Leslie Johnson and Josefina Posch. Curator: Wato Tsereteli, Founding Director, Center for Contemporary Art in Tbilisi, Georgia.

NOK 21 500