International Support

Recipients : May 2013

Number of applications: 65
Total number of granted applications: 26
Applications demand total amount: 3.026.161 NOK
Funds distributed: 628.500 NOK

Number of applications: 7
Total number of granted applications: 2
Application total amount: 320.121 NOK
Funds distributed: 65.000 NOK

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

Azar Alsharif

26 June – 27 July 2013
Azar Alsharif Artist

Azar Alsharif, Ordinary Gamble, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Azar Alsharif (b.1984, Bushehr, Iran, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) will have a solo exhibition at SPZ gallery in Prague, Czech Republic, with a selection of works made by the artist and Curator Markéta Stará. The exhibition will include two series of collages (Luxury Is… and Ordinary Gamble, both from 2012), an installation (Your Fake Name…, 2011) and a site-specific project. Alsharif’s work is psychological and cognitive study of subject positions, through received, manipulated and reconstructed imagery. In the words of Starä, 'The poetic language of Alsharif’s work, paired with its formal qualities, closely resonates with the strong Conceptual tradition characteristic of the Czech art scene. Curator: Markéta Stará, Curator, Gallery SPZ, Prague, Czech Republic.

NOK 4 500

Stiftung Opelvillen

3 July – 27 October 2013
Knut Henrik Henriksen Artist
Stiftung Opelvillen Art Space

Knut Henrik Henriksen, Villa Savoye redrawn with an Opel Astra, 2006. Courtesy of the artist

Knut Henrik Henriksen (b.1970 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) has been invited to present a solo exhibition at the Stiftung Opelvillen in Rüsselsheim, Germany, by curator Beate Kemfert. The exhibition 'intends to visualise the architectural circumstances surrounding the historical Opelvillen, built in 1930 as the private residency of Fritz Opel, as well as the changes that have taken place throughout the years, retrospectively placing earlier architectural interventions in the present structures'. Curator: Dr. Beate Kemfert, Curator and Director, Stiftung Opelvillen.

NOK 20 000

Thomas Østbye

18 – 28 July 2013
Thomas Østbye Artist

Thomas Østbye (b.1979, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) has been invited hold to a solo exhibition at Museum of Modern Art Rijeka, in Rijeka Croatia, by curators Slaven Tolj and Ksenija Orelj. The exhibition, titled 'Imagining Reality' will focus on both place and sign, consists of two video and sound installations (Waiting Dynamics and Change Mummified) and one film work (Things in Time). The works address a wide range of topics, from Norwegian asylum law to André Bazin’s film theory, to the status of objects as symbols, topics and elements within a dramaturgy. Curator: Slaven Tolj, Director, and Ksenija Orelj, Curator, Museum of Modern Art Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia.

NOK 10 000

Åsa Sonjasdotter

26 August – 13 October 2013
Åsa Sonjasdotter Artist

Åsa Sonjasdotter (b.1966, Helsingborg, Sweden, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) will be showing her work in a solo exhibition and an off-site project at Kunstverein and Stiftung Springhornhof, in Neuenkirchen, Germany. Her project, 'Adretta’s Eye, Christine’s Hand’, 'will show the artistic explorations on the relation between humans and plants, focusing on the potato plant’. This Sonjasdotter will do with four works: The Knowledge of Breeding, a series of collaged photographs; Selection/Remembering, a narrative-based piece; Adretta’s Eye, Christine’s Hands, a farming project; and The Attentive Breeding Action, a slide show. The exhibition will also be the occasion for the publication of the first of four books on the project. Curator: Bettina v. Dziembowski, Artistic Director, Kunstverein and Stiftung Springhornhof, in Neuenkirchen, Germany

NOK 10 000

12th Lyon Biennal

12 September 2013 – 5 January 2014
Bjarne Melgaard Artist
Ann Lislegaard Artist
Lyon Biennal Biennale
Gunnar B. Kvaran Curator

Ann Lislegaard, Oracle, (2012). Courtesy of the artist

Support is provided to the 12th Lyon Biennal in Lyon, France for the participation of Ann Lislegaard (b.1962 in Norway, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark and New York, NY, USA) and Bjarne Melgaard (b.1967 in Sydney, Australia, lives and works in New York, NY, USA). They have been invited by curator Gunnar Kvaran (b.1965 in Reykjavik, Iceland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) to take part in the 12th Lyon Biennal, titled 'Meanwhile… Suddenly, and Then'. In the words of the curator, the biennial will offer 'an exploration of contemporary international narrative art in its many forms. The starting point is no longer the matter and technique of traditional painting or sculpture, but a concept, an idea or a story that is then given concrete form. … The originality of the artistic act hinges on the originality of narrative constructions’. Other participating artists include Matthew Barney, Jonathas De Andrade, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Neïl Beloufa, Ian Cheng, Aleksandra Domanovic, Jeff Koons, Trisha Baga and Nate Lowman. Curator: Gunnar Kvaran, Curator, 12th Lyon Biennal, Lyon, France.

NOK 60 000

Morten Norbye Halvorsen

14 September – 23 October 2013
Morten Norbye Halvorsen Artist

Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Still from Vertical Belongings, 2013. Courtesy of the artist

Morten Norbye Halvorsen(b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) is the subject of a solo exhibition at Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium, curated by Chris Fitzpatrick. The project, titled 'Alluvium', attempts to offer an overview of the artist’s work, which includes sound, film, sculpture, photography, performance and the internet. This exhibition continues the collaboration between artist and curator, but constitutes the most comprehensive presentation of the artist’s work to date. Curator: Chris Fitzpatrick, Director, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium.

NOK 9 000

Le Consortium

10 October 2013 – 8 January 2014
Matias Faldbakken Artist
Le Consortium Art Space


Support is provided to Le Consortium, Dijon, France for Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) who will be the subject of a solo exhibition, named 'Matias Faldbakken Survey', in which a group of large sculptural works will be displayed together with a series of image-based works, illustrating the recent evolution of Faldbakken’s work. According to curator Anne Pontegnie, ‘the five years since Faldbakken's last survey exhibition have seen a dramatic increase in his use of space and material, leaving behind the shores of provocation for a more complex take on the language and use of art. This exhibition will present the perspective of an artist who happily destroys the illusions of art’s critical power to open the possibilities of another negotiation between art, its maker and the society it interacts with.’ Curator: Anne Pontegnie, Curator, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

NOK 28 000

Randi Grov Berger

1 – 24 November 2013
Randi Grov Berger Curator

Randi Grov Berger (b.1982 in Stord, Norway, lives and wors in Bergen, Norway) will take part of the Performa 13 curatorial team, with a special focus on the newly inaugurated Norwegian Pavilion, at the invitation of curator RoseLee Goldberg. During his participation at the festival in New York, NY, USA, Berger will work closely with Norwegian artists in the development of their projects of participation and organise lectures, gatherings, interviews and communication about their projects. Curator: RoseLee Goldberg, Founding director and curator, Performa 13, New York, NY, USA.

NOK 30 000

Stichting Beeldende Kunst Middelburg / De Vleeshal

3 November – 15 December 2013
Ida Ekblad Artist
Art Center De Vleeshal Art Center

Support is provided to the Stichting Beeldende Kunst Middelburg / De Vleeshal, Middelburg, the Netherlands for Ida Ekblad (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) who will be the subject of a solo exhibition at De Vleeshal in Middelburg, The Netherlands. Invited by curator Lorenzo Benedetti, Ekblad will exhibit a selection of works including a site-specific installation. The exhibition is a collaboration between De Vleeshal, the Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo and the Kunstmuseum Luzern in Switzerland, and the result of the work of three curators, Benedetti, Andrea Kroksnes and Fanni Fetzer. This will be the first major presentation of Ekblad’s work in the Netherlands. Curator: Lorenzo Benedetti, director, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, the Netherlands.

NOK 30 000

Biennale of Sydney

21 March – 19 June 2014
Biennale of Sydney Biennale
Ann Lislegaard Artist
Fine Art Union Artist
Victoria Pihl Lind Artist
Tori Wrånes

Support is provided to the Biennale of Sydney for the participation of artists Tori Wrånes, Victoria Phil Lind, Ann Lislegaard and artist group Fine Art Union (Anette Stav Johanssen and Synnøve G. Wetten), invited by artistic director Juliana Engberg to take part in the 19th Biennale of Sydney, titled 'You Imagine What You Desire’. The artists will take part in the exhibition as well as 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’. Curator: Juliana Engberg, Artistic Director, 19th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

NOK 230 000

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

Bodil Furu

1 – 6 October 2013
Bodil Furu Artist

Bodil Furu, still from Zero, 2009. Courtesy of the artist

Support is provided to Bodil Furu (b.1976 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) invited by Elvira Dyangani Ose, curator of the Lubumbashi Biennale 2013 in Lubumbashi, Congo, to present a new documentary film, based on her earlier exploration of issues of urban development and growth, as well as city planning, public space and urban sociology. The film focuses on a copper mine just outside the city, and through it on the way the country manages natural resources. The artist says: 'Today we see increasing environmental problems related to mining. We see international companies’ desire for big profits and cities that are growing too fast. I want to question the various structures that maintain and legitimize the production and exploitation of natural resources'. Other participating artists include Lard Buuman, Walter Iraheta, Mario Macilaou, Maha Maanomun, Salem Makuria, Theo Eshetu, Katia Kameli, among others. Curator: Elvira Dyangani Ose, curator, Lubumbashi Biennale 2013, Lubumbashi, Congo.

NOK 40 000

International Support

Yokoland and Aki Books

3 – 5 May 2013
Aslak Gurholt Rønsen Artist
Espen Friberg Artist
Thomas Nordbye Artist
Morten Spaberg Artist
Yokoland Artist Group
Aki Books Artist Group

Yokoland (Aslak Gurholt Rønsen, b.1981, Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway, Espen Friberg, b.1981, Oslo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway, and Thomas Nordby, b.1981, Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Trondheim, Norway) and Aki Books (Aslak Gurholt Rønsen and Morten Spaberg, b.1979, Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) represented by Aslak Gurholt Rønsen, will take part in the Art Book Fair at Overgaden, as part of Kunstpublikationer 2013, an ambitious event promoting, discussing and presenting art books and artists’ publications outside the mainstream. This participation continues a successful presence in the past, in which the designers and publishers involved are framed within a programme of performances, talks and presentations. Other participants include After Hand, AKV Berlin, Broken Dimanche Publications, Diamond Docs Press, Emancipa(t/ss)ionsfrugten, Forlaget/tidsskriftet *[asterisk], Hurricane Publishing, Internationalistisk Ideale, Kulkælderen and Motto Berlin. Curator: Kevin Lytsen, Exhibition Assistant, Art Book Fair, Kunstpublikationer 2013, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark.

NOK 4 000

Artists Space

19 – 30 June 2013
Morten Norbye Halvorsen Artist
Artista Space Art Space

Cover of Behave Like An Audience, by Will Holder

Support is provided to Artists Space, New York, NY, USA for the participation of Morten Norbye Halvorsen (b.1980, Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Hundvåg, Norway), as part of the artists group Concert, who has been invited to realise a series of performances titled ‘Behave Like An Audience’. The project results from an album of songs that emerged from a collaboration between Mai Abu ElDahab with Halvorsen, Chris Evans and Benjamin Seror, and an album released by Sternberg Press. The band will tour the US, including venues in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Aspen and New York, as part of a collaborative exercise that reflects new ways of addressing the production, presentation and thinking of art. Curator: Richard Birkett, Curator, Artists Space, New York, NY, USA.

NOK 20 000

André Tehrani

21 June – 9 September 2013
André Tehrani Artist

André Tehrani, The Letter V in Various Media 1963-1998, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

André Tehrani (b.1980, Tønsberg, Norway, lives and works in Brussel, Belgium) has been invited to take part in 'This House', an exhibition exploring the notion of structure, connecting architectural forms, institutions and political systems through methods of temporal and spatial organisation. Tehrani will contribute a five-part collage titled The Letter V in Various Media, 1963–1998, an artwork made of multiple elements connected by revolutionary impulses, ennui and nostalgia. According to the curator, Anthea Buys, ‘in all the works presented structure is identified as a phenomenon that is both volumetric and conceptual… linked in the intersection of poetic and formal threads’. Other participating artists include Magnhild Øen Nordahl, Gordon-Matta Clark, Mikhael Subotzky, Serge-Alain Nitegeka and Alexandra Makhlouf. Curator: Anthea Buys, Curator, 'This House', Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.

NOK 8 000

Magnhild Øen Nordhal

21 June – 9 September 2013
Magnhild Øen Nordahl Artist

Magnhild Øen Nordahl, 7o, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Magnhild Øen Nordhal (b.1987, Ulsteinvik, Norway, lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden) has been invited to exhibit within ‘This House’, at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France, a project curated by Anthea Buys. The exhibition, which explores the notion of structure, links architectural forms, institutions and political systems through their reliance on methods of spatial and temporal organisation. One among five young artists in the show, Magnhild Øen Nordhal will contribute a site-specific version of her sculptural installation titled 7o, first shown as part of the 2012 Sydney Biennial. According to the curator, ‘in all the works presented, structure is identified as a phenomenon that is both volumetric and conceptual. These modes are linked in the selection of works by poetic and formal threads, casting doubts on the possibility of inhabiting a space or a time without inheriting a political stance’. Other participating artists include André Tehrani, Gordon-Matta Clark, Mikhael Subotzky, Serge-Alain Nitegeka and Alexandra Makhlouf. Curator: Anthea Buys, curator, ‘This House’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.

NOK 15 000

Palais de Tokyo

21 June – 9 September 2013
Palais de Tokyo Art Space
Toril Johannessen Artist
Erik Pirolt 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 is provided to the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France for the participation of Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in 'A History of Inspiration’, and Erik Pirolt (b.1977 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Kristiansand and Oslo, Norway) in 'The Black Moon’ both within 'Nouvelles Vagues’ a series of shows by 18 young curators. The exhibition 'A History of Inspiration’, curated by Adnan Yildiz, is an attempt ‘to investigate conceptual, historical and epistemological relationships between two imagination zones – sky and screen – with two specific references – a miniature from the 16th century and Microsoft’s wallpaper design’. Here Johannessen will contribute Variable Stars (2009). 'The Black Moon’, curated by Sinziana Ravini is ‘a film-exhibition that presents an encounter between a man and a woman visiting an exhibition. Meanings suggested by the juxtaposition of works by diverse artists are meant to suggest a narrative’. Pirolt will contribute Flying View (2010). Curator: Adnan Yildiz, Curator, 'A History of Inspiration’, and Sinziana Ravini, curator, ‘The Black Moon’, both within 'Nouvelles Vagues’, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.

NOK 15 000

Kunstverein München

25 – 29 June 2013
Kunstverein München Art Space
Nils Bech Artist
Eirik Sæther

Nils Bech. Photo: Benjamin A Huseby

Support is provided to Kunstverein München for Nils Bech (b.1981 in Vikersund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) who is performing at Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany, presenting a unique variation of one of his musical performances. At the invitation of curators Bart Van der Heide and Saim Demircan, Bech will use the empty galleries as a studio to rehearse and perform a stand-alone event, titled Der Leiermann and developed in collaboration with artist Eirik Saether (b.1983 in Halden, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway). Saether will make new light sculptures in a pop-up installation, to frame a performance based on the German lieder tradition. Curator: Bart van der Heide, Director, and Saim Demircan, Curator, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany.

NOK 12 000

steirischer herbst festival gmbh

1 July – 22 September 2013
Alejandra Salinas Artist
Aaron Bergman Artist
steirischer herbst festival gmbh Art Space

Salinas & Bergman, Still from Abstract Your Shit Is, 2009–2012. Courtesy of the artists

Support is provided to the steirischer herbst festival in Graz, Austria for the participation of Alejandra Salinas (b.1977, Logrono, Spain, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Aaron Bergman (b.1971, Detroit, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), as Salinas & Bergman. They are taking part in the Steirischer Herbst Festival, 'Crisis redux' (working title), with a research-based project focusing on neutralized cash or tainted currency. Cash is automatically tinted through an explosion that is triggered by theft, rendering the cash unusable. But, according to the artists, this could result in 'a new value: dye-stained bank notes are removed from circulation, but they could become even more valuable as remnants of a potentially historical event’. Curator: Katerina Gregos, Curator, Crisis Redux, and Luigi Fassi, Curator, visual arts, the steirischer herbst festival center, Graz, Austria.

NOK 15 000

Jens Ivar Kjetså

5 July – 15 September 2013
Jens Ivar Kjetså Artist

Jens Ivar Kjetså, WORLDWARONEAIDS3D, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Jens Ivar Kjetså (b.1981, Arendal, Norway, lives and works in Arendal, Norway) is taking part, at the invitation of curator Andrea Hilger, in the exhibition 'We Cross the Rubicon', at Gallery FIST in Dresden, Germany. His contribution, titled: Doade.Bake.Blaze.Bubble.Cane.Chief.Spark.Choof.Fresh.Fry.Sesh.Smoo.Clam.Hot.Wake.Dutchy.Strummin.Blizz.Cut. 'We Cross the Rubicon’ is the 2013 edition of the yearly exhibition Ostrale, which is committed to support innovation and presents contemporary artistic ideas, with around 160 artists from over 30 countries. According to the curators, 'it is necessary to examine ourselves and at the same time become aware of how we are seen by others. Not only the question of the status quo, but also the question of change, its direction and its impact and intensity are in the focus of interest’. Other participating artists include Marian Luft and Markus Vogt. Curator: Andrea Hilger, Artistic Director, OSTRALE – Internationale Ausstellung zeitgenössischer Künste, Dresden, Germany.

NOK 3 000

Corax e.V.

10 – 13 July 2013
Børre Molstad Artist
Corax e.V. Artist association

Support is provided to the institution Corax e.V. for the Imaginary Radio Band No.1, a project by Børre Molstad (b.1978, lives and works in Fjellstrand, Norway), Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington, André Damiao and Jim Whelton that has been included by curators Verena Kuni, Ralf Wendt and Helen Hahmann within the Addicted2Random Festival in Halle, Germany. Imaginary Radio Band No.1 is a composition for radio broadcast and concert performance. Lasting for nearly 60 minutes, the piece 'is an exploration of an imaginary radio landscape. Turning the dial from one end to the other of the frequency spectrum, the audience and radio listeners stumble across a number of utopian radio stations that transmit a plethora of yet unknown musical styles and radio drama.' Curator: Verena Kuni, curator, Addicted2Random Festival, Ralf Wendt, curator, Addicted2Random Festival and Helen Hahmann, festival coordinator, Addicted2Random Festival, Halle, Germany.

NOK 4 000

Art in Progress

1 September – 31 October 2013
Art in Progress Non-profit organisation
Marianne Hultman Curator
Toril Johannessen Artist
Siri Hermansen Artist
Synne Bull Artist
Dragan Miletic Artist
Hans Hamid Rasmussen Artist
Bull.Miletic Artist Group

Support is provided to Art in Progress for the participation of Bull.Miletic (Synne Bull b. 1973 in Oslo, Norway and Dragan Miletic, b. 1970 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, both live and work in Oslo), Hans Hamid Rasmussen (b.1963 in Alger, Algeria, lives and works in Oslo), Siri Hermansen (b.1969, Geneve, Switzerland, lives and works in Oslo) and Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) selected by curator Marianne Hultman (b.1970 in Eriksfält, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo) who has been invited to work on a proposal for RE Culture II, the Interntional Visual Art Festival in Patras, Greece. Hultman has invited artists to reflect on the theme of the festival, 'Diversity in a Reflecting Europe: Poverty – Solidarity – Way Out’, in a project that traces the origins of current democratic regimes and connects it to the history of Norway’s own democracy and the relationships of artists’ to this history. Curator: Marianne Hultman, Curator 'RE Culture II’, the International Visual Art Festival, Patras, Greece.

NOK 45 000

Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

5 – 15 September 2013
Rakett Artist Group
Åse Løvgren Artist
Karolin Tampere Artist
Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art Art Center

Support is provided to the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art in Riga, Latvia for the participation of Rakett (Åse Løvgren, b.1975 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway and Karolin Tampere, b.1978 in Tallinn, Estonia, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in the Contemporary Art Festival Survival Kit, organized by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art in Riga, Latvia. According to the curator, Solvita Krese, 'this edition of the festival focuses on slow revolution, emphasising the importance of margins, overturning positions of power and questioning the dominance of the centre'. Løvgren and Tampere will present the platform Rakett, which focuses on marginal issues in a city that is not a political or administrative centre. Other participating artists include: Omer Krieger, Johanna Billing, Gabriel Lester, Ivar Veermae, Kriss Salmanis, Ivars Drulle, Harun Farocki and Francisco Camacho. Curator: Solvita Krese, Director, the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia.

NOK 6 000

Museo di Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce

13 – 15 September 2013
Tor Navjord Artist
Museo di Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce Museum

Support is provided to the Museo di Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce in Genoa, Italy for the participation of Tor Navjord within the FM/AM broadcast with sound artwork titled Krokodil, and a concert with sound art project Vær hos meg når mitt timeglass utrinder (Be With Me When My Hourglass Is Empty), to be broadcasted on Barabbambi’s Radio Streaming in Genoa. 'Free Q is the name of a 3 day long live radio streaming event and exhibition that will take place in Genoa at the Villa Croce Museum curated in collaboration with Ilaria Bonaccossa. Free Q wants to invite artists and audience to reflect on and go into the listening dimension: the listening space as generator of infinite possibilities, the sonic waves as a flow and ''radio reception'', a neutral position that gives birth to creative and meaningful actions’. Other participating artists include Simona Barbera, Giulia Casula, Mauro Folci, Giuliano Galletta, Filippo Gianetta and Kinkaleri. Curator: Suite-Case and Museum of Contemporary Art Villa Croce, Curator, FREE Q, Museo di Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova, Italy

NOK 6 000

Anne Dressen

11 October 2013 – 9 February 2014
Anne Dressen Curator
Marius Engh Artist

Support provided to curator Anne Dressen for the participation of Marius Engh (b.1974 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition 'Decorum – Carpets and Tapestries by Artists' at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in Paris, France. Dressen will gather over one hundred carpets and tapestries by artists and Marius Engh will contribute with the wool carpet Victory Over the Sun (2011). According to the curator, the exhibition’s goal is 'to reconstitute a history of woven art while revealing the specificity of each section, but also the persistence of some problematics throughout the 20th century. Looking through the prism of weaving, the show sees modern and contemporary art from a new renewed perspective.' Other participating artists include Anni Albers, Sophie Taeuber Arp, Sonia Delaunay, Da Silva Bruhns, Leleu, Hannah Ryggen, Eileen Gray, David Hammons and Dewar et Gicquel. Curator: Anne Dressen, Contemporary Exhibitions Manager, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France.

NOK 10 000

Reseaux des arts mediatiques

23 – 26 October 2013
Jana Winderen Artist
Reseaux des arts mediatiques

Support is provided to the Reseaux des arts mediatiques (RAM) in Montreal, Canada for the participation of Jana Winderen (b.1965 in Bodø Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the 10th edition of the Akousma International Festival. The festival, which begun in 1991, includes a diversity of aesthetics and approaches to electro acoustic music from France, Great Britain, the US and Canada. According to curator Louis Dufort, Winderen ‘is concerned with finding and revealing sounds from hidden sources, exposing the complexity and strangeness of the unseen world beneath’. Other participating artists include Nick Storring, Martin Bedard, Brunhild Ferrari, Monique Jean, Ben Vida, Adrian Moore and François Bayle. Curator: Louis Dufort, Artistic Director, Akousma international festival, Montreal, Canada.

NOK 16 000

Marte Eknæs

25 October – 1 November 2013
Marte Eknæs Artist

Marte Eknæs, Affected Atmposphere, 2012. Courtesy of the artist

Marte Eknæs (b.1978, Elverum, Norway, lives and works in Li, Norway) is collaborating with Nicolau Vergueiro in 'Scrapscape (Detroit)', an exhibition at What Pipeline in Detroit, USA, that follows an earlier project in Los Angeles. 'Scrapscape' is a vast and sprawling project that looks at structure through accumulation and eclecticism. In its Detroit iteration, the project will pivot on the concept of ‘continuous blanket of branding’, and present a life-size model or diagram showing recent developments in the urban fabric of the city, as well as sculptures and wall pieces that will function as both details of the overall construction and as individual units. Curator: Alivia Zivich, Director, What Pipeline, Detroit, USA.

NOK 8 000

Kristina Bræin

23 November 2013 – 30 March 2014
Kristina Bræin Artist

Kristina Bræin (b.1955, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) will take part in 'Die Liebe zu den Dingen' ('The Love of Things'), an exhibition curated by Susanne Düchting and Julia Wirxel at the Kunsthalle Münster in Münster, Germany. For the exhibition, Bræin will contribute a site-specific installation titled Fireplace – my mother, containing large ceramic tiles and firewood. Other participating artists include Wiebke Bartsch, Alexandra Bircken, Karla Black, Sylvie Fleury,Andreas Gloel, Surasi Kusolwong, Liza Lou, Florian Slotawa, Erwin Wurm and Haegue Yang. Curator: Susanne Düchting and Julia Wirxel, Curators, 'Die Liebe zu den Dingen', Kunsthalle Münster in Münster, Germany.

NOK 10 000

International Support with 03–funding

Petrine Lillevold Vinje

1 January –  2013
Marianne Hultman Curator
Petrine Lillevold Vinje Artist

Petrine Lillevold Vinje, The Light, 2013. Courtesy of the artist

Curator Marianne Hultman has asked Petrine Lillevold Vinje (b.1980 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) to take part in ‘Lust for Life', an exhibition taking place at the Darb 1718 in Cairo, Egypt. The artist has been asked to exhibit new works based on the notion of the knot as taken from illuminated manuscripts and macramé, as a starting point for formal constructions with symbolic power. The exhibition include artists who 'deal with different forms of transition process, something that requires observation, insight and courage’ in order ‘to be able to find new perspectives, to break new ground’. Other participating artists include Adrian Paci, Berry Bickle, Raphael Mouzinho, Martin Gustavsson, Morgan Schagerberg, Judy Chicago, Runo Lagomarsino and Henrik Lund Jørgensen. Curator: Marianne Hultman, ‘Lust for Life’, DARB 1718, Cairo, Egypt.

NOK 25 000