International Support

Recipients : November 2013

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Number of applications: 47
Total number of granted applications: 23
Application demand total amount: 1.590.578 NOK
Funds distributed: 401.369

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Number of applications: 7
Total number of granted applications: 3
Application demand total amount: 385.083 NOK
Funds distributed: 68.174 NOK

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

Randi Nygård

11 January – 8 March 2014
Randi Nygård

Support is provided to the artist Randi Nygård (b.1977, Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany) for the solo exhibition entitled 'Study of Relations' at YYZ Artists' Outlet in Toronto, Canada. According to the artist she will 'show work, about how time might not be a fundamental structure but something that occurs between different layers of space and objects, so that the parts of the world serve as clocks for each other while another series will question the relationship between ecology and economy'.
Curator: Ana Barajas, Curator, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto, Canada

NOK 8 000

Modern Art Oxford

20 January – 22 June 2014
Modern Art Oxford Gallery
Lotte Konow Lund
Marius Engh
Silje Linge Haaland Artist
Marthe Ramm Fortun

Support is provided towards Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK for the participation of artists Silje Linge Haaland (b.1984, Fitjar, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Lotte Konow Lund (b.1967 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo), Marius Engh (b.1974 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) and Marthe Ramm Fortun (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) within the exhibition 'We Are Living on a Star': an international exhibition of contemporary visual art inspired by Hannah Ryggen’s tapestry from 1958, from which the title of the exhibition has been drawn, initiated and developed in collaboration with Henie Onstad Art Centre.
Curator: Sally Shaw, Head of Programme, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK

NOK 40 000

FRANK

15 February – 25 May 2014
FRANK Artist
Liv Bugge
Matias Danbolt Artist
Sille Storihle

Support is provided to the artist group FRANK (comprising of Liv Bugge b.1974 in Bærum, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway, Sille Storihle, b.1985 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Nøtterøy, Norway) for the solo exhibition entitled 'Marie Høeg meets Klara Lidén' and presentation by Matias Danbolt, (b.1983 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark) at ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles, CA, USA. The presentation will coincide with the release of FRANK’s forthcoming book entitled Voluspå.
Curator: David Evan Frantz, Curator, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Los Angeles, CA, USA

NOK 30 000

Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

20 February – 11 May 2014
Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp Museum
Lars Morell

Support is provided to the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium for the participation of artist Lars Morell (b.1980 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within the group exhibition 'El Hotel Eléctrico' at the Museum of Modern Art in Antwerp, Belgium. According to curator Edwin Carels, ‘"El Hotel Eléctrico" is not to be understood as a group exhibtion, but rather as a visual essay, spatialised experience that triggers questions about how “time is taking place”’. Lars Morell will contribute with the works Ink on Paper (2012) and Silent Codes (2012). Other participating artists include Robert Breer, Tony Conrad, Philippe Parreno, Luc Tuymans and Roman Ondak.
Curator: Edwin Carels, Curator, ‘El Hotel Eléctrico’ at the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA), in Antwerp, Belgium

NOK 20 000

SculptureCenter

1 March – 12 May 2014
SculptureCenter Museum
Jumana Manna

Support is provided to the SculptureCenter, New York, NY, USA for a solo exhibition of Jumana Manna (b.1987 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA, lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Oslo, Norway). The SculptureCenter informs that Jumana Manna’s solo exhibition will be simultaneously on view with a series of solo presentations by three other international artists. This is part of a new initiative by SculptureCenter to present solo exhibitions of artists at significant points of development in the early stages of their careers.
Curator: Ruba Katrib, Curator, SculptureCenter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 32 769

Ignas Krunglevicius

21 March – 9 June 2014
Ignas Krunglevicius Artist

Support is provided to the artist Ignas Krunglevicius (b.1979, Kaunas, Lithuania, lives and works in Oslo) for participation within the 19th Biennial of Sydney. The biennial, entitled `You Imagine What You Desire´ is curated by Juliana Engberg and `seeks to understand the need artists have today to create immersive and expanded environments, and locates this activity as part of an art historical trajectory´. Other participating artists include Eglė Budvytytė, Hubert Czerepok, Douglas Gordon, Yingmei Duan, Eva Koch and Nathan Coley.
Curator: Juliana Engberg, Artistic Director, 19th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

NOK 14 800

Arnolfini

5 April 2014 – 8 June 2013
Arnolfini
Matias Faldbakken

Support is provided to Arnolfini, Bristol, UK for the artist Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway). According to the curator the exhibition will 'exhibit, among other works, a series of framed cardboard boxes and bags; the video work Gateway (2003), presenting an illegal street race from a specific point of view, together with new works created in response to the spaces of Arnolfini'.
Curator: Axel Wieder, Curator, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

NOK 26 000

EVA International

12 April – 6 July 2014
EVA International Biennale
Per-Oskar Leu Artist
Kjersti Andvig Artist

Support is provided to EVA International, Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art for the participation of artists Per-Oskar Leu (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Kjersti G. Andvig (b.1978 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo). Curator Bassam el Baroni has asked Leu to show his video work ‘Crisis and Critique’ (2012), but in a new setting with wooden benches resembling those of a courtroom, and with five-channel surround sound. Andvig will present a sound installation composed of so-called ‘non-sounds’, meaning the sounds from old refrigerators, fans in old laptops, boilers, fluorescent lights and DVD players. The artist says that ‘together these sounds will make a composition, which will be intensified and interrupted with regular intervals. The work in this regard is made up just as much from the silence, as from the noises themselves’. Curator: Bassam el Baroni, Curator, 36th EVA International 2014, Limerick, Ireland

NOK 29 000

Lawrence Malstaf

5 June – 5 August 2014
Mikael Damstuen Brkic
Lawrence Malstaf

Support is provided to the artist Lawrence Malstaf (b.1972, Roselare, Belgium, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) for participation within the International Triennial of New Media Art 2014 organised by the National Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing, China with the works Compass (2005) and Solid State (2012). The exhibition will focus upon current intellectual trends in the discourse of media art and culture, within the thematic framework of the compound word, being described by the curator as 'a geographic stretch across the infinite space of two imaginary ends in the ancient mind. Thing is everything.'
Curator: Zhang Ga, Curator, NAMOC, Beijing, China

NOK 25 000

Konsthall C

20 November 2014 – 15 February 2015
Konsthall C Kunsthalle
Ingrid Book Artist
Carina Hedén Artist
Book & Hedén Artist

Support is provided to Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden for the solo exhibition '33 Days' of Book & Hedén (comprising of Carina Hedén, b.1948, Mora, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Ingrid Book, b.1951, Malmö, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo). The exhibition will have as starting points the video 33 Days from a Damson thicket investigating the life of insects existing in a habitat of Damson trees, and DRIFT, what about Callisto?, questioning the use of herbicides in industrial agriculture today.
Curator: Arbetslaget - Karolin Tampere, Anna Ahlstrand, akcg (Anna Kindgren and Carina Gunnars), curators, Konsthall C, Stockholm, Sweden

NOK 18 000

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

Mohamed Ali Fadlabi

1 – 30 November 2013
Mohamed Fadlabi Artist

Support is provided to artist Mohamed Ali Fadlabi (b.1975 in Omdurman, Sudan, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for exhibiting at the Nile Sunset Annex in Cairo, Egypt. According to curator Maxa Zoller, Fadlabi will ‘contribute with the presentation of his work to the discussion about contemporary art practice in Africa and the African diaspora’. Furthermore the ‘exhibition serves as an invitation to young Egyptian artists to engage in a discussion about art, identity, history and the politics of the global south, while at the same time it allows Fadlabi to test and deepen one of his key concerns, which is the question of African contemporary art’.
Curator: Maxa Zoller, Curator, for the Nile Sunset Annex, Cairo, Egypt

NOK 41 495

International Support

Mikael Damstuen Brkic

15 February – 15 May 2013
Mikael Damstuen Brkic Artist

Support is provided to the artist Mikael Damstuen Brkic (b.1987, Oslo, Norway lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for participation within the residency programme at The Mountain School of Arts (MSA) in Los Angeles, CA, USA. According to the artist he has adopted studio based work method he 'largely sees as analog to the bricolage-like practice that Claude Lévi Strauss describes in his book “La Pensée Sauvage”'.
Visiting teachers at MSA have previously included Pierre Bismuth, Dan Graham, Bruce Hainley, Pierre Huyghe, Paul McCarthy, Bob Nickas, Raymond Pettibon, Mayo Thompson and John Waters.

NOK 7 000

Te Tuhi

2 August 2013 – 25 October 2014
Te Tuhi Art Space
Toril Johannessen

Support provided to the non-profit institution Te Tuhi, Auckland, New Zealand, for the participation of artist Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) within the exhibition 'Unstuck in Time' which, according to curator Bruce E. Phillips 'will exist as three temporary public platforms: an exhibition of international artists, a multi-media publication, and a series of newly commissioned site-specific works'. Toril Johannessen will contribute with Mean Time (2011).
Curator: Bruce E. Phillips, Curator, Te Tuhi, Auckland, New Zealand

NOK 20 000

Tartu Art Museum

15 November 2013 – 1 March 2014
Tartu Art Museum Museum

Support provided to Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia for the participation of artist Toril Johannessen(b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) within the exhibition 'Museum project. Artist versus Institution' with the work Transcendental Physics, which will be adapted to the size of the museum. According to the artist the work 'is a sculpture, which is absolutely the largest object one can possibly insert into the gallery space in one piece, and thus circumscribes the volume and architectural framework of the exhibition space'.

Curator: Rael Artel, Director, Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia

NOK 4 000

Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art

24 January – 27 April 2014
Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art Kunsthalle
Matias Faldbakken
Gardar Eide Einarsson

Support is provided to Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands for the presentation of works by artists Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Gardar Eide Einarsson (b. 1976 in Oslo, lives and works in New York, NY, USA) within the exhibition 'The Crime Was Almost Perfect', where the curator, Cristina Ricupero, takes inspiration from Thomas De Quincey's book questioning the topic. According to the institution the artist's have been invited 'as co-conspirators by including existing works and producing new ones in an exhibition conceived as a detective story, shedding new light on their artistic practice'. Other participating artists include Saâdane Afif, Kader Attia, Dan Attoe, Dirk Bell, Guillaume Bijl, Bik Van der Pol, Jean-Luc Blanc, Monica Bonvicini, Ulla von Brandenburg, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, François Curlet, Brice Dellsperger, Jason Dodge and Claire Fontaine.
Curator : Cristina Ricupero, Curator, 'The Crime Was Almost Perfect', Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

NOK 40 000

Marti Manen

31 January – 16 March 2014
Marti Manen Curator
Toril Johannessen

Support is provided to the curator Marti Manen for the participation of Toril Johannessen (b.1978, Harstad, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), where she will be exhibiting work from the series Words and Years (2010), in the exhibition entitled 'Chronicle. Narrative, History and Subjectivity' taking place at Fabra, Coats Centre d'Art Contemporani in Barcelona. Other participating artists include Patricia Esquivias, Aurélien Froment, Ana Garcia-Pineda, Diana Artus, Pere Llobera, Antonio Ortega and Richard T. Walker.
Curator: Marti Manen, Curator, Fabra, Coats Centre d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain

NOK 3 500


Torpedo

31 January – 2 February 2014
Torpedo Press Publisher
Elin Olaussen
Karen Tandberg

Support provided to Torpedo (consisting of Elin Maria Olaussen, b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Karen Christine Tandberg, b.1976 in Tønsberg, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for their participation in the LA Art Book Fair 2014, a non-profit fair taking place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, USA. According to Torpedo 'it will be a presentation of five new publications, among them: Modeling Time, based on the exhibition Model as Ruin and two books in a series of artists’ writings with Valentinas Klimasauskas and Matthew Rana, co-edited with Karl Larsson'.
Curator: AA Bronson, LA Art Book Fair 2014, Los Angeles, CA, USA

NOK 9 500

Anne Hilde Neset

6 February – 8 March 2014
Anne Hilde Neset Curator

Support is provided to curator Anne Hilde Neset (b.1973, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for participation in ‘Her Noise: Feminism and the sonic’, a lecture and exhibition which will be taking place at the James Gallery in New York, NY, USA. According to Neset ‘the symposium and exhibition seeks to begin a dialogue about the gendered aspects of music cultures in the context of contemporary art’.
Curator: Katherine Carl, Curator, The James Gallery, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

The American-Scandinavian Foundation

22 February – 26 April 2014
The American-Scandinavian Foundation Foundation
Tonje Bøe Birkeland Artist

Support provided to The American-Scandinavian Foundation, New York, NY, USA for the participation of artist Tonje Bøe Birkeland (b.1985, Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for her participation within the exhibition ‘Darkness & Light: Contemporary Nordic Photography’. According to the foundation ‘five leading institutions in the world of Nordic photographic arts have come together to develop and curate the exhibition’, the Museum of Photographic Arts (Museet for Fotokunst), Odense, Denmark, the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, Finland, the Preus Museum in Horten, Norway, the Reykjavík Museum of Photography, Iceland and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden. A programme including an international symposium, with lectures, children’s programming, and films will accompany the exhibition. Other participating artists include Thora Dolven Balke, JH Engström, Joakim Eskildsen, Ulla Jokisalo, Bára Kristinsdóttir, Tova Mozard, Nelli Palomäki, Katya Sander, and Pétur Thomsen.
Curator : The Museum of Photographic Arts (Museet for Fotokunst), Odense, Denmark, the Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, Finland, the Preus Museum in Horten, Norway, the Reykjavík Museum of Photography, Iceland and the Moderna Museet Stockholm, Sweden for The American-Scandinavian Foundation, New York, NY, USA

NOK 7 800

roARaTorio

24 February – 2 March 2014
Association roARaTorio Art Space
Kristina Kvalvik
Crispin Gurholt
Per Dybvig Artist
Knut Åsdam

Support is provided to roARaTorio for the participation of artists Knut Åsdam (b.1968 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Crispin Gurholt (b.1965 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo), Per Dybvig (b.1964, Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) and Kristina Kvalvik (b.1980 in Skodje, Norway, lives in Copenhagen, Denmark) within the screening event 'Rencontres Internationales' taking place at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France.
Organisors: Nathalie Hénon and Jean-Fraançois Rettig, roARaTorio, Paris, France

NOK 14 000

AV Festival

1 – 31 March 2014
AV Festival Festival
Morten Norbye Halvorsen

Support is provided to the AV Festival 14, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK in the 2014 edition titled ‘Extraction’ for the participation of Morten Norbye Halvorsen (b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Hundvåg, Norway) in the performance Ab Ovo by Jessica Warboys and Norbye Halvorsen, to be showed at Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle. According to the curator 'The soundtrack for Ab Ovo, composed by Halvorsen, is a roaming synth arpeggio with a series of field recordings. Halvorsen and Warboys´ performance will take place in the exhibition space and use its sculptural works as props, the painting as a backdrop, as well as introducing additional objects, vessels and sound to animate the space'. Other participating artists include Akio Suzuki, Lara Almarcegui, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Simon Starling, Anja Kirschner & David Panos and Wang Bing.
Curator: Rebecca Shatwell, Director, AV Festival 14, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

NOK 4 000

Performance Art Bergen

14 – 18 March 2014
Performance Art Bergen Artist
Anja Carr
Rita Marhaug
Agnes Nedregård
Franzisca Segrist
Kiyoshi Farias Yamamoto

Support is provided to artist group Performance Art Bergen (PAB) for the participation of the artists Anja Carr (b.1985, Bergen, Norway, lives in and works in Bergen and Oslo, Norway), Rita Marhaug (b.1965, Bergen, lives and works in Bergen), Agnes Nedregard (b.1975, Bergen, lives and works in Bergen), Franzisca Segrist (b. 1984 in Switzerland, lives and works in Oslo) and Kiyoshi Farias Yamamoto (b.1983, Japan, lives and works in Bergen) at the performance event and meeting organised by Dimanche Rouge due to take place at Le Generator in Paris, France. In March 2014, the group will present a selection of four members who work 'in the particular gap of the body's presence and absence, present and re-present'.
Curator: Opie Boero Imwinkelried, Agnes Nedregard and Rita Marhaug, Le Generator and Dimanche Rouge, Paris, France.

NOK 23 000

Art in Progress

1 September – 31 October 2014
Art in Progress
Dragan Miletic
Synne Bull
Toril Johannessen
Marianne Hultman
Siri Hermansen

Support provided to Art in Progress, Patras, Greece for the participation of the artists 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) within the exhibition ‘Visual Arts and Diversity in a reflecting Europe. Poverty – Solidarity – Way out’, RE-Culture II, the International Visual Art Festival, Patras, Greece. Art in Progress has invited Marianne Hultman (b.1970 in Eriksfält, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo) to select and curate the Norwegian participation within the overall exhibition. Other participating artists include Biber Michael, Krämer Armin, Müller Philip, Panetta Patrick, Reimann-Philip Neele, Szosteκ Agnieszka, Hege Bratsberg, Hans Christian Lichtenberg Nielsen, Hilde Katerina Pytkowski and Hanna Roloff.
Curator : Marianne Hultman, curator, RE-Culture II, the International Visual Art Festival in Patras, Greece

NOK 15 000

International Support with 03–funding

Hanan Benammar

1 January – 30 June 2014
Hanan Benammar Artist

Support is provided to Hanan Benammar (b.1989 in Paris, France, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for research to be conducted in Algeria and participation in the ARIA artist residency. According to the artist, her project will be focusing on ‘previous researches and archives on Algerian history and recordings of witnesses’. The project will be finalised with a group exhibition at the Mosaic Rooms, London, UK.
Curator: Yasmina Reggad, Programme Coordinator, ARIA, Algiers, Algeria

NOK 14 000

Ahmett Salina

3 April – 26 June 2014
Permata SP Salina Artist
Irwan Ahmett Artist
Ahmett Salina Artist

Support is provided to the artist duo Ahmett Salina (consisting of Irwan Ahmett b.1975, Ciamis, Indonesia and Permata SP Salina b.1973. Palembang, Indonesia) with their project 'CITIZEN Tactics', for their participation within the Air Bergen-Residencies, for Visiting Artists at USF in Bergen, Norway. According to the artists 'Their artworks are a series of interventions in public space using found objects and situational experiments, specifically designed to respond to the problems of the specific city they live in temporarily'.
Organiser: Line Nord, AIR Manager, AIR Bergen, Bergen, Norway

NOK 12 679