International Support

Recipients : February 2014

02
Number of applications: 59
Total number of granted applications: 32
Application demand total amount: 1.883.582 NOK
Funds distributed: 379.558

03
Number of applications: 8
Total number of granted applications: 2
Application demand total amount: 99.941 NOK
Funds distributed: 48.968 NOK

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

Simona Barbera

12 March – 6 May 2014
Simona Barbera Artist

Support is provided to artist Simona Barbera (b.1971 in Genoa, Italy, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for a solo exhibition of her research project ‘Daphne Cneorum, Something There Needs To Thrive’ at the CHAN Contemporary Art Association in Genoa, Italy. According to the artist, ‘the central point of the research is the idea of subverting the relation body-territory as a nostalgic, integral and closed system: national borders, security, self-defence, established order, power over life and dwelling – in short, the sovereign power’. Curator: CHAN Contemporary Art Association in Genoa, Italy

NOK 10 000

Maarten Sleeuwits

9 May – 29 June 2014
Maarten Sleeuwits Artist

Support is provided to the artist Maarten Sleeuwits (b.1978 in Enschede, the Netherlands, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the solo exhibition ‘Maarten Sleeuwits – Objects and Recordings’ at the Kunstmuseen der Stadt Erfurt/ Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany. The exhibition will consist of an overview on the artist production from the past five years, accompanied by four new works, and followed by a bilingual exhibition catalogue which will be published by Hatje Cantz. Curator: Silke Opitz, Curator, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany

NOK 11 854

Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius

20 June – 17 August 2014
Steinar Haga Kristensen Artist

Support is provided to the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania, for Steinar Haga Kristensen (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo)'s solo exhibition ‘Ballast’. According to the organiser, the exhibition will consist of a large body of new works on paper and canvas. These artworks will feature a wide range of printing techniques, including copperplate engravings and photo-etchings, and make use of modern digital laser technology in order to produce large scale printing plates based on earlier photo documentation of recent installed work. Curator: Valentinas Klimasauskas, Curator, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania

NOK 40 000

Jan Christensen

10 October 2014 – 11 January 2015
Jan Christensen Artist

Support is provided to artist Jan Christensen (b.1977, Copenhagen, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for a solo exhibiton at Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg, Denmark. According to the Kunsthal the artist will conceive an experimental body of painting, which reflects his earlier approaches to the medium within the gallery space. The exhibition will also include sculptural elements and constructions ‘that underline and enable the social and participatory aspect of his artistic practice, as settings for interaction with the artwork and among the audience themselves’. Curator: Helene Nyborg Bay, Director and Head of Exhibitions, Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg, Denmark

NOK 15 000

Tensta Konsthall

15 October – 11 January 2014
Ane Hjort Guttu Artist

Support is provided to Tensta Konsthall in Tensta, Stockholm, Sweden for Ane Hjort Guttu (b.1971 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway)´s solo exhibition ‘Ane Hjort Guttu – Dette er alle steder’ [This Place is Every Place]. According to the curator, Guttu’s new film Dette er alle steder [This Place is Every Place] ‘stands in dialogue with a global form of socio-political upheaval and awakening. In linking it to Tensta, the film exposes underlining processes operating ‘subcutaneously’ in a community’. The exhibition is organised in connection with ‘The New Model’, an ongoing research project since 2011 at Tensta Kunsthall, based on Palle Nielsen's famous work model for a qualitative society from 1968. Tensta Konsthall is planning an artist presentation of Ane Hjort Guttu’s extended practice, as well as an artist led workshop with students from Konstfack, as part of the exhibition public programme. Curator: Maria Lind, Director, Tensta Konsthall, Tensta, Stockholm, Sweden

NOK 20 000

Bjørn Erik Haugen

31 October 2014 – 25 January 2015
Bjørn Erik Haugen Artist

Support is provided to artist Bjørn Erik Haugen (b.1978 in Tønsberg, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his participation within The Bristol Biennial 2014, Bristol, UK, titled ‘Crossing the Line’. The artist will contribute with the video work Forest of Fallen Trees, which is a ‘continuous search of finding representations of faces of deceased in white noise on a TV screen through the exhibition period’. The piece is a video-sculpture consisting of two identical TV sets, an antenna and a small computer with a camera attached to it. Curator: Hannah Clark, Artistic Director, The Bristol Biennial 2014, Bristol, UK

NOK 9 400

International Support

Västerås Konstmuseum

22 February – 4 May 2014
Vibeke Tandberg Artist
Mari Slaattelid Artist
Jannicke Låker Artist
Eivind Reierstad Artist
Synnøve G. Wetten Artist
Annette Stav Johanssen Artist

Support is provided to Västerås Konstmuseum in Västerås, Sweden, for the participation of artists Vibeke Tandberg (b.1967 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Mari Slaattelid (b.1960 in Notodden, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Jannicke Låker (b.1968 in Drammen, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany), Eivind Reierstad (b.1972 in Oslo, lives and works in Kløfta, Norway), Annette Stav Johannssen (b.1979 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Synnöve G Wetten (b.1978 in Akershus, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) within the exhibition ‘The Beginning is Always Today – konst och feminism i Skandinavien’ [Art and Feminism in Scandinavia], a collaboration project with Sørlandet Kunstmuseum (SKMU), Kristiansand, Norway. Other participating artists include Lotta Antonsson, Elisabet Apelmo, Catti Brandelius, Peter Brandt, Nanna Debois Buhl, Kajsa Dahlberg, Ewa Einhorn, Åsa Elzén, Roxy Farhat and Yes Association / Föreningen JA!
Curators: Eva Borgegård and Else-Brit Kroneberg, Curators, Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås, Sweden, and Karin Hindsbo, SKMU, Kristiansand, Norway

NOK 20 000

Else Leirvik

26 February – 5 April 2014
Else Leirvik Artist

Support is provided to artist Else Leirvik (b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Stavanger) for her participation within the exhibition and research project ‘Matter’, the first part of the project ‘To continue. Notes towards a Sculpture Cycle’, which is a long-term investigation of the sculpture as a medium at the Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy. The programme states that ‘through lectures and itineraries around the city, artists, scholars and curators offer different interpretations of the medium, of its history and its representation’. Other participating artists include Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Rossella Biscotti, Bettina Buck, Chiara Camoni, William Cobbing, Michael Dean, Oliver Laric, Nicola Pecoraro, Diego Perrone, Timur Si-Qin and Jesse Wine. Curators: Cecilia Canziani and Ilaria Gianni, Head of Programming, the Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy

NOK 10 000

Agatha Wara

6 March – 6 April 2014
Agatha Wara Curator

Support was provided to curator Agatha Wara (b.1980 in La Paz, Peru, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the exhibition ‘DISown – Not For Everyone’ at Red Bull Studios, New York, NY, USA, as she was invited by DIS, a New York-based artist collective, to co-curate the exhibition, and to guest edit a special issue of DISmagazine, which contains essay contributions and conversations that reflect on the project. A panel discussion accompanied the exhibition. According to Wara, the project ‘looks critically at the links between contemporary art and capitalism, through the language of commerce. We have commissioned around 30 artists/artist groups to create artworks that function as consumer products that appeal to a consumer audience’. Participating artists included Bjarne Melgaard, Geir Haraldseth, Amalia Ulman, Carissa Rodriguez, Frank Benson, Nicolas Fernandez and Simon Fujiwara.
Curator: Agatha Wara, Co-curator for DIS, New York, NY, USA

NOK 8 300

Munan Øvrelid

8 March – 27 April 2014
Munan Øvrelid Artist

Support provided to artist Munan Øvrelid (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for his participation within the exhibition ‘Distant Observations. Fukushima in Berlin’ at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany. The artist plans to display the 2-channel audio composition Balbakken, October – April 2012 – 2013 (2013), which is made in collaboration with Brazilian artist Marcellvs L. The sound piece consists of seven parts, all composed of bird sounds, structured using mathematical data based on bird life in a tree in Norway throughout one winter. Other participating artists include Taro Chiezo, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Megumi Fukuda, Yishay Garbasz, Alireza Ghandchi, Florian Goldmann, Linda Havenstein, Idetsuki Hideaki and Leiko Ikemura.
Curators: Stéphane Bauer, Director, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, Mamoru Tsukada, independent artist and curator

NOK 7 000

Ståle Stenslie

21 March – 11 May 2014
Ståle Stenslie Artist

Support is granted to Ståle Stenslie (b.1965 in Elverum, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his participation within the Naka-Boso International Art Festival Ichihara Art-Mix, Chiba, Japan. Stenslie's specially commissioned artwork The Ichihara Touch Tales is an interactive sound installation whose activation releases voices of ‘spirits’, myths and stories from the region. The Ichihara Touch Tales will be installed at the Ichihara Lakeside Museum, the main venue of the festival. ICHIHARA ART×MIX is, according to the organisers, an event ‘where leading artists of the next generation from all over the world and from the country work together with the local residents aiming at building a foundation for continuous community revitalisation by communicating and sharing through the arts’. Stenslie is one of 60 artists from 13 countries who will present his work in Ichihara City. Other participating artists include Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan and Tianmiao Lin. Curator: Fram Kitagawa, Artistic Director, Naka-Boso International Art Festival Ichihara Art-Mix, Chiba, Japan

NOK 15 000

CENTROCENTRO

4 April – 4 May 2014
Jana Winderen Artist
Elin Már Øyen Vister

Support is provided to CENTROCENTRO, Cibeles de Cultura y de Ciudadanía, Madrid, Spain, for the 8th Audiópolis, a sound art and experimental music project, exhibiting the works of the two artists Jana Winderen (b.1965 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Elin Øyen Vister (b.1976 in Indre Arna, Norway, lives and works in Indre Arna). According to the curator, ‘each of them will participate in the project of Audiópolis with an individual concert in CENTROCENTRO's auditorium and with a sound installation that will be mounted and exhibited within the exhibition space of the institution premises’. Curator: Francisco López, Curator, 8th Audiópolis, CENTROCENTRO, Cibeles de Cultura y de Ciudadanía, Madrid, Spain

4 April–4 May 2014

NOK 11 769

Kiyoshi Yamamoto Farias

10 April – 18 May 2014
Kiyoshi Farias Yamamoto Artist

Support provided to artist Kiyoshi Yamamoto Farias (b.1982 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for his participation within the 2014 Spring Exhibition at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artist plans to contribute with the piece A Flag for the blind (2013). According to the artist, ‘a flag is a piece of cloth or similar material, typically a long or square, attachable to a pole. In this work I want to produce a cloth that questions a simple material that attached to a pole becomes a political action’. Other participating artists include Mads Aarøe, Edith Abel-Dakovic, Jesse Ahlers, Kenneth Michael Bergfeld, Ene Bissenbakker, Noam Dover & Michal Cederbaum and Karin Karlsson. Organiser: Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOK 5 910

Janne Kruse

10 April – 18 May 2014
Janne Kruse Artist

Support provided to artist Janne Kruse (b.1979 in Århus, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation within the 2014 Spring Exhibition at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artist plans to exhibit the work Autograph from 2013. Autograph is three framed variations of warm-forced rebars, consisting of round rebar steel bolts that have been hammered flat until only the contours of the rebars are left. The surfaces are burned during the process, and mill scale has made traces on the steel. According to the artist, Autograph ‘refers to self-writing and intends to investigate a character of shape through both internal and external resistance’. Other participating artists include Mads Aarøe, Edith Abel-Dakovic, Jesse Ahlers, Kenneth Michael Bergfeld, Ene Bissenbakker, Noam Dover & Michal Cederbaum and Karin Karlsson. Organiser: Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOK 6 000

Janine Magelssen

10 April – 12 May 2014
Janine Magelssen Artist

Support is provided to artist Janine Magelssen (b.1964 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Bærum, Norway) for her participation in the 2014 Spring Exhibition at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, Denmark. Magelssen is planning to exhibit a series of drawings named Paper on Paper#I (/VII) (2013–2014). According to the artist, ‘slightly three-dimensional lines and volumes made of paper create subtle dialogues; a sense of touch, displacements and space are made visible through the artworks’. Other participating artists include Mads Aarøe, Edith Abel-Dakovic, Jesse Ahlers, Kenneth Michael Bergfeld, Ene Bissenbakker, Noam Dover & Michal Cederbaum and Karin Karlsson. Curator:Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOK 6 000

André Tehrani

17 April – 11 May 2014
André Tehrani Artist

Support is provided to André Tehrani (b.1980 in Tønsberg, Norway, lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden) for his group exhibition ‘Soft Measures’ at the Project Room, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium. The project is a conclusion of Tehrani’s OCA residency at WIELS. According to Tehrani, ‘Soft Measures’ explores the possibility of curating as inhabiting and working through a sensual logic, rather than corralling works into a discursive structure’. Participating artists include Jan Freuchen, Linn Pedersen, Ryan Brewer, Marco Bruzzone, Magnhild Øen Nordahl and Phillip Raiford Johnson. Curators: André Tehrani, Artist, and Anthea Buys, Curator, for WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium

NOK 20 000

Andrea Scholze

27 April 2014
Andrea Scholze Artist

Support is provided to artist Andrea Scholze (b.1988 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Lørenskog, Norway) for her participation in the Grosses Treffen, The Nordic Embassies in Berlin, Germany. According to the organisers, Grosses Treffen is a one day network event that offers the opportunity for Finnish, Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Greenlandic, Faroese and Danish visual artists (also performers, sound artists, artists who create public artworks and interventions as well as designers and architects working within the visual arts field) to do portfolio presentations and get acquainted with key agents of Berlin’s art scene according to their specific interests. Participating reviewers include, among others, Oliver Baurhenn, Katja Blomberg, Ellen Blumenstein, Carson Chan and Rhea Garboe Dahl. Curator: Solvej Helweg Ovesen, Artistic Director, Grosses Treffen, the Nordic Embassies, Berlin, Germany

NOK 3 500

Karl Ingar Røys

27 April 2014
Karl Ingar Røys Artist

Support is provided to artist Karl Ingar Røys (b.1967 in Volda, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his participation in the Grosses Treffen, The Nordic Embassies in Berlin, Germany. The Grosses Treffen is a one day network event that offers the opportunity for Finnish, Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Greenlandic, Faroese and Danish visual artists (also performers, sound artists, artists who create public artworks and interventions as well as designers and architects working within the visual arts field) to do portfolio presentations and get acquainted with key agents of Berlin’s art scene according to their specific interests. Participating reviewers include, among others, Oliver Baurhenn, Katja Blomberg, Ellen Blumenstein, Carson Chan and Rhea Garboe Dahl. Curator: Solvej Helweg Ovesen, Artistic Director, Grosses Treffen, The Nordic Embassies in Berlin, Germany

NOK 3 500

Munan Øvrelid

27 April 2014
Munan Øvrelid Artist

Support is provided to artist Munan Øvrelid (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for his participation in the Grosses Treffen, The Nordic Embassies in Berlin, Germany. The Grosses Treffen is a one day network event that offers the opportunity for Finnish, Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Greenlandic, Faroese and Danish visual artists to do portfolio presentations and get acquainted with key agents of Berlin’s art scene according to their specific interests. Participating curators that the artists will meet include, among others, Katja Blomberg, Ellen Blumenstein, Carson Chan, Rhea Garboe Dahl, Matthias Einhoff and Anselm Franke. Curator: Solvej Helweg Ovesen, Artistic Director, Grosses Treffen, The Nordic Embassies in Berlin, Germany

NOK 3 500

Kaia Hugin

30 April – 6 July 2014
Kaia Hugin Artist

Support is provided to artist Kaia Hugin (b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Kolbotn, Norway) for her participation within the group exhibition ‘Der Tod ist Dein Körper’ [Death is Your Body] at the Frankfurt Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The artist will contribute two video-pieces: the Motholic Mobble part 3 (2009) and Motholic Mobble part 7 (Shadows, Twists and Endings) (2013) which, according to the artist, ‘relate to basic elements in nature and in the human experience, such as gravity, the power of dreams, a search for equilibrium and fear of psychological and bodily transformation’. The video-installation will be placed in an exhibition hall, which encapsulates sculptures made by Berlinde de Bruyckere. Other participating artists include Jana Müller, Tudi Deligne, Alexandra Meyer, Omer Fast, Wangechi Mutu and Aujik (Stefan Larsson). Curator: Lilian Engelmann, Curator, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

NOK 9 400

Agnes Nedregård & Moray Hillary

1 May – 30 June 2014
Agnes Nedregård Artist
Moray Hillary Artist

Support provided to artists Agnes Nedregård (b.1975 in Lillehammer, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Moray Hillary (b.1962 in Carlisle, UK, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for their participation in a residency at PointB Worklodge, New York, New York, NY, USA, administered by USF, Bergen and supported by the Bergen City Council. The artists will work on the performance project LIMBONAUT, which according to the artists, ‘centres around the notions of travel, inspired in part by some of literature's key tales of real and imaginary journeys – like The Odyssey, Don Quixote and Gulliver's travels, to name but a few. We ask: does travel foster an erosion of national identity, and what is the impact of nomadism on an artist’s subjectivity and work – beginning with the universal idea and then looking for individual variables’. Curator: Line Nord, Artist in Residency, USF, Bergen, Norway

NOK 7 000

Serina Erfjord

3 May – 14 September 2014
Serina Erfjord Artist

Support is provided to artist Serina Erfjord (b.1982 in Erfjord, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in the group exhibition ‘OPEN WIRE – Digital Sculptures and Experiences’, taking place at a harbour at Netfilmmakers, a gallery for netart and netvideo in Copenhagen, Denmark. Erfjord will show the pieces Cold Stain (2008) consisting of a peltier element and a metal plate that collects humidity from its surroundings by freezing it to a spot on a wall, and Sparkle (2008), a piece in the shape of an electrical cord hanging from the ceiling, that sometimes emits sparks. Other participating artists include Roman Signer, Tumi Magnusson, Mogens Jacobsen, Linda Hilfling and Kim Grønborg. Curator: Annette Finnsdottir, Curator for Netfilmmakers, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOK 5 000

SAVVY Contemporary

3 May 2014
Kurt Johannessen Artist

Support is provided to SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany, for the participation of artist Kurt Johannessen (b.1960 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) for Colab Editions – The Publication, following the 2-year performance art project 'Colab Editions' produced by the SAVVY Contemporary. The curator says that ‘the publication is to promote an innovative investigation in the field of performance art and to foster new dialogues based on collaborative practices. The publication compiles documentation from ten editions, with 24 artists, from fourteen different countries and three different continents, including the Norwegian artist, performer and organiser Kurt Johannessen’. The publication will be launched in Berlin at Savvy Contemporary Art Laboratory space, together with a retrospective exhibition of 'Co-lab Editions' programme. Other artists in the publication include Nezaket Ekici, Jelili Atiku, Lan Hungh, Fokoua Serge Olivier, Ruth Fokoua, Marc Patrick Tchambo and Alastair MacLennan.
Curator: Márcio Carvalho, Curator for ‘Colab Editions’, Berlin, Germany

NOK 10 500

Dillan Marsh

8 – 31 May 2014
Dillan Marsh Artist

Support is provided to artist Dillan Marsh (b.1980 in York, UK, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) to produce the exhibition 'undercurrents. Dillan Marsh and Karin Kurzmeyer’ and a publication in collaboration with Deuxpiece in Basel, Switzerland. The aim of Deuxpiece is to create exchange and networks for young artists by getting together international and Swiss-based artists. Curator Stefanie Bringezu was interested in Marsh‘s ‘marking of the connections between folk traditions such as carnival and contemporary cultural phenomena’. Further to the artist's book, Dillan Marsh will develop a site-specific installation, and both will be presented in an exhibition held in Flatterschafft's exhibition space in Basel. The artist will collaborate with Bergen-based artist and writer Eleanor Clare who will produce texts for the publication, which will be launched on the occasion of the exhibition opening. Curator: Stefanie Bringezu, Co-curator, Deuxpiece Collaboration, Basel, Switzerland

NOK 8 000

Museum of Contemporary Art Roskilde

9 May – 28 September 2014
Rachel Dagnall Artist

Support is provided to the Museum of Contemporary Art Roskilde, Roskilde, Denmark for the participation of Rachel Dagnall (b.1972, Liverpool, UK, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within the artist group Henry VIII's Wives' contribution to the exhibition ‘Before Normal: Concept After Concept’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark. According to the organiser, ‘for the context of Roskilde, which is an ancient city dating from the Viking Age, Henry VIII's Wives will build a wooden boat inspired by the Viking ships of the historical harbour’. Other participating artists include Art and Language, John Baldessari, Björnligan, Andrea Büttner, Anna Bella Geiger, General Idea, Henriette Heise and Inspection Medical Hermeneutics. Curator: Lars Bang Larsen, Curator for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark

NOK 23 540

Karina Nøkleby Presttun

22 May – 19 June 2014
Karina Nøkleby Presttun Artist
Hilde Kjørholt Frantzen Artist
Kristina Daukintyte Aas Artist
Gro Gjengedal Navelsaker Artist

Support is provided to artist Karina Nøkleby Presttun (b.1981 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) for her participation within the exhibition ‘Play & Decay’ at Uzupio Meno Inkubatorius, Vilnius, Lithuania, with the artists Hilde K. Frantzen (b.1982 in Larvik, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Kristina Daukintyte Aas (b.1978 in Klaipeda, Lithuania, lives and works in Innvik, Norway) and Gry Gjengedal Navelsaker (b.1981 in Nordfjordeid, Norway, lives and works in Bergen). According to the artists they are all ‘working with issues relating to the body’. ‘In the postmodern world, death and decay is denied and is no longer recognised as a natural state of being. In modern society vanity and youth are strong currencies. Aging is seen as a sign of weakness and we're using all measures to preserve ourselves and stay young. We want to look at this through the act of play by focusing on the body that changes as time passes by, and relate to aspects of life, materiality, and decay’. In addition they are invited by Laura Pavilonyte, the Head of the Textile Department at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, to give a presentation on Norwegian textile art. Curator: Solveiga Gutaute, Project Manager, Uzupio Meno Inkubatorius, Vilnius, Lithuania

NOK 8 800

Kjell Bjørgeengen

24 May – 22 June 2014
Kjell Bjørgeengen Artist

Support is provided to artist Kjell Bjørgeengen (b.1951 in Sandvika, Norway, lives and works in Stabekk, Norway) for his participation within the exhibition ‘ImageLightSoundSpace’ at the MMIII, Kunstverein Mönchengladbach e. V., Mönchengladbach, Germany. According to the curator, ‘the installations will respond to the space itself. […] The exhibition can be understood as a deliberation on how material, form, light, intellect and intuition conspire, whilst effectively incorporating audience participation through insisting of total awareness of space and light’. The artist will participate with one large-scale projection and three LCD panels. Curator: Tilman Hoepfl, Curator for Kunstverein Mönchengladbach e. V., Mönchengladbach, Germany

NOK 14 188

Kadist Art Foundation

30 May – 27 July 2014
Kadist Art Foundation Foundation
Geir Tore Holm
Søssa Jørgensen

Support is provided to Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France, for the participation of artists Geir Tore Holm (b.1966 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Skiptvet, Norway) and Søssa Jørgensen (b.1968 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Skiptvet, Norway) for their participation within the group exhibition ‘Beyond the End’. According to the curator, ‘the exhibition will introduce crucial issues unearthed in Tierra del Fuego: the native/non-native dichotomy; the inevitable interdependence of humans, non-humans and matter; and the urgency of maturing aesthetic sensibility in the face of scientific discoveries’. Participating artists include Christy Gast, Fabienne Lasserre, nadaproductions, Carolina Saquel and Myriam Lefkowitz. Curator: Camila Marambio, Curator, for Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France

NOK 24 397

Rolf Gerstlauer & Julie Dind

10 June – 31 July 2014
Rolf Gerstlauer Artist

Support is provided to the artist Rolf Gerstlauer (b.1964, Chur, Switzerland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) from the artist group Rolf Gerstlauer & Julie Dind for their participation within the programme of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Beijing, People's Republic of China, by initiating a summer workshop and to produce the material for an exhibition at the CAFA. The artists state that ‘Dind will produce textiles (weaving and shibori work) and interpret the scores in Butoh dance while Gerstlauer will work on plastics and installations that perceives and captures her dance through video and photography’. The results and the material produced in that workshop will be exhibited at CAFA, Beijing, at the end of the workshop term. Curator: CAFA, Beijing, People's Republic of China

NOK 12 000

Sara Eliassen

19 June – 15 July 2014
Sara Eliassen Artist

Support is provided for artist Sara Eliassen (b.1977 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), for her participation in the 2014 residency at the OMI International Art Centre in Ghent, NY, USA. Residency curator Claudia Cannizzaro explains that ‘Moukhtar Kocache will be the Critic-in-Residence for tutoring and discussiing during the entire period and Lilly Wei will be the Critic Emerita’. Other participating artists include Bashar Alhroub, Lara Baladi, Jesus Benavente, Marcus Castro, Serge Clottey, Gopal Dagnogo and Ira Eduardovna. Curator: Claudia Cannizzaro, Director, Art Omi International Artists Residency, Ghent, NY, USA

NOK 7 000

Inger Wold Lund

1 – 30 September 2014
Inger Wold Lund Artist

Support is provided to artist Inger Wold Lund (b.1983 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation within the project ‘Three Sisters. You Make Me Feel Better When You Say my Life is Great’ at Vrångsholmen, Tanum, Sweden. The line ‘You Make Me Feel Better When You Say my Life is Great’ was later added to Chekhov’s play Three Sisters, and the curator describes the project as ‘a site-specific project on Chekhov's play, with visual artists and performing artists in collaboration’. Curator: Anders Nilsson and Filippa Pettersson, Curators, ‘Three Sisters’, Vrångsholmen, Tanum, Sweden

NOK 4 000

Linn Cecilie Ulvin

1 – 30 October 2014
Linn Cecilie Ulvin Artist

Support provided to artist Linn Cecilie Ulvin (b.1969 in Drammen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation within the group exhibition ‘The Book Lovers – The Novel as an Artform’ at Cricoteka - Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor in Krakow, Poland. The artist plans to exhibit the two novels The Skies Behind Are Exhaustingly Blue (2001), and Closer To Love (2005). According to the applicant the projects are part of ‘a collection of artist novels with a parallel online database, which is complemented with a series of exhibitions and public programmes, a pop-up bookstore and a publication’. The collection, a total of 315 titles, has been acquired by M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerpen in Belgium. The set includes, among others, novels written by Carl Andre, AA Bronson, Jake Chapman, Keren Cytter, Salvador Dalí, Tim Etchells, Matias Faldbakken, Liam Gillick, Goldin+Senneby, Rodney Graham, Renée Green, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Pablo Helguera, Stewart Home, Isidore Isou, Pierre Klossowski, Joseph Kosuth and Yayoi Kusama. Curators: David Maroto and Joanna Zielinska, curators, ‘The Book Lovers - The Novel as an Artform’, Cricoteka – Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor, Krakow, Poland

NOK 12 000

International Support with 03–funding

Anawana Haloba

5 – 19 February 2014
Anawana Haloba Artist

Support provided to Anawana Haloba (b.1978 in Livingstone, Zambia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the preparation of the inaugurating exhibition of the Livingstone Office of Contemporary Art (LoCA), to be held in Livingstone, Zambia, in October 2014. Haloba will travel to Livingstone for research and a seminar where she will present the exhibition concept on behalf of LoCA to the collaborating institutions. The opening coincides with Zambia’s 50th anniversary of independence. Organiser: Kenneth Zenzele Chulu, National Vice Chairman, Zambia National Visual Arts c/o Livingstone Museum.

NOK 27,968

Magnus Bjerk

13 – 21 March 2014
Magnus Bjerk Artist

Support provided to artist Magnus Bjerk (b.1980 in Sarpsborg, Norway, lives and works in Sarpsborg, Berlin, Germany and Oslo, Norway) for his participation in Sarajevo International Art Festival, in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Titled Walk: Encounter, Bjerk will present an interactive installation consisting of led lights and touch sensors at the Sarajevo City Library. The building has been undergoing restoration since it was bombed and burned down during the war in 1992, and Bjerk will install another project as a continuation of ‘Walk: Encounter' when it opens to the public in June 2014. Curators: Asja Mandic and Ibrahim Spahic, Sarajevo International Art Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia

NOK 10,000