International Support

Recipients : May 2014

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Number of applications: 91
Number of grants: 48
Total amount applied for: NOK 3 729 182
Total amount granted: NOK 593 176

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Number of applications: 13
Number of grants: 6
Total amount applied for: NOK 727 122
Total amount granted: NOK 107 000

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

Per Inge Bjørlo

24 January – 6 April 2014
Per Inge Bjørlo Artist

Support is provided to artist Per Inge Bjørlo (b.1952 in Ålesund, Norway, lives and works in Hønefoss, Norway) for the presentation of the solo exhibition ‘Per Inge Bjørlo’ at Vandalorum Centre for Art and Design in Värnamo, Sweden. The exhibition will emerge from the retrospectives held at Henie Onstad Art Center (2012), Bergen Art Museum (2012) and Tønder Art Museum, Denmark (2013), and that received The Norwegian Art Critics’ Prize in 2011. According to the artist, ‘elaborating on the experience from these exhibitions has given way to a new body of work with the collective title The Weight of the Lung and Crow Sound. It consists of both two and three-dimensional works: drawings, paintings, objects and sculptures’. The exhibition will consist of works from the retrospective in combination with new works.
Curator: Elna Svenle, Director, Vandalorum Centre for Art and Design, Värnamo, Sweden

NOK 20 000

Annette Stav Johanssen

20 – 25 May 2014
Carl Fredrik Berg
Tommi Damstuen
Annette Stav Johanssen Artist
Dromedar Artist Group

Support is provided to artist group Dromedar (consisting of Annette Stav Johanssen (b.1979 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Carl Fredrik Berg (b.1978 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Tommi Damstuen (b.1988 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo)) to perform at the opening of Bucharest International Biennial of Contemporary Art 2014 in Bucharest, Romania. The artists describe Dromedar as ‘a “performance-band” recognised for their audiovisual presence, providing renewal to the musical term “artcore”’. Other participating artists include Carlos Aires, Matei Arnăutu, Jan Kaila, Raqs Media Collective, Marilena Preda-Sânc and Zoltán Béla.
Curator: Gergo Horvath, Curator, Bucharest International Biennial of Contemporary Art 2014, Bucharest, Romania

NOK 10 000

Bjørn Erik Haugen

23 May – 24 July 2014
Bjørn Erik Haugen Artist

Support is provided to artist Bjørn Erik Haugen (b.1978 in Tønsberg, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation in Bucharest International Biennial of Contemporary Art 2014 in Bucharest, Romania. Haugen plans to present his work Utopian Standard, a black banner with the white text ‘We Could and We Might’. According to the artist, ‘the work reflects on how modern societies internalise potential fear’. By using the font Utopia Standard, the artist intends to show ‘how fear and violence have been used as tools for creating and realising a utopian society’. The title comes from the book The Best of all Possible Worlds by Voltaire. Other participating artists include Carlos Aires, Matei Arnăutu, Jan Kaila, Raqs Media Collective, Marilena Preda-Sânc and Zoltán Béla.
Curator: Gergo Horvath, Curator, Bucharest International Biennial of Contemporary Art 2014, Bucharest, Romania

NOK 6 200

Göteborgs konstmuseum

28 May – 31 August 2014
Vanessa Baird Artist

Support is provided to Göteborgs konstmuseum in Gothenburg, Sweden, for Vanessa Baird (b.1963 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo)’s solo exhibition ‘I know a garden in a street, Which no one ever knew; I know a rose beyond the fence, Where flowers are pale and few’. The exhibition includes a selection of large-scale watercolours and pastels produced from 2009 to the present day, including a recent suite with small watercolours as well as four additional watercolours produced exclusively for the exhibition. The intention is to provide an opportunity for the Swedish audience to encounter a highly topic artistry with expressed feminist approach and critical statements, which at the same time retain an element of humour.
Curator: Anna Hyltze, Curator, Göteborgs konstmuseum, Gothenburg, Sweden

NOK 10 000

Rauma Art Museum

14 June – 14 September 2014
Geir Tore Holm
Søssa Jørgensen

Support is provided to Rauma Art Museum for the participation of 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) in the Rauma Biennale Balticum 2014 in Rauma, Finland. For this year’s biennale the artists have been invited to respond to the theme ‘crime scene’. For the biennale Holm and Jørgensen have built a wooden exhibition structure where they show their three videos Kiirunavaara Luossavaara - Bengt Jernelöf´s life (2012), Johnny (2001), Demolition of the Barn, Ringstad Farm (2014) and Western Way (1999). Other participating artists include Aram Bartholl, Liisi Eelma & Minna Hint, Inga Erdmane, Evgenia Golant, Stine Marie Jacobsen and Telekommunisten (Dmytri Kleiner and Baruch Gottlieb).
Curators: Laura Kokkonen, Janne Koski, and Henna Paunu, Curators, Rauma Biennale Balticum 2014, Rauma, Finland

NOK 6 000

Anders Holen

27 September – 28 October 2014
Anders Holen Artist

Support is provided to artist Anders Holen (b.1986 in Skien, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his solo exhibition at Helper Projects in Brooklyn, NY, USA. Holen was approached by curator Nathan Gwynne to produce an exhibition based on a large sculptural work from 2013 titled Statue of Regression. According to the artist, the work consists of a plaster cast of a hole in a large heap of clay. ‘The hole measured the size of a human being and was dug by use of the body. The work holds an abstract expression, which, by closer inspection, reveals a sculptural manifestation of physical movement and process’. For the exhibition at Helper, Holen will produce new sculptures on site using the same method. Curator: Nathan Gwynne, Curator, Helper Projects, Brooklyn, New York, NY, USA

NOK 17 940

Anne-Lise Stenseth

1 November – 14 December 2014
Anne Lise Stenseth Artist

Support provided to artist Anne-Lise Stenseth (b.1959 in Florø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway, and Dale, Norway) for a residency and a a workshop at the Center of Contemporary Art (CCA) in Tbilisi, Georgia, as well as for a solo exhibition at The Writers House of Georgia in Tbilisi. In a project titled ‘Qvela peri – Ara peri’ (QP-AP), Stenseth intends to look at circumstances and incidents connected to the relationship between Georgia and Russia, their troubled past and present, and the myth that has evolved around the Norwegian writer, musician and cultural agent Dagny Juel that was shot in a hotel room in the former Grand Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1901. Stenseth plans to work with Georgian participants to emphasise and strengthen the content of the project, which will take a filmic form.
Curator: Wato Tsereteli, Founding Director, CCA, Tbilisi, Georgia

NOK 17 800

Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain

7 February – 2 May 2015
Fredrik Værslev Artist

Support is provided to Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain in Brest, France, for a solo exhibition of artist Fredrik Værslev (b.1979 in Moss, Norway, lives and works in Drammen, Norway). Being the first solo exhibition of the Norwegian artist in a French institution, it will present three new series of paintings and sculptures especifically made for the exhibition. According to the curator, ‘the main goal is to offer French public a significant and ambitious dive into the work of this now iconic artist who belongs to the newest generation of Norwegian painters’. The exhibition project will be accompanied by a monographic catalogue, co-produced by Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain and Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Italy.
Curator: Etienne Bernard, Art Director, Passerelle Centre d'art contemporain, Brest, France

NOK 10 000

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

Sissel Tolaas

12 December 2014 – 29 March 2015
Sissel Tolaas Artist

Support is provided to artist Sissel Tolaas (b.1961 Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) for the participation in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 in Kochi, India. Tolaas plans to present Fear 2014, where body sweat from anxious men is replicated.
Curator: Jittish Kallat, Curator, Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014, Kochi, India

NOK 25 000

International Support

castillo/corrales

16 May – 26 July 2014
Matias Faldbakken Artist

Support is provided for the participation of artist Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ‘J'ai Froid’ at the art space castillo/corrales in Paris, France. According to the curator, ‘J’ai Froid’ investigates subversive strategies in Scandinavian culture, and uncovers new connections between contemporary art and movements such as black metal and expressionism. Faldbakken plans to present new sculptural works, which among others will include Towards The Light, a copy of Edvard Munch's sculpture Menneskeberget (1926). Other participating artists are Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Theodor Kittelsen and Asger Jorn.
Curator: Joachim Hamou, Curator, ‘J’ai Froid’, castillo/corrales, Paris, France

NOK 25 000

Knut Åsdam

23 May – 14 June 2014
Knut Åsdam

Support is provided to artist Knut Åsdam (b.1968 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his participation in ‘Common Spaces’ at The Kitchen, New York, NY, USA. Åsdam will present Untitled: Archive (migration) (2010), which, according to the artist, ‘consists of more than 2,500 images taken from an organic, growing archive collected from books, the Internet and other publicly accessible sources’; and Tripoli (2010), a film that ‘emphasises on the one hand architectural traces through the preserved relics of our recent past, and on the other hand the psychological and traumatic dimension of a place reflecting political history’. Other participating artists include Bani Abidi, Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri, Natalie Bookchin, Klara Lidén and Huong Ngo & Hong-An Truong.
Curators: Maria Teresa Annarumma, Molly Everett, Joo Yun Lee, and Kristine Jærn Pilgaard, Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, New York, NY, USA

NOK 4 000

Åsa Sonjasdotter

24 May – 26 October 2014
Åsa Sonjasdotter Artist

Support is provided to artist Åsa Sonjasdotter (b.1966 in Helsinborg, Sweden, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) for her participation in ‘Vivre’, taking place in several venues in Chamarande, France. In her project ‘Revendication et Partage’ (‘To Claim and to Share’), Sonjasdotter plans to cultivate potatoes in five locations around Paris, thus investigating the potato history in France, from when the potato was first introduced in the wake of the French Revolution, to the rules and regulations connected to potato cultivation today. Other participating artists include Maria Thereza Alves, Paul Ardenne, Minerva Cuevas, FutureFarmers and Fernando García-Dory. Curator: Lauranne Germond, Curator, Domaine de Chamarande, France

NOK 15 200

Jumana Manna and Sille Storihle

25 May 2014
Jumana Manna Artist
Sille Storihle

Support is provided to artists Jumana Manna (b.1987 in Princeton, NJ, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Sille Storihle (b.1985 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for the presentation of their film The Goodness Regime at Beirut, a non-profit art initiative and exhibition space in Cairo, Egypt. With the help of a cast of children, the film, according to the artists, ‘investigates the foundations of the ideology and self-image of modern Norway – from the Crusades, via the adventures of Fridtjof Nansen and the trauma of wartime occupation, to the diplomatic theatre of the Oslo Peace Accords’. The Goodness Regime was shot in Norway and Palestine, and combines the children's performances with archive sound recordings (including former USA President Bill Clinton speaking at the signing of the Oslo Accords, and Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik's New Year address to the Norwegian people in 2000) and new documentary footage filmed on location.
Curator: Antonia Alampi, Curator, Beirut, Cairo, Egypt

NOK 11 500

TOK Creative Association of Curators

2 June – 1 December 2014
TOK Curatorial collective
Toril Goksøyr Artist
Camilla Martens Artist

Support is provided to TOK Creative Association of Curators for a research trip to St Petersburg of artists Toril Goksøyr (b.1970, Ålesund, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Camilla Martens (b.1969, Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) in order to prepare their participation in 'Critical Mass 2015' that will take place in Datcha Gromova in St. Petersburg, Russia. During the trip the artists will conduct in-depth research on the project location and on the history of the wooden building from the 19th century Datcha Gromova. Goksøyr and Martens are also planning to give an artist talk to present previous works and their methodology to the St. Petersburg audience and local art scene. Other participating artists include: Stefan Kaegi, Jurij Ellick and Yulia Labutina.
Curator: Anna Bitkina, Founding Director, TOK Creative Association of Curators, St. Petersburg, Russia

NOK 5 740

Hanan Benammar

10 June – 15 August 2014
Knut Ivar Aaser
Hanan Benammar Artist

Support is provided to artist Hanan Benammar (b.1989 in Paris, France, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation of the project A Place I Have Never Been within the exhibition ‘Travelling Communiqué’ at the Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade, Serbia. The exhibition, which is carried out following the digitisation of 135,000 photographs from the photographic archive of the Cabinet of the President of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, focuses on the First Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Belgrade in September 1961. Benammar has focused on the Afar Triangle in the North-East of Ethiopia, a place inhabited by the nomadic Afar people who live under tough conditions in the large Danakil desert. The Afars remain the ‘desert warriors’ of East-Africa, and constantly have to challenge borders to access their land. During her trip to Addis Ababa and from the Internet, Benammar collected a large amount of documentation about this place, without ever going there. For the exhibition in Belgrade, she will present a large number of maps, texts and pictures related to the Afar Triangle. Other participating artists include Armin Linke, Doreen Mende, Milica Tomić, Yero Adugna Eticha and Kader Attia.
Curators: Armin Linke, Doreen Mende and Milica Tomic, Curators for ‘Travelling Communiqué’, Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade, Serbia

NOK 7 500

WIELS Contemporary Art Centre

14 June 2014 – 17 August 2010
WIELS Contemporary Art Centre Art Center
Lina Viste Grønli

Support is provided to WIELS Contemporary Art Centre for the participation of Lina Viste Grønli (b.1976 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ‘During the Exhibition, the Studio Will Be Close’ at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, in Brussels, Belgium. For the exhibition Viste Grønli will produce new sculptural works. Other participating artists include Melissa Gordon, Rob Johannesma, Aukje Koks, Emmanuelle Quertain and Grace Schwindt.
Curator: Lorenzo Benedetti, Curator, ‘During the Exhibition, the Studio Will Be Close’, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium

NOK 18 000

Ellef Prestsæter

26 June – 2 November 2014
Ellef Prestsæter Artist

Support is provided to artist Ellef Prestsæter (b.1982 in Lillehammer, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the creation of the experimental exhibition ‘Dr. Jorn’s Institute for Aesthetic Irritations’ at Museum Jorn in Silkeborg, Denmark. The project is inspired by Asger Jorn’s Scandinavian Institute of Comparative Vandalism, an ambitious and never completed art/research project which aimed at telling the history of 10,000 years of Nordic folk art through a series of books, which will now be revived as a contemporary art project. Together with artists Michael Murtaugh and Nicolas Malevé, Prestsæter is staging a contemporary SISV (Scandinavian Institute of Contemporary Comparative Vandalism), exploring how new (digital) images can be generated from the photo archive, making the museum’s hidden treasures – such as Jorn’s art collection, his private library, the archive of his letters and manuscripts as well as his artist’s books – available to the public.
Curator: Lucas Haberkorn, Curator, ‘Dr. Jorn’s Institute for Aesthetic Irritations’, Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark

NOK 15 000

Ytter and KNIPSU

28 – 29 June 2014
Julie Lillelien Porter
Anne Marthe Dyvi
Anngjerd Rustand
KNIPSU Artist Group
Ytter Artist Group

Support is provided to artist groups Ytter (consisting of Julie Lillelien Porter (b.1975 in Plymouth, UK, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Anne Marthe Dyvi (b.1979 in Bærum, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) and Anngjerd Rustand (b.1982 in Arendal, Norway, lives and works in Bergen)) and KNIPSU (consisting of Hilde Jørgensen (b.1973 in Løkta, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) and Maya Økland (b.1980 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen)) for the participation in the exhibition ‘Die Schwelle’ at Galerie Toolbox in Berlin, Germany. For the exhibition all the five artists took the role as artist curator, fully participating in the collaborative process and stages. This was a method that has previously been used by the two artist groups on exhibitions in Stockholm, Bergen and Oslo. According to the curator, ‘Die Schwelle’ is the German word for threshold. ‘The threshold is a loaded place, the marking of a crossing, a place of change and transition. In many cultures, superstition is linked to the physical threshold of a door opening: it is not an indifferent matter which foot treads first. The threshold functions as a cursor in time and space, a border/division between the past and the future and identifies an adjustment of condition, consciousness and insight’.
Curator: Mika Karhu, President, Artist Cooperate Toolbox, Berlin, Germany

NOK 10 000

Lewis & Taggart

7 July – 16 August 2014
Lewis & Taggart

Support is provided to artist group 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)) for the participation in The Banff Centre Summer Thematic Residency Program at The Banff Centre in Banff, Canada. The Thematic Residencies offer a programme where artists, curators, and other arts professionals are brought together to research a specific theme. Through peer interaction, discussion groups, studio work, lectures and studio visits from high profiled visiting artists and curators, participants will, according to the organisers, ‘gain new ideas and insights that can be applied to creative exploration and the development of their work’. During the residency Lewis & Taggart plan to use the facilities’ resources to develop new artist books – one to accompany each of their upcoming solo exhibitions at Entrée in Bergen and Tegnerforbundet in Oslo (both in 2015).
Curator: Shary Boyle, Programme Leader, The Banff Centre Summer Thematic Residency Program, Banff, Canada

NOK 12 000

Pac – Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea

10 July – 7 September 2014
Matias Faldbakken Artist
Gardar Eide Einarsson Artist

Support is provided to Pac - Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea for the participation of artists Matias Faldbakken (b.1973 in Hobro, Denmark, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Gardar Eide Einarsson (b.1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in New York, NY, USA) in ‘The Crime Was Almost Perfect’ at Pac – Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea in Milan, Italy. The exhibition was presented at Witte de With in Rotterdam before travelling to Milan. According to the curator, ‘the exhibition brings together over forty artists who cross bridges, linking art and the aesthetics of crime’, and further ‘examines the relationship between ethics and aesthetics. Questioning the role of authorship, authenticity, trickery and fraud, the exhibition blurs the dichotomy between “good” and “bad” taste, while also highlighting the double bind of “crime as art” and “art as crime”’. Other participating artists include Saâdane Afif, Kader Attia, Dan Attoe, Monica Bonvicini, Jason Dodge, Dora García, Pierre Huyghe and Teresa Margolles.
Curator: Cristina Ricupero, Curator, ‘The Crime Was Almost Perfect’, Pac – Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

NOK 10 000

Åsa Sonjasdotter

19 July – 28 September 2014
Åsa Sonjasdotter Artist

Support provided to artist Åsa Sonjasdotter (b.1966, Helsingborg, Sweden, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) for the presentation of ‘Learning from a Potato Perspective: Food and Invasion’ in Sapporo International Art Festival in Sapporo, Japan. For the Sapporo International Art Festival 2014, Sonjasdotter, together with artist Toshiaki Tomita, will investigate Hokkaido’s indigenous and colonial history from the perspective of potatoes. The artists are planning to cultivate Hokkaido’s different potato varieties in three different sites, as to highlight not only the past, but also possible future farming systems in Hokkaido. Other participating artists include Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Shiro Takatani, Fuyuki Yamakawa and Fujiko Nakaya.
Curator: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Curator, Sapporo International Art Festival 2014, Sapporo, Japan

NOK 8 000

Rita Marhaug

23 – 30 July 2014
Rita Marhaug Artist
Robert Alda Artist
Benedicte Leinan Clementsen Artist
Therese Longva Artist

Support is provided to artists Rita Marhaug (b.1965 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen), Robert Alda (b.1959 in Warsaw, Poland, lives and works in Bergen), Benedicte Leinan Clementsen (b.1986 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) and Therese Longva (b.1976 in Ålesund, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) for the participation in ‘Contexts: Given Place’ at the Festival of Ephemeral Art in Sokolovsko, Poland. The event is a result of a collaboration that started in 2012 with the organisers In Situ Modern Art Foundation and Performance Art Bergen. The festival will present performances, film-screenings, lectures, concerts, exhibitions, workshops, as well as artistic activities involving the local community and local public spaces. Other participating artists include Akademia Ruchu, Wojciech B kowski, Adina Bar-On, Stuart Brisley and Jurgen Fritz.

Curator: Malgorzata Sady, Festival Curator, Festival of Ephemeral Art, Sokolovsko, Poland

NOK 6 000

The Moving Museum

1 August – 31 October 2014
Jumana Manna Artist

Support is provided to The Moving Museum in Istanbul, Turkey, for the participation of artist Jumana Manna (b.1987 in Princeton, NJ, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in The Moving Museum Istanbul – a large-scale international project consisting of an international residency programme and an exhibition featuring projects commissioned and conceived during the residencies. The Moving Museum will host 40 international artists alongside 15 Turkish artists, and the residency period will activate a programme of events, talks, salons, workshops, film screenings and performances that will take place throughout the city over three months. A comprehensive publication will be produced alongside the residency to be launched with the exhibition. Other participating artists include Anne De Vries, Ben Schumacher, Harm van den Dorpel, Ha Za Vu Zu, Helga Wretman, Hito Steyerl, Oliver Osborne, Özlem Altın, Peles Empire and Phillip Zach.
Curator: Aya Mousawi, Co-Founder, The Moving Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

NOK 20 000

Tonje Bøe Birkeland

16 August – 21 September 2014
Tonje Bøe Birkeland Artist

Support is provided to artist Tonje Bøe Birkeland (b.1985 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) for the presentation of The Characters within ‘Nordic Exchange: Inner & Outer Landscapes’ at Fotografisk Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. According to the curator, ‘the exhibition will feature works by five younger Nordic artists who each offer interpretations of the Nordic landscape with perspectives towards more remote landscapes. In different ways they all work with inner and outer landscapes, with the relationship between human and nature by showing stories, atmospheres and universes balancing between the romantic, mystic, staged and conceptual’. Other participating artists include Johan Bergström, Anni Leppälä, Ingvar Högni Ragnarsson and Ditte Knus Tønnesen.
Curator: Kirstine Schiess Højmose, Curator, ‘Nordic Exchange: Inner & Outer Landscapes’, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOK 6 000

Jana Winderen

20 – 16 August 2014
Jana Winderen Artist

Support is provided to artist Jana Winderen (b.1965 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in Summer Streets, an outdoor street festival in New York, NY, USA. Winderen will present her work d i v e, a sound installation specially created for the 425 meter long Park Avenue Tunnel in Manhattan in New York, by commission from the New York City Department of Transportation. The installation will consist of 75 speakers installed in ambisonic setups through the tunnel, where the audience can listen to sounds made by crustaceans, fish and mammals that have been recorded in the oceans with very sensitive hydrophones. By giving the audience the possibility to understand the ocean by listening to it, the artist hopes ‘to bring attention, curiosity and creative interest and care to the largest habitat on our planet’. Other participating artists include Risa Puno, Craig Shephard and Nick Tobier.
Curator: Emily Colasacco, Director for DOT Art and Street Summer programmes, New York, NY, USA

NOK 20 000

Beate Petersen and Dimitri Lurie

21 August – 14 November 2014
Beate Petersen Artist
Dimitri Lurie Artist

Support is provided to artists Beate Petersen (b.1962 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Dimitri Lurie (b.1970 in Leningrad, Russia, lives and works in Oslo) for the presentation of their video installation Conversions in the exhibition ‘Parallel Manifesta’ in the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia, as well as in the exhibition 'The Other Capital. Contemporary Art of St Petersburg Today' at The Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia. Conversions is a four channel video installation for five voices, all of them performed by the Russian church, opera and rock-singer Mikhail Seryshev. Other participating artists in the ‘Parallel Manifesta’ exhibition included Pavel Ivanov, Anastasiya Markelova, Sofia Voronina, Natalia Demyanenko and Ekaterina Chaban.
Curators: Marina Jigarkhanianâ, Curator, ‘Parallel Manifesta’, St. Petersburg, Russia; Eugenia Kikodze and Olesya Turkina, Curators, 'The Other Capital. Contemporary Art of St Petersburg Today', The Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia

NOK 20 000

Extra City

20 September – 7 December 2014
Extra City Kunsthal Kunsthalle
Toril Johannessen Artist

Support is provided to Extra City for the participation of Toril Johannessen (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in ‘Allegory of the Cave Painting’ at Extra City in Antwerp, Belgium. Johannessen is planning to present ‘Irradiance’, a performance revolving around two pieces of 135 mm film collected from the depths of the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Spitzbergen, Norway. Presented as a slide show together with other images and a live voiceover, it tells a story about tulip gardening in the abandoned mining town Pyramiden in Spitzbergen, Svalbard, Norway. Other participating artists include Gustav Metzger, Ciprian Muresan, Rosalind Nashashibi, Fabio Mauri, Geert Goiris, Florian Dombois and Paola Yacoub.
Curator: Mihnea Mircan, Artistic Director, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium

NOK 20 000

Busan Biennale

20 September – 22 November 2014
Trine Lise Nedreaas Artist

Support is provided to the Busan Biennale 2014 for the participation of Trine Lise Nedreaas (b.1972 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in London, UK) in the Busan Biennale 2014 ‘Inhabiting the World' in Busan, South Korea. The Busan Biennale 2014 is composed of a main exhibition, two special exhibitions, academic programmes, international exchange events, and participating programmes for visitors. Other participating artist include: Kwon Hayoun, Yoon young hwa, Han Kyungwoo, Adrien Missika, Adrian Paci, Ange Leccia, Anish Kapoor, Chien Chi Chang, Damien Deroubaix, Farsen-Schöllhammer, Jaume Plensa, Peter Soriano, Recycle Group, Vik Muniz and Yoseph Dadoune.
Curator: Olivier Kaeppelin, Curator Busan Biennale 2014, Busan, South Korea

NOK 8 696

Morten Andersen

26 – 28 September 2014
Morten Andersen Artist

Support is provided to artist Morten Andersen (b.1965 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his participation in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Andersen has been invited by Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishing will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. Andersen plans to present a selection of artist books he has published, including Untitled.Cities from 2013 and two new publications. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 5 000

Bjørn Hegardt

26 – 28 September 2014
Bjørn Hegardt Artist

Support is provided to artist Bjørn Hegardt (b.1974 in Ørebro, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany) for the presentation of Fukt, a magazine for contemporary drawing, within the Norway Focus room in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Hegardt plans to present the newest edition of the magazine, Fukt #13. Launched by Hegardt in 1999, Fukt magazine is an extensive compilation/platform for contemporary drawing with an international focus. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 5 000

Eline Mugaas and Elise Storsveen

26 – 28 September 2014
Eline Mugaas Artist
Elise Storsveen Artist

Support is provided to artists Eline Mugaas (b.1969 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Elise Storsveen (b.1969 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) to publish a book containing the first ten issues of their magazine ALBUM as a colour publication through Primary Information, a non-profit publishing organisation based in New York, NY, USA. The publication will be released at the New York Art Book Fair where ALBUM has been invited by Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishers will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. Further, Mugaas and Storsveen have also been invited by curator Tina Kukielski to hold an artist talk at Carnegie Art Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, in May 2014. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

Sturla Heggdalsvik

26 – 28 September 2014
Sturla Heggdalsvik Artist

Support is provided to artist Sturla Heggdalsvik (b.1986 in Molde, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for the participation of ROV – An Anthology for Art and Literature in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Heggdalsvik has been invited by the organiser Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishers will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. ROV is a publication series featuring works, essays and poetry from Norwegian and international visual artists, writers and authors. Curated, produced and published by artist Heggdalsvik, it has been issued yearly since 2009. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 5 000

FRANK

26 – 28 September 2014
FRANK Artist Group
Matias Danbolt Writer

Support is provided to artist group FRANK (consisting of Sille Storihle (b.1985 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Liv Bugge (b.1974 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo)) and Mathias Danbolt (b.1983 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark) for their participation in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. As part of this year’s ‘Norway Focus’, FRANK has been invited to present the exhibition ‘Marie Høeg meets Klara Lidén’, and to launch the book Voluspå. The two projects were also presented at ONE Gay and Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles in spring 2014. The photos in the exhibition show Høeg together with her partner Bolette Berg challenging normative notions of gender through performative gestures in a series of self-portraits. The photos were presented next to a slow-moving portrait of Swedish artist Klara Lidén, ‘adding to the dislocation of the narration of history as linear progression’. Voluspå is FRANK’s contribution to the 100-year anniversary of the Norwegian suffrage movement and includes works from the exhibition. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

Apis Press

26 – 28 September 2014
Mathijs van Geest
Bjørn Mortensen
Apis Press Artist Group

Support is provided to artist group Apis Press (consisting of Mathijs van Geest (b.1985 in Leiden, the Netherlands, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Bjørn Mortensen (b.1977 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen)) for the participation in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Apis Press has been invited by the organiser Printed Matter to be part of the ‘Norway Focus room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishers will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. The members describe Apis Press as ‘a platform to produce publications and editions in close collaboration with a growing number of artists’. At the New York Art Book Fair they plan to present former publications as well as new booklets to be specifically released for the event. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, new York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

Kuk & Parfyme and Trollkrem

26 – 28 September 2014
Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Møllberg
Tor Erik Bøe
Jennie Hagevik Bringaker
Kuk & Parfyme Publisher
Trollkrem Publisher

Support is provided to the artist groups Kuk & Parfyme (consisting of Ingrid Forland (b.1985 in Stord, Norway, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark) and Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Møllberg (b.1984 in Notodden, Norway, lives and works in Copenhagen)) and Trollkrem (consisting of Tor Erik Bøe (b.1986 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Jennie Hagevik Bringaker (b.1978 in Oslo, lives and works in Copenhagen)) for their participation in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Invited by the organiser Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishers will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions, they plan to present the first edition in their collaborative publication series Exercise in Voyeurism Vol. 1: Actually Huizenga. The first issue revolves around director, performance artist and musician Actually Huizenga and her new video Viking Angel, with texts by Ryan Linkof, Madeleine Bernstorff and Geir Haraldseth. Other participating publishers include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

Kunsthall Oslo

26 – 28 September 2014
Kunsthall Oslo Kunsthalle

Support is provided to Kunsthall Oslo for the non-profit organisation Fellesverkstedet's participation in the New York Art Book Fair 2014, organised by the non-profit institution Printed Matter, in the PS1/MoMA space, New York, NY, USA. Kunsthall Oslo and Fellesverkstedet plan to present the project 'The Positive Void', in which twelve leading Norwegian artists were summoned to produce silkscreen prints.
Other participating publishers include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA, and Elisabeth Byre, curator, Kunsthall Oslo

NOK 6 000

Feil Forlag

26 – 28 September 2014
Feil Forlag Publisher

Support is provided to the publisher Feil Forlag (consisting of Kjersti Solbakken (b.1984 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Andreas J. Delsett (b.1984 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo)) in collaboration with the Norwegian Video Art Archive for the participation in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Feil Forlag and the Norwegian Video Art Archive have been invited by the organiser Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishers will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. The Video Art Archive started as an ambitious project to preserve and render accessible a part of Norwegian art history threatened with oblivion. Feil Forlag plans to conduct interviews with a series of Norwegian video artists. Responding to a wide international interest, they will be published in English together with a presentation of the project, making an important part of Norwegian art history accessible to both Norwegian and international curators and researchers. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

Anne Szefer Karlsen

26 – 28 September 2014
Anne Szefer Karlsen Curator/Writer

Support is provided to curator and writer Anne Szefer Karlsen (b.1976 in Halden, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for the participation in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Karlsen has been invited by the organiser Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishers will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. Karlsen is planning to present a four-part programme consisting of a presentation of art books published by the Hordaland Art Centre; a launch of the third book in the Dublett series; a lecture by Cecilie A. Størkson on artist’s books in Norway; and a lecture by Karlsen with a comparative reading of the book Localised published in 2009 by Ctrl+Z Publishing. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

Cornerkiosk press

26 – 28 September 2014
Ola Rindal
Marthe Elise Stramnu
Cornerkiosk press Publisher

Support is provided to the publisher Cornerkiosk press (consisting of Bjarne Bare (b.1985 in Poznan, Poland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Ola Rindal (b.1971 in Fåvang, Norway, lives and works in Paris, France) and Marthe Elise Stramnu (b.1984 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway)) for the participation in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Cornerkiosk press has been invited by the organiser Printed Matter to be a part of the ‘Norway Focus’ room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishers will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. Cornerkiosk press focuses on low cost, limited-edition printed matter by emerging artists for worldwide distribution. Other participating publishers visiting the fair include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, new York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

Torpedo Press

26 – 28 September 2014
Torpedo Press Publisher

Support is provided to the publisher Torpedo Press (consisting of Elin Maria Olaussen (b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Karen Tandberg (b.1976 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo)) for the participation in the New York Art Book Fair at PS1/MoMA in New York, NY, USA. Torpedo Press has been invited by the organiser Printed Matter to be a part of the Norway Focus room where a selection of Norwegian contemporary art publishing will be presented, followed by talks, presentations and artist interventions. For Torpedo Press, the New York Art Book Fair ‘is an opportunity to showcase Torpedo’s activities not only as a publisher but also as a bookshop and producer of discursive programmes’. Other participating publishers include Knowledge Editions, Kaput Livros, Paper Pusher, Three Star Books / onestar press, Texte zur Kunst, White Columns and Spheres Publication
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 10 000

Art Norac

27 September – 30 November 2014
Ane Hjort Guttu Artist

Support is provided to the association Art Norac for the participation of Ane Hjort Guttu (b.1971, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) in the contemporary art biennial ‘PLAY TIME’ in Rennes, France. For ‘PLAY TIME’, curator Zoé Gray has invited Ane Hjort Guttu to show her two videos How to Become a Non-Artist (2007) and Freedom Requires Free People (2011). In addition Guttu will also present an exhibition titled ‘Unitary Urbanism’ at Le Quartier, a partner venue of the biennial in Quimper, France, that will consist of new and old works loosely inspired by the situationist movement, including Untitled (The City at Night) (2013) and Four Studies of Oslo and New York (2013). Other participating artists include Oscar Murillo, Gareth Moore, Fucking Good Art, Priscila Fernandes and Koki Tanaka.
Curator: Zoé Gray, Artistic Director, Les Ateliers de Rennes 2014, Rennes, France

NOK 10 000

SculptureCenter

2 October 2014 – 5 January 2015
Lina Viste Grønli

Support is provided to the SculptureCenter, New York, NY, USA, for the participation of artist Lina Viste Grønli (b.1976 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ‘Puddle, pothole, portal’. For the exhibition, Grønli will present both new and existing work that, according to the curator, ‘incorporates a sense of wonder and humour to examine the changeable notion of real and illusory space - physical, virtual, internal, and external - and its impact on art production today’. ‘Puddle, pothole, portal’ will inaugurate the reopening of SculptureCenter’s renovated building and new lobby construction. A catalogue with essays by curator Ruba Katrib, Camille Henrot, and Spyros Papapetros and curator Ruba Katrib will accompany the exhibition. Other participating artists include: Olga Balema, Joachim Bandau, Camille Blatrix, Judith Hopf, Jamian Juliano-Villani and Lucie Stahl.
Curator: Ruba Katrib, Curator, SculptureCenter, New York, NY, USA

NOK 7 000

Fotogalleriet

13 – 16 November 2014
Fotogalleriet Gallery
Morten Andenæs Artist

Support is provided to Fotogalleriet for the presentation of artist Morten Andenæs (b.1979 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) in the art photography fair Paris Photo in Paris, France. The artist-run gallery MELK (represented by founder Bjarne Bare), the bi-annual journal Objektiv (represented by founder and editor Nina Strand) and Fotogalleriet (represented by director Stephanie von Spreter) are collaborating for a joint presentation of their organisations during the fair. The collaboration consists of three parts that are connected through its content - an exhibition presenting Morten Andenæs; a seminar and a panel discussion investigating the need for a context around photography and its relationship to the visual art scene; and the launch of the first international issue of the magazine Objektiv. Other participating galleries and publishers include: Afa, Artef, Athr, Beyond, Document Art, Jackson, Kicken, Little Big Man, Three Shadows +3 and Yossi Milo.
Curators: Bjarne Bare (Co-Founder, MELK), Nina Strand (Founder and Editor, Objektiv) and Stephanie von Spreter (Director, Fotogalleriet), within Paris Photo, Paris, France

NOK 25 000

Western Front Society

14 November – 20 December 2014
Joar Nango

Support is provided to the Western Front Society for the solo exhibition of artist and architect Joar Nango (b.1976 in Alta, Norway, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) at Western Front in Vancouver, Canada. According to the curator, ‘Nango’s work relating to Sami architecture and the role of indigenous knowledge in creating liveable environments resonates loudly in the context of Vancouver’. For his solo exhibition and related public programming at the Western Front, Nango will create a new body of sculptural and photographic work that applies his experiences to Vancouver’s local context. The exhibition programme will include an artist talk, panel discussions and a series of workshops with the Western Front’s neighbours, the Native Education Center. A publication will accompany the exhibition.
Curator: Caitlin Jones, Executive Director, Western Front, Vancouver, Canada

NOK 17 600

Apichaya Wanthiang

17 November – 11 December 2014
Apichaya Wanthiang Artist

Support is provided to artist Apichaya Wanthiang (b.1987 in Bangkok, Thailand, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for the participation in a residency at the Sober & Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art in Johannesburg, South Africa. During her residency Wanthiang will collaborate on four public events together with local artists Robyn Nesbitt and Nina Barnett; one at Atlantic House Capetown, and three at the Sober & Lonely Institute. The project will result in a catalogue and the launch of a website in 2015. The three artists first met in Bergen during Nesbitt and Barnett’s Air Residency in 2013. According to Wanthiang, the collaboration project aims to bring ‘A conversation’ into a public arena. Since the first encounter, the three artists have been in continuous dialogue sharing fragments of text, images and voice messages via Bergen, Chicago and Johannesburg.
Organisers: Lauren von Gogh and Robyn Cook, Directors, Sober & Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art, Johannesburg, South Africa.

NOK 12 000

InEpic

11 December 2014 – 17 January 2015
Nina Grieg
Gitte Sætre
Bo Magnus
InEpic Artist Group

Support is provided to artist group InEpic (consisting of Nina Grieg (b.1972 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen), Gitte Sætre (b.1975 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen) and Bo Magnus (b.1959 in Bergen, lives and works in Bergen)) for the participation within the exhibition ‘In Which the Smallest Gesture Becomes Epic’ at Galeria XX1 in Warsaw, Poland. According to the artists, they have an ‘underlying focus on women's choice, conscience and freedom as both political and personal experience, leading to an investigative link between feminism and democratic mindset’. For the exhibition the participants, which also included Polish artist Anna Nawrot, have been asked to examine the questions ‘Can ideas be dangerous?’ and ‘Can statements in art be risky?’. Other participating artists include Anna Nawrot and Anita Pasikowska.
Curator: Eulalia Domanowska, Curator, ‘In Which the Smallest Gesture Becomes Epic’, Galeria XX1, Warsaw, Poland

NOK 9 000

Martin Sæther

7 February – 8 March 2015
Martin Sæther Artist
Knut Ivar Aaser Artist

Support is provided to Martin Sæther (b.1986 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Knut Ivar Aaser (b.1986 in Oslo, lives and works in Oslo) for the duo exhibition 'Blikkontakt' [Eye Contact] in the artist-run space Spreez in Munich, Germany. The artists are planning to prepare a large-scale installation consisting of several sculptures and reliefs. According to the artists, the reliefs will be ‘a concise collaboration, where original pen drawings will be modified and made into physical puzzle-collages in cardboard – made with a laser-cutter’. A catalogue where research, sketches and ideas are collected and organised, will also be published.
Curator: Simon Lässig, Curator, Spreez, Munich, Germany

NOK 5 000

Andreas Siqueland

1 March – 31 May 2015
Andreas Siqueland Artist

Support provided to artist Andreas Siqueland (b.1973 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for the project ‘Painting across the Atlantic’. The artist accompanied by captain, sailor and explorer Hans Martin Halvorsen, plans to set sail from Oslo heading for the Explorers Club in New York, NY, USA, on board the 36 foot sailboat ‘RXII'. Throughout the journey the artist will create a number of paintings relating to and reflecting on the landscape he is travelling through. The artist has also been invited to the Atheneaum in Providence, RI, USA, and the Nordic House on the Faroe Islands, where he plans to present his work. The artist also plans to hold an event at the artist run space Rex Regina in Brooklyn, NY, USA, and further to initiate collaborations with institutions in Iceland, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia.
Curator: Sarah Ganz Blythe, Curator, Explorers Club, New York, NY, USA

NOK 55 000

International Support with 03–funding

Hanan Benammar

6 October 2014 – 3 July 2015
Hanan Benammar Artist

Support is provided to artist Hanan Benammar (b.1989 in Paris, France, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) to participate in the Home Workspace Program at Ashkal Alwan in Beirut, Lebanon. The HWP is an annual interdisciplinary arts programme gathering young artists from all over the world. For her residency, Benammar is planning to ‘pursue her artistic researches in a new geopolitical and historical non-European context’.
Curator: Amal Issa, Director, Home Workshop Program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon

NOK 19 000

KNIPSU

6 – 20 October 2014
KNIPSU Artist Group

Support is provided to artist group KNIPSU (consisting of Hilde Jørgensen (b.1973 in Løkta, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Maya Økland (b.1980 in Bergen, lives in Bergen)) for a research trip to Turkey and Lebanon organised by The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, Ashkal Awan in Beirut, Lebanon. According to the artists, ‘the purpose of the trip is to initiate contact with Syrian artists living in exile and to establish artistic exchange and networking opportunities with the aim to create an exhibition with Syrian and international artists that is to be presented at KNIPSU in 2015’.
Curators: Maya Økland, Wiam Alaridi and Hilde Jørgensen, Curators, ‘Slot in Memory’, Ashkal Awan, Beirut, Lebanon

NOK 15 000

Samuel Olou

7 – 27 October 2014
Samuel Olou Artist

Support is provided to artist Samuel Olou (b.1970 in Kelakpe, Togo, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for creating an international artistic platform in the former radio tower in Kamina, Atakpame, Togo. The project is created to mark the 100-year anniversary of the destruction of the tower that was used by the German colonisers. The intention of the project is to reintroduce and research the meaning between Germany and it’s colonial past. A residency with artists from Africa, Asia and Europe, initiating a process that intends to rebuild the tower and change its historical function and contemporary meaning is scheduled for October 2014. The result will be exhibited in the Goethe Institut in Lomé, Togo. Participating artists include: Soke Edor, Fadlabi, Ky Siriky, Shwan Quaradaki, lars Sandnes, Lars Cuzner, Alex Trimino and Victor Mutelekesha.
Curator: Kossi Assou, Curator, Founder and Artistic Director, Ewole, Lomé, Togo

NOK 24 000

Bodil Furu

14 – 30 January 2015
Bodil Furu Artist

Support is provided to artist Bodil Furu (b.1976 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for a research trip to Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, in prepation of a documentary film workshop of contemporary film scheduled for October 2015. Responding to a need for a platform where artists and professionals can meet and discuss different documentary film practises in Lubumbashi, Furu wishes ‘to focus on the conditions of freedom of expression in the Congo and the practical aspects of documentary film production, to develop a reflected visual language in a contemporary media world’. The workshop is the first in a series of practical and theoretical workshops over a period of three years.
Host: Patrick Mudekereza, Rencontres Picha, Lubumbashi, Congo

NOK 19 000