International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions
6 September – 7 December 2014
Emilija Skarnulyte Artist
Matti Aikio Artist
Marsil Andelov Al Mahamid Artist
Henrik Sørlid Artist
Support is provided to Tromsø based artists Emilija Skarnulyte (b.1987 in Vilnius, Lithuania, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway), Matti Aikio (b.1980 Sodankylä, Finland, lives and works in Tromsø), Marsil Andelov Al Mahamid (b.1983 Kikinda, Serbia, lives and works in Tromsø) and Henrik Sørlid (b.1989 Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Tromsø) for their participation in the 31st Biennale of São Paulo, Brazil. According to host COMO Clube they will 'design and construct a site-specific installation to house the film Latent River and organise and participate in a series of events and sound performances in collaboration with Como Clube artists'. The curator states that 'Latent River is an experimental and improvised audio-visual meditation and examination of contemporary issues around the complexities of post-colonial realities'. Other participating artists include Agnieszka Piksa, Ana Lira, Arthur Scovino, Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Bik Van der Pol, Chto Delat, Clara Ianni and Débora Maria da Silva, Sheela Gowda and Teresa Lanceta.
Curators: Charles Esche, Galit Eilat, Nuria Enguita Mayo, Pablo Lafuente, Oren Sagiv, Curator team, 31st Biennale of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
NOK 18 000
21 November – 20 December 2014
Ayman Alazraq Artist
Support is provided to Ayman Alazraq (b.1979 in Jerusalem, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the solo exhibition 'Back to Memories' at Dar al-Kalima University College in Bethlehem, Palestine. The exhibition will present the film The Passport; the website project Gaza Airport; You, from now on, are not yourself dealing with the posters of so-called martyrs that have passed away on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; and Oslo Syndrome taking as point of departure the Oslo Agreement.
Curator: Faten Nastas Mitwasi, Chair of the Visual Arts Department, Dar al-Kalima University College, Bethlehem, Palestine
NOK 11 634
24 April – 21 June 2015
Hans Christian Gilje Artist
Support is provided to artist HC Gilje (b.1969 in Kongsberg, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his solo exhibition 'The World Evolves Around You' at Woodstreet Galleries in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. For his second solo show at Woodstreet Galleries Gilje plans to present 'a mix of old and new works, including the light installations Revolver (2013), Spin (2009) and a new video installation in the Orbital series.
Curator: Murray Horne, Curator, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
NOK 19 912
MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts
11 June – 4 October 2015
MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts Museum
Ane Hjort Guttu Artist
Support is provided to MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria, for the participation of artist Ane Hjort Guttu (b.1971 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in the Vienna Bienniale 2015 titled 'Future Light'. According to curator Maria Lind 'the work Four Studies of Oslo and New York by artist Ane Hjort Guttu is a highly relevant contribution to the curatorial concept based on the topics of light or a "new enlightenment" in the discourse about the public sphere, "the commons" and "commoning", property and ownership as the very foundation of capitalism'. Other participating artists include Pablo Accinelli, Doug Ashford, Claire Barclay, Rana Begum, Elena Damiani, Shezad Dawood and Annika Eriksson.
Curator: Maria Lind, Director, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
NOK 12 990
13 September 2015
Jumana Manna Artist
Support is provided to Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK for the solo exhibition 'Jumana Manna', by artist Jumana Manna (b.1987, Princeton, NJ, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany). The exhibition comprise a newly commissioned feature-length film, A magical substance flows into me (2015), presented alongside an installation of sculptures. According to the institution, 'these hollow plaster forms resemble discarded, vessel-like artifacts, which carry an anthropomorphic charge. Presented in combination with plastic chairs and waste bins – the vernacular detritus of daily life – Manna's sculptures articulate a set of contradictions that are also evidenced in the film, where impasse is contrasted with vitality and desire. Positioned amongst the bodies of the seated audience members, the sculptures extend the exploration of these ideas into a corporeal sphere'.
Curator: Polly Staple, Director, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK
NOK 40 000
7 November 2014 – 11 January 2015
Aurora Passero Artist
Support is provided to artist Aurora Passero (b.1984 in Oslo, Norway, lives and work in Oslo) for the participation in the exhibition 'Objects In A Room' at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin, Germany. Passero will present four artworks that will be installed in close dialogue with the architecture. Consisting of nylon that is weaved, braided and later hand dyed, the artist 'see the synthetic material as a expression of my contemporary and further a opposite to classical handwork and painting the way we are expecting it, and that I want to bring into light in a contemporary discourse'. Other participating artists include Daniela Baldelli, Andreas Blank, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Rachel De Joode, Antoanetta Marinov and Zoë Claire Miller.
Curators: Eli Skatvedt and Zoe Claire Miller, Curators, 'Objects In A Room', Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
NOK 4 900
14 – 16 November 2014
Bjørn Hegardt Artist
Support is provided to artist Bjørn Hegardt (b.1974 in Ørebro, Sweden, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) for the participation of Fukt Magazine in the art publishing fair Offprint Paris at the École Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in Paris, France. According to the artist, 'Fukt Magazine is an extensive compilation/platform for contemporary drawing with international focus - a gallery in the format of a magazine'.
Curators: Yannick Bouillis, Founder and Director, and Charlotte Cheetham, publisher's selection, Offprint Paris at the École Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris, France
NOK 6 500
20 November – 3 December 2014
Agnes Nedregård Artist
Support is provided to artist Agnes Nedregard (b.1975 in Lillehammer, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for the participation in the seminar and workshop 'Les mondes possibles de la scène contemporaine' at Université Paris-Diderot in Paris, France. Nedregard plans to talk about performance art and the post-dramatique in connection with her own and Norwegian practices at the conference "Les mondes possibles de la scène contemporaine, Le Théâtre post-dramatique et la question du posthumain" (Possible worlds of the contemporary scene, post-dramatic theatre and the question of the post human)'; and to attend a workshop and a seminar organised by Sorbonne's research institute titled "Le Laboratoire du Geste," that will 'focus on the intricate connection between visual arts, performance art and philosophy', central themes to Nedregard's artistic research.
Curator: Isabelle Barberis, Professor, Paris-Diderot University, Paris, France
NOK 11 500
28 – 30 November 2014
Hospitalfield Arts Project Space
Rachel Dagnall Artist
Support is provided to Hospitalfield Arts, Angus, Scotland, for the participation of artist Rachel Dagnall (b.1972, Liverpool, UK, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) within the artist group Henry VIII's Wives in the Open Weekend at Hospitalfields Winter Season 2014 event. The weekend included talks, performances, events, tours and a café. Henry VIII's Wives presented a new performance to be the final act for the group. According to the institution, 'the work was presented in the evening of the second day, 29 November 2014. This "reactivation/ sculptural resolution" ritual burning of the organ pipe sculpture took place within a paddock on the Hospitalfield estate, overlooking the North Sea. Henry VIII's Wives worked on maneuvering the 9m long organ pipe by hand during the day and fed the fire with logs collected from the surroundings'. Other participating artists included The Arbroath Template, Lydia Brownlee and Ortonandon.
Curator: Lucy Byatt, Director and Laura Simpson, Programme Manager, Hospitalfields Arts, Angus, Scotland
NOK 4 730
9 – 19 January 2015
Camilla Steinum Artist
Support is provided to artist Camilla Steinum (b.1986, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for her residency at the Mountain School of Art, Los Angeles, USA. Founded in 2005, The Mountain School of Arts is described by the curator as 'the oldest, continuous artist-run school in California. Since our inception we been offering an independent program with a serious and obligated faculty'.
Curator: Lawrence Cohen, Director of Admissions at MSA^, Los Angeles, USA
NOK 10 000
29 January – 1 February 2015
Trollkrem Artist Group
Support is provided to artist group Trollkrem (consisting of Jennie Hagevik Bringaker (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark) and Tor Erik Bøe (b.1986 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Oslo)) for their participation in the LA Art Book Fair 2015 in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Trollkrem will present their Fan poster series and a modified version of their performance program. According to the artists, 'the posters are made in collaboration with the photographers Morten Andersen, Fin Serck-Hanssen, Tove Sivertsen, Ingrid Pop, Kim Jacobsen To, Ingrid Eggen & Kristine Jakobsen, portraying the Norwegian artists Marianne Heier, Nils Bech, Marthe Ramm Fortun, Geir Tore Holm, Lisa Lie, Tori Wrånes, Synnøve G. Wetten as well as Trollkrem and its artistic directors. Trollkrem's Fan poster series wants to elevate the image of the performance artist, creating visually striking posters that idolise the artists portrayed as if they were pop stars'.
Curator: Shannon Cane, Fairs and Editions Curator, Printed Matter, New York, NY, USA
NOK 20 000
31 January – 1 March 2015
Morten Norbye Halvorsen Artist
Support is provided to artist Morten Norbye Halvorsen (b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Hundvåg, Norway) for 'Hammer Projects: Maria Hassabi' at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CAL, USA. Halvorsen is planning to create a 'multi-channel sound installation that will serve as both an independent work and simultaneously the soundtrack for Maria Hassabi's exhibition at the Hammer Museum'. Halvorsen and Hassabi's collaboration started at the 2013 Venice Biennale, where he composed a four channel sound installation titled Dance Derivé Mouth accompanying a performance by Hassabi in the Lithuanian/Cyprus pavilion.
Curator: Aram Moshayedi, Curator, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CAL, USA
NOK 24 158
5 – 22 February 2015
Mahlet Ogbe Habte Artist
Support is provided to artist Mahlet Ogbe Habte (b.1972 in Asmara, Eritrea, lives and Works in Bergen, Norway) for a research trip to Addis Ababa. Ethiopia. By invitation from the director of Ale School of Art, Berhanu Ashiagrie, the plan is to arrange a new workshop for students and artists in collaboration with the Ale School of Art during the trip to Addis Ababa. In the long run Habte is working on an exchange and interaction between artist in Norway and Ethiopia with the aim to create an exhibition in both Addis and Bergen with artist from both cities.
Curator: Makeda Bizuneh
NOK 20 000
Institut d'Art Contemporain Villeurbanne
6 February – 3 May 2015
Institut d'Art Contemporain Villeurbanne Institute
Morten Norbye Halvorsen Artist
Support is provided to Institut d'Art Contemporain Villeurbanne for the participation of Morten Norbye Halvorsen (b.1980 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Hundvåg, Norway) in the group exhibition 'RIDEAUX/blinds'. Halvorsen will present a sound piece. According to the institution, '"RIDEAUX/ blinds" questions the legacy of modernism, of abstraction and of the monochrome, ownership of what remains, the film of images in an awareness of the means of mechanical reproduction; painting with photography, film and screens. The idea is to experience what we are going through, that which grips us, the commodities of our conversations, the sensitive surfaces and false holes, the reciprocity of light'. Other participating artists include Ron Amstutz, Pierre-Olivier Arnaud, Julie Béna, Simon Bergala, Julien Bismuth, Jennifer Bolande, Sophie Bonnet-Pourpet and Marie José Burki.
Curator: Marie de Brugerolle, curator, RIDEAUX/blinds, Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
NOK 18 300
25 February – 24 May 2015
New Museum Museum
Ane Graff Artist
Support was provided to the New Museum, New York, USA, for the participation of artist Ane Graff (b. 1974 in Bodø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the '2015 Triennial: Surround Sound'. According to the institution it is a signature initiative and is the only recurring international exhibition in New York City devoted to early career artists from around the world. For the 2015 Triennial, Graff exhibited The Blow (2013), a series of sculptural works featuring images of bruises have been painted on marble slabs. Other participating artists included Nadim Abbas, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, niv Acosta, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Sophia Al-Maria, Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili and Ed Atkins.
Curators: Lauren Cornell, Curator, New Museum and artist Ryan Trecartin
NOK 50 998
27 February – 10 May 2015
Aslaug Juliussen Artist
Support is provided to artist Aslaug Juliussen (b.1953, Lødingen, Norway, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) who has been invited to participate in the symposium ‘Circumpolar Expressions and Identities: A Symposium’ including an artist talk and a guided tour in the context of the exhibition 'Sámi Stories: Art and Identity of an Arctic People' at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, USA. Other participating artists included Britta Marakatt-Labba, Ron Senungetuk, Alvin Amason, Sonya Kelliher-Combs and Susie Bevins-Ericsen
Curator: Charis Gullickson, curator Northern Norway Art Museum, Tromsø, Norway.
NOK 20 000
1 March – 8 April 2015
Samdani Art Foundation Foundation
Support was provided to the Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh, for the participation of artist Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) with her performance YES NIX (2013), originally commisioned for Performa 13, during the Samdani Art Foundation 2015 Performance Program and Workshops. According to the curator, 'Wrånes' recent work, YES NIX looks at the choice we have in deciding life and death, a choice that is relevant in Dhaka as protests are occurring over the scheduled hangings of War Criminals'.
Curator: Diana Campbell Betancourt, Artistic Director, Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh
NOK 21 600
7 March – 18 April 2015
Marthe Ramm Fortun Artist
Support is provided to artist Marthe Ramm Fortun (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for the participation in 'Stay in Place! Take Liberty!' at Komplot in Brussels, Belgium. Together with fellow artist Kasper Bosmans, Fortun has been painting one hundred paintings on cotton sheets that will be presented together in a mass performance at Komplot.
Curator: Stefaan Willems, Curator, Komplot
NOK 15 000
11 March – 22 May 2015
Marte Eknæs Artist
Support is provided to artist Marte Eknæs (b.1978 in Elverum, Norway, lives and works in London, UK) for her participation in 'Rise Projects # 2' at Lansdowne Rise in London, UK. Organised by The Silvie Fleming Collection, 'Rise Projects' invites artists 'to create works that document their reaction to the derelict house at Lansdowne Rise. Inspiration can be taken from any aspect of the property from its architecture to its history. The project seeks to engage international artists, especially those who regularly engage with urban environments through an exploration of space'. Together with fellow artist Nicolau Vergueiro, Eknæs is taking the ideas of site specificity and collaboration further, to imagining the house itself as a 'third collaborator' in a work covering the facade of the house. Other participating artists in the project so far include Jennifer Bornstein, Karl Holmquist and Ei Arakawa, The Nang Group (Merlin Carpenter, Alistair MacKinven, Ben Wallers) and Alistair Frost.
Curator: Silka Rittson-Thomas, Curator, 'Rise Projects', Lansdowne Rise, London, UK.
NOK 19 700
21 March 2015
Stine Janvin Motland Artist
Support is provided to artist Stine Janvin Motland (b.1985 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Stavanger) for her participation at the evening of thematic performances over Language as part of the Visual Arts Program for the 4th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) in Cairo, Egypt. Stine Motland plans to perform a musical duet with US artist C. Spencer Yeh, dealing with improvisation, instant composition but also concrete music. Other participating artists included Benjamin Seror, Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou Rahme, Jochen Dehn, Benjamin Seror and Bedwyr Williams.
Curator: Mai Abu ElDahab, Visual Arts Curator, 4th Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF), Cairo, Egypt
NOK 6 426
1 April – 31 August 2015
Ebba Moi Artist
Support is provided to artist Ebba Moi (b.1971 in Ørebro, Sweden, lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and Oslo, Norway) for the project 'Young Pirates Radio League', a four-month participatory radio project by artist Ebba Moi in collaboration with Berlin based artists Anna Bromley, Marina Naprushkina and Udo Noll. The project is curated and produced by District Berlin in close collaboration with the German-Scandinavian School, the initiative Neue Nachbarschaft (New Neighborhood) in Berlin Moabit and the radio station reboot.fm broadcasted from Haus Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. According to the artist, 'the project brings together two groups of children with migration and transition experience and different living environments. One consists of children from a bilingual German-Scandinavian school in Berlin Mariendorf and the other of an initiative for asylum seekers in Berlin Moabit. The aim is to bring the two groups together willing to explore and rupture into public space, to tell their stories and raise their voice for their issues at stake'.
Curator: Susanne Husse, Artistic Director, District Berlin, Berlin, Germany
NOK 25 000
Dr Alexandra (Ali) MacGilp
3 April – 3 May 2015
Dr Alexandra (Ali) MacGilp Curator
Karl Ingar Røys Artist
Support was provided to curator Dr Alexandra (Ali) MacGilp for the artist Karl Ingar Røys (b.1967, Volda, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his participation in the exhibition 'Cannibal Manifesto: Mimesis as Resistance' at the contemporary art venue KARST in Plymouth, UK, and to give an artist talk. Røys will exhibit his work Caminata Nocturna (2013), a two channel video installation with photographs. According to the curator, 'The Australian lyre bird is the only animal which incorporates the sound of its environment's gradual extinction into its mating song. The exhibition arises from Kader Attia's video Mimesis as Resistance (2013) in which he documents the lyre bird, which has evolved the ability to mimic different sounds. With the encroachment of humans into its habitat these include car alarms and chainsaws. (...)The artists explore mimesis as a form of resistance; copying or reenacting as a protest. They are interested in the reoccupying of space that has been taken'. Other participating artists include Kader Attia, Mohamed Bourouissa, Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, Bita Razavi, Moussa Sarr and Pilvi Takala.
Curator: Dr Alexandra (Ali) MacGilp, Curator, 'Cannibal Manifesto: Mimesis as Resistance', KARST, Plymouth, UK
NOK 9 823
11 April – 21 June 2015
Arild Tveito Artist
Support is provided to artist Arild Tveito (b.1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for participation in the exhibition 'Real Life' at Skaftfell Center for Visual Art in Seydisfjordur, Iceland. According to the curator, 'the exhibition is about the lives of real people, albeit people that are somewhat extraordinary: an Icelandic artist, a Swiss ski jumper, a Swedish polar explorer and a Norwegian philosopher. The work that the artists and filmmakers have made about these individuals may be biographical but they are not however conventional biographies. They tell the stories of these people from particular, and sometimes peculiar perspectives'. Other participating artists include Cecilia Nygren, Lucia Simek and Hreinn Frifinnsson.
Curator: Gavin Morrison, Curator, 'Real Life', 'Real Life’, Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, Seydisfjordur, Iceland
NOK 14 000
24 April – 28 June 2015
Stein Rønning Artist
Support is provided to artist Stein Rønning (b.1953 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation in 'Lit from the Top: Sculpture Through Photography' at Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), in Melbourne, Australia. According to the organisers, 'Lit from the Top: Sculpture Through Photography' investigates the ways in which sculpture and photography intersect in contemporary art practice. With a particular emphasis on material, form, surface, space and creative process, the exhibition broaches notions of photographic image-making, appropriation, the relationship between object and image, and the movement between two- and three-dimensional space'.
Other participating artists include Paul Adair, Fleur Van Dodewaard, Andrew Hazewinkel, Stéphanie Lagarde, Arini Byng and Georgia Hutchison
Curators: Laura Lantieri and Sarah Wall, Exhibition Curators, CCP, Melbourne, Australia
NOK 16 600
8 – 21 May 2015
Support is provided to the artist run centre antipodes café (directed by Tuva Langfeldt (b.1985 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Felipe Ridao (b.1978 in Montevideo, Uruguay, lives and works in Oslo)) for the project 'GARBIBAI', which is a non profitable cultural project involving activities related to the trash in the river Urumea in San Sebastian, Spain. Besides a collective cleaning of the river, which will rediscover objects of trash as objects of treasure, the project will, according to the organisers, include 'art workshops for both kids and adults, as well as an art exhibition with results from workshops, both in art spaces and public spaces'.
Curators: Tuva Langfeldt and Felipe Ridao, 'GARBIBAI', San Sebastian, Spain
NOK 24 500
6 August 2015 – 6 September 2010
Rita Marhaug Artist
Robert Alda Artist
Gillian Carson Artist
Karen Kipphoff Artist
Support is provided to an artist group consisting of Rita Marhaug (b.1965 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen), Robert Alda (b.1959 Warsawa, Poland, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Gillian Carson (b.1961 in Edinburgh, UK, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) and Karen Kipphoff (b.1958 in Hamburg, Germany, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for the exhibition of their project THE (UN)FAMILIAR in the Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania. The exhibition will take place in the M. Zilinskas Art Gallery, the branch museum for international art collections. According to the artist group they will 'exhibit two and three-dimensional results of renegotiating the familiar from the artists' perspective'.
Curator: Egle Komkaite-Baltusnikiene, Deputy Director, the Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania
NOK 34 000
22 April – 19 May 2016
Ivan Galuzin Curator
Support is provided to curator Ivan Galuzin (b.1979 in Murmansk, Russia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his project titled 'The Withdrawal of the Red Army' to be exhibited at the Murmansk Regional Art Museum, Murmansk, Russia. The curator states that 'It will be the first collaboration between Northern Norway Art Museum, Tromsø and Regional Art Museum, Murmansk Russia, which are chosen as main venues for the exhibition. Satellite events in Kirkenes and Hammerfest are also under planning. This touring exhibition will be shown in Oslo or/and Blaker in the end together with a publication covering all the parts of the project'. According to the artist 'The exhibition is focused around a collection of drawings made on the Kola Peninsula—part of the Northern front—by Russian soldiers during WWII. Artworks by both established and emerging artists will also be presented in consort with historical artifacts and objects'. Other participating artists include Amilcar Packer, Morten Andenæs, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Ivan Bezin, Evgenij Vedemikov, Anatolij Jar-Kravchenko and Asta Gröting.
Curator: Ivan Galuzin, Curator, The Withdrawal of the Red Army, Murmansk, Russia
NOK 30 000