International Support

Recipients : February 2015

02
Number of applications: 92
Number of grants: 42
Total amount applied for: NOK 3 331 365
Total amount granted: NOK 614 563

03
Number of applications: 12
Number of grants: 2
Total amount applied for: NOK 1 029 891
Total amount granted: NOK 60 000

International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions

Anne-Lise Stenseth

19 – 28 February 2015
Anne Lise Stenseth Artist

Support is provided to artist Anne-Lise Stenseth (b.1959 in Florø, Norway, lives and works in Dalsåsen, Norway) for the exhibition 'Anne Lise Stenseth - Selected video works 2008-2014' at the Exhibition hall Titanikas at the Vilnius Academy of Arts Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania. Stenseth will show excerpts from The Kiss and Waste Project (2007–11) ­– a multichannel video installation made in Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and United Kingdom; Qvela peri - Ara peri (2013–14), – a film project dealing with 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 (1867-1901) that was shot in a hotel room in the former Grand Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1901; the film Suspended Dust (2014) – a portrait of Dagny Juel speaking from the grave and trying to confront things from the past which leads to the development of a strong desire to go back to Norway; and Notes On Political Economy (2014) – a film in which the script is developed from an old notebook found in ruins in Tbilisi.
Curator: Viktoras Liutkus, Director, Vilnius Academy of Arts Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania

NOK 6 000

Marius Engh

21 February – 21 March 2015
Marius Engh Artist

Support is provided to artist Marius Engh (b.1974 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for the solo exhibition 'Nec Plus Ultra' at Taylor Macklin in Zürich, Austria. According to the artist, the exhibition consists of 'objects and photographs based on ideas concerning the significance of the Strait of Gibraltar to the Western world. It is defined by the "Pillars of Hercules" – two opposite rock formations which in antiquity made the outermost point of what was separating the known from the unknown. "Nec Plus Ultra" means that there is "nothing further beyond" (…) The dollar sign is said to derive from a symbolic rendering referring to the pillars and a curling banner curling upon them which was used to mark the Spanish dollar and was brought to America and adopted as a sign and name of several monetary systems. Now the world is coming to Europe as refugees and migrating workers, through the same gate.'
Curator: Thomas Julier, Curator, Taylor Macklin, Zürich, Austria

NOK 12 000

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

6 March – 17 May 2015
Gardar Eide Einarsson Artist

Support is provided to ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Aarhus, Denmark, for the presentation of a solo exhibition by artist Gardar Eide Einarsson (b.1976 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Tokyo, Japan, and New York, NY, USA) titled ‘A madman, a patient, a condemned man, a worker or a schoolboy’. According to the curator, ‘the show is conceived as a large installation, consisting of ten to fifteen large-scale black gestural paintings. Each painting has images of large tarps silkscreened directly over the painting itself, creating a big black square on top of the canvas and over the motif which obscures everything but the edges of the painted area masking (or redacting) the painting. In addition to this there will be a large-scale scatter installation made of fabric covering much of the floor’. In addition to the exhibition ARoS is going to publish a catalogue with a peer-reviewed text by the Norwegian curator, author and museum director Åsmund Thorkildsen and with an introduction by curator Lise Pennington. ‘A madman, a patient, a condemned man, a worker or a schoolboy’ is the first project in the new exhibition series ‘FOCUS // NEW NORDIC’, showing nine Nordic artist over a three-year span. Other solo artists in the series will be Marten Damgaard and artist duo Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg.
Curator: Lise Pennington, Chief curator, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

NOK 25 000

Nina Torp

27 March – 7 May 2015
Nina Torp Artist

Support is provided to artist Nina Torp (b.1970 in Sandefjord, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany) for the presentation of the solo exhibition 'In Between Images' at the Galerie im Turm in Berlin, Germany. The artist plans to present a new site specific work in which she intends 'to study the monumental architecture in Karl-Marx-Allee as a scenography for the former political governance'. The exhibition will be made up a video piece blending analogue and digital imagery in a collage technique projected inside of an installation; a large-scale Leporello made of prints on fibre-boards mounted together in a sequence of folds; and a wallpaper made of two sets of black and white analogue photocopies mounted on two walls.
Curator: Naomi Hennig, Curator, Galerie im Turm, Berlin, Germany

NOK 6 566

Dora Garcia

6 May – 22 November 2015
Dora García Artist

Support is provided to artist Dora Garcia (b.1965 in Valladolid, Spain, lives and works in Barcelona, Spain and Oslo, Norway) for the presentation of 'The Sinthome Score' within 'All the World’s Futures' at the 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy. 'The Sinthome Score' is a performance and installation, consisting of two essential elements: the score and two performers. The text for the score is one of the transcriptions of the seminar XXIII of Jacques Lacan, "Le Sinthome", "unofficially" translated into English. This text is divided into ten chapters for which Garcia has drawn a set of movements. Other participating artists include Jumana Emil Abboud, Cao Fei, Petra Bauer, Marlene Dumas, Peter Friedl, Carsten Höller and K Hiwa.
Curator: Okwui Enwezor, Curator, 'All the World’s Futures', the 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.

NOK 17 578

Jumana Manna

19 May – 21 August 2015
Jumana Manna Artist

Support is provided to artist Jumana Manna (b.1987 in Princeton, NJ, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the solo exhibition 'After Cinema' at the Beirut Art Center in Beirut, Lebanon. The artist plans to create a major new installation with existing and new works, related to the two films Blessed Blessed Oblivion (2010) – examining macho culture in East Jerusalem, as seen in auto shops, barbershops, and gyms; and The Dream (in progress) – a film about the collective unconscious of Syrian refugees in Turkey and Lebanon, expressed through what they see in their sleep. According to the artist, 'the sculptures in the installation will examine the subject matters in a more condensed and abstract manner, through the notion of relics'. Manna also plans to build a room sized body fragment/chamber that will house a series of smaller works on site in collaboration with casting expert Bo Bisgaard.
Curator: Marie Muracciole, Director, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, Lebanon

NOK 25 000

Ignas Krunglevicius

22 May – 22 June 2015
Ignas Krunglevicius Artist

Support is provided to artist Ignas Krunglevicius (b.1979 in Kaunas, Lithuania, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the presentation of Interrogation at the Wifredo Lam Center of Contemporary Art within the 12th Havana Biennial 'Between Idea and Experience' in Havana, Cuba. Interrogation is a video installation for multiple projections taken from a real interrogation transcript from a murder case. The soundtrack was composed using multiple techno drum machines, accentuating every word from the police and the suspect statements. Throughout the piece a psychological attack where police methodically extracts the confession form the suspect, is experienced. Other participating artists include Aman Mojadidi, Nelson González, Jean Mukendi Katambayi, Reinier Nande, Yornel Martínez, 3stado Sólido and Héctor Zamora.
Curator: Jorge Fernandez Torres, Director, 12th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

NOK 20 000

Marte Johnslien

22 May – 22 June 2015
Marte Johnslien Artist

Support is provided to artist Marte Johnslien (b.1977 in Lillehammer, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation in the 12th Havana Biennale in Havanna, Cuba. Johnslien has been designated the area of Casa Blanca to produce a site- specific work for the biennial. According to the artist, she plans to create a project which ‘will consist of sculptural interventions which aim to create contemplative spaces addressing the idea of interconnectedness’. Other participating artists include Aman Mojadidi, Nelson González, Jean Mukendi Katambayi, Reinier Nande, Yornel Martínez, 3stado Sólido and Héctor Zamora.
Curator: Jorge Fernandez Torres, Director, 12th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

NOK 20 000

Sami Rintala

22 May – 22 June 2015
Sami Rintala Artist
Dagur Eggertsson Artist

Support is provided to the artist group consisting of Sami Rintala (b.1969 in Helsinki, Finland, lives and works in Bodø, Norway) and Dagur Eggertsson (b.1965 in Reykjavik, Iceland, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the presentation of a site specific installation a park in Casablanca within the 12th Havana Biennial titled ‘Between Idea and Experience’ in Havana, Cuba. According to the artists, ‘the work will be commenting on the theme of the biennial, and will be built by the artists with tools that are brought along and materials available/ found/ recycled.
Other participating artists include Aman Mojadidi, Nelson González, Jean Mukendi Katambayi, Reinier Nande, Yornel Martínez, 3stado Sólido and Héctor Zamora.
Curator: Jorge Fernandez Torres, Director, 12th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

NOK 20 000

Andreas Hoffmann

22 May – 22 June 2015
Pikene på Broen Curatorial collective

Support is provided to Artistic Director Andreas Hoffmann (B.1966 in Karlsruhe, lives and works in Kirkenes, Norway) for the participation of Pikene på Broen, a collective of curators and producers based in Kirkenes, in the 12th Havana Biennale in Havanna, Cuba. Pikene På Broen will organise their event Transborder Café (TC), titled ’Grense Jakobselv meets Malecón’, ‘an informal art concept which facilitates dialogue and people to people contact. TC is a theme based think tank which brings together experts and involvs the audience in an open discussion related to current political and cultural issues connected to the borderland, enriched with contributions by artists, politicians and researchers’. Other participating artists include Aman Mojadidi, Nelson González, Jean Mukendi Katambayi, Reinier Nande, Yornel Martínez, 3stado Sólido and Héctor Zamora.
Curator: Jorge Fernandez Torres, Director, 12th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba

NOK 20 000

Istanbul Biennial

5 September – 1 November 2015
Thale Elisabeth Sørlie Photo Archivist
Arne Langleite Photo Archivist

Support is provided to the Istanbul Biennial for including Thale Elisabeth Sørlie and Arne Langleite from The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology’s presentation of Carl Størmer in the 14th Istanbul Biennial titled ‘SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms’ in Istanbul, Turkey. According to Sørlie and Langleite, the presentation is the result of ‘a rigorous artistic and historical research into the photographs of aurora borealis recorded by Carl Størmer, and will include original materials by him from the collections of the Museum of Science and Technology in Oslo. In photographing the northern lights for the first time, Størmer not only captured a natural phenomenon that had thus far not been seen in photographs, but he also acted as a creator of the same. His observations made manifest the fleeting, and started us towards understanding instead of believing’. Other participating artists include Etel Adnan, Vernon Ah Kee, Haig Aivazian, Ali Akay, Meriç Algün Ringborg and Alternatif Üretim.
Curator: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Curator, 14th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

NOK 53 202

Sille Storihle

8 – 24 January 2016
Sille Storihle

Support is provided to artist Sille Storihle (b.1985 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Berlin, Germany) for the solo exhibition 'ONE Man Show' at Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA, USA. After finishing her OCA residency at the 18th Street Art Center in December 2014, Storihle was invited to return to LA for a solo exhibition at Human Resources. According to the artist, 'the exhibition will constitute of the first public showing of the two short films, The Stonewall Nation (2014) and The Happy Hustler (2015), both made in collaboration with actor Michael Kearns. The Happy Hustler was made partly while being at the OCA residency. The show will also constitute of an exhibition of archival material from ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives provided by the curator at ONE David Evans Frantz. The exhibition will also be accompanied by public programming co-organised with the queer critic and art historian Mathias Danbolt, currently a Visiting Researcher at University of Southern California.
Curator: Shoghig Halajian, Curator and Programming Board Member, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA, USA

NOK 17 000

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

Kyiv Biennale of Contemporary Art

8 September – 1 November 2015
Kunsthall Trondheim Kunsthalle

Support is provided to the Kyiv Biennale of Contemporary Art for the presentation of ’The School of Kyiv’ within the 2nd Kyiv Biennale of Contemporary Art at Kunsthall Trondheim in Trondheim, Norway. According to the organisers, ‘one of the essential building blocks of “The School of Kyiv” is the ambition to broaden the scope of the Biennale beyond Ukraine and out into Europe. This is why ‘departments’ of the Biennale will be inaugurated in a number of European institutions in Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Moscow, Prague, Sofia and others. For the department of “The School of Kyiv“ in Trondheim we are going to invite three Ukrainian artists from different generations and cultural backgrounds that will be exhibiting in Kyiv too: Alevtina Kakhidze (born 1973), Juri Leiderman (born 1963) and Lada Nakonechna (born 1981), all of them internationally renowned for their artistic stance’. Other participating artists include Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Larissa Babij, Graciela Carnevale, Josef Dabernig, Galit Eilat and Harun Farocki.
Curators: Hedwig Saxenhuber and Georg Schellhammer, Curators, 2nd Kyiv Biennale of Contemporary Art, Kyiv, Ukraine and various locations

NOK 30 000

International Support

Asia Art Archive

13 May 2010 – 17 May 2015
Brandon LaBelle Artist

Support is provided to the Asia Art Archive for the presentation of artist Brandon LaBelle (b.1969 in USA, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) within the workshop series ‘Property, Protest, Commons and the Alternative Economies of Art’ at the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, China. According to AAA, ‘each workshop will be anchored by significant voices in the field alongside invited regional participants/guest respondents. Contributors will draw from their own practice to interrogate the links between the three topics and formulate new questions arising from their specific methodologies and concerns’. Other participating artists include Antony Hudek, Maria Lind, Esther Liu, Ingrid Chu, Hammad Nasar and Phoebe Wong.
Curator: Marysia Lewandowska, AAA resident artist, and Ingrid Chu, Curator of Public Programme, AAA, Hong Kong, China

NOK 9 000

Signe Lidén

6 – 20 March 2015
Signe Lidén Artist

Support is provided to artist Signe Lidén (b.1981 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for the participation in the Hong Kong edition of Papay Gyro Nights organised by Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival in Papay Westray, Orkney Islands, UK. Lidén has been invited to produce a new realisation of the sound installation ’Beyond’ and do a screening of krysning/(...)/interflux, as well as contribute to the Transdisciplinary University sessions lead by the Hong Kong University. In 2013 Lidén was an artist in residence at the Orkney Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival, and she has now been invited to come back for the Hong Kong edition. Other participating artists include Grace Schmidt, Verena Kuselka, Deniz Üster, Juha van Ingen, Jarkko Räsänen and Seppo Renvall.
Curator: Tsz Man Chan & Ivanov, Directors and Curators, Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival, Papay Westray, Orkney Islands, UK

NOK 10 870

Elida Brenna Linge

9 March – 3 April 2015
Elida Brenna Linge Artist

Support is provided to Elida Brenna Linge (b.1982 in Valldal, Norway, lives and works in Valldal) for the participation in BAiR Late Winter Intensive at The Banff Centre in Banff, Canada. Linge is running the artist residency project the Winterstudio/Hansplassen together with fellow artist Andreas Siqueland, and she states that ‘I see the meeting of arts professionals in Banff as an opportunity not only to present myself and my art work, but also Linge and it’s surrounding landscape, for potential future artist residents. At the same time, my stay at Banff will give me a chance to observe and learn how a residency of that scale is being run.’
Curator: Kristy Trinier, Curator, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada

NOK 8 000

David Thorp

10 March – 19 April 2015
Joar Nango

Support is provided to curator David Thorp for including Joar Nango (b.1979 in Alta, Norway, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) in ‘Potential Architecture at Ambika P3 in London, UK. According to the curator, ‘Sami-Norwegian Jaor Nango studied architecture and also works as an artist doing site specific installations in galleries and public spaces as well as producing buildings that are inspired by the creative simplicity and DIY mentality that exists within rural environments in Northern Norway. As part of ‘Potential Architecture’, Nango has been commissioned to develop a work that deals with transition from nomad life to urban life in Ulaanbaatar/Mongolia, which he visited during an OCA International Residency in Beijing in 2014’. ‘Potential Architecture’ will travel to Tromsø Kunstforening in Tromsø, Norway in 2016. Other participating artists include Alexander Brodsky, Sean Griffiths and Apolonija Sustersi.
Curator: David Thorp, Curator, ‘Potential Architecture, Ambika P3, University of Westminster, London, UK

NOK 15 000

RAKE visningsrom

13 March – 10 June 2015
RAKE visningsrom
Per Kristian Nygård Artist
Anne Katrine Dolven Artist

Support is provided to RAKE visningsrom in Trondheim, artist Per Kristian Nygård (b.1979 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Trondheim) and artist A K Dolven (b.1953 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Lofoten, Norway, and London, UK) for the participation in the exhibition ‘Prophetia’ at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, Spain. In the autumn of 2014 RAKE visningsrom in Trondheim produced two new cinematographic works together with the Spanish artist Jordi Colomer. One of the works, the ‘Sjøbadet Alphabeth’ will now appear in the Prophetia exhibition at the Miró center. In a wish to further expand the Norwegian-Spanish cooperation and network, the curator has invited A K Dolven with the audiopice ‘Seven Voices’ and the Trondheim-based artist Per Kristian Nygård to attend the exhibition with a series of prints, titled ‘Repetition as a Form of Change’, also produced by RAKE. Other participating artists include Anri Sala, Jimmie Durham, Núria Güell, Luiz Simoes and Sabina Simón.
Curator: Imma Prieto, Curator, Prophetia’, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain

NOK 16 000

Marthe Ramm Fortun

20 – 23 March 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 site-specific performance 'I Saw My Future in Your Eyes' at Bozar – Centre for Fine Arts Brussels within Performatik in Brussels, Belgium. According to the artist, she plans to invite a general audience to 're-interpret selected portraits from the Bozar-exhibitions “The Ottoman Orient in Renaissance Art” and “Renaissance Portraiture in the Low Countries”. Other participating artists include Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Bára Sigfúsdóttir & Noémie Goudal, Beatrice Balcou, Benoît Félix, Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki/fieldworks and Xavier Le Roy.
Curator: Gerd Van Looy, Artistic Manager; and Katleen Van Langendonck, Co-Artistic director and Curator of Performatik, Brussels, Belgium

NOK 7 000

Lene Berg

25 – 28 March 2015
Lene Berg Artist

Support is provided to artist Lene Berg (b.1965 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) for her participation in the seminar 'Revoir Picasso' at the Picasso Museum in Paris, France. Berg is going to screen excerpts from her film Stalin by Picasso or Portrait of Woman with Moustache" (2008) and to have a public dialogue with the curator Elena Sorokina. Other participants include John Richardson, Hiromi Matsui, Elizabeth Cowling, Ann Hoenigswal, Philippe Dagen and Adel Abdessemed.
Curator: Elena Sorokina, Curator, ‘Revoir Picasso’, Picasso Museum, Paris, France

NOK 4 500

Regina Maria Möller

27 March – 20 December 2015
Regina Möller Artist

Support is provided to artist Regina Maria Möller (b.1962 in Munich, Germany, lives and works in Trondheim, Norway) for her participation in the exhibition research project 'Place. Labour. Capital' by invitation by the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore. According to the artist her 'contribution develops step-by-step within the exhibition time-period and takes on the form of an extending and transformable curtain(s) (…) The curtains are based on clothing, textiles, and patterns referring to the New Silk Road.'
Curator: Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director, NTU CCA Singapore, Singapore

NOK 20 000

Cathrine Maclennan Kramer

1 – 30 April 2015
Cathrine Maclennan Kramer Artist

Support is provided to artist Cathrine Maclennan Kramer (b.1982 in Bergen, Norway lives and works in Harfsfjord, Norway) for a residency and the development of an art project within the programme 'The Politics of Food – Season 2: Sex Diet and Disaster' at the Delfina Foundation in London, UK. Kramer plans to spend the time doing research for a feature length hybrid film between a documentary and an artist film with the working title We Have Always Been BioHackers. The film will, according to the artist, 'depict some of the ways humans have and are manipulating the planet from the perspective of food production and especially consumption'. Other participating artists include Taus Makhacheva, Matheus Rocha Pitta, Daniel Salomon and Lantian Xie.
Curator: Nat Muller, Curator, The Politics of Food – Season 2: Sex Diet and Disaster’, Delfina Foundation, London, UK

NOK 20 000

B-Open bokkunstgruppe

12 – 13 April 2015
Sarah Jost
Imi Maufe
Randi Annie Strand
B-Open bokkunstgruppe Artist Group

Support is provided to the artist group B-Open bokkunstgruppe consisting of Sarah Jost (b.1979 in Sweden, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Imi Maufe (b.1974 in Norfolk, UK, lives and works in Bergen, Norway), Randi Annie Strand (b.1962 in Ytre Namdal, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) and Rita Marhaug (b.1965 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Bergen) for the participation of Norske bøker (‘Norwegian books’) in the Bristol Artists Book Event (BABE), at Arnolfini in Bristol, UK. According to the artists, ‘Norske bøker is a collection of 45 artists books made by 25 artists, based mainly in Bergen or with a connection to Bergen. The collection has been put together by B-Open bokkunstgruppe, an informal group of artists with special interest in artists books in Bergen. The collection was commissioned to represent Norway at '3 Nordic Exhibitions' at Doverodde Book Art Centre, Denmark in 2014 and has been shown at Bergen Art Book Fair 2014’. Other participants include ABPress, AMBruno, Aidan Moesby , Alembic Books, Ambeck Design, Amber Hsu , Andrew Law, Angela Thames, Annwyn Dean, Antic-Ham, Antonio Freiles / Spazio Libro d'Artista, Artist Book Club and Artistsbooksonline.com.
Curator: Sarah Bodman, Bristol Artists Book Event (BABE), Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

NOK 12 000

Brynhild Bye-Tiller

20 – 30 April 2015
Brynhild Bye-Tiller Artist

Support is provided to Brynhild Bye-Tiller (b.1968 in Levanger, Norway, lives and works in Trondheim, Norway) for the presentation of the 'Ramallah–Trondheim Series' within The Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival (RCDF) at Sareyyet Ramallah in Al-Tireh Street, Ramallah, Palestine. According to the artist, the project is a 'cooperative effort between a Norwegian visual artist, a Palestinian women's football team, a Norwegian women's football team, artists and art students in Palestine along with local partners in Norway and Palestine'. The collaboration included a ten-day stay in Norway for the Palestinian soccer team Sareyyet Ramallah, and a lecture and workshop in Ramallah as well as an exhibition in Ramallah and Trondheim, Norway.
Curator: Khaled Elayyan, Festival Director, The Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, Ramallah, Palestine

NOK 15 000

Marit Følstad

26 April 2015
Marit Følstad Artist

Support is provided to artist Marit Følstad (b.1969 in Tromsø, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for a portfolio presentation within the Grosses Treffen in Berlin, Germany. Grosses Treffen is a professional networking event between artist and curators organised by the Nordic Embassies in Berlin to strengthen the network between Nordic artists and the Berlin art scene. In 2015 this event expands with art professionals and institutions from Frankfurt am Main. Participating reviewers include Nico Anklam, Ellen Blumenstein, Katharina Dohm, Power Ekroth, Anne Goetz, Bonaventure Ndikung and Amelie Wedel.
Curator: Solvej Helweg Ovesen, Curator, Grosses Treffen, Berlin, Germany

NOK 3 000

Victoria Durnak

26 April 2015
Victoria Durnak Artist

Support is provided to artist Victoria Durnak (b.1989 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for a portfolio presentation within the Grosses Treffen in Berlin, Germany. Grosses Treffen is a professional networking event between artist and curators organised by the Nordic Embassies in Berlin to strengthen the network between Nordic artists and the Berlin art scene. In 2015 this event expands with art professionals and institutions from Frankfurt am Main. Participating reviewers include Nico Anklam, Ellen Blumenstein, Katharina Dohm, Power Ekroth, Anne Goetz, Bonaventure Ndikung and Amelie Wedel.
Curator: Solvej Helweg Ovesen, Curator, Grosses Treffen, Berlin, Germany

NOK 3 000

Endre Tveitan

26 April 2015
Endre Tveitan Artist

Support is provided to artist Endre Tveitan (b.1979 in Porsgrunn, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for a portfolio presentation within the Grosses Treffen in Berlin, Germany. Grosses Treffen is a professional networking event between artist and curators organised by the Nordic Embassies in Berlin to strengthen the network between Nordic artists and the Berlin art scene. In 2015 this event expands with art professionals and institutions from Frankfurt am Main. Participating reviewers include Nico Anklam, Ellen Blumenstein, Katharina Dohm, Power Ekroth, Anne Goetz, Bonaventure Ndikung and Amelie Wedel.
Curator: Solvej Helweg Ovesen, Curator, Grosses Treffen, Berlin, Germany

NOK 3 000

Tone Berg Størseth

26 April 2015

Support is provided to artist Tone Berg Størseth (b.1985 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for a portfolio presentation within the Grosses Treffen in Berlin, Germany. Grosses Treffen is a professional networking event between artist and curators organised by the Nordic Embassies in Berlin to strengthen the network between Nordic artists and the Berlin art scene. In 2015 this event expands with art professionals and institutions from Frankfurt am Main. Participating reviewers include Nico Anklam, Ellen Blumenstein, Katharina Dohm, Power Ekroth, Anne Goetz, Bonaventure Ndikung and Amelie Wedel.
Curator: Solvej Helweg Ovesen, Curator, Grosses Treffen, Berlin, Germany

NOK 3 000

Magnus Bjerk

26 April 2015
Magnus Bjerk Artist

Support is provided to artist Magnus Bjerk (b.1980 in Sarpsborg, Norway, lives and works in Sarpsborg) for a portfolio presentation within the Grosses Treffen in Berlin, Germany. Grosses Treffen is a professional networking event between artist and curators organised by the Nordic Embassies in Berlin to strengthen the network between Nordic artists and the Berlin art scene. In 2015 this event expands with art professionals and institutions from Frankfurt am Main. Participating reviewers include Nico Anklam, Ellen Blumenstein, Katharina Dohm, Power Ekroth, Anne Goetz, Bonaventure Ndikung and Amelie Wedel.
Curator: Solvej Helweg Ovesen, Curator, Grosses Treffen, Berlin, Germany

NOK 3 000

Marit Roland

26 April 2015
Marit Roland Artist

Support is provided to artist Marit Roland (b.1981 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for a portfolio presentation within the Grosses Treffen in Berlin, Germany. Grosses Treffen is a professional networking event between artist and curators organised by the Nordic Embassies in Berlin to strengthen the network between Nordic artists and the Berlin art scene. In 2015 this event expands with art professionals and institutions from Frankfurt am Main. Participating reviewers include Nico Anklam, Ellen Blumenstein, Katharina Dohm, Power Ekroth, Anne Goetz, Bonaventure Ndikung and Amelie Wedel.
Curator: Solvej Helweg Ovesen, Curator, Grosses Treffen, Berlin, Germany

NOK 3 000

Aurora Sander

26 April 2015
Bror Sander Berg Størseth
Aurora Sander Artist Group

Support is provided to the artist group Aurora Sander consisting of Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard (b.1991 in Kristiansand, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Bror Sander Berg Størseth (b.1987 in Bærum, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway, and Berlin, Germany) for a portfolio presentation within the Grosses Treffen in Berlin, Germany. Grosses Treffen is a professional networking event between artist and curators organised by the Nordic Embassies in Berlin to strengthen the network between Nordic artists and the Berlin art scene. In 2015 this event expands with art professionals and institutions from Frankfurt am Main. Participating reviewers include Nico Anklam, Ellen Blumenstein, Katharina Dohm, Power Ekroth, Anne Goetz, Bonaventure Ndikung and Amelie Wedel.
Curator: Solvej Helweg Ovesen, Curator, Grosses Treffen, Berlin, Germany

NOK 3 000

Pedro Gomez-Egana

3 May – 1 August 2015
Pedro Gomez-Egana Artist

Support is provided to artist Pedro Gomez-Egana (b.1976 in Bucaramanga, Colombia, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) for the presentation of 'The Tristan Chord' within 'THEOREM. You Simply Destroy the Image I Always Had of Myself' at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ, USA. According to the artist, 'The Tristan Chord' is 'a sculptural performance comprising of a paper dinosaur skeleton hanging from a ceiling, as it would in a natural history museum. It is suspended by a system of strings and weights. Every day at a certain time, a gallery attendant enters the room and activates it. A small motor releases the supports according to a predetermined rhythm, making the dinosaur skeleton fall slowly to the ground. When the paper skeleton falls, its fragile body accumulates injuries and decay'. Other participating artists include Miguel Andrade Valdez, Julieta Aranda, Kader Attia, Milagros de la Torre, Sergio Vega, Antonio Vega Macotela and Zoé T. Vizcaíno.
Curator: Octavio Zaya, Curator, ‘THEOREM. You Simply Destroy the Image I Always Had of Myself’, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ, USA

NOK 15 000

Sara Eliassen

20 – 22 May 2015
Sara Eliassen Artist

Support is provided to the artist Sara Eliassen (b.1977 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for the screening of the film A Blank Slate and the participation in a dialogue on the discourse of feminism in visual arts within Parmer, a space for presenting and developing feminist work through exhibitions, programmes and events, hosted by the Abrons Art Center in New York, NY, USA. According to the artist, 'the starting point for the film is a text by Murakami on a man re-telling a fantasy told him by a woman; of an incident/ dream where the woman sees herself having sex with a stranger (man) through the window of her own hotel room. The project emerged from conversations on how to subvert the male gaze in cinema, conversations had with Laura Mulvey and other feminist thinkers during my time as a studio fellow at The Whitney ISP'. Other participating artists include Cassandra Guan, Sian Evans, Jacqueline Mabey, Flora Katz and Mikaela Assolent.
Curator: Amanda Parmer, Curator, Parmer, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY, USA.

NOK 10 000

Tori Wrånes

4 – 14 June 2015
Tori Wrånes

Support is provided to artist Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA) for the participation in the fourth annual Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival at the Defibrillator Gallery in Chicago, IL, USA. Wrånes plans to make a solo version of her recent performance ‘Your next vacation is calling’ (YNVIC). According to the artist, ‘in YNVIC, I painted the whole room into a three-dimensional explosive abstract painting. A sofa was thrown up on the wall and bean bags hovered inside the space like painted planets (or grapes if you like). Each performer was painted as the wall, colouring hair, face and clothes. It was some sort of floating chaos without words and logical censorship determined by rhythm and moods, aiming for an atmosphere in between sport and funeral’. For her performance as part of the Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival she plans to 'develop an alternate language using my voice only. I experience a lot of hierarchy in language, and I want to create a form of communication where everyone can meet at the same level. The language is abstract and based on rhythm, moods and various combinations of consonants and vowels. It refers to Kurt Schwitters; Ursonate or Sidsel Endresen way of singing. Also Wu-Tang Clan's own slang master Raekwon makes his own language inspired by Kung Fu, cartoons or street slap.’ Other participating artists include Marilyn Arsem, Jelili Atiku, Yolanda Benalba, Ayana Evans and Marcel Sparmann.
Curator: Joseph Raven, Director, Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival and Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

NOK 16 600

Ingrid Furre

4 – 26 July 2015
Ingrid Furre Artist

Support is provided to artist Ingrid Furre (b.1983 in Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in Hafrsfjord, Norway) for the participation in 'Kilometre of sculpture' in Voru, Estonia. 'Kilometre of sculpture' is an international outdoor art exhibition organised every second year in Estonia. According to the artist, 'I plan to create a new work reflecting on dwelling and belonging as movement. I build sculptures that are intended to disappear into and become part of the street and vice versa; the street becoming part of a sculptural composition'. Other participating artists include Karolina Erlingsson, Henning Lundkvist, Luca Frei and Essi Kausalainen.
Curator: Andreas Nilsson, Curator, Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden

NOK 9 000

Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst

11 July – 6 September 2015
Ane Mette Hol Artist

Support is provided to the institution Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst in Delmenhorst, Germany, for the presentation of artist Ane Mette Hol within ‘Zustandsbericht’ (‘Condition Report’). The exhibition will present a dialogue between groups of works by Ane Mette Hol and German artist Jan Schmidt. According to the organisers, ‘the presentation will feature drawings, sculptures, installations, as well as videos and sound works by the two young talents on just less than 500 square meters of floor space. It will draw on loans from high-calibre private collections and furthermore introduce some of their most recent works’.
Curator: Annett Reckert, Director, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst, Germany

NOK 10 000

Steinar Haga Kristensen

29 August – 25 October 2015
Steinar Haga Kristensen Artist

Support is provided to artist Steinar Haga Kristensen (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for the presentation of ‘The Fundamental Part of any Act’ at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning within Trust – The Copenhagen Exhibition 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Haga Kristensen has been invited to participate with an installation variation of his recently developed work 'The Fundamental Part of any Act'. According to the artist, 'the installation will contain a two channel cinematic filmatisation of the opera "The Loneliness of the Index Finger (Part II): The Specialisation of Sensibility in the Raw Conceptual State into Stabilised Theatrical Sensibility (Consensus Image)", and numerous related large scale fresco objects'. Other participating artists include Martin Erik Andersen, Félicia Atkinson, Jakup Auce, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Adriana Lara and Atalay Yavuz.
Curator: Sonia Dermience, Curator, Trust – The Copenhagen Exhibition 2015, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning / Kunstforeningen GL STRAND / Kunsthal Charlottenborg / Nikolaj Kunsthal / Overgaden – Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

NOK 20 000

Inter Arts Center

4 – 19 September 2015
Ignas Krunglevicius Artist
Sandra Mujinga Artist
Greg Pope Artist
Guro Moe Musician
Håvard Skaset Musician

Support is provided to the Inter Arts Center in Malmö, Sweden, for the inclusion of Steinar Haga Kristensen (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), Ignas Krunglevicius (b.1979 in Kaunas, Lithuania, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Sandra Mujinga (b.1989 in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, lives and works in Ås, Norway), Greg pope (b.1960 in London, UK, lives and works in Oslo, Norway), Guro Moe (b.1983 in Lillehammer, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Håvard Skaset (b.1978 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in ‘Soft City in Malmö’ at the Inter Arts Center in Malmö, Sweden. ‘Soft City’ was first presented by Kunsthall Oslo in September 2014 as a three-day programme of performances, concerts and screenings around the city of Oslo. For ‘Soft City in Malmö’, Inter Arts Center initiated a collaboration with Kunsthall Oslo to bring an adaption of the programme to Malmö. Other participating artists include Keren Cytter, Chto Delat, Maria Hassabi, Leif Holmstrand and Jennifer Walshe.
Curator: Christian Skovbjerg Jensen, Director, Inter Arts Center, Malmö, Sweden

NOK 15 000

Dag Erik Elgin

7 – 21 September 2015
Dag Erik Elgin Artist and Professor

Support is provided to artist and professor at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO) Dag Erik Elgin (b.1962 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for the participation in 'Performing the Black Mountain Archive', an autonomous art project part of the exhibition 'Black Mountain – Explorations of Creativity' at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum fur Gegenwart in Berlin, Germany. During the exhibition period of 'Black Mountain – Explorations of Creativity', a group of ten artists will stay in Berlin for a period of two weeks together with their selected group of students. During these two weeks the students will be present in the exhibition, engaging in a series of performances, readings and happenings during museum opening hours. Other participants and the institutions they represent are Monika Brandmeier (HfBK Dresden), Bogomir Ecker and Raimund Kummer (HBK Braunschweig), Sabine Sielke and Thomas Fechner-Smarsly (HZT Berlin), Hans Peter Kuhn (UdK Berlin), Andi Schoon and Valerian Maly (HKB Bern), Maria Schwaegermann (NTA Fredrikstad) and Ingo Reulecke (HZT Berlin).
Curators: Eugen Blume, Head of Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany; Gabriele Knapstein, Curator at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin; and Arnold Dreyblatt, Professor of Media Art at the Muthesius Academy of Art and Design, Kiel, Germany.

NOK 7 000

Dimitri Lurie

21 September –  2015
Dimitri Lurie Curator
Stig Martin Andersen Artist
Kaia Hugin Artist

Support is provided to curator Dimitri Lurie (b.1970 in St Petersburg, Russia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for presenting artists Stig Martin Andersen (b.1973 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Rjukan, Norway) and Kaia Hugin (b.1975 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Kolbotn, Norway) in the exhibition 'Through Walls and Rocks' at LUDA gallery project in St. Petersburg, Russia. According to the organisers, 'the exhibition includes works by four Norwegian artists, each of whom explores his or her unique personal space while leaning on common cultural paradigms. The curator has brought together works by artists who have never exhibited together before based on principles less related to their aesthetic interchange and more on how they correspond to a single theme expressed as "overcoming". The premise of the curator's choice was the thesis expressed by the writer and thinker and local genius Daniil Kharms that the artist, as a subject of art, is destined to constantly overcome: the resistance of materials, of social stereotypes, of previous historical failure, everyday challenges… At the same time real "art has to act in such a way as to pass through walls"'. Other particpating artists are Janne Kruse and Daniel Paida Larsen.
Curator: Dimitri Lurie, Curator, ‘Through Walls and Rocks’, LUDA gallery project, St. Petersburg, Russia

NOK 15 000

Verdensteatret

24 – 30 September 2015
Verdensteatret Artist Collective

Support is provided to artist collective Verdensteatret for the presentation of ‘Broen over Gjørme’ (Bridge Over Mud) at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) in Moscow, Russia. The performance will be presented within the festival ‘To see the Sound’. Verdensteatret first met with NCCA Curator Daria Pyrkina when she visited Norway as part of OCA’s International Visitor Programme (IVP) in spring 2014. When ‘Broen over Gjørme’ later premiered at the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, the NCCA sent curator Aliya Berdigalieva to see the finished work and to have meetings with Verdensteatret concerning their interest in bringing the work to Moscow. Other participating artists include Andrey Zhelezniakov, Alexander Kotenko, Anastasia Somova, Viktoria Lamshina, Sergey Levchenko, Grigory Zatsman, Natalia Strugatskaya, TERMINALBEACH (Erich Berger & Peter Votava) and Scenocosme: Grégory Lasserre et Anaïs met den Ancxt.
Curator: Vitaly Patsyukov, Head of Interdisciplinary Programs Department of National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow, Russia

NOK 36 000

International Support with 03–funding

Bodil Furu

7 – 19 October 2015
Bodil Furu Artist

Support is provided to artist Bodil Furu (b.1976 in Askim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for organising a documentary film workshop at the Centre d'Art Picha in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo. According to the host institution, 'our intention is to create a platform where artists, journalists and documentary filmmakers can meet and discuss different documentary film practices in Lubumbashi. We want to focus on the conditions of freedom of expression and the different aspects of documentary film production, to develop a reflected visual language in a contemporary media and art world'. The workshop was held in Lubumbashi 7–19 October 2015, and was structured as an open forum where the needs and focuses where defined. At the end they organised two public events as work in progress presentations and discussions. The participants of the workshop named this project Ateliers d’Echanges d’Expériences Documentaires (AEED), which aims to be an open space for the production and discussion of documentary practices for the following three years. Other participating artists, filmmakers and journalists include: Carloe Maloba, Denise Maheho, FM Osimbi Oziki, Tambwe Ray, Patrick Ken Kalala and Gulda Magambo.
Curators: Bodil Furu, Douglas Ntimasiemi and Centre d'Art Picha - Patrick Mudekereza, Lubumbashi, DR Congo.

NOK 30 000