International Biennials and Institutional Grants for Solo Exhibitions
3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art
9 September – 10 November 2015
Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art Biennale
Support is provided to the 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia for the participation of artist Knut Åsdam (b.1968 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his participation in the biennial. Knut Åsdam will contribute with his work Archive (Migration) (2010). Other participating artists include Marianne Muller, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Wenfeng Liao & Bignia Wehrli, Сatherine Biocca, Lu Pingyuan, Ju Anqi, Chris Paul Daniels, Chim Pom and Marianne Heier.
Curator: Li Zhenhua, Curator, 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia
NOK 8 000
15 – 28 October 2015
Karl Ingar Røys Artist
Support is provided to artist Karl Ingar Røys (b.1967 in Volda, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his exhibition `Nabucco´ in Espacio Trapezio, Madrid, Spain. According to the artist he `will show a two channel HD film and relating photos about the singers in the infamous activist-choir La Solfónica documenting their musical, social and political preparations for the European demo in Brussels. (…) This work is a continuation of my research on the impact of cultural activism towards civil society’s progress.´
Curator: Juan Garcia, curator, Nabucco, Espacio Trapezio, Madrid, Spain
NOK 5 000
Lars Cuzner and Cassius Fadlabi
1 – 22 November 2015
Lars Cuzner Artist
Mohamed Fadlabi Artist
Support is provided to the artists Lars Cuzner (b.1974 in Södertälje, Sweden, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Cassius Fadlabi (b.1975 in Omdurman, Sudan, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for their participation in Performa 2015, New York, NY, USA. They will give a presentation of `The Congo Village´ (2014) produced under the name European Attraction Limited for Public Art Norway (KORO) within the Performa Institute program. Other participating artists include Brian Fuata, Chimurenga, Eve Sussman, David Gilbert and Paul Pescador and Fabiana Lopes.
Curator: Esa Nickle, curator, Performa 2015, New York, USA
NOK 24 000
15 January – 21 February 2016
Kaia Hugin Artist
Support is provided to artist Kaia Hugin (b.1975, Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Kolbotn, Norway) for her solo exhibition titled `Motholic Mobbles at Fotogalleriet Format´ in Malmö, Sweden. Kaia Hugin’s series of short video performances called Motholic Mobbles is produced from 2008, and so far counting nine parts. According to the project description with text by art critic Arve Rød, `The mobbles’ unreal, but nevertheless highly physical and evidently painful, strictly choreographic patterns of movement, seem to want to melt the physical and real—the body, nature and gravity—with the logic of dreams and abstract experiences.´
Curator: Anna-Karin Andersson, Director, Fotogalleriet Format, Malmö, Sweden
NOK 9 437
22 January – 7 March 2016
Support is provided to the curator Hilde Methi (b.1970 in Kirkenes, Norway, lives and works in Kirkenes) who is curating a double solo exhibition titled 'Improvement of Market Facilities' together with Ulrike Solbrig at the ZUKUNFT am Ostkreuz, Bildersaal Zukunft in Berlin, Germany. According to Methi, 'they will present their last Mobile Kultur Byrå (MKB) intervention in Kirkenes on the Russian Market titled 'Improvement of Market Facilities', where they equipped the fourteen commuting Russian Market traders with tents. Each backside is designed by an artist. The exhibition invites all artists who contributed to feature their 'original' behind their design. Furthermore, they will do a book-launch related to 'Improvement of Market Facilities'. Ulrike Solbrig will also contribute an artistic comment to MKB's work.
Curators: Hilde Methi (cutator) and Ulrike Solbrig (artist and curator), 'Improvement of Market Facilities', ZUKUNFT am Ostkreuz, Bildersaal Zukunft, Berlin, Germany.
NOK 18 000
Daisuke Kosugi and Ina Hagen
26 February – 13 March 2016
Support is provided to the artist group Daisuke Kosugi (b.1984 in Tokyo, Japan, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) and Ina Hagen (b.1989 in Ringerike, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for their solo exhibition at INCA (Institute for New Connotative Action) Seattle, Seattle, USA. According to the artist group, `we will produce a new work following our ongoing exploration of contemporary gender expressions. The work mainly consists of installation and sculpture, which forms the stage for performances. We aim to collaborate with local groups for the performances, like the contemporary dance center, the University of Washington and local activist groups.´
Curator: Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas, Founders and Directors, INCA, Seattle and Detroit, USA
NOK 14 000
18 March – 5 June 2016
Biennale of Sydney Biennale
Mette Edvardsen Artist
Support is provided to the 20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia titled 'The Future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed', for the participation of artist Mette Edvardsen (b.1970 in Lørenskog, Norway, lives and works in Brussels, Norway). According to the applicant, 'Edvardsen will present new iterations of two works No Title (2014), and Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine (2010). (…) Edvardsen will be invited to Sydney to perform her work, and to participate in the Biennale’s Opening Week programmes and events. Other participating artist Samuel Beckett, Cevdet Erek, Yannick Dauby and Wan-Shuen Tsai, Keg de Souza, Chiharu Shiota and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
Curator: Dr Stephanie Rosenthal, Artistic Director, 20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
NOK 53 038
20 November – 20 December 2016
Greg Pope Artist
Support is provided to artist Greg Pope (b.1960 in London, UK, lives and works at Nesodden, Norway) for his participation in the The Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento (BIM), Buenos Aires, Argentina, with his projector performance `Cipher Green´, and a new slide projector piece. He will also show a programme of film work including Shot Film, Shadow Trap and Incidence Room. According to the curator the BIM is a biennial dedicated to the experimental cinema and video. In addition to the works there are workshops, lectures, seminars, artist meetings and roundtable debates. Curator: Andrés Denegri and Gabriela Golder, Directors, BIM, Buenos Aires, Argentina
NOK 14 500
International Biennials and Institutional Grant for Solo Exhibitions with 03–funding
14 January – 14 February 2016
Mohamed Fadlabi Artist
Support is provided to artist Cassius Fadlabi (b.1975 in Omdurman, Sudan, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for his solo exhibition at the Nile Sunset Annex in Cairo, Egypt. Fadlabi plans to present the result of his research over the last five years, amongst other works the painting installation The Prediction Machine (2013) shown at the Sharjah Biennial 11. According to the curator, 'An exhibition of Fadlabi’s work at Nile Sunset Annex in Cairo would produce a much-needed discussion about contemporary art practice in Africa and the African diaspora.'
Curator: Maxa Zoller, Independent Curator, Cairo, Egypt
NOK 20 000
24 February – 8 May 2016
Emma Brack Artist
Support is provided to artist Emma Brack (b.1982 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for the participation in the parallel programme MB6 of the Marrakech Biennale 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco.
Brack will contribute with the multimedia installation Catching the Wind, thematising the nearly extinct whistling language known as Silbo Gomero. According to the artist, 'the work explores Silbo Gomero as a form of cultural adaptation in which the indigenous population maintained a sense of community, agency and preservation; and how the language functioned as a revolt against colonisation and as sonic public poetry. Catching the Wind considers the potential of oral traditions as systems of resistance existing as alternatives to the conventions of knowledge of written language and how this may offer ruptures in our perception of time'.
Curator: Reem FADDA, Curator, Marrakech Biennale 2016, Marrakech, Morocco.
NOK 10 000
24 February – 8 May 2016
Jumana Manna Artist
Support is provided to artist Jumana Manna (b.1987 in New Jersey, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) for her participation in the Marrakech Biennale 2016, Marrakech, Morocco, titled 'Not New Now'. The biennale will investigate cultural authenticity, tradition, and craft across the Middle East and Africa as well as the lineage of modernity as applied to 20th century art by deconstructing its concepts of newness, originality, and advancement in the context of modern and contemporary art form the region. According to the artist, she 'will be collaborating with the local craftsmen to construe an outdoor sculpture installation on a given number of lots through an archaeological site. (…) the actual material will be provided and shaped by local craftsmen, to include mosaic, metalwork and stonemasonry. In some cases, the craftsmen.'
Curator: Reem FADDA, Curator, Marrakech Biennale 2016, Marrakech, Morocco.
NOK 10 000
1 October 2015 – 27 February 2016
Lloyd Corporation Artist Group
Support is provided to the artist group Lloyd Corporation (consisting of Sebastian Lloyd Rees (b.1986, Stavanger, Norway, lives and works in London, UK) and Ali Eisa) for their participation in the exhibition 'Mirror City' at the Hayward Gallery, London, UK with the publication project 'The World For Less'. According to the artist group the publication will be 'gathering and developing a significant body of artistic research that culminated in performance and installation works commissioned by the Hayward Gallery, London for the 2014/5 survey of London artists entitled Mirror City. (…) The free publication will be launched at ARCO Art Fair 2016, Madrid, alongside the artists presentation, made available from Hayward gallery, other London based institutions and independent art bookshops.'
Curator: Stephanie Rosenthal, Chief curator, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
NOK 22 558
15 October – 31 March 2015
C-LAB Artist Group
Support is provided to the artist group C-LAB (consisting of Håvard Boland (b.1975, Ålesund, Norway, lives and works in London, UK) and Laura Cinti) for their participation in the exhibition GLOBALE Exo-Evolution at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany. According to the artists, 'Living Mirror is an art installation that combines software, electronics and magnetotactic bacteria to produce patterns or images. It was the winning entry for the Artists & Designers for Genomic award (2012-2013) in the Netherlands and was subsequently developed at FOM institute AMOLF in Amsterdam following a six-month residency (2013).' Participating artists include Yuri Ancarani, Hermann Cuntz, Electronic Shadow (Naziha Mestaoui & Yacine Aït Kaci), Agnes Meyer- Brandis, Byron Rich and Where Dogs Run.
Curator: Peter Weibel, Curator, GLOBALE Exo-Evolution, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany
NOK 13 379
23 October 2015
Inger Wold Lund Artist
Support is provided to artist Inger Wold Lund (b.1983 in Bergen, Norway, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) who is invited to do a reading from her publication Leaving Leaving Behind Behind launched by the Ugly Duckling Presse, New York, USA, earlier this year. The reading is part of their series Lighght Reading which is a bi-monthly reading and performance series held in New York City and beyond. Wold Lund will also meet the press and the artists and poets involved in the Ugly Duckling Presse factory in Brooklyn, New York.
Curator: Emmalea Russo, Editorial collective, Ugly Duckling Presse, New York, USA
NOK 8 717
29 October 2015
Beate Petersen Artist
Support is provided to artist Beate Petersen (b.1962 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo), for the screening of her documentary Nasseredin Shah and his 84 Wives (2011) at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York, NY, USA, as a part of the programme connected to the exhibition `The Eye of the Shah: Qajar Court Photography and the Persian Past´. According to the pressrelease, `This major exhibition presents some 180 photographs and four photographic albums — the great majority of which have never been publicly displayed — created at a pivotal time in Iran, when the country was opening itself to the Western world.’ Other participating professionals include Mirjam Brusius, Layla S.Diba and Judith A.Lerner.
Curator: Carmen Perez Gonzalez, Curator, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York, USA
NOK 12 140
5 – 30 November 2015
Lise Bjørne Linnert Artist
Support is provided to artist Lise Bjørne Linnert (b.1964 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for her participation in the exhibition `The Common Thread – Sexual Violence against Women in Contemporary Art´ at the Foyer of the Regional Justice Court, Munich, Germany. She will contribute with her project ?`Desconocida Unknown Ukjent´, initiated in 2006, utilising an international mass collaboration, embroidering nametags to protest the continuing murder of women in Juárez, Mexico, and in remembrance of similar crimes worldwide. According to the curator, `The aim of "The Common Thread" is to raise awareness through the arts about the global pandemic of sexual violence against women: which is a consequence of false dogmas, inequalities and stereotypes.´ Other participating artists includes Barbara Hartmann, Stephanie Müller & Klaus Erich Dietl and Shari Pierce.
Curator: Dr Alexandra Mackel, Curator, `The Common Thread – Sexual Violence against Women in Contemporary Art´, Foyer of the Regional Justice Court, Munich, Germany
NOK 11 000
15 November – 16 December 2015
Thora Dolven Balke Curator
Support is provided to curator Thora Dolven Balke (b.1982 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Bøstad, Norway) who is invited by Li Zhenhua to co-curate the exhibition 'Distant Shadow', the first collaboration project between the Jimei district in China and the photo festival ARLES in France, Jimei X Arles: East West Encounters International Photo Festival in Xiamen, China. According to curator and CEO of the festival Li Zhenhua, Jimei X Arles 'emphasizes the issues of artists’ positions and work practices, generating nine special topics, such as audio visual, city navigation, double nostalgia, extended photography, independent photography and local action'. Participating artists include Kamilla Langeland, Zhang Xinjun, Vegard Moen, Jana Winderen, Elodie Pong, Gaby Steiner, Wu Chao, Justin Swinburne, E.B. Itso and Mercedes Müleisen.
Curator: Thora Dolven Balke, Distant Shadow, Jimei X Arles: East West Encounters International Photo Festival, Xiamen, China
NOK 26 100
1 December 2015 – 1 February 2016
Marthe Ramm Fortun Artist
Support is provided to artist Marthe Ramm Fortun (b.1978 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) for her artist-in-residency Live at LICA, at the Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University, Lancaster, England. According to the invitation the artist is invited `to interact with the collection of gifts donated to the Lancaster University, ranging from prints by Pablo Picasso to autodidact crafts. Fortun's stay will involve a continuous engagement with students and staff at the Lancaster University, traversing boundaries between academic and artistic practice. The residency will conclude with a presentation and exhibition in Live at LICA’s public programme in February 2016.´
Curator: Jamie Eastman, Director, Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University, Lancaster, England
NOK 10 000
2 – 6 December 2015
Project Art Writing Festival
Signe Lidén Artist
Support is provided to Project Art Writing organised by Aarhus Centre for Litterature in Aarhus, Denmark, for the participation of the artist Signe Lidén (b.1981 in Trondheim, Norway, lives and works in Bergen, Norway) in 'Where Were We' - a festival on writing, intimacy and body at Godsbanen in Århus, Denmark. According to the applicant, 'Signe Lidén will make a sound-performance that is called "Wave forms and tunnel vision". The sound performance builds upon recorded material from an iron mine and a necropolis in the area of Cagliari, Sardinia. The work reflects on the subterranean in connection to property relations and histories of absence.' Other participating artists include Gerry Bibby, Gerard Byrne, Guattari Reading Circle, MonoMono and James Wilkes.
Curator: Daniela Cascella, part of the curatorial team, Where Were We, Project Art Writing, Gram, Denmark
NOK 3 165
17 – 20 December 2015
Per William Kilde Artist
Support is provided to artist Per William Kilde (b.1932 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Grimstad, Norway) for his participation in Salon Des Beaux Arts 2015 i Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France, with his painting Demain? (2014). The Salon Des Beaux Arts 2015 is under the Highest Patron of the Arts, the President of France Francois Hollande, and is organised by the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts. The salon has existed for more than 150 years.
Curator: Michel King, President, Salon Des Beaux Arts 2015, Paris, France
NOK 6 500
24 January – 4 April 2016
SculptureCenter Art Center
Support is provided to the SculptureCenter, Long Island, USA, for the participation of artist Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the 'The Eccentrics', an upcoming New York international group exhibition. According to the SculptureCenter, 'The Eccentrics' will feature two new sculptures by Wrånes, who will also create a single performance event that will be free and open to the public on the exhibition opening day taking place on Saturday, January 23, 2016, (…) and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated publication.' Other participating artists include Sanya Kantarovsky, Adriana Lara, Ieva Misevičiūtė, Eduardo Navarro, Jeanine Oleson, Georgia Sagri and Zhou Tao.
Curator: Ruba Katrib, Curator, SculptureCenter, Long Island, USA
NOK 29 892
1 February – 1 August 2016
Temporary Gallery Gallery
Mohamed Fadlabi Artist
Support is provided to Temporary Gallery, Centre for contemporary art, Cologne, Germany for the participation of artist Mohammed Ali Fadlabi (b.1975 in Omdurman, Sudan, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in the exhibition titled 'Handsome Ali, Maji Maji, and the Brother from Another Planet'. According to the curator, 'The exhibition and programme form a collection of stories told and histories untold through alien encounters, local heroes, hybrid genders and African astronomy.' Other participating artists include Kapwani Kiwanga and Rana Hamadeh.
Curator: Jens Maier-Rothe, curator, 'Handsome Ali, Maji Maji, and the Brother from Another Planet', Temporary Gallery. Centre for contemporary art, Cologne, Germany
NOK 21 256
12 March 2016
Triple Canopy Project Space
Per-Oskar Leu Artist
Support is provided to Triple Canopy in New York, NY, USA for the participation of artist Per-Oskar Leu (b.1980 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) in the symposium 'Deferred Consumption: A Symposium on the Economies of Art'. According to the applicant, '"Deferred Consumption" will benefit greatly from Leu’s past research concerning historical myth and the role that archival materials can play in lending credibility and value to such stories.' Other participating artists include Cameron Rowland, Anne Boyer, and Marvin Taylor.
Curator: Molly Kleiman, Deputy Editor, Triple Canopy, New York, USA
NOK 17 692
20 March – 10 April 2016
Contemporary Art Gallery Gallery
Support is provided to the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, for the participation of artist Camille Norment (b.1970 in Maryland, USA, lives and works in Oslo, Norway) in a collaboration with the LaSaM Music’s ensemble Experimental Music Unit (EMU) based in Victoria, British Columbia, and the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver. According to the applicant' 'The idea to bring Norment to the province stems from her use of a glass armonica — a legendary 18th-century instrument that creates ethereal music from glass and water — and her recent installation 'Rapture' for the Venice Biennale, a work that resonates with local history in that Vancouver was proposed as the site in 1969 where US visual artist Robert Smithson (1938- 1973) attempted to create an earthwork which was never realized: Island of Broken Glass.'
Curator: Nigel Prince, Executive Director, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
NOK 40 000