Residencies : ISCP New York City

1 September 2017 – 31 August 2018

Knut Åsdam


Knut Åsdam (b.1968) is a filmmaker, installation artist, sculptor, photographer, writer and professor. He studied at Maui Community College, Hawaii; University of Oslo; Goldsmiths College, London; Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht; and at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York.
The main interest of Åsdam’s work is a concern for contemporary society and its psychological and material effects, and the toll of every day life; e.g. how individuals construct and negotiate their identity in reaction to the rules and organisations of contemporary society. He investigates the usage and perception of public urban spaces, including their structures of political power and authority. Åsdam´s work has been shown at Tate Modern, London; Bergen Kunsthall; Tate Britain, London; Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam; Venice Biennial; Kunsthalle Bern; Istanbul Biennial; FRAC Bourgogne; MACRO, Rome; Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo; Manifesta7; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; P.S.1 MOMA, New York; and Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris among others. Upcoming exhibitions and projects includes two feature film projects on contemporary Europe. Åsdam’s writing, mostly on the politics of space and gender have been published widely.