Residencies : ISCP New York City

1 September 2013 – 15 August 2014

Thora Dolven Balke


Thora Dolven Balke, Aid, blue. Courtesy of the artist.

Thora Dolven Balke (b.1982 in Oslo, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) has exhibited extensively in Norway and internationally in the past years, involving both an exploration of image-making through her own artistic practice, and an involvement in the organisation of artistic and curatorial platforms that contribute to the development of other artists’ work as well as their connection with other cultural forms, such as music and performance. Her photographs, in the form of polaroids and photographic albums as well as films, suggest a diaristic, subjective approach to image-making that refuses to come clear about the level of fiction they contain. In 2008 she was part of ‘Lights On – norsk samtidskunst’, which took place at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art. Her work was later part of ‘The Collectors’, an exhibition curated by Michael Elmgreen and Ingmar Dragset as the official representation in the 2009 Venice Biennale.