Residencies : ISCP New York City

1 September 2014 – 15 August 2015

Tori Wrånes


The Opposite is also True, Bergen Kunsthall 2010, part of
the work YES NIX commissioned by Performa 13.

Tori Wrånes (b.1978 in Kristiansand, Norway, lives and works in Oslo) is a performance artist, whose combination of voice and sculptural objects deforms presumed appearances to creates new constellations of sounds, costumes, props, architectonical and landscape elements. She was commissioned YES NIX by PERFORMA 13, New York, NY, USA, where she created an immersive visual concert together with an ensemble of musicians. From a forty person strong multi-levelled musical performance in an LA parking space that included bodybuilders, cyclists and accordion players on trolleys (SPIN ECHO, Art in the Parking Space, LAX Art, 2012) to staging a surreal concert in the trees hanging from her hair, Wrånes site- specific performances challenge audiences and singer alike. Wrånes was one of the participating artists of the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014); the Colombo Art Biennale, Sri Lanka (2012); Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2011); Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (2011); Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (2008) and Palais de la Découoverte, Paris, France (2008), among others. Wrånes is a graduate of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.