Oslo, Norway

I'm  curious about the moments where self, object and place meet. To me, these are instances where origin stories, the concept of value and the notion of belonging are all involved. In part as a result of my own past I often work from the perspective of outsider, migrant, amateur explorer and anthropologist. I'm looking to see what happens in border zones, where fragments of locality are most visible. It is these fragments I collect and interpret in making artwork.
 

The relationship between people and things is essential here. These relationships are never complete, they are always becoming. Which objects do we choose to take with us and which to leave behind - whether in our bags or minds? These choices create both personal narratives and societal myth-making. Objects as drivers of sociopolitical disruptions, as makers of identity-defining systems. Material choice when the choice is ours and when we have no choice.

Education

2018-2019 Master of Fine Art, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Trondheim, Norway (completed June 2019)
2017-2018 Master of Contemporary Art, Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art, Norway (transferred to Trondheim)

 

Solo Exhibitions
2021 Mutations, Telemark Kunstsenter, Skien, Norway

2021 Living Objects, Babel Visningsrom, Trondheim, Norway 
2020 Permanent Vacation, Podium, Oslo, Norway
2018 On a Clear Day You Can See into Forever, Gallery Blunk, Trondheim, Norway
2018 Come Inside Me, Dalsbo Kiosken (site-specific), Tromsø, Norway
2016 Outsider Artist, Inside, Kulttuurikeskus Vanha Paukku, Lapua, Finland

 

Duo Exhibitions
2018 Holy Smokes, (with Malin Lin Nordström), Small Projects, Tromsø, Norway

2016 I’m Still New Here, (with Beth Dillon), Kudos Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2015 Ego Trip, (with Beth Dillon), TETEM Kunstruimte, Enschede, Netherlands
2015 I’m New Here, (with Beth Dillon), First Draft, Sydney, Australia

Selected Group Exhibitions & Festival Screenings
2022
Østlandsutstillingen, NITJA, Lillestrøm, Norway
2020 Trøndelagsutstillingen, Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim, Norway

2019 Statens Kunstutstilling Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
2019 Bridges Are Burning: MFA Graduate Exhibition, Trondheim Kunstmuseet Gråmølna, Norway
2019 Experimental Video Art, Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
2018 Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival, Harstad, Norway
2018 Switch, Gallery KIT, Trondheim, Norway
2017 Oh, it’s a Horror Show, Kudos Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2017 Out of, Gallery Snerk, Tromsø, Norway
2016 Lausanne Underground Film Festival, Lausanne, Switzerland
2015 Fridge, Entretempo Kitchen Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2015 Skammdegi, Listhus, Ólafsfjörður, Iceland
2014 The Breakup, 107 Projects, Sydney, Australia

 

Artist in Residence
2021 Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim, Norway
2021 Kunstkvarteret Lofoten, Leknes, Norway
2020 Podium Summer Residency, Oslo, Norway

2019 PRAKSIS, Oslo, Norway
2017 Listhus, Ólafsfjörður, Iceland (Residency Coordinator)
2016 Vanha Paukku, Lapua, Finland
2015 ARE, Enschede, Netherlands
2014-15 Listhus, Ólafsfjörður, Iceland

Grants & Prizes
2022 Norsk Kulturråd Arbeidsstipend 1 år
2021 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond Ettårig Stipend
2021 Norsk Kulturfond Prosjektstøtte for Kunstnere i Etablering
2019 Trondheim Kommunes Kulturstipend, Norway
2019 BKH Kunststudentstipend, Norway
2019 Kulturrådet Norge Diversestipend, Norway


Memberships
Unge Kunstneres Samfund, Norway
Norske Billedkunstnere, Norway


Press
2021 KubaParis: Mutations Exhibition Feature

2020 KubaParis: Permanent Vacation Exhibition Feature

2020 AQNB: Permanent Vacation Exhibition Feature

2019 Hvem blir man når man graver i fortiden? Interview, Mina S. Haufmann, Høstutstillingens Katalog, Norway
2019 Dette er Ikke en Utstilling, Exhibition Review, Eline Bjerkan, Billedkunst, Nr. 4, 2019, Norway (also artscene.no)
2019 Opplysningstid, Exhibition Review, Nicholas Norton, 21.05.2019, Kunstkritikk, Norway
2015 I’m New Here, Exhibition Review, Tracey Clement, Art Guide Australia, September 2015, Australia
2015 I’m New Here, Catalogue Essay, Alison Groves, 01.07.2015, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, Australia