Kurt Johanessen (Norway)

Kurt Johanessen (Norway)

www.zeth.no

Presence in the situation is fundamental to my work. I try to keep whatever else as open as possible so as not to precondition the possibilities. This is the starting point. At the same time, however, I am concerned with finding situations that can generate qualities I have not experienced before. I frequently minimize to one image and then create microscopic variations within this frame. At other times the situation has more complex implications but remains within a poetical minimalist expression. I mainly work with performances, installations and books. The works are often related to place.

He was born 1960

EDUCATION The Slade School of Fine Art, London 1988?89 Iceland Akademy of the Arts, Reykjavik 1984 The National Academy of Fine Art, Bergen 1981?85 PRIZES London Artists Book Fair 2004, 2006 Bergen City Council?s Annual Artist Prize 2005 Book and Graphic Art, The Association of Norwegian Printmakers 1986 GRANTS GMI from 2005 Sparebanken Vest Art Grant 2005 RCCL Art Grant 2004 Norwegian Artist?s Grant 1987, 95, 96, 98, 02, 03 BKH 3-year Working Grant 1999 Rune Brynestad Memorial Grant 1997 Norwegian State three year Working Grant 1992 Bergen Council Artist?s Grant 1986, 91 BKH Grant 1984, 89 Lorck Scives Legacy 1986 SOLO EXHIBITIONS from 2004 Gallery Giga, Stord 2001, 05, 08 Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo 2007 Bergen Art Museum 2007 Tromsř Society of Fine Art 2000, 01, 06 Akershus Art Center 2006 Gallery Gathe, Bergen 2005 Le Lieu, Centre en Art Actuel, Québec 2005 Hordaland Art Center, Bergen 1988, 2004 The Stenersen Museum, Oslo 2002, 04 COLLECTIVE- AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS from 2005 ?Small Publishers Fair?, London 2009 ?Lessons in the Art of Falling?, Preus Museum, Horten 2009 ?400 meter kunst?, Voss 2008 Bomuldsfabriken Art Hall, Arendal 1999, 2003, 08 ?Minibooks?, Biblioteca, d?Arte, La Spezia, Italia 2008 Christiansand Kunstforening 2007 London Artists Book Fair, ICA, London 2004, 2006 King St. Stephen Museum, Hungary 1994, 2006 Sitting Room, Manchester Craft and Design Centre 2006 Bokaktig, Fotogalleriet, Oslo 2006 New Horizons, Hĺ Old Vicarage 2005 Rom for rom, Sřrlandet Art Museum 2005 Gallery Gathe, Bergen 2005 Overtures am Wasser, Artcircolo, München 2005 New Horizons, Manx Museum, Isle of Man 2005 Arcadia id est, artists books touring exhibition, Australia, USA, Europa, 2005?2007 OTHER PROJECTS from 2006 ?The Hair Collection? 2009?2016 ?The Stone?, Steinafjellet, Hamlagrř 2008 Breath 2, Norway 2006?2013 Breath, Beitelen, Dale 2006 PERFORMANCE selected from 2000 ?Interakcje XII,? Trybunalski 2010 Grace Exhibition Space, New York 2009 Scandinavian House, New York 2009 ?Accion! 09MAD?, Madrid 2009 ?Zoom Westeuropa?, Hildesheim 2009 Live Action Göteborg 2009 OiOi-Festivalen, Festspillene i Bergen 2006, 09 ?Piekne Klamstwa? Warzawa 2008, 2009 Galeria xx1, Warzawa 2009 ?Interser0?, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City 2009 ?Infraction?, Setč 2008 ?Between sky and sea 2?, Lygra/Herdla 2005, 2008 Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo 1993, 2007, 2008 Bergen Kunsthall 1982?2000, 2005, 2007, 2008 ?Undisclosed Territory #2?, Solo, Indionesia 2008 ?PALA? Project, Bali, Indionesia 2008 Art Contact, Helsinki 2008 Bergen Art Museum 2005, 07 ARS 2006, Kiasma, Helsinki 2006 Lainterior Bodega, Barcelona 2005 Gresol 2nd International Art Festival, La Bisbal 2005 Overture am Wasser, München 2005 In Place of Passing, Northern Ireland 2005 Bergen Art Hall 1982?2000, 2005 Convente de Sant Augusti, Barcelona 2004 Black Box, Gasteig, München 2004 The Stenersen Museum, Oslo 1998, 2000, 02, 04 Gresol 1st International Art Festival, La Bisbal 2003 Bone 5, Bern 2002 South London Gallery 2002 Deep Root, Hull Time Based Arts 2001 Amorph!01, Helsinki 2001 Brrr?Live Art Festival, Porto 2001 Polysonneries, Lyon 2001 The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo 1990, 92, 95, 96, 98, 2000 BOOKS from 2007 The Other Happening 2010 Selected 2010 Touching the Universe 2009 The Other Situations 2009 The Happening 2009 I am 2009 Am I a frog? 2008 The Situations 2007 Minnesamlarar 2007 Sveveminne 2007 Flying Stones 2007 I am a Frog 2007 The Soap Bubble Collection 2007 The Galaxy Collection 2007 The Nearly Forgotten 2007 Other Discoveries 2007

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