Rita Marhaug (Norway)

My approach to performance – from the very beginning – has been through the basic tools of the body, meaning little use of objects and other rekwisits. The everyday language of bodily behaviour and bodily normality is my basic source of inspiration to my work and the concrete body?s dimensions are often the theme in my actions.

What I would like the audience to reflect upon has hopefully also a wider range. The body being the raw material of my artistic investigation of for example femininity and masculinity in my earlier works, and now of my later interest: values and money matters.

I have used my experience from various sports as well as being a mother and a working artist for more then 20 years to develop individual pieces; to give them a specific and clear shape as well as grounding them in themes I find important to address.

Born in Bergen, Norway 1965. Lives and works in Bergen Norway Art education from Bergen National Academy of the Arts, MA -89; Art History from the University of Bergen -96. Works as professor at Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Department of Specialized Art, subject area printmaking. Since the early 90s participated in a great numbers of solo- and group exhibitions both in Norway and internationally. Important tools for expression: printmaking, drawings, photography, books, video and performance.

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1 May 2011