Here is there map showing where the artists from K-Lab 2021 placed their work or made their performance
Artists from the Baltic and Nordic countries, all arctic areas and others with arctic connections where invited to apply to Kjerringøy Land Art Biennale 2021
The jury wishes to thank all the artists for their contribution to the Open Call.
"We had 169 highly qualified applicants to select from, amongst them 20 duos and 1 trio and 1 quartet. Thirteen applicants have been selected. It was a difficult process to select such a small group of artists. We are impressed by the artistic work and the applications. We are humble and felt privileged to access to the artists’ thinking."
10 projects and 10 artists came and made place-specific land art in the stunning region of Kjerringøy, North Norway. These artists participated at the latest Kjerringøy Land Art Biennale the 30th June – 11th July 2021
Andrius Sirtautas LT
Aud Marit Skarrebo Holmen NO
David A. Rios NO
Elina Joupperi FI
Hilde Angel Danielsen NO
Ingibjörg Gudmunsdottir IS
Jan Egil Finne NO
Peter Dean NO
Philipp Spillmann, CH/NO
Sidsel Nielsen Bonde DK
Ted Efremoff RU/USA (Baltikum), participated on our Artists' Talks from the USA
Elin Sundstrøm SE, participated from her home-place near Uppsala due to the Corona
The jury and curators 2021:
Rita Marhaug: artist and curator, Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk: artist and curator and Ane Øverås: artist and initiator of the project
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Biographies of the jury and curators
Rita Marhaug (b. 1965) is a visual artist, born and trained in Bergen, Norway. Marhaug holds an MA in Fine Art from Bergen Academy of Art and Design '89 (KHIB) and a BA in History of Art from the University of Bergen ‘96. For 12 years (2001-13), Marhaug was a Professor in the Fine Art Department at her alma mater KHIB, (now part of the Faculty of Art, Music & Design, UiB). Since the 90’s she has participated in many solo and group exhibitions and performance festivals in Norway and abroad. She is currently focusing on her practice, which fosters a complex relationship between printmaking, drawing, photography, artist books, video and performance.
Collaboration is an important part of Marhaug's practice. In her portfolio, she has shorter and longer-term collaborative projects, both with local- and internationally-oriented artists. The body in the landscape, time and impermanence are key to her methods. Perception and transformation are core themes in later productions - often paradoxically expressed through juxtapositions; like the blind woman seeing. "In Personas" is her latest performance project
Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk co-initiated and was the director of Kunsthall Oslo from 2010–2012. He was project manager for Artistic Interruptions – Art in Nordland, Nordland County from 2003-2005 and was co-curator of the 2004 Nordic Art Biennial Momentum in Moss (alongside Caroline Corbetta). Eeg-Tverbakk was deputy director of the Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo from 2000-2001; co-curator of the 1999 Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF) (with Tor Inge Kveum); exhibition manager at the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art in Helsinki in 1999, and director of the Otto Plonk Gallery in Bergen from 1995-1998. Between 2015-2017, González-Sancho Bodero and Eeg-Tverbakk worked together as co-curators, developing and concluding OSLO PILOT, an experimental two-and-a-half-year research project to conceive the format for osloBIENNALEN FIRST EDITION 2019-2024
Ane Øverås is a visual artist from Oslo, who since 2003 has lived and worked in Kjerringøy, outside Bodø. Øverås trained at SHKS under Eilif Mikkelsen and Hans Normann Dahl as professors, and at the Ecole de beaux arts de Brest and Quimper with a Diplôme Nationale Superieure d'Expression Plastique, DNSEP. Øverås works site-related with sculpture, installations and land art. She has exhibited nationally and internationally.
Kjerringøy Land Art Biennale was initiated by Ane Øverås in 2007. She has curated and organized the biennial and exhibitions at Bodø Art Association. In 2013, Øverås organized a Land Art seminar with Nord University, the National Centre for Arts, and Nordland County Council / The Cultural School Bag, as a course for teachers at elementary school (1-10 cl.) in Bodø municipality. In 2017, Øverås and K-Lab were invited by Nordland County to attend the Norwegian and Russian culture week in Murmansk to present the Land Art Biennale and the Air-project.
In 2019, a one-day seminar in Stormen Library, Bodø, where, amongst others, Per Bjarne Boym was a speaker. During the Biennale in 2019, NRK, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, followed some of the artists for 5 days, and K-Lab will be an episode in a series of 3 programs to be shown on national TV in 2021. The series deals with how artists are inspired by nature.
Kjerringøy Art Base Camp AS has two projects in Bodø 2024, which have been chosen to be the European Culture Capital of 2024.
Kjerringøy Art Base Camp AS is now planning an Artist in residence project for the coming season, so be alert!