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Helene Torp

Born 1972 in Oslo, Norway.

Live and work in Fredrikstad, Norway

mob. 416 566 20, studio@helenetorp.com

Art education:

1997-2002 Academy of Fine Arts, Trondheim, Norway

2002 Academy of Fine Arts Malmø, Sweden (3 months)

2000 Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weisensee (6 months)

1994-1997 Artschool KIB, Bergen, Norway

Solo exhibitions:

2017 PUBLIC SCREENS, Stavanger

2017 POWER TO LIVE IN A MODERN WORLD, BOA, Oslo

2015 INTO THE SUN, Artifact, New York

2014 NOISY PRAYER, Galleri Vulkan, Oslo

2013 LOVESPLASH LIGHTLOVE, Galleri Direktoratet HyFa,  Fredrikstad

2011 ONE BIG PLAN FOR YOU, Trønderlag center for contemporary art , Trondheim

2009 OM MORALEN, Møre og Romsdal kunstnersenter

2008 TRO, HÅP OG ÆRLIGHET, Østfold Kunstnersenter

2008 TRO, HÅP OG ÆRLIGHET, Galleri F-15

2006 BEST PRACTICE, Tegnerforbundet

Group exhibitions and filmfestivals:

2016 Imago Mundi , curated by Guja Mabellini

2015 Videodrunk, curated by Matthew Rooney, Toronto, Canada

2015 Gallery Kling & Bang, Reykjavik, Island

2015 Green Side, The Moon Festival, curated by Silje Stensvik, Gamlebyen

2015 Consern Artists, Climate Festival, Elisabeth Medbøe, Oslo

2015 Gallery Kling & Bang, Reykjavik, Iceland

2014 Groupshow, Torp & Liseth, curated by Walter Welo, Gulden Kunstverk

2014 October Open, Hydrogenfabrikken Kunsthall by Grete Årbu

2014 Sound Art 2014, Sound of Mother Earth og performance                            “I am the Gallery”, Galleri Ruth Drive In med Karen Kipphoff, Torp & Liseth, Trond Lossius, Joakim Blattman, Anna Hedberg,Kristine Marie Aasvang, Håvard Øieroset, Marianne Stranger, Kiwa Noid, curated by Tulle Ruth 2014

2014 LoveFuel performance and sound night with Jonas Qvale, Synnøve Nuria Løken, Line Hammervold, Thomas Roaldsnes, Kjell-Jørgen Holbye Riegels, Torp &Liseth  curated by Torp & Liseth

2013 Munch “Into the Sun”  Torp & Liseth  , Østfold Artscentre

2012 Norse video, scandinavian videoart, Palazzo della Arti Napoli MagmArt, Napoli, Italy med Astrid Elisabeth Bang, Eva Olsson, Helene Torp, Katrin I Jonsdottir Hjordisdottir, Maria Kartans,Thordur Grimsson, Martin Sjölander, Eero Yli-Vakkuri curated by Enrico Tomaselli

2011 34th Norwegian Shortfilmfestival

2011 New York Independent Filmfestival

2010 Drawing biennale curated by Susanne Altmann og Stefan Schröder.

Special commission  for Biennale: Helene Torp, Per Dybvig og Christian Hennie supported by Norwegian council. Animation Heavy Heaven (Helene Torp).

2010 Drawing Arts Gallery, Oslo. Selected works from the Annual Drawing Biennale curated by  Stefan Schröder.

2010 Der 23. Stuttgarter filmwinter, curated program Germany

2008 The national annual autumn exhibition, Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus Oslo

2008  31thNorwegian Shortfilmfestival

2008 Muth contemporary, Philippines

2008 Strek i bevegelse/ Lines On The Move, 100-years celebration of drawing arts in Norway, Lillehammer Kunstmuseum  Hans Gude, Erik Wærenskiold, Theodor Kittelsen, Edvard Munch, Olaf Gulbransson, Rolf Lunde, Frøydis Haavardsholm, Ridley Borchgrevink, Gösta Hammarlund, Chrix Dahl Randi Monsen, Tove Jansson, Kjell Aukrust, Vanessa Baird, Pirjetta Brander,  Ingun Bøhn,Ann Böttcher, John Court, Per Dybvig  Fam Ekman, Per Elvestuen, Ina Eriksen, Lars Fiske, Finn Graff , Jan Groth, Thore Hansen  Bjørn Hegardt, Mette Hellenes, Patrick Huse, IC-98 (Patrick  Söderlund og Visa Suompää), Olav Christopher Jenssen, Mika Karhu, Andreas Korsár, Oskar Korsár,  Torill Kove, Steffen Kverneland, Anna Ling, Sverre Malling, Christian Messel, Jockum Nordström,  Svein Nyhus, Bjørn Ransve, Nina Rantala, Stiina Saaristo, Tiril Schrøder, Inga Sætre, Helene Torp, Øyvind Torseter, Geza Janos Toth, Ilon Wikland.    Curated by Cecilie Skeide and Janeke Meyer Utne.

2008 Monkey Town, Brooklyn, New York

2008 Filmshorts, screening of  the film, Tro, håp og ærlighet. Arr. Harald Fossen, Fredrikstad Cinema

2008 Skien kunstforening, special screening of the film Tro, håp og kjærlighet curated by Silje Stensvik.

2007 The international festival of cinema and technology, world tour

2005 Best Practice i San Fransisco, curated by Bull Milletic

2005 Norwegian shortfilmfestival

2005 Uks

2005 Blick on internasjonal tour

2004 Blick, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

2004 The national annual autumn exhibition, Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus Oslo

2004 Atopia

2003 Meeting place, nordic travel med 30 selected artists from the nordic og Baltic countries. Exhibition in 6 countries, Selected norwegian artists:  Helene Torp Andersen, Kjersti Sundland, John Kåre Raustein, Anne Klovning, Fredrik Raddum, Kuratert av Truls Olin og Anna Roos. Galleries and museums Blå Stället Culture Centre, Gothenburg Rogalands Art Centre, Stavanger The Cable Factor, Helsinki Former Printing House, Vilnius The Museum Of Foreign Art, Riga Rotermanni Saltstorage, Exhibition Hall, Tallinn, Art Hall, Södertälje

2002 Trondheim Matchmaking part 1, Trondheim Elektroniske Kunstsenter

2002 Oslo gay and lesbian filmfestival

2001 14. Ankara int. filmfestival, Turkey

2001 Videopuls, Haugesund, Norway, cureted by Ann-Helen Robberstad

2001 Highlights from the Norwegian filmfestival, Rockefeller, Oslo

2001 24. Norwegian shortfilmfestival, Grimstad

2001 Dreamcatcher, Kiev, Ukraina

2001 Bochum internationale media- og filmfestival , Tyskland

2001 Mikrokinofestival , Beograd

2001 Trøndelagsutstillingen

2001 Trondheim Artsmuseum, graduation  exhibition, Trondheim Art academy, NTNU

2001 Youg artist community (Uks) ,Oslo

2000 1+1 , Agalerie, Berlin, Artistrun gallery space , soloexhibition with Mats Linder

2000 Minimalen shortfilmfestival,Videoinsallation, Prinsen Cinema, Trondheim

2000 Videokunst, Filmens Hus Oslo, curated by Ivar Kjellmo

2000 Hotwired live art, Performance, video, Bergen center for electronic arts

2000 Trønderlagsutstillinga, center for contemporary art, Trondheim

2000 Filmfestivalen the 3.road, Oslo  curated by Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen

2000 A5 Invitational, Kulturhuset Stockholm

1999 24. Norwegian shortfilmfestival, Grimstad

1999 “Ladies first “, Uka students music and theatre Festival

1999 “Snakegirl” , soloexhibition, 3. year, Trondheim art academy

1998 FN-Human rights celebration 50-years

1998  Liveart: Big eyes, Trondheim art academy

1998 Transplant, Trondheim art academy

1998 Videofestival, FFF, Galleri Rotor, Gothenburg, Sweden

1998  Live art, performancewekeend with Ingar Dragset, Trondheim art academy

1998 “ I want to share my art with mum” Studenthouse, Trondheim

1997 “ Unclean” Installation and publication Trondheim art academy

1997  Kønst Performanceweekend, Hidu spicefabric, Bergen curated by Gisle Frøysland

1997 ”Structure for today”, performance, Bergen

1996 ”About time”, 8 mm film, Cinemateket, Bergen

Articles:

“Meaning and truth”, Adresseavisen, Review and interview in connection with the solo exhibition, One Big Plan for you, Trøndelag center for contemporary art.

“Honest Lines”, Numer, portrait interview and review connection with the Norwegian national Drawing Biennial, of Rune Kreutz

“Terror and animated love”, Kunstkritikk.no , review Other Gali in connection with a separate exhibition Faith, hope and honesty at Østfold Artcenter

Strek i Bevegelse, Drawing art, 150 – year book publication for the exhibition Tegnekunst through 150 years , Lillehammer Art Museum

Z Filmmagazine review of the shortfilms: Applause, Poisoner, 32.sec, Beste Praksis, Tro, håp og ærlighet, Heavy Heaven, In connection with Norwegian shortfilm festival years of 2000-14.


“Visual artists should continue”
by film critic Einar Gulvog Staalesen nrk P2, review in connection with the Norwegian Short Film Festival

Terror and morality
, review by Svein Kristiansen Fredrikstad Blad

Artist interview, interview series curated by Giuseppa Di Pasqua and Lorenzo Mantile, of project Ar.C.A.Na, in connection with the exhibition
Scandinavian video art at the Palazzo della Arti in Napoli

“Drawing in new space”, review by Synnøve Vik, Billedkunst

“Mangfold i rommet”, Aftenposten, The national annual autumn exhibition

“Sound art on solar power”, Moss Avis

“Mother Earth´s heart”, interview with NRK radio in conjunction with the exhibition Sound Art in 2014 , curated by Tulle Ruth

Best Practice, Numer 75, drawing art magazine, front cover, videostill from video Best Practice in connection with
Strek i bevegelse, drawing art through 150 years , Lillehammer Art Museum

“Big Brother sees you”
, review of Visual Arts in connection with the temporary exhibition Peace of private life initiator of Mesen and Datatilsynet at Oslo S ,

“We are not talking with each other . We are waiting for the others to keep silent so we can get to the word”
portrait interview by John Johansen, Fredrikstad Blad .

Meeting Place , North European Contemporary art , catalog release in conjunction with the exhibition Meeting Place in Nordic and Baltic countries , curated by Truls Olin and Anna Roos .

Meeting place , criticism and discussion in conjunction with the exhibition Meeting Place in Stavanger, Stavanger Aftenblad

“Local Much Variations”
, art critic by Ida Julsen , Fredrikstad Blad

“Private/public”
interview and discussion in connection with the public art project at Oslo central station, Oslo , Geir Løvli , Fredrikstad Blad

On Morals , dvd release on self-publishing

Internationale Bochumer videofestival #
11katalog in connection with Bochum International Film Festival

“The crude/unclean” collection of essays on art by Ingebjørg Seip and Hege Charlotte Faber

 

Public collections,commissions and prizes:

2013 Fredrikstad city art collection, Fredrikstad Muséum

2008 Oslo S, Koro, Rom for kunst og datatilsynet

2008 Honorable mention, Norwegian playwriter´s Association, Norwegian short film festival

2006 Norwegian art council, Best Practice

2001 Best exhibition of the year, Trondheim

2000 N-Trøndelag Fylkesmuseum, with video „Applause”

 

Grants:

2016, Norwegian Visual Artist´s fond, 1. year working artists grant
2013, 12  Norwegian Visual Artist´s fond, artist grant

2012, 05  Norwegian Film foundation,travel grant

2010 Norsk Art council, exhibition grant

2010 Project grant, Visual artist´s fond

2009 Norwegian Visual Artist´s fond, artist grant

2005-2008 Norwegian State working grant for Artists

2008, 07 Project grantFredrikstad city

2006 Østfold project grant

2005 Norwegian Art council

2004 Project grant, Visual artist´s fond

2003 Sleipner, Nifca

2002  Aspirant,  Council for cultural affairs

2002 Norwegian Visual artist´s fond, artist grant

2002 Norwegian Art council, project grant

2001 Norwegian Artists grant for younger artists

Other Projects/Work/Jury:

Work building up medialab www.teks.no , 2002 Work at lab. www.L-K-V. no, 2002

Jurypresentation for Norwegian Visual artist´s fond for 3 and 4 year (examen). Art Academy Trondheim.

2006-07 Teacher in animation at E6 Østfold medialab, 2006 Turne kulturelle skolesekken with E6 medialab, 2008-12, Teacher film/video, Noroff videregående, 2009-10 Østlandsutstillingen, juryleder, 2010 Artist talk Fredrikstad cinema, 2011-12 Kunstnerisk råd, Østfold billedkunstnere,

Member of:
Norske Billedkunstnere (NBK)
Østfold Billedkunstnere (ØBK)

Unge kunstners samfunn (UKS)