Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Fotogalleriet / Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Kunstnernes Hus
The National Museum of Art, Archtecture and Design
Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
Norske Kunsthåndverkere Oslo og Akershus (NKOA)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkuntnere/SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Young Artists Society (UKS)

Supported by
City of Oslo, Agency for Cultural Affairs
Arts Council Norway
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Norwegian Crafts
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Norske Kunsthåndverkere

Høvik, Tommy


For the past two years I have worked on the installation “A nest on the waves of the sea” that will be presented during the Oslo Open. It’s about transformations, both physical, psychological and existential.

Member of NBK; UKS

Tommy høvk installation delicate matter  copy
An ocean in between the waves, 2013. Combo, Cordoba, Spain
Qualia, 2015. Natas Inn. Oslo
Passage. 2016. Noplace, Oslo
Meditations, 2016. Noplace Oslo

Planned projects and exhibitions

New Black Romanticism. Curated by Christoph Tannert, Gallery of the City of Backnang, Germany / 24.02.-22.04. 2018

A Nest On The Waves Of The Sea. Østre Elvebakke 1, Oslo. Opening April 20, 2018

Notes on Balance, Duo show with Kristina Chrastekova. Nevan Contempo. Praha. 2018

Trio, Curated by William Kaminski. Dread Lounge, Los Angeles 2018

New Black Romanticism. Curated by Christoph Tannert, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn and Taxis in Bregenz, Austria / May 2018

New Black Romanticism. Curated by Christoph Tannert, Topičův Salon, Praha, Czech Republic / June-July 2018

Mountains Between. Curating a film program at DNT Gjendebu, Norway. Week 32, August 2018

Mountains Between. Curating a film program at DNT Strandalshytta, Norway. Week 33, August 2018


Born 1979, Lives and works in Oslo
Phone:(+47) 98807071


2009-11: Master of fine arts, National academy of the arts, Oslo, Norge
2004-07: Bachelor of fine arts, Trondheim academy of the arts, Trondheim,
2002-04: Nordland kunst- og filmskole, (Film) Kabelvåg, Norge
2001: Engelsholm kunsthøyskole, Danmark

Solo exhibitions

A nest on the waves of the sea, Østre Elvebakke, Oslo. Norway
Notes on balance, Duo utstilling med Kristina Chrastekova, Nevan Contempo, Praha, Czech Republic
La Torre, Duo show with Natalie Häusler, Noplace, Norway
Qualia, Natas Inn, Oslo, Norway
Delicate Matter, Combo, Cordoba, Spain
Dark Clouds, Clear Vision, Kazachenkos Apartment, Oslo, Norway
ITW, etc.galerie, Prague, Czech Republic
Palace Posy, NoPlace, Oslo, Norway
Tommy Høvik, Gavu Cheb Museum, Czech Republic
Notes, Podium, Oslo, Norway
I was listening to Boards of Canada and everything seemed perfect, Galleri Ask, Åsgårdstrand, Norway
Robert Johnson where you at ?, NoPlace, Oslo, Norway
After All, Vestfossen kunstlaboriatorium, Norway
Stille Rom, Trøndelag senter for samtidskunst, Trondheim, Norway,
Sign o’ the times, Semikolon, Oslo, Norway
A whim of nature, Galleri Boa Festsalen, Oslo, Curated by Hans Thorsen
Collection 422, Galleri 21:24, Oslo
Krystallnatten, Nidarosdomen cathedral, Trondheim
Norsk Juleskikk, Trøndelag senter for samtidskunst, Trondheim

Group shows

New Black Romanticism, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. Curated by Christoph Tannert
New Black Romanticism. Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn & Taxis in Bregenz, Austria. Christoph Tannert
New Black Romanticism. Topičův Salon, Praha, Tsjekkia. Kuratert av Christoph Tannert
New Black Romanticism. Gallery of the City of Backnang, Tyskland. Curated by Christoph Tannert
Trio, Dread Lounge. Los Angeles. Curated by William Kaminski
New Black Romanticism. National Museum of Art, Bucureşti, Romania. Curated by Christoph Tannert
New Black Romanticism. Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel, Tyskland. Curated by Christoph Tannert
Zodiac, Lynx, Oslo CUrated byJosefine Lyche & Rasmus Hungnes
Frontiers of solitude, Atelier Nord / Skolska 28. Praha, Tsjekkia, Curated by Ivar Smedstad
Vårsalong, TM51, Oslo. Curated by Ane Katrine Øverseth
They, Them, Drei galerie, Cologne. Tyskland. Curated by Tiril Hasselknippe
Frontiers of solitude Atelier Nord/, Most, Tsjekkia.
Bunker 19 at Hove music festival, Arendal, Norway. Curated by Kari Skippervold
Black Market, Lehrter Siebzehn, Berlin Curated by Marius Meli
Blind, Viktoria kino, Oslo
One Another, Cave, Berlin
En kunstner som samler kunst, Vestfossen kunstlaboratorium, Norway
Started, Galerie NTK, Prague, Czech Republic
Masters, Kunstparken Risør, Risør, Norway
The Armory Show, Represented by NoPlace, New York, USA
StartPoint 2011 selected works, Galerie Vytvarneho Umeni, Chebu, Czech Republic
Crystallomancy, Control Room, Los Angeles, USA
StartPoint 2011 / Prize for emerging artists, Wannieck Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic
Summer moved on, Kurant, Tromsø, Norway, Curated by Rina Lindgren
Trøndelagsutstillingen, Dora, Trondheim, Norway
If I could dream, Stranda, Norway, Curated by Kenneth Alme
Tidsreiser, Kunstnernes hus W17, Oslo, Norway, Curated by Cathrine Dahl & Ørjan Aas
Avgangsutstillingen Master, Stenersen museet, Oslo, Norway
WordPerfect 1.0, NoPlace, Oslo, Norway
Do I have to sign up before I die, Oslo, Norway
Bits and Pieces, Fredriksvern Verft, Stavern, Norge, Curated by Nora Ceciliedatter Nerdrum
Give me your eyes, Kunstverein Køln Mulheim, Køln, Germany
Christian Sublime Tony, with friends, One Night Only, UKS, Oslo, Norway
The educational art show, MFAPS, Oslo, Norway, Curated by Eirik Senje
Horror Vacui, Galleri Tipi, Oslo, Norway
In your face, Galleri 7011, Trondheim, Norge, Curated by Javier Barrios
Hotch Potch, LX factory, Lisboa, Portugal
Salong 2010, Rod Bianco Residency, Oslo, Norway
White horse to cabin X, with Emma Wright, Galleri Blunk, Trondheim, Norway
OH#SAFE#NO, Minimalen filmfestival, Trondheim, Norge, Curated by Per Teljer
Sympathy for the devil, Museet for samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway
Terskel, Museet for samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway
The Living Dead, Podium, Oslo, Norway, Curated by Thomas Kvam & Snorre Hvamen
Trailer, Slow tv, Wir Galleri, Berlin, Germany
Live art, Slow tv, Kunstnernes hus, Oslo, Norway, Curated by Gediminas Urbonas
Canvas Underground, Festival kunstner Pstereo music festival, Galleri Babel, Trondheim
Trøndelagsutstillingen, Invited artist, Dora, Trondheim, Norway
Playsir, Lucania filmfestival, Lucania, Italia
North of the future, Galleri Kit, Trondheim, Norge, Curated by Jean Mathee
Tommy Le Gits performance, Vilnius filmfestival, Vilnius, Lithuania
Final Flight, Minimalen filmfestival, Trondheim, Norway
Perform 06- What is performance? Galleri Kit, Trondheim, Curated by Rickard Borgström
Oh#SAFE#NO, Kosmorama filmfestival, Trondheim, Norway
Ung norsk kunstscene, with SLOW TV, The National Museum Tullinløkka, Oslo, Norway
Mother and Child, Lucania filmfestival, Lucania, Italiy
OH#SAFE#NO, Tromsø International filmfestival, Tromsø, Norway
Crawling Craters, Dokkhuset, Trondheim, Norway Curated by Ivar Smedstad
Gratisdagen 2006, Galleri Kit, Trondheim, Norway
I never promised you a rosegarden, Tromsø International filmfestival, Tromsø, Norway
Lights in november, Arranged by Aleksander Konstantinov, Trondheim, Norway
14×14, Century Gallery, London, England, Curated by Thomas Falstad


Mountains Between. Short film program at DNT cabbins in Gjendebu and Strandalshytta. August. Norway
Agnes Amstaff presents “Das Ewige Antlitz” by Markus Selg, Kristiansand Kunsthall
Agnes Amstaff presents “Never say never to always” NoPlace Oslo, Norway
Agnes Amstaff presents “The last to say”, Agnes Amstaff, Gavu Cheb Museum, Czech Republic
Crystallomancy, Control-Room, Los Angeles, USA, co-curator with Zac Tomaszewski
Agnes Amstaff presents “It’s In the margins that the poems are found”, Oslo, Norway
Agnes Amstaff presents “Northern Twilight”, Oslo, Norway
Cosmic Debris, Podium, Oslo, Norway

Scholarships/ Prizes

BKV 1-year working grant. Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Norway
Kulturrådet, Exhibition support
Statens diverse stipend
Awarded with the StartPoint Prize 2011 for best european Master project
OCA International support
Horten kommunes kunstnerstipend 2011


New Black Romanticism, Published by Kunstlerhaus Bethanien. Berlin
Yes is the new no. Published by Friends make books. Torino
ETC galerie 2004-2015. Editor Marketa Vinglerova. Praha
Frontiers of solitude, Atelier Nord/ Skolska 28
Combo Galerie, Published by Javi Orcaray Vélez. Spain.
DFF-Det frie feltet. Published by Mikal Strøm
1986 – 2013 / En kunstner som samler kunst. Published by Morten Viskum
Tommy Høvik. Artist book published by Gavu Cheb & Arbor Vitae Foundation

Semikolon, Published by Siri Leira, Malie Robb & Karin Erixon

STARTPOINT: Prize for emerging artists 2011


La fragua, Cordoba, Spain
Started, Startpoint Prize residency programme, Arbor Vitae Foundation, Prague
Horten kommunes kunstnerstipend, Åsgårdstrand, Norway

Member of NBK og UKS


Østre Elvebakke 1, 0182 Oslo



The installation “A nest on the waves of the sea” will be open to the public both Saturday and Sunday in Østre Elvebakke 1.