21 & 22 April 2018

Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Fotogalleriet
Fellesverkstedet
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)


Partners
Norwegian Crafts
Atelier
B-Open
OCA
Plot
Subjekt


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

Ellen, Jóhanna

Performance - Video - Animation - Sound - Installation - Sculpture - Painting - Drawing - Text

I create parallel worlds filled with characters and voices that comment on the material world we live in. I find small triggers for my production everywhere; in the private sphere and in the community around me, from news media to shopping carts in the store. An interpretation of my practice may be that it breaks the “fourth wall” between imagination and reality, it seeks to illustrate an existence that is both alluring and unbearable.

Emerging into the
Emerging into The, Painting on painters floor protection paper, 150x230 cm, 2017
Selection of shoes and drawings noise writing characters
Noise Writing Characters, selection of painted shoes and drawings
Funny noise
Funny Noise. Performance and Video, 2017. Open Video at Atelier Nord ANX during Oslo Open.
Digital retreat 4 pics
Digital Retreat Dot Com, collaboration together with DKUK, UK. Entrée, Bergen. Video/Sound Installation and performances, 2016

CV

EDUCATION
2012/14 MFA, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway
2009/12 BFA, Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts, Trondheim, Norway
2007/09 Nordland College of Art and Film, Kabelvåg, Norway

SOLO SHOW
2017 Boot Noise, Babel, Trondheim
2016 White Island, NoPlace, Oslo

2015 Open Call, Jasny Dom, Krakow

2014 Ég Er Typpið Þitt, NoPlace, Oslo

2013 SOMETHING AMAZING IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN, Gallery Blunk, Trondheim
2010 Sorry, But I’m just so Pathologically Vulnerable, Gallery Crymo, Reykjavík

DUO SHOW
2016 digital retreat dot com, Entrée, Bergen (With DKUK, Daniel Kelly)

2014 Touch Base, Akademirommet, Kunstnerneshus, Oslo (With Matilda Höög)
2013 Mother of All Muses, INCA Institute, Detroit, USA. (With Jason Havneraas)

GROUP SHOW
2017 Open Video, Atelier Nord, ANX, Oslo

2017 Guerilla Girls, K4 Gallery, Oslo

2016 Open Video, filmprogram, Hong Kong Artfestival

2016 Open Video,, Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival, Orknoy, Scotland

2016 Open Video,, Atelier Nord, ANX, Oslo

2016 Draglands & Booth’s Karaoke Nights, Kofu, Japan

2015 Imploision, Jasny Dom, Krakow

2015 Out Of Order, Project Space, Stavanger

2015 Open Video,, Space4235, Genova, Italy

2015 FOOK, Issyra Gallery, New Jersey, USA

2015 △❍☐, Podium, Oslo
2015 NAVidad, Telemark Museum, Skien, Norway

2015 Open Video,, Atelier Nord, ANX, Oslo

2015 Vestlandutstillingen, Performance VS Poetry, Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde
2014 Intermezzo 8: Dragland and Booth ́s Karaoke Nights, Demons Mouth, Oslo

2014 Høstutstillingen, Statens Kunstutstilling, Kunstnerneshus, Oslo

2014 World’s Apart, Five Years gallery, London

2014 Summer Slumber Super Salon, Demons Mouth, Oslo

2014 MA Avgangsutstillingen, Kunstnerneshus, Oslo

2013 THE CITY IS EMPTY, Kronika, Bytom, Poland
2013 Høstutstillingen, Statens Kunstutstilling, Kunstnerneshus, Oslo
2013 Vinnslan#6, Menningarnótt í Reykjavík

PERFORMANCE
2017 Funny Noise, Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo Open/Open Video, Oslo

2016 Just Write Anything Down and Ticket Great Feeling (Finisage Haircut) at Entrée, Bergen
2015 Specialist Drone, Podium, Oslo

2015 There are Times When Silence is a Poem, performed together with Kristian Skylstad. Telemark Kunstsenter, Skien and at Vestlandutstillingen, Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Førde
2014 SOMETHING AMAZING IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN, World’s Apart, Five Years Gallery. London
2014 EAT ME, Ég er Typpið Þitt, NoPlace, Oslo
2013 Feed Me, performed on the opening of Anja Carr’s exhibition Behind The Scenes From Behind In Your Dreams at Trøndelag Centre for Contemporary Art (TSSK), Trondheim

2013 The Pulse Beats From Within, THE CITY IS EMPTY, Kronika, Bytom, Poland
2013 SOMETHING AMAZING IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN, Gallery Blunk, Trondheim
2012 Somewhere Over The Rainbow, performed at PiPshow, Oslo
2012 Smiling Stare, Gallery KiT, Trondheim.

PUBLICATION

2012 Red Headed League, Publication Project. Furlough Curatorial, Sheffield, UK

ILLUSTRATION
2015- The Fluke, novel by Jacques Stern. Published by FOOK, New York
2011/12 Sensitive Skin Magazine, New York.

RESIDENCY
2017 Two months residency at Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim.

GRANTS
2017 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond 2 year

2016 Statens utstillingsstøtte

2016 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond 1 year

2015 Diversestipend
2014 Diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere
2013 Ragnvald og Ida Blixfond
2013 BKH Kunststudentstipend

ARTIST PRESENTATION
2016 Åpent Forum, Kunstnerneshus, Oslo.

Open on: Saturday

Address

Trosterudlåven

Dr. Dedichens vei 24B, 0675 Oslo
Trosterud Subway St.

www.johannaellen.com www.soundcloud.com/johanna_ellen