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

Figenschou, Hanne Lydia Opøien

Drawing, text, video

My work explore themes of gender and identity through the mediums of drawing and text, expressing a recurrent interest in the blatant and public versus the intimate. Text is employed in installations with narrative themes, as prose in the video works called Videoprosa, and as poetry collected in books. I examine aspects of communication or the absence of dialogue. The title of my last solo show, The Menopause Collection, refers to a phase in life that is rarely spoken of, in spite of its upsetting nature and duration in the lives of both women and men.

Member of NBK, NNBK, BOA, TF

Skinn
SKIN, coloured pencil on black paper, 204 x 152 cm, 2018
Stort3
The Menopause Collection, Galleri 69, Oslo, 2017. Cacadou, coloured pencil on black paper, 197 x 152 cm, 2017. Have a nice day, coloured pencil on black paper, 110 x 75 cm, 2017. Aftershocks/Etterskjelv, 29 poems, norwegian/english, 2017.
Lillerom6
Looking for you, coloured pencil on black paper, 187 x 152 cm, 2017.
Lillerom5
Exzema, Traces, 2 x 110 x 75 cm, coloured pencil on black paper, 2017.

Planned projects and exhibitions

BOA, Oslo, 2019.

CV

Hanne Lydia Opøien Figenschou
Born in Trondheim, NO, 1964
Lives and works in Oslo, NO

Education
1991 – 92 The School of Art and Crafts, Stockholm, SE
1987 – 91 Academy of Fine Art, Trondheim, NO
1986 – 87 The Art School, Kabelvåg, NO
Solo shows
2017 The Menopause Collection, Galleri 69, Oslo, NO
Aftershocks / Etterskjelv, Booklaunch,
Aftershocks, Kulturbadet, Sandnessjøen, NO
2016 Greyscale, Oppland Center of Visual Arts, NO
2015 The_Key, Kunstplass 10, Oslo, NO
2015 My mother was a feminist, The Drawing Center, Oslo (NO)
Beretningen om et varslet brudd / An Account of Predicted Estrangement, Booklaunch
2014 11 July 1943, Trafo Kunsthall, Kuben, Asker, NO
Hit the North, NNKS, Svolvær, NO
2013 SELFIES, Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal, curated by Harald Solberg
labile dokumenter / volatile documents, Booklaunch
One Night Only, 14.10., Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, curated byTito Frey *
2012 Back to nature (I can`t go on like this), Buskerud Art Center
the Other, Gallery 69, Oslo, NO
Back to nature, Hå Gamle Prestegård, Stavanger
2011 Portraits of a young woman…, Gallery BOA, Oslo, NO
2011 Gråmølna Museum of visual Arts, Trondheim, NO
2009 The arcitcht`s daughter, Tromsø Cultural Center, NO
ID, Haugesund Artcenter, NO
Kunst1, Sandvika, NO
2008 True Identity, Kunstverket, Oslo, NO
2007 Citizen, The White Tube, Oslo, NO
Take it in hand and make something of it, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo, NO
2005 The woman who could not draw, Tromsoe Artcenter, NO
2004 Remote control, Akershus Artcenter, NO
Looking back in anger, Rogaland Artcenter, Stavanger, NO
2003 Domestic violence and other boring stories, Kunstverket Gallery, Oslo, NO
2000 Enlightenment – Illumination, Vestlandske Museum of Arts and Crafts / BOB, Bergen, NO
1998 Ich heiratete / I got married, Kunstvereien auf dem Prenzlauerberg, Berlin, GE
1997 The Red room, Tromsø Artcenter, NO
1996 S – M – L – XL, The Projectroom, Gallery F15, Moss, NO
1995 Drawings, Gallery Nebb – X, Oslo, NO
1993 Objects, UKS, Oslo, NO
1992 Gallery K/F, Stockholm, SE
Group shows (selected)
2017 The Fourth Silk Road International Festival and Art Exhibition, Shaanxi Provincial Museum of Fine Arts, Xi’an, China
2016 Østlandsutstillingen, Akershus Center of Art, Lillestrøm, NO
2015 NOoSPHERE ARTS’ 4th ANNIVERSARY SHOW, New York C, US
2015 The Annual North Norwegian Exhibition, travelling show, NO
2014 – 15, Inexhaustible beauty, Sparebank 1, travelling show, Gallery Nordnorge, Harstad, Mo i Rana, Alta, m.m. * NO
2014 In a lonely place, Kube, Museum of Art, Ålesund, NO
2013 I am my world, NOoSPHERE, New York C, US
2012 – 15 Higher Ground, The NorthNorwegian museum of fine Art, travelling show, * NO
2011 RED, .NO Gallery, New York C, US 2010 13 Drawers, Alta Center of Art, NO
2008 REAL, Haugar, Vestfold Museum of Visual Arts, Tønsberg, NO
Supermarket 2008, International Independent Art fair, Stockholm, SE
2007 It`s drawn well, Kunstbanken, Hedmark Center of Visual Arts, NO
2006 The Projectroom 93 – 06, Gallery F – 15, Moss, NO
2004 The Drawing Biennial 2004, The Stenersen Museum of visual Arts, Oslo, NO
2001 Ad – lib, Gallery Transart, Trondheim, NO
2000 Allmenningen, Galleriet, Bergen, NO.
Outside Home, Museum of visual Arts. Trondheim, NO
Take care of the poets, Gallery G.U.N., Oslo, NO

Annual shows
2015, 12, 06, 01, 94, 93 The National Annual Exhibition of the Visual Arts, Oslo, NO
2015, 06, 89 The Annual North Norwegian Exhibition, NO (travelling show)
1992 UKS Annual Springexhibition, NO

Grants/Awards/Recidensies
2016 Exhibitiongrant, Norwegian Arts Council, NO
2016 Circolo Scandinavo, May
2015 10 Year Grant for Established Artists, Norwegian Arts Council, NO
2014 Exhibitiongrant, Norwegian Arts Council, NO
Norwegian Visual Artists Remuneration Fund
2013 Exhibitiongrant, Norwegian Arts Council, NO
Projectsupport, BKH
2012 Ingerid, Synnøve and Elias Fegerstens Grant, NO
Exhibitiongrant, Norwegian Arts Council, NO
2011 Exhibitiongrant, Norwegian Arts Council, NO
2011 – 14 The National 3 Year Working Grant, Norwegian Arts Council, NO
2010 Norwegian Visual Artists Remuneration Fund
Exhibitiongrant, Norwegian Arts Council, NO
Projectsupport, Norwegian Arts Council, NO
Projectsupport, BKH
2009 Exhibitiongrant, Norwegian Arts Council, NO
The National Diversity Grant
2008 Exhibitiongrant, Norwegian Arts Council, NO
2008, 01, 97, 93 Norwegian Visual Artists Remuneration Fund
2007 Travel Grant, Norwegian Arts Council, NO
Ingrid Lindbäck Langgaards Grant
2004 – 07 The National 3 Year Working Grant ,Norwegian Arts Council, NO
2003 Exhibitiongrant, Norwegian Arts Council, NO
Projectsupport, Norwegian Arts Council, NO
1992 UKS Working Grant, NO
The School of Art and Crafts, Stockholm, Working Grant, SE
1990 BKH Academy Grant, NO

Collections
2016 – 19 Bomuldsfabriken Collection, Arendal, NO
2015 Oslo County Council, NO
2015 Nordland County Council, NO
2014 Sparebank 1, North Norwegian Artfoundation, NO
2012 North Norwegian Museum of Visual Arts, NO
2011 Trondheim Museum of Visual Arts, NO
Trondheim County, NO
South Trøndelag County Council, NO
2009 Haugesund Billedgalleri, NO
2007 ATV, NO
2003 The Nationl Museum of Arts, Architecture and Design, NO
1997 Tromsø Center of Visual Arts, NO
1996, 91, Norwegian Arts Council, NO

Commissions/Prizes
2015 The Jury Award, DNNK, 2015, NO
2012 Charlottenlund Secondary School, Trondheim, NO
2011 Håkon Bleken Art Award, NO
2008 Weidemann Art Award, NO
2008 E. C. Dahls Foundation, Chief Administrative Officer of Trondheim County, NO
2007 1.Nordic Conference on Violence and treatment, Oslo, NO, temporary
2006 Tronka, The State Building Commission, Trondheim, NO

Readings/poetry
2017 Poesisyndikatet
Oslo Poesisentrum
2016 Oslo Poesisentrum
2016 TxtMoment
2016 – 17 Tekstuniverset, Open Mic
2015 Oslo Poesisentrum
2015 – 17 Oslo Open

Bibliography (short)
Beretningen om et varslet brudd / An Account of Predicted Estrangement, book, 28 poems, norwegian / english, text HLOK, 2015.
labile dokumenter / volatile documents, book, 24 poems, norwegian / english, text HLOK, 2013.
Personae, Journal of clothing, body, culture, # 1-2, 2013, Å vise ansikt, Article 5 p., Cecilie Mossige
Catalogue, Belonging, prod. Gråmølna, Trondheim Museum of Art, 2011. Preface: Tommy Olsson
Merete Hovdenak. Text: Hanne L. O. Kristoffersen.
Numer, (85), Magazine on drawing and illustration (cover, interview) 2010.
Catalogue, KORO, 2008,
Catalogue, Real, Young Norwegian Realism, text Daniel Østvold, Haugar, Vestfold Kunstmuseum, 2008.
Norwegian Yearbook on Art, 2007.
Catalogue, Take it in hand and make something of it, katalog, norwegian / english, text HLOK, 2007. Preface:Tommy Olsson. text HLOK.
Argument, # 1, 2007. Belief. Self portraits with boxershorts, Man Basic, Ingvild Johnsen.
Virkelig, # 1, 2007, Hanne Lydia Kristoffersen, The Women, Asbjørn Larsen.
DIN, Journal of for religion and culture, Violence, 2003.
Catalogue, The National Annual Exhibition of the Visual Arts, : 1993, 1994, 2001, 2006, 2012.
Catalogue, The Drawing Biennale, 2004. The Norwegian Drawing association/Riksutstillingene.
Bergen byformsenter, report of a urban cultural projec,t Allmenningen, the urban haven
Opplysning – belysning, Jorunn Haakestad, 2000.
Hjemløshet, Outside home, Synliggjøring, Illustrating the invisible, Randi Nygaard Lium, 2000.
Catalogue, Shelter, 1997. Trøndelag Center of Art, Nordenfjeldske Museum of Arts and Crafts, KIT.

Open on: Saturday

Address

Studio 11

Sinsenveien 11, 0572 Oslo
Carl Berner, Rosenoff, bus 31, tram 17.

www.hannelydia.com

Event

Poetry reading, 17.00. (In english if preferred)