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

Lay, Kachun

Mixed media

I am fascinated by personalities and the ever-developing sides of an individual. My practice contains the aspects of the in-between-moments when we experience a sudden shift of our character. I use the physical elements that surrounds us in the everyday life for inspiration, as well as my own personal experiences. One can say that my projects are excerpts of a mental diary.
My work often reminds of trivial objects or natural phenomena, Such as a chair leg, a seesaw, a frame, the transition of two seasons or a paper plane. We all experience changes in life, which is essential for personal growth, either for better or worse or even the astonishment of others around us. It’s all about the process and it’s different perspectives.
I tend to add or subtract elements of our everyday surroundings to provoke an interest and give them a new perspective. Can we view our lives and existence in a different manner? Are we aware of our own changes?

Pole in the woods 2
Pole in the woods 2
7 sfærer
7 Sfærer/ 7 Spheres
Kung fu plane
Kung Fu Plane

Planned projects and exhibitions

Future artistic plans 2018 – 2019

2018: Apply for exhibition space at Ås Art Association.
2018: Apply for the annual Autumn Exhibition 2018.
2018: Organize an art and culture evening on Midsummer Eve in Lillesand, public lighting of a bonfire sculpture.
2018: Apply for exhibition space in 2019 by Gallery Arteriet, Kristiansand.
2019: Study trip to Italy for deepening of gypsum.
2019: Residency in Beijing, China for study and specialization in traditional woodworking.


Kachun Lay Born: 26.07.1989

2013-2016: Bachelor of Arts Academy of Fine Art in Oslo.
2015: PAS (Performance Art Studies) below BBB Johannes Deimling, Oslo.
2011 – 2013: Fine Arts School in Bergen.

Solo exhibitions:
2016: "Fættskit» Gallery BOA, Oslo.
2015: "Squeezed out pipeline» Open Academy, Gallery White Box, Khio, Oslo.
2015: Coffee shop exhibition, Kaffegram, Sagene Oslo.
2014: “FUCK THIS, I’M DONE”, Gallery Skylight, Arts in Oslo.
2014: “The Fixer’s Manifesto,” Public Performance of Bogstadveien, Oslo.

Group Exhibitions
2017: “7 sfærer / 7 Spheres” HATCH 10th anniversary exhibition, Ekserserhuset, Kristiansand.
2017: Varied work in the exhibition Historical perspective, Meta Hansen culture house, Lillesand
2016, “Fair Play II” HATCH 2016 ARTendal, Arendal.
2016: “Tracks on Tracks,” Drawing for Freedom, Akershus Art Gallery, Lillestrom.
2016: “Fair Play” Degree show at the Art Academy in Oslo.
2015: “Kung Fu Plane”, PAS, PAO performance art festival, ANX Oslo.
2015: “The Soldier” PAB OPEN performance festival, Bergen old jail.
2015: “Coexist” Collaboration with Martin kolsrud, salon exhibition, National Academy of the arts, Oslo.
2014: "Balancing on Beams» PI: Live Labratory, Performance at the Academy Room,
Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo.
2013: KIBS graduation exhibition, Laksevåg, Bergen.

2017: Artist of the Month, June 2017, appointed by the Aust-Agder Library and culture conveys.

Relevant work experience
- Art Handler at the National Museum of Art, Design and Architecture, since
January 2017.
- Embellishment Missions for Hopyard, Mathallen Oslo, 2015
- Assistant (Part-time) for Pushwagner 2014-2015.

Open on: Saturday



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