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Med støtte fra
Oslo Kommune
Norsk Kulturråd
Fritt Ord
Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond
Norske Kunsthåndverkere

Buan, Ann Iren

Skulptur / Tegning

Working with abstract sculpture, I explore the materiality of drawing and its possibilities within a three dimensional expression. In contrast to the meditative and restricted formats of classical drawing, I work in a very physical manner and in monumental formats using materials such as paper, soft pastels, leather and plaster. My works are often created as an reaction to the exhibition site, and the relation between work, body and site is an essential part of my artistic practise.
I explore the idea of the ruin, and besides the obvious physical destruction in the sculptures, they also portray a fragile and vulnerable state of mind. Though monumental my work often appear to be on the brink of collapse, to me working near the edge of losing control is a motivating force.

Medlem av NBK, UKS, BONO

Ann Iren Buan - Still, 2016. Sculpture/installation (Softpastel on paper, PVA-glue, leather strap). Form Matter, Matter Forms at Apalazzo Gallery, Brecia, Italy
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Ann Iren Buan - Tether, 2016. Sculpture 220 x 190 x 60 cm (Softpastel and pigment on paper, PVA-glue, PVA glue). Tether, Trafo Kunsthall, Asker Norway
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Ann Iren Buan - Tether, 2016. Sculpture 220 x 190 x 60 cm (Softpastel and pigment on paper, PVA-glue, PVA glue). Tether, Trafo Kunsthall, Asker Norway
The prevailed fall
Ann Iren Buan - The Prevailed Fall, 2014. Sculpture 375 x 120 x 15 cm (Soft pastel on paper, plaster) Marken vi står på, Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter, Svolvær Norway


Solo and duo exhibitions
2017 Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger (September)
Oslo City Hall (June)
2016 Tether,Trafo Kunsthall
2015 A Pull of the Sun and Moon, Noplace, Oslo
The Wait, Punkt Ø, Galleri F15, Moss
Keepers, Nord Trøndelag Art Museum
Echoes Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
2014 Deep Sky Crashing Waves Trøndelag Centre of Contemporary Art, Trondheim
2013 Five Monologues From the Past. Walk Around Here, Look Through There, Listen Akershus Artcenter, Lillestrøm
2012 SETTLE SOFTLY colloboration Tone B. Størseth, One Night Only, Oslo
2011 Ann Iren Buan – Bunker 51 The Hove festival, Arendal
Follow. Through with Tone B. Størseth HOLODECK, Oslo
2010 A Release of Energy in 15 Colors collaboration Tone B. Størseth, Galleri Storck, Oslo
Cold, but Wrapped in Plastic The Drawing Association Oslo
2008 para_site Borderline Centre for Foreign Contemporary Art, Stockholm
res o nance collaboration Sonny Sanjay Vadgama, Fredsgatan KKH Stockholm

Selected group exhibitions, projects and art fairs
2017 Så i Asken, Slik at Ingenting går Tapt, curated by Eivind Hofstad Evjemo, Oslo / Harpefoss / Levanger (February)
Untitled Art Fair, Monuments, Prosjektrom Normanns, San Fransisco
2016 Artissima, A Palazzo Gallery, Torino
Form Matters, Matter Forms, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia
MIART, A Palazzo Gallery, Milano,
NN-A NN-A NN-A, New Norwegian Abstraction, Stavanger Art Museum
2015 Artissima, A Palazzo Gallery, Torino
NN-A NN-A NN-A, New Norwegian Abstraction, The Astrup Fearnley Museum
2014 MARKEN VI STÅR PÅ, Northern Norway Artcenter, Svolvær
2013 En Kollektiv Kraftanstrengelse For Tapte Saker, Podium Oslo
Buan, Ystad, Ystad og Lønseth, Nils Aas Kunstverksted, Inderøya
2012 Introduction Barflyfriends Barflyfriends Berlin
Drawing biennale 2012 Oslo Gamle Rådhus
The Cold of Winter Galleri Format Oslo
Spring Exhibition 2012 Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen
2011 Le Printemps de Septembre—à Toulouse, Festival of contemporary arts Toulouse
(E) = Motion Galleri Van Bau Vestfossen
The Act of Making as an Act of Making, Ann Iren Buan og Janne Kruse RAM Galleri, Oslo
The MA gradutate show 2011 Galleri Seilduken, Oslo
The annual Østland exhibition Akershus Kunstsenter / Larvik Kunstforening / Kunstbanken Hamar
Stunt Søylegalleriet, Oslo
2010 Captain, oh captain O.N.N.Y.A, Oslo
The annual Trøndelag exhibition various cities, Norway
2009 Love, Drunk, Decay the Hove festival, Arendal
Salongutstilling Galleri Nb8, Oslo
THE SKIN OF A BOYBAND IMMORTAL China Academy of Art, Hangzhou
2008 ANONYME ZEICHNERE #9 Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Bethaninen, Berlin
1+1=2 Galleri Konstfack, Stockholm
The Only Hard Thing is to Begin: A Grass Blade´s No Easier to Make Than an Oak, Galleri Nb8, Oslo
IN FRAGMENTS Ada Street Gallery, London
VÅRutstillingen The Drawing Association, Oslo
Sylt imorgon sylt i dag Vårutstellningen, KKH Stockholm
res o nance KIT tv, Vienna

Public Commissions
2017 Sunnaas Hospital

2015-2017 Studio Residency for emerging artists, Oslo City Hall
2012/2013 Circolo Scandinavo, Rome, Italy

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