I grind dry pastels into small rocks and dust and scatter them out onto the papers smooth surface. Cut off from my surroundings by the magnifying glasses in front of my eyes and the deep bas from my headphones, I stare in solitude into a vast perspective of tiny dots of colour. I smear the colourful dust from the pastels into the paper using pigment markers, fantasizing about star fogs and the endlessness of the cosmos. The motifs in my drawings evolves from looking at reproductions of early abstract paintings and photos taken by the Hubble telescope, both giving me the same paralysing feeling of eternity.
Parallel to my atelier-based practice I’m working with collective projects, which, through different approaches, examines art as a collective, urban entity.
Medlem av TF, NBK
CV: Ida Madsen (b.1983)
MA, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, (2010-2013).
BA, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, (2006-2010).
Solo show, Elephant Kunsthall, Lillehammer, Norway (2017).
From here, group show, Art Museum KUBE, Ålesund, Norway (2015).
Handlingens gang, The Western Norway Exhibition, group show and traveling exhibition. Collaboration with composer Øyvind Torvund. Curated by Kjersti Solbakken (2015).
Doodled Synthetic Landscape, One Night Only, duo-exhibition with composer Øyvind Torvund, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway (2015).
Dating Service, group show, curated by Andreas Schlaegel, Autocenter, Berlin (2014).
Master Exhibtion, final year show, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway (2013).
Initiater and organizer of the group show A Collective Psychogeographic Guide to Oslo, part of the Drawing Biennial 2016, Oslo, Norway. 206 artists participated with one drawing each. Initiated and organized in collaboration with artists Ottar Karlsen and Eirik Senje.
Initiater and organizer of the seminar Bum or Protagonist? The Artists Role in the Future City, Sentralen, Oslo, Norway (2016). In collaboration with artist Ingrid Lønningdal and The Young Artists Society.
Initiater and editor for the pamphlet A Collective Effort for Lost Causes (2016). Publication with texts about artist economy and urban development. Contributers: Lotte Konow Lund (artist), Gaute Brochmann (writer and art critic), Ingeborg Apall-Olsen (Directorate for Cultural Heritage), Jonny Aspen (Associate Professor at Institute of Urbanism and Landscape, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design), and Hans Thorsen (artist and writer).
Initiater and organizer of the group show A Collective Effort for Lost Causes, Podium, Oslo, Norway (2013). With an actual or imagined studio space as theme, 70 artists participated with one drawing each. Initiated and organized in collaboration with artist Ottar Karlsen.
One year working grant, The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (2017)
Project support, Arts Council Norway (2016)
Project support, The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (2016)
Project support, municipality of Oslo (2016)
Project support, The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (2015)
Stipend, municipality of Oslo (2014)
Project support, Arts Council Norway 2014)
Project supprt for art and technology, Arts Council Norway (2014)
One year working grant, The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (2014)
BKH- establishing stipend (2013)
Project support, municipality of Oslo (2013)
Project support, The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (2013)
Guest teacher, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2017)
Board member, The National Drawing Society (2015-2017)