27 & 28 April 2019

Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
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)

Norwegian Crafts

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

Melland, Nanna


At the core of my work lies a fundamental curiosity to explore, and interest in, nature as it relates to human existence. I am fascinated by symbols and rituals as well as by the unpleasant and dark tensions inherent within life.

I combine and experiment with form, material, technique and theme until I find a type of unity, maybe harmony in the disharmonic. Inter-Uterine-Devices (IUD`s), nails in gold, cast pig’s hearts, orchids in lead and aluminium airplanes hence achieve – albeit paradoxically – a coherent whole.

Member of NK

Dsc 2994 closed
Ich kehre in mich selbst zurück und finde eine welt
Dsc 2995 open
Ich kehre in mich selbst zurück und finde eine welt

Planned projects and exhibitions

Oslo Open!


I am a trained jewellery artist from the art academy in Munich, under professor Otto Künzli. In 2007

I was appointed Meister student, and for my diploma work in 2008, I was given the Academy debut prize and the Norwegian Craft price in Norway. I have received several work grants from the Norwegian Government, 3-year and 5-year, as well as 3-year work grant for younger and newly established artist, several travel and exhibition grants from Norwegian Crafts, Foreign affairs grants for international art and cultural exchange, as well as project support from Norwegian cultural affairs for the work Swarm.

My works have been bought by national and international private and public collections. Nordenfjeldske Art and Craft museum, Collection Marzee in the Netherlands, Collection Hiko Mizuni in Japan and Collection Susan Cummins in USA to mention some.

I am a trained goldsmith from Elvebakken Technical School, and I have an Canditata Magister fro the University of Oslo in the subject history of religion, social anthropology and Tibetan language and culture.

Open on: Saturday


Kjelsåsveien 145A, 0491 Oslo



Two years I have participated in Oslo Open, opened the door to my studio and shown my art.

For Oslo Open 2018 I got inspired to do something different, and invite the audience to take part in my work process. I transform my studio to a photo studio, and the photographer Morten Brun will make the photos.

One portrait with closed eyes. One portrait with open eyes.

When we close our eyes, we shut the world outside and turn our attention to the reality inside. What happens inside a human being, and is it possible to have a peak inside a human being? What happens when you open your eyes and look at me?

I want to investigate this further in a series of portraits with different people. Photo by photo the portraits will become a film. Open, closed, open, closed etc.

All who participate will be invited for the presentation of the film.

Welcome to the laboratory!