27 & 28 April 2019

Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Ekebergparken
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

Christensen, Sara

Various

I work with a variety of media, depending on the specific demands or requirements of each project. Works often derive from experiences in everyday life. The physical materials I work with are chosen because they are interesting in terms of their potential for expansion and mutability. I attempt to question the universal and existential through the familiar, without looking for concrete answers and solutions. I feel generally challenged by composition; mostly due to the fact that the act of choosing something results in other options not being realized. I find the space between objects, both abstract and physical, intriguing, and it informs my work with its different combinations of materials, meaning and form. Most of my works have a humoristic angle, sometimes involving puns or wordplays, but with slightly uncomfortable undertones.

Member of NBK, UKS, NBF

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W, a-Zs #4, ceramic, textile, variable sizes, 2017
Sarachristensen
Once again i wake up and realize you are gone (Serie / oversigt)and a-Zs / I Never Promised You A Rose Garden / MINA/MEG Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter, 2017
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Its too late to tell you. Once again i wake up and realize you are gone, ap- prox. 89 x 50 cm 2017
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Forsiden af Bagsiden/ The Front of the Back Installation view Galleri K, 2016

Planned projects and exhibitions

2018

April: Hvem sagde det! / Who said that!, Galleri 69, Oslo (Solo)
April: Open Video
June Kjær leik / I LOVE U Historical Museum, Oslo Curated by Kunstplass Contemporary Art in collab with Museum of Cultural History UiO

2019
Galleri K, Oslo (Solo)

CV

Education
2008-2010 MA, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, N
2009 Exchange, Department object and sculpture, Manfred Pernice, Academy
of Fine Arts, Vienna, A
2005-2008 BA, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, N
2003-2005 Rogaland School of Art, Stavanger, N

Solo exhibitions
2016 Forsiden af Bagsiden/ The Front of the Back, Galleri K, Oslo, N
2014 The world has four corners, Galleri K, Oslo, N
2012 When ships sink, they do it in water, Kit Schulte Contemporary Art, Berlin, D
2012 Designated Paintings, Bærum Kulturhus, Sandvika, N
2011 Ingen arme ingen kage, Semikolon, Oslo, N
2011 Fra sans og samling, Galleri K, Oslo, N
2010 Mensch ärgere Dich nicht, Galleri BOA, Project space, Oslo, N
2008 Work Nr. 42, Visningsrom 21m2, Stavanger, N
2006 Office for Contemporary Grounding, 21:25, Oslo, N
2006 Velkommen gæst (Welcome guest) 21:24, Oslo, N
2005 Portræt (Portrait) Visningsrom 21m2, Stavanger, N

Other
2016 Kunst på Øya, curated by Alexander Rishaug and Kyrre Heldal Karlsen
2015 From one Place to Another, Krakow (Organized in collaboration with Marcin Kowalik)
2014 Old and New Talents… Sara Christensen´s Collection, Studio 17, Stavanger, N
2013… parallel alpha.bets (Ongoing project in collaboration with Werner Linster)
2013 Wuthering Heights II, Garden of NBF, Oslo, N (Organized in collaboration with Merete Dille)
2012 Straight and Level II -Box-stories 0,0130977, Videokunstarkivet, Oslo, N
2011 ”ACQUIRED! The story so far…” Sara Christensen´s Collection, The project space, Gallery Trafo, Asker, N
2011 Wuthering Heights, Ola Narr, Oslo, N (Organized in collaboration with Merete Dille)

Group exhibitions
2018
Between the Lines, National Academy of the Arts, Oslo
2017
Parallel Alphabets, duo show with Werner Linster, Museum der Unerhörten Dinge, Berlin
Mina Meg, Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter, Initiated by Kunstplass 10
Open Video V, Atelier Nord, curated by Janne Talstad, N
2016
MINA/MEG, Historical Museum, initiated by Kunstplass 10, curated by Lerato Dumske and Henriette Stensdal
Lager 008, curated by Magnus Oledal
ORP 2, Atelier Nord ANX, curated by Janne Talstad, N
Open Video IV via Skogul Gondul, Papay Gyro Nights 2016, Hong Kong, Kina
2015
Open Video, Space 4235, Genova, Italy, organiced by Janne Talstad, N
African Art, curated by Fadlabi, Kunstplass 10, N
Spring Depot, curated and produced by Rachel Dagnall for TENTHAUS, N
Open Video, Atelier Nord ANX, curated by Janne Talstad, N
more Konzeption Conception now, Museum Morsbroich, curated by Stefanie Kreuzer, D
2014
Winter Solstice – Disambiguation, Øvre fossum gård, organized by Vandaler Forening, N
Utstilling og Koncerter, Øvre fossum gård, organiced by Lars Kjemphol, NOn the house, Skulpturarena Øst, N
Purgatorio, Hekkveien 5 0571 Oslo (NBF), curated by True Solvang Vevatne, N Dear Darling, Kunstverein in
Hamburg, D,
Post 6290. Innkjøp – del 2, Stavanger Art Museum, N
2013
Winter solstice night exhibition, Hekkveien 5, 0571, Oslo (NBF) curated by Hanan Benammar, N
En kollektiv kraftanstrengelse for tapte saker, Podium, N
Norwegian Sculpture Biennial (Collaboration with True Solvang Vevatne)
5 kunstnere, Galleri K, Oslo, N
Allegory as allegory – yrogella sa yrogellA , The Visual Art Tour 2012, Wip:Konsthall, Stockholm, SE and Stavanger
Art Museum, N
2012
Visitt, Normanns, Stavanger, N AYE dunkelblau – part one, Parrotta Contemporary Art, (Collaboration with True
Solvang Vevatne) Curated by Susanne M. Winterling, Stuttgart, D
2012, 09, 08, 07, 06 Sell-out, various locations, Oslo, N
Battle 05: Jacqueline Forzelius vs. Sara Christensen, Pink Cube, Oslo, N
2011
Paco, Curated by Sebastian Severin, Stadtgalerie Kiel, D (Collaboration with Nadine Droste)
Sannsynligheter/ Probabilities, Small Projects, Tromsø, N
I Walk The Line, Oslo, N (Collaboration with True Solvang Vevatne)
2011, 07, 06 The National Annual Autumn Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, N
‚Ne Runde Blau, Unmarked Space: Amöben, Lotseninsel Schleimünde, D
Bits and Pieces, Galleri Øst, Steinbrakka, Fredriksvern Verft, Stavern, N
2010
Max opening, Paulusgasse ecke Paulusplatz 1030 Vienna, A
Jabberwocky, Frappante e.V., Viktoria-Kaserne, Hamburg, D (Collaboration with Nadine Droste)
Contribution to Woodland by Lars Kjemphol, Galleri Maria Veie, Oslo, N
Strange age art festival, Podium, Oslo, N
Knock Knock, The Association of Norwegian Sculptors, Oslo, N
Please touch, Curated by Michaela Freeman, TAP, CoExist Galleries, UK
Mamma eller Pappa, Organized by Annika Ström, Project space, Kunstnernes hus, Oslo, N
MA degree show, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, N
Kunstbasseng, Galleri Tipi, Oslo, N
2009
Zur gleichen Zeit in Oslo / Pår samme tid i Hamborg, Golden Pudel Club Hamburg, The Pavilion, Oslo National
Academy of the Arts, (Up and Out), N, D (Collaboration with Nadine Droste)
Activity suggests a life filled with purpose, 21:25, Oslo, N
Welches Leben? Zwischen beruf und berufung/ Which life? Between calling and career. Curator’s project / Sabine
Breitwieser, Semperdepot,Vienna, A (Collaboration with Nadine Droste)
Terskel & Oslo Stress Press, Kunstakademiet kommer til museet #2 #3, The National Museum of Art, Architecture
and Design, The Museum of Contemporary art, Oslo, N
The Secret Show, Gallery Trafo, Asker, N
The whole place is dark and we see, vol. 2. Centrum Kultury “Zamek”, Wroclaw, PL
Dr. Fragenstein, Zirl/ Tyrol, A
Ei Arakawa and Pernice Class Performance, Pro Choice, Vienna, A
Miss Mary Shelley, Pawel Althamer und Andere, Secession, Vienna, A
The whole place is dark and we see, Cellar Gallery, Krakow, PL
Collector’s Edition, One night Only, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, N2008
Planka (The Plank) Private apartment, Herslebs gate 32A 0578 Oslo, N
Forunderlig reise Markeringsdistrikt Stavanger (A peculiar journey Stavanger Territorial marking) Galleri Svalbard,
Svalbard, N
BA degree show, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, N
Podium, hausmania, Oslo, N
Garish Barish, The Cubicle art gallery, Manilla, The Philippines
2007
Videoshow No 1, Galleri Schouberger, Asker, N
Bindestrek (Dash) Gallery GAD, Oslo, N
2006
Vestlandsutstillingen, N
The summer destruction show, Seilduksfabrikken, Oslo, N
Superfosfat, Tou, Stavanger, N
Ecnanosér (Books) Jarnac, France
2005
Final year exhibition, Rogaland School of Art, Stavanger, N

Work in Commision
Ministery of Culture, through KORO and NBF, Norway
Arts Council Norway, purchased by KORO – Public Art Norway

Public Collections
Stavanger Art Museum, N
Akershus fylkeskommune, for use in Dks, N
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, N
The West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen, N

Grants
2016 Norwegian Artist Association 2 years Working Grant,
2015 Ingrid Lindbäck Langaard/ Norwegian Artist Association 1 year (150) / Art Council Norway, production
grant / Norwegian Artists Association production grant
2013 Art Council Norway, production grant / Norwegian Artists Association production grant
2011 Norwegian State`s Working Grant, 3 years / Diversestipend Oslo kommune
2010 Norwegian Artists Association production grant / Art Council Norway production grant / Art Council Norway,
exhibition grant / Stipend basert på gennemført kunstutdanning
2009 BKH, kunststudentstipend
2008 Stipend basert på gennemført kunstutdanning

Other (selection)
2017, 16 Board and artistic council, Trafo Kunsthall, Asker
2017, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09 Guest teacher, Kunstskolen i Rogaland, N
2017,16,15 Artistic council, Kunstplass 10, Oslo
2014-15 National jury; National Annual Autumn Exhibition, N
2011 Appointments Committee, Kunstskolen i Rogaland, N
2009 – 2010 Åpent Forum, Organized in collaboration with Markus Li Stensrud, The Art Academy, Oslo, N
2010, 09, 08, Appointments Committee, student representative, The Art Academy, Oslo, N
Memberships
NBK, UKS, NBF

Open on: Saturday

Address

Trafo Kunstnerhus

Hovinveien 1, 0576 Oslo
Tøyen T Bane / Bus 60 Ensjøveien

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