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

Hoel, Frithjof

Installations with video, paintings, text, sculpture and photo

For several years, I have worked with artistic projects concerning the problems that arise in the meeting of art, history and ethics and seek to open up a space where they meet each other, with a perspective that also shed light into our contemporary. I work, apart from painting, drawing, photographs and texts, also with video works circling the same theme.

During a residency in Paris, I met with the well-known Nazi-hunters Beate and Serge Klarsfeld. Their meeting revolved around how we all are captives in grand ideological, religious and political systems. From great ideas and great ideologies, much cruelty and terror may also come forth. This is the crucial point of my art work.

Member of NBK,BKH

1. from the installation "a road to perdition" ,intercultural museum 2016 2017
from the installation "A Road to Perdition", Intercultural Museum 2017
5. fra installasjonen "en landevei mot undergangen" ,galleri ikm:interkulturelt museum, 2016 2017
from the installation "A Road to Perdition", Intercultural Museum 2017
4.from the installation "a road to perdition", intercultural museum 2016 2017
from the installation "A Road to Perdition", Intercultural Museum 2017
5. detalj fra "en landevei mot undergangen", galleri ikm:interkulturelt museum 2016 2017
from the installation "A Road to Perdition", Intercultural Museum 2017

Planned projects and exhibitions

Kunstbanken Hamar, January 2019


Frithjof Hoel
Jarlsborgveien 18
0379 Oslo
tlf. +4795774254
mail: frihoel@gmail.com


1988-89 The National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo,Norway
1981-85 The National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo,Norway
1979-81 ABF Painting School, Stockholm,Sweden
1977-78 Nordic Languages, The University of Stockholm,Sweden
1976-77 Archeology and Osteology, The University of Stockholm,Sweden

Grants and Awards: (selected)

2004 The Norwegian State Guaranteed Income for Artists GI
1999-01 Three years National work Schoolarship for Visual Artists
1994-98 Vederlagsfondets Grants
1994 Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst DAAD

Solo exhibitions: (selected)

2016-2017 A Road to Perdition, Intercultural Museum IKM, Oslo
2009 Visions of Purity, Gallery Sverdrup, University of Oslo
2009 Norwegian Racial Characters,The Holocaust Center,Villa Grande,Oslo
2004 Diary of War, Oslo Kunstforening
2003 Hordaland Art Center, Bergen
2002 Little Red Ridinghood, Oslo Kunstforening
2000 Aryans and Indians, Uffizi Gallery, Høvik
2000 The perfect Human Being, Agder Kunstnersenter, Kristiansand
2000 Møre og Romsdal Kunstnersenter, Molde
1999 Beneath a leaden sky, Telemark Kunstnersenter
1999 Porsgrunn Kunstforening
1998 Kunstbanken, Hamar
1998 Risør kunstforening
1997 UKS Gallery, Oslo
1997 Considerations about Eugenics, Bergen Art Hall
1995 Reflections on the dead Christ, Gallery LNM, Oslo
1994 Reflections on the Isenheimer altarpiece,The Crypt, Oslo Cathedral
1992 Oslo Kunstforening
1988 Tyholmen Gallery, Arendal
1986 UKS Gallery, Oslo

Planned solo exhibitions:

2019 Kunstbanken Hamar

Group exhibitions: (selected)

2017 Staying at Ekely, The Edvard Munch studio, Oslo
2015 A Tribute to Inger Sitter, Kunstforeningen Verdens Ende,Tjøme
2015 Between Faith and Art, The Mile End Art Pavilion, London
2014 1814 REVISITED – the past is still present, Mago A, Eidsvoll Verk
2014 Al-Mahatta Gallery, Ramallah, Palestine Territory
2013 The Artists at Ekely, The Edvard Munch studio, Ekely, Oslo
2013 Modern Museum of Art, Yerevan, Armenia
2013 Golden Apricot International Film Festival,Yerevan, Armenia
2012 International Streaming Festival The Hague
2012 On Trial – Christ 2012, Gallery F 15, Moss
2010 Oslo Municipal Building
2008 PAM Nordic – New Norwegian Videoart
2008 Reality bliss, Galleri Kunstverket, Oslo
2008 Zeitgenössige Kunst aus Norwegen,Kunsthalle St.Annen, Lübeck
2007 Cinemateket, Oslo
2007 Aktuelle Kunst aus Ostnorwegen,Palais am Festungsgraben, Berlin
2006 The Annual Exhibition of The Norwegian State, 1987,1988,1997,1999
2006 Ekely 2006, The Edvard Munch Studio, Oslo
2001 Christ 2000, Gallery F 15, Moss
1997 Gulamålaviten, performance i Galleri GUN, Oslo
1995 Northland Festival, Skottland
1995 The Young Artists Society, 1984,1988,1990,1992
1994 Prosess Norsk Kunstbruk, Flå
1989 Juniutstillingen, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
1986 Sørlandsutstillingen
1986 Østlandsutstillingen
1986 Animals and Demons, Oslo Kunstforening
1985 Project Ingierstrand, Oslo
1984 Ouroboros, Gallery Dokken, Oslo


Little Red Ridinghood (2002)
Visions of Purity (2009)
Let there be Light (2012)
Short stories (2014)

Public collections:

The National Museum of Art, Oslo


2014 1814 REVISITED – The past is still present – a catalouge published in connection with the exhibition.
2012 Between Faith and Art – a catalogue published in connection with the exhibition On Trial – Christ 2012.
2009 Norwegian Racial Characters – a catalogue published in cooperation with the Holocaust Center,Oslo.
2001 Text and essays about Christ from the catalogue Christ 2000


”The Propaganda Art of Harald Damsleth”, The Einar Granum School of Fine Art, Oslo 2016
”Peter and the Wolf”, The Oslofjord Piano Festival, Drøbak 2015
”Considerations about Eugenics”, The Falstad Centre, 2010
”About Norwegian folktypes”, The Holocaust Centre, Oslo 2009
”The Isenheim Alterpiece”, Kyrkerud Folkhögskola, Årjäng, Sweden 2003

Open on: Saturday


Sinsenveien 11

Sinsenveien 11, 0572 Oslo
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