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

Høgenhaug, Aksel

Performance, installation, video and sound.

I am interested in myths, nomadic activities and how humanity creates its own reality through stories. By the aid of performative activities, sculptural props and technology a mythical universe is created and the drama, folly and eternal truths in these stories are transformed and recreated. While lacking a house I have moved into a sailboat and bought a mobile home to use for a studio, and my artistic praxis is being recreated to be as nomadic as possible. Techniques borrowed from "doomsday-preppers are being employed to become an artist independent of society.

Member of NBK, UKS, NBF

Aksel Høgenhaug, We Are Unity: MamMam, Performance, 2017, Spikersuppa Lydgalleri.
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Aksel Høgenhaug, V.R.U: Luther Edition, Performance, 2017 - Mit eigenen augen zu sehen... Offene Kirche Sankt Nikolai zu Kiel - Kiel, Germany.
Aksel Høgenhaug, V.R.U. lytter til skogen, Performance, 2017, Hildelund Konstfestival, För kunsten i tiden - Västra Ämtervik, Sverige.
Aksel Høgenhaug, Anholtritualene, Still fra Video, 2016,

Planned projects and exhibitions

Curating a mobile exhibition concept in little town in south-eastern Norway.
Norway-tour with A Visual Audio Play on Doomsday
World-tour in S/Y PantaRhei: Landart an performances for the locals in remote areas of the fringes of the seven seas.



2011 – 2013 Oslo National Academy of the Arts – Master of Fine Arts

2004 – 2008 University of Oslo: Bachelor of Cognitive Sciences (Philosophy of Mind/Language Technology)

1999 – 2000 Robert Meyer Artcollege for Digital and Photographic Media

1995 – 1997 Oslo Photographic Art School (Oslo FotoKunst Skole)


2015 We are Unity – One Night Only, Kunstnernes Hus – Oslo, Norway.

2014 Monument til Christian Frederik – ROM for Kunst og Arkitektur – Oslo, Norway.

2010 On the Nature of Nature – Oslo Prosjektrom – Oslo, Norway.


2017 We Are Unity – Luther Edition – Mit eigenen augen zu sehen… Offene Kirche Sankt Nikolai zu Kiel – Kiel, Germany.

2017 We Are Unity: Mam-Mam – Spikersuppa Lydgalleri – Oslo, Norway.

2016 We Are Unity: Tent Meeting – Winter Solstice, Nova Sed Non Nova – Nydalen, Vandaler Forening – Oslo, Norway.

2016 My Very First Painting – Gruppeutstilling i Lager 008 – Oslo, Norway.

2016 euroBirdie(earth, water, air and fire) – Human Scarecrows – Oslo, Norway.

2015 We Are Unity – Quran Edition – Winter Solstice 2015 – Vandaler Forening – Oslo, Norway.

2015 We Are Unity – Ritual Calendar – the National Annual Autumn Exhibition – Kunstnernes Hus – Oslo, Norway.

2015 Filfla Findings – Fragmenta Malta – Valetta, Malta. Cooperation with Bettina Hutschek.

2015 Still life in disco – Spring Depot – Tenthaus, Oslo, Norway.

2014 A Christmas Gospel – Winter Solstice 2014 – Øvre Fossum Gård – Oslo, Norway.

2014 Filfla Findings – Dating Service – Autocenter – Berlin, Germany. Cooperation with Bettina Hutschek.

2014 Purgatory – Billedhoggerforeningen – Oslo, Norway.

2013 Master Degree Show – Kunstnernes Hus – Oslo, Norway.

2013 The Fence – Deichman – Oslo, Norway.

2012 Winter Solstice – ANX – Oslo, Norway.

2012 notater om objekter og hendelser – Open Academy – Academy of Fine Arts – Oslo, Norway.

2012 Visitt – Prosjektrom Normanns – Stavanger, Norway.

2012 Proposal for monument – Sculpture – You can’t see the bottom at the same time – Galleri Steenstrupsgate – Oslo, Norway.

2011-12 Sex Machine – Interactive sculpture – Norwegian Sculpture Biennale – Vigeland-museet – Oslo, Norway.

2011 Home video – Three channel video installation – Open Academy at the National Academy of Fine Arts – Oslo, Norway.

2011 Forest Translator – Installation – Østlandsutstillingen -

Kunstbanken, Hamar, Norway. Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm, Norway. Bølgen, Larvik, Norway.

2010 Debris – Installation – Soarè i Leopoldusgården 2010 -Oslo, Norway.

2010 Suspense – Video – A sense of the edge – Galleri 54 – Gothenburg, Sweden,

2010 Suspense – Video – Strange Age Art Festival – Podium – Oslo, Norway.

2009 Institute for Biolinguistics – Installation/video – Soaré i Leopoldusgården 2009 – Oslo, Norway.

2004 Jeg vil også synge – Atopia videoforum – Video – Atopia – Oslo, Norway.

2002 X marks the spot – Spring Exhibition – Installation: photography/video – Fotogalleriet – Oslo, Norway.

2002 Installation/webproject – Passenger – Astrup Fearnley – Oslo, Norway.

1999 Photography – Galleri Tårnet – Oslo, Norway.

1997 Photography – Grafill – Oslo, Norway.

1996 Photography – Galleri Nebb – Oslo, Norway.


2013 Statens Kunststipend

2013 Billedkunstnernes Hjelpefond

2013 Fond for Kunst og Designstudenter

2010 Arts Counsil Norway (October)

2010 Arts Counsil Norway (July)

2001 Fond for lyd og bilde


2016 Set decorator and Actor on Foldalsk Sørgespill, Det Foldalske Teatr – Oslo, Norway.

2013 Residency: Edvard Münch Haus, Warnemünde, Germany.

2013 Workshop for students at Einar Granum kunstfagskole.

2012 Commission: mot bedre vitende, skulptur, VNG’s Oslo office

2011 Mentor for young aspiring artists at trafo.no

Open on: Saturday


Vandaler Forening

Hovinveien 10, 0576 Oslo
Either bus no.60 to Ensjøveien, train L3 to Tøyen stasjon or all subways to Tøyen.



Maybe a performance at 16.00 hrs…