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

Matte, Pierre Lionel


My work has its origin in both personal experiences, daily events and politics and theoretical literature related to national identity, nationalism and xenophobia, globalization and art history.
Many of my projects are motivated by a wish to challenge our reading of cultural symbols.
I find inspiration in social related art, avant-garde art, and postcolonial literature and theory.
Some work has a poetic voice, others act as “one-liners” .
My work is realized through sculptures, photographs, installations, books, videos, sound, paintings, drawing and text.
They tend to have an ephemeral character. Some projects are linked to political activism, used by organizations or published in books and magazines.

Member of nbk,uks,nbf

Malcom x
Pierre Lionel Matte; Malcolm X. Acrylic on MDF. 30 x 40 cm.2018.
Kafka/Trial, Acrylic on mdf. 30 x 40 cm.2018
Kafka english text
Pierre L Matte; Kafka/Trial (story).Acrylic on mdf.40 x 60 cm.2018
Ali in front of monuments
PlM; Ali in front of monuments.30 x 30 cm.acrylic on mdf. 2018



Born 1961 in Tønsberg, Norway.

Studies in Poland, Chile, Bolivia 1993-94.
The Art-academy in Trondheim, Norway 1987-1992
Einar Granum Artschool, Oslo 1982-84

Solo shows
2018; Kunstnerforbundet ( Artist Association) Oslo
2012; IKM/OM Oslo
2009: European Rorschach test part II, Kunstbanken, Hamar.
2008; Tromsø Art Society, Tromsø
Valdres Open Air Folk Museum, Fagernes.
2007: TSSK, Trøndelag Centre for Contempory Art, Trondheim
European Rorschach Test part I, Oslo Art Society, Oslo
2004; ”Master”, Gallery By the Way, Bergen
2003; Bodø Art Society, Bodø
2002; Rogaland Art Centre, Stavanger
2001; Gallery Ask, Åsgårdsstrand
2000; Chapelle St.Jaques, St. Gaudens, France, together with Andrea
1999; Battlefield; South-Norwegian Artist Centre, Kristiansand
Arendal Art Society, Arendal
1998; Battlefield; Trøndelag Artist Centre, Trondheim
1997; Porsgrunn Art Society
1996; Contempory Memory, Galler Struts, with Victor Lind. Curated by Andre
Slowly their faces disappear, Young Artist Society, Oslo
1993; Trøndelag Art Museum, Trondheim

Group Shows
2017; The National Automne Exhibition
2017; TOYS, Group Show, Villa Alemana, Chile
2014 Bærum Kunsthall; Group Show
2014 The National Automne Exhibition
2014 Trafo, Asker; Group-show
2014; 1814 Revisited. Akershus Art Center
2013; Oslo Screenfestival; program visning Oslo S november
2013; Prosjekt for Atelie aksjon/utstilling
2013; Noosphere arts , New York
2013 ; Text-photo project for the magazine Vector, New York
2013; AMNESIA; Haugar, Vestfold Kunstmuseum.Tønsberg
2012; National Automne Exhibition. participant in Beit Aza; Performance
2012; PRISME, The National Museum´s Drawing Exhibition
2012, Oslo Screenfestival
2011-12, The Sculpture biennale 2011, Oslo
2010; Participation in Guttorm Guttormsgaards exhibition Arkiv,
2009: Pierre le Ménétrier. Videoscreening at RiddoDuottarMuseat ( The
Sami Cultural Museum),Karasjok:
2008; Traveling group-show, Akershus Artist Center.
Xenophobia Redux, Wien. Kuratert av Anne Britt rage.
2007: The National Automne Exhibition, Oslo
2006; -Akershus Kunstnersenter Jubilee Exhibition
2006; Public Diplomacy, UKS ( Young artist society ) ; curated by Eivind
2006; -Fantastic Politics. Art in time of turbulence. The National Museum of
Art, architecture and design. Curated by Andrea Krogsnes
Fotogalleriet. Artist books.
2005: – UNIZONE. Curated by the Norwegian and Swedish Touring
2005; The National Automne Exhibition, Oslo
2004. Østlandsutstillingen ( East Norway Regional Exhibition) part I, II.
(Kunstbanken, Hamar. Gallery F 15,Moss)
2003: Point of View, Akershus Art-centre. Curated by Samir M´kadmi
Somewhere else, Venize, Italy. Curated by Tor Andreas Gitlesen
2002; Refuge/Tilflukt. Henie Onstad Artcentre, Bærum.Curated by Gavin
2002; The Drawing – biennale Gallery F 15 , Jeløya, Moss.
2001: Milano Europa 2000, Milano, Italy. Curated by Gavin Jantjes
Transart, Groupshow, Trondheim
2000: Oslo 1000 years celebration. Group show, Oslo Kunstforening.
1999; Someday something unexpected may happen, at the Polish
Sculpture Center, Oronzko, Poland.
1999: The National Automne Exhibition, Oslo, Norway.
1999; The Sculpture Biennale 1999. At The Stenersen Museum, Oslo,
Curated by Lars Nittve
1999; Social Comitted Art", an Exhibition connected to the 100 years
Jubilee of the Workers Union, Norway. Stenersen Museum, Oslo,
1998; The National Automne Exhibition, Oslo, Norway.
1997; Shelter , an international group show connected to The Millenium
Jubilee of the City of Trondheim,
1997; Screens, a international group-show about art and new technology,
Østlandsutstillingen ( East Norway Regional Exhibition)
1996; – The National Automne Exhibition, Oslo, Norway.
Østlandsutstillingen ( East Norway Regional Exhibition)
Vårutstillingen, Vestfold Arrtist center, Haugar, Tønsberg
1995; ad HOK, Høvikodden Art-center; Bærum; sound-installation
1995; The Spring-exhibition. A Group-show at The Young Artists Society
Gallery , Oslo
Østlandsutstillingen ( East Norway Regional Exhibition)
1994: Backyard Memories a sitespecific project in Oslo Old Town, as part
of the PIG-project ( Project In Old Town).
1993; Momento Mori, Trondheim Art-Museum, Norway.
1992; The National Automne – Exhibition, Oslo, Norway.
1990; The National Automne – Exhibition, Oslo,
1988; Trøndelagutstillingen

Other projects

2008/2009: Artist in Residence at theValdres Folk-Museum; video
soundwork and open air photoproject
2001; – Public Commision project for Groruddalen School, Oslo
2000; – ”The populist”, comic story , published in UKS Forum for
contemporary art.

Commisioned projects for books and publications

2011 Picasso/Nesjar updated. Art-project for SNU, a climate-change
related anthology published by Cappelan Damm publishing house.
Edited by Åsne Seierstad, Aleksander Melli, Simen
Ekern ,Nora Ceciliedatter Nerdrum.
2010; -Illustrations for the book Society, by socialanthropolog Thomas
Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo.
2002; – Art-project for the book Fortress Europe – NO!
published by Anne Britt Rage, Espai 22, Barcelona, Spain.
2001; – ”Red flag”, project for the 60 years anniversary web-site for artist
Victor Lind.
1986: Illustrations for the book Anvendt Kunstanatomi, written by Einar
Granum, published by Aschehoug Forlag


2006: Art-crossword. A project with Ketil Nergaard for the artist book
1998; A public poster-project about racism with artist Juan Brito Vargas for
the exhibition Muhammad Cheref missing.Gallery GUN, Oslo.
1997; “The Millenium – City”, a calendar, poster and computer-based work
for the 1997 Millenium Jubilee in Trondheim. Collaboration with artist
Ketil Nergaard.
1996; "Signed – Sealed – Sold ". Project for a supermarket with the artist
group TAF . The International Artistcenter Poznan, and Gallery
TAK, Sczeczin, Poland.
1996; “Schengen – access to the world”. A public space billboard – project
with artist Ketil Nergaard
1995; “ad HOK”, Høvikodden Art-center; Bærum, collaborative
projects with writer and poet Gro Dahle.


2013 ; – Videoscreening at Norsk Kulturråds Årskonferanse, USF Bergen
2010: Videoscreening at the ABM ( archives-libraries-museums)
conference Oslo.
-Pierre le Ménetrier. Video. Valdres Open air Folk Musuem,Fagernes
2009: -Videoscreenng and presentation at the KAFF-conference (nordic
conference for Culture Heritage ), Lillehammer.
-Videoscreening and presentation at Institute for culture studies and
oriental languages, University of Oslo
– Pierre le Ménetrier. Valdres Open air Folk Musuem,Fagernes
2004: Screening and presentation at Norwegian Conference of
Globalisation, Oslo
2003; Boom! Evil is gone. Video screening at Landmark; Bergen Art Hall


Since 2006; Annual guaranteed income from the Norwegian State
2007: Norwegian Culture Council, project – support,
2005; Vederlagsfondet, project support
2001-2003; 3 year Annual artist’s scholarship, State of Norway
2002; Norwegian Culture Council, project – support,
2000; Vederlagsfondet, project support
1999; The Norwegian State, travel grant
1998; Vederlagsfondet, project support
1997; Vederlagsfondet, project support
1995; Norwegian Culture Council, project – support
1993; The Norwegian Culture – Fund, exhibition – grant

Public Collections:

2012 The National Museum
2010 The National Museum
2005 Norwegian Culture Council
1999. Kunst på arbeidsplassen
1998 Norwegian Culture Council
1998. Trondheim commune
1992. Norwegian Culture Council

Other art-related activity;
Member of the Jury , National Automne Exhibition 2008
Member of the board, Oslo Art Association 2002-2008
Member of Resource-group for IKM ( InterCulturalMuseum)Oslo,since 2005.

Open on: Saturday


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