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)

Pigao, Pearla

Textile, sound, installation, performance

I investigate how I can materialize music and sound through digitally hand-woven textiles. There are similarities between how to digitally build a surface in the weave and how to build a musical composition. With this as a starting point, I transform different sound structures into tactile experiences. The sound becomes three-dimensional, something one can physically touch and move around. This practice is related to my background as a musician. To me, sound and music is my starting point and my entry into the visual arts, in the craft, and in the loom.

Excerpt from A, no1 (2018) Interactive sound textile, handwoven on Tc2 digital loom, Cotton, steelwire, copper rod, oscillators, 110 cm x 120 cm
05sinus med dè leon christian hoyer 0003 lowres
Sinus X Dè Leon dance company (2018) From performance with the work "Sinus" at CHART 2018 at Design museum Denmark
Sample & hold X Oda, Runa og Sebastian, From performance at Ibsenhuset in Skien (2018)
Interactive textile sound installation (2018), handwoven on TC1 digital loom, Cotton, copper wire, copper rod, oscillators From the exhibition "Ductile translations" at Arteriet

Planned projects and exhibitions

Texas A&M University for visual and performing arts Mars 2020

SOFT gallery 2020 Jan/feb 2020

Helsinki Contemporary Curated by Amanda Schmitt Juni 2019




2015 – 2017 MFA Medium and material based Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, NO
2012 — 2015 BFA Medium and material based Art , Specialization in textile art , Oslo National Academy of the Arts, NO
2010 – 2012 Einar Granum School of Arts, Specialization in three-dimensional techniques, NO
2003 – 2004 Buskerud High School, specialization in Music, sound and composition, NO
2001 – 2003 Møglestu high school, specialization Drawing, form and color, NO

2020 Texas A&M University for visual and performing arts (Mars)
2020 SOFT galleri (Jan./Feb.)
2019 Helsinki Contemporary Curated by Amanda Schmitt (june)
2019 Atlier Nord (Jan)
2018 Arteriet, Kristiansand, NO (Oktober)
2018 CHART Art Fair, CHART SOCIAL, Design museum Denmark
2017 Galleri FORMAT Oslo, NO

2018 Christmas exhibition, Kunstnerforbundet
2018 Sørlandsutstillingen, Ibsenhouse Skien, NO
2018 CHART Art Fair, Kunsthal Charlottenborg with Gallery Golsa, Copenhagen
2018 Norwegian Presence, Milano Design week, Milano
2017 Scholarship Exhibition 2017, this year award to Hatch 10th anniversary artists, Agder Kunstsenter, Kristiansand
2017 Autumn exhibition in Lillesand kunstforening, Lillesand
2017 Got it for cheap, Rod Bianco, Oslo
2017 HATCH 10th anniversary exhibition, Agder Kunstsenter and Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall , Kristiansand
2017 NEU NOW 2017 online festival
2017 Agreement between seasons, MFA graduationshow, KhiO, Oslo
2016 Hangzhou Triennial of fiber arts, weaving & we, project with World Wide Weaving, China
2016 Medium Rare MA1 show, KhiO Oslo
2015 Neu Now 2015, Europe`s emerging artist, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
2015 BFA graduation exhibition, Gallery Seilduken, KhiO, Oslo

2018 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Freight and Travel Support (STIKK)
2018 Nks travelgrant
2017 Scholarship Exhibition in Agder from Bildende kunstneres hjelpefond – BKH
2017 Kunst- og Håndverksprisen fra Fondet for Kunst- og Designstudenter, The Foundation for Art and Design Students Award
2017 Norske Kunsthåndverkeres studentpris, The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts student Award
2017 Diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere, Norsk kulturråd, Diversistipend for newly educated artists, Arts Council Norway


2020 Texas A&M University for visual and performing arts (Mars)
2018 – 2019 1 year studio recidency at Atlier Kunstnerforbundet


2018 Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD) to the Consulate General in New York

2018 Sandefjord Kunstforening Art Prize 2019

2018 Judge for the award of the Arts and Crafts Prize from the Fund for Art and Design Students to MFA Student, KhiO 2018

2018 Judge for the award of the Arts and Crafts Prize from the Foundation for Art and Design Students to the BFA student, KhiO 2018

Open on: Saturday


Atelier Kunstnerforbundet

Kjeld Stubs gate 3, 0160 Oslo
National Theater, Town Hall Square