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)

Høst, Katja

Photography and installation

I observe elements and details in the everyday that trigger my curiosity. Once triggered, I extract, enhance, and distil these elements, whether they consist of ideas we live by, relations we engage in, cultural habits and interactions, or objects we surround ourselves with. By processing the familiar in this way, I aim to pose open ended questions about life and how to live it, as individuals or as a community.

My love for the impossible entity we call reality is endless, hence the medium of photography and video forms a broad part of my production. However, my choice of medium is always project and context dependent, so sound installations, as well as landscaping and sculptural work, can also be found amongst my projects.

Member of NBK, FFF

Dasein 2
Dasein (2017)
Dasein 4
Dasein (2017)
Dasein 7
Dasein (2017)
Dasein 11
Dasein (2017)

Planned projects and exhibitions

Haugerudbekken – 2 new public art projects in 2019

Lierstranda – temporary public art project 2019/2020


2017: Art photography book: Dasein. Teknisk Industri AS, Oslo, Norway
2013: Art photography book: Her et sted. Teknisk Industri AS, Oslo, Norway

Solo exhibitions
2018: As long as there is light, Digitaliseum, Malmö, Sweden
2010: IC/OOC, CirkulationsCentralen, Malmö, Sweden
2009: The second sex, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway
2009: The second sex, Svolvær, Norway
2008: Blind Spot, Gallery 44, Toronto, Canada
2008: OPERAEN, Rom for kunst, Oslo S / Christian Frederiks Plass, Oslo, Norway
2007: The Lonely Crowd, Articule, Montréal, Canada
2007: Video transit, Porsgrunn Trainstation, Norway
2004: Rannveig, Martin, Heidi, Torkel, Annette, Hege, Stephan, Else og Anne-Sophie, Lørenskog Kunstforening, Norway
2003: Sign painters, Bjørka Project-room in Oslo, Norway
2002: Pausekomma, Bjørka Project-room in Oslo, Norway
2000: til barnerommet, Vigeland Museum in Oslo, Norway

Selected group exhibitions
2018: Rød Resept, Trosterudvillaen, Oslo
2014: Acquried so far…Sara Christensen´s Collection, Studio 17, Stavanger
2014: Inventing everyday life, Official Manifesta 10 sideprogram, St. Petersburg
2012: Desire, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway 2011: Green gathering, OCA, Oslo
2011: Supermarket Art Fair, with CirkulationsCentralen, Stockholm, Sweden
2010: Gentle Actions, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
2009: Filmsuppe, Screening at Podium, Oslo, Norway
2008: Mørkeromsbilder. Bjørka 10 år, Horten, Norway
2007: The bigger picture, Manchester, UK
2007: Aftermath, Oslo Centralstation, Curated by Katinka Maraz, Oslo, Norway
2006: Ventetid, Oslo Centralstation, Curated by Katinka Maraz, Oslo, Norway
2006: Made in video, Videoart Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006: Momentum Filmprogram, Momentum in Moss, Norway
2006: Fait à Montréal Made, Museé just pour rire, Montréal, Canada
2005: FABRIK 2-3.05, (exhibithion in Swedish art publication)
2005: 100 års nasjonsbygging, Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Oslo, Norway
2005: Nytt Norsk Fotografi, Preus Museum in Horten, Norway
2005: Social Democracy Revisited, Apexart in New York, USA
2004: The UKS Biennale III, in Oslo, Norway
2003: Diffusjon, a part of Windowshopping in Oslo, Norway (www.window-shopping.no)
2003: Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, Norway
2001: Saved by Hot Rod & Diesel, Oslo Kunsthall, Norway
1998: Fotografisk vårutstilling, Fotogalleriet in Oslo, Norway
1997: Østlandsutstillingen, Hønefoss, Larvik and Finnskogen, Norway
1997: Hviskeleken, Ekko gallery in Bergen, Norway

Comissions and other projects
2018: video installation comissioned for The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
2016-d.d.: Haugerudbekken: public art project, in colaboration with Liva Mork and pupils at Trosterud School. www.haugerudbekken.no
2016: Curating a streetart project at Trosterud school, with Liva Mork, artist: Pastel
2007: Public art project commissioned for Litteraturens hus (House of litterature), Oslo, Norway

1999: Graduated at Kunsthøyskolen in Bergen, Department of specialised art – photography
1997-98: Denmark Designschool, Institute of Visual Communication (exchange)
1995-97: Kunsthøyskolen in Bergen, Department of specialised art – photography
1994-95: History of Idea’s, University of Oslo
1993-94: Psychology, University of Oslo
1991: Examen Philosophicum, University of Oslo

Grants / Prizes / Support
2017: Projectsupport, Haugerudbekken, Sparebankstiftelsen
2017: Projectsupport, Haugerudbekken, Eckbostiftelsen
2015: Support for equipment, Extras, BKH
2015: Projectsupport, Haugerudbekken, Kulturetaten
2016: Projectsupport, Haugerudbekken, Sparebankstiftelsen
2016: Support for book-production, DASEIN, Norske Fagfotografers Fond
2016: Support for book-production, DASEIN, Vederlagsfondet
2015: Support for book-production, Book-project, DASEIN, Minister of culture
2015: Support for equipment, Book-project, DASEIN, Minister of culture
2014: OCA, Traveling support for participating in Inventing everyday life, St. Petersburg, Russia
2010: NoFoFo, support for book-production
2010: BKH grant, 2 year salary-grant for artistic peoduction
2008: The Oslo City Art Grant for Photographers
2008: Grant from BKH
2007: Grant from Norsk Kulturråd
2006: OCA, Support for solo-show in Montréal
2005-2006: National Grants for young artists
2005: Norsk Fotografisk Fond, Exhibition support
2005: OCA, traveling support

Rom for kunst 10 år, Published by Rom eiendom in colaboration with Mesén, 2011
Emergence, Contemporary Canadian Photography, 2010
Norsk Kunstårbok, 2008
Mørkeromsbilder, Bjørka 10 år, 2008
Samtiden 4, 2006
Interview, Aftenposten 17.06.2005
Om fotografi, nr 1-2, 2005
Norsk Kunstårbok, 2005
FABRIK, 2-3.2005
UKS biannual catalouge, text by Beathe C. Rønning
Interview, Morgenbladet 03.09.2004

Open on: Sunday



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