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)

Bakketun, Andrea

Installation, video and sculpture

In Bakketun’s array of work physical changes and tensions in our surroundings are connected to the human psyche. New intersections and connections are drawn up between different realities by exploring the kinetic and metaphysical potential of objects, often referencing to science, occultism and the everyday. Her practice involves installation, sculpture and video based work. Collaborations with other artists and scholars, – resulting in exhibition productions, research and collaborative performances, – are also an important element in Bakketun’s artistic practice.

Member of NBK, UKS, BONO

Installation view 03 bakketun
Anthropology, Archaeology, Apology, installation view: video projection, light sheets, objects: from bird spikes, silk, epoxy, stones, brick, framed work: copper sulfate on paper, wall mounted sculpture: copper tubes and silk
Flyer tent stone wood water colorcontrazt copy
Grand Complications, digital photo, 2018
Anthropology, Archaeology, Apology, installation view, sculpture: aquarium with UV light and circulation pump, coloured water, silk and container with crystallised epsom salt and epoxy, Oslo Kunstforening, 2018
Installation view puck 01
Puck, installation view, video: Hull i teorien, framed works: Chemical Spills, Sculpture: Bord and Motstand, copper tubes, glass container, salt solution, air pump, plaster and ready made, Kunstnerforbundet, 2017

Planned projects and exhibitions


Aug 2018- Aug 2019
Grand Complications, self initiated exhibition project, Old Rommen School, Oslo

Jan 2019
Pop-up exhibition, Bakketun & Norum, The National Gallery, Oslo

Nov 2019
Group exhibition, curated by Martina Petrelli, Akershus Kunstnersenter, Akershus

April 2020
Kollektivt Kaosmos, group exhibition, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo


Andrea Bakketun
Born 1983, Trondheim, Norway

Email: info@andreabakketun.net, Web: www.andreabakketun.net


MA Fine Arts, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

2007- 08
BA Fine Arts, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

Solo shows:

August 2018 – August 2019
Grand Complications, environmental installation and exhibition project, Gamle Rommen Skole, Oslo, Norway

May 2018
Baklengs inn i okularet, solo exhibition, Bakketun & Norum, Trøndelag Senter for Samtids Kunst, Trondheim, Norway

January 2018
Archaeology, Anthropology, Apology, solo exhibition, Bakketun & Norum, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway

October 2017
Puck, solo exhibition, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
May 2015
Halvorsen visiting an old friend, solo show, Munch’s former studio at Ekely, Oslo, Norway

January 2015
In search of the brain of the middle finger, solo show, NoPlace, Oslo, Norway

November 2014
Decend along my eyelashes, in collaboration with Petter Ballo and Christian Tony Norum, UKS, Oslo, Norway

August 2014
Vacilliation detector:pigeon edition, II Stile Spittelkollonaden, run by P.Chaisera, curated by A.Schlaegel, Berlin, Germany

May 2014
Reisebrev mangesteds fra, performance, with Christian T. Norum and Silje L.Haaland, Gl Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark

November 2009
Withstanding the Shatter of Origins, Kunsthaus Essen, Germany

Selected group shows:

Kollektivt Kaosmos, group show, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo

November- December 2019
Group show, Akershus Kunstnersenter, Lillestrøm, Norway

January 2019
Pop-up exhibition, Bakketun & Norum, The National Gallery, Oslo, Norway

December 2018
Artist-tree, Christmas exhibition curated by Ann Iren Buan, The Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway

December 2018, 17 and 16
The Christmas Exhibition, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway

September 2018
The National Art Exhibition, House of Artists, Oslo, Norway

2018, 17, 16, 15 and 14
Hvitsten Salong, Hvitsten, Akershus, Norway

September 2017
Aktion #195, Bakketun & Norum, 2025, Hamburg, Germany

August 2017
Parkplatztreffen III, Bahnhof Altona, curated by Kunstverein St.Pauli, Hamburg, Germany

June 2017
Wildlife, Sculpture park at Nesoddparken, curated by NIKOTIN, Nesodden, Norway

February 2017, February and April 2016, February and March 2015, February and April 2014 and February 2013
Papay Gyro Nights Art festival, Bergen Kjøtt, Orkney Islands and Videotage, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong

November-Desember 2016
Juleutstillingen 2016, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo

October 2016
Chanting…, group exhibition curated by Christian Tony Norum, Munchmuseet, Oslo

November 2015
Sparebankstiftelsen Art Prize 2015, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo

August 2015
Teletext Art Festival 2015, ARD, 3sat, ARTE, ORF III Teletext, ORF, SWISS, Ars Electronica 2015, Linz, FISH, Helsinki

March 2015
Patterned Drill, group show initiated by 1857, curated by Jenny Kinge, Hacienda, Zürich

September 2014
Dating service, curated by Andreas Schlaegel, Autocenter, Berlin

November 2015
Open video, curated by Janne Talstad, Space 4235, Genova

May 2015
Induction, curated by Ivan Galuzin and Glafira Severianova, Art from Barents, Murmansk

October 2013
Constant.Decay, collaboration with Silje Linge Haaland, RAKE, Trondheim

August 2013
Touristification as the stor wallows around the house, (A)void gallery, Prague, CH

May 2013
MA Degree show, Kunstnernes hus, Oslo

June 2008
‘Kopie’- Documented Now, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

Curiatorial projects:

2018- 2019
Grand Complications, self initiated exhibition project at Gamle Rommen Skole, www.grandcomplications.net, Oslo, Norway

2009- Initiator and project leader of Five thousand generations of birds, an exhibition and artist-in-residency project located in the archipelago of Fitjar, off the west coast of Norway. In collaboration with Silje Linge Haaland. First exhibition took place in 2012, in which 16 international artists exhibited and worked on their own isle. Supported by KORO, Arts Council Norway, the Municipality of Fitjar and Hordaland county.


October 2014
Moly Sabata, FR

February 2013
Papay Gyro Nights, Orkney Islands, UK

October/ November 2009
Residence at Kunsthaus Essen, Essen, DE

Selected grants and awards:

3 year working grant, Art Council Norway
Miscellaneous grant, the Municipality of Oslo

Grant for art and technology, Art Council Norway
Project grant, the Norwegian Cultural Fund

2017, 2015, 2014 og 2009
Project grant, Visual artists remuneration fund

2016 and 2014
Exhibition grant, Arts Council Norway

Work grant, Visual artists remuneration fund

Sparebankstiftelsen DNB’s art prize

2015, 2014, 2013 and 2009
Miscellaneous grant, Arts Council Norway

2015, 2014 and 2009

Project grant, Visual artists remuneration fund

International support, OCA

Selected press:

February 2018
Frittenkende kunstnerduo, kritkk av Aleksi Wildhagen, Billedkunst
Gesamtkunst under kuppelen, kritikk av Simen Joachim Helsvig, kunstkritikk.no

November 2015
De nye arkivarene, kritikk, Sparebankstiftelsen DnB Stipendutstilling, Line Ulekleiv, Klassekampen March 2015
Patterned Drill at Hacienda, Contemporary art daily

Fantasifulle kulisser, (critique, Decend Along My Eyelashes), by Kjetil Røed, Aftenposten June 2013
Til Andakt, (critique, Degree show), by Stian Gabrielsen, Kunstkritikk

Five thousand generations of birds, (interview on Ftg of birds), by Regine Debatty, We-make-money-not-art August 2012
Vestlandets kraft, (critique, Ftg of birds), Nicolai Strøm Olsen, Kunstforum

Open on: Sunday


Gamle Rommen Skole

Trondheimsveien 557 , 0988 Oslo
Sveiva (Bus), Rommen (Metro)

www.andreabakketun.net, http://www.grandcomplications.net


Nine Herbs Charm, represented by Hannah Mjølsnes will have a workshop for children in Grand Complications.

The artist will not be present, but together with Nine Herbs Charm, Bakketun has developed an Audio Guide leading you through the exhibition Grand Complications. You can read more about the project here: www.grandcomplications.net