27 & 28 April 2019

Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Ekebergparken
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Fotogalleriet
Fellesverkstedet
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)


Partners
Norwegian Crafts
Atelier
B-Open
OCA
Plot
Subjekt


Supported by
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Arts Council Norway
City of Oslo, Agency for Cultural Affairs
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Myskja, Kristoffer

sculpture, installation

Kristoffer Myskja creates mechanical sculptures that often deal with deeper philosophical subjects. Through the interaction between poetic curiosity and striking craftsmanship, Myskja has created his own artistic niche. He lets the audience in to a universe where the machine is in dialogue with what it means to be human.

“My work is primarily revolving around technology and our use of it, but I am also interested in a more general exploration of the interplay of forces in dynamic systems.”

Member of NBK, NBF

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Kristoffer Myskja, Smoking Machine v2, Kinetic sculpture, 2016
Mercurydrop full1
Kristoffer Myskja, Splitting the Mercury Drop in Order to Maintain Balance, Kinetic sculpture, 2013/16
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Kristoffer Myskja, Two Wind Sculptures, Permanent installation, 2016, Munkerud skole
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Kristoffer Myskja, Apparatus #2 - Pantograph device, Performance/Installation at ROM for kunst og arkitektur, 2016, detail

Planned projects and exhibitions

Solo show at Kunsthall Grenland in 2020

CV

Education
2006-08: National Academy of the Arts – Dept. of Fine Arts, Oslo
2005-06: Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Trondheim

Solo shows
2014: Nils Aas Kunstverksted, Inderøy
Hedmark Kunstsenter, Hamar
2013: Hermetic Mechanics – Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin
2012: Galleri K, Oslo
2011: Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
2010: The project room in Gallery F15, Moss
2007: Gallery 7011, Trondheim

Selected Group shows
2018: Machine Culture, SPACE, Pittsburgh PA
Contemporary Chaos, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen
2017: GREENLIGHTDISTRICT, Kunsthall Grenland, Porsgrunn
Kunst i bevegelse, Galleri BOA, Oslo
2016: Repair: Potensial – Tegnebiennalen 2016, ROM for kunst og arkitektur, Oslo
2015: Belle Haleine – Der Duft der Kunst, Museum Tinguely, Basel
Kunst i Bevegelse, Trafo Kunsthall, Asker
2013: Go With the Flø 2013 – Damien Hirst/Kristoffer Myskja, Studio Hugo Opdal, Flø
Kristoffer Myskja / Kristine Roald Sandøy, Kunstnersenteret Møre og Romsdal
LEIK – Sommarutstillinga ’13, Seljord kunstforening, Seljord
NOR 13 – Lydbasert kunst, Akershus kunstsenter, Lillestrøm
2012: Game of Life – Kristiansand Kunsthall, Kristiansand
The Unseen – The Fourth Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
-denied paticipation by the Chinese Government
2011: AUTOMATA A CAPPELLA – Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin
I Walk the Line – ULTIMA festival, The Norwegian Opera & Ballet / KHiO, Oslo
Vi prøver å planlegge det helt perfekt – Ingensteds, Oslo
Give mE Your Eyes – Kunstverein Køln Mulheim, Køln
Measure for Measure – CENTRAL BOOKING (Gallery II), New York
2010: In your Face! – Gallery 7011, Trondheim
META.MORF 2010 – New.Brave.World! – Gråmølna, Trondheim
Tegnebiennale 2010 – Lines on the Move – Momentum Kunsthall, Moss
Wenche Gulbransen og Kristoffer Myskja – Galleri Kunst1, Sandvika
2009: Sonic Sunrises – Nordic Contemporary Art – Titanik Gallery, Turku, Finland
Sparebankstiftelsen DnB NOR grant show 2009 – Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo
Young & Sound – Ciant Gallery, Praha, Czech Republic
2008: Electrohype – Malmø Konsthall, Malmø, Sweden
Magiske systemer – Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø
Kunstakademiets avgangsutstilling – Stenersenmuseet, Oslo
Hør – Akershus Kunstnersenter, Lillestrøm
2007: Juleutstilling – Lydgalleriet, Bergen
Obergeschoss Dritter Finger Rechts, Norwegen Show
- Ballhaus Ost 3. Etage, Berlin, Germany
2007: FIGUR! – Trøndelag senter for samtidskunst, Trondheim
7011 avd. Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen
2005: Turbulence – Galleri KIT, Trondheim
Regional/National exhibitions
2009: The Norwegian State Exhibition 09 – Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2007: The Norwegian State Exhibition 07 – Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2006: The Norwegian State Exhibition 06 – Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2005: The Annual Trøndelag Exhibition 2005
- Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim

Commissions
2016: Munkerud skole, Oslo
2015: Åsveien skole og ressurssenter, Trondheim
2013: Kuben yrkesarena, Oslo
Osterøy VGS (Highschool), Osterøy
2010: Det norske oljeselskap ASA, Trondheim

Other viewings
2016: Art Brussels
2014: NADA Art Fair (Solo presentation by Rod Bianco), New York
VOLTA Art Fair (Solo presentation by Galerie Mario Mazzoli), Basel
2012: Art Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Roma Contemporary, Rome
2011: Art Verona 2011, Verona
Kinetica Art Fair 2011 – Art Fair for Kinetic, Electronic and New Media Art, London
Collect Art Fair 2011 – International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects,
Saatchi Gallery, London
2010: MOMBI 2010 – Art, music and environment festival, Fall
2008: Atelier Nord’s Project room, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

Residencies
2009: SUMU – Turku, Finland

Collections
Artphilein Foundation
Johan Strays Foundation
The Norwegian Art Council

Grants and Awards
2018: Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Project Support grant
2017: Ingrid Lindbäck Langaards grant
2014: Ingrid Lindbäck Langaards grant
2014: National grant for artists, 5-year working grant
2012: Billedkunstnernes vederlagsfond, 2 year grant
2011: Ingrid Lindbäck Langaards grant
2010: VIDA 13.0 Art Award, Honorary Mention
2009: Anne and Jacob Weidemanns grant
National grant for artists, 3-year working grant for younger/newly established artists
2008: Ingrid Lindbäck Langaards grant
The Governments Miscellaneous grant
2007: Ingrid Lindbäck Langaards grant
2006: The Norwegian Shipowners Association prize, The Norwegian State Exhibition
Intravision prize for best electronic artwork, The Norwegian State Exhibition

Open on: Sunday

Address

TRAFO kunstnerhus

Hovinveien 1, 0576 Oslo
Tøyen//Ensjøveien

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