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)

Følstad, Marit

Installation, video and sculpture

With a broad spectre of references, from rock history to baroque portrait painting, I make exhibitions that aspire to seduce all our senses. With light, sound and video I create atmospheric installations.

I make individual art works that are installed site-specifically to form a total installation.

I work with visual memory.
Tiny glimpses and fragments that are screened
behind my eyelashes.
My rooms are deserted.
Only the traces after human beings are visible,
like silence at the end of a conversation.

Member of NBK, NBF

Maritf 1
Marit Følstad, Feed the Fire (for Edvard Munch, 1902), 2018. Bronze
Maritf 2
Marit Følstad, Disobeidient Objects (wood and bullet holes) 2018. Gold-palted silver
Maritf 3
Marit Følstad, Disobeidient Objects (maize), 2018. Bronze
Maritf 4
Marit Følstad, Lost Garden, 2018. Masikvarsitt and wood

Planned projects and exhibitions

2019 Juniutstillingen, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
2021 Akashic Field, KODE Bergen Art Museum, Norway


2000-98 MFA – Time Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA
1998-95 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

Solo Exhibitions
2017 Everything’s Gone Green, OSL contemporary, Oslo, Norway
2016 The Marble Index, Rooster Gallery, New York, USA
2016 The Black Flag, (collaboration with Ole Jørgen Ness), Galleri Haaken, Oslo, Norway
2014 Sense of Doubt, Entrée, Bergen, Norway
2013 DISORDER, The Bolier Room, Oslo, Norway
2013 With The Lights Out, Effearte Gallery, Milan, Italy
2012 Something in the Way, LAUTOM Contemporary, Oslo, Norway
2012 No Strange Delight, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromsø, Norway
2010 Everything Merges With The Night, Oslo Kunstforening, Norway
2010 Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
2009 Last Day of Magic, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
2006 It’s all in my head, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
2006 Amplified, Project Room, Gallery F15, Moss, Norway
2005 Strategies for Living, Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway
2004 32.7 – like pink snowflakes, F-rommet, Malmø Art Museum, Sweden
2004 Strategies for Living, Museum of Installation, London, U.K.
2002 The Pink Room, Galleri Nord-Norge, FINN, Norway
2000 30 seconds of desire, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, USA
1999 Memory Drawing, Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 STILL LIFE, QB Gallery, Oslo, Norway
2019 Ser du tegninga? Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
2018 MUNCHS HUS, Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway
2017 Images of the North, Touring exhibition in Japan by Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum
2016 Treasures, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromsø, Norway
2015 ABOUT FACE: Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Art, The Hood Museum of Art,
Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA
2015 If you have to ask, you’ll never know, Galleri Haaken, Oslo, Norway
2015 A BOOK OF BURNING MATCHES: Collecting Installation Art Documents, ME Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany
2014 KODE Contemporary – JEG! Bergen Art Museum, Norway
2013 Nordic Outbreak, Scandinavia House, New York, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki and Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
2013 PARADOX: Positions in Norwegian Video Art 1980–2010, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
2012 Desire, Bergen Art Museum, Norway
2009 21st Century Exhibition, The International Incheon Women Artist Biennial, Korea
2009 Nachspiel / Vorspiel, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway
2008 Are you all right? You look so orange, Galleri Erik Steen, Oslo, Norway
2008 Presence, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, USA
2007 Luft, Punkt Ø, Moss Brewery Exhibition Hall, Norway
2006 Tegnebiennalen, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway
2006 Scarecrow, Averoff Museum, Metsovo, Greece
2005 KISS: When a kiss isn’t just a kiss, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, USA
2005 Between You and Me, Arthouse, Austin, Texas, and Sculpture Center, New York, USA (2004)
2004 Freud:The Creative Analysis of Analysis, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, USA
2004 Filling Up/Spilling Out, Palm Beach ICA, Florida, USA
2003 Thinking in Line, A Survey of Contemporary Drawing, University Gallery, Gainesville, Florida, USA
2003 Off, Murray Guy, New York, USA
2003 Other Stories, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, USA
2002 Thin Skin, AXA Gallery, New York and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona, USA
2001 LUMO, Jyvaskyla Art Museum, Finland
2001 How did I know that you were here? RMIT Project Space, Melbourne, Australia
2000 Mørketidsutstillingen, Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway
2000 Video Installation, Bona Fide Gallery, Chicago, USA
1999 Dusk, CoCA – Seattle, USA
1999 Transmute, MCA – Chicago, USA
1999 Private Views, ICA – Dunaujvaros, Hungary
1999 Berenice’s Hair, Rovaniemi Art Museum, and Gallery Otso, Espoo, Finland
1999 USA-artists in Europe, Swiss Institute, Rome, Italy
1998 EAST International, Norwich Gallery of Art, England
1998 Private Views, Rotermann’s Salt Storage, Estonian Art Museum, Tallinn
1997 DISLOCATIONS, International Triennial of Photographic Art, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland
1997 Virtual Vulgarity, Reading University, England
1997 The Complete Contempt, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland

Selected Publications
Marit Følstad – Det Afgørende Øjeblik, Magasinet Kunst, Nr.4 2016
The Marble Index – Marit Følstad, Published by Teknisk Industri AS, Oslo 2016
NASJONALMUSEET Høydepinkter – Kunst fra 1945 til i dag, Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design Oslo 2015
PARADOX Positions in Norwegian Video Art 1980 – 2010, Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design, Oslo 2013
Konstens Ömma Blick. By Joakim Borda Pedreira, Objektiv, Issue No.6 2012
Shadowplay. By Erik Nilsen, KUNSTforum, Issue No.1 2012
Sanselig Minimalisme. By Hanne Hammer Stien, Billedkunst, Issue No.1 2012
Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons – Marit Følstad, Published by Teknisk Industri AS, Oslo 2012
Habitus in Habitat: The Other side of Cognition, S. Flach & J.Soeffner (eds), Peter Lang AG, Bern 2010
NORTHWAVE. Overview of video art in Nordic Countries. By Lorella Scacco, Published by Silvana Editoriale 2009
It’s all in my head – Marit Følstad, SLASH Magazine, Issue No.7 Autumn 2007
It’s all in my head – Marit Følstad, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo 2006
A. Dimitrakaki, ‘Femininity and Utopia in Women’s Film and Video: Towards A Critical Investigation’ in S. von Falkenhausen et al, eds, Medien der Kunst: Geschlect, Metapher, Code, Jonas Verlag – 2004
FICTION, Volume 19 No.1 2004
Boundaries of the Body. Filling Up/Spilling Out. By Jody Servon, NY Arts Magazine, May/June 2004, Vol.9, 5/6
Thin Skin: The Fickle Nature of Bubbles, Spheres, and Inflatable Structures. Independent Curators International, New York 2002
Private Views, spaces and gender in Contemporary Art from Britain and Estonia, 1B Tauris 2000

2017 Vasulka-Chamber Residency, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik
2013 Art Omi International Artist Residency, New York, USA
2005 Werkraum Warteck pp, Basel, Switzerland
2003 NIFCA New Media Air, Konstepidemin Gøteborg, Sweden.
2003-02 International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, as Fulbright Grant recipient
2001 RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

Public Collections
The Art Collection of Oslo Municipality, Norway
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA
KODE Bergen Art Museum, Norway
Troms Fylkeskommune Art Collection, Norway
Sparebank1 Nord-Norges Kunststiftelse, Tromsø, Norway
Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromsø, Norway
Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
Sound Art Museum – Radioartemobile, Rome, Italy
Malmø Art Museum, Sweden
Norsk Kulturråd, Norway

Open on: Saturday


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