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

Wara, Agatha

Agatha Wara is a Bolivian-American artist living and working in Oslo. She is the editor of the eponymous magazine “Agatha.” In keeping with an expansive practice which includes curating, writing, and publishing, Wara has developed and presented projects for a variety of institutions and contexts. Some of these include NoPlace, UKS MINIBAR (Unge Kunstneres Samfund / Young Artists’ Society), Norwegian Sculpture Biennial Oslo, Soppen Performance Festival, Lofoten International Art Fair, Art Basel Miami Beach, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Gucci Vuitton gallery, Red Bull Studios NYC, Kunstkritikk.com, and Dismagazine.com.

Member of NBK, UKS

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Death Suit, 2018
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Banana Suit, 2018
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Can only suit, 2018

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Agatha Wara
b. La Paz, Bolivia
Based in Oslo, Norway

EDUCATION
2016 – 2018 MFA, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO), Oslo
2010 – 2012 MA, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2000 – 2004 BFA, Florida Atlantic University, FL

WRITING/EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS
2018 “PROFILES”, NoPlace, Oslo
2018 Avgang Utstillingen 2018, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2018 “Agatha magazine” jewelry launch, Nada Art Fair, New York City
2017 “Club Liar”, at Unge Kunstnernes Samfund, Oslo
2017 “Agatha magazine” issue 1 Launch at The Thief Hotel, Oslo
2017 “Agatha magazine” issue 1, preview at Pure Fyction Artbook fair, Staedelschule, Frankfurt
2016 @mutatorfff, Forbundet Frie Fotografer, Oslo
2016 Almanac des Gourmands by Alexandre-Balthazar-Laurent Grimod de La Reynière by Agatha Wara, Bergen Art Academy MFA Exhibition, Bergen
2015 Ape Says FONO, Kunstkritikks julekalender (9 December), Oslo
2015 Swamp of Sagittarius with Naomi Fisher, Art Basel Miami, Miami
2015 Is this sweet babe? with Katja Novitskova for Lofoten International Art Festival, Svolvaer
2015 Emotions are now available for trade in the financial market for Dis’ Styles and Customs in the 2020’s, e-flux journal
2015 Triennial Baby, kunstkritikk.no, Oslo
2015 The Dilemmas of Creation for Simon Denny at MoMA, New York
2015 Luxury Face, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
2014 Luxury Face, Guccivuitton Gallery, Miami
2014 Everything (Total Dress PLUS), for HAiKw/, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
2014 www.d4rk3c0l0gy.life, with Anna Mikkola for Dark Ecology, Kirkenes
2014 Extracting Souls From Objects, for Yngve Holen for ars viva 2014/15, Berlin
2014 Animal as Hell for Marthe Elise Stramrud, MELK Galleri, Oslo
2014 Leaky Cakes, for Trollkrem 17th of MAY SPECIAL at Kurant, Tromsø
2014 Duck Theory, for DISown, dismagazine.com
2013 Rigthy-tighty-lefty-loosey, for Extended Operations by Yngve Holen, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger

CURATING
2016 @mutatorfff, Forbundet Frie Fotografer, Oslo
2015 MA Graduation Show, Tromsø Art Academy, Tromsø
2015 Expressive Earth, Toves Galleri, Copenhagen
2014 911,000 B.C., Grand Century, NYC
2014 Disown: Not for Everyone, co-curated w/ dis, Red Bull Studios, NYC
2012 Shell-Reflexive, BFI, Miami
2012 Katja Novitskova and Timur Si-Qin, CCS Bard College, NY

READINGS AND PERFORMANCES
2017 “Beasts Knows Bests”, reading at Pure Fyction Artbook Fair, Staedelschule, Frankfurt
2017 reeesssiay, with Tariq Hindic, Stavanger Konserthus, Stavanger
2016 Bambi is We, Soppen, Ekeberg Park, Oslo
2016 I Am Become Feel Feeler of Feels with Elise By Olsen, Norwegian Sculpture Biennial, Vigeland Museum, Oslo
2015 Hydrothermal Life, the Struggle is Real, with Katja Novitskova, Lofoten International Art Festival, Svolvaer
2014 Everything (Total Dress PLUS), Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
2014 Metanoia interview, Hyperstition by Christopher Roth, HKW, Berlin
2011 Unique, Uniqueier, Uniqueiest, Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami

PRESENTATIONS + TEACHING
2018 Critical writing, presentation to BA students in design department at KHiO
2018 Workshop with the fashion BA students at KHiO
2017 Self-presentation on writing (“Against Argument”), invited by Charlotte Bik Bandlien, Khio, Oslo
2016 Youtube panel discussion for Bergen Art Academy MFA Exhibition with Kristian Skylstad, Delphine Bedel, and Erik Bunger
2014 District 9 & Philosophical Realism, Oslo Fotokunstskole, Oslo
2014 District 9 & curatorial de-positioning, Tromso Art Academy, Tromso
2012 What does Nike want?, UKS, Oslo
2010 2nd Performance festival for Cimiento at Centro Pedagogico y Cultural, Cochabamba

AWARDS AND SCHOLARHIPS
2018 Office for Contemporary Art Norway Travel Grant (Bolivia, Sorojchi Tambo)
2018 FKDS Atelierstipend at Kunstnernes Hus
2018 Diversestipend for Nyutdannede Kunstnere
2018 Kunstnerassistentordningen with artist Marthe Ramm Fortun
2015 Danish Arts Council Curatorial Research Grant

2014 Office for Contemporary Art Norway Travel Grant (NYC, Disown)

2014 Kunstnarstipend Diversestipend

2011 Fundacion Cisneros/Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Grant

2009 Arts Collaboratory Research and Travel Grant, Hivos and DOEN Foundations, in cooperation with the Mondriaan Foundation

RESIDENCIES
2018 Atelierhuset i Arcueil, Paris
2018 Sorochi Tambo (Fundacion Cinenomada Para Las Artes) in La Paz, Bolivia
2014 Dark Ecology Journey, exploring the Barents Region, Norway/Russia
2014 Emancipation as Navigation, HKW, Berlin 

2014 But Does It Float, Summer School at Barbershop, Lisbon, Portugal
2011 SOMA Summer Curatorial Residency, Mexico City, Mexico

2009 KIOSKO Galeria Artist Residency, Santa Cruz, Bolivia


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2018 – Artist assistant to Marthe Ramm Fortun
2017 – 2018 Communications officer for Kunsthall Oslo
2017 – MINIBAR coordinator, UKS, Oslo
2016 Producer, Roaming exhibition, UKS
2015 -2016 Project facilitator for MA program, Oslo Academy of Fine Art
2015 Coordinator for MA design exhibition, Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Oslo
2015 Project coordinator for UKS Minfestival, UKS, Oslo
2014 Curator MA exhibition, Tromsø Art Academy, Tromsø
2012 – 2013 Head of Project, Bergen Assembly, Bergen
2008 – 2010 Co-director, Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami
2006 – 2008 Director and founder, 101TOKYO art fair, Tokyo

MEMBER OF
2017 – 2018 UKS + NBK
2015 – Board member of Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami
2015 -2016 Member of UKS, Unge Kunstnernes Samfund (Young Artists Society)

PRESS
Avgang Utstillingen

2018 Una Mathiesen Gjerde, Subjekt, Avgangsutstillingen viser et vanvittig nivå på den nye norske kunstscenen

Agatha Magazine
2017 Emil Flatø, Morgenbladet, Kritikken innenfra
2017 Torpedo, Billedkunst, Publisert
2017 Live Drønen, Subjekt, Agatha Waras kunsttidsskrift inneholder alt fra poesi til kantinemat

Bambi is We, Soppen
2016 Eugenia Lapteva, Dazed Digital, Deep in the Norwegian woods at a fantasy festival
2016 Wendy Vogel, Frieze, Norwegian Wood
2016 Ingebjørg Semb
2016 Nora Joung, kunstkritikk.no, Et identitetspolitikkens Super Bowl

MA Graduation Show, Tromsø Art Academy
2015 Erlend Hammer, kunstritikk.no, Forskjellene som forsvant

Swamp of Sagittarius, Art Basel Miami Beach
2015 Liz Tracy, Miami New Times, Swamp of Sagittarius at Art Basel uses astrologers to predict your future
2015 Emerson Rosenthal, Buy More or Sell Your Art? The Answer’s in the Stars
2015 Kevin Mcgarry, Artnet News, Check out your Artist-Designed Miami Fair Week Horoscope
2015 Caroline Elder, dismagazine.com

Is this sweet babe?, LIAF
2015 Jonas Ekeberg, Kunstkritikk.no, Festivalen som fant seg selv

Luxury Face, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami
2015 Rachel Small, Interview Magazine, Guccivuitton’s New Pop-up Shop
2015 Gean Moreno, Kaleidoscope, Highlights
2015 Courtney Malick, The Miami Rail, Uncovering Unique Histories: Miami’s Corner of Contemporary Art
2015 Ricardo Mor, Miami Herald, A collision of art and commerce
2015 Janet Batet, el Nuevo Herald, Guccivuitton: Caballo de Troya en el atrio del ICA
2015 Ciara Lavelle, Miami New Times, Guccivuitton Turns Consumerism into Art
2014 Kevin MgGarry, New York Times Nov 28th, Art Basel Miami Beach’s Not-to-Be- Missed Parties and Events
2014 Monica Uszerowicz, V Magazine, Basel Beat: Luxury Face
2014 Mari Rustan, Kunstforum, On Art and Luxury
2014 Rob Goyanes, Temporary Art Review, Luxury Face at Guccivuitton

Animal as Hell, MELK
2014 Torunn Liven, Kunstritikk.no, Unreadymades

Luxury Face, Guccivuitton
2014 Emily Manning, i-D.vice, a-z of art basel miami
2014 Giulia Alborghetti, NSS Magazine, 10 Things to do at Art Basel Miami
2014 Brienne Walsh, Art Phaire, Top 5 Contemporary Exhibitions Happening Outside Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

Disown, Red Bull Sudios
2014 Christopher Glazek, Artforum, Shopkeepers of the World Unite
2014 Cedar Pasori, complex.com, Monthly Review
2014 Art in America,Disown Not for Everyone, Exhibitions on the Lookout
2014 Kisha Baltista, Frank, Art Week NYC
2014 Kyle Vanhemert, Wired, Bizarre Products Dreamed up by the Heirs of Marcel Duchamp
2014 Hannah Ongley, Styleite, High Consumerism Meets Fast Fashion: DISown’s Exhibition on New Consumerism
2014 Alex Frank, The Fader, Dis Magazine Launches Radio
2014 Ian Monroe, V Magazine, High Art Meets Fast Fashion
2014 Gabby Bess, Paper Mag, Disown blows away the boundaries between art and commerce
2014 Emily Manning, Opening Ceremony, Retail Store or Art Exhibition?
2014 Scott Indrisek, Blackbook, Art and Commerce Exhibition is a Welcome dis during Armory Week
2014 Emma Dakimakura, Purple, Disown exhibition, New York

Agatha Wara
2014 Brian Droitcour, Why I Hate Post Internet Art

Shell-Reflexive, Bas Fisher Invitational
2013 Paul Teasdale, Frieze, Net Gains

Open on: Saturday

Address

FKDS Atelierprogram (Kunstnernes Hus)

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