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)

Norwegian Crafts

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

Hermansen, Siri

Video - photography - installation

Siri Hermansen is a Norwegian filmmaker, photographer and installation artist. Through her artistic practice she investigates unforeseen affects in societies that are undergoing deep economic, environmental or political changes. Her work offers unusual micro-perspectives on contemporary methods of survival and processes of adaption from societies that can be considered as uncertain zones.

Her artistic research method resembles a form of shared anthropology where the outcome of the material is dependent on the interrelations created on location, and the artist’s personal experience of the place.

Siri Hermansen completed her doctorate at the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo in 2016. She holds a MFA from École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and a BFA from Parsons School of Design.


Born 1969 in Geneva
Lives and works in Oslo (N)

www.sirihermansen.com mob: + 47 95 27 04 27


2016 Doctorate – The National Academy of the Arts in Oslo, Norway
1997 MFA – École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France (ENSBA)
1993 BFA – Parsons School of Design, Paris


2017 Dreaming in the stonebed Valley, Kunsthall 3,14, Curator Malin Barth Dreaming in the stonebed Valley, Akershus Kunstsenter, Curator R. Komissar

2016 True North,Sami Center for Contemporary Art, Karasjok. Curator Jan-Erik Lundström Dreaming in the stonebed Valley, Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bamberg, Curator N. Gomringer

2013 Terra Nullius, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Curator: M. Hultmann

2012 The Economy of Survival, Stenersen Art Museum, Oslo, Curator: S. Wendt
2009 Point of View, RAM Gallery, Oslo, Curator: G. Eidsvik

2008 Bipolar Horizon, Tsedeka, Central House of Artists Moscow Borderline, Street-art Festival, Helsingør-Helsingborg
Sacrifice, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Roma, Curator; B. Pietromarchi

2007 Bipolar Horizon, Hå Gamle Prestegård, Stavanger Odda Litterature Festival (Festival Artist), Odda

2006 Bipolar Horizon, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Curator Selene Wendt Gravity, Kunstbanken, Hamar
2005 Days of Night,Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Curator Lise Dahl
Camp Heaven, Møre og Romsdal Kunstnersenter Curator; Jannicke Iversen
2004 Oblation, Galleri Nr: 9, Oslo

2003 Time Ecstacy, UKS, Oslo Curator; Trude Iversen
The happiest day of my life, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Curator; E. Høyersten
2002 In Absencia I, Galleri F15, Moss Curator; Siv Hoffsvang When Summer is almost gone, Arendal Kunstforening
2001 In Absencia II, Galleri F15, Moss 1999 MK Gallery – Rotterdam
Between her fingers The French Cultural Institute, Oslo
2020 Back to the Roots, Huset for Kunst og Design, Holstebro, Denmark 2018 Neon Argon Krypton, Bærum Kunsthall, Curator Per Hess
2017 LIAF, Curator Heidi Ballet
SPIRE, Losæter Sørenga Curator Joakim Gitlestad
The 17th International Seoul New Media Festival, Curator, Seihee Shon
Galleri KIT, International Studentfestival (ISFIT) Trondheim
Beyond Horizon, University of Aberdeen, Scottland, Curated by H. Hammer Stien Beyond Horizon, Glasgow Autonomous Space, Scottland, Curated by H. Hammer Stien Beyond Horizon, Edinburgh Filmhouse, Scottland Curated by H. Hammer Stien
2016 National Museum of Contemporary art, Oslo
Poor Art–Rich Legacy. Arte Povera and Paralell Practices 1968-2015.
Bamberg International Filmfestival Dreaming in the Stonbed Valley, Opening film
2015 Tromsø International Film Festival (TIFF)
The 15th International Seoul New Media Festival, Curator, Seihee Shon
Second Autumn, Art Stations Foundation 5050, Poznan, Curator, Agnieszka Pindera.
2014 19th Bienniale of Sydney, curated by Juliana Engbert First Aid Kit Art Festival, Umeå,
1814 – Revisited, The past is still present, Eidsvoll Curator; R. Kommisar
2013 The Melancholy lover of a vanished space, Silverlens Gallery, Singapore Re-Culture II, Patras, Curator Marianne Hultmann

Social Videoscapes from the North, Pro Artibus Foundation Curator; L. Scacco Social Videoscapes from the North, CareOf, Milano Curator; L. Scacco
New documentary Strategies ANX, Oslo Curator; S. Østby Sæther

2012 For Farm Sake – Detroit Contemporary; Curator Kt Andresky
21. DokumentART Filmfestival Neubrandenburg/ Szczecin
Take Take Take and.. Regard Benin , Curator; Stephan Köhler
New documentary Strategies, Shortfilm Festival Grimstad
Paradox; the limits of Liberty, Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam, Curator P. Barràgan

2011 Conceptual Debts, broken dreams, New Horizons Etagi, St. Petersburg, Curator K. Brandtzæg
Impuls, Tromsø Museum Curator Hege Pålsgaard

2010 Godesses, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo Curator A. Krogsnes

2009 Russian Style in Photography, Moscow Museum of Photography, Moscow Borderline, Central, Istanbul
Northwave Venice Biennale, Lorella Scacco
Galleri Brandström, Stockholm
Borderline, SEAS – Intercult, Stockholm, touring exhibition Odessa, Gøteborg, Varna.

2008 Guds Ansikter, Kulturkirken Jakob, Oslo, Curator: Erlend Høyersten

2007 Luft, Punkt Ø, Moss, Curator S. Hoffsvang
Rock & Roll Vol I, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Curator: M. Hultmann Rock & Roll Vol II, Norrkøping Konstmuseum, Curator: M. Hultmann Norwegian Photography, North Norwegian Art Museum
Textile in Contemporary Art» Tartu Artmuseum

2006 Coming Together, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo Post Nora, Today Artmuseum, Beijing, Curator: Wang Baoju
The Projectroom 93-06, Punkt Ø, Moss
Textile in Contemporary art, Ciurlionis Museum

2005 Transposition, Bjørvika, Oslo Curator: Steinar Liverud

2004 Sex & Flowers, Studio Tecnica, Oslo

2003 Norwegian Sculpure Biennial, Haugar Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg

2002 Collectors Item, Galleri F15, Moss Norsk Nærværsformidling, Uks, Oslo

2001 Save your Self, Oslo Kunsthall, Oslo Poster, Hot Rod, Oslo
Østlandsutstillingen, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo Sans Titre, Galleri Yoshii, Paris
Parsons School Gallery, Paris

1998 Castor Fiber, UKS Gallery, Oslo

1996 Chains, MK Gallery, Rotterdam
Baby ́s got blue eyes, Royal Danish Cultural Centre, Paris


2018 University of Agder – Artist in residency, Artbased Etnography, Lesvos, Greece

2015-16 Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bavarian State Minestry of Culture.

2014 Mishkenot Shannanim, Jerusalem, Financed by the Norwegian Embassy in TelAviv

2013 RAW MATERIAL, center for art, knowledge and society DAKAR Senegal Financed by Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA)
Gallery Care Of – Milano invited by Chiara Agnello

2011 The Yes Farm, Detroit, USA

2007 PLATFORM CHINA, Beijing – OCA residency 2004 KINGS BAY, SPITSBERGEN – Funded by BKH

The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, North Norwegian Art Museum, Art Collection of the University of Tromsø, Norwegian Art Council, 2003 and 2006, Moscow Museum of Photography and private collections in Norway, Germany, Sweden, Italy, France and Holland.


2015-16 Artprice for Artistic Excellency – Bavarian Ministery of Culture and Science, Munchen
2006 Jacob Weidemann`s Art Prize 2006

2003 NATT & DAG Artist of the year, Shortlisted

2001 Diesel Art Prize 2001


2018 APOLOGY, Black Snow Press,
2017 The Economy of Survival, Black Snow Press
2014 19th Biennale of Sydney Biennale Catalogue
2013 Social videoscopes from the North, Edited by Lorella Scacco
2012 The Economy of Survival, Stenersen Art Museum
2011 Nordic Art Today; Conceptual Debts, Broken Dreams, New Horizons published

2009 NorthWave, with DVD insert, Lorella Scacco- Published by Silvana Editoriale
Russian Style in Photography, Moscow Museum of Photography 2008 Sideways, Die Gestalte Verlag

2007 Portrett av ein forlaten utopi – Pyramiden; Siri Hermansen and Kjartan Fløgstad, Spartacus Forlag.
Rock & Roll Volume I, Edited by Marianne Hultmann and Jan Wallaker

2006 Bipolar Horizon, in collaboration with the Stenersen Museum
Post Nora, Today Art Museum, Beijing 2005 Calculated Risks, Edited by Marianne Heier
Textile in Contemporary Art, Norsk Tekstilforbund- SOFT

2004 Sculpture Biennial 2004, Edited Dorthe Abildgaard
SEX and FLOWER, Hot Rod, Edited by Jan Wallaker

2003 Time Ecstacy Siri Hermansen, published in collaboration with UKS

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