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)

Abusdal, Terje

Photography

In my practice I work with photography where I explore what it means to belong. My motivation comes from both a personal search after my own history and heritage, but also a glowing interest in what it is that forms us as individuals and society. I work with a background in the documentary-style tradition with storytelling and longer narratives as a central fulcrum. My projects often end as a book, in addition to exhibitions.

Member of NBK, UKS, FFF

Slash&burn#15
Terje Abusdal, Slash & Burn #15, brent archival pigment print, 40x50 cm, 2016
Fotogalleriet abusdal 01 credit rickard aall
Terje Abusdal, installasjonsfoto Indian Interiors på Fotogalleriet, Oslo, 2017
2018 10 artendal abusdal r500m 2902
Terje Abusdal, installasjonsfoto Radius 500 Metres på ARTendal/Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal, 2018
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Terje Abusdal, Melon Collie, analog C-print, 100x125 cm, 2018

Planned projects and exhibitions

2019 Hope Blinds Reason (Book published by Journal)
2019 Norwegian Journal of Photography : Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo
2019 The only thing you have to do, is to shoot humans. Sørlandsutstillingen

CV

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019-2020
Slash & Burn : Hedmark Contemporary Art Centre and The Norwegian Forest Museum
The Darkness and Deep : The Museums of Reconstruction, Finnmark – Norway

2018
Radius 500 Metres : ARTendal/Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal – Norway
Slash & Burn : Finnskogutstillingen, Røgden Bruk, Svullrya – Norway
Radius 500 Metres : Hedmark Contemporary Art Centre, Hamar – Norway

2017
Nordic Anthology /Indian Interiors : Fotogalleriet, Oslo
Radius 500 Metres : Fotografiens hus, Oslo
Slash & Burn : Agder Contemporary Art Centre, Kristiansand – Norway
Slash & Burn : Eidsvollsgalleriet at the Norwegian Parliament, Oslo

2016
Summer Long : Town Hall Square, Oslo

PUBLICATIONS

2019
Hope Blinds Reason / Journal

2018
Slash & Burn / Kehrer Verlag
Det nødvendige fotografi / Forlaget Ajour (textbook)
Hallo. Medier og kommunikasjon 2 / Aschehoug (textbook)

2015
Radius 500 Metres / Journal
Norwegian Journal of Photography #2 / Journal (anthology)
Life in Motion / Elm Media (assignment)

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Norwegian Journal of Photography : Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo
Sørlandsutstillingen : Lista, Norway
Slash & Burn : Screening at Circulation(s), Paris

2018
Generational: An Anthology of Nordic Photobooks : Fotogalleriet, Oslo
Homeward Bound : Jaipur Photo Festival, India
Emerging Talents : Mattatoio di Roma, Italy
Mo[t]us Operandi: Manifesta 12 Palermo Collateral Event, Italy
Grief: NW Gallery, Copenhagen – Denmark
Slash & Burn : Fotofestiwal Lodz, Poland
Slash & Burn : Guernsey Photography Festival, UK
IN VIVO – The Nature of Nature : Noorderlicht Photofestival, Holland

2017
Leica Oskar Barnack : Neue Schule für Fotografie – Berlin / Paris Photo – Paris / Photolux Biennale Internazionale di Fotografia 2017 – Lucca, Italy
Slash & Burn on tour with Nordic Dummy Award
Anthropocenic mindscapes : Angkor Photo Festival – Siem Reap, Cambodia
Beyond Us & Them : FOTODOK, Utrecht, Holland
Hope Blinds Reason : Voies OFF, Arles
Slash & Burn : Cortona On The Move Festival, Italy
Don’t bite your lips. You have blood on them already : Krakow Photomonth Festival, Poland
Uncertain States Kjøllefjord: Shoot Gallery, Oslo – Norway
Radius 500 Metres : Cork Photo Festival, Ireland

2016
Østlandsutstillingen : Akershus kunstsenter, Oppland kunstsenter – Norway
Sørlandsutstillingen : Skien Kunstforening, Arendal Kunstforening – Norway
Hope Blinds Reason : PondyPHOTO Festival, Pondicherry, India
Radius 500 Metres : The Photobook Exhibition, Athens Photo Festival, Greece
Radius 500 Metres : Have Book will Travel, Fotofestiwal, Poland
Hope Blinds Reason on tour with Nordic Dummy Award

2015
Sørlandsutstillingen : Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal – Norway
Life in Motion : USF Verftet – Bergen / Latvia National Library – Riga, Latvia
Foreboding – Sans : Thorvald Meyersgate 51, Oslo – Norway

GRANTS

Norwegian Visual Artists Remuneration Fund (Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond/BKV) 2018
Aust-Agder County Work Grant for Artists (One Year) 2018
OCA Travel Grant 2018
Arts Council Norway (Kulturrådet) 2016, 2017, 2018
Kristiansand Municipality Artist Grant 2017
Oslo Municipality Grant for Art and Culture 2016
Karina Jensens Memorial Foundation 2016
Norske Fagfotografers Fond 2015, 2016, 2017
Fritt Ord Foundation 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

AWARDS, NOMINATIONS, ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

2018
Plat(t)form Winterthur (invited artist)
Guernsey Photography Festival, UK (winner)

2017
Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Germany (winner)
Nordic Dummy Award, Fotogalleriet, Norway (winner)
Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award, France (finalist)
Unseen Dummy Award, Holland (finalist)
Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award, Sweden (finalist)
Fiebre Dummy Awards, Spain (finalist)
Images Vevey Book Award, Switzerland (finalist)
Magnum Photography Awards, USA (jurors’ pick Alec Soth)
Artist-in-residence at Kvitbrakka, Berlevågateliéene, Berlevåg, Norway
Artist-in-residence at Docking Station, Amsterdam, Holland
Artist-in-residence at Arctic Culture Lab, Kjøllefjord

2014, 2016
Nordic Dummy Award, Fotogalleriet. Winner of People’s Choice Award

APPOINTMENTS

2018-
Member of Committee for Regional Exhibition Grants for Visual Arts (East Norway)
2017-
Chairman Stiftelsen Bjørka

EDUCATION

2017 ISSP Masterclass with Simon Norfolk (one year)
2016 ISSP Masterclass with Aaron Schuman (one year)
2016 RPS Photobook Masterclass, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Advanced Visual Storytelling I + II, Danish School of Media and Journalism, Aarhus, Denmark
2005 Master of Science in Tourism and Environmental Economics, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain

SELECTED PRESS

- Lars Elton: Fyller ut det store bildet / Dagsavisen, 19.12.2018
- Thomas Hylland Eriksen: 70-tallet /A-magasinet, 05.10.2018
- Simen V. Gonsholt: Mitt Finnskogen / D2, 21.09.2018
- Jenny Smets: De verdwenen cultuur van de Forest Finns / Vrij Nederland, 01.06.2018
- Anne-Françoise Hivert: Les défricheurs du Grand Nord / Le Monde M Magazine 20.01.2018
- Cheyene Liu: The Forest Finns / Numéro Magazine, 01.12.2017
- Emil Flatø: Den tåkelagte virkeligheten / Morgenbladet, 15.09.2017
- Waltraud Schwab: Das Verschwundene zeigen / Die Tageszeitung (taz), 16.12.2017
- Erik Vroons: Waking to Wonder – The transcendental aspects of documentary photography, revisited / GUP Magazine #55 2017
- Anu Nousiainen: Norjan ja Ruotsin metsäsuomalaiset elivät ankaraa elämää /
Helsingin Sanomat, 07.10.2017
- Lars Eivind Bones: Et annet Norge / Dagbladet Magasinet, 23.09.2017
- Anita Brask Rasmussen: Fremskridtet kom til bygden før oliepengene / Information, 08.09.2017
- Frida Forsgren: Glitrende historiefortelling om skogfinnene / Fedrelandsvennen, 15.03.2017
- Yue Zhu: Forest Finns / Vision Magazine, 01.02.2017
- Nina Toft: Månedens bilde / Ny Tid, 01.07.2015

Open on: Sunday

Address

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Schweigaards gate 34D, 3.etg, 0191 Oslo
Grønland T, Politihuset

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