I approach the digital image from a materialist position. Starting with light and touch, my installations deal with the sensual and haptic nature of digital images. I create situations that embrace my wider conceptual practice of “becoming-with” the digital image, wherein images are not discrete ‘things’ but in the words of Karen Barad “phenomena-in-their-becoming”. This means that images materialize through and within a relationship of interdependence with the rest of the world.
In stark contrast to the rigid binaries of ‘cause and effect’, ‘individual agency’, and ‘subject-object’ that define the birth of photography, an intra-active position argues that the agency within an image emerges from the relationships we have with each other, with physical matter, with discourse, and is always ‘in process’. By thinking and making images intra-actively, that is; within and with the surrounding muddle of imaging equipment, archives, and sensory organs, my work articulates this composite nature of digital media as it moves between servers, fingertips, light emissions, and feelings.
Member of NBK, BOA, OK
Planned projects and exhibitions
Residency at PADA studios Lisbon, Portugal.
2015-2017 MA Fine Art, Kunstakademiet i Oslo, Norway.
2006-2009 BA (Hons) Fine Art, The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland.
2008 Study Exchange, Kunstakademiet i Oslo, Norway.
2005-2006 BTEC Fine Art & NCFE Creative Craft in Photomedia, University for the Creative Arts, UK.
Solo and Duo Exhibitions
Upcoming: Babel Visningsrom for Kunst, Trondheim, Norway. With Daniel Hansen.
2018 A side-step, a reflective glance, ProsjektRom 3, Galleri BOA, Oslo, Norway. With Daniel Hansen.
2018 You could call it complexities and uncertainties, with openings, AnalogLX, Lisbon, Portugal.
2018 I get tangled in things, things get tangled in me, Akademirommet, Oslo, Norway.
2017 You could call it complexities and uncertainties, with openings, Nordic Anthology, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway.
2016 Making a -cene: Thinking with that at hand, Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway.
2015 Dispersal Patterns, Interstitial, Seattle, USA.
2015 ppp :tec tci eee rpv .nte, with Allyce Wood, White Box Gallery, Oslo, Norway.
2014 adrift; Constructs, with Richard Alexandersson, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, USA.
2013 Import / Export, with Ross Hamilton Frew, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, USA.
2010 Everything All The Time, Wobblybridge Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, UK.
2009 The Ossicular Chain, The Assembly Hall, Glasgow, Scotland.
2008 They Lived On Treacle, The Vic Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.
2008 One Flew Over…, Galleri 21:24, Oslo, Norway.
2008 Between, A Hard Place, 261 Renfrew St, Glasgow, Scotland.
Upcoming: Planning future 2018 – video, Atelierhaus im Anscharpark, Kiel, Germany.
2018 Østlandsutstillingen, Trafo Kunsthall, Asker, Norway.
2018 Hydrodynamics, Studio 17, Stavanger, Norway.
2017 Here and Not, Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo, Norway.
2017 Avgangutstillingen 2017, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway.
2017 Lucky Dip, Atelier Concorde, Lisbon, Portugal.
2016 Lunedi, Podium, Oslo, Norway.
2016 En kollektiv psykogeografisk guide til Oslo, Tegnebiennalen 2016, Oslo, Norway.
2016 BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), The Auxiliary, Middlesbrough, UK.
2016 Cosmic Glitch, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, Norway.
2016 BYOB Oslo (Bring Your Own Beamer), BITRAF, Oslo, Norway.
2015 Take Three 2015 – Artists Short Films, North West Film Forum, Seattle, USA.
2014 UCA Faculty & Alumni Exhibition 2014, George Rodger Gallery, Maidstone, UK.
2014 Take Three 2014 – Artists Short Films, North West Film Forum, Seattle, USA.
2014 New Members Show, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, USA.
2012 BYOB Glasgow (Bring Your Own Beamer), The Glue Factory, Glasgow, Scotland.
2014 Artists’ Books, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland.
2014 Mud Wrestling, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.
2014 Southside Film Festival, Southside Studios, Glasgow, Scotland.
2014 The Art Lending Library, The Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Scotland.
2014 On Paper, 27 Hillfoot St, Glasgow, Scotland.
2011 TEKTSALLIANSE, Kunsthall Oslo, Norway. Edition launch by publishers Feil Forlag.
2011 The Queen Is Dead, The Vic, Renfrew St, Glasgow, Scotland.
2010 Vs. The Matador, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, USA.
2009 Analogue: Fourway, 174 Saltmarket, Glasgow, Scotland.
Grants and Awards
2018 NNKS Mentor Programme, with Jan Christensen, Nordnorsk kunstnersenter, Norway.
2018 Utstillingsstøtte til kunstnere i etableringsfasen, with Daniel Hansen, Arts Council Norway.
2018 Ettårige stipend, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Norway.
2017 FKDS Atelier Stipend, Oslo, Norway.
2017 Diversestipend For Nyutdannede Kunstnere, Arts Council Norway.
2015 Scenarios For Going Public, Kunstakademiet i Oslo, Norway.
2014 Grants for Artist Projects, Artist Trust, Seattle, USA.
2014 City Artist Project Grant, Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle, USA.
Upcoming: PADA Residency Programme, PADA Studios, Barreiro, Portugal.
2018 ProsjektRom3, Galleri BOA. Billedkunstnere i Oslo og Akershus, Oslo, Norway.
2018 Fletta Kunstmagasin #003, Oslo, Norway.
2017 Material Longevities, Journal, Kunstakademiet i Oslo and Kungliga Konsthögskolan, Oslo, Norway.
2016 Objektiv #14 – The Flexible Image Part II, Oslo, Norway.
2015 Dispersal Patterns, Artist Booklet, Interstitial, Seattle, USA.
2013Yuck ’n Yum Autumn 2013, ‘zine, Dundee, Scotland.
2012 Yuck ’n Yum Autumn 2012, ‘zine, Dundee, Scotland.
2010 Smalls, November Issue 2010, ‘zine, Seattle, USA.
2010 Open (Åpen) Radio, Artists Edition. Feil Forlag, Oslo, Norway.
2008 Between, A Hard Place, Artist Book, Feil Forlag, Oslo, Norway.
Public Art Projects and Commissions
2016 Image Incorporated, Discussion, Skyspace, Ekeberg Park, Oslo, Norway.
2016 Gunns, Roskilde Festival, Countdown Stage, Roskilde, Denmark.
2014 Constructs/Environs, 420 2nd Ave Ext S, Seattle, USA. Supported by the Office of Arts & Culture Seattle.
2013 Transitory: Constructs/Environs, Bellevue City Hall Park Pavilion, USA. Supported by Shunpike.
2013 What hidden depth, NEPO 5K, Seattle, USA.
2012 Dopamine, FLEMING / SAMSWORTH / WARREN, Billboard, Tradeston St, Glasgow, Scotland.
2010 Open Radio, Novafest, Oslo, Norway. Public anarch-radio installation. With Feil Forlag.
Simen Joachim Helsvig, Avskaffelsen av artene, Kunstkritikk, June 6, 2017.
Live Drønen, Seks utstillingsåpninger du bør få med deg denne uka, Vernissageguiden, subjekt.no, May 11, 2017.
Nina Strand, Pete Fleming, objektiv.no. May 9, 2017.
Ina Hagen, Image Incorporated, www.equilateralthoughts.com, April 12, 2016.
David Strand, Art in focus: “Dispersal Patterns” by Pete Fleming, Vanguard Seattle, March 24, 2015.
Lauren Gallow, Profile: Artist Pete Fleming and Curator Julia Greenway, SeattleMet Magazine, April 7, 2017.
Jen Graves, More to the Point, It’s First Thursday Art Walk, The Slog, The Stranger, 2 July 2014.
Annie Holden, CityArtists’ Allyce Wood & Pete Fleming’s “Constructs/Environs”, Art Beat, February 10, 2014.
Satsuki Miyanishi, Constructs Exhibition, www.shift.jp.org, July 3, 2014.
Claire Reiner, Pairings: Pioneer Square Art Walk December 2013, Vanguard Magazine, December 17, 2013.
thisiscentralstation.com, A CenSta Top 5: Sound&Music, Featured Artwork, April 12, 2011.
Ida Madsen Hestman, Åpen Mikk, Radionova.no Studentnyhetene, April 20, 2010.
Olav Brostrup Müller, Radiostøy, Klassekampen, April 16, 2010.
2017-2018 Norske Billedkunstnerne (NBK)
BilledKunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Oslo Kunstforening (OK).
2013-2015 SOIL Artist-Run Gallery, Seattle, USA.
2011-2013 Transmission Artist-Run Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.
2011-2012 David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.