Vena, Constance J.
Metal – wall decorations and jewelry.
Currently I work with silver in combination with other materials/metals. I play and explore the materials, the result is never planned.
I also work with textiles and dance costumes.
Member of NK
2000-2002 Master Costume Design, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
1997-2000 Bachelor Costume Design, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
1996-1997 Vika Art School, Oslo
1994-1995 Academy of Art College, San Francisco, USA
2013 Crafts 2013, Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts (NK), National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design
2011 ’Open Kunsthall", Kunsthall Oslo
2008 IKM (Oslo Museum) on video performance “VærDen” (Be the one/World)
2007 “Masterful fashion”/“Clothing as Art” National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Trondheim
2007 Triennal 2006, NK, Röhsska Museum, Gøteborg Sweden
2006 Triennal textile-fiber-leather, NK, Oslo Art Society
2006 Kunstristen Oslo, artist group De Medskyldige (the accomplices)
2005 Hausmania “the bathroom”, Oslo
2004 The Foundation for Design and Architecture “Tur-Retur” (roundtrip), Oslo
2003 Master Exhibition, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
2003 Prague Quadrennial, Czech republic, scenography/theatre, student pavillion.
2001-2002 NTKDs (norwegian textile-and clothing design) 25th anniversary exhibition “textile future”, Oslo, Salhus, Mandal
2015 “This is a world of dew” danceperformance by Dreamscreen Production (Kristina Gjems) Dansens Hus (national stage for dance), Oslo
2011 “Metal and bone” danceperformance by Kristina Gjems, Dansen Hus, Oslo
2009 “Three dwelling” dancefilm by and with Kristina Gjems
2009 “Between chairs” danceperformance by Emilie Dahlèn, Hausmania, Oslo
2007 “Svanevall” (swan) prosject by Anita Hillestad, Akerselva, Oslo
2006 “Cloud Gathering” dancefilm by and with Kristina Gjems, Oslo
2006 “Trade Winds” performance by Kristina Gjems, Bracknell Gallery, England
2003 Music-video, band Cato Salsa Experience, c. assistant
2002 “Breakfast in heaven” short film NISS (Nordic Institute of scene and studio),
2001 “Trilleverk” NK, parade Oslo Sentral Trainstation
2008 “VærDen” (The World or be the one) Frognerparken, Oslo, Overlevelsesstrategenes prosject “fra øst til vest med stopp midt i mellom”
2002 “The art of walking slowly” Nationalteatret and Stortinget Subway, Oslo
FILM or SHOW
2006 and 2007 Dance for camera, Ultima film, “cloud gathering” Kristina Gjems
2005 “100% Risør”, Galleri Villvin, Risør
2004 Fashion show at Arts and Crafts market, Risør
COLLECTION – 2005 National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Trondheim
GRANT – 2004 The National Established Grants for Young Artists
MEMBER – Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts