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)

Dler Qaradaki, Shwan

Mix Media

With a critical eye and in dialogue with my own work, I want to investigate the relationship between art and war-related questions in relation to individual experiences. I want to investigate how dramatic life will affect people’s self-image and self-understanding, and I want to combine my own experiences with others’ voices to tell stories from our times. With my own and others’ experiences under totalitarian regimes and the loss of freedom that comes with, I want to make human dignity a major theme in my work.

Member of NBK, TF

04 qaradaki,  tittel, be patient. teknikk, veggarbeid
Be Patient
Vika Indigo
07 tittel, heaven before a battle. teknikk, video. årstall 2015, fotograf shwan d. q
Heaven Before A Battle
08. you talking to me? ok, i'm going to paint your thinks teknikk, akvarell på papir
You talking to me? OK, I'm going to paint your thinks

Planned projects and exhibitions

“The Golden Wish”, Oslo Museum,gallery IKM – solo exhibition
“Mother”, Smal Projects, Tromsø- solo exhibitiong
Tegnetriennalen, Kunstnerens Hus, Kurated by Helga-Marie Nordby
Akershus Kunstnersenter – Group exhibition
DUMBO Film Festival (NY)


07-09: MA Oslo National Academy of The Arts, Norway
04-07: BA Oslo National Academy of The Arts, Norway
02-04: Nordic Institute of Stage And Studio, NISS. O.T.M. Oslo-Norway
91-97: Suleimani Institute Of Fine Arts, Kurdistan – Iraq

Prize for best documentary film at the Minimal Short Film Festival 30Th for “To My Children” (winer)
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival – “To My Children” Audience Favorites
​Amanda prize (Nominated)
Movies On War Film Festival, Elverum (Nominated)
Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival-Experimental Short Film-award (winer)
Ministry of Culture’s Human Rights Prize for Short Film 2017, (Nominated)
Popular Jury Award-Human Rights Film Festival of Naples (winer)
Sandefjord Art Prize (Nominated)
Norwegian Arts Council, Nykommer Prize (winer)
Prize for the best audio-visual work at Ostlandsutstillingen (winer)
The City of Oslo ́s Artist Prize (winer)

The Golden Wish, Oslo Museum,gallery IKM
Mother, Smalprojects, Tromsø (NO)​
Mother, Kunstnerens Hus, Oslo (NO)
To My Children 2017. Klingenberg Cinema, Oslo (NO)
Qaradaki As Prime Minister, Festspillene I Nord Norge – Gallery Nord Norge – Harstad (NO)
On The Point of Being, Konsthallen in Luleå, Luleå (SWE)
Butterfly Hotel, gallery BOA (Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus) (NO)
To My Children, Bjornson Festival – More and Romsdal Art Center (NO)
House of Foundation, Moss (NO)
To my children, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo (NO)
Salte Kyss I, II and III, Gjenreisningsmuseum, Hammerfest (NO)
Mitt tak er ditt gulv, Kulturhuset i Hamar, Hamar (NO)
Gallery LNM, You talking to me? OK, I’m going to paint your things, Oslo (N)
Salte Kyss, Steinkjær Kunstforening, Steinkjær (NO)
Once Upon a Time In The West, Red Security Museum (Amna Soraka) Suleimani, Kurdistan (IQ)
Unfinished Memories, Art Museum – North Trondlag, Namsos (NO)
Salte Kyss I, II and III, Spriten Kunsthall, Skien (NO)
Zorbas Dance In Sniperorp gate 27, Red Security Museum (Amna Soraka) Suleimani, Kurdistan (IQ)
Stavanger Kunstforening, Stavanger (NO)
Salte Kyss I, II and III, Akershus Kunstnersenter, Lillestrom (NO)
Zorbas Dance In Sniperorp gate 27, Tegneforbundet, Oslo (NO)
Salte Kyss II,Telemark Kunstnersenter, Skien (NO)
Salte Kyss I, Oslo Museum, gallery IKM, Oslo (NO)
Salte Kyss I, Telemark Kunstnersenter, Skien (NO)

Tegnetriennalen, Kunstnerens Hus, Kurated by Helga-Marie Nordby, Oslo (NO)
Akershus Kunstnersenter (NO)
DUMBO Film Festival (NY)
29th Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival (BR)
Astrup Fearnley Museet, Christmas tree, curated by Ann Iren Buan (NO)​
Europanorma-Oslo International Short Film Festival (NO)
Movies On War Film Festival, Elverum (NO)
the 3rd Golden Tree International Documentary Film Festival (GER)
push and pull, Gallery Mjøsvågen – Osterøy (NO)
Statens Høstutstilling. Kunstnernes Hus. Oslo (NO)
Nordic Film Days, Lübeck (GER)
Gotenberg International Film festival (SE)
Huesca International Film Festival (SP)
Kunstnerens Hus, Det Felles Eide, Oslo Councils art collection, Oslo (NO)
Human Rights Film Festival of Barcelona (SP)
Athens International Film and Video Festival, (Ohio, USA. )
Minimalen 30th Short Film Festival, Trondheim (NO)
Tenthaus, Spring Depot, Oslo (NO)
Umeå university, Umeå (SE)
Pori Film Festival (FIN)
Festival Del Cinema dei Diritti Umani di Napoli, (IT)
Radio Kamina, Lomé, curated by Samuel Olou (Togo)
Sandefjord Kunstforening, nominating-exhibition for Sandefjord art award (NO)
Retrospektiv med perspektiv, Leksands Kulturhus (SE)
Stiftmuseum, Maribo (DEN)
Lys Over Lolland International Art festival, withe Mikkel McAlinden, Ole Lislerud, Mariann Heyerdahl and Anita H. H. (DEN)
Transition ll, Meken Konsthall, Smedjebacken (SWE)
Gallery Heike Arndt, Berlin (GER)
10th Arte Laguna Prize/ International Art Contest, Arsenale – Venece (IT)
Kungsbacka Konsthall, Hem ljuva hem? Kungsbacka (SE)
LEKSANDS KULTURHUS, Transition: Movements / moving man / changing human landscape, Leksands (SE)
Akershus Artsenter, The Big Draw, in cooperation with Oslo National Academy, Lillestrøm (NO)
KAPITTEL, International Festival of Literature And Freedom of Expression, Stavanger (NO)
Tromsø International Film Festival (TIFF) Tromsø (NO)
Book project “Avstand” in cooperation with Mette Karlsvik, Spriten Kunsthall, Skien (NO)
Unknown Numbers with Johannes Høie at Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo (NO)
Kunstnerrnes Hus, Krigens skygge. Politisk kunst i Norge 1914-2014, curated by Kari J. Branzæg, Oslo (NO)
Statens Høstutstilling. Kunstnernes Hus. Oslo, Norway
Tent Haus, Human Condition with Behjat Omar Abullah, Oslo (NO) Ostlandsutstillingen, Oslo, (NO) Kiel, (GER)
Mollebyen literature festival, Moss (NO)
Human Right Human Wrong festival at Gallery Kunstplass 10, with Johannes Høie and Andrea Lange, Oslo (NO)
.NO – A NON-PROFIT Gallery, New York (USA)
Typical Norwegian, Spriten Kunsthall, Skien (NO)
Ostlandsutstillingen, Kunstbanken Hamar (NO)
Likehet Ingen Garanti at Grorud T-bane, with: Johannes Høie, Esther Maria Bjorneboe and Behjat Omar Abdulla, . Oslo (NO)
Human Rights Human Wrongs festival, Kunstplass 5, Oslo (NO)
State Of The State, BOA, Oslo (NO)
All King, No Kingdom Spriten Kunsthall, Skien (NO)
Oslo Open, Oslo (NO)
sculpture Biennale, Vigeland Museum, Oslo (NO)
Cinemateket, Entry Denied, Bergen (NO)
.NO – A NON-PROFIT Gallery, New York (USA)
Trondelag Centre for Contemporary Art, Tronheim (NO)
Sorlandsutstillingen, (NO)
Podia Paardekoper. In Den bosch, Tilburg (NE)
Gallery BOA, Tapte Baller, w/ Lars Sandaas, Oslo (NO)
Scope International Film festival, www.festivalscope.com
FONLAD Digital Arts Festival, Coimbra, (Portugal)
CologneOFF 2011 Baltic Sea, Szczecin, (Poland)
Polish Film Festival – Norwegia Fest, Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique) Gdansk- (Poland)
Skien Kunstforening, Peformance- For What It’s Worth, w/ Tone Berg Størseth, Skien (NO)
Be Patient (Art in public space) Herkules Center, Skien (NO)
Goethe Institute Kiev (Ukraina)
Ostlandsutstillingen (NO)
Sorlandsutstillingen (NO)
Tegnebiennale (drawing biennial), Momentumhallen, Moss (NO)
International Video-Art Festival (Oslo Screen Festival) Cinemateket, Oslo (NO)
FIFVC Festival Beirut (Libanon)
Visual Container TV ( Romania)
Örebro Video Art Festival (SE)
Delhi International Arts Festival (India)
Tegneforbundet, Oslo (NO)
The Nomadic Video Library project, Brussell (Belgia)
Videochannel Cologne, Köln (Tyskland)
Ostlandsutstillingen, Ostfold Art Centre, Fredrikstad (NO)
Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö (SE)
Consumption and eternity, Oslo S, Oslo Open 2009, Oslo (NO)
Transactions (part 2) Moss, (NO)
Hous of Foundation, Moss (NO)
Bohemian Consumer, galleri Gago, Oslo (NO)
The Living Dead Walked again, Podium, Oslo (NO)
Brod for kunsten, Gallery BOA, Oslo (NO)
Graduation Exhibition, Gallery 0047, Oslo (NO)
International Peace Research Institute, (PRIO) Oslo (NO)
Paper City, Skien (NO)
Kunstnersenteret i Buskerud, Drammen (NO)
Preus Museum, Horten (NO)
Ostlandsutstillingen – Ostfold Kunstsenter
Kunsthalle St. Annen, lubeck (NO) – (DE)
Southern Comfort – Gallery 21:24 – 21:25, Oslo (NO)
Hannover Kunstverein, Hannover (DE)
Botnik Studios, Gerleborg (SE)
Preus Museum, Horten (NO)
Arts High School, Malmö (SE)
Strada Service/ Play, Oslo (NO)

Jury member – Arts Council, Norway
Jury member – (BKH, Visual Artists’ Assistance Fund) – Oslo National Academy of The Arts
National Jury Member – The National Annual Autumn Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus (Hostutstillingen, Norwegian Visual Artists Association, NBK)
Fineartsprice committee member, nominating committee, The National Annual Autumn Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus (Høstutstillingen, Norwegian Visual Artists -Association, NBK)
National Jury Member – The National Annual Autumn Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus (Høstutstillingen, Norwegian Visual Artists Association, NBK)
Fineartsprice committee member, nominating committee, The National Annual Autumn Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus (Høstutstillingen, Norwegian Visual Artists -Association, NBK)
Jury member for Ungdommens kulturmønstrings (UKM) Skien (NO)

Piero Atchugarry, Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry, Uruguay (UR)
Buskerud Kunstnersenter (Buskerud Art Centre), Drammen (NO)
Kristiansand commune (Kristiansand municipality) (NO)
Oslo kommune (Oslo municipality) (NO)
Art museum North-Trondelag (NO)
Namsos Kunstforening (NO)
Mandal commune (Mandal municipality), Mandal (NO)
Mandal Kunstforening, Mandal (NO)
Kunstnersenteret i Buskerud, Drammen (NO)
Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen (NO)

Norwegian Government Scholarship for established artists, 5-year
Norwegian Film Institute, in cooperation with Kulturbyrået Mesen – 2016
Billedkunstnerens Vederlagsfond 2-years
Billedkunstnerens Vederlagesfond – projectsupport
Arts Council – Utstillingsstipend
Arts Council – projectsupport
Billedkunstnerens Vederlagesfond – projectsupport Billedkunstnerens Vederlagsfond 1-year
Billedkunstnerens Vederlagesfond – projectsupport
Arts Council – projectsupport
Oslo (NO) Norsk Illustration fund – projectsupport
Arts Council – projectsupport
Arts Council – Utstillingsstipend
Ingrid Lindback Langaards Stiftelsen
Billedkunstnerens Vederlagesfond – projectsupport
OCA (Office for Contemporary art – Norway)
Billedkunstnerens Vederlagsfond 1-year
Oslo Kommunes Kunst – og Kulturstipend, diversestipend
Ingrid Lindback Langaards Stiftelse
Billedkunstnerens Vederlagsfond 1-year
Namdal Artist Scholership – 2013
OCA (Office for Contemporary art – Norway)
Arts Council – Norway
NBK, Billedkunstnerens Vederlagsfond
Fritt ord, Salte Kyss III, I samarbeid med Kulturbyrådet Mesèn, Oslo
Arts Concil Norway, utstillingsstipend
Norwegian Government Scholarship for younger / newly established artists, 2-year
Fond for Lyd og bilde
Skien Artist Scholarship
Arts Council Norway, (Exhibition support to artists in the establishment phase)
Arts Council Norway, Hanging Gardens In cooperation with Kulturbyrået Mesén, Oslo
Oslo Kommune, Hanging Gardens In cooperation with Kulturbyrået Mesén, Oslo
KORO (Art in Public Spaces)
Fond for Lyd og bilde


NBK ( Norwegian Visual Artist Association ) Tegneforbundet
BONO – Norwegian Visual Artists Copyright Society

Vika Indigo, in cooperation with Kulturbyrådet Mesen (NO)
Polarsirklen high school, Mo I Rana (NO)
Aquarama, Kristiansand (NO)
Telemark Krisesenter, Skien (NO)
Internasjonal Hus, Stavanger (NO)

Open on: Saturday


Sagene Kunstsmie

Drøbakgata 1, inngang fra Arne Gjestis plass, trapp opp ved siden Nazar cafe, 0463 Oslo