Everything that is finished makes me insecure.
I work with installations where a listening attitude to the space and its inherent qualities is the starting point. The materials I use are everyday objects that you can find everywhere in a modern society, as building materials, packaging, tape, cardboard, wall paint and so on. In my last solo show, Uten noter/By heart, at Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo in 2017, I included a video of myself conducting the last part of Max Bruch`s violin concert, and also a sound piece: In a brown cardboard case on the floor you could hear sounds as folding plastic and tearing off tape.
Member of NBK,LNM
Planned projects and exhibitions
March 1th -2019: Artothek und Bildersaal München, Germany; three Scandinavian artists
May 23th -2019: Rom for Kunst og Arkitektur, Oslo, Norway, solo show
(for complete CV – see www.brain.no)
Kristina Bræin studied painting at Kunsthøyskolen in Oslo. In addition, she is educated in music, art history and architecture.
Bræin`s works have been shown in Norway an internationally since 1998.
She was representing Norway at the Venice Biennial in 2003. In 2008 she participated
in MANIFESTA7, in Bolzano,Italy.
In Norway Bræin has exhibited at Museum of Contemporary Art and at Henie-Onstad
Art Center, and she has had solo presentations at Stenersenmuseet, Kunstnernes Hus,
Kunstnerforbundet, Trafo Kunsthall, among others. Abroad she has exhibited at Kunsthalle Münster, Den frie in Copenhagen, Kunsthalle Bern, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Galeria Riccardo Crespi in Milano and Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, to mention a few. In 2004/2005 she was a resident at Künstlerhaus Bethanien.
She has been represented by Tanja Pol Galerie in München, where she had solo shows in 2011 and 2015.
Bræin has received many scholarships since 1995. In 2008 she was awarded the Norwegian State Guaranteed Income for Artists.
In 2013 was the monograph Kristina Bræin: “Dilemma of Politeness” published, at Kerber Verlag, Germany.
Bræin works are included in The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Norway