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)

Fortun, Marthe Ramm


Marthe Ramm Fortun (Oslo, 1978) is based in Oslo and is currently assistant professor at the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts. Since completing her studies at the New York University (2008), Fortun has shown work in a variety of institutions and contexts throughout Norway and abroad, including the Munch Museum, Stavanger Kunstmuseum, KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Performa 13, the biennale for visual arts performance in New York, BOZAR, Komplot and Gladstone Gallery in Brussels.

Fortun’s performances departs from site-specific texts using body, language and elusive sculptural boundaries to inscribe closed off institutional spaces with persistent and poetic feminisms.

Member of NBK, UKS, Tegneforbundet, BOA

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Plant B, Parc de la Fonderie, Molenbeek curated by Toke Lykkeberg and Komplot, Brussels 2017
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The Woman in this Dossier does not Resemble Me, Multiple Art Days curated by Sylvie Boulanger and Michael Woolsworth, Monnaie de Paris, Paris 2018
Dokumentasjon performance vigeland museum 20 08 17 (13 of 67)
Walk like a Slanted Archive, Sculpture Biennial, Vigeland Museum curated by Steffen Håndlykken
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Soul and Mouth Rides, The Hum comes from the Stumuch, group show curated by Kasper Bosmans, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels 2018

Planned projects and exhibitions

Upcoming work includes a public art commission for the Bergen Museum of Natural History curated by Marit Paasche, a solo exhibition at Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo; Women in 3 Acts curated by Kati Simon, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, group show at the Kistefos Museum curated by Rhea Dall, The Drawing Triennial curated by Helga-Marie Nordby; The 6th Odessa Biennial, Hotel Odessa curated by Sonia Dermience; Emerge, Contemporary European Performance curated by Mehdi Brit, Museum of Modern Art, Montréal in collaboration with the Goethe Institute and Institut Francaise; The Big, Bad DADA-show curated by Ana Maria Bresciani, Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter


Marthe Ramm Fortun (b. 1978, Oslo) Lives and works in Oslo, Norway martherammfortun.com studios@martherammfortun.com
— Currently Assistant Professor at the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo Education
— Candidate Laureate, Higher Institute of Fine Art, Ghent, Belgium 2013-14
MFA, Studio Art, New York University dep. Steinhardt, New York, USA 2006-08 — BFA, Visual Art, University of the Arts London, London, UK 2000-04
Exhibitions and projects
— Women in Three Acts, curated by Kati Simons, Fotogalleriet, Oslo (15.3. – 4.5.2019)
— Minervas stemme, ten year performance cycle, Bergen Museum of Natural History, Bergen curated by Marit Paasche
and KORO, Oslo
— Kistefos-museet skulpturpark, curated by Rhea Dall, Kistefos
— De stad, de stad, curated by Bas Hendrikx, Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam
— Solo exhibition, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
— The Big Bad DADA Show, Henie-Onstad Art Center, Høvikodden curated by Ana Maria Bresciani, Oslo
— Hotel Odessa, 6th Odessa Biennial of Contemporary Art, curated by Sonia Dermience, Ukraine (23.8.-15.10.2019) — Drawing Triennial 2019, Tegneforbundet curated by Helga-Marie Nordby, Oslo
— Performance in Europe, The contemporary art Museum in Montreal in collaboration with the French Institute and
Goethe Institute curated by Mehdi Brit, Montreal
— Resident at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, Ingrid Lindbeck Langgaard Foundation, Paris
— Multiple Art Days, Monnaie de Paris curated by Sylvie Boulanger and Michael Woolworth, Nordic focus with Torpedo
Press/NAP (Sep. 2018), Paris
COAST Contemporary #2, curated by Charles Aubin, Lofoten
— Randi Thommessen Samling, RAKE visningsrom, curated by Ane Mette Hol, Trondheim
— Celluloid Brushes, Etablissement d’en face, Brussels
WOMAN, The Feminist Avant Garde, collection of Sammlung Werbund, Stavanger Kunstmuseum, Stavanger/Vienna — The Hum Comes From The Stumuch, Gladstone Gallery, curated by Kasper Bosmans, Brussels
— Contemporary Art Scenes in Europe, BOZAR, curated by BOZAR, Komplot and Etablissement d’en face, Brussels — Rites, Confort Moderne, curated by Sarina Basta, Poitiers
— Between the Lines, Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo
— 100 museums of contemporary art, Kunsthall Oslo, organized by Will Bradley and Rachel Dagnall, Oslo
— The Sympathy of Christian Krohgs Naturalism, performance organized by Øystein Aasan, National Gal., Oslo
— An Arm and a Leg, art prize winner solo show, Sandefjord Kunstforening, Sandefjord
— Walk like a slanted archive, Norwegian Biennale of Sculpture, The Vigeland museum, curated by Steffen Håndlykken, Oslo — Plant B, curated by Komplot and Toke Lykkeberg, Parc De La Fondrie, Brussels
— Concrete Island, curated by Christian Torp, Oslo
MMM…all alone with her sex, curated by Petrine Liljevold Vinje, University of Oslo, Oslo
SEA, Ionion Art Center, organized by Sarina Basta, Kefalonia, Greece
— Californication, performance organized by Magdalena Kita, WIELS, Brussels
— Munch-museum on the move, curated by Natalie Hope O’Donnell and Jenny Kinge, Munch Museum, Oslo
— Forms of truth, organized by Lotte Konow Lund, Ida Kierulf and Helga-Marie Nordby in the event of Seeable/Sayable at
Kunstnernes hus and Litteraturhuset, Oslo
— Jumanji, Soft Focus Institute, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent
— More than Lovers, More than Friends curated by Jo-Ey Tang, Futura, Praha
FEB 2019
— Soft Terrors, performance in dialogue with Wall Drawing nr.36 by Sol LeWitt organized by Martin Germann,
S.M.A.K., Ghent
REALIZATION FOLLOWING A PROJECT BY THE ARTIST, KW Institute of Contemporary Art organized by
Ellen Blumenstein, Berlin
— Rock the boat, performance w/ Kasper Bosmans, Stavanger Museum of Art curated by Liv Tadrevold Eriksen,
Maren Dagny Juell and Ingrid Toogood, Stavanger
— Transmissions: repetition and recreation, Alter Studio critical studies summer program organized by Kathy Aliiou,
Nicolas Bourriaud, and Sarina Basta, Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris
— Salon, with Kasper Bosmans, Mu.ZEE, Oostende organized by Philippe Van Den Bosche, Oostende, Belgium
— I saw my future in your eyes, Performatik, BOZAR, Palais des beaux-arts, curated by Katleen Van Lan gendonck, Brussels
— Yesterday was different, duo show with Kasper Bosmans, Komplot, Brussels
— Du Monde entre mes mains j’ai vu les destinées, Silencio, organized by Audrey Cottin and Mehdi Brit, Paris
— We are living on a star, curated by Marit Paasche og Tone Hansen, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo
— City Writes, solo show, UKS, Oslo
— I am your telephone and I love you!, curated by Stina Høgkvist, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo
— Operating Theater, S.M.A.K., Ghent & Centre Pompidou, Joseph Beuys Room, organized by Audrey Cottin, Paris — Inverted Sky; Letters to Jackie, New York Art Book Fair, Nordic Focus & Printed Matter, PS1 MoMA, New York
— Riots I have Known and Loved, Museum M, Leuven
— Freedom Taxes, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Armory Arts Week, New York
— The Brucennial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York
— The Directors Office, Red Dawn, HISK, curated by Gertrud Sandquist, Ghent
— Inverted Sky, Performa 13, New York
— A-Rite, performance with Kasper Bosmans, MHKA, Antwerp — Thatcher Variations, HISK at Art Brussels, Brussels
— Thatcer Variations, Torpedo at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
SWAMP, Edgar Allan Poe Park Visitor Center Gallery, New York
— The Lecture, solo show, Galerie Jan Dhaese, Ghent
— Improvised reading circle at Oslo Central Station, State Annual Art Exhibition, Kunsthall Oslo/Rom for Kunst — Praxis, Prism – drawing from 1990-2012, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo
— Eufemia songs, Drawing Biennial, Oslo
— Baronesse Eva Freytag-Loringhoven, State Annual Art Exhibition, Oslo
— As tears go by, Museet for samtidskunst, Oslo
— A radical history, Drammens Museum, Drammen
— You still move me, Kurant, Tromsø
— Rom for stein og hjort, Vestlandsutstillingen, curated by Karolin Tampere and Johanne Nordby Wernø, Bergen — The Loco-motion, duo show with Kristine Øksendal, Podium, Oslo
Publications and Artist Books
— Ongoing performance publications, self-published with Eller med a, 2016-present
— Stein til byrden, editor: Jenny Kinge og Natalie Hope O’Donnell, Munchmuseet, Oslo 2016
— The Cure, editor: Stefaan Willems, Komplot, Brussels 2016
— Yesterday was different, Marthe Ramm Fortun og Kasper Bosmans, Komplot, Brussels 2015
— We are living on a star, editors Marit Paasche and Tone Hansen, Press 2013
— Inverted Sky; Letters to Jackie, edited by Marthe Ramm Fortun, Jenny Kinge and Duncan Mc Corquodale, Black Dog
Publishing, London, UK 2014
— 100 situasjoner, edited by Nazneen Khan-Østrem og Nora Campbell, Aschehoug 2013
Lectures and teaching
— Assistant Professor, Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, 2018-2019
— External examiner, BA, Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, 2018-2019
FEB 2019

— Guest lecturer, MA, Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, 2018
— Guest lecturer, Academy of arts and School of applied arts, Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, 2017 — Guest lecturer, Einar Granum 2017
— We are in the forest, KORO, Universitetet i Stavanger 2016
— Adjunct faculty, final essay, BA3, Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, 2015-16
— Guest lecturer, performance, BA1, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, 2015
— External examiner, Bachelor thesis degree show, Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, 2015
— Guest lecturer, Westerdals School of Communication, 2011-14
— Adjunct Faculty, teaching internship, New York University, 2007-09
— Guest lecturer, Performa Institute, 2013
— Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, 2012
— Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Brussels, 2013
Stipends and awards
Residency and live/work grant, Paris Internationale Cité des Arts 2018; State artist stipend, 2017-2019; State artist stipend, 2016; Project support, Cultural council 2016; Project support NBK 2016; Alter Studio, independent study summer studio program organized by Sarina Basta, Kathy Alliou og Nicolas Borriaud, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, 2015; Travel support, Norwegian embassy, Paris 2015; NBK project support 2015; State artist stipend for emerging artists, 2013- 2014; Oslo regional atelier, 2014- 2021; Oslo department of culture project grant 2011-2012; Freedom of speech foundation project support 2011-2012; NBK project support 2009, 20011, 2013, 2014; Cultural council project support 2014; OCA travel support 2009, 2013,2014, 2015; Norwegian general council, New York: travel support, 2009, 2013, 2014; Norwegian embassy of Berlin, travel support 2015; Norwegian embassy of Brussel, project support 2012, 2015; Educational grant, Ful- bright foundation 2006-08; Ingrid Lindbeck Langgaard foundation travel grant, 2005
Selected press
— En siste tur i Nasjonalgalleriet, Anders Firing Lunde and Christian Belgaux, Morgenbladet, Jan 11 2019
— “Somewhere in Between. Contemporary Art Scenes in Europe” at BOZAR, Brussels, Francesco Tenaglia, Mousse Magazine,
Aug 2018
— Disorder at Bozar, Art Viewer, Aug 3 2018
— The Hum Comes From The Stumuch, at Gladstone Gallery, Contemporary Art Daily, Jul 29 2018
— Artist Kasper Bosmans is making a little pavilion at Gladstone Gallery, Kurt Snoekx, Bruzz, Jun 19 2018 — La alle stemmer klinge i samme rom, Lotte Konow Lund, Morgenbladet, Dec 22 2017
— Hverdagens kraft, Marte Danielsen Jølbo, Contemporary Art Stavanger, Oct 30 2017
— Å flytte et punktum, Astrid Helene Windingstad, Contemporary Art Stavanger, Jan 11 2017
— Marthe Ramm Fortun at UKS, Art Viewer, Nov 11 2014
— Marthe Ramm Fortun at Munchmuseet, Art Viewer, Oct 23 2016
— Performatik 2014: Interview with Marthe Ramm Fortun, Kathleen van Langendonck, Kaaitheater, 2014
— Utenfor byplanleggingen, Tommy Olsson, Klassekampen, Oct 11 2017
— Forfall og framtid i Økerns nye kunsttårn, Lars Elton, Dagsavisen Oct 11 2017
— Ubehaget i skulpturen, Oda Bahr, Morgenbladet, June 21 2017
— Disse tre utstillingene bryter med kunstnermyten, Kjetil Røed, Aftenposten, June 19 2017
— Norwegian Wood, Wendy Vogel, Frieze Magazine, Sep 1 2016
— 24 Artists to Watch, Modern Painters/Blouin Art Info, 2015
— 26 female artists on Lynda Benglis, Katy Diamond Hamer, Vulture, Nov 23 2014
— We are Living on a Star, Jason Farago, Art Forum #162, Mar 2014
— Código magazine 92: Times of Violence, feature on Claire Bishop
— Performancekunstnere i New York, Line Tiller, Aftenposten K, Jan 2014
— Byvandringsdronningen, Line Ullekleiv, Klassekampen, Aug 12 2014
— Nasjonalgalleriet, NRK, Feb 24 2014
— igjen og igjen, Stian Gabrielsen, Kunstkritikk Feb 7 2014
— Performa 13, Vanessa Albury, ArtPulse Magazine, Nov 1 2013
— Inverted Sky at Performa, Kari Adelaide, Huffington Post, Nov 29 2013
— Performa 13 Aims to Turn All of New York Into a Stage, David Matorin, Wall Street Journal online, Nov 4 2013

Open on: Saturday


Atelier Kunstnerforbundet

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Performance, date to be determined,

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