18 & 19 April 2020

Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Modern 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 (NK)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkuntnere / SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Young Artists Society (UKS)

Hoel, Frithjof


For several years. I have worked with social-critical issues that reflects and explores the complexity of our time through a conceptual approach rather then a clear political message. With my artistic projects, I work in the intersection of history, ethics, philosophy and contemporary art.They are presented as installations.
When dark clouds gathering over the continent, into a guilty, jaded and dying Europe who has lost faith in its beliefs, traditions and legitimacy, disoriented and whipping herself in an existential civilisational tiredness, perhaps art can become a counter-force against our contemporary cultural erosion.

Member of NBK, LNM

Frithjof hoel, "aftenlandet", olje på lerret, 180 x 215 cm, 2019 cm
Frithjof Hoel, "Aftenlandet", olje på lerret, 180 x 215 cm, 2019
Frithjof hoel "combat scene", olje på lerret, 180 x 240 cm, 2019, fra installasjonen krigsdagbok
Frithjof Hoel, "Combat scene", olje på lerret, 180 x 240 cm, 2019, bilde fra installasjonen KRIGSDAGBOK
Frithjof hoel,"men with broken faces", 15  tegninger a3, 180 x 240 cm, 2019, fra installasjonen krigdagbok
Frithjof Hoel, "Men with broken faces", 180 x 240 cm, 15 tegninger á A4, 2019
Frithjof hoel,detalj fra "men with broken faces", fra installasjonen krigsdagbok
detalj fra "Men with broken faces"

Planned projects and exhibitions

Arvika Art Hall, Sweden 22-02 – 21.03, 2020



1988-89 The National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo,Norway
1981-85 The National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo,Norway
1979-81 ABF Painting School, Stockholm,Sweden
1978-79 Nordic Languages, The University of Stockholm,Sweden
1977-78 Archeology and Osteology, The University of Stockholm,Sweden

Grants and Awards: (selected)

2004 The Norwegian State Guaranteed Income for Artists GI
1999-01 Three years National work Schoolarship for Visual Artists
1994-98 Vederlagsfondets Grants
1994 Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst DAAD

Solo exhibitions: (selected)

2019 War Diary, Kunstbanken Art Hall, Hamar
2017 A Road to Perdition, Intercultural Museum IKM, Oslo
2010 Visions of Purity, Gallery Sverdrup, University of Oslo
2009 Norwegian Racial Characters,The Holocaust Center,Oslo
2004 Oslo Kunstforening
2003 Hordaland Art Center, Bergen
2002 Little Red Ridinghood, Oslo Kunstforening
2000 Aryans and Indians, Uffizi Gallery, Høvik
2000 The perfect Human Being, Agder Art Center, Kristiansand
1999 Beneath a leaden sky, Telemark Art Center
1999 Porsgrunn Kunstforening
1998 Kunstbanken Art Hall, Hamar
1998 Risør kunstforening
1997 UKS Gallery, Oslo
1997 Considerations about Eugenics, Bergen Art Hall
1995 Reflections on the dead Christ, Gallery LNM, Oslo
1994 Reflections on the Isenheimer altarpiece,The Crypt, Oslo Cathedral
1988 Tyholmen Gallery, Arendal
1986 UKS Gallery, Oslo

Planned Solo exhibition:

2020 Arvika Art Hall, Sweden

Group exhibitions: (selected)

2019 Viggo Andersen with friends, Kulturbadet Sandnessjøen
2017 Staying at Ekely, The Edvard Munch studio, Oslo
2015 A Tribute to Inger Sitter, Kunstforeningen Verdens Ende,Tjøme
2015 Between Faith and Art, The Mile End Art Pavilion, London
2014 1814 REVISITED – the past is still present, Mago A, Eidsvoll Verk
2014 Al-Mahatta Gallery, Ramallah, Palestine Territory
2013 The Artists at Ekely, The Edvard Munch studio, Ekely, Oslo
2013 Modern Museum of Art, Yerevan, Armenia
2013 Golden Apricot International Film Festival,Yerevan, Armenia
2012 International Streaming Festival The Hague
2012 On Trial – Christ 2012, Gallery F 15, Moss
2010 Oslo Municipal Building
2008 PAM Nordic – New Norwegian Videoart
2008 Reality bliss, Galleri Kunstverket, Oslo
2008 Zeitgenössige Kunst aus Norwegen,Kunsthalle St.Annen, Lübeck
2007 Cinemateket, Oslo
2007 Aktuelle Kunst aus Ostnorwegen,Palais am Festungsgraben, Berlin
2006 The Annual Exhibition of The Norwegian State, 1987,1988,1997,1999
2006 Ekely 2006, The Edvard Munch Studio, Oslo
2001 Christ 2000, Gallery F 15, Moss
1997 Gulamålaviten, performance i Galleri GUN, Oslo
1995 Northland Festival, Skottland
1995 The Young Artists Society, 1984,1988,1990,1992
1994 Prosess Norsk Kunstbruk, Flå
1989 Juniutstillingen, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
1986 Sørlandsutstillingen
1986 Østlandsutstillingen
1986 Animals and Demons, Oslo Kunstforening
1985 Project Ingierstrand, Oslo
1984 Ouroboros, Gallery Dokken, Oslo


2019 War Diary
2014 Short stories
2012 Let there be Light
2009 Visions of Purity
2002 Little Red Ridinghood

Public collections:

The National Museum of Art, Oslo


2019 Drawings – a booklet published in connection with the installation War Diary
2014 1814 REVISITED – The past is still present – a catalouge published in connection
with the exhibition.
2012 Between Faith and Art – a catalogue published in connection with the exhibition
On Trial – Christ 2012.
2009 Norwegian Racial Characters – a catalogue published in cooperation with the
Holocaust Center.
2001 Text and essays about Christ from the catalogue Christ 2000


2016 ”The Propaganda Art of Harald Damsleth”, Einar Granum School of Fine Art, Oslo
2015 ”Peter and the Wolf”, The Oslofjord Piano Festival, Drøbak
2010 ”Considerations about Eugenics”, The Falstad Centre
2009 ”About Norwegian folktypes”, The Holocaust Centre, Oslo
2003 ”The Isenheim Alterpiece”, Kyrkerud Folkhögskola, Årjäng, Sweden

Open on: Saturday


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