Hanne Lydia Opøien Figenschou

Hanne Lydia Opøien can be visited saturday april 18th 12:00—18:00
The address to Hanne Lydia Opøien's studio is Sinsenveien 11, 0572 Oslo

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Hanne Lydia Opøien Figenschou was born in Trondheim and grew up in Tromsø in the North of Norway. She now lives and works in Oslo and Tromsø. She studied at Nordland Art and Film School, Kabelvåg, Norway, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Norway and The University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden. Her works explore themes of gender and identity through the mediums of drawing, text and video, expressing a recurrent interest in the blatant and public versus the intimate. Text is employed in installations with narrative themes, as prose in the video works called Video prosa, poetry collected in books or in performance.

Drawing, text, video

1.boa
Gallery BOA, Oslo, NO, Solo Show, 2019. Drawings, coloured pencils on black paper pinned to wall, approx 8.50 m.
2.boa
Gallery BOA, Oslo, NO, Solo Show, 2019. Drawings, coloured pencils on black paper pinned to wall, approx 8.50 m.
3.boa
Gallery BOA, Oslo, NO, Solo Show, 2019. Shelf, books free of charge, 29 poems, Counting Teslas / Teller Teslaer. Reindeer skin, Ipad, HD video Planes, Cars and Boats (and a loss), dur 39:28, loop, 2019. Partial soundtrack.
4.boa
Gallery BOA, Oslo, NO, Solo Show, 2019. Shelf, books free of charge, 29 poems, Counting Teslas / Teller Teslaer. Reindeer skin, Ipad, HD video Planes, Cars and Boats (and a loss), dur 39:28, loop, 2019. Partial soundtrack.

Planned projects and exhibitions

Bodø Kunstforening, NO, 23.05. – 05.07. 2020 (solo)
Meieriet, Leknes, NO, 21.08. – 31.08. 2020 (group)
Fredrikstad Kunstforening, NO, 19.09. – 11.10. 2020 (solo)

CV

Hanne Lydia Opøien Figenschou
Born i Trondheim.
Lives and works in Oslo and Tromsø, Norway.
www.hannelydia.com

EDUCATION
1991 – 92 School of Arts and Crafts, Stockholm, SE
1987 – 91 Academy of Fine Art, Trondheim, NO
1986 – 87 Nordland school of Art and film, NO

UPCOMING
2020 Bodø Center of Visual Arts, Bodø, NO, solo
2020 Fredrikstad Center of Visual Arts, Fredrikstad, NO, solo
2020 SNAP, Meieriet Culture Center, Leknes, Lofoten, NO, groupshow

SOLOSHOWS
2019
TOURIST, BOA Gallery, Oslo, NO
Teller Teslaer / Counting Teslas, 29 poems, booklaunch *

2017
The Menopause Collection, 69 Gallery, Oslo, NO
Etterskjelv/Aftershocks, 29 poems, booklaunch *
Aftershocks, Kulturbadet, Sandnessjøen, NO

2016
Greyscale, Oppland Kunstsenter, Lillehammer, NO

2015
The_Key, Kunstplass 10, Oslo, NO
My Mother was a Feminist, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo, NO
Beretningen om et varslet brudd/
An Account of Predicted Estrangement, 28 poems, booklaunch *

2014
11 July 1943, Trafo Kunsthall, Asker, NO
Hit the North, NNKS, Svolvær, NO

2013
SELFIES, Bomulds fabriken Kunsthall, Arendal, NO
One Night Only, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO
labile dokumenter/volatile documents, 27 poems, booklaunch *

2012
Back to nature (I can`t go on like this), Buskerud Kunstsenter, NO
the Other, Gallery 69, Oslo, NO
Back to nature, Hå gamle prestegård, Stavanger, NO

2011
Portraits of a young woman…Gallery BOA, Oslo, NO
BELONGING, Gråmølna, Trondheim Museum of Art *, NO

2009
The Architect`s daughter, Tromsø Culture house, NO
ID, Haugesund Center of Art, NO
Kunst1, Sandvika, NO

2008
True Identity, Kunstverket Gallery, Oslo, NO

2007
Citizen, The White Tube, Oslo, NO
Take it in hand and make something of it, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo *, NO

2005
Kvinnen som ikke kunne tegne, Tromsø Center of Art, NO

2004
Remote control, Akershus Center of Art, Lillestrøm, NO
looking back in anger, Rogaland Center of Art, Stavanger, NO

2003
Privat vold og andre kjedelige historier, Kunstverket Gallery, Oslo, NO

2000
Opplysning – belysning, Vestlandske Museum of Art and Crafts, Bergen *, NO

1998
Ich heiratete…, Kunstverein auf dem Prenzlauerberg, Berlin, GE

1997
Røde Rommet, Tromsø Center of Art, NO

1996
S-M-L-XL, the projectroom, Gallery F-15, Moss, NO

1995
Drawings, Gallery Nebb X, Oslo, NO

1993
Objects, UKS, Oslo, NO

1992
Gallery K/F, Stockholm, SE

GROUP SHOWS (selected)
2019
Mørketid (Dark lights), Leknes, Lofoten, NO
Jubileumsutstilling / medlemsutstilling, NNBK, Nordnorsk kunstsenter, Svolvær, NO
Look North, Harstad, festspillene, NNBK, NO *

2017
The Fourth Silk Road International Art Exhibition, Shaanxi Museum of Fine Arts, Xi’an, China

2016
Østlandsutstillingen, Akershus Center of Art, Lillestrøm, NO

2015
NOoSPHERE ARTS’ 4th ANNIVERSARY SHOW, New York C, US
The Annual North Norwegian Exhibition, travelling show, NO

2014 – 15
Inexhaustible beauty, Sparebank 1, travelling show,
Gallery Nordnorge, Harstad, Mo i Rana, Alta, m.m. * NO

2014
In a lonely place, Kube, Museum of Art, Ålesund, NO

2013
I am my world, NOoSPHERE, New York C, US

2012 – 15
Higher Ground, The North Norwegian Museum of fine Art, travelling show, * NO

2011
RED, NO Gallery, New York C, US

2010
13 Drawers, Alta Center of Art, NO

2008
REAL, Haugar, Vestfold Museum of Visual Arts, Tønsberg, NO
Supermarket 2008, International Independent Art fair, Stockholm, SE

2007
It`s drawn well, Kunstbanken, Hedmark Center of Visual Arts, NO

2006
The Projectroom 93 – 06, Gallery F – 15, Moss, NO

2004
The Drawing Biennial 2004, The Stenersen Museum of visual Arts, Oslo, NO

2001
Ad – lib, Gallery Transart, Trondheim, NO

2000
Allmenningen, Galleriet, Bergen, NO
Outside Home, Museum of visual Arts. Trondheim, NO
Take care of the poets, Gallery G.U.N., Oslo, NO
Norden i fokus, Iskunst Galleri, Oslo, NO

1999
Renessansen, Galleri GUN, Oslo, NO

1998
Eksilkunst, Tromsø Kunstforening, NO
Transient, Galleri G.I., Oslo, NO

1997
SHELTER, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, NO*
Not yet titled, Zoolunge, Oslo, NO
ANNUAL SHOWS
2015, 12, 06, 01, 94, 93 The National Annual Exhibition of the Visual Arts, Oslo, NO*
2015, 06, 89 The Annual North Norwegian Exhibition, travelling show, NO
1992 UKS Annual Spring Exhibition, NO
1989 Trøndelagsutstillinga, NO

GRANTS
2018, 10, 07, 03
Projectsupport, Norwegian Arts Council

2019, 17, 16 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 03
Exhibition Grant, Norwegian Arts Council

2015
10 Year Grant for Established Artists, Norwegian Arts Council

2014 10, 08, 01, 97, 93
Norwegian Visual Artists Remuneration Fund

2013, 10
Project support, BKH, NO

2012
Ingerid, Synnøve og Elias Fegerstens Grant, NO

2011 – 14
The National 3 Year Working Grant, Norwegian Arts Council, NO

2009
The National Diversity Grant, NO

2007 Travel Grant, Norwegian Arts Council, NO
Ingrid Lindbäck Langgaards Stiftelse, Grant, NO

2004 – 07
The National 3 Year Working Grant ,Norwegian Arts Council, NO

1992
UKS Working Grant, NO
The School of Art and Crafts, Stockholm, Working Grant, SE

1990
BKH Academy Grant, NO

COLLECTIONS
2018
Tromsø County Council, NO

2017
World Art Leauge, Xiàn, China

2015
Oslo County Council, NO
Nordland County Council, NO

2014
Sparebank 1, North Norwegian Artfoundation, NO

2012
North Norwegian Museum of Visual Arts, NO

2011
Trondheim Museum of Visual Arts, NO
Trondheim County, NO
South Trøndelag County Council, NO

2009
Haugesund Billedgalleri, NO

2007
ATV, NO

2003
The National Museum of Arts, Architecture and Design, NO

1997
Tromsø Center of Visual Arts, NO

1996, 91
Norwegian Arts Council, NO

COMISSIONS/AWARDS
2019 Kvaløya High School, Tromsø, NO
2015 Austvågøy High School, Lofoten, NO
2015 The Jury Award, DNNK, 2015, NO
2012 Charlottenlund Secondary School, Trondheim, NO
2011 Håkon Bleken Art Award, NO
2008 Weidemann Art Award, NO
2008 E. C. Dahls Foundation, Chief Administrative Officer of Trondheim County, NO
2007 1.Nordic Conference on Violence and treatment, Oslo, NO, temporary
2006 Tronka, The State Building Commission, Trondheim, NO

READINGS
2018 Words in water, performance, Valberg Beach, Lofoten, NO
2017 Poesisyndikatet, Ugla, Oslo, NO
2017, 16, 15 Oslo Poesisentrum, NO
2016 TxtMoment, Oslo, NO
2016 – 17 Tekstuniverset, Åpen Mikrofon, Oslo, NO
2015 – 18 Oslo Open, NO

RESIDENCIES
2019 Iceland
2018 Kunstkvarteret, Leknes, Lofoten, NO
2016, Circolo Scandinavo, Roma, IT
2009, Iran
Italia, Frankrike, Spania, Tsjekkia, Polen, Russland, Kina

Memberships: NBK, TF, NNBK, BOA

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BIBLIOGRAPHY/ CATALOGES, BOOKS (short)
Teller teslaer / Counting Teslas, 29 poems, text HLOF, Norwegian/ English,
translated by Svein Svarverud, 2019. ISBN 978-82-691022-1-5
Aftershocks / Etterskjelv, 29 poems, text HLOF, Norwegian/ English,
translated by Svein Svarverud, 2017. ISBN 978-82-691022-0-8
LOOK NORTH, 2019.
LOOK NORTH, What are we talking about? Catalog, preface Mararetta Jaukkuri,
NNBK, 2017. ISBN 978-82-93599-00-5
Beretningen om et varslet brudd / An Account of Predicted Estrangement, 28 poems, text HLOK,
Norwegian/ English, translated by Thilo Reinhard, 2015.
labile dokumenter / volatile documents, 24 poems, text HLOK, norsk/ engelsk,
Norwegian/ English, translated by Thilo Reinhard, 2013.
Personae, tidskrift for klær, kropp, kultur, # 1-2, 2013, Å vise ansikt, artikkel, 5 s., Cecilie Mossige.
Catalog, Belonging, prod. Gråmølna, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, 2011. Preface: Tommy Olsson,
Merete Hovdenak. Text: Hanne L. O. Kristoffersen. ISBN 978-82-92827-10-9.
Numer, (85), tidsskrift for tegning, Illustrasjon, bokkunst, (cover, intervju) 2010.
Catalog KORO, Årskatalog 2008, ISBN 978-82-93033-4.
Real, ung norsk realisme, tekster Daniel Østvold, Haugar, Vestfold Kunstmuseum,
Catalog, 2008, ISBN:978-82-92095-16-4
Norsk Kunstårbok 2007, ISBN 978-82-530-3065-4.
Take it in hand and make something of it, catalog.
Preface:,Tommy Olsson. Tekster: Hanne L. O. Kristoffersen. 2007.
Argument, # 1, 2007. Tro. Selvportrett med bokser, Man Basic, Magazine, Ingvild Johnsen.
Virkelig, # 1, 2007, Hanne Lydia Kristoffersen, Kvinnene, Magazine, Asbjørn Larsen.
DIN, tidsskrift for religion og kultur, Vold, 2003. ISSN-1501-9934. Magazine.
The National Annual Exhibition of the Visual Arts,, catalog: 1993, 1994, 2001, 2006, 2012.
Tegnebiennalen 2004, catalog:. Tegnerforbundet/Riksutstillingene.
Bergen byformsenter, rapport fra et kulturbyprosjekt, Allmenningen, det urbane fristed,
Opplysning – belysning, Jorunn Haakestad, 2000. ISBN: 82-996384-0-2.
Hjemløshet, Outside home, Synliggjøring, Illustrating the invisible, Randi Nygaard Lium, 2000. ISBN: 82-993846-2-1
Shelter, 1997. Catalog.