Kira Wager

Kira can be visited saturday april 18th 12:00—18:00
The address to Kira's studio is Hasleveien 28, 0571 Oslo

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Kira Wager, Eiksmarka 1.6, 2019, oil on PVC, 116 x 97cm
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Kira Wager, Eiksmarka 1.8, 2019, oil on PVC, 139 x 185cm
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Kira Wager, Viborg 1.19 II, 2018, oil_on_PVC,190,5 x 127 cm
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Kira Wager, Idungatan 2.1, 2019, oil_on_PVC, 98 x 130 cm

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KIRA WAGER
Born 1971 in Laxå, Sweden. Lives and works in Oslo.
EDUCATION
1994–1998—National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo
1997—Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
1991–1993—The Nordic School of Art, Kokkola
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019_Galleri K, Oslo
2017_Galleri K, Oslo
2016— Festival Exhibition, Haugesund Film Festival
2014—Galleri K, Oslo
2012—Galleri K, Oslo
2009—Galleri K, Oslo—VOLTA 5 Basel, with Galleri K
2008—Art Brussels, with Galleri K
2007—RARE Gallery, New York—Galleri K, Oslo
2005—RARE Gallery, New York—Galleri K, Oslo
2004—RARE Gallery, New York
2003—Galleri K, Oslo
2002—No 5, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
2001—Samtidskunstforum, Oslo
1999—Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)
2013—I de lange nætter, Eidsvoll verk, Eidsvoll. Curated by Lars Morell and Erica Mathisen
2012—Henie Onstad Art Centre, H. M. Queen Sonja Collection: Landscape and Room, Høvikodden
2010—Goddesses, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo
2009 —Darkness Descends: Norwegian Art Now, Chashama, New York
2008—Scope Art Fair, Basel, with Galleri K
2007—To Talk About Painting, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo—ArtForum Berlin, with Galleri K—Scope Art Fair, Basel, with RARE Gallery
2006—Scope Art Fair, Miami, with RARE Gallery—Scope Art Fair, London, with RARE Gallery—Tradition and Renewal, The Art Museum of Northern Norway, Tromsø— Scope Art Fair, New York with RARE Gallery
2005—ArtForum Berlin, with Gallery K
2005–2007—Carnegie Art Award 2006: Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden; Konstakademin Stockholm; Listasafn, Kópavogs, Reykjavík; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Victoria Miro Warehouse, London; Konsthallen, Helsinki—
2004—Salong 100, Oslo—Sal Haaken, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden—ArtForum, Berlin, with Galleri K—Scope Art Fair, New York, with RARE Gallery
2003–2005—Carnegie Art Award 2004: Konstakademin Stockholm; Listasafn, Kópavogs, Reykjavík; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Victoria Miro Warehouse, London; Konsthallen, Helsinki
2003—ArtForum, Berlin, with Galleri K—Pitch dark, Museum of Contemporary Art, Beograd
2002—ISCP Open Studios, New York—Tusen blomster, Haugar Vestfold Art Museum, Tønsberg
2001—UKS Biennial, Seilduksfabrikken, Oslo
2000—Høstutstillingen, Bergen Art Museum, Bergen—Pave the Earth, Samtidskunstforum, Oslo
1999—The Annual Exhibition of the Visual Arts/Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
1998—Turning the mind inward upon itself, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
Arts Council Norway
Stortinget (Norwegian Parliament)
Statoil
The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK)
Storebrand
Nordea
DnB
Gjensidige
Telenor
Norsk Hydro
Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
BIBLIOGRAPHY (selected)
2014—“Maleri i svart og hvitt”, Øivind Storm Bjerke, Klassekampen, 19 November—“The Mechano Painter’s Migrane”, Stian Gabrielsen in Kira Wager. Oslo: 2014 Kira Wager and Galleri K.
2012—“Rekonstruerer øyeblikket”, Mona Gjessing, Klassekampen, 5 September—“Småbarn og Stortinget”, Lotte Sandberg,
Aftenposten, 1 September.
2009 —“Rift om Wagers verden”, Kapital 16/2009—“Suverene malerier”, Lotte Sandberg, Aftenposten, 6 October— “Rift om Wager. Oppløsningstendenser”, Dagens Næringsliv, Arve Rød, 3 October
2005 “Fra familieidyll til utfordrende graffiti”, Lars Elton, Kunst for alle, nr. 1—“Facets of the fly’s eye – on structure and meaning in Kira Wager’s painting”, Åsmund Thorkildsen, in Kira Wager. Oslo and New York 2005: Galleri K and RARE Gallery.
2004—“Carnegie konst i konsthallen”, Dan Sudell, Hufvudstadsbladet, 19 November—“Usva haihtuu, kuva kirkastuu”, Anu Uimonen, Helsingin Sanomat, 20 November—“Både kritisk og banal”, Marte Eielsen, Klassekampen, 12 May.
2003—Le Monde Diplomatique, Nordic edition, first issue—“Sett innenfra”, Gard Olav Frigstad, Kunst— “Fra partyteltet”, Lotte Sandberg, Aftenposten, 30 March.
2002—“En kunstner i New York”, Per Moen, Dagsavisen, 14 October.
2001—“Wagers variasjoner”, Harald Flor, Dagbladet, 22 January.
2000—New European Artists, Edward Lucie Smith, Annual Development.
1999—“Gulvnære skulpturer og rekonstruksjoner”, Lotte Sandberg, Aftenposten, 5 May.
COMMISSIONS
2017_Stortinget, Oslo
2014—Amalie Skram Secondary School and Alexander Dale Oen arena (AdO arena), Bergen
2012_Stortinget, Oslo
2012—Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
2006—DnB, Kongens gate 20, Oslo
2001—Kvitsøy Trafikksentral, Stavanger
OTHER
2002–2003—Scholarship, International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York