Emil Finnerud

Emil can be visited sunday april 19th 12:00—18:00
The address to Emil's studio is Waldemar Thranes gate 70, 0173 Oslo

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You can use public transit! The nearest stop is: Alexander Kiellands plass

My art production reflects around a broad definition of the term violence. I have ambitions to create art that investigate the nature of violence.

Violence exists as a psychological and complex attachment to the rational modern man. It is in many ways still incomprehensible. This is exactly what makes it interesting for me as a visual artist. Although there are strong connections between them, I choose to emphasize the psychological, aesthetic and philosophical aspects in my work, rather than the political.

My wish is to provide an artistic, contemporary and conceptual picture of violence.

Sculpture, installation, screenprinting

Death Drive
Death Drive
Death Drive
Death Drive

Planned projects and exhibitions

Arendal Art Society (solo)
Hvitsten Salong (group)



2005 – 2008 BA Fine Art, London Metropolitan University, London
2004 – 2005 Studies in Painting under former Professor Jan Sæther, Oslo
2003 – 2004 Studies in Printmaking at Olav Mosebekks Art School, Oslo
2001 – 2003 Strykejernet Art School, Oslo


Arendal Kunstforening (upcoming)
NoPlace, Oslo, Norway, Death Drive
Arendal Kunstforening, Norway, Smoothies and Bright Skies
Studio 17, Stavanger, Norway, Hunting Grounds
Lynx, Oslo, Norway, Tokens of Disruption
The Boiler Room, Oslo, Norway, Reductive Imagery
Galleri Briskeby, Oslo, Norway, Adults Only
Bergen Kjøtt Bergen, Norway, Patos & Logos
Galleri Storck, Oslo, Norway, Imagine All The People
Oslo Prosjektrom, Oslo, Norway, Whatever Forever, More of The Same
Galleri Briskeby, Oslo, Norway, Whatever Forever


Hvitsten Salong (upcoming)
Black Box theatre, Pluss Pluss, Crime and Punishment, Oslo, Norway
Osaka Contemporary Art Centre, Biennale of European and Latin American Contemporary Art
Kumu art museum, 14th Tallinn Print Triennial, Political Poetical, Tallinn
Gallery J: Akebono so, Tokyo, Japan
EKPGO, The 7th Drawing Biennale, Oslo, Norway
The 39th Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad, YOU, curated by FALK
Powera, Berlin, Germany
Tegneforbundet, The 6th Drawing Biennale, Oslo, Norway
Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway, Høstutstillingen
N.I Museum & Institute, 6th International Triennial Of Graphic Art, Bitola
Menier Gallery, London
The Foundry, London
La Viande Gallery, London
The Empire Gallery, London


Kulturwerk, Berlin (upcoming)
Casa Randi, Tenerife, Spain, The Association of Norwegian Sculptors (upcoming)
Working grant, Norwegian Printmakers Association
Nomination NATT&DAGs magazine Art of The Year
Studio 11, Berlin, Germany, The Association of Norwegian Sculptors
«Norwegian Journalism» grant, The Fritt Ord Foundation (2018)
«Norwegian Journalism» grant, The Fritt Ord Foundation (2017)
Project support for art and culture criticism, Arts Council Norway
Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond, One-year working stipend
One-year workshop stipend at Norwegian Printmakers Workshop


Rolf. A. Hoff


Editor Gateavisa anarchist magazine, Oslo, Norway (2017 -)
The leader of Norwegian Critics’ Association, section art
Journalist and art editor NATT&DAG magazine, Oslo, Norway
Research assistant for the internationally renowned and best-selling author and journalist Åsne Seierstad on her book «One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway« on the Norwegian right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik, infamous from his attacks of July 22. 2011
Participant on a panel at the Norwegian Critics’ Association public forum Kritikersalong (The Critics’ Parlour) on art and nationalism held at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo
Award jury member The Annual National Exhibition Of The Visual Arts (Høstutstillingen)
Award jury member Eastern Norway Exhibition (Østlandsutstillingen)