17.—18. april

Hanne Friis

Senses, materiality and process is the driving force in Hanne Friis´s works. The main production consists of sculptures and installations in various textile materials. A distinctive stitching technique folds and presses the fabric and transform the material into organic formations and complex structures that generate a sense of change and growth. How we as human are connected to nature driven by both constructive and destructive forces, is a recurring theme.

Sculpture, textile, painting

Shiny Wave, 2020
Grey Ornament III, 2020
Topography III, 2020
Gorge II, 2020

Planned projects and exhibitions

QB Gallery, February 2021
Tårnsalen, KODE, Bergen


Hanne Friis, born in 1972, Oslo, Norway

Email: hanne@hannefriis.com
Phone: +47 97514127

Art Education
1992 – 1996 Academy of Fine Arts, Trondheim, Norway
1993 Myndlista- og Handidaskòli, Reykjavik, Island
1991- 92 Rogaland Art School, Stavanger, Norway
1990- 91 Bergen Art School, Bergen, Norway

Solo Shows
2019 Phases, Maria Wettergren Gallery, Paris
2018 Spiral, Trafo Kunsthall, Asker
2017 New Ornaments, ARTendal, Arendal, Norway
New Ornaments, Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm, Norway
2016 Metamorphoses, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
2010 MJUK, Ram Galleri, Oslo, Norway
Layers, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Gustavsberg, Sweden
Layers, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
2007 Konservativen, Punkt Ø, Halden, Norway
Inside out and round and round, Soft, Oslo, Norway
2006 Change, Akershus kunstnersenter, Lillestrøm, Norway
2003 Connections, Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway
Connections, Galleri F15, Jeløya, Norway
1998 Mellow, UKS Galleri, Oslo, Norway

Selected Group Shows
2020 Desemberkonstellasjoner, Buer Galleri,
Nouvelle Vague, Galerie Maria Wettergren Gallery, Paris
Plis. Art and Textile, TAMAT, Belgium
TEFAF, Galerie Maria Wettergren Gallery, Maastricht
Invited(NO 4), duo exhibition with Åsa Cederqvist, KRAFT, Bergen.
Nice to (finally) meet you, Seinajoki Kunsthalle, Finland
Dream Within a Dream, QB Gallery, Oslo
2019 Revelations, Grand Palais, Paris
Topography, Kristiansand Kunsthall, Kristiansand, Norway
2018 Manners of Communication, Ways of Telling, Dropsfabrikken, Trondheim.
Tissage Tressage, Foundation Villa Datris, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France.
The Forgetfulness is Full of Memories, MARSO Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico.
2017 re:construction, Hint Project, Aarhus, Danmark.
Disclosing the Uncanny, Kristin Hjellegjerde, London, England.
2016 Hanging Gardens, Kunsthall Grenland, Porsgrunn, Norway.
2015 Soft Monuments, KODE Art Museum, Bergen, Norway.
Spring Depot, Tenthaus, Oslo, Norway.
2014 We are Living on a Star, Henie Onstad Art Center, Norway.
CRAFT!, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.
2013 Edvard Munch 150th Anniversary, Åsgårdstrand, Norway.
The Norwegian Sculpture Biennale, The Vigeland Museum, Oslo.
A Thousands Threads, Lillehammer Art Museum, Norway.
2012 National Art Exhibition, Oslo Central Station, Norway.
Norwegian Craft 2012, The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo.
Balanced – unbalanced, Kunstbanken Hedmark, Norway.
2011 Collect 2011, Saatchi Gallery, London, England.
2010 Post Fossil, 21_21 Design Sight Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
2009 Bomuldsfabriken, Arendal, Norway.
Tendencies, Galleri F 15, Punkt Ø, Norway.
2008 Norwegian pictures, Oslo Cityhall, Galleri Brandstup, Norway.
A world of Folk, Sandnes, Stavanger 2008, Norway.
2005-06 Objects, tradition and renewal, SKINN, Norway.
2002 Uro, Nordnorsk Art Center, Svolvær, Norway.
To see and be seen, Østfold Art Center, Norway.
2001 Treff, Bergen Art Museum, Norway.
1998 Castor Fiber, UKS Gallery, Oslo, Norway.
1997 Diagnose, Stavanger Kunstforening, Norway.
Flash, Sandvika Teater, Bærum, Norway.
1996 Trivial Groove, Galleri F15, Jeløya, Norway.
Frisbee, Hordaland Art Center, Bergen, Norway.
1995 Bergen Ginseng, Galleri Otto Plonk, Bergen, Norway.

Upcoming Shows
2021 QB Gallery, Oslo
2022 The Vigelandmuseum, Oslo
2023-24 Tårnsalen, KODE, Bergen

2020 Fegerstens Foundation
2016 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, 10 year work grant
2013 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, 3 year work grant
2012 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, 1 year work grant
2011 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, 1 year work grant
2010 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, 2 year work grant
2009 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, 1 year work grant
2008 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, 1 year work grant
2007 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, 1 year work grant
2005 Norwegian Ministry of Culture, Work grant for young artists, 2 year
2004 Norwegian Visual Artists Commission Fund, 1 year work grant
2002 Chr. Lorck Schives legacy
1998 Norwegian Ministry of Culture, Work grant for young artists, 1 year

Public Collections
2021 Haugar Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, Norway
2020 Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
2019 The Norwegian Parliament, Oslo
2018 The National Museum, Oslo, Norway
2017 The Museum of Decorative Art, Trondheim, Norway
2016 The National Museum, Oslo, Norway
The City of Oslo Art Collection, Norway
2014 LO, gift to Hamar Culture House, Hamar, Norway
2012 The West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen
2009 The Museum of Decorative Art, Trondheim, Norway
2003 The Art Museum of Northern Norway, Tromsø
1998 The Art Museum of Northern Norway, Tromsø
1996 Arts Council, Norway

2020 Risenga Public School
2018 Aasta Hansteen, Statoil Art Programme, Norway
2016 Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway
Sentralen, Savings Bank Foundation, Oslo, Norway
Hønefoss High Scool, Buskerud, Norway
2015 Tromsø Police Headquarter, Tromsø, Norway
2005 Ammerud school, Oslo, Norway

Upcoming Commissions
2021 Rev Ocean