27—28 April

Ingrid Bjørnaali

Address: Montebello Kulturhus, Noreveien 24, 0379 Oslo
Floor: 5
The studio is open Sunday 28 April from 12-17

I am a multidisciplinary artist mainly working with video, sculpture, text and live performances. I received an MFA from the Oslo National Academy of Fine Art in 2021, and spent parts of my studies on exchange in Helsinki at the Taideyliopiston Kuvataideakatemia, delving deeper into the Finnish video universe in the department “Time and Space Arts”. In my practice, I record specific biotopes in various states of their ongoing world-building processes. I am is interested in ways of learning from- and interpreting our surrounding nature and co-existing species in intimate close-up readings through e.g. photogrammetry that relates to satellite mapping and mediation of anthropocentric spaces and monuments. My works explore the omnipresence of the digital in our experience of the world, inquiring into the way it alters our scopic regimes, as well as the inability of technology to adequately articulate the complexity of matter. Works have been exhibited in i.a. Toronto, Helsinki, Berlin, Milano, Zagreb, Reykjavik, Riga and Timișoara.

Video, installation, sculpture, printmaking

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Work in progress, Ingrid Bjørnaali, video still, 16:24 min, 2024, Fabbrica Del Vapore, Milano, detail
Land Bodies, Decomposing Mass, Ingrid Bjørnaali w/Maria Simmons and Fabian Lanzmaier, Video installation, 5 x 3 m, 2023, Charles Street Video, Toronto, Canada, Installation photo, Photo: Maria Simmons
Sliding Babygrounds, Ingrid Bjørnaali, Photo installation mounted in laser cut acrylic plates, The strip measures 66 x 700 cm and each motif 62 x 83 cm, 2023, Galleri Palass, Kristiansand, detail, Photo: Ingrid Bjørnaali
Bygdtilby fyresdal 2022a
Stable Symbiotic Associations (Melbeger), Ingrid Bjørnaali, Sculpture series, H160cm x W100cm x D50cm, 2022, Bygd til By i Fyresdal, Installation photo of one of 3 sculptures, Photo: Sofie Brønner

In my studio

In my studio I’ll show sculptures, video projection and works in progress, and then there are snacks and chats to be had in the common room of our shared studio hang out space, where we also will assemble a small exhibition made by the 8 of us

Planned projects and exhibitions

2025 – Solo exhibition at Galleri Kurant, Tromsø
2024 – Exhibiting at Kunstsiloen, Kristiansand
2024 – ‘Down in the Bog- Thinking with Peatlands: Sporulation’, Tromsø Kunstforening & Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia EKKM
2024 – Exhibiting at Fabbrica Del Vapore in Milan, Italy


Ingrid Bjørnaali
(b. 1991, Kristiansand)

2020 – MFA exchange at University of the Arts Helsinki
2019 – 2021 MFA at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2013 – 2016 BFA at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2011 – 2013 Einar Granum Preparatory Art School

Solo exhibitions:
2023 Flyktige Dybdemål, Galleri Palass, Kristiansand
2021 Strømforgreininger, Akademirommet, Oslo
2018 In Real Life, Arteriet, Kristiansand
2015 In Search of the Opposite, Galleri Seilduken, Oslo

Group exhibitions:
2024 Exhibition w/Spatial Ops, Kunsthal Aarhus
2023 Exhibition w/Maria Simmons and Fabian Lanzmaier, Charles Street Video, Toronto, Canada
2023 Splinten i Øyet, Nitja Centre for Contemporary Art, Lillestrøm
2023 Land Bodies, Decomposing Mass, Video installation at Cazarma U, Timișoara, Romania

2023 www/melt/pool, Korpulfsstadir, Reykjavik

2022 Coast Contemporary, w/Viktor Pedersen, Tromsø
2022 Screen City Biennial, Berlin
2022 Bygd til By, Fyresdal and Vøienvollen Gård in Oslo
2022 Nruno, galleri Palass, Kristiansand
2022 Rhizome, Søgne Gamle Prestegård, Kristiansand
2022 BEK works in progress – screening event, Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall
2022 Such stuff as worlds are made on – satellite screening, Spazju Kreattiv, Malta
2021 Hasta La Vista Baby, performance at Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall
2021 Hatch 2021, Agder Kunstsenter, Kristiansand
2021 Exhausted and Life-giving, Galleri Sorgenfri, Oslo
2021 Valokuvanäyttely, Residency exhibition in Simpele, Finland
2021 The Great Indoors, MFA grad show at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2021 In Research of the Miraculous, at Akademirommet with Maria Storm-Gran and Solveig Ylva Dagsdottir, Oslo
2020 They Came And Ate All The Seeds, online exhibition by Ex-Lab, Helsinki
2020 Follow The Rhythm Of My Heart Before It Melts Like Cheese,Vapaan Taiteen Tila, Helsinki
2020 Scene for elektronisk musikk og kunst vol.0, Kristiansand, Norway
2019 The Third International Student Biennial, Zagreb, Croatia
2019 Winter Solstice, Coven Tea Party performance, Oslo
2019 What Do We Do Now, Malta pavilion @ The Wrong Biennale, online international biennale + physical exhibition at Casino Notabile, Malta
2019 Echolalia, Coven Tea Party performance, Tveten Gård, Oslo
2019 Got It For Cheap, Galleri Golsa, Oslo
2019 Ice Scapes, Coven Tea Party performance, Akademirommet, Oslo
2019 Buttercups Glow, Coven Tea Party performance, Galleri Kladden, Oslo
2019 Karmaklubb – Hybrid Spaces, Coven Tea Party performance at afterparty, Khartoum Contemporary Art Center, Oslo
2019 Group Hug No.3, Galleri Low Standards, Oslo
2018 I Hear Mariachi Static On My Radio, Slurpen, Oslo
2018 ++, Galleri K4, Oslo
2018 Got It For Cheap, Galleri Golsa, Oslo
2018 Frekvens vol.02 Aftermath, Galleri Wald, Porsgrunn
2018 Frekvens vol.02, Galleri Norske Grafikere, Oslo
2017 Hatch 10 år, Ekserserhuset/X-huset, Kristiansand
2017 Guerilla Girls, video exhibition at Galleri k4 i Oslo
2016 Hatch, at Agder Kunstsenter, Kristiansand
2016 Avgang, BA exhibition, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2016 Bring your own beamer, one night only at Bitraf’s venues, Oslo
2015 The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale, international online biennale
2015 Frekvens, Galleri Podium, Oslo
2015 Strek, Galleri Kunstgress, Oslo
2015 Letter of intent, Galleri Kurant, Tromsø
2014 Min tur til å vaske, Galleri Kunstgress in Oslo, in collaboration with Madeleine Noraas and Yun Einar Andersen
2013 Sørlandsutstillingen, Skien Kunstsenter

Beyond Boundaries, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy 2024
SÍM Residens, Reykjavik, Island 2023
Can Serrat, Spain 2022
Mustarinda, Finland 2022
Omataide talo, Simpele, Finland 2021
Online residency at the Malta based platform “What Do We Do Now”, 2021

Stipend from BKV, 2024
Project support, Arts Council of Norway 2024
Project support from the Audio Visual Fund, Arts Council of Norway, 2023

2 year work grant for younger and newly established artists, Arts Council of Norway 2022
Assistant-Mentorship Grant as assistant for the artist Petrine Vinje, 2022 and 2024
Project Support from the municipality of Kristiansand 2022
FKDS Grant 2021
Material Grant for newly educated artists, Arts Council of Norway 2021
Trafo project support 2014

- Live Visuals for Alexander Rishaug at Skanu Mesz festival i Riga + Insomnia Festival i Tromsø, okt 2023

- Live visuals for Elina Waage Mikalsen ved Ultimafestivalen x Bylarm, Jakobskirka & St.Edmundschurch, Oslo 2023

- Presenter at the Universitatea Politehnica Timișoara (Romania) conference Digital societies: synergies among arts, culture and digital technology, 2023
- Jury member for Norske Grafikeres Fond 2022-2024
- Visuals for Elina Waage Mikalsen for Insomniafestivalen in the Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø (Live streamed to MUTEK Japan and Mexico, + TodaysArt NL)
- 3D visuals for the festival Vivid. A Post-rock Festival, 2020
- Guest lecturer for filmstudents at the Universitety of Agder, in the years 2019, 2020 og 2021
- Music video for «Triptych III” by Mike McCormick, 2020 – director, DP and editor
- Visuals for Astrosaur at Parkteateret, + at John Dee, Oslo 2020 og 2021
- Visuals for Long Distance Calling at Vivid. A Post-rock festival 2019
- 3 release videos for Astrosaur’s album Obscuroscope, 2019
- Visuals for The Samuel Jackson Five + Visuals for the band Year of No Light at Vivid. A post-rock festival 2017
- Visuals for Astrosaur on Norway tour, may 2017
- Music video for Tocsin av Year Of No Light, 2017 – director and editor
- Music video for Wild One by Kari Harneshaug, 2016 – director, DP and editor