27. & 28. april 2019

Oslo Open er Norges største kunstfestival
som gir publikum mulighet til å se kunst i
kunstnerens atelier en helg i april hvert år.

I 2020 er Oslo Open 20 år.

Oslo Opens medlemmer
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Norske Kunsthåndverkere Oslo og Akershus (NKOA)
Oslo Opens referansegruppe

Oslo Opens referansegruppe
Astrup Fearnley Museet
Atelier Nord
Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Kunstnernes Hus
Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design
Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkuntnere/SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Unge Kunstneres Samfund (UKS)

Dagnall, Rachel

Skulptur/ instalasjon, video/film, tegning

Rachel Dagnall (b. 1972 in Liverpool) is a visual artist working predominantly with sculpture, drawing and film. She is currently also working as a freelance curator after a period of working at Kunsthall Oslo. She holds a Bachelor degree from the Department of Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art and a Master of Fine Art from The Art Academy in Oslo. From 2005 to 2007 she worked as an exhibition producer at the commercial gallery Standard Oslo and for Momentum III Nordic Biennial. From 2008 to 2012, she was the technical coordinator for the artist’s media resource and project space Atelier Nord in Oslo. From 2012 she has been working at the Kunsthall in Oslo’s newly developed Bjørvika district and until 2013 was also responsible for programming the Public Art program for the city’s central station including new commissions by David Shrigley, The Moen, Tegneklubben, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen as well as a comprehensive program of new performance art and sculpture for the city’s Annual Autumn Exhibition. In 2014 she was the curator for Oslo Open and the Bachelor Exhibition at the Art Academy in Oslo.
As an artist she has making public a range of sculpture and performance works for exhibitions and public commissions and has been part of the collaborative art group Henry VIII’s Wives since 1997.

Medlem av NBK, UKS, NBF

Dagnall tatlinstower belgrade
Tatlin's Tower and The World, Museum for Contemporary Art Belgrade, Serbia
Thereturningofficer inst
The Returning Officer, Spike Island, Bristol, UK
Dagnall  ber meaning to carry page 1
'Ber' meaning to carry, Concept after Concept, Museum for Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
Skarabrae with video insert
Skara Brae, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland


Born 1972, UK.
Lives and Works in Oslo, Norway.


2008-09 Diploma Multimedia Design, Noroff Institutt Oslo, N.
2003- 05 MA Fine Art, Visual Art Dept, KHIO, N.
1993-97 BA hons. Fine Art, Environmental Art Dept, Glasgow School of Art, UK.
1992-93 Diploma, Art Foundation, Liverpool City College, UK.
1991-92 BA Philosophy, UCL, University of London, UK.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015 Archive Development, Kurt – Kurt, Berlin, D.
Supported by OCA
2012 LABOUR, Exhibition and Publication Launch, Kunsthall Oslo, N.
2009 Pumphouse Anthology, The Pumphouse Gallery, London, UK.
Supported by OCA
2008 The Street, A Public / Gallery Commission, The Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK.
Supported by OCA
2008 Fra Øst til Vest… Overlevelsesstrategene, IKM / Oslo Museum, Oslo N.
Supported by The Norwegian Arts Council. (Norsk Kulturråd)
2007 The Returning Officer, Spike Island, Bristol UK.
Supported by OCA.
2006 Henry VIII’s Wives, Rathus Litchenburg, Berlin D
Supported by OCA
Henry VIII’s Wives, Aktualisierungsraum, Hamburg D.
2005 This is a beautiful land, We live in a beautiful land, Galleri IrisKadel, Karlsruhe ,D.
Supported by OCA
2003 Do You remember this House at all? Galleri Iris Kadel, Karlsruhe, D.
Supported by The Scottish Arts Council.
2002 Light Without Shadow, Tramway, Glasgow. Scotland.
Supported by The Scottish Arts Council.
2001 The Fear of Death, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Supported by The Scottish Arts Council.
2000 The Desert Beautiful, Galleri 54, Gothenburg, SV.
Supported by The Scottish Arts Council.
1999 Green Stick Fracture, CCA. Glasgow, Scotland.
Supported by The Scottish Arts Council.
1998 9 Reasons to be an Optimist, UKS, Oslo, N.
Supported by The Scottish Arts Council and Norsk Kulturråd.
1997 Henry VIII’s Wives, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.
Supported by The Scottish Arts Council.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 (Forthcoming) Exhuming Histories, Livingstone Contemporary Arts Centre, Livingstone, Zambia.
Supported by OCA
2018 (Forthcoming) Black Block on White Coup, Biblioteca Andrade, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2017 Les Utopies, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR.
2014 ..,- Live Sculpture Performance, Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath, Scotland
Supported by OCA and The Henry Moore Foundation.
2014 Studio Jamming – The Generation Exhibition, Cooper Gallery Dundee UK.
Supported by OCA , The Scottish Arts Council and The Henry Moore Foundation.
2014 Concept after Concept, Curated by Lars Bang Larsen, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, DK.
Supported by OCA and The Danish Arts Council.
2012 The Social Forum, Folkets Hus, Oslo, N.
Supported by Norsk Kulturråd
2011 Rewriting Worlds, 4th Moscow Biennial, Tretyakov Museum / ARTPLAY, Moscow, RUS.
Supported by OCA.
2011 12 Hour Exhibition, Akershus Kunstnersenter, Lillestrøm, N.
2011 Summer Show-off : Mr .Mucho, Jonas Eggen and Rachel Dagnall, Fullblå, Veierland, Vestfold, N
2011 A Future Pumphouse, The Pumphouse Gallery, London, UK.
Supported by OCA
2010 Rude Britannia – British Comic Art, TATE Britain, London UK.
Supported by OCA
2010 Hausmania 10Års Jubileum, Podium, Oslo N.
2010 Reality Check, Trønderlag Senter for Samtidskunst, N.
Supported by Norsk Kulturråd
2010 ½ Kubikk kunst, Norsk Billedhoggerforening, Oslo, N.
2009 Vi er Alle Mangfoldet, Internasjonal Kultur Museum, Oslo N.
Supported by Oslo City Council (Oslo Kommune)
2010 Brød for Kunsten, Galleri BOA, Oslo, N.
Supported by Vederlagsfondet NBK og Frifondet.
2010 The Lowest Note, Vertrauensgüter, Statsbibliothek Berlin, D.
2008 Believing is Seeing, Galleri 21/24 Oslo, N.
2008 This is how history is written, La Casa Encendida Madrid, ESP.
Supported by OCA
2008 Et Dukkehus (with Anita Hillestad), Arendal Kunstforening, N.
2008 No More Reality, De Appel, NL.
2007 Galleri Lyskassa – Overlevelsesstrategene, Østlands Utstilling, N.
Supported by Norsk Kulturråd
2007 Nada Art Fair, Miami Beach, USA.
2007 Syntropia, NGBK and Art Forum Berlin, D.
Supported by OCA
2007 Beauty is in the Streets, Mason Gross School of the Arts Gallery, NJ and Touring USA.
2007 Breaking Step- Compassion and Humor in Contemporary British Art, The National Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, SERB.
Supported by The British Council and OCA.
2005-07 Hardcore Soft, The National Museum of Norway’sTouting Exhibitions (Riksutstillinger), N
2006 Fantastic Politics- Overlevelsestrategene, The National Museum for Art and Architecture, Oslo, N.
Supported by Norsk Kulturråd
Selected Group Exhibitions cont.
2006 Architecture of C20, The New National Museum, Tokyo, JAP
2006 Wherever I Lay My Hat, IKM, Oslo, N.
2006 5 Days to the End of Art, Dokumenta Museum Friedericianum, Kassel, D
2006 Fantom’, Kunsthall Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK.
Supported by OCA.
2006 VILLA JELEMINI, Kunsthalle Bern, CH.
Supported by OCA.
2005 Frieze Art Fair, London, UK.
Supported by OCA
2005 Populism, Frankfurter Kunstverien, Frankfurt am Main, D,
2005 Populism, Stadjelik Museum, Amsterdam, NL.
2005 Populism, Centre for Contemporary Art (CAC), Vilnius, LT
2005 Populism, The National Museum for Art and Architecture, Oslo, N.
2005 Colour Coaster, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo ,N.
Supported by Norsk Kulturråd.
2004 Romantic Detachment, PS1. MOMA, New York, USA.
Supported by OCA and The Scottish Arts Council.
2003 New Commission, Liste, Art Fair Basel, CH.
Supported by OCA.
2003 The Roadshow – Flat pack 2001, Grizedale Arts / Chapter Arts, Cardiff, UK.
Supported by The Scottish Arts Council and The Arts Council of England.
2002 The Survival Strategists, Galleri GUN, Oslo, N..
2000 Evolution isn’t Over Yet, Fabrico del Polvera, Lisbon, Portugal.
Supported by The Scottish Arts Council.
1999 Evolution isn’t Over Yet, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh UK.
Supported by The Scottish Arts Council.
1998 Host, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland.
Supported by The Scottish Arts Council.

Film Screenings
2017 Performance for Video, Performance Art Oslo, Rom for Kunst og Arkitektur, Oslo, N.
2010 The Returning Officer Artist’s Film and Video, BBC Scotland, UK.
2007 Mr. Hysteria, screened at Interval (2) – Video Seminar, The Slade School of Art, London, UK.
1999 Newtons Cradle, screened on The Divine David Show, Channel 4, UK.

Private / Public Collections

2010 The White Rabbit (with A Hillestad), Public Sculpture, BYBANEN, Bergen, N.
Supported by KORO
2009 Batik Sofa, Sculpture purchased by The Permanent Social Sculpture Collection for
The Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK.
2009 Red Colour News Soldier, Billboard, Private Collection, N.
2007 Commissioned Permanent Sculpture ‘Tatlin’s Tower and the World- Belgrade’ Purchased by The City of Belgrade for the National Museums Collection. SERBIA.
Supported by the British Council.
2005 Iconic Moments of The Twentieth Century, Photographic Edition
5 editions purchased by Private Collections in USA / D / UK.

Awards and Commissions

2018 (Forthcoming), Rødovre Gymnasium, Copenhagen DK
A New Site Commission (Sculpture / Installation with film) http://www.rg.dk/

2015 Pre-qualification – Public Sculpture Commission, Trondheim, N.
Supported by KORO and Trondheim City Council.

2014 3 Year Working Grant, Vederlagsfond Stipend, NBK, N.

2013 1 Year Working Grant, Vederlagsfond Stipend, NBK, N.

2012 Inflexible Cities, CRAASH, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
A discussion together with Anish Kapoor and The Courtauld Institute London, on the iconic relevance of the tower in the context of the 2012 Olympic games. http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/
Supported by OCA

2010 ThisIsCentralStation, Glasgow UK.
A digital gallery commissioned profile and collection, focusing on “a project around artistic motivation, the political and the polemic” This is Central Station, Glasgow, Scotland.

2009 The White Rabbit (with A Hillestad)
A sculpture commission / Multi-Media Workshops for Oslo Open, in collaboration with Riverside Youth Centre and JAM ! (Adbusters Norway), Grønland Underground Station, Oslo, N.
Supported by KORO, Oslo Open, Norsk Kulturråd and Oslo Kommune

2007 Rom For Alle, The Green Corner Oslo N / The Simon Community Glasgow UK
Art exchange, Commissioned by Kirkens Bymisjon, Oslo, N
2006 Chr. Lorch Legat, NBK, N.
2005 Vederlagsfond Stipend, NBK, N.
2005 Unite and Construct in Bits!, T-shirt Commission for Middlesborough Museum of Modern Art, UK
2005-06 ‘Tatlinstowerandtheworld’, Platform For Art, UK.
2000 Posters (3 designs) on the unsold advertising spaces of the London Underground.
1997 Jock McFie Prize for Fine Art, Glasgow, Scotland UK.


2008 Mamadada- Fra Øst Til Vest, Overlevelsesstrategene, Oslo Museum / Gallery BOA, N.
Supported by Norsk Kulturråd, Frittord and Oslo Kommune,
2006 MACHBARKEIT, A panel discussion where speakers are invited to talk on the theme of Tatlin’sTower as a negative space, Kunsthalle Bern,
Supported by OCA
2006 Mamadada – The Love Boat, Multi Media Festival (with Overelevelsestrategene), Innvik, Oslo. N Supported by Frifondet,
2003 Mamadada Multi Media Festival (with Overelevelsestrategene), Hausmania Kulturhus, Oslo N . Supported by Frifondet
2002 Mamadada, Multi Media Mini Festival, (with Overelevelsestrategene), Café Mono, Oslo N.

Selected Bibliography

2017 Concept after Concept, Lars Bang Larsen, Museum for Samtidskunst, DK.
2012 Contemprianeity, Negotiating the Art of Collectivism in a New Europe by Brianne Cohen. USA. http://contemporaneity.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/contemporaneity/article/view/47
2011 Being Serious, LABOUR Magazine, New York, USA / UK.
Transcription of an interview and artist talk given at Location 1, New York in 2009 by Jovana Stokic.
2010 Comic Art in Britain, Catalogue TATE Publishing, UK.
2010 Review of The White Rabbit / By-banen by Tommy Olsson, Morgenbladet, N.
2010 The Reader, Reality Check- Art and Activism, Trønderlag Senter for Samtidskunst, N.
2010 Reality Check, Billedkunst, N.
2010 The White Rabbit, Dagsavisen, N.
2009 Tatlins Tower and the World, The Street Architects Journal, (January) UK.
2009 The Street, Catalogue Ed. Lars Bang Larsen, Claire Cumberledge, The Whitechapel Gallery Press, UK.
2008 Hva Slags By Ønsker Vi Oss? Kontur #14, Ed., Overlevelsesstrategene + Atelier Aksjon, Oslo, N
Publication Supported by Frifondet
2008 Byvisjoner, Klassekampen, N.
2008 Elleville Reise, Fra Øst til Vest… Aftenposten, N.
2008 This is how history is written, Exhibition Catalogue, La Casa De Encendida, ESP.
2007 Iconic Moments Of C20, La Republica ITA.
2007 Breaking Step, Displacement, Compassion and Humour in Recent British Art, Jelena Vesic,Catalogue- UK/SERB. Supported by The British Council
2007 British Art and the Building of Tatlin’s Tower, Politika, SERB
2007 Galleri Lyskassa’, BilledKunst. N
2007 Fantastic Politics, (Program / Overlevelsesstrategene). Aftenposten, N
2006 ‘High Hopes’ by Marina Kamenev The Moscow Times, Arts and Ideas,. RUSSIA.
2006 Art Forum (November). A review of the exhibition ‘Fantom’, by Lars Bang Larsen. UK
2006 Villa Jelemini, Exhibition Catalogue Ed. Phillipe Pirrotte, Kunsthalle Bern, CH
2005 The Catalogue, Populism, NIFCA, Finland/Paris .FIN
2005 The Populist Reader, Lukas and Sternberg, New York City, USA.
2005 Populism, Art Forum magazine, UK.
2004 Social Sculpture, Sarah Lowndes, Published by Stop Stop Press, UK
2004 The Road Show, Exhibition Catalogue, Grizedale Arts, UK.
2004 Romantic Detachment, The Village Voice, NYC, USA.
2002 Antics of H8W, ’The Guardian UK
2002 Dig up the past, The Herald, UK
2002 We March Under The Banner Of Visual Art, Henry VIII’s Wives, Tramway UK.
Publication Supported by The Scottish Arts Council
2002 Skara Brae, Lars Bang Larsen, Art Forum Magazine, UK.
2002 Skara Brae, Sarah Lowndes, Frieze Magazine, UK.
2001 If You Go First, John Calcutt, The Scotsman, UK.
2000 Henry’s Frua, Göterborgs Posten, S
1999 Henry VIII’s Wives, Everything Magazine, USA.
1998 Numpties and Rotten Molars, John Beagles in The List Magazine UK

Relevant Professional Experience

2017 Curator and Producer for Oslo Museum for Samtidskunst, Kunsthall Oslo, N.
2017 Project Assistant, Norwegian Video Archive, Oslo, N.
2016 – 2017 Curator / Art Consultant for Public Art Commission Ris Skole , Oslo Kommune,, N.
2015 – 2017 Member of The Advisary Board (Reserve), Kunstnernes Hus Oslo, N.
2015 – Present Curator and Producer for LOCA, Livingstone, Zambia.
2015 Curator for Spring Depot, Tenthaus, Oslo, N.
2014 Producer for Soft City, Performance Festival, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo, N.
2014 Curator at Oslo Art Academy, Oslo, N.
2014 Curator for Oslo Open, Oslo, N
2012 – 13 Curator at Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo N.
2012 – 13 Curator for the Rom for Kunst, Program at Oslo S, Oslo, N.
2011 – 2016 Board Member, The Norwegian National Sculpture Society NBF, N.
2011 – Present Consultant, Public Art Norway / KORO. N.
2010 – 12 Media Technician/ Web consultant at Atelier Nord Oslo N.
2009 Guest Teacher Oslo Academy of Fine Art, Oslo N.
2008 Guest Teacher Stadelschule, Frankfurt, D.
2006 – 07 Production Coordinator, Momentum Nordic Biennial, Moss, N
2005 – 06 Gallery Assistant, Standard Oslo, Oslo, N
1998 – 05 Technician, National Museum of Art and Architecture, Oslo, N.

Member of NBK, NBF, UKS

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