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)

Stramrud, Marthe Elise

Skulptur, installasjon, keramikk, fotografi

Lately I have been fascinated with how works of art have the possibility of vibrating energy at what can only be considered a spiritual level. I am getting curious of finding ways to nurture the side of us that yearns for more delicate tokens of human empathy. My pursuit is to make a place where non-verbal reactions are called forth. Like joy, melancholy and humour.

While much of my work deals with specific materials and representational forms, these serve as investigative tools for the exploration of broader issues of cultural and poetical identity. My practice is born from a strong sense of a personal enquiry into ascribed values of objecthood, particularly in relation to notions of spirituality and perception. It is in the friction between one language and another, one form and another, one context and another, that I find a rich vain of engaging material to work with.

My practice encompasses photography, sculpture, ceramics and installation when I try to bring forward a discourse that carefully analyze contemporary culture.

In addition to my artistic practice I work to sustain the local art scene by administrating and producing various art festivals and projects, as well as working with politics to better the economical and social rights for young artists through my position as a board member of UKS – Unge Kunstneres Samfund (an institution for international contemporary art and a Norwegian, political membership organization).

Medlem av UKS, NBK, FFF

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Work in progress, (unfired ceramic sculpture)
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Vase & Vice Versa, 2017, Outdoor sculpture for Wildlife Skulpturpark, Highfired glazed porcelain on stoneware, aprox. 110 x 60 x 15 cm
Vessels, 2017, Installation (inkjet print, highfired glazed porcelain on stoneware), Variable dimensions
Sunnaas 8 60 x 45 web res
Disse Blomstene Visner Aldri, 2017, C-print in Facemount, 48 x 60 cm, part of commission work for Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hoispital

Planlagte prosjekter og utstillinger

MFA graduation show – 25th of may 2018



Born 1984, Kristiansand, Norway
Lives and works in Oslo, Norway

2016 – 2018 MFA, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (ongoing)
2012 – 2013 Bergen School of Architecture
2008-2011 BFA, Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Norway
2009-2010 HFF, School of Photography, Gothenburg, Sweden
2007-2008 OFKS, Oslo Fotokunstskole, Oslo.
2006-2007 Prosjektskolen, Oslo

2014 Tag Team Studio, Bergen
Sponge Relief, MELK, Oslo
Crooked Trinkets, Fotogalleriet, Oslo
Crooked Trinkets Levanger Kunstforening
Crooked Trinkets Svolvær Kunstforening
Crooked Trinkets Voss Kunstlag
2013 Crooked Trinkets, Kunsthall Stavanger
Crooked Trinkets, Kristiansand Kunsthall
All the things – And the Life That goes with Them, Duoexhibition with Audar Kantun, Percival Space, Oslo, Norway
Stage, duoexhibition with Megan Hays, Sadie Halie Projects, New York, US

2017 THEN ONE THING LED TO ANOTHER, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway
Drill 2, Monradsgate 13, Oslo, Norway
WILDLIFE, Nesoddparken, Nesodden, Norway
2016 Got It For Cheap, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fading Forms, Entrèe, Bergen, Norway
Sakte Bilder, Lillehammer Kunstmuseum, Lillehammer, Norway
Got It For Cheap, Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden
Got It For Cheap, Agnes B’s Gallerie du Jour, Paris, France
HISTORICODE: Scarcity and Supply, Nanjing International Art Festival, Baijia Lake Museum, Nanjing, China
2015 Hestvold, Stramrud, Wyller, Tag Team Studio, Berlin, Germany
Doma International Art Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria
Jubileumsutstilling, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
2014 A Trustful Invitation (by Alexander Basile), UNSEEN Photo Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rubbing, Landskrona Fotofestival, Sweden
Vestlandsutstillingen, Kunsthall Stavanger
Time Place Light Smell, Plattform, Stockholm, Sweden
2013 TURN TURTLE, Podium, Oslo
Sørlandsutstillingen, Spriten Kunsthall, Skien, Norway
Motlys, OSL Contemporary, Oslo
Chroma pt IV, VOLT, Skostredet 20, Bergen
De Joode & Kamutzki, Berlin, Germany
Peculiar Poetics, Chicago, USA
2012 LUMPS OF WOOD (PAPER, COLOR, PLASTER), Tollbodallmenningen 39, Bergen, Norway
We belong to you, you do not belong to us, Littlepaperplanes.com, online exhibition
Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway (winner of the debutant prize)
Exhibition at the art fair What A Mess! with MELK gallery
Gruppe 11, Circulationcentralen, Malmö, Sweden
Sørlandsutstillingen, traveling exhibition, Norway
Følgene, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen
2011 De Joode & Kamutzki, Berlin, Germany
One Night Only, UKS, Oslo
Undertoner, Wizard, Oslo
Æringur, Bolungarvik, Iceland
Fluktforsøk (with Gruppe 11), KNIPSU, Bergen
Scandinavian Forest, curated by MELK gallery, Akershus kunstsenter, Lillestrøm
Goldener Kentaur (European competition for Photography )Munich House of Artist Foundation
2010 After School Special, Vivelvindsgatan 12b, Gothenburg
Cliffhanger, GalleryKronborg, Bergen
2009 Sudden Exposure, Rom 8, Bergen
Fotosynteser, gallery ORO, Gothenburg
Fire Walk With Me, GAGO, Oslo
GROUP SHOW, Bergen National Academy of the Arts
Naturally, The Natural History Museum, Bergen, Norway
2008 Degree Show, galleri OFKS, Oslo
Utstilling uten navn, Markveien 46, Oslo
OFKS in Museum of Contemporary Art, Haikou, China
Group Show, Liberia Borges Institute of contemporary art, Guangzhou, China
2007 Killing Vilde von Krogh, Basement 33, Oslo
Degree Show, Prosjektskolen, Oslo

2010 – 2013 After School Special, a series of events presenting emerging contemporary artists at Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall.
2008 – ongoing. Co-curator and editor of the independent art magazine AAA.

2017 Tine Semb, “Forelsket i Leira”, interview in Billedkunst journal
2016 Christine Hansen, Slow Pictures, published in the book Sakte Bilder, by Lillehammer Kunstmuseum in connection with the exhibition Sakte Bilder
Christine Hansen, The Sculptural and Painterly in Photography, published in the book Sakte Bilder, by Lillehammer Kunstmuseum
2015 Jenny Kinge, Still, Life had a Way Of Adding Day to Day, in the book New Scandinavian Photography, edited by MELK and published by Black Dog Publishing
2014 Torunn Liven, Kunstkritikk.no, Unreadymades
Arve Røed, Dagbladet 2 juni 2014, Svampebobs Enkle Gleder
Line Ulekleiv, Klassekampen 28 mai 2014, De Enkle Ting
Silje Rønneberg Hogstad, Billedkunst #4 2014, De Nære Ting
Marthe Elise Stramrud, Aftenposten K Juni 2014, Bakom Bildet (Sponge Relief)
Agatha Wara – Animal as Hell, Audio guide for the exhibition Sponge Relief, 2014
2013 The Plantation, 2013, Sculptural Photography
Jan Otto Weisser, Fedrelandsvennnen 26 aug 2013, Overbevisende Debut i Kunsthallen
Emma Claire, Dagens Næringsliv D2, 16 august 2013, Alt Det Gode
Arne Skaug Olsen, Livingroom Politics, text for the exhibition catalogue Crooked Trinkets
Ingrid Furre, I M ÅH OM TING, text for the exhibition catalogue Crooked Trinkets
2012 Kunstforum #4
Memories of the World we are Leaving Behind, en epitah from Percival Space gallery
2011 Følgene (with gruppe 11)
Shaping Time – Time and The City (with and by KNIPSU)
VOW magazine, Netherland
Æringur, exhibition catalogue, Iceland
Fluktforsøk (with Gruppe 11)
2010 Poetry in Slow Motion, artistbook released at Furre Forlag
2009 AAA #1

2017 Commissioned work for Sunnaas Sykehus, Nesodden, Norway (curated by Helga-Marie Nordby and Eirin Støen).
2016 Funding from Vederlagsfondet
2015 3-year working grant from Art Council Norway
Project-funding from Art Council Norway
2014 Funding from Art Council Norway
Funding from Vederlagsfondet
Vederlagsfondets 1 year working grant
Mobility funding grant from Nordic Culture Point
2013 Mobility funding grant from Nordic Culture Point
The municipality of Bergen’s cultural grant
Funding from Art Council Norway
Funding from Vederlagsfondet
Rask Repsons, (Travel grant), Municipality of Bergen
Vederlagsfondets 1 year working grant
2012 Høstutstillingens debutant prize
Project funding from Art Council Norway
Statens Diversestipend
Sørlandsutstillingen’s anual traveling grant
Financial support from Art Council Norway, The Municipality of Bergen and Hordaland County for the project After School Special
2011 Financial support from Art Council Norway & The Municipality of Bergen for the project After School Special
Financial support from The Municipality of Bergen for the publication Følgene with Gruppe 11
Financial support from Art Council Norway for the exhibition Undertoner with Gruppe 11
2010 Financial support from The Municipality of Bergen & The Municipality of Kristiansand for the
publication AAA with Audar Kantun

2016 – ongoing Studies for Sogetsu School of Ikebana, teacher Lisbeth Lerum
Producer of Soppen – a Trollkrem Festival, 2016
Project Assistant of Oslo Open, 2015- ongoing
Producer of B-Open, 2012 – 2014
Administrator of Flaggfabrikken – Center for Photography and Contemporary Art
Project Assistant, Bergen Assembly 2013
Board member of UKS 2014 – 2018
Board member of the nomination committee for Forbundet Frie Fotografer 2013 – 2015

UKS, Unge Kunstneres Samfund (Young Artists Society)
FFF, Forbundet Frie Fotografer (Association for Fine Art Photographers)
NBK, Norske Billedkunstnere (Norwegian Contemporary Artists)

- Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand
- Sunnaas Sykehus (KORO), (upcoming)

- CROOKED TRINKETS, Catalogue for the exhibition Crooked Trinkets, 2013

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