18. & 19. april 2020

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 tekstilkunstnere / SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Unge Kunstneres Samfund (UKS)

Loeb, Mia


Oslo-based artist Mia Loeb works mainly in large-scale sculpture that contrasts industrial and organic materials. She recently completed her MFA at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík. Working with the language of minimalism, one of Loeb´s recent exhibitions in Gerðarsafn – Kópavogur Art Museum (IS) presented a series of floor works composed of steel sheets and clay. The steel used in the exhibition was “exposed to oxygen and water in the temperamental weather conditions of Iceland,” she explains, its warped and rusted forms resisting the appearance of industrialized perfection. Layers of wet clay, sourced locally and applied to the steel sheets, proceeded to dry and crack throughout the duration of the exhibition. For Loeb, this series was about tracing a temporal relationship between two materials as a way to respond to the strangeness of her physical location and the inclement climate of Iceland. Several of the shaped metal sheets, weighing a combined 900 pounds, appeared weightless; this trompe l’oeil effect positioned the materials as mutual support structures for one another. Loeb constructs a climate for these materials, outside the context of the local environment where they would normally meet, allowing them to react to each other, slowly.

Loeb works with fragility in the heavy industrial architecture surrounding us in modern developments. How polished and well-maintained surfaces of Modernism also can be vulnerable despite their robust appearance. Although the overwhelming potency of such heavy materials has the ability to make us feel separated from nature, they are still subject to natural phenomena and must ultimately give way to nature’s rules.

Medlem av NBK,UKS,BHF

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Mia Loeb, Drift trajectories,Lead, paint, 2018
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Drift trajectories
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Mia Loeb, In orbit, Steel, magnet, ashes, 2019
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Mia Loeb, In orbit, Steel, magnet, ashes, 2019



Mia Van Veen Loeb
b. 1986, Oslo, Norway
Lives and works in Oslo

2015-2017 MA, Visual Arts, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik (IS)
2011-2015 BA, Visual Arts, Emily Carr University, Vancouver (CA)
2008-2010 Diploma, Oslo School of Art Photography (NO)

2017 Contained in the filter of an Absence, Sunset Terrace, Vancouver (CA)
2017 Gerðarsafn museum, Kopavogur, Reykjavik-Thesis show (IS)

2019 Villa Bazar, Norwegian sculptor association, Oslo (NO)
2019 Pointed consciousness, QB Gallery, curated by Behzad Farazollahi, Oslo (NO)
2019 A fruit bowl-three ways, Yac-Tac Gallery, (w/ Tara Dwesldorf, Emily Chou) curated by Janice Cheung, Vancouver (CA)
2018 (h)ours, Banff Centre, Alberta (CA)
2018 Smooth muscle, Whitehaus Gallery, Oakland (USA)
2017 Beyond human impulses, Mengi,performance (w/Gudrun Tara Sveinsdottir), curated by Katrin Inga Johnsdottir Hjordisard, Reykjavik (IS)
2016 The world belongs to everyone, not just a few, NYLO, curated by Elin Hansdottir, Reykjavik (IS)
2015 Contested and inverted; Considering Heterotopias, Concourse Gallery, Curated by Temporary investments and Emily Chou, Vancouver (CA)
2015 The show, Emily Carr graduation exhibition, curated by Patrik Andersson
2014 Vancouver 3000, Skylight Gallery, Curated by David Roth, Vancouver (CA)
2013 Jomfrulandsutstillingen, Kragerø (NO)
2013 R.E.B.E.A.T.I.T, Atelierhof Krauzberg, Curated by Alessandro Vitalli, Berlin (GER)
2012 Where to put my hands, The forgotten bar, Berlin (GER)
2011 Harder, but still easy, Projectraum 1, Kunstraum Krauzberg/Bethanien, Berlin (GER)

2019 Air joya residency, (ESP)
2018 Banff center Artist grant, Banff, Alberta (CA)
2018 Independent residency program, March, Banff center, Alberta(CA)

2018 Canadian Art magazine, article; Spotlight, Fall issue, text by Yasmin Nurming-Por (CA)
2017 Beyond human impulses, booklet, performance collection by Mengi Gallery (IS)

Member of Uks, Nbk, Bhf

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