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
Ekebergparken
Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Fotogalleriet
Fellesverkstedet
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)


Umar, Ahmed

Interdisciplinary

Ahmed Umar is an interdisciplinary artist and visual autobiographer. Utilizing medias including ceramics, jewellery, performance, installation and photography, he explores the intersection of cultural traditions, religion and his life story. Umar’s narratives are heavily impacted by his conservative upbringing in both Mecca, Saudi Arabia and Sudan and they often highlight the repercussions of existing outside the social and cultural norms. He uses his personal experiences as a tool to discuss the silencing, demonizing and the compromising of queer lives in both the Sudanese and the international contexts.

Medlem av NK, BONO

Hijab (annual protection) (1)
Hijab (annual protection)
What lasts! (distructed self) ca 175cm
What Lasts (Destructive slef) 2017
10
What Lasts (Grave) 2017
8
Thawr, Thawra (Ox, Revolution)

Planlagte prosjekter og utstillinger

Forbidden Paryer, Kunsthandvarkarna, Stockholm Sweden
Biennale of Sydney, Australia
“If you no longer have a family make your own with clay” performance, Mawjoudin Film Festival, Tunis
4+4, Kunsthall Grenland, Posjgrunn Norway

CV

Education:
2014-2016: Master’s degree on Fine Arts – Medium and Material-based
Arts, Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo
2015: Student exchange program at ESAA Ecole Duperre, Fashion design,
Paris, France
2011-2014: Bachelor’s degree on printmaking, Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo
Selected exhibitions and activities:
2019:
-«Juleutstilling», Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
-«Mending», Østfold Kunstsenter, Fredrikstad
-«If you no longer have a family, make your own with clay», performance
Oslo Fushion Fashion and art festival
-«Stumbling, but Not falling», ArtX, NYC USA
-«Glowing Phalanges, a prayer for each phalanx in my right hand », KRAFT,
Bergen
-«If you no longer have a family, make your own with clay», performance
LastFrontier art space, NYC, USA
-«Hijab (Spurious)», BOA, Oslo
-«Hanne Ryggen Triennial New Land», Nordenfjeldske Museum, Trondheim
-«If you no longer have a family, make your own with clay», 4 performances
at Gallery Hans, Ørland.
-«KNOWING ME KNOWING YOU», Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Austria
-«Everyone Says Hello», Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
2018:
-«Det Felles Eide», Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
-«ADORNMENT AND GENDER: ENGAGING CONVERSATION», Artist residency,
PRAKSIS Oslo.
-«The obsession of the No», Doing the No No seminar,
performativepresentation, organisedby Norwegian Crafts, Munich, Germany
-«If you no longer have a family, make your own in clay », Bronks theatre,
Brussels, Belgium.
-«Juleutstilling», Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
-«Mending», Østfold Kunstsenter, Fredrikstad
-«If you no longer have a family, make your own with clay», performance
Oslo Fushion Fashion and art festival
-«Stumbling, but Not falling», ArtX, NYC USA
-«Glowing Phalanges, a prayer for each phalanx in my right hand », KRAFT,
Bergen
-«If you no longer have a family, make your own with clay», performance
LastFrontier art space, NYC, USA
-«Hijab (Spurious)», BOA, Oslo
-«Hanne Ryggen Triennial New Land», Nordenfjeldske Museum, Trondheim
-«If you no longer have a family, make your own with clay», 4 performances
at Gallery Hans, Ørland.
-«KNOWING ME KNOWING YOU», Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Austria
-«Everyone Says Hello», Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
Education:
2014-2016: Master’s degree on Fine Arts – Medium and Material-based
Arts, Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo
2015: Student exchange program at ESAA Ecole Duperre, Fashion design,
Paris, France
2011-2014: Bachelor’s degree on printmaking, Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo
Selected exhibitions and activities:
2019:
-Årsutstillingen, The Anual Art and Craft exhibition, Hydrogenfabrikken, Fredrikstad.
-«if you no longer have a family, make your own in clay », KLAP, Marseille, France.
-«Carrying the face of ugliness», Kunstplass Contemorary art, Oslo
-«Det var en jul», Juleutstilling, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
2017:
- «1900-tallet», display at the permanent exhibiton of Drammen Museum for Art and
Cultural History.
- Kunsthånverk2017, Norske kunsthånverkers Arsutstilling, Nordenfjeldske
kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim (G).
- «Shredded by Rumors», Nordic Black Theatre-Cafeteateret, Oslo.
- Speaker at «Firing Up» seminar, organized by Norske kunsthåndverkere, Bodø.
- «Kunsten å være syndig», Documentary film – collaboration with film maker lbrahim
Mursal. Screened in Pride festivals in Bergen, Oslo, Trondheim, Kristiansand,
Tromsø and Stavanger. Also shown at Oslo Fusion film festival.
- «Tribute to Ali», performance, Galleri Format, Oslo.
- «Resilience», Galleri Format, Oslo (G).
- Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki, Finland.
- «Mina/Meg», collaboration with Zanele Muholi (ZA), Galleri KiT, Trondheim.
- «Bride/Groom of the Nile», photography for art publication 1 0Undersøkelser.
- «Mina/Meg» exhibition, Nordnorsk kunst senter, Svolvær.
2016:
-«Mina/Meg», Small Projects, Tromsø (G)
-«Prayer for the dead», performance 20min, Historical Museum, Oslo (G).
-«Mina/Meg», Historical Museum, Oslo (G).
-«The Silent After», Master’s degree graduation show, KHiO (G).
-«Pottery is back», Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo(G).
2015:
«Lonliness, religion and melancholy», Oslo City Hall gallery (G)
2014:
-«Sky View», Ahus, Oslo (S)
-«Art for Palestine», Nordic Black theater-Cafeteateret, Oslo (G)
-«Black dream», Norberg Church, Oslo (G)
-«Words of Protection», Twisted Corener gallery, Oslo
-Bachelor’s degree Graduation exhibits, Kf-lliO (G)
-«Arrested», Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo (S)
-«Selfie», Seilduksgalleriet, Oslo (G)
2013:
-«lf you no longer have a family, make your own in caly», 60 min Performance,
Galleri Seilduken KHiO, Oslo
Grants and Awards:
2018:
- 3 years young and newly established artist’s work grant, Kulturrådet(Arts Council Norway).
- Atelier Kunstnerforbundet Artist residency, 2 years.
- NOoSPHERE Artist Residency Award, New York City.
- Scheibler Foundation Art and Craft Award 2018.
2017:
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-Debutante Award, Kunsthånverk2107, Norske kunst og hånverkers
Arsutstilling,
Nordenfjeldske kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim.
-Miscellaneous grant Kulturrådet(Arts Council Norway).
2016:
-The Art Student Grant from BKH (The Norwegian Relief Fund for Visual Artists).
-Miscellaneous grant for recently graduated artists, Kulturrådet (Arts Council Norway).
2015:
-The Art Student Grant from BKH (The Norwegian Relief Fund for Visual Artists).
Public Collections:
-2019: Thawr, Thawra, The Norwegian National Museum, Oslo
-2019: Hijab to Hannah, Nordenfjeldske kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim
-2017: Hijab(Necklace), Drammen Kunst Museum
-2017: Hijab(Annual Protection), Oslo Municipality Art Collection
Linguistic Proficiency:
Arabic, native language
English, fluent
Norwegian, fluent
French, intermediate
Spanish, beginner

Åpent på: Søndag

Adresse

Atelier Kunstnerforbundet

Kjeld Stubs gate 3, 0160 Oslo
Nationaltheatret / Kontraskjæret

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