Agatha Wara

Du kan besøke Agatha søndag 19. april 12:00—18:00
Adressen til Agatha sitt atelier er Hausmanns gate 34, 0182 Oslo

Se i kart
Du kan reise kollektivt! Nærmeste holdeplass for T-bane/trikk/buss er: Jakobskirke bus stop

Agatha Wara is an American-Bolivian artist and writer whose essays, stories, and poems often provide accidental analysis of herself or of some self.

Wara is the daughter of a diplomat and a dry-cleaner owner. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from a local South Florida college after 9/11, and an M.A. in Curatorial Studies from Bard College in 2013, with a well-regarded exhibition about nothing but the whole entirety of everything. In 2013 she also invested in one-fifteenth of one bitcoin. Wara later studied at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and completed an M.F.A, presenting as her final work herself wearing a knock-off custom made version of Yves Saint-Laurent’s “the smoking suit”, expertly tailored in Tallinn, Estonia.

Text

Agathawara podium
The Village Incredibles
Agathawara podium2
The Village Incredibles
Agathawara cph
The Hungry Woman
Agathawara cph2
The Hungry Woman

CV

CV
Agatha Wara
b. 1980, Lima Peru/ La Paz, Bolivia

Agatha Wara is an artist and writer based in Oslo. She is currently a regular columnist for Kunstkritikk.no.

EDUCATION
2016 – 2018 MFA, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO), Oslo
2010 – 2012 MA, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2000 – 2004 BFA, Florida Atlantic University, FL

EXHIBITIONS and PROJECTS

2020 Leap for life!, part of a group show at Spring för livet, invited by Christoffer Danielsson, Athens
2019 A Hungry Woman, curated by Helga Just Christoffersen as part of CHART Art Fair, Copenhagen
2019 The Village Incredibles, solo exhibition at Podium, invited by Ignas Krunglevičius, Oslo
2019 The Unfun Space Between L and J, solo exhibition at Akademirommet, Oslo
2019 Bonbons Diplomatiques, solo exhibition curated by Anna Frost, 123 Astronaut Gallery, Los Angeles

WRITING

2020 Aktuelle Aktualiteten, column edited by Jonas Ekeberg, Kunstrkritikk
2020 EEEUUUU, co-writer for short film by Ignas Krunglevicius, premiered in Lithuania
2020 A Cat’s Tail: Urd J. Pedersen, commissioned text for Norsk kunstårbok 2020, edited by Arve Rød and Ketil Nergaard
2019 Monter that I am., profile of artist Zdenka Rusova, Kunstkritikk
2019 Germans Screw Better, conversations with Yngve Holen for his show at Kunstnernes Hus, Kunstkritikk

READINGS AND PERFORMANCES

2019 The Village Incredibles, reading, Podium, Oslo
2017 Beasts Knows Bests, reading at Pure Fyction Artbook Fair, Staedelschule, Frankfurt
2017 reeesssiay, with Tariq Hindic, Stavanger Konserthus, Stavanger

PRESENTATIONS and TEACHING

2018 Critical writing, BA design students presentation, KHiO, invited by Charlotte Bik Bandlien, Oslo
2018 Workshop with the fashion BA students a KHiO, invited by Peter Løchstøer, Oslo

MEMBER OF

2017 – 2020 UKS + NBK
2015 – Board member of Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami

AWARDS and GRANTS

2019 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond (BKV) stipend recipient 
2018 Office for Contemporary Art Norway Travel Grant (Bolivia, Sorojchi Tambo)
2018 FKDS Atelierstipend at Kunstnernes Hus
2018 Diversestipend for Nyutdannede Kunstnere
2018 Kunstnerassistentordningen with artist Marthe Ramm Fortun


PRESS / FEATURES

2020 Arild Tveito, Norsk kunstårbok 2020

The Village Incredibles, Podium
2019 Nicholas Norton, Kunstkritikk, Brandet til døde

Avgang Utstillingen
2018 Una Mathiesen Gjerde, Subjekt, Avgangsutstillingen viser et vanvittig nivå på den nye norske kunstscenen

Agatha Magazine
2017 Emil Flatø, Morgenbladet, Kritikken innenfra
2017 Torpedo, Billedkunst, Publisert
2017 Live Drønen, Subjekt, Agatha Waras kunsttidsskrift inneholder alt fra poesi til kantinemat