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Current Resident: Sep 1, 2018–Aug 31, 2019

OCA - Office for Contemporary Art Norway

Studio #220

Artist

Helene Førde

Helene Førde is an interdisciplinary artist working with installation, sculpture, sound, mechanical or interactive elements, and performance. She uses a site sensitive approach throughout her practice. Førde is interested in exploring perception, awareness, memories, context, and the particular history and character of a space. Her recent works also reflect on cultural history, traditions and patterns of living, in the face of new times, change and prevailing politics.

Helene Førde has exhibited at Galleri F 15, Moss Norway; Møre & Romsdal Art Center, Molde, Norway; and has shown work as part of Bonn Hoeren, Bonn, Germany, among others. She is the winner of the sound art competition Sonotopia 2015. 

Current Resident: Jul 1, 2019–Sep 30, 2019

OCA - Office for Contemporary Art Norway

Studio #221

Curator

Kristina Melbø Valvik

Kristina Melbø Valvik’s curatorial practice entails selecting space for projects with awareness of the audience’s experience in the room. Her curatorial focus lies in the intersections between disciplines. Since 2016 she has worked with the nomadic art space and concept Prøverommet, an independent entity beneath BIT-Teatergarasjen in Bergen, during which she has developed site-specific work in unconventional spaces with artists.

Kristina Melbø Valvik has curated projects at KODE, Bergen; KVIT Galleri, Copenhagen; and Nordnes Sjøbad – AdO arenaBergen, among others. 

Current Resident: Jul 1, 2019–Aug 31, 2019

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Studio #222

Artist

belit sağ

belit sağ’s ongoing artistic and moving image practice largely focuses on the role of visual representations in the experience and perception of political conflicts and violence in Turkey, Germany, and the Netherlands. Recent works include a video piece that centers around the concepts and practices of conserving, conversing, absences and re-enactment.

belit sağ’swork has been exhibited in international art spaces including PEER UK and LUX, London; EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam; and documenta 14, Kassel, among others. 

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