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Current Resident: Sep 1, 2023–Nov 30, 2023

OCA - Office for Contemporary Art Norway

Studio #221


Håkon Lillegraven

Håkon Lillegraven’s curatorial practice combines exhibition production, performance art, queer, education, mediation, and community development work. He has worked on a wide range of levels and formats, including international biennials, artist-run spaces, and medium-sized institutions. In 2020, Lillegraven joined Fotogalleriet in Oslo as Head of Mediation and Communication, where he currently works as Curator.

Håkon Lillegraven has curated exhibitions at Fotogalleriet; The Vigeland Museum; and, all in Oslo, among others.

Current Resident: Sep 1, 2023–Oct 31, 2023

Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Jeffrey Rosen, Misako & Rosen Gallery

Studio #301


Līga Spunde

Līga Spunde creates multimedia installations that intertwine personal stories with deliberate fiction. The work’s content determines it’s physical form, prompting the artist to a variety of media and materials in her installations. Her own experiences are expanded through the interpretation and utilization of recognizable characters. Spunde’s art can be found in public and private collections around Europe.

Līga Spunde has exhibited work at Tuesday to Friday Gallery, Spain; Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Latvia; and Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Latvia, among others.

Current Resident: Aug 1, 2023–Sep 30, 2023


Studio #302


Merav Kamel & Halil Balabin

Merav Kamel and Halil Balabin are a Tel Aviv-based collaborative duo working together since 2012. Their artistic practice is the outcome of their collective intuition; they follow their instincts to create works that combine absurdity and humor with history, sexuality, and fantasy. Their work is frequently rooted on an inner joke or ironic anecdotes from their daily lives that mix into widespread critical claim. They use with such as fabric, wood, metal, and ceramic to create sculptural dolls and large-scale drawing installations.

Merav Kamel & Halil Balabin have exhibited work at Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Summlung Philara, Düsseldorf; and ZONAMACO Art fair, Mexico City, among others.

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