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Gabriel Johann Kvendseth (b. 1984, Karlsøy, Norway)


EDUCATION
2011 – 2013 M.F.A Bergen National Academy of Art and Design
2007 – 2010 B.F.A Bergen National Academy of Art and Design
2004 – 2006 Film Studies Nordland Vocational College of Art and Film


SELECTED SOLO SHOWS
2021 upcoming Temple Top Three - Flags No Flags, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2019 SETT ALLE REDE - Kabuso, Hardanger
2017 I Don’t Know How to Fly but I Still Love Birds - RAKE, Trondheim
2016 Kingdom of Things - KRAFT Hvelvet, Bergen
2016 Angry <3 - Gallery FELT, Bergen
2015 Salt Eater / All Eater - Lynx, Oslo
2015 The COMMONUMENT or: I Have Really Tried a Couple of Times, but Suicide is No Longer an Option - Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
2014 Leggja i eyði - Christinegaard visnings og prosjektrom, Bergen
2013 The BUY, TRADE or TAKE Collection - VOLT, Bergen
2012 The Give Away Archive - KHIB Projects Space, Bergen
2011 Chopping Wood for the Common Good? - PREMISS - Bergen
2011 Prototypes: ARSENAL - Hordaland Art Center, Bergen
2011 Prototypes - Small Projects, Tromsø


SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2021/22 (upcoming) The Eider Experiment - touring exhibiton - Iceland, Norway, Denmark
2021 (upcoming Visionaries - Ram Galleri, Oslo
2021 Vestlandsutstillingen 2021 - KUBE, Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Haugesund Billedgalleri, Stavanger Kunsthall, Kunsthuset Kabuso, Kunstgarasjen, Vestland
2020 ANTI-KRIG Festivalen - USF Visningsrommet, Bergen
2020 133. Høstutstillingen 2020 - Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2019 Villa Bazaar - Norwegian Sculptors Association, Oslo
2019 Klumpete saus # 3 - Empty commerical venue - Kristiansand
2018 131. Høstutstillingen 2018 - Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2018 Cold Currents - Opere Scelte, Torino, Italia
2018 Ludacrium - Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
2018 The Post Capitalist Auction - Jingyi Wang / BIT Teatergarasjen / Bergen Kunsthall
2017 Oslo Museum of Contemporary Art - Kunsthall Oslo
2017 I Craft I Travel Light - Sami Center of Contemporary Arts, Karasjok
2017 I Craft I Travel Light - Northern Norway Art Museum, Tromsø
2017 Interwoven - Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland
2017 Interwoven - Gallery Napa, Rovaniemi, Finland
2017 Ultimo Scenario - Haukeland Hospital, Bergen
2017 I Craft I Travel Light - Murmansk Regional Art Museum, Murmansk, Russia
2016 I Craft I Travel Light - Arkhangelsk Fine Arts Museum, Arkhangelsk, Russia
2016 Kunsthåndverk 2016 - Hydrogenfabrikken, Fredrikstad
2016 TEFRISS (In a Good Place) - Kvit Galleri, København, Denmark
2016 Skumringssoner - Seljord Art Association, Seljord
2016 Inferno Part 1 - Pristine Galeria, Monterrey, Mexico
2016 When I am Talking to You I am not Talking to You (theatre piece) - Jingyi Wang / BIT Teatergarasjen / Gallery 3,14, Bergen
2015 URRA Exposicion Grupal - Galleria del Infinito, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2015 Lokalt 2015 - Old County Prison, Bergen
2015 Unpaid Artists Save the World - Donau Ecke Ganghofer, Berlin, Germany
2015 Which is a Way of Saying: A Word was Removed - Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
2015 Vestlandsutstillingen 2015 - Stavanger Kunsthall, Stavanger, Norway (and other venues)
2015 You Haven't Lost the Key to the City - Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
2014 Game of Life II: Knust i offentlig rom - Kristiansand Kunsthall
2014 Untitled 14 Mixed Media Group Show - Galleri S-E, Bergen
2014 FORZA MINIBAR - Minibar Artist Space, Stockholm, Sweden
2013 Speilbilder av Munch - Buskerud Art Center, Drammen
2013 Norwegian Craft 2013 - National Museum of Art Industry, Oslo
2013 Potsyd - Derelict bomb shelter, Bergen
2013 I skyggen av Munch - MUNCH 150 Jubilée, Site specific outdoor project, Kragerø
2013 Masterutstillingen 2013/MA-Degree Show 2013 - Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
2012 Ekvinoktium - Ytter.no and Tag Team Studios, Bergen
2012 New Since Last Meeting - PREMISS, Bergen
2011 65th Annual Exhibition Nordnorsken - Touring exhibition, Northern Norway
2011 First We Take Manna Hatta - SuperMarket ArtFair, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 BGO 1 - Bergen Art Museum (KODE 2), Bergen
2009 NATURALLY! - Bergen Museum of Natural History, Bergen


COLLECTIONS AND COMMISIONS
2021 Nordnorsk Kunstmusem, Tromsø
2021 KH Messen - Ålvik, Hardanger
2020 Kunst i Øvre Slottsgate - Norwegian Sculptors Association / Oslo Kommune, Oslo
2017 Ephemerality - KORO - University of Bergen, Faculty of Art Music and Design
2017 The COMMONUMENT - KORO Vågestykke / Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
2016 Kode 1 / Bergen Art Museum
2015 Amalie Skram High School, Vestland County


CURATING
2021 TIL SKUE - Arvid Pettersen,KODE Kunstmuseene i Bergen
2019-20 Trøndelagsutstillingen, Peer jury, Trondheim
2018 Stacy Brafield and Amber Ablett, Tag Team, Bergen
2017-19 Prosjektrom C4, Independent artist run project space
2015 Lokalt 2015, Former Bergen County Jail


PUBLICATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
2020 Art at Campus Bergen KORO Vågestykke
2020 SETT ALLE REDE Exhibition Catalogue / Kunsthuset Kabuso
2018 Presentation of I Don’t Know How to Fly but I Still Love Birds Norwegian Art Year Book 2018
2015 We Are Blob, Kunstforum nr. 4, 2015
2015 Xulture: The Book of Quoetry, Artist book, 2015
2015 Excerpt from “The ApochaPLEX March”, Grafters Quarterly #3
2015 Good Job!, Grafters Quarterly #3
2015 Contribution to RAD #7: Norsk Retorikk
2014 Om å uskape, for the publication Game of Life II: Knust i offentlig rom
2013 Presentation of The Give Away Archive, Norwegian Art Year Book 2013
2013 The Escapist Disintegrated, Artist book
2012 Entrée Retrospektiv, Visningsrommet Entrée
2012 Retrospektiv 2011, Hordaland Art Center
2010 Presentation of "Warning," ROV Magazine #2¨


GRANTS, PRIZES, RESIDENCIES
Statens kunstnerstipend, 2-årig (2020-2022) Kulturrådet / Norwegian Arts Council
Fordypningsstipend, Norske Kunsthåndverkere (2020)
Statens kunstnerstipend, 2-årig (2018-2019) Kulturrådet / Norwegian Arts Council
Ett-årig arbeidsstipend / One Year Work Grant (2017) Billledkunstnernes Vederlagsfond
Statens kunstnerstipend, 1-årig (2016) Kulturrådet / Norwegian Arts Council
Residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2015) U.R.R.A
Ett-årig arbeidsstipend / One Year Work Grant (2015) Billledkunstnernes Vederlagsfond
Statens utstillingsstipend / Exhibition Grant (2015) Kulturrådet / Norwegian Arts Council
Berlin Mitte Residency at Kunstwerke (2015) Office of Contemporary Art, Norway
Statens Diversetipend for kunstnere / Production Grant (2014) Kulturrådet / Norwegian Arts Council
Etableringsstipend for kunstnere / Stipend for Emerging Artists (2013) Bergen Municipality
Atelier for nyutdannede / Studio for Graduates (2013-2015) Kunstnerverksteder CS55
Kunststudentprisen / The Art Student Prize (2013) Norske kunsthåndverkere / Norwegian Arts and Crafts Association
Statens Diversetipend for kunstnere / Production Grant (2013) Kulturrådet / Norwegian Arts Council
Kunststudentstipendet / The Art Student Grant (2012) Bildende kunstneres hjelpefond / Norwegian Visual Artists Remuneration Fund


POSITIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Norske Billedkunstnere - Member
Billedhoggerforeningen - Board member 2020-2022
Bildende kunstneres forening Hordaland - Member. Board member 2020
Hordaland Art Centre - Board member 2020
Unge Kunstneres Samfund - Member. Substitute in nomination committee 2015 - 2017
Kunstgarasjen - Member. Board member 2017 - 2019
Kunstnerverksteder CS55 - Board member 2015 – 2017