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Gabriel Johann Kvendseth (b. 1984, Karlsøy, Norway) lives and works in Bergen,
Norway, and is a graduate of the Bergen National Academy of Art and Design.
His artistic practice encompasses sculpture, artifact production, writing,
performance and interactive installation. His work explores various notions of
mysticism, labor, violence, economy and/or ethics.


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
2019
Temple Top Three - FlagsNoFlags, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Duo exhibition along Arvid J. Pettersen - Kabuso, Hardanger, Norway
2017
I Don’t Know How to Fly but I Still Love Birds - RAKE, Trondheim, Norway
2016
Kingdom of Things - KRAFT Hvelvet, Bergen, Norway
Angry <3 - Gallery FELT, Bergen, Norway
2015
Salt Eater / All Eater - Lynx, Oslo, Norway
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, Norway
2013
The BUY, TRADE or TAKE Collection - VOLT, Bergen, Norway
2012
The Give Away Archive - KHIB Projects Space, Bergen, Norway
2011
Chopping Wood for the Common Good? - PREMISS - Bergen, Norway
Prototypes: ASENAL - Hordaland Art Center, Bergen, Norway
Prototypes - Small Projects, Tromsø, Norway


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


COLLECTIONS AND COMMISIONS
Ephemerality - KORO - University of Bergen, Faculty of Art Music and Design
The COMMONUMENT - KORO Vågestykke / Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Kode 1 / Bergen Art Museum
Amalie Skram High School, Hordaland County


PUBLICATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
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
Xulture: The Book of Quoetry, Artist book, 2015
Excerpt from “The ApochaPLEX March”, Grafters Quarterly #3
Good Job!, Grafters Quarterly #3
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
The Escapist Disintegrated, Artist book
2012
Entrée Retrospektiv, Visningsrommet Entrée
Retrospektiv 2011, Hordaland Art Center
2010
Presentation of "Warning," ROV Magazine #2¨


GRANTS, PRIZES, RESIDENCIES
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