EDUCATION

2001-2003: Photojournalism studies — Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (NO)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016: TILBAKE (RETURN), Galleri Nord Norge (NO)
2015: TILBAKE (RETURN), Galleriet Hamar Kulturhus (NO)
2014: Andrea Gjestvang: One Day in History & Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, Galleri Vasli Souza, Malmö (SE)
2014: One Day in History, Stange Bibliotek (NO)
2013: Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, Vadsø Kunstforening, Vadsø (NO)
2013: One Day in History, 6×6 Centre of Photography, Cyprus (CY)
2011: Window Exhibition at 70 ° North, Vadsø (NO)
2010: Greenland – Disappearing Ice Age, Freelens Galerie, Hamburg (DE)
2010: Greenland – Disappearing Ice Age, Galeria Open Mind, Milan (IT)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016: Return, Athens Photo Festival (GR)
2015: Steps forward: facing the Arctic climate, House of Sweden, Washington (US)
2015: Emerging, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles (US)
2014: The Eyes Collection #1, Galerie Intervalle, Paris (FR)
2014: One Day in History, Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Hannover (DE)
2014: Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (screening), Arles (FR)
2013: Stranger World, Munchner Stadtmuseum (DE)
2013: Fluid Identities, Technopolis, Athens (GR)
2013: One Day in History, Somerset House, London (UK)
2013: Paraty Em Foco, Rio De Janeiro (BR)
2012: Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Hannover (DE)
2012 Shades of Women, Teatro Due, Roma (IT)
2012: Uncommon Intimacy, Spazio Labo, Bologna (IT)
2011: NORDOX, V Art Center, Shanghai (CN)
2011: NORDOX, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing (CN)
2011: Menotrentuno_03: Young European Photography, Su Palatu, Sardinia (IT)
2011: Hope: Between Dream and Reality, New York Photo Festival, New York (US)
2010: Zoom Norway, Ljubljana (SL)
2010: Kiosk Polaroid, Berlin, Vilnius, Riga
2010: Greenland – Disappearing Ice Age, Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Hannover (DE)
2010: Foianofotografia, Galleria Furio el Furia, Foiano Della Chiana (IT)
2006: Høstutstillingen, Oslo (NO)
2006: Vestlandsutstillingen, (NO)

AWARDS

2016: 1st prize Portrait+2nd prize Domestic Documentary of the Year, Picture if the Year Norway
2015: 1st + 3rd prize Sports feature story, Picture of the Year Norway
2014: Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung (HAZ) People’s Choice Prize
2013: Winner of L’iris d’Or – Photographer of the Year Sony, World Photography Awards
2013: Winner of FotoVisura Grant for outstanding Personal Photography project
2013: Winner of the Norwegian Picture of the Year Award
2013: 1st prize NPPA Best of Photojournalism
2012: 3rd prize UNICEF Photo of the Year Award
2012: 2nd prize  Portrait, Picture of the Year Norway
2012: PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch
2012: Freelancer of the Year awarded by the Norwegian Union of Freelance Journalists
2011: 1st prize Domestic Documentary of the Year, Picture of the Year Norway
2010: 1st prize International Documentary of the Year, Picture of the Year Norway
2008: 2nd prize New Story of the Year, Picture of the Year Norway
2008: 3rd prize International Documentary of the Year, Picture of the Year Norway
2006: 1st prize International Documentary of the Year, Picture of the Year Norway

GRANTS

2016: Diversestipend for Journalister, Statens Kunstnerstipend
2015: Arts Council Norway: exhibition grant, Tilbake (Return)
2015: Freedom of Expression Foundation, project grant: Tilbake (Return)
2014: Kulturwerk VG-Bildkunst, project grant: Gender migration on the Faroe islands
2013: Freedom of Expression Foundation, book publishing grant: One Day in History
2012: Norsk Fotografisk Fond, exhibition grant: One Day in History
2012: Fond for Lyd og Bilde, exhibition grant: One Day in History
2012: Diversestipend for Journalister, Statens Kunstnerstipend
2011: Freedom of Expression Foundation, project grant: One Day in History
2010: Freedom of Expression Foundation, project grant: Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
2008: Freedom of Expression Foundation, project grant: Greenland – Disappearing Ice Age
2005: Karina Jensen Minnefond

MASTERCLASS / ARTIST RESIDENCY

2011-2013Norwegian Journal of Photography (NJP)
2001: Artist residency in Vadsø, provided by Finnmark county council (NO)
2010: Joop Swart Masterclass, World Press Photo

BOOKS

2012: En dag i historien, Pax Forlag

CONTRIBUTING IN BOOKS

2013: Norwegian Journal of Photography, Journal Forlag
2013: Nordic Now! Filter/Objektiv/Photo Raw
2010: Persistence, Joop Swart Masterclass
2009: Contemporary Documentary Photography in Norway, Press

PUBLIC PHOTO TALKS

2014: Deichtorhallen Haus der Photographie, Hamburg (DE)
2013: Photo Voices, Benaki Museum, Athen (GR)
2013: FotoDoks, Maximillians Forum, München (DE)
2013: Polar Fokus, Verdensteateret, Tromsø (NO)
2013: Dokfoto 2013, Litteraturhuset, Oslo (NO)
2011: Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing (CN)