I am happy to exhibit «RETURN» in the group show «UNDERWAY» at Sørlandets Kunstmuseum in Kristiansand, Norway. The exhibition is open from October 8th – March 5th 2017.
About the exhibition:
Childhood and adolescence are decisive periods in each and every person’s life. The process of growing up, of exchanging a child’s existence for that of a teenager, involves physical, psychological, social and cultural change. Much of one’s identity takes shape, and this can mean a new experience of both the body and one’s gender. This phase in life has its own cultural expressions that are manifested through play and other activities. New digital media offer possibilities for a type of self-staging unknown to earlier generations. Life offers many challenges, and for some children and youths, there are major events, for instance today’s migrant and refugee crises, that have severe consequences.
«Return» is exhibited in the 2016 main programme of Athens Photo Festival. The exhibition reflects the diversity of contemporary photography, presenting recent works by 85 established and emerging artists from 35 countries, 8 multimedia projects and a wide selection of photobooks, spread across 5 exhibition halls at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece. My exhibition is supported by the Norwegian Embassy & the Norwegian Institute in Athens.
Portrait of Auschwitz survivor Irene Weiss for Time Magazine about The Last Nazi Trials: More than 70 years later, the prosecution of a 94-year-old former SS guard renews questions about how to assign blame for the Holocaust.
My project «RETURN» will be exhibited in Gallery Nord Norge in Harstad during The Arts Festival North Norway. The opening is on June 18th and, and the exhibition is up until mid-August.
This year I was honored with a 1st prize in the Portrait category with my picture of Negin in the Norwegian Picture of the Year Award. «Return» also received 2nd prize in the Feature Norway category. You can find all the winning images here.
Portrait shoot of World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen for Telegraph Magazine.
I am doing a workshop in my exhibition in Hamar Kulturhus for 12/13 year old youths the next four weeks. The focus is the stories of the asylum children in the exhibition, and to questioning how we see other people and their stories. All the youths are supposed to take a portrait and to be photographed, in addition to written exercises. The workshop is organised by «The Cultural Rucksack» (Den kulturelle skolesekken), a national programme for art and culture provided by professionals in Norwegian schools.