Marte Johnslien

Born 1977 in Lillehammer, Norway.
Lives and works in Oslo, Norway.


2002-2005 National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo.
2000-2001 Robert Meyer Kunsthøgskole, Oslo
1997-2000 Bath Spa University College, UK.
1996-1997 Einar Granum Kunstfagskole, Oslo


2016-2019 Artistic Research Fellow at the National Academy of the Arts (Art and Craft department)
2006-2007 Oslo Lusaka Fine Art Fellowship, Visual Arts Council, Zambia and National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo

Public Commissions

2016 Sculpture park, Veitvetveien, Oslo.
2012 Faculty of Odontology, University of Bergen.
2011 Gulating Courthouse, Bergen.
2009 Norad Center of Development, Oslo.


2014 Henie Onstad Art Center, Norway
2011 National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Norway.
2008 Selmer Law Firm, Norway.

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Lillehammer Kunstmuseum, Lillehammer.
2017 NoPlace, Oslo.
2015 Forms of Resistance. Elephant Kunsthall, Lillehammer
2014 Forms of Protest. Henie Onstad Art Center, Oslo.
2013 Relevo. Galleri Riis, Oslo.
2013 If you search for the object all you'll find is the name. Kristiansand Kunsthall, Norway.
2012 The Whitest White. Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo.
2011 United Nuances. Galleri Riis, Oslo.
2008 18% Gray. 0047 Oslo, Oslo.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Skulpturbiennalen 2017, Vigelandmuseet, Oslo.
2016 Shouts from Silence. Surivial Kit 8, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga.
2016 Pigment Works. Inauguration of New Space, Galleri Riis, Oslo.
2016 The Paris Abstractions. NN-A NN-A NN-A, Stavanger Kunstmuseum.
2015 A River in the Ocean. 12th Havana Biennial, Cuba
2015 The Paris Abstractions. NN-A NN-A NN-A, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Norway
2014 Horizons. Tilfældet Oslo. Ringsted Galleri, Denmark
2013 NoPlace presents... 24 Spaces, Malmø Kunsthall, Sweden
2012 Endless You. Part of the Galleri D.O.R presentation at the Armory Show 2012, New York.
2011 Black and White and Everything In-Between. History Forms My Revolution, Galleri Sverdrup, University of Oslo, Oslo.
2010 Monument to the Right Angle. Modern Dialect, curated by Win Van den Abbeele, Museum of Modern Art Antwerp, Belgium.
2009 Inediti. The Artist’s Book, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo.
2009 Untitled. Grünerløkka Kunsthall #1, Grünerløkka Kunsthall, Oslo.
2009 Catching Ellsworth Kelly. Snowball Editions, Lautom Contemporary, Oslo.
2008 Le Livre sur Le Livre. Bookish, curated by Matt Packer, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland.
2008 Untitled (Blue), Untitled (Pink). Lights On - Bastard presents: Monumenti Mori, curated by Anders Smebye, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo.
2008 Joke Painting. Rykk tilbake til start, curated by Jan Christensen, 0047 Oslo.
2008 La Preda. Let there be Light, curated by Åse Løvgren, Christianssands Kunstforening and Elementi Gallery, Skopje, Makedonia.
2007 Norske Svik. Tempo Skien, Skien, Norway.
2007 Synthetic Nature, Kunstraum D21, Leipzig, Tyskland.
2005 Take Off 2005, Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo.
2004 Darling, don’t leave me all by myself, curated by Rakett, Gallery EKA, Tallinn, Estonia.
2003 Østlandsutstillingen and Den Lille Østlandsutstillingen. Travelling exhibition.
2001 Vårutstillingen, Fotogalleriet, Oslo.

Self-published Artist’s Books

2011 Black and White and Everything In-Between, Prints, Reprints and Mental Prints of Eritrea. Digital print, 150 copies.
2011 United Nuances. Handmade book in 50 copies.
2008 Inediti. Handmade book in 60 copies.
2007 Showgrounds. Handmade book in 30 copies.


2016 In the closed competition for a permanent artwork for the New Deichmanske Library in Oslo.
2010 The sound of uploading makes me wanna download. Contribution to the anthology in collaboration with Matt Packer. Editor Victor Boullet.
2008 On Language, 11. mai. Design commission, New York Times Magazine.
2008 One for the Books. Curator of a temporary bookshop as part of the exhibition Lights On, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art, Norway.
2007 Whose stories are being told? Co-curator of seminar, The National Museum and KHIO.
2007 Curating Degree Zero. Lecture, curated by Rakett.



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