Marte Johnslien

Born 1977 in Lillehammer, Norway 

Lives and works in Oslo

A: Landingsveien 11, 0770 Oslo 

M: 92 85 86 66 



2016-2020    PhD in Artistic Research, Dep. of Art and Craft, Oslo National Academy of the Arts 

2002-2005    National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo. Bachelor of Fine Art

2000-2001    Robert Meyer Kunsthøgskole, Oslo. Independent study 

1997-2000    Bath Spa University College, UK. Bachelor of Arts With Honours 

1996-1997    Einar Granum Kunstfagskole, Oslo. Foundation course

Extracurricular activity

2018-2019    Representative for the Research Fellows, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

2018-2019    Member of the Gallery Advisory Board, Billedhoggerforeningen/Norwegian society for sculptors

2017-2019    Member of the Advisory Board, Praksis Oslo, Norway

2015-2016    Member of the Admittance Committee for the MA Program at the Academy of Fine Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

2010-2013    Member of the Board, Unge Kunstneres Samfund/Young Artist’s Society, Norway 

2008-2009    Deputy member of the Board, Forbundet Frie Fotografer/Association of Photographers, Norway


2008     Berlin Mitte (2 months), granted by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA)

2006     Oslo Lusaka Fine Art Fellowship (12 months), Visual Arts Council, Zambia og National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo

Public Commissions

2020    Indoor installation, Campus Ås, Norwegian University of Life Sciences 

2016    Outdoor sculpture park, Veitvetveien, Oslo

2012    Outdoor and indoors installation, Faculty of Odontology, University of Bergen

2011    Outdoor sculpture, Gulating Courthouse, Bergen

2009    Indoors installation, Norad Center of Development, Oslo - closed down in 2015

Permanent Collections

2020    Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway

2018    Lillehammer Art Museum, Norway

2017    Handelsbanken, Sweden

2014    Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Norway

2011    National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Norway

2008    Selmer Law Firm, Norway

Solo Exhibitions

2020     Hvitt til jord, ROM for kunst og arkitektur, Oslo

2018     A Square on a Sphere, Lillehammer Art Museum, Norway

2015     Forms of Resistance, Elephant Gallery, Lillehammer

2014     Forms of Protest, Henie Onstad Art Center, Norway

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

Group Exhibitions

2020    Et kollektivt kaosmos, Kunsthall Oslo

2018    Uten tittel (1-3). Sweep Landskip, Kinokino Kunsthall, Sandnes

2017    Forloren form, Skulpturbiennalen, Vigeland Museum, Oslo

2016    Honningdogg. Presentation of all proposals for the New Deichmanske Library, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

2016    Inauguration of new space - Selected works of gallery artists. Galleri Riis, Oslo

2016    Survival Kit 8. Acupuncture of Society. Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga

2016    NN-A NN-A NN-A, New Norwegian Abstraction, Stavanger Kunstmuseum, Norway

2015    12th Havana Biennial, Cuba

2015    NN-A NN-A NN-A, New Norwegian Abstraction, The Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo

2015    Poor Art, Rich Legacy. The National Museum, Oslo

2013    Forente Nyanser. Inside Outside Architecture, The National Museum, Oslo

2013    Selfportrait as a Painting. Part of the No Place presentation at 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, curated by Marianne Zamecznik and Telemark Kunstnersenter, Skien. 

2007    Synthetic Nature, curated by Leif Magne Tangen, 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, Estland

2003    Østlandsutstillingen and Den Lille Østlandsutstillingen. Travelling exhibition

2001    Vårutstillingen, Photographers’ Gallery, 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

Published text

2019    De glemte historiers tale. Published on

2017    Humanismens partitur. En rapport fra Learning from Athens, documenta 14 Part I, by Marte Johnslien. Published on and (only in Norwegian)


2012    Einar Granum Art Prize