Ablett, Amber Simone Veronica

Research, performance, text, sound.

Artist statement

Åpent atelier lørdag 27. april 2019.

I see art as a space to connect with questions in our wider society; as a space to discuss, ask questions and see differently. And so the importance of the audience has always been key to the projects I work on.

My practice incorporates workshops, performance, text, re-enactment, sound and video and seeks to open up questions and conversations about society relating to identity, nationality and language. My work steps away from the spectacle, gently trying to highlight questions in a poetic way to create long lasting connections with the audiences.

Magnus Barfots gate 25
5015 Bergen



As artist:
Forthcoming (Selection)
Anthems, publication. 2018.
Anthems, Lydgalleriet, Bergen, NO. 2019.

Past (Selection)
Workshop, Vaksdal Kommune. October 2018.
Tag Team/ C4, Bergen, NO. October 2018.
Performance, Heimdal Kunstforeningen, NO. September 2018
Residency AIR-Y, Yamanashi, Japan. May 2018.
Borealis Festival, Bergen, NO. As TASC.
Norden til Bergen, B-Open, NO. As TASC.
TASC Studio Kitchen, open studio/cafe, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, NO. 2016-2018. As TASC.

Anthems; a choir for one. FELT Gallery, Bergen, NO. September 2017.
Anthems, IN THE LIBRARY, Bergen, NO.
G/rove, Gallery Latitude 28, New Dehli, IN. As TASC.

Dans Et Sted, Bergen, NO. As TASC.
Bergen Assembly, The Infrastructure Summit, Bergen, NO. As TASC.
Berlin Artist Book Fair, Berlin, DE.
Borealis Festival; a festival for experimental music, Bergen, NO. As TASC.

protected characteristics ≥ linguistic determinism ≥ identity, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, NO. November 2015.
The Rattle Journal, Publication.
Clam Jam, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK. October 2015. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Your friend is invited to., Halka Art Project, Istanbul, TK. August 2015. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Residency Bragginn, Iceland. August 2015. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Imagining Commons, VOLT, Bergen, NO. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Juniutstillingen, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, NO. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Kunstforum, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Sean Griffiths, ROOMARTSPACE, London, UK. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
protected characteristics ≥ linguistic determinism ≥ identity (solo), am Gallery, London, UK.

2009- 2014
Ung. Lovende, Punkt Ø- Galleri F 15, Moss, NO.
Vulpes Vulpes, London, UK. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Residency, école supérieure d'arts & médias de Caen/Cherbourg, FR.
DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT?, Entrée, Bergen, NO. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Hidden Places, Residency, Tallinn, Estonia.
Song sheets, The Society for Curious Thought (online publication)
Sample conversation and vocab list (i, ii, iii) Dear Sir (online publication)
The San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, USA.
Deptford X, Deptford, London, UK.
The Poets House, New York, USA.
Alma Enterprises, London, UK.
Audible Observatories, SOMArts, San Francisco, USA.
Performance, ICA, London, UK.
Residency, AIR, Central Saint Martins, London, UK.
Residency with The Lotos Collective, Barbican London, UK.
No Now!- Performance, Space Station 65, London, UK.
London Art Fair, Bearspace, London, UK.
Matt Roberts Arts, London, UK.

MFA Fine Art,, 2014. Kunst ogdesignhøgskolen i Bergen Norway.
MA Book Arts, Distinction,, 2013. Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK.
BA Hons Fine Art, First Class, 2009. Bath School of Art and Design, UK.

NKF Utstillingsstøtte for kunstnere i etablering, Kulturådet, 2019. Norway.
Tilskudd til arrangement, profesjonelle og bydekkende, Bergen Kommune, 2019. Norway.
Travel grant, Bergen Kommune, 2018. Norway.
Anthems Publication, with IN THE LIBRARY, Bergen, Norway.
Project grant, Bergen Kommune, 2018. Norway.
OCA International Travel Grant, 2017. Norway.
Internasjonal kunst- og kulturutveksling (Travel grant), 2017. Bergen Kommune, Norway.
Work stipend, 2016. Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Norway.
Project Stipend, 2016. NBK, Norway.
Kulturstipend (Culture grant), 2015-16. Bergen Kommune, Norway.
Internasjonal kunst- og kulturutveksling (Travel grant), 2015. Bergen Kommune, Norway.
Establishing artists grant, Kulturådet, Norway.
Page 1, publication. 2015.
école supérieure d'arts & médias de Caen/Cherbourg, 3 month residency, 2014.
Migrating Art Academies, Residency, 2014. Oslo, Norway.
Hidden Places, Residency, 2014. Tallinn, Estonia.
KUNO Travel grant, 2014.
Performance lecture, 2013. Kunst ogdesignhøgskolen i Bergen, Norway.
Reading Complex, Talk, 2012. Showroom Gallery, London.
Expanding Fields, Residency, 2012. Central Saint Martins, UK.
Residency, 2012. Barbican Centre, UK.
Gallery Assistant 2011-2013, Alma Enterprises, London.
Construction Line, Article, 2010. Artlicks.
Professional Practice Lectures, 2009- 2012. Bath School of Art and Design, UK.

Performing 'Anthems: a choir for one' at FELT Gallery, Bergen. September 2017.
Text work: Anthems, 2017-18.
Performing 'Devotion: to the line' at Gallery Latitude 28, New Delhi, India. February 2017.
Text work, 2016.