Ballage, Lorie


Artist statement

-- Åpent atelier søndag 27. september 2020 --

On the drifts of a journey around the unfeasible, useless gestures and failures to come, the work of Lorie Ballage is a dedication to tragedy as a grand ideological narrative.
Her works can be perceived as utopian errors aiming to represent the potentialities of failure - thrills which results from unfortunate events, loss of control and uncertainty. The error has an inherent aura of resistance in which resides the nuances, the mistakes, the flaws, all the things that define us as individuals.

Møllendalsveien 17
5009 Bergen

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Master in Fine Art at Kunst- og designhøgskolen i Bergen, Norway.
Bachelor in Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland.
Erasmus at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland.
Bachelor in Fine Art at Les Beaux Arts de Tours, France.
Baccalauréat in Applied Art at Albert De Mun, Paris, France.

Solo Exhibition

2019 - Upcoming, Galleri Kronborg, Bergen, Norway.
2019 - «High tide», Isotop, Bergen, Norway.
2016 - «Sailor-Failure», Gallery Fisk, Bergen, Norway.
2015 - Gallery Cabar & Fiodh, Dundee, Scotland.
2015 - SoundScape «Abyss» diffused across Glasgow through «Radiophrenia», Scotland.

Selected Group Exhibition

2019 - «Point in Time», Heusden, Netherlands.
2018 - «Initiator», in collaboration with Forlane 6 Studio for Eleusis2021, Elefsina, Greece.
2018 - «Texst Group / Zine #2 Launch», Joy Forum, Bergen, Norway.
2018 - «Project Network», Guldagergaard Apple House Gallery, Skælskør, Danmark
2017 - «After School Special», curated by Tariq Hindic, Landmark, Bergen, Norway.
2017 - «Sculpture Park 2017», Gallery Bokboden, Bergen, Norway.
2017 - «Vooks are Stupid!», The Library, KHIB, Bergen, Norway.
2017 - «Triage», Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway.
2017 - «Texst Group / Zine #1 Launch», Gallery Bokboden, Bergen, Norway.
2016 - «Laboratoire of Failure», curator, KHIB, Bergen, Norway.
2016 - «An Echo of the illuminated», curated by Eliyah Messayer, KHIB, Bergen, Norway.
2016 - «Rift», Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen, Norway.
2016 - «Just Landed», An Talla Solais, Ullapool, Scotland.
2015 - «First Proof», Cooper Gallery, Dundee Scotland.
2015 - Bachelor Degree Show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland.
2014 - «Unknown World», curator and artist, Cooper Gallery, Dundee, Scotland.
2011 - «Les Jardins d’Eden», group project with Bruno Dieudonné, Arles Photography Festival, France.


2019/20 - La Céramique Comme Experience CCE, ENSA Limoges, France.
2019 - Sunday Morning Residency, European Ceramic Workcentre (EKWC), Oisterwijk, The Netherlands.
2018 - The Midwater Residency, Poros, Greece.
2018 - Guldagergaard's Project Network residency, International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør, Denmark.


2019 - Kulturådet, Diversestipend.
2018 - NBK, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfonds stipend.
2017 - Kulturådet, Diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere.
2015 - Gallery Cabar & Fiodh Solo show Award, Dundee, Scotland.


- EKWC, Oisterwijk, Netherlands.
- Apple House Gallery, Guldagergaard, Skælskør, Danmark.
- East Shore, Alumno Developments, Saint Andrew, Scotland.

Series of Functional Disorder, Stoneware, 2018
Syphon /Fountain #2
Flood /Fountain #1
High Tide /Fountain #3