Brafield, Stacy

Drawing, painting, Performance, Social Choreography

Artist statement

Åpent atelier lørdag 27. april 2019

I aim to build communities, thinking platforms, laboratories for dialogue and experimentation. I place emphasis on artistic research and the process. I create spaces to feel comfortable within; spaces to explore the vulnerabilities.

Examining the connections between performance and daily life, between people and art, between society and the artist. I often use abstraction as a form to talk about other issues of economy, social and politics.

C. Sundts gate 55
5004 Bergen



Stacy Brafield, lives and works in Bergen, Norway
Org. Nr. 914 230 462 // Email:
Member of UKS, NBK // Date of Birth: 01.09.87

2017-2018 Praktisk-pedagogisk utdanning, Kunst Musikk og Design, UiB, Norway
2012-2014 Master in Fine Arts, KHiB, Academy of Fine Arts, Bergen, Norway
Nov 2013 Under Cover: Masquerade and the Construction of Meaning, Jutland
2007-2010 BA(Hons) Embroidery, First Class Honours, Manchester Metropolitan University
2009 Visiting student at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway

Selected Exhibitions
2016-2018 Norden til bergen, B-Open (TASC)
Ongoing TASC Studio Kitchen, Hordaland Kunstsenter (TASC)
Ongoing Form.Class, Bergen
2017 Now that I have been here a while, with Sara Plantèfeve-Castryck, USF
G/rove, Latitude 28, New Delhi (TASC)
The Greenhouse Project, Bergen
2016 Where we connect with Lisa Colette Bysheim, Dans et Sted, (TASC)
I´ve got a question…, PARK(ing) DAY, Hordaland Kunstsenter (TASC)
Infrastructure Summit, Freethought, Bergen Assembly, USF, Bergen (TASC) Freethought invites… HKS (TASC)
In search of ‘we’, workshop with KHiB MA Curating, Bergen
I quite like bouncing, B-Open, Landmark, Bergen (TASC)
TASC CHIPPY, BAS Library, BAS, Bergen (TASC)
Juggler, PAGE 2, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen
2015 Freethought invites… On Radical Hospitality, Bergen Assembly (TASC)
A permanent state of becoming, Archipelago, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Kraft (TASC)
Dare to speak, Clam Jam, The Royal Standard, Liverpool (TASC)
When something fails DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT? Kraft, Bergen
I am just waiting (elasticity of time), Imagining Commons, Volt, Bergen
I know, right?, which is a way of saying: a word was removed, Kunstnerforbundet
Thank you jesus for giving us this holiday, Bergen
IN RESIDENCY program, Bergen & Stavanger
Open forum, Kunstnerneshus, Oslo (TASC) ROOMART Space, London
Lumpy Gravy, Klub Kok
Bjørn-Henrik Lybeck and Tora Bjørkheim, Entrée, Bergen (TASC)
2014 Can you taste it?, Vulpes Vulpes, London (TASC)
Greener Innercity, City Hall, Bergen
How do we talk about, Occasions Festival, Newcastle
An Irish Lime, Bergen Kunsthall, (TASC)
I´ve been told to come here, The Master Exhibition, Bergen Kunsthall
The Blank Page, Bergen (TASC)
2013 After School Special, Bergen Kunsthall (with Amber Ablett)
The Manhatten Syndrome, Rom8, Bergen
2012 3300m, MA Weekend, Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen (with Lona Hansen)
Aurora, COLLECT, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Intertwined, The Thrane Gard Gallery, Stavanger
2011 Brief Encounter, The National centre of Craft and Design, Sleaford
Parallax Art Fair, Pall Mall, London
2010 You´ve got two weeks notice, Winter Warmth, The Park Gallery, Falkirk
Dette er kunst fa faen, Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester
Quarter Final, Pathways, The Merz Barn, Elterwater
Aladdin, Beachcroft Lawyer’s Commission, Manchester

2017 Profesjonelle kunst- og kulturtiltak, Bergen Kommune
International support fund, OCA (TASC)
Internasjonal kunst- og kulturutveksling, Bergen Kommune (TASC)
2016 Internasjonal kunst- og kulturutveksling, Bergen Kommune (TASC)
2015 Etableringsstipend, Bergen Kommune
Internasjonal kunst- og kulturutveksling, Bergen Kommune (TASC)
Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfonds prosjektstøtte, NBK
BKV ettårig stipend, Bildende Kunstneres Vederlagsfond, NBK
2014 Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond, Norway
Diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere, Kulturrådet

2018 ACO, Hong Kong (TASC)
2015 Your friend is invited to, Halka Arts, Istanbul (TASC)
Artists Residency, Bragginn, Iceland (TASC)

2016 Numer, Interview with Sturla Heggdalsvik
2016 Page 2, curated by Sif Ankergard
2012 Hand Stitch Perspectives, Alice Kettle and Jayne McKeating
2010 Blueprint Architecture and Design Magazine, Degree Shows, pg 39.
2010 Beachcroft, Art Exhibition Manchester, pg 35.

Relevant Work
2017 Supply teacher, Kulturskole, Bergen
Teaching placement, Steinerskolen, Bergen
2016 Voice over, Helle Linskog
Voice over, Guided Meditation by Daniel Slåttnes
Cook, Borealis Contemporary Music Festival, Bergen (TASC)
2015 Cook, EKKO Festival, Bergen
Self presentation to the performance gang, KhiB, Bergen
Mobile Autonomy, Summer School, Lokaal01, Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp
Voice over, Herfra by Apichaya Wanthiang
Voice over, IS SLOTTET by Georgia Rodger
2013 Director, Galleri Fisk, Bergen
2012 Volunteer, B-Open, Bergen
2011 Volunteer, The Drawing Room, London Gallery Assistant
Internship, Gallery Assistant, Jerwood Visual Arts, London
2010 Assistant, Steve Messam, North Pennines
Publicity, Embroidery Degree Show, Manchester
Volunteer assistant, Venture Arts drawing workshop, Manchester
Drawing workshop, Embroidery students, Manchester

*TASC Ablett & Brafield is a collaborative project with artist Amber Ablett

Round tables are good at talking, 2014
A permanent state of becoming, 2015
Juggler, 2015
Swimming Studies, 2015-2017