Halleraker, Runa

maleri / tekst / installasjon / skulptur

Artist statement

-- Åpent atelier lørdag 17. september 2022 --
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Runa Halleraker (b. Trondheim 1995) is a visual artist and poet, working from a deep interest in the medium of painting, expanding to include drawing, text, sculpture and installation. Like a playing and moulding of emotion, Runa mainly creates nonfigurative large-scale paintings with attention to details, and with a visual vocabulary ranging between sheer transparency and utter opacity. The work explores internal complexities like a poetic expansion of the mind, touching upon queer identities, memories, futures and relationships, creating an intimate atmosphere which blurs with its environment and the bodies within it.

USF Verftet, Georgernes Verft 12
5011 Bergen

E-postadresse: contact@runahalleraker.com
Web: http://www.runahalleraker.com


Runa Halleraker has their MA (2020–2022) and BA (2017–2020) at The Art Academy - Department of Contemporary Art, Bergen Faculty of Fine Art, Music & Design, UiB, and has studied Painting at Camberwell College of Arts, University of Arts London, UK (2018–2019), and Art Photography at Norwegian School of Photography (2014–2016).

Previous exhibitions include Bergen Kunsthall (2022), Kiosken Studio, Bergen (2021), Galleri Blunk, Trondheim (2021), Galleri Fisk, Bergen (2020), Färgfabriken, Stockholm (2020), CGP Gallery, London (2019).

In 2022 Runa was awarded KMD's USF Studio Residency 2022–23.

NONBODYVISION, Galleri Blunk, Trondheim, 2021
Erode into Embrace, PICNIC, Bergen Kunsthall, 2022 (Foto: Bjarte Bjørkum)
I Feel Less Shy When I'm So Close to You That You Can't See Me, Studio K, Bryne, 2021