Konttinen Nerhus, Maria Helena

Teknikk
Fotokunst, teikning, konseptuelt

Artist statement

-- Åpent atelier lørdag 17. september 2022 --
Atelier 209, inngang C

Maria Helena K. Nerhus er MNAL arkitekt og kunstner frå Bergen. Nerhus arbeider med ulike perspektiver som utarter seg i sosio-kulturelle problemstillinger og utspiller seg i ulike fiktive- og fysiske rom, territorium og geografiske områder. Medier er fotografi, tekst, teikning, kart og 3d-modellering

Maria Helena K. Nerhus (f. 1992) is an architect with artistic practice based in Bergen. She works with plural narratives and perspectives unfolding in socio-cultural cases connected to the notion of a place, a concept, or an object. Through subtle acts of investigating relations between fictitious and physical spaces, territorial and geographical areas and borders, she explores how human and non-human agency comes into play.

Besøksadresse
USF Verftet, Georgernes Verft 12
5011 Bergen

Kontakt
Telefon: 48173903
E-postadresse: maria.helena.kn@gmail.com
Web: http://mhkn.no

CV

Education
- 2014 - 2020 Arkitekt: Uteksaminert ved Bergen Arkitekthøgskole (NO)
Architect / Bergen school of Architecture
- Fall 2018 Bezalel University, Architecture & Fine Art (PS / IL)
- Fall 2017 Ryerson university, Architectural Science (BArchSc)(CA)
2014 Universitetet i Bergen(UIB), Filosofihistorie, estetikk, kunstteori og kunsthistorie frå 1900- opp til i dag.
/ Aesthetics, western philosophy, art theory and art history
- 2013 Kunstskolen i Bergen (NO)
/ Bergen School of Art
- 2012 Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School (DK)

Architecture and spatial design practice
-2022 - Kitchen Garden with artist Stacy Brafield, Festspillene i Bergen and Bergen Kunsthall:
Social art project - to build a garden and a greenhouse with female inmates in Bergen Fengsel(ongoing)
-2021 Project leader (Studio HUG) with Julie Daling Sunnford Kommune, Meieriplassen: participatory pavilion in Førde
-2020 - 2021 Co-founder of the architectural practice, Studio HUG, Bergen (NO)

Ongoing projects
- 2022 Mystery X, Learning task 1 - spatial installation, animation & sound
-2020 -Love Stories of a Place, architectural research project about the curating architect in contemporary times
-2022 Trea grein sevje - kunstbok ( EMNE studio)
/ Threes branches plant sap - art book
-2022 Kutta av – the publication

Relevant experience
- 2022 co-founder Emne Studio
-2020 - 2021 Fotoansvarlig / ’creative director’: Mørkerommet Fotokollektiv
-2021 Producer: urban gardening workshop with Førde Barneskule and Mo og Øyrane jordbrukskole, organizing it.
-2021 Initiator for Leatitia performance group
-2019 Let`s Vodka 2%, Colab. EKKO, Mørkerommet Fotokollektiv og Vibbefanger, Østre,Bergen

Exhibitions and Happenings
-10.2022 Artist: Tag Team Studio (upcoming)
-08.2022: organizing and exhibiting: Kutta av, Isotop
-2021 Artist: Obsolete Solar System, Galleri Memphis, Oslo, NO
-08.2021: Performance/Happening: House of Angels, Leatitia, Nykirken, NO
- 2021 Artist: Hex Pluss, Group exhibition at Galleri G. Bergslien, Eidfjord
-2018 Artist and curatorial work: Trust in Lanslation, group exhibition, fine art dep, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem
-2018 Artist: Uthengt: Maria Helena Nerhus, UJEVNT bar, Bergen
-2014 Actor: Intimteateret, Galgebakken Bomb shelter, Bergen
-2014 organizing and exhibiting: OFFBEAT - BEDROOM MONOLOGUES
-2013 organizing and exhibiting: ANDRA KÖNET PÅ ANDRE SIDEN

Residency:
2 weeks -05.2022 BEK - Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts
1 week - 2019 Dancing Architect workshop with architect Takako Hasegawa and dancer/choreographer Julie Anne Stanzak, Ostuni (IT)
-> research on the relation between architecture and dance

Teaching and mediating experience
-3 days -2022 photography workshop: human in nature, at NKD Nordisk kunstsenter Dale.
-workshops - 2022 Workshop holder: Barnas Kulturhus, Teateret i fotografiet/ the theatre in the photography
-2 days - 2022 Guest teacher: Bergen Fengsel: Architectural drawing with artist Stacy Bradfield.
- twice a month- 2020 - 2021 Hosting photography meetings, Mørkerommet Fotokollektiv
-1 day - 2021 Workshop facilitator: Painting workshop with 1. class, Førde Barneskole
-1 day - 2021 Workshop facilitator: Colourful concrete cast workshop with 3. year pupils at Hafstad VGS
- 6 months - 2018 Assistant Teacher: Architecture, Hong Kong Design Institute
- 2017 Architectural guide, Hamsunsenteret

Workshops and explorations
- HKS summer academy 2022
- 06.2022-01.2022 -Kiosken studio take over (emne studio)
- 4 days - 2021 «TRASHKESTRA», JIMI TENOR, TATU RÖNKKÖ, ISLAJA, RUDI VALDERSNES M.FL
->Build instrument and make a concert
-2021, 2 days - 2021 How can we Make Narratives More Plural? AGORA / Plurality University Network
->exploring methodology of inclusiveness (digital)
2021 -3 days - 2021 Mass Housing and Climate Change, international workshop and conference,
Strelka KB
->exploring transformation strategies of modern mass housing in times of global warming
-10 days - 2019 Enough: Oslo Architecture Triennale, participant, Oslo
on preservation and heritage in the city centre of Oslo
-5 days - 2018 Political as art, BAK summer school, Utrecht (NL)
- Challenge what the role of an art institution can be
-1 week - 2018 Bergen Exchanges, CMI centre on Law and Social transformation, volunteer

Writing, publication and editorial work
2022, skam, skuld og fordømming, Arkitektnytt, debatt

2021 Sjaa #3, Å arbeide med det flyktige materialet lyd, Intervju med Julie Lillelien Porter / interview with Julie Lilleien, sound gallery

2021 Sjaa #2, Å vende attende til Paradis, Ei romsleg reise med interiørdesignar Lea Naglestad
/ a spatial journey

2020 Sjaa #1, Frukostsamtale heime hos kurator Tatiana Lozano
/ Breakfast conversation

2020 BT debatt: – Derfor vekker nynorsk så sterke kjensler
2017 Changemakers Magazine, Millimeteren som vokste seg stor og feit
2020 Bøygen 3-4/20 Politikk - fotografier / photography

2020 BAS Diploma catalogue
2018 HKDI Graduate catalogue
2017 BAS Bachelor catalogue
2016 Graphic design, Bergen Girlskate

Memberships
2022 Fotoverkstedet, Isotop - Darkroom and workshop
Afag, VISP, BONO, Emne Studio

Funding
2022 Bergen Kommune, Profesjonelle kunst- og kulturtiltak
- Visuell kunst, Trea Greina sevje
/ Art book publication

2022 Statens arbeidsstipend, etablerte og nyutdanna kunstnarar 1. år
/ 1 year work grant
2022 Diversestipend, Kulturrådet
/ Project funding Love Stories of a place

2021 Bergen Kommune arrangementsstøtte for Laetitia
/ Event support

Bird, Lisboa 230x40
Dokumentasjon frå utstillinga 'Kutta av', 2022
I mørkerom 2022
Klokke og kost, Norge, 2022