Kvendseth, Gabriel Johann

Teknikk
Skulptur / Performance / Installasjon

Artist statement

-- Åpent atelier lørdag 25. september 2021 --

Gabriel Johann Kvendseth (1984, Karsløy) arbeider med skulptur, installasjon, performance og interaksjon.

Kunstverkene hans fremstår på en og samme tid multifunksjonelle og dysfunksjonelle, oscillerende mellom konkret prosa og metafor. Bevegelse over disiplinære grenser, mellom kunst og håndverk, er en ledende trope. Hans praksis innlemmer skulptur, performance og installasjoner. Han jobber mye med forlatte og utrangert materialer som han manipulerer på idiosynkratisk vis til de fremstår på ny som våpen, verktøy eller seremonielle artefakter.

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Gabriel Johann Kvendseth’s (b. 1984, Karlsøy, Norway) artistic practice encompasses sculpture, installation, performance and participatory situations.

His sculptures appear at the same time multifunctional and dysfunctional, oscillating between concrete prose and metaphor. Traffic across disciplinary borders, between the the domains of art and craft, is a leading trope. His artistic practice encompasses sculpture, performance and installation. He frequently works with abandoned materials, which he manipulates idiosyncratically, often ending up with sculptures that resemble weapons, tools or ceremonial artefacts.

Besøksadresse
C. Sundts gate 4
5004 Bergen

Kontakt
Telefon: 97547958
E-postadresse: g.kvendseth@gmail.com
Web: http://www.gabrielkvendseth.com

CV

EDUCATION
2011 – 2013 M.F.A Bergen National Academy of Art and Design
2007 – 2010 B.F.A Bergen National Academy of Art and Design
2004 – 2006 Film Studies Nordland Vocational College of Art and Film

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS
2021
Temple Top Two 2 - FlagsNoFlags, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2019
SETT ALLE REDE (duo show with Arvid Pettersen - Kabuso, Hardanger, Norway
2017
I Don’t Know How to Fly but I Still Love Birds - RAKE, Trondheim, Norway
2016
Kingdom of Things - KRAFT Hvelvet, Bergen, Norway
Angry <3 - Gallery FELT, Bergen, Norway
2015
Salt Eater / All Eater - Lynx, Oslo, Norway
The COMMONUMENT, or: I Have Really Tried a Couple of Times, but Suicide is No Longer an Option - Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
2014
Leggja i eyði - Christinegaard visnings- og prosjektrom, Bergen, Norway
2013
The BUY, TRADE or TAKE Collection - VOLT, Bergen, Norway
2012
The Give Away Archive - KHIB Projects Space, Bergen, Norway
2011
Chopping Wood for the Common Good? - PREMISS - Bergen, Norway
Prototypes: ASENAL - Hordaland Art Center, Bergen, Norway
Prototypes - Small Projects, Tromsø, Norway

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2021/22
(upcoming) The Eider Experiment - touring exhibiton - Iceland, Norway, Denmark
(upcoming) Title TBA - URRA Tigre - Buenos Aires, Argentina
2021
In Forest You Can Everything - RAM Galleri, Oslo
Vestlandsutstillingen 2021 - KUBE, Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Haugesund Billedgalleri, Stavanger Kunsthall, Kunsthuset Kabuso, Kunstgarasjen, Vestland
2020
ANTI-KRIG Festivalen - USF Visningsrommet, Bergen
133. Høstutstillingen 2020 - Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2019
Villa Bazaar - Norwegian Sculptors Association, Oslo
Kunst i Øvre Slottsgate - Norwegian Sculptors Association / Oslo Kommune, Oslo
2018
131. Høstutstillingen 2018 - Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Cold Currents - Opere Scelte, Torino, Italia
Ludacrium - Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
The Post Capitalist Auction - Jingyi Wang / BIT Teatergarasjen / Bergen Kunsthall, Norway
2017
Oslo Museum of Contemporary Art - Kunsthall Oslo, Norway
I Craft I Travel Light - Sami Center of Contemporary Arts, Karasjok, Sápmi
I Craft I Travel Light - Northern Norway Art Museum, Tromsø, Norway
Interwoven - Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland
Interwoven - Gallery Napa, Rovaniemi, Finland
Ultimo Scenario - Haukeland Hospital, Bergen, Norway
I Craft I Travel Light - Murmansk Regional Art Museum, Murmansk, Russia
2016
I Craft I Travel Light - Arkhangelsk Fine Arts Museum, Arkhangelsk, Russia
Kunsthåndverk 2016 - Hydrogenfabrikken, Fredrikstad, Norway
TEFRISS (In a Good Place) - Kvit Galleri, København, Denmark
Skumringssoner - Seljord Art Association, Seljord, Norway
Inferno Part 1 - Pristine Galeria, Monterrey, Mexico
When I am Talking to You I am not Talking to You (theatre piece) - Jingyi Wang / BIT Teatergarasjen / Gallery 3,14, Bergen, Norway
2015
URRA Exposicion Grupal - Galleria del Infinito, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lokalt 2015 - Old County Prison, Bergen, Norway
Unpaid Artists Save the World - Donau Ecke Ganghofer, Berlin, Germany
Which is a Way of Saying: a Word was Removed - Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
Vestlandsutstillingen 2015 - Stavanger Kunsthall, Stavanger, Norway (and other venues)
You Haven't Lost the Key to the City - Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
2014
Game of Life II: Knust i offentlig rom - Kristiansand Kunsthall, Norway
Untitled 14 Mixed Media Group Show - Galleri S-E, Bergen, Norway
FORZA MINIBAR - Minibar Artist Space, Stockholm, Sweden
2013
Speilbilder av Munch - Buskerud Art Center, Drammen, Norway
Norwegian Craft 2013 - National Museum of Art Industry, Oslo, Norway
Potsyd - Derelict bomb shelter, Bergen, Norway
skyggen av Munch - MUNCH 150 Jubilée, Site specific outdoor project, Kragerø, Norway
Masterutstillingen 2013/MA-Degree Show 2013 - Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
2012
Ekvinoktium - Ytter.no and Tag Team Studios, Bergen, Norway
New Since Last Meeting - PREMISS, Bergen, Norway
2011
65th Annual Exhibition Nordnorsken - Touring exhibition, Northern Norway
First We Take Manna Hatta - SuperMarket ArtFair, Stockholm, Sweden
2010
BGO 1 - Bergen Art Museum (KODE 2), Bergen, Norway
2009
NATURALLY! - Bergen Museum of Natural History, Bergen, Norway

COLLECTIONS AND COMMISIONS
2021 Nordnorsk Kunstmusem, Tromsø
2021 KH Messen - Ålvik, Hardanger
2020 Kunst i Øvre Slottsgate - Norwegian Sculptors Association / Oslo Kommune, Oslo
2017 Ephemerality - KORO - University of Bergen, Faculty of Art Music and Design
2017 The COMMONUMENT - KORO Vågestykke / Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
2016 Kode 1 / Bergen Art Museum
2015 Amalie Skram High School, Vestland County

CURATING
2021 TIL SKUE - Arvid Pettersen,KODE Kunstmuseene i Bergen
2019-20 Trøndelagsutstillingen, Peer jury, Trondheim
2018 Stacy Brafield and Amber Ablett, Tag Team, Bergen
2017-19 Prosjektrom C4, Independent artist run project space
2015 Lokalt 2015, Former Bergen County Jail

Sungazer (2019)
BASIC, BUILT, BEAUTIFUL (2019)
Five Tools (2020)
Ix Tab (2020)