Marhaug, Rita

Teknikk
performance, grafikk, tegning, objekt/installasjon, kunstnerbok

Artist statement

Rita Marhaug er født i 1965.
ÅPENT LØRDAG 18. APRIL
Hun har sin kunstutdannelse fra SHKD (hovedfag 1989) samt Universitetet i Bergen (mellomfag i kunsthistorie fra 1996).

Marhaug har deltatt på en rekke utstillinger og performancekunstfestivaler i inn og utland.
Samarbeid med kolleger er en viktig del av Marhaugs praksis. Hun har kortere og langvarige samarbeidsprosjekt i sin portefølje, både med lokale og internasjonalt orienterte kunstnere. Kroppen i landskap, tid og forgjengelighet er stikkord for mye av hennes arbeider. I seneste verk er gjennomgående tema sansing og transformasjon. Gjerne uttrykt gjennom paradoksale sammenstillinger som den blinde som ser. I løpet av de siste årene har dessuten objekter og ulike materialer fått en stadig større plass i form av installasjoner som performancer utfolder seg i. «In Personas» er hennes siste performanceprosjekt.

Fra 2001-13 var Marhaug professor i grafikk ved KHIB, (nå Fakultet for kunst, musikk og design). Hun er i dag freelancekunstner med atelier i CS55. I 2019 var hun leder av den nasjonale stipendkomiteen. I 2011 var hun med å stifte foreningen Performance Art Bergen (PAB) hvor hun var styreleder fra 2014-18. Hun er også engasjert på vegne av grafikkfaget og er i dag styreleder av Foreningen Trykkeriet, Nordens største kompetansesenter for samtidsgrafikk. Sammen med daglig leder Asbjørn Hollerud kuraterte hun utstillingen "Drømmen om fellesskapet" vist på KODE 4 fra 21. november -19 til 12. april -20.

Besøksadresse
C. Sundts gate 55
5004 Bergen

Kontakt
Telefon: 41511780
E-postadresse: ritamarhaug@gmail.com
Web: http://ritamarhaug.com

CV

EDUCATION
University of Bergen, art history BA degree 1996
Bergen Academy of Art and Design /Vestlandets Kunstakademi 1992 -93
Bergen Academy of Art and Design / Statens Høgskole for Kunsthåndverk og Design i Bergen, Department of printmaking / MFA 1984-89

SOLO SHOWS (selection)
2019 Omlag, duo-exhibition at Mottaket with college Terese Longva, Ålesund, Norway
2018 TIDE, Galery Christinegaard, Bergen, Norway
2018 Borrowed Landscape, with colleague Traci Kelly and Nisa Ojalvo Kunstgarasjen Bergen, Norway
Føl tanken, tenk følelsen, galleri Norske grafikere, Oslo, Haugesund billedgalleri 2016
Second Skin (for NOoSPHERE) NOoSPHERE gallery New York, 21st of February with Nisa Ojalvo 2014
Liquid Body, Solid Mind Rom 8, Bergen duo exhibition with college Traci Kelly, May 2013
From Where I Stand I Can See You Bonington Gallery Nottingham Trent University, duo exhibition with college Traci Kelly, January 2013
Tilfeldige tanker (Random Reasons) Galleri Allmenningen, Bergen, April 2012
Before the Outburst Bristol, University of West of England, September 2009
Psychoacoustics Kaunas Cultural Center for Various Nations, March 2009
Horisont (Horizon) Kunstbanken Hamar, January 2009
Liv og død når du er 42 (Life and Death when You are 42) Galleri Kunstverket, Oslo, February 2008
Alles was wir sehen (All We See) Westwerk Hamburg 2007
Evora, international award- Evora Printmaking Festival, Portugal 2006
Gartnerblikket (Gardener’s Gaze) Galleri Allmenningen, Bergen 2005
Fortrolighetens geografi (The Geography of Intimacy) festival exhibitior during Haugesund International Film Festival, August 2001
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me Gallery Norwegian Printmakers, Oslo 2000
Rita Marhaug Galleria G, Helsinki 2000

PERRFORMANCES (selection)
2020 Bergen International Performance Festival (BIPF), curators Pavana Reid and Marit T. Dyre, 28 and 29th, February
2020 OPEAN series in Munich, curator Patrick Morarescu, February 7th
2018 NIAN: NORDIC ISLANDS ACTION IN NATURE, organizer ComLab, curator Chuyia Chia
Feel like a tree, in Slottsparken, 3 hours, 26th of October
Think like a rock, in Botanical garden, 20 min performance 22nd of October
2018 IT'S PERSONAL, performanceart tour, 1-16th of September
2018 In Personas, performance day at the Jugend center/KUBE Art Museum 4th of November
2017 WAKE Festival, Folkestone Performance Festival, Kent, UK
2017 Venice Live 2017, Art Must be Foolish. Artist Must be Foolish Venice, Italy
Reverse Donor, during Klimafestivalen in Bergen 24th of January 2017
In Personas Bangkok Art and Culture Centre 22nd of December 2016
Territorial, Khon Kaen University Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, 3rd of December 2016
JA-NEI (YES-NO), Grenland kunsthall under Bjørg Vik dagene 10th of September 2016
Woman 51, Kunstgarasjen Friday 19th of February, Bergen 2016
Donor Pink Cube, Friday 22nd of January Oslo 2016
Blind at Beautiful Lies, Warszawa 12th of June 2015
Gestures from the Woods for Live Stock, version 1, Kjerringøy Landart Biennial May/June with Traci Kelly 2015
Crepuscular, Gallery 3,14 13th of March, Bergen 2015
Skin Deep, Performance Art Oslo, international festival 14-17, November 2014
Skin Deep, Les ambassadeurs envoient à Marseille leurs délégués, international festival, 7. Nov. 2014
Second Skin (for Sokolovsko) Festival of Ephemeral Art, Sokolovsko Poland, 26th of July 2014
Second Skin (for Essen) Interval No 3, performance festival in in Essen, 13 and 14th of June 2014
Skin Deep, Focus on Norge, Le Gererateur Paris, March 23rd organizer Dimanche Rouge 2014
Second Skin (for Mobius) Mobius Gallery Space Boston, 28th of February 2014
Second Skin (for NOoSPHERE) NOoSPHERE gallery New York, 21st of February 2014
Phoenix British Ceramics Biennial seminar, Stoke on Trent UK, with Traci Kelly, curator Anne H Mydland and Neil Brownsworth 17. October 2013
Slipping, British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke on Trent UKwith Traci Kelly, curator Mydland and Brownsworth 27th of September 2013
Dialogues with Realitiy, Berlin Übungen Uferstudios 1 in Berlin, with Karen Kipphoff, Gillian Carson and Robert Alda, 13, 14th of Sept. 2013
Play of Elements Festival of Ephemeral Art Sokolovsko, Polen, curator Malgorzata Sady, July 2013
Blind Infr’Action Venezia , curator Jonas Stampe, May 2013
Norwegian Liquid Accion!MAD Madrid performance festival, curator Nieves Correa 23rd of November 2012
Norwegian Liquid 13. Open Festival, performance festival Factory Space District 798, curator Jin Chen August/September 2012

GROUP SHOWS (selection)
Smak av bok (Taste of Book), 10 artists at Sogn og Fjordane kunstmuseum , Stormen bibliotek Bodø, Visningsrommet USF Bergen 2016/2017
The Familiar (Re)visited, M. K. Ciurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas with Alda, Carsson, Kipphoff, August 2015
Scandinavian Spheres – Norwegian Printmakers during SGC International Printmaking Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee April 2015
The 7th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal, August 2014
Hem: HJEM : koti : heim : heima : angerlarsimaffik Doverodde book festival, curator Hanne Matthiesen, May 2013
Training Nature Monica Petzel's gallery (PrintRoom), curator Victoria Browne London, June 2012
Confessions Salon Akademii, Warszawa, October 2010
CONTACT–KONTAKT Contemporary Norwegian and Slovak Art, Bratislava, curator Grete Marstein 2008
Global Matrix II Purdue University Galleries, Indiana USA 2006
ArtSwap Galleria Pryzmat, Krakow, Poland, October 2002
Highlights in Nordic Photogravure (Høilys på dybtryk) Houston, Texas 2000

PUBLICATION
Appalling Manners with Traci Kelly and Bjarte Bjørkum, book ISBN: 978-82-999991-2-0, published by PABLISH 2016
Between Sky & Sea: IV Given place, writer and editor, book ISBN: 978-82-999991-1-3, published by PABLISH 2015
FIRST MOVE: Performance Art Bergen 2011-15, essay, book ISBN: 978-82-999991-0-6, published by PABLISH 2015
PURE ART, essay contributor to a series of 7 publications, between KHIB and The Academy of Fine Arts in Warszawa 2010-12
Heim Again. Identity, Ideology & Geography editor of book together with Claudia Reinhardt and Geir Tore Holm published by KHIB 2005

STIPENDIUM
Grant from the Norwegian state, 10 years 2012
Grant from the Norwegian state, 3 years 2006-09, 1998-01

RESIDENCY
New York, Point B Worklodge, NYC. USA, residency from Council of Bergen, Jan+Feb 2014
Hamburg, Westwerk Studio, City of Hamburg, Germany, February 2007
Evora, prize from 4th Gravura Festival Evora, Portugal, August 2005

COLLECTIONS
University College of Bergen, Norway, 2 prints from the series Nordland VI 2014
Museum of Photography, Odense, Denmark 1997, 98, 07
Contemporary Art and Cultural Center, Osaka, Japan 1994
Ôsterbottens Art Museum, Vaasa, Finland 1998
Norwegian Art Council 1989, 94, 05

TEATCHING
Professor at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway 2007-13
Assisting Professor at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway 2001-07
Sensor at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, BA level printmaking 2014
Sensor at The University of Agder, visual art MA- degree 15 study points, June 2012
Guesting Professor at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas Institute, 2 weeks, March 2009
Guesting Professor at Karel de Grote-Hogeschool Antwerpen, Belgium February -02

POSITIONS
Head of Performance Art Bergen (PAB) member’s organisation from May -14
Head of Trykkeriet, centre of contemporary printmaking in Bergen from October -14
Head of board of Hordaland Art Center (HKS) 2009-11

Fra serien Nordland VI,tresnitt fra 2014, 58 x 88 cm, opplag 24
Fra serien PREDATOR, fotobasert dyptrykk fra 2016, varianter bildet viser et utsnitt
Foto, performance for kamere, TANG, TARE, TIDEVANN, Lofoten 2016
Collage av tresnitt papir, akrylmaling på plate, fra serien Konsekvensutredning, 2019