Nel, Kobie

Installation, sculpture, photography

Artist statement

I have a love for colour and unrelenting interest in the intersection of the pictorial way of looking or thinking, with a physical matter of the body and the materiality of things in a space. I am interested in how we experience and construct a sensory experience.

I often create site-responsive installations for the audience and myself too, that probes, provoke and simply raise awareness of this contingent universe we find ourselves in. I have a research-based, investigative practice and work within photography, text, video, sculpture and installation. Storytelling, in visual and linguistic form, is central to my work.

Georgernes Verft 12
5011 Bergen

Telefon: 97750407



b.1984, Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Living and working in Bergen, Norway

2014-16 MFA, Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB), Bergen, NO
2009-11 BA Photography, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, AUS
2003-05 Diploma, Graphic Design and Multimedia, Planet Pixl School of Advertising, SA

2023 Group exhibition, Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO
2023 Solo exhibition, The Oceana Art and Cultural Centre, Os, NO
2024 Solo exhibition, Haus N Athen, Athens, Greece

2022 Mother’s Ectoplasm, Norsk Billedhoggerforening, Oslo, NO
2022 blow with the wind, VOLT, Bergen, NO
2021 Mother’s Ectoplasm, Gyldenpris Kunsthall, Bergen, NO
2018 Apple Puma, Bergen Contemporary Art Project (BCAP), Bergen, NO
2017 Of her face I have only a feeling that it appeared heavy, Tag Team Studio, Bergen, NO

2022 Vestlandsutstillingen, Kunstmuseet Kube, Alesund, NO
2022 Vestlandsutstillingen, Kunsthuset Kabuso, Øystese, NO
2022 Vestlandsutstillingen, Rogaland Art Centre, Stavanger, NO
2022 Vestlandsutstillingen, Sunnfjord Kunstlag, Førde, NO
2022 Vestlandsutstillingen, Kunstgarasjen, Bergen, NO
2021 The Star of Africa, Norsk Skulpturtriennale, Norsk Billedhoggerforening, Oslo, NO
2021 Harmonious Madness, RUMMER radio, Bergen Kringkaster, NO
2020 Harmonious Madness, Lydgalleriet, Parabol/ Kunsthall 3,14, Bergen, NO
2020 Basically by Nikima Jagudajev performance and videographer, Bergen Kunsthall, Nergen, NO
2020 1:1 , Gyldenpris Kunsthall, NO
2019 Coast Contemporary, Håholmen Havstuer, Averøy, NO
2019 Latitudes Art Fair, Weekend Server, Johannesburg, SA
2019 Public Space Codex, Weekend Server, Bergen/Johannesburg, NO/SA
2018 Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO
2018 Superare Sensibus, KNIPSU and Lydgalleriet, Bergen, NO

NBK Norsk Billedkunstnere, (Norwegian Contemporary Artists)
UKS Unge Kunstneres Samfund, (Young Artists Society)
BKFH Bildende Kunstneres Forening Hordaland NBHF Norsk Billedhoggerforening (Norwegian Sculptors society)

Advice of Ancestors, Installation view: Norsk Billedhoggerforening, Oslo, 2022