Ringstad, Ellen

Teknikk
Blandede teknikker, hovedsakelig installasjon

Artist statement

Åpent atelier søndag 28.04.2019!
Open studio Sunday 28.04.2019!

(Bergen Ateliergruppe (Havnelageret, Dokkeskjærskaien 1)

Uteksaminert fra Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen, avd. Kunstakademiet i 2012. Ringstad lager hovedsakelig kontekstsensitive, stedsspesifikke og performative installasjoner der lukt, lyd, temperatur, tekstur, lys, bilde, tekst, bevegelse osv er synergerende elementer. Hun benytter seg gjerne av overskuddsmaterialer, rester, avfall, kondemnerte lokaler osv; akkumulerer det meste og re-approprierer det. Materialene hun samler og transformerer, er fysiske utforskninger av liv, død, syklisitet, essens, eksistens, transcendens. Slike rituelle transformasjoner trekker paralleller til alkymien og annen esoterisk/okkult filosofi.

Ellen Ringstad graduated from Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Fine arts department in 2012. She mainly works site-specifically and context-sensitively. Her performative installations are expressive and eclectlic. They often contain a participatory element, where smell, sound, temperature, texture, light, image, text, movement et cetera are symbiotic parts of the whole. Ringstad readily makes use of surplus materials, leftovers, waste, condemned buildings and the like and re-appropriates it. The material she gathers and transforms are physical explorations of death, life, cyclicity, essence, existence and transcendence. Ritual transformations like this draw parallells to alchemy and other esoteric and occult philosophy.

Besøksadresse
Dokkeskjærskaien 1
5006 Bergen

Kontakt
E-postadresse: ellen@ellenringstad.com
Web: http://www.ellenringstad.com

CV

Lives and works in Bergen, Norway.
Studio in Bergen Ateliergruppe, funded by the Municipality of Bergen, Norwegian Arts Council, BKK lokal.

EDUCATION

2009-2012 KHIB Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Department of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts.
2006-2009 Det Tverrfaglige Kunstinstitutt; (3-year foundation course in Fine Arts)
2005-2006 Det Tverrfaglige Kunstinstitutt (Evening Classes, Fine Arts)
1999-2004 Norwegian School of Marketing NMH/Norwegian School of Management, BI.
1997-1999 International Baccalaureate, Art & Design HL. Oslo, Norway. (Secondary Education/High School)

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2016 Ministry of culture, arts council, Norwegian arts grant, project funding
2016 The relief fund for visual artists, project funding
2016 2015 Municipality of Bergen, culture grant
2016 Municipality of Bergen, project funding
2015 Ministry of culture, arts council, Norwegian arts grant, project funding
2015 Municipality of Bergen, project funding
2014 The relief fund for visual artists, project funding
2014 Municipality of Bergen, project funding
2014 Ministry of Culture, arts council, Norwegian arts grant.
2014 Nominated «Best Art 2013, Bergen», by newspaper Natt & Dag.
2013 Municipality of Bergen, artist grant
2013 Hordaland county council, artist grant
2013 BKK Lokal, project funding
2013 The relief fund for visual artists, project funding
2013 Municipality of Bergen, project funding
2013 Nominated «Best Art Exhibition, Stavanger 2012»
2013 Ministry of foreign affairs, UK/NK travel grant
2012 Municipality of Stavanger, project funding
2012 Ministry of culture, arts council, Norwegian arts grant
2012 Ministry of culture, arts aouncil, Norwegian arts grant
2012 Bergen academy of art and design, project funding
2011 Ministry of foreign affairs, UK/NK travel grant
2011 Bergen national academy of the arts, project funding
2011 Bergen national academy of the arts, project funding
2003 Winner of NMH Debates 2003
2002 Honorary mention, NMH Excellence Awards

ART-RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

2012 Board Member, Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHIB)
2012 President of the Student Council (KHIB)
2009-2012 Student representative (KHiB)
2011 Appointed Vice-president of the Student Council (KHiB)
2010-2011 Deputy Board Member, Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHIB)
2011-2012 KHIB-representative, Velferdstinget, SIB (Student Welfare Organisation, Bergen)
2010 Member of the Election Board for new Rector at Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHIB)
2009-2010 Vice President of Galleri Fisk
2009-2010 Vice President of the Student Council, Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHIB)
2009-2010 Board Member, Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHIB)
2011 Deputy Board Member, Studvest.

Ellen Ringstad | The Wind Failed To Follow The Predictions (2015) | Olavsvern naval base
Ellen Ringstad | APCLPSTK Therapeutic Utopias [Stage 2, scene 6, take 14 'Trust Yourself to the Water'] (2018) | Visningsrommet USF, USF Verftet
Ellen Ringstad | Discontinue (2013) | Bergen School of Architecture
Ellen Ringstad | Everything Began and Ended (2013) | pOTSYd