About

Helene Sommer (b. Oslo, 1978) is a visual artist based in Oslo working predominantly with video, text, collage and installation.


Education

99-03 National Academy of Fine arts, Oslo, Norway
2002  UdK, Berlin
96-98 Einar Granum Kunstskole, Oslo.

Selected exhibitions/screenings

2016 For a gentle song would not shake us if we had never heard a loud one, Fotogalleriet, Oslo/ Video Open, Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo 2015 Sparebankstiftelsen DNBs stipendutstilling, Oslo Kunstforening/Det falske spill, Nasjonalbiblioteket, Oslo/ Ocean, Gedok Galerie, Berlin/Doma Art Festival, Sofia 2014 From the Archive, Jugendstilsenteret, Ålesund/ Gjennom naturen, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo/ Open Studio, W17, Oslo 2013 Skulpturbiennalen, Vigelandsmuseet, Oslo / International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany/ Moving, Ålesund/ PolArt, Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø – Galleri Svalbard, Longyearbyen 2012 Something Happened, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo/ The Running Room, Space for Art and Industry, NY/Re/Theorisation of Heritage, University of Gothenburg/Great Piece of Turf, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo 2011 Unsere Ichs – Folge der Generationen, Motorenhalle, Dresden / Public Folklore, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz / Genius without Talent, De Appel, Amsterdam / Double Distance, curated by Mother Tongue, Glasgow/We try to plan it so perfectly, Ingensted, Oslo/ History Forms My Revolution, University of Oslo/ Microstoria, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh/ One plus One, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin 2010 Eurovision , Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway /Shift – Electronic Arts Festival, Basel, Switzerland / Útúrdúr, Reykjavik, Iceland/IN-book OUT-book IF-book , Municipal Library in Palazzo Mauri, Spoleto, Italy/ Residency Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia/ Variations of Max, Chert gallery, Berlin / Territorien des In/Humanen , Würtembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart / A Tale of Stone and Wood, Red House, Sofia 2009 Labyrint, Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm/ CCA, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw / .move, Werkleitz/EMARE, Halle, Germany / Nachspiel/Vorspiel, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway / Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart 2008 Stay, stay, stay, Bathhouse, Sofia / Vom Zentrum der Welt und anderswo, Kölnische Kunstverein / Mobile archive (The Israeli Center for Digital Art)/ Halle für Kunst, Lueneburg / Space off, Botnik Studios, Sweden / Natural Relations, Galerija Skuc, Ljubliana / Recontres Internationales, Madrid / Geschichtet, Projektraum Römerstrasse, Stuttgart 2007 Dealing with Fear, Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (symposium) / En vecka i solen Botnik Studios, Sweden / The story of Automatika, Culture center, Yerevan, Armenia. Collaboration w/ Vahram Aghasyan / Recontres Internationales, Madrid, Berlin and Paris 2006 Recontres Internationales, Paris / Screening, Latitude 53, Ca 2005 Oase, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, Norway

Residency/Fellowship

2016 NKD, Dale 2014 Kunstnernes Hus, W17, Oslo 2009 Interspace, Sofia, Bulgaria (EMARE) 2007-09 Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany [ Fellowship – video/film/new media] 2007 Platform Garanti, Istanbul (OCA) 2005 IASPIS, Stockholm (Nifca)