Born 1974 in Stavanger, Norway
Lives and works in Stavanger, Norway and Brooklyn, NY

Co-director and co-founder of the artist-run project space Prosjektrom Normanns in Stavanger, Norway.


Interface Gallery, Oakland, California (G), 2019
Vestlandsutstillingen 2019, Norway, curated by Marte D. Jølbo, 2019
Abingdon Studios, Blackpool, UK (duo), 2019

Solo exhibitions:

Frail Mighty, Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway (duo), 2018
Locus Mien, Torrance Shipman Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Meaghan Kent, 2015
Hither/Thereat, Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL, residency and solo exhibition, 2015
Herein, Open Source Gallery, New York, NY, 2013
Light Breaking, Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway, 2011

Group & duo exhibitions / Art Fairs:

Velvet Rope, Galleri Golsa, Oslo, Norway, 2018
UNTITLED. Art Fair, San Francisco, USA, with Prosjektrom Normanns, 2018
Got It For Cheap (GIFC), Rod Bianco, Oslo, Norway, 2017
Moving Keeping / Find Your Eyes, Kulturøya Sølyst (duo), Stavanger, Norway, land art project curated by Monika Wuhrer (USA), 2017
UNTITLED. Art Fair, San Francisco, USA, with Prosjektrom Normanns, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia, 2017
The Rest is History, Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL, curated by Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova and Frances Trombly, 2016 (G)
En Kollektiv Psykogeografisk Guide til Oslo / Tegnebiennalen 2016,  Landbrukets Hus, Oslo, Norway, initiated by Ottar Karlsen, Eirik Senje and Ida Madsen Følling, 2016 (G)
Whistle in The Shadow, Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway, 2016
Transcendental Tactility, Open Source Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Prosjektrom Normanns, 2016
UNTITLED. Art fair, Miami, USA, with Prosjektrom Normanns, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia, 2015
Goddag Mann! Kunstsamling., Curator & Director Geir Haraldseths´s Art Collection, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, Norway, 2015
Feather Your Nest / Redefined Home Boutique, Studio 17, Stavanger, Norway, 2015
Self-Storage - Another Space, Copenhagen Art Week, with Another Space, Copenhagen, 2015
We all have good taste (Miami), TUB gallery, Miami, FL, group, Curated by Alexis Callado Estefania, 2015
Endless Chinatown, R. Jampol Projects, New York, NY, curated by Endless Editions (NY), 2015
80WSE gallery / Printed Matter Inc., NYU, NY-launch of artist-book No Service......., hosted by Endless Editions (NY), 2015
L.A. Art Book Fair, CA, Premiere of artist-book No Service…. by Endless Editions (NY), 2015
UNTITLED. Art Fair, Miami, FL, with Prosjektrom Normanns (NO), curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia, 2014
ee/aa, Another Space, Copenhagen, Denmark, duo with Eugenio Espinoza, 2014
Pulse Art Fair, Miami, FL with Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL, 2013
Quattro, Interno4, Bologna, Italy, 2013
Utopia, Galería Des Pacio de la Cruz, San Jose, Costa Rica, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, 2013
Inngang / Åpen dør, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, Norway, Curated by Geir Haraldseth, 2013
UNTITLED. Art fair, Miami, USA, solo, Prosjektrom Normanns (NO), curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, 2012
Utmark, Kunstgalleriet, Stavanger, Norway, duo with Jørund Aase Falkenberg, 2012
Between Mountain, interventions and events in Brooklyn and Manhattan + group show at Open Source Gallery, New York, Curated by Marte D. Jølbo, Nick Kline, Monika Wuhrer, 2012
The Meeting – on the life and work of Karl Spörk, ISCP gallery space, New York, Curated by Nick Kline and Monika Wuhrer, 2012
Posters for Japan, Tokyo Graphic Passport, Tokyo, Japan, 2011
Høstutstillingen / The 124. National Art Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway, 2011
Base Camp, Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway, 2011
Posters for Japan, DogA, Oslo, Norway, 2011
Next Door Second Floor, Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway, 2010
I think I remember it clearly, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway, co-production Lucky Bar, 2003
REAL, event, Intermedialt rom, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway, co-production, Lucky Bar, 2003   
And it slipped across the room, Galleri Sølvberget, Stavanger, Norway, co-production Lucky Bar, 2003

Commissioned projects / Collections:

Private company, Stavanger, Norway, 2017
"Norway: Cold Current", Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, curated by Guja Mabellini, and co-curated by Lars Nordby and Grethe Marstein, 2017
University of Stavanger, Faculty for Science & Technology, Kjølv Egelands Hus, consultant ArtSync/Kjartan Lindland, Stavanger, Norway, 2016
Gosen kindergarten, Stavanger City Municipality, with Elin Melberg, consultant Daniela Arriado, Norway, 2016
British Petroleum Norway, initiated by Kulturkompaniet, Stavanger, Norway, 2014-16
Private commission, Kari Halvorsen Sivilarkitekt MNAL, Stavanger, Norway, 2014/15
Sandvigå 24 Conference Center, Stavanger City Municipality, Norway, 2012
Deloitte Norway, curated by Gunhild Moe, 2011
Resept café, Stavanger, Norway, 2010


The Monster Network meets Frail Mighty, panel moderated by Aino-Kaisa Koistinen, Kunsthall Stavanger, 2018
Balancing Act,
Untitled Art Fair San Francisco, live-radio moderated by Marte D. Jølbo/CAS, The Palace of Fine Arts, 2018 (on Prosjektrom Normanns)
Revisiting Between Mountain, New York 2012, moderated by Marte D. Jølbo, ISCP, Brooklyn, NY, 2017
Kunstsnakk #8, in conversation with Sabrina van der Ley at Mellomstasjonen, National Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway, 2017 (on Prosjektrom Normanns and own practice)
Spectra, Aberdeeen, Scotland, 2017 (on Prosjektrom Normanns and Elefant)
Common Field, Miami, FL, 2016 (on Prosjektrom Normanns)
Rogaland School of Arts, Stavanger, Norway, 2016 (artist talk)
Transcendental tactility, cHURCH OF MONIKA, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2016
Rogaland Art Center, Stavanger, Norway, 2014 (artist talk)
Rogaland School of Arts, Stavanger, Norway, 2014 (artist talk)

Publications, artist-books and editions:

"Ribbon I and II", Kunsthall Stavanger Special Edition, silk prints, limited edition, 2015
No Service 15:11 77% Prague Cloudy 41º Sunday Today 43 34, in collaboration with Nick Kline and Amy Goldrich, published by Endless Editions (NY), 2015
Quattro, published by Interno 4, Bologna, Italy, 2013
Between Mountain, text by co-curator Nick Kline. Availble at Printed Matter Inc., in the permanent collection of MoMA Library & Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives, Banff Centre Library, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 2012

Stipends and grants:

Rogaland County Municipality, Culture Grant for Visual Artists, 2018
Stavanger City Municipality, Grant for Visual Artists, 2018
Arts Council Norway, Exhibition stipend, 2018
OCA (Office of Contemporary Art), International Support for Galleries and Independent Exhibition Spaces, 2017/2015/2014
American Scandinavian Foundation, 2016
Royal Consulate General New York, travel support 2015
OCA (Office of Contemporary Art), international project support, 2012
Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond stipend, 1 year, 2015 / 2012 / 2011
Rogaland County Municipality, project support, 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014
Stavanger City Municipality, international project support, 2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, international project support, 2014
Norwegian Art Council, project support, 2012
Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, project support, 2011
Stavanger City Municipality, Art Grant, 2011
Innovasjon Norge, Inkubatorstipend, 2010


Norske Billedkunstnere (Visual Artists Association, Norway), 2011-
BKFR (Visual Artists Association, Rogaland), 2011 -    
Tegnerforbundet (The Norwegian Drawing Association), 2011 -   

Essays and publications:

The undercurrents of things and history, by Kjetil Røed, 2018
Cold Current, Contemporary Artists from Norway, 
Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, published by Antiga Edizioni, Italy, 2017
ee/aa, text by Nicola Louise Markhus and Marte Danielsen Jølbo, Another Space, Copenhagen, 2014
Shopping for ideas: Text by Geir Haraldseth for the exhibition UTMARK, Kunstgalleriet, 2012
The Meeting, published by Schlebrugge Publisher, Vienna, Austria. Texts by curator Nick Kline, Andreas Stadler, Annette Sübeck and Fran Bartkowski, 2012
Kunstverk, BKFR (Visual Artists Assosiation, Rogaland ) 80 Years Anniversary book, published by Pelikanen Forlag, Stavanger, Norway, 2012
Deloitte Calendar, interview with curator Gunhild Moe, 2011


Consultant, KORO (Public Art Norway), 2017 - today
Vice-President, Supervisory Board, Kunstskolen i Rogaland, 2017-18
Supervisory Board, Kunstskolen i Rogaland, 2015-17
Advisory Board, Kunsthall Stavanger 2014 - today
Co-founder/Owner/Board Member, ELEFANT (former Erfjordgt. 8), 2014 - today
Norwegian Art Council Exhibition Grant, vara, 2014-16
Supervisory Board, Rogaland Kunstsenter, 2014-18
Board member Kunsthall Stavanger, 2013-14
Board member, R-open (Rogaland Open), 2011
Co-Founder/ Board Member, Prosjektrom Normanns, 2010 - today
Co-Founder/ Board Member, Atelier Normanns, 2010-13
Board member, Tou Scene, Stavanger, 2002-03
Co-Founder//Board Member artist- and curator group Lucky Bar, 2000-2003

Curating / Producing for Prosjektrom Normanns (For full list of exhibitions please see

Interface gallery, Oakland, CA, Feb. 2019
Heather Jones (USA/Sweden), Feb. 2019

Amanda Schmitt (USA), April 2019
Jon Benjamin Tallerås (NO), Nov. 2019
Tegneklubben (NO), curated by Monica Holmen (NO), Dec. 2019

Sofia Eliasson (SE), Dec. 2018
Frail Mighty, Nathlie Provosty (US), AK Dolven (NO), Vibeke Tandberg (NO), Ane Graff (NO), Mattias Härenstam (NO), Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway, Nov. 2018, Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway (G), Nov. 2018
Gratrix & Buskov, Marie Buskov (NO) & Garth Gratrix (UK), May 2018
Helpless As Tortoises, Constance Tenvik (NO), solo, March 2018
Untitled Art Fair, San Francisco, SF, Jan 2018
Wonders of The Volcano, Per Christian Brown (NO) solo, Dec. 2017
Tide Follows, Ann Iren Buan (NO) solo, 2017
CosMoscow Art Fair, Moscow, Russia, 2017
One of those days, Jacob Ciocci (USA) solo, curator Cory Arcangel (USA/NO), 2017
Impart, Julie Schenkelberg (USA) solo, 2017
Dios, Union, Libertad, The Fire Theory (El Salvador), curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud (USA), 2017
That´s Why I´m Here, Jordan Rathus (NY), 2017
Untitled Art Fair, San Francisco, SF, Jan 2017
A Window is Also A Door, Sky Glabush (CAN), 2016
Whistle in The Shadow, summer exhibition,  2016 (G)
Transcendental Tactility, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2016
Untitled Art Fair, Miami, FL, 2015
Tag Team Open call, Bergen, Jury with Prosjektrom Normanns, 2015    
spreadsheetspace, Franklin Evans (NY), Sep. 2015
… other land - an in the other, our own, curator Ian Cofré (NY), Mai 2015
Untitled Art Fair, Miami, FL, 2014
Textures of Place, Frances Trombly & Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova (Miami), 2014
Project Space, Alice Browne (UK), 2014
Six Women, curator Eric Heist (NY), 2013
Untitled Art Fair, Miami, FL, 2012
Sorry You´re Here, Nick Kline (NY), 2012
An Endless Searching for Substance, Siv Bugge Vatne (NO), 2012

Other curatorial projects

REAL release, Kunstnernes Hus, Intermedialt Rom, Oslo, Norway, co-production, Lucky Bar, 2003
REAL, Art book curated by Lucky Bar, Westmoreland Publishers, 2003
I live by the ocean, Nuart 2003, curated by Lucky Bar, Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway, 2003
Water falls, Internasjonalt Hus, Stavanger. Artist: Alexander Steig (G), 2003
Nuart 2002, curated by Lucky Bar /co-curator: Nick Kline (USA), Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway, 2002
#1, Art book curated by Lucky Bar as part of Nuart 2002, Westmoreland Publishers, 2002
Twins, Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway. With Bjørn Melhus, Christoph Girardet, 2002
Co-curator for Site Suspicious, Art program at Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway, 2002
Back to the future 04, Nuart 01, co-production Lucky Bar, Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway, 2001
Precent Certain, Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway, 2001
Precent Certain, Society of Control / White Cube, Art Academy, Bergen, Norway, With Nick Kline and Karl Spörk, 2001

Participant in Art Business Programs:

Kunst som levebrød / Kulturinkubator, iPark, Stavanger, 2012-13
Kulturinkubator, iPark, Stavanger, 2009-10
FRAM, iPark, Stavanger, 2008-09

Relevant positions:

Kid´s Art Club Spring Semester, Curator/admin., Kunsthall Stavanger, 2019
Guest Teacher Rogaland School of Arts, Stavanger, Tutorials, 2019 / 2018/2017/ 2016
Den kulturelle skolesekken, Junior High School, City of Stavanger, 2019 / 2018/ 2017/2016
Workshops at Kunsthall Stavanger, art/sculpture for kids, 2017/2015/2014
Guest Teacher Rogaland School of Arts, Stavanger, Life Drawing Course, 2014
Teacher, Sandnes Municipality, Junior High School, Arts and Crafts, 2013-14
Founder of Pearl Design, graphic design / freelancer, 2007 - 
Teacher Rogaland School of Arts, Design Course, 2008
Teacher Rogaland Upper Secondary School, Art- and Cultural History, Drawing, Art and Design, 2001-11
Administrative Assistant, International Studio and Curatorial Program, ISCP, New York, USA, 2001


Pedagogikk for undervisnings- og læringsarbeid i fagskolen, OsloMet, Norway, 2018-2019
BA, Art History and Cultural Studies, University of Stavanger, Norway, 1997-00
Higher Education Entrance Qualification, Rogaland Council, 1995 - 97
Rogaland School of Arts, Stavanger, Norway, 1993 - 95
Graphic Design, Advanced Course 2 years, 1991 -93
Drawing, Foundation Course, 1 year, 1990 - 91

Ufiltrert og ærlig om eksistensiell sårbarhet review by Anne Therese Tveita, Contemporarty Art Stavanger, Nov. 26., 2018
Glimt av himmel og evighet review by Trond Borgen, Stavanger Aftenblad, Nov. 12, 2018
Kunstnere fikk frie hender i Kunsthallen Elisabeth Bie, Stavanger Aftenblad, Nov. 2., 2018
Love, Art and Walk in the City: Art Between Network, Community and Space Zofia Cielatkowska, Sep. 26, 2018
Oväder, Lunken Kaffi podcast e8s11 Guest with Espen Birk, July 2018
Interview: Margrethe Aanestad, Heather Jones, Contemporary Art Stavanger, Feb 12. 2018
New Wave Womenby Catherine Corman, Huffington Post, US Edition, Dec 25., 2017
Familien, interview by Tine Semb, Billedkunst No6, Dec 2017
230 søkere fra hele verden til utstillingEli Næsheim, Stavanger Aftenblad, Dec 6., 2017
Ny kunst langs stiene på Sølyst, Eli Næsheim, Stavanger Aftenblad, Sep. 2017
Å treffe små og store på én gang, Kristina Ketola Bore, Periskop, March 2017
Månedens kunstner februar, VISP, Feb., 2017
Solgte godt i USA, Eli Næsheim, Stavanger Aftenblad, Jan., 2017
Til USA for å delta på kunstmesser, Eli Næsheim, Stavanger Aftenblad, Jan., 2017
Kunst som berører og skaper undring, Lars Gunnar Dahle, Universitetet i Stavanger, September, 2016
Kunst på arbeidsplassen, Kjartan Lindland, Art Sync, April, 2016
Triangelkunst i BP-gården, Ole Johan Faret,  BP intern online magazine, June, 2016
Hjelp til kunstnere som vil ut, Eli Næsheim, Stavanger Aftenblad, April, 2016
Viktig å vera synleg i Oslo, Jan Zahl, Stavanger Aftenblad, March, 2016
Lokale kunstnere med utstilling i Brooklyn, Ulrikke Valvik Mitchell, Stavanger Aftenblad, Feb., 2016
Stavanger 2016, Heather Jones, Kunstkritikk No. 1 / Morgenbladet, Feb. 2016
Miami favorites, Vanessa Albury, Kunstforum, 2015
Post-Miami Round-up, Vanessa Albury, EYESTOWARDStheDOVE, 2015
Stavanger-trio til kunstmesse på Miami Beach, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2015
Norwegian artist Margrethe Aanestad at Dimensions Variable, WUM online journal for the arts, Miami, FL, 2015
Dimensions variable celebrates Five Years, Miami New Times, Ciara Lavelle, Miami, FL, 2015
Conversation with artist Franklin Evans, NY, for Contemporary Art Stavanger (CAS), 2015
Conversation with curator ian Cofré, NY, for Contemporary Art Stavanger (CAS), 2015
Norwegian Artists exhibit at UNTITLED Art Fair in Miami, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Washington, US, 2014
Contemporary Art Stavanger (CAS), interview by Marte Danielsen Jølbo about Prosjektrom Normanns, 2014
Ambitiøst udstillingssted sætter to kunstnerskaber i stævne, Maria Kjær ThemsenPolitiken, Denmark, 2014
Aanestad til København, Rogalands Avis, 2014
Aanestad stiller ut i New York, Rogaland Avis, 2013
Stavanger-kunstner drar utenlands, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2013
På vei til Miami, Rogaland Avis, 2012
Borgen kunne ha argumentert bedre, Christine Hansen, debate on exhib. Utmark, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2012
Kunstkritikk og kunsthistorie, Trond Borgen, debate on exhib. Utmark, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2012
Hva er god kunstkritikk? Jørund Aase falkenberg and Margrethe Aanestad, debate, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2012
Kommuniserer kunsten til meg?, Svein Grødeland, debate on exhib. Utmark, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2012
Er det samme alltid det samme?, Christine Hansen, debate on exhib. Utmark, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2012
Her får man ingenting, Jørund Aase Falkenberg and Margrethe Aanestad, debate, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2012
Intervensjoner og konvensjoner, Trond Borgen, review exhib. Utmark, Stavanger, 2012
En ukelang vernissage i New York, Kunstforum, Norway, featuring Between Mountain, 2012
Between Mountain: Exhibition and workshop in Brooklyn, official newsletter from Norwegian Consulate General, 2012
Eget Grep om egen kunst, Trond Borgen, new artist run spaces and review on Light Breaking, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2011
Nytt kunstnerdrevet visningssted i Stavanger, Mariann Enge,, 2011
Eneste galleri i Stavanger som er styrt av kunstnere, Eli Næsheim, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2011
Kunståret som andre så det, Eli Næsheim, review Norwegian Art Yearbook 2004, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2004
Norwegian Art Yearbook 2004, featuring Lucky Bar / West Coast Festival of Nuart, 2004
Den hermetiske stillheten, Trond Borgen, debate, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2003
Kunsthistoriens merkelapper (translated by Bjørn Inge Follevaag) Christopher Ho (NY), debate, 2003
Kunstkritikken og de ultrakule, Trond Borgen, debate, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2003
Banaliteten lever, Trond Borgen, review Nuart 2003, I live by the ocean, curated by Lucky Bar, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2003
Møt den nye kunsten, Eli Næsheim, preview Nuart 2003, I live by the ocean, curated by Lucky Bar, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2003
Tre rom i verden, Trond Borgen, review Water Falls, Alexander Steig (Ger), Stavanger Aftenblad, 2003
Utstilling i bokform, Trond Borgen, review publication REAL, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2003
Lucky Bar gir ut REAL, Eli Næsheim, preview publication REAL, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2003
Vaghetens landskap, Trond Borgen, review exhibition, And it slipped across the room, co-production Lucky Bar, Galleri Sølvberget, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2003
Fornemmelse, men ikke for sne, Hjørdis Smedvig, preview of exhib. And it slipped across the room, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2003
Livet, døden og leirbålet, Trond Borgen, review Twins, Bjørn Melhus (Ger), Christoph Girardet (Ger), Stavanger Aftenblad, 2002 
Helt A4 på Tou, Hjørdis Smedvig, preview Nuart 2001, Back to the future 04, Stavanger, 2001
De skal brygge kultur i Tou Bryggeri, preview Precent.Certain, Rogalands Avis, 2001
Samtidskunst inn i Tous gamle øllager, Hjørdis Smedvig, preview Precent.Certain, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2001