Residency at Leveld kunstnartun

October 2016
Leveld kunstnartun


Bum or Protagonist? The artists' place in the future city

Bum or Protagonist? #1
Speakers at Deichmanske bibliotek, August 15th:

Even Smith Wergeland - Introduction
Inge Pedersen (Maridalsveien 3)
Frode Markhus (Grünerløkka kunsthall)
Anja Skjulstad (Grünerløkka Lufthavn)
Mona Orstad Hansen (Tou atelierhus)
Eva Stenlund Thorsen (Tronsmo)
Nicholas Jones (Praksis)
Randi Urdal (Dansens Hus)
Will Bradley (Kunsthall Oslo)
Unnur Sande (Vega Scene)
Graham Hayward (Fellesverkstedet)
Marianne Hultman og Runa Carlsen (Handlingsplan for kunst)
Espen Røyseland (Kreativt naboskap)

More info: Bum or Protagonist? #1

Bum or Protagonist? #2
Speakers at Sentralen, August 26th:

Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt
Johnny Aspen
Hege Nyborg
Steffen Håndlykken
Nicholas Jones
Ingrid Lønningdal
Ida Madsen
Ruben Steinum
Panel: Rina Mariann Hansen, Helene Ødegaard, Knut H. Hansen, and Halvor Weider Ellefsen (moderator)

Info about: Bum or Protagonist? #2


Architecture Unfolded in Time

Erik Langdalen has invited me to exhibit at his lovely pilgrim farm, Budsjord, this summer, where I'll show part of the series 'Architecture Unfolded in Time'.

25.06-15.08 2016
Øverbygdsvegen 145, Dovre


Spaces for art in Oslo: Prosjekt i Gamlebyen – PiG (1994) revisited

The first event of Munchmuseet's new project 'Munchmuseet on the Move (2016-2019)' is a conference, in collaboration with Kunsthall Oslo, and I've been invited by Natalie Hope O'Donnel to moderate a conversation with Lotte Konow Lund and Per Platou about Borgen.

The conference looks at the artist-initiated 'Prosjekt i Gamlebyen (PiG)', which included over 80 artists’ commissions across Oslo’s Old Town; a publication of poems, novels, and essays; and a series of concerts at the now-demolished building, Borgen. This all took place over a ten-day period, from 26 May to 5 June 1994. The programme of art projects was curated by Harald Fetveit, Ketil Nergaard, and Christel Sverre, and Per Platou organized the musical events. The conference on 8 April 2016 revisits PiG and Borgen, and contextualises the projects historically, internationally, and in a contemporary landscape of art in public space in Oslo.

The conference is free with registration, and will be held in English.

08.04.2016 kl 9.00-18.00
Oslo Ladegård
Oslo gate 13, Oslo


Husrom 6: Borgen-release in Bergen

I'm invited by Anne Szefer Karlsen to particiate in her lecture series 'Husrom' in Bergen. In Husrom 6 Karolin Tampere and I will discuss the relationship between city development and art production, with my book Borgen, and other projects, as a starting point. Husrom 6 will also function as the launch of Borgen in Bergen.

‘Husrom’ is a series of lectures in a living room in Bergen, Norway. The name refers to the Norwegian expression ‘Der det er hjerterom, er det husrom’ which literally translates to ‘If there is room in the heart, there is room in the house’. However, the more correct translation is ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way’. The speaking guests will typically be artists, curators and writers that define the contemporary art field. Despite the private character of the room, the lectures are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

13.02.2016 kl 19.00
Nicolaysens vei 5a, Bergen


Solo show: Varieties of Present Experiences

Opening reception: 20.02 kl 15.00-17.00
Galleri Galleberg
Hortensveien 231, Barkåker (Tønsberg)


Book release: BORGEN. Et sted for kulturproduksjon / A Place for Culture Production

I'm releasing a book about Borgen, the monumental brick building formerly located at Bispegata 12 in Oslo, and the cultural production that took place there. For 20 years (1993-2012) Borgen was a workplace for visual artists, craft artists, musicians, architects and other cultural producers.

Texts by Heidi Bergsli, Svein Egil Hatlevik, Lotte Konow Lund and Even Smith Wergeland.
Artworks by Ebba Bring, Kjersti Eliassen, Ane Hjort Guttu, Veslemøy Sparre Jansen, Kristin Kanter, Lotte Konow Lund, Simon Nicholas, Terje Nicolaisen, Astrid Nondal, Hege Nyborg og Thorbjørn Sørensen.

Ingrid Lønningdal, BORGEN. Et sted for kulturproduksjon / A Place for Culture Production
Design by BureauGeist
Hardcover, 288 pages
ISBN: 978-82-93281-10-8
Published by Teknisk Industri AS, Oslo 2015

Release party: 17.12.2015 kl 18.00-20.00
Oslo Kunstforening
Rådhusgaten 19, Oslo
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Norwegian Sculpture Biennial 2015: Art Belongs to Those Who See It

The Sculpture Biennial 2015 raises the questions if the three-dimensional art field is about to change in a fundemental way as a consequence of the fact that the way we percieve rooms and images are changing. Significant for the selection of works is that our relationship with the screen culture is clearly present. Several political and aesthetical issues will be the mainstays, and by adopting a clear now-perspective the exhibition's narrative is composed in dialogue with the Vigeland Museum's premises, says curator Anne Szefer Karlsen.

Artists: Gunvor Nervold Antonsen, Ingrid Askeland, Emma Brack, Nils Olav Bøe, Runa Carlsen, Leander Djønne and Matias Faldbakken, Marius Engh, Mathijs van Geest, HC Gilje, Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen, Danuta Haremska, Anna Carin Hedberg and Ebba Moi, Johanne Hestvold, Steffen Håndlykken and Ingrid Lønningdal, Toril Johannessen, Omar Emanuel Johnsen and Magnhild Øen Nordahl, Janne Kruse, Yngvar Larsen, Josefine Lyche, Matthew Quentin Midtskau, Bjørn Mortensen, Suvi Nieminen, Pernille Rosfjord, Aurora Sander (Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard and Bror Sander Berg Størseth), Runa Sandnes, Nils Elvebakk Skalegård, Mikkel Wettre.

The Vigeland Museum
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Spring Depot

From the press release: "The notion of the depot suggests a state of both transition and storage, where the given perimeters offered for exhibiting smaller scale art works are not ones that optimise the works on show, but rather present the potential of each piece. Each of the invited artists will be asked to present a work that will be contained within uniform spaces of 77 x 40.5 x 35cm."

Artists: Siri Austeen, Vanessa Baird, Johan Urban Bergquist, Vanna Bowles, Åsil Bøthun, Sara Christensen, Anna Daniell, Marius Engh, Cassius Fadlabi, Hanne Friis, Ane Graff, Steinar Haga Kristensen, Jon Gundersen, Gisle Harr, Mattias Härenstam, Aksel Høgenhaug, Ignas Krunglevicius, Janne Kruse , Lotte Konow Lund, Ingrid Lønningdal, Eline Mugaas, Terje Nicolaisen, Runa Nymoen Sandnes, Andreas Siqueland, Maria Sundby, Greg Pope, Linn Cecilie Ulvin, Kjell Varvin, Petrine Lillevold Vinje, Mikkel Wettre.

Tenthaus Oslo
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Sparebankstiftelsen DNB: Grant Exhibition 2014

The Grant Exhibition 2014 presents works by five candidates selected from 20 portfolios. During the opening one of the artists will be awarded a grant of NOK 150.000 from the Sparebankstiftelsen DNB. The following artists are participating in this years exhibition: Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson, Jon Eirik Kopperud, Ingrid Lønningdal, Morten Norbye Halvorsen and Linn Pedersen.

Oslo kunstforening
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Seminar: The Moving Studio

As part of the seminar The Moving Studio I'll give an introduction to my project and upcoming book about Borgen, the production collective in Gamlebyen that was demolished in 2013. Over a twenty years period the building housed cultural producers such as artists, musicians, craftsmen and architects. Through photo, texts and art projects the book documents activities that took place at Borgen.

Speakers: Even Smith Wergeland, KimSu Theiler, Ingrid Lønningdal, Tone Hansen, Mike Sperlinger and Jan Verwoert.

Oslo National Academy of the Arts
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Duo show at Tenthaus Oslo with Stefan Schröder.

Tenthaus Oslo
Open Saturday / Sunday 12 - 4 pm or by appointment.



As part of the artist group Institutt for Farge, I'm doing a show at Rogaland kunstsenter in Stavanger. Lots of new works and collaboration!

Rogaland kunstsenter, Stavanger



INSIDE OUTSIDE ARCHITECTURE is a group exhibition with works by Øystein Aasan, Thomas Florschuetz, Olaf Holzapfel, Marte Johnslien, Ola Kolehmainen, Ingrid Lønningdal, David Maljkovic and Vibeke Slyngstad.

Architecture has been an influential iconographic and conceptual source for contemporary art over several decades, and many artists today are working at the crossroads between visual arts and architecture. INSIDE OUTSIDE ARCHITECTURE investigates the strategies artists employ when relating to architecture, which can range from examining construction processes, analysing architectural structures, to mapping spaces. The artists allude to and deconstruct modernist architectural icons, reference vernacular architecture and address the fragility of nomadic dwellings.

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo



What a week!
On Wednesday I'll present some of my work at Oslo Fotokunstskole.
On Thursday I'll participate in a panel discussion at Samtidskunstmuseet about architecture in art, with Marte Johnslien (artist, Oslo) and Vibeke Slyngstad (artist, Oslo). The talk will be moderated by the National Museum's director of Contemporary Art, Sabrina van der Ley.
On Sunday Goro Tronsmo invites you to 0047 for brunch and a talk about gentrification. The panel consists of Geir Haraldseth (director Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger), Tone Huse (human geographer and research fellow at the University of Tromsø), Tone Hansen (director Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo – to be confirmed) and me. The talk will be moderated by 0047's director, Markus Richter.

The three arrangements are open to the public, and I hope to see you there!

Presentation at Oslo Fotokunstskole (in Norwegian),
Wednesday, 11.12.2013 at 12.15

Conversation about architecture in art (in English)
Samtidskunstmuseet, 12.12.2013 at 17.00

Cool architecture in new hip area: Talk on gentrification (in English)
0047, 15.12.2013 at 11.00


En kollektiv kraftanstengelse for tapte saker / Collective effort for lost causes

Artists: Per Inge Bjørlo, Vanessa Baird, Eirik Senje, Tito Frey, Leonard Richard, Lotte Konow Lund, Ann Iren Buan, Ingwill Gjeldsvik, Christian Messel, Marianne Hurum, Johannes Høie, Linda K. Røed, Kristina Bræin, Pierre Lionel Matte, Miriam Hansen, Kjell Varvin, Sara Rönnbäck, Janicke Schønning, Sara Christensen, Trond Hugo Haugen, Daniel Lynau, Merete Joelsen Aune, Terje Roaldkvam, Vemund Thoe, Gelawesh Waledkhani, Bjørn Hegardt, Cecilia Jimenez Ojeda, Catrine Thorstensen, Marianne Wiig Storaas, Ingrid Lønningdal, Hege Nyborg, Tone Wolff Kalstad, Mette Hellenes, Lene Baadsvig, Tina Jonsbu, Christian Tony Norum, Karen Ingeborg Bye, Dag Erik Elgin, Ebba Bring, Inger Johanne Nygren, Ingri Haraldsen, Torgeir Husevaag, Vilde von Krogh, Terje Nicolaisen, Elisabeth Mathisen, Jørun Aase Falkenberg, Anna Gudmundsdottir, Ane Hjort Guttu, Runhild Hundeide, Mimmi Mattila, Per Westerlund, Esther Bjørneboe, Mikael Hegnar, Markus Li Stensrud, Elise Storsveen, Tiril Schrøder, Bertil Greging, Sonja Krohn, Beate Petersen, Andrea Bakketun, Ruben Steinum, LordCheif Justice, Stein Koksvik, Karin Eriksson, Hans Hansen, Solveig Lønseth, Bjørn Bjarre, Therese Hoen, Ida Følling, Ottar Karlsen.

Podium, Oslo
Opening 28.11.2013


Official opening of Førde town-hall

Førde town-hall is now officially open. In connection with the opening a seminar was held about the art projects by Michael O'Donnel and myself. Christine Hansen gave an interesting talk about art in public spaces. I've uploaded my speech (in Norwegian).

Førde, November 15th 2013


Art project for Førde town-hall

This summer I'm working on one large wall painting and several smaller ones in Førde town-hall. The official opening is November 15th 2013.

Førde, June 2013


Essential Geometry

Solo show
Nordnorsk kunstnersenter, Svolær


Drawing exhibition

This spring Kunstnerforbundet in Oslo presents monthly exhibitions focusing on drawing. I'm part of their February presentation.

Artists: Terje Bergstad, Bertil Greging, Morten Hansen, Hanne Nielsen, Lotte Konow Lund, Espen Dietrichson, Ingrid Lønningdal, Thorbjørn Sørensen, Kjell Torriset, Mari Røysamb, Vanessa Baird, Hans Hamid Rasmussen, Steinar Elstrøm, Heidi Kennedy Skjerve, Tina Jonsbu, Margareta Bergman, Terje Nicolaisen, Hilmar Fredriksen, Øyvind Torseter, Christian Bould, Kjell Erik Killi Olsen, Tore Hansen, Mette Hellenes, Elise Storsveen og Gerd Tinglum.

Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo


Interview in Numer

Line Harr Skagestad interviews me concerning my new job at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO).

Numer #4 2011 is available from December 2011-February 2012.


Oslo sett med kunstnerøyne

Group show with works by Knut Steinar Bøe, Runa Carlsen, Ole Ek, Torgeir Husevaag, Veslemøy Sparre Jensen, Yngve Jørgensen, Ingrid Lønningdal, Nils Skarpmoen & Anders Beer Wilse and Dan Young.

Kunst på arbeidsplassen, Oslo


This City Busy With Dreams

Solo show
Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo


Space Station: On Enabling, Production and Display

Space Station is centered around a series of sixty-hour long residencies that take place within nOffice's conceived and designed Space Enabler - an installation that incorporates various functional elements and reconfigures 0047's gallery space. During this period, artists will not only work within but also completely inhabit 0047, concentrating their time within the gallery and shifting the center of their life to the institution. Each resident will be free to occupy the gallery as they wish, and after their departure will leave behind traces of their presence – but not before hosting a moving out party.

Resident #2, Tone Hansen (Head of The Henie Onstad Art Centre Art Department) will put together an visual archive celebrating the activity of artists and cultural workers in Bjørvika. The archive documents artists' involvement with the development of the district and will include works by Marianne Heier, Stefan Schröder and Ketil Nergaard, extracts from the archive of Anne Beate Hovind, Oslo Kunsthall and Knut Håkon Frølich, and excerpts from the exhibition Common Lands, curated by Åse Løvgren and Karolin Tampere, with works by Bik Van der Pol, Dellbrügge & de Moll, Ingrid Lønningdal and Jaan Evart.

#1 noffice: March 23-25 / Moving–out party: March 25, 7pm
#2 Tone Hansen: April 8-10 / Full weekend program
#3 Institute for Colour: April 27-29 / Moving–out party: april 29, 7pm
#4 Jesper Alvær: May 11-13 / Moving–out party: may 13, 7pm
#5 Can altay: May 25-27 / Moving–out party: may 27, 7pm

Schweigaardsgate 34D, Oslo


Every Building an Experiment

Solo show
Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Kunstsenteret


Zwischenraum : Space Between

Artists: Oliver Bulas, Nick Evans, Julia Horstmann, Alon Levin, Ingrid Lønningdal, Ciara Phillips et al.

Zwischenraum : Space Between
Curated by Annette Hans, Anne Szefer Karlsen and Jamie Kenyon
Hamburg Kunstverein
Opening 15.10.2010, 19:00. Welcome!


2000 Lillestrøm

Artists: Anders Smebye, Lina Viste Grønli, Sverre Malling, Ingrid Lønningdal, Fredrik Værslev,
Mads Lynnerup, Runa Carlsen & Karen Lidal, Carla Zaccagnini and Marike Schuurman.

2000 Lillestrøm
Curated by Geir Haraldseth
Akershus Kunstsenter
Opening 28.08.2010, 19:00. Welcome!

Akershus Kunstsenter
Storgata 4, Lillestrøm
Have a look here for program and more info!


The Bjørvika Structure in the Studio

I've been commissioned to contribute to the upcoming publication of COMMON LANDS - Allmannaretten. I've been looking into different aspects of social diversity in the future Bjørvika. In the project The Bjørvika Structure in the Studio I have approached developers, owners and politicians that are involved in the development of this area. With a starting point in the master plan, I have invited the stakeholders to partake in an enquete on social diversity. The different styles of language, values and approaches towards this proposal become modes of representation and a path into the city development process of Oslo.

The project is available at COMMON LANDS' webpage.



Cities consist of resolute t's, functional k's and ornamented f's that reach up from the streets. Neat g's and practical y's below the lines, surrounded by closed a's and communal o's. When we see buildings as letters, or signs in the shape of glass facades, sliding doors or log walls, architecture becomes the language that enables a reading of ideologies, history and power structures.

In the exhibition architecture, constructions and correlations are being explored through drawing, performance, video and more.

Karen Lidal and Ingrid Lønningdal
Opening 04.02.2010, 19:00. Welcome!

Rådhusgaten 17, Oslo
Press release (PDF, Norwegian)



Runa Carlsen, Helen Eriksen, Martine Flugund, Anna Carin Hedberg, Silje Rønneberg Hogstad, Sabina Jacobsson, Christian Larsen, Kjersti Lande, Ingrid Lønningdal, Elisabeth Mathisen, Ebba Moi, Terje Nicolaisen, Hilde Rognskog, Stefan Schröder, Kjetil Skøien, Heidi Marie Wien and Ina Åsheim.

Opening Friday 19.02, 19:00. Welcome!
Schweigaardsgate 33, Oslo

Press release (PDF, Norwegian)


Labyrint 09 - Writings and Observations

Labyrint 09 presents an unusual variety of artist's books, but also text and audio art works which relate to writing. During the fall the archive of artists books will grow and change. Some books will be picked out for focus at different times, and for those who want, fresh artworks in the form of PDF files can be copied directly at the exhibition to be taken home.

Im participating with the artist book Oslo - New York.
More about the exhibition

Labyrint 09 - Writings and Observations
Curated by Joanna Sandell and Pia Sandström
Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba, Sweden


Open Studioes

As part of Oslo Open 2009 the 10 artists in Schweigaards gate 33 invite you to visit on Sunday September 27th 2009. In addition to presenting work, artist books and catalogues, we'll make soup and have some surprises.

Runa Carlsen, Anna Carin Hedberg, Silje Rønneberg Hogstad, Sabina Jacobsson, Christian Larsen, Ingrid Lønningdal, Hilde Rognskog, Kjetil Skøien, Heidi Marie Wien and Ina Åsheim.

27.09.2009, 10:00-18:00
Schweigaards gate 33, Oslo


Kunstnerboken / The Artist book

Im participating with Oslo - New York at an exhibition at Tegnerforbundet, Oslo.

Tegnerforbundet, Rådhusgaten 17, Oslo

Press release (PDF 56 KB, Norwegian)


Wherever Water Flows

Wherever Water Flows, by Ebba Moi and me, is one of two projects under the heading Alnavandring 2009. More about our project at

Opening 17.09.2009, 19.00. Welcome!
Kulverten, Ammerud, Oslo.

Photo: Jirin Havran


Tuesday: Fishing mackerel in the Oslo Fjord, the town’s food basket.
Photo: Stian Eide Kluge / Institutt for Farge

Fjord City Summer Camp

Under the heading Fjord City Summer Camp the Institute for Colour will present a series of temporary works from August 24-30th, as part of Common Lands in Bjørvika. The project aims at producing concrete expressions of different aspects of Common Lands, and the results are presented to the public on Bjørvika’s Open Day, 30.08.2009.


Release of Verksted

Runa Carlsen and Karen Kviltu Lidal are releasing a publication made in connection with an art project they did earlier this year at Akershus Kunstnersenter. Karen and Runa organized several workshops held at the shopping mall nearby the gallery, where people could drop by and attend courses in textile techniques.

"Verksted" takes textile traditions and techniques as a point of departure, and deals with themes as DIY-culture, Fretex, craft as meditation, and the passing on of knowledge. I'm happy to have been asked to write one of the texts for this lovely project's publication!

Release party at Sound of Mu, Oslo.
09.12.2008, 20:00


Portrait of the Norwegian Artist

As a part of Billedkunst's theme number about the living conditions of Norwegian artists, Steffen Håndlykken and I have contributed with an article and interviews with:

Marte Aas, Maria Bustnes, Jan Christensen, Ingrid Book & Carina Hedén, Søssa Jørgensen & Geir Tore Holm, Irma Salo Jæger, Anders Kjellesvik (part of the artist group aiPOTU, together with Andreas Siqueland), Morten Krohg, Sissel Lillebostad, Rakett: Åse Løvgren & Karolin Tampere, Arve Rød, Helge Røed, Vebjørg Hagene Thoe and Daniel Østvold.

Release 31.10.2008 at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo.
The article was also published in Klassekampen 28.10.2008.


Oslo-New York

The artist book Oslo - New York was published by Permafrost-Press, June 2008, and is available at Torpedo or if you contact me.


MA Exhibition 2008, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Curated by Anne Szefer Karlsen
June 7th-22th
BOA, Format, GAD and Oslo Kunstforening

I will exhibit at GAD. Welcome to the opening on June 7th!

Catalogue available at
Texts by Daniel Buren, Anne Szefer Karlsen and Raimar Stange.


Østlandsutstillingen 2008

April 26th - June 8th, 2008:
Galleri ØKS, Fredrikstad

June 15th - August 24th, 2008:
Galleri Uldloftet, Vestfossen

August 30th - October 12th, 2008:
Gjøvik Kunstgalleri

October 29th, 2008 - January 18th, 2009:
Kunsthalle St.Annen, Lübeck

I will participate with the piece Inn til beinet/To the Bone (2008).

LIAF jr.

During spring 2008 the Institute for Colour will host three workshops in Svolvær Primary School as part of Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF).

For LIAF 2008 the Institute for Colour will take up residency in the classroom of the 5th grade of Svolvær School. The school will provide a distinctive perspective on the community, as well as any tools necessary for the Institute's artistic practice. The pupils will act as the Institute's guides, assistants and production team during three visits to Svolvær leading to an exhibition on May 9th 2008.

Svolvær Primary School


Curated by Jan Christensen and Marianne Zamecznik
January 17–February 24, 2008
0047 OSLO

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