Transcendental Tactility: Artist Bios

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Margrethe Aanestad (b. Stavanger, Norway, 1974) is an artist based in Stavanger, Norway and Brooklyn, New York. She received her BA in art history and cultural studies from the University of Stavanger, Norway. Recent solo exhibitions have included “Locus Mien” at Torrance Shipman Gallery (New York, NY) and “Hither/Thereat” at Dimensions Variable (Miami, FL). She has participated in group exhibitions at Tub Gallery (Miami, FL), Another Space (Copenhagen, DK), Interno4 (Bologna, IT), Galería Des Pacio de la Cruz (San Jose, CR), and the International Studio and Curatorial Program (New York, NY) among others. She has exhibited at art fairs such as UNTITLED. Art Fair (US) several times. She has been awarded working grants from the Billedkunstnernes vederlagsfond and has also received funding from the Stavanger City Municipality, Rogaland County Municipality, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Arts Council Norway and Office of Contemporary Art Norway.

Per Christian Brown (b. 1976, Stavanger, Norway). Since graduating from the Oslo Academy of Fine Art in 2000, the artist has made his mark through a wide array of solo and group exhibitions in Norway and internationally. He is represented in major Norwegian public and private Art collections. His latest solo and group exhibitions include: “Nature Morte” Contemporary Artist reinvigorate the Still Life tradition, Hå gamle prestegård, Nærbø, Norway, 2015. “Through Nature”, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway, 2014. “Still Life in Motion”, Northern Norway Art museum, 2014.“Historic Interventions in villa Breidablikk”, Stavanger, Norway, 2014. Momentum 7- Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway, 2013. “Everlasting Material Pain, Prinz Georg-Raum für Kunst Berlin, 2013.

Benedicte Clementsen (b.1986) is an artist, living and working in Bergen, Norway. Her work has its foundation in the time based, combining medias such as video, sound, performance and installation. She received her MFA from the Kunstskolen in Bergen. Clementsen has exhibited throughout Norway, as well as in Spain, Poland, USA, Scotland, and Finland. She has participated in residencies at the Utsire Lighthouse (Norway) and L’Estruch (Spain).

Elin Melberg received her BFA from the Winchester School of Art and her MFA from the Royal College of Art. She has had solo exhibitions throughout Norway in spaces such as Galleri Opdahl (Stavanger), St. Johannes Kirke (Stavanger), Kunstmuseet Kube (Aalesund), Oslo Domkirke (Oslo), and Galleri Gathe (Bergen). Melberg has also participated in group exhibitions internationally at spaces such as the Griffin Gallery Open (London, UK), Stavanger Art Museum (Stavanger, NO), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen, DK), Liljevalchs Vårsalong (Stockholm, SE), and the Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro, BRA). She has been awarded working grants from the Statens kunstnerstipend and Billedkunstnernes vederlagsfond. She has also received funding from the Stavanger City Municipality, Rogaland County Municipality, Arts Council Norway, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Office of Contemporary Art Norway, Matthew Wrightson Charity Trust Award, Fatima & Faiza H. Alkazzi Award, and Lise og Arnfinn Hejes Fond.

Kristin Velle-George (b. Bergen, Norway, 1977) is an artist based in Stavanger, Norway. She received her MFA from the Bergen Art Academy, Norway. She has exhibited at spaces and art fairs such as UNTITLED. Art Fair (US), Bryne Art Association (Norway), Rogaland Art Center (Norway), and the Skien Art Association (Norway) among others. She has received funding from the Rogaland County Council, the City of Stavanger, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Arts Council Norway.

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In Practice: KoKo NYC Teaching Artist Exhibition

In Practice: KoKo NYC Teaching Artist Exhibition | Press Release | Cook Thugless at Freddy’s | KoKo NYC January 27-February 17, 2018 Opening Reception: February 1, 7-9pm Performance by Cook Thugless: February 7, 8:30pm (Freddy’s Bar, 627 5th Ave, Brooklyn) Gallery open by appointment. Contact to visit: Open Source Gallery presents In Practice, our […]


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2017 Exhibitions
Kimberly Mayhorn: Transcend
Reimagining Tradition
The Fire Theory: ICE
Sana Obaid: دیوار | De-war | Wall
10th Annual South Slope Derby
Andrew Snyder: 9 Meditations
Francesco Simeti: Swell
Liinu Grönlund: It could have been
The Middle Passage
Soup Kitchen 2016
2016 Exhibitions
Another Space: Permanent Construction
i Collective: Once Upon Unfolding Times
Dimensions Variable: Multidisciplinary
South Slope Derby 2016
Boa Mistura: Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way
SiTE:LAB: Nothing Is Destroyed Transgression
Rawiya: In Her Absence I Created Her Image
HAI: Sole Exchange
Videokaffe: Para-sites & Proto-types
Prosjektrom Normanns: Transcendental Tactility
/rive: Anamorphosis
Soup Kitchen 2015
Mira Gaberova: Statue of Everything
Savas Boyraz: Back Drop
Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu: Venus von Hamburg
Soap Box Derby 2015
Sara Morawetz: How the Stars Stand
Whitney Lynn: Rummage
Yun-Woo Choi: Endless, Seamless
Jasmine Murrell: Some Impossibility Without A Name
Tirtzah Bassel: I Want To Hold You Close
B. David Walsh: Extracted Bedroom Project
Lena Lapschina: Yes/No
Soup Kitchen 2014
Sofia Szamosi: Eat Me
Corina Reynolds: Northwestern Expansion