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Past Projects  
— 2022

Cato Løland
Turning Strangers Into Family

Andrea Spreafico
Poor Dictionary (from Distance to Rage)

Cato Løland
Paris Internationale

Marco Bruzzone
GLUB CLUB (An Underwater Turmoil)

Lera Sxemka
Artists in Residency

Nastya Feschuk
Artist in Residency

Tuda Muda,
Sigrún Hlín Sigurðardóttir,
Unn Devik
Artists in Residency

Ivana Králíková
Future City Earth Systems
Artists in Residency

T-Yard Writers Residency
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Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Eyes as Big as Plates

Entrée Cinema
Lasse Årikstad
Bergen Filmklubb

Pamflett & BABF
Bergen Art Book Library

Magnhild Øen Nordahl
Oppløyste abstraksjonar

Past Exhibitions
— 2021

- a group exhibition

Entrée Cinema
Calderón & Piñeros
Paul Tunge &
Egil Håskjold Larsen
Cinemateket i Bergen

Kåre Aleksander Grundvåg

Dan Brown Brønlund
Magnus Håland Sunde
Linda Morell

Lisa Seebach
I’d Rather Be Rehearsing the Future

Entrée Cinema:
Ina Porselius
Bergen Filmklubb

Ann Iren Buan
Falm varsomt, hold om oss

Sjur Eide Aas
At Hermit Street Metro Entrance

Entrée Cinema:
Esteban Rivera,
Marthe Thorshaug
Cinemateket Bergen

Karin Blomgren
Summen av alle krefter

Entrée Cinema: 
Jon Rafman,
Claudia Maté
at Bergen Filmklubb

Past Exhibitions
— 2020

Lin Wang
Exotic Dreams Tattoo Shop

Unfolding Questions, Codes,
and Contours

at Tromsø Kunstforening

Ida Wieth
wander / wonder

Lilian Nabulime, Bathsheba Okwenje,
Miriam Watsemba, Maria Brinch.
My Mother Is Forgetting My Face.
Curated by Martha Kazungu

Ian Giles
After BUTT
at Kunstnerforbundet

Oliver Ressler
Carbon and Captivity

Sara Wolfert
Head Channel & Lion 
- Waking of the Sleeping Lion Ear

Entrée Cinema
Kjersti Vetterstad
A Beehive in My Heart
at Cinemateket Bergen

Halldis Rønning

Past Exhibitions
— 2019

Kristin Austreid
Et underlig redskap

Bergen Assembly
Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead

Anne de Boer, Eloïse Bonneviot
the Mycological Twist

Kamilla Langeland
Stories of the Mind
(Transitioning Into Uncertainty)

Maria Brinch

— at Kunstnernes Hus

Bathsheba Okwenje
Freedom of Movement
at  Kunstnernes Hus

Lina Viste Grønli
Nye skulpturer

Toril Johannessen
SKOGSAKEN (The Forest Case)

Marysia Lewandowska
It’s About Time

(in Venice Biennial)

Films by
Mai Hofstad Gunnes

Isme Film
Collectively Conscious Remembrance

Trond Lossius
Jeremy Welsh
The Atmospherics
River deep, mountain high

— 2018

Marjolijn Dijkman
Toril Johannessen
Reclaiming Vision

Damir Avdagic

Eivind Egeland
Father of Evil

Marysia Lewandowska
Rehearsing the Museum

Anton Vidokle
Immortality for All: a film trilogy on
Russian Cosmism

Curated by
Ingrid Haug Erstad

Johanna Billing
Pulheim Jam Session,
I’m Gonna Live Anyhow Until I die,
I’m Lost Without Your Rhythm,
This is How We Walk on the Moon,
Magical World

Jenine Marsh
Kneading Wheel, 
Coins and Tokens

Jenine Marsh
Sofia Eliasson
Lasse Årikstad
Johanna Lettmayer
Lewis & Taggar
Jon Benjamin Tallerås
—  a group show in public space

Jon Rafman
Dream Journal

Goutam Ghosh &
Jason Havneraas

Ian Giles
After BUTT

Films by Yafei Qi
Wearing The Fog, 
I Wonder Why, 
Life Tells Lies

— 2017

Daniel Gustav Cramer
Five Days

Kamilla Langeland
Sjur Eide Aas
The Thinker, Flower Pot and Mush

Danilo Correale
Equivalent Unit
Reverie: On the Liberation from Work

Valentin Manz
Useful Junk

Jeannine Han
Dan Riley
Time Flies When Slipping

Pedro Gómez-Egaña

Ane Graff
Mattering Waves

Andrew Amorim
Lest We Perish

Tom S. Kosmo
Unnatural Selection

Jenine Marsh
Lindsay Lawson

Dear Stranger

— 2016

Eline Mugaas
Elise Storsveen
How to Feel Like a Woman

DKUK (Daniel Kelly)
Presents: Jóhanna Ellen
Digital Retreat Dot Com

Cato Løland
Folded Lines, Battles and Events

Harald Beharie
Louis Schou-Hansen
(S)kjønn safari 2.0

Lynda Benglis
On Screen
Bergen Assembly

Linn Pedersen
Bjørn Mortensen
Terence Koh
NADA New York

Ida Nissen
Kamilla Langeland
Marthe Elise Stramrud
Christian Tunge
Eivind Egeland
Fading Forms

Anders Holen

Sinta Werner
Vanishing Lines

— 2015

Bjørn Mortensen
Pouches and Pockets
/ Compositories in Color

Linn Pedersen
Plain Air

Øystein Klakegg
Entrée # 55

Leander Djønne
Petroglyphs of the Indebted Man

Lewis & Taggart
Black Holes and other painted objects

Azar Alsharif
Bjørn Mortensen
Steinar Haga Kristensen
Lewis & Taggart
Vilde Salhus Røed
Heidi Bjørgan
NADA New York

Linda Sormin
Heidi Bjørgan

Steinar Haga Kristensen
The Fundamental Part of Any Act


Tora Endestad Bjørkheim
Bjørn-Henrik Lybeck

Mathijs van Geest
The passenger eclipsed
the object that I could have
seen otherwise

Marit Følstad
Sense of Doubt

Oliver Laric

Terence Koh
sticks, stones and bones 

Kristin Tårnesvik
Espen Sommer Eide
Korsmos ugressarkiv

— 2013

André Tehrani
Lost Allusions

Pedro Gómez-Egaña
Object to be Destroyed

Flag New York City

Christian von Borries
I’m M
Institute of Political Hallucinations
Bergen Assembly

Dillan Marsh
June Twenty-First

Vilde Salhus Røed
For the Sake of Colour

Azar Alsharif
The distant things seem close (…)
the close remote (…) the air is loaded

Magnhild Øen Nordahl
Omar Johnsen

Lars Korff Lofthus
New Work

— 2012

Anngjerd Rustan
The Dust Will Roll Together

Cato Løland
Oliver Pietsch
Love is Old, Love is New

Stian Ådlandsvik
Abstract Simplicity of Need

Sinta Werner
Something that stands for
Something / Double
Described Tautologies

Kjersti Vetterstad

Anna Lundh
Grey Zone

Arne Rygg
Borghild Rudjord Unneland
Lisa Him-Jensen
Cato Løland
Lewis & Taggart
Klara Sofie Ludvigsen
Magnhild Øen Nordahl
Mathijs van Geest
Andrea Spreafico
Flag Bergen

— 2011

Karen Skog & Mia Øquist
Skog & Øquist systematiserer

Danilo Correale
We Are Making History

Sveinung Rudjord Unneland

Ethan Hayes-Chute
Make/Shifted Cabin

Ebba Bohlin
Per-Oskar Leu
Kaia Hugin
Pica Pica

Gabriel Kvendseth
First We Take Mannahatta

Roger von Reybekiel
Do Everything Fantastic

— 2010

Michael Johansson

Tone Wolff Kalstad
This Color Is Everywhere

Knud Young Lunde
Road Show Event Plan

Alison Carey
Ivan Twohig
Benjamin Gaulon
On The In-Between

Mercedes Mühleisen
Øyvind Aspen
Birk Bjørlo
Damir Avdagic
Annette Stav Johanssen
If Everything Else Fails...

Ciara Scanlan
Matthew Nevin
An Instructional

Patrick Wagner
Nina Nowak
Samuel Seger Patricia Wagner
South of No North

Agnes Nedregaard Midskills
Patrick Coyle
Boogey Boys Santiago Mostyn
Bergen Biennale 2010 by Ytter

Lars Korff Lofthus
West Norwegian Pavilion

Serina Erfjord

Mattias Arvastsson
Presence No.5

Malin Lennström-Örtwall
It`s like Nothing Ever Happened

— 2009

Tor Navjord

Ragnhild Johansen
Erased Knot Painting

Entrée Radio

Lewis and Taggart
Ledsagende lydspor

In Conversation:
Gómez-Egaña and
Mathijs van Geest

In Conversation:
Andrew Amorim and
Mitch Speed

In Conversation:
Ane Graff and Alex Klein

In Conversation:
Martin Clark and Daniel Kelly

Ludo Sounds with
Tori Wrånes

In Conversation:
Stine Janvin Motland,
Kusum Normoyle,
Mette Rasmussen,
Cara Stewart

Randi Grov Berger
Other projects


November 12th, 2022 – January 15th,  2023

Fortune Tellers
Sofia Eliasson
Hanna Roloff
Astrid Sleire
Emily Weiner

Kunsthall Grenland

Kunsthall Grenland exhibition view. All photos by Tor Simen Ulstein.

Astrid Sleire, Resonans, 2022. Terracotta, begetting, glaze.

Fortune Tellers at Kunsthall Grenland

Kunsthall Grenland is thrilled to welcome you to the opening of Fortune Tellers, an exhibition featuring the four material-based artists Sofia Eliasson, Hanna Roloff, Astrid Sleire and Emily Weiner. With the exhibition we explore how our geology and history can be linked to various artistic practices. One of the exhibition's focal points is the Grenland region's geological diversity, which stretches back over a billion years. We find ourselves in an area rich in various minerals such as sandstone, slate and limestone, key prerequisites for settlement and industrial establishments for several hundred years. Limestone is used today, among other things, in the production of cement, plastic, toothpaste, paint and paper - and also has a very central supporting role throughout the history of art. Printing techniques such as lithography, with limestone as the base material, monumental techniques such as fresco painting that is painted on wet lime, ancient Greek sculptures carved in limestone, and lime compounds that are included as an ingredient in porcelain, to name a few. Over millions of years under the right conditions, melted limestone has given us green and red Porsgrunn marble, a young marble where you can find traces of fossil sea animals that once swam around in tropical seas. Calcium is an element found in everything from our skeleton to glossy magazine surfaces. The eternal evolution and circulation of raw materials puts our own fragile history in a larger perspective - they connect us to the stars of the galaxy and deep cosmic time.

Fortune Tellers presents brand new sculptures, paintings and collages that explore geological conditions and archaeology, with several references to industrial- and art history. The artists Sofia Eliasson and Hanna Roloff have been on an excursion to the limestone quarry locally in Bjørntvedt, together with a geologist from Geopark UNESCO Gea Norvegica, which is based in Porsgrunn. Their local explorations have influenced the work in this exhibition, and local findings are put into dialogue with a larger global discourse about climate. Astrid Sleire has worked at 1400°, the Kunsthall’s own contemporary ceramics and porcelain workshop, located in the factory building of Porsgrunds Porselænsfabrik. Here, new sculptures have emerged with impulses from the industrial landscape at Herøya, Brevik and from the Porsgrunn river's constant movement and changing surface, drifting through the nearby landscape. Emily Weiner draws connections to the Cumberland Mountains in Nashville, where she often picks up fossils and ancient remains from past cultures in the landscape rich of limestone around her. She is interested in material links between far-reaching phenomena such as historical Greek and Roman busts - early representations of growing empires and power - to modern designs, such as the terrazzo, which appeared more than 500 years ago, but now trends on top of interior designs yet again.

Emily Weiner (b. 1981) is concerned with Carl Gustav Jung's theory of archetypes - universal, primal symbols and images that derive from the collective unconscious, which can be traced in symbolic form, in dreams, myths, fairy tales and legends. According to Jung, these unconscious ideas are passed down from generation to generation, common to all people. In her works, Weiner mixes various symbols from the past and present, and connects visual threads such as various archetypes and primal images from our shared cultural history. At the same time, she refers to art history - seen through a feminist lens. For the works in the exhibition, she combines oil paintings with ceramic frames and plays with different imitations of materials. Weiner holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City (2011).

Astrid Sleire (b. 1961) creates abstract sculptural landscapes in clay. The new works have been created at Kunsthall Grenland's workshop 1400°. The forms she creates are fired and applied with underglaze and coating, which gives a dry and rough surface in contrast to more glazed surfaces. The ceramic works can be seen as fragments with references to changing surroundings, something that remains unfinished or is under development. The shapes can give associations to remains of or parts of architecture and nature. Sleire has a master's degree in ceramics from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design (1988). She is Associate Professor of Ceramics and Clay at the Academy of Fine Arts - Department of Contemporary Art, at KMD in Bergen.

Sofia Eliasson (b. 1981) works with what she calls fossils from the present, that geology is also about the present and how we leave unchanging traces in the landscape on a daily basis. Eliasson likes to collect things she finds, discarded objects and traces from our everyday life and fixes them in casts and prints. In the exhibition, she shows a series of sculptures with abstract map sections from the 350 km long mining system under Brevik engraved in soapstone. The engraved stones are also moulds for castings in recycled tin. The rare fly orchid (ophrys insectifera), found at Bjørntvedt lime quarry in Porsgrunn has become the subject of digital mutation. The orchid is shaped by artificial intelligence, 3d modelled and cast in reliefs from lime-based synthetic plaster. Eliasson has an MA from Bergen University of Art and Design (2017).

Hanna Roloff (b. 1985) shows a series of collages entitled Fortune Teller. The work relates formally and thematically to the folded paper fortune teller, a game for children to predict their future with, but in Roloff's work the future resources of the earth are at stake. Abstract photographs show limestone in various phases, from coral reefs in the Indian Ocean to the limestone quarry in Porsgrunn. In her work, she is particularly concerned with questions related to the use of natural resources, and thoughts about a future that is moving towards a warmer and more tropical climate. Roloff is educated at the department of medium and material-based art at the Oslo Academy of Fine Arts (2017).

The exhibition is supported by the Arts Council Norway. Sofia Eliasson has received support for her production from the Association of Norwegian Visual Artists and the Norwegian Art Centres (KIR). Hanna Roloff has received support for her production from the Arts Council Norway. Astrid Sleire has received support for her production from the Norwegian Art Centres (KIR).

Emily Weiner, Constantine, 2022. Oil on linen in stoneware frame.

Sofia Eliasson, Voktere (Ophrys # 1-3), 2022. Relief in lime-based synthetic plaster.

Hanna Roloff, Fortune Teller, 2022. Collage, photography. 

Sofia Eliasson, Borgen # 1 (blå), 2022. Kleberstein, tinn.

Astrid Sleire, Resonans, 2022. Terracotta, begetting, glaze.

Astrid Sleire, Foldet konstruksjon # 1-4, 2022. Terracotta, underglaze.

Hanna Roloff, Fortune Teller, 2022. Collage, photography.

Emily Weiner, Sappho, 2022. Oil on linen in stoneware frame.