The artists and designers included in the exhibition are Thora Dolven Balke, Massimo Bartolini, Hernan Bas, Guillaume Bijl, Maurizio Cattelan, Elmgreen & Dragset, Pepe Espaliú, Tom of Finland, Simon Fujiwara, Han & Him, Laura Horelli, Martin Jacobson, William E. Jones, Terence Koh, Jani Leinonen, Klara Lidén, Jonathan Monk, Nico Muhly, Norway Says, Henrik Olesen, Nina Saunders, Vibeke Slyngstad, Sturtevant and Wolfgang Tillmans.
Other features Fredrik Sjöberg's Fly Collection, Massimo De Carlo's Porcelain Collection, Collected Etnographica, Real Estate Agents performed by Helen Statman & Trevor Stuart.
Thora Dolven Balke
born in Oslo, Norway in 1982
lives and works in Oslo, Norway
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Education / Awards / Grant
2005 – 06, Bachelor, Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo
2004 – 05, Exchange to Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo.
2003 – 04, National School of the Arts, dep. Art Academy, Bergen,
2002 – 03, National School of the Arts, dep. of specialised Art: Photography, Bergen
2001 – 02, Fata Morgana Photographic School of Fine Art, Copenhagen
2000 – 01, Robert Meyer Photographic School, Oslo.
Selected Solo Shows
2006, How to swallow a meteorite, solo show, Galleri Fimbul, Oslo
2005, Baby it’s cold outside, solo show, Galleri 21:25, Oslo
Selected Group Shows
2008, Galleri rød E, Byrom i et portrom, with the sound-piece And Then What, Oslo
2008, Alone in the Dark, June exhibition, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
2008, Re* Doubting Telling Objects, Verftet USF, Bergen
2008, Voudou, Galleri 54, Gothenburg, Sweden and 0047, Oslo
2008, Lights On, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
2007, I Wanna be Loved by You, Hamar performance festival, Kunstbanken, Hamar, Norway
2007, Old Bold Neuropa 2, Galleri Area 53, Vienna
2007, Blackout, Galleri Fimbul, Oslo
2006, Hit that piece of Ivory there, Ny Musikks space, Oslo
2006, Mørke Nu festival, Bodø, Norway 2006, When I leave the world behind, Skulpturparken
2006, Stefan Andersson Gallery, Umeå, Sweden
2005, Fimbulvinter, group show, Galleri Fimbul, Oslo
2005, Is That All there Is?, Vocal performance at Kjetil Berges piece at the 8th Havana Biennale, Cuba.
2005, Holiday Inn,, Galuzin Gallery, Oslo
2004, Faith, Vestlandske Kunstmisjons trilogy part 1, group show, Bergen
2008, Lights On Catalogue, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
2008, Alone in The Dark Catalogue, Kunsterforbundet, Norway
2007, Utflukt # 4 – Vinterkort, Represented with work and text, Norway
2006, Dialoger Catalogue
2006, Catalogue for Skulpturparken
2006 in Umeå, by Stefan Andersson Gallery.