MAJA NILSEN

Born 1978, Klæbu, Norway

E-mail: fraunilsen@gmail.com, kapteinilsen@gmail.com

Org.nr: 921 006 861

Phone: 0047 95796628

 

 

EDUCATION

2007 Motion Picture Projectionist license

2003-2005 Master of Fine Art, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art

2000-2003 Bachelor of Fine Art, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art

2002 Master of Virtual Realities / NCAD, Dublin

1998-2000 Bergen Art School, Bergen

1997-1998 Fana Folkehøgskole, Fine Art

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Det Flytende Fjellet, Trondheim Kunstmuseum

2914 Close your eyes to what you can't imagine, site spesific installation for TSSK, Trondheim

2012 Grenseløs, Umåtelig, Overdreven, Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter (collaboration with Edvine Larssen)

2011 Taare af mine tørre Øine og Psalmer at min tilukte Mund, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger

2011 Agalma, Gallery Noplace, Oslo

2010 Unfluid were the Waves, Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst TSSK, Trondheim

2009 Zoo, or Letter not about Love, Ossastrasse 13, Berlin

2008 Darkness Moves, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo

2002 Sammentreff, Gallery Blunk, Trondheim

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 Festningen, Kongsvinger Festning, curated by Helga-Marie Nordby

2018 Welträtsel (Floating Mountains, Breathing Glaciers), Scotty Enterprises, Berlin

2018 Jeg hører deg, The Art Museum in Nord-Trøndelag

2016 Dei viltlevande marine ressursane ligg til fellesskapet, groupshow, Kurant, Tromsø

2016 A Thoast for a Ghost, groupshow, Berlin and Künstlerhaus Meinersen, Niedersachsen

2014 Black Market, Lehrter Siebzehn, Berlin

2013 Skulpturbiennalen, Vigelands Museet, Oslo

2013 Constant.Decay, site spesific work, Rake Visningsrom, Trondheim

2012 La Galerie, Contemporary Art Centre in Noisy-le-Sec, Paris

2012 Bristol Biennial, England

2011 Project 0, Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland

2011 Stillscape, festival, Oslo

2011 Neu Wegen, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin

2010 Nordnorsken, touring groupshow

2010 Høstutstillingen, Oslo

2010 Trøndelagsutstillingen, Trondheim

2010 Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin 2010

2009 Cosmic Debris, Oslos

2009 Torget, Gråmølna, Trondheim Kunstmuseum

2009 722 km, Galley Emil, Tampere, Finland

2009 POLART 09, Tromsø Kunstforening

2008 Norske Bilder, Oslo

2008 Vårutstillingen, The Drawing Council, Oslo

2008 In the Death car we are alive, Gallery Tautra, Norway

2008 Gallery Plus Minus, Trondheim

2008 The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2008 Gallery Attic Salt, Edinburgh

2007 Norske Bilder, Oslo Townhall

2007 Seeing is Beliveing, Florø Kystmuseum

2007 Soap Gallery, Kitakyshu, Japan

2006 Blütenweiss, Raum für Kunst, Berlin

2006 Pencil us in, The Study Gallery, Poole, England

2006 Hva gjør du her?, site-spesific project in Trondheim

2006 Norske Bilder, Oslo Townhall

2006 Babel Kunstrom, Trondheim

2005 Tecknarens kontakt, Gallery Verkligheten, Umeå

2005 All you see in mine, Sculpture parkin Kramfors, Sweden

2005 Kunst ved fleire blikk, exhibition in Rosendal centrum and Gallery G Guddal

2005 TAKE OFF, Gallery Brandstrup, Oslo

2005 Vårutstillingen, The Drawing Council, Oslo

2005 The Master Exhibition, Trondheim Kunstmuseum

2005 Stockholm Art Fair, representing the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art

2004 Herbarium, Gallery KIT, Trondheim

2004 Rjomskip, Skaftfelt Culture Centre, Iceland

2004 Høstutstillingen, Oslo

2003 Gallery 21m2, Stavanger

2003 Union, Ba-show, Gallery KIT, Trondheim

2003 Trøndelagsutstillingen, Trondheim

2002 Galley ID:I, Stockholm

2000 Centre for Contemporary Art, Trondheim

2000 Innoveralt, Trondheim

1999 Prøverommet, Bergen

 

 

THEATRE

2019 Scenography/costumes for Blue Bordell director Lisa Lie, 2019

2019 Scenography/costumes for Utopia, choreographer Maja Roel, 2019

2019 Scenography/costumes for Melancholia II, collaboration with YMIST, 2019

2018 Scenography/costumes for Mare, director Lisa Lie, Det Norske Teater, Oslo

2017 Scenography/costumes for Draumkvedet, director Erlend Samnøen

2017 Scenography/costumes for Uår av Terje Vigen, Trøndelag Teater, Nordland Teater

2016 Scenography/costumes for Dracula, Brageteatret, director Erlend Samnøen

2015 Scenography/costumes for I Cloni, Lisa Lie and PONR, Black Box Teater

2014 Scenography/costumes for dance performance Red Riding Hood by choreographer Henriette Pedersen

2013 Scenography/costumes for the play Blue Motell, Trøndelag Teater og Black Box Teater

 

 

COMISSIONS / COMPETITIONS

2016  Commission at Hadsel Upper Secondary School, Stokmarknes

2015 Commission at Eiganes Elementary School in Stavanger

2014 Competition for a commission at Aust-Lofoten Upper Secondary School

2013 Commission at Hokksund Upper Level of Compulsory School

2011 Commission for Charlottenlund Upper Secondary School

2011 Comission for Steinkjer Upper Secondary School

2011 Competition for a commission at Utdanningsforbundet

2011 Competition for a commission at Festningen Kindergarden

2008 Falstad Kunst, competition

2008 Commission for Rye Kindergarden

 

 

AWARDS / GRANTS

2017 3-year working grant from BKV

2016 1-year Artist Working Grant, Statens kunstnerstipend

2015 Prosjektstøtte fra Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, project grants

2015 Hedda Prize (a national theatre prize) for Blue Motell

2015 Statens Utstillinsstipend, exhibition grants for Trondheim Kuntmuseum

2015 1- year working grant from BKV

2014 Grants from Trondheim Kommune

2012 Statens Diversestipend, grants

2012 Mobility Support / Travel grant from OC, Bristol Biennial

2011 Prosjektstøtte fra Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, exhibition grants for NNKS

2011 Prosjektstøtte fra Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, exhibition grants for Rogaland Kunstsenter

2011 1-year working grant for BKV

2011 Statens Utstillinsstipend, exhibition grants

2011 Mobility Support / Travel grant from Kulturkontakt Nord

2011 Exhibition grant from OCA for Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland

2010 1-year working grant from BKV

2010 Catalogue support from Norwegian Arts Council

2009 Project grants from Vederlagsfondet

2009 1-year working grant from the Norwegian Illustration Fond

2008 2-year Artist Working Grant, Statens kunstnerstipend

2008 Statens Utstillingsstipend, exhibition grants

2008 Trondheim Kommunes Kulturstipend, Culture grant

2007 Lars Brandstrup Trust

2007 Christian Lorch Schive og hustrus legat, grants

2006 Project grant from Vederlagsfondet

2006 1-year grant from BKV

2006 Sleipnir Travel Grant

2005 Christian Lorch Schive og hustrus legat, grants

2004 Debutantstøtte from Norsk Kulturråd, exhibition support from Norwegian Arts Council

2004 Lise and Arnfinn hejes Fond, grant

2003 BKH-student stipend, student scholarship

RESIDENCIES AND VISITING PROGRAMS

2017 Røst AIR, Skomvær Lighthouse, Lofoten

2015 Røst AIR, Skomvær Lighthouse, Lofoten

2011 NKD, 2 months residency at Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dale, Norway

2008 ARCTOS-scientific trip to the Arctic (2 weeks) and a residency in Tromsø

2007 North-Sea Grant, 2 months exchange program, Edinburgh, project by Stavanger Euro. Cap of Culture

2006 Trondheim City Councils 1 months residency in Berlin

2006 A 3 months NIFCA-residency in Vilnius/Lithuania

2004 The Dieter Roth Academy Workshop, Seydisfjordur, Iceland

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

2016 Trondheim Kommune

2016 Oslo Kommunes Kunstsamling

2013 Nordland Fylkeskommune

2011 Koro, Kvæfjord Kommune

2010 Det Norske Oljeselskap/The Norwegian Oil company

 

 

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

2016 Manager at Røst AIR, a non profit, multidisciplinary, artist in residence and artist-run association

2011-12 Jury memberfor the yearly exhibition Trøndelagsutstillingen

200509 Organizer of many different happenings, concerts, exhibitions through Marienborg Atelierfelleskap

2008 Teacher at Barnetimen, ISAK Culture Centre

2006-09 Projectionist by Trondheim Kino

2006 Teacher at Kunstkarusellen, Trondheim Kommune

2006 Teacher at Kulturskolen, Trondheim

2005 Student representative for new admissions to Trondheim Academy of Fine Art

2005-09 Board member of Marienborg studio space and project group

2003-04 Gallery manager, Gallery Blunk, Trondheim

2003 Student assistant for new admission to Trondheim Academy of Fine Art

2000 Jury member for new admission to the Bergen Art School

 

 

OTHER ARTISTICWORK

2017 Album cover for Makoto Sakamoto

2012 Album cover for Therese Aune, Billowing shadows, flickering lights

2010 Album cover for Phy

2007 Poster for Cinemateket, Trondheim

2003 Book cover for Lettskyet pent vær of Kristin Lian Berg

2003 Nominated for the best book cover design of the year

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