Saturday, November 4, 2023
13:00 - 15:00

Opening for the final exhibition of (be)longing, exactly 364 days since the first exhibition in the series opened in 2022.

October 9 - 20, 2023
11:00 - 15:00, weekdays

open workshop (extended)

During this two week period, Jessica Williams will produce the final publication of (be)longing, which collects annotated transcripts of all the public talks, images from the previous exhibitions, commissioned texts, and more.

It will be also possible for the public to book time to meet with Williams and test out the machine and/or assist in production. Each day, there is 90 minutes set aside for one person to come in and test the risograph completely free of charge. All visitors are welcome to have a chat or to observe production.

Book a free 90 minute session here!

Saturday, October 21, 2023

open workshop / closing featuring Elisa Halvorsen Castillo

Elisa Halvorsen Castillo (b. 1990) is a Chilean artist with Norwegian ancestry. She is based in Oslo after recently completing a masters in the art and craft program at The Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Working with analog experimental techniques and self published artists’ books, Elisa explores the concept of memory and its plasticity, a subject that interests her since she experienced short-term memory loss due to a period of illness in her mid 20s. At House of Foundation, she will present her newest book which combines letterpress and risography.

Saturday, October 21, 2023
13:30 - 16:00

Bookbinding workshop with Elisa Halvorsen Castillo. Each participant will learn to bind their own blank notebook with a risograph printed cover which they can take home. This workshop will be given in English and involves sharp tools.

Saturday, October 7, 2023

open workshop / opening featuring Zarina Saidova.

Zarina Saidova (b. 1992) is an illustrator, comics artist and publishes both her own work and that of others as Træsh forlag. She has recently taken her masters in design and illustration at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Zarina originally came from Kazakhstan when she was 13 years old, and is being expelled from the country because her mother presented a different identity when they came to Norway in 2005. She will present her masters project as well as her illustration work and what it is like to run a comics publishing house.

Saturday, October 7, 2023
13:30 - 16:00

Drawing, collage and fanzine workshop with Zarina Saidova. Children are welcome when accompanied by a parent.

Saturday, September 30, 2023
13:00 - 15:00

Makda Embaie will host a session of Breaking Bread and Language exclusively for participants with a relationship to the Tigrinya language.

This workshop is also a part of the MOMENTUM 12 Live Program. Light refreshments will be provided and children are very welcome.

This workshop aims to carve out a space where people can practice their specific language constellations without it being aligned, compared or corrected into the idea of language that the nation state has. Specifically, this workshop is for people with a connection to the Tigrinya language and diaspora experience to translate texts together. She has been developing a methodology of translating poetry, that doesn’t require the participants to be able to read or write in the language they translate from.

Register by email here.

Sunday, August 27, 2023
14:00 - 15:00

The (be)longing reading room at House of Foundation will host an informal and intimate conversation with Tia Blassingame (US) and Tarini Sethi (IN), moderated by Jessica Williams. Both artists are residents at Halden Bookworks, a center for book arts located in Tistedal and run by Radha Pandey and Johan Solberg.

Tia Blassingame is a book artist/printmaker/educator exploring the intersection of race, history, and perception. Blassingame founded the Book/Print Artist/Scholar of Color Collective to bring BIPOC book artists into conversation with Book History and Print Culture scholars.

She co-curated the Troubling: Artists’ Books that enlighten and disrupt old ways of being and seeing exhibition with book artist Ellen Sheffield, and the Paper Is People: Decolonizing Global Paper Cultures exhibition at Minnesota Center for Book Arts with artist Stephanie Sauer. Blassingame is an Associate Professor of Art at Scripps College, where she teaches Book Arts and serves as the Director of Scripps College Press.

Tarini Sethi is a fine artist and curator based in New Delhi, India. As a fine artist she primarily works in metal, ink and acrylic exposing the imbalance of human relationships with each other and with the natural world.Her works reveal a Utopic space far from our own, where life seems closer to perfect, bridging the ever-growing gap of kinship. Her intricate works often center goddess-like women in unabashed poses. They are nude, multi-limbed, and accompanied by chimerical animals. The worlds they inhabit are also surrealistic, complex and layered.

In parallel, as a curator, she gives a platform to independent artists to showcase their work. She is the founder and curator of the Irregulars Art Fair; India's first anti art fair and The Irregular Times; India's first art and design newspaper.

Saturday, August 12, 2023
12:00 - 15:00

Exhibition opening / book launch / public talk at House of Foundation with Makda Embaie, Marina Dubia, and Shaon M. Moderated by Jessica Williams.

Saturday, June 24, 2023
Sunday, June 25, 2023
13:00 - 15.30 (both days)

Confrontation is Key was a 2-part community workshop by the artist Jelsen Lee Innocent that challenged the images, language and systems designed to marginalize and dismiss. Participants collaborated to activate redefinitions of cultural visibility, in-between identities and new methods of collective care.

This workshop was part of the MOMENTUM 12 Live Program.

What lasting impact does the lack of culturally inclusive school curriculums and the standardizaton of eurocentricity have on the self-esteem of immigrant children and children of immigrants? How does this upbringing materialize within African identities throughout Norwegian society? What sort of internalized clashes are prevalent - yet, submerged - for social acceptance and survival?

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
12:15 - 14:15

Jessica Williams held an introductory analog risograph workshop in collaboration Moss VOKS. The adult students, all of whom were learning Norwegian, received an introduction to the current (be)longing exhibition and tried their hand at making individual and collaborative prints using several colors and layers.

Sunday, June 11, 2023
13:00 - 15:00

Jessica Williams held an open risograph workshop in the backyard of House of Foundation as part of Lyse Netter.

Risografi er en trykkmetode som utføres med en digital stensilduplikator, og kjennetegnes ved sterke farger. Disse fargene er trykket lag på lag, og kan minne om silketrykk eller offset. Jessica Williams, som er den nåværende kunstneren som stiller ut hos House of Foundation i hele 2023, har hatt erfaring med disse maskinene i over 10 år. I anledning Lyse Netter, har hun flyttet deler av sitt verksted inn i festivalen. Kom og prøv denne grafiske teknikken! Det er valgfritt å ta med noe hjemmefra (maks A3) som kan skannes på maskinen, ellers har vi tusjer, blyanter, saks, papir, og lim for å lage noe fint på stedet.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

å falle mellom to stoler: regarding race, belonging and social constructs unqiue to African Norwegians and Africans livingi in Norway. A candid conversation led by the book's authors at Assata in Oslo: Jelsen Lee Innocent with Dubie Toa-Kwapong and Mwauke Mufoncol.

Sunday, April 30, 2023
12:00 - 14:00

The MA1 students from MAPS activated the reading room of the exhibition space as a base/starting point for a series of happenings, installations, and workshops in Moss.

Saturday, April 22, 2023
12:00 - 15:00

Exhibition opening / book launch / public talk at House of Foundation with Jelsen Lee Innocent and Robin Mientjes. Moderated by Jessica Williams.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Jessica Willams and Júlía Hermannsdóttir presented and launched her book cheat sheet at the 2023 Reykjavik Art Book Fair at the Reykjavik Art Museum in Iceland.

Monday, February 6, 2023

The transdisciplinary programme Art and Public Space at the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo (MAPS) took over the exhibition's reading room for a mini seminar based around the theme of hospitality.

The day featured presentations by Ebba Moi, House of Foundation, Jessica Williams, Susanne M. Winterling, Power Ekroth, and Okhiogbe Omonhinmin. Later in the week, the class used the room as a base for exploring potential collaborations in Moss.

Saturday, February 4, 2023
12:00 - 15:00

Exhibition opening / book launch / public talk at House of Foundation with Júlía Hermannsdóttir and Vicente Mollestad. Moderated by Jessica Williams.

Saturday, November 5, 2022
13:00 - 16:00

Opening of the exhibition I find myself..., a solo presentation by Jessica Williams featuring recent artist books and a site specific wall piece. This was the first of six parts in a year of (be)longing.


(be)longing, so far by Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams by Tuda Muda

Elisa Halvorsen Castillo

Zarina Saidova by Chai Saeidi

Breaking Bread And Language at House of Foundation: September 30, 2023

Poetic invitation to Breaking Bread And Language by Makda Embaie

Works by Tia Blassingame (left) and Tarini Sethi (right)

Documentation from the opening of the fourth exhibition featuring Makda Embaie, Marina Dubia and Shaon M.

Promo for Confrontation is key by Jelsen Lee Innocent for Momentum 12

Documentation of a riso workshop with Moss VOKS students. The artwork in the foreground is by Robin Mientjes.

Promo for the riso workshop at Lyse Netter by Espen Friberg / Workshop documentation

Documentation from the opening of the MAPS pop-up exhibition. The temporary works in public space are by Katja Schia and Shiyu Arys Wu.

Promo for å falle mellom to stoler by Jelsen Lee Innocent at Assata

Documentation from the opening of the third exhibition featuring Jelsen Lee Innocent and Robin Mientjes.

Jessica Williams and Júlía Hermannsdóttir at the Reykjavik Art Book Fair.

Documentation of the MAPS mini seminar on hospitality

Documentation from the opening of the second exhibition featuring Vicente Mollestad and Júlía Hermannsdóttir.

Documentation from the opening of the first solo exhibition with Jessica Williams.