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September 7, 2014

This week in Umeå

Filed under: Exhibitions


On Friday a short video I’ve made (a still from which is above) will be debuted as part of a screening organized by Lily Benson at Folkets Bio in Umeå. The screening itself is in conjunction with her solo show entitled The unnamed feeling opening on Thursday at Trailer Gallery.

This show should not be missed if you’re in the area because not only should the show be good, but Lily is great also! Inspired by Youtube videos of simple everyday gestures filmed with intimacy intended to induce Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (A.S.M.R.), she has created a new body of work around the need to name bodily sensations. More info here.

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September 2, 2014


Filed under: Exhibitions, Travel

In just a few weeks I’ll be coming back to represent my new home country at the NY Art Book Fair in this year’s Norway Focus room.



At my table Jessica Williams + Friends I’ll be showing my own work, postcards from NSEW, student work made in a workshop I founded, beautiful posters from the Oslo artist space 1857, and more.

To be honest I’m pretty excited!

In 2005, now almost 10 years ago, I interned at Printed Matter. In 2006 I was a volunteer at the very first NYABF. Lots of good, funny and sweaty memories. If you’re in NYC and happen by PS1, do come in and say hi this time around.

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Filed under: Etc


Earlier this summer I had a conversation with Los Angeles’ BOOK STAND which is now online.

I talk about things big and small (basically what’s been going on the last few  years) and Claire makes selections from my photo archive to accompany the text.

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June 24, 2014

Fantasy Art Now

Filed under: Publications

I have a contribution in a new book entitled Fantasy Art Now complied by Jay Issac and Sebastian Frye of Toronto’s Swimmers Group.


It has a nice concept:

Ideas and inspiration are a constant creative companion, but what about the ones that never make it? We have collected and compiled a series of 31 unrealized and unrealizable ideas from artists, writers, and friends into a little book that operates as both a source for further inspiration and an end in itself. The ideas collected are now contributions to the public domain; set free. 

For more info or to buy a copy, go here.


June 13, 2014

Next week in Western Mass, Oslo

Filed under: Exhibitions

Next week my newest book (not yet online) entitled Slow Education will be available at the following two pop-ups:


Curated by Trevor Powers

Flying Object
42 West Street
Hadley, Massachusetts 01035

June 21 – 29, 2014

COL•LATE is a zine exhibition and pop-up shop showcasing zines and other related printed matter by artists and small presses from around the world. All of which will offer a sliver of insight into the current state of art-related zines today, and showcase how artists of different mediums are questioning, handling, and experimenting with the format.

More info here.




Curated by Kenneth Pettersen and Victoria Kielland

Demon’s Mouth
Københavngata 4
0553 Oslo

June 20 – 29, 2014

SKREV is a pop-up bookshop for small, independent Scandinavian literature initiatives. Open from noon to midnight. Come in, drink coffee, eat an ice-cream, buy a release from your new favorite publisher.

More info here.

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June 2, 2014

This Thursday in Oslo

Filed under: Exhibitions


This Thursday (also my birthday) I’m having a soft opening for an exhibition of photographs entitled Pictures from Japan. The venue, Izakaya, is Oslo’s only sake bar and where I’ve worked my way through grad school for the last two years. Good food, good drinks, and for the next month a mix of digital and 35mm photos I took last fall in Japan.

Pictures from Japan

St. Olavs gate 7
0165 Oslo

Opening: Thursday, June 5, 5pm
Exhibition: June 5 – July 5, 2014

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May 15, 2014

Next Friday in Oslo, Austin

Filed under: Exhibitions

I’m a part of two group exhibitions next Friday, May 23. The first is my MFA graduation show:


Avgangsutstillingen 2014 – MA Kunstakademiet i Oslo
Curated by Anne Szefer Karlsen

Mo Abd-Ulla, Hedda Roterud Amundsen, Tiago Bom, Victoria Durnak, Serina Erfjord, Karin Erixon, Silje D. Henden, Julia Lee L. Hong, Matilda Höög, Chandra Sen, Linda Lerseth, Mimmi Mattila, Andreas Hald Oxenvad, Jóhanna Ellen Ríkharðsdóttir, Daniel Slåttnes, Ayatgali Tuleubek, Vikram Uchida-Khanna, Tarald Wassvik, Jessica Williams, Silje Eugenie Strande Øktner, Knut Ivar Aaser

Kunstnernes Hus
Wergelandsveien 17
0167 Oslo

Opening: Friday, May 23, 7pm
Exhibition: May 23 – June 8, 2014




Curated by Max Marshall and Paul Paper

Austin Center for Photography
Big Medium – Canopy
916 Springdale Road
Austin, Texas 78702

Opening: Friday, May 23, 7 –11pm
Exhibition: May 23 – June 7, 2014

More info here.

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