Anders S. Solberg

b.1984, Trondheim, Norway

based in Malmö, Sweden

With photography and film as the starting points of his practice, Anders S. Solberg works with the interplay between fiction and reality, and what happens when the two intersect. By trying to manifest and develop the ethereal and immaterial qualities of film and photography into the physical world, he is looking at the effects intent, perception and staging might have on objects, and how they, in turn, might act together and create new aesthetic experiences and realities.


When working with objects, he uses a variety of means and mediums to explore themes of illusion, escapism, spectacle and artificiality, copy and original, through the physical space of a setting, for example, a movie set and its accoutrements. Anders S. Solberg works towards creating environments for his works to inhabit and act out their parts within. This is a symbiotic relationship, where the process of extracting essence and information from within an object is as much influencing on the aesthetics of the setting, as the setting is influencing the staging and reading of the object.

Education:

2017-19 Master of Fine Art, Malmö Art Academy
2014-17 Bachelor of Fine Art, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, NTNU
2016-16 Sound art & installation - Music and Technology, NTNU
2012-13 Art Photography, Norwegian School of Photography
2010-12 Trade Photography, Norwegian School of Photography


Exhibitions:

Solo:

2021 - TBA, Celsius Projects, Malmö
2019 - A Potential Recording Device - KHM2, Malmö
2017 - A Novel Approach (to Quietus) - K4 Galleri, Oslo
2017 - Dilation - Kunsthall 15, Trondheim
2016 - Transmutations, Galleri Blunk, Trondheim
2015 - Revir, Art Hotel Norway, Trondheim

Group:

2020 - HAMN, Sydhavn Station, Copenhagen
2020 - Malmö Open Studios, Celsius Projects Malmö
2020 - Songs for Sigge, Celsius Projects. Malmö
2019 - Skymningsland, Galleri Format / Dark Room, Malmö
2019 - Trøndelagsutstillingen 43, Levanger Kunstforening, Levanger
2019 - Trøndelagsutstillingen 43, Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim
2019 - FLUX, Skissernas Museum, Lund
2019 - Annual Exhibition, Malmö Art Academy
2018 - MESH - Galleri CC, Malmö,
2018 - Annual Exhibition, Malmö Art Academy
2018 - Malmö Open Studios, Celsius Projects, Malmö
2017 - Inauguration of NEJD, Nejd, Gothenburg
2017 - Kulturnatt - Video program - Galleri KiTX, Trondheim
2017 - NSE/2017 - KHM Gallery, Malmö
2017 - Knock knock smog wand - BFA graduation show, Galleri KiT
2017 - The Future is around the Corner, Punktet Visningsrom for Kunst, Ila Militærsykehus
2017 - Factory Kit, Performance festival, Galleri KiT - FLESH, video installation
2016 - Cosmic Slop +, Beijing Trondheim #4 Magazine launch, Galleri KiT, Trondheim
2016 - Leucosis, UMW Media Wall, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA.
2016 - Trondheim Open, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art
2016 - Trøndelagsutstillingen 40 - Jubilee Exhibition - Fortid møter samtid, Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim
2016 - An Artwork a Day, Room 302, KiT
2016 - Pink Shoelaces, Punktet Visningsrom for Kunst, Skansen,
2016 - Meta.Morf, Biennale for Art and Technology, Lost in Space, Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim
2015 - Prega, Magazine Launch, Galleri Storck, Oslo
2015 - Open Academy, Galleri KiT, Trondheim
2015 - STUNT, Art Hotel Norway, Trondheim
2014 - Open Academy, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Studio, Trondheim
2014 - Investigating the City, a Collaborative Endeavour, Galleri KiT, Trondheim
2013 - Prega VOL:++, Galleri ++ / Black Box, Oslo
2013 - Graduation Show, Art Photography, Norwegian School of Photography, Trondheim
2013 - Prega VOL:2,5, FOTOFEST, Norwegian School of Photography, Trondheim
2012 - Semester Show, Norwegian School of Photography, Trondheim
2012 - Prega VOL:2, Galleri Blunk, Trondheim
2012 - Sju, Trondheim Open, Norwegian School of Photography, Trondheim
2012 - Graduation Show, Trade Photography, Norwegian School of Photography, Trondheim
2012 - Nordic Light International Festival of Photography, Kristiansund
2012 - Prega VOL:1, Pop-up show, Trondheim
2011 - Various Group shows at Ila Brainnstasjon, Trondheim
2010 - FWD, Trondheim
2009 - Group show / Stunt, Novelty, Trondheim
2006 - Collaborative show with Andreas Fortes, Kvikkstock, Trondheim
2005, All We Ever Wanted Was a Chance, Corpeltof, Trondheim

Publications:

2019 - Drink Deep, or Taste Not, The Plasma Spring, Malmö Art Academy, Yearbook
2018 - Malmö Art Academy, Yearbook (isbn 978-91-985592-1-7)
2016 - Beijing Trondheim Magzazine #4: Lyd (edition of 150, issn 1984-3799)
2016 - Nice to be in orbit! Meta.Morf biennale for art and technology, catalogue (isbn 978-82-998211-6-2)
2015 - PREGA, magazine (magazine, collaborative effort, edition of 250, isbn 978-82-303-3081-4)
2015 - PHASES (booklet, self published, edition of 10)
2014 - Reseach / Out in the Country (book, self published, edition of 5)
2013 - REVIR - sanking & appropriering (book, self published, edition of 10)
2013 - Untitled (process), (booklet, self published, edition of 5)
2013 - Untitled (we don’t sleep at night), (hand made artist book, edition of 1)
2013 - Untitled (we don’t sleep at night), (booklet, self published, edition of 5)
2013 - PREGA VOL:2,5 - catalogue (booklet, collaborative effort, edition of 50)
2012 - PREGA VOL:2 - catalogue (magazine, collaborative effort, edition of 70)
2012 - PREGA VOL:1 - catalogue (booklet, collaborative effort, edition of 30)
2012 - Untitled (if I really meant it) (booklet, self published, edition of 20)
2012 - Transference (booklet, self published, edition of 10)
2012 - Untitled (Shields depleted) (booklet, self published, edition of 20)
2012 - Untitled (Splinters) (booklet, self published, edition of 20)
2012 - Unnatural habitats (booklet, self published, edition of 20)
2011 - Ælska mik i kaos svarti hafi (book, self published, blurb, edition of 2)
2011 - Tabula Rasa (booklet, self published, edition of 5)
2011 - Tabula Rasa (magazine, collaborative effort, edition of 2)
2010 - Holy smokes and goddamn all ye falling candles of heaven smash (book, self published, edition of 1)

Other:

2019 - Curator and board member, Galleri CC, Malmö
2019 - Diversestipend for nyutdannet kunstnere, Kulturrådet
2018 - Project Grant, Malmö Art Academy
2017 - Sensor / External Examinator - Norwegian School of Photography
2017 - Residency - Surnadal Bilag - Surnadalsøra
2017 - Mathias R. Samuelsen - Ære, Være - Cover illustration (Bokvennen, isbn: 9788274886865)
2017 - Ålesund Kulturnatt - Brosundet brenner - Transmutations Pt2: Leucosis (w/ Eirik Havnes)
2016 - Transmutations, Parts 1-4, Inscience Film Festival, Nijmegen, Netherlands
2016 - Cosmic Slop, excerpts, temporary adornment at Sintef
2013 - Lecture about PREGA at FOTOFEST, Norsk Fotofagskole, Trondheim
2012 - PREGA awarded Norsk Fotofagskole’s project stipend
2012 - Started the PREGA collective together with six other photographers: Hedda Hørran, Knut Eirik Molvik, Remy Eik, Rickard Aall, Gard Aukrust Fjøsne og Eirik S. Knoop

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