Thomas Kvam

 

Biography

 

1972 Born in Drammen, NO
Lives and works in Oslo, NO and Lindau, DE

EDUCATION

1998-1999 MFA Goldsmiths College, London, UK
1996-2000 National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, NO
1994-1995 Oslo Drawing and Painting School of Arts, NO

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

The Hamsun Session #5, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, DE
Solo Show at Blomquist and QB Gallery, Oslo, NO

2016

The Hamsun Session, QB Gallery, NO

2015

Natural Born Pollock, QB Gallery, NO

2013

The Rantology Paintings, Blomquist Kunsthandel, NO

2012

Whiteout Violence / Censorship Alliance, Galleri Van Bau, NO

2011

Pulp Statistics - (The Kinsey Report Updated Syndrome), NO
Archive comparative/Endgame Narrative, House of foundation, NO

2009

The Average Art Manifesto, NO
HAL and The Horse, Podium, NO
Væxsjø konsthall, SE
Galleri 21, Malmø, SE

2006

Eurobeing, UKS, NO

2005

Three studies, Skur 71, Bjørvika, Oslo, NO

2004

Kapelica Gallery, Ljublijana, SI
Contejner Gallery, Zagreb, HR
Kibla Gallery, Maribour, SI
Ok Gallery, HR

1998

Machine 4.0, Robotic video and sound performance, Oslo, NO
Machine 3.0, installation/Performance, SE

1997

Machine 2.0, performancefestival video/robot performance, Oslo, NO

1996

Machine 1.0, video/robotic installation G.U.N, Oslo, NO

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Blindsonen – politisk engasjert kunst, Spriten Kunstahall, Norway 2016

2015

The Shadow of War: Political Art in Norway 1914–2014 , Kunstnernes Hus, Norway

2014

Vikingmytologier, Haugar kunstmuseum; Norway

2013

An Artist collecting Art, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium; Norway
Extra City, Kunsthall, Rotterdam, Belgium

2012

What a Mess, Fredrikstad Kunsthall, Norway

2011

Vidéo et après, Munch et après, Screening of Eurobeing, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
Tekstalianse, 1857, Oslo, NO

2010

Eurobeing, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
Eurobeing, videoinstallasjon, Norrtälje Konsthall, SE
Everyone’s one and three chairs, Emokonseptualisme, UKS, NO
Den svarteste natten i manns mine, foto/tekst, Podium, Oslo, NO

2009

NOTCH 09, Beijing, CN
Transat video, Caen, FR
En ganske almindelig utstilling, Overgaden, Copenagen, DK

2008

Toys R Us, Brändström & Stene, Stockholm, SE
Drawing Biennale, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO
Fjell Festning, Bergen, NO

2007

Eurobeing, Oh My God! Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, NO

Eurobeing, Screening at Platform China, Beijing, CN

2006

Screening, La Rochelle International Filmfestival, FR
Machine 6, 3 Numusik, Stavanger, NO
Machine 6, 3 Nordic Light, Caen, FR

2005

The Machine project, Teks, Trondheim, NO

2004

The Machine project, Documentation, Contemporary art museum, Ljubjana, SI

2002

The Machine project, Teks, Trondheim, NO
Machine 6.1, Nordic Graze, Saltarvet Museum, SE
Machine 6.1, 01Lab, University of Oslo, Norway

2000

Machine 6.0, Mediaterra 2000, Athens, GR
Machine 6.0, Degree Show, National Academy of the Arts, NO

2000-2001

DETOX - Machine 5.1, Robotic video and sound performance/installation, Akureyri Art Museum, IS, Kunstnerenes hus, Oslo, NO, Bergen Kunsthall, NO, Kunstmuseet Nord-Trønderlag, NO, Tromsø Kunstforening, NO, Sølv High Tech, Kongsberg, NO, bomullsfabrikken kunsthall, NO, Kunstmuseum Rogaland, NO

1999

Degree Show, Ma–Fine Art, Goldsmith College, London, UK

RESEARCH

2007 – 2013 Research Fellow, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

PERFORMANCE/ LECTURES

2015

Art! Power! – seminar, art and politics

2010

An average best seller, House of Fundation

1997

Turning on and tuning in, performance, G.U.N, NO

 

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

1998

RAN, Momentum Biennale for Contemporary Art, Moss, NO
Fellesentralen, Kunstnerenes Hus, Oslo, NO
Video installation, Konstakuten Stocholm, SE

1997

Digital aid, video installation G.U.N, Oslo, NO
Nom de plume, G.U.N, Oslo, NO

CURATING

2013

Derivatives, Møllebyen Literature festival

2010

Emokonseptualisme, UKS. Oslo

2009

The Living Dead
 (A Celebration of Collecting Art as the Esperanto of Globalisation), Podium, Oslo, NO
Transactions (part 1-3), House of foundation, Moss 2009, featuirng Arne Borgan, Paal Bjelke Andersen, Arve Kleiva, Marianna Heier, Shwan Dler Qaradaki, Jørn Sværen
Artist run gallery project: G.U.N 1995-1998

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017

Homo Sacco, (Novel) Pulp Philosophy Vol 1, (566 p) published by Cappelen Damm Publishing House, Norway

2014

Natural Norn Pollock, fanzine (154 p)

2012

Preproduksjon (68 p)

2011

Krieg dem Kriege, nowthatsfuckedup.org (157 p)
Rantology, Eric Harris & Dylan Klebold (196 p)
Emokonseptualisme, Kjetil Røed & Thomas Kvam (167 p)

2009

An average best seller, conceptual novel (408 p)

PUBLISHED ESSAYS/POETRY/ART CRITIQUE

2014

Essay, foto, Vector

2012

Essay, Gruppe 12, Kolon forlag

Krig og Fred, antologi med norske forfattere, essay

2011

Audiatur, katalog poesi

2001-2006

Various catalogue essays/ art critique

 

PUBLICATIONS/TELEVISION

2016

Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Dagbladet
Artnet News.

2015

Art-magazin
Dagbladet
Kunstkritikk.no
NRK, Nasjonalgalleriet; Kunst og Krig

2014

Dagbladet
Norsk Forskerforum
Kunstkritikk.no
Katalog Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium

2012

Klassekampen, kritikk, Øivind Storm Bjerke
Agora, essay Kari Brandtzæg
Kunstkritikks julekalender, Claus Carstensen, Krieg Dem kriege

2011

Nrk P2, intervjue om boken Krieg dem Kriege
Dagbladet, omtale Krieg dem Kriege
Klassekampen, essay Espen Stueland, Krieg dem Kriege
Amnesty international Magazine, nr 3, Danmark
Morgenbladet, Krig i kunst heller enn kunst i krig, omtale Krieg dem Krige
Kunstforum, presantasjon av kunstnerskap

2010

Kunstkritikk.no, emosjon og tilstand, emokonseptualisme
Kunsten.nu, Kunsten at nå det normale publikum 6. jan.

2009

ID - entity, NOTCH09, katalog, Beijing
Norsk kunsthistorie av Gunnar Danbolt, Samlaget
Billedkunst, I øyeblikket Ingvill Henmo, 15.09.

2008

Le Monde Diplomatiqu, artikkel om The Machineproject
Media and urban space: understanding, investigating and approaching mediacity By Frank Eckardt,
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Frank & Timme GmbH

2007

Oh My God!, Catalogue, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Oslo, Norway
Eurobeing, Thomas Kvam. Frieze April.
Kunstkritikk.no, Vorsprung durch technik,Tom-Erik Lønnerød

2006

Autonomous Mutations, Research into Robotic art, History and theory

2005

6th Media Arts Festival, agency of cultural affairs Award Winning Works, CG ARTS, Tokyo, JP

2004

Galerija Kapelica, Catalogue

2002

hz-journal.org, Exploding, Plastic and Inevitable: the Rise of Video
Prixars electronica: 2002 cyberarts : international compendium
Mediaterra 2000, bok, Athen, Greeze

2000

DETOX, bok, Norway
Various TV programs, articles/ reviews of Machine 5.1, 2000 - 2003

1999

Gydas vei, NRK (Maskin 5.1)
Metropol Live presentasjon Maskin 5.1, intervju
Tv2 nyhetene reportasje, DETOX, Maskin 5.1
Maskin 2.0 vist i Puck NRK TO

1997

Kulturopratørene, NRK, Maskin 1.0 1997
TVN nyhets reportasje, DETOX, “Maskin 5.1”

 

Prizes and Awards

2002-2003

International Support, OCA, Oslo – travel/exhibition support

2003

Machine 6.0 nominated for best interactive work; CG ARTS Japan, Tokyo

2001-2004

3 year working grant for young Artist

2002-2006

Art Council Norway - exhibition support for various projects

2000

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Norway – Exhibition support - Slovenia

1999

Norwegian Touring Exhibitions - DETOX Jury prize for best work.

COLLECTIONS

Centre Pompidou

Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium