Thomas Kvam

 

Biography

RESEARCH

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

 

EDUCATION

1998-1999        Goldsmiths College, London, UK, Ma Fine Art

1996-2000       National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, Norway

1994-1995        Oslo Drawing and Painting school of arts, Norway

 

UPCOMING:

October 2017:

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

2017

Solo Show at Blomquist and QB Gallery, Oslo, Norway

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

The Hamsun Session, QB Gallery, Norway

2015

Natural Born Pollock, QB Gallery, Norway

2013


The Rantology Paintings, Blomquist Kunsthandel, Norway

2012

Whiteout Violence / Censorship Alliance, Galleri Van Bau, Norway

2011


Pulp Statistics - (The Kinsey Report Updated Syndrome), Norway

Archive comparative/Endgame Narrative, House of foundation, Norway

2009

The Average Art Manifesto, Norway

HAL and The Horse, Podium, Norway

Væxsjø konsthall, Sweden

Galleri 21, Malmø, sweden

2006

Eurobeing, UKS, Norway

2005

Three studies, Skur 71, Bjørvika, Oslo, Norway

2004

Kapelica Gallery, Ljublijana, Slovenia

Contejner Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

Kibla Gallery, Maribour, Slovenia

Ok Gallery, Croatia

1998

Machine 4.0 Robotic video and sound performance, Oslo, Norway

Machine 3.0 installatrion/Performance, Sweeden

1997

Machine 2.0 performancefestival video/robot performance, Oslo, Norway

1996

Machine 1.0 video/robotic installation G.U.N, Oslo, Norway

 

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

Tekstalianse, 1857, Oslo, Norway

2010

Eurobeing, Centre Pompidou 2010, France

Eurobeing, videoinstallasjon, Norrtälje Konsthall, Sweden

Everyone’s one and three chairs, Emokonseptualisme, UKS, Norway

Den svarteste natten i manns mine, foto/tekst, Podium, Oslo

2009

NOTCH 09, Beijing, China

Transat video, Caen, France

En ganske almindelig utstilling, Overgaden, Copenagen, Denmark

2008

Toys R Us, Brändström & Stene, Stockholm

Drawing Biennale, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

Fjell Festning, Bergen, Norway

2007

Eurobeing, Oh My God! Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway

Eurobeing, Screening at Platform China, Beijing

2006

Screning, La Rochelle International Filmfestival, France

Machine 6,3 Numusik, Stavanger, Norway

Machine 6,3 Nordic Light, Caen, France

2005

The Machine project, Teks, Trondheim, Norway

2004

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

2002

The Machine project, Teks, Trondheim, Norway

Machine 6.1, Nordic Graze, Saltarvet Museum, Sweden

Machine 6.1, 01Lab, University of Oslo, Norway

2000

Machine 6.0, Mediaterra 2000, Athens, Greece

Machine 6.0, Degree –Show, National Academy of the Arts, Norway

2000-2001

DETOX - Machine 5.1 Robotic video and sound performance/installation.

Akureyri Art Museum, Iceland

Kunstnerenes hus, Oslo, Norway

Bergen Kunsthall, Norway

Kunstmuseet Nord-Trønderlag, Norway

Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway

Sølv High Tech, Kongsberg, Norway

bomullsfabrikken kunsthall, Norway

Kunstmuseum Rogaland, Norway

1999

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

 

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, Norway

 

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

1998

RAN, Momentum Biennale for Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway

Fellesentralen, Kunstnerenes Hus, Oslo, Norway

Video installation, Konstakuten Stocholm, Sweeden

1997

Digital aid, video installation G.U.N, Oslo, Norway

Nom de plume, G.U.N, Oslo, Norway

 

CURATING

2013

Derivatives, Møllebyen Literature festival

2010

Emokonseptualisme UKS. Oslo

2009

The Living Dead
(A Celebration of Collecting Art as the Esperanto of Globalisation) 87artist, Podium, Oslo

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

 

BOOK PROJECTS - PUBLICATIONS/FANZINE

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, Japan

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