Karolin Tampere

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Born: 1978 in Tallinn, Estonia.
Lives and works in Bergen, Norway and Berlin, Germany
Contact: [email protected]
Education
2006-2007
2002-2005
2004
2003
1999-2001
Curatorial Training Program, De Appel arts centre, Amsterdam
BA Visual Arts, Bergen National Academy of Arts, Norway
Estonian Art Academy, Interdisciplinary studies (visiting student at MA course)
Center for Contemporary Art, workshop residency, Moscow, Russia
Strykejernet Kunst og Malerskole, Oslo, Norway
Selected Projects and Group exhibitions (also see additional RAKETT CV below)
2015-2017
Ensayo#4 – the continuation of the longterm investigation Ensayos. Contributing with work focusing on the marine and
coastal issues of the region of Karukinka, Tierra del Fuego, Chilean Patagonia. Ensayos#4 consists of a group of
scientists, sociologists, biologists and artists, dealing with the governance of the archipelago’s coastal area. Curated and
initiated by Camila Marambio with Karukinka Natural Park, Wildlife Conservation Society.
2015
2014
2013
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2012
2011
2009
2009
2008
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2006
2004
2004
Trials on an Archipelago - Artistic and Curatorial Research at the World’s End, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York
City. Curated by Camila Marambio (upcoming November)
Sørfinnset Skole / the nord land, Loafing Around, initiating and organizing a workshop discussing the commons and
natural resources in practice, with Geir Tore Holm, Søssa Jørgensen and visiting guests.
Exhibition Beyond the End, contributed with a performative gesture as part of Ensayos#3, at Kadist Art Foundation, Paris
Sørfinnset Skole / the nord land, 10 anniversary Celebration Week, with Geir Tore Holm and Søssa Jørgensen and
international guests, amongst other: Paphonsak Laor, Kamin Lehrtchaipraset, Jimi Tenor, Camila Marambio, Anni Lakso.
Sørfinnset Skole / the nord land, Art and Circulation, initiating and organizing a Summer Workshop with Geir Tore Holm
and Søssa Jørgensen
Ensayos#1 – the beginning of a longterm investigation. Contributing with a lecture on alternative artist residencies part of
a workshop in Karukinka, Tierra del Fuego, Chilean Patagonia. Curated and initiated by Camila Marambio with Karukinka
Natural Park, Wildlife Conservation Society)
Spirit of Place and Narrative, taking part with the collaborative installation work ‘Wall to Wall’ part of Egill Sæbjørnsson
one artist Exhibition, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland
Looking at Life, a one-week program of workshops at Sørfinnset skole/the nord land. Partakers from the Landfoundation,
Thailand, Matucana 100, Chile, artists and other cultural practitioners from Scandinavia, Ireland, Belgium and Austria. In
Gildeskål
Rykk tilbake til Start! curated by Jan Christensen, Project 0047, Berlin
High Come Down, curated by Lars Morell, Smia, Kristiansand
RADIO, curated by Jerome Leuba, Sur Internet, Paris
Salong 100, curated by Josefine Lyche, Leander Djønne and Steinar Haga Kristensen, Oslo
Speak Up! curated by Mika Hannula, Novo Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
Curated exhibitions and projects (selected)
2013-14 Sustainability - What Do We Actually Mean? A longterm research project I initiated as part of my appointment as
Artistic Director of Konsthall C in Stockolm.
Multiple projects in the formate of screenings, talks, performances and exhibitions, all with an anchorpoint in the
longterm investigative exhibition project: Sustainability- What Do We Actually Mean? Example of projects, such as
DUBBELRADIO: a 24h radio project on two frequencies in Stockholm, Communities in Conversation, two conferences and
an exhibition as well as Reform - an artistic collaboration and publication comissioning new works with artists from the
Nordic region, initiated by publik from Denmark, Bergen Kunsthall and Konsthall C. Established the weekly 2 hr radio slot
Centrifug Radio Populär on 95,3MHz, the in-house research residency Centrifug Spinn and the interdiciplinary discursive
space The Central Kitchen as part of permanent formates for the investigation as part of Konsthall C. As an pragmatic
change in terms of institutional powerstructures, I invited the artistduo akcg and producer Anna Ahlstrand to, as a
collective of Konsthall C, form The Work Group, an non-hierarchical model of equally sharing working hours, salary and
responsibility, running the art institution as a collective, both practically, administrative and artistic. Please visit
www.konsthallc.se for full program.
2013
Turku biennale, Turku, Finland. Co-curated with Laura Boxberg, Eeva Holkeri, Silja Lehtonen, Johanna Lehto-Vahtera,
Power Ekroth, Ellen Friis and Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir. My curated part was new works by Mom & Jerry, Mercedes Mühleisen
Joar Nango and Tanya Busse
2011
Rom for stein og hjort, 89 Vestlandsutstillingen, co-curated with Johanne Wernøy Nordby
2010
If You Can Tell A Bigger Lie I’m Afraid My Friend You Have To Tell A Lie by Ferocitas Lions. The Barber Shop, Lisboa
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2009 – 2010 Common Lands- Allmannaretten: a one-year ongoing temporary exhibition-project, taking the city development of
Bjørvika in Oslo as a point of departure. Common Lands consists of: online readers, Seminars/workshops and commissioned
artworks by artists Bik Van der Pol, Dellbrügge & de Moll, Geir Tore Holm and Søssa Jørgensen. Co-curated with Åse Løvgren,
Rakett*
2009
Towards The End of Time, solo-presentation of Daughters of Valhalla (artists Kjersti Vetterstad and Monica Winther).
Co-curated with Karin Laansoo, Gallery Aatrium. By invitation of the Norwegian Consulate in Tallinn, Estonia
2008
CuratorCurator#1, Wall To Wall, one-artist exhibition, Egill Sæbjörnsson, at HISK, Ghent*
2008
Life Is All About Taking Things In And Taking Things Out, a series of talks, performances and screenings throughout a
month. Co-curated with Camila Marambio and Stefan Mitterer, Salon Tudór, Santiago de Chile
2007
The Go-Between, a series of 9 artist projects, located in Florijn 42, Bijlmer, co-curated with Andrew
Cannon, Magdalena Ziolkowska, Maaike Gouwenberg, Camila Marambio and Annette Schemmel, de Appel arts centre,
Amsterdam.*
I Love Your Work (ILYW) started up in 2006, with its anchor point in the interdiciplinary space Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall, to
be a forum for co-producing and presenting performance art. ILYW comissions new works and presents artists that investigate,
challenges and expands their diverse artistic practices. www.iloveyourwork.org.
2011
2010
2009
2009
2009
2006
2006
I LoveYourWork; Egill Sæbjörnsson & Marcia Moraes: The Mind, Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall (new production)
I LoveYourWork; Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys in Bergen, Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall (new production)
I LoveYourWork; Geir Tore Holm Juleshow 2009, Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall (new production)
I LoveYourWork: Mom & Jerry: Be Free Fuck It All, Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall (new production)
I LoveYourWork: presents D.O.R, Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall
I LoveYourWork: Professora, performance by Catti Brandelius, Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall
I LoveYourWork: An Idear for Two Feet Thwoo Hands and Four Corners, performance by Egill Sæbjørnsson, Landmark
Bergen Kunsthall
Instructing and lecturing (selected)
2015
Tutoring workshops at Prosjektskolen in Oslo and Can Serrat, ‘The Anthroposcene’ and lecture ‘Collaboration and Social
engagement in artistic practices’. In 2012 - ‘Art and the Public Realm’, and ‘Art and Capitalism’
2013
Tutoring at MA- Art and the Public Realm, Theoretical Seminar, Konstfack, Stockholm.
2011-2012 Tutoring and responsible for artistic content, the post-gratuate program “Kunst som Levebrød”, Incubator, Norway
2011
Tutoring at NTNU/Art Academy of Trondheim. MFA2 (with Rakett)
2010
Lecturing at The Funen Academy of Fine Arts, Odense, Academy of Arts, Reykjavik, Kunstskolen i Visby, Gotland (Rakett)
2009
Lecturing at University of Gothenburg, part of conference ‘What is the Common?’ (Rakett)
2006 - 2009 Presentation of Rakett, De Appel art centre, Amsterdam, Goethe Institute, Kolkata, India, University of Shantiniketan,
India, National Academy of Arts, Oslo
Partaking in public panels and seminars (selected)
2012 Rakett lecture, part of Feeling so much yet doing so little, Western Front, Vancouver
2011
Hiding the Elephant–Curating Change and immateriality. Curators-in-Converstation, Konsthall C, Stockholm
2009
Sequences 2009 – Annual art festival in Reykjavik. Performative artist talk with Egill Sæbjörnsson, Reykjavik Art Museum.
Published texts and other contributions (selected)
2015
People, Soil, Belonging, Together. A text on the Soil Procession in Oslo by Future Farmers-Flatbread Society
2015
Perspektivforskyvninger, text on Ecofeminism for the publication dEFINISJONSMAKT by artist Tove Kommedal.
2014
REFORM- a publication, edited in with Johanne Løgstrup and Åse Løvgren. Published by Antiphyrine and Bergen Kunsthall.
2013
How high would your life score? Turku Biennial, Catalogue text
2012
A Collection of Scores, appendix of Palais de Tokyo Magazine n°16 (with Rakett)
2012
Vestavin, an artist publication by Joar Nango and Tanya Busse, contributing by a conversation with Johanne Nordby Wernø
2012
Conversation with Patrik Nilsson on his work, Bristol Biennial Catalogue
2011
Review of 6th Momentum biennale in Moss, with Maaike Gouwenberg for Mr Moetley Magazine.
2010
Curator Curator, publication contribution with Egill Sæbjörnsson.
2010
‘Norwegian Cultural Yearbook 2009’, Dialogue on residencies, a comissioned conversation with curator Geir Haraldseth
2009
‘7 minutes and a red guitar’, a chapter in The Book, on Egill Sæbjørnsson and his music, Argos Books, Berlin
2007
‘Tendencies in the new millennium’, commissioned text to the 2nd issue of annual magazine B-Post, editor A. Kierulf
Miscellaneous
2013–2014 (June) Served as Artistic Director of Konsthall C, Stockholm.
2013 - 2016 Part of the Advisory Board of Deltaworkers - a residency in New Orleans run by M Gouwenberg and J Lindhout.
2012-2013 Developed the Curriculum for the new MA - Art and Public Space, commissioned by Oslo National Academy of Art.
(with Per Gunnar Tverbakk)
2012 – 2016 Boardmember, (UKS) Young Artist Society, Oslo
2012 – 2016 Boardmember, Snorre Andersen, Maleren Ambrosius Egedius og hustrus legat, Oslo
2014
Jury of Tag Team annual Open Call exhibition, with Josefine Lyche
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2011
Jury of Sørlandsutstillingen 2012. Together with Sveinung Unneland and Alexi Wildhagen, various locations Norway
2010 – 2013 Consultant for KORO –Art in Public Space. Comissioning artworks from Anna Gudmunsdottir, Marte Johnslien, Hanne
Heuch and Ida Falch Øien, permanently integrated at The University of Bergen, Departement of Odontology, with Annette Kierulf.
Music related activities and releases
2015
DJ Sotofett & Karolin Tampere feat. Maimouna Haugen: ‘Nondo Original Mix’. Label: Honest Jon's Records
2014
DJ Sotofett Presents Another Bhakti Mix, WANIA 5-oh-90, credited as Vera Dvale. Label: Wania
2013
DJ Sotofett Presents King Phat's Mix Choons, Bobletekno (DJ Sotofett New Age mix), credited as Karolin Tampere
Label: Full Pupp
Fellowships/Residencies/Grants 2015
Bildende Kunstneres Vederlagsfond, project support
2015
International Support, Office for Contemporary Art Norway
2015
Artist in residency, Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen
2015
Travel and residency grant, BKFH
2015
Bildende Kunstneres Vederlagsfond, One year working grant
2012
Norwegian State Artist Work Grant, 3 years
2011
International Support, Office for Contemporary Art Norway
2010
International Support, Office for Contemporary Art Norway
2010
Bildende Kunstneres Vederlagsfond, One year working grant
2009
Bildende Kunstneres Vederlagsfond, One year working grant
2009
International Support, Office for Contemporary Art Norway
2009
Project support, Norwegian Arts Council
2008
Bildende Kunstneres Vederlagsfond, One year working grant
2007
OCA Sessions, Short-term residency by invitation, New York
2007
La Peluquería (trabajos de estética), long-term residency by invitation, Valparaiso, Chile
2007
International Support, Office for Contemporary Art Norway
2006
Awarded Annual Grant for Culture, Municipality of Bergen
2006
Project support, Norwegian Arts Council
2005
NIFCA, Sleipnir Travel Grant
2004
International Support, Office for Contemporary Art Norway
RAKETT – is an ongoing collaboration formed as an investigative platform into artistic and curatorial
multivocal collaborative practice that was initiated in 2003 by Åse Løvgren and Karolin Tampere.
www.rakett.biz
RAKETT: Åse Løvgren and Karolin Tampere initiated the ongoing collaboration Rakett (2003 -) which is an ongoing mobile platform for
various activities, ranging from curatorial practice to collaborative artistic projects. The Rakett projects often function as lively, temporary
platforms for collaborative, often interdisciplinary, production; where the role of the initiator/curator is to not only to create a framework
and a stage but also to bring together different cultural agents, to create a moment of potentiality. Implicitly and explicitly, their work
touch on a range of questions around (co)authorship, (im)material production, the role of artist and curator, and the potential of mobile
and changeable platforms in the institutional infrastructure for art and the society at large.
Selected projects and curated exhibitions (RAKETT)
2013
Rakett contributed to the conference and exhibition Survival Kit, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga
2013
City as Narrative- a public roundtable followed by Nightwalker Umeå #1. Together with Expodium from Utrecht. Part of
exhibition Communitas at Bildmuseet in Umeå
2012
Communitas, contributing with posters and workshops part of this groupshow, Bildmuseet, Umeå.
2012
Radical Organisation, lecture and panel co-curated with Helené Meisel, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2012
Voyage to the North Sea, 4-day workshop with Pavilion group. Located at Knipsu, Bergen
2011
REDRAW/REWRITE/RETOOL, an exhibition series in 4 parts including: Artur Zmijevski, Johan Tirén, Chto delat?
Ivor Shearer, Libia Castro and Olafur Olafsson, Vita Kuben, Umeå, Sweden
2010
Assume the mistake and go to the end, part of the Collective Show, NYC 2010 at Participant Inc, NYC and online.
2009 – 2010 Common Lands – Allmannaretten Common Lands- Allmannaretten: a one-year ongoing temporary exhibition-project,
taking the city development of Bjørvika in Oslo as a point of departure. Common Lands consists of: online readers,
Seminars/workshops and commissioned artworks by artists Bik Van der Pol, Dellbrügge & de Moll, Geir Tore Holm and Søssa
Jørgensen. Co-curated with Åse Løvgren. www.commonlands.net
2009
Ski Inn Kino, out door cinema with a focus on the theme Industry, with Sørfinnset Skole/the nord land
2008
Savory Sessions, four days, four artist presentations: Kjetil Kausland, Mom & Jerry, Johannes Høie and Michael Baers.
OCA -curator in residency, International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York
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2008
Model of Influence - a sound installation and three-day program discussing the precence and format of institutional
critique today. With contributions from and in collaboration with: Magdalena Ziolkowska, Kristin Tårnesvik, Matt Packer, Ron Sluik,
Maaretta Jaukkuri, Tal Ben Zvi, Tone Hansen, Camila Marambio, Yvette Brackman, Matei Bejenaru and Insert Name Here Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen and Jenny Yurshansky. Michael Baers, Centre of the Universe, Espen Sommer-Eide, Arne Schaug Olsen,
Geir Tore Holm and Søssa Jørgensen.
Part of Lights On, Astrup Fearnley Museum for Modern Art, Oslo *
2008
Nightschool, a one-year project by Anton Vidokle, Rakett invited to be part of the core group, New Museum, NYC
2007
Rakett presented Curating Degree Zero Archive – a traveling archive consisting of publications, and other media dealing
with curatorial and artistic practices. CDZA in Bergen took form as a series of talks, presentations, discussions and
performances. 20 september - 7 oktober guests: Ann Demeester, Dorothee Richter, Phonophani aka Espen Sommer Eide,
Bik Van der Pol, Yvette Brackman, Geir Tore Holm, BallongMagasinet (Yngvill Færøy og Søssa Jørgensen), Sex Tags,
LATON (Anna Cheech, Franz Pomassl), Living catalogue; Andrew Cannon, Magdalena Ziolkowska, Camila Marambio,
Annette Schemmel, Maaike Gouwenberg and Karolin Tampere, Henk Slager, Anne Szefer Karlsen, Marte Johnslien,
Steffen Håndlykken, Matt Packer, Sissel Lillebostad and Helga Marie Nordby. More on www.rakett.biz/cdza *
2006
Murmansk Rock Club – Rakett moved Murmansk Rock club from Murmansk, Russia to Kirkenes, Norway. Part of
Translations, curated by Siri Austveen and Pikene på Broen, Kirkenes
Domestic Cocoon Situation, Installation and a curated screening with works from artists: Mattias Härenstam, Lilli
Hartman, Jorunn M Syversen, Marius Mørch, Murmansk Art Museum, Murmansk, Russia
Euphoria Station, part of Rirkrit Tiravanija’s exhibition Magazine Station No.4, Gallerie Neugerreimschneider, Berlin
Kjørinnkino, out door cinema project screeing of young Norwegian art, in collaboration with Sørfinnset skole/the nord land
Darling don`t leave me all by myself, part I: including Marius Mørch, Sverre Strandberg, Marte Johnslien, Monica Winther,
Line Helene Danielsen Part II: including Centre of the Universe, Hello Country Club, Aurora Plastic Monster and Terje
Øverås. Location: Estonian Art Academy Gallery and Von Kraahli Teater, Tallinn*
2006
2005
2005
2004
Fellowships/Residencies/Grants
2013
Culture Support, Municipality of Bergen (Rakett)
2013
International Support, Office for Contemporary Art Norway (Rakett)
2013
International Support, Municipality of Bergen (Rakett)
2012
International Support, Office for Contemporary Art Norway (Rakett)
2012
International Support, Municipality of Bergen (Rakett)
2012
Culture Support, Municipality of Bergen (Rakett)
2011
IASPIS residency in Umeå, Sweden (Rakett)
2011
Culture Support, Municipality of Bergen (Rakett)
2010
BAC - Baltic Art Center, artist-in-residence, grant Visby, Gotland (Rakett)
2009
Norwegian Arts Council, Project grant
2008
ISCP, New York, given by OCA and American Scandinavian Foundation (Rakett)
2005
NIFCA, Sleipnir Travel Grant (Rakett)
2005
OCA Berlin-Mitte, Berlin 2 months residency grant (Rakett)
2004
International Support, Office for Contemporary Art Norway (Rakett)
Bibliography (selected)
2011
Oslo blikk på Umeå, Sara Meidell, 29.08.11, Västerbottens Kuriren
2010
Klassekampen, 01.05.10, Artikel som omhandler det sosiopolitiske og kritiske i relasjon til utbyggingen av Bjørvika.
2010
Kunstens rolle i Bjørvika, Solveig Lønmo, 23.03.10, No 2, Billedkunst:
2010
Byutviklingsforvikling, Geir Haraldseth, Kunstkritikk 07.05.10
2009
Kontinentalt Kunstfokus underveis, NY TID, 30.04-07.05.09
2009
På Ski til Utekino, Avisa Nordland, Connie Slettan Olsen
2008
Fristes ikke av ensomt atelier, 29th January, Karin Haugen, Klassekampen
2008
Lights On, exhibition newspaper and catalogue, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art.
2007
Rakett sjonglerer mellom rollene, Erlend Hammer, Billedkunst no5, s.2
2006
I Øyeblikket, Siri Hermansen, Billedkunst 2/2006, s.6
2006
Rakett Satelitt, Barents spektakkel, Kulturbeitet P2, 4th February
2003
Interview, Hans Wilhelm Steinfeldt, Ut i Verden, NRK P2 radio, 20th April
Miscellaneous
2010-2014 Rakett has been hosting guests of OCA´s visitors program in Bergen. Main task has been to organize their stay
initiating 1-2 day programs making meetings with artists, curators and institutions of Bergen happening.
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e-post: [email protected]
mobil: + 47 456 83 453
MOTIVASJON – DEN NASJONALE JURY
Berlin 25.08.15
Min interesse for å påta meg vervet i Den Nasjonale Jury er fundert i min
interesse for billedkunst og et ønske om å gjøre en viktig jobb for å bidra til
den største scenen for samtidskunst i Norge. Jeg ser på vårt fagfelt som en
potent og mangefasettert aktiv agent i samfunnet, hvor Høstutstillingen har
potensiale å vise bredden av kunst i lys av tiden vi lever i.
Jeg har tidligere erfaring med å organisere og kuratere større utstillinger og
prosjekter slik som f.eks. Turku-biennalen og Vestlandsutstillingen samt ti år
med forskjellige prosjekter i inn og utland som Rakett (med Åse Løvgren) og
som freelance kurator. Jeg har jobbet med kunst og kunstnere fra forskjellige
faggrupper: lyd, performance, installasjon og video, samt prosjekter i ulike
offentlige rom. Mine erfaringer som jurymedlem har jeg blant annet fra
Vestlandsutstillingen, Sørlandsutstillingen, Tag Team Studio Open Call og
Unge Kunstneres Samfund (som styremedlem).
Jeg har takket ja til å bli nominert til Den Nasjonale Jury fordi jeg ser for meg
å få brukt min allsidige kompetanse som billedkunstner og kurator samtidig
som jeg får en unik mulighet til å lære kjenne enda flere kunstnerskap i Norge
idag. En spennende utfordring som jeg gjerne ser frem til!
Jeg vil gjerne være med og bidra til at Høstutstillingen i 2016 og 2017 blir like
enestående som den har vært siden 1882.
Med vennlig hilsen
Karolin Tampere
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