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Kristina Bræin

Born in Oslo

Lives and works in Oslo

www.kbrain.no

mail@kbrain.no

EDUCATION

1992-97 National College of Art and Design,Oslo, Painting department

1983-84 Oslo School of Architecture

1978-83 University of Oslo: The Department of Music, The Department of Art History

EXHIBITIONS / SOLO

2017 Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway

2016 Sitting in the Armchair, Trafo Kunsthall, Norway

2015 The Weaver`s Daughter, Tanja Pol Galerie, Munich, Germany

2014 Ganggalleriet, Hovedøya, Norway

2012 Begynnelser Anfänge, Kunstverein Schwerin, Germany

2011 Who has decided the green here?, Tanja Pol Galerie, Munich, Germany

2009 Chambre du regard: Kristina Bræin, The problem of functionality; Kuntsbrulè, Milan, Italy 2008 Business as unusual, Project Space 1646 , Den Haag, The Netherlands

2006 Alone At Home, Kunstnerforbundet ,Oslo, Norway

2006 Too lazy to be Nature, ARTIS, Den Bosch, Holland

2005 The Idea of being abstract, Studio 2, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2005 A HELPING HAND, scnittraum, Cologne, Germany

2004 The Problem of Functionality, Stenersenmuseet,Oslo, Norway

2003 The Reserved and the Sky one Evening in October, Oslo Kunstforening, Norway

2002 Galleri III,Oslo, Norway

2000 Border, Galleri LNM, Oslo, Norway

1999 Areas, The Project Room, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

1998 Survival Strategies, Galleri UKS, Oslo, Norway

1998 Survival Strategies II, Rogaland Kunstnersenter, Stavanger, Norway

EXHIBITIONS / GROUP

2015 Arte Povera and parallel Practices, National Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Museum, Oslo, Norway

2014 SHELF SHOW, Tom Kristoffersen gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013 En kollektiv kraftanstrengelse for tapte saker, PODIUM, Oslo, Norway

2013 Die Liebe zu den Dingen, Kunsthalle Münster, Germany

2012 Multiples, National Museum of Art, Norway

2012 UNFINISHED JOURNEYS, Museum of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway

2011 HUNDRE, Jubilee show, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway

2011 WINTER IN AMERICA, Tanja Pol Galerie, Munich, Germany

2010 GODDESSES, National Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Museum, Oslo, Norway

2010 The Sophisticated Eye ( Trompe lòeil ), Galerie Opdahl, Berlin, Germany

2009 Blytt and Rooney curate something nice, Kunstprojects Berlin, Germany

2009 ONE HUNDRED YEARS, Jubilee show Oslo Art Academy, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway

2009 WHAM, painting and beyond , Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009 FEMININE AND FORMAL, Triangle France, Marseille, France

2009 january 17th: ROAMING, La Rada, Locarno, Switzerland

2009 PLANKA ( group show on a long wooden shelf ) Oslo, Norway

2008 Life is a funny old dog, Tanja Pol Galerie, Munich, Germany

2008 The Rest of Now, MANIFESTA 7, Bolzano, Italy

2008 LNM, jubilee exhibition, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway

2008 PROJECT(OR) ,Art Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2007 A drawing show, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2007 KUNST 4, from the collection, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway

2007 Departamento Compartido (with Ricardo Rendon) ALDABA ARTE gallery, Mexico City

2007 DUMP, National Museum of Art , Architecture and Design, Norway

2006 Seeing the Invisible, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milano, Italy

2006 LIMBO, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City

2006 TEGNEBIENNALEN (DRAWING BIENNIAL), Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway

2006 Villa Jelmini. The Complex of Respect, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland

2005 Dialogue I, Fabrikken For Kunst og Design, Copenhagen,Denmark

2004 PILOT 1, International Art Forum, London, England

2004 Maleri ? Galleri F15, Jeløya, Moss, Norway

2003 Devil-may-care, The Nordic Pavilion, 50th International Art Exhibition, LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA, Italy

2001/ 02 Norsk Skulpturbiennale, Stenersenmuseet,Oslo, Lillehammer Kunstmuseum, Norway

1998 UKS Biennial, Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden; Rogaland Kunstmuseum,Stavanger, Trondheim Kunstforening, Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway

1995 Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway

RECIDENCIES

2009 CIVITELLA RANIERI CENTER FELLOWSHIP, Umbria, Italy

2007 ALDABA ARTE, Mexico City

2004/ 2005 International Studio Program, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

PUBLICATIONS

2013  Kristina Bræin: Dilemma of Politeness/ Høflighetens dilemma/ Dilemma der Höflichkeit, Monograph, Kerber Verlag, Berlin, Germany

BIBLIOGRAPHY/ REVIEWS

2015: Jonas Ekeberg: Museet som eksistensielt monument, Kunstkritikk.no, 19.03. 15

2014: Kjetil Røed: beretninger om undring, Aftenposten 31.05. 14

2012 Andrea Kroksnes: Kristina Bræin, Unfinished Journeys, catalogue

2011 Øystein Ustvedt: Ny norsk kunst etter 1990; Fagbokforlaget Bergen, Norway

Cecilie Skeide: Meaning-bearing reductionism, Festspill catalogue Hanne Borchgrevink

2009 WHAM, painting and beyond, catalogue, Copenhagen , Denmark

2008 40/40, 40 painters, 4 decades, Oslo ; catalogue p. 24-25

2008 INDEX, Manifesta7;; catalogue p. 62

2007 Samuele Menin: Vedere l ìnvisibile, FLASH ART international, march/ april

2006 Kjetil Røed: En strek i tegningen, Kunstkritikk.no, 21.9. Tegnerforbundet:: Tegnebiennalen 2006; catalogue, Oslo, Norway

Xandra de Jongh: Kristina Bræin, KUNSTBEELD:NL, nr.6, The Netherlands

Line Bøhmer Løkken/ Tine Aamodt(producers) : MANUAL, Oslo, Norway

Paulina Lasa: OPEN STUDIO, and intervened by Kristina Bræin, SPOT magazine, Mexico City, February

2005 Jens Asthoff: Fur einen provisorischen Minimalismus, BE Magazine #12, 2005, Berlin, Germany 2004 Andrea Kroksnes: Wall to Wall Andrea Kroksnes on the art of Kristina Bræin, ARTFORUM

international, March

2003 Mieke Bal: Strings Attatched, Andrea Kroksnes: A wild Practice, Anne Karin Jortveit:: At a devil- may-care Angle, Devil-may-care, The Nordic Pavilion, the 50th Venice Biennial, 2003, catalogue- texts.

Dreams and Conflicts, the dictatorship of the viewer, 50th international art exhibition,

La Biennale di Venezia, catalogue p.564-65

Michael Hubl: Nordische Lander, 50. Venedig-biennale, KUNSTFORUM international, Bd 166- 2003. Maxine Kopsa: 50th Venice Biennial,FRIEZE.com/review.

Maaretta Jaukkuri: Kristina Bræin Joy and Beauty of a Moment, KUNST 2003:2, Oslo, Norway

Paula Toppila: The Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennial 2003, FRAME news 1/2003, Finland.

Staffan Boije: Oksygen lukter, 50.Venezia-biennale, BILLEDKUNST 4/ 2003, Oslo, Norway

Gard Olav Frigstad: Et bilde av verden er ikke verden, Den 50. Venezia-biennale, KUNST 2003:3, Oslo, Norway

Anne Schaffer: Lavmælt tilstedeværelse, BILLEDKUNST 1/2003,Oslo, Norway

NRK P2, kulturbeite: 14.1.2003, K-punkt : 12.6. , radio Interviews.

2002 Anne Stol Øyan: Intervju av to samtidskunstnere, Samtidskunst og estetisk opplæring, Oslo , Norway

2001 Jonas Ekeberg: Kampen om kunsten, Dagens Næringsliv, 28.10. Oslo, Norway Anders Olofsson: Stenersenmuseet, Oslo: Norsk Skulpturbiennale,konsten.net/recensioner/skulpturbiennale,12.11.

Prosjektrom 1998/1999/2000, Kuntnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway; catalogue

1998 Trond Borgen: Urenhetens seier, Stavanger Aftenblad, 22.4. Norway

Ingvill Henmo: Naivistisk surrealisme og trivialitetenes poesi, Morgenbladet 20.3. Oslo, Norwa Tone Hansen: A brutal Grip on the Everyday, UKS- forum for samtidskunst nr.1/2, Oslo, Norway

TEACHING/ WORKSHOP/ LECTURE

2008 - 2009  Oslo Art Academy, Norway; professor Sculpture/ Installation

2007 - 2008  Trondheim Art Academy , Norway, professor Painting

2006 - 2007  Guest teacher Trondheim Art Academy, Norway

2007 - Lecture Tamayo Museum, Mexico City

1999, 2000, 2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006, 2007 - Kunsthøyskolen i Oslo, Norway


 

 
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