ANJA CARR
Born in Bergen, NO, lives and works in Oslo, NO
INSTAGRAM: @anja_carr
CONTACT:
GSM: (+47)45220797
ELECTRONIC MAIL: anja[at]anjacarr.com

EUCATION:
2009 – 2011:
Master in Fine Art Academy of Fine Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (Prof. Henrik Plenge Jakobsen)

2008 – 2009:
Exchange Department of sculpture, Kunsthochshule Berlin Weissensee (Prof. Susanne Weirich)

2006 – 2009:
Bachelor in Fine Art Department of Fine Art, Bergen National Academy of the Arts (Prof. Karen Kipphoff and Amanda Steggell)

2004 – 2006:
2-year Fine Art Diploma Kunstskolen i Bergen (Bergen Art School)


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2017:
TBA: Kunstplass [10], Oslo (upcoming 31 August - 23 September)
Peachy Blue curated by Kristin Velle-George, Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger (NO)

2016:
FEED --> FEEL curated by Sigrid Bendz and Henrik Langgård, Nebbelux, Fredsrikstad (NO)
Hoof tap on the shoulder curated by Malou Bergman, CANDYLAND, Stockholm (SE)
Somepony curated by Beatrix de Souza, the Agency gallery, London (UK)
Sensing something slimy under the shoes Skåne Art Association (Skånes Konstförening), Malmö (SE)

2015:
Octopussy Melanin Mirror curated by Josefine Lyche, LYNX, Oslo
The Dream of the Octopus House of Foundation, Moss (NO)

2014:
LET GO! curated by NO WAY, the Agency Gallery, London (UK)
Ninja curated by Nicholas Riis, Kazachenko's Apartment, Oslo

2013:
Behind The Scenes From Behind In Your Dreams Trøndelag Centre for Contemporary Art (TSSK), Trondheim (NO)
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME curated by Kristian Skylstad, Dollhouse, Oslo
Pig Pictures (part of Skapninger) curated by Aase Marie Brun, KUNSTBANKEN Hedmark Art Center, Hamar (NO)

2012:
Familiar Matrix for Fantasy – Banana Blues & Bedtime Stories curated by T.A. Samuelsen, Akershus Art Center, Lillestrøm (NO)
New premises, same shit (but wait a minute, mmm, something is different) curated by Rasmus Hungnes, Premiss, Bergen
MMMULE Saltarelli Salong, Oslo

2011:
Upchock Chick Gallery Blunk, Trondheim (NO)
Tricolor (with Niklas Sillén as Icecream art team + guest-artist Fadlabi) Petr Svarovsky's apartment, Oslo

2010:
Faster, Pussycat! Eat! Eat! curated by Hans Thorsen, Oslo and Akershus Artist Association (Galleri BOA), Oslo
Silky Judder (main content-ment) curated by Jesper Halling, Galleri Plastik, Oslo
POP POP POP TILL YOU SLOP!!! (with Niklas Sillén) curated by Fadlabi, One Night Only Gallery, Oslo
This is the past, the present and the future Galleri Fisk, Bergen
The taste of death is on my tongue, I feel something that is not from this world Galleri 21:24, Oslo

2009:
If I have any magic at all I think it’s because I am so totally real and look so totally artificial Galleri Hamburger Platz, Berlin (DE)

2008:
Z started pumpdown 1445, expecting late morning shot tomorrow (with Lina Holme) curated by Kenneth Wikdahl, Galleri S.E, Bergen

2007:
...and at midnight everybody ate fake midnight mushroom cake… Galleri Fisk, Bergen
A performance triology (with Niklas Sillén) Galleri Kit, Trondheim (NO)
Svulstig Svor (with Hanne Maren Meldahl) Kunstrom, Bergen


GROUP EXHIBITIONS(SELECTED):
2017:
Open Video V (video-program) curated by Janne Talstad, Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo

2016:
When Will I Be Little Again? curated by Joanna Zielińska, Tadeusz Kantor Museum, Kraków (PL)
Pop-Up during Bergen International Festival 2016 (Festspillene) curated by Annine Birkeland, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen
Vector #7 (book on display) curated by Randi Grov Berger, Entrée, Bergen
Skogul Gondul / Open video IV (video-program) curated by Janne Talstad, Papay Gyro Nights 2016, VIDEOTAGE, Hong Kong (HK)
Video Open (video-program) curated by Janne Talstad,
Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo
Skogul Gondul / Open video III (video-program) curated by Janne Talstad, Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival, Orkney Islands (UK)
Particle
curated by Kunst Vardo, Atelier Felix, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
Identität von Mensch und Ort / Identitet: menneske og sted (part 2) Landesbibliothek, Kiel (DE)

2015:
OUT OF ORDER NMNP Project Space, Stavanger (NO)
Karaoke Nights
curated by Dragland & Booth, Fusetsu Gallery, Kofu (JP)

Open Video II
(video-program) curated by Janne Talstad, Space 4235, Genova (IT)

Identität von Mensch und Ort / Identitet: menneske og sted
(part 1) Oslo and Akershus Artist Association (Galleri BOA), Oslo
Menneskeberget (Mot lyset er vi på vei) curated by Christian Tony Norum, Edvard Munch's studio, Ekely, Oslo
POPPOSITIONS Art Fair (during Art Brussels) presented by NoPlace (Oslo), Canal Wharf, Brussels (BE)
Open Video (video-program) curated by Janne Talstad, Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo

2014:
Karaoke Nights curated by Dragland & Booth, Demon's Mouth, Oslo
Purgatorio curated by True Solvang Vevatne, The Association of Norwegian Sculptors, Oslo
Table Ronde
(with sculpture and performance) curated by Rita Marhaug and Agnes Nedregard, Plateforme, Paris (FR)

2013:
The National Art Exhibition (Statens 126. Kunstutstilling / Høstutstillingen), Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
Potsyd curated by Premiss, in a bomb shelter beneath the city of Bergen
LIFE IS THE ONLY WAY curated by Malin Barth (3,14) and Annine Birkeland (Bergen Kjøtt) Bontelabo, Bergen
1986 – 2013 / An Artist Collecting Art curated by Morten Viskum Vestfossen kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen (NO)

2012:
The National Art Exhibition (Statens 125. Kunstutstilling / Høstutstillingen), Oslo Central Station
Lufthavna Performance laboratorium (video-program) curated by Tanja Thorjussen, Galleri 69, Oslo
Art Goes Kapakka festival (video-program) curated by Reeta Vilhu and Anni Tiainen Helsinki (FI)
Gold curated by Maaike Gouwenberg and Tim Voss, W139, Amsterdam (NL)

2011:
(E) = Motion curated by Thomas Van Bau Harbakk, Galleri Van Bau, Vestfossen (NO)
KNOCK! KNOCK! Skulpturarena Öst/Carl Berner Metro Station, Oslo
Master in Fine Art Degree Show Stenersen Museum, Oslo
++ Black Box Teater, Oslo
Hermann und Madeleine Kaufhalle, Berlin (DE)
The Educational Art Show MFAPS, Oslo

2010:
SVARTESTE NATTA I MANNS MINNE Podium, Oslo
50 Ways to Keep Your Lover Galleri S.E, Bergen
Meat Market (Marked Kjøtt) Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen
Kunstbasseng curated by Hans Thorsen, Galleri Tipi, Oslo
Nasjonalgalleri i solnedgang curated by A K Dolven, Tullinløkka, Oslo

2009:
Sympathy for the Devil curated by Henrik Plenge Jakobsen and Janne Talstad, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo
Do what thou wilt shall be the key to the world curated by Sindre Foss Skancke, Galleri Kurant, Tromsø (NO)
Multiple stress The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo
Cash & Carry Galleri S.E, Bergen
Making a scene (Bachelor in Fine Art Degree Show) Bergen National Academy of the Arts
Zoologics Ballhaus Ost, Berlin (DE)

2008:
Our gift to the world curated by Giselind von Wurmb, Kunstklub Berlin, Berlin (DE)
Group show Galleri S.E, Bergen
Festival (i) festivalen curated by Mia Øquist, Storås Festival, Storås (NO)
Sleeping in tents Østre Skostredet 5-7, Bergen

2007:
Prøverommet Bit-Teatergarasjen, Bergen
Inhereting the front yard Lydgalleriet, Bergen

2006 - 2005:
Avgangsutstilling Kunstskolen i Bergen
The Festival Exhibition Phonofestivalen, Det Akademiske Kvarter, Bergen


PERFORMANCE (SELECTED):
2017:
TBA: curated by Fernando Ribeiro, p.ARTE, Bicicletaria Cultural, Curitiba (BR)
(upcoming)
Takle å tentakle at the Norway-launch of the book Girl on Girl: The Age of the Female Gaze by Charlotte Jansen, Fotogalleriet, Oslo

2016:
FEED --> FEEL curated by Sigrid Bendz and Henrik Langgård, Nebbelux, Fredsrikstad (NO)
Peachy Blue (performance and installation) curated by Rita Marhaug as part of the art-program 2015 - 2017 financed by KORO / Public Art Norway and Hordaland County Council, the new building of Amalie Skram VGS, Bergen
FEED organized by The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Paris and Annine Birkeland (Bergen Kjøtt), Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen
Walk on eggs
curated by Beatrix de Souza, the Agency gallery, London (UK)


2015:
Spirit Talk curated by Cecilie Lind, Sukkerbiten (by The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet), Oslo
My little me
Miami Performance International Festival ’15, Miami (FL)
My little me Rosekill International Performance Art Festival, organized by Grace Exhibition Space (NYC), Rosendale (NY)
My little me NOoSPHERE, New York (NY)
Between you and me / Between now and then
House of Foundation, Moss (NO)

2014:
Boys Don't Cry / Ducks Don't Fly Performance Art Oslo Festival, curated by Franzisca Siegrist and Tanja Thorjussen, Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo
Horseplay the Agency Gallery, curated by NO WAY, London (UK)
Horseplay organized by Dimanche Rouge and PAB, Le Générateur, Paris (FR)
MMMOVE organized by Dimanche Rouge and PAB, Maison de Norvège, Paris (FR)
On my tongue curated by Rita Marhaug and Agnes Nedregard, Plateforme, Paris (FR)
Childhood desires – from dream to decay lecture/performance (with Vilde Horvei), curated by Alan Armstrong & Amelia Beavis-Harrison, Open Forum, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

2013:
PIG-GIRL (with Tommy Olsson) Trøndelag Centre for Contemporary Art (TSSK) Trondheim (NO)
Banana Prison Blues PAB Open, the former Bergen Prison
You make me I make you KUNSTBANKEN Hedmark Art Center, Hamar (NO)
MMMOVE Coney Island, New York (NY)

2012:
Tiger Tiger (part II) and Tiger Tiger (part I) (with Hanna Duna), The National Art Exhibition (Statens 125. Kunstutstilling / Høstutstillingen), Oslo Central Station
See you in my dreams (with 5 furries from Oslo) curated by Tor Arne Samuelsen, Akershus Art Center, Lillestrøm (NO)
MMMOVE (part II) (with Hanne Maren Meldahl) curated by Knipsu, Phonofestivalen, Det Akademiske Kvarter, Bergen
MMMOVE curated by Maaike Gouwenberg and Tim Voss, W139, Amsterdam (NL)
Yaaay!!!Oioioi... curated by Maaike Gouwenberg and Tim Voss, W139, Amsterdam (NL)
Kinder Surprise curated by Kari Skippervold, Hovefestivalen, Tromøya/Arendal (NO)
MMMOVE Young Artists Society (Unge Kunstneres Samfund / UKS) Oslo

2011:
CatAsTrophy (Swallow tail) curated by Sara Christensen and Merethe Dille, Wuthering Heights, Ola Narr, Oslo
Kitchen story Petr Svarovsky's apartment, Oslo

2010:
Sex and Violence or Nature and Art (with TextFukkers) curated by Hans Thorsen, Galleri Tipi, Oslo
POP POP POP TILL YOU SLOP!!! (with Niklas Sillén) curated by Fadlabi, One Night Only Gallery, Oslo
This is the past, the present and the future Galleri Fisk, Bergen
The taste of death is on my tongue, I feel something that is not from this world (with Joachim Carr and Daniel Stisen) Galleri 21:24, Oslo

2009:
More blood, more wine Galleri Kurant, Tromsø (NO)
Sorry, I had to fake it Grefsenkollen, Oslo

2008:
Electronic universe 01 (with Niklas Sillén, Gio Black Peter & Brian Kenny (NY)) Project Room, Bergen National Academy of the Arts

2007:
Handle with care (with Stefan Johansson and Niklas Sillén) Bit-Teatergarasjen (Prøverommet) Bergen
A performance Triology (three performances in three days with Niklas Sillén) Galleri Kit, Trondheim (NO)
What you see is what you get (aftershow for Ane Lan's Drømmekammeret) Project Room, Bergen National Academy of the Arts

2006 - 2004:
Unnamed Kunstskolen i Bergen (Bergen Art School)
Electric Kunstskolen i Bergen (Bergen Art School)


EXIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES CURATED BY ANJA CARR:
2016:
Battle 21: True Solvang Vevatne vs. Rita Marhaug PINK CUBE, Oslo

2015:
Battle 20: Nadine Byrne (SE) vs. Javier Barrios (NO/NY) PINK CUBE, Oslo
Battle 19: Bakketun/Ballo/Norum (NO) vs. Brookman/White
(CO/IL) PINK CUBE, Oslo
Battle 18: Trollkrem (NO) vs. Kirsty Kross (AU)
presented by PINK CUBE at SUPERMARKET - Stockholm Independent Art Fair (SE)
Battle 17: Josefine Lyche vs. Richard C. G. Øiestad
PINK CUBE, Oslo


2014:
Battle 16: Olivia Dunbar (CA) vs. Henrique Saidel (BR) co-curated with Maaike Gouwenberg (Rotterdam, NL)
Battle 15: Wyse + Gabriely (Haifa, IL) vs. Birkeland + Kleiva (Brooklyn, NY/Bergen/Oslo, NO)
co-curated with NO WAY (London, UK)

2013:
Battle 14: Agnes Nedregard (NO) vs. Moray Hillary (UK) PINK CUBE, Oslo
Battle 13: Bård Ask vs. Lars Brekke PINK CUBE, Oslo
Battle 12: Hanna Fauske vs. Marte Hodne Haugen PINK CUBE, Oslo

2012:
Battle 11: Mom & Jerry (DK) vs. That Purple Stuff (NO/US-CA) with guest star EVERBABE (NO) PINK CUBE, Oslo
Battle 10: Janna Thöle-Juul (NO) vs. Fast Forward (NY) PINK CUBE, Oslo
Battle 09: Marthe Andersen vs. Veronica Rebecca Johansen What a Mess / H.F.Kunsthall / PINK CUBE, Fredrikstad (NO)
Battle 08: Tommy Olsson vs. Unni Askeland PINK CUBE, Oslo
Battle 07: Morten Kvamme vs. Tammo Rist PINK CUBE, Oslo
Battle 06: Hanne Maren Meldahl vs. Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas PINK CUBE, Oslo
Battle 05: Jacqueline Forzelius (SE) vs. Sara Christensen (NO) PINK CUBE, Oslo

2011:
Battle 04: Rasmus Hungnes (NO) vs. Yuki Jungesblut (DE) PINK CUBE, Oslo
Zim zala bim (Performance-program in russian limousine, Stenersen Museum, Oslo):
Part 3: Gøril Wallin: Vårrull & Stolichnaya
Part 2: Joanna Rytel (SE): BUBBA
Part 1: Monica Winther: Pakk meg inn i fuktig ulveskinn og la meg døy sakte i sola
Battle 03: Lina K. Holme vs. Karen Nikgol PINK CUBE, Oslo
Battle 02: Nathalie Fuica Sanchez vs. Ivan Galuzin PINK CUBE, Oslo
Tricolor (with Niklas Sillén and Fadlabi) in Petr Svarovsky's apartment, Oslo
Battle 01: Janne Talstad vs. Old Unknown Anonymous Artist PINK CUBE, Oslo


PUBLIC COMMISSIONS:
EPHEMERALITY - A Permanent Collection curated by Nora C. Nerdrum and Merete Røstad, KORO / Public Art Norway, the new Snøhetta building, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen (upcoming 2017)
After the injury
(installation 1st floor) Fincken, Bergen (2008 - )
After the war II (installation, with Tonje Bøe Birkeland, 2nd floor, 1st room) Fincken, Bergen (2008 – 2011)
After the war I (installation 2nd floor, 2nd room) Fincken, Bergen (2008 – 2011)


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Buskerud Art Center / Den Kulturelle Skolesekken Drammen (NO)
DLA Piper law firm
Tjuvholmen, Oslo
Morten Viskum's Collection
Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen (NO)
Galleri S.E Bergen
Ulset nursing home Bergen


RESIDENCIES:
2016 - 2018: 2 year Subsidized studio and residence The Association of Norwegian Sculptors, Oslo
2010 - 2011: 1 year Master Studio St.Olavsfondet, Handelsbygningen / Oslo
2010: Atelier Arcueil Academy of Fine Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts / Paris (FR)


GRANTS AND PRIZES (SELECTED):
2017:
Project Support Norwegian Artist Association (Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond)

2016:
Project Support Norwegian Artist Association (Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond)
Transport Grant (Oslo - Stockholm) The Norwegian Embassy in Stockholm (SE)
3 year Working Grant for younger, newly established artists Government scholarship for artists, Arts Council Norway (Statens kunstnerstipend)
Exhibition Grant for Young Artists
Arts Council Norway
Project Grant (PINK CUBE) The Municipality of Oslo, The Agency for Cultural Affairs
Transport Grant (Oslo - Malmö) The Norwegian Embassy in Stockholm (SE)

2015:
0rganizer Support (Arrangørstøtte) (PINK CUBE) Arts Council Norway
Travel Support
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1 year Working Grant
Norwegian Artist Association (Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond)
Exhibition Grant for Young Artists
Arts Council Norway

2014:
1 year Working Grant Norwegian Artist Association (Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond)
International Support Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA)

2013:
Exhibition Grant for Young Artists Arts Council Norway
1 year Working Grant Norwegian Artist Association (Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond)
The Oslo-prize «Best art 2012» (PINK CUBE/Anja Carr for the show Tommy Olsson vs. Unni Askeland) Natt&Dag magazine

2012:
Exhibition Grant for Young Artists Arts Council Norway
Project Support (PINK CUBE: travel support for the artist Fast Forward from New York) The Municipality of Bergen, Section for Arts and Cultural Affairs
Project Support Norwegian Artist Association (Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond)
International Support Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA)

2011:
Art student Grant (Etableringsstipend basert på gjennomført kunstutdanning) Government scholarship for artists, Arts Council Norway (Statens Kunstnerstipend)
Establishment Grant for Artists The Municipality of Bergen, Section for Arts and Cultural Affairs

2010:
Art student Grant for Selected Master students at the Academy of Fine Art Norwegian Visual Artists Remuneration Fund (Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond)

2009:
Art student Grant (Etableringsstipend basert på gjennomført kunstutdanning) Government scholarship for artists, Arts Council Norway (Statens Kunstnerstipend)