CURRICULUM VITAE

TONJE BØE BIRKELAND

Bio:

Tonje Bøe Birkeland (born 1985 in Bergen, Norway) received her Master’s degree in Fine Art at Bergen Academy of Art and Design in 2012. She was awarded with the Hasselblad Foundation’s Victor Fellowship 2012 for her contribution Tuva Tengel (1901-1985) Letters from Mongolia exhibited as part of New Nordic Photography at Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg. Hasselblad Foundation’s Victor Fellowship sponsored her stay at International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, New York. Recent shows include inner & Outer Landscapes by Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Darkness & Light at Scandinavia House, New York, Types and Archetypes at Galleri F15, Moss, Norway, Life is the Only Way at Bontelabo, Bergen, Norway and Character # IV Anna Aurora Astrup at fotogalleriet [format], Malmö, Sweden.The National Public Art Council Sweden, Nya Karolinska, Hasselblad Foundation and Preus Museum have Birkeland’s works in their collections.

Education:

2010-2012: Bergen Academy of Art & Design, MA in Fine Art
2009-2010: Bergen Academy of Art & Design, Practical Pedagogical Studies
2006-2009: Bergen Academy of Art & Design, BA in Photography, Dept. of Specialized Art
2004-2006: Kunstskolen i Bergen, 2-year diploma in Fine Art

Upcoming Exhibitions & Projects:

2018 For a gentle song would not shake us if we had never heard a loud one, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen
2017 Photographic Field Trips # II, Among Mountains & Monasteries, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen
2017: Character # V Bertha Bolette Boyd, The Jhomolhari Chapter, 2nd photographic field trip to Bhutan
2017 Photographic Field Trips # IV, The Jhomolhari Chapter, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen
2017 Norwegian Journal of Photography, Book, NJP and Fritt Ord, Oslo, 2017

Exhibitions & Projects:

2016 For a gentle song would not shake us if we had never heard a loud one, Fotogalleriet, Oslo
2016 THE CHARACTERS # I-IV: a book by Tonje Bøe Birkeland, Bergen Art Book Fair, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, 2016
2016 Book Launch! THE CHARACTERS # I-IV, Tonje Bøe Birkeland and Bergen Kjøtt Publishing, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen, 2016
2016 THE CHARACTERS # I-IV: a book by Tonje Bøe Birkeland, Fotobokfestivalen, Youngstorget, Oslo, 2016
2016 THE CHARACTERS, CHAT 2016, archaeology conference, Kirkwall, Scotland
2016 THE CHARACTERS, Character # VI Golette Grepp, Mot Monte Rosa, Comissioned work, Rollsløkken skole, Hamar
2016: Character # V Bertha Bolette Boyd, photographic field trip to Bhutan.
2016: THE CHARACTERS # I-IV artist book by Tonje Bøe Birkeland
2016: Character # III Luelle Magdalon Lumiére, Vestlandsutstillingen 2016
2015: Character # IV Aurora Astrup, ROM for kunst og arkitektur, Oslo
2015: Nordic Exchange: Inner & Outer Landscapes, Centrum för Fotografi, Stockholm
2015: Character # IV Aurora Astrup, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Slottet, Carlsberg, Copenhagen
2015: Nordic Exchange: Inner & Outer Landscapes, Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, 2015
2015: Nordic Exchange: Inner & Outer Landscapes, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen
2015: Character # IV Anna Aurora Astrup, Fotogalleriet Format, Malmö
2014: Nordic Exchange: Inner & Outer Landscapes, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen
2014: Battle 15: Wyse + Gabriely vs. Birkeland + Kleiva Pink Cube, Oslo, co-curated with NO WAY, London, UK
2014: Character # III: Luelle Magdalon Lumiére, NOoSPHERE, New Yor
2014: Darkness & Light, Scandinavian House, New York
2014: Collectors, Kleiva, Rødseth and Birkeland, Trygve Lie Gallery, New York
2014: Luelle Magdalon Lumiére, Papay Gyro Nights, Orkney
2013: Høstutstillingen 2013, The National Art Exhibition
2013: Life is the only way, Bontelabo, Bergen
2013: Letters from Mongolia, Mullsjö International Photo Festival, Mullsjö,
2013: Papay Gyro Nights, artist residency, Orkney,
2013: Types & Archetypes featuring: Cindy Sherman, Vibeke Tandberg, Cajsa von Zeipel and Tonje Bøe Birkeland, Gallleri F15, Moss
2012: Presence of the Past, Cecilia Hillström Gallery, Stockholm,
2012: Open Studios, ISCP, New York
2012: New Nordic Photography, Härnösands Konsthall, Härnösand
2012: New Nordic Photography Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg
2012: A Ride Full of Traps MA Degree show in Fine Art, Bergen Kunsthall
2011: Artist’s journey to the Gobi Desert and Altai, Mongolia
2011: 17 m.o.h Group exhibition at Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen
2011: Dancer and Casting in Kaia Hugin’s film “Five parts: a Motholic mobble (part 5)”
2009: Artist Residency at Galleri Svalbard, Longyearbyen
2009: Aline Victoria Birkeland – The Unknown Explorer, Bergen Museum, Bergen
2009: Scenographic projections for a part of Bergen Dance Centre’s summer show
2009: BA group exhibition Oslo Fine Art Society, Oslo
2009: Vi var der først, Linda Soh Trengereid and Tonje Bøe Birkeland, Galleri L18, Bergen,
2008: Polarscape, solo exhibition at Galleri Fisk, Bergen
2008: Young Professionals, group exhibition at the festival Horizonte, Zingst,
2008: Cave Inn, Kristin Austreid, Linda Trengereid and Tonje Bøe Birkeland, KiT, Trondheim
2007: Movement, solo exhibition at the railway station in Bergen
2006: Minne til, film screening at Prøverommet, BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen
2005: Group exhibition at Phonofestivalen, student festival, Bergen
2005: Group exhibition at Café Opera, Bergen
2004: Participant in Eurocities, Forum for Young Citizens, Stockholm

Grants:

2016:Arts Council Norway, 1-year stipend for newly established artists
2015:Arts Council Norway, 1-year stipend for newly established artists
2015:Nominated for Foam Paul Huf Award
2014:Nominated for Foam Paul Huf Award
2014:Arts Council Norway, 1-year stipend for newly established artists
2014: Project support for publication Arts Council Norway
2013: Project support Norsk Fotografisk Fond
2013:Cultural Stipend, Bergen Kommune
2013:The Grez-sur-Loing Stipend, Hasselblad Foundation
2013:Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, 1-year artist grant
2012: Victor Fellowship Hasselblad Foundation
2012: Artist residency at International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York sponsored by
2012:Victor Fellowship, Hasselblad Foundation
2011:Nominated for Goldener Kentaur, Münchner Künstlerhaus, Münich,

Collections:

2016:Preus Museum
2015: Preus Museum
2015:Hordaland County Council
2014:The Norwegian Consulate in NYC
2012: The National Public Art Council Sweden
2012:Nya Karolinska hospital project
2012:Hasselblad Foundation

Lectures & artist talks:

2016 THE CHARACTERS, Landskonferanse Foto 2016, Preus Museum and National Library of Norway, Oslo
2016 THE CHARACTERS, Øyeblikkfang, Fritt Ord, Oslo
2015: THE CHARACTERS talk, Copenhagen Photo festival, Slottet, Carlsberg, Copenhagen
2015: THE CHARACTERS artist talk, fotogalleriet [format], Malmö
2015: Teaching: Tutor and internal examiner, Nordland Kunst & Filmfagskole
2014: FotoForum: Ditte Knus Tønnesen and Tonje Bøe Birkeland. In conversation with curator Kirstine Højmose, Fotografisk Center.
2014: Darkness & Light, Artist Panel: Thora Dolven Balke, Tonje Bøe Birkeland, Bára Kristinsdóttir,
2014: Tova Mozard, and Pétur Thomsen, moderators María Karen Sigurdardóttir, Reykjavík Museum of Photography & Ingrid Nilsson, Preus Museum.
2013: Lecture at the seminar Female photo pioneers – then and now, Preus Museum
2013: The Characters, Papay Gyro Nights, Papey Listskjul, Papa Westray, Orkney
2013: Tuva Tengel (1901-1985): Letters from Mongolia, Mullsjö International Photo Festival, Mullsjö
2013: Salon: Tonje Bøe Birkeland and Mircea Nicolae, ISCP, Brooklyn, New York
2011: The journey to Mongolia, lecture, Bergen National Academy of the Arts


Publications & Reportages:

2016 THE CHARACTERS # I-IV: a book by Tonje Bøe Birkeland, Bergen Art Book Fair, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, 2016
2016: VECTOR issue 7 BERGEN, editors: Javier Barrios, Peter Gregorio, curator: Randi Grov Berger
2015: Essay: Nytt Land and co-editor, Flettverk # 2 SCENE, 2015
2015: Film: Tonje Bøe Birkeland by Copenhagen Photo Festival: http://copenhagenphotofestival.com/tutorial/tonje-boe-birkeland/, Copenhagen, 2015
2015: Tonje Bøe Birkeland interview, Magasinet Kunst # 3, Copenhagen, 2015
2015: Blant nye fjell, Character # IV Anna Aurora Astrup, Väglöst # 5, 2015
2015: Tonje seglar til Grönland, Verkligheten i P3, Sveriges Radio, Julia Lundberg, http://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/490661?programid=3052, Malmö, 2015
2014: New Nordic Photography, The Victor Fellowship 10-Year Anniversary Issue, Hasselblad Foundation, 2014
2014: SNÆ # 3, Papay Gyro Nights 2014
2013: Nordic Now! Objektiv, Photo Raw and Filter, Arles, 2013
2013: Tonje Bøe Birkeland, Kunstforum Norway #1, 2013
2012: New Nordic Photography, Letters from Mongolia, Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, 2012
2012: Letters from Mongolia presented in Fotografi #6, Oslo, 2012
2012: Brev fra Mongolia by Tonje Bøe Birkeland, Bergen, 2012
2008: Polarscape presented in the magazine Fett, #2, 2008