Constance Tenvik

Constance Tenvik

Constance Tenvik (born 1990, Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian artist based in Oslo and Berlin. She holds an MFA from Yale University School of Art in New Haven, CT, and BFA from the Academy of Art in Oslo. Her sculptures, performances and drawings have recently been presented in Prosjektrom Normanns in Stavanger (Helpless As Tortoises); Kunstnernes Hus and UKS in Oslo (Soft Armour; Loyal Gallery i Stockholm (Gesamtkunst With Myself); The medieval fort Fortezza Vecchia i Livorno via LINC (Tableau Vivant Action); Deli Projects in Basel (Eye of the Tired); Kristiansand Kunsthall (Game of Life III: Juliusvariasjonene). As well as group exhibitions at Abrons Art Center, New York; Tidenes Krav, Oslo; and Charlottenborg Kunsthall, Copenhagen. She has an upcoming exhibition at Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo in January 2019.

Education

2014-2016 MFA, sculpture, Yale School of Art
2011-2014 BA Oslo Art Academy
2010-2011 National Academy of the Arts in Oslo, Arts And Crafts, printmaking
2009-2010 Reinhardt University, GA, USA, GRSP stipend to study art and theatre

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2018
The Knights, Solo booth with Loyal Gallery, Market Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
Helpless As Tortoises Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway

2017
Soft Armour, UKS & Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Gesamtkunst With Myself, Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden

2016
Tween, 6 Month Space, New York, NY

2012
The Edgar Poe Institute For Advanced Aesthetic Investigations, SALT, Oslo, Norway
Performance Marathon, Podium, Oslo, Norway

Group Exhibitions

2019
Forthcoming, Platform for young art and criticism, group exhibition at the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway

2018
Forthcoming, Fey Rencontres d’Arts (group exhibition) Bourgogne, France
Anatomy of Melancholy, Re:Framed, Pfizer, New York, NY

2017
When Life Gives You A Lemon, Patricia Field’s AF show, Joe’s Garage, Catskill, NY
Conceptual Romance, m/ Marcel Duchamp og Henriette Martinsen ,LJP, Kristiansand, Norway
Domestic Tranquility, 0-0, Los Angeles, CA

2016
CDCDDCDCDCDD: Brian Belott, Ara Peterson, Steina and Woody Vasulka, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Eye of the Tired, Deli Projects, Basel, Switzerland
Game of Life III: Juliusvariasjonene, m/ Reto Pulfer og Nils Norman, Kristiansand Kunsthall, Kristiansand, Norway

2015
Juvenarte - Artistic Trajectories, Galleri TM51, Oslo, Norway
Set It And Forget It, in collaboration with Douglas Rieger, Direct To Video,VI
Menneskeberget, initiated by Christian Tony Norum, Edvard Munch’s Ekely, Oslo, Norway
Art Award (Kunstprisen) 2015, Sandefjord Kunstforening, Sandefjord, Norway

2014
Simone Weil Mindmap, Collection As Allocated Objects, Tidenes Krav/Sverre Gullesen, Oslo, Norway (donated to the collection of the National Gallery)
Mindmap, Summer Slumber Super Salon Demon Mouth, Oslo, Norway
Art & Crime Mindmap, Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
No Beauty Sweatshirt, Faces, Surfaces and Interfaces, Community & the Commons, initiated by Susanne M. Winterling, Goethe Institute Wyoming Building, New York, NY
Trofe, video screening, La Quema Del Tiempo, Bogota, Colombia
Durational Fresco Action, Lord Chief Justice, UKS, Oslo, Norway
The Little Naked Rat Man is Dead, Lord Chief Justice, After School Special, Bergen, Norway
The Twins Family Reunion, Lord Chief Justice, Billedhoggerforeningen, Oslo, Norway
Generosity

2013
Scrambled Eggs, performance, Sound Versus System, Kunsthall Oslo, Norway
Chaos Drawings & Mind Maps, works on paper, Sound Versus System, Kunsthall Oslo, Norway
Requiem for a Nectarine, The Phylogenesis of Generosity, Prinzessinnengarten Outdoor Sculpture Triennial, Warren Neidich, Berlin, Germany
Witch Action, Tournament d’Objet, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Charlottenborg, København, Denmark
Giacometti: Tete Sur Tige, Skogsus, Kristiansand, Norway
Blending In, This Is Not An Exhibition About Edvard Munch, TM51, Oslo, Norway

2012
Salome On Ice, Spikersuppa lydgalleri, Oslo, Norway
Remains of Performances, part 1, Kunstnernes Adventskalender, Oslo Central Station 2012 Rat-a-tat-tat!, Jorunn Aanderaa/Charlotte Thiis-Evensen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Love Songs To A Cactus, Huguenot House, dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany
Self Help, m/Daniel Lacey-McDermott, ++, Black Box Teater, Oslo, Norway

2011
Elevator Music, Pipshow, Oslo, Norway
Artist Talk, ++, Black Box Theatre, Oslo, Norway
Do You Wanna Get Metaphysical With Me?, Podium, Oslo, Norway

2010
Roi-Soleil, Pipshow, Oslo, Norway

Directing

2018
Directing the music video for The Long Sleep by Jenny Hval

Publications

2017
Look Book, artist book/photo book, Lord Jim Publishing, Kristiansand, Norway

2016
Buffeen, essay, Fanfare Publishing, Oslo, Norway

Public Commissions

2017
Gardemann med rose #1, #2, #3, drawing, KORO/Terningmoen Military Base

Residencies

2018
Ingrid Lindback Langaard Stiftelse, Cite des arts, Paris France
Writing residency at Chateau du Fey, France

2017
LINC Livorno, Tuscany, Italy

Stipends

2017
Exhibition support for the exhibition Soft Armour, UKS/Kunstnernes Hus
Work grant for newly established artists (3 years), Arts Council Norway
The Audio Visual Fund supporting my exhibition Soft Armour, UKS/Kunstnernes Hus
NBK project grant for the exhibition Soft Armour, UKS/Kunstnernes Hus

2016
NBK project grant for the exhibition Game of Life III: Juliusvariasjonene, Kristiansand, Norway
Exhibition support for newly established artists, Arts Council Norway

2015
Thomas Fearnley Heddy and Nils Astrup Foundation, support for studies at Yale
NORAM and Thanks To Scandinavia, support for studies at Yale

2014
Johan Helmich Janson and Marcia Janson’s Legacy, support for studies at Yale
Thomas Fearnley Heddy and Nils Astrup Foundation, support for studies at Yale
Diversestipend, Arts Council Norway

2012
Maybe Education Program (100 days), dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel

2011
Johan Helmich Janson and Marcia Janson’s Legacy, 5 weeks study trip to China

2009
Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP) for studying in Waleska, Georgia, USA

Illustration

2018
Cover art for the EP The Long Sleep by Jenny Hval, Su Records

2014-2018 Illustrations for publications such as Morgenbladet, Natt&Dag, Kulturrådet, Filologen, Universitas and Billedkunst Journal

Writing

2017
Viva arte viva doesn’t necessarily mean l’art pour l’art, illustrated travel letter about the 57th Venice Biennale, plus cover and an interview with the artist Jellili Atiku, Billedkunst #3

2012
Two Chairs and a table, interview with Marina Abramovic, Morgenbladet 27.09.12

Press

Fancy rustning med patos, Line Ulekleiv, Klassekampen 26.12.2017
Med riddere i hjertepregede underbukser protesterer en av Norges mest interessante unge kunstnere mot Donald Trump, Silje Sigurdsen, Aftenposten (video) 11.12.2017
Glitrende tekstiler, riddere, fuskepels og påfuglfjær, Hanna Stoltenberg, D2, 30.11.2017
Leiken og lengten tilbake, Merete Røsvik Granlund, koro.no
Pond Mag https://www.pond-mag.com/art/2017/9/5/pictionary-with-constance-tenvik 5.09.17
Under et lag av humor, farger og fjœr stiller Constance Tenvik spørsmål rundt det å vœre menneske, Live Drønne, Subjekt Magasin 30.08.17
Interviewed by Amber Esseiva http://www.theblaaahg.com/interview-with-constance-tenvik/
Wagner med lösnäsa, Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen, Kunstkritikk 11.05.17
Artlover Magazine, 32, 2017 feature av Jenny Danielsson (s28-31) foto: Pierre Bjork
Foto, samarbeid m/ Isabel Magowan, Tableau Paper 7th Issue, Redecoration, 22.10.16
Homo Ludens, Sigrun Hodne, Billedkunst no 5, 2016
Min barnlige kompetanse, Simen Joachim Helsvig, Kunstkritikk 27.06.16
Juliusvariasjonene, Jan Freuchen og Sigurd Tenningen, Fœdrelandsvennen 11.06.16
Kulturfolk, Guro Danielsen og Mari Grydeland, Stellamagasinet 01.12.15
Kunst og karriere, Julie Opsvik, Ansanytt_3, om studiene ved Yale University, 01.10.15
Ananasens tale, Stian Gabrielsen, Kunstkritikk, Lord Chief Justice, 10.06.14
Interview with Elizabeth Povinelli, societyandspace.com, med Geontology tankekart, 2014
De Utvalgte, Emma Claire, D2, om nettverket 89+, med en feature om meg og mine arbeider,27.09.13 http://89plus.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/89plus_D2.pdf

Collections

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
The National Gallery, Oslo, Norway

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