BJØRN ERIK HAUGEN ARTIST STATEMENT & BIOGRAPHY
My name is Bjørn Erik Haugen, and I have an MA from the National Academy in Oslo 2007. I
work mainly with compositions, sound- and videoinstallation. I work from a conceptual
platform where the idea to the work comes before the material, media or way of expression. I
make political works.
Art Practice
My works has been shown on the annual national autumn exhibition in Norway, and have
been screened in Wienna, Barcelona, Sweden, Germany, England and in USA. The National TV
Channel in Norway, NRK, has also has also shown an excerpt of one of my videos on TV. Please
have a look at my CV.
Composer activities
As a composer I work mostly consceptually in my work. I have the last two years moved from
noise and Improvised music to score-based music. I attended the ISCM in 2009, and I
attended Nordic Music Days 2010 in Copenhagen and ICM 2011.
CV Bjørn Erik Haugen
Email: bjorhaug@gmail.com
Homepage: www.bjornerikhaugen.com
Birth: 14.06.1978
Education:
2007: Research Assistant: InterMedia, University of Oslo
2005 - 2007: MA: Oslo Academy of Art
2002 - 2005: Bachelor of Fine Art, Trondheim Academy of Art
Concerts:
2012: Feburary: Ilios Festival, Sortland, Norway
2012: February: Duo Havens, Huddersfield, England
2012: January: Mira Benjamin, Sound og Mu, Oslo
2011: December: Duo Havens, Oslo
2011: October: Vigeland Mausoleum, Oslo
2011: August: Northern Breeeze, London
2011: July: NMK-konsert, Sound of Mu
2011: March: Bit20, Borealis, Bergen
2010: November: Oslo Solistensemble, Litteraturhuset, Oslo
2010: September: NuMusic festival, stavanger
2010: September: Nordic Music Days, Copenhagen
2009: August: Oslo Sinfonietta, Oslo Chambermusic Festival, Oslo
2008: November: Oslo Sinfonietta, Oslo
2008: October: Ultima, Oslo
2008: August: UNM, Oslo, Norway
2008: June, Cikada, Oslo
2007: December, IREM, Lisboa
2007: Desember: Griegileum, "Musikk i Brennpunktet," NRK, P2
2007: October, Ultima, Oslo
2007: September: UNM, Reykjavik, Iceland
2007: 14. April: "Washingtin," composition for Trønderlag eater, Trondheim
2006: 12. December "Piipshow IX," Oslo
2006: 13. May: "Sivertsen & Haugen," Sound of Mu, Oslo
2005: 29. September: "Pradadada," Chambermusic festival of Trondheim
2005: 3. - 10. September: UNM, Helsinki
2005: 20. August: "Hundred-Year-Celebration", Tromsø
2005: 11. May: "Klubb Kanin," Theater Avant Garden
2005: 10. April: Livestreaming to Pixelache, Helsinki
2004: 20. October: Garage, Oslo
2004: 14. October: "Sivertsen & Haugen," Trondheim Matchmaking
2004: 20. November: Theater Avant Garden, Trondheim
2003: 11. October: Trondheim Matchmaking
2003: 26. June: ” piipshow 03,” Gallery 21.26, Oslo
Solo exhibitions:
2011: June: Arendal Kunstforening, Norway
2011: April: Christiansands kunstforening
2010: June: Gallery Aferro, New Jersey, USA
2010: July: Galleri Ask, Åsgårdstrand
2009: November: Gallery Pictura, Lund, Sweden.
2009: November: Oudeis, France
2006: August: Watching TV, Galleri 21:24, Oslo
2003: April: Default & Birds, Galleri Blunk, Trondheim
Group exhibitions:
2012: February: Transmediale, Berlin
2011: September: Trønderlagsutstillingen, Trondheim
2011: May: "Keep an ear on...", EX3, Firenze, Italy
2011: April: ISCM, Zagreb
2011: March: Haugar Museum of Art, Tønsberg
2010: April: Mata Festival, New York, USA
2009: September: Expo Leeds, Leeds, England
2009: August: Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter, Svolvær
2009: July: Tomma rum, Emmaboda, Sweden
2009: April: Explum 2009, Murcia, Spain
2009: February: Newspeak, Babel, Trondheim
2009: January: Sound exhibition, NMK, Lydgalleriet, Bergen
2008: November: NOTAM Soundart exhibition, Henie Onstad, Oslo
2008: October: Emerging Video Artists, Cheekwod Museum of Art, USA
2008: October: In Transition Russia, St. Petersburg & Ekaterinburg
2008: June: Vår Utstilling, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo
2008: February - May: Excentrum, Kabuso, Øystese
2007: February: "Trønderlagsutstillingen," TSSK
2006: "Høstutstillingen," Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2005: February "Trønderlagsutstillingen," TSSK
2004: May: ”Fireproject,” Trondheim Museum of Art
Media/Video screenings:
2012: March: Oslo Screen Festival
2011: September: Newsrcreen, Newcastle, UK
2011: January: File, Brazil
2010: November: Cinesonika, Toronto, Canada
2010: March: Mainsdoeuvres, Paris
2010: February: Kurye-video, Istanbul
2010: February: Atopia`s Vitrine Project, Video Jam, Oslo
2009: December: Kunstfilmtag 09, Düsseldorf, Germany
2009: November: V.I.P Gallery, Beograd
2009: October: TAG, Hague, Netherlands
2009: October: Duration, London
2009: September: ISCM: Växjö, Sweden
2009: June: X Media Forum of Moscow Film Festival, Russia
2009: May: Bandits Mages, France
2008: December: F.R.I.K Skopje, Macedonia
2008: November: Pixel Pops, Krannert Museum of Art, USA
2008: November: Utsikten Kunstsenter, Kvinesdal
2008: October: Oslo Screen Festival, Cinemateket
2008: August: Videoholica, Varna, Bulgaria
2008: August: File Hipersonica, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2008: June: Backup Award, Weimar, Germany
2008: May: Transhift 08, Knoxville, USA
2007: August: Video Transit, Porsgrunn Kunstforening
2007: June: "Loop`07," Barcelona
2007: April: "Kurzfilmsalon 1.1," Wienna, Austria
Collaborations
2011: July: Strangers in Paradise, Lillehammer E-6
2011: April: Memoirs of a Breadman, Blackbox, Oslo
2009: June: Memoirs of a Breadman: Ellis Iland, Podium, Oslo
2008: December: Strangers in Paradise, Fotogalleriet, Oslo
2008: November: Strangers in Paradise, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen
2007: August: Memoirs of a Breadman, Akapulco, Atelier Nord, Oslo
Curator
2009:"Nature is what surrounds us," KunstVerket, Kabuso & Nordnorsk kunstnersenter
Art Collections:
2008: Kabuso Art house, Øystese
2006: Morten Viskum`s collection of art (Vestfossen kunstlaboratorium)
Grants:
2010: “Kunstgjødsel” project-grant
2010: Artist work grant, BKV
2010: Komponistenes vederlagsfond: Bestillingsverk
2009: Ingrid Langgaards stipend
2008: Komponistenes vederlagsfond: Bestillingsverk
2008: Norwegian Culture Council: Exhibitiongrant
2008: Norwegian Culture Council : Art and New Technology
2008: Norwegian Culture Council : Art and New Technology
2008: Fritt ord: Project grant
2008: Norwegian Culture Council: Exhibitiongrant
2008: The Composer`s Council: Grant for composition
2007: The Composer´s grant: Grant for composition
2007: Norwegian Culture Council: Exhibitiongrant
2007: Free Photographer`s Society: Travelgrant
2006: Norwegian Culture Council : Scenic Art and New Technology
Other:
2011: Member of The Norwegian Council og Composers
2011: Leader of NMK (New Music Group of Composers)