Hanne Lydia Opøien Figenschou
Born i Trondheim.
Lives and works in Oslo and Tromsø, Norway.

EDUCATION
1991 - 92 School of Arts and Crafts, Stockholm, SE
1987 - 91 Academy of Fine Art, Trondheim, NO
1986 - 87 Nordland school of Art and film, NO

UPCOMING
2022 Cité internationale des Arts, residency, Paris, Fr
2021  22. 05 - 04. 07, Twisted Tourist, Bodø Kunstforening, solo, NO
2021  SNAP 2, november, Alta Kunstforening, group, NO
2021  11. 06 - 29. 08  Hildring Tromsø kunstforening, group, NO
2021  02. 10 - 07. 11  Understrømmer, Galleri Nord-Norge, Harstad, group, NO
2021  12. 11 - 06. 12  AURA, Vadsø kunstforening, NO
2021  20.11 - 31.01  HALO + AURA, Samisk Senter for Samtidskunst (SDS), Karasjok, NO   
    

SOLOSHOWS
2020 I Travel, Fredrikstad Kunstforening, NO
2019 TOURIST, BOA Gallery, Teller Teslaer / Counting Teslas, 29 poems, booklaunch *Oslo, NO​​​​​​​
2017  The Menopause Collection, 69 Gallery, Oslo, NO
Etterskjelv / Aftershocks, 29 poems, booklaunch *
2017 Aftershocks, Kulturbadet, Sandnessjøen, NO
2016 Greyscale, Oppland Kunstsenter, Lillehammer, NO
2015 The_Key, Kunstplass 10, Oslo, NO
2015  My Mother was a Feminist, Beretningen om et varslet brudd / An Account of Predicted Estrangement, 
 28 poems, booklaunch *Tegnerforbundet, Oslo, NO
2014 11 July 1943, Trafo Kunsthall, Asker, NO
2014  Hit the North, NNKS, Svolvær, NO
2013 SELFIES, Bomulds fabriken Kunsthall, Arendal, NO
2013 One Night Only, labile dokumenter/volatile documents, 27 poems, booklaunch *
Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO 
2012 Back to nature (I can`t go on like this), Buskerud Kunstsenter, NO
2012 the Other, Gallery 69, Oslo, NO
2012 Back to nature, Hå gamle prestegård, Stavanger, NO
2011 Portraits of a young woman...Gallery BOA, Oslo, NO
2011 BELONGING, Gråmølna, Trondheim Museum of Art *, NO
2009 The Architect`s daughter, Tromsø Culture house, NO
2009 ID, Haugesund Center of Art, NO
2009 Kunst1, Sandvika, NO
2008 True Identity, Kunstverket Gallery, Oslo, NO
2007 Citizen, The White Tube, Oslo, NO
2007 Take it in hand and make something of it, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo *, NO
2005 Kvinnen som ikke kunne tegne, Tromsø Center of Art, NO
2004 Remote control, Akershus Center of Art, Lillestrøm, NO
2004 looking back in anger, Rogaland Center of Art, Stavanger, NO
2003 Privat vold og andre kjedelige historier, Kunstverket Gallery, Oslo, NO
2000 Opplysning - belysning, Vestlandske Museum of Art and Crafts, Bergen *, NO
1998 Ich heiratete..., Kunstverein auf dem Prenzlauerberg, Berlin, GE
1997 Røde Rommet, Tromsø Center of Art, NO
1996 S-M-L-XL, the projectroom, Gallery F-15, Moss, NO
1995 Drawings, Gallery Nebb X, Oslo, NO
1993 Objects, UKS, Oslo, NO
1992 Gallery K/F, Stockholm, SE    

GROUP SHOWS (selected)
2020 SNAP, Leknes, Lofoten, NO
2020 Artic Art Book Fair, Alfheim Svømmehall, Tromsø, 13 - 15 november, NO
2019 Mørketid (Dark lights), Leknes, Lofoten, NO
2019 Jubileumsutstilling / medlemsutstilling, NNBK, Nordnorsk kunstsenter, Svolvær, NO
2019  Look North, Harstad, festspillene, NNBK, NO * 
2017 The Fourth Silk Road International Art Exhibition, Shaanxi Museum of Fine Arts, Xi’an, China
2016 Østlandsutstillingen, Akershus Center of Art, Lillestrøm, NO
2015 NOoSPHERE ARTS’ 4th ANNIVERSARY SHOW, New York C, US 
2015 The Annual North Norwegian Exhibition, travelling show, NO 
2014 - 15  Inexhaustible beauty,  Sparebank 1, travelling show,  Gallery Nordnorge, Harstad,
Mo i Rana, Alta, m.m. * NO
2014 In a lonely place, Kube, Museum of Art,  Ålesund, NO
2013 I am my world, NOoSPHERE, New York C, US 
2012 - 15  Higher Ground, The North Norwegian Museum of fine Art, travelling show,  * NO
2011 RED,  NO Gallery, New York C, US 
2010 13 Drawers, Alta Center of Art, NO
2008 REAL, Haugar, Vestfold Museum of Visual Arts, Tønsberg, NO 
2008  Supermarket 2008, International Independent Art fair, Stockholm, SE 
2007 It`s drawn well, Kunstbanken, Hedmark Center of Visual Arts, NO
2006 The Projectroom 93 - 06,  Gallery F - 15, Moss, NO 
2004  The Drawing Biennial 2004, The Stenersen Museum of visual Arts, Oslo, NO 
2001  Ad - lib, Gallery Transart, Trondheim, NO
2000 Allmenningen, Galleriet, Bergen, NO
2000 Outside Home, Museum of visual Arts. Trondheim, NO
2000  Take care of the poets, Gallery G.U.N., Oslo, NO
2000  Norden i fokus, Iskunst Galleri, Oslo, NO
1999  Renessansen, Galleri GUN, Oslo, NO
1998 Eksilkunst, Tromsø Kunstforening, NO 
1998 Transient, Galleri G.I., Oslo, NO
1997  Not yet titled,  Zoolunge, Oslo, NO          

ANNUAL SHOWS
2015, 12, 06, 01, 94, 93 The National Annual Exhibition of the Visual Arts, Oslo, NO*
2015, 06, 89 The Annual North Norwegian Exhibition, travelling show, NO

1992 UKS Annual Spring Exhibition, NO
1989 Trøndelagsutstillinga, NO
Grants
2021, 2018, 10, 07, 03, Projectsupport, Norwegian Arts Council
2020, Exhibition Grant,  Regional Funding, KIN, NO
2017,  16  14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 03, Exhibition Grant, Norwegian Arts Council
2015 10 Year Grant for Established Artists, Norwegian Arts Council
2014  10, 08, 01, 97, 93, Norwegian Visual Artists Remuneration Fund
2013, 10 Project support, BKH, NO
2012 Ingerid, Synnøve og Elias Fegerstens Grant, NO
2011 - 14 The National 3 Year Working Grant, Norwegian Arts Council, NO
2009 The National Diversity Grant, NO
2007  Travel Grant, Norwegian Arts Council, NO
2007 Ingrid Lindbäck Langgaards Stiftelse, Grant, NO
2004 - 07 The National 3 Year Working Grant ,Norwegian Arts Council, NO
1992 UKS Working Grant, NO
1992 The School of Art and Crafts, Stockholm, Working Grant, SE
1990 BKH Academy Grant, NO

COLLECTIONS
2018 Tromsø County Council, NO
2017 Shaanxi Provincial Museum of Fine Arts, Xi’an, China
2015 Oslo County Council, NO
2015 Nordland County Council, NO
2014 Sparebank 1, North Norwegian Artfoundation, NO
2012 North Norwegian Museum of Visual Arts, NO
2011 Trondheim Museum of Visual Arts, NO  
2011 Trondheim County, NO
2011 South Trøndelag County Council, NO
2009 Haugesund Billedgalleri, NO
2007 ATV, NO
2003 The National Museum of Arts, Architecture and Design, NO
1997  Tromsø Center of Visual Arts, NO 
1996, 91 Norwegian Arts Council, NO 
  
COMISSIONS/AWARDS
2021  Viking Octantis, Cruise Ship, NO
2019  Kvaløya High School, Tromsø, NO
2015  Austvågøy High School, Lofoten, NO
2015  The Jury Award, DNNK, 2015, NO
2012  Charlottenlund Secondary School, Trondheim, NO
2011   Håkon Bleken Art Award, NO 
2008  Weidemann Art Award, NO
2008  E. C. Dahls Foundation, Chief Administrative Officer of Trondheim County, NO
2007  1. Nordic Conference on Violence and Treatment, Oslo, NO, temporary
2006  Tronka, The State Building Commission, Trondheim, NO

READINGS
2018  Words in water,  performance, Valberg Beach, Lofoten, NO
2017  Poesisyndikatet, Ugla, Oslo, NO
2017, 16, 15  Oslo Poesisentrum, NO 
2016   TxtMoment, Oslo, NO
2016 - 17  Tekstuniverset, Åpen Mikrofon, Oslo, NO
2015 - 18 Oslo Open, NO

RESIDENCIES
2018  Kunstkvarteret, Leknes, Lofoten, NO 
2016, Skandinavisk Forening, Roma, IT
2009, Iran
Italia, Frankrike, Spania, Tsjekkia, Polen, Russland, Kina

BIBLIOGRAPHY/ CATALOGES, BOOKS (short)
Fire i én En boksamling / Four in One, A Book Collection, 115 poems, text HLOF, Norwegian/ English, 
translated by Svein Svarverud, 2020. ISBN 978-82-691022-2-2
Teller Teslaer / Counting Teslas, 29 poems, text HLOF, Norwegian/ English, 
translated by Svein Svarverud, 2019. ISBN 978-82-691022-1-5
Aftershocks / Etterskjelv, 29 poems, text HLOF, Norwegian/ English,
translated by Svein Svarverud,  2017.  ISBN 978-82-691022-0-8
LOOK NORTH, 2019. 
LOOK NORTH, What are we talking about? Catalog, preface Mararetta Jaukkuri,
NNBK, 2017. ISBN 978-82-93599-00-5
Beretningen om et varslet brudd / An Account of Predicted Estrangement, 28 poems, text HLOK,
Norwegian/ English, translated by Thilo Reinhard, 2015.
labile dokumenter / volatile documents, 24 poems, text HLOK, norsk/ engelsk,
Norwegian/ English, translated by Thilo Reinhard, 2013.

Personae, tidskrift for klær, kropp, kultur, # 1-2, 2013, Å vise ansikt, artikkel, 5 s., Cecilie Mossige.
Catalog, Belonging, prod. Gråmølna, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, 2011. Preface: Tommy Olsson, 
Merete Hovdenak. Text: Hanne L. O. Kristoffersen. ISBN 978-82-92827-10-9.
Numer, (85), tidsskrift for tegning, Illustrasjon, bokkunst, (cover, intervju) 2010.
Catalog KORO, Årskatalog 2008, ISBN 978-82-93033-4.
Real, ung norsk realisme, tekster Daniel Østvold, Haugar, Vestfold Kunstmuseum,
Catalog,  2008, ISBN:978-82-92095-16-4
Norsk Kunstårbok 2007,  ISBN 978-82-530-3065-4.
Take it in hand and make something of it, catalog.
Preface:,Tommy Olsson. Tekster: Hanne L. O. Kristoffersen. 2007. 
Argument, # 1, 2007. Tro. Selvportrett med bokser, Man Basic, Magazine, Ingvild Johnsen.
Virkelig, # 1, 2007, Hanne Lydia Kristoffersen, Kvinnene,  Magazine, Asbjørn Larsen.
DIN, tidsskrift for religion og kultur, Vold, 2003. ISSN-1501-9934. Magazine.

The National Annual Exhibition of the Visual Arts,, catalog: 1993, 1994, 2001, 2006, 2012.
Tegnebiennalen 2004, catalog:. Tegnerforbundet/Riksutstillingene.
Bergen byformsenter, rapport fra et kulturbyprosjekt, Allmenningen, det urbane fristed, 
Opplysning – belysning, Jorunn Haakestad, 2000.  ISBN: 82-996384-0-2.
Hjemløshet, Outside home, Synliggjøring, Illustrating the invisible, Randi Nygaard Lium, 2000. ISBN: 82-993846-2-1
Shelter, 1997. Catalog.

Memberships: NBK, TF, NNBK, BOA
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