About and Contact

Silje Figenschou Thoresen

b.1978

Lives in Kirkenes, Finnmark, Norway

mail to:

siljefig(..at..)gmail.com

  • Upcoming shows:
  • Solo show, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo,
  • Solo show, Terminal B, Kirkenes,
  • Biennale, Estonian Museum of Contemporary Art,
  • Group Shows: Tromsø Kunstforening & USF Verftet, Bergen.

Exhibited at

Liljevalchs, SE, Västerås Konstmuseum, SE, Galleri Riis, SE, Passagen Konsthall, SE, LIAF (biennale), NO, Festspillene i Nordnorge, NO, Kunsthall Trondheim, NO, Terminal B, NO, Sámi Centre for Contemporary Art, NO, Konsthallen i Luleå, SE, Oulo Museum of Art, FIN, L’Institute Suedois, FR, Trøndelag Centre for Contemporary Art, NO, Estonian Museum of Contemporary Art, EST, and other places

CV in Norwegian (click link)

or see CV in English:

  • Education
  • 2010-2012 MA, InSpace, Konstfack, Stockholm
  • 2005 – 2008 BA Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen exchange stay at Konstindustriella Högskolan (TAIK), Helsinki
  • Exhibitions:
  • 2020: Solo show, Kunstnerforbunet, Oslo.
  • 2019: When you say we belong to the light we belong to the thunder, biennale, Estonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Tallin
  • 2019 Hábmet hámi, Group show, USF Verftet, Bergen
  • 2019: Solo show, terminal B, Kirkenes.
  • 2019: Hábmet hámi, group show, Tromsø kunstforening, Tromsø
  • 2019: Hábmet hámi, group show, terminal B, Kirkenes.
  • 2018 Institutt for natur og kunst, group show, main exhibition, Arctic Arts Festival/ Festspillene i Nord-Norge. Harstad
  • 2018 Hábmet hámi, group show, Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš, Karasjok.
  • 2017: I taste the future. LIAF, biennial, Lofoten
  • 2017 Something is slowly moving in another direction, Group exhibition Kunsthall Trondhjem.
  • 2017 Trøndelag senter for samtidskunst, SHOW ME COLOUR with SámiGirlGang (Carola Grahn and Silje Figenschou Thoresen) group exhibition
  • 2016 Västerås Konstmuseum, Group exhibition
  • 2016 Galleri Riis, Stockholm, Group exhibition
  • 2016 Zukunft am Ostkreuz. The Making Of: IMPROVEMENT OF MARKET FACILITIES, Group exhibition
  • 2015 Sami Centre for Contemporary Art, Karasjok Vendinger i horisontalplanet (grått betonggulv) Solo exhibition.
  • 2015 Passagen konsthall, Linköping. Becoming by Recalling, group exhibition,
  • 2014-2016 Skills, group exhibition, Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter, Østfold kunstsenter, Vestfold kunstsenter, Buskerud kunstsenter, Oppland kunstsenter, Konsthallen i Luleå, Oulu Museum of Art
  • 2014 Trondheim Kunsthall. Present Stability, Solo exhibition.
  • 2014 Torpedo Factory Art Centre, Washington. «Indigenuity»
  • 2014 L’Institute Suedois, «Indigenuity». Group exhibition, Paris
  • 2014 Liljevalchs, «Attention: Craft». Group exhibition, Stockholm (summer of 2014)
  • 2013 «Indigenuity» at «Everyday practises for everyday life», IASPIS, Stockholm
  • 2013 STUDIO BAR- a nomadic waterhole, Indigenuity Project at Lisa Torell and Carl Palm
  • 2013 Vadsø Museum, «Indigenuity»
  • 2012 Centre for Northern Indigenous Peoples, Kåfjord.
  • Saemijen Sijte, Snåsa.
  • Trøndelag Centre for Contemporary Art, «Systemkrise»
  • (all: «Indigenuity»)
  • Knipsu, Bergen: Parts of «Indigenuity»
  • 2011: Grenselandmuseet, «Indigenuity»
  • Projects:
  • 2019 Permanent Exhibition for Residence in Nature, Laino, Sweden
  • 2017 SÅNN the book2013 Space, Konstfrämjandet, w. Markus Degerman and Pål Rodenius, Stockholm
  • 2014Market space tent, Kirkenes
  • 2010-2013 Indigenuity (w. Joar Nango)
  • 2010 Festival artist Markomeannu (Sámi art- and music festival) w. Joar Nango and Sille Storihle