About and Contact

Silje Figenschou Thoresen

b.1978

Lives in Kirkenes, Finnmark, Norway

mail to:

siljefig(..at..)gmail.com

  • Upcoming shows:
  • Grunden var stenet, og græstørv fandtes næsten ikke _ dette er alt hva man har. Solo show, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo. 27th of February-4th of April. Artist talk March 29.
  • Nordnorsk Kunsthandtverkmuseum, Tromsø. Nordnorsk kunstmuseum, 9th of March to September
  • Bakom hörnet vindens jojk, Stockholm. Sven Harrys Konstmuseum, 11th of June to October 4th
  • Survival Kit, Latvian Center of Contemporary art, Riga. 4th of September-4th of October
  • Arctic/Amazon, Toronto. The Power Plant, 26th of September to January 3rd.

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:

Solo Shows:

  • 2020: Kunstnerforbunet, Oslo.
  • 2019: Terminal B, Kirkenes.
  • 2015 Sami Centre for Contemporary Art, Karasjok Vendinger i horisontalplanet (grått betonggulv)
  • 2014 Trondheim Kunsthall. Present Stability

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019: When you say we belong to the light we belong to the thunder, biennale, Estonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Tallin
  • 2019: Hábmet hámi, Tromsø kunstforening, Tromsø
  • 2019: Hábmet hámi, Terminal B, Kirkenes.
  • 2018 Institutt for natur og kunst, group show, main exhibition, Arctic Arts Festival/ Festspillene i Nord-Norge. Harstad
  • 2018 Hábmet hámi, Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš, Karasjok.
  • 2017: I taste the future. LIAF, biennial, Lofoten
  • 2017 Something is slowly moving in another direction, Kunsthall Trondhjem.
  • 2017 SHOW ME COLOUR with SámiGirlGang (Carola Grahn and Silje Figenschou Thoresen) Trøndelag senter for samtidskunst, Trondhjem.
  • 2016 Samla sampla sätta samman, Västerås Konstmuseum.
  • 2016 Minner av ett landskap, Galleri Riis, Stockholm,
  • 2016 The Making Of: IMPROVEMENT OF MARKET FACILITIES, Zukunft am Ostkreuz, Berlin
  • 2015 Becoming by Recalling, Passagen konsthall, Linköping.
  • 2014-2016 Skills, Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter, Østfold kunstsenter, Vestfold kunstsenter, Buskerud kunstsenter, Oppland kunstsenter, Konsthallen i Luleå, Oulu Museum of Art
  • 2014 Indigenuity, Torpedo Factory Art Centre, Washington.
  • 2014 Indigenuity, L’Institute Suedois, Paris
  • 2014 Attention: Craft, Liljevalchs, Stockholm
  • 2013 Indigenuity at «Everyday practises for everyday life», IASPIS, Stockholm
  • 2013 Indigenuity Vadsø Museum,
  • 2012 Indigenuity, Centre for Northern Indigenous Peoples, Kåfjord.
  • 2012 Indigenuity, Saemijen Sijte, Snåsa.
  • 2012 Indigenuity, Trøndelag Centre for Contemporary Art, «Systemkrise»
  • 2012 Parts of «Indigenuity»Knipsu, Bergen:
  • 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
  • 2014 Sámi Girl Gang, with Carola Grahn
  • 2014 Market space tent, Kirkenes
  • 2010-2013 Indigenuity (w. Joar Nango)
  • 2010 Festival artist Markomeannu (Sámi art- and music festival) w. Joar Nango and Sille Storihle