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Born Oslo 1953, A K Dolven lives and works in Oslo and Lofoten. Graduated from École des Beaux-Arts Aix-en-Provence (1972–1973); École National Supérieur des Beaux-Arts, Paris (1978–1979); Statens Kunstakademi, Oslo (1982–1986); and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs grant, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (1987–1988).
Dolven’s practice involves a variety of media; painting, photography, performance, installation, film, and sound. Recurring themes in her production are the representation of natural forces and their resonance with human sensibilities. Her work alternates between the monumental and the minimal, the universal and the intimate. Interpersonal relations and interactions are central to her practice, and many of her performance-based works involve collaborations with other people.
Her work is included in international private and public collections including Art Institute of Chicago, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Hoffmann Collection and Sammlung Goetz.
Selected exhibitions include Brainwashed, Haus der Kunst, Munich (2020); Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim (2019); Willumsen og den Kvindelige Model – fra Klassisk til Queer, J.F. Willumsens Museum, Frederikssund (2019); The Quebec City Biennial: Small Between the Stars, Large Against the Sky, Québec (2019); to you 1994-2018, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki (2018); Tours voices, CCC, Tours (2017); IKON Gallery, Birmingham (2015); New Nordic – Architecture & Identity, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk (2012); looking for balance, Platform China, Beijing (2010); ahead, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromsø (2009); Schmerz / Pain, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2007); saturday night, KIASMA, Helsinki (2007); KunsthalleBern, Bern (2001); and Philadephia Museum of Art (1999).
Last updated: 11.03.2021