About Thale Fastvold



Thale Fastvold (b. 1978) is a visual artist and curator based in Oslo, Norway. She has a BA in photography from Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome, a Cand.mag (MA) in Art History and Literature from the University of Oslo, and is educated a curator from Telemark University. Trained an analog photographer, her focus is on the dialog between classical photography and non-figurative abstraction. With photography and installation she researches the mysteries of science and spirituality. Fastvold has exhibited internationally in USA, Italy, Russia, Colombia and Greece, as well as locally in Norway at Kunstnernes Hus and Tegnerforbundet (Oslo), Blunk (Trondheim) and Small Projects (Tromsø) among others.

She was curator of the non-profit exhibition space Window Box in Oslo (2011 – 2017). With LOCUS she has published the books Kurator? (2009), ARTic (2015) and Arctic Hysteria – Collected stories and research through contemporary art (2016), which was launched at NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1 2016.


Fall 2017 Programme:
24 Nov: Booklaunch CoSA Artist Books At Pavilion Of Bosnia And Herzegovina At The 57th La Biennale Di Venezia / Info here
19-22 Oct: Bergen Art Book Fair / LOCUS Publishing Presenting Various Publications And CoSA Artist Books / INFO HERE
8 Oct: Museum Of Avant Garde St.petersburg / FB Event Here
7 Oct: Museum Of Nonconformist Art In St.Petersburg
Arctic Hysteria / Artist Talk / FB Event Here
9 Sept – 8 Oct: Museum Of Nonconformist Art In St.Petersburg
Arctic Hysteria Exhibition  INFO HERE / FB Event Here

7-10 Sept: Cosmoscow Art Fair In Moscow / INFO HERE / FB Event Here



Pdf English cv:  thale_fastvold_cv_2016_english

Pdf Norwegian cv:Thale_Fastvold_CV2016



2017 Arctic Hysteria, Museum of nonconformist art, St Petersburg, Russia, with Locus

2017  57th La biennale di Venezia, Italy, Booklaunch and presentation of artist book Ghost of M, at Pavilion of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with Locus.

2017 Dialogue with Color, Museum of St Petersburg Avant-garde, Russia, with Locus

2017 Cosmoscow, Focus section, Moscow, Russia, with Locus

2017 Hildelunds Konstfestival, Västre Ämtervik, with Locus

2017 Arctic Hysteria, USF Verftet, Bergen, with Locus

2016 MoMA PS1, Booklaunch of Arctic Hysteria fanzine, New York Art Book Fair, with Locus

2016 Arctic Hysteria, Dikemark hospital, Kunst Rett Vest, with Locus

2016 Arctic Hysteria, Uncontaminated fashion art festival, Oslo, with Locus

2016 Timebag Art show, Medellín, Colombia, with Locus

2016  LUDA, St Petersburg, Russia, with LOCUS

2016 Lynx, Oslo, group show, Zodiac curated by Josefine Lyche and Rasmus Hungnes

2015  X Contemporary art fair, Miami, US, with LOCUS

2015 Platform at MUSE, Museum of Science, Trento, Italy, curator Stefano Cagol

2015 Drive in for Lydkunst, group show, Galleri Ruth, Fredrikstad, Norway.

2015 Imaginary Monuments, at Ortega y Gasset Projects, USA, curated by Fritz Horstman

2015 LOCUS at Studio 17, Stavanger, with Thorjussen and Solhaugstrand

2014 RE-Culture III, Art in Progress, Patras, Greece, November 8th – Dec. 28

2014 The Sun That Never Sets: Spectacle and Normalcy in Time, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, NY, curated by Vanessa Albury and Rachel Rampleman

2012 There is no danger to us here on Earth, Small Projects Tromsø. Solo exhibition.

2012 Invisible Clarity, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo, with Tanja Thorjussen.

2012 Exhibition at What A Mess! Art Fair, Fredrikstad, with LOCUS.

2011 Invisible Clarity, at Galleri Fasteraune, Telemark, with Thorjussen

2010 Liminal Chiasma II, Voss Galleri, with Thorjussen

2010 Liminality, at Trygve Lie Gallery, NYC, with Thorjussen

2010 Liminal Chiasma at Galleri 69, with Thorjussen

2010 Participated at the artist run Teheran Biennial, Urban Jealusy, 2008-2010

2008 Liminoid at Galleri Blunk, with Tanja Thorjussen

2005/2006 Selvportrett serie 1 at Studio 35, Rome, Italy

2005 The Hall of Starving Artists, group show, The Connelly Theater, NYC

2004 Bilder mot Brystkreft, group show, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

2003 Riciclando, group show at Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome, Italy

Art Consultant for KORO (Public Art Norway)

2017-  Art consultant for Solberg School, Ås kommune, Akershus

2015-16 Art consultant for Kunst i Oslo, Kulturetaten, for Sundtkvartalet flerbrukshall, Oslo.

2013-15 Art consultant for Teglverkstomta School, Oslo.

2011-14 Art consultant for the project Kirkenes School, Kirkenes.

Curatorial projects

2013 – 2014 Artistic director at BOA – Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus.

2011 –  Curator and initiator of the window gallery Window Box, a non-commercial project space within the Pushwagner Gallery, which presents exhibitions by emerging artists among others Jon Benjamin Tallerås, Anna Daniell, Marthe Ramm Fortun, Robert Johansson, Vanessa Albury, Sindre Foss Schanke, Ruvan Wijesooriya, Ingvild Tofte, Marianne Darlén Solhaugstrand, Liva Mork.

2011 Curator for the contemporary dance/performance group Kompani iRo.

2010 Curator for the artist Pushwagner, and Pushwagner Gallery.
2006 –  Co-curator/founder of LOCUS.
Locus is an artist and curator collective and independent gallery space.
As a nomadic and fluctuating entity we produce exhibitions and presents different artists in various locations nationally and internationally.
Based in Oslo at Grünerløkka Lufthavn, Locus has a studio / showroom and hosts various events. Locus was established in 2006 by Thale Fastvold and Tanja Thorjussen and has recently exhibited in cities such as Stavanger, Miami, St.Petersburg and Medellín in Colombia.
2011 – RE-ACTION at .NO Gallery i NYC, in collaboration with Inger- Reidun Olsen and Sol Kjøk.

2011 Curator of a video art program by LOCUS at Atopia video art center.

2008  Yonder at Galleri 69, Oslo. Group show by LOCUS: Anitra Haendel (USA), Yuka Kinoshita (Japan), Samuel Olou (Togo), Seldon Yuan (USA).

2008 #13 at Blunk Gallery, Trondheim. Video art event by LOCUS: The Heartists (Ingebjørg Torgersen & Cathrine Constanse) & Frode Sten Jacobsen, Hjørdis Kurås and Marius E. Hauge.

2008 Blackening. Film/video/performance event by LOCUS at Galleri 69: Inger Lise Hansen, Rebecca Trost, Paddy Jolley, Hjørdis Kurås and Johanna Zwaig.

2007 Transformation. Vido art event by LOCUS: Tor Jørgen Van Eijk, Steinar Haga Kristensen, Inger Lise Hansen and Ruvan Wijesooriya (USA), at Grønlandsleiret 39.


Norwegian Visual Artists Society (Norske Billedkunstnere)

Society of Fine Art Photographers (Forbundet Frie Fotografer)

BOA – Billedkunstnernes i Oslo og Akershus

Norwegian Curator Association (Norsk Kuratorforening)

IKT –  International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art 



2017: OCA (ISACAT) supports LOCUS booklaunch at 57th La biennale di Venezia.

2017: OCA (ISGIES) Locus at Cosmoscow, Moscow

2017: Kulturrådet og Fond for utøvende kunstnere, støtter prosjektet CoSA av Locus og Laterna
2017: OCA (02 Int. Support) reisestøtte til utstilling på Museum of nonconformist art, St Petersburg
2016: OCA (ISGIES) boklansering med LOCUS på NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1
2015: OCA (ISGIES) deltagelsen med LOCUS på X-Contemporary i Miami
2014: OCA (02 Int. Support) utstillingen GREEN, på RE-Culture III, i Patras, Hellas
2012: Kunstløftet/Norsk Kulturråd støttet utstillingen Invisible Clarity, på Tegnerforbundet i Oslo
2011: Utenriksdepartementet, Norsk Kulturråd og Fond for utøvende kunstnere støttet RE-ACTION i NYC.

2011: Fritt Ord støttet produksjon av seminaret How Artists Work på .NO i NYC
2009: Fritt Ord støttet produksjon av boken Kurator?

Bibliography/selected press: 

Yamal TV, Russia / reportage with Thale Fastvold about Arctic Hysteria exhibition at Museum of Nonconformist Art in St Petersburg, September 2017

Billedkunst  / writes about LOCUS at Cosmoscow, October 2017

Periskop  / Review of public art project at Teglverket school 2017

TEMPORARY ART REVIEW, / Imaginary Monuments, Sheilah Wilson, June 9, 2015

CRITICAL EYES, / Imaginary Monuments, Todd Keyser, June 10, 2015

KUNSTFORUM, / Miami Favorites, Vanessa Albury, December 12, 2015

KONSTHOPP 2012 / Interview about curating

MÅG issue two 2010 / Art works and text, page 124

NY ART BEAT / about LOCUS exhibition at Trygve Lie Gallery, 2010

KUNSTFORUM #1 2010 / Review of the book Kurator?, Andre Galí

KUNST+ #3 2010 / Interview about the book Kurator?

SPANA / About LOCUS, 2010

KUNSTKRITIKK / Review of the book Kurator?, Kjetil Røed, 2009


Thale Fastvold at BAR residency in Teriberka, Kola Peninsula, Russia 2016

Books by LOCUS publishing / co-director

2016 “Arctic Hysteria – Collected stories and research through contemporary art”, Artist Book / Catalog “Arctic Hysteria” launched at NYABF MOMA PS1 2016

2015 “ARTic – Utfordringer i et utvidet kulturfelt” By Marianne Darlén Solhaugstrand and Stig Arild Mangschau. Booklaunch at Kunstnernes Hus.

2009 “KURATOR?” Anthology with 21 texts and interviews by curators in the Norwegian contemporary art scene. Booklaunch at UKS.


Selected published writing:

Billedkunst: 16.06.2010 “PolArt tar med kunstnerne på ekspedisjon

Billedkunst: 16.06.2010 “ArtSci – i krysningspunktet mellom kunst, vitenskap og teknologi

Kunsthåndverk: nr 3, 2010 “Jazz og hønseegg, innblikk i det Brongerske univers”

KUNST, Nr. 3, June 2012: Kunstfotografi i Norge

Kunsten på Teglverket” – film og formidlingsprogram for lærere på Teglverket skole 2015, for Kulturetaten

Katalogtekst: Marisa Ferreira, Space, Rhythm and Movement- og det ekspanderende speilsamfunnet, 2015

Katalogtekst: For KORO – kunst i offentlige rom, 2012 ”GJØRE HVA MAN VIL / KAN MAN / IKKE”

Katalogtekst: A touch of darkness, Margarida Paiva, 2012

Novelle: Svarte blonder, utgitt i antologien Saftbobler, Gyldendal Forlag.

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