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 is curator of the non-profit exhibition space Window Box in Oslo (est. 2011). 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.
Pdf English cv: thale_fastvold_cv_2016_english
2017 Arctic Hysteria, Museum of nonconformist art, St Petersburg, Russia, with Locus
2017 Cosmoscow, Moscow, Russia, with Locus
2017 Arctic Hysteria, USF Verftet, Bergen, 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.
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.
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 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)
Young Artists Society (Unge Kunstneres Samfund)
Society of Fine Art Photographers (Forbundet Frie Fotografer)
Norwegian Curator Association (Norsk Kuratorforening)
2017: OCA (ISACAT) supports LOCUS booklaunch in Venice, November 2017
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?
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
KUNSTKRITIKK / Review of the book Kurator?, Kjetil Røed, 2009
MÅG issue two 2010 / Art works and text, page 124
NY ART BEAT / about LOCUS exhibition at Trygve Lie Gallery, 2010
KONSTHOPP 2012 / Interview about curating
KUNSTFORUM #1 2010 / Review of the book Kurator?, Andre Galí
KUNST+ #3 2010 / Interview about the book Kurator?
SPANA / About LOCUS, 2010
Periskop / Review of public art project at Teglverket school 2017
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.