BIO – Thale Fastvold

 

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Thale Blix Fastvold (b. 1978) is a visual artist and curator based in Oslo, Norway.

Trained an analog photographer, her focus is on the dialog between classical photography and non-figurative abstraction. 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. Fastvold is from 2018 Chairwoman at Forbundet Frie Fotografer

She exhibits internationally at museums like Museum of Nonconformist Art (Russia) and Museum of St Petersburg Avant-garde, artfairs like UNTITLED, ART (Miami Beach) Timebag Colombia (Medellín) and Cosmoscow (Moscow) as well as locally in Norway at Tegnerforbundet (Oslo), USF (Bergen) and Small Projects (Tromsø). Her artist book Ghost of M was launched at 57th La Biennale di Venezia at the National Pavilion of Bosnia and Herzegovina (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).                           

“I work with artistic research – through my art projects I research a subject using various materials and methods. My field of research includes art as a response to global warming and climatic breakdown, eco feminism and intersectionality, inter-species-collaborations and the more-than-human intelligence, spirituality and the new generation (iGen) in relation to internet and living at the peak of information – how to learn from each other through conversations and collaboration is a key factor in my work”

Memberships:
– Norwegian Visual Artists Society (Norske Billedkunstnere)
– Norwegian 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 

Grants/awards:

2020: Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond (BKV) 1 year working grant for artists

2019: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Moscow, travel grant for LOCUS at Cosmoscow
2019: OCA (ISGIES) LOCUS at Cosmoscow
2019: OCA (02 Int. support) travel grant for participation at IKT Congress in Miami
2019: Harald Szeeman IKT and Havana travel Grant  for participation at IKT Congress in Miami and Havana
2018: OCA (ISGIES) LOCUS at San Francisco art book fair
2018: OCA (ISGIES) LOCUS at Cosmoscow
2018: OCA (ISACAT) travel grant for participation at Cassate Drone, Palermo
2018: Norwegian Government Grant for Artists (Statens Kunstnerstipend-diversestipend)
2018: OCA (ISACAT) grant for participation at IKT Congress in Gdansk & Vilnius
2018: Lithuanian Culture Institute grant for IKT postcongress in Vilnius
2017: OCA (ISACAT) supports LOCUS booklaunch at 57th La biennale di Venezia.
2017: OCA (ISGIES) Locus at Cosmoscow, Moscow
2017: Kulturrådet/ Art Council Norway and Fond for utøvende kunstnere, project support for CoSA by Locus and Laterna
2017: OCA (02 Int. Support) travel grant for exhibition at Museum of nonconformist art, St Petersburg, Russia
2016: OCA (ISGIES) book launch support for LOCUS på NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1
2015: OCA (ISGIES) grant for LOCUS at X-Contemporary i Miami
2014: OCA (02 Int. Support) travel grant for GREEN, at RE-Culture III, in Patras, Greece
2012: Kunstløftet/Norsk Kulturråd grant for Invisible Clarity, at Tegnerforbundet i Oslo
2011: Utenriksdepartementet, Norsk Kulturråd and Fond for utøvende kunstnere travel support for RE-ACTION in NYC.
2011: Fritt Ord grant for seminary “How Artists Work” at .NO art space in NYC
2009: Fritt Ord production grant for the book “Kurator?”

Works in Collections: 

Kvinnemuseet

Kunst på Arbeidsplassen

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57th La Biennale di Venezia, Thale Blix Fastvold with Sara Vujkovic and Mladen Banjac of Museum of Contemporay art of Republic of Srpska, commissioner of the National Pavilion of Bosnia and Herzegovina 2017                        (Photo: Marius Hauge)