ELIN MELBERG     

Born 1976, Stavanger, Norway

Memberships: NBK, BKFR
Co-director of the artist run space Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway
Co-founder and Co-owner of the creative work space Elefant LLC

EDUCATION

Royal College of Art, MA Fine Art, 2000-02
Winchester School of Art, BA (Hons) Fine Art, 1997-00
Kunstskolen i Rogaland,1995-97

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, Galleri Sølvberget, Stavanger (NO), 2016
St. Johannes kirke, Stavanger (NO), 2014
Float, Galleri Opdahl, Stavanger (NO), 2014
I remember your eyes were on me, Kunstmuseet Kube, curator Benedikte Holen, Aalesund (NO), 2013
Oslo Domkirke, curator Maria Veie Sandvik, Oslo (NO), 2013
STAY., curator Wenche Falkenhaug & Maria Veie Sandvik, Statoil Art Programme (NO)*, 2012
What’s mine is yours to borrow, Galleri Maria Veie/UiO/Gamlebyen kirke, Oslo (NO), 2012
What’s mine is yours to borrow, Tou Scene Ølhallene/Galleri Maria Veie, Stavanger/Oslo (NO), 2012
I wish I wish I wish in vain, Skur 2, Stavanger (NO), 2011
I wish I wish I wish in vain, Galleri Maria Veie, Oslo (NO), 2011
Dream of Me, Galleri Maria Veie, Oslo (NO), 2010
You are my Mirror, Tou Scene Ølhallene, Stavanger (NO), 2009
 If You Close the Door, Galleri Gathe, Bergen (NO), 2009
Engler, Kunstgalleriet, Stavanger (NO)*, 2005
Mood, Neo galleri & Studio, Stavanger (NO), 2002

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS / ART FAIRS

Kunstmuseet Nord - Trøndelag, curator Maria Veie Sandvik, 2018
Site-Lab//part of ARTPrize, Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA), 2017

Untitled Art Fair, San Fransisco (USA), 2017
Imago Mundi, curator Guja Mabellini & Lars Nordby, Italy (G), 2016-17
Whistle in the shadow, Summer exhibition at Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger (NO), 2016
Within a matter, Galleri Format, curator Kjersti Solbakken, Oslo (NO), 2016
Transcendental tactility, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn (NY), 2016  
Open, Griffin Gallery, London (UK), 2015
Untitled Art Fair, Miami (FL), 2015      
Vestlandsutstillingen, curator Kjersti Solbakken, Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum, Kunsthuset Kabuso, Kunstmuseet Kube, Haugesund Kunstforening and Kunsthall Stavanger (NO), 2015         
Untitled., Miami (FL), 2014         
Post 6290, Stavanger Art Museum (NO), 2014         
Museumsnatt, curator Helga Nyman/Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger museum (NO), 2013         
Artist of the month, Galleri Opdahl, Stavanger (NO), 2013         
Inngang, curator Geir Haraldseth, Rogaland kunstsenter (NO), 2013         
Life is a dream, death is waking up, ARTHK12, represented by Galleri Maria Veie (HK)*, 201         
Springexhibition/Forårsudstillingen, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (DK), 2012         
Vestlandsutstillingen, Kunstmuseet KUBE/Kunsthuset Kabuso/Sunnfjord Kunstlag/Haugesund Kunstforening (NO), 2012         
The 124th Annual Autumnexhibition/Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (NO)*, 2011         
ARTHK11, Hong Kong, represented by Galleri Maria Veie (HK)*, 2011                
Pulse New York, New York, USA, represented by Galleri Maria Veie (USA)*, 2011         
Nye i 2008, Galleri NB, Roskilde (DK), 2008         
Kunstgalleriet, Stavanger (NO), 2007              
Female, Galleri Henrik Gerner, Moss (NO), 2007
Galleri Haaken, Oslo (NO), 2006         
Liljevalchs Vårsalong, with Marie Louise Gustafsson (SE), Stockholm, (SE)*, 2005         
Kunstgalleriet, Stavanger (NO), 2005               
Sverre Malling, Astrid Nondal, Halvar Haugerud, Christoffer Fjeldstad & Elin Melberg, Galleri Haaken, Oslo (NO)*, 2005         
Forever Beautiful, curated by Zavier Ellis, Clapham Art Gallery, London (UK), 2004         
3 X 3, Kunstgalleriet, Stavanger (NO), 2004         
Project Doppelgaenger, Weapons of Mass Seduction, Designmai, Berlin (GER), 2004         
Art in Dialogue, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)*, 2003         
SUPER, Stavanger Kunstforening, Stavanger (NO), 2003         
Splendid of Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London (UK), 2002         
Designersblock 2002, Shoreditch Stables, London/Tokyo/Seoul, 2002                    
Open Studio, The Hill Gallery, Kilmersdon, Somerset (UK), 2002                   
Promotion Show, Urban Outfitters, High Str. Kensington, London (UK), 2002         
The Red Mansion Art Price, London Institute Gallery, Millbank, London (UK), 2002                   
The Show: One, Henry Moore & Gulbenkian Galleries, RCA, London (UK)*, 2002          
WDI!, Domobaal Contemporary Art, London (UK), 2002         
JUICE, exhibitor and co-curator, The Architecture Foundation, London (UK), 2002         
Group Show BBC, Broadcasting House, W1, London (UK), 2001-02    
149th Autumn Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (UK)*, 2001         
111 Festival de Gravura de Evora, Evora, (PT)*, 2001         
Interimshow, Henry Moore & Gulbenkian Galleries, RCA, London (UK), 2000
The Gantry New Contemporaries, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton (UK), 2000         

*catalogue

GRANTS/AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

ISGIES, Office of Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), 2017//16/15
3-year Working Grant, Statens kunstnerstipend, Oslo (NO), 2015
Exhibition grant/International support, Stavanger City Municipality, 2017//16/15/14/12/11/08
Exhibition grant/International support, Rogaland County Municipality, 2017//16/15/14/12
Funding for project, Billedkunstnernes vederlagsfond, 2014/09/08
One year working grant, Billedkunstnernes vederlagsfond, 2014/13/08
Utsira Fyr, Residency, Rogaland County Municipality, 2014
Exhibition grant, Arts Council Norway, 2012
Shortlisted, LICC™, London, 2012/11
International Support, Office of Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), 2012
The Royal Norwegian Embassy/Copenhagen, 2012
Kulturbyfondet/autumn and spring, Stavanger City Municipality, 2011
Artsgrant, Rogaland County Municipality, 2011
Public space winner, ARTHK11, Hongkong, 2011
Etableringsstipend, Innovation Norway, Rogaland, 2011
Artists Wanted - A year in review, Category Fine Art Winner, New York, 2011
Artist in residence Berlin, Stavanger City Municipality, 2011
Kulturbonus, Rogalands Avis/Sparebanken Vest, Stavanger, 2010
Artsgrant, Stavanger City Municipality, 2010
Statens Kunstnerstipend, establismentgrant, 2005
Debutantsupport, Arts Council Norway, 2002
g9alt, Sparebank 1 SR-Bank, Rogaland, 2002/01
The Fatima & Faiza H. Alkazzi Award, London, 2002
The Matthew Wrightson Charity Trust Awards, London, 2002
Bursary Winner, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, England, 2001
Lise og Arnfinn Heje´s Fond, Oslo, Norway, 2000

COLLECTIONS/COMMISSIONED PROJECTS

Private Collection, Oslo (Norway), 2017
Private Collection, Stavanger (Norway), 2017
Private Collection, San Francisco (USA), 2017
Private Collection, San Francisco (USA), 2017
Private Collection, San Francisco (USA), 2017
Stavanger University Hospital, (Norway), 2016
Gosen barnehage, with Margrethe Aanestad, consulent Daniela Arriado, 2016
Private Collection, Stavanger (Norway), 2016
Private Collection, Stavanger (Norway), 2016
Høle ungdomsskole, invited artist, closed competition, consulent Bernhard Østebø, 2016
Tokerud skole, Oslo City Municipality, consulent Hanne Lydia O. Kristoffersen, 2015-16
Private Collection, Miami (USA), 2015
Private Collection, Stavanger (Norway), 2015
Stavanger Concert Hall/Stavanger Municipality, 2015
Invited artist, closed competition, commissioned work for Nye Gamlingen, Stavanger City Municipality, 2015                  
Stavanger Art Museum, 2014
iPark Rogaland, 2014/11
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, 2012
Energy Ventures, 2012
Vaulen skole, 2012
Statoil Art Collection, 2011/05/03
Private Collection, Oslo (Norway), 2011
Private Collection, Stavanger (Norway), 2011
Atha Yoga, 2011
KORO/UiS, consulent Hedevig Anker, 2011
Gosen skole, 2011
Bjørge Teamtrade/Bjørge FPE, 2010
Stavanger City Council, 2009
Private Collection, Stavanger (Norway), 2009
Private Collection, Stavanger (Norway), 2009
Private Collection, Stavanger (Norway), 2009
Private Collection, Stavanger (Norway), 2009
Erga Revisjon, 2009/08/02/01
Sola DPS, 2007
Private Collection, Stavanger (Norway), 2006
Hotel Norge, Kristiansand, 2006  
Private Collection, Stavanger (Norway), 2005
Private Collection, Stavanger (Norway), 2005
Private Collection, Stavanger (Norway), 2005
Private Collection, Stavanger (Norway), 2005
Private Collection, Stavanger (Norway), 2004               
Sparebank 1 SR-Bank Art Collection, 2004
Kruse-Smith, Viking Stadium, 2004
Nato Hovedbase, 2003
Royal College of Art, 2002
Private Collection, London, 2002
Private Collection, London, 2002
The Bazil Alkazzi Foundation, 2002
Several private collections, 2000 - today

CURATORIAL/COORDINATED PROJECTS

Jacob Ciocci (USA), curated by Cory Arcangel (USA/NO)/co-coordinator/co-producer with Margrethe Aanestad/Prosjektrom Normanns, 2017
SITE-LAB (USA), co-coordinator/co-producer
with Margrethe Aanestad/Prosjektrom Normanns, 2017
Julie Schenkelberg (USA), co-curator with Margrethe Aanestad/Prosjektrom Normanns, 2017
Ann Iren Buan (NO), curator/coordinator/Prosjektrom Normanns, 2017
Consulent, Austbø primary school, Stavanger Municipality, 2017

Benedicte Clementsen (NO), curator/coordinator/Prosjektrom Normanns, 2016
Whistle in the Shadow, co-producer/co-curator with Margrethe Aanestad/Prosjektrom Normanns, 2016
DEFACED, curated by Jan Christensen (NO), coordinator/Prosjektrom Normanns, 2016
DRIF, Tommy Ellingsen (NO), curator/coordinator/PN Projects/Prosjektrom Normanns, 2016
Transendential Tactility, co-curator, Open Source Gallery, New York, 2016
Maid's Medium, Lars Morell (NO), curator/coordinator/Prosjektrom Normanns, 2015    
Tag Team Open call, Jury with Prosjektrom Normanns, 2015            
I just wanna get close to you, Klas Eriksson, curated by Power Ekroth, coordinator/Prosjektrom Normanns, 2015               
Consulent, comissioned work for Hundvåg & Kvernevik Svømmehall, artists Jan Christensen & Marius Dahl, 2013- 16
Paper Drawing #8, Marit Roland, curator/coordinator/Prosjektrom Normanns, 2014               
Graduation show, Kunstskolen i Rogaland, Stavanger kunstforening, 2008               
JUICE, The Architecture Foundation, co-curator, London, 2002    

TALKS
Kunstsnakk, Mellomstasjonen, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo (Norway). Presentation of Prosjektrom Normanns and panel discussion with a representative from Nasjonalmuseet, 2017
Spectra, Aberdeens art festival of light, (Scotland). Presentation of Prosjektrom Normanns and Elefant and panel discussion with other international workers, 2017

Self presentation, Rogaland School of Art, Stavanger (Norway)2016
Self presentation, Galleri Sølvberget, Stavanger (Norway), 2016  
Symposium for artist - run spaces, Tag Team, Bergen (Norway), 2015  
Self presentation, Hå Gamle Prestegard, (Norway), 2014
Self presentation and presentation of Prosjektrom Normanns, Gosen Secondary, Stavanger (Norway) 2014
Self presentation, Rogaland School of Art, 2014
Self presentation, iPark/Innovation Norway, Stavanger (Norway), 2014
Self presentation, Statoil Art Collection, Stavanger (Norway), 2012

BOARDS/RELEVANT PROGRAMS

Den Nasjonale Jury, vara, 2016 - 17
Rogaland kunstsenter Representatives, 2015 - today  
Rogaland fylkes utsmykkingsfond, vara, 2015 - 17
Co-Founder/Owner/Board Member, Erfjordgt 8 AS, 2013 - today   
Board Member, Prosjektrom Normanns, 2013 - today   
Communications/Co-curator/Coordinator, Prosjektrom Normanns, 2013 - today
  
Consulent, KORO, 2013 - today   
Nomination Committee, BKFR, 2011 - 2015    
Utviklingsprogram for kunstnere, iPark Rogaland, by Gry I.S. Knutsen/Karolin Tampere, 2011 - 12        
Leader, BKFR, 2009 - 11        
Board Member, Kunstskolen i Rogaland, 2006 - 09        
Board Member, Rogaland kunstsenter, 2005 - 07