About

Nordisk kunst plattform

ABOUT US

Nordisk Kunst Plattform is run by Elizabeth Croft and Jan Kjetil Bjørheim. We are fine artists, educated at one of Europe's foremost conceptual art colleges: Goldsmiths College, (London UK).

We work across a range of mediums. Elizabeth works mainly in photography and text but has also produced performance work and large-scale installations. Her focus is on the society she lives in, which happens currently to be the west-coast of Norway. Kjetil works mainly in paint and digital media but has also produced large-scale installations and collaborated with dancers. His area of interest is nature and its relationship with humans. He is also fascinated by flow, liquids and entropy.

 

We ran a project space at Brusand train-station for three years (2007-2010) to great critical acclaim. More information on this here www.nkplattform.no

 

Our works are also available via Hå Gamle Prestegard and Jan Kjetil's works are also available via Galleri G in Sandnes. All works can be collected (and framed there) by appointment.

 

Elizabeth checks an installation at Villa Faraldi, Italy. The work was made under the Fritz Røed residence in 2012.

Elizabeth checks an installation at Villa Faraldi, Italy. Part of a work that also includes film and text, which was a result of the Fritz Røed residency. (2012)

Elizabeth Croft - CV

 

www.elizabethcroft.net

 

Born: Manchester, England. 1972. Living and working in Norway.

 

Education:

2003-2006: BA (Hons) Fine Art Practice & Contemporary Critical, Goldsmiths College, University of London. 2002-2003: HND Multimedia Design, City College Brighton & Hove

2001-2002: Foundation Art & Design. City College Brighton & Hove.

1991-1994: BA (Hons) Interdisciplinary Human Studies, Bradford University, Bradford

 

Memberships: Member of Norwegian Fine Artists Union (BKFR)

 

Selected exhibitions

2015: Give Us This Day Our Daily Cake, solo, Bryne art union.

2014: Galleri Gann, Sandnes, solo show

2012: Fritz & I, installation as a result of the Santa Catharina artist residency, Villa Faraldi, Italy.

2012: Between You & Me, Galleri Sult, Stavanger

2011: You Are Here, as part of Base Camp (group show), Tou Scene, Stavanger

2011: Experiments With Light & Space, (solo show), Stavanger Kunstforening

2010: Galleri Sult, Stavanger solo exhibition

2009: Subculture Safari, Stavanger (group exhibition)

2008: Collaboration with Michael Petry, Eigerøy Lighthouse, On The Edge, Stavanger City of Culture 2008 Project

2007: "Hard Work" (Group exhibition) Nordisk kunst Plattform, Brusand, Norway.

2007: Biopower:Blue (solo show), Tou Vindu, Stavanger

 

Curating and Art Consultancy

2010 Art consultant for state-funded (KORO) public art commission, Time Library and National Garborg Centre.

2007-2010: Curator and founder of artist-run gallery: Nordisk kunst Plattform Project Space, Brusand train station, Brusand, Norway

 

Stipend

2012 Awarded the Santa Catharina artist residency by The Fritz Røed Memorial Fund.

2009 State Exhibition Award, Norwegian Arts Council

 

Kjetil with work from the ongoing digital 3D nature images.

Jan Kjetil Bjørheim - CV

 

www.jankjetil.net

 

Education

2000-2003 BA Fine Art & Contemporary Critical Studies, Goldsmiths College University of London

1998-2000 Foundation in Art & Design, Rogaland Art College

1996-1997 PGCE (for teaching in Further and Higher Education), Akershus CollegeArt Practice

 

Exhibitions

2015 - 2017 Touring group exhibition: Nature Morte: contemporary artists reinvigorate the still-life tradition.

Hå gamle prestegard, Norway; Konsthallen- Bohusläns museum, Sweden; Belgium.

2013 Group show, Galleri G, Sandnes

2012 Between You & Me, Galleri Sult

2011 Bryne Kunstforening (solo show)

2011 Tou Scene, Tou Camp, june 2011

2008/09 The Gift & The Message, Space Station 65, London (solo show)

2008 Golden Rain in collaboration with Michael Petry, part of Stavanger 2008, On The Edge.

2008 Do Something Different, Barbican, London

2007 "Hard Work", Netverk-utstilling på Det Gamle Billett Kontoret, Brusand. 2-23 Desember.

2006 CARMA Contemporary Art, Music and Dance, Tou Scene, 20.-23. April, Fine Art Project

2005 50/50 Sandnes Kunstforening, Text installation, Å Samle

2004 Contagion, Walking the streets thinking, Video installation in collaboration with Simon Waters

 

Curator & Consultant

2014 - Curator of Exhibitions at Hå Gamle Prestegard

2013 - Leader of exhibitions (one year stand-in), Garborgsenteret, Jærmuseet, Bryne

2009- 2013 Curator of Exhibitions at Hå Gamle Prestegard

2007 - 2010 Director and curator of Nordisk Kunst Plattform Project Space, Norway

2007 Curator of Tou Vindu viewing space, Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway

2006 Free Play at Hå Gamle Prestegaard

2005-2007 Royal Academy Schools Gallery, London

 

Grants and awards

2006 Norwegian Arts Council travel award awarded by The Office of Contemporary Art OCA

 

Employment

2007: Rogaland Youth Project: Being Young in Jaeren

2003-2010: Rogaland Art College, Visiting Tutor, Critical Theory

2005-2007: Royal Academy Schools Gallery, Curatorial Assitant

2004-2007: MOCA, London, Assistant Curator

 

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