Signe Marie Andersen

Signe Marie Andersen (b. 1968) holds an MA from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design, and lives and works in Oslo. Andersen has expanded her photographic practice with a distinct approach, from working with more or less clearly staged motifs, the narrative streak is now entwined with a play between different moods. Several of the photographs are from her travels and take place in transit areas such as airports and hotels. A recurring feature in many of Andersen’s works is a melancholic tone and a bright light that reminds the viewer of existential loneliness and the unstoppable speed of life. But the images are never completely discouragingly dark, they are often filled with subtle, low key humor – emphasized by her poetic and sometimes surreal titles – thus acting more as an enhanced recognizion of life, with its pauses, lost time, longing for meaning and interpersonal meetings. Her long-standing relationship with theatre is a continious influence on her work.

Selected works


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Photo: Signe Marie Andersen

Born 1968 in Oslo, Norway
Lives and works in Oslo
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1993 – 1998 Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Bergen, Norway
2024 Sandefjord kunstforening, Sandefjord
2024 Galleri Riis, Oslo
2021Trondhjems Kunstforening, Trondheim
2020 Walking Through, Buskerud Kunstsenter, Drammen
2019 Visitors, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2016 Remember Everything, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2016 Someone else’s dream, Skiens Kunstforening, Skien
2012 Impossible presence, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
2011 Somehow considered in a room, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2008 Splendid Isolation, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2007 Porsgrunn Kunstforening, Porsgrunn
2005 Før og etter den store festen, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2003 Fire my flan, Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø
2003 Fire my flan, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen
2003 Fire my flan, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger
2002 Fire my flan, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2001 Galleri By the Way, Bergen
1997 Galleri Riis, Oslo

2019 Slow Waltz, Works from the collections, Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger
2017 SNAP. Museet for samtidskunst, Oslo
2016 Slow Pictures – Contemporary photography, Lillehammer Art Museum, Lillehammer
2015 Galleri Gann, Sandnes
2014 In a lonely place, Artmuseum KUBE, Ålesund
2012 Stretching the Mind, Drammens Museum, Drammen, Norway, "Galleri Gann, Sandnes, Norway
2008 Abstract and Absurd, Preus Museum, Horten
2005 Robert Meyers Samling, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
2003 Scene, Chritiansand Kunstforening, Kristiansand
2002 Drøm vs. virkelighet, Galleri F-15, Moss
1998 EXIT, Kode 1, Bergen

The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
Oslo Kommunes Kunstsamlinger, Oslo
Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway
Preus museum, Horten, Norway
Koro, Public Art, Norway