Siri Aurdal

Siri Aurdal (b. 1937) lives and works in Oslo. She received her artistic education from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. As a painter, graphic artist and sculptor, Aurdal is an innovative figure in contemporary Norwegian art history because of her experimental use of industrial materials, organic forms, and monumental installations in which the audience has played an active and cooperative role. In her work, Aurdal emphasizes art’s social and political potential, and she was prominently featured in the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 2017.

Selected works


Siriaurdal portrait photoelinemugaas
Photo: Eline Mugaas

Born 1937 in Oslo, Norway
Lives and works in Oslo


1957- 1961 National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo


2019 Conversation, Galleri Riis
2018 Continuum, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
2016 Aurdal/Mugaas, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
1969 Omgivelser, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
1968 Galleri Kringla, Oslo
1966 Kunstforeningen, Oslo


2020 Et Kollektivt Kaosmos, Kunsthall Oslo
2018 The Arcade Gallery: Siri Aurdal / Eline Mugaas, Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden
2017 The Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale : Mirrored
2016 Inauguration of new space, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2013 Hold stenhårdt fast på greia di, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo
1979 The 15th Biennial, Antwerpen, Belgium
1973 Arkitektonisk miljø, Galleri F15, Moss, Norway
1972 Norsk skulptur, Nordjyllands Museum, Aalborg, Denmark
1972 Gras, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
1971 Synspunkter, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
1971 Synspunkter, Arkiv för dekorativ konst, Lund, Sweden
1968 The Nordic Youth Biennial, Helsinki, Finland
1968 Ung generasjon, Stockholm, Sweden
1968 Galleri Kringla, Oslo
1967 U.K.S. Vårutstilling,
1966 Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo
1965 De 14, Stavanger, Norway
1964 3 generasjoner, OK, Oslo
1963 6 unge, University of Oslo, Oslo
1961-1963 Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo