Galleri Riis

Marte Johnslien

Marte Johnslien (b. 1977) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. She received her artistic education at the Olso National Academy of the Arts. Johnslien's projects encompass architectonic sculptures, installations, photography, and documentation – separately or combined, often derived from processes examining a wide range of issues in society. She also creates paintings and sculptures in traditional media, with a conceptual approach. Johnslien is probing into themes by way of seeking first-hand experiences and collecting material, and from these observations she develops and gives shape to what she refers to as the "project's logic".

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  1. 2016-2019PhD in Artistic Research, Art and Craft Department, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
  2. 2002-2005National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo
  3. 2000-2001Robert Meyer Kunsthøgskole, Oslo
  4. 1997-2000Bath Spa University College, UK
  5. 1996-1997Einar Granum Kunstfagskole, Oslo


  1. 2020White to Earth, ROM for kunst og arkitektur, Oslo
  2. 2018A Square on a Sphere, Lillehammer Kunstmuseum, Lillehammer, Norway
  3. 2015Forms of Resistance, Elephant Kunsthall, Lillehammer, Norway
  4. 2014Forms of Protest, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway
  5. 2013Relevo, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  6. 2013If you search for the object all you'll find is the name, Kristiansand Kunsthall, Kristiansand
  7. 2012The Whitest White, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
  8. 2011United Nuances, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  9. 200818% Gray, 0047 Oslo, Oslo


  1. 2020Et Kollektivt Kaosmos, Kunsthall Oslo
  2. 2018Sweep - Landskip, Kinokino, Sandnes, Norway
  3. 2017Norwegian Sculpture Biennial, The Vigeland Museum, Oslo, Norway
  4. 2016NN-A NN-A NN-A – New Norwegian Abstraction, Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger
  5. 2015A River in the Ocean. 12th Havana Biennial, Cuba
  6. 2015NN-A NN-A NN-A – New Norwegian Abstraction, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo
  7. 2013Inside Outside Architecture, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
  8. 2013NoPlace presents... 24 Spaces, Malmø Kunsthall, Malmø
  9. 2012CHROMA III, curated by Marie Nerland, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen
  10. 2012Endless You, Part of the Galleri D.O.R presentation at the Armory Show 2012, New York
  11. 2011Black and White and Everything In-Between, History Forms My Revolution, Galleri Sverdrup, University of Oslo, Oslo
  12. 2010Monument to the Right Angle. Modern Dialect, curated by Win Van den Abbeele, Museum of Modern Art Antwerp, Belgium
  13. 2008Le Livre sur Le Livre, Bookish, curated by Matt Packer, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland
  14. 2008Untitled (Blue), Untitled (Pink), Lights On, Bastard presents: Monumenti Mori, curated by Anders Smebye, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo
  15. 2007Norske Svik, Tempo Skien, curated by Marianne Zamecznik and Telemark Kunstnersenter, Skien
  16. 2007Synthetic Nature, curated by Leif Magne Tangen, Kunstraum D21, Leipzig, Tyskland