Galleri Riis

Signe Marie Andersen

Signe Marie Andersen (b. 1968) lives and works in Oslo, and received her artistic education at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design. 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. Many pictures have been taken on Andersen's 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 an existential loneliness and a feeling of the unstoppable speed of life. At the same time the pictures are never completely discouragingly dark, but are filled with subtle, low key humor - emphasized by her poetic and often absurd titles - thus acting more as an enhanced concentration of recognizing life, with its pauses, lost time, longing for meaning and interpersonal meetings. Her long-standing relationship with the theatre influences her artistry.

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  1. 1993 - 1998Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Bergen, Norway


  1. 2020Walking Through, Buskerud Kunstsenter, Drammen, Norway
  2. 2019Visitors, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  3. 2016Remember Everything, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  4. 2016Someone else's dream, Skiens Kunstforening, Skien, Norway
  5. 2012Impossible presence, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
  6. 2011Somehow considered in a room, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  7. 2008Splendid Isolation, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  8. 2007Porsgrunn Kunstforening, Porsgrunn, Norway
  9. 2005Før og etter den store festen, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  10. 2003Fire my flan, Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway
  11. 2003Fire my flan, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen
  12. 2003Fire my flan, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger, Norway
  13. 2002Fire my flan, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  14. 2001Galleri By the Way, Bergen
  15. 1997Projectspace, Galleri Riis, Oslo


  1. 2019Slow Waltz, Works from the collections, Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger
  2. 2017SNAP. Museet for samtidskunst, Oslo
  3. 2016Slow Pictures – Contemporary photography, Lillehammer Art Museum, Lillehammer, Norway
  4. 2015Galleri Gann, Sandnes, Norway
  5. 2014In a lonely place, Artmuseum KUBE, Ålesund
  6. 2012Stretching the Mind, Drammens Museum, Drammen, Norway, "Galleri Gann, Sandnes, Norway
  7. 2008Abstract and Absurd, Preus Museum, Horten, Norway
  8. 2005Robert Meyers Samling, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
  9. 2003Scene, Chritianssand Kunstforening, Kristiansand, Norway
  10. 2002Drøm vs. virkelighet, Galleri F-15, Moss, Norway
  11. 1998EXIT, West Norway Museum of Decorative Arts, Bergen


  • Arts Council Norway
  • The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
  • Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway