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BENTE STOKKE
lives and works in Oslo and Berlin



SOLO EXHIBITIONS selected

1981 HALF PYRAMIDS
Galerie De ́Hoeve, Venlo/Netherlands

1982 ZEIT ALS MATERIAL
Galerie Nemo, Eckernförde/Germany

1988 ash LOFT crystal BASEMENT
U.K.S., Oslo/Norway

1988 STARDUST
Bergen Kunstforening, Bergen/Norway

1988 EXPOSURE ƒ15
Galleri F15, Moss/Norway

1989 THE SHIP
Storefront, Gallery for Art & Architecture, New York/USA

1989 DAS SCHIFF
Galerie Nemo, Eckernförde/Germany

1989 SKIPET
Wang Kunsthandel, Oslo/Norway

1989 VERDICHTUNGEN
Molkerei Werkstatt, Köln/Germany

1990 POINTS ØYEBLIKK
Galerie Heer, Oslo/Norway

1992 CINDER
Centre of Contemporary Art, Centrum Sztuki, Warsaw/Poland

1993 THE SHIP
New Langton Arts, San Francisco/USA

1994 THINGS
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin/Germany
Konstmuseet, Malmö/Sweden

1994 THINGS
Ludwigforum, Aachen/Germany

1995 THE PEACE SCULPTURE
Ludwigforum, Aachen/Germany
and 17 installations in Denmark; from Skagen to Sylt

1998 DAS SCHIFF: MARE INCOGNITA
Festspillutstilling i Vestfold, Haugar Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg/Norway

1999 THE PEACE SCULPTURE
Galleri III, Oslo/Norway

2001 THE CIRCLE
Galeria AT, Poznan/Poland

2002 1 : 1
Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo/Norway

2004 QUERNEREN
Kvaernerhallen, skulptur for Nasjonalmuseets 1. årsdag, Oslo/Norway

2010 PEN AND PAPER
Galeria AT, Poznan/Poland

2012 NAVIGASJON
Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg/Norway

2013 ZEICHNUNG IM RAUM
Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen/Germany

2014 DRAWN
Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo/Norway



GROUP EXHIBITIONS selected

1978 CUBES
group show RCA gallery, London/UK

1978 STEEL WORKS
Plymouth Art Festival, Plymouth/UK

1981 N U
D.P.T.
Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo/Norway

1982 TIMESQUARE
D.P.T.
Bergen Kunstforening, Bergen/Norway

1983 3 DAGER
Kulturen Lever, Aker Brygge, Oslo/Norway

1983 AVTRYKK
Uteksti, Wang Kunsthandel, Oslo/Norway

1985 THE HELSINKI FILES
Aurora 10 Nordic Artists, Nordic Art Centre, Helsinki/Finland

1989 SEE - SAW
Glass, RAM Galleri, Oslo/Norway

1989 WALL CURTAIN
Ressource Kunst, Akademie der Künste, Berlin/Germany
Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken/Germany
Künstlerwerkstatt Lothringer Straße, München/Germany

1990 WALL CURTAIN
Northlands, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford/UK

1990 MR. LORRY DOESN ́T LIKE ART ANYWAY
The Readymade Boomerang, 8. Biennnale Sydney, Sydney/Australia

1990 THE LIBRARY
Terskel, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo/Norway

1990 ASHES TO VENICE
Aperto ́90, 44. Biennale di Venezia, Venice/Italy

1991 THE CIRCLE
Europäische Werkstatt Ruhrgebiet, Ruhrfestspiele,
Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen/Germany

1992 AUFHEBUNG
Die Aufhebung der Sie-Form, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel/Germany

1992 VOCABULARY, GRENSE
Wanåsutstillingen, Wanås - 92, Wanås/Sweden

1992 WALL
Das Steinerne Licht, Ostseebiennale Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock/Germany

1992 BETWEEN BETWEEN
Meer Offen, Museet for samtidskunst, Oslo/Norway
Preussisches Militärmuseum, Dresden/Germany

1993 STARCLOCK
Composite
Oslo Kunstforening, Tegneforbundet, Unge Kunstneres Samfund, Oslo/Norway

1993 PURE DIFFERENCE
Borealis 6, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik/Iceland

1993 TRACE
Biennale di Venezia, Nordic Pavilion, 45. Biennale di Venezia, Venice/Italy

1993 BUCKETS
Augenlied, Schloss Plüschow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern/Germany

1994 VERSCHLOSSENE RÄUME
Einschritt, Europäische Werkstatt Hellerau, Dresden/Germany

1995 THE PEACE SCULPTURE
Fredsskulptur - 95, installations in 17 townhalls on the westcoast of Denmark

1996 THE PEACE SCULPTURE
Stretch, Galleri F15, Moss/Norway

1997-98 ELSEWHERE
Norske Profiler, Museum Folkwang, Essen/Germany
Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock/Germany

2000-01 VOYAGE
collage + video
Between Time and Space, F15, Moss/Norway
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta/USA
Steensland Art Museum, Northfield, Minnesota/USA
North Dakota Museum of Art, North Dakota/USA
Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle/USA
The American-Scandinavian Foundation, New York/USA

2003 5 ROM
Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo/Norway

2003 THE SEAMSTRESS
On this side of the sky, UNESCO, Paris/France

2006 Bomuldsfabriken, Arendal/Norway
Samlingen

2009 LESSONS IN THE ART OF FALLING
Norwegian Performance and Process Art 1966 - 2009, Preus Museum, Horten/Norway

2010 BLOODY SERIOUS
Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen/Norway
Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand/Norway
Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg/Norway

2012 BREATH to Shelagh
Museu do Acude, Rio de Janeiro/Brazil

2013-15 TEGNET
Samlingen Bomuldsfabriken, Arendal/Norway

2015 POOR ART - RICH LEGACY
Arte Povera and Parallel Practices 1986 - 2015
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo/Norway

2016 BIBLIOTEKET
Norwegian Process Art and Conceptual Art in the 1970s and 80s
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo/Norway

2016 ASCHE, FADEN, KLEBER
Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel/Germany



BIBLIOGRAPHY selected

Bente Stokke; Halfpyramidstructures.
Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 1980.

UTEKSTI Norway 1984.
Texts by George Morgenstern, Per Hovdenakk,
Høvikoden Kunstsenter, amongst others.

AURORA Nordic Arts Centre 1985.
Texts by Maaretta Jaukkuri, Nordic Arts Centre,
Halldór Björn Runolfsson, Svein Christiansen amongst others.

Bente Stokke; SIKSI, 3/86

Ressource Kunst; DuMont Verlag, Köln.
Texts by Georg Jappe Michael Haerter amongst others, 1989.

The Readymade Boomerang; Rene Block, 8. Biennale of Sydney, 1990.

Northlands, Museum of Modern Art Oxford, 1990.
Texts by David Elliot, Museum of Modern Art Oxford,
Maaretta Jaukkuri, Nordic Art Centre, and Per Kartvedt amongst others.
ISBN 0905836 68 5

Bente Stokke; Works 1980 - 1990, Oslo, 1990.

Threshold; Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, 1990.
Text by Jan Brockmann.

Michael Hübl, "Asche und Achse"; Kunstforum Nr. 109, 1990.

Europäische Werkstatt Ruhrgebiet, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen,
Texts by Ferdinand Ulrich amongst others, 1990 / 91.

Asmund Thorkildsen: "Norway, Some personality - Few trends";
Flash Art, March/April 1990.

Die Aufhebung der Sie - Form; Kunsthalle zu Kiel, 1992.

Meer Offen; Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, 1992.
Texts by Heinz Thiel, Jan Ove Steihaug and Jan Brockmann.

Das Steinerne Licht; Ostseebiennale, Kunsthalle Rostock, 1992.
Texts by Jan Brockmann, Bente Stokke amongst others.

Wanås 1992. Sweden. Texts by Marika and C-G-Wachtmeister.

Composite, Oslo 1994. Texts by Hanne Holm-Johnsen,
Oslo Kunstforening, Anne Christensen Quale, Toril Maria Scmit,
Karin Blehr and Gertrud Sandquist.

Lotte Sandberg: "Thoughts about Time", SIKSI, 1/93.

David Elliot and Bente Stokke ( Dialogue ) in the catalogue
for the Nordic Pavillon, XLV Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 1993.

Borealis 6, Orka & Víddir, Listasafn Ìslands 1993.
Texts by Bera Nordal, National Gallery of Iceland, Staffan Carlén,
Nordic Arts Centre, Halldór Björn Runolfsson amongst others.
ISBN 9979-9015-5-1

Fredsskulptur 1995. Tiderne Skifter Publishers, Copenhagen 1995.
Texts by Wolfgang Becker, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen,
Elle-Mie Ejdrup Hansen amongst others.
ISBN 87-7445-686-5

Art Das Kunstmagazin Skandinavien Spezial Nr. 8, 1996.

Norske Profiler. Aktuelle Kunst aus Norwegen.
Texts by Dr. Annie Bardon, Kunsthalle Rostock,
Dr. Gerhard Finckh, Museum Folkwang Essen,
Hans-Jakob Brun, Direktor Fearnley Astrup Museum,
Michael Hübl.
DUMONT Buchverlag Köln
ISBN 3 - 7701.438 - 7

Michael Hübl. Kunstforum
147. Szeemanns Apertutto "48. Biennale of Venice"
"Offene Kriegsspuren"

Between Space and Time. Contemporary Norwegian Sculpture and Installation
Texts by Arve Bringaker and Louise E. Shaw

On this side of the sky. Unesco salutes women in art. Paris 2003.
Text by Hans Dórville.

Lessons in the art of falling, Preus Fotomuseum 2009.
Texts by Jonas Ekeberg, Preus Fotomuseum Horten.
ISBN 978-82-9299-01-1

Blodig Alvor / Bloody Serious, 2009.
Texts by Tone Lyngstad Nyaas, Haugar Kunstmuseum, Eli Okkenhaug,
Bergen Kunstmuseum, Harald Flor, Øystein Utstvedt amongst others.
ISBN 978-82-91-80843-7

KUNST 1.2015 Aske, skjønnhet og død. Text by Lars Elton.

NUMMER 99. Tegning som kroppslig minne. Text by Lars Elton.

STILLE REVOLT, Text by Ingvild Krogvig, Nasjonalmuseet, Norway 2017.



EDUCATION

Statens Kunst- og Håndtverksskole, Oslo/Norway 1973 - 1974
Camberwell School of Art and Design, London/UK 1974 - 1975
Royal College of Art, London, UK 1975 - 1978
Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht/Netherlands 1979 - 1981



TEACHING

Art Academy, Trondheim/Norway, 1982 - 92. Guest lecturer.
National Academy of the Arts, Industrial Design, Oslo/Norway, 1982 - 83. Guest lecturer.
Art Academy, Bergen/Norway, 1984 - 89. Visiting professor.
Art Academy, Stavanger/Norway, 1988 - 91. Guest lecturer.
Art Academy, Göteborg/Sweden, 1991. Guest lecturer.
Städelschule, Frankf./M/Germany, 1989. Architecture, member of the jury.
Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht/Netherlands, 1989. Guest lecturer.
Oslo School of Architecture, Oslo/Norway, 1990 - 94. Guest lecturer.
Institute for Space Art, Oslo/Norway, 1992. Guest lecturer.
Art Academy of Oslo/Norway, 1988 - 91. Professor Sculpture II.
Art Academy of Oslo/Norway, 1991 - 97. Guest lecturer.
University of Göteborg/Sweden, 2000. Opponent Art & Science.
Humboldt University, Berlin/Germany, 2002. Lecturer, Fine Art.
Art Academy of Oslo/Norway, 2003 - 2004. Professor Sculpture.
Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee, Berlin/Germany, 2006 - current. Professor Drawing.



WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki/Finland
Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo/Norway
Kulturrådet, Norway
Konstmuseet Malmö, Malmö/Sweden
Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel/Germany
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney/Australia
Telenor, Oslo/Norway
Moderna Museet, Stockholm/Sweden
Listasafn, Reykjavik/Iceland


WORKS IN PUBLIC SPACE

University of London, College of Science and Technology, London/UK
Direktoratet for Naturforvaltning, Trondheim/Norway
Sheraton Hotel, Oslo/Norway
Cunard Lines, London/UK
Dovrefjell-Sundalsfjella Nasjonalpark, Dovrefjell, Hjerkinn/Norway
Gassco, Karmøy/Norway



GRANTS

Rolf Nesch stipend, 1986 and 1992
Dutch State stipend, 1978 - 81
Work stipend, 1988 - 91 and 1993 - 95, Norway
DAAD, Künstlerhaus Bethanien 1993, Berlin/Germany



PRIZES

British Steel Award, London/UK 1978
Morgenbladets pris, Oslo/Norway 1985
Jotun design 1st price, Norway 1987
1st price Art & Architecture; Direktoratet for Naturforvaltning, Norway, 1984
Edstrandska, Sweden 1993