Curriculum vitae

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Helene Knoop

Born 1979, Norway

Lives and works in Oslo, Norway

Education

Odd Nerdrum; pupil/assistent

  • Oslo/Rødvik Gård, Norway – 2000-2003

Reidar Finsrud; pupil/assistent

  • Drøbak, Norway – 1998-2000

Vika Maleskole

  • Oslo, Norway – 1999

Nesodden Videregående skole; Tegning, form og farge

  •  Nesodden, Norway – 1995-1998

Courses

Language school, Italian  Scuola d´italiano

  • Oslo, Norway – 2007-2009

Norske Grafikers Verksted, graphic techniques

  • Oslo, Norway – 2008

Projects

Palazzo Belmonte; commission for the Prince of Belmonte, Italy – 2007-2009

Studies of Antique sculptures, Baroque churches and paintings. Rome, Italy – 2007

Terje Vigen, musical and book-project. Oslo, Norway – 2006

Artist in Residence, Gunnar Gunnarssons home. Skriduklaustur, Iceland – 2005

Landscape study-trip. Finnmark, Norway – 2003

Publications

Helene Knoop–Paintings. Oslo, Kitsch Press, 2011. Text by art historian Therese Sjøvoll. 72 pages, 68 color illustrations.

Kitsch – mer enn Kunst, Oslo: Schibstedt, 2009 , co-author.

Figurationer. Realism och romantik i norsk samtidskonst. Stockholm: Atlantis, 2009. Presentation of Knoop’s paintings and her biography.

Store Norske Leksikon, Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget, 2009. Article/artistbiography written by art historian Arnt Fredheim.

De Ni Muser, documentary film, Parkas Produksjoner. Oslo, Norway, 2007-2009

Media

KUNST.  A series of articles on masterpieces in Europe (Venice, Stockholm and Paris) in collaboration with Odd Nerdrum. Oslo, Norway, 2010.

Jenter på hjul. TV2. Guest in TV-program. Norway – 2009

Scanorama. Cover-story in the Scandinavian  Airlines inflight magazine – 2005

 

Presentations

Fine Art Gallery,  talk on the Kitsch Biennale and Kitsch. Oslo, Norway –  2010

International Symposium on Minimal Residual Cancer, talk on paintings and studio practice. Oslo, Norway – 2003

Relevant activities

Founder of World Wide Kitsch, a non-profit association for figurative painting – 2005

The Kitsch Biennale 2008. Project leader, jury member and curator. Munich – 2008

The Kitsch Biennale 2010. Project leader, jury member and curator. Venice – 2010

Teaching experience

Friluftsskolen i Hagan. Painting course. Eggedal, Norway  – 2010-2011

Private pupils in studio – 2007-2010

Select Solo Exhibitions

Pop-up exhibition, Youth, Oslo, Norway – 2012

Hammar Residence, Sweden – 2011

Drøbak Kunstforening, Drøbak, Norway – 2011

Arnulf Øverlands galleriet, Kristiansund, Norway – 2011

Gallery PAN,  Oslo, Norway – 2010

Galleri Trafo, Asker, Norway – 2009

Trygve Lie Gallery, New York, USA – 2007

Åmells Gallery, London, UK – 2005

Holmenkollen Park Hotel, Oslo, Norway – 2005

Møre og Romsdal Kunstsenter, Molde, Norway – 2005

Grev Wedels Kunsthandel, Oslo, Norway – 2004

Galleri Havstad, Drøbak, Norway – 2002

 

Select Collective Exhibitions 

Sympatiutstilling for Odd Nerdrum, Fine Art, Oslo, Norway – 2011

The Kitsch Biennale, Palazzo Cino, Venice, Italy – 2010

The Kitsch Biennale, Munich. Germany – 2008

Bølgen Kulturhus, Larvik, Norway – 2010

Ålesund Kunstforening, Ålesund, Norway – 2010

Edsvik Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden – 2009

Galleri Futura, Stockholm, Sweden – 2009

Vasa Konsthall, Gøteborg, Sweden – 2009

Krapperup Konsthall, Mølle, Sweden – 2009

Anne Grimdalens Museum, Dalen, Norway – 2004

Festspillutstiller i Nesbyen, Nesbyen, Norway – 2005

Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany – 2004

Solli Brug, Sarpsborg, Norway – 2003

Haugar, Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, Norway – 2002

Telemarksgalleriet, Notodden, Norway – 2002/2009/2010

Collections

Private collections in Norway; Bjørg Fjell AS, T.M. Christensen VVS Detaljer AS

Private collections in Sweden; Tetra Pak

Private collections in Italy; Palazzo Belmonte

Private collections in Nicaragua; BMW

Private collections in USA; Even and Kirsten Berntsen, Gill Holland

Awards/grants

Sparebankstiftelsen, for making the book Helene Knoop-Paintings – 2011

The 2009 Kitsch Award – 2009

Norsk Kulturråd, exhibition grant – 2005