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CURRICULUM VITAE

Relevant work experience:
2005/2006 - Publishing House, Vett og Viten, illustrator

2000           - NRK.no, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Graphic web designer

1997/1998 - NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Cultural Department

1998           - NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Youth Department

1997           - NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Youth Department

1994           - NRK, Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Design Section, scenography assistant

1994           - The Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Oslo, scenography/design assistant
1994/1995 - National Theater, scenography/design assistant

1990           - National Theater, scenography/design assistant
 

Relevant education:
2002/2004 - Noroff Institute, Bachelor of Multimedia Systems

1999/2000 - Merkantil Institute, Web Design

1999           - Merkantil Institute, Mac Design

1999           - Merkantil Institute, Advertising and Design
1996/1997 - Oslo Film and Television Academy, Director education

1995/1996 - Oslo drawing and painting school, drawing and painting

1991/1992 - Elisenberg Upper Secondary School, drawing, form and color   

1988/1989 - Drawing, Form And Color, Upper Secondary School, Oslo, Norway

1984/1985 - Hegdehaugen Upper Secondary School

1982/1983 - Sami Folk High School
 
Selected solo exhibitions:
2022 - The Polar Museum, Norway
2022 - NOoSPHERE Arts, USA

2022 - Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg
2021 - Marj Inger Huset, Manndalen, Norway
2021 - Samisk Hus, Oslo,Norway
2018 - Fotografiens hus, The house of photography, Oslo, Norway
2018 - Skábma festival, Kjøllefjord, Norway
2018 - Oslo Project Room, Oslo
2018 - Open Out,Tromsø, Norway
2017 - Karmøy Art Society,Karmøy, Norway
2017 - Oslo Project Room, Oslo
2017 - Fotografiens hus, The house of photography, Oslo, Norway
2017 - Galle Ruija, Skibotn
2015 - Holmenes Gård, Birtavarre, Norway
2015 - Agalaus National Arts Festival, Voss, Norway
2015 - Centre for Northern people, Manndalen, Norway
2014 - Arendal Art Association, Arendal, Norway

Selected group exhibitions:
2023 - Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil
2023 - Center for Fine Art Photography,USA
2023 - Der Greif, Pavillon 333 at Pinakothek der Moderne, Germany
2023 - Nitja Center for Contemporary Art, Norway
2023 - 1st Budapest International Art Show, The Golden Duck Gallery, Hungary
2023 - Jakob Culture Church, Queer Spirit, Norway
2022 - The Luxembourg Art Prize, Luxembourg
2022 - LiTE-HAUS Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2022 - Chianciano Biennale 2022, Italy

2022 - Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, Future Now Symposium 2022, UK

2022 - SÍM Gallery – Korpúlfsstaðir, Iceland
2022 - The Røros Museum, Røros
2022 - Stiklestad National Cultural Center, Pride Art - Queer Spirit, Stiklestad
2022 - Museum of Oslo, Skapet, Oslo
2021 - Nil Gallery, New York, USA

2021 - The National Art Exhibition, Norway
2021 - NOoSPHERE Arts | Brooklyn, USA
2021 - Riddu Riddu Festivalen, Manndalen, Norway
2021 - Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, Future Now Symposium 2021, UK
2019 - Sami Art Festival, Alta, Norway
2019 - Time for Sculpture #2, Karasjok, Norway
2019 - Pride Art, Oslo, Norway
2018 - Sámi Center for Contemporary Art, Áigemátki – Time Travel, Karasjok
2018 - Tokyo international photo awards exhibition, Japan
2018 - Nordic Light International Festival of Photography, Kristiansund, Norway
2018 - Finnskogutstillingen, Norway
2018 - Oslo Open, Oslo, Norway
2018 - Blanc Wall Galleri, Athen, Greece
2018 - Pride Art, Oslo
2017 - Sámi Center for Contemporary Art, Áibbas Rabbas, Karasjok
2017 - Sámi Center for Contemporary Art, Imago Mundi, Karasjok
2017 - Gallery Seilduken, Oslo
2017 - Tråante, 100th Anniversary, Trondheim
2016 - Louvre Museum, Paris, France
2016 -  Vandalforening, Nove sed non nova Winter Solstice, Oslo
2016 - Mile end pavilion- UCS Annual 2016, London
2016 - Anniversary exhibition Áibbas Rabbas, Karasjok
2016 - Oslofjord Art Center, Drøbak
2015 Centre for Northern people, Manndalen, Norway
2014 - Bjørnson Festival, Molde, Norway
2014 - Oslo Open, Norway
2013 - Sakahàn , National Gallery of Canada, Canada
2012 - Finart , Oslo,Norway
2012 - Kråkeslottet, Senja, Norway
2012 - Gierdu , Art Hall , Cultures , Luleå , Sweden
2012 - Gierdu , Murmansk Region Art Museum , Russia
2012 -  Centre for Northern people , Manndalen, Norway
2012 - Artista Gallery , Sandvika, Norway
2012 - North Norwegian / Sami contemporary exhibition, Kiruna,Sweden
2012 - Culture house, Tromsø, Norway
2012 - Nord - Trøndelag County Gallery , Namsos
2011 - Member Exhibition, Muitit , Karasjok, Norway
2011 - Gallery Banksmidja , Voss, Norway
2011 - Polar Exhibition , The Sámi collections , Karasjok, Norway
2011 - Fotografiens hus, The house of photography, Oslo, Norway
2011 - Installation / Performance Daban DA , Riddu Riddu Festival , Norway
2010 - Sámi Center for Contemporary Art, Karasjok
2010 - Gea - See , Sami Art Association membership exhibition, Karasjok, Norway
2010 - Varanger Sami Museum , Varangerbotn, Norway
2010 - Ođđasat / Latest News, Karasjok, Norway
2009 - Somnulence 3, Daban Da, Performance, Skinn, Kirkenes, Norway
2009 - Grimstad Art Centre, Grimstad, Norway
2009 - Sami winter festival, Oslo, Norway
2009 - Gallery Kaffe Café, Oslo, Norway
2008 - National Museum of American Indian, Daban Da, New York, USA
2008 - Somnulence, Daban Da, Performance, RiddoDuottarMuseat, Karasjok
2008 - Sámi Center for Contemporary Art, winter exhibition, Karasjok
2008 - Gallery Kaiku, Finland
2008 - Oslo Projectroom, Oslo
2008 - Scandinavian House, Daban Da New York, USA
2008 - Gallery Lillestrøm, Lillestrøm, Norway
2008 - Box Home, Tromsø, Norway
2008 - Sámi Center for Contemporary Art, summer exhibition, Karasjok, Norway
2008 - HommagetilIverJåks, Tromsø Art centre, Tromsø, Norway
2008 - Sami Winterfestival, Norway
2007 - Montreux Art Gallery (MAG), Daban Da, Switzerland
2007 - Fotografiens hus, The house of photography, Oslo, Norway
2007 - Sámi Center for Contemporary Art, summer exhibition, Norway
2007 - The cultural church of  Jacob, Norway  
2006 - North Norwegian Art Gallery, Daba Da,  Norway
2006 - Gjenreisnings Museum, Norway
2006 - RidduRiddu Festival, Daban Da, Riddu Gallery, Norway
2006 - Sami House, Norway

Film Awards:
2024 - Best Art Film, Rome film Awards, Italy
2024 - Best Director, Egypt Independent Film Festival, Egypt
2024 - Best Sound Design,  Egypt Independent Film Festival, Egypt
2024 - Best Europe short film, Egypt Independent Film Festival, Egypt
2023 - Star of Venice, Feature Experimental, Venice Under the Stars – International Film Festival, Italy
2023 - Best Experimental short film, iDEAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, India
2023 - Best Europe short film, Mumbai Film Awards 2023, India
2023 - Honorable Mention, Shanghai International Short Week, China
2023 - Best Short Film, Indian International Film Festival, India
2023 - Best Experimental short film Festopedia Cinemas and Scripts, India
2023 - Best International Short Film, Reels International Film Festival, India
2022 - BEST REPRESENTATION OF THIS YEAR'S THEME, Black Rock City Film Festival/Burning Man, USA
2022 - Honorary Award of the 2nd Pigeon D'or Awards, Luis Bunuel Memorial Awards, India
2022 - Best International Short Film, Lion city International Film Festival, Bangladesh
2020 - Best Europe Short Film, Gwangju International Film Festival, India
2022 - Best Experimental short film, Subathra International Film Festival, India
2022 - Best Experimental short film, Rohip International Film Festival, India
2022 - Best Postmodern Film, Tagore International Film Festival, India
2022 - Honorary Award, World Film Carnival, Singapore
2022 - Best Experimental Short Film, Bettiah International Film Festival, India
2022 - Best Video Art, International Moving Film Festival, Iran
2022 - Best Experimental Short Film, Tamizhagam Internationale Film Festival, India
2022 - Best Experimental Short Film, Sittannavasal Film Festival, India
2022 - Best International Short Film, Riyadh International Film Festival, India
2022 - Best Sound Design, Riyadh International Film Festival, India
2022 - Best Foreign Film, Gully International Film Festival, India
2022 - Best Experimental Short Film, Thilsri International Festival, India
2022 - 1 St Experimental Film, Global Independent Short Film Festival, India
2022
 - Best Poetry Short, Make Art Not Fear, Portugal
2022
 - Best Video Art Film, Hummingbird International Film Festival, India
2022
 - Best Experimental Film , JEAN LUC GODARD AWARDS 2022, India
2022
 - Best Experimental, New Jersey Short Awards 2022, USA
2022
 - Best International Short Film, Oman independent Film Festival, Oman
2022
 - Best Cinematography, THE MOKKHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, India
2022 - Best International short film 1 St place, Roshani International Film Festival,India
2022
 - Best International short film, LIGHT CAMERA ACTION FILM FESTIVAL, India
2022
 - Best Dramatic Short/Feature, Nawada International Film Festival 3rd Season, India
2022
 - Best Experimental, Caravan International Film Festival, Bengal
2022
 - Best International short film, Makizhmithran International Film Festival, India
2022
 - Best International short film, POOMBUKAR INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, India
2022
 - Best International Short Film, International Cosmopolitan Film Festival of Tokyo, Japan
2022
 - Best International Short Film , Pink Moon International Film Festival, India
2022
 - Best Experimental, Prokuplje Short Film Festival, Serbia
2022
 - Best International Short Film , Makizhmithran International Film Festival, India
2022
 - Honorable mention, Shanghai International Short Film Week, China
2022
 - Best International Short Film , SINGAPORE INDIE FILM FESTIVAL, Singapore
2022
 - Best Director of a Mystery Film, Best Actor & Director Awards - New York, USA
2022
 - Best Cinematography, DIAMOND BELL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL,  India
2022
 - Best Experimental, World Film Carnival, Singapore
2022
 - Best International Short Film , INDO FRENCH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL,  India
2022
 - Best International Short Film , Kollywood International Film Festival, India
2022
 - Best International Short Film , ROSHANI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, India
2022
 - Best International Short Film , White Pearl International Film Festival, India
2022
 - Best Postmodern Films, Tagore International Film Festival (TIFF),  Indi
2022
 - Best International Short Film ,Paradise Film Festival, Hungary
2022
 - Best International Short Film, Athvikvaruni International Film Festival, India
2022
 - Best International Short Film, Golden Horse International Film Festival,  India
2022
 - The Critics Award, The North Norwegian Art Exhibition, Norway
2022
 - Best Experimental, Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift, Canada
2022
 - Silver Award Fantasy, Hollywood Gold Awards, USA
2022
 - Best Postmodern Films, Druk International Film Festival, Bhutan
2022
 - Best Editing in Short, Niagara Falls International Short Festival, USA
2022
 - Best Director, Oniros Film Awards New York, USA
2022
 - Best Experimental, Cult Critic Movie Awards,  India
2021
 - Best Cinematography Sacramento World Film Festival, USA
2021
 - Best Cinematography, Europe Film Festival,  Great Britain
2021
 - Best Experimental, New York International Film Awards, USA
2021
 - Best Cinematography, Cairo Indie Short Festival, Egypt
2021
 - Best Experimental, Silk Road Film Awards Cannes, France
2021
 - Best Experimental, Around International Film Festival, Spania
2021
 - Best Experimental , Hollywood Venus Awards, Turkey
2021
 - Honorable mention, American Filmatic Arts Awards, USA
2021
 - Nominated, Prague International Film Awards, Czech Republic
2020
 - Best International , Luis Bunuel Memorial Awards, Bengal
2020
 - Best International,  SACRAMENTO UNDERGROUND FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL, USA
2020
 - Best Mystery Film, Short, Top Short Film Festival, USA
2020
 - Best Cinematography, Halicarnassus Film Festival, Turkey
2020
 - Best Cinematography, Madrid Art Film Festival, Spain
2020
 - Best Fantasy, Florence Film Awards, Italy
2020
 - Best Experimental, L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival (LIAFF), India
2020
 - Best Documentary Short, 7th Art Independent International Film Festival,  India
2020
 - Best Experimental Short, Sacramento Underground Film & Arts Festival, USA
2015 - International Award of excellence Winner,Filmfestival Spirituality,Religion; Visionary, Indonesia
2006 - Honorable mention, Film, Sami Film Festival, Kautokeino, Norway

Photography Awards:
2024 - Honorable Mention-Tokyo International Foto Awards, Japan
2023 - Honorable Mention-Fine Art Professional, Chromatic Photography Award, UK
2023 - Bronze Award-Open Call, Preus National Photo Museum, Norway
2023 - Merit Award, #34: Shapes, AAP Magazine,USA
2023 - Honorable Mention, IPA, International Photography Awards,USA
2023 - Honorable Mention, The 4th Vienna international Photo Awards, Austria
2023 - Honorable Mention, 18th Pollux Awards Professional Section, United Kingdom, United Kingdom 
2022 - Silver Winner - Fine Art / Landscape, New York Photography Awards,USA
2022 - Honorable Mention, Chromatic Photo Awards, UK
2022 - Highly commended, Siena International Photo Awards, Italy
2022 - Visual Story Awards, Editors' Picks, The Independent Photographer, Italy
2022 - Best Shoot, London International Creative Competition, UK
2022 - Honorable Mention, The 17th Pollux Awards Professional Section, United Kingdom
2021 - Gold Winner-Fine Art / Landscape-Tokyo International Photo Awards, Japan
2021 - 1 St Place  Winner- Fine Art Professional, FAPA, Fine Art Photography Awards, UK
2021 - 2 St Place  Winner- Fine Art Professional, Chromatic Photography Award, UK
2021 - Honorable Mention, ND Awards Photo Contest, USA
2021 - Silver Winners, Muse Photography Awards, Malaysia
2021 - Bronze Awards, Moscow International Photo Award, Russia
2021 - Honorable Mention, Moscow International Photo Award, Russia
2019 - Honorable Mentions, Neutral density photography awards, USA
2018 - Finalist, Fine Art Photography Awards,USA
2017 - Honorable Mention, Tokyo International Photography Awards, Japan
2017 - Honorable Mention, Neutral Density Photography Awards, USA
2017 - Honorable Mention, IPA, International Photography Awards,USA
2017 - Honorable Mention, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris/ France
2016 - Finalist, Photographer's Forum magazine's, USA
2016 - Honorable Mentions, Moscow International Photo Award, Russia
2015 - Honorable Mentions, Fine art photography awards, USA
2015 - Honorable Mentions, Neutral Density Photography Awards, USA
2014 - Honorable Mentions, Moscow International Photo Award, Russia
2012 - Honorable Mentions, Photography Art Contest, USA
2012 - Bronze Awards, International Loupe Awards, Australia
2011 - Honorable Mentions, Photographer's Forum magazine's, USA
2010 - Honorable Mention, IPA, International Photography Awards,USA

Other Awards:
2022 - The Critics Award, The North Norwegian Art Exhibition, Norway
2019 - NOoSPHERE Arts Residency Award 2019-2020, USA
1997 - Gullrutens Sølvrute, Children and youth program Go 'elg, NRK, Norway

Illustration/Photo:
2017 - Book, SARP (Sàmi Art Research Project),UIT     
2006
 - Book, Finnmarksmuseum tells it -fra andehodeamuletter til kongekrabbe

Book release:
2006
 - Joik in the old Sami religion, a collaboration with Elin Margrethe Wersland.
2014
 - And the mountains are the same - Várit leat seammát, Photo book

 

A selection of Film festivals:
2023 - Norske ambassaden, Cuba
2021
 - Silk Road Film Awards Cannes, France
2021
 - Around International Film Festival , Spania
2021
 - Hollywood Venus Awards, Turkey
2021
 - American Filmatic Arts Awards, USA
2020
 - Short, Top Short Film Festival, USA
2020
 - Halicarnassus Film Festival, Turkey
2020
 - Madrid Art Film Festival, Spain
2020
 - Florence Film Awards, Italy
2020
 - L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival (LIAFF), India
2020
 - 7th Art Independent International Film Festival,  India
2020
 - Sacramento Underground Film & Arts Festival, USA
2018
 - Schouskollektivet Extended: Moving Interactions, Oslo, Norway
2018
 - Vigil for the Earth, eco art festival, Oslo, Norway
2016
 - Erotic & bizarre art Film Festival, Spain
2016
 - Finno-Ugric Film Festival, Estonia
2015
 - Alliance Film Festival, USA
2015
 - ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Canada
2015
 - Spirituality,Religion; Visionary Film festival , Indonesia
2014
 - Bodø Art Society, Bodø, Norway
2013
 - Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden
2011
 - FestivalMIDEN, Greece
2011
 - Tampere Film Festival, Finland
2011
 - Skábmagovat Film festival, Finland
2010
 - National Geographic All Roads Film Festival, USA
2010
 - Watch movie/RidduRiddu, Norway
2010
 - AthensVideo Art Festival, Greece
2010
 - Sami Film Festival, Norway
2010
 - Skábmagovat Film Festival, Finland
2009
 - New York Short Film Festival, New York
2009
 - Perpetual Art Machine, Utsikten Kunstsenter, Norway
2008
 - International Videoart Festival, Örebro, Sweden
2008
 - Nepal Internationale Indigenous Film Festival, Daban Da, Nepal
2008
 - Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Thailand
2008
 - Sami Film festival, Daban Da, Norway
2008
 - Lucania Film Festival, Italia
2008
 - 700IS Film festival, Icland
2008
 - Skábmagovat Film festival, Finland
2008
 - Sami  Film festival, Daban Da, Norway  
2008
 - Tromsø Internationale Film festival, Norway
2007
 - National  Geographic, All roads film festival, USA
2007
 - Beirut International Documentary Festival, Libanon
2007
 - Doc.Port Film festival, Czech Republic
2007
 - Riddu Riddu festival, Urfilm, Manndalen, Norway
2007
 - Sami Filmfestival, Kautokeino, Norway
2007
 - XXI Pärnu International Film Festival, Estonia
2006
 - BIFF, Bergen Internationale Film Festival, Norway
2006
 - Kosmorama, Trondheim Internationale Film Festival, Norway
2006
 - Media Art Festival, Friesland, Holland
2006
 - Reykjavik Light Winter Festival, Iceland
2005
 - Sami Film Festival, Norway

Purchased by:
2022
 - The Sami Collections/Sami Art Museum, Norway
2021
 - Preus Museum of Photography, Norway

2015 - The Sami Collections/Sami Art Museum, Norway
2014
 - Skytterhusfeltet Kindergarten, Norway
2012
 - Nord-Trøndelag Gallery, Norway
2008
 - Troms County Council, Norway
2007
 - The Sami Collections/Sami Art Museum, Daban Da, Norway
2006
 - The Sami Collections/Sami Art Museum, Norway
2006
 - The Norwegian State Housing Bank, Norway
2005
 - The Sami Collections/Sami Art Museum, Norway

 

Grants and support:
2022
 - Material grant,The Sami Parliament, Norway
2021
 - Travel grant, The Sami Parliament, Norway
2021
 - Travel grant, SDG, Norway
2019
 - The Sami Parliament, Marketing of documentary- and short films, Norway
2019
 - Arts Council Norway, Marketing of documentary- and short films, Norway
2019
 - Dáiddafoanda, Norway
2018
 - International Sámi Film Institute, support for short film "Life is a to way dream", Norway
2017
 - Travel grant, The Sami Parliament, Norway
2012
 - Exhibition Scholarship, The Sami Parliament, Norway
2010
 - Travel grant, The Sami Parliament, Norway
2009
 - Material Scholarships, The Sami Parliament, Norway
2007
 - The Sami Parliament, support for the short film "The Forgotten Place", Norway
2007
 - Norwegian Film Compensation Fund, Scholarship, Norway
2006
 - Establishment Grants, The Sami Parliament, Norway

Residencies:
2023
 - Belfast Photo Festival Instagram Residency, Great Britain
2022
 - NOoSPHERE Arts Residency, USA
2020
 -  SÍM Residency, Reykjavík, Iceland
2019
 - Circolo Scandinavo, Roma, Italy

Member of:
              Sami Association of Artists – Sámi Dáiddačehpiid Searvi . SDS         
              The Norwegian Association for Fine Art Photographers - FFF
              Sami Film Workers' Union - SFS

 

Art purchase committees:
2009/2011
 - Procurement Consultant Contemporary, Sami Parliament

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