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
 

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                 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:

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
2018                 Skeive Sørlandsdager, Kristiansand, Norway
2017                 Sámi Center for Contemporary Art, Áibbas Rabbas, Karasjok
2017                 Sámi Center for Contemporary Art, Imago Mundi, Karasjok
2017                 Pride Art, Oslo
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                 View Gallery , Oslo, 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                 Kamerina  Cultur garage, Hovin, Telemark, Norway
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
1994                 Galleriet, Norway

Film Awards:
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, India
2022               Best Experimental, New Jersey Short Awards 2022, USA
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
2022                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:
2022                Honorable Mention,17th POLLUX AWARDS

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, United Kingdom
2021                Gold Winner-Fine Art / Landscape-Tokyo International Foto 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 Winner, 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
2018                Honourable Mention, Tokyo International Photography Awards, Japan
2017                Honourable Mention, Neutral Density Photography Awards, USA
2017                Honourable Mention, IPA, International Photography Awards,USA
2017                Honourable Mention, 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

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:
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                Minimalen Film festival, Trondheim, 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                Daban Da, Reykjavik Light Winter Festival, Iceland
2005                Sami Film Festival, Norway

Purchased by:
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:
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:
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