Andrea Bakketun is a visual artist (born 1983, Trondheim, NO), living and working in Oslo, Norway. She obtained her BFA at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (2008) and an MFA from the Academy of Fine Art in Oslo (2013).
Bakketun’s artistic practice involves video, installation, performance, sculpture and text. By observing and translating energies, changes and decay present in our physical environment, she examines the presence of the Laws of Nature, and how they interfere with our lives. Simultaneously her work is coming from a strong fascination for the impalpable human mind, and an interest in the tactics we employ to systematise and understand the surrounding forces, being it through science or metaphysics.
Collaborations and self-initiated exhibitions also constitute an important part of Bakketun’s artistic practice.

Bakketun has presented solo shows at Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo; Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo; Kunsthaus Essen, Essen; TSSK, Trondheim; Edvard Munch’s studio at Ekely, Oslo and Il Stile, Berlin. Her work has been shown in a number of group shows in Norway and abroad, including «Pattern Drill», Hacienda, Zürich; «Parkplatstreffen III», Kunstverein St.Pauli, Hamburg, «Dating Service», Autocenter, Berlin; «Kopie - Documented Now», De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam; «The Quick Brown Fox…», Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm; «The Autumn Exhbition», Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, «Contstant.Decay», RAKE, Trondheim, «Et kollektivt kaosmos», Kunsthall Oslo and «Wildlife Sculpture Park», Akershus.

In 2012 Bakketun (together with Silje L. Haaland) initiated the project «Five thousand generations of birds», an exhibition in Fitjarøyene, an archipelago off the west coast of Norway, where 16 international artists where invited to work and exhibit on their own islets.

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Andrea Bakketun

Born 1983, Trondheim, NO
Lives and works in Oslo/Nesodden, NO

Email: info(at)


2010- 2013
MA Fine Arts, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

2007- 2008
BA Fine Arts, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

2005- 2006                                  
BA Visual Arts, Textile department, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Solo shows:

September 2020
Duo-show, Bakketun & Norum, Kragerø Kunstforening

August 2018- August 2019
Grand Complications, one year exhibtion project with a series of events taking place at Gamle Rommen Skole, Oslo

April- May 2018
Baklengs inn i okularet, Bakketun & Norum, Troendelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim

January- February 2018
Anthropology, Archaeology, Apology, Bakketun & Norum, Oslo Kunstforening

October 2017
Puck, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo

September 2017
Sleuths of time travel poetry, Bakketun & Norum, Aktion 195, 2025 AKTION, Hamburg

May 2015
Halvorsen visiting an old friend, Munch's former studio at Ekely, Oslo

January 2015
In search of the brain of the middle finger, Noplace, Oslo

November 2014
Descend along my eyelashes, in collaboration with Petter Ballo and Christian Tony Norum, UKS, Oslo

August 2014
Vacillation device: pigeon edition, II Stile at Spittelkollonaden, run by Paolo Chiasera, curated by Andreas Schlaegel, Berlin

May 2014
Reisebrev mangesteds fra, performance in collaboration with Silje L. Haaland and Christian T. Norum, GL Strand, Copenhagen, DK

February 2011
La oss kjøre det opp flaggstangen (og se hvem som applauderer), One Night Only Gallery, UKS, Oslo, NO

November 2009
Withstanding the shatter of Origins, Kunsthaus Essen, Essen, DE

Group shows:

August-October 2021
Outdoor project for NBFs Jubileumsutstilling, Norsk Skulpturtriennale, Oslo

August 2020
Hvitsten Salong 2020, Hvitsten/Emmerstad

June-August 2020
Et kollektivt kaosmos, group show curated by Ida Følling and Markus Li Stensrud, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo

December 2019
We Dance Alone, Winter Solstice, Oslo

November 2019
Høvdingens kjære squaw får litt pizza i Mexico by,
Slavs and Tatars / Lawrence Abu Hamdan / Nils Norman / Andrea Bakketun / Sara Christensen / Allyce Wood
Curated by Martina Petrelli, Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm

August 2019
Hvitsten Salong 2019

July 2019
Hildelund Konstfestival, Värmland, SE

January 2019
Portal, pop-up exhibition, Bakketun&Norum, Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo

December 2018
Artist Tree, curated by Ann Iren Buan, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo

November- December 2018
Juleutstillingen, Kunstnerforbudnet, Oslo

October 2018
Open Video IX, Galleri Dikemark, Asker

September- October 2018
Statens Kunstutstilling, Høstutstillingen 2018,
Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

August 2018
Hvitsten Salong 2018, Hvitsten, Akershus

April 2018
Open Video VIII og ORP2-exhibition IIII, curated by Janne Talstad, Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo

November- December 2017
Juleutstillingen 2017, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo

September 2017
Contribution in Chr. T. Norum's show, Edvard Munch's Haus, Warnemünde, DE

August 2017
Parkplatztreffen III, Kunstverein St.Pauli, Hamburg, DE

July 2017
Hvitsten Salong 2017, Hvitsten, Akershus

June 2017- 2020
Wildlife Sculpture Park, curated by NIKOTIN, Nesoddparken, Akershus

March 2017
Helgerudgården atelierfelleskap, Bærum Kulturhus, Sandvika

February 2017
Häxan, Papay Gyro Nights 2017, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen

February 2017
Kunst i bevegelse, Galleri BOA, Oslo

November 2016
Juleutstillingen 2016, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo

November 2016
EKPGO, Tegnebiennalen, Oslo

October 2016
Chanting, all clamoring, chirping (Chiroptera), blaring elevator. Dings, group show, curated by Christian Tony Norum, the Munch Museum, Oslo

July 2016
Hvitsten Salong - Hvitsten Artwalk, Hvitsten, Akershus

April- May 2016
Back to the future, QR based Gif exhibition, Initiated by Juha von Ingen, part of NOVA, Hong Kong and online

April- May 2016
Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival, Hong Kong

April 2016
Oslo Open, Radhusgata 19, Oslo

November 2015
Sparebankstiftelsen DNB 2015, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo

November 2015
Open video, curated by Janne Talstad, Space 4235, Genova

October 2015
Hvitsten Salong, 1857 and Kittelsens hus, Hvitsten

August 2015
Teletext Art Festival (ITAF) 2015, ARD, 3sat, ARTE, ORF III Teletext, ORF, SWISS, Ars Electronica 2015, Linz, FISH, Helsinki

August 2015
Ny Grafikk, Christian T. Norum med venner, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo

July 2015
Battle no.19, Bakketun/Ballo/Norum vs. Brookman/White, Pink Cube, Oslo

May 2015
Induction, curated by Ivan Galuzin and Glafira Severianova, Art from Barents, Murmansk

April- May 2015
Menneskeberget, curated by Christian Tony Norum, Munch's studio at Ekely, Oslo

April 2015
Oslo Open/ Open video, ANX and Cort Adelers gate 33, Oslo

March 2015
Pattern Drill, curated by Jenny Kinge for 1857, Hacienda, Zürich

February- March 2015
Papay Gyro Nights, Orkney Islands and Hong kong

September 2014
One eyed date, collaboration with Paolo Chaisera, curated by Andreas Schlaegel, Autocenter, Berlin, DE

July 2014
Skjønne sjeler, Sommerutstillinga 2014, Kunstlåven, Seljord Kunstforening, NO

April 2014
Papay Gyro Nights, Hong Kong, CN

February 2014
Fluxus Autonomus, exhibition at the Kittelsen house in Hvitsten and 1857, Oslo, NO

February 2014
Papay Gyro Nights, Orkney Islands, UK

November 2013
En kollektiv kraftanstrengelse for tapte saker, Podium, Oslo, NO

November 2013
Turn Turtle, Podium, Oslo, NO

October 2013
Constant.Decay, RAKE, Trondheim, NO

September 2013
De ureelle enemerker, Røgden Bruk, Finnskogen, NO

August 2013
Touristification as the stor wallows around the house, (A)void gallery, Prague, CH

May 2013
Degree show, KHIO, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO

April 2013
Gadering, Galleri GAD, Oslo, NO

February 2013
Papay Gyro Nights, Collaboration with Christian Tony Norum, International Art festival, Orkney Islands, UK

December 2012
Winter Solstice, ANX, Oslo, NO

December 2012
Open Academy, KHIO, Oslo, NO

November 2012
24h Sound festival, Podium, Oslo, NO

October 2012
Circus Caracas Cerberus, Høstutstillingen 2012, Oslo S, NO

February 2012
++, Blackbox, Oslo, NO

May 2011
Å ikke være der å være, der være der å ikke være der å ikke (...), MFAPS, Oslo, NO

March 2011
It´s in the margins that the poems are found, Galleri Agnes Amstaff, Oslo, NO

March 2011
Christian Sublime Tony and friends, Let the lovin take ahold, Stribsendberg collection of modern art. Version:1.0, Oslo, NO

December 2010
Open Academy, KHIO, Oslo, NO

November 2010
The cluster show, Semikolon Gallery, Oslo, NO

September 2010
Sellout 2010, UKS, Oslo, NO

March 2010
Prosjektplanka, for Freddy Knox Projectspace, Galleri Planka , Oslo, NO

November 2009
Parallel worlds, ScalaMata Exhibition Space, Venice, IT

April 2009
Open bag project,, Ede/ Wageningen, NL

August 2008
‘This too will pass’, Galleri Podium, Oslo, NO

June 2008
End exam exhibition, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

June 2008
‘Kopie'- Documented Now, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, NO

October 2007
ORGAN 3; festival for music, performance and art, Månefisken, Oslo, NO

Curiatorial projects:

Grand Complications
Exhibition/event program as part of the work Grand Complications at Gamle Rommen skole, Oslo. Contributors: Nine Herbs Charm (US), Hannah Mjølsnes (NO), Franziska Nast (DE), Peter Roessingh (NL), Gunnhild Torgersen (NO), Sara Sølberg (NO), Marthe Ramm Fortun (NO), Christian Tony Norum (NO), Silje Linge Haaland (NO) and Anna Daniell (NO).

2014, 2015, 2016
Skogul Gondul
Videoprogram composed in collaboration with Christian Tony Norum, for Papay Gyro Nights, Orkney Islands and Hong Kong. Participating artists: Henrik Plenge Jakobsen (DK), Eline Mugaas (NO), Cinzia Sarto (IT), KimSu Theiler (USA), Donkey and Punch (NO), Institutt for degenerert kunst (NO), Petter Ballo (NO), Andrea Bakketun (NO), Christian Tony Norum (NO), Silje Linge Haaland (NO)

Initiator, curator and project leader of Five thousand generations of birds, an exhibition and artist-in-residency program on the west coast of Norway, August 2012. In collaboration with Silje Linge Haaland. Participating artists: Roman Signer (CH), Ann Cathrin November Høibo (NO), Tori Wrånes (NO), Mercedes Muhleisen (NO), Øyvind Aspen (NO), Marla Hlady (CA), aiPotu (NO), Axel Linderholm (SE), Julien Berthier (FR), Sigmund Skard (NO), Five o´clock shadows (NO), Joanna Malinowska (PL), Idan Hayosh (IL/RO), Kunstverein St.Pauli (DE), Serina Erfjord (NO) and Miks Mitrevics (LV).


September-October 2019
Jomfrulands-stipendet, Bakketun & Norum, Telemark, NO

July- September 2017
Achterhaus, Hamburg, DE

October 2014
Moly Sabata, FR

February 2013
Papay Gyro Nights, Orkney Islands, UK

September 2011
Arcueil, Paris, FR

October/ November 2009
Residence at Kunsthaus Essen, Essen, DE

Grants/ Awards:

The Audio and Visual fund, Arts Council Norway

2019, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2009
Miscellaneous grant, Arts Council Norway

2018- 2020
Statens kunstnerstipend, 3- year work grant, Arts Council Norway

Miscellaneous grant, Kulturetaten, Oslo Municipality

Project grant, Visual artists remuneration fund

Arts and technology grant, Arts Council Norway

Project grant, Arts Council Norway

Exhibition grant for newly established artists, Arts Council Norway

Exhibition grant, Arts Council Norway

Work grant, BKV

Sparebankstiftelsen DnB NOR Stipend

Travel support, Royal Norwegian Embassy Beijing

2009, 2014 and 2015
Project grant, Visual artists remuneration fund

Exhibition support for young artists, Arts Council Norway

FKD grant, Oslo Academy of the Arts

2013 and 2008
Grant on completion of art studies, Arts Council Norway

Art student grant, BKH

International Support, OCA

WWIK, Dienst Werk & Inkomen Amsterdam

Berlage fonds, Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Lise og Arnfinn Hejes fond


December 2019
Strukturenes visuelle rikdom, critique on Høvdingens kjære… at AKS by Lars Elton, Dagsavisen

December 2019
Akershus Kunstsenter imponerer nok en gang med ny utstilling, critique on Høvdingens kjære… at AKS, by Håvard Holmefjord, Subjekt

December 2019
Kulturnytt, critique on Høvdingens kjære… at AKS by Mona Pahle Bjerke, NRK

November 2019
Vi må snakke sammen, critique on Høvdingens kjære… at AKS, by Espen Hauglid, Morgenbladet

February 2018
Review of Anthropology, Archaeology, Apology, Bakketun & Norum, Oslo Kunstforening, by Aleksi Wildhagen, Billedkunst

January 2018
Critique on Anthropology, Archaeology, Apology, Bakketun & Norum, Oslo Kunstforening, by Simen Joachim Helsvig,

January 2018
Periskops kulturtips for barn og unge, recommendation by Kjetil Røed, Periskop

October 2017
Ukas beste utstillingsåpninger, Subjekt

September 2017
Kunstverein St.Pauli - Parkplatztreffen III, Anna Sabrina Schmiid (transl. by Maxi Lengger), KubaParis

December 2016
Kunståret 2017, Heidi Borud, Aftenposten

November 2016
Ukens kunst, Heidi Borud, Aftenposten

February 2016
Tingenes kretsløp, Bakketun & Norum, Kommende, Billedkunst

December 2015
Med inspirasjon fra Edvard Munch, Inverview Bakketun & Norum, Aftenposten

November 2015
De nye arkivarene, critique Sparebankstiftelsen DnB Stipendutstilling, Line Ulekleiv, Klassekampen

March 2015
Pattern Drill, Hacienda, Zürich, Contemporary Art Daily

November 2014
Fantasifulle kulisser, critique Descend Along My Eyelashes, Kjetil Røed, Aftenposten

June 2013
En beretning om blindhet, critique MA Degree show, Hans Thorsen, Billedkunst

June 2013
Til Andakt, Stian Gabrielsen, critique MA Degree show, Kunstkritikk

May 2013
Tilbakeholden avgangsutstilling, critique MA Degree show, Kjetil Røed, Aftenposten

May 2013
Avgang 2013: Kunstakademiet i Oslo, Kunstforum

October 2012
Five thousand generations of birds, Interview Ftg of birds, Regine Debatty,

October 2012
Grundig utforsking av holmen som sted, critique, Ftg of birds, Sigrun Åsebø, Billedkunst

August 2012
Omgivelsens Makt, critique, Ftg of birds, Stian Gabrielsen, Kunstkritikk

August 2012
Vestlandets kraft, critique, Ftg of birds, Nicolai Strøm Olsen, Kunstforum

Other relevant experience:

October 2019
Radical Land Preservation Pavillion, workshop by Signe Lidén and Marie Nerland (VOLT)

Project coordinator for Oslo Open 2019 and 2020

2018 and 2017
Tutor, Strykejernet Kunstskole

Art consultant for Jegerbukta, Haakonsvern, KORO (Public Art Norway)

Freelance consultant for BONO (Norwegian Visual Artists Copyright Society)

September 2013
Guest mentor,

May 2013
KORO Art Consultant Seminar

September 2009
Stage design for Project John, Amsterdam Fringe Festival

March 2009
Workshop with students from Fana Folkehogskule, Amsterdam