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. 
Bakketun also initiated and produced the one year long exhibition project «Grand Complications» in and around the Old Rommen School in Oslo. 

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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
Jomfrulandstipendiatene, 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


2023 Wiggle room/Slingringsmonn, Distanz Verlag

2020 Grand Complications, Distanz Verlag

2014 Withstanding the Shatter of Origins, Second Excerpt

2013 Withstanding the Shatter of Origins, First Excerpt

Group shows:

Radical Land Preservation Pavillion, ongoing project with manifestations in 2022- (Våtmark, Østensjø) and 2023- (Flatdal), initiated by Signe Lidén and Marie Nerland (VOLT)

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

April-September 2021
Østlandsutstillingen 2021, Trafo Kunsthall and Vestfold Kunstsenter

December 2020/19/18/17/16
Juleutstillingen, Kunstnerforbudnet, Oslo

Hvitsten Salong, artist run festival and residency
2020, Hvitsten/Emmerstad, Viken
2016-19, Hvitsten, Akershus

2015, 1857 and Kittelsens hus, Hvitsten

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

2019, We Dance Alone, Kroloftet, Oslo
2012, ANX/Atelier Nord, Oslo, NO

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

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

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

Video program curated by Janne Talstad
2019, Open Video X, Tenthaus, Oslo
2018, Open Video IX, Galleri Dikemark, Asker
           Open Video VIII,  Atelier Nord, ANX, Oslo
2017, Open Video V, Atelier Nord, ANX,
2016, Open Video IV via Skogul Gondul, Papay Gyro Nights, Hong Kong
           Video Open, Atelier Nord, ANX, Oslo
2015, Open video, Atelier Nord, ANX, Oslo
           Space 4235, Genova

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

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

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

March 2017
Helgerudgården atelierfelleskap, Bærum Kulturhus, Sandvika

Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival
2017, Häxan, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen, NO
2016, Hong Kong, CN
2015, Orkney Islands, UK and Videotage, Hong kong, CN
2014, Videotage, Hong Kong, CN and Orkney Islands, UK
2013, Orkney Islands, UK

February 2017
Kunst i bevegelse, Galleri BOA, 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

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

November 2015
Sparebankstiftelsen DNB 2015, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo

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

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

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

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

November 2013
En kollektiv kraftanstrengelse for tapte saker, group show, initiated by Ida Følling and Ottar Karlsen, Podium, Oslo, NO

November 2013
Turn Turtle, group show, curated by Jenny Kinge, Podium, Oslo, NO

October 2013
Constant.Decay, collaboration with Silje L. Haaland, RAKE, Trondheim, NO

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

August 2013
Touristification as the storm 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

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

October 2012
Circus Caracas Cerberus, performance at Christian Frederiks plass, initiated by Petter Ballo, Høstutstillingen 2012,

February 2012
++, group show, curated by Signe Becker, Hedda Abildsnes and Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, Blackbox, Oslo, NO

March 2011
It´s in the margins that the poems are found, Galleri Agnes Amstaff (run by Tommy Høvik), Oslo, NO

March 2011
Christian Sublime Tony and friends, Let the lovin take ahold, Stribsendberg collection of modern art. Version:1.0, UKS, 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 (run by Camilla Steinum, Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Aurora Passero and Mikael Hegnar), Galleri Planka (run by Anna Daniell and Sverre Strandberg), Oslo, NO

August 2008
‘This too will pass’, group show with Nia Damerell and Silje L. Haaland, Podium, Oslo, NO

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

June 2008
‘Kopie'- Documented Now, group exhibition, 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 for 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).

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:

Statens kunstnerstipend, 2-year work grant, Arts Council Norway

The Audio and Visual fund, Arts Council Norway

Project grant, Visual artists remuneration fund

Project grant, Arts Council Norwayd

Miscellaneous grant, Arts Council Norway

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

Miscellaneous grant, Kulturetaten, Oslo Municipality

Arts and technology 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

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


w.w.w.zine, Instagram

Finissage og boklansering på Kunsthall Oslo, intervju, Hilde Mørch, Kunstavisen

Dødskampen til en møll angår deg, intervju, Ingrid Tellefsen Relling, Subjekt

Ønsket om det kollektive, kritikk, Et Kollektivt kaosmos, Line Ulekleiv, Klassekampen

Den overraskende unyttige erfaringen, kritikk, Et Kollektivt kaosmos, Lars Elton, Kunstavisen

Kunstneriske prosesser, intervju, Kjetil Nergard, Norsk Kunstårbok 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ukas beste utstillingsåpninger, Subjekt

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

Kunståret 2017, Heidi Borud, Aftenposten

Ukens kunst, Heidi Borud, Aftenposten

Tingenes kretsløp, Bakketun & Norum, Kommende, Billedkunst

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

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

Pattern Drill, Hacienda, Zürich, Contemporary Art Daily

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

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

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

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

Avgang 2013: Kunstakademiet i Oslo, Kunstforum

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

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

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

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

Other relevant experience:

Board member, BOA - Artist union for Oslo and Akershus

2020 and 2015
Freelance consultant for BONO (Norwegian Visual Artists Copyright Society)

Project manager/coordinator for Oslo Open 

Testpilot with DKS, Oslo Kunstforening and Fotogalleriet

Workshop, Kragerø Kunstskole

Artistic development with Verdensteatret

2018 and 2017
Tutor, Strykejernet Kunstskole

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

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