18th June–28th August 2022 [Closed 11th-31st July]
Please join us for the opening on 17th June 6-8pm
Kunsthall Oslo is very pleased to announce the opening of Echoes Within: Young Art 2022, presenting new work by thirty-four artists and writers from around Norway. Drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and video performance are all represented in Kunsthall Oslo’s first-ever juried exhibition, which is also accompanied by a collection of original writing by three young poets.
The selected artists and writers are:
Ayan Mohamed Abdi
Dina Al-Makhrami og Siebe Gryseels
Thea Oda Barslund
Rania Ben Amor
Dorthe Sophie Bosse
Marietha C. Helgesen
Karsten Benjamin Ehougen Larsen
Leandro Jarl Yáñez Munch
Iver Lennartson Noem
Billie Cejka Risnes
Nana Umetani Schulze
Vincent Schmid Skretteberg
Zena Løchting Williams
Echoes Within has been selected and shaped by seven young jury members who were in turn nominated by a group of Oslo cultural organisations who are also supporting the project:
Hamda Barise (Agenda X & Kunsthall Oslo’s Youth Board)
Mohamed Bashir (OsloMet & Kunsthall Oslo’s Youth Board)
Ferdinand Kalfoss (Blikkåpner & Prosjektskolen)
Mikkel Inchley (PRAKSIS Teen Advisory Board)
Sofiia Nesterova (Prosjektskolen)
Neslihan Ramzi (ASSATA.no)
Plaifa Yoopensuk (Kunstakademiet)
All of the works in the show were chosen from an open call for submissions from artists between the ages of 15 and 26, in an anonymised process modelled on the annual National Art Exhibition, aka Høstutstillingen.
This exhibition is part of the ongoing project The Oslo Art and Knowledge Workshop, initiated by Kunsthall Oslo and organised in collaboration with Agenda X and Forandringshuset. The project’s long term aim is create new opportunities for young people from less privileged backgrounds to participate in the production of contemporary art and culture.
The Oslo Art and Knowledge Workshop is supported by Arts Council Norway, the DNB Savings Bank Foundation, the Bergersen Foundation and Fritt Ord. Kunsthall Oslo is supported by the Norwegian Department of Culture, the City of Oslo, HAV Eiendom and Oslo S Utvikling.