Marianne Bjørnmyr (*1986) is a Norwegian artist, living and working in Bodø, Norway. Marianne received her MA in Photography from London College of Communication in 2012. In her practice she works with research based photography, concerned around our perception of the photograph’s approach to reality, where the presentation of the photograph is set up against our understanding, interpretation and generated perception of imagery. Through theoretical and practical experimentation around photographic presentation she explores phenomena and visual representation, and the photograph’s role in conveying objects and surroundings is set up against our understanding.

In 2016 Marianne received a two year working grant for artists from the Arts Council Norway, and in 2018 a one year working grant from the Norwegian Visual Artists Fund. Together with Dan Mariner she started Atelier NOUA in Bodø in 2017. 

 

EDUCATION

2012 MA Photography  (with Distinction),  London College of Communication, UK
2007 -2010 BA Photography with Social Anthropology  (First Class Honours),  Roehampton University, London, UK

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Shadows/Echoes,  Reykjavik Photography Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland 
 

Your Penumbra,  Bodø Kunstforening, Bodø, Norway

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Sculptural Photography, Photo City, Understationen, Curated by Trine Stephensen, Copenhagen Photo Festival
2017 Scratch the Surface, Aldama Fabre Gallery, curated by Trine Stephensen, Bilbao, Spain
  Beneath the Salt,  Visningsrommet i Stormen, Bodø, Norway / Kulturbadet Galleri, Alstahaug, Norway
  Den 71. Nordnorske kunstutstilling, Nord-Norge, Norway
2016   From North to South: The Archive as a Connective Map, Curated by Federica Landi and Francesca Marcaccio, Si Fest OFF, Italy
  Shifting Focus,  Kunstquartier Bethanien,  Berlin, Tyskland
2015   FATHOM Recidency Exhibition,  Four Courners,  London, UK
  Exposure,  Format Festival,  Derby, UK
  Den 69. Nordnorske Kunstutstilling,  Bodø Kunstforening,  Bodø, Norway
2014 Høstutstillingen,    The 127th Norwegian State Exhibition,  Oslo, Norway
2013 Shadows/Echoes,  Bodø, Norway
  Still/Moving,  Small Projects,  Tromsø, Norway
  5 under 30,  Daniel Blau Gallery,  London, UK
2012 Den 66. Nordnorske Kunstutstilling,  Bodø Kunstforening,  Bodø, Norway
2010 Juvenarte,  Galleri Ramfjord,  Oslo, Norway (2009 and 2010)
2009 Photography, Archive and Memory SymposiumRoehampton University, UK

 

PUBLIC ART

2018

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, 
An Authentic Relation, Commissioned by KORO (Public Art Norway)

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2018 Norwegian Visual Artists Association, one year working grant
2017 Arts Council Norway, Creative Business Support, Atelier NOUA
  Talent grantSparebank 1 Nord-Norge
  KulturnæringsstiftelsenSparebank 1 Nord-Norge, culture business support Atelier NOUA
2016 The Nowegian State's Exhibition Grant, Statens Utstillingsstipend
  Kulturnæringsstiftelsen, Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge, culture business support Atelier NOUA
  Nordland County Council, Exhibition support

Arts Council Norway,  Publication Grant

The Norwegian States working grant, Statens Kunstnerstipend, 2 years, FFF
  Nordland County Council,   Travel grant
  Artist in Recidence, Træna,  Norway
2015 The Norwegian States artist grant, Diversestipend , NBK
  Fathom Recidency,  Four Corners Film, London, UK
2014 Norwegian Photographic Fund,   Project support
  Norwegian Visual Artists Association,    Project support
2013 Daniel Blau, 50 under 30,   Winner
  Norwegian Arts Council,   Visual Arts support
2012 Lise og Arnfinn Hejes fond,  Art Grant
  Jansons Legat,  Main Art Grant
2010 Juvenarte,   Winner First Price (2009 and 2010)
  Roehampton University,  School of Art’s Prize for Photography
  Bodø Kommunes Kulturstipend,   Art Grant

 

PUBLICATIONS

Beneath the Salt, YONA Editions, Mars 2017
An Authentic Relation, YONA Editionsm August 2016
Shadows/Echoes, YONA Editions, December 2013

 

SELECTED BOOK SHOWS AND COLLECTIONS

Tate Library Collection, Tate Modern   ;  Athens Photo Festival   ;  Burning With Pleasure, Archipelago, Matéria, Rome  ;  Offprint, Paris Photo  ; Offprint, Tate Modern  ;   Between The Lines, Archipelago, London  ;  London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery   ; Unseen Photo Fair Book Market, Amsterdam  ;  Vienna Photobook Festival ;  Photobook Library Project, Dublin, Ireland 

 

MEMBERSHIPS 

2015 -  Forbundet Frie Fotografer (Assosiation of Fine Art Photographers Norway)
2013 - NBK/NNBK (Norwegian Visual Artists)

 

POSITIONS

2017 - 2019 Jury member, North Norwegian Visual Artists
2017 - 2019 Member Curatorial Board, Se Kunst i Nord-Norge
2017 Jury member, Den Nordnorske Kunstutstilling 2018
2016 - 2018 Project Manager, Program for arena development for visual arts, Northern Norway - Se Kunst i Nord-Norge
2016 -  Artist representative, board Bodø Kunstforening