Mari Norddahl (b. 1990) works with soft objects through performance, sculpture and installation. Her interest lies in shapes and themes that follow an organic aesthetic and have a similarity to the corporal, on how we perceive the object in relation to the body - with an emphasis on the object's existence as an autonomous entity. She seeks to understand the thing's perception of the world, if it has its own awareness, or if such a concept merely a projection.

Lives and works in Bergen, Norway

Contact: mari.norddahl@gmail.com
Instagram: @marinorddahl
Tumblr: theseareafewthingsilike





EDUCATION

2015 - 2017
Faculty for Art, Music and Design, UiB, Master in Fine Arts
2012 - 2015
Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Bachelor in Fine Arts
2014
Glasgow School of Art, Sculpture and Environmental Art
2010 - 2012
Kunstskolen i Bergen (Bergen Art School)

SOLO AND DUO EXHIBITIONS

2022
Slowly, the thing becomes itself, BLOKK, Bergen (upcoming)
Nye Bokboden, Bergen (upcoming)

2021
Sommaljom, Ørsta

2019
Snakes, Seals and Stones, Visningsrommet USF, Bergen 

2018
Will you remember this? Galleri Kronborg, Bergen

2015
The Creation of Pink Energy, Galleri Fisk, Bergen (with Renate Synnes Handal)

2014 
HUDA, Galleri Blunk, Trondheim

2013
what I am, Galleri Bokboden, Bergen

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022
BLOKK at Visningsrommet USF, Bergen (upcoming)

2021
BKFH Salong, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen

2020
Recordare, Volda Kyrkje
Tidsreisende, Arendal Kunstforening
Vinter Kunstmarked, Artfolk/Kiosken, Bergen

2019
No night for this day, SÍM Galleri, Reykjavik, Iceland
Summer exhibition, KD Gallery, Bergen
Julekunstmarked, Artfolk/CM7, Bergen

2018
No Island II, Vadsø Kunstforening, Norway
No Island, Artists' Union Gallery, Arkhangelsk, Russia

2017
Søndre Green AiR-presentation, Buskerud Kunstsenter, Drammen
LEKAM, HardingArt, Utne
triage, MFA Graduate exhibition, Bergen Kunsthall

2016
Munkehagen, Stavanger, Norway
Skylle, Samle, Kverne, Slipe, Velsvik, Norway
Bokboden Sculpture Park, Bergen,
RIFT, Bergen Kjøtt

2015
Clay-Sculpture-And-Bread-Community, Agalaus, Voss
Om tiden vil, og været tillater, BFA Graduate exhibition, Kunst og designhøgskolen i Bergen
Munkehagen, Stavanger, Norway

2014 
Dynamiske Konstanter, Gamle Arne Fabrikker, Ytre-Arna
THE WEARABLE ART SHOW, Kreuzberg Pavillion/Knipsu, Bergen
Clay-Sculpture-And-Bread-Community, Galleri Bokboden, Bergen,
Behind these walls lies the entire earth, Skostredet, Bergen
Filthy Swans, The Whisky Bond, Glasgow, Scotland


PERFORMANCES

2022
Together Elsewhere, online streaming (upcoming)

2020
Fluctuation, PAB Open Session, Oseana Kunst og kulturhus
Unplanned, PAB/PAO Performance Camp, Finse, Norway
A Long Thing, On The Way, nomadic performance actions across Northern Ireland (Newry, L.Derry)

2019
PAB Open Session, Among The Trees, Blåmansvannet, Bergen
Det ugyldne snitt, The Storyspace/Historierommet, USF Verftet, Bergen
PAB Open Session, Spring Equinox, Mon Plaisir, Bergen

2018
Carrot, PAB Lokal/Familiedag på USF, Bergen
Wavy Lines, Soft Snakes, No Island, Vadsø Kunstforening
PAB Open Session: Transportation, Nygårdsparken, Bergen
Take a Limb, workshop/performance, CS55, Bergen
THROUGH SHAPELESS SOUNDS AND BODIES, B-Open 2018, Bergen

2017
PAB Open Session, Bokboden, Bergen
Ruler, Creator, Destroyer, PAB OPEN Performance Festival, Bergen
Body as Sculpture, LEKAM, HardingArt, Utne

2016
Carrot, KHiB Open Academy 2016
The Mirror Stage, HOT BLEND/Prøverommet, USF Verftet, Bergen
Hanging Piece II, After School Special, Landmark, Bergen
Hanging Piece I, SuperMatrixXXX, Hulen, Bergen

2015
I will interact with something very large or very heavy, PAB OPEN, Bergen Old County Jail
Do I really owe you any explanations?, Landmark, Bergen
HUDA, performance, Cirka Magazine Launch, Oslo

2014 
HUDA, performance, Galleri Bokboden, Bergen

RESIDENCIES / PROJECTS

2021
Leveld Kunstnartun, Ål i Hallingdal, Norway
Kunstmøter i Barnehagene: “Venner”

2019
SÍM Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland

2018
Artist in Residence, Gjesteatelieret i Vadsø/Vadsø Guest studio, Finnmark, Norway

2017
Soft Galleri/Norwegian Textile Artists’ Artist in Residence at Søndre Green Gård, Krødsherad, Norway


GRANTS

2020
Kulturstipend, Bergen Kommune

2019
International travel grant, Bergen Kommune
Work grant, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond

2018
Support for shipping, Norwegian Crafts (No Island, Arkhangelsk)
Travel grant, Norske Kunsthåndverkere (No Island, Arkhangelsk)
Exhibition grant, Bergen Kommune (Snakes, Seals and Stones)

2017
Establishing grant, Bergen Kommune
Diversestipend for nyutdannede, the Norwegian Art Council

2012
Trafo.no, project grant

PUBLICATIONS
2020 Wavy Lines 
2019 Thinking About Objects
2017 The actual versus the potential: the consciousness of toys, things, nothings and beings (MFA Thesis)







Mark