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

Instagram: @marinorddahl
Tumblr: theseareafewthingsilike


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)


2022 Slowly, the thing becomes itself, BLOKK, Bergen (upcoming)
2022 Nye Bokboden, Bergen (upcoming)
2021 The Long Things, 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


2022 BLOKK 10 år at Visningsrommet USF, Bergen
2021 BKFH Salong, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen
2020 Recordare, Volda Kyrkje
2020 Tidsreisende, Arendal Kunstforening
2020 Vinter Kunstmarked, Artfolk/Kiosken, Bergen
2019 No night for this day, SÍM Galleri, Reykjavik, Iceland
2019 Summer exhibition, KD Gallery, Bergen
2019 Julekunstmarked, Artfolk/CM7, Bergen
2018 No Island II, Vadsø Kunstforening, Norway
2018 No Island, Artists' Union Gallery, Arkhangelsk, Russia
2017 Søndre Green AiR-presentation, Buskerud Kunstsenter, Drammen
2017 LEKAM, HardingArt, Utne
2017 triage, MFA Graduate exhibition, Bergen Kunsthall
2016 Munkehagen, Stavanger, Norway
2016 Skylle, Samle, Kverne, Slipe, Velsvik, Norway
2016 Bokboden Sculpture Park, Bergen,
2016 RIFT, Bergen Kjøtt
2015 Clay-Sculpture-And-Bread-Community, Agalaus, Voss
2015 Om tiden vil, og været tillater, BFA Graduate exhibition, Kunst og designhøgskolen i Bergen
2015 Munkehagen, Stavanger, Norway
2014 Dynamiske Konstanter, Gamle Arne Fabrikker, Ytre-Arna
2014 THE WEARABLE ART SHOW, Kreuzberg Pavillion/Knipsu, Bergen
2014 Clay-Sculpture-And-Bread-Community, Galleri Bokboden, Bergen,
2014 Behind these walls lies the entire earth, Skostredet, Bergen
2014 Filthy Swans, The Whisky Bond, Glasgow, Scotland


2022 Together Elsewhere, online streaming (upcoming)
2020 Fluctuation, PAB Open Session, Oseana Kunst og kulturhus
2020 Unplanned, PAB/PAO Performance Camp, Finse, Norway
2020 A Long Thing, On The Way, nomadic performance actions across Northern Ireland (Newry, L.Derry)
2019 PAB Open Session, Among The Trees, Blåmansvannet, Bergen
2019 Det ugyldne snitt, The Storyspace/Historierommet, USF Verftet, Bergen
2019 PAB Open Session, Spring Equinox, Mon Plaisir, Bergen
2018 Carrot, PAB Lokal/Familiedag på USF, Bergen
2018 Wavy Lines, Soft Snakes, No Island, Vadsø Kunstforening
2018 PAB Open Session: Transportation, Nygårdsparken, Bergen
2018 Take a Limb, workshop/performance, CS55, Bergen
2017 PAB Open Session, Bokboden, Bergen
2017 Ruler, Creator, Destroyer, PAB OPEN Performance Festival, Bergen
2017 Body as Sculpture, LEKAM, HardingArt, Utne
2016 Carrot, KHiB Open Academy 2016
2016 The Mirror Stage, HOT BLEND/Prøverommet, USF Verftet, Bergen
2016 Hanging Piece II, After School Special, Landmark, Bergen
2016 Hanging Piece I, SuperMatrixXXX, Hulen, Bergen
2015 I will interact with something very large or very heavy, PAB OPEN, Bergen Old County Jail
2015 Do I really owe you any explanations?, Landmark, Bergen
2015 HUDA, performance, Cirka Magazine Launch, Oslo
2014 HUDA, performance, Galleri Bokboden, Bergen


2021 Leveld Kunstnartun, Ål i Hallingdal, Norway
2021 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


2022 Project support, Bergen Kommune 
2020 Culture Grant, Bergen Kommune
2019 International travel grant, Bergen Kommune
2019 Work grant, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond
2018 Support for shipping, Norwegian Crafts (No Island, Arkhangelsk)
2018 Travel grant, Norske Kunsthåndverkere (No Island, Arkhangelsk)
2018 Exhibition grant, Bergen Kommune (Snakes, Seals and Stones)
2017 Establishing grant, Bergen Kommune
2017 Diversestipend for nyutdannede, the Norwegian Art Council
2012, project grant


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