Marte Aas Biography

Marte Aas was born in 1966 in Trondheim, and lives and works in Oslo. She works mainly with photography and film and is interested in the urban landscape and issues connected to contemporary image culture. She is educated at The School of Photography at The University of Gothenburg and The National Art Academy in Oslo. She has had a number of solo exhibitions in Norway and abroad and has received several stipends and grants, such as the Royal Caribbean Arts Grant in 2004 and was granted guaranteed income for artists from the Norwegian Government in 2005. Aas` works have been aquired by public and private collections such as the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Kiasma-Museum of Contemporary Art and Telenor Art Collection.


1997-99 The School of Photography and Film, University of Gothenburg
1995-96 National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo
1992-95 Bachelors degree, The School of Photography and Film, University of Gothenburg

Solo exhibitions

2016 Foreningen Trykkeriet, Bergen
2013 On the Subject of Body and Space, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
2010 Cinéma, Gallery Bouhlou, Bergen
2010 Marte Aas - Film and Photography, National Museum of Art, Oslo
2009 Screens and Hedges, Gråmølna, Trondheim Art Museum
2008 Torshovtoppen, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
2008 Screens and Hedges, Gallery AHO, Oslo
2006 Røde Sauer (The Influence of Us),Room for Art, Oslo Central Station
2004 Betwixt and Between, Gallery Wang, Oslo
2003 Klar sikt, Rogaland Artcenter, Stavanger
2002 Ufo-landscapes, Akershus kunstnersenter, Lillestrøm
2000 Common Green, Gallery SE., Bergen
2000 Gallery Ismene, Trondheim
1999 Close to home, The Pineapple Project Room, Malmö
1998 Gallery Generator, Gothenburg
1997 Mostly sunny with scattered clouds The Photographers Gallery, Oslo

Selected group exhibitions

2016 Utopia Bærum, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
2016 Fireflies in the Night Take Wing, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), Athens, Greece
2016 Byen, Art Museum Kube, Ålesund
2016 Sakte bilder, Lillehammer Art Museum
2016 Archipelago, Off Print Art Publishing Fair,Tate Modern, London and I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel
2015 Dansen gjennom skuggeheimen, Steinkjer Kunstforening
2015 London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery
2015 Shadow of War. Political Art in Norway 1914.2014, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2015 kijk:papers at Warte für Kunst, Kassel
2014 Collaboration project with Hanne Tyrmi at her exhibition The Lost Thing, Hanne Tyrmi at Haugar Vestfold Art Museum
2014 New York Art Book Fair, PS1, New York
2013 Three films about work, Tromsø Center for Contemporary Art
2013 Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2013 Form Against Background, Atopia, Oslo
2013 The Presence of the Sea, Everywhere, Kystmuseet, Florø
2012 Arbeiderbilder, Kunsthall Oslo
2011 North-by-New York, Scandinavia House, New York*
2010 Outside In–Inside Out, Polish Sculpture Center, Oronsko, Poland
2010 Endring og stillstand, Gallery F15, Moss
2008 UT-21, Art in public space, Lillehammer
2008 Landskap, Gallery Bouhlou, Bergen
2008 The Norwegian Pavillion, Beijing Biennial, China
2007 Modern Norwegian Art Photography, Stenersen Museum, Oslo
2007 Clusters, Nordea´s Art Collection, Henie-Onstad Art Center, Oslo
2007 Seen and Registered, The National Museum of Art, Oslo
2007 Røde Sauer, Video Transit, Porsgrunn Kunstforening
2007 Royal Caribbean Arts Grant - 5 years, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2006 Untitled (Construction Site), The White Tube, Oslo
2006 Landscape, Kiasma-The Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
2006 Ut i det grønne, Rogaland Kunstmuseum
2006 Akershus Kunstnersenter jubileumsutstilling, Akershus Art Center, Lillestrøm
2004 In a Norwegian Wood - - Norwegian Art of the Last Decade, Zacheta Galeria, Warszawa *
2003 Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo*
2003 Urban Matrices, Haugar-Vestfold Artmuseum, Tønsberg*
2003 Class of 2003, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium
2003 Fokus- Art Photography During 160 years, Sørlandets Artmuseum, Kristiansand
2002 Collectors Item/Privat eie, Gallery F15, Moss
2002 New Impressionism, Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø
2002 Husesyn, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala*
2002 Dream vs. Reality, Gallery F15, Moss
2001 Make Me Feel-Eight Statements from the Nordic Region, Art Athina, Athens*
2001 Norsk Skulpturbiennale, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo and Lillehammer Artmuseum*
2001 The City, Gallery Wang, Oslo
2000 Parallel, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki*
1999 Composite, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo *
1999 The School of Photography and Film, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg
1998 Cashbox, Gallery Box, Gothenburg
1998 Fotografi, Gallery 54, Gothenburg
1998 Ulefoss Dreaming, Ulefoss
1998 The UKS Biennial, Henie-Onstad Artcenter, Oslo *,
Rogaland Artcenter, Stavanger, Trondheim Museum of Art, Tromsoe Artcenter
1997 Stand Still, Gallery Herslebsgate 10, Oslo
1996 Photographers Annual Exhibition, Photographers Gallery, Oslo
1995 Paradis, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg
1994 Den nya medeltiden, Gallery 60, Umeaa*
1993 Photographers Annual Exhibition, Photographers Gallery, Oslo

* indicates publication

Projects and screenings

2016 Launch of the publication Angle 16 - Sitters at Photobook festival Oslo
2015 Launch of the publication On the Subject of Body and Space, Fotogalleriet, Oslo
2014 Cinéma, La Videoteque Nomade,  Brussels
2014 Experimental Documentaries, Anthology Film Archive, New York
2013 Cinéma, La Videoteque Nomade, 100 Papiers, Schaerbeek
2012 The Secret Life of Buildings, Voices Off: Arles
2012 Crop Circles, Norwegian short film festival, Grimstad
2012 Launch of the publication Cinéma, Fotogalleriet, Oslo
2012 Crop Circles and Cinéma, Oslo Screen Festival, Cinemateket
2011 Cinéma, Experimental Film from Norway, Film Society Lincoln Center, New York
2005-2006 What do trees say?, Web project, Digital Stories, Norwegian Broadcasting /Ulyd (

Public and private collections

2011 The National Museum of Art, Norway
2009 Preus Museum, Horten
2009 The National Museum of Art, Norway
2006 Trondheim Municipality
2005 Pilotgalleriet, Akershus Kunstnersenter
2003 Kiasma, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
2001 National Museum of Contemporary Art, Norway
2001 Kredittkassen/Nordea
2001/2000 Norwegian Hydro
2000/2002/2008 TeleNor
2000 Norwegian Council of Cultural Affairs
1999 National Museum of Contemporary Art, Norway
1996 Norwegian Council of Cultural Affairs


2016 The Norwegian UN ambassadors residence in New York
2016 Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås
2012 Hokksund ungdomsskole
2012 Skagerak energi
2012 The Norwegian Parliament
2011 The Norwegian Parliament
2010 KLP-building, Oslo
2007 Oslo University Hospital
2006 Statsbygg, Trondheim
2004 The Norwegian Embassy, London
2004-2008 The Art Programme for the new Opera House, Oslo


2013 Nordic Now, special issue of Filter, Objektiv and PhotoRaw, Musta Taide
2013 Objektiv #8, journal on contemporary lense-based art
2011 Objektiv #3, journal on contemporary lense-based art
2011 Cinéma- Marte Aas, artist book, texts byMarit Paasche and Jennifer Higgie, Multipress
2011 New Norwegian Art after 1990, Øystein Ustvedt
2011 The Visual Art in the Norwegian Opera House, red. Jørn Mortensen/KORO
2010 Marte Aas – Film and Photography, National Museum of Art, Norway
2008 Torshovtoppen, Artist Book, Multipress
2007 Clusters – Samtidskunst fra Nordea Norges kunstsamling
2007 Moderne norsk kunstfotografi, Cecilie Malm Brundtland
2006 Manual, red. Line Bøhmer Løkken og Tine Aamodt
2004 Fjords nr. 13,
2004 2003 Photography – A Critical Introduction Edited by Liz Wells
2003 HomeComing, Hilde Aagaard
2001 Extra Camara no, 18, 2001
2000 Marte Aas Fotografier 1997-1999
1999 Kunst Fotografi Norge, FFFs 25-års jubileum
1999 NU: The Nordic Art Review nr. 1, 1999
1998 Paletten nr. 2, 1998
1998 UKS-Forum for samtidskunst nr. 1/2, 1998

University Teaching

2014-2015 Sensor, master exam, The Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2010 Temporary for Professor in Film, Photography and Video, The Art Academy, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2008-2015 Sensor, master exam, Bergen National Academy of the Arts
2007-2008 Guest lecturer, The School of Photography, University of Gothenburg
2002-2006 Associate professor in photography The Art Academy, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2000-2002 Guest lecturer, Bergen National Academy of the Arts and Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2000 Temporary Associate professor in photography, The Art Academy, Oslo National Academy of the Arts