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A K Dolven

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Nationality  Norwegian
Name  A. Dolven

Role  Artist
Known for  Painting, Video art
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Born  1953 (age 61–62)Oslo, Norway
Education  Ecole nationale superieure des Beaux-Arts
Awards  The Prince Eugen Culture Prize

A K Dolven - Artist Speech - Opening Stormen Bodø, Norway

A. K. Dolven (born 1953) is a Norwegian artist. Working in several mediums she has been most noted for her painting and video art. She lives in London and Lofoten, Norway.


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Life and work

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Dolven was born and grew up in Oslo but left for France in 1972 to study art at École des Beaux-Arts in Aix-en-Provence, and then École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She returned to Norway in 1982 to study at the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo.

A. K. Dolven A K Dolven at Bergen International Festival Exhibition

She lived in Berlin between 1987 and 1997 after receiving a DAAD Scholarship. She then moved to London in 1997 and has lived and worked there since. She has also kept her home in the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway where she spends large parts of the year. Dolven's photo and video work often shows motifs from this and other places north of the Arctic Circle. She has received media attention for her public sculpture projects and was the initiator of the outdoor sculpture project Artscape Nordland.

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She has been described as one of Norway's best-known living artists, and has exhibited widely including Bergen Kunsthall, South London Gallery, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios Dublin, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Kunsthalle Bern, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Moderna Museet Stockholm and Platform China. She was awarded the German Fred-Thieler Prize in 2000 and the Swedish Prince Eugen Medal in 2005.

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A monograph of her work, A K Dolven: Please Return, edited by Gaby Hartel, was published by Art / Books in February 2015 to coincide with a solo show at Ikon Gallery in Birmingham.


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Her work is included in collections such as The Art Institute of Chicago, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Arts Council Collection UK, Hoffmann Collection, KIASMA, La Gaia Collection, Kunsthalle Bern, Fundacion Salamanca Ciudad de Cultura, The National Gallery of Norway, Tate and more.

A. K. Dolven A K Dolven explores Norwegian landscapes in Birmingham Apollo Magazine
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