Text by Gustav Borgersen in Ukeadressa 12.11.2002.

"Det hele blir så lekent og lett materialisert her. Komplett med disse innlemmede stilrene fotografiene av lemmer og øyne som liksom leter seg rundt i rutenettet."

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photo: Heimdal kunstforeing

min eld alder slokna ut

EXHIBITION with Atle Hynne

Heimdal kunstforening

Opening & artist talk Thursday
20th at 19 hrs

  Work in progress 2022


"Muscle, beefsteak...beafsteak run amok" recieved silver for Grafil's most beautiful artist's book 2021.

Look here for more info and Jury's statement (in Norwegian).


Exhibition with Atle Hynne 2022 at Heimfal kunstforening.


My artist photobook "Muscle, beefsteak...beafsteak run amok" is nominated for Årets vakreste bøker - this years most beautiful Norwegian books.

See all books nominated here


08.05 – 20.06.21 Fotogalleriet, Oslo

Marit Arnekleiv / Petter Buhagen / Morten Torgersrud /  Julie Hrnčířová / Kaja Leijon / Yanir Shani / Mariken Kramer / Greg Pope / Karen Pettersen / Jenny Rydhagen /  Ananda Serné / Hilde Honerud / Kjersti Vetterstad

Still from "Dialogues on the Threshold" With footage downlaoaded from: Thanapat Pirmphol/Pixabay
You can see excerpt here.


A conversation with curator Tor Arne Samuelsen (in Norwegian) about my contribution to the exhibition "Above Us Only Sky". Have a look here.

Film made by Armita Keyani



NITJA senter for samtidskunst

Participating artists: Hanan Benammar, Lea Cetera, Arne Ekeland, Shilpa Gupta, Adelita Husni-Bey, Mariken Kramer, Steinar Haga Kristensen, Gisle Harr, Marit Justine Haugen, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Tala Madani, Henrique Oliveira, André Tehrani, Sulekha Ali Omar & Lea Agathe Basch med venner.


Muscle, beefsteak...beefsteak run amok

Frysja kunstsenter,
Kjelsåsveien 145
September 16th, 19-21 hrs


Cover, design and typo by Ariane Spanier.
Text by Kyra Simone.
Publisher: Multipress forlag.

With kind support from:
Nofofo (Norsk fotografisk fond)
Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond


Six images from the photo series "Handworks" were featured inside the magazine Kunsthandverks issue 4, 2019, as well as on the cover.

  Viken Weekend - Film screening

"Dialogues on the Threshold" will be screened at Bærum Kunsthall Thursday November 14th at 18 hrs, together with works by these artists Christine Istad / Sabina Jacobsson / Ottar Ormstad / Carlos Pereira / Yafei Qi

Curator: Margarida Paiva


Hostutstillingen/The Autumn Exhibition

Kunstnernes Hus 7. september–13. oktober

"Håndarbeider/Handworks" is part of the exhibition. The work consists of 16 photo prints on MDF mounted on the fondwall in the restaurant at Kunstnrnes Hus.


Fotogalleriet, Oslo
May 23rd - June 23rd

Participating artists: Petter Buhagen, Ingrid Eggen, Silje Lovise Gjertsen, Jon Gorospe, Preben Holst, Hilde Honerud, Mariken Kramer, Klara Sofie Ludvigsen, Bjørn-Henrik Lybeck, Gabrielle Paré, Kristian Skylstad, Siri Ekker Svendsen, Synnøve Sizou G. Wetten / Kristina Ketola Bore & Maya Økland

"Muscle, beefsteak....beefsteak run amok" photo by: Istvan Virag

  The Nordic House, Faroe Islands

"Patterns of Inclusion", "Schismogenesis" and "Art 35.5 Hours a Week" will be screened 18.02-03.03 as part of Video Video

More info here


Nikolaj Kunsthall 12.-27. Januar

Video Video is curated by Inger Smærup Sørensen. The exhibition is also showcased in the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands during this period.

For more info look here

Nikolaj plads 10, Copenhagen
Tue-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun 11-17

  Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

"The Eyes That Fix You in a Formulated Phrase" is shortlisted for the category First PhotoBook. Look here for the complete list.

The final announcement of the winners on Friday, November 9, 1:00 p.m. at Paris Photo.

  Athens Photo Festival 2018

"The Eyes that Fix You in a Formulated Phrase" will be part of Athens Photobook Exhibition

Opening: Wednesday 6 June at Benaki Museum

  Laterale Film Festival

"Art 35.5 Hours a Week" will be screened along with
29 other films, June 11-13th, at Cinema San Nicola

See the program here


April 19th, at Tronsmo bookshop, Oslo

My book "The Eyes that Fix You in a Formulated Phrase" together with Line Løkkens book "Immersed in Stone. Black Ice".

You can buy the book online here. It is also available at Tronsmo,Torpedo.

photo: Line B. Løkken

  The Eyes that Fix You in a Formulated Phrase

My first book, arriving soon from GøteborgsTryckeriet.

Publisher: Multipress, an Oslo-based non-profit publishing house specializing in artist books with an emphasis on photography.
They will, amongst other wonderful books, bring my book to Liege Photo book Festival in Belgium, 17-18 march, 2018.


  The 30th Minimalen Short Film Festival 23-28.01.2017

"Art 35.5 hours a week" is one of 48 selected films participating in NOR, Nordic Competition, at The 30th Minimalen. The films are to be screened in seven programmes, NOR 1 - 7.

Watch the film at Tao films.


Det bildet liker jeg veldig darlig /
I really don´t like that picture

Gothenburg 24.11-17.12.17
Exhibition with Eli Eines

Opening Friday evening on the 24th


29th of August "Art 35.5 Hours a Week" will be screened at Mellomstasjonen, The National Museum in Oslo. Following the screening a conversation between Nina Schjønsby, Eli Eines and myself will take place.

"Art 35.5 Hours a Week" is done in collaboration with Eli Eines.
Watch excerpt here.

VIDEO ART 1990-2000

The 29th Minimalen Short Film Festival
January 25-29.2017

"Once a Lullaby" was chosen to be part of this program curated by Farhad Kalantary /Atopia in Oslo together with works by 28 other artists.

  Mommy smoked Red Dunhill

Lillehammer | 12.03 – 24.04.2016
Opening Saturday 12th at 14 hrs

Upcoming exhibition. Photographs and video. More about the exhibition here.

The exhibition has recieved support from Norwegian Photographic Fund


24 Oct | 12:00 pm | Cinema 1 | LONDON
ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts)

Shortlisted artists include:

Feiko Beckers, Mariken Kramer, Ian Giles, Kirsty Hendry, Lawrence Lek, Jan Manski, Louisa Martin, Rustan Söderling, Natalie Welsh, Zhexi Zhang.

Excerpt of "Goddess & Concubine" here



Ongoing film project with Eli Eines about the security guards at the National Gallry in Oslo and their relationship to the art they are set to guard.

Supported by Fritt Ord and Vederlagsfondet

  Book launch - SKULPTUR
London - 25.06.15

The book SKULPTUR is published by Hatje Cantz and edited by the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Includes works by: Nanna Rützou Abell, Jacob Dahlgren, Elmgreen & Dragset, Sigurður Guðjónsson, Marianne Hall, Timo Heino, Michael Johansson, Otto Karvonen, Tove Kjellmark, Anne Koskinen, Mariken Kramer, Maija Närhinen, Gudrun Nielsen, Laila Pullinen, Karianne Stensland, Hartmut Stockter and Jarno Vesala.


I am in the process of completing my latest film "Goddess & Concubine".
The film is produced by support from Vederlagsfondet and through OCAs residency program at Platform China in Beijing.

Click here for an excerpt.


The Royal British Society of Sculptors presents an exhibition of contemporary Nordic sculpture at different venues in South Kensington, London.

Look here for details about the exhibition and participating artists.

  Hamar Kulturhus

"Schsimogenesis" was aquired by Hamar Municipality for Hamar Culture House in collaboration with KORO in 2014.

Look here for excerpt.

By Courtesy of Hamar Municipality
Photo: Jiri Havran


My video work "Patterns of Inclusion" was installed in Bodø Police station November 16th.

More information about the project at KORO.

And a video interview here.

  Platform China Residency

During the months of April and May 2014, I will be living at the studio of Platform China in Beijing .

The residency is provided for by
OCA (Office for Contemporay Art Norway) in Oslo and the Norwegian Embassy in Beijing.

  The Unbearable Richness of Gray
04.10 - 27.10.13

Opening Reception: Fri October 4, 6-8pm

Group exhibition at NOoSPHERE Arts in New York. Participating artists: Jingxin Geng, Roghieh Asgari Torvund, Mariken Kramer. Elisabeth Medboe, Marit Justine Haugen and Yamile Calderon.

  Patterns of Inclusion

"Patterns of Inclusion" is currently part of the annual Autumn Exhibition (Hostutstillingen) at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo until 14.10.13. The work was awarded the Fineart prize, one of the prizes of the show presented to "an artwork that stands out in a significant way".

  Dialogues on the Threshold

OPENING 05.09, 19 hrs at BOA, Oslo

Gallery is open Thurs 12-19, Sat-Sun 12-16
The exhibition is on until Sept 29th

Three channel audio work.

  Patterns of Inclusion

2-channel video installation

Welcome to the opening: March 1st at 19 hrs in Tenthaus Oslo's new space,
Maridalsveien 3

The gallery is open Sat-Sun 12-16, weekdays by appointment

  BOX-STORIES 0,0130977

"Now You're Only Playing with Words"
takes place 17.12.12, at Lierbyen School and at Box stories blog

The other participating artists of BOX-STORIES 0,0130977: Lars Vilks, Hanne Tyrmi, Bjørn Bjarre, Jon Gundersen, Sara Christensen, Eirik Senje, Mariken Kramer

  Workshops at Sofienberg High School

18th & 19th of October
8th & 9th of November
15th of November
In collaboration with Tenthaus Oslo and pupils form Sofienberg Highs School I had a series of workshops that resulted in the film project "Patterns of Inclusion". See documentation here

  An Improbable Propability

September 2nd - 30th 2012

Welcome to the opening at MONTHLY Sunday, September 2nd at 13:15 hrs. The gallery is situated at Nesoddparken Arts and Culture Centre, Nesoddtangen.

See map here

  Tegnebiennale 2012
tegning som ytring

May 10th - June 17th

Schismogenesis will be screened as part of the Drawing Biennial 2012 in Oslo.

More info here


Cuba, November 25th to 29th
See program


"Darkness at Noon" will be screened at NEW SCREEN NEW- CASTLE, a 2-day screening programme celebrating narrative driven video art. The screening will take place at Side Cinema in Newcastle UK from the 10-11. September 2011. Produced by NABROAD and Oslo Screen Festival in collaboration with Side Cinema .

  3rd Space - II Baltic Biennale

"Unbreakable" will be screened as part of the screening event 3rdSPACE during The II Baltic Biennale of Contemporary Art in St Petersburg, June 15th at Derzhavin Museum together with works by Trine Lise Nedreaas, HC Morstang, Mattias Härenstam and Margarida Paiva. Concept & Coordination by NABROAD , Curator: Pavla Alchin

See catalogue here

  Darkness at Noon

The film lends its title from Arthur Koestler's 1940 novel. It will be shown for the first time at , TSSK (Trondelag Center for Contemporary Art) as an installation. Sound design by: Leon Muraglia

Reviews in Norwegian: Samstemt koalisjon by Cathrine Storholmen and Natt kl 12 pa dagen by Tommy Olsson

The project is supported by Arts Council Norway

  Tekstallianse 2009

The G.U.N. Ladies have been invited to participate at Tekstallianse at the Literature House in Oslo. There we will present the Swedish artist Lisa Torell who will make a site specific work that incorporates The G.U.N. Ladies and the launching of our fanzine "Another Kind of Monster".

  "The End" - Behold a Pale Horse
04.07- 30.08.2009

The exhibiton "The End" - Behold a Pale Horse has toured to Fossekleiva Gallery in Svelvik and lasts until August 30th.
The gallery is open during these hours.

The project is supported by Arts Council Norway and Bildende Kunstneres Vederlagsfond.

  "The End" - Behold a Pale Horse

Solo show at Kunstbankeen Hedmark Kunstsenter (The Art Bank) (the loft)

On the left is a still from "Behold a Pale Horse", a super 8 film transferred to DV. The film is part of a larger installation combied with a sculptural work and a series of text & photo collages. You can view an excerpt from the video by clicking on VIDEOS in the menu bar.

The project is supported by Arts Council Norway and Bildende Kunstneres Vederlagsfond.

  Taide 2008- Contemporary Art Fair
18th -19th October 2008

Welcome to Taide 2008, Finlands first Contemporary Art Fair which takes place at Wanha Satama in Helsinki. Through Boring Films participation my video "Trust" will be shown at their stand.
Boring Films will at booth 108 "be presenting a selection of the most accomplished International New Media Artists of today".

  Grande Dame & Karlsson

Public comissioned work at Hoybraten School in Oslo. Completed in May 2008.

The artwork consists of two propellers mounted on the school´s gym. The one propeller is driven by the sun and the other one by wind.

Have a look under "Public Works" for more documentation.

  "Les Illusions Nécessaires"

"One of the Lads" will be screened, as part of "Les Illusions Nécessaires" at Salaisons (near Paris). April 19th at 6 p.m.

Curator: Laurent Quenehen Participating artists: Henchen Liu, Mariken Kramer, Joël Bartoloméo, Richard O’Sullivan, Maïa Fastinger, Dana Sperry, M.A.L, Y Liver, Marie Christine Katz, Olivier Bosson, Eric Valette, Daniel Sabranski, Karl Ingar Roys, Ilya Falkovskii, Gloria Safont-Tria & Laia Solé

  After Hours

”After Hours” is an outdoor, public screening of the works of Mitsuhiro Ikeda (JAP), Thabang Lehobye (SA), Maïder Fortuné (FR), Jan Freuchen & Linn A Pedersen (NO) and Elke Boon (BE) in Askim. The works investigate different psychological or physiological elements of our undertakings, challenging the onlooker as to what we actually are witnessing.
"After Hours" is curated by Mariken Kramer and produced by Point OE.
Still from "By the Window", M. Ikeda


"Royal Carribean Arts Grant 5 years" at Kunstnernes Hus.
May 11th - July 1st

Still from "Ataraxia", video done in collaboration with Miriam Kramer.

  Arendal Kunstforening

31. March-15. April 2007
Opening reception Sat. 31th at 13hrs

The exhibition has been generously supported by the Arts Council Norway.

For pictures look under "Selected Exhibitions".

  "Bangla Mishti: Brief Encounters in Kolkata"

Screening at Kampen Bistro in Oslo, March 21st at 19hrs. The film was made in 2006 in collaboration with Miriam Kramer and is 21 min long.

  Downcast & Moocher: Do You Feel my Heart Beating?

The book is presently part of the Artist book exhibition "Labyrint" at Botkyrka Konsthall, 18/11-31/1- 2007, and is available, in an edition of 30, at Torpedo bookshop