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BODIL FURU
 
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BODIL FURU (b. 1976) lives and works in Oslo. She trained at The National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo (2002). She has contributed video works to exhibitions and film festivals in Europe, Africa, Asia and USA. Her films have been shown at MoMA in New York, the 10th International Istanbul Biennial, the 4th Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, The Busan Biennale 2007 South Korea, Beijing Contemporary Art Museum, Kunsthalle Budapest, Hungary and Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa. In 2008 she was a commissioned artist for the public art project at the New Opera House in Norway, were she made the 35 mm short film Opera. In these days she is finishing a new film project from China concerning environmental and energy issues. She is an associated professor at the new established Art Academy in Tromsø, Norway.
 
 
CV
 
Bodil Furu  Born 1976. (Askim, Norway)
 
Education
1998-2002  National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, Norway
1997-1998  Mølla Art School, Moss, Norway
1996           Tallinn Music School, Tallinn, Estonia
 
Prizes and Awards
2008 Royal Caribbean Arts Grant
2007 Erling Stenersens Legat For Utdannelse Av Bildende Kunstnere.
2003 Honourable Mention of the Jury, The Norwegian Short Film Festival
 
Solo Exhibitions
2012 Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway.
2011 Galleri K, Oslo, Norway.
2007 Galleri K, Oslo, Norway
2005 On Time 3, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway
 
Selected Group Exhibitions
2012    
Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
MK Gallery, London
Reality, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo.
 
2011
Nordic Art Today. Etagi. St-Petersburg
Statens 124 Kunstutstilling, Høstutstillingen 2011.
 
2010
Goddesses, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway.
MIT - List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, USA.
Skövde Konsthall, Sweden.
2009
Trapped in Amber: Angst for a Reenacted Decade, UKS, Oslo, Norway.
Växjö Kunstforening, Sweeden.
 
2008
Galleri 21, Malmö, Sweden.
Super-vernissage, opening of the new opera house in Norway.
The 4th Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, Berlin, Germany, Luxembourg.
 
2007  
The 10th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey.
The 4th Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art
Documentary Fortnight Expanded, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
 
2006  
Dreamlands Burn. Nordic Art Show 2006, Kunsthalle Budapest, Hungary
Every Day ... Another Artist/Work/Show, Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria
Bussan Biennale 2006, South Korea
Post Nora, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
National Psyche, The LAB, San Francisco, USA
 
2005
Kiss the Frog! The Art of Transformation, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Norway
Unizone, National Touring Exhibitions Norway
Happy Days, Contemporary Music festival, Oslo Kunstforening, Norway.
 
2004  
BETA versjon, Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal, Norway
UKS Biennialen 2004, UKS Gallery, Oslo, Norway
Momentum. Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway
 
2003  
Young2003, Gallery F15, Moss, Norway
I Virkeligheden, Overgaden – Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Vårutstillingen, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway
Ideologia II. Nordic Biennial for Contemporary Art, Gothenburg, Sweden
Nuart, Gamle Tou Bryggeri, Stavanger, Norway
Graduate Exhibition, National Academy of Fine Arts, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
 
2001
Norwegian Wonders, Gallery 21:25, Oslo, Norway
 
2000  
Informant, A5, Stockholm, Sweden
Irony Bomuldsfabrikken, Arendal, Norway.
 
Selected  Film Festivals/Screenings
2012
22 Tromsø International Film Festival, Tromsø, Norway.
 
2010
Moscow documentary film festival.
National Short Film Festival in Grimstad, Norway.
2009 55. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
2008 Festival internationales de film et video de creation, Lebanon.
The Young and beautiful, OFFoff, Art Cinema Ghent, Belgium.
 
2006  
La Rochelle Film festival, France.
National Short Film Festival in Grimstad, Norway.
Individual Comminities, Monkey Town, NYC, USA.
Beaconsfield, London, UK.
 
2003
National Short Film Festival in Grimstad, Norway.
VideoVolt, Elverket, Dramaten, Stockholm, Sweden.
Electric Visions, Nordic Video Program.
 
2002  
Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden.
Parus Film Festival, Kaliningrad, Lithuania.
2000 National Short Film Festival in Grimstad, Norway.
1998 Nordic Baltic Video Festival. Alingsås, Sweden.
 
Sound
2008 Ny Musikk revyen 2008, Chat Noir, Oslo.
2006 ”Understemmer”, Kobotn Konsertorkester. In collaboration with Lars Petter Hagen.
2005 Happy Days, Contemporary Music festival, Oslo.
2003 5x17, sound, Cinematektet, Oslo.. NRK P2, radio (the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation)
National Short Film Festival in Grimstad, Norway.
    
Public Commissions
2011 The Freedom of Expression Foundation, OCA- travel support.
2010 The Freedom of Expression Foundation
2009 3 year Government grants, Arts Council Norway, The Freedom of Expression Foundation
2008 Vederlag found support
2007 Residency at Platform China, OCA- travel support.
2006  OCA- travel support .
2005 New technology support, Arts Council Norway.
2005 Norsk Fotografisk Fond, Vederlag found support, Work grant for younger artist 2 years.
2004 OCA- travel support, The Freedom of Expression Foundation. The Norwegian Government’s Grant, Vederlag found support, Government grants, Work grant for younger artist 1 year.
2003  Sleipnir- travel grant, The Norwegian Government’s Grant, Vederlag found support.
NIFCA RESIDENCY - NORDIC AiR 2003. Malungen, Stockholm, Sweden.
2002  The Relief Found for Visual Artist The Norwegian Government’s Grant. ESTABLISHING GRANT.
 
Public Art
2008 The art programme for The New Opera House in Bjørvika, Oslo, Norway.
2004  Roverud og Austmartka Bo- og Rehabiliternigssenter, Kongsvinger, Norway.
 (In collaboration with Marthe Thorshaug)
 
Collections
National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Norway