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PIERRE LIONEL MATTE

Born 1961 in Tønsberg, Norway.

Education:

Studies in Poland, Chile, Bolivia 1993-94.
The Art-academy in Trondheim, Norway 1987-1992
Einar Granum Artschool, Oslo 1982-84

Solo shows:

2012 IKM/OM Oslo
2009 European Rorschach test part II, Kunstbanken, Hamar.
2008 Tromsø Art Society, Tromsø
         Valdres Open Air Folk Museum, Fagernes.
2007 TSSK, Trøndelag Centre for Contempory Art, Trondheim
          European Rorschach Test part I, Oslo Art Society, Oslo
2004 Master, Gallery By the Way, Bergen
2003 Bodø Art Society, Bodø
2002 Rogaland Art Centre, Stavanger
2001 Gallery Ask, Åsgårdsstrand
2000 Chapelle St.Jaques, St. Gaudens, France, together with Andrea Lange
1999 Battlefield; South-Norwegian Artist Centre, Kristiansand
         Arendal Art Society, Arendal
1998 Battlefield; Trøndelag Artist Centre, Trondheim
1997 Porsgrunn Art Society
1996 Contempory Memory, Galler Struts, with Victor Lind. Curated by Andre Lange
         Slowly their faces disappear, Young Artist Society, Oslo
1993 Trøndelag Art Museum, Trondheim

Group Shows:

2014 Bærum Kunsthall; Gruppeutstilling
2014 The National Automne Exhibition
2014 Trafo, Asker; Group-show
2014 1814 Revisited. Eidsvoll Verk
2013 NOoSphere Art Gallery, Group-show, New York.
2013 AMNESIA; Haugar, Vestfold Kunstmuseum.Tønsberg
2012 The National Automne Exhibition; participant in Beit Aza; Performance
2012 PRISME, The National Museum´s Drawing Exhibition
2012, Oslo Screenfestival
2011-12, The Sculpture biennale 2011, The Vigeland Museum, Oslo
2010 Participation in Guttorm Guttormsgaards exhibition Arkiv, Bomuldsfabrikken.
2009 Pierre le Ménétrier. Videoscreening at Riddo Duottar Museat ( The Sami Cultural Museum), Karasjok.
2008 Traveling group-show, Akershus Artist Center.
         Xenophobia Redux, Wien. Kuratert av Anne Britt rage.
2007 The National Automne Exhibition, Oslo
2006 Akershus Kunstnersenter Jubilee Exhibition
2006 Public Diplomacy, UKS ( Young artist society ) ; curated by Eivind Sletteneås
2006 Fantastic Politics. Art in time of turbulence. The National Museum of Art, architecture and design. Curated by Andrea Krogsnes
         Fotogalleriet. Artist books.
2005 UNIZONE. Curated by the Norwegian and Swedish Touring Exhibitions.
2005 The National Automne Exhibition, Oslo
2004 Østlandsutstillingen ( East Norway Regional Exhibition) part I, II.(Kunstbanken, Hamar. Gallery F 15,Moss)
2003 Point of View, Akershus Art-centre. Curated by Samir M´kadmi
         Somewhere else, Venize, Italy. Curated by Tor Andreas Gitlesen
2002 Refuge/Tilflukt. Henie Onstad Artcentre, Bærum.Curated by Gavin Jantjes
2002 The Drawing – biennale Gallery F 15 , Jeløya, Moss.
2001  Milano Europa 2000, Milano, Italy. Curated by Gavin Jantjes
         Transart, Groupshow, Trondheim
2000 Oslo 1000 years celebration. Group show, Oslo Kunstforening.
1999 Someday something unexpected may happen, at the Polish Sculpture Center, Oronzko, Poland.
1999 The National Automne Exhibition, Oslo, Norway.
1999 The Sculpture Biennale 1999. At The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Curated by Lars Nittve
1999 Social Comitted Art", an Exhibition celebrating the 100 years Jubilee of the Workers Union. Stenersen Museum, Oslo
1998 The National Automne Exhibition, Oslo, Norway.
1997 Shelter , an international group show connected to The Millenium Jubilee of the City of Trondheim,
1997 Screens, a international group-show about art and new technology, Trondheim,
         Østlandsutstillingen ( East Norway Regional Exhibition)
1996 The National Automne Exhibition, Oslo, Norway.
         Østlandsutstillingen ( East Norway Regional Exhibition)
         Vårutstillingen, Vestfold Arrtist center, Haugar, Tønsberg
1995  ad HOK, Høvikodden Art-center; Bærum; sound-installation
1995  The Spring-exhibition. A Group-show at The Young Artists Society Gallery , Oslo
         Østlandsutstillingen ( East Norway Regional Exhibition)
1994 Backyard Memories a sitespecific project in Oslo Old Town, as part of the PIG-project ( Project In Old Town).
1993 Momento Mori, Trondheim Art-Museum, Norway.
1992 The National Autumn - Exhibition, Oslo, Norway.
1990 The National Autumn - Exhibition, Oslo,
1988 Trøndelagutstillingen

Public Commisions;

2001 Public Commision project for Groruddalen School, Oslo

Commisioned projects for books and publications:

2013 Text-project for Vector, artist journal, New York
2011 Art-project for the book SNU, a climate-change related anthology published by Cappelan Damm publishing house. Edited by Åsne Seierstad, Aleksander Melli, Simen Ekern ,Nora Ceciliedatter Nerdrum.
2011 Picasso/Nesjar updated. Art-project for SNU, a climate-change related anthology published by Cappelan Damm publishing house.
2010 Illustrations for the book Society, by socialanthropolog Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo.
2002 Art-project for the book Fortress Europe – NO! published by Anne Britt Rage, Espai 22, Barcelona, Spain.
2001 ”Red flag”, project for the 60 years anniversary web-site for artist Victor Lind.
1986 Illustrations for the book Anvendt Kunstanatomi, written by Einar Granum, published by Aschehoug Forlag
1984-87 ; Illustrations and posters for illegal newpapers in Chile and El Salvador ( Radio Farabundo Marti )

Collaborations:

2006 Art-crossword. A project with Ketil Nergaard for the artist book Manual
1998 A public poster-project about racism with artist Juan Brito Vargas for the exhibition Muhammad Cheref missing.Gallery GUN, Oslo.
1997 "The Millenium - City", a calendar, poster and computer-based work for the 1997 Millenium Jubilee in Trondheim. Collaboration with artist Ketil Nergaard.
1996 "Signed - Sealed - Sold ". Project for a supermarket with the artist group TAF . The International Artistcenter Poznan, and Gallery TAK, Sczeczin, Poland.
1996 "Schengen - access to the world". A public space billboard - project with artist Ketil Nergaard
1995 "ad HOK", Høvikodden Art-center; Bærum, collaborative projects with writer and poet Gro Dahle.

Videoscreening/presentations:

2013 Videoscreening at Oslo Central Station
2013 Videoscreening at the Norwegian Arts Council Conference, Bergen.
2010 Videoscreening at the ABM ( archives-libraries-museums)-conference Oslo.
         Pierre le Ménetrier. Video. Valdres Open air Folk Musuem,Fagernes
2009 Videoscreenng and presentation at the KAFF-conference (nordic conference for Culture Heritage ), Lillehammer.
         Videoscreening and presentation at Department of culture studies and oriental languages, University of Oslo
         Pierre le Ménetrier. Valdres Open air Folk Musuem,Fagernes
2004 Screening and presentation at Norwegian Conference of Globalisation, Oslo
2003 Boom! Evil is gone. Video screening at Landmark; Bergen Art Hall

Writing/Texts Articles for newpapers and Art-magazines;
( A selection)


2013 Article on Judy Chicago for Klassekampen
2012 Text on the Islandic composer Örn Alexander Amundason For Norwegian Art-Yearbook
1997 Article on the North American artist, writer and activist Jimmie Durham, for UKS Forum for Contemporary Art
1996 Article about artist-driven galleries in Poland. UKS Forum for Contemporary Art

Texts for books and catalogs;
2011 Catalog text for Guttorm Guttormsgard Arkiv
2005Text for the Adbuster activist-handbook Jam.
2001 Text for retrospective catalog, painter Nirmal Singh Dhunsi.
1999 Catalog text for the exhibition New Vibrations, curated by Lotte Konow Lund, Tone Johansen,


Teaching and lectures

-Teaching and lectures at Einar Granum Artschool from 1985; human anatomy and drawing, gestalt theory and composition, 20 th century Avantgarde Art and culture.
-The School of Graphic Design 1990-2001; classes in basic drawing, painting and comic book-projects.
-Westerdal School of Communication from 2001; 20 th century avantgarde-art/design
-Lecturer in Art History at Nordland Art and Film School from 2000
-Lecturer in Art History at Nansenskole, Lillehammer since 2006
-Series of Lectures at Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo; avantgarde art and sound. -Series of Lectures on Contemporary Art at Philosophical Project Center, Oslo.
-From 1994 to today: Lectures on 1970 Art and Feminism at art academies in Trondheim, Bergen, Oslo
-Series of Lectures at the seminar "New feminist traits 90s", Rogaland Art Center 1999
-Lectures on Polish Contempory Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, and Lillehammer Art Museum, Lillehammer.
-Prosjektskolen, Oslo; lecture Modernism in Latin-America -Oslo Kunstforening; Series of lectures on 20th century art.
-Bærum Kunstforening; Series of lectures on 20th century avantgarde Art. Scholarship/Grants/prices:

Bibliography/ Exhibition catalogs:

2009 Museale Forstyrrelser ( Museum interference). Book Published by Norwegian Culture Council. Essay by swedish artist and critic Anna
Viola Hallberg and Annika Karlsson Dixon.
2006 Fantastic Politics, art in times of crises, book published by the National Museum for the group-show with the same title
2005 Unizone magasin. Exhibition catalog. Text by Stina Högkvist, Mathias Strömer, Anne Britt Strømnes
2003 Somewhere else. Exhibition catalog. Published by Associazone Culturale diip, Venise. Text by Tor Arne Gitlesen.
2002 Tegnebiennalen ( the Drawing biennale) Gallery F15
Refuge/tilflukt .Exhibition catalog.Henie Onstad Art Center. Essay by Gavin Jantjes
2001 Milano europa 2000. Exhibition catalog, text by Gavin Jantjes.
2000 Jái un passeport donc je suis/I have a passport, therefor I am. Exhibition Catalog. Essay by Anne Karin Jortveit. 2000. Published by Chapelle Saint-jaccques, France.
Status Oslo 1000/2000; Exhibition catalog. Essays by Gunnar Sørensen and Anne karin Jortveit
1999 Represented in the book Engasjert Kunst, Billedkunst speiler samfunnet , LO jubileumsbok, ( engaged art, visual art mirrors the society, The national labour-union jubilee book ) ,
published by the Stenersen Museum for the exhibition with the same name.
Norwegian sculpture biennale. Exhibition catalog. The Stenersenmuseum
The National Automne exhibition. Catalog.
1998 The National Automne exhibition. Catalog.
1997 Shelter. Exhibition Catalog. Published by Trøndelag Artcenter/Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum.

Critics/Reviews/reports:

2010 Museale Forstyrrelser i det gode møtet. Rapport for Agderforskning av Line Førre Grønstad.
2008
- På ukjente veier, Valdresavisa: 11.7.2008:
- Fandenivolsk og finstemt; Klassekampen; Mona Gjessing 10.12.2008;
- Der Standard ( Wien); omtale av utstillingen Xenophobia Redux
2007
- Dagens Næringsliv ; Engasjement for likesinnede. Arve Røed 1.09.2007;
- Adresseavisa; Politisk kunst på kartet. Per Christiansen. 07.07.2007;
2006
- Politisk estetikk. Fantastisk politikk. Dagsavisen: 22.10.2006; Nina Marie Haugen
- Nasjonsbygging og naziestetikk. Dagbladet 15.10.2006. Harald Flor.
- Diplomati og Underholdning. Billekunst 6/2006. Kjetil Røed.
2004
- Interview and presentation in art-magazine Kunst nr 2/2004, text by Beate Petersen
2002
- Den norske kaffekosen. Stavanger Aftenblad. 24.01.2002. Trond Borgen.
- Fiendebilde bak idyllen. Klassekampen 31.10.2002.
- Refuge-tilflukt. Dagbladet 2002. Harald Flor.
- Refuge-tilflukt. Aftenposten. 21.6.2002-
- Tankevekkende ”Tilflukt”; Asker og Bærms Budstikke. 24.6.2002
- Granatene ligger utenfor nostalgien. Aftenbladet. 2002
- Kunst og kransekaker. Rogalands avis 16.01.2002.
- NRK ( Norwegian broadcasting); Presentation in tv-program Art Now 2002;
2001
- Selvgodhetens minefelt. Tønsberg blad.2001. Grethe Hald.
2000
- Hovedstadsbilder i hybridens tegn. Dagbladet 4.9.2000. Harald Flor.
1999
- Aftenposten. Skulptur – for enkelhets skyld. Norsk Skulpturbiennale.Lotte Sandberg
1998
- Klassekampen: Illustration 2.01.1998;
1997
- Konglomerat fra østlandet. Tønsbergs blad. 3.5.1997. Grethe Hald.
- Klassekampen; Illustration 6.05.1997;
1996
- Øyet som tenker. Tekst av Thomas Hylland Eriksen.
- Tenkende øyne. Dagbladet 06.1996. Harald Flor.
- Møter mellom kunst og politikk. Aftenposten.1996. Ina Blom.
- Fortettede undersøkelser. Klassekampen 19.6.1996. Peter Serck.
- Back to Basic! Kunstinnsikt. Bjønnulv Evenrud/ Anders Eiebakke

Scholarship/Grants/prices:

Since 2006 - Annual guaranteed income from the Norwegian State
2007 - Norwegian Culture Council, project - support,
2005 - Vederlagsfondet, project support
2001-2003- 3 year Annual artist’s scholarship, State of Norway
2002 - Norwegian Culture Council, project - support,
2000 - Vederlagsfondet, project support
1999 - The Norwegian State, travel grant
1998 - Vederlagsfondet, project support
1997 - Vederlagsfondet, project support
1995 - Norwegian Culture Council, project - support
1993 - The Norwegian Culture – Fund, exhibition – grant

Public Collections:

2013 Gardermoen VIP terminal
2012 The National Museum
2010 The National Museum
2005 Norwegian Culture Council
1999 Kunst på arbeidsplassen
1998 Norwegian Culture Council
1998Trondheim commune
1992. Norwegian Culture Council

Other art-related activity;

Member of the Jury, Norwegian Sculpture Biennale 2015
Member of the Jury, National Autumn Exhibition 2008
Member of the board, Oslo Art Association 2002-2008
Member of Resource-group for IKM ( InterCulturalMuseum) Oslo,since 2005.

Memberships:

UKS, NBK, NBF