Group exhibition

Concoction of Confusion

  • inti wang
  • olga robayo
  • tori wrånes
  • marius wang
  • maria pasenau
  • tore winsens
  • herman mbamba
  • ida ekblad
  • matias faldbakken
  • adriana martinez
  • juan pelaez
  • nadia granados
  • anders smebye
  • Charlie Roberts
  • matias kiil
  • thomas bremerstent

Today the open deconstruction by the centenial generation goes beyond sexual identity and heteronormative standards. It is making the structures of world politics, religion, science and culture tremble, so it seems that the tendency of trying to give definition to everybody and everything around us is worthless. Let ́s don’t be scared of being confused, because we are just a concoction of confusion.

Concoction of Confusion is an exhibition curated by Inti Wang (2000). Inti has grown up in between Norway and Colombia, and the show is the result of his encounters and experiences with different cultures, feelings, artists and realities along his life so far. Concoction of Confusion displays a selection of works by Norwegian and Colombian artists that all relate to the idea of confusion or the undefined. Supported by paintings, photography, installations and sculptures, among other expressions, the exhibited artworks create a universe of undefined forms and matter.

As an integral part of the show Wang has also created some garments, showcasing pieces that are not defined, or not in the same form, as we are used to see them. From hybrids of skirt-pants to tang-tube tops they all share the same nature and are not defined as one or the other. 

  • Inti Wang (b. 2000), Cajica, Colombia.

    Inti Wang moved to Norway with his parents when he was 4, and has been traveling back and forth ever since. His mom, Olga Robayo, is a colombian artist, known for running the Kuire festival in Bogota and his dad, Marius Wang is also an artist. Still in high school, Inti has has already been working within fashion for several years. He was as a part of the fashion and culture magazine Recens, but is perhaps best known for his modelling and use of social media. In and out of the digital playground, Wang has always liked to play around with gender and androgyny. Art and culture has always been a big part of Inti ́s surroundings, thanks to his parents and close friends. 

  • Olga Robayo (b. 1972), Bogatá, Colombia

    Robayo is currently living and working in Ås (Norway) and in Bogotá. Robayo has a BA and MA in fine art from the National Art Academy in Oslo (2004-2007). A selection of her latest exhibitions and projects include: Re:Bandera, Centro de Memoria, Bogotá in 2016, and Meustra de cierre Kuir Bogotá, Puerto Colombia in 2016, and The Worst Artshow Ever, Norsk Anti Kunst Senter, Oslo in 2015.  

  • Tori Wrånes (b. 1978), Kristiansand, Norway.

    Wrånes lives and works Oslo. She is a unique voice on the contemporary art scene, using costumes, props, voice and movement to create suggestive and hypnotic pockets of time – secret, highly charged spaces and mesmerising utopias. Wrånes’ all-encompassing projects draw us into a magical, dreamlike world where anything is possible. Tori Wrånes’ work has been shown at Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria; SculptureCenter, New York; Dhaka Art Seminars, Bangladesh; Colombo Art Biennale, Sri Lanka; De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam; Grand Palais, Paris; Carl Freedman Gallery, London, and elsewhere. She has completed commissions for, among others, the Sydney Biennial, Performa in New York, the Bergen International Festival, and Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö. 

  • Marius Wang (b. 1975), Oslo, Norway

    Marius Wang has for the last twenty years worked between Norway and Colombia. Wang has a background from curating projects, such as the El Parche Artist Residency in Bogotá and COLOMBORAMA in Oslo. In his later works he combines his background from studies within photography with sculptures in wood. Wang has his education from Robert Meyer Kunsthøgskole for Fotografi in Oslo, a BA in photography from the National Academy of Art in Bergen (2006-2007) and a MA in photographic Studies, from the University in Leiden in Holland (2009-2010). Selected exhibitions includes Hvitsten Salong in 2018, Ephemerality , KHiB in Bergen 2017 and RE:BANDERA, KHiB, Bergen. 

  • Maria Paseneau (b. 1994), Mjøndalen, Norway

    Paseneau lives and works in Oslo. After having graduated from the Norwegian School of Photography in 2015, she has since exhibited her work in national and international galleries and art instiutions. Working with different medium, her practice is rooted in analogue photography. Shooting portraits of people she knows and herself, he work has a strong sens of playfullness, honesty and intimacy. Pasenau has participated in the group exhibition "Faithless Pictures" at The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, as well as "Early Works" at New Gallery, Paris and Gallery Thaddaeus Ropac ́s online exhibition platform. With Kind Regrets, Pasenau, her photographic monography, was published in 2018. 

  • Tore Winsents (b. 1985), Bergen, Norway

    Tore Winsents’s practice revolves mainly around drawing and painting. His bold and characteristic imagery of face’s, often his own, and of walking figures, plays on emotions and attitudes. Winsents makes gestural works that lingers in between humor and tristesse. Wisents har his education from the Art Academy in Bergen.

  • Herman Mbamba (b. 1980), Gibeon, Namibia.

    Mbamba is currently living and working in Bergen. Mbama explaines his current practise as: “[...] within the medium of painting I intend to seek and thereby creating a symbiosis between chaotic, organised formal gestures and the flamboyant presence of color”.Mbama got his education from John Muafangejo Art Centre in Namibia (1999-2002), and have a BFA and MFA from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo (2003-2008). His latest solo exhibitions were shown at Bærum Kunsthus in 2016 and Blank Space Projects, Cape Town in South Africa in 2017. He has an upcoming exhibition at Rogaland Kunstsenter in Stavanger in 2019. 

  • Ida Ekblad (b. 1980), Oslo, Norway.

    Ida Ekblad lives and works in Oslo. Her practice moves fluidly through painting, sculpture, performance and poetry. The expression in her work can be linked to a wide variety references as the Cobra artists, Situationism and Abstract Expressionism to pop cultural and subculture aesthetics. Ekblad works in a process-oriented manner, and her approach is often described as spontaneous and fearless. Ekblad has her education from Oslo National Academy of Arts and Mountain of Arts LA, USA. Recent solo exhibitions include Karma International, Los Angeles (2016); BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2015); Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (2015); Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (2014); National Museum of Norway-Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway (2013); West London Projects, London (2011); Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (2010); Alessandro DeMarch, Milan (2009); and The Journal Gallery, New York (2009). I

  • Mathias Faldbakken (b. 1973), Hobro, Denmark

    Faldbakken lives and works in Oslo. He has received great attention and critical acclaim on the international art scene. He remains engaged in a process of great creativity and continuous renewal, where he explores projects within art and literature. Faldbakken is educated from The Academy of Fine Art in Bergen (1994-1998) and the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main (1996-1997). Faldbakkens latest solo exhibitions includes Simon Lee gallery, Hong Kong in 2018, Boble, STANDARD (OSLO) in 2017, and Effects of Good Government in the Pit, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, 2017. 

  • Adriana Martinez (b. 1988), Bogotá, Colombia.

    Martinez currently lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia. The core of her practice relates to the context and issues that she is exposed to, and her interest in a growing and shared experimentation of the everyday. Her work enables her to understand and negotiate the reality and politics that surrounds her, by looking for symbolic ways to react and represent them. She approaches different conditions such as global economy, trade and information. She participated in an installation and performance Postgraduate residency program in 2013 from Instituto Superior de las artes (ISA), La Habana, Cuba. Martinez has a BAF from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá in 2015. Her latest solo exhibitions, includes MIAMI, A Nuestro Amor Será Como Manatial de Luzdri, Bogotá, Columbia, UNG5, Green a, 2018, Cologne, Germany and MOCAD, Detroit Affinities: Adriana Martinez, Detroit, EEU in 2014. 

  • Juan Sebastian Pelaéz (b. 1982),

    Juan Sebastian Pelaéz has a MFA from Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano (2000-2004). His latest solo exhibitions include Temporary Autonomous No Flex Zone, in Cali 2015, Refurbished in Miami, Bogotá 2014 and Colombiancos, bienvenidos al future, ArtVersus, Bogotá in 2013. 

  • Nadia Granadas (b. 1978), Bogotá, Colombia.

    Granadas artistic practice raises questions to the manipulation strategies that exist behind different representation systems that circulate in the mass media. Her performances are inspired by the social stereotypes around the sexual Latin American woman, and takes at the same time performative and technological interested in issues related to globalization, the anti-imperialist struggle and the power relations model imposed by the deeply rooted Latin American machismo from a transfemi - perspective. Granadas lastest exhibitions include: La Fulminante Cabaret (2013-2016) which was presented over 40 times in countries such as Colombia, Brasil, USA, Italia, France, Mexico, Spain and Canada. Your Car is Clean, Your Conscience is Dirty, Franklin Furnance Award and Dime Cuando Mueras, Sin Espacio, Cali, Colombia. 

  • Anders Smeby (b. 1975), Oslo, Norway

    Smeby is currently living and working between Oslo and Berlin. Anders Smebye crafts using various media, with a special focus on text, textile and sculpture. His work involves satire, digressions and misreadings, to comment on cultural decay and decadence. Oddities and deities are scrutinised, often ending up as dysfunctional representations with a discharged symbolism. Recent solo exhibitions include I ́m Not Here at SINNE in Helsinki, Finland, Dor er Dor at Gallery D.O.R. in Brussels, Belgium and Vinland at Galeria Valenzuela Klenner in Bogotá, Colombia. He was the founder and director of Bastard in Oslo (2005-10), and has worked extensively as curator, writer, lecturer and teacher. Smebye was involved in the collective The Parallel Action from 2009-2011. 

  • Charlie Roberts (b. 1983), Kensas, USA

    Roberts lives and works in Oslo. Roberts is a polymath, a cultural magpie. His various endeavours cross-pollinate, building myths amongst themselves. Roberts' works borrow from art-historical and pop cultural sources alike. His cramped paintings display the perspectival complexity of ancient Egyptian and Byzantine painting. The contents are stacked one above the other, showing different views simultaneously. They bring to mind Hockney's early paintings and photo collages, cubism and comic books. Roberts is educated at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancover, Canada and Kansas University, USA. His latest exhibitions includes: New "Bad" Painting, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark in 2018, and in 2017: No Ceilings, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden, Windows, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, Laffy Taffy, Galleri Golsa, Oslo, Norway and Fan Art, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, USA. 

  • Matias Kiil (b. 1995), Stavanger, Norway.

    Thomas Bremerstent (b. 1992), Aarhus, Denmark.

    Both Kiil and Bremerstent are currently based in Oslo, where they are attending the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Kiil, currently in the second year of his BFA, has a broad practice that spans over sculpture, performance and writing, with a poetic approach he touches upon the tragedy and comedy in contemporary popular- culture. Bremerstent also works in a variety of media, such as sculpture, installation and video. He graduates with a BFA from the National Academy of Art this spring. . 

Today the open deconstruction by the centenial generation goes beyond sexual identity and heteronormative standards. It is making the structures of world politics, religion, science and culture tremble, so it seems that the tendency of trying to give definition to everybody and everything around us is worthless. Let ́s don’t be scared of being confused, because we are just a concoction of confusion.

Concoction of Confusion is an exhibition curated by Inti Wang (2000). Inti has grown up in between Norway and Colombia, and the show is the result of his encounters and experiences with different cultures, feelings, artists and realities along his life so far. Concoction of Confusion displays a selection of works by Norwegian and Colombian artists that all relate to the idea of confusion or the undefined. Supported by paintings, photography, installations and sculptures, among other expressions, the exhibited artworks create a universe of undefined forms and matter.

As an integral part of the show Wang has also created some garments, showcasing pieces that are not defined, or not in the same form, as we are used to see them. From hybrids of skirt-pants to tang-tube tops they all share the same nature and are not defined as one or the other. 

  • Inti Wang (b. 2000), Cajica, Colombia.

    Inti Wang moved to Norway with his parents when he was 4, and has been traveling back and forth ever since. His mom, Olga Robayo, is a colombian artist, known for running the Kuire festival in Bogota and his dad, Marius Wang is also an artist. Still in high school, Inti has has already been working within fashion for several years. He was as a part of the fashion and culture magazine Recens, but is perhaps best known for his modelling and use of social media. In and out of the digital playground, Wang has always liked to play around with gender and androgyny. Art and culture has always been a big part of Inti ́s surroundings, thanks to his parents and close friends. 

  • Olga Robayo (b. 1972), Bogatá, Colombia

    Robayo is currently living and working in Ås (Norway) and in Bogotá. Robayo has a BA and MA in fine art from the National Art Academy in Oslo (2004-2007). A selection of her latest exhibitions and projects include: Re:Bandera, Centro de Memoria, Bogotá in 2016, and Meustra de cierre Kuir Bogotá, Puerto Colombia in 2016, and The Worst Artshow Ever, Norsk Anti Kunst Senter, Oslo in 2015.  

  • Tori Wrånes (b. 1978), Kristiansand, Norway.

    Wrånes lives and works Oslo. She is a unique voice on the contemporary art scene, using costumes, props, voice and movement to create suggestive and hypnotic pockets of time – secret, highly charged spaces and mesmerising utopias. Wrånes’ all-encompassing projects draw us into a magical, dreamlike world where anything is possible. Tori Wrånes’ work has been shown at Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria; SculptureCenter, New York; Dhaka Art Seminars, Bangladesh; Colombo Art Biennale, Sri Lanka; De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam; Grand Palais, Paris; Carl Freedman Gallery, London, and elsewhere. She has completed commissions for, among others, the Sydney Biennial, Performa in New York, the Bergen International Festival, and Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö. 

  • Marius Wang (b. 1975), Oslo, Norway

    Marius Wang has for the last twenty years worked between Norway and Colombia. Wang has a background from curating projects, such as the El Parche Artist Residency in Bogotá and COLOMBORAMA in Oslo. In his later works he combines his background from studies within photography with sculptures in wood. Wang has his education from Robert Meyer Kunsthøgskole for Fotografi in Oslo, a BA in photography from the National Academy of Art in Bergen (2006-2007) and a MA in photographic Studies, from the University in Leiden in Holland (2009-2010). Selected exhibitions includes Hvitsten Salong in 2018, Ephemerality , KHiB in Bergen 2017 and RE:BANDERA, KHiB, Bergen. 

  • Maria Paseneau (b. 1994), Mjøndalen, Norway

    Paseneau lives and works in Oslo. After having graduated from the Norwegian School of Photography in 2015, she has since exhibited her work in national and international galleries and art instiutions. Working with different medium, her practice is rooted in analogue photography. Shooting portraits of people she knows and herself, he work has a strong sens of playfullness, honesty and intimacy. Pasenau has participated in the group exhibition "Faithless Pictures" at The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, as well as "Early Works" at New Gallery, Paris and Gallery Thaddaeus Ropac ́s online exhibition platform. With Kind Regrets, Pasenau, her photographic monography, was published in 2018. 

  • Tore Winsents (b. 1985), Bergen, Norway

    Tore Winsents’s practice revolves mainly around drawing and painting. His bold and characteristic imagery of face’s, often his own, and of walking figures, plays on emotions and attitudes. Winsents makes gestural works that lingers in between humor and tristesse. Wisents har his education from the Art Academy in Bergen.

  • Herman Mbamba (b. 1980), Gibeon, Namibia.

    Mbamba is currently living and working in Bergen. Mbama explaines his current practise as: “[...] within the medium of painting I intend to seek and thereby creating a symbiosis between chaotic, organised formal gestures and the flamboyant presence of color”.Mbama got his education from John Muafangejo Art Centre in Namibia (1999-2002), and have a BFA and MFA from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo (2003-2008). His latest solo exhibitions were shown at Bærum Kunsthus in 2016 and Blank Space Projects, Cape Town in South Africa in 2017. He has an upcoming exhibition at Rogaland Kunstsenter in Stavanger in 2019. 

  • Ida Ekblad (b. 1980), Oslo, Norway.

    Ida Ekblad lives and works in Oslo. Her practice moves fluidly through painting, sculpture, performance and poetry. The expression in her work can be linked to a wide variety references as the Cobra artists, Situationism and Abstract Expressionism to pop cultural and subculture aesthetics. Ekblad works in a process-oriented manner, and her approach is often described as spontaneous and fearless. Ekblad has her education from Oslo National Academy of Arts and Mountain of Arts LA, USA. Recent solo exhibitions include Karma International, Los Angeles (2016); BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2015); Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (2015); Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (2014); National Museum of Norway-Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway (2013); West London Projects, London (2011); Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (2010); Alessandro DeMarch, Milan (2009); and The Journal Gallery, New York (2009). I

  • Mathias Faldbakken (b. 1973), Hobro, Denmark

    Faldbakken lives and works in Oslo. He has received great attention and critical acclaim on the international art scene. He remains engaged in a process of great creativity and continuous renewal, where he explores projects within art and literature. Faldbakken is educated from The Academy of Fine Art in Bergen (1994-1998) and the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main (1996-1997). Faldbakkens latest solo exhibitions includes Simon Lee gallery, Hong Kong in 2018, Boble, STANDARD (OSLO) in 2017, and Effects of Good Government in the Pit, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, 2017. 

  • Adriana Martinez (b. 1988), Bogotá, Colombia.

    Martinez currently lives and works in Bogotá, Colombia. The core of her practice relates to the context and issues that she is exposed to, and her interest in a growing and shared experimentation of the everyday. Her work enables her to understand and negotiate the reality and politics that surrounds her, by looking for symbolic ways to react and represent them. She approaches different conditions such as global economy, trade and information. She participated in an installation and performance Postgraduate residency program in 2013 from Instituto Superior de las artes (ISA), La Habana, Cuba. Martinez has a BAF from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá in 2015. Her latest solo exhibitions, includes MIAMI, A Nuestro Amor Será Como Manatial de Luzdri, Bogotá, Columbia, UNG5, Green a, 2018, Cologne, Germany and MOCAD, Detroit Affinities: Adriana Martinez, Detroit, EEU in 2014. 

  • Juan Sebastian Pelaéz (b. 1982),

    Juan Sebastian Pelaéz has a MFA from Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano (2000-2004). His latest solo exhibitions include Temporary Autonomous No Flex Zone, in Cali 2015, Refurbished in Miami, Bogotá 2014 and Colombiancos, bienvenidos al future, ArtVersus, Bogotá in 2013. 

  • Nadia Granadas (b. 1978), Bogotá, Colombia.

    Granadas artistic practice raises questions to the manipulation strategies that exist behind different representation systems that circulate in the mass media. Her performances are inspired by the social stereotypes around the sexual Latin American woman, and takes at the same time performative and technological interested in issues related to globalization, the anti-imperialist struggle and the power relations model imposed by the deeply rooted Latin American machismo from a transfemi - perspective. Granadas lastest exhibitions include: La Fulminante Cabaret (2013-2016) which was presented over 40 times in countries such as Colombia, Brasil, USA, Italia, France, Mexico, Spain and Canada. Your Car is Clean, Your Conscience is Dirty, Franklin Furnance Award and Dime Cuando Mueras, Sin Espacio, Cali, Colombia. 

  • Anders Smeby (b. 1975), Oslo, Norway

    Smeby is currently living and working between Oslo and Berlin. Anders Smebye crafts using various media, with a special focus on text, textile and sculpture. His work involves satire, digressions and misreadings, to comment on cultural decay and decadence. Oddities and deities are scrutinised, often ending up as dysfunctional representations with a discharged symbolism. Recent solo exhibitions include I ́m Not Here at SINNE in Helsinki, Finland, Dor er Dor at Gallery D.O.R. in Brussels, Belgium and Vinland at Galeria Valenzuela Klenner in Bogotá, Colombia. He was the founder and director of Bastard in Oslo (2005-10), and has worked extensively as curator, writer, lecturer and teacher. Smebye was involved in the collective The Parallel Action from 2009-2011. 

  • Charlie Roberts (b. 1983), Kensas, USA

    Roberts lives and works in Oslo. Roberts is a polymath, a cultural magpie. His various endeavours cross-pollinate, building myths amongst themselves. Roberts' works borrow from art-historical and pop cultural sources alike. His cramped paintings display the perspectival complexity of ancient Egyptian and Byzantine painting. The contents are stacked one above the other, showing different views simultaneously. They bring to mind Hockney's early paintings and photo collages, cubism and comic books. Roberts is educated at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancover, Canada and Kansas University, USA. His latest exhibitions includes: New "Bad" Painting, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark in 2018, and in 2017: No Ceilings, Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden, Windows, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, Laffy Taffy, Galleri Golsa, Oslo, Norway and Fan Art, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, USA. 

  • Matias Kiil (b. 1995), Stavanger, Norway.

    Thomas Bremerstent (b. 1992), Aarhus, Denmark.

    Both Kiil and Bremerstent are currently based in Oslo, where they are attending the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Kiil, currently in the second year of his BFA, has a broad practice that spans over sculpture, performance and writing, with a poetic approach he touches upon the tragedy and comedy in contemporary popular- culture. Bremerstent also works in a variety of media, such as sculpture, installation and video. He graduates with a BFA from the National Academy of Art this spring. . 

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