Vigdis Holen
Born 1954 in Norway
Studio, Karlstad, Sweden


EDUCATION:

1995-98 Ph.D. studies and research, IT-department, Oslo School of Architecture and Design 1993-94 Scientific Theory, Univ. Bergen/Sogn og Fjordane University College 1983-84 Education Studies, Univ Trondheim (mellomfag i pedagogikk og praktisk høyskolepedagogisk utdanning) 1983 Environmental Studies, Univ Trondheim 1980 Exam Philosophicum, University of Oslo 1980-85 Academies of Art in Trondheim and Oslo, 4 years 1974-1980 National College of Art and Design, 4,5 years, Diploma

ONE-MAN SHOWS:

2014 Living my time zone, IICD center, International Institute for Creative Development, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria. 2014 From Lagos to Karlstad, Vigdis Holen Gallery & Studio, Karlstad, Sweden 2012 From Longyear to Lagos, National Gallery of Art, Aina Onabolu Studios, National Arts Theatre Complex, Iganmu, Lagos, Nigeria 2012 Spring, Arctic Bay, Longyearbyen, Svalbard 2011 Polar Nights, Arctic Bay, Longyearbyen, Svalbard 1998 Artist Centre Oppland, Lillehammer, Norway 1997 Sogn og Fjordane Artist Centre, Førde, Norway 1992 Gallery Langegaarden, Bergen, Norway 1990 Gallery Rones, Sogndal Art Association, Sogndal, Norway 1989 Sogn og Fjordane Artist Centre, Førde, Norway 1983 Ibsenhuset, Skien Art Association, Skien, Norway 1977-86 Longyearbyen, Svalbard

INTERNATIONAL ART PROJECTS :

2016 AiR North, African Artists-in-Residence, Karlstad,Sweden, Summer 2016. 1997 SIGGRAPH'97, Dancing Fire and Water, Electric Garden, Los Angeles, USA 1996 SIGGRAPH'96, Telecommunity, Digital Bayou, New Orleans, USA 1997 Water Cam, World Wide Network Art'97 Tokyo, Japan 1996 The Bond, World Wide Network Art'96 exhibitions in Kogome-no-yu, Yugawara and Laforet Museum, Iikura, Tokyo, Japan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS :

1997 Gallery Langegaarden, Bergen, Norway 1994 Sogn og Fjordane Artist Centre, Førde, Norway 1992 Peder Balke Centre, Norway 1992 1930,1960,1990, 3 generations of Painters from Inner Norway 1989 Sogn og Fjordane Artist Centre, Førde, Norway 1989 Galleri 59, Oslo, Norway 1988 Sogn og Fjordane Artist Centre, Førde, Norway 1984 Art Exhibition of Trøndelag 1980-96 Several exhibitions by Young Artists Association (UKS), Oslo . Several exhibitions by Sogn og Fjordane Association of Fine Artists (BKSF), Førde, Norway . Several exhibitions by Sogn og Fjordane Artist Centre (SFKS), Førde, Norway

COLLECTIONS:

2012 Fine Art Comission, Leirfjord City Hall 2011 Fine Art Comission, Leirfjord City Hall 2011 Fine Art Comission Leirfjord Medical Centre 1991 Vik High School 1985 Trondheim Municipal 1980 Trondhjems Art Association 1980 Trondheim Municipal Art Collections 1980 15 paintings, Store Norske Spitzbergen Kulkompanie

GRANTS:

2016 Karlstad Grant for Culture Workers 1992 County Culture Grant for Artists 1990 National Grant for Artists 1989 National Grant for Artists 1983 Grant of Telemark, Young Artists Association's Jury

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY:

2007-> Professor, Faculty of Computer Sciences, Østfold University College 1998-2007 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Computer Sciences, Østfold University College 1997 Lecturer at s c r e e n s, Trondheim, Norway 1996 Coordinator Electra '96, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Oslo 1998-89 Leader of PTD and Environmental Art '89 projects in Førde 1993-1994 Assistant Professor, Social Sciences, Teacher Education, Sogn og Fjordane University College 1994-96 Arts Consultant for Norwegian Culture Council, Site Specific Art to Public Buildings, . Site Specific Art for Sogndal Post Yard and Florø Post Yard. 1990 Arts Consultant for Norwegian Culture Council, Site Specific Art, Eid City Hall

BOOKS:

2016 AiR North, www.amazon.com, worldwide 2010 Informatic Encounters (yet to be published) 1980 Svea Gruva, National College of Art and Design, Oslo

CATALOGUES:

2012 From Longyear to Lagos, National Gallery of Art, Lagos, Nigeria 2012 Spring, Arctic Bay 2011 Polar Nights, Arctic Bay 1998 Four Feets - Four Fields, 2 artists - 2 continents

POSTERS:

2016 AiR North, Vigdis Holen Studio & Gallery, Karlstad, Sweden. 2012 From Longyear to Lagos, National Gallery of Art, Lagos, Nigeria 2014 Living my time zone, IICD center, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.