Kjetil Detroit Kristensen - Photo: John Trygve Tollefsen ©

Photo: John Trygve Tollefsen ©

Kjetil D. Kristensen

Born 1981 in Stavanger, Norway

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Contact: post(at)kjetilkristensen.com   0047 93611825 

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CV.pdf


STATEMENT


I create installations, film and performance that deal with the position of the artist and art production, in an attempt at exploring and erasing the transition between art and life. I use auto-fictional approaches that provide for immediacy and realism. I'm interested in the tension between activism and the art institution, and how to create spaces which facilitate self- and social-critique. My practice embraces the temporary, the performative, the interdisciplinary collaboration, and the energy that arises, just as much as the object itself.


My artistic practice is about the role of the artist, its vulnerability and paradoxes. The inherent fragility in such a position, as well as the systems and the outside world the artist relies on. My work departs from auto-fictive stories about art-making and the contemporary life of the artist. My practice unfolds through various media and focuses on questions and problems rather than technique and craft. It uses me, my weaknesses and my own fears, as form, format, source and material. Fear of society's collapse, polarisation and injustice. Outside the cube I work with different forms of resistance and democracy based on a thought that art in the public space and democracy is somewhat the same, I believe the one cannot exist without the other. This is expressed through the ongoing project 'Detroit Kunsthalle’, a project that spans out from a inherited plot by the urban coastline of the Norwegian westcoast and questions — amongst several topics — the concepts of private property law and free movement by the shoreline.


I point out the potential of less attractive places and facilitate the viewer to discover new opportunities in the existing. I create experiences for the public, in places and through situations where unconventional presentation of contemporary art can occur, such as inside a sports arena, construction site or in an empty apartment. I create works that with simple means, are direct encounters with and illuminate the complexity of the surroundings. I use activist aesthetics, bring in colleagues in my own productions, shift concepts and formats, and I try to obscure transitions between performance and actions.

- Kjetil D. Kristensen


  Sculpt Pure I - III (2014)

  metal, tape, wood, plastic

ABOUT

 

Kjetil D. Kristensen is known for unconventional storytelling through contemporary art. In his work, the object instantiates a microspace of freedom for the viewer: multiple and multivalent narratives invite the viewer to read, reconsider, and redefine the work for their own purposes. The narrative, the visual, and the concrete are in constant conversation; the viewer moves around and between instantiations of the work and creates a unique subjective experience of the piece. Kristensen works with a variety of media and conceptual strategies led by a focus on questions and problems rather than technique and craft; his work often displays a special emphasis on performative strategies that exploit site- and project-specific constraints and affordances. His works have dealt with the position of the artist; power, institutions, and geopolitics; and the artmaking process. He approaches these questions with an aesthetic of corrupted triviality, vulnerable humor, and poetic darkness. His work engages equally with the white cube and the public sphere, building bridges and exposing junctures between the two spaces. Kristensen first exhibited on the Norwegian west coast  in 1998 and today he shows and produces work in independent and institutional contexts in Norway and abroad as an artist, occasional curator/exhibition-maker, conceptual residency facilitator, and producer of projects.

 

In his curatorial practice Kristensen focuses on finding new alternatives to the gallery space and developing diverse strategies for the valuation of contemporary art. He’s founder of Kristensen Contemporary and co-founder of September Split. He co-founded the collaborative curatorial platform and professional skateboard-art-team Contemporary Cruise Crew as well as the artist-run studio space VORTA at Lokomotivverkstedet in Middelalderparken, Oslo. Kristensen is currently working on the development of Detroit Kunsthalle - a laboratory for research within the field of art & public space.

 

Kristensen holds a two-year diploma in fine art photography from the Oslo Photo Art School (2006) and a BA in Contemporary Art from the Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art with an emphasis on naturecultures, situatedness, and identity politics in relation to art (2011). He participated in the inaugural edition of the Independent Study Program (ISP) at Rogaland Kunstsenter (2017). He holds an MFA from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts in the MFA program on Art & Public Space (MAPS), a two-year artistic research programme with an emphasis on contemporary art as a critical spatial practice, providing a platform for new social and political encounters (2018). Kristensen is a registered art consultant for KORO (Public Art Norway) and is currently undergoing a one-year-programme on Commissioning and Curating Contemporary Public Art at the Valand Acedemy at the University of Gothenburg (candidate - 2019). Kristensen is working from the idea that the curator's role should be, and is posed as conceit or statement or question alongside that of the artist, and that this process should not be stopped through excess projection around the historical construction of the idea of what an artist may or may not represent.


Written by Kitty Kristensen

2019


INTERVIEWS

 



SOLO & COLLAB

2020    'Blue Chip Baby', Babel Visningsrom for Kunst, Trondheim - NO

                   ('Duckert Detroit', featuring Brage Sunde and Dev Dhunsi

2019    'Moinument', temporary and participatory monument (with satellites and events), initiated by Rogaland Kunstsenter, Dalane Festival of Culture, Moi - NO

2018    'detroit kunsthalle ist eine konvention', AiR Sandnes, Sandnes - NO

2018    'A Retrospective Refuge of the Practice-Based Research Process', Lokomotivhallen - Middelalderparken, Oslo - NO

2015    'Members Only', Studio17, Stavanger - NO

                   ('September Split': Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, Geir Backe Altern, Sigrid Bendz, Ingrid Forland, Gustav Samrelius and Anna Åstrand)

2015    'Figure for Sublime Oblivion', performance, curated by Siri Borge, Occupy Landscape, Stavanger - NO

2015    'SO BASIC', three spaces simultaneously: the online magazine Texted, the web gallery 1280x650 as well as at gallery SØ, Copenhagen - DK

                   ('September Split': Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, Geir Backe Altern, Sigrid Bendz, Ingrid Forland, Gustav Samrelius and Anna Åstrand)

2014    'Post Office - It began as a mistake', curated by Sigrid Bendz and Henrik Langgård, Nebbelux, Fredrikstad - NO

2013    'Business Class', Trinosophes, Detroit - US

                   ('September Split': Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, Geir Backe Altern, Sigrid Bendz and Ingrid Forland)

2012    'Mirando la Finca Madre', Vallvidrera, Barcelona - ES

                   ('September Split': Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, Geir Backe Altern & Sigrid Bendz, hosted by Erling Knudsen and Araiz Mesanza)

2011    'SPLIT', curated by Ronny Faber Dahl, Space 4235, Genova - IT

                   ('September Split': Kjetil Detroit Kristensen and Geir Backe Altern)

2011    'Geopolitical Whiteout BИMA', action in public space, Kirkenes - NO

2011    'Kristensen Contemporary', bureau for contemporary art, world wide web

2010    '|wēk|', one-night-only, Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø - NO

2008    'Perhaps the children can tell us so much about the world that it can become a model for us', action in public space, Tromsø - NO

2008    'Einar', performance in public space, Tromsø - NO


GROUP

2021    upcoming: 'Risografi i Norge', curated by NRF (Norwegian Risograph Association), Grafill R21, Oslo - NO

2021    upcoming: 'Østlandsutstillingen 2021', ('Duckert Detroit'), Trafo Kunsthall, Asker and Vestfold Kunstsenter, Tønsberg - NO

2020    'From the Balcony', ('Duckert Detroit'), curated by Hanne Beate Ueland, Vibece Salthe, Helga Nyman and Jane Sverdrupsen, Stavanger Kunstmuseum, Stavanger - NO 

2020    'Tvárnost Paměti (Malleable Memory)', curated by Šárka Zahálková, GAMPA, Pardubice - CZ 

2019    'Woodland', initiated by Lars Kjemphol for ‘Statens 132. kunstutstilling' - Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo - NO

2018    'Monumental — Temporal', initiated by PRAKSIS & Gereon Krebber, Fellesverkstedet, Oslo - NO

2018    'Maksimalistisk mangfold', initiated by Helga Bu & Araiz Mesanza, Atelier Agnor, Nesodden - NO

2018    'Traust', (work created in collab with Tone Bjerkaas), curated by Stefan Schröder, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo - NO

2018    'Sensing Time; On Temporalities, Rhythms and Memories', initiated by Rike Frank & Saskia Holmkvist, Akademirommet - Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo - NO

2017    'Season Finale', Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger - NO

2017    'HM Queen Sonja’s Jubilee Collection', The Queen Sonja Art Stable - The Royal Palace, Oslo - NO

2017    'Contemporary Composers Vol. 2', curated by Therese Frisk & AntiPlay Boy the Label, Akademirommet - Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo - NO

2016    'Kunst utenfor kunsten', curated by Mette-Line Pedersen & Elisabeth Romberg, Agder Gamle Teater - Verkstedhallen, Kristiansand - NO

2015    'The Worst Artshow Ever', initiated by Lars Kjemphol, Øvre Fossum Gård, Oslo - NO

2014    'Anarkistisk Juleutstilling', Akershus Kunstnersenter, Lillestrøm - NO

2014    'Oktoberutstillingen', initiated by Lars Kjemphol, Øvre Fossum Gård, Oslo - NO

2011    '++ (PlussPluss)', Black Box Teater, Oslo - NO

2011    'Naustet Residence RIP', initiated by Geir Backe Altern, Naustet Residence, Tromsø - NO

2011    'No Problem', curated by Åsa Sonjasdotter, Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø - NO

2011    'ICEPLOITATION', curated by Madeleine Bernhoff, Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø - NO

2010    'Take A Chance On Me', Ungkunstner, Festspillene i Nord-Norge, Harstad - NO

2009    'Reduction – Tromsø Art Academy in an envelope', Galleri 60, Umeå - SE

2009    'Great Things From Tromsø', initiated by Espen Justdal, HOT DOG-kulturkiosk, Tromsø - NO

2009    'Set The Alarm Clock Baby, Don’t Miss The Sun', Kurant, Tromsø - NO

2008    'Reduction – Tromsø Art Academy in an envelope', Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromsø - NO

2008    'Borderline Picturesque', curated by Edward Clydestale Thomson, Kysten - Troms Fylkeskultursenter, Tromsø - NO

2008    'Avgangsutstilling Oslo Fotokunstskole', Det Norske Teatret, Oslo - NO

2008    'Oslo Photo Art School – Selected Student Works Exhibition', Museum of Contemporary Art, Haikou - CN

2007    'Amerika Amerika', initiated by Tammo Rist, Søndregate 12A, Oslo - NO


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EDUCATION

            short cycle (foundation + knowledge based residencies):

2008    Fine Art Photography (TWO-YEAR FINE ART DIPLOMA) — OFKS - Oslo Photo Art School, Oslo - NO

            (faculty: Marco Bruzzone, Erling Bugge, Line Halvorsen, Sverre Strandberg, Jenny Rydhagen and Tammo Rist)

2017    Independent Study Program (RESIDENCE) — Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger - NO

            (faculty: Phillipp Kleinmichel, Kristina Ketola Bore, Joao Doria, Marthe Ramm Fortun and Geir Haraldseth)

2018    Monumental — Temporal (RESIDENCE) — PRAKSIS Norway, Oslo - NO

            (faculty: Gereon Krebber)

            first cycle:

2009    Music Artist Development — UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø - NO

2010    Sami Art — UiT the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø - NO

2011    Bachelor in Contemporary Art — Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art, Tromsø - NO

            (Prof.: Åsa Sonjasdotter & Nicolas Siepen)

            second cycle:

2014    Art in Context: Aesthetics and Research Theory — Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Oslo - NO

2018    Master Fine Art of Art and Public Space — Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo - NO

            (Prof.: Apolonija Šušteršič)

2019    One–year course: Commissioning and Curating Contemporary Public Art — Valand Academy, Gothenburg - SE

            (faculty: Andrea Phillips, Dave Beech, Jason Bowman, Kerstin Bergendal, Kjell Caminha, Maddie Leach, Mick Wilson)


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CURATORIAL

2019    'Art School Drop Outs', Prosjektskolen, Oslo - NO

Created in collaboration with Sayed Sattar Hasan and students from Prosjektskolen

Artists: Adrian Indreiten, Dev Dhunsi, Anja Heltberg, Anne Katrine Lehne, August Sundgaard, Awat Serdashti, Bendik Syversætre, Benjamin Torvik, Brage Sunde, Camilla Ramsvik, Camilla Stensby, Dominika Miklar, Eilert Døhl, Evind Røtnes, Goran Saribast Arif, Håvard Roald, Isak Bernstein Leikanger, Jonas Svenning, Juan Sebastian Skjerdal, Kevin Cord-Cruz, Lasse Bjerke Myrvold, Marena Carsten Syrstad, Margrete Sofie Netland, Marie Helene Vorren, Marita Lorena B. Gonzalez, Martin Erlandsen Visnes, Mathilde Sæthre, Mia Maria Robsahm, Noah Holt-Seeland, Pål Anders Vold, Peder Bye, Rohban Malik, Snorre Nordgulen, Sofie Reinsfelt, Solveig Aamodt, Stian Jakobsen, Taran Andrea Sørvoll, Trym Syverud, Victoria Alstrup, Vilde Jønland 


2018    'Detroit Kunsthalle Under New Management', Studio17, Stavanger - NO

Created in collaboration with Studio17 , Stavanger. Part of the 'AiR Westcoast #3: A Residency Within A Residency´ at Frida Hansens Hus initiated by Detroit Kunsthalle

Artists: Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, Sayed Sattar Hasan, Nicholas John Jones and Mathew Lacosse


2017    'Sunday Backyard Barbeque with Contemporary Cruise Crew', Follobaneprosjektet // Middelalderparken, Oslo - NO

Micro 'bbq-construction-site festival', initiated by Contemporary Cruise Crew in collaboration with EUFORISK for Oslo Open


2015    'CCC Kunsthalle', NORB NM, Fredrikstad - NO

Initiated in collaboration with Erling Knudsen

Artists: Geir Backe Altern, Kaja CXZY Andersen, Sigrid Bendz, Helga Bu, Contemporary Cruise Crew, Marie Askeland Gundersen, Marc McKee, Araiz Mesanza, Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Mølleberg, Gustav Samrelius, Snakepunch, Irene P. Tello, Woodland Woodshop


2013    'Curatorial ONE - Inspired By:', SS-HQ Gamle Ringen Kino, Oslo - NO

Initiated in collaboration with Geir Backe Altern

Artists: Lise Autogena, Trine Falch, Geir Tore Holm, Vilde Von Krogh, Ebba Moi, Tone Olaf Nielsen, Helga Marie Nordby, Kate Pendry, Per Platou, Nicolas Siepen, Åsa Sonjasdotter, Sverre Strandberg, RRR (Espen Sommer Eide, Hilde Methi, Morten Torgersrud and Kristin Tårnesvik), Monica Winther, Nicolas Woche, Thomas Bo Østergård


KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION

2021    'The Richter Olsen Art Foundation', guest teacher: pseudonym-workshop — Prosjektskolen, Oslo - NO

2019    'No Need For White Cubes /out of the cube - into the wild', guest teacher: action in public space exhibition-workshop — Prosjektskolen, Oslo - NO

2019    'Kunstner for en dag: neste generasjon i norsk samtidskunst', kids exhibition-workshop, Moi - NO

2018    Art & Public Space Workshop, guest lecture — Prosjektskolen, Oslo - NO

2017    'Agenda: Fiksjon og offentlighet', seminar, created together with MAPS, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo - NO

2016    'Stealing Munch (Pirate-workshop)', guest teacher: Stealing Munch workshop, Strykejernet Art School, Can Serrat, El Bruc - ES


CONVERSATIONS // PRESENTATIONS

2021    upcoming: 'Survival strategies and international collaboration', Seminar initiated by 'Østlandsutstillingen' (2021), moderated by Maija Rudovska — Vestfold Kunstsenter, Tønsberg - NO

2021    'Episode 48: PRAKSIS Development Forum (PDF) Session 22', Radio Tenthaus livestream: conversation, with Helene Duckert and Sayed Sattar Hasan — Tenthaus, Oslo - NO

2020    'Malleable Memory', conversation with Šárka Zahálková and Matouš Lipus for ArtCafé — Český rozhlas, Prague - CZ

2020    'Duckert Detroit', presentation for Trondheim Academy of Fine Art; Art In Common Space — Babel Visningsrom for Kunst, Trondheim - NO

2019    'MAPS by DETROIT', presentation — Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art, Tromsø - NO

2019    'MAPS by DETROIT', presentation — Nordland kunst- og filmfagskole, Svolvær - NO

2019    'MAPS by DETROIT', presentation — for ‘Fagdag for Kunstsentrene', Trondheim Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim - NO

2019    'PRAKSIS Development Forum (PDF) Session 2', presentation/conversation — PRAKSIS, Anatomigården, Oslo - NO

2018    'Detroit Kunsthalle — Detroit Kristensen', presentation — Kunstskolen i Rogaland, Stavanger - NO

2018    'DKH presents MAPS', presentation — Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art, Tromsø - NO

2018    'DKH presents MAPS', presentation — Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Trondheim - NO

2018    'Open lecture: MAPS presented by Detroit Kristensen', presentation — Bergen Architecture School, Bergen - NO

2018    'Monumental Temporal // Discussing The Work', conversation — Fellesverkstedet, Oslo - NO

2018    'Meet the Residents // Monumental — Temporal', presentation — PRAKSIS, Anatomigården, Oslo - NO

2018    'Bo Krister Wallström and Detroit Kristensen', conversation — Lokomotivhallen - Middelalderparken, Oslo - NO

2017    'Listen In', presentation — Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo - NO 

2017    'INNGANG 17', presentation — Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger - NO

2016    Oslo Open Art Festival, open studio - Lokomotivhallen — Middelalderparken, Oslo - NO

2015    Art In Public Space-workshop, presentation — Strykejernet Art School, Oslo - NO

2015    Oslo Open Art Festival, open studio — Lokomotivhallen — Middelalderparken, Oslo - NO


PRINTED MATTER // SOUND // RELEVANT ACTIVITIES

2021    upcoming: 'FLOM', vinyl record compilation (Matterlurgy, Damián Vega, Elena Redaelli, Kjetil D. Kristensen), track by TRG (Tusj / Hekt / Killah K), launched at Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger - NO

2021    'Lunkument 4: Detroit Kunsthalle', Art-Podcast by Espen Birkedal - world wide web

2021    'Tvárnost paměti / Umění pro veřejný prostor Pardubic', edited by Šárka Zahálková, published by GAMPA, Pardubice - CZ 

2021    'Who is Hasansen', exhibition critique and charpai-chat-apperance in film by Sayed Sattar Hasan - world wide web

2020    'WDLND - ten years', edited by Ruben Aas Arvesen and Lars Kjemphol for WDLND, published by Norsk Antikunstforlag, Oslo - NO

2019    'Lunkument 1: Detroit i Moi' + 'Lunkument 2: Oslo 23-26 Mars' + 'Lunkument 3: Arbeidernes dag i Oslo', Art-Podcast by Espen Birkedal - world wide web

2018    'Lunken Kaffi: Residency Kjetil med Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, Matthew Lacosse, Nicholas John jones og Sayad Sattar Hansen', Art-Podcast by Espen Birkedal - world wide web

2018    'The Beginning of Forms', initiated by Geir Haraldseth, design by Scott Joseph, ISP - published by Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger - NO

2018    'Studio17 fem år', edited by Mari Kolbeinson and Espen Birkedal, design by Benjamin Hickethier, published by and launched at Studio17, Stavanger - NO

2018    'Traust, art direction by Ariane Spanier, design by Romain Fontaine, published by KHiO and launched at Lokomotivhallen - Middelalderparken, Oslo - NO

2017    'Contemporary Composers vol. 2', cassette compilation, AntiPlay Boy the Label

2017    'Kolonihager', initiated by Marthe Ramm Fortun, design by Erik Freer, launched at 'Season Finale', Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger - NO

2017    'It Feels Like Being in the Real World', screening in Gamle Stavanger, hosted by Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger - NO

2017    '10 Investigations: Plural Freedom', edited by Hilde Maisey & Hatem Ben Mansour, design by João Doria, published by Transcultural Arts Production (TrAP), launched at Melahuset, Oslo - NO

2016    'Kunst utenfor kunsten', publication for the University of Agder - Wenneslands collection, launched at Agder Gamle Teater -  Verkstedhallen, Kristiansand - NO

2016    'Lunken Kaffi: FÄNGELSE DEL I' & 'FÄNGELSE DEL II', Art-Podcast by Espen Birkedal - world wide web

2016    'HELP – IT'S A LAIV!', actor, by Susie Wang (Trine Falch, Mona Solhaug, Bo Krister Wallström, Martin Langlie), Hovedscenen, Nationaltheatret, Oslo - NO

2016    'All Friends Are Invited', screening, Galleri Bokboden, Bergen - NO

2015    'SO BASIC', September Split publication created for the online magazine Texted, Texted - world wide web

2015    'A Pretty Pretty Issue', a … issue, launched at Apartment Project Istanbul, Istanbul - TR

2014    'Edible Ephemera (Year of the Horse Snack)', September Split publication/sculpture, curated by Kuk & Parfyme, launched at The NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, New York - US

2014    'Edition-14', September Split symposium, Warzaw - PL

2011    'No Problem', published by Kunstakademiet i Tromsø, launched at Sør-Varanger Bibliotek - Kirkenes, Torpedo Bookshop - Oslo, Scarcity, Venezia - IT

2011    'Frozen Heart/Freeze in Hell- The Seminar', initiated by Tor Erik Bøe, launched at Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø - NO

2009    'Moving Image', screening, Kurant in collaboration with The North Pole Art Company, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Perspektivet Museum, Galleri Karl Johan and Krane Kunstgalleri, Tromsø - NO 


SUPPORT // RESIDENCIES

2021    Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo — Project Room

2020    City of Bergen & Stiftelsen Kulturhuset USF — Artist-in-Residence: AiR Bergen

2020    OFFCITY, Pardubice — Artist-in-Residence

2020    Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim — Artist-in-Residence

2019    Rogaland County Council — project support: 'Detroit Kunsthalle'

2019    Rogaland Kunstsenter and Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond — project support: Vinyl: 'Flood_2019'

2019    KORO (Public Art Norway) — project support: 'Detroit Kunsthalle'

2019    Lund Municipality & Rogaland County Council — Artist-in-Residence: 'Flood_2019'

2018    City of Sandnes & Rogaland County Council — Artist-in-Residence: AiR Sandnes

2018    Arts Council Norway — Grant: Diversestipend for Nyutdannede Kunstnere

2018    Arts Council Norway, City of Stavanger & Rogaland Kunstsenter — Artist-in-Residence: Studio17

2017    City of Stavanger & Rogaland Kunstsenter — Artist-in-Residence: Independent Study Program

2016    Utsira Municipality & Rogaland County Council — Artist-in-Residence: Utsira Lighthouse: 2016, 2018, 2020

2016    Kulturetaten, The City of Oslo — subsidized studio space: 2016, 2017, 2018

2015    City of Fredrikstad — project support: 'Contemporary Cruise Crew (CCC Kunsthalle)'

2015    Østfold County Council — project support: 'Contemporary Cruise Crew (CCC Kunsthalle)'

2014    WDLND — project support: 'Contemporary Cruise Crew'

2013    AS Unica — project support: 'Business Class'

2010    Festspillene i Nord-Norge — Young Artists Scholarship: 'Take A Chance On Me' 


MEMBERSHIPS

current:

Norwegian Visual Artist Copyright Society (BONO)

CCC (Contemporary Cruise Crew)

The Norwegian Association of Researchers (Forskerforbundet)

former:

Young Artists’ Society (UKS) (2014-2018)

The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (NBK) (2016-2017)

September Split (2011-2015)

The Norwegian Association for Fine Art Photographers (FFF) (2011-2015)


KRISTENSEN CONTEMPORARY AiR

2020    'AiR Westcoast #5', Kristensen Contemporary AiR with Detroit Kunsthalle Film Crew, Stavanger kommune kunstnerleilighet - Øvre Strandgate, Stavanger - NO

2020    'AiR Westcoast #4', Kristensen Contemporary AiR with architect Alena Vosse and artist Matthew Lacosse, Utsira Lighthouse, Utsira - NO

2020    'Trondheim Temporary 2020', Kristensen Contemporary AiR with artist Geir Backe Altern, Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim - NO

2018    'AiR Westcoast #3', Kristensen Contemporary AiR with artists Sayed Sattar Hassan, Nicholas John Jones and Mathew Lacosse, Frida Hansens Hus, Stavanger - NO

2018    'AiR Westcoast #2', Kristensen Contemporary AiR with designer Tone Bjerkaas, Utsira Lighthouse, Utsira - NO

2016    'AiR Westcoast #1', Kristensen Contemporary AiR with artist-run-studio-space-VORTA-musicians Henrik Langgård and Geir Skatdalen, Utsira Lighthouse, Utsira - NO

2013    'AiR Plastique', Kristensen Contemporary AiR with art-collectives Contemporary Cruise Crew & September Split, Long Branch, New Jersey - US


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PREVIOUS ACTIVITY


20/20 VISION  (2020)

Duckert Detroit at 'Østlandsutstillingen 2021' at Trafo Kunsthall, Asker and Vestfold Kunstsenter, Tønsberg


Excerpts from a Future Retrospective (2020)

Duckert Detroit at Stavanger Kunstmuseum, Stavanger

'The Richter Olsen Art Foundation'  (2021)

Online art collection created together with emerging artists from Prosjektskolen, Oslo


'Eternally Lost, Forever Gained'  (2020)

GAMPA, Pardubice

Malleable Memory (conversation)

Jitky Kostelníkové with Šárka Zahálková, Matouš Lipus and Kjetil D.Kristensen

Český Rozhlas, Prague, 2020


Kitty Kristensen, Lars Kjemphol,  Woodland Woodshop, samtidskunst, kunst

'Woodland'  (2019)

exhibition initiated by Lars Kjemphol for 'Statens 132. kunstutstilling' at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, samtidskunst, kunst

Emergency Aesthetics (presentation)

PDF (PRAKSIS Development Forum) 

PRAKSIS - Anatomigården, Oslo, 2019


'Moinumental Street Party' (2019)

Created together with residents from the local asylum reception centre for

'Moinument' (2019), Dalane Festival of Culture, Moi

photography: Anette Larsen

Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, samtidskunst, kunst

'Kunstner for en dag: Neste generasjon i norsk samtidskunst' (2019)

'Curatorial' created together with kids from Lund municipality's elementary schools for 'Moinument' (2019) at Dalane Festival of Culture, Moi

Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, Espen Birkedal

Lunkenkaffi s12e06

2018, Podcast by Espen Birkedal

Art-podcast on "AiR West Coast 2018", the residency within a residency, at Frida Hanses Hus, Stavanger

 

 

Kjetil Detroit Kristensen

The Beginning of Forms 

Design by Scott Joseph. Contributors: Philipp Kleinmichel, Sander Lilleeidet Haga, Laure Vigna, Radna Rumping, Erik Freer, Scott Joseph, Kjetil D. Kristensen, Alessandro Marchi, Marthe Ramm Fortun, Prem Krishnamurthy, Elias Daniel Pittenger, Kristina Ketola Bore, Geir Haraldseth, published by Rogaland Kunstsenter, 2018

Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, Ariane Spanier

Traust

Design by Ariane Spanier, published by Oslo National Academy of the Arts, 2018

Bo Krister Wallström in conversation with Kjetil Detroit Kristensen

Conversation with Bo Krister Wallström in Lokomotivverkstedet at Middelalderparken, Oslo, 2018

Colony Gardens, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, Marthe Ramm Fortun

Kolonihager (Colony Gardens)

Result from a workshop lead by Marthe Ramm Fortun as a part of the Independent Study Program, design by Erik Freer, published by Rogaland Kunstsenter, 2017


Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, Kristensen Contemporary (AiR Plastique, US), samtidskunst, kunst

'Kristensen Contemporary' (Est. 2011)

World Wide Web

Image from the Kristensen Contemporary AiR Plastique togehther with September Split & Contemporary Cruise Crew in Long Branch, New Jersey

 

 

CCC Kunsthalle, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen , contemporary art

'CCC Kunsthalle' (2015)

Contemporary Cruise Crew Curatorial at the Norwegian Championship in Skateboarding, NORB, Fredrikstad

Artists:

Helga Bu, Marc McKee, Araiz Mesanza, Sigrid Bendz, Gustav Samrelius, Geir Backe Altern, Kaja CXZY Andersen, Woodland Woodshop, Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Mølleberg, Marie Askeland Gundersen, Snakepunch and Irene P. Tello

 

'Herzschmerz (Jump Into It)' (2016)

20 cm x 30 cm
aerosol on copper plate, engraved

'SO BASIC' (2015)
September Split for 1280x650


Tvárnost paměti / Umění pro veřejný prostor Pardubic

Contains texts by art theorists Filip Jakš and Václav Šafka, historian Čeňek Pýcha and curator Šárka Zahálková. published by GAMPA / Galerie města Pardubice, 2021

WDLND - ten years  

Edited by Ruben Aas Arvesen and Lars Kjemphol, published by Norsk Antikunstforlag, 2020

'Blue Chip Baby'  (2020)

Duckert Detroit Ft. Brage Sunde and Dev Dhunsi at Babel, Trondheim

'Art School Dropouts'  (2019)

Action & exhibition created together with emerging artists from Prosjektskolen, Oslo


Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, samtidskunst, kunst

'detroit kunsthalle ist eine konvention' (2018)

AiR Sandnes, Sandnes

Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, samtidskunst, kunst

'Detroit Kunsthalle Under New Management' (2018)

Studio17, Stavanger

Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, PRAKSIS, Gereon Krebber, Fellesverkstedet, samtidskunst, kunst

Critical Spatial Polka, created for 'Monumental — Temporal' (2018)

Hosted by Gereon Krebber and PRAKSIS, at Fellesverkstedet, Oslo

Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, samtidskunst, kunst

'A Retrospective Refuge of the

Practice-Based Research Process' (2018)

Lokomotivverkstedet - Middelalderparken, Oslo

Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, samtidskunst, kunst

'Sensing Time: On Temporalities, Rhythms and Memories' (2018)

performance, together with Niels Munk Plum, Evelin Sillén and Kim Svensson, Akademirommet - Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

Contemporary Composers Vol. 2, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, samtidskunst, kunst

'Contemporary Composers Vol. 2' (2017)

AntiPlay Boy the Label at Akademirommet - Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

TrAP -10 Investigations, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen

10 Investigations: Plural Freedom

Design João Doria, published by TrAP, 2017

 

 

Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, Alessandro Marchi, samtidskunst, kunst

Re-Creating (For Ketolas Quilt)

Performance for the Independent Study Program, photography by Alessandro Marchi, Jæren 2017

HELP, IT'S A LAIV

'HELP, IT'S A LAIV' (2016)

Susie Wang at Nationaltheatret, Oslo

Stealing Munch (Encounter in Space), Kjetil Detroit Kristensen and Erling Knudsen, samtidskunst, kunst, contemporary art

'Stealing Munch (Encounter in Space)' (2015) - CCC Pirate Workshop'

Strykejernet kunstskole - Can Serrat

Figure for Sublime Oblivion, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, contemporary art

'Figure for Sublime Oblivion' (2015)

Occupy Landscape, Stavanger

Texted - Issue # 21 (2015)
September Split for Texted

Number 1 (Pollocking My Pants), Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, contemporary art

'Number 1 (Pollocking My Pants)' (2015)

September Split at

Copenhagen

Interview by Marte Danielsen Jølbo

for Contemporary Art Stavanger, 2015

LINK

'Post Office - It began as a mistake' (2014)

Nebbelux, Fredrikstad


NEBBELUX

'Members Only' (2015)

September Split at Studio17

Stavanger

Edible Ephemera (Year of the Horse Snack), September Split, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, contemporary art

Edible Ephemera (Year of the Horse Snack) (2014)

September Split Edition for Kuk & Parfyme, NY Art Book Fair 2014, New York

Business Class, September Split, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, contemporary art, Trinosophes

'Business Class' (2013)

September Split at Trinosophes, Detroit


Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, September Split, contemporary art

'Curatorial ONE - Inspired By:' (2013)

September Split Curatorial, Oslo

 

Artists:

Ebba Moi, Geir Tore Holm, Helga Marie Nordby

Kate Pendry, Lise Autogena, Monica Winther

Nicolas Siepen, Nicolas Woche, Per Platou

RRR, Sverre Strandberg, Thomas Bo

Østergård, Tone Olaf Nielsen, Trine Falch

Vilde Von Krogh & Åsa Sonjasdotter

 

LINK

Rhapsody in Black (2011)

Installation, part of 'No Problem' (2011), Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø

 

 

Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, Festspillene i Nord-Norge

'Take A Chance On Me' (2010)

Festspillene i Nord-Norge, Harstad

Mirando la Finca Madre, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, contemporary art

'Mirando la Finca Madre' (2012)

September Split at Vallvidrera, Barcelona

Depart

excerpt from bachelor catalougue No Problem, design by NODE, published by Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art, 2011 

 

'Iceploitation' (2011)

Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø

Nutritious/Delicious, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, contemporary art

Nutritious/Delicious (2008)

Installation View, Tromsø



Geopoltical Whiteout. Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, contemporary art

Geopolitical Whiteout BИMA (2010)

Action, Kirkenes

Perhaps the children can tell us so much about the world that it can become a model for us, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, contemporary art

Perhaps the children can tell us so much about the world that it can become a model for us (2008)

Action, Tromsø

Translucent Insomnia, Kjetil Detroit Kristensen, contemporary art

Untitled (Translucent Insomnia) (2008)

From 'OFKS Student Exhibiton' at MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Haikou Haikou

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