MABA Degree show 2019

10.05.2019 - 26.05.2019

Alfred Marasigan, Liliana Borge, Ane Cecilie Valasjø, Inger Emilie Solheim, Bianca Hisse, Julie Hviid Cetti, Asta Marie Tutavae Iversen, Yohannes Mulat Mekonne

Academy of Arts, UiT the Arctic University of Norway in collaboration with Tromsø Kunstforening is proud to announce the Master and Bachelor Exhibition of 2019.

Master and Bachelor Exhibition - Academy of Arts, UiT the Arctic University of Norway.

Academy of Arts, UiT the Arctic University of Norway in collaboration with Tromsø Kunstforening is proud to announce the Master and Bachelor Exhibition of 2019.

Alfred Marasigan (b. 1992) Filipino artist that creates experiences that explore autobiographical, virtual, and spatial relationships between presence and (be)longing.
He received a BFA in Information Design with honors at Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines, and he has worked as a lecturer in the same university’s Department of Fine Arts for four years. He also participated in exchange semesters at Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin for Spatial Strategies and Sculpture (2019) and at the University of Newcastle for Natural History Illustration (2012). Currently, he is graduating with a degree in MA Contemporary Art at UiT Kunstakademiet i Tromsø in Norway. His other artworks have also been exhibited, screened, and presented in Meinblau Projektraum (Berlin), Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival (AMIFF) (Harstad), Small Projects (Tromsø), c3 Contemporary Art Space (Melbourne), Galerie Métanoïa (Paris), Cultural Center of the Philippines (Manila), Poh Chang Academy (Bangkok), Metropolitan Museum of Manila (Manila); and included in publications like Fordham University’s CURA Magazine, SFMoMA’s Tumblr, and Ateneo’s Heights, among others.

Liliana Borge (b, 1986) is a sound artist from Norway. Liliana often thinks of her process from two different perspectives. Where the works manifest in the sound as a musical forms, creating electronic and ambient soundscapes, and the other where she combines it with installation or sculptural expressions. It starts with field recordings and exploration of the sounds that are found around us, the interest of how sound appears and how we can experience it. Exploring the concept of sound she integrates speakers, soundwaves, sound vibrations and the thought of sound as something more than what we hear, into her work. Currently she is finishing her BA studies at Academy of Arts, UiT the Arctic University of Norway.

Ane Cecilie Valasjø (b. 1973) has studied at the Academy of Arts, UiT the Arctic University of Norway and Creative writing, UiT. She did an exchange semester at the Hochshule für Bildende Kunste, Braunschweig, and is completing her Bachelor's degree in 2019 with Olav Christopher Jenssen as mentoring professor. Valasjø mainly works within the abstract language. With a deep fascination for the vast plasticity of painting, Valasjø is led to explore its possibilities. The process is a continuous problem-solving journey that is only achieved through dialogue with the images. Her constant seeking of a new visual logic, gives driving force to always develop her work further. She draws advantage from lifelong drawing experience, and has recently begun to sculpt her abstract paintings in a new manner. The echo from one work sets the tone of the next. Each work is one breath and one movement. This way she achieves a dynamic and powerful, yet an unforced expression in her images.

Inger Emilie Solheim (b. 1981) is a MA graduate from Academy of Arts, UiT the Arctic University of Norway. She is half Sami, and prefers living and working in the northern region of Norway. She holds a BA in Cultural and Social Sciences from the University of Bergen and BA in contemporary arts from Tromsø Academy for Contemporary Arts. Her objects and performative pieces usually interact with the audience in multiplicity of possible encounters. Inger Emilie also works as freelance writer and art critic.

Bianca Hisse (b. 1994) is a Brazilian artist based in Norway. Her works employ choreography and text, often dissecting physical and verbal manifestations within social situations. Recent presentations include Sofia International Performance Art Festival (Bulgaria), PRAKSIS Oslo and Kunstnernes Hus (Oslo, NO), UK Young Artists 2019 with Platform Nord (Kristiansand, NO) BJCEM - Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (Nottingham, UK). Bianca has also presented work at São Paulo Culture Center (2015), SESC São Paulo, Casa Líquida, Kulta Scenekunst Hus; Galleri Snerk, and others.

Julie Hviid Cetti (b. 1982) works across text, installation, performance and video. Her work oscillates between form and affect, pragmatism and appeal, probing accuracy and probability. She has a deep trust in temporary definitions, to be sculpted while immersed in the pre-stage, as a versatile bridge between reception, operation and production of time-lined drift. Her work has been shown at Paleis van Mieris (Amsterdam), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen), le Bel Ordinaire (Pau), Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri (Hjalteyri, Iceland), Studio201 reis studios (NY, USA)

Asta Marie Tutavae (b. 1994) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Norway. She is graduating her BFA in Academy of Arts, UiT the Arctic University of Norway. She works with a variety of media like textile, ceramic, performance and found material. Her works try to explore motherhood and families, the relation, problematics and feelings around it. Additionally, she is interested to incorporate the reflections of design and craft in her work.

Yohannes Mekonnen (b. 1992) is a multidisciplinary visual artist working with the media of video, installation and drawings. Throughout most of his art practices his curiosity has been consistently drawn towards two areas of engagements. The first one is the dynamics of individual system relations. The second - equally fascinating area has been the relation between reality and the myriad ways it is represented. He received a BFA degree from the Addis Ababa University / Alle School of Fine Arts and Design, Ethiopia, Masters degree of Contemporary Arts from Academy of Arts, UiT the Arctic University of Norway. He has participated in exhibitions both in his home city Addis Ababa and abroad.