Kvalvik´s work deals with matters relating to surveillance, the inexplicable, and the threatening. In her video installations Kvalvik examine the limitations of sight and our ability to interpret what we see. She creates characters that take their form from the perspective of looking, rather than the position of being looked at. The goal is to enrich the position of the subject by creating subjects in film that are whole and integral, even when they explore and expose the private space of their innermost fantasies.

Kristina Kvalvik (b.1980) is a Norwegian artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has studied film and fine art in Norway, Sweden and Canada, and completed her MFA from Malmö Art Academy (SE) in 2008. She has exhibited her work internationally including Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Art; Copenhagen, LOOP Film Festival; Barcelona, Center for Contemporary Art; Glasgow, GalleriBOX; Akureyri, Galeria Miroslav Kraljevic; Zagreb, Kunsthalle Exnergasse; Vienna, Parkingallery; Tehran, Västerås Konstmuseum, Høstutstillingen Kuntnernes Hus; Oslo and Abandoned Gallery; Malmö.


Artist-in-residence November 2012