Thora Dolven Balke 索拉·杜文·巴利克

Thora Dolven Balke (b.1982 lives and works between North Norway, London and Berlin) has exhibited extensively in Norway and internationally in the past years, involving both an exploration of image and sound-making through her own artistic practice, and an involvement in the organisation of artistic and curatorial platforms that contribute to the development of other artists’ work as well as their connection with other cultural forms, such as music and performance. Her photographs, in the form of Polaroids as well as films, suggest a diaristic, subjective approach to image making that refuses to come clear about the level of fiction they contain. The photographic works and their sculptural counterparts simultaneously focus on the mechanical and human aspects to image making and the conflict of trying to reconcile the two. Dolven Balke was one of two curators of the biennale Lofoten International Art Festival – LIAF – in 2011 and co-funded and programmed the artist-run space REKORD in Oslo from 2006 to 2010.
Thora Dolven Balkes work has been a part of exhibitions such as “The Collectors”, Danish and Nordic Pavilions, 53rd Venice Biennale (2009); “Lights On—Norwegian Contemporary Art”, Astrup Fearnley Museum Oslo (2008) and the Biennale of Jafre, Catalonia, Spain (2009). Recent exhibitions include “ALVOR”, Michael Thibault Gallery, Los Angeles (2014); “Variety Lights”, Devening Projects, Chicago (2014); “They, Them”, DREI, Cologne (2015); “Attachments”, Galleri MELK, Oslo (2015); “Von hinten durch die Brust ins Auge”, Kristiansand Kunsthall (2015) and “I is” at Kunstnerforbundet in Oslo (2015).

索拉·杜文·巴利克(Thora Dolven Balke),出生于1982年,在挪威北部,伦敦和柏林生活工作,是近些年在挪威和世界范围内活跃的艺术家。她的作品往往会通过她自己的艺术实践过程来探索图像和声音的产生。她也积极地参与到艺术组织和策展平台的工作中,帮助其他艺术家的发展并且促进他们的作品与音乐,表演等其他艺术形式的结合。她的摄影作品通过宝丽来相纸或者胶片作为载体,用一种日记的,主观的影像形式照片中固有的、隐秘的虚构成分得到了某种程度的隐藏。这些摄影作品以及与其相辅相成的雕塑同时关注机械和人类两个方面的图像制作,与此同时也试图调和这两种方式之间的冲突。索拉·杜文·巴利克是2011年罗弗敦国际艺术双年展(LIAF)两个主策展人之一,她也是奥斯陆艺术家自主运行空间项目REKORD的联合投资人并在2006至2010年间主导推动项目的运行。
索拉·杜文·巴利克的作品曾经多次参与大型展览,例如在2009年53届威尼斯双年展丹麦和北欧馆的展览《收藏者们》(“The Collectors”);作品《点亮——挪威当代艺术》(“Lights On-Norwegian Contemporary Art”)曾在2008年于奥斯陆的Astrup Fearnley博物馆和2009年西班牙加泰罗尼亚举办的Jafre双年展上展出。比较近期的展览包括《阿沃尔》(“ALVOR”),Michael Thibault画廊,洛杉矶(2014年);《各种各样的灯》(“Variety Lights”),Devening项目,芝加哥(2014年);《他们,他们》(“They, Them”),DREI博物馆,科隆(2015年);《附件》(“Attachments”),MELK画廊,奥斯陆(2015年);《从后面穿过胸膛进入眼球》(“Von hinten durch die Brust ins Auge”),Kristiansand 艺术厅(2015年)和《我是》(“I is”),Kunstnerforbundet, 奥斯陆(2015年)。

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