Visual artist and filmmaker Aleksander Johan Andreassen (b.1982, Bodø, Norway) lives in Oslo, Norway.

Aleksander Johan Andreassen’s collaborations and open-ended performances draw attention to the subtle ways in which public and semi-public spaces influence human behavior. Engaging performers, choreographers, filmmakers, writers, and artists, as well as family members and non-artists, he intervenes in city streets and shopping malls in the hopes of eliciting critical or disruptive ways of perceiving and interacting with the built environment.


Telephone: 004795071274
Member of NNBK and UKS


2013 – 2015 Konstfack in Stockholm, Sweden: Master of Fine Arts.
2007 – 2010 Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Bergen, Norway: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography.
2006 – 2007 Nordland Vocational College of Art and Film in Kabelvåg, Norway: Film course.

Selected Solo Exhibitions & Stand-Alone Events

2021  Haptic Habitat at Møre og Romsdal Kunstsenter in Molde Norway
2019  Centarium in Mo i Rana, Norway.
2018  Caprice with Maria Landmark during Bodø Biennale in Norway.
2017  Bodø Kunstforening in Bodø, Norway.
2016  Studio 17 in Stavanger, Norway.
2014  AC Institute in New York, USA.
2014  Galleri Konstfack in Stockholm, Sweden.

Archive & distribution

2022  Filmbib. Adult Wasteland, Centarium and Undersyn bought for the online film catalogue of the Norwegian Public Library.
2020  Filmform The art film & video archive. Distribution of the films stille dag, Roy og Alle Tankers Slekt. Sweden andinternational. Archiving of Strim, Centarium and A rock
2018  Arte (Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne). France, Germany. Three year broadcasting licence of the film Strim. 
2017  Filmbib. Strim bought for the online film catalogue of the Norwegian Public Library.
2017  Videokunstarkivet i Norge. Main works in the Archive.


2023 The Relief Fund for Visual Artists (BKH) 3-year work grant.
2022 Arts council Norway: Miscellaneous grant.
2021 Oslo Municipality's artist scholarship.
2021  Norwegian Visual Artists Fund (BKV): 2-year work grant.
2020 Arts council Norway: COVID-19 grant.
2018  Norwegian Visual Artists Fund (BKV): 3-year work grant.
2017  Norwegian Visual Artists Fund (BKV): 1-year work grant.
2016  Arts council Norway: Miscellaneous grant.
2013  Arts council Norway: 2-year work grant for younger and newly established artists.


2021 Winner of Best Artists’ Film Award for Centarium at Aesthetica short film festival in York, UK.
2019 Winner of the Critics Award at The 43rd Trøndelagsutstillingen for Undersyn.
2017 Winner of the Golden Chair for best Norwegian short film at The 40th Norwegian short film festival for Strim.
2017 Honorable mentions for editing and sound design by The Norwegian Film Workers Associations at The 40th Norwegian short film festival for Strim.
2015 Winner of the Critics Award at The 39th Trøndelagsutstillingen for Alle tankers slekt.


2021/22 Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
2017 Velferden Summer Project in Hauge i Dalane, Norway.
2017 AIR Barents in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway.

Selected Screenings & Group Exhibitions

2023 Communal Enthusiasm, 75 years of the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL. Group show.
2023 Open Video at UKS, OSLO, Norway. Screening programme.
2023 Film i Samtdskonsten. Online screening in Sweden.
2023 Oslo Open at Atelier Nord. Oslo, Norway. Group show.
2023 Short Circuit REINVENTION . Brighton, UK, Screening.
2022 BETRAKTNINGER = OBSERVATIONS, DIALOGUES AND ACTIONS. At ROM during Oslo Architecture Triennale, Norway.
2022 Shockfest, New York City, USA.
2022 I Call It Art, The National Museum, Oslo, Norway
2022 Open Studios, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands 
2022 Norwegian Short Film Night, Show Me Shorts Film Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
2022 Minimalen Short Film Festival in Trondheim, Norway.
2021 AURA, video from the North at VisualContainer.TV
2021 International Portrait Film Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2021 Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK.
2021 Braziers International Film Festival, Chiltern Hills, UK
2021 The Norwegian Short Film festival, Online, Norway.
2021 Slamdance 2021, Online, USA. 
2021 31 TIFF, Tromsø International filmfestival in Tromsø, Norway.
2021 ROLLOUT Dance Film Archive. Casa Garden, Macao, China.
2021 BEKs online archive. , Online, Bergen, Norway
2020 The 18° Festival internacional Signos da Noite. Online, Portugal.
2020 Og lenge gikk vi uten lys at Kristiansand Kunsthall in Kristansand, Norway.
2020 Abduction in Oslo, Norway.
2020 The Latent City by BEK in Bergen, Norway.
2020 Høstutstillingen 2020 (The Autumn Exhibition) in Oslo, Norway.
2020 Split Videoart Festival, Outdoor screenings. Split, Croatia.
2020 Riga Pasaules film festival (RPFF), Riga, Latvia.
2020 False Memory, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum. Rugby. UK.
2020 Bodø Biennale. Shopping mall screening of Centarium. 
2020 The Norwegian Short film Festival, Online, Norway.
2020 Videowalk - Erosion. Tjaukle, Gotland. Sweden
2020 The 74th. North Norwegian art exhibition (Den 74. Nordnorske Kunstutstilling), selected venues in northern Norway.
2020 30th TIFF, Tromsø International filmfestival in Tromsø, Norway.
2019 AD VENT, performance with writer Cathrine Knudsen and dancer Chollada Phinitduang, Oslo, Norway
2019 #makingsensetogether, POP UP show and online, Vega Scene, Oslo, Norway.
2019 Trøndelagsutstillingen in Trondheim, Norway.
2019 Group show, Gallery CC, in Malmö, Sweden.
2019 37th Asolo Art Film Festival in Asolo, Italy.
2019 CosmiX II, Xóm Bắc Cầu in Hanoi, Vietnam.
2019 Ibrida festival delle arti intermediali, Forlì, Italy
2019 Multiplié dansefilm, Minimalen Short Film Festival in Trondheim, Norway.
2018 ROLLOUT Dance Film Festival in Macau, China.
2018 Sveriges Konstföreningar, travelling film programme in Sweden.
2018 Det felles eide, Film programme at Kunstnernes hus in Oslo, Norway.
2018 20th Mecal Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain.
2018 TIFF, Tromsø Internatinal filmfestival in Tromsø, Norway.
2018 Time can't be fixed, Video and performance programme in Stockholm, Sweden.
2017 Vilnius International Short Film Festival in Vilnius, Lithuania.
2017 31st Leeds International Film Festival in Leeds, UK.
2017 55 Gijón International Film Festival in Gijón, Spain.
2017 Høstutstillingen 2017 (The Autumn Exhibition) in Oslo, Norway.
2017 Screenings and artist talk. Kantinekino in Trondheim and Levanger, Norway.
2017 63rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in Oberhausen, Germany.
2017 Group show at Tenthaus Oslo in Oslo, Norway.
2017 Virtual Landscapes: A Travel Through, Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
2017 Supermarket Stockholm Independent Art Fair 2017 with RAM galleri in Stockholm, Sweden.
2016 Berlin Experimental Film Festival in Berlin, Germany.
2016 19th annual Antimatter in Victoria, BC, Canada.
2016 Milwaukee Underground Film Festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
2016 Deluge Contemporary Art in Victoria, BC, Canada.
2016 re|vision European Experimental Film Festival at MIT, Massachusetts, USA.
2016 34th Bergamo Film Meeting International Film Festival in Bergamo, Italy.
2015 The spring exhibition, Konstfack in Stockholm, Sweden.
2015 The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival in Volda, Norway.
2014 31st Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival in Kassel, Germany.
2014 Høstutstillingen 2014 (The Autumn Exhibition) in Oslo, Norway.
2014 6th Cairo Video Festival in Cairo, Egypt.
2014 Encounters Film Festival in Bristol, UK.

Selected Subsidies

2022 Arts council Norway: The Audio and Visual Fund: Project funding.
2021  KORO - Public Art Norway: Project funding.
2021  Norsk fotografisk fond: Project funding.
2020 Arts council Norway: The Audio and Visual Fund: Project funding.
2020 Arts council Norway: Project funding.
2020 Norwegian Visual Artists Fund (BKV): Project funding.
2018  The Norwegian Association of Art Societies: Project funding.
2018  Fritt Ord: Project funding.
2018  Norsk fotografisk fond: Project funding.
2018  Norwegian Visual Artists Fund (BKV): Project funding.
2017  Bodø kommune: Project funding.
2017  Norwegian Visual Artists Fund (BKV): Project funding.
2017  Arts council Norway: Project funding.
2017  Viken filmsenter: Travel funding.
2016  Arts Council Norway: Project funding.
2016  Oslo Municipality: Subsidised studio for 5 years.
2015  Nordnorsk Filmsenter: Travel funding.
2014  The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA): Travel funding.

Selected Stage work

2013 Video design for the stage play KILL THEM ALL! - Sørgespill by Tore Vagn Lid at the National Theatre in Oslo, Norway.
2012 Video design for the stage play Straff Sørgespel by Tore Vagn Lid at Logen teater in Bergen, Norway.


2019 - 21 Teacher at Oslo Fotokunstskole in Oslo, Norway.
2016 - 21 Regular guest teacher at Einar Granum School of Fine Art in Oslo, Norway.
2017    Guest teacher at Nordic Art School in Kokkola, Finland: Two-week video course.

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