Aleksander Johan Andreassen is a Norwegian visual artist and filmmaker living in Oslo, Norway. He mainly works with film and video installations where, using different methods, Aleksander explores perspectives on normality and belongingness. Beyond collaborating with a variety of performers, choreographers, filmmakers, writers, and other artists, he frequently partners with non-artists and has on several occasions involved family members in his projects.
Aleksander aims to develop project-specific methods that produce critical perspectives on standardised methods. He mindfully assemblages fiction and documentary to structure a displacement that can comment on our challenges with normality, belongingness, mind-body dualism, and the human-nature relationship. In recent years he has focused on exploring these subjects by experimenting with staging methods in public and semi-public spaces, where public norms actively function as a frame for these stagings.
His work has been featured in exhibitions and film festivals on a national and international scale including the AC Institute in New York, USA; The 63rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen in Oberhausen, Germany; and the 55th Gijón International Film Festival in Gijón, Spain – among others. His film Strim won the Golden Chair for best Norwegian short film during The 40th Norwegian Short Film Festival in 2017. Aleksander holds a Master’s degree in Fine Art from Konstfack University College in Stockholm, Sweden.
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.
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.
Selected Screenings & Group Exhibitions.
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 International competition, 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.
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.
2017 Velferden Summer Project in Hauge i Dalane, Norway.
2017 AIR Barents in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway.
2018 The Norwegian Association of Art Societies.
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.
2017 Nordic Art School in Kokkola, Finland: Two-week video course.
I am regular guest teacher at Einar Granum School of Fine Art in Oslo, Norway.
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