Artists with an affiliation to the counties of Rogaland, Vestland and Møre og Romsdal, either by being born, having studied, or lived here for a longer period of time are welcome to apply for participation in Vestlandsutstillingen 2021.
The appointed curator of VU21 is Heidi Bjørgan.
Applications should consist of up to 3 artworks, produced within the last 2 years.
For questions please contact Exhibitions Manager Anneli Belsvik Aras:
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 934 94 145 (Mondays and Tuesdays 09-16).
Heidi Bjørgan (b. 1970) holds an MFA in ceramic art, as well as Curatorial Practice from the Art Academy in Bergen. Bjørgan has contributed to a renewed discourse on arts and crafts in the Norwegian context, both as an artist and as a curator. She was co-founder of the artist run gallery Temp in Bergen (2000-2002), and has curated exhibitions at Rogaland Kunstsenter, Gallery F15, Hordaland Kunstsenter and Gallery Format. At KODE Art Museum Heidi Bjørgan curated the international exhibition Thing Tang Trash and Signed Inger Waage. She was also co-curator of an extended group show of Norwegian and Chinese arts and crafts entitled Beyond G(l)aze at Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum in China and at KODE Art Museum in Bergen, as well as the exhibition KREFTER – Dyrdal Kvasbø Tingleff at KODE (2019). Heidi Bjørgan lives and works in Bergen, Norway.
Sogn og Fjordane Art Museum, Førde
Jugendstilsenteret & KUBE, Ålesund
Haugesund Billedgalleri Haugesund
Kunsthuset Kabuso Hardanger
Kunsthall Stavanger Stavanger
Vestlandsutstillingen (The West Land Exhibition) is an annual touring exhibition with works by artists connected to Western Norway. The exhibition presents contemporary art that reflects the Western art scene from local, national and international contexts towards the rest of the country.
As the country´s only regional exhibition that is curated, applicants to Vestlandsutstillingen are juried by professional curators or artists. The only requirement is to have a connection to Western Norway, wether it be they are born, has grown up, studied or been a permanent resident for a period of time in one of the counties of Rogaland, Vestland or Møre & Romsdal.