Siri Ekker Svendsen
Siri Ekker Svendsen (b. 1971 in Trondheim) is a visual artist who lives and works in Oslo, Norway. Her works are primarily concerned with the relationship between nature, perception and consciousness, and the connection between the physical world and the human perception and imagination. She examines this issue through photography and video, with motives of natural phenomena, trees, plants, animals and humans, often in a state of transformation or interaction. Several of her works are based on biology, psychology and mythological material. Her photographic practice is based on analog camera and film, where the accompanying restriction and risk is an important part of the process. She works with both stagings, studies and found motifs, and uses these methods interchangeably within the same series. Lately she has started more collaborative work toward scientific areas, and how to communicate and present scientific knowledge in an artistic and visual setting. Siri Ekker Svendsen holds an MFA from Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway. Her previous exhibitions include among others Malmö Konstall, Sweden, Grünerløkka Kunsthall, Galleri F15, Preus Fotomuseum, Høstutstillingen, all in Norway, ArtGenda, Hamburg og Center for Contemporary Arts Afganhistan, Kabul. Participated in Vestlandsutstillingen in 2005, 2021.