Artistic essens/CV

Roald Andersen dy.

Norwegian visual artist. Born 1971 in Stavanger. Living and working in Kristiansand.

I work mainly with sculpture, installation and drawing /mix media on paper. I also work with social collaborative projects in several different settings.

Selection of exhibitions / assignments:
Sørlandets Kunstmuseum (regional art museum), KODE Art Museums in Bergen, Kristiansand Kunsthall (local art museum) , Høyersten contemporary, Galleri Jacob Bjørn i Aarhus and Q42.

The themes I work with often revolve around everyday objects we surround ourselves with, such as floors, beds and benches.
The installations challenge our prejudices and preconceptions about what a floor / bed / bench is or may be. They change our perspectives and make us look at the elements of our lives we otherwise take for granted in a different way. The floor seems to hide a secret. The bed becomes a living organism.
In my projects I often involve users and audiences in the work process. The inclusive workflow gives the projects important perspectives as I move on to the finished result.

Several public schools and kindergartens, the Norwegian Public Road Administration and Sørlandet Regional Hospital have been arenas and partners in these social projects.

For enquiries please contact Høyersten Contemporary


Solo exhibitions in selection:

2023 Forandringer Del II, Galleri Langegården

2023 Forandringer (Transformation), Jacob Bjørn Gallery, Århus Danmark

2019 Trondheim Kunstmuseum m/Marius Amdam

2019 Sandefjord Kunstforening m/Marius Amdam

2015 Galleri Jacob Bjørn, Aarhus Danmark, duoutstilling m/ Astrid Kruse Jensen

2013 Christiansand Kunsthall, book: Teori om sovende skog
2013 NLHspace, København
2010 Sørlandets Kunstmuseum
2009 Kystmuseet i Sør Trøndelag
2008 Galleri Norske Grafikere Oslo, catalog
2005 Fimbul Galleri, Oslo, catalog

Collective exhibitions, performance and installations in selections:

2023  Life, Death and Rebirth.  Høyersten Contemporary, Bergen

2022 Hanna Ryggen Triennale, Trondheim

2021 Disco, Kristiansand

2019 Ålesund Kunsthall, Horisont
2019 Greenlightfestival Skien & Porsgrunn

2017 Spriten Kunsthall, Skien m/Odd Fredrik Heiberg & Paul Onditi

2015 KODE Bergen Kunstmuseum
2012 Performance «Sørlandsk figurativ kunst» m/Torbjørn Reuter Christiansen
2008 Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, skulptur, catalog
2008 Kulturkirken Jakob, Oslo . ”Bilder av Gud” Sculpture/installation, catalog
2007 Vestfossen , performance m/ Morten Liene
2005 Christiansand Kunstforening
2005 Hordaland kunstnersenter, performance
2004 Oslo City, performance for Søndagsåpent on TV-2
2003 Umeå Internasjonale Kammermusikkfestival. Umeå, Sverige, performance
2003 Urban Light Work Festival, Richmond, USA. Performance “9 menn” m/Morten Liene
2002 Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, performance ”9 menn” m/ Morten Liene


2021 Billedkunstnernes Vedelagsfond, arbeidstipend 1 år

2019 Billedkunstnernes Vedelagsfond 2 år

2017 Billedkunstnernes Vedelagsfond 1 år

2016 Billedkunstnernes Vedelagsfond 1 år 

2012 Kristiansand Kommunes Kunstnertipend

2010 Statens Kunstnerstipend

2009 Billedkunstnernes Vedelagsfond 1 år 

2008 Vest Agder Fylkeskommune Arbeidsstipend 

2003 OCA Office of Contemporary Art

2002 Norsk Kulturråd, debutantstøtte

2001 Letterstædska- forening (Sverige)

Public commissions/collected by:

2020 Trondheim Kunstmuseum, collection

2016 Q 42, Kristiansand

2010 Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, collection

2010 DPS Strømme, Sørlandets Sykehus

2004 Nord Trøndelag Fylke, collection

2004 Vennesla Omsorgssenter

2003 Fylkeshuset i Vest-Agder