Visual artist

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Education
2014-16 MFA, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway.
2015 Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, US (Exchange).
2011-14 BFA, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway.
2010-11 Nordland Art- and Film College, Kabelvåg, Norway.

Solo exhibitions
2019 Dubious Chalk Circle, Archeological Museum, Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria.
2018 Old Laughter and Synonyms for Actors, Rafael Mihaylov Exhibition Halls, Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria
2018 Abstract Frontline of Identity, Hamar Kunstforening, Hamar, Norway.
2018 Abstract Frontline of Identity: To Tole, Radical Gallery, Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria.
2017 The Silence Under the Lamp and the Tragedy of Doors, Многоточие Gallery, Bulgaria.
2017 There is Always Another Home To Empty, TAM, Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria.
2016 Tango, or Echoes of Conditional Self-assertion, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway.
2016 People Behind the Gallery Wall, Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway.
2014 Highway Furnitures, One Night Only, Kunstnernes Hus, Norway.

Group exhibitions
2019 King of Hearts, The Room Contemporary, Venice, Italy.
2018 Iron Fist Fruit Ball, Hamar Kunstbank, Hamar, Norway.
2018 Glocal, Radical Gallery, Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria.
2016 Overidentification, MFA Graduation Show, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway.
2016 Sicherheit Stimulus, Galleri Lynx, Kunstforum, Oslo, Norway.
2015 To Tole, Up Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2015 Echoes of Conditional Self-Assertion, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, USA.
2015 To Tole, Poznan Conference Biennial, Paradox, Poznan, Poland.
2015 Dear Hilesh, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, USA.
2014 Stille beundring, rolig protest, BFA Graduation show, Grünerløkka, Oslo, Norway.
2013 Borgen: History Park in Bjørvika, Design and Architecture DogA, Oslo, Norway.
2013 Work In Translation, Skoki Palace, Skoki, Poland.
2011 City Furnitures, Gallery Aula, Poznan, Poland.

Practice
2019- Heerz Tooya, Initiator and Curator, Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria.
2018- ARV.International, Director; Artist Residency, Vishovgrad, Bulgaria.
2013-2015 Oslo Kunsthavn, Initiator and Curator; exhibition project, Ingensteds, Oslo, Norway.

Publications
2018 Old Laughter and Synonyms for Actors, JohnJohnBooks Publishing, ISBN: 978-82-691423-1-0
2018 The Abstract Frontline of Identity, Self pressed exhibition catalog: Hamar Kunstforening, Norway.


Lars Nordby (b.1988, Norway) lives and works in Oslo, Norway, and Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria. Nordby holds a BFA and MFA at the Oslo National Academy of Arts. His work evolves around art installations, photos, videos, and interventions in the public space. Inspired by theatre aesthetics and identity politics, his conceptual framework deals with the notion of humans' perverse attitude towards identity and belonging. Exhibitions Nordby has done include Dubious Chalk Circle at the Archeological Museum in Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria (2019); King of Hearts, The Room Contemporary in Venice Italy (2019);Old Laughter and Synonyms for Actors at Rafael Mihaylov in Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria (2018); Abstract Frontline of Identity at Hamar Kunstforening, Norway (2018); Tango, or Echoes of Conditional Self-Assertion at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, Norway (2016); Dear Hilesh at Chicago Art Department, in Chicago, USA (2015); and To Tole at Poznan Biennale in Poznan, Poland (2015). Lars Nordby is also a freelance curator, is published by JohnJohnBooks in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, runs the contemporary art gallery Heerz Tooya (www.heerztooya.com) in Veliko Turnovo in Bulgaria, and is the director of the artist residency ARV.International (www.arv.international) in Vishovgrad in Bulgaria. www.larsnordby.com