Kjerringøy Land Art Biennale: Call for K-Lab Focusing on Site-specific Work (Norway)


K-LAB is an artist-run, international, interdisciplinary and site-specific platform established in 2007 for art in and with the landscape. It is situated in Kjerringøy in Bodø municipality, above the polar circle in Northern Norway.

For the 9th Kjerringøy Land Art Biennale 23/24 Special Edition, professional, international artists are invited to apply to come and make place-specific land art projects.

The Biennale is an interdisciplinary arena where ecology and a mindful interaction with nature are explored. The work is to explore and interact with the place and the natural and biodegradable materials available there, and investigate, transform, alter, reflect or commune with these on site. The activities should not contain any artificial materials and should be made in mindful ways with respect for the place and its inhabitants, creatures great and small. The work will integrate with the landscape or be temporary and gradually decompose.

K-Lab will be part of the European Capital of Culture 2024 in Bodø, and for this occasion K-Lab has a special programme: the selected artists are invited to stay for two longer periods – early summer 2023 and 2024. The idea is that each artist plan and develop a site-specific work of art to be ready for presentation in summer 2024. K-Lab expects each of you to prepare a public presentation. 

In this project, each artist will have about 2 x 5 weeks onsite, working with both concept and materials. K-Lab is also offering workshops for the artists, focusing on local materials and traditional crafts.

This particular edition of Kjerringøy Land Art Biennale will have the qualities both of the previous biennials and of their newly established Kjerringøy Artist in Residence. K-Lab will meet travel costs, accommodation and an artist fee, as well as a few other opportunities for income.

Professional artists, architects, performers, etc. can apply. The final number of artists will be between 6 and 8. 

Deadline: 23 May 2022

More info: https://www.kjerringoylandart.com/