Helene Duckert (1988) holds a MFA in Medium and Material based Art from Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Duckert works with discarded objects, detritus and obsolete materials scavenged around the city, creating assemblages and installations that function as personal comments on contemporary living. Like an archaeologist who examines the remains of the last great civilisation, Helene Duckert finds new connections between human and its possessions. With small means and shifting subtle and disturbing humor, the irrepressible left-overs are transformed into meaning-bearing artefacts that put their finger on everyone’s life in an increasingly globalised world.
Currently based in Oslo.
2016-2018: Oslo National Academy of the Arts (MFA): Master in Medium- and Material based Art
2013-2016: Oslo National Academy of the Arts (BFA): Bachelor in Medium- and Material based Art; Metal and Jewellery Department
2009-2012: Oslo University College, Bachelor in Art and Design.
2021: Evig eies kun det tapte/Eternally lost, eternally gained, Østfold Kunstsenter (30.10-19.12.), Fredrikstad.
2020: Blue Chip Baby (produsert som Duckert Detroit), i samarbeid med Kjetil Detroit Kristensen. Babel Visningsrom (06.-22.03), Trondheim.
2019: Globus Hystericus; Konsthall Marieholm (29.06.-01.09.), Marieholm, Sweden.
2017: Subject To Change; Galleri Seilduken, Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
2020: Sirene. Commissioned by Kulturbyåret Mesén, støttet av Oslo Kommune/Oslo Municipality.
2020: Sisters in Action, in collaboration with United Sisters/Forandringshuset, commissioned by MMW Arkitekter, supported by Oslo Kommune/Oslo Municipality
2020: Critic’s Corner, Pakkhuset, Oslo (09.01.2020). Commissioned by Kunstavisen.no.
2019: Hannah Ryggen Army, Rosenkrantz‘ gate 14, Oslo (24.08.2019). Commissioned by Mesén, in collaboration with the Kulturrådet and Bilfritt Byliv.
2019: Scenographer (substitute for Jennie Bringaker), Ways of Seeing, Stockholm Fringe Festival, Orion Theater.
2019: Costume production, Origins – The Workshop, with Oleg Soulimenko,
Praxisfestivalen. Shown at Bananas, Oslo.
2019-2020: Hannah Ryggen Army, in collaboration with Julie Ebbing. Rosenkrantz’ gate 14, Oslo, Norway. Commissioned by Mesén and the municipality of Oslo.
2021: “A place in my mind”, Ekebergparken. I samarbeid med Kunsten å hjelpe og Janne Heltberg.
2021: Are we human?, Galleri Format, Oslo.
2021: Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes hus, Oslo.
2021: “20/20 Vision”, Duckert Detroit. Østlandsutstillingen.
2021: In the Eyes of the Child, Kunsthall Oslo.
2020: Self-portrait spectacles and Emojimasks. Prosjektrommet, Galleri Format, Oslo,
2020: Den Siste Festen, QB Gallery, Oslo.
2020: Villa Bazaar, Norwegian Sculptors Society, Oslo.
2020: Juleutstillingen/Christmas Exhibition, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo.
2020: Excerpts from a Future Retrospective, Duckert Detroit (samarbeid med Kjetil Detroit Kristensen). FRA BALKONGEN – Et blikk på den regionale kunstscenen, Stavanger Kunstmuseum.
2020: 4+4, Kunsthall Grenland (03.10.2020-), Porsgrunn, Norway.
2020: Blue Chip Baby, by Duckert Detroit, in collaboration with Kjetil Detroit Kristensen. Babel Visningsrom (06.-22.03.2020), Trondheim, Norway.
2019: Juleutstillingen/Christmas Exhibition, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo Norway.
2019: Villa Bazaar, Norwegian Sculptors Society, Oslo, Norway.
2019: Toys, Kåken, Curated by Magdalena Kotkowska, Oslo Norway.
2019: Everyone Says Hello; Kunstnerforbundet. (10.01.-24.02.), Oslo, Norway. Curated by Lars Sture and produced by Norwegian Crafts.
2018: Traust. Graduation Exhibition (MFA); Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
2018: IN DA HOUSE; Athens Jewellery Week.
2018: WIP Exhibition/FABRIKA 12; Melting Point: Biennale of Contemporary Jewellery in Valencia.
2018: Spring Depot 2018, Tenthaus Oslo.
2017: MOAN; Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
2016: Graduation Exhibition (BFA); Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Medium and Material based Art.
2015: Contemporary Artefacts; Collaboration with Ilona Treilib. Galleri Seilduken, Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
2015: Open Call; Galleri Seilduken, Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
2015: Hotweek; Galleri Seilduken, Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
2013: Hotweek; Søylegalleriet, Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
2012: Graduation Exhibition; Oslo University College.
2018->: Writer for Tidsskriftet Kunsthåndverk/Journal of Craft
2018->: Formidlier/Gallery Assistant for Norsk Billedhoggerforening/Norwegian Sculptors Society
2018-2019: Guide, Oslo City Hall.
2016-2017: Board member, Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
2016-2018: Guide, The Norwegian Folk Museum.
2014: Guide, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo