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From the opening performance at Rosenkrantz’ gate 14, Oslo, Norway. 24.08.2019.
Part of the project Hannah Ryggen Army, in collaboration with Julie Ebbing. Photo by Vibeke Christensen.

Helene Duckert (1988) works in Oslo and holds a master’s degree 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 civilization, 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 artifacts that put their finger on everyone’s life in an increasingly globalized world.

Currently based in Oslo.

Education

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.

Solo Exhibitions

2019:     Globus Hystericus; Konsthall Marieholm. (29.06.-01.09.), Marieholm, Sweden.

2017:      Subject To Change; Galleri Seilduken, Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

Public Commissions

2019-2020: Hannah Ryggen Army, in collaboration with Julie Ebbing. Rosenkrantz’ gate 14, Oslo, Norway. Commissioned by Mesén and the municipality of Oslo.

Group Exhibitions

2020: Kunsthall Grenland (March-May), Porsgrunn, Norway.

2020: TBA, in collaboration with Kjetil Detroit Kristensen. Babel Visningsrom (March-April), Trondheim, Norway.

2020:      QB Gallery (February), Oslo, Norway.

2019: 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.

Work

2018->:        Writer for Tidsskriftet Kunsthåndverk/Journal of Craft

2018->:         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