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.
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.
2019: Globus Hystericus; Konsthall Marieholm. (29.06.-01.09.), Marieholm, Sweden.
2017: Subject To Change; Galleri Seilduken, Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
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.
2020: 4+4, Kunsthall Grenland (28.03.2020-), Porsgrunn, Norway.
2020: Blue Chip Baby, by Duckert Detroit, in collaboration with Kjetil Detroit Kristensen. Babel Visningsrom (06.-22.03.2020), Trondheim, Norway.
2020: QB Gallery, 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.
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