CV

BIO

Nanna K. Hougaard (b. 1988) is a Danish artist currently based in Trondheim, Norway. Her interdisciplinary artistic research combines various materials, intuition, technology and scientific elements, often in dialogue with scientists. The works study Nature as a whole, across the organic and the cultural, while simultaneously drawing attention to the methods we create in order to understand it.  In her recent works, she uses algorithms, both as a material and a tool, to investigate how technology transforms the world, as well as our perception and access to knowledge. Hougaard holds an MFA from Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts (NTNU 2019) and a BA in Aesthetics & Culture and Art & Technology (AU/AAU 2015). She is the founder and curator of Underfladen, a platform for interdisciplinary events across art, music and science.

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Education:

2019           Master of Fine Arts, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, NTNU (NO)  

2017           Kunstskolen Spektrum, Copenhagen, (DK)

2015           Bachelor of Arts in Aesthetics & Culture (AU) and Art & Technology (AAU), DK

2011           Fotografisk Skole, Byhøjskolen, Aarhus (DK)

 

Solo /duo exhibitions: 

2020          'Department of X', Spanien 19C, Aarhus (DK)   

2020          'Carriers of Meaning', Babel Visningsrom for Kunst, Trondheim (NO)   

2020          I/Earth/Machine/Driver, Jacob Jessen's solo show 'OSX', Marie Kirkegaard Gallery, CPH (DK)

2020          'Department of X', Lydgalleriet, Bergen (NO)

2019         ‘Tilblivelser’ Galleri Blunk, Trondheim (NO) 

2018          ‘It’s Growing’, Galleri KiTX, Trondheim (NO)

2018          ‘Fragile Realities’, Kunsthall 15, Trondheim Open Art Biennale (NO) 

2014          ‘An opening’, Institut for X, Aarhus (DK)

2014          ‘Marselis Slugs’ with Kristian Buhl, Galleri Mødestedet, Aarhus (DK)

 

Group exhibitions (selected):

2020         'Alliance of Women in Media Arts & Science' conference, Santa Barbara (US)

2019          ‘Bridges are Burning’, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim (NO)

2018          ‘I/EARTH/MACHINE/DRIVER’, Switch, Galleri KiT, Trondheim (NO)

2018          ‘BxxNGS l-lll’, Framed Unframed, Gallery KiT, Trondheim (NO)

2017          ‘Im/possibilities of Non/being”, Gallery KiT, Trondheim (NO)

2017          “Sense of Dimensional Time & Space”, Gallery KiT, Trondheim (NO)

2017          ‘Almost Nothing’, Examination of Invisible Spaces, Trondheim (NO)

2017          Festival of Endless Gratitude, Copenhagen (DK)

2016          ‘Subtus’, Andetsteds, Museum Ovartaci, Aarhus (DK)

2015          ‘96 percent’, ArT Spring Exhibition, Aalborg (DK)

 

Collaborations: 

2020          'Oh, Everything is so Hard!' with The Hard Nipples, Aarhus fArtspace, (online)

2020          (Cancelled) Pixel/Frames/Beats/Drones with Jeremy Welsh, Meta.morf (NO)

2020          (Cancelled) Pixel/Frames/Beats/Drones with Jeremy Welsh, SAR Conference, Bergen (NO)

2018          Chicks On Speed, Meta.morf - Trondheim Biennale for Art & Technology (NO)

2015          ‘Midnight Ceremony’ with Joëlle Dubé and Morten Poulsen, Galleri Tomrummet, Aalborg

2012          ‘Live-writing’ with Jonas Eika and Bolette Søs, Galleri Lunch Money, Aarhus (DK)

 

Public works:

2017          Kulturnatten, Huset-KBH, Copenhagen (DK)

2016          Spillestedet Tape, Aarhus (DK)

 

Curation:

2017-        Curator and founder, Examination of Invisible Spaces, Kunstarken, Trondheim (NO)

2014-16    Director, curator and founder, Mørke Dage, Transdisciplinary Art and Music Festival (DK)

2015          Curator and founder, Galleri Tomrummet, Aalborg (DK)

2014-        Founder, Foreningen Underfladen

2013          Curator and founder, Container Art Project, Aarhus (DK)

Internships:

2017          Billedskolen for Børn, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen (DK)

 

Publications:

2019          Department of X, Artist Book

2018          BxxNGS, Artist Book

 

Stipends/scholarships/grants:

2020          Exhibition support, Danish Arts Foundation // Udstillingsstedet Spanien 19C

2020          Production grant, Danish Arts Foundation // Playing God

2020          One-year working grant, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Norway

2020          Production grant, Fond for Lyd & Bilde // Carriers of Meaning

2020          Production grant, Danish Arts Foundation // Carriers of Meaning

2020          Exhibition support, Arts Council Norway // Carriers of Meaning

2020          Production grant, Trondheim Municipality // Carriers of Meaning

2019          Exhibition support, Arts Council Norway // Tilblivelser

2019          Art student stipend,  Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond, Norway // Department of X

2019          Stipend for new art graduates, Arts Council Norway

Memberships:

Unge Kunstneres Samfund (UKS)

Norske Billedkunstnere (NBK)

Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (LKV)

Other:

2020-        Artist/drummer, The Hard Nipples

2019 -       Artist assistant, Jacob Jessen, Trondheim (NO)

2017-19   Board member, Galleri Blunk, Trondheim (NO)

2018-20   Drummer, YDMYG

 

© 2020 NANNA HOUGAARD