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Preamble
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Biography

Hanan Benammar (France/Algeria) is an artist based in Oslo since 2011. She holds an MA from the Art Academy of Oslo and a second MA from the Dutch Art Institute (NL).
 She has exhibited and performed in numerous places, lately at Musée de la Camargue (Arles) - after receiving a prize during Phonurgia Award, Gallery RAM (Oslo), Edge of Wrong (Cape-Town), Radikal Unsichtbar (Hamburg) and Radiophrenia (Glasgow).

Her work will be seen next year at Small Projects (Tromsø) and Le Cube (Rabat). 
Hanan also works collaboratively for Vandaler forening artist run platform with many wonderful friends, as well as Flatbread Society and First Supper Symposium. 
Most of her works are made on a long time period or dedicated to a process that will unfold on a life-time scale. She focuses her energy and resources digging information that spans from botanical, geo-political, geological to anthropological or sociological studies in deserted landscapes of different continents, developing conceptual projects and gestures that are simultaneously monumental, performative and minimalist.

CONTACT

Hanan Benammar / onewaytoadesert@gmail.com

CV  (selection)

education

2012/2014: MFA at the Dutch Art Institute (Arnhem –The Netherlands) 

2011/2012: MFA at the National Art Academy of Oslo 

2010/2011: First Year MA at Cergy-Paris Fine arts and Oslo Kunstakademi (Paris/Cergy, Oslo) 

2010: BA / Diplôme National d’Arts Plastiques (DNAP) w/ Congratulations of the jury (Paris/Rueil-Malmaison)

exhibitions/projects 

solo 

2018: One way to a desert, symposium (Oslo) 

Social Weavers, Small Projects (Tromsø – Norway) 

Social Weavers, AiR Arkhangelsk (Arkhangelsk – Russia) 

2017: Essay: HC Gilje "Notes from the outer space", ATOPIA kunstlab, Oslo

Animal Sound Lab II, Musée de la Camargue (Arles – France) 

Giraffes don’t whistle, Edge of Wrong (Cape Town – South–Africa) 

Nomenrature, Radikal Unsichtbar (Hamburg – Germany)

2015: One way to a desert, House of Foundation (Moss – Norway) 

Desert Garden, Gallery BOA (Oslo) 

group 

2018: Desert Garden, Le Cube (Rabat – Morocco) 

2017: Desert Garden, Seed Journey, SALT Gallery (Istanbul – Turkey) 

2016: Motor Ringer (Bushveld), «Lager 001» (Oslo) 

2015: Animal Sound Lab «Menneskeberget» Munch Atelier Ekely (Oslo) 

2014: Antiphony «Using the Museum» DAI and Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven – The Netherlands) 

Animal Sound Lab, Land Art Biennial, UMA (Ulaanbaatar – Mongolia) 

A Place I Have Never Been «Travelling Communiqué», Museum of Yugoslav History (Belgrade – Serbia)

Prenons un air dégagé: We already had no history, «Intervening Space: From the intimate to the world», curated by Yasmina Reggad,The Mosaic Rooms (London – UK)

collective projects on public space and politics

2019: Carnival: A Celebration of Barbarian Democracy (Oslo) 

2017: First Supper Symposium, Prologue 3: Activism, feminism, transcultural movements - a conversation between Middle-East and Scandinavia, Interkulturelt Museum, (Oslo)

Seed Journey, Futurefarmers (from Oslo to Istanbul) 

2016: Prologues 1,2,3 First Supper Symposium 

2015: Lover Man, art in public space, w/ Mattias Cantzler, Gallery PENG (Mainz – Germany) 

2013: Masculine Landscapes, art in public space, w/ Mattias Cantzler, Tomma Rum, (Unnaryd – Sweden) 

performances/concerts

2018: Forbrytelse og straff, Black Box Theatre (Oslo)

Grand Theft Oslo, Human Rights Human Wrongs (Oslo)

2017: Nomenrature, Radiophrenia (Glasgow, UK)

Carnival Union Band, The Planning of Grand Theft Oslo, Skien Ibsen International Conference (Skien - Norway)

Nomenrature, Blurred Edges Festival (Hamburg - Germany)

2016: Brisée, LP w/ Per Platou (Paris), Museum for Digital arts, Le Cube (Issy-les-Moulineaux – France)

2014: Feilkontroll, Everything Must Go Festival, Fukushima, Valland Fri Konst, (Göteborg – Sweden) 

2013: Duett performance with Ragnhild Aamas Tredje Tekst Marstrand Festival, Black Box Theater, ++ (Oslo) 

Performance at Spikersuppa Lyd Galleri (Oslo) 

2011: Feilkontroll, Ultima Contemporary Music Festival, Opera House (Oslo) 

residencies

2017: Musée de la Camargue (Arles, France)
2015: Sonic Mmabolela, Pnek Residency Grant, (Limpopo - South-Africa) 

2014: ARTIFARITI (Boujdour Saharawi refugee camp – Algeria/Polisario)

2014: Land Art Mongolia Biennial LAM (Orkhon Valley – Mongolia) 

2014: Macura Museum (Serbia) Jan – Feb 

aria – artist residency in algiers (Algiers – Algeria) 

2013: Summerschool Residency , TAAK (Marfa, Texas – USA) 

curatorial practice

Since 2012: Winter Solstice Night Exhibition 

Since 2015: From Dusk Till Dawn Art Prize w/ PNEK 

Since 2015: Co-founder and director of Vandaler Forening 

2018: Algeria-Norway (working title) residency project between Vandaler forening and Box24
2017: Algeria (extract of perfumes), Cinemateket i Oslo, Khartoum Contemporary Art Center, Café Provence (Oslo) 

Since 2016: Human Scarecrows one week performance festival, Flatbread Society, (Oslo)

grants/awards/nominations

2017:  Algeria (Extract of Perfumes), Fritt Ord project grant
Hysteri, Winter Solstice Night Exhibition 2017, project grant, Kulturrådet
Carnival Union, Carnival: A Celebration of Barbarian Democracy, project grant, KORO 

Human Scarecrows 2.0, Flatbread Society, project grant, Kulturetaten
2016: Sound art Phonurgia Nova Award in Field Recording for Animal Sound Lab (Paris) 

One year working grant «Billedkunstnernes Verdlagsfond» NBK 

Production grant for the Winter Solstice 2016 

NBK project grant for Social Weavers 

2015: Artist house Vandaler forening from Oslo Art Council

Project grant Norwegian Art Council for One way to a desert 

Nomination to DNB Young artist prize 

One year working grant «Billedkunstnernes Verdlagsfond» NBK 

Exhibition grant for Desert Garden, Fond for Lyd og Bilde
2014: Project grant Norwegian Art Council for Desert Garden 

OCA international support grant for Play Ground 

OCA international support grant for A Place I Have Never Been 

Working grant «Diversestipend» Norwegian Art Council

Nomination to Future Generation Art Prize (Kiev) 

OCA international support grant for Prenons un air dégagé: We already had no history. (Algiers/London) 

artist books/publications

2019: One way to a desert (Oslo) 

2016: Desert Garden and other tales, release on label EARWITNESS (Barcelona – Spain) 

Brisée, LP WEAPON w/ Per Platou, Freevol art organisation (Paris) 

2014: A Place I Have Never Been, «UNFOLD» initiated by Doreen Mende (Addis-Ababa– Ethiopia) 

2013: Audio book Lonely Travelers, Casco/DAI (Utrecht – The Netherlands) 

Desert Garden, Club Donny, clubdonny.com (Rotterdam – The Netherlands)

talks

2017: Seed Journey/Desert Garden at Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah Biennial, (Sharjah, UAE) 

2016: Artist Curator/Curator Artist - AC/CA, KhiO (Oslo) 

PRAKSIS, Atelier Nord ANX (Oslo) 

2014: Lonely Travelers, The Netsa Art Village (Addis Ababa – Ethiopia)

2013: Desert Garden, Hortus Botanicus, (Amsterdam – The Netherlands) 

One way to a desert, National School of fine-arts Tallinn and Helsinki 

press

2016: «16 Algerian artists to know now»: http://artradarjournal.com/2016/01/17/16-algerian-...

Winter Solstice night exhibition 2015 Play Hooky (in norwegian) http://www.kunstkritikk.no/artikler/vintervandaler 

2015: Desert Garden: http://www.kunstkritikk.no/kritikk/sjamantropologe...

2014: Group exhibition «Intervening Space: From the intimate to the world»: http://www.ibraaz.org/reviews/70 http:// universes-in-uni- verse.org/eng/nafas/articles/2014/intervening_space 

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