/priːˈamb(ə)l, ˈpriː-/


Hanan Benammar (Algeria, France b. 1989) lives and works in between Norway, France and The Netherlands. 

She studied at the Art Academy of Oslo and the Dutch Art Institute (Arnhem, NL). She recently had One way to a desert’s solo exhibition at House of Foundation (Moss, Norway), in which the adventures of two people sent for a one way trip to a desert will be narrated.

Since moving to Oslo in 2011, she has been involved in different art events and institutions such as Gallery BOA, Ultima, Mosaic Rooms, Black Box Theater, aria (artist residency in algiers), the Museum of Yugoslav History and TAAK among others; with installations, texts, and performances. She is also involved in experimental opera noise project feilkontroll.

"Originally coming from a musical background, I do not consider my practice shaped by any medium. Nevertheless, my work is mostly based on music, sound, writings, talks, field recordings and different archival strategies. All my projects start with a journey.
By putting myself aside of the authorial persona, I wish and I consider art as an activity essentially enriched by the collective, expanded by hazardous changes, mistakes and misuses.
Most of my projects are realised on a long time scale. The monumentality of the time factor, effort and people involved, opposed to the essential low coefficient of visibility of my projects is the tension that drives my practice.
Travelling is a methodical tool. I choose to focus in "difficult" landscapes, arid and deserted, the ones that physically and mentally challenge myself and others. Geopolitical and environmental issues as well as traditional oral and social practices are the main reason I have fixed my attention to these regions of the world."


Hanan Benammar /

> EXHIBITIONS >< PROJECTS <  (selection)


2017-18: Lexicon Desert Bærbær

2016-2018: «Herbanists» collective public art project at Flatbread Society (Oslo)

Nov 2016: Social Weavers , solo exhibition, Small Projects(Tromsø)

fall 2016: One way to a desert, symposium (Oslo)

Sept 2016: Release of Desert Garden and other tales sound piece in label EARWITNESS (Barcelona) 

April 2016: work presentation at PRAKSIS, Atelier Nord ANX (Oslo) 

Since 2015: Co-founder and director of vandaler forening multidisciplinary art space (Oslo)


march: BriséeLP WEAPON in collaboration with Per Platou, produced in Paris by Freevol art organisation, curated by Nicolas Gimbert and performed at the Museum for digital arts Le Cube (Issy-les-Moulineaux – France) 


october-november: solo exhibition One way to a desert, House of Foundation, Moss (Norway) 

november: Sonic Mmabolela residency/workshop lead by Francisco Lopez together with Barbara Ellison and James Webb. more info via the PNEK grant.

June: Lover Man, public-space, in collaboration with Mattias Cantzler, Gallery PENG (Mainz)

january-march: solo exhibition Desert GardenB-OA, Oslo (Norway) 

BOA Salong # 3: Uprooting, 14 Mars 2015, 14:00 Vincent Manzanilla


september: Group exhibition "Using the Museum" with  Antiphony, Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven-The Netherlands) more info

july-august: Animal Sound LabLand Art Mongolia Biennale, UMA (Ulaanbaatar – Mongolia)

june-august: Group exhibition "Travelling Communiqué" with A Place I Have Never Been, Museum of Yugoslav History (Belgrade-Serbia) more info

mai-june  Group exhibition "Intervening Space: From the intimate to the world" with Prenons un air dégagé: we already had no historyThe Mosaic Rooms (London-UK)


2017  Desert Bærbær (Oslo)

2013  Desert Garden, Club Donny, Netherlands

Lonely Travelers, Casco/Dutch Art Institute (Utrecht-The Netherlands)

2011 Furtive Library, Joséphine nr7, France

2010 Art Without Art, Joséphine nr6, France


3rd of March 2016: Brisée, LP w/ Per Platou, Museum for Digital arts Le Cube (Issy-les-Moulineaux – France) 

2015: Feilkontroll «Kvadraturen Kunst Festival», Galleri BOA (Oslo)
Feilkontroll, «Støy på Landet», Deichmanske Grunerløkka (Oslo)
2014: Feilkontroll, Fukushima, DAI (Arnhem – The Netherlands)

Feilkontroll, "Everything Must Go Festival", Fukushima, Valland Fri Konst, (Gøteborg)

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

Spikersuppa Lyd Galleri (Oslo)
« FRWLL » Feilkontroll, Revolver (Oslo) 

Feilkontroll at Ultima Music Festival, National Opera (Oslo)


2016 «16 Algerian artists» :

Winter Solstice night exhibition 2015 Play Hooky (in norwegian)

2015 Kunstkritikk on Desert Garden: "Sjamantropologen"

2014 Group exhibition «Intervening Space: From the intimate to the world»: http://uni-


November 2015: Fransisco Lopez sound fielwork residency “Sonic Mmabolela” (Limpopo – South Africa) 

November 2014: ARTIFARITI (Boujdour refugee camp – Algeria/Polisario)
August 2014: Land Art Mongolia Biennial LAM (Orkhon Valley – Mongolia)
June 2014: Macura Museum (Serbia)

January – February 2014: aria – artist residency in algiers (Algiers – Algeria) 

June 2013: Summerschool Residency , TAAK/Dutch Art Institute (Marfa, Texas – USA) 


2015: Kazakhstan (Aral Sea and Mangishtau desert pigrimage), South-Africa/Botswana border, Namibia 

2014: Ethiopia, Mongolia and Algeria (Sahara and High Plateous)
2013: Sonorian, Joshua Tree, Nevada, Arizona, Chihuahua desert (US side)
2012: Sudan (Khartoum and Nubian desert) and Egypt 

2008: Russia, Mongolia and China 


September 2015: Artist house from Oslo Art Council
June 2015: Project grant Norwegian Art Council for One way to a desert

Mai 2015: Nomination to DNB Young artist prize
April 2015: One year working grant «Arbeidstipend» Norwegian Art Council
January 2015: Exhibition grant for Desert Garden, Fond for Lyd og Bilde (Norwegian Foundation for Sound and Image) Sept 2014: Project grant Norwegian Art Council for Desert Garden

June 2014: OCA international support grant for Play Ground

June 2014: OCA international support grant for A Place I Have Never Been

April 2014: Working grant Norwegian Art Council «diversestipend»
April 2014: Nomination to Future Generation Art Prize (Kiev)
January 2014: OCA international support grant for Prenons un air dégagé: We already had no history. (Algiers/London) 01/06/2013 – 01/06/2015: NBF’s Atelier
01/09/2012 – 28/02/2013: PNEK’s Atelier Grant 


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) 


April-June 2015: Art teacher at the French School (Oslo)
24/09/2013: Guest teacher for HerNoise study trip, Kunstakademi, (Oslo)

01/08/2012 – 17/09/2012: dOCUMENTA (13), “Maybe Education” project/artist’s assistant (Kassel – Germany) 

28/08/2012: Interpreter for Oca’s talk “Issa Samb and Koyo Kouoh...” (Oslo) 

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