We are looking forward to presenting Terje Abusdal and his exhibition Shash & Burn at NOUA Exhibition space.
Abusdal works with photography and sound installations where he examines what it means to belong. The assimilation processes of the 1800- and 1900s, and the constructed Norwegian national identity are central themes. The photo project Slash & Burn explores the forest Finnish culture, and was published as a photo book in 2018.
This photographic project draws on these beliefs while investigating what it means to be a Forest Finn today, some 400 years and twelve generations later, in a time when the 17th-century way of life is long gone, and their language is no longer spoken.
Terje Abusdal (1978) is a visual artist with education from KMD Art Academy in Bergen, La Cambre in Brussels and the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Abusdal works with photography and sound installations where he explores what it means to belong. The assimilation processes of the 1800- and 1900s, and the constructed Norwegian national identity are central themes. His projects have won several prizes, among others Leica Oscar Barnack Award and Fotogalleriets Nordic Dummy Award. He has published the books Radius 500 Meters (2015) and Hope Blinds Reason (2019) with Journal in Sweden, as well as Slash & Burn (2018) with Kehrer Verlag in Germany. His latest publication, Hope Blinds Reason, was the winner of Norway’s Most Beautiful Book in 2020. Terje has had a number of exhibitions nationally and internationally, including Bergen Kunsthall, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter and Mattatoio di Roma.