bio/anne katrine senstad
Anne Katrine Senstad is a Norwegian artist living in New York. She studied at Parsons School of Design
from 1990 –94, BFA Fine Art of Photography w/Honors, Video and Film at Berkeley University and The New School in NY.
She is a multi disciplinary artist who works with Photography, Video, Installations, Agricultural Land Art, and
Site, Time and Situation Specific Projects.
Senstad has exhibited widely internationally, including Zendai Moma, Shanghai, Eva Peron Museum in
Buenos Aires, Houston Center for Photography, Gary Snyder Fine Art, Elga Wimmer Gallery, Gallery Nine5,
Björn Ressle Gallery in New York and KK Projects in New Orleans. In 2002 her first Norwegian
one person exhibition, “ONE” at Galleri JMS, featured work from the series “Essence of Light and Color”,
“Lightpanels” and “Soundscapes”. In September 2007 she showed works from “The Pink Project” in a
one person exhibition entitled “Light Writes Always in Plural” at Houston Center for Photography and
Björn Ressle Gallery, including exhibition catalogue. In June 2007, her work was chosen by the Nobel
Peace Center to represent the exhibition “Envisioning change”. The exhibition has traveled to
The Bozar Museum, Brussels and Ministry of Culture, Monaco.
Her Video work has been shown at DIVA Paris Le Carousel Louvre , Utsikten Kunstsenter,
Norway w/Perpetual Art Machine. KK Projects New Orleans, The Lab, NYC and at
VIBA Festival + Evita Museum in Buenos Aires.
In 2008 she was invited by Zendai MOMA in Shanghai to exhibit her Neon Sentence series “White Neon Light Words”
as a site specific installation under the umbrella INTRUDE 366 and in collaboration with 140sqm Gallery in Shanghai.
The neon pieces remain in the permanent collection of the museum.
Her Site Specific Light installation works include, "The Light House", with KK Projects in New Orleans 2007 - 08.
During Prospect 1, New Orleans 2008-09 with KK Projects, Senstad showed works from the Neon Sentence series
"White Light, Neons Words" on the exterior of an abandoned supermarket on Elysian Fields and a site specific video
installation of her video trilogy at an abandoned Brickyard. At The Lab for installation and Performance Art, NY, she
reacreated "The Light House" 2007, in an installation entitled "Diaspora USA Chapter" 2009, with additional
video installation and found objects. In 2009, Senstad created a 1,4 acre Agricultural Land Art
piece in collaboration with local farmer, Ronnie Waguespack JR in Theriot, Louisiana, entitled
"The Sugarcane Labyrynth”. The piece officially opened October 25th 2009 and was harvested November 2009.
The piece is documented throughout it's process to create independent video and photographic works from the project.
Senstad continues to work in New Orleans and Louisiana on projects.
The artist books containing portraits of Norwegians is an investigation into culural identites and the notion of
archiving. Book 1, "The Norwegians" was released in 2005, with essays by Gerhard Sander
and acclaimed Norwegian author Thure Erik Lund. Her second book in the series , “The Norwegians, Women”, was
released june 2009. Essays by Norwegian critic Kjetil Røed and curator/ art historian Malin Barth. Supported by the
Norwegian Department of Cultural affairs and The Norwegian Photographic Society.
Senstad has since 1996 received grants from the Norwegian Photography Foundation (FFF), The Norwegian Council
for Cultural Affairs, Norwegian Photographic Society, Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Embajada de Noruega Argentina
and Office for Contemporary Art Norway. She was recently awarded a public commission by Ohio State Artc Council
and the internationally renowned architectural firm Snøhetta, who is responsible for the Ground Zero Memorial Center, NY.
Art fairs include Scope New York, Scope Miami, MiamiPhoto, Paris Photo, DIVA Paris and Sao Paolo Contemporary Art Fair.
Senstad’s work appears in private, corporate, museum and institutional collections
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