Per Hess
CV. Recent edition.

Date and place of birth
20 January 1946. Kongsberg, Norway.
Lives and work in Oslo.

1970-1973. National College of Art and Design.
1973-1979. National Academy of Fine Art.
1980. Granted post education. Germany. France. Italy.

Member of
Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (NBK).
Association of Norwegian Painters (LNM).

Project Manager Public Art
Curator Public Art

One man shows
2016-2017. “Sudden Rain”, Atopia Artlab, Oslo.
2015. “Yellow”, Gallery LNM, Oslo.
2015. “Room#7”, Gallery Lynx, Oslo.
2015. “Behind the Stars”, Kunstplass 10, Oslo.
2014. Kunsthall Trafo. Asker, Norway.
2013. “Personal Structures”, Palazzo Bembo, 55 Biennale di Venezia. Italy.
2012. “White is the New Black “, Gallery GAD. Oslo, Norway.
2010. “Monet – Money”, Gallery1. Sandvika, Norway.
2005. “White Wash”, Hå gamle prestegard. Jæren, Norway.
2004. “Down to Business”, Gallery LNM. Oslo, Norway.
2003. “Blue”, Gallery Uffizi. Bærum, Norway.
2001. Gallery Uffizi. Bærum, Norway.
2001. “White Border”, Buskerud Art Centre. Drammen, Norway.
2000. “Sequenz 1”. Høvik, Norway.
1999. “Specially Coloured”, Kongsberg Art Association. Kongsberg, Norway.
1993. “Colour Images”, Gallery LNM. Oslo, Norway.
1991. “The Eyeport”, Gallery Gimle. Oslo, Norway.

Group exhibitions
2017. “Personal Structures”, 57 Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo Mora, Venezia.
2017. Oslo Open.
2016. The Annual Autumn Exhibition. Oslo, Norway.
2016. Galerie Cite des Baux Arts, Paris.
2016. Oslo Open.
2014. Oslo Open.
2008. “Move back to start”, Gallery 0047. Oslo, Norway.
2005. “Contemporary”, TRAFO Artist House. Oslo, Norway.
2005. Jølster Museum. Jølster, Norway.
2003. “Sequenz 2”. Høvik, Norway.
2000. “Marshmallow Man”, Oslo Open. Oslo, Norway.
1995. The Annual Autumn Exhibition. Oslo, Norway.
1994. The Annual Autumn Exhibition. Oslo, Norway.
1992. Norway East Exhibition. Oslo, Norway.
1989. Gallery LNM. Oslo, Norway.
1986. The Annual Autumn Exhibition. Oslo, Norway.

Public collections
2001. National Foundation for Public Art Norway (KORO).
1997. National Foundation for Public Art Norway (KORO).
1988. National Touring Exhibitions/National Gallery. Norway.

2017. Ingrid Lindbäck Langaard’s Foundation.
2016. Ingrid Lindbäck Langaard’s Foundation. Cité des beaux Artes, Paris
2016. Norwegian Visual Artists Foundation.
2015. Visual Artists Art Fund
2015. Norwegian Visual Artists Foundation.
2014. Arts Counsil Norway
2013. Norwegian Visual Artists Foundation.
2013. Oslo City Culture.
2006. Oslo City Culture Grant.
2005. The Sasakawa Foundation: Grant to study contemporary public art in Japan.
2004. Ingrid Lindbäck Langaard’s Foundation.
2003. “Neon Neos. Oslo – Berlin”, Project Grant, Arts Council Norway.
1996. National Guarantee Income for artists (GI).

Public Art
2011. Gjerpen Public School: “Signs”. Skien, Norway.
2006. University of Stavanger: “Urban Structures”. Stavanger, Norway.
2001. Drammen Police Headquarters: “Bridges”. Drammen, Norway.
1994-2000. Rikshospitalet – The National Hospital in Oslo: “Seed”. Oslo, Norway.
1994-2000. Rikshospitalet – The National Hospital in Oslo: “Via”. Oslo, Norway.
1999. Norwegian Media Businesses’ Association: “The Editors Dog”, Oslo, Norway.
1995. National Foundation for Public Art Norway (KORO): “Free”. Oslo, Norway.
1991. Radiumhospitalet – Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Pharmacy: “The Snake”. Oslo, Norway.
1988. Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. Oslo, Norway.

Art projects
2011-2012. “The Portrait Wall”, Det Norske Teater – The Norwegian Teatre. Oslo, Norway.
2007-2009. “Red Concrete”, Stavanger Consert Hall. Stavanger, Norway.
2007-2008. Nordland Central Hospital: “Concept Colour/Estetics”. Bodø, Norway.
2003-2006. “Neon Neos”. Oslo/Berlin, Norway/Germany.
2003-2004. St. Olav’s Hospital: “Concept Colour”. Trondheim, Norway.
1994-2000. Rikshospitalet – The National Hospital in Oslo: “Total Concept Colour”, (KORO). Oslo, Norway.

Curator/Art Consultant for public commissions
2013-2019. New Oslo Public Library, Bjørvika, Oslo, Norway.
2015-2016. Trandum Immigration Internat III, Gardermoen, Norway.
2013-2015. Trandum Immigration Internat I og II, Gardermoen, Norway
2012-2015. Edvard Munch High School, The City of Oslo. Oslo, Norway.
2013-2014. Expert Committee for appointment of the new professor of Art in public space,
Academy of Art (KHIO), Oslo, Norway.
2012-2014. Eidsvolls plass. “The Monument of Christian Frederik”, (KORO). Oslo, Norway.
2012-2014. Ullevålsveien 5 High School, (SHKS), The City of Oslo. Oslo, Norway.
2009-2012. Kilden, Performing Arts Centre, (KORO). Kristiansand, Norway.
2008-2009. Chairman of Art Competition Jury: “Landmark Lohavn”, The City of Oslo. Oslo, Norway.
2006-2008. Aker Solutions Head Quarter. Snarøya, Norway.
2005-2006. Main Hospital Asker and Bærum HF. Sandvika, Norway.
2005-2007. National Foundation for Public Art Norway (KORO), Purchasing committee IV.
2003-2005. National Foundation for Public Art Norway (KORO), Purchasing committee III.
2002-2003. National Political Centre – Eidsvoll 1814, (KORO). Eidsvoll, Norway.
2001-2002. Akerselva Nursing Home, The City of Oslo. Oslo, Norway.
1995-1999. University Library. University of Oslo, (KORO), Norway.
1996-1997. Svinndal Environmental Street. Svinndal, Norway.
1995-1997. Stenbråten School, The City of Oslo. Oslo, Norway.
1995-1996. Askim Nursing Home. Askim, Norway.
1993-1994. Helga Engs Building, University of Oslo, (KORO). Norway.
1992-1995. Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, (KORO). Norway.
1992-1995. BI Norwegian School of Management, University of Bergen, (KORO), Norway.
1992-1994. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bergen, (KORO). Norway.

2017. Nathalie Hope O´Donnel: Catalog text, Personal Structures, 57 Biennale di Venezia.
2017. Danby Choi: “Art, Money and Light”,
2017. Simen J. Helsvig: “Kunsthall Trandum”,
2016. Lars Elton: “Høstutstillingen”, Dagsavisen.
2015. Øyvind Storm Bjerke: “Yellow”, Klassekampen.
2015. Annicken Vargel:
2014. Artterritory:
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2013. Lotte Sandberg: “Veneziabiennalen”, Aftenposten.
2013. Nathalie Hope O´Donnel: “The lightness of Being”,
catalog text, Personal Structures, 55 Biennale di Venezia.
2012. Marius Meli: “White is the New Black”.
2005. Trond Borgen: “Painting as Thought”, Stavanger Aftenblad.
2005. Hjørdis Smedvig: “Whitewashing the painting”, Stavanger Aftenblad.
2004. Norwegian Art Yearbook.
2004. Lizette Alvarez: “Where the Healing Touch Starts With the Hospital Design”, New York Times.
2004. Tony Monk: “Hospital Builders”, Academy Press.
2004. Marit Paasche: “Decorating The National Hospital”, UOB. KORO.
2004. Lotte Sandberg: “Whitewashed painting”, Aftenposten.
2004. Lars Elton: “Stock market and Cathedral”, VG.
2004. Harald Flor: “Pictures and Stock market”, Dagbladet.
2000. Toril Smit: “Art of the Realm”, Geelmuyden Kiese.
1993. Kjell Norvin: “Art in State Buildings”, Labyrinth Press.
1990. Svein Thorud: “Mannerism in Norwegian Art”, Hrymfaxe. Written work

Written work
2009-2017. Essays and Cronics in Aftenposten, Morgenbladet, Klassekampen, Billedkunst,
2015. Curatorial Statement: Edvard Munch High School, Catalog “As Life Is, Olav Christopher Jenssen”
Main text Gertrud Sandquist. Oslo Cultural Agency.
2011. Editor: “Art in Kilden, Performing Arts Centre”. Catalog. Main text Power Ekroth. KORO.
2008. Curatorial Statement: “Art in Aker Solutions Head Quarter”. Catalog. Main text Power Ekroth.
2007. Co producer: “OTHER ART ROOMS – OTHER CONTEXTS”, 12 projects. Introduction by Per Gunnar Tverbakk. KORO.
2004. Co producer: “DIALOG – Art and Place give Meaning”, 11 projects. KORO.
1999. Article: “Decorating the University Library in Oslo”. Main text Johannes Rød. Gyldendal.
1996. Editor: National Foundation for Public Art Norway´s Yearbook “Public Commissions 1992-95”. KORO.
1986. Editor: “Manual for Norwegian Artists Union”.
1982-1985 Editorial member: “Billedkunstneren”, Visual Artists of Norway.
1980-1982 Editor: “Billedkunstneren”, Visual Artists of Norway.