CV

Per Hess
CV. Recent edition

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

Education
1970 -1973  Statens Håndverks og Kunstindustriskole
1973-1979  Statens Kunstakademi
1980           Granted post education. Germany, France, Italy

Artist in Residence and Studies
Faroe Islands, Switzerland, England, Spain, Netherlands, Finland, Georgia,
Russia, Greece, Turkey, Japan, Egypt, Italy, Germany, France

Member
The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (NBK)
The National Association of Norwegian Painters (LNM)
The Norwegian Sculptors Association (NBF)
Trafo Kunstnerhus Oslo Kunstnerforeningen Oslo

Expertice
Visual artist

Competence
Project Manager
Art Curator
Professor

Solo show
2024             Buer Gallery. Oslo Norway
2023             In the Light of Neon, Georgian National Gallery. Tbilisi Georgia
2021             Silver Mind, Kongsberg Kunstforening. Kongsberg Norway
2019             Limelight, NOTAM. Oslo Norway
2019             Neon Meditations, Lydgalleriet. Bergen Norway
2016 -2017  Sudden Shower, Atopia Artlab. Oslo Norway
2015             Yellow, Galleri LNM. Oslo Norway
2015             Room#7, Lynx Gallery. Oslo Norway
2015             Behind the Stars, Kunstplass 10. Oslo Norway
2014             Room#6, Kunsthall Trafo. Asker Norway
2013             Room#5 Personal Structures, Palazzo Bembo. Colatteral event, 55 Biennale di Venezia Italy
2012             White is the New Black, Galleri GAD. Oslo Norway
2010             Monet – Money, Galleri 1. Sandvika Norway
2005             White Wash, Hå gamle prestegaard. Jæren Norway
2004             Down to Business, Galleri LNM. Oslo Norway
2003             Blue, Galleri Uffizi. Bærum Norway
2001             Light Obsession, Galleri Uffizi. Bærum Norway
2001             White Border, Buskerud Kunstnersenter. Drammen Norway
2000             Sequenz 1. Høvik Norway
1999             Specially Coloured, Kongsberg Kunstforening. Kongsberg Norway
1993             Colour Images, Galleri LNM. Oslo Norway
1991             The Eyeport, Galleri Gimle. Oslo Norway
1986             Gjøvik Kunstforening. Gjøvik Norway
1986             Kongsberg Kunstforening. Kongsberg Norway
1985             Glomdal Museum Galleri. Elverum Norway
1985             Hamar Kunstforening. Hamar Norway
1980             Kongsberg Kunstforening. Kongsberg Norway
1979             One experiment, Domus Manglerud. Oslo Norway

Group exhibition
2024             Beyond Boundaries, Personal Structures. Palazzo Mora, during 60 Biennale di Venezia Italy
2024             Skog Artspace. Oslo Norway
2024             Østlandsutstillingen. Kunstbanken Hamar, Vestfold kunstsenter Tønsberg. Norway
2024             Oslo Municipality´s Art Collection. Old Munchmuseum. Oslo Norway
2024             Oslo Open. Trafo Kunstnerhus. Oslo Norway
2023             Constellations (Nöel), Buer Gallery. Oslo Norway
2023             Unfolding Eye, Mellomrommet Showroom, Oslo Norway
2021-2023    Oslo Open. Trafo Kunstnerhus. Oslo Norway
2021             Statens Høstutstilling, Kunstnernes Hus. Oslo Norway
2020             Statens Høstutstilling, Kunstnernes Hus. Oslo Norway
2018             Neon, Argon, Krypton, Bærum Kunsthall. Snarøya Norway
2017             Open Borders, Palazzo Mora, during 57 Biennale di Venezia Italy
2016             Statens Høstutstilling, Kunstnernes Hus. Oslo Norway
2016             Galerie Cite des Baux Arts. Paris France
2016 -2019   Oslo Open. Trafo Kunstnerhus. Oslo Norway
2014             Oslo Open. Trafo Kunstnerhus. Oslo Norway
2008             Move back to start, Galleri 0047. Oslo Norway
2005             Contemporary, Trafo Kunstnerhus. Oslo Norway
2005             Eikaas and his students, Jølster Museum. Jølster Norway
2003             Sequenz 2. Høvik Norway
2000             Marshmallow Man, Oslo Open. Oslo Norway
1995             Statens Høstutstilling, Kunstnernes Hus. Oslo Norway
1994             Statens Høstutstilling, Kunstnernes Hus. Oslo Norway
1992             Østlandsutstillingen. Oslo Norway
1989             Galleri LNM. Oslo Norway
1987             11 from Ekely, Hå gamle prestegaard. Jæren Norway
1986             Statens Høstutstilling, Kunstnernes Hus. Oslo Norway
1985             Stavanger Art Association. Stavanger Norway
1984             Ekelyutstillingen, E Munchs Atelier. Oslo Norway
1983             Ekelyutstillingen, E Munchs Atelier. Oslo Norway
1980             Oslo Kunstforening. Oslo Norway
1979             UKS Vårutstilling, UKS Galleri. Oslo Norway
1979             Group Polaris, Ski Kunstforening. Ski Norway
1979             Steinkjær Kunstforening. Steinkjær Norway
1979             UKS Vandreutstilling, Northern Norway
1978             Oslo Kunstforening. Oslo Norway
1978             UKS Vårutstilling, UKS Gallery. Oslo Norway
1978             UKS Tegneutstilling, Kunstnernes Hus. Oslo Norway
1977             Ski Kunstforening. Ski Norway
1976             Gallery 27. Oslo Norway
1975             7 Young Artists, Gallery 27. Oslo Norway
1968             Main exhibition. Kongsberg Norway

Performance
2022             Neon Meditations, TOU trykk, Stavanger Kunstnerhus. Stavanger Norway
2022             Neon Meditations, Sagene Kunstsmie. Oslo Norway
2021             Neon Meditations, Kongsberg Kunstforening. Kongsberg Norway
2020             Neon Meditations, Statens Høstutstilling, Kunstnernes Hus. Oslo Norway
2019             Neon Meditations, NOTAM 25 Years, Kunstnernes Hus. Oslo Norway
2019             Neon Meditations, Deichman’s Bibliotek Grünerløkka. Oslo Norway
2019             Neon Meditations, Lydgalleriet. Bergen Norway
2018             Neon Meditations, Bærum Kunsthall. Snarøya Norway

Public Art
2021             Silver Mind, LOK, The Norwegian Foundation for Public Art (KORO). Kongsberg Norway
2011             Signs, Gjerpen Public School. Skien Norway
2006             Urban Structures, University of Stavanger. Stavanger Norway
2001             Bridges, Drammen Police Headquarters. Drammen Norway
1994-2000   Seed, Rikshospitalet – Oslo National University Hospital. Oslo Norway
1994-2000   Via, Rikshospitalet – Oslo National University Hospital. Oslo Norway
1994-2000   Total Concept Color, Rikshospitalet – Oslo National University Hospital. Oslo Norway
1999             The Editors Dog, Norwegian Media Businesses’ Association. Oslo Norway
1995             Free, The Norwegian Foundation for Public Art (KORO). Oslo Norway
1993             City Hall. Kongsberg Norway
1991             The Snake, Radiumhospitalet – Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Pharmacy. Oslo Norway
1988             Department of Informatics, Oslo National University. Oslo Norway
1986             The Norwegian Bank. Kongsberg Norway
1984             Hotel Continental. Oslo Norway
1984             Hotel Conti Hansa. Kiel Germany
1982             The Kiel ferries M/S Ragnhild and M/S Harald

Public collection
2023             Georgian National Gallery. Tbilisi Georgia
2023             Oslo Municipality´s Art Collection. Oslo Norway
2022             Kongsberg Municipality´s Art Collection. Kongsberg Norway
2021             The Norwegian Foundation for Public Art (KORO). Oslo Norway
2001             The Norwegian Foundation for Public Art (KORO). Oslo Norway
1997             The Norwegian Foundation for Public Art (KORO). Oslo Norway
1988             Riksgalleriet (The National Gallery). Oslo Norway
1986             Kongsberg Kunstforening. Kongsberg Norway
1979             Ski Kunstforening. Ski Norway
1979             Steinkjær Kunstforening. Steinkjær Norway
1976             Statens Kunstakademi. Oslo Norway

Grants and Awards
2023             OCA International Support
2023-2025   Three-year Work grant. Norwegian Visual Artists Foundation
2023             Project grant. Norwegian Visual Artists Foundation
2023             Artist Award. Ingrid Lindbäck Langaard’s Foundation
2021             Artist Award. Ingerid, Synnøve and Elias Fegerstens Foundation
2020 -2022   Three-year Work grant. Norwegian Visual Artists Foundation
2020             Exhibition Grant. Regional Project Funds
2019             Project grant. Norwegian Visual Artists Foundation
2018-2019   Two-year Work grant. Norwegian Visual Artists Foundation
2017             Project grant. Arts Council Norway
2017             Rune Brynestad’s Memorial Award. Norwegian Visual ArtistsFoundation
2017             Artist Award. Ingrid Lindbäck Langaard’s Foundation
2016             Travel grant. Ingrid Lindbäck Langaard’s Foundation. Cité des beaux Artes Paris
2016             One-year Work grant. Norwegian Visual Artists Foundation
2015             Artist grant. Visual Artists foundation. BKH
2015             One-year Work grant. Norwegian Visual Artists Foundation
2014             Exhibition grant. Arts Council Norway
2013             Project grant. Norwegian Visual Artists Foundation
2013             Exhibition grant. Oslo City Culture
2006             Visual Artist Award. Oslo City Culture
2005             Studies of contemporary Public Art in Japan. The Sasakawa Foundation. Tokyo Japan
2004             Artist Award. Ingrid Lindbäck Langaard’s Foundation
2003             Project grant. Arts Council Norway
1996             Government Guaranteed Income for Visual Artists (GI)
1986             Artist grant. Visual Artists foundation. BKH
1972             Artist Award. Haakon 7th

Art projects
2022             High Technology and Humanity, The Kongsberg Symposium
2022             Kongsberg Norway
2021             HighTechnology and Humanity, The Kongsberg Symposium
2021             Kongsberg Norway
2018             Contribution to Goethe’s color theory, André Bjerke. Workgroup text / design book
2014             The Chinese Box, Artist Book
2007-2009    Red Concrete, Stavanger Consert Hall. Stavanger Norway
2007-2008    Concept Colour/Estetics, Nordland Central Hospital. Bodø Norway
2003-2006    Neon Neos, Oslo/Berlin, Norway/Germany
2003-2004    Concept Colour, St. Olav’s Hospital. Trondheim Norway

Curator/Project Manager Art for public commissions
2013-2020   Deichman Library Bjørvika (Oslo Municipality´s Art Collection). Oslo Norway
2017             Deichman Library Bjørvika. Chairman of Art Competition Jury. Oslo Norway
2015-2016   Trandum Immigration Internat III (KORO). Gardermoen Norway
2013-2015   Trandum Immigration Internat I og II (KORO). Gardermoen Norway
2012-2015   Edvard Munch High School (Oslo Municipality´s Art Collection). Oslo Norway
2013-2014   The Expert Committee for the appointment of a professor at the new professorship for Art in Public Space. Academy of Art (KHIO). Oslo Norway
2012-2013   Monument over Christian Frederik, (KORO). Eidsvolls plass. Oslo Norway
2011-2012   Portrettveggen, Det Norske Teater – The Norwegian Teatre. Oslo Norway
2009-2012   Kilden Performing Arts Centre, (KORO). Kristiansand Norway
2008-2009   Landemerke Lohavn, Chairman Art Competition Jury (Oslo Municipality´s Art Collection). Oslo Norway
2006 -2008   Aker Solutions Head Quarter. Snarøya Norway
2005-2006   Main Hospital Asker and Bærum HF (KORO). Sandvika Norway
2005-2007   Public Art Norway (KORO). Purchasing committee IV. Oslo Norway
2003-2005   Public Art Norway (KORO). Purchasing committee III. Oslo Norway
2002-2003   National Political Centre – Eidsvoll 1814 (KORO). Eidsvoll Norway
2001-2002   Akerselva Nursing Home (Oslo Municipality´s Art Collection). Oslo Norway
1995-1999   University Library. University of Oslo (KORO). Oslo Norway
1996 -1997   Svinndal Environmental Street. Svinndal Norway
1995-1997   Stenbråten School (Oslo Municipality´s Art Collection). Oslo Norway
1995-1996   Askim Nursing Home. Askim Norway
1993-1994   Helga Engs Building, University of Oslo (KORO). Oslo Norway
1992-1995   Faculty of Law, University of Bergen (KORO). Bergen Norway
1992-1995   BI Norwegian School of Management, University of Bergen (KORO). Bergen Norway
1992-1994   Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Bergen (KORO). Bergen Norway

Bibliography
2023             Mariam Dvali: In the Light of Neon, Exhibition text. Georgian National Gallery. Tbilisi Georgia
2023             Kjetil Røed: The other´s light- about Per Hess´s art, Catalog text. Georgian National Gallery. TbilisiGeorgia
2021             Zane Cerpina, Ståle Stenslie, Jøran Rudi: Electronic Art in Norway,
2021             TEKS press ISBN 978-82-937780-4-2. Trondheim Norway Lars Elton: Høstutstillingen, Dagsavisen. Oslo Norway
2021             Kjetil Røed: Silver Mind, Exhibition text. Kongsberg Kunstforening. Kongsberg Norway
2021             Jan Storfossen: Silver Mind, Laagendalsposten. Kongsberg Norway
2020             Mina Storhaug Haufmann: Det begynte med neonrør, Billedkunst nr 3. Oslo Norway
2019-2022    Risto Holopainen: Neonmeditationer i teori och praktik. ISBN 978-82-693026-0-8. Oslo Norway
2019             Dag Solhjell: Østlandsutstillingen 1979 -2019. Catalog. Oslo Norway
2017             Danby Choi: http://subjekt.no/2017/04/05/et-intervju-med-per-hess-71-om-kunst-penger-og-lys/
2017             Nathalie Hope O’Donnel: Per Hess. Catalog text.
2017             Personal Structures Open Borders ISBN 978-90-826559-1-9. 57 Biennale di Venezia Italy Simen J. Helsvig: Kunsthall Trandum, Kunstkritikk.no
2017             Barbro Bredesen Opset: Franske toaletter og Wergelands blomster,
2016             Det humanistiske fakultet UiO. Oslo Norway Lars Elton: Høstutstillingen, Dagsavisen. Oslo Norway
2015             Øyvind Storm Bjerke: Yellow, Klassekampen. Oslo Norway
2015             Annicken Vargel: http://koro.no/aktuelt/intervju-per-hess/
2014             Artterritory: www.arterritory.com/ru/teksti/recenzii/3522-_ apologija_prozrachnosti/
2013             Lotte Sandberg: Veneziabiennalen, Aftenposten. Oslo Norway
2013             La Biennale di Venezia: Biennale Arte 2013, Il Palazzo Enciclopedico. Bind II ISBN 978-88-31714-85,
2013             Collaterale Events. Catalog s. 256. Venezia Italy La Biennale di Venezia: Biennale Arte 2013, Il Palazzo Enciclopedico.
2013             Collaterale Events. Short guide s. 299. Venezia Italy Nathalie Hope O´Donnel: The lightness of Being, Catalog text,
2012             Personal Structures Culture Mind Becoming ISBN 978-94-90784-12-6, 55 Biennale di Venezia Italy Marius Meli: White is the New Black, Flash Art. Milan Italy
2005             Trond Borgen: Maleriet som tanke, Stavanger Aftenblad. Stavanger Norway
2005             Hjørdis Smedvig: Hvitvasking av maleriet, Stavanger Aftenblad. Stavanger Norway
2004-2021    Art Diary, Flash Art. Milan Italy
2004             Norsk Kunstårbok. Oslo Norway
2004             Vibeke Borgersen: Omgivelsene påvirker helsen, Aftenposten. Oslo Norway
2004             Per Kristian Bjørkeng: Norsk sykehus får skryt i USA, Aftenposten. Oslo Norway
2004             Lizette Alvarez: Where the Healing Touch Starts With the Hospital Design, New York Times. New YorkUSA
2004             Tony Monk: Hospital Builders, Wiley Academy ISBN 978-04-71489-64-6. New York USA
2004             Marit Paasche: Decorating Art in The National Hospital, UOB. (KORO). Oslo Norway
2004             Lotte Sandberg: Hvitvasket maleri, Aftenposten. Oslo Norway
2004             Lars Elton: Børs og katedral, VG. Oslo Norway
2004             Harald Flor: Bilder og børs, Dagbladet. Oslo Norway
2000             Toril Smit: Rikets kunst, Forlaget Geelmuyden Kiese ISBN 978-82-75470-64-1. Oslo Norway
1993             Kjell Norvin: Kunst i Statens bygg, Labyrinth Press. Oslo Norway
1990             Svein Thorud: Manierismen i norsk kunst, Hrymfaxe. Kopenhagen Denmark
1985             Norsk kunstnerleksikon, University Press. Oslo Norway
1970 -1984   Reviews are not updated

Written texts
2021             Main text: Silver Mind. Catalog. Kongsberg Art Association. Kongsberg Norway
2020             Chronicle: Ufølsomhetens kunst. Klassekampen. Oslo Norway
2020             Preface: Brainstorm. Catalog. Deichman Library Bjørvika. Main text Gunnar Danbolt. Oslo Norway
2018             Main text: Neon, Argon, Krypton. Catalog. Bærum Art Hall. Snarøya Norway
2016             Article: Kunst i det offentlig rom og demokrati, Billedkunst. Oslo Norway
2015             Preface: As Life Is, Olav Christopher Jenssen. Catalog. Edvard Munch High School. Oslo Norway Main text Gertrud Sandquist
2011             Preface: Art in Kilden Performing Arts Centre. Catalog. KORO. Kristiansand Norway Main text Power Ekroth
2009-2020   Various posts: Aftenposten, Morgenbladet, Klassekampen, Billedkunst, Kunstkritikk.no 2008 Preface: Art in Aker Solutions Head Quarter. Catalog. Main text Power Ekroth. Oslo Norway
2007             Co producer: Andre kunstrom – andre sammenhenger, 12 projects. KORO. Oslo Norway Introduction by Per Gunnar Tverbakk
2004             Co producer: Dialog – Kunst og Sted gir mening, 11 projects. KORO. Oslo Norway
1999             Article:Utsmykkingen av det nye Universitetsbiblioteket i Oslo Georg Sverdrups hus. Main text Johannes Rød. Gyldendal ISBN 978-82-05255-97-0. Oslo Norway
1996             Editor: Offentlig kunst 1992-95. Norwegian Foundation for Public Art Yearbook First edition. KORO. Oslo Norway
1986             Editor: Håndbok for Norske Billedkunstnere. First edition. NBFO. Oslo Norway
1982-1985   Editorial member: Billedkunstneren, NBK. Oslo Norway
1982             Editor: Kulturen lever. Manager Åse Kleveland. Art Performance, Aker brygge. Oslo Norway
1980 -1982   Editor:Billedkunstneren, NBK. Oslo Norway
1979             Editor: Kunstnernes fagpolitikk i Oslo, Oslo Visual Artists, OBK. Oslo Norway

Interviews
2021             KUNZT #244: https://www.kunzt.no/post/per-hess-tar-et-oppgjor-med-kongsberg-vapenfabrikk- og-norge-som-fredsnasjon
2021             P2 Kulturstripa. Oslo Norway
2020             Billedkunst: It started with neontubes, Billedkunst nr 3. Oslo Norway
2018             KUNZT #63: https://es-la.facebook.com/KUNZT.no/posts/intervju:-m%C3%B8t-per-hesskunstneren/1617349611695548/
2017             Atopia: Atopia artlab. Upcoming book
2017             Sara Hegna Hammer: Kallet til kunsten Per Hess, Klassekampen, Oslo Norway
2017             Subject: https://subjekt.no/2017/04/05/et-intervju-medperhess-71-om-kunst-money-and-light/
2016             KORO: https://koro.no/aktuelt/intervju-per-hess/

Lectures
2022             Neon Meditations and Artistship, TOU print, Stavanger Norway
2020             Sunset session special II, Skyspace, Ekebergparken. Oslo Norway
2019             About Light, AHO Design, Oslo Norway
2019             Sunset session special, Skyspace, Ekebergparken Oslo Norway
2017             Touchpoints, Symposium Arts and Hospitals. KORO. Oslo Norway
2004             Dialog in Public Art, KHIO. Oslo Norway

Positions
2022-2023   Kongsberg Kunstforening. Art Jury Member. Kongsberg Norway
2021             Buskerudutstillingen Drammen Museum. Jury Member. Drammen Norway 2019    Bærum Kunsthall. Art Jury Member. Snarøya Norway
2018             Ingrid Lindbäck Langaard’s Foundation. Jury Member. Oslo Norway 2002-2014 Trafo Kunstnerhus. Chairman / Board Member. Oslo Norway
1984-1990   Ekely Artists Housing Association. Chairman. Oslo Norway
1983-1985   Grant Committee. The National Jury. Appointed member. Oslo Norway 1982-1985 Fine Arts Artists’ Board. BKS. Board Member
1982-1984   Nordic Arts Association. NKF. Board Member
1980 -1982   Norwegian Visual Artists’ Professional Organization. NBFO. Board Member 1979-1980 Oslo Visual Artists. OBK. Chairman. Oslo Norway
1978             Østlandsutstillingen. Member of the interim board. Oslo Norway 1978-1979 Oslo Visual Artists OBK. Member of the interim board. Oslo Norway