Tildelinger Kunstakademiet 2023

Tildelinger FKDS-stipend Kunstakademiet 2023-2024

Juryeringen fant sted 29.03.23, 09:00-14:00

Juryen bestod av:
1) Dekan ved Kunstakademiet, Sarah E. Lookofsky
2) Kristine Jærn Pilgaard, representant for Kunstnernes Hus
3) Roderick Hietbrink, ekstern fagperson
4) Kier Cooke Sandvik, tidligere mottaker av atelierstipendet


Johan Andrén
Johan Andrén has a strong photographic practice and concrete plans for his use of the studio, including intentions that include colleagues. The jury unanimously agreed that he should be granted a studio after separate review of the applications.

Anna Clawson
The committee found Anna Clawson’s practice to be compelling and well-contextualized. She writes about how her work has developed during her MA and in Norway to include more techniques, materials, and the impact of her peers on her practice. She wrote about concrete intentions for the studio and her plans to use it as a platform for social practices.

Sara Guldmyr
Sara Guldmyr wants to use the studio for returning to and developing a video work that has been underway for some years. She also describes an intention to work with heavier materials such as concrete. She outlines the importance of discussions with peers for the development of her work.

Doris Guo
After review of all the applications, the jury unanimously agreed on the strong merit of Doris Guo’s practice and her intentions for using the studio space. She has concrete plans for using the space for the development of future bodies of work that require studio space to unfold. She also emphasized the importance of the social aspect for her life and work.

Naeun Kang
Naeun Kang charmed the committee with her suggestion to use the kitchen at Kunstnernes Hus as a site for sharing work in progress for feedback. She needs space to work with sculpture and painting practice that communicate complex feelings, situations, and phenomena regarding the general messiness of existence.

Mariusz Maslanka
Marius Mariusz works with sculptural practices that address our technological present. His work requires space. He wants to maintain continuity in his practice. The jury finds potential that the work can develop beyond its strong formal language.

Reyes Santiago Rojas
The jury unanimously votes to grant Reyes Santiago Rojas a studio space. His work is formally strong as well as very well contextualized. There is a lightness in the work and it is clear that there is pleasure as well as urgency in the practice. He compellingly argued for many reasons why his work cannot be situated within the home setting (jumping, dust, space).

Nicole Ward
Nicole Ward writes well about how her practice has developed directionally over several years. She has concrete intentions about formal and technological plans for her future projects that she gives both material and conceptual context. She has worked with self-organized projects in the past and writes of wanting to engage similar practices at Kunstnernes Hus.



Mohamed Abdirashid
Mohammed Abdirashid works with identity and issues of discrimination that serve as the basis for work that thematizes protection and belonging. The jury would like to support his intention to use the grant funds to fund a film version of his graduation project “decolonizing god.”

Lotte Lovise Berge Brøndbo
Lotte Lovise Berge Brøndbo has a painterly practice that the jury found very strong and with a great deal of potential for future development. Her statement was also very clear about how she wants to move forward in the years to come. She will use the grant to finance a studio to work on large-scale paintings.

Yun Hao
Yun Hao has a strong material-based practice – working with biological materials that are intensively processed and the basis of experimentation – that requires space to develop. She wants to rent a studio and purchase materials and processing equipment necessary for her practice, which the jury would like to support.

Ollie S. Hermansson
Ollie Hermansen has a compelling performative practice. They write in a very nice way about intentions to develop a network, stretching from Norway to Austria and beyond, of like-minded artists working in performance. They also write about technological needs to further the practice and its distribution.

Kaysa Konopljak
Kaysa Konopljak works with fan culture and a lecture performance practice that addresses questions of canons, ownership as well as resistance. The jury appreciates how she is working on a concrete project that she would like to continue to develop and distribute online.

Abirami Logendran
Abirami Logendran works with print and film media, bringing together many disciplines and practices. She writes compellingly about her intention to work in media that can extend beyond the confines of the artworld. She has a very concrete project description, with several price quotes, that the jury was happy to reward.

Mark Alan Walker
Mark Allen Walker writes about how his practice has developed, from sculpture to a recent turn to photography, writing and publishing and how the materials he employs have affected his practice as well as his health. He has plans to pursue printing and publishing techniques in the future.

Ragnhild Aarvik
Ranghild Aarvik has a painterly practice that is motivated by her life, family and motherhood. The jury is eager to support her future development of exploring the intersections of life and work. She wants to use the grant funding for painting materials, camera and a photoshop subscription.