Emma Brack

die blaue blume, Every Sha-la-la-la, Every Wo-o-wo-o Still shines (still life for Karen C (2016) — Emma Brack

Lives and works in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada

2013-2015 Master of Fine Arts (with distinction, professor Susanne Winterling and Anders Smebye), The National Academy of Arts, Oslo, Norway
2008-2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), Bachelor Literature, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
2012 Philosophy Summer School with Simon Critchley, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands
2003-2006 Associate of Arts English/ Art History, Langara College, Vancouver, Canada

2017 (with Celia Perrin Sidarous), Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Canada
Space 4235, Genoa, Italy (solo)
2016 KVIT Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
UKS, Oslo, Norway

Painting Ease, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
Awaln’art Festival: Canadian Showcase, Marrakech, Morocco
Marrakech Biennale 6th Edition - Quoi de neqf la (Not New Now), Marrakech, Morocco Night Shift, Lynx Gallery, Oslo, Norway (solo)
Open, NN Contemporary, Northampton, England
Norwegian Sculpture Biennale- Kunsten tilhorer dem som ser den (The art belongs to those who see it), Vigeland Museum, Oslo (curated by Anne Szefer Karlsen) Inauguration, Galleri Seilduken, Oslo, Norway
MFA Graduation Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway Beasts and Pets, Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Utstilling, Ladegarden, Oslo, Norway
The Division of Sleep, Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway (Solo)
Kaka, Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
I Need all the Friends I Can Get, Audain Gallery, Vancouver Things Don’t Speak Themselves, Audain Gallery, Vancouver
So Crazy It Might Just Work, Audain Gallery, Vancouver
I Could Be Wrong, Audain Gallery, Vancouver
Drop, 221A, Vancouver
To All Tomorrow’s Parties, Lion’s Den Gallery, Vancouver

2014-ongoing “Can you Summon Honey From a Telephone?” Oslo, Norway. May 2014, March 2015, June 2016 Vancouver (upcoming)
“Rameaus nephews - Sofie Berntsen and Karl Holmqvist.” National Museum, Oslo, Norway, November 2014
“imagining a blue sky with occasional drifting clouds: Yoga Nidra Drawing Workshop.” Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, February 2014
“Magic Things : Experience, Affect, Magic, and Robert Smithson’s Broken Circle/Spiral Hil”. FCAT Undergraduate Conference:The Human, Vancouver, BC. March 2013
“Hamlet and the Feminine Death.” Philosophy Summer School with Simon Critchley, Tilburg University. Tilburg, Netherlands. July 2012
Opening and Closing Remarks. “Fall Salon: An Afternoon at 611 Alexander Studios”. Vancouver. October 2011

2017 Diary Series: Oslo dreams, limited edition publication, (upcoming)
2016 The Mystic Sense, limited edition publication (upcoming)
2013 I Need all the Friends I Can Get, Exhibition Catalogue Essay
2012 So Crazy It Might Just Work, Exhibition Catalogue Essay

2016 BKH (Norwegian Artist Union) Three Year Working Grant
Arts Council Norway Grant- Exhibition Support for Artists in Establishing Phase Canada Arts Council: Travel Grant for International Exhibition
Office for Contemporary Art Norway International Support
2015 Arts Council Norway Award for Graduating Artist
Arts Council Norway Grant- Exhibition Support for Artists in Establishing Phase Unge Kunstneres Samfund (Young Artist Society) Travel and Research Award
2014, 2015 BKH (Norwegian Artist Union) Award for Visual Arts Student
2013-2015 British Columbia Arts Council Scholarship
2013 Reece Terris Award for Graduating Visual Arts Student
Orange Corporation Annual Award in Visual Arts
2012 Simon Fraser University Alumni Fund Award
Burnaby Art Gallery Association Volunteers Award
2011, 2012 Van Snellenberg and Friends FCAT Bursary Award
2011 SFU Work Study Award
2009-2012 SFU Service Awards - School for Contemporary Arts
2009, 2011 Horne Family Endowment
2014 Summer Residency, Villa Moderne Residency, Arcueil, France


- Norsk Skulpturbiennale 2015: Kunsten tilhorer dem som ser den/Art Belongs to those Who See It. Edited by Anne Szefer Karlsen. Vigeland Museum. Oslo, Norway.

- Yazdani, Sara. “En taktil \Arid” (A Tactile World). Kunstritikk Magazine. http://www.kunstkritikk.no/kritikk/en-taktil-varld/. June 3 2015.

- “Art Schools Smart Guide.” Canadian Art Magazine, Winter 2014, 74.
- Caitleen Chaisson. “EXIT: UBC and SFU Graduating Exhibitions.” Decoy Magazine. May 2013.

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