Victor Mutelekesha’sRESUME 

Personal Details

Date and Place of birth: 15th April 1976, Chililabombwe, Zambia.

Contact Address: Framnesveien 6A, 0270, Oslo, Norway

Phone: +47 47147964



2016-2017: Smithsonian Artist research fellow

2005-2007: MA Fine Arts, National Arts Academy, Oslo Norway

2001-2005: BA Fine Arts, National Arts Academy, Oslo, Norway

1998-2000: Diploma in art teaching - Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce, Lusaka, Zambia

Selected Solo exhibitions

2020: Trafo Kunsthall

2019: The phantom of self 2. Kunst banken I Harmer

2018: The phantom of self 1. Akershus Kunstcenter

2015: Awaiting. Gallery 2. Stamsund. Lofoten.

2014: Kunstnerforbundet gallery for contemporary Art, Oslo

2014: StasjonsGalleriet, Frogner

2012: Gallery small projects. Tromsø. Norway

2012: One man exhibition at Gallery BOA. Oslo

2011: A thin line between art and activism. Public intervention in Nairobi.

2011: back to basics. IKM museum. Oslo, Norway

2009-2010: Urgent Matters. Gallery Palazio Tito, Venice, Italy

2008: Dagali meltdown. Henry Tayaly Art Centre, Lusaka, Zambia

2006:The Human Condition. Gallery fimbul, Oslo, Norway

2003: Story told. Gallery 2125, Oslo, Norway.

Selected group exhibitions

2018: Dream project, New York 

2017: The NSK State-in-Time Pavilion.  Venice Biennale

2017: Michezo. The National Museum. Dar e Salaam

2016: Intercultural Museum, Oslo

2016: Bodø Biennale

2016: Time is love. traveling exhibition of video art. Shown at: Plateau gallery, Berlin, 

list i ljosi light festival in Iceland, Galeri de la voûte in Paris, mur nomade in

hong    kong and at spectrum festival in Austria

2016: The National Gallery in Harare Zimbabwe

2016: Kamina project. Togo

2014: 1814 Revisited. Eidsvall. Norway

2014: Gallery Trafo, Asker. Norway

2014: Kauru African Contemporary Exhibition  Rerouting Dialogue. Pretoria.

2013: Kunstmuseet Nord-Trøndelag

2013: OpenART Academy, an international ART symposium in Örebro Sweden

2013: Kunsthalle Sao Paulo. Still fighting ignorance and Intellectual Perfidy

2013: Galleri Syningen – Ål kulturhus, Ål, Norway

2013: Malmo Konsthall. Still fighting ignorance and Intellectual Perfidy 

2013:  [SFIP] Still Fighting Ignorance & Intellectual Perfidy, A traveling

           exhibition through France then Iwalewa House, Bayreuth, Germany |  

           Berkely Art Museum, CA, USA | Verbeke Foundation, Belgium | Zet    

           Foundation, Amsterdam | Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town

2012: Dakar Biennale of contemporary Art

2012: Light in the old house (when the mountains sing in the water).Dale,Norway

2011.  4th international video-art festival Camagüey, Cuba

2010.  Focus10. Basel, Switzerland

2009:  The 10th Havana Biennial. Havana, Cuba

2008:  Videoholica video art biennial. Varna, Bulgaria

2008.  Recycling. Kunstbanken, Hedmark Kunstsenter, Hedmark, Norway

2007:  Inspector Garbo. Galleri Fisk Bergen, Norway

2007:  Masters Graduation Exhibition. Stenersenmusset, Oslo, Norway

2007:  SANAA AFRICA. Horisont Foundation, Oslo, Norway

2007:  Southern Comfort, Gallery 2125, Oslo, Norway

2007:  More than this, Gallery kit, Trondheim, Norway

2006:  National Exhibition (Høstutstillingen).  Kunstershus, Oslo, Norway

2006:  Bak Fronten. UKS Gallery, Oslo, Norway

2006:  Dakar Biennial, Dakar, Senegal

2005:  Bachelors Graduation Exhibition, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway

2004:  Tamba Cunda Public Art. Tamba Cunda, Senegal

2004:  Red Mill Gallery. Vermont Studio Centre, JV, USA

2003:  Different stories. Gallery Ullensaker kunstforening. Jessheim, Oslo


2018: Norwegian Arts council Artist Stipend for 10 Years

2017: Smithsonian Fellowship award

2016: Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond

2015: BKH ettårig kunstnerstipend

2013: BKH ettårig kunstnerstipend

2012: Platform China residency. OCA

2011: OCA: Project ”thin line between art and activism”

2011: Vederlangsfond 2011

2010: Norsk kulturråd, (Arts Council, Norway) 

2009: 10th havana Biennale, Nosk kulturråd, (ArtsCouncil, Norway) 

2009: 02–funding from OCA. Supplementary Funding for Residency in Venice

2009: 03–funding from OCA. Funding to participate in the 10th Havana Biennial

2008: 03–funding from OCA. Funding for Solo Show ‘Dagali Meltdown’ Zambia National Art Council, Henry Tayali Art Gallery, Lusaka, Zambia

2007: Staten’s Kunstnerstipend, stipend for graduating art students, Oslo, Norway

2005: Staten’s Kunstnerstipend, stipend for graduating art students, Oslo, Norway

2004: Ford Fellow Award, (Ford foundation)

 Artist Residencies.

2017: Smithsonian Institute. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

2016: Kamina Artist in Residency. Togo

2015: Kunstkvarteret Lofoten

2013: Insaka Artists workshop, Livingstone Zambia

2012: A-I-R program. Platform China. Sponsored by OCA

2012: A-I-R program Nordic Artists' centre Dalsåsen. Norway.

2011: Short residency at Kuona trust. Nairobi Kenya

2009: Art Enclosure, sponsored by Fondazione de venezia and hosted by Fondazione bevilaqua la masa and gallery Tito, Venice, Italy

2004: Vermont studio centre, sponsored by the ford foundation USA


Commissioned Work.

2014-15: OTHERS. Public Sculpture, Oslo

2013: Global Lingua topography. University of Oslo.Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies.  

2009: Nutrition from the written word, Sculpture. St. Edmund Church, Oslo, Norway

2006: Ubuntu. Sculpture installation. Oslo University College (commissioned by Professor Robert Smith)


2012: Mindscape1, Jan Groth collection for Stavanga Museum. Stavanger, Norway 

2011: Gone with the wind, The Andrew leo Lane Collection, Oslo, Norway

2010: Oh! how nice! Jan Groth collection for Stvanga Museum. Stavanger, Norway

2009: Rise to the ashes, Fondazione de Venezia. Venice, Italy

2008: Professor Iver langmoen private collection. Stabakk, Oslo Norway

2006: Jan Groth collection, Rogaland Museum. Stavanger, Norway 

2006: Professor Iver langmoen private collection. Stabakk, Oslo Norway

2004: Displaced energy. Gail Swithenbank architecture collection New York


2011: Back to basics. Interview with Mara Ambrozic.

2009: Urgent Matters. By Danielle Biolcati and curator Mara Ambozic

2009: 10th Havana Biennial catalogue

2008: RECYCLING Catalogue, Kunstbanken hedmark kunstsenter. 

2007: Avgangsutstillingen 2007. MA in fine arts, national arts academy. Oslo

2006: Høstutstillingen 2006 catalogue. National art exhibition in Norway.

2006: Dwells in the mysterious. By Mona Larsen, Dagsavisen. Oslo 

2006: Dakar Biennial catalogue

2005: Art Academy in exile. Yearbook 2005.  

2004: Art Academy without walls. NORAD fellowship program. Written byTeresa Grøtan. Oslo.

2004: An Enclave of Utopia. By Ben Hogwood. The transcript. Vermont USA

2003: Forskjellige Historier (Different stories) by Nina Skurud of Romerikes blad Jessheim Oslo.


2019: Seminar to the Dream Project. Berlin.

2017: Dress and Identity. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

2017: “We are all hybrids in every way imaginable.” Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institute. Washington

2013: Presenting Global Lingua topography and Shadow of my shadow at the Conference titled Language, culture and identity in migrant narrative. Oslo. Norway

2011: The Arts and Global Dialogue Seminar at KHIO. Oslo

2008: Are there foreigners in art? National Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway

2007: Ecology through art/art through ecology, Trondheim Art Academy led by 

         Justin Carter, Glasgow School of Art

2007: Global migrants for climate action “Klimatreff”, Oslo, Norway

2007: Whose stories are being told? Collaboration between the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design and the Academy of Fine Art, Oslo, Norway

2006: Dakar Biennial. Senegal Public lectures/Teaching/Presentation/ Artist talks


Assistant to Jan Groth