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Victor Mutelekesha is a Zambian born visual Artist; he lives and works in Oslo, Norway. He has been a subject of several group exhibitions that include the Dakar Biennale, Havana Biennial, the 2017 NSK State Pavilion at Venice Biennale, he has also been a subject of solo exhibitions at Akershus, Kunstsenter, the Henry Tayali Art Centre in Lusaka Zambia, IKM Museum in Oslo, Norway, Kunstnerforbundet Gallery for Contemporary Art, Oslo and Gallery Palazio Tito, Venice, Italy. He was a 2017 Smithsonian Institute Artist research fellow and a 2004 Ford Fellow. He has received several work Grants from the Norwegian art council that include the 10-year long work stipend. Mutelekesha’s work deals with but not restricted to the human condition as influenced by hybridity, diaspora, and constructed identities.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020: Pissing Contest. Barum Kunsthall, Oslo. 

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.

group exhibitions

2020: PEAK2020. (Power Energy, Agency, Knowledge) Wits University. South Africa

2019: Tuning In: Other Ways of Seeing. Livingston Zambia.

2019: Ingenting = Alt. Kragero, Norway.

2019: Dream Mapping Theater. Kerkrade Netherlands

2019: Carnival Exhibition, (IKM) Intercultural Museum, Oslo, Norway.

2019: 3 Person Exhibition, “Dream State and many more. Kunstbanken I Harmer

2019: Dark times. “Mørketida” Leknes, Lofoten, Norway

2018: Dream project, New York  

2018:VIEODROME EXHIBITION” Paris 

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 autria

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

Fellowships/Awards/Grants

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)