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.
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.
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
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)