Exhibiting Desconocida Unknown Ukjent @ Rubin Center, El Paso and Juarez Contemporary, Juarez

Feb 16th - June 16th 2017

Exhibition across US/Mexico border, live webconnection, sharing the fight against abuse and murders of women



2009 - 2011

A daily objective study of pain knotting knots in thin silk thread.

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Faces and Hands by Harald Gunnar Paalgard

12 min video by Harald Gunnar Paalgard, filmed during workshops at Hå mottakssenter

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Textile sculpture, including 75 cards with texts from people living in different Refuge camps in Norway (Oslo, Dikemark and Hå)

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Hands and Flags


Site specific installation of textile and 150 drawings made by people living at Hå mottak center

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Cruelty Has a Human Heart, version II

2015 - 2016

5 pieces, two sided work, made of layers of brown paper, acrylic paint, handembroidered texts, linen thread, beca thread, wood

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Orange (Counting in progress…)


Site specific installation

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Desconocida Unknown Ukjent in Ciudad Juarez, El Paso and Mexico City

May 21st - June 4th 2016

Two week travel: solidarity, awareness, protest, and embroidery workshops in collaboration with local activists, families and journalists


Exhibition of Cruelty Has a Human Heart in Ullersmo prison

March 15th - end of april(?)

Stop #9 on project´s dialogue tour to different public spaces

Desconocida Unknown Ukjent, detail label

Desconocida Unknown Ukjent

2006 - ongoing

A global mass collaboration, protesting continuing murders of women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Approximately 7900 hand embroidered nametags (by June 2016). Each 2 x 8 cm, stitched by 4800 individuals in about 500 globally arranged workshops


Cruelty Has a Human Heart – 83 objects for sale supporting the fight against extremism and organization JustUnitys work

August 29th - September 7th

Textile objects for sale supporting JustUnitys work to prevent and stop radicalization and extremism


Exhibiting “Cruelty Has a Human Heart” in Public Spaces

2014 - 2016

Please contact me at if you are interested hearing more about this tour – as a possible participator in conversations or for a visit of the project.

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Book: “Cruelty Has a Human Heart”

October 2014

Art book – for sale in Oslo at Tronsmo bookstore, Bookstore at The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Norli bookstore Universitetsgaten, Torpedo Bookstore at Kunstnernes Hus; In Moss at House of Foundation and Gallery F15

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Cruelty Has a Human Heart

2013 - 2014

Collaboration with philosopher Lars Fr. H Svendsen

Skjermbilde 2014-06-26 kl. 11.16.15 PM

Humming – an invitation to “join me” for a walk…


I go for a walk in my neighborhood. I dont have other plans for my stroll than to walk and gather my thoughts as I move about..



2006 - ongoing, performed at openings of Desconocida Unknown Ukjent

A performance, using voice and silence, held at each exhibition opening where Desconocida Unknown Ukjent is installed.

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About Lise Bjørne Linnert:

I am interested in art´s possibility to be a voice that can bring challenging or unpalatable questions closer, not to provide definitive answers but in order to enable reflection. My projects often take place over a longer period of time, in which investigating materials and theme are core elements.

Process, projects, performance, photography, drawing, textile, installations…