Contact

Email: lisebjorne@mac.com
Phone: + 47 99 46 40 60
Studio address: Sinsenveien 51, 0585 Oslo

Current / Upcoming exhibitions

2016-18 Cruelty Has a Human Heart
Tour libraries/schools, prisons, public spaces in Norway (solo)
2017 Desconocida Unknown Ukjent
Women Museum, Mexico City
2017 Silent Space – Intensified Integreties
Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland, curator Nina backman

Solo exhibitions

2017 Cruelty Has a Human Heart, Ila prison and detention center, Oslo, Norway
2016 Cruelty Has a Human Heart, Hå gamle prestegard, Jæren
2016 Cruelty Has a Human Heart, Hå mottaksenter (Hå center for asylum seekers), Jæren, August 2016
2016 Cruelty Has a Human Heart
Ullersmo prison, March 15th – end of April
2014-16 Cruelty Has a Human Heart
Exhibition tour public spaces, Norway
2015 Cruelty Has a Human Heart,Oslo Cathedral, June 24th – September 28th 2015
2012 Ukjent
Performance in collaboration with dancer and choreographer, Runa Rebne, Musée Bernadotte, Pau, France
2011 Desconocida Unknown Ukjent
Musée Bernadotte, Fine Arts Museum, Pau, Frankrike
2010 Desconocida Unknown Ukjent
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK
Desconocida Unknown Ukjent,
Hå Gamle Prestegard, Jæren, Norway
Dialogos – visual conversations and cold coffee
The Drawing center, Oslo, (w Jone Skjensvold)
2009 Desconocida Unknown Ukjent
The gallery at University for the Creative Arts, Epsom, UK, curator Lesley Millar
2008 Desconocida Unknown Ukjent
SOFT gallery, Oslo, curator Janicke Iversen
2007 White Noise
Kunstbanken Hamar, Norway (collaboration w Janine Magelssen)
2006 White Noise
Art League, Houston, USA
Gjenkjennelse (recognition) Gallery Gathe, Bergen, Norway
2003 Dialogues
Commerce Street Art Warehouse, Houston, collaboration w Bill Pryor

Group exhibitions

2017 Desconocida Unknown Ukjent
Rubin Center for the visual Arts, University of El Paso, TX and Juarez Contemporary, Cd Juarez, Mexico
2016 Silent Space – Intensified Integreties
Finnish Institute in Stockholm, curator Nina backman
2016 Silent Space – Intensified Integrities,
Traveling exhibition: Gallen Kallelan Museum, Helsinki, Finland, curator Nina Backman, Berlin
2015 Ich ruf Zu Dir, Cruelty, Humanity and the Power of Art, Moss Church, October 11th – October 25th 2015
2015 The Common Thread – Sexual Violence against Women in Contemporary Art
Department of Justice, Munich, curator: Dr. Alexandra Mackel
2014 Kunst på vandring (art tour) 
Asker Kunsthall, (Art Hall), Norway
1814 Revisited – The Past is Still Present,
curated Rikke Kommisær, produced Akershus Art Center
Silence Project,
Meinblau Atelierhaus, Berlin, Germany, curator Nina Backman
Silence ProjectGallery F15, Punkt Ø, Jeløya, Norway, curator Nina Backman
Off the Beaten Path, Women, Violence and Art
Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art, Puerto Rico
Off the Beaten Path, Women, Violence and Art
The Art Gallery of Winnipeg, Canada
2013 Silence Project,
Gallery Aurora, HIAP, Suomenlinna, Finland
Fall Exhibition 2013,
Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Remember them,
Vicoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool, UK
In the Name of Honour,
One Mayfair, London, curator Jenny Christenson
Off the Beaten Path, Women Violence and Art,
Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
X-Border Art Biennial,
Luleå, Sweden, Rovaniemi, Finland, Severomrosk, Russia
2012 An Oasis of Horror in a Desert of Boredom
VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland
Off the Beaten Path; Violence Women and Art
Redline, Colorado, USA
2011 Lost in Lace
Birmingham Museums and Art Galleries, Birmingham, UK
Festival of Silence
Stillscape, Esviken, Norway
Spring Exhibition 2011
Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
Off the Beaten Path; Violence, Women and Art
Chicago Cultural Center,Chicago, USA David J. Spencer CDC Museum,Atlanta, USA New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, New Orleans, USA
2010 Off the Beaten Path; Violence, Women and Art
El Chopo University,Mexico Tijuana Cultural Center, Mexico
Threadless Embrace
Performance under Literature walk, Hå gamle Prestegard, Jæren. Collaboration with poet Helge Torvund
Ni Una Mas
The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
Desconocida Unknown Ukjent
Trondheim Center for Contemporary Art,Norway
2009 Off the Beaten Path; Violence, Women and Art
The University of California, San Diego´s Art Gallery, USA
Stenersen Museum,Oslo, Norway
P,S Picture
ARTYSTYKA Association, Museum Ziemi Klodzhiej, w Klodzku, Poland
Living Arts
Voices Breaking Boundaries, Houston, Texas, USA
Artists for Amnesty
Amnesty International, New York, USA
2008 Bowing to Lebow
Art project “Southern Comfort” Tromsø, Norway
Visonary Tales of a Balanced Earth
UNEP/Natural World Museum exhibition, Wellington, New Zealand
2007 Passion of Mankind
Luleå Summer Biennial, Luleå, Sweden
2006 Frontera 450+
The Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
2004 Focus on Photography
MFAH, Houston, TX
2003 Translating Intimacy
VBB and Project Row Houses, Houston, TX
Uphill my friends
The Jung Center, Houston, TX
Flow, a collage of sights and sounds
Diverse Works, Houston, TX

Curatorial projects

2003 Translating intimacy
VBB, Project Row Houses, Houston
Flow – a collage of sights and sounds
VBB, Diverse Works, Houston

Collections

Private collection, Isabelle Schiavi, NY, USA
Private collection, Abbie Dean, NY, USA
Private collection, Medana, Slovenia
Brave Architecture, Houston, Texas
Baerum Hospital, Norway
David Brown, Houston, Texas
Katherine Guild, Houston, Texas
Kate and Shawn Gross, Houston, Texas

Education

1999-94 Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts MFAH, Houston, USA
1997-99 Oslo Art Institute, Oslo, Norway
1993-94 Educational studies, University in Oslo
1985-88 Nursing degree, Vestfold Central Hospital, Tønsberg, Norway.
1983-84 Evanston Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Work experience / Residency /Visiting Artist

2016 Presentation at the Norwegian Governments Conference against radicalization
2015-17 Chairwoman at NTK (Norwegian Textile Artists)
2015 A Heap of Apricots, performance in conference: “Grief, Trauma; Loss: The Art of Bereavement”
University of Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey, UK
2014-15 Second Chairwoman at NTK (Norwegian Textile Artists)
Presentation “Humming” in public lecture “Silence as Everymans Right” at ANCB Metropolitan Library,  Berlin.
2013 Presentation “Subversive Stitch Revisited: The Politics of Cloth”, Victoria And Albert Museum, London
curated by: Jennifer Harris, Withworth Art Gallery, Althea Greenan, Women´s Art Library, Goldsmiths, University of London,
and Pennina Barnett, curator and writer
Residency HIAP, Suomenlinna, Finland
Visiting Artist, HDK, School of Design and Craft, Gothenburg Sweden
2012 Visiting artist, Wexford Campus School of Art&Design, Carlow, Ireland
2006-15 Nydalen Art School, Oslo, Norway
2010 Residency, Medana, Slovenia
2008-10 Den kulturelle skolesekken, youth project, Norwegian government program for students
2007 Roger Brown residency, Chicago Art Institute, New Buffalo, Michigan USA
2006 Visiting artist, Image and text workshops, The Kinkaid School, Houston
2005 On Program committee exhibitions, Voices Breaking Boundaries, Houston
 Visiting artist, drawing, The Kinkaid School, Houston
2003-04 Visiting artist, workshops drawing, mixed media, Voices Breaking Boundaries, High School Residency Program, Houston
2002-04 Documenting (photography) events, Voices Breaking Boundaries, Houston
1992-97 Educational nurse, Coronary Care Unit, Bærum Hospital
1988-92 Nurse, Coronary Care Unit, Bærum Hospital

Press / Reviews/Publications

2017 Lise Bjørne Linnert, Ingvill Henmo, Sidsel Palmstrøm: Ode til en vaskeklut, hymne til en tiger. NTK 1977 – 2017,
Grapefruit Publishing, Oslo 2017
2015 Nyanser av ondskap, by art critic Kjetil Røed, Aftenposten 25/7 2015
2014 Lise Bjørne Linnert:  Cruelty Has a Human Heart Texts by philosopher Lars Fr H Svendsen and Art critic Lars Elton,
Grapefruit Publishing, Oslo 2014
1814 Revisited – The Past is Still Present, exhibition catalog
Textile: Journal of Cloth and Culture; from In the loop Conference, paper by Angela Maddock
2012 Emma Lucy O´Brien, Mario Cana, An Oasis of Horror in a desert of Boredom, exhibition publication, VISUAL Centre
for Contemporary Art and The George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow, Ireland
Jean-Pierre Melot, Anne Clerget, Deconocida Inconnue Ukjent, exhibition publication,  Musée Bernadotte, Pau, France
2011 Lesley Millar, Lost in Lace. Transparent Boundaries, exhibition publication, Birmingham Museum and Art Galleries, UK
2009 NRK (Norwegian State Television), Safari, presentation of Desconocida
Lucy Gundry, Desconocida Unknown, review in Textile. the Journal of Cloth and Culture, Issue3 (2009)
Jessica Hemmings, Desconocida:Unknown, review in Embroiders´Guild, May/June 2009
Lesley Millar, Desconocida:Unknown, exhibition publication, University for Creative Arts, Epsom, UK
Radio interview, Threading Voices, KPFT-FM, Houston, program Living Arts
Kari Steel, Earth editor, www.ameliasmagazine.com, interview
2007 John Devine, White Noise, Artlies, Issue 51, 2007
Patricia C. Johnson, Frontera 450+. Speaks of death and hope. Houston Chronicle
Margo Handwerker, Frontera 450+, Artlies, spring 2007
2006 Janicke Iversen, With breath, pulse and traces as artistic means, exhibition publication, White Noise

Grants / Awards

2016 Freedom of Speech, grant for Cruelty Has a Human Heart – exhibition tour public spaces
2016 OCA travel grant Desconocida Unknown Ukjent, Cd Juarez and Mexico City
2015 OCA travel grant exhibition Desconocida Unknown in Munich
2015 Ministry of Culture, grant Cruelty Has a Human Heart dialogue tour public spaces
2015-17 3 year Government Grants for Artists/Statens arbeidsstipend
2015 Norwegian Artists Association Sponsorship (NBK-Vederlagsfondet), project grant Desconocida Unknown Ukjent – tur/retur Juarez, Mexico
Freedom of Speech, grant for Cruelty Has a Human Heart – exhibition tour public spaces
2014 Norwegian Artists Association Sponsorship (NBK-Vederlagsfondet), project grant book Cruelty Has a Human Heart
Freedom of Speech, grant for artist book Cruelty Has a Human Heart
Traveling Grant, Norwegian Craft, exhibition Berlin
Norwegian Artists Association Sponsorship (NBK-Vederlagsfondet), one year working grant
Oslo Municipal Art and Culture Grant, project book Cruelty Has a Human Heart
2013 Freedom of Speech, grant for project Cruelty Has a Human Heart
Norwegian Craft, traveling grant, presentation Victoria and Albert Museum
Norwegian Embassy in Helsinki, traveling grant residency HIAP
Norwegian Embassy in Stockholm and Helsinki, traveling grant participation in X-Border
Norwegian Embassy in London, traveling grant exhibition in London and Liverpool
2012 Nominated International Award Participatory Arts, Second Edition, www.arteparticipative.it
Norwegian Artists Association Sponsorship (NBK-Vederlagsfondet), one year working grant
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Travel Fund performance ukjent, VISUAL Centre, Carlow
Fond for Lyd og Bilde, grant performance ukjent, VISUAL Centre, Carlow
The Norwegian Embassy in Dublin, Ireland, support for exhibition An Oasis of Horror in a Desert of Boredom,VISUAL, Carlow
FFUK grant performance ukjent, Musée Bernadotte, Pau, France
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Travel Fund performance ukjent, Musée Bernadotte, Pau, France
2011 The Norwegian Embassy in Paris, grant for performance ukjent, Musée Bernadotte, Pau, France
2010 Freedom of Speech, grant for project Desconocida Unknown Ukjent
Norwegian Art Council grant (Diversestipend)
2009 The Relief Fund for Visual Artists Grant, (Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond), one year working grant
Norwegian Art Council production grant, publication Desconocida:Unknown
Freedom of Speech, grant for publication Desconocida:Unknown 
Norwegian Embassy in London, grant exhibition Desconocida:Unknown, Epsom, UK
2008 Kaja og Bårds Fond for Gode Formål, grant
2007 Norwegian Artists Association Sponsorship (NBK-Vederlagsfondet), one year working grant
Norwegian Art Council Production Grant, documentary film Threading Voices
Norwegian Art Council Exhibition Grant, White Noise, Kunstbanken, Hamar
Fond for Lyd og Bilde, support for sound and performance part in White Noise
2006 Scandinavian Art Association, USA, exhibition support White Noise, Art League, Houston