“Bedroom” at Vandaler Forening

In “Bedroom”, Vandaler Forening aim to host residents living abroad and artists based in Norway seeking for a place to develop their projects. January-March 2016: Andreas Hald Oxenvad is invited to work on his project Spikersuppa Lygalleri. Check out the program of performances, do not miss it! Vandaler Forening is an artist run space to convey contemporary arts by national and international actors. Vandaler Forening is an association of artist and cultural practitioners. The founding group consists of Hanan Benammar, Mattias Cantzler and


INTERNATIONAL ARTS RESIDENCY // SEEKING APPLICANTS FROM THE OSLO AREA NEW TECHNOLOGY AND THE POST-HUMAN 21 March – 21 April 2016 DEADLINE // 10 February 2016 Read more and apply here   Atelier Nord, Notam, PNEK and PRAKSIS are pleased to invite applications from locally based and international participants for an arts based residency on the theme of NEW TECHNOLOGY AND THE POST-HUMAN running from 21 March – 21 April 2016. Led by collaborative duo David Blandy and Larry Achiampong

Launch Party for the PNEK 2016 Catalogue

Welcome to the launch of the PNEK 2016 Catalogue! Organized in collaboration with Music Norway ( and Transmediale ( DJ  Telephones will play at the launch event and Marieke Verbiesen ( from BEK ( will perform visuals! When: Friday, February 5th, 10:30 PM Where: Cafe Stage, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin Facebook event link

Dialog meeting on new possibilities for the distribution, communication and archival of video art

Dialog meeting on new possibilities for the distribution, communication and archival of video art Time: Thursday 11th of february kl 10-15. Place: Atelier Nord ANX, Olaf Ryes Plass 2. PNEK newly completed a three year pilot project (2012 – 2015) with the goal of establishing a national video art archive. A beta version of a digital archive of Norwegian video art is now online and available to both institutional and independent actors within the professional art scene, but there are

Tor Jørgen van Eijk exhibiting at Whitechapel Gallery

PNEK is proud to support Tor Jørgen van Eijk’s upcoming exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery. There he is going to show his work Purgatory (2015). This is a major show proving the high artistic value and quality of Tor Jørgen van Eijk’s long standing work with electronic imagery. Purgatory offers a series of videos where the camera records its own image, exploring how the apparatus of analogue video generates visual feedback. Purgatory will be exhibited in the main exhibition Electronic

PNEK Talks: Boris Debackere

PNEK TALKS: On Electronic Art and Digital Life Boris Debackere Extreme Conditions in the Sharing Economy: The Future Artist as a Creative (Co)Worker? The knowledge economy favours the creative individual, but does creativity benefit from this industry? The lecture will discuss how the sharing economy mixes the role of the artist and the knowledge worker, reducing everyone to a blur(b). Boris Debackere is an artist and researcher and teaches at LUCA School of Arts Brussels. He is serving as the director of V2_Lab in


OPEN CALLS DEADLINE: 8 FEBRUARY April 7-17 2016 ​One open call to Oslo (and the vicinity) based artists 5,000kr One open call to create an artist’s meal 7,000kr Kunst Vardo is a nomadic art platform with a focus on performance. The platform takes its name from the nomadic Romani gypsy wagon which acts as both a home and a vehicle, carrying its inhabitants from place to place developing new connections and exchanges. Following this ethos Kunst Vardo is a platform

Photos: Winter Solstice 2015

Photos from the 4th edition of “the Winter Solstice night exhibition” in which After 4 years of collaboration, PNEK and Vandaler Forening launched « From Dawn till Dusk PNEK art prize ».

Graham Harman on “Art and Ecology”

Pnek had the pleasure of hosting Graham Harman, distinguished philosopher in area of art and ecology. He was a Pnek guest in December 2015, giving both a lecture at KHiO (Oslo National Academy of the Arts) as well as in the Pnek office. Pnek sees these meetings as important and necessary in developing fertile ground for future artistic expressions. About Graham Harman  Graham Harman is Distinguished University Professor at the American University in Cairo. He is a founding member of

BEK – 15 years anniversary

PNEK has the pleasure of congratulating BEK – Bergen Electronic Art Center – with its 15 years of existence! And it is going to be a party: Friday December 11th 2015 at Landmark in Bergen, BEK will serve a program of concerts, videos, animations, net art, light art, performances and noise. Something from the archives, but mostly in the form of freshly squeezed contemporary juice. Accompanied by refreshments, speeches and conversations we want you to join us through a full