NORDIC DUMMY AWARD
The Nordic Dummy Award is a unique annual prize established to present new photographic trends within the Nordic countries, and aiming to stimulate new photographic productions from within the field. The Nordic Dummy Award endeavours to do so by giving photo books a suitable space as an independent platform of artistic expression.
A jury selected a shortlist of candidates, whose work will be on an extensive tour throughout the Nordic countries. In the period 8-19 May you can experience the following dummies in the bookshop at Hordaland kunstsenter:
Øystein Agerlie (NO), Encyclopedia of Man
Celeste Arnstedt and Petter Wessel (DK / NO), Olivenbjerget
Theo Elias (SE), Smoke
August Eriksson (SE), Kaihogyo
Anna Hyvärinen (FI), Lost identity
Ole Nesset (NO), Unburdened Migration winner NDA 2018
Steffen Kloster Poulsen (DK), 6 not taken // You Deserve Hell
Matilde Søes Rasmussen (DK), Uprofessionel
Tina Umer (SI), Danish Mountains
The Nordic Dummy Award is currently managed by Fotogalleriet, Oslo, and it was initiated by Fotogalleriet and The Norwegian Association of Fine Art Photographers in 2012.
Hordaland Art Centre based in Bergen, Norway was established 1976 as the first artist run art centre in Norway. Its activities are based around the exhibition programme with equal emphasis on seminars, presentations and dialogue. Since 1987 Hordaland Art Centre has hosted a Nordic residency programme, from 2008 also open to international artists, curators, writers and other art professionals.