As an artist I’ve chosen to focus on dialogue and participant based art. My focus is on intercultural meetings in local communities with the goal to introduce members of different groups to one another, mixed across age, social strata, and cultural affiliation. We often move in social circles where people believe and feel similarly about important issues. I aim to organize dialogue events that allow us to take part in realities outside our own. The aim is to, over time, gain a greater understanding of differences, resulting in a common deep awareness of multiple positions to behold.
Katrine Meisfjord lives in Bergen, Norway. She holds a BA in textile art (2007) and an MA in fine arts (2009) from Bergen National Academy of the Arts. She is also a nurse. In the last years she has been showing performances, installations and participatory dialogue based works in galleries (solo exhibitions in Soft Gallery; Oslo, Rogaland Art Centre; Stavanger, Stiftelsen 3,14 LIVE; Bergen, Galleri Puls; Norheimsund), and in group exhibitions (NKs Årsutstilling 2017; Fredrikstad, KODE2; Bergen, KODE1; Bergen, Visningsrommet USF, Bergen). In addition, she has organized numerous community based art projects, both in private homes and in public space. In 2016 she received a two year working grant from Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond.
Social art project published in book by Rogaland Art Centre
Rasteplass Nytorget is a neighbourhood project I did together with colleague Frøydis Linden at Rogaland Art Centre in 2010. It was presented with our own summery in the book; Kunst, by, befolkning – Rogaland kunstsenter 2003 – 2013, published in 2013, https://issuu.com/rogalandkunstsenter/docs/bok_issuu. Please take a look at our project at pages 42 – 47/146 and 101 – 103/146.
Art journal: Kunstjournalen B-Post
SOUPS&STORIES project. https://b-post.no/no/15/meisfjord.html, in the Norwegian art magazine Kunstjournalen B-Post, which describes a project where we used conversations between women in private settings, to make scripts for public performances executed by actors.