Glafira

member of the Visual Artists Association of Oslo and Akershus (BOA), Tegnerforbundet, and the Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (NBK)

Glafira is a Løten-based artist, curator, and educator. Her artistic practice spans different media – from graphics and video to sculpture and mural painting. Widely concerned with interpersonal relationships, collective behavioral patterns, and social dynamics, her work often takes the form of keen observation or ironic commentary.  Glafira has created large-scale works for public spaces in Kjøllefjord, Berlevåg, Kirkenes, and Sandnessjøen. Recently she has been working with graphics, drawings, and videos. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Norway, Russia, and Germany (2022 The National Museum of Art in Norway, Oslo, 2022 Fresh legs, Berlin, 2019 Lit Naits, Mexico, QB Gallery, Oslo, 2016 Berlin: Making of Improvement of Market Facilities, ZUKUNFT am Ostkreuz, Bildersaal Zukunft, Berlin, 2015 Barents Spektakel, Kirkenes, 2014 Russian North XI, etc). 


Upcoming

2022-2024 Hearsay project by Kenneth Krabat og Cindy Lynn Brown, Dannmark

2023 Kjerringøy Land Art Biennale, Norway

2023 Circolo Scandinavo, residency, Rome, Italy

2020-2022 minnested over de sovjetiske krigsfanger på Bjørnelva, co-curator with Hilde Methi, Nordland, Riksantikvaren / Narviksenteret


Solo exhibitions

2020 1991, NoPlace gallery, Oslo

2015 Survival Instructions w/ Dmitrii Novitskii, Barents Spektakel 2015, Kirkenes, Norway, Barents Bird festival, Murmansk, Russia

2013 Obe dve w/Daria Chebotar, Murmansk Regional Art Museum, Murmansk, Russia


Selected group exhibitions

2022 Fresh legs, Inselgalerie, Berlin, Germany

2022 Jeg kaller det kunst, Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design, Oslo, Norway

2022 Torsken kunstfestival, Grimstad, Norway

2020 Sammen, Gjesteatelieret i Vadsø, Finnmark, Norway

2019 Lit Naits, Mexico (Oh, Brother), QB Gallery, Oslo, Norway

2018 Gamma, festival of music, art and new urban culture, St. Petersburg, Russia

2017 Letters to the Future: From the Future to the Past, DK Roza, St. Petersburg, Russia

2017 Letters to the Future: From the Present to the Past, w/ Ivan Galuzin, DK Roza, St. Petersburg, Russia

2016 Trusselbildet, w/ Ivan Galuzin, Sean Snyder, National Norwegian Aviation Museum, Bodø, Norway

2016 Berlin: Making of: Improvement of Market Facilities, ZUKUNFT am Ostkreuz, Bildersaal Zukunft, Berlin, Germany

2015 Design a Pattern for Russian Market Tents. Design competition, Kultur Byrå, Kirkenes, Norway

2014 Russian North XI, XI inter-regional group exhibition, Syktyvkar, Komi Republic, Russia

2008, 2012 Hyperborea, international snow sculpture festival, Petrozavodsk, Russia

2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 Dew Point, international youth exhibition Murmansk Regional Art Museum, Murmansk, Russia


Curated exhibitions

2020 Dead care solo exhibition by Anastasia Vepreva, Oslo, Norway

2020 Abduction an outdoor group video exhibition, curator, Oslo, Norway

2019 BOA in Public Space Program: For tilværelsen by Signe Becker, ALIEN8 by Morten Jensen Vågen, Home: on the verge of nervous breakdown by Kim Hankyul, w/Ivan Galuzin (co-curator), Oslo, Norway

2019 Diplomat, Blaker gml.Meieri, Blaker, Norway

2018 2 262 The Kola Superdeep Borehole, solo exhibition by ::vtol:: Dmitry Morozov, gallery Ч9, Murmansk, Russia

2017 Realism, Reality, Real, Braunschweig (360 Degrees), Gallery Kottishop, Berlin, Germany / Gallery Mario Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany / gallery Ч9, Murmansk, Russia

2017 Digital Balke | Divine North from Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum (Tromsø), co-curator, gallery Ч9, Murmansk, Russia

2017 Savepoint, solo exhibition by Anastasia Vepreva, interactive performance «There has never been a greater possibility to save the world” by Roman Osminkin during the opening, gallery Ч9, Murmansk, Russia

2016 Good morning, Agamemnon!, solo exhibition by Ivan Galuzin, gallery Ч9, Murmansk, Russia

2016 Hyperstate, exhibition by Lars Brekke, Simon Daniel Tegnander Wenzel, w/Ivan Galuzin (co-curator), gallery Ч9, Murmansk, Russia

2016 The other side, solo exhibition by Sergei Chebotar w/Ivan Galuzin (co-curator), gallery Ч9, Murmansk, Russia

2016 Deduction, video exhibition by A K Dolven, Yafei Qi, Sean Snyder, Natalia Egorova, Antonio Pauсar w/ Ivan Galuzin (co-curator), gallery Ч9, Murmansk, Russia

2015-2016 Den røde armès tilbaketrekning / The Withdrawal of the Red Army /Возвращение Красной Армии, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromsø, Norway, Barents Spektakel, Pikene på Broen, Kirkenes, Norway, gallery Ч9, Murmansk, Russia, Arkhangelsk exhibition Hall of Artists Union, Arkhangelsk, Russia, Blaker gml.Meieri, Blaker, Norway – co-curator, exhibition design in Tromsø and Kirkenes, co-curator, exhibition design, coordinator and production manager in Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Blaker

2015 An American, a German and a Russian walks into a bar…, group exhibition by Ivan Galuzin, Cornelius Stiefenhofer, Vemund Thoe, coordinator and production manager, gallery Prostranstvo, Murmansk, Russia

2015 7-10/43, exhibition by Ivan Galuzin&Oleg Samoilov, coordinator and production manager, gallery Prostranstvo, Murmansk, Russia

2015 Induction, video exhibition by Jouko Alapartanen, Andrea Bakketun, Lars Brekke, Ivan Galuzin, Ane Hjort Guttu, Roderick Hietbrink, Kaia Hugin, Vemund Thoe w/Ivan Galuzin (co-curator), Murmansk, Russia

2014 BEART, contemporary Art festival Barents Region, set design, decoration, Murmansk, Russia

2011 MurmARTika, group exhibition by artists of the Murmansk region, Petrozavodsk, Russia

2006 Mnogotochie, group exhibition by Evgenii Baranov, Sergei Chebotar, Mikhail Lapin, Murmansk Regional Art Museum, Murmansk, Russia

2006 Об огнях-пожарищах, одрузьях-товарищах…, group exhibition by graphic artist 1941-1945, Murmansk Regional Art Museum, Murmansk, Russia


Participation in projects

2022-2018 Kjerringøy Land Art Biennale, coordinator, jury

2019 Bokturnè “Den røde armès tilbaketrekning / The Withdrawal of the Red Army / Возвращение Красной Армии”, Tromsø, Kirkenes, Murmansk

2018 Supermarket Stockholm Independent Art Fair 2018, Stockholm, Sweden

2018 Nemoskva, National center of contemporary art (NCCA), Rosizo, traveling exhibition in 12 cities: Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Ekaterinburg, Tyumen, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Khabarovsk, and Vladivostok, Russia

2018 Dark Ecology, research, and commissioning project Dutch Sonic Acts and Hilde Methi, site manager, additional production in the project “Nikel materiality”, SALT, Oslo, Norway

2017 Open Systems. Self-Organized Art Initiatives in Russia, 2000-2017, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art,  Arkhangelsk, Saratov, Russia 

2015 Dark Ecology, research, and commissioning project Dutch Sonic Acts and Hilde Methi, site manager, additional production in the project HC Gilje “Barents (Mare Incognitum)”

2013 Border Musical, snow theater for the project Barents Spektakel 2013, Kirkenes, Norway

2012 GIERDU, SKINN og RiddoDuottarMuseat, Nord-Norge 2009 — 2011 I 2012 -2013, site manager in Murmansk

2010 Nord Rute, by Eric Mutel, France, Barents Spektakel 2010, Kirkenes, Norway


Presentations and keynotes

2019 «Fra ikon til bulldoser (a short history about Russian art from 10th to 20th century)», lecture, Blaker, Norway

2018-2019 «Video and sound art, and experimental film in the Barents region» network meeting during the Lofoten Sound Art Symposium (LSAS), Inversia festival (Murmansk)

2018 ”Moscow: topology of art. Talk about self-organization, artist-run space”, seminar in The Electrotheatre Stanislavsky, organizer: the independent project “Место искусства” (”Mesto iskusstva”, “The Place of Art”), Moscow, Russia

2018 Chto Delat, School of Engaged Art, DK Roza, artist talk and screening, a workshop for students School of Engaged Art, DK Roza, St. Petersburg, Russia

2018 PRAKSIS residency (The Collective Subject of History), lecture, Oslo, Norway

2017 Dream Academy seminar, Art Academy in Tromsø (TACA), Kurant, Tromsø Kunstforening, lecture, Tromsø, Norway

2016 Residency Network Hub for Cultural Intermediaries, lecture, St. Petersburg, Russia

2016 VII Norwegian-Russian Culture Forum “Cultural landscape: a resource for the preservation of the cultural heritage of the regions and the development of cultural and educational tourism”, Murmansk, Russia

2016 Thinking at the Edge, forum by Office for Contemporary Art, Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

2016 Arctic Art forum, seminar, lecture, Arkhangelsk, Russia

2016 Arctic snow and light, seminar, Alta-Kirovsk-Murmansk

2015 VI Norwegian-Russian Culture Forum, lecture, Vardø, Vadsø, Norway

2015 Barents incubator of cultural initiatives, Rovaniemi, Finland

2015 Artistic contribution “Look at it! The role of art in public spaces”, as a part of the Norwegian-Russian Culture Forum, Hurtigruten, moving transborder cafe between Kirkenes and Vardø, Pikene på Broen, Kirkenes, Norway

2015 “Art and social changes» assembly session, lecture, Teriberka, Russia

2014 Contemporary Art in the European North, lecture, Arkhangelsk, Russia

2014 Culture today and tomorrow. Development prospects, the forum of Culture of the Murmansk region, Murmansk, Russia

2014 V Norwegian-Russian Culture Forum, lecture, Syktyvkar, Komi Republic, Russia

2014 “Culture of the Barents Euro-Arctic Region: New Horizons Development Strategy” international conference, moderator of the section “Synthesis of Art: a new development paradigm”, Murmansk, Russia

2014 Scientific-practical conference with international participation “Design Arctic: Challenges”, lecture, Murmansk, Russia


Participation in the residence program

2022 Circolo Scandinavo, residency, Rome, Italy

2020 Gjesteatelieret i Vadsø, residency, Finnmark, Norway

2019 Studio 11, Skulpturenzentrum i Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany

2018 Casa Randi, Icod de los Vinos, Tenerife

2015 High North AiR Network residence, Air Barents 2015: Christensen Gallery’s residency Rosa Huset in Kjøllefjord, Berlevågatelieene in Kvitbrakka and Kunstkvarteret in Stamsund, Lofoten, Norway

2015 ArtBase Helgeland 66°N, residence program, Kulturbadet i Sandnessjøen, Norway

2013 Barents Artist Residence Program BAR International, Pikene på Broen, Kirkenes, Norway


Selected bibliography

2018 Editor “Den røde armès tilbaketrekning / The Withdrawal of the Red Army / Возвращение Красной Армии” w/ Ivan Galuzin, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Orkana Forlag AS, ISBN 978-82-8104-325-1, in 2019 prize Årets vakreste Bok — Sølv BOKOMSLAG VOKSEN

2017 “За ускользающим настоящим” (“Towards an elusive present”), essay “Decorativnoe iskusstvo” №1/422 2017, p. 134-135, Moscow, Russia

2017 Exhibition text for Ivan Galuzin’s exhibition “Choice of Matter”, Island, Oslo

2011 “Tam in toga, quam in sago”, essay for “Murmansk coast ASTES: cultural almanac”: № 7, 2011. p 175-182.

2009 “In the North, bright…”, essay for “Murmansk coast ASTES: cultural almanac”: № 6, 2009. p.169-175.

2007 “The many facets of creativity”, essay for “Russian Gallery, the 21st Century” № 4, 2007, Moscow

2007 “North duo”, essay for “Murmansk coast ASTES: cultural almanac”: №4 – 2007

2006 “The Master and the sea. Notes on the life and works of VG Baranov”, essay for “Murmansk coast ASTES: cultural almanac”: №3 – 2006

2005 “Как ТПО музеем стало”, the magazine “Murmansk stroitelniy”, 2005


Publications and press

2020 “Utenomjordiske bortføringer på Kontraskjæret i Oslo“, Astrid Ottmann-Knoph, 25.11.2020

2020 “Videokunst under trekronene“, 11.11.2020, OFKS BLOGG

2019 Perspektiv, klassekampen, 04.05.2019

2019 “Bildene ble tatt I iskaldt vann”, Marte Nordahl, Romerikes Blad, 11.05.2019

2019 “Åpner utstilling om tømmerfløternes siste ferd“, Indre Akershus Blad, 03.05.2019

2019 interview “Транспоколенческая травма не может быть грустной“, COLTA.Ru, 28.01.2019

2018 “Letters to the Future”, St. Petersburg

2017 “Письма в будущее”. Катя Иванова, aroundart

2017 “Steady up in the dark Murmansk”, text by Hilde Sørstrøm

2017 “The huddled audience”, text by Stian Gabrielsen

2015 ”Iskald krim” Morgenbladet  Nr. 6 / 6.–12. 02.2015

2015 ”Lager overlevelsesguide for grenselandet” Sør-Varanger Avis 17.01.2015, Birgitte Wisur Olsen, 19.01.2015

2015 ”Fargelegger Finnmark: – Det var jo gammelt og slitt” ifinnmark.  Kristina Bøland 14.08.2015

2015 ”Artikulerer sin samtid kritisk”. Se Kunst, #01, mars 2015

2015 ”Fem dager Barents Spektakel” Kunstforum, Marianne Darlén Solhaugstrand, 11.03.2015

2015 “Tusen takk for kunsten!” Alstahaug kommune, Linda Jakobsen, 30.06.2015

2015 ”Hellige” tetrapoder, eller ikke?” Berlevaagnytt.com. 24.08.2015


Grants

2022 BKH, Gjesteateliertilskudd

2020 Oslo kommunes krisestipend

2019 Travel Grant, Barentssekretariatet

2018 Travel Grant, International Support, OCA (Office of Contemporary Art Norway)


Education

Mastergrad i kunsthistorie

Studiekompetanse (Oslo Voksenopplæring Sinsen, Storhamar videregående skole)

2014 Institute for Educational Development, Personnel Management, Murmansk

1999-2004 Murmansk State Pedagogical University, Department of Culture and Art. Finished with Red Diploma — art historian and art history teacher

1995-1999 Pedagogical College, Murmansk