Toril Johannesen


Toril Johannessen (b.1978, Norway) is an artist living in Bergen. Perception and representation as historical and technological constructs are recurring themes in Johannessen’s artistic practice. Combining historical records with fiction and her own investigations, and with an attention to how science coexists with other systems of knowledge and belief, her works often have elements of storytelling in visual or written form.

Solo shows include Entrée and Trykkeriet, Bergen (2019); OSL Contemporary, Oslo (2019); Munchmuseet on the Move, Oslo (2018); Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen (2017); ARoS, Aarhus (2017); Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen (2017); Trondheim Art Museum, Trondheim (2016) and Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo (2016). Group shows include LIAF Lofoten Internartional Art Festival (2019), Svolvær; 13th Dak’Art Bienniale de Dakar (2018); STAGES, Plug In ICA, Winnipeg (2017); Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing, Hayward Touring (2014); 13th Istanbul Biennial (2013) and Documenta 13 (2012).

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