Pearla Pigao ©

Built with Berta.me

  1. Pearla Pigao (b. 1984 Lillesand, Norway).

    Lives and works in Oslo Norway.

  2. EDUCATION

    2015 - 2017 MFA Medium and material based Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, NO

    2012 -- 2015 BFA Medium and material based Art , Specialization in textile art , Oslo National Academy of the Arts, NO

    2010 – 2012 Einar Granum School of Arts, Specialization in three-dimensional techniques, NO

    2003 – 2004 Buskerud High School, specialization in Music, sound and composition, NO 

    2001 – 2003 Møglestu high school, specialization Drawing, form and color, NO

     

    SOLOSHOWS

    2023 Glasslåven Art senter

    2021 Texas A&M University for visual and performing arts 

    2020 SOFT galleri, NO

    2019 Atelier Nord, NO

    2018 Arteriet, Kristiansand, NO 

    2018 CHART Art Fair, CHART SOCIAL, Design museum Denmark, DK

    2017 Galleri FORMAT Oslo, NO

     

    GROUPSHOWS

    2022 Kunsthall Trondheim

    2022 The Norwegian Nasjonalmuseum, Jeg kaller det kunst, Oslo, NO 

    2021 Kunstnerforbundet Oslo, Juni utstillingen NO 

    2020 Kunstnerforbundets Christmas exhibition

    2020 Sparebanken sør Art prize exhibition 2020, Sørlandets artmuseum (SKMU), NO 

    2020 Agder Art Center, Smak Plantene, Kristiansand, NO 

    2019 Kunstnerforbundets Christmas exhibition

    2019 Future delay, Helsinki Contemporary curated by Amanda Schmitt, FI

    2018 Christmas exhibition at Kunstnerforbundet 

    2018 Sørlandsutstillingen, Ibsenhouse Skien, NO 

    2018 CHART Art Fair, Kunsthal Charlottenborg with Gallery Golsa, Copenhagen

    2018 Norwegian Presence, Milano 

    2017 Scholarship Exhibition 2017, Agder Kunstsenter, Kristiansand 

    2017 Autumn exhibition in Lillesand kunstforening, Lillesand

    2017 Got it for cheap, Rod Bianco, Oslo 

    2017 HATCH 10th anniversary exhibition, Agder Kunstsenter and Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Kristiansand 

    2017 NEU NOW 2017 online festival

    2017 Agreement between seasons, MFA graduationshow, KhiO, Oslo

    2016 Hangzhou Triennial of fiber arts, weaving & we, project with World Wide Weaving, China

    2016 Medium Rare MA1 show, KhiO Oslo 

    2015 Neu Now 2015, Europe`s emerging artist, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

    2015 BFA graduation exhibition, Gallery Seilduken, KhiO, Oslo

     

     

    COMMISSION WORK

    2021 Outdoor sound project in collaboration with the cultural agency Mesèn

    2019 - 2021 New high school for music and technology in Vuosaari, Helsinki, Finland 

     

    GRANTS AND AWARDS

    2021 10 year working grant from Art Counsil Norway

    2020 Winner of Sparebanken sør audience award, presented at Sørlandetskunstmuseum

    2019 International support grant, Office of contemporary art Norway, OCA

    2019 Project support for newly graduated artists, the Arts Council

    2019 Grants for art and cultural initiatives, the City of Oslo

    2018 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Freight and Travel Support (STIKK)

    2018 Nks travel aid

    2018 3-year working grant from the Arts Crafts Foundation

    2017 Scholarship Exhibition in Agder from Bildende kunstneres hjelpefond – BKH

    2017 The Foundation for Art and Design Students Award 

    2017 The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts student Award 

    2017 Diversistipend for newly educated artists, Arts Council Norway

  3. PURCHASED BY

    KORO (Art in public space) collection, (2021)

    Sogn and Fjordane art museum, Norway (2021)

    Vest Lofoten High School, Lofoten, Norway (2020)

    Nordenfjeldske Designmuseum (2020)

    KIASMA Finnish national gallery/museum for contemporary art (2019)

    The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD) to the Consulate General in New York (Fixed installation) (2019)

     

  4. NOMINATIONS

    2020 Sparebanken sør Art prize 2020

    2018 Sandefjord Kunstforening Art Prize 2019

     

    ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

    2021 Texas A&M University for visual and performing arts 

    2018 - 2020 2 år studio recidency hos Atelier Kunstnerforbundet

     

     

    COMMITTEE WORK

    2021 Board member (Vara) in Atelier Nord

    2021 Board member (Vara) in the Oslo Open

    2021 Mentor of the month at Trafo.no

    2019 Judge for the award of the Arts and Crafts Prize from the Foundation for Art and Design Students to the BFA student, KhiO 2019

    2018 Judge for the award of the Arts and Crafts Prize from the Fund for Art and Design Students to MFA Student, KhiO 2018

    2018 Judge for the award of the Arts and Crafts Prize from the Foundation for Art and Design Students to the BFA student, KhiO 2018

     

     

    PUBLICATIONS

    2021 Pearla Pigao - Wave Shaper, LP release with sound and music from the installation Wave shaper

    2019 Om tilblivelse – produced by LIK forlag for Arteriet 2019. Pearla Pigao page 95 -105

    2019 AN FILES – Pearla Pigao, Modes to Moods with essay by Line Ulekleiv, produced by Atelier Nord and Atelier Kunstnerforbundet

     


  5. SELECTED PRESS

    2020 NRK radio P2 - 3/11-2020 - Kulturstripa P2 30 min. Intervju with Hans Olav Brenner  https://radio.nrk.no/serie/kulturstripa/MKRS06022020

    2020 Review in Fædrelandsvennen, By Frida Forsgren, Exhibition «Smak Plantene» https://www.fvn.no/kultur/i/oAREJa/smakfull-utstilling-paa-aks

    2020 07.02 Intervju in Subjekt.no, by Ingrid Tellefsen Relling and Håkon Borg https://subjekt.no/2020/02/07/sa-opp-tre-jobber-for-a-satse-pa-kunsten-en-enorm-frihetsfolelse/

    2019 Tom Jeffreys, FRIEZE MAGAZINE https://frieze.com/article/are-we-choreographing-machines-or-are-they-choreographing-us

    2019 Helen Korpak, Hufvudstadsbladet Finland, https://www.hbl.fi/artikel/avskalat-men-minnesvart-om-teknologi/

    2019 Sini Mononen,HELSINGIN SANOMAT, https://www.hs.fi/kulttuuri/art-2000006140176.html

    2019 Jonas Ekeberg, Kunstkritikk, https://kunstkritikk.no/varsonaten-norge-2/

    2019 Kunsthåndverk magazine, Year 39, no.151, edition1 2019, Pearla Pigao, Waves and scales, text by Line Ulekleiv, S. 36-41

    2019 Nrk P2 – Spillerom søndag by Kristin Kverndokk, 30 min. reportage - https://radio.nrk.no/serie/spillerom-soendag

    2018 Wallpaper*, Chart Design 2018: the finest collectable design from the Nordic region and beyond av Rosa Bertoli, https://www.wallpaper.com/design/chart-design-2018-highlights

    2018 SURFACE magazine, https://www.surfacemag.com/events/chart-art-fair-2018/

    2018 Tlmagazine, Charting Art, Design and Architecture: CHART Art Fair 2018 av Lara Chapman, https://tlmagazine.com/chart-art-fair-2018/

    2018 AFAR,Why Art-Lovers Should Plan a Trip to Copenhagen Right Now av Sarah Buder, https://www.afar.com/magazine/why-art-lovers-should-plan-a-trip-to-copenhagen-right-now

    2018 Alice Anderson and Pearla Pigao’s Performances at CHART Social By Talia Elbaz, 5 september 2018, https://www.whitewall.art/art/alice-anderson-pearla-pigaos-performances-chart-social

    2018 Galerie, 7 fresh talents to discover at Chart`s art fair, August 28 2018, http://www.galeriemagazine.com/7-talents-copenhagen-chart-art-design-fair/

    2018 Politiken, Ibyens guide til kunstfestivalen: Chart Art Fair byder på Instagramvenlig åbningsfest, svenske pupper og børnefødselsdag, Rasmus Helmann, 29 Aug. 2018, https://politiken.dk/ibyen/art6671121/Chart-Art-Fair-byder-p%C3%A5-Instagramvenlig-%C3%A5bningsfest-svenske-pupper-og-b%C3%B8rnef%C3%B8dselsdag

    2018 COVER magazine, Hotlist av Lucy Upward, s.40 – 41, Issue 51 summer 2018

    2018 Kunst Pluss, Kunshåndverk og teknologi, av Lars Sture s. 54 – 57, nr.2 2018

    2018 COVER magazine, 25 best designs from Milan design week 2018, http://cover-magazine.com/news/25-best-designs-from-milan-design-week-2018/, 2 may 2018

    2018 D2, Felles Front, tekst av Line Blikstad s.42-46, 13 April 2018

    2018 Agderposten, Dette blir vist frem for designfrelste i Milano, 17 april 2018

    2018 Lillesand posten, Design debut i Milano, av Heidi Løland-Andersen, 13 april 2018

    2018 Artikkel: Pearla Pigao Playing Patterns, Text Tora Endestad Bjørkheim , Johnny Herbert Published 11 Apr 2018, http://www.norwegiancrafts.no/articles/pearla-pigao-playing-patterns

    2018 Bo bedre, s.46-50, Norsk Design tar Milano, 4 april 2018

    2018 Salone del Mobile 2018 preview, https://www.wallpaper.com/salone-del-mobile/2018/preview Wallpaper.com. 

    2018 Alice Morby,Norwegian Presence exhibition will explore "the making of modern Norway" at Milan design week, Dezeen.com, 19.03.2018

    2018 Norwegian presence: the making of modern Norway, Doga.no, 05.03.2018

    2018 Fra idè til produksjon: Gjør Milano i samlet tropp, Doga.no, 02.03 2018

    2018 Norwegian crafts, Contemporary crafts and design, Zona Tortona, Milan 17-22 April 2018, norwegiancrafts.no, 01.03.2018

    2018 Victoria Rice, Norwegian presence 2018, world craft council Europe, 19.01.2018

    2017 Agnes Repstad, Årets stipendmottakere, agderkunst.no, 06.11 2017 

    2017 Marie N. Kalvehagen, De kalles for Sørlandsmafiaen, fordi alle gjør det så bra, Fædrelandsvennen, 20.10 2017