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  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

    2020 Texas A&M University for visual and performing arts ( September)

    2020 SOFT galleri (Jan./Feb.)

    2019 Atelier Nord.NO

    2018 Arteriet, Kristiansand, NO

    2018 CHART Art Fair, CHART SOCIAL, Design museum Denmark

    2017 Galleri FORMAT Oslo, NO



    GROUPSHOWS

    2019 Helsinki Contemporary curated by Amanda Schmitt

    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

    2012 Stack Stack, Music, Stack!, Graduation exhibition, Einar Granum School of Arts, Oslo

    2011 When the sound of pipes and horses, Outdoor project for Oslo municipality, Oslo

    2011 Stykke for cello av Bach;etter den kromatiske skalaens 12 toner, Einar Granum School of Arts, Oslo



    GRANTS

    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 Kunst- og Håndverksprisen fra Fondet for Kunst- og Designstudenter, The Foundation for Art and Design Students Award

    2017 Norske Kunsthåndverkeres studentpris, The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts student Award

    2017 Diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere, Norsk kulturråd, Diversistipend for newly educated artists, Arts Council Norway

  3. PURCHASED BY

    KIASMA Finnish national gallery/museum for contemporary art

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

  4. ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

    2020 Texas A&M University for visual and performing arts

    2018 - 2020 2 år studio recidency hos Atelier Kunstnerforbundet

  5. NOMINATIONS

    2018 Sandefjord Kunstforening Art Prize 2019

    COMMITTEE WORK

    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

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

  6. SELECTED PRESS

    2019 https://www.hs.fi/kulttuuri/art-2000006140176.html

    2019 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