Bio

Anna Ihle (b. 1984, Stavanger) has in recent years made works of art that explore the meaning of labour in our times. She sculpts in stone, carves wood, pans for gold and invites others to discuss their work processes. She often asks questions such as: When is your workday over? What do you consider work? Hey, what do you think about while working? When are the hours right after work recreation and not just rehabilitation? Due to her field of interest, Ihle returned to Stavanger in 2016, a time when the city’s inhabitants experienced major changes in their work situation.

Ihle has studied at the art school Konstfack in Stockholm and at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India. Her works have been shown at (among other places) Konsthall C, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Art Lab Gnesta, Spriten Kunsthall, RAM Galleri, Kunstmuseet in Nord- Trøndelag, Kunstgarasjen and Photo Gallery. Ihle has been chosen as ‘Stavanger Artist of the year 2018’ and has (2016–2018) been a part of the working board of Studio 17. She´s a board member of Kunsthall Stavanger, and member of the Norwegian artist unions NBK and UKS.

She is a participant at the Jan Van Eyck Academie 2018-2019, Maastricht, where is exploring further the complicated structures of working life.

Upcoming exhibitions

2019 Podium, Oslo

2019 Open House, Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht

2019 Vestlandsutstillingen

Selected previous exhibitions

2019 Mathias, Trøndelag Centre of Contemporary Art, Trondheim

2018 Buskerud Art Centre, Drammen

2018 Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger

2018, Unhealthy Arrangements & Other Activities, Kuppelkupp, Stavanger Kunstmuseum

2018 Uvilje, Nils Aas Kunstverksted, Inderøy

2018 Uvilje, Ihle / Baltzersen, Vestfold Kunstsenter, Tønsberg

2017 Downtime, RAM Gallery, Oslo

2017 Dialoger 02: Feriekunst // Verena Winkelmann & Anna Ihle, Galleri HI 10, Skien

2017 Velferden 2017, Velferden, Sokndal

2017 Tied Up, Nordic Anthology, Fotogalleriet, Oslo

2016  Passive Aggressive, Ihle / Baltzersen, Kunstgarasjen, Bergen

2016 Bright Future Horizons, Babel, Trondheim

2016 Sommerutstilling,  Nord-Trøndelag Museum of Art

2015 Driv, flyt, stikker klokka fire solo show,  Spriten Kunsthall, Skien

2015 Performance at the conference Konst i Arbete,

Museum of Work, Norrköping

2015 Precarity, Museum of Work, Norrköping

2015 Öppet Hus / Open House, Konsthall C, Stockholm

2015 Hardware, Art Lab Gnesta

2015 ORKA! Husby Konsthall, Stockholm

2015 Fremskritt / Progress, Telemark Art Centre, Skien

2015 Cirkelstudien / The Circle Study, ABF, Stockholm

2014 Stipendiater, Uppsala Konstmuseum

2014 Passive Aggressive, Kunstschlager Gallery, Reykjavik

2014 Secret Emo Diary, SIM Gallery, Reykjavik

2014 Blind Navigation Living Art Museum. Reykjavik

2014 Right Time Wrong City, NMNP Project Space, Stavanger

2014 JOBJOB Studio 17, Stavanger

2014 Idle Hands Spring Show Konstfack, Stockholm

2014 Departure Resistance, Gallery 1:10, Stockholm

2013 Dear Heenaben, I´m showing your embroidery in Stockholm now.

It looks great! MFA Show Konstfack Stockholm

2013  STRENGTH IS LIFE WEAKNESS IS DEATH, Konstfack, Stockholm

2013   Taverna curated by FUMF, Hemliga Trädgården, Stockholm

2012  Den Faktiska Sträckan III Galleri Blunk, Trondheim

2012 Reception Area, online exhibition, Nottingham Contemporary

2012  The Spring Show, Konstfack , Stockholm

2012  Den Faktiska Sträckan II, Galleri Pictura, Lund

2011   It Can Be Lonely Trying to Share Something,

Bachelor show, Konstfack, Stockholm

2011   Den Faktiska Sträckan I, Galleri Marie Lavueau, Stockholm

2011   Drift, Hostel, Stockholm

2011   Other Places, Konstfack, Stockholm

2010   Vestlandsutstillingen, Kabuso, Øistese

2009   Avgangsutstilling, Kunstskolen i Rogaland,

2008   Stavanger Temporary Capital of Subculture, Tou Scene, Stavanger

CURATORIAL WORK

2018 Arbeidsverk, Stavanger (Curated by Hans Edward Hammonds and Anna Ihle)

2015 We value sweat Henna Hyvarinen & Anders Moss

 (Curated by Camilla Edström Ödemark and Anna Ihle) Spriten Kunsthall, Skien

2015 Almost the same, but not quite

Jasmin Daryani & Camilla Edström Ödemark

(Curated by Stina Ihle Amankwah and Anna Ihle) Spriten Kunsthall, Skien

2015 We value good art Nicole Levaque & Jaakko Pallasvuo

(Curated by Camilla Edström Ödemark and Anna Ihle) Spriten Kunsthall, Skien

2015 ORKA!, Husby Konsthall, Stockholm

2014 Passive Agressive, Kunstschlager Gallery, Reykjavik

2014 Blind Navigation, NYLO Living Art Museum, Reykjavik

(Curated by Anna Ihle in collaboration with NYLO Living Art Museum)

2014 JOBJOB, Studio 17, Stavanger,

Residencies

2018 Van Eyck Academie,  Maastricht

2017 Snedkeriet, Namsos

2017 Velferden, Sokndal

2016 Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim

2016 Lalandshuset, Klepp

2016 Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz

2016 Innovation Dock, Stavanger (selv-initiated)

2015 Skien Municipality artist work grant

2014 SIM, Reykjavik

2014 Baltic Stone symposium, Imatra

Education

2012- 2014      MFA, Art in the Public Realm, Konstfack

2009- 2012     Fine Arts Bachelor, Konstfack

2010-  2011     Textile Design, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

2007- 2009     Rogaland Art School, Stavanger

Recent Grants

2017 Rogaland County Artist Grand

2017 Stavanger Artist Grant

2017 Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts Edblad Wells grant

2017 Arts Council Norway two year work grant

Press

Kallet til kunsten (Klassekampen 09.10.18) h

Anna Ihle gjør gull av gråstein (Stavanger Aftenblad 13.09.18)

Selvportrettet (Klassekampen 08.11.17)

Dykker ned i nordmenns forhold til arbeid (Namdalsavisa 01.08.17)

Akvarell-intervju, Mathias Kryger (CAS 06.06.17)

Panning for gold to make money and art, DJ Pangburn(Creators VICE 27.12.16)

Anbefalinger av Nedetid i Subjekt og Dagbladet 2017

Kunsten å arbeide, Eline Bjerkan (Art Scene Trondheim 07.11.16)

Siri Borge møter Anna Ihle – og omvendt (Billedkunst, 2017)

Månedens Kunstner, (VISP 01.09.2017)

Om arbetslivet förr och nu (Folkbladet 29.10.15)

Konsten söker sig mot det prekära (Norrköpings Tidningar 27.10.15)