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 Konstfack in Stockholm, Sweden 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 The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists.

The last year she has been participant at the Van Eyck in Maastricht.

Upcoming exhibitions

2020 Open House, Van Eyck, Maastricht
2020 Podium, Oslo
2019 Soft Rock, KKV Bohuslän & GIBCA, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art SE

Selected previous exhibitions

2019 Open House, Van Eyck, Maastricht
2019 Vestlandsutstillingen
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
017 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
2014 MFA Show 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, BFA, 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, Stavanger
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 Blind Navigation, NYLO Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (Curated by Anna Ihle in collaboration with NYLO Living Art Museum)

Residencies

2020 Leveld Kunstnartun, Ås (UPCOMING)
2020 ArtLabGnesta (UPCOMING)
2018 Van Eyck,  Maastricht
2017 Snedkeriet, Namsos
2017 Velferden, Sokndal
2016 Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim
2016 Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz
2016 Innovation Dock, Stavanger (self-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

2018 Stavanger Artist of the year
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)
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)