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Ina Hagen

Studio grant holder in Stockholm 4 November 2019 – 27 January 2020.

Ina Hagen. Born 1989 in Hønefoss (NO). Lives and works in Oslo, Norway.

Ina Hagen (b.1989, NO) is an artist and writer based in Oslo. Hagen works across performance and communal making practices. Alongside her studio practice, Hagen is Acting Chair of the young artist’s membership organisation, union and contemporary art institution, UKS (Young Artist’s Society), and writes for the Nordic online art journal Kunstkritikk.

In constructing performative situations and platforms for social thinking, Hagen merges situated histories, collaborative and participatory acts in situations of collective, critical reflection. She is co-founder with Daisuke Kosugi of the discursive platform and exhibition venue Louise Dany, which they run from their flat and adjacent store-front in Oslo.

While at Iaspis, Hagen will further the project “To All the Gods, Honey, To the Mistress of the Labyrinth, Honey in Equal Amounts”, developed in collaboration with artist Sol Archer, and the Index Teen Advisory Board (ITAB) for Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation  through spring and summer, 2019.

Hagen holds a BFA from the National Academy of Art, Oslo (2014), and diplomas in Fine Art from Nordland School of Art and Film, NO, and in Psychology from the University of Oslo, NO.

Her work has been included in the 10th Nordic Biennale, Momentum NO; The Defying Parrot, Index, Stockholm SE; Coast Contemporary, NO; INCA, Seattle US; The Spring Exhibition, Kunsthall Charlottenborg, Copenhagen DK; Podium, Oslo NO; among others. Hagen has been awarded residencies at Capacete, Rio de Janeiro, BR (2018); Praksis, Oslo NO (2017); BAR Project, Barcelona ES (2017); Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo NO (2014-15); and Quartier 21, Museums Quartier, Vienna AU (2014). Her work is in the collection of the National Museum of Norway as part of Collection of Allocated Objects, performed at Tidens Krav, Oslo NO. Teaching includes: Summer Academy, Hordaland Kunstsenter Bergen NO; Nordland Collage of Art and Film, Kabelvåg NO; The Academy of Fine Art, Oslo NO, among others.