Tenthaus Art Collective has been working together in various constellations since 2009. The collective is characterized by an open, process-oriented form of participation and collaboration. They focus on local contexts exploring collectivity and inclusion through different forms of engagement . Tenthaus began as an artists-in-schools project and over a decade later they continue to maintain strong relations to the community and works to cultivate and nurture its environment.
Today Tenthaus encompasses both a project room and an exhibition space, a mobile studio, and a wide range of curatorial projects. As a collective Tenthaus reimagines themselves and what it means to be artists working with the public, and what makes a relevant socially engaged practice today. The collective works with discursive events, radio, research, exchanges, workshops and exhibitions with an international orientation. Each of its members brings a distinct set of skills, practices and cultural knowledge.
The distinctive result of their collaborations and collective discussion is visible through their work.
Tenthaus is funded by Norsk Kulturråd (2016-2019, 2019-2022 Arrangørstøtte) and driftstøtte Oslo kommune, support for workshops by Sparebankstiftelsen 2021-2024 as well as various other project support.
Project room Sandkassa: Christian Kroghsgate 34.
Exhibition space: Maridalsveien 3.
Mobile studio P1 (Prototyp1) – is a mobile studio for artists in schools and a touring artist residency that Tenthaus started in 2018.
Facilities and accessibility: We at Tenthaus are aware of the challenges that the access can bring to our physical space (gallery at Maridalsveien 3) during exhibitions and/or workshops. Therefore we put on disposition for any help needed by our visitors in case of limitations on the accessibility.
Please reach out to us via e-mail or Social Media in case you need assistance. We can also accommodate or arrange a visit to our exhibitions outside the opening hours.
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JOANNA CHIA-YU LIN
Project coordinator at Tenthaus
Joanna Chia-yu Lin is a visual artist based in Oslo. Her works reinforce the subtle changes in everyday moments, where the time passing becomes abstract, stretchy and fluid. She works with photography, painting, textile, installations, labours and time.
Joanna Chia-yu Lin was born and raised in Taiwan. She has a master’s degree in medium and materials-based art from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the National Taiwan Normal University.
Project Manager at Tenthaus for P1/P2. Artistic Researcher and Consultant: performativity, esthetics, placemaking
Valentina is a dance artist, researcher, and consultant in artivism, esthetics, and temporary urbanism/placemaking. She has a doctorate in anthropology, information and communication science from the Sorbonne University in Paris. She does consultancy for projects both within city development, esthetic research, and dance is focused on the subject of collective meeting spaces, relational and somatic esthetics, performativity, and other participatory methods. She is currently exploring methodologies of participation (medvirkning) and socially-engaged performativity in placemaking processes, namely within the field of dance and choreography. More here. @vallerina.maris
WEI TING TSENG/ZENG
Radio Producer/ Project coordinator at Tenthaus
Wei Ting Tseng is a composer, cellist, and pianist. Coming from the root of classical music, she later on expended her footprints in contemporary music and improvised music. Collaborated with musicians such as Ayumi Tanaka, Jo Berger Myre, Kjetil Jerve, ca.
Since 2021, she has been actively engaged in her musical experience with visual art and social-engaged art, exhibitions including “Vi Sees” at Podium and “SeSiSå” at Tenthaus. (Read More Here)
Communications and Social Media Manager. Responsible for external communications at Tenthaus. (On leave)
Adriana is a media and communications professional working across disciplines. She focuses on visual communication to both promote and document artistic performances and exhibitions. Her working experience include journalism, concept development, film & photo production.
She holds a BA in media and communications from Colombia and a certification in digital content production from Høyskole Kristiania in Norway.
JACKY JAAN-YUAN KUO
Head of publishing and photographic documentation at Tenthaus.
Jacky Jaan-Yuan Kuo (b. 1994, Taipei, Taiwan) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. His artistic practice melds traditional media such as installation, photography, sound, and text with atypical scrutinies of scents, liquids, recordings, site-specific (cleaning, experimental publishing) gestures. By employing the (im)material, and the intimate, gentle touch of storytelling to his installations, he confers a subtle access to a harder inquiry of the scenarios: the paradoxes of intimacy, memory, affective empathy, identity insecurity, and the latent violence of the patriarchal structure which permeates his visions and our society. (Read More Here)
Curator at Tenthaus
Shahrzad Malekian is an interdisciplinary artist working with socially engaged art and public art. Interaction and performativity in public space are significant aspects of her practice, which materializes in interactive installations, sculptures, moving images, performances and interventions in the public realm.
By using the body as a tool for exploration and as a medium, her practice explores the body in a social, cultural, and political context. In her practice-based research, she adopts collaborative and participatory approaches to explore institutional power structures and social dynamics , specially in case where hierarchies are blurred or invisible.
Shahrzad is member of the collective and involve in curaturial and research programs.
Nikhil Vettukattil (b. 1990, Bengaluru, India) is an artist and writer based in Oslo. Using a range of media such as sound, installation, performance, text, sculpture, and video, his practice questions modes of representation and image-making processes in their relation to lived experiences. He has previously exhibited at venues such as Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo (2022), Kunsthall Oslo (2022), K-U-K, Trondheim (2021), CAPC, Bordeaux (2021), Art Hub Copenhagen (2021), K4 Galleri, Oslo (2021), Louise Dany, Oslo (2020), EKA Gallery, Tallinn (2020), Kristiansand Kunsthall (2020), and Le Bourgeois, London (2019). He is a member of the art collectives Tenthaus and Carrie, as well as a part of Atelier Kunstnerforbundet.
Nikhil is involved in the curatorial work for Tenthaus.
General responsible for accounts and admin at Tenthaus, P1 coordinator (On leave)
Ida is a dance artist from Larvik, Norway. She holds an MFA in Art and Public Space from Oslo National Academy of the Arts, and BA (hons) Dance Theatre from Laban in London, where she lived and worked for many years, before relocating to Oslo. She is interested in collaborative and multi-disciplinary processes, and her work is often site-, time- and/or audience specific.
Mechu is a member of Tenthaus collective. In organisational terms she is the managing director, in the collectives terms, she is the driver. Her role is to keep everyone on the path they need to follow, knowing when to push forward, step aside or stop to recalibrate the route.
Mechu was born and raised in Cordoba, Argentina. She received her education at UiO, where she graduated with a MA in Art History.
Founding and board member of Tenthaus, strategy, programming, network, and construction
Stefan Schröder (b. 1966, Dresden, Germany) is a visual artist based in Oslo. His practice includes a range of media, such as drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation, and participatory art. Encounters with people, places, and their embedded narratives found materials and processes of re-use and repair characterise his research-based work. His practice is open to participation by sharing ideas, experiences, and resources. Recent exhibitions, projects and commissions include venues such as Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo (2022), Nye Vinne skole, Verdal (2021), Kunstbanken Hedmark, Hamar (2020), Galerie Ursula Walter, Dresden (2019), IKM Museum, Oslo (2019), LevArt, Levanger (2019), Kunstnernes hus, Oslo (20217) and Galerie Gebr. Lemann, Dresden (2016), among others.
Founding member of Tenthaus, Director of the board, policy
Helen Eriksen (b.1964. Liverpool UK) is an artist researcher, writer and educator living and working in Oslo. She will deliver her doctoral project in visual art practice in post-colonial Scandinavia in autumn 2022 at the University of Agder.
Helen works with pedagogical participation through performance lecture, sculpture, installation and photography. She works in collaborative settings; Stitch Sisters and Solmaz Collective and with Germain Ngoma.
Founding member of Tenthaus, board member, member of Radiorådet.
Ebba is a visual artist graduated from Trondheim Art Academy in 1999. She works mainly with socially engaged art based on participation. Frequently engaging within public space, her focus lies in process, where key words are collaborative participation, direct dialogue and time as material.
Moi is also collaborating with Anna Carin Hedberg in the longterm collaboration HedbergMoi.
THOMAS BENEDICT HOLTH
Architect for P1 mobile studio
Thomas is an independent architect from Lillesand, Norway. He studied at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) and Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura del Vallès (ETSAV) in Spain. He’s interested in social/participative projects, parametric driven design and bioclimatic architecture. He has experience within all scales from small mobile projects to larger scale buildings.
Regular weekend host at Tenthaus
Hamza is 22 years old, attends Hellerud upper secondary school on the IT program and is a former student from Hersleb high school’s department of primary school education. Lives at Furuset in Oslo.
Project coordinator at Tenthaus.
Stan D’Haene (b. 1994, Belgium) is a water based artist currently gardening in Oslo, Norway. Some of the methods central to their practice are rituals, rewriting, appearances, and graffiti. They investigate self-organized dissemination via small-press and video, and alternative exhibiting approaches such as off-site and online. They invite you to travel along and explore the value of process-oriented art, open scripts and the spiritual experience of the journey. Stan is a member of Tenthaus collective where they garden the gallery since 2019. Most recently they have exhibited at Nitja, Lillestrøm, Komplot Brussels, and Street Art Oslo. Since 2018 they perform an annual participatory spring ritual with artist Bart Van Dijck. Other collaborators include Cincio Odd Couture, Sadrie Alves, and Kier Cooke Sandvik. standhaene.be / @stan.dhaene
Administration responsible, head of Tenthaus research team and workshop project coordinator.
Matilde is graduating in Art and Cultural Management at Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany. She was born in the North of Italy where she studied Art History at the University of Milan, with a focus on contemporary art. Her current interest is on experimental approaches to administrative practices in the cultural field, for example through collective budgeting and creative administration techniques.
Member of Radiorådet
Siri is a sound artist concerned with the relationship between sound, place and identity, working at the intersection of audio and visual art. Her interest in process-oriented art and extended vocal techniques in the early 80s became a bridge over to time-based media such as sound. Today her work focuses on the impact various listening strategies have on our reception of reality and the personal experience of an investigative and sensory self. Relations between individual, collective and ecological structures often form an underlying focus in her work.
Member of Radiorådet.
James is a street artist and art producer originally from the UK, and moved to Norway in 2015 to run Nuart Festival in Stavanger before relocating to Oslo in 2018.
He is the founder and creative director of Desire Lines Festival, Street Art Oslo and Subvertising Norway.
MEERA M. KAUR
Former member of the Tenthaus collective.
Meera is an artist and art mediator with MA for Art in Society, OsloMet and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in general teacher training programme and as well as in Art and Design. She is passionate about art dissemination, and her thesis was on conveying public art through gamification as a form of art mediation. Her responsibility at Tenthaus has been communication, web and social media in addition to being project coordinator for P1 mobile studio.