Marianne Bjørnmyr

Marianne Bjørnmyr (*1986) is a Norwegian artist, living and working in Bodø, Norway. Marianne received her MA in Photography from London College of Communication.

Marianne works with research based photography where central themes revolve around photography, authenticity, communication, documentation and evidence. Mainly through analog photography but also casts and objects have recently entered her production, with properties similar to photography through copying and replication. Instead of establishing a certainty, the works often represent a doubt and make us think differently about established facts. Through a phenomenological, index and performative approach, her work dwells on visibility and invisibility, behaviour and chance, science and phenomena.

Marianne, in collboration with Dan Mariner, runs NOUA in Bodø, Norway - an arena for photography as contemporary art.




2012 MA Photography  (with Distinction),  London College of Communication, UK
2007 -2010 BA Photography with Social Anthropology  (First Class Honours),  Roehampton University, London, UK



2022 Epitaph,  MELK galleri, Oslo (NO)  
2021 Epitaph, Stormen kunst, Bodø (NO)  
2021 Epitaph, Buskerud kunstnersenter (NO)  
2020 What the Eye Does not See, Nordnorsk kunstnersenter, Svolvær (duo with Hanne Grieg Hermansen) (NO)  
2019 31 Indicative Objects , Babel visningsrom, Trondheim (NO)  
2017 Shadows/Echoes , Reykjavik Photography Museum,  Reykjavik, (IS)  
  Your Penumbra , Bodø kunstforening, Bodø (NO)  



2022 Chart Art Fair (represented by MELK), Copenhagen (DK)
  Riga Photography Biennial, Screen Age III: Still Life, curated by Inga Brūvere & Marie Sjøvold (LV)
2022 Den 76. Nordnorske kunstutstilling (NO)
2020 / 14 Høstutstillingen, The Norwegian State Exhibition, Oslo (NO)
  Den 74. Nordnorske kunstutstilling (NO)
2019 Unseen Photo Festival, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Seen Fifteen Gallery (NL)
  For Those Who Could Look Beneath the Surface, Curated by Emma Bowkett, Peckham 24, London (UK)
  Sculptural Landscapes, Curated by Trine Stephensen, Atelier NOUA, Bodø (NO)
2018 Sculptural Landscapes, Photo City, Curated by Trine Stephensen, Copenhagen Photo Festival (DK)
2017 Scratch the Surface, Aldama Fabre Gallery, curated by Trine Stephensen, Bilbao (ESP)
  Beneath the Salt, Stormen Kunst, Bodø / Kulturbadet Galleri,  Alstahaug (NO)
  Den 71. Nordnorske kunstutstilling (NO)
2016   From North to South: The Archive as a Connective Map, Curated by Federica Landi and Francesca Marcaccio, Si Fest OFF (IT)
  Shifting Focus,  Kunstquartier Bethanien,  Berlin (GE)
2015   FATHOM Recidency Exhibition, Four Courners, London (UK)
  Exposure, Format Festival,  Derby (UK)
  Den 69. Nordnorske Kunstutstilling (NO)
2014 Høstutstillingen,   The 127th Norwegian State Exhibition (NO)
2013  Still/Moving,  Small Projects,  Tromsø (NO)
  5 under 30,  Daniel Blau Gallery,  London (UK)
2012 Den 66. Nordnorske Kunstutstilling (NO)
2010 Juvenarte,  Galleri Ramfjord,  Oslo (2009 and 2010) (NO)
2009 Photography, Archive and Memory Symposium,  Roehampton University (UK)




2020 North Norwegian Art Museum

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, KORO (Public Art Norway)



2022 Home Artist Residence, Samfunnsløftet
2021 Norwegian Visual Artists Association, two  year working grant 
  Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Project Support
  Regional project support for visual arts,  Exhibition support
2020 Norwegian Visual Artists Association,  one year working grant
  Arts council Norway, Covid working grant
2019 Norwegian Visual Artists Association,  one year working grant
  Regional project support for visual arts,  Exhibition support
  Norwegian Arts Council, Event support, 3 years, Atelier NOUA
  Norwegian Arts Council, Tool and material support, Atelier NOUA
  Norwegian Arts Council / Nordland Council County, Project support Atelier NOUA
  Norwegian Visual Artists Association,  Project Grant
2018 Norwegian Visual Artists Association,   one year working grant
2017 Arts Council Norway, Creative Business Support, Atelier NOUA
  Talent grant,  Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge
  Kulturnæringsstiftelsen ,  Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge, culture business support Atelier NOUA
2016 The Nowegian State's Exhibition Grant, Statens Utstillingsstipend
  Kulturnæringsstiftelsen, Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge, culture business support Atelier NOUA
  Nordland County Council,  Exhibition support

Arts Council Norway, Publication Grant

The Norwegian States working grant, Statens Kunstnerstipend , 2 years, FFF
  Nordland County Council, Travel grant
  Artist in Recidence, Træna,  Norway
2015 The Norwegian States artist grant, Diversestipend , NBK
  Fathom Recidency,  Four Corners Film, London, UK
2014 Norwegian Photographic Fund,  Project support
  Norwegian Visual Artists Association,  Project support
2013 Daniel Blau, 50 under 30,  Winner
  Norwegian Arts Council,  Visual Arts support
2012 Lise og Arnfinn Hejes fond,  Art Grant
  Jansons Legat,  Main Art Grant
2010 Juvenarte,  Winner First Price (2009 and 2010)
  Roehampton University,  School of Art’s Prize for Photography
  Bodø Kommunes Kulturstipend,  Art Grant



Beneath the Salt, Self Published, March 2017
An Authentic Relation , Self Published, August 2016
Shadows/Echoes , Self Published, December 2013



Athens Photo Festival  (GR) ;  Burning With Pleasure, Archipelago, Matéria, Rome (IT)  ;  Offprint, Paris Photo  (FR) ;  Offprint, Tate Modern, London (UK)  ;   Ouverage, Archipelago, Milan (IT) ;  Between The Lines,  Archipelago, London (UK);  London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery (UK) ; Unseen Photo Fair Book market, Amsterdam (NE)  ;  Vienna Photobook Festival  (CH) ; Photobook Library Project, Dublin (UK) ; Self Publish Be Happy Collection (UK).



Forbundet Frie Fotografer (Assosiation of Fine Art Photographers Norway)
NBK/NNBK (Norwegian Visual Artists)



2020 - 2023 Faglig utvalg for visuell kunst, Norsk kulturråd (leader 2022-2023)
2020 - 22 Jury member, Spring exhibition (Vårutstillingen).
2020 Member Project Group, Culture Economy, Arts Council Norway
2017 - 2019 Jury member, North Norwegian Visual Artists

2017 - 19

Member curatorial board, Se Kunst i Nord-Norge


Jury member The 72. North Norwegian Art Exhibition

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