Andreas Ervik (b. 1987), based in Oslo, Norway.
MA in Aesthetic studies, University of Oslo, 2015.
BA in Aesthetic studies, University of Oslo, 2012.
TBD - Cell Project Space, London, UK (upcoming)
#vaporfolk #hollyvoodoo - Lust Gallery, Vienna, Austria
TBD - Toves, Copenhagen, Denmark (upcoming)
#WEC (Whole Earth Catalyst) - Composing Rooms, Berlin,
SANKE (solo, online) - Open Your Kimono, UK
klapaucius;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;: - Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK.
Bring Your Own Plant - Wizard Gallery, Oslo, Norway
Royal Garden 5 - Credac, Ivry, France
Multinatural Histories - Harvard's Museum of Natural History, Harvard, US
Blog Re-Blog, Signal Gallery, NYC, US
The Sunday Curators - SWG3, Glasgow, UK
Noho Next Showcase - Sight Unseen, NYC, US
Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship - Carroll/Fletcher, London, UK
Intimate Knowledge (solo) - The Toolshed, Frome, UK
After School Special: Følsomme gutter 3 - Landmark, Bergen, Norway
An Arrangement in White - XO Gallery, Leeds, UK
Decenter Armory, Abrons Arts Center, NYC, US
Installation views - New Capital Projects, US
The Jogging: Re:Mixology - Stadium NYC, US
Metamorphosis - Revison Arts, NYC, US
Learning to Love my Life as a Non-Player Character (solo) -
Wizard Gallery, Oslo, Norway
Magic Potion (solo) - Oslo, Norway
Philophopherph Phone (solo) - Sound of Mu, Oslo, Norway
Den nye ironien - Oslo, Norway
Publications, prints and cover art
Highlike Book - SESI
Disturber Issue 3:Still Life - Italy
Kulturo #36: Maskiner - Denmark
2Kool4Skool - Berlin, Germany
Art Papers (July/August issue), US
Ad Book - Badlands Unlimited, US
Bad Thoughts - Metal Postcard, Australia
Digital Permutations - Monoqi, Germany
Learning to Love my Life as a Non-Player Character - Self published
O Fluxo 01: Circulating Forms of Reality - Portugal
Skyway (s/t) - US
Pretty Ugly: Visual Rebellion in Design - Gestalten Verlag, Germany
Cuticle: Mother Rhythm Earth Memory - Not Not Fun, US
Traum Noir #3-4 - Finland
HidDeN FOoT no. 1 - Bergen Kunsthall, Norway
Quattro Formaggi - The Crystal Beach, Germany
Ecstatic Boredom - Self published
Philophopherph Phone - Svartkonst, Sweden
Midnight Pizza - <3, New Zealand
The Rest is Secret - Self published
Features and interviews
Dazed Digital II
Dazed Digital I
I Like This Art
I Like This Blog
Back in April, I gave a lecture on my blogging at Portalen Portalen for the Lewis & Clark Art Week in Portland, Oregon, US. This is now available to read here.
"There's a certain emptiness to Blogspot, which is present also in the layout of Portalen Portalen. It's standardized, clean, with a consistent format of three images/videos per post, from an artist or an exhibition. The lack of interactivity on Blogspot, and the simple layout makes it sort of like a blog version of the white cube. While Instagram might feel like an exhibition opening - lots of people chatting, no one really interested in the artwork - Portalen Portalen feels more like entering a gallery on an off-day. You're the only one inside, there's possibly a press-release, but you don't really read that. So it's just you, the name of the artist, gallery and exhibition, the white walls and the artwork."
Posted October 28th. 2014:
Open Your Kimono commissioned me to make a webpage. I have created a luxury brand, SANKE, and set up a webstore for it. We will launch sometime next month with products for sale.
More info about SANKE:
"The Norwegian word sanke, means to gather. SANKE is an avant-luxury brand, offering products gathered and prepared according to knowledge passed along since prehistory.
SANKE lets you connect with ancient wisdom to restore harmony and health. Never before has the forefront of luxury been so attuned with our deep past.
Online store opening soon."
More info and images here.
For the group show klapaucius:;:;:;:;:;:;:; the contributing artists were asked to treat the gallery as their server, and upload their art to the gallery. For my piece I gave the gallery instructions to produce kombucha.
Kombucha is a drink made by adding symbiotic cultures (or biofilms) of bacteria and yeast (scobys) to sweetened tea.
Read more about kombucha, the piece and see more images here.
Posted November 8th. 2014:
Posted January 7th. 2015:
In the Nordic online art journal Kunstkritikk, Hannah Heilmann named my project Sanke as one of the best artworks of 2014. Heilmann is co-director of the Danish gallery Toves. The Danish text can be read in full here. Here is an extract:
"Sanke er det gamle ord for at indsamle, ude i skoven, eller på marken efter den er mejet af en godhjertet sjusket landmand - et passende navn til denne affirmativt affirmerende måske-subversion af New Nordic-fænomenet. Der er slanke seriffer, statements, vand med velmenende mikrober og antidepressiv jordbakterie-udveksling i post-apokalyptiske chokolade-pilespidser. Alt sammen til små overpriser, hvor alle vordende (kunst)samlere kan være med."
Posted January 19th. 2015:
As one of four presenters I will be talking at an event hosted by Green Artists Norway. The presentations will explore eco art from different perspectives. Green Artists write about the event:
"The existential seriousness of the climate crisis is something more and more artists takes hold of, without necessarily calling themselves "eco-artist." The field is vast and multifaceted. In recent years we have seen that many work with projects and exhibitions related to environment and ecology. Artistic expressions used are often interdisciplinary and genre-breaking, where dissemination of knowledge is important. Often used various forms of documentation. Collaboration with researchers occurs in several projects. Land art, installation art, relational projects, material-based art, photography and video art are prominent, and expressions vary between poetic lingering political activism."
I will be focusing on my project SANKE, and talk about how an why images and language from luxury brands can be used to generate attention to nature and ecology.
The program will be presented at Atelier Nord, on January 28th, from 19.00-22.00. See the Facebook page for more details.
Taking part in #WEC (Whole Earth Catalyst) at The Composing Rooms, Berlin, opening 4:30pm Saturday 11th April 2015. The exhibition runs until the 25th of April.
Artists include: Andreas Ervik, Carson Fisk-Vittori, Ella Görner, Aaron Graham, Tue Greenfort, Joey Holder, Daniel Keller, Rachel Lord, Stephen Nachtigall, Marjetica Potrč with others TBA.
"#WEC: Whole Earth Catalyst derives its name from the Whole Earth Catalogue a pre internet go-to, published between 1968 and 1972, which had an editorial focus on self-sufficiency, ecology, alternative education, DIY, and holism, using the slogan "access to tools".
A series of talks and exhibition of artworks will take place on an evolving basis, touching on the above mentioned topics with neo-quasi-branded updates such as: #biohacking, #biopunks, #smartcities, #awareaesthetics and #ecotising.
#WEC is a project initiated by artist Ella Görner and formed in collaboration with The Composing Rooms with help from Charlottenburg Council."
More info here.
Interview with Worm Aesthetics, talking about SANKE and BYOP (Bring Your Own Plant). Check it out here.
"Andreas Ervik explores the multiple relationships between humans and ecologies at different levels of subjectivity. His projects are diverse, ranging from an arranged interspecies socialising for humans and their potted plants (Bring Your Own Plant) to glossy images of natural elements as the mock luxury brand, SANKE. Ervik reveals complex layers of communication between humans and nature by unmasking the science of minuscule ecosystems of microorganisms within our bodies and the thinking behind vast cultural habits of primitive and modern civilisations and their treatment of nature."