Andreas Ervik (b. 1987), based in Oslo, Norway.
MA in Aesthetic studies, University of Oslo, 2012-
BA in Aesthetic studies, University of Oslo, 2009-2012.
SANKE (solo) - 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
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
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WIZARD proudly presents BYOP
Please bring your plants to this exhibition. Simply being around plants indoors has been shown to relax people and improve health. Plants are intelliget, creative organisms, just like us. Bring your plant and together we can reflect on and around the pictures and installations, watch a movie, talk and drink refreshments.
Group exhibition featuring Kari Altmann, Andreas Ervik, Espen Friberg, Øivin Horvei, Bjørn-Henrik Lybeck, Andreas Meinich, Jasper Spicero and Jessica Williams.
The opening is on Friday the 9th of May from 19:00-21:00. The exhibition will run until Sunday the 25th of May.
Curated by Andreas Ervik & Øivin Horvei
2 hour mix made for Fri Form Radio. The music goes from abstract to melodic and back again, searching for form, locking into patterns and disintegrating. It's called Plant Neurobiology and features some of my favorite artists, as well as a lot of new music by me.
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 November 11th. 2014:
My avant-health brand SANKE launches November 16th, 18:00 GMT.
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. Read more.
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.