Galleri Golsa was established in 2015 by Tuva Trondsdatter Trønsdal and Gard Eiklid. The gallery is located in Oslo.
The program is influenced by the young directors' vision to introduce emerging contemporary art into the Norwegian consciousness. With this in mind, the gallery does not only aim to present international artists to a Norwegian audience, but also to support and promote Norwegian artists internationally. Importantly, the gallery wants to educate, be present and welcome a broader audience to experience art.
Johanne Hestvold is a Norwegian artist based in Oslo, Norway. Through her artistic practice Hestvold explores and challenges ways of reading forms and objects that surround us in everyday life. Her current sculptures are based on objects that people have an intimate and habitual relationship with. These can be various kinds of consumer goods and mass-produced objects such as clothes, plastic containers, massage beds and car parts. Through conceptual approaches and material processes these pre-sculptural forms are reworked into new forms that unsettle certainty and question the relationship between humans and the object that surround us.
Hestvold holds an MA from Malmö Art Academy, and a BA from Bergen Academy of Art and Design. She studied sculpture through the sculpture department at Kuvataideakademia Helsinki, Finland, and have an education background in Literature studies at the Universty in Bergen, Norway. Recent exhibitions at The Astrup Fearnley Museum (2019), Museet/The Museum/المتحف, Malmö Konstmuseum (2017),Astrup Fearnley Museum (2016), Norwegian Sculpture Biennial, The Vigeland Museum, Oslo (2015) and Stavanger Art Museum (2016).
"Beholder #6", 2018, glass fiber and polyethylene, 21 x 180 x 115 cm. Image credits Golsa and Johanne Hestvold.
Linn Pedersen is a Norwegian photographer based in Sortland in the northern part of Norway. In her work she combines documentary and the poetic in her depiction of out-of-style consumer goods, landscapes, constructions and the human figure. The works contains an expressive and introvert quality. Atmospherically conditions, materiality of an object and emotional projections are crucial in her work. Pedersen works with analog photography, cyanotype and sculptural installation.
Pedersen holds a MFA from Central Saint Martins Collage of Arts and Desing in London, and a BA from UIB Faculty of Fine Art, Bergen. Recent exhibitions include New Visions at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (2020), Ethereal. Photographic Art From Norway at Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (2019) and Captain’s Cabin at MELK, Oslo (2018).
"Hendelsehorisont", 2019, giclee print, 120 x 96 cm, edition of 3 + 2 AP. Image credits Golsa and Linn Pedersen.