Biography

Morten Norbye Halvorsen, b.1980 Stavanger, Norway. Is an artist and composer, whose work incorporates sound, sculpture, film, and performance. Stories and scenes are guided by music, props, websites, photographs, scripted sound recordings, and concert appearances in an ongoing exploration of collaboration, music and performance.  « click here »

Education:
2004-2006 MFA Fine art, Kunst Akademiet I Trondheim, Norway.
1999-2002 BA (hons) Fine art, Falmouth College of Arts, UK.

Solo shows:

2016
Wave Table Concert, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger.
GAIN VAPOR RISE, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris.

2013
Pan Exciter, NoPlace, Oslo.
Alluvium, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp.

2011 
Champagne Polka, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Upcoming:  2017, 9th Norwegian Sculpture Biennial, Vigeland-museet, Oslo.

2015
Helsinki Group, HIAP, Gallery Augusta, Helsinki.
All the Instruments Agree, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
DOUBLE BIND, Rupert, Vilnius, Lithuania. The exhibition tours in 2016 to: The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland and Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway.
RIDEAUX / blinds, Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne / Lyon, France.

2014
A CAB, Podium, Oslo and Kunsthalle Athena, Athens.
DNB Kunstpris,  Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway.
TOMORROW NIGHT I WALKED TO A DARK BLACK STAR, Universada Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2013
Placer, Walden Affairs, Den Haague, Netherlands.
oO, The Lithuanian Pavilion, 55th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia.
Footnotes, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania.
LA Existencial,  LACE, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles.

2012
Friends, Countrymen, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris.
Mindaugas Triennial, THE 11TH BALTIC TRIENNIAL OF INTERNATIONAL ART Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Ride gently over the bridge, Galerii Noorus, Tartu, Estonia.
This & There, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris.
The Museum Problem, Frutta gallery, Rome.

2011
Run, comrade, the old world is behind you, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo.
There must be « a right way », The Mosquito Coast Factory, Rennes, France.
A CLOCK THAT RUNS ON MUD, Galleria Stereo, Poznan, Poland.
MORE OR LESS, A FEW POCKET UNIVERSES HIAP, Gallery Augusta, Helsinki.
Le Rayon Vert, Module, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
Token Took, Chert, Berlin.

2010
Index of, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
Repetition Island, Centre Pompidou, Paris.
The Lark a Book for Two Hands, Back Lane West, Redruth, UK.

2009
Paper Exhibition, Artist Space, New York.

Selected Performance / Collaborations / Concerts:

2016
Hill of Dreams, performance in collaboration with Jessica Warboys, Clore, Tate Britain, London.
Concert, collaboration with Benjamin Seror, part of Prelude organized by ‎Mophradat at Beirut Art Center, Beirut.
Hoop Eye Dance Trance, with Jessica Warboys, SIC space, Helsinki.
7 Peaks, Concert, Beirut Art Center, Beirut.
Plastic, Sound Installation for Maria Hassabi’s performance Plastic at MoMA, New York.
Collision, Musical collaboration with Chris Evans for the staging of Mina Loy’s Collision (1916) by Mellisa Gordon at The Bluecoat, Liverpool.

2015
Ad Lib, performance with Jessica Warboys, State of Concept, Athens.
Superior Props, Music/light composition and performance with Jessica Warboys, 1857, Oslo.
Concert, collaboration with Chris Evans & Benjamin Seror, Silencio, FIAC, Paris.
All the Instruments Agree, performance with Concert, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Plastic, Soundtrack / installation for Maria Hassabi’s performance Plastic at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and  Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

2014
‘The Loneliness of the Index Finger (Part II): The Specialization of Sensibility in the Raw Conceptual State into Stabilized Theatrical Sensibility’, Composition for full concert carillon. Composed for Steinar Haga Kristensens opera with the same name premiered in Oslo City Hall.
Concert, collaboration with Chris Evans & Benjamin Seror, The Companion, Liverpool Biennial, UK.
Boudica, collaboration with Jessica Warboys, Outpost Gallery, Norwich, UK.
Ab Ovo, collaboration with Jessica Warboys, Laign Gallery, AV Festival, Newcastle, UK.

2013
Concert, Behave like an Audience,  US tour, performing at Kadist, San Francisco; REDCAT, Los Angeles; Aspen Art Museum, Colorado; Artist Space, New York.
Thunderclap, collaboration with Jessica Warboys, Cell Project Space, London.

2012
Vanelephant, collaboration with Jessica Warboys Musée Sérignan d’Art Contemporain, Sérignan, France.
Vanelephant, collaboration with Jessica Warboys, Bilefelder Kunstverein,
Bilefeld, Germany.
Thunderclap, collaboration with Jessica Warboys, dOCUMENTA 13,
Karlsaue park, Kassel.
Concert, collaboration with Benjamin Seror, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerpen.

2011
Concert, collaboration with Benjamin Seror, Cafe de Paris, Vilnius, Lithuania.
L’allouette, collaboration with Jessica Warboys, as part ofTableaux, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France.
Costume Tracks and Handclaps, collaboration with Benjamin Seror,
Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

2010
Clifford Irving Show, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerpen.
L’allouette, collaboration with Jessica Warboys, South London Gallery, London.

2009
Clifford Irving Show, Cine 13, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris.

2008
Phantom Rosebuds, The Prince, Art 2102, Los Angeles.
Clifford Irving Show, New Langton Arts, San Francisco.

Residency / Fellowship
2014
Fellow, Sommerakademie, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland.
2010-2011
Le Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.