Ane Hjort Guttu

Ane Hjort Guttu, 'How to Become a Non-Artist' (2007), film still.

Image: courtesy the artist

Ane Hjort Guttu is a Norwegian artist and filmmaker based in Oslo. She works in a variety of media, but in recent years has mainly concentrated on film and video works, ranging from investigative documentary to poetic fiction. Among recurrent themes in her work are the relationship between freedom and power, economy and the public space, social change and limits of action. Between 2011 and 2016 she directed various portrait films where a central conflict reappears: an individual dissident struggling to handle oppressive social structures. Guttu is also a writer and curator, and a professor at the National Academy of the Arts, Oslo.

Solo exhibitions include FILMS, Tromsø Kunstforening (2018); Furniture Isn’t Just Furniture, Fotogalleriet Oslo (2017), Speicher Düsseldorf (2016); eating or opening a window or just walking dully along, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen (2015); Time Passes, South London Gallery, London (2015); This Place is Every Place, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm (2014) and The Rich Should Be Richer, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo (2012).

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