My name is Bjørn Erik Haugen, and I have an MA from the National Academy in Oslo 200. I work mainly with sound, sculpture and videoinstallation. I work from a conceptual platform where the idea to the work comes before the material, media or way of expression.

In my work I am concerned about how the TV and other screen-based medias makes in impact on our lives. The influence this has on our perception of reality is something I think is problematic and fascinating. My intention is that my works shall make the viewer reflect and discuss the speculative and spectacular of what we see on the screens that surrounds us in our daily life, with that I mean everything from internet and computer games to TV, films, commercials, banners and video.

I consider myself to be political, since with my works I often deconstruct, problematize and set focus prejudice, use of power and control in society.


2007: Research Assistant: InterMedia, University of Oslo

2005 - 2007: MA: Oslo Academy of Art

2002 - 2005: Bachelor of Fine Art, Trondheim Academy of Art

2000: History of ideas, University of Oslo

1999: Philosophy, University of Tromsø


2013: Special Art Award, : Baustelle/Schaustelle, Essen, Germany

2012: Honorary Mention» at Prix Ars Electronica 2012, in Digital Musics & Sound Art

Solo exhibitions

2014: May: Arena Gallery, Vesfossen

2013: June: No Place Gallery, Oslo

2013: March: ANX, Oslo

2011: June: Arendal Kunstforening, Norway

2011: April: Christiansands kunstforening

2010: June: Gallery Aferro, New Jersey, USA

2010: July: Galleri Ask, Åsgårdstrand

2009: November: Gallery Pictura, Lund, Sweden.

2009: November: Oudeis, France

2006: August: Watching TV, Galleri 21:24, Oslo

2003: April: Default & Birds, Galleri Blunk, Trondheim

Group exhibitions

2014: November: Podium, Oslo

2014: September: Bristol Biennial 2014, England

2014: June: Only Connect, Oslo

2014: May: Bucarest Biennale 2014, Romania

2014: January: Haugar kunstmuseum, Tønsberg

2013: September: Trøndelagsutstillingen, Trondheim

2013: May: Vestfossen art collection

2013: May: WRO International Media Art Biennale, Poland

2012: October: Boa open, Oslo

2012: File Festival: Hipersonica, Rio, Brasil

2012: February: Transmediale, Berlin

2011: September: Trønderlagsutstillingen, Trondheim

2011: May: "Keep an ear on...", EX3, Firenze, Italy

2011: April: ISCM, Zagreb

2011: March: Haugar Museum of Art, Tønsberg

2010: April: Mata Festival, New York, USA

2009: September: Expo Leeds, Leeds, England

2009: August: Nordnorsk Kunstnersenter, Svolvær

2009: July: Tomma rum, Emmaboda, Sweden

2009: April: Explum 2009, Murcia, Spain

2009: February: Newspeak, Babel, Trondheim

2009: January: Sound exhibition, NMK, Lydgalleriet, Bergen

2008: November: NOTAM Soundart exhibition, Henie Onstad, Oslo

2008: October: Emerging Video Artists, Cheekwod Museum of Art, USA

2008: October: In Transition Russia, St. Petersburg & Ekaterinburg

2008: June: Vår Utstilling, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo

2008: February - May: Excentrum, Kabuso, Øystese

2007: February: "Trønderlagsutstillingen," TSSK

2006: "Høstutstillingen," Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

2005: February "Trønderlagsutstillingen," TSSK

2004: May: ”Fireproject,” Trondheim Museum of Art

Video screenings

2013: September: Baustelle/Schaustelle, Essen, Germany

2012: December, Rencontres Interntionales, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

2012: December, Groven`s organ house, Oslo

2012: File, Hipersinoca, Sao Paolo, Brazil

2012: May, Oodaaq Festival, Rennes, France

2012: March: Oslo Screen Festival

2011: September: Newsrcreen, Newcastle, UK

2011: January: File, Brazil

2010: November: Cinesonika, Toronto, Canada

2010: March: Mainsdoeuvres, Paris

2010: February: Kurye-video, Istanbul

2010: February: Atopia`s Vitrine Project, Video Jam, Oslo

2009: December: Kunstfilmtag 09, Düsseldorf, Germany

2009: November: V.I.P Gallery, Beograd

2009: October: TAG, Hague, Netherlands

2009: October: Duration, London

2009: September: ISCM: Växjö, Sweden

2009: June: X Media Forum of Moscow Film Festival, Russia

2009: May: Bandits Mages, France

2008: December: F.R.I.K Skopje, Macedonia

2008: November: Pixel Pops, Krannert Museum of Art, USA

2008: November: Utsikten Kunstsenter, Kvinesdal

2008: October: Oslo Screen Festival, Cinemateket

2008: August: Videoholica, Varna, Bulgaria

2008: August: File Hipersonica, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2008: June: Backup Award, Weimar, Germany

2008: May: Transhift 08, Knoxville, USA

2007: June: "Loop`07," Barcelona

2007: April: "Kurzfilmsalon 1.1," Wienna, Austria


2015: May: Remnant-Residue, Black box, Oslo

2013: July: Past present future archive, Galleri Sverdrup, Oslo

2011: July: Strangers in Paradise, Lillehammer E-6

2011: April: Memoirs of a Breadman, Blackbox, Oslo

2009: June: Memoirs of a Breadman: Ellis Iland, Podium, Oslo

2008: December: Strangers in Paradise, Fotogalleriet, Oslo

2008: November: Strangers in Paradise, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen

2007: August: Memoirs of a Breadman, Akapulco, Atelier Nord, Oslo


2014: October: ISCM 2014, Wroclaw, Poland

2014: September: Ultima,Oslo

2013: September: Vigeland Mausoleum, Oslo

2014: September: Concert, Grovehuset, Oslo

2013: June: Only Connect festival, Oslo

2012: October: Notam, Oslo

2012: July: Toronto, Canada

2012: Feburary: Ilios Festival, Sortland, Norway

2012: February: Duo Hevans, Huddersfield, England

2012: January: Mira Benjamin, Sound og Mu, Oslo

2011: December: Duo Havens, Oslo

2011: October: Vigeland Mausoleum, Oslo

2011: August: Northern Breeeze, London

2011: July: NMK-konsert, Tøyenkontoret

2011: March: Bit20, Borealis, Bergen

2010: November: Oslo Solistensemble, Litteraturhuset, Oslo

2010: September: NuMusic festival, stavanger

2010: September: Nordic Music Days, Copenhagen

2009: August: Oslo Sinfonietta, Oslo Chambermusic Festival, Oslo

2008: November: Oslo Sinfonietta, Oslo

2008: October: Ultima, Oslo

2008: August: UNM, Oslo, Norway

2008: June, Cikada, Oslo

2007: December, IREM, Lisboa

2007: Desember: Griegileum, "Musikk i Brennpunktet," NRK, P2

2007: October, Ultima, Oslo

2007: September: UNM, Reykjavik, Iceland

2007: 14. April: "Washingtin," composition for Trønderlag theater

2006: 12. December "Piipshow IX," Oslo

2006: 13. May: "Sivertsen & Haugen," Sound of Mu, Oslo

2005: 29. September: "Pradadada," Chambermusic festival of Trondheim

2005: 3. - 10. September: UNM, Helsinki

2005: 20. August: "Hundred-Year-Celebration", Tromsø

2005: 11. May: "Klubb Kanin," Theater Avant Garden

2005: 10. April: Livestreaming to Pixelache, Helsinki

2004: 20. October: Garage, Oslo

2004: 14. October: "Sivertsen & Haugen," Trondheim Matchmaking

2004: 20. November: Theater Avant Garden, Trondheim

2003: 11. October: Trondheim Matchmaking


2014: Video art Archive, Oslo

2013: "The limits of my language means the limits of my world, Plattform Stockholm 2009:"Nature is what surrounds us," KunstVerket, Kabuso & Nordnorsk kunstnersenter

Art Collections

2008: Kabuso Art house, Øystese

2006: Vestfossen kunstlaboratorium: "1986-2013 An artist collecting art"


2013: KVF, arbeidsstipend 2012: Statens kunstnerstipend, diversestipend

2011: Statens kunstnerstipend: Diversestipend

2010: “Kunstgjødsel” project-grant

2010: Artist work grant, BKV

2010: Komponistenes vederlagsfond: Bestillingsverk

2009: Ingrid Langgaards stipend

2008: Komponistenes vederlagsfond: Bestillingsverk

2008: Norwegian Culture Council: Exhibitiongrant

2008: Norwegian Culture Council : Art and New Technology

2008: Norwegian Culture Council : Art and New Technology

2008: Fritt ord: Project grant

2008: Norwegian Culture Council: Exhibitiongrant

2008: The Composer`s Council: Grant for composition

2007: The Composer ́s grant: Grant for composition


2012: Member of Anti-Utopias:

2012-: Member of NBK

2007-: Member of UKS

2011: Leader of NMK (New Music Group of Composers