Lena Trydal, b 1994, Kristiansand, Norway.
Currently living and working in Oslo, Norway.
Lena Trydal makes realistic and colourful paintings that investigate established truths and questions surrounding gender, immigration, power-structures, trends and the idea of the good life. The mixture of beautiful colours and clean compositions, with grotesque and twisted topics, can almost appear comical. The painter, in Trydals practice, is given the role as someone able to create new visual worlds, floating between reality and imagination.
2016-2019: University of Oslo: BA Aesthetical Studies (Oslo, Norway)
2014-2015: Royal Academy of Art, The Hague: BA Fine Arts (The Hague, Netherlands) - interrupted
Spring 2014: International Workshop, Metafora: Studio Arts (Barcelona, Spain)
2011-2012: Liceo Artistico "Alessandro Volta": Pittoriche/Painting (Pavia, Italy)
2010-2011 + 2012-2013: Tangen Videregående Skole: Visual Arts (Kristiansand, Norway)
2000-2011: Royal Academy of Dancing/Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing: Pree-Primary, Primary, Grade 1-7, Inter-foundation & Intermediaet (Kristiansand, Norway)
2018 "Nice paintings & dead(ly) fires" w/Thyra Dragseth, Arteriet (Kristiansand, Norway)
"Trafo 15 år - Minifestival", Podium (Oslo, Norway)
"STOPJECTIFY" Gallery Different (London, UK)
"The Real Deal" GalleriNeuf (Oslo, Norway) [SOLO]
"Stipendutstillingen 2015" Agder Kunstsenter (Kristiansand, Norway)
"Juvenarte 2015: Artistic Trajectories" Galleri TM51 (Oslo, Norway)
"Roleplay" Project VIA (Barcelona, Spain)
"No One Good Language" Metafora end of year exhibition (Barcelona, Spain)
"Hers, His, Yours, Theirs" Project VIA Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
"Winterwolven Radicals" Roodkapje Rot(t)terdam (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
"We can't Drive to Africa" Student exhibition, Metafora (Barcelona, Spain)
"Am I the Walrus?" Espacio Practico (Barcelona, Spain)
"Artistic Books" Untiteled BCN (Barcelona, Spain)
"Tableaux Vivants" Via Magenta (Pavia, Italy)
2017 Production of booklet for Gard Nergaard and Michael Krumins folk album "Å Legge På Svøm".
RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
2018 -> Kunstnernes Hus, Receptionist
2018 - 2019 Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Host
2018 + 2019 Høstutstillingen/ The Autumn Exhibition, Host+ Receptionist
2013 - 2014 Sørlandets Kunstmuseum (SKMU), Guard, Guide, Host, Extra
2016 "Da rusmisbrukerne flyttet ut, flyttet kunstnerne inn" Aftenposten
2016 "Plot/TV: "The Real Deal" av Lena Trydal" Plot/TV
2015 "På 1700-tallet ville dette vært et bilde av en prostituert" KRSBY