Lena Trydal, b 1994, Kristiansand, Norway.
Currently living and working in Oslo, Norway.
I have always had a lot of questions to my surroundings and my own position in it. Through art I have been able to use my engagement towards society and to publicly question major issues in my environment or even personal life. I would like to think of my art as a bridge between handcraft and intellect, with a humoristic approach to serious topics or debates. My goal is not always to express opinions, but to question established ones, and to leave my audience critical and questioning. I make colorful, extrovert and detailed work, often minimalistic and conseptual. It can be painting, video, photography or mixed media.
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)
2012-2013: Tangen Videregående Skole: Visual Arts (Kristiansand, Norway)
2011-2012: Liceo Artistico "Alessandro Volta": Pittoriche/Painting (Pavia, Italy)
2010-2011: 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)
"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)