SARA SKORGAN TEIGEN
1984, Based in Oslo, Norway

Contact me at mail@saraskorganteigen.com


Short biography:
Sara Skorgan Teigen (1984, Oslo, Norway) is an interdisciplinary artist, with a base in photography. She studied at Fatamorgana, The Danish School of Art Photography, Copenhagen (2008/09) and the ICP, International Center of Photography, New York, (2011/12), has a BA in Medium and Material based art at The National Academy of the Arts, Oslo (2018-2022), where she is currently doing a MFA.

She has exhibited internationally at galleries, photo-festivals and photo-fairs in USA, Tokyo, China, Mexico, England, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.


Her book Fractal State Of Being, Journal (SE/NO) 2014, was shortlisted for Paris Photo-Aperture Photo-book Awards 2014, for the 1st Book prize 2014, Author Book Award in Les Rencontres d´Arles and for Best Photography Book of the Year Award The PHE15. It has been exhibited on three continents and was selected top 10 photobooks of 2014 by Photoeye (USA). Her upcoming book Sleeping State of Being (Journal, 2020) has been exhibited at UNSEEN in Amsterdam 2017, Steglitz19 Gallery in Antwerpen 2018, and in 2019 Teigen transformed NW Gallery in Copenhagen to a sketchbook itself.





CV - SARA SKORGAN TEIGEN

25.08.1984



mail@saraskorganteigen.com

www.saraskorganteigen.com



EDUCATION

•     THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF THE ARTS, Art and Crafts, Graphics and Drawing department, MFA in Materialbased art, Oslo, Norway, 2021-23

•     THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF THE ARTS, Art and Crafts, Graphics and Drawing department, BA in Materialbased art, Oslo, Norway, 2018-21

•     ICP, INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY. New York, USA, 2011‐12

•     FATAMORGANA, THE DANISH SCHOOL OF ART PHOTOGRAPHY. Copenhagen, Denmark 2008‐09



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS


Upcoming/Ongoing:


•     You, me & I, NW GALLERY CPH, May 2022. (group). Copenhagen, Denmark.

•     CHART Fair, CHARLOTTENBORG. 25-28.08.22 (bookfair). Copenhagen, Denmark.



Past:

•     Screen age III: Still Life, RIGA PHOTOGRAPHY BIENNALLE, May-July 2022, (solo) Curators Inga Bruvere and Marie Sjøvold. 
Riga, Latvia.

•     Connecting Lines, TRAFO KUNSTHALL, August 2021 (group). 
Oslo, Norway.

•     Sharing Tent, SEILDUKEN, May 2021 (group). 
Oslo, Norway.

•     The Fool - SURNADAL BILLAG. August 2021 (solo).
Surnadal, Norway.

•     If we build it, they will come – TRAFO KUNSTHALL, March 2021 (group).
Asker, Norway.

•     Sharing Tent - ARTERIET, as part of nodoCCS vifestival. November 2020 (solo).
Kristiansand, Norway. 

•      The Room as Sketchbook - CPH PHOTOFESTIVAL, NW GALLERY, June 2019 (AIR and solo). Copenhagen. Denmark. 

•      Interior Landscapes, Gallery STIEGLITZ 19, Solo exhibition,  January-February, 2019. Antwerpen, Belgium. 

•      Interior Landscapes, UNSEEN, represented by Gallery STIEGLITZ 19, 2018. 
Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

•      Family Matters, CPH PHOTOFESTIVAL, NW Gallery, curated by Nina Worren,  2018. Copenhagen, Denmark.

•      Little Blue book and Little Gold book,  NW Gallery, 2018 (Book launch). 
Copenhagen, Denmark.

•      Riga Photomonth - RAILWAY MUSEUM, main exhibitor. Curator JH. Engström, Arnis Balcus, Alnis Stalke. 2016 (solo). Riga, Latvia.

•      The Plantation Fotostudio (site specific) - FOTOGALLERIET. Curator The plantation Project (UK/US). 2015. (with Johan Rosenmunthe and Christian Tunge).
Oslo, Norway.

•      LANDSKRONA FOTOFESTIVAL (SE) and FOTOGALLERIET (NO), 2014 (booklaunch).
Oslo, Norway.

•      PARIS PHOTO - Paris Photo&Aperture 1st PhotoBook Prize, PARIS PHOTO, Nominee, 2014.
Paris, France.

•      APERTURE - Photobook exhibition, 2014.
New York, USA.

•      APERTURE - Photobook exhibition, 2014.
Tokyo, Japan.

•      LES CONTRES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, ARLES, Photobook exhibition. 2015.
Arles, France.

•      PHE15, Espana Photofestival - Photobook exhibition. National Library, 2015.
Madrid, Spain.

•      APhF15, Athens Photofestival  - Photobook exhibition. 2015.
Athens, Greece.

•      Contemporary Realities - MORE THAN A GALLERY. Photobook exhibition curated by Collectif Blanc (Montreal), 2016 (group)
Paris, France.

•      Tabula Rasa – CPW, Center for Photography Woodstock. Curator Ariel Shanberg. 2014 (with Anouk Kruithof and Sonia Thomsen).
Woodstock, New York, USA.

•      Marseille vu par 100 photographes du monde - BIBLIOTHÈQUE DÈPARTEMENTALE, des Bouches-du-Rhône. Curator Antoine D'Agata. 2013 (group).
Marseille, France.

•      Introduction Introduction - STUDIO STUDIO. 2013 (solo).
Oslo, Norway.     

•      Nordic dummy awards,  FOTOGALLERIET, 2012 (nominee)
Oslo, Norway.

•      Capacita’-  CASTELLO DUCALE ORSINI, 2012 (duo with Federico Grandicelli)
Roma, Italy.

•      No Latency –  THE HUDSON RIVER CLUB. 2012 (duo with Federico Grandicelli)
Manhattan, NYC, USA.

•      My Truth, Your Truth – THE RITA K. HILLMAN GALLERY, 2012 (group).
Manhattan, NYC, USA

•      Rewind Forward - COPENHAGEN PHOTO FESTIVAL 2011. Nytap, Carlsberg, 2011. (duo with Nina Worren).
Copenhagen, Denmark

•      Conservation - GALLERY KYHL. Curator Kirstine Schiess Højmose. 2011 (solo).
Århus, Denmark.

•      Studio Vortex - GALERIE MONTGRAND. Curator Atelier DeVisu.2011 (group)
Marseille, France.

•      Wrong direction home - VRÅNGSHOLMEN, 2010 (group).
Vrångsholmen, Sweden.

•      #2, ATELIER DEVISU - Curator Antoine D'Agata. 2009 (group).
Marseille, France.      

PUBLICATIONS:

•    Sleeping State of Being (Journal, 2022)

•    Fractal State of Being (Journal, 2014)

•    Little golden books (Self published 2018)

•     Capacita (Self published, 2013)


SCHOLARSHIPS:
•      FKDS, Fund for Art and Designstudents. Received the bachelor scholarship, 2021
•      Fritt Ord, publication support for Sleeping State of Being 2020
•      NoFoFo, publication support for Fractal State of Being 2014
•      The ICP´s Director Fellowship 2012, New York.

•     STUDIO VORTEX, Atelier deVisu. Student AIR and masterclass under Antoine d'Agata. Marseille, France. 2009

PRICES AND NOMINEES:

•    FKDS, Fund for Art and Designstudents. Received the bachelor studentprize, 2021
•    PARIS PHOTO - Paris Photo&Aperture 1st PhotoBook Prize 2014, PARIS PHOTO, Nominee
•    MACRO, ROMA PHOTOFESTIVAL- MACRO Photobook exhibition curated by 3/3, Little Big Press. Museo d'Arte Contemporanea – 2015, Roma, Italia. Winner
•    Top 10 Photobooks of 2014, with my book Fractal State of Being (Journal 2014) at
- LES CONTRES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, ARLES, Arles
- PHOTOEYE.co.uk
- PHE15, Espana Photofestival, Madrid
•      Nordic dummy awards - Flere Sider Fotografi. FOTOGALLERIET, Oslo. 2012. Nomine

RESIDENCY / MASTERCLASS:

•     Upcoming: SURNADAL ASSOCIATION OF THE ARTS, Artist in Residency, autumn 2022.

•     NW GALLERY, Artist in residency, May 2019

•     LUMINA GALLERY, Mentor program, Oslo, Norway, 2018

•     ATELIER DEVISU, Masterclass JH. Engstrôm, Marseille,  France 2010



ARTIST TALKS/TEACHING:

•     Upcoming: Teaching the artist book workshop “Unfinished Processes “ at MIRARI WORKSHOP (SE), in collaboration with VOID publishing (GR), June 2022, Åland(SE) and Athens(GR)

•     NRK P2, Sommer I P2, guest, 2021.

•     Judge for the video festival nodoCCS vifestivals price. International, with base at ARTERIET Kristiansand, (NO), November 2020

•     Panel talk on photobooks with Jan Rosseel and Terje Abusdal, LUMINA GALLERY, May 2018

•     Guest teacher, Lecturer, Sensor, OFK, THE OSLO SCHOOL OF ART PHOTOGRAPHY, 2016

•     Artist talk and panel talk, JH Engstrôm, RIGA PHOTOMONTH, 2016

•     Paneltalk, JH Engstrôm and Journal, LANDSKRONA PHOTOFESTIVAL, 2014

•     Artist talk and committee, FATAMORGANA, The Danish school of art photography, Copenhagen, 2015



OTHER:
•     Artistic leader and CEO, Teigen Total AS, 2020-.
•     Member of FFF, FORBUNDET FRIE FOTOGRAFER (NO) from 2014.
•     Founding partner, STUDIO STUDIO, galleryspace and selfpublishing (2012-15).
•     Jury og writer for Top 10 Photo-books 2015, PHOTOEYE.CO.UK
•      Freelance illustrator for book publishers as Bazaar, Gyldendahl and Pantagruel, and music publisher Grappa.
•      Participated in Oslo Open, Oslo Art Festival 2014-2019.

•    Represented by PRESENTART (NO) 2016-17.
•      Artistic preschools:

-       Borups folkhighschool, visual arts, writing, music, Copenhagen, 2006-07

-       Vera folkhighschool, visual arts, Copenhagen, 2007-08

•    Podcast participation as subject: NRK Summer in P2, 2021. And “Working moms”, 2019.

•    Side job as performing stage singer.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
DER GREIF (GE), LensCulture(NL), UNSEEN Platform (NL), Objektiv(NO), Le Journal de la Fotografie(FRA), The Plantation Journal(UK, USA, NO), Newsweek, The Beast(USA), Kunstforum(NO), KUNST(NO), Fotografi(NO), Politiken(DK), Aftenposten (NO), Dagbladet Magasinet(NO), Kunsten.nu(DK), Zingarate(ITA), OAI13, ourageis13.com(FRA), SilverlakeVoice(GB), BoBedre(NO).

CATALOGUES

Perpetual Photographs, OBJECTIVE 2021. reGeneration3, LAUSANNE MUSEUM, Switzerland, 2015. Studio Vortex, ATELIER DEVISU, Marseille 2011, UNSEEN, Amsterdam,  2018.

SELECTED REVIEWS/INTERVIEWS/PUBLICATIONS in English:
•      LensCulture https://www.lensculture.com/articles/sara-teigen-mapping-an-interior-landscape
•      DER GREIF: https://dergreif-online.de/artist-feature/rachele-monti/
•     UNSEEN https://unseenplatform.com/artist/sara-skorgan-teigen
•      reGeneration3 http://www.elysee.ch/en/exhibitions-and-events/videos/sara-skorgan-teigen/
•      Paris Photo&Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Prize https://aperture.org/blog/announcing-paris-photo-aperture-foundation-photobook-awards-2014-short-list/
•      PhotoEye: http://blog.photoeye.com/2014/11/book-review-fractal-state-of-being.html?m=1
•      Plantation Project: http://www.theplantationstudio.com/the-plantation-fotostudio/
•      Silverlake Voice: http://www.silverlakevoice.com/art/sara-skorgan-teigen/