Homage to Leo the Lion

Marianne Heske

Marianne Heske is a Norwegian artist known especially for her video paintings and installations that explore the interaction between humanity and nature. The project Gjerdeløa, which involved the location of a 250-year-old barn from Tafjord to Centre George Pompidou, is considered one of the first conceptual artworks in Norway.

The artist has had solo exhibitions in Norway and abroad. Her artwork has been purchased by a number of art institutions in Norway, in addition to private collections both in Norway and abroad. One of her most famous works is ”Prosjekt Gjerdeløa” from 1980, and in 2015 she set up the installation ”House of Commons” outside of Parliament in Oslo. She studied at Bergen National Academy of the Arts (1967-1971), Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1971-75), Royal College of Art in London (1975-76), and Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (1976-79).

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