Ragna Bley

Born 1986 in Uppsala, Sweden

Lives and works in Oslo 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022

Ragna Bley, Pilar Corrias, London, UK (forthcoming)

Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway (forthcoming)

2021

Ragna Bley, OSL contemporary, Oslo, Norway

Soundings, Downs & Ross, New York, US

2020

Ragna Bley & Inger Ekdahl, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden

2018

Pluto, OSL Contemporary, Oslo, Norway

Zooid, Kabuso Art House, Øystese, Norway

2017

Superbody Sweet, Editorial, Vilnius, Lithuania

Lay Open, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Germany

Zooid, Kunsthall Oslo/The Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway

 2016
Pine Pitch, Hester Gallery, New York, US

2013
Leather Body – Feather Scope, Gallery LNM, Oslo, Norway

2011

Så nære vi var, Podium, Oslo, Norway

2010

To the Quagmires, Gallery 21:25, Oslo, Norway 

2009

You Love the Way I Look at You, One Night Only Gallery, Oslo, Norway

Ideal Worlds, Fisk Gallery, Bergen, Norway  

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 2021

The Hour of Reckoning, Henie Onstad Art Center, Bærum, Norway

2020
There is No Place Like Home, OSL contemporary, Oslo, Norway

Ragna Bley & Inger Ekdahl, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden 

2019
Wiggle Wiggle, Corridor Project Space, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tempo Tempo Tempo, Kistefos-museet, Jevnaker, Norway 

2018

The Moderna Exhibition 2018, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

1968|2018 LNM 50 years, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

Entangled Tales, Rupert, Vilnius, Lithuania

REPEAT.FORWARD Punkt Ø, Galleri F 15, Moss, Norway 

2017

Liv og virke, Norwegian Sculpture Biennial, The Vigeland Museum, Oslo, Norway

The Oslo Museum of Contemporary Art, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo, Norway 

2016

Nomadic Images XVI International Vilnius Painting Triennial, Museum of Applied Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania

Roaming, Young Artists Society, Oslo, Norway

Variations in Scandinavian Abstraction Brandstrup Gallery, Oslo, Norway 

2015

If it bends it’s funny, If it breaks it’s not funny,Bosse & Baum Gallery, London, UK

Degree show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Conflicting Evidence, 1857, Oslo, Norway

Young Pioneers, Kunsthall Oslo, Norway

Screen Saver, Dyson Gallery, London, UK

Menneskeberget, Edvard Munch Studio, Oslo, Norway

Kunstprisen 2015, Sandefjord Kunstforening, Sandefjord, Norway 

2014

Marken vi står på, North Norwegian Artist Association, Svolvær, Norway

What Thinks Me, Taiga Art Space, St Petersburg, Russia

The Foyer Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

We met at the far end of the landscape and both acted shy, Grünerløkka Kunsthall, Oslo, Norway

ReadYourCall, Diane Kruse Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

WIP, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Secret RCA, Dyson Gallery, London, UK 

2013

Summer Doldrums, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Det enkles potensiale, Backspace, Oslo, Norway

2012

Sellout, Young Artists Society, Oslo, Norway 

2011

THE STRANGE FETE (END), MFAPS, Oslo, Norway

En vinterreise, MFAPS, Oslo, Norway

Let the lovin take ahold. Stribsendberg collection of modern art… One Night Only UKS, Oslo, Norway

If inside to get out - if outside to get in, Søylegalleriet, Oslo, Norway 

2010

;akademi- PO, The National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, Norway

Group exhibition, Knekt Gallery, Oslo, Norway 

2009

Multiples, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway

Pool (avec), Sjokoladefabrikken, Oslo, Norway

Initiation, Gallery 21:25, Oslo, Norway  

 

EDUCATION

 2015MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London 

2011

BFA The National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo  

 

AWARDS, GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

2020

Five Year Working Grant, Norwegian Arts Council, Oslo, Norway

 2018

Working Grant, Ingvild Lindbäck Langgåard Foundation, Oslo, Norway 

2017

Three Year Working Grant, Norwegian Arts Council, Oslo, Norway

Residency, Rupert, Vilnius, Lithuania

2016

Annual Working Grant, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Oslo, Norway 

2015

Hine Painting Prize, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Travel Grant, The Young Artists’ Society, London, UK 

2014

Exhibition Support, The Norwegian Arts Council, Oslo, Norway

Project Support, Billedkunstnerenes Vederlagsfond, Oslo, Norway 

2013

Scholarship, Ingvild Lindbäck Langgåard Foundation, Oslo, Norway

Annual Working Grant, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Oslo, Norway

2012

Annual Working Grant, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Oslo, Norway 

2010

The Foundation for Art and Design students Grant, The National Academy of Arts, Oslo, Norway  

 

SELECTED PROJECTS

2020
Public Art Project, Holbaek Art, Holbaek, Denmark 

2018
Digital work with Pragheeta Sharma, Triple Canopy, New York, US 

2015Curator, We met at the far end…, Grünerløkka Kunsthall, Podium, Oslo, Norway 

2012
Assistant Curator, Lœre for livet, henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Bærum, Norway 

2011

Curator, If inside to get out – if outside to get in, Holodeck, Oslo, Norway  

 

TEACHING

 2019

Visiting Lecturer, Rietveldt Academy, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Visiting Lecturer, Malerskolen Kunstakademien, Copenhagen, Denmark

Visiting Lecturer, Exhibition Laboratory, University of Helsinki, Finland 

2016
Visiting Lecturer, Royal College of Art, London, UK 

2015
Visiting Lecturer, Glasgow School of Art, UK 

2010

Lecturer, Oslo Academy of Fine Art, Norway 

2009

Curator (with Ruben Steinum), Pool (avec), Sjokoladefabrikken

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