Robert Alda (alias Robert Sot) was born in 1959 in Warsaw, Poland. He studied painting at the Art Academy in Warsaw, where he had first contact with multimedia and performance art. After finishing his studies in 1984 he moved to Bergen,Norway where he leaves and works ever since. RA works as performer, painter and multi-media artist. He also works with photography, installations, sculpture and drawing. During his 25 years long career he has participated in ca 100 art projects, presenting his works at the places like ICA,London; Max Ernst Museum-Mucsarnok,Budapest; Nordic House,Reykjavik or The Fringe Club,Hong Kong.
Karen Kipphoff has her education from Germany; Billedkunst HFBK Hamburg and Figurteater Novalisschule, Stuttgart. Her performance works during the later year often involves casts of wooden, polyuretane, epoxy, plaster and bronze puppets.
For several years she worked as professor at Bergen Academy of Art and Design teaching performance.
Now she is a professor in scenography at Østfold University College, Fredrikstad, Norway.
Photo: Rita Marhaug
Rita Marhaug, visual artist, is born in Bergen, Norway in -65. She holds a MA in fine art from Bergen Academy of Art and Design, KHIB (-89) and a BA in history of art from the University of Bergen, UiB (-96). Until July -13 she worked as professor at KHIB, Dept of Fine Art. Since the early -90ies she has participated in a great numbers of solo- and group exhibitions and performance festivals both in Norway and internationally. Important tools of expression are printmaking, drawings, photo, artist books, video and performance.
Her Images often problematizes perception. Inner and outer horizons characterize our thoughts and actions. Describing our surroundings, the horizon line denotes the meeting between sky and sea. But we also realize that this is only reality from our own point of view, an illusion from a distance.
Rita Marhaug’s approach to performance is through the basic tools of the body, with sparse use of objects and other requisites. The everyday language of bodily behaviour and the concrete body's dimensions are the source of inspiration for her work and actions.
Address: Rita Marhaug Studio address: C. Sundts gate 55
Kolstien 103 5017 Bergen
5097 Bergen www.cs55.no
Phone: +47 41511780 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Picture from the series Norwegian Liquid, made in Lofoten July -12
Photo: Emilie Marhaug