Just what is it that makes today so familiar, so uneasy?

Knut Åsdam

Knut Åsdam (1968, Norway) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. Using photography, Installations, public art, sound, and film, his practice revolves around the idea of transformation, relocation, the migration of peoples and the process of changing identity and the experience of social space. His narratives construct images of power, which are in fact images of brokenness and schizophrenia, suggesting pain, illicit associations, disappointment, exhaustion and despair in enclosed environments. Solo exhibitions include The Slought Foundation (Philadelphia, USA, 2013), Tate Modern (London, UK, 2011) and Bergen Kunsthall (Bergen, Norway, 2010). His work has been included in group exhibitions such as ‘Unfinished Journeys’, Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Museum (Oslo, Norway, 2012), ‘City States’, Liverpool Biennal (Liverpool, UK, 2011) and ‘Summertime’, Manifesta 7 (Trento, Alto Adige, Italy, 2008).