Mai Hofstad Gunnes

Mai Hofstad Gunnes (b.1977 in Lørenskog, Norway) was selected to participate in the HIGH-NORTH artists’ residency initiative. Her residency will take place at Glasgow Sculpture Studios from 01 July – 31 November 2015, where she will have access to a studio space and production facilities.

Through 16mm film, installation and collage, Mai Hofstad Gunnes has developed a personal imagery based on a type of associative logic, where different layers of reality are tested against each other. Her artistic point of departure derives from an interest in concrete systems of categorisation and the translation of these into a more non-hierarchical formalist language. Her recent films, as attempts to externalise inner worlds, involve performers to focus on the embodiment and personification of architecture and science.

Recent exhibitions include Oh how time flies, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (2011); Le choix du titre est un faux problème, Cneai de Paris, Paris, France (2011); Goddesses, Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo (2010); Pyrrhic Fortune, Sils, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2010) and A shape of love you can never imagine, Oslo Fine Art