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Bo Magnus graduated from Chelsea College of Arts in London in 2009, with a master's degree in Fine Art. After studying at Chelsea, she was admitted as 'Selected Artist 2009-2010' at The Florence Trust, London, and has since had a studio in the artist community Orpheus Street for two years. From 2013, Bo Magnus has lived and worked in Bergen, she has a studio in cs55 artist workshops.

In recent years, Magnus has been represented at exhibitions in England, Denmark, Poland, India and Norway, including at Kunsthall Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, the London Art Fair and the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India.  


Magnus uses plastic, readymades, canvas and blind frames. The material is an important part of Magnus' work, as it is in the break between her and her will that the opposite manifests itself. The pictures are painted in layers, the transparency between them opens up for insight and in the insight there are frictions.


Bo Magnus says:

'What triggers and motivates me - as a spectator and participant - is to be in an insistent renegotiation of the contemporary media flow, through an intuitive and poetic approach.'

Curriculum Vitae

Bergen  Norway


  2008-2009       Master of Fine Arts, Chelsea College of Arts, London

  2003-2007       Vossaskulen for car art, by Thomas Phil
  1995-1997     Bergen School of Art, KiB, 2-year diploma
  1991-1992       Regent University, USA, courses in scenography, film and theater
  1981-1984       University of Bergen, Cand.mag.


  2020         'Old Tree'  HKS, Bergen, Curator Mathijs Van Geest

  2019         Member exhibition, Kunstgarasjen, Bergen

  2019         Layers, The rehearsal room / BIT Teatergarasjen

  2019         Summer exhibition KD gallery, Bergen

  2019         B-open, Bergen

  2018         B-open, Bergen

  2017         Member exhibition, Kunstgarasjen, Bergen
  2016         'the other side' solo exhibition, Gallery Christinegaard, Bergen

  2015         Kuratorenes Utvalgte, VISP, Galleri Neptun, Bergen
  2015          Kochi-Muziris Biennale Side Program, India, with Hema Upadhyay,  InEpic, Curator: Malin Barth

  2014          GALLERY XX1, Warsaw, Poland  Curator:  Eulalia Domanowska

  2014          Spring exhibition 2014, Kunsthal Charlottenborg Castle, Copenhagen
  2014         'time COMES' Project room SC55, Bergen
  2013         'in which the smallest gesture becomes epic' Gallery Nils Bergslien, Eidfjord
  2013         'in which the smallest gesture becomes epic´ Voss Kunstlag, Voss Kulturhus,

               w / Klara Lidén, Nina Grieg and Gitte Sætre.   Curator: Sayoko Nakahara (catalog)
  2012         B-open, Bergen
  2011         artWorks Open, Arts Group Trust Barbican, 
  2011         London Art Fair, London, UK 
  2010         FT10 Summer Show, London (catalog) 
  2010         Nordic Portrait Exhibition, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland
  2009         'ARCHEOLOGY of Subject / Object' Vyner Street Gallery,  London (catalog) 
  2009         Recent Graduates Exhibition, The Affordable ArtFair,  BatterseaPark,  London  
  2009         MASTER SHOW Chelsea College of Arts, London (catalog) 
  2009         Nordic Portrait Exhibition, Fredriksborg Castle, Denmark
  2009         'XHIBIT09' The Arts Gallery, London
  2009         'artWorks Open' Arts Group Trust Barbican, London
  2009         MA Fine Art Interim Show, Trianglespace,  Chelsea College of Arts, London
  2009         'Condensation 2009' Bodhi Gallery, London (catalog) 
  2009         'Collision' gallery77, London
  2008         '400meterkunst', Voss
  2008         The Autumn Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (catalog) 
  2008         The autumn exhibition, Stavanger Art Association (catalog) 
  2008         Tegnebiennalen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (catalog) 
  2007         'FILTER' separate exhibition, Art in the Bathroom, Bergen  

scholarships and grants

• 2014          OCA travel support to Poland and India India NBK project support,

              Bergen municipality international arts and culture exchange support to India.

• 2014          State artist scholarship, miscellaneous scholarship
• 2014
         Bergen Municipality (Quick response)
• 2013
         Insert in Hardanger Folkeblad, supported by Eidfjord municipality and   Hardanger Folkeblad 
• 2013
         Exhibition support from Hordaland County Municipality,  Voss municipality,  

              Regionally  business fund Voss-Aurland-Vik and Voss Sparebank
• 2012
         Catalog support 'In Which the smallest gesture Becomes epic' from Fritt Ord
• 2011
         The hunt for the shadow 'supported by Hordaland county municipality
• 2012
         Hordaland County Municipality, support
• 2011
         Remuneration fund for visual artists
• 2010
         State artist scholarship, miscellaneous scholarship
• 2009-2010
    Selected Artist for The Florence Trust Program, FT10
• 2009
         Artist scholarship from Bergen municipality


relevant publications

• 2015          The International Difference, The Foundation 3.14. Catalog.
• 2015
         Artistic women's struggle in India  by Mette Paust-Andersen, Mening Kunstforum

• 2015          Cover image, for the collection of poems 'thintharoo' by Kuzhur Wilson
• 2013
         ' Femininity expanded'  by Nina Sundbeck-Arnäs
• 2013
         'Where the female gesture arouses contemporary art'  by Sayoko Nakahara
• 2013
         Insert Hardanger Folkeblad, (8p.) Edition 8000           
• 2013
         Exhibition catalog 'in which the smallest gesture becomes epic'

• 2000          A city in the world (Kulturbyen Bergen 2000)

• 2001          Allmenningen 2000, (Kulturbyen Bergen 2000)


  Project coordinator for Bergen Kulturskole, spring exhibition 2016

  Teacher Cultural School in Bergen, visual arts (2012-2015) 
  Scenography film, theater and TV (USA, Norway 1990-1995) 
  Project manager, Barnas Hus, Bergen (1998-2000) 
  Teacher at Kulturskolen, Fana, Bergen (1997-2001) 
  Teacher of arts and crafts, Bergen municipality (1994-2008)

procurement of public buildings  

Bergen Cathedral School, Hordaland  county municipality 2018

Voss upper secondary  skule, Hordaland  county municipality 2018
Fyllingsdalen Nursing Home, Bergen
  municipality 2012
Blokkhaugen School, Bergen
   municipality 2008


Norwegian Visual Artists, NBK
Visual artists' association Hordaland, BKF
Tegneforbundet, TF
National Association of Norwegian Painters, LNM

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