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Magnus received her MFA from Chelsea College of Art in London, her diploma degree from Bergen Art School, and has a Candidata Magisteri degree from the University of Bergen. Magnus lived and worked in London for several years, during which she had a residency at the Florence Trust and was part of the artist run studio community in Orpheus street. She has exhibited in Norway, Denmark, Polen, Sweden and England, and has been presented at the London Art Fair, Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen and as part of the Kochi-Muziris  Biennial 2014 collateral  program in India.  


Magnus has also worked as a set designer and costume designer for theater, film and television productions in Norway and USA.

Bo Magnus is born and lives in Bergen, 

here studio is at CS55 artist workshops


The material itself is the focal point for both the concept and the expression in Bo Magnus' work. The technique stands out with a complexity of manuscript actions in an antagonistic relation to the natural tendencies of the material. In her paintings she uses; plastics, readymades, canvas and colors with industrial-produced effects. The pictures are painted layer by layer, the transparency between them gives insight and in the insight there are frictions. The underlying metaphors in Bo Magnus' paintings are concerned with; an insistent renegotiation of hereditary structures, feminism, languages, mercantile and political systems.





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

  2003-2007 Vossaskulen for Visual Art

  1995-1997 Kunstskolen i Bergen, KiB, 2 year Diploma (foundation)
  1991-1992 Regent University, USA, Cours in Art direction

  1981-1984 University of Bergen, Cand.mag.


  2020 'Old Tree' Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bercgen, curator Mathijs van Geest

  2019 Group Exhibition, Kunstgarasjen, Bergen

  2019 'Layers', PrøveRommst / BIT Teatergarasjen, The Botanic Garden of Milde,

  2019 Summer Exhibition,  KD gallery, Bergen

  2019 B-open, Bergen

  2018 B-open, Bergen

  2017 Group Exhibition, Kunstgarasjen, Bergen

  2016 'the other side' solo show,  Gallery Christinegaard, Bergen

  2015 The Curators choice, VISP, Neptune Gallery,  Bergen
  2015  BC Gallery.Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 Collateral Program, India
       with Hema Upadhyay and InEpic.  Curated by Malin Barth

  2014 GALLERY XX1, Warsaw, Poland,  Curator:  Eulalia Domanowska

  2014 The Spring Exhibition 2014, Kunsthal Charlottenborg  Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark
  2014 'TIME COMES' Projectspace, 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

       m / Klara Lidén, Nina Grieg  and Gitte Sætre.  Curator: Sayoko Nakahara 

  2012 B-open, Bergen
  2011 artWorks Open, Arts Group Trust Barbican, 
  2011 London Art Fair, London, UK 

  2010 FT10 Summer Show, London 

  2010 Nordic Portrait Exhibition, Denmark, Sweden,  Finland, Iceland
  2009 'ARCHEOLOGY of Subject / Object'  Vyner Street Gallery,  London 

  2009 Recent Graduates Exhibition,  The Affordable ArtFair, London   

  2009 MASTER SHOW Chelsea College of Arts, London 

  2009 Nordic Portrait Exhibition, Fredriksborg Castle, DK
  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
  2009 'Collision' gallery77, London
  2008 '400meter art', Voss
  2008 The autumn exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
  2008 Autumn exhibition, Stavanger Art Association
  2008   Drawing Biennials, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo 

  2007 'FILTER' solo show, Kunst i Badet, Bergen  




  2014 OCA (Office for Contemporary Art Norway) Poland and India, travel support
  2014 Norwegian Artists Associatons Project support (India)
  2014 Bergen Council, International art- and cultural exchange  

        support (India)
  2014 Insert in paper, supported by Eidfjord Council and  

        Hardanger Folkeblad

  2014 Norwegian Governments grant (miscellaneous grant)
  2014 Exhibition support from Hordaland Fylkeskommune,  

        Voss Municipality, Voss Aurland Vik Næringsråd and Voss Sparebank
  2014 Fritt Ord, production of the catalog 'in which the smallest  

        gesture becomes epic '
  2014 Bergen Council International art and culture exchange support,

       'Tea-party' at B-Open, Bergen

  2011 'Hunting the Shadow' support from Hordaland County Municipality

  2011 Norwegian Artists Associatonsgrant (remuneration fund)
  2010  Norwegian Governments grant (miscellaneous grant)

  -2010 Selected Artist for The Florence Trust Program, FT10
  2009  Funding for professional visual artists, Bergen Council


  2015 The International Difference, The Foundation 3.14. Catalog.

  2015 Artistic women's struggle in India  by Mette Paust-Andersen,  Opinion Art Forum 28.01.215

  2015 Book cover of the poetic collection 'thintharoo'  by Kuzhur Wilson

  2013 'Femininity expanded'  by Nina Sundbeck-Arnäs
  2013 'Where the female gesture arouses contemporary art'  by Sayoko Nakahara
  2013 Insert in Hardanger Folkeblad, (8s.) Edition 8000           

  2013 Exhibition Catalog 'in which the smallest gesture  becomes epic '

  2000 A city in the world (Kulturbyen Bergen 2000)

  2001 Allmenningen 2000, (Culture city Bergen 2000)



  Curator for Bergen Kulturskole, Spring Exhibition 2016

  Curator for Bergen Kulturskole, Spring Exhibition 2015

  Teacher at Culture School of Bergen, visual art (2012-2015) 

  Art direction film, theater and TV (USA, Norway 1990-1995) 
  Project leader, Barnas Hus, Bergen (1998-2000) 
  Teacher at The Culture School of Fana, Bergen (1997-2001) 

  Teacher of Art & Craft, Bergen Council (1994-2008)


Bergen Cathedral School, Hordaland  Council for Region 2018

Voss upper secondary school, Hordaland  Council for Region 2018
Fyllingsdalen Nursing Home, Bergen
  Council 2012
Blokkhaugen School, Bergen
  Council 2008




The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists (NBK)

The Association of Hordaland Visual Artists (BKF)
The Norwegian Drawing Association, TF
The Norwegian Painter Association, LNM,

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