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Rita Marhaug


Born and lives in Bergen, Norway, 1965





Education and work experience:


University of Bergen, art history BA degree, 1996

Bergen Academy of Art and Design /Vestlandets Kunstakademi, 1992 -93

Bergen Academy of Art and Design / Statens Høgskole for Kunsthåndverk og Design i Bergen

Department of printmaking / MFA, 1984-89



Solo shows (selection):


Føl tanken, tenk følelsen, Gallery of Norwegain Printmakers, Oslo, May, 2016

Føl tanken, tenk følelsen, Art Gallery of Haugesund, March, 2016

Second Skin (for NOoSPHERE) NOoSPHERE gallery New York, 21st of February with Nisa Ojalvo, 2014

Liquid Body, Solid Mind Rom 8, Bergen duo exhibition with college Traci Kelly, May 2013

From Where I Stand I Can See You Bonington Gallery Nottingham Trent University duo exhibition with college Traci Kelly, January 2013

Tilfeldige tanker (Random Reasons) Galleri Allmenningen, Bergen, April 2012

Before the Outburst Bristol, University of West of England, September 2009

Psychoacoustics Kaunas Cultural Center for Various Nations, March 2009

Horisont (Horizon) Kunstbanken Hamar, January 2009

Liv og død når du er 42 (Life and Death when You are 42) Galleri Kunstverket, Oslo, February 2008 

Alles was wir sehen (All We See) Westwerk Hamburg 2007

Gartnerblikket (Gardener’s Gaze) Galleri Allmenningen, Bergen 2005      

Fortrolighetens geografi (The Geography of Intimacy)

festival exhibitior during Haugesund International Film Festival, August 2001

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me Gallery Norwegian Printmakers, Oslo 2000

Rita Marhaug Galleria G, Helsinki 2000



Perfomances (selection):


Blind at Beautiful Lies, Warszawa 12th of June 2015

Gestures from the Woods for Live Stock, version 1

Kjerringøy Landart Biennial May/June with Traci Kelly, 2015

Crepuscular, Gallery 3,14 13th of March, Bergen, 2015

Skin Deep, Performance Art Oslo, international festival 14-17, November, 2014

Skin Deep, Les ambassadeurs envoient à Marseille leurs délégués, international festival, 7. Nov. 2014

Second Skin (for Sokolovsko) Festival of Ephemeral Art, Sokolovsko Poland, 26th of July 2014

Second Skin (for Essen) Interval No 3, performance festival in in Essen, 13 and 14th of June 2014

Skin Deep, Focus on Norge, Le Gererateur Paris, March 23rd organizer Dimanche Rouge, 2014

Second Skin (for Mobius) Mobius Gallery Space Boston, 28th of February, 2014

Second Skin (for NOoSPHERE) NOoSPHERE gallery New York, 21st of February 2014

Slipping British Ceramics Biennial commissioned performance for the opening, Stoke on Trent UK

with Traci Kelly, curator Anne H Mydland and Neil Brownsworth 27th of September 2013 

Dialogues with Realitiy, Berlin Übungen Uferstudios 1 in Berlin with Karen Kipphoff, Gillian Carson and 

Robert Alda, 13, 14th of September 2013

Play of Elements Festival of Ephemeral Art Sokolovsko, Polen, curator Malgorzata Sady, July 2013

Blind Infr’Action Venezia , curator Jonas Stampe, May 2013

Norwegian Liquid Accion!MAD Madrid performance festival curator Nieves Correa 23rd of November 2012



Group shows (selection):


The Familiar (Re)visited, M. K. Ciurlionis National Museum of Art Kaunas with Alda, Carsson, Kipphoff, August 2015

Scandinavian Spheres – Norwegian Printmakers during SGC International Printmaking Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, April 2015

The 7th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal, August 2014

Hem: HJEM : koti : heim : heima : angerlarsimaffik Doverodde book festival, curator Hanne Matthiesen, May2013

Dialogues with Realitiy Warszawa Galleri XX1, December 2012

Dialogues with Reality Part of Edinburgh Festival, Patriothall Gallery August 2012

Training Nature Monica Petzel's gallery (PrintRoom), curator Victoria Browne London, June 2012

Confessions Salon Akademii, Warszawa, October 2010

CONTACT–KONTAKT Contemporary Norwegian and Slovak Art, Bratislava, curator Grete Marstein 2008

Global Matrix II Purdue University Galleries, Indiana USA, 2006

ArtSwap Galleria Pryzmat, Krakow, Poland, October, 2002

Highlights in Nordic Photogravure (Høilys på dybtryk) Houston, Texas 2000





"Appalling Manners" with Traci Kelly and Bjarte Bjørkum, book published by PABLISH, 2016

"Appalling Manners" with Traci Kelly and Bjarte Bjørkum, e-publication published by Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHIB), 2015

"Between Sky & Sea: IV Given place", writer and editor, book  ISBN: 978-82-999991-1-3, published by PABLISH, 2015

"FIRST MOVE: Performance Art Bergen", 2011 - 2015, essay book  ISBN: 978-82-999991-0-6, published by PABLISH, 2015

"PURE ART", essay contributor to a series of 7 publications as result of a collaborative project between KHIB and The Academy of Fine Arts in Warszawa, 2010 - 2012

"Heim Again Heim Again. Identity, Ideology & Geography", editor of book together with Claudia Reinhardt and Geir Tore Holm published by KHIB, 2005





Grant from the Norwegian state, 10 years, 2012

Grant from the Norwegian state, 3 years, 2006 - 2009, 1998 - 2001





New York, Point B Worklodge, NYC. USA, residency from Council of Bergen, Jan+Feb 2014

Hamburg, Westwerk Studio, City of Hamburg, Germany, February 2007

Evora, prize from 4th Gravura Festival Evora, Portugal, August 2005 





University College of Bergen, Norway, 2014

Museum of Photography, Odense, Denmark, 1997, 1998, 2007

Contemporary Art and Cultural Center, Osaka, Japan, 1994

Ôsterbottens Art Museum, Vaasa, Finland, 1998

Norwegian Art Council, 1989, 1994, 2005       





Professor at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway 2007 - 2013

Assisting Professor at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway 2001 - 2007

Sensor at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, BA level printmaking 2014

Sensor at The University of Agder, visual art MA- degree 15 study points, June 2012

Guesting Professor at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas Institute, 2 weeks, March 2009

Guesting Professor at Karel de Grote-Hogeschool Antwerpen, Belgium February 2002





Head of Performance Art Bergen (PAB) member’s organisation from May 2014

Head of Trykkeriet, centre of contemporary printmaking in Bergen from October 2014

Head of board of Hordaland Art Center (HKS) 2009 - 2011