Mats Jørgen Sivertsen is a 40-year-old contemporary visual artist living and working in Oslo, Norway. His work – which spans all media from comics to photography, film and installations – revolves around a few major themes: transhumanism, masculinity and xenophobia. He is also the man behind the webcomic Loon Land.


Solo Exhibitions

Just KingKaph, Dublin, Ireland Nov 27 - Jan 22, 2015
subConchAtelier Nord ANX, Oslo, Norway Jan 31 - Feb 16, 2014
myBorg: A Cyborg ManifestedSound of MU, Oslo, Norway October 2 - 12, 2008

Group Exhibitions

Animert LiveFredrikstad Animation Festival Nov 2016
Art on WiresIngensteds, Oslo May 2012
On the Edge of WrongObservatory, Cape Town, South Africa Feb 24 - 25, 2012
VårsleppDansens Hus, Oslo May 2011
HIFANational Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe May 26 - May 27, 2011
Terms of UseGallery Four, Baltimore, Maryland Feb 12 - March 27, 2010
Tegnebiennale 2008Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway April 4 - May 11, 2008
Tur/retur InderøyHembre Galleri, Inderøy, Norway July 7 - 29, 2007
Radius 250The Artspace/Plant Zero, Richmond, Virginia April 27 - Jun 17, 2007
MA Thesis ShowDecker Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, Maryland April 27 - May 14, 2007
OUT OF ORDERMaryland Art Place, PowerPlant, Baltimore, Maryland April 13, 2007
Zero - 3500Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland Jan 25 - Feb 12, 2007
FIG.TXTKunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway August 2002

Films

MinuetShort Film, writer/director Uniframe 2014

Writing

Kong Lov (Just King)Comic book, author/illustrator Aktuba Bok 2012
Sykdommen!Illustrated book, author/illustrator No Comprendo Press 2002
Boka om TomboIllustrated book, author/illustrator No Comprendo Press 2001
Bryteren bak døren til klasserom 5aRadio play, authorRadio Nova 1999

Press

SciArt in AmericaFeatured artistApril 2015
The ProwlsterReview by Sidney WeinbergNovember 30, 2014
The Creators Project Blog«10 Pieces Of Music Created With Brainwaves»June 25, 2014
Digital Trends«Thoughts into Motion»August 19, 2012
MorgenbladetTommy Olsson anbefaler6-12 July, 2012
D2«Stripeserie for Mobilen»April 2012
Klassekampen«De fremmede» (bokmagasinet)February 25, 2012
Ny tid«Tiltrengt virkelighetsflukt»May 12, 2011
Beautiful DecayFeatured artistJune 18, 2010
Baltimore City PaperReview by Bret McCabeMarch 10, 2010
Ny tid«Litterære kattepiner» December 7, 2006

Publications

Strapazin nr. 112Featured artist September 2013
LICC 01Featured artist Asterix Press 2008

Awards

Finalist, London Contemporary International Competition, 2008
Honorable Mention, Radius 250, 2007

Education

MA Digital ArtMaryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland 2006/2007
BA(hons) Visual Communication Design Middlesex University, London, UK 1995-1998
Kunst og filosofi (ex. phil.) Nansenskolen, Lillehammer 1994/1995

Grants and scholarships

subConchExhibition support, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond2013
MinuetProject support, film, Fond for Lyd og Bilde2011
subConchProject support, kunst og ny teknologi, Arts Council Norway2010
subConch, researchProject support, kunst og ny teknologi, Arts Council Norway2008
myBog: a Cyborg ManifestedUtstillingsstøtte til kunstnere i etableringsfasen, Arts Council Norway2008
Kong LovProject support, Tegnerforbundet2007
MA Digital ArtFulbright Fellowship2006/2007

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