Film director and visual artist with an extensive and personal project.
Lene Berg is a film director and visual artist. She studied film at Dramatiske Institutet in Stockholm, and has directed four feature-length films in addition to a large number of video works and short films. In her practice she often uses a combination of film and video along with text and books, collage and photography.
For the Festival Exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall, Berg is planning an extensive new project which will unfold through the exhibition spaces of the Kunsthall in a series of narrative chapters. The exhibition constitutes the first part of a major work with the title From Father.
'We are very happy to have this opportunity to work with the outstanding artist and film-maker Lene Berg on a new project for the Festival Exhibition in 2022,'" says the director of Bergen Kunsthall, Axel Wieder.
'Her earlier works have taken up social themes, with an alertness and special attention to the complexity of what we experience as lived reality. Her new project will be her most personal, but at the same time her most thoroughly investigative work, and in the galleries of Bergen Kunsthall will translate a filmic experience into an exhibition format.'
The Festival Exhibition is Bergen Kunsthall's flagship exhibition, established in 1953. The exhibition is considered the most important solo presentation for a Norwegian artist in their home country.