Liv Kristin Holmberg

Born: 1980
Nationality: Norwegian
Based in: Germany
Media: Multimedia / Video, Cross Discipline, Public Space, Sculpture / Installation, Sound / Performance, Other
Content: Abstract, Conceptual, Gender, Immaterial, Knowledge Production / Discursive, Spiritual, Political, Participatory


Liv Kristin Holmberg (NO/DE)

Holmberg works with ritual theater often based on utopian philosophy.

She has a master of Fine Art from Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo / Kunstakademiet. She is also trained as a classical pianist and organplayer from the Norwegian Academy of Music, Academy of Music in Goethenborg, Music Conservatory in Kristiansand and the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki). Academical studies in philosophy, history of ideas, psychology and musicology from the University of Oslo and the Humboldt-Universität (Berlin).

Selected exhibitions / performances: Berlin Art Week, Høstutstillingen, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Spriten Kunsthall, Borealis Samtidsmusikkfestival, NoSPHERE Arts (NY), Østlandsutstillingen, Happy Days, Black Box Teater, Kulturkirken Jakob, PAB Open, Mago Eidsvoll Verk, Skulpturbiennalen, Fotogalleriet, Autocenter Gallery (Berlin) m.m.

Holmberg lives and works in Oslo and Berlin.

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Der Letzte Mensch. Performative installation Berlin Art Week, 2014. Curator: Maria Veie. Photo: Ola Flåten.

Performance The Dream of the Ridiculous Man With Roey Heifetz Autocenter Gallery Berlin 2014. Curator: Andreas Schlegel. Photo: Alexander Ziegler

The Blindness / Blindheten. Solo Exhibition, 2016. Telemark Kunstsenter (NO). On the basis of Ibsen’s shadow and Ibsen performances Holmberg creates a site-specific exhibition project at Telemark Kunstnersenter. A performative where she wants to thematize her own childhood and adolescence in the Ibsen city and how this has shaped her artistic work. More info about the exhibition:

DO NO MORE THAN LOOK. NOoSPHERE Arts, NEW YORK, 2015. With Stefan Thorsson. An intimate performative sound installation for a solo audience. We are the world ́s witnesses. We are the ones who know. In many religious and philosophical traditions, there is a causal connection between knowledge and doing the right thing. This is a flaw in our system – we are bystanders of suffering. We reach out our hands, but touch nothing but air. We are invisible. We are helpless. We are angels. Photo: ©Nisa Ojalvo 2015

The Light Of The Night is an interdisciplinary project based on the poetry of Gunvor Hofmo. Link to more info about the artproject: The project consists of three parts: 1) Recording of poetry readings. Recordings of readings made by persons who has an relationship to Hofmo poetry. During the spring 2014 more than 150 persons responded to the announcement in newspapers, radio and social media and came to the temporary sound recording studios. The studios were arranged in churches, museums, and litterature houses in Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen. The readers brought one, two, three or more of their favourite poems. More about this in Norwegian under “Innlesningsaksjon”. 2) An audiobook with new recordings in addition to recordings of the poet herself reading 14 poems. This was recorded in 1969 by the Norwegian Broadcast Company NRK. The readings will be composed into a musical composition for voice, organ and piano by Liv Kristin Holmberg. More about this in Norwegian under “Lydbok”. 3) A durative concert installation/ wake with music, the recorded readings of the poems and shadow theatre from sunset to sunrise in Jacob Church Oslo: Saturday the 11th at 20.00 till sunday the 12th April 2015. More about this in Norwegian under “Scenekunstforestillingen”. Nattens Lys is initiated and lead by Liv Kristin Holmberg and Christina Lindgren and supported by The Norwegian Art Council, The Audiovisual Fund, The Norwegian Freedom Of Expression Foundation, The County of Oslo, Fund for Performing Arts.

THE LAST OIL- A performative sound installation for a solo audience. With Fernanda Branco, 2016. Part of Performance Art Oslo (PAO) second PAO@Steilene event on the Steilene islands off the coast of Nesodden. The event featured eight site specific performance art and land art pieces created by a group of international and Norwegian performance artists all based in the Oslo area.

The Symposium of Silence. Performance inspired by "The Radicant" of Nicolas Bourriaud. Part of PAO Festival 2016. With Håvard Kalseth. Supported by Fritt Ord, Norsk Kulturråd, Oslo Kommune / Kulturetaten and Kulturkontakt Nord / Mobility Programme. For more detailed info: and

Høstutstillingen 2014. The National Art Exhibition. Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo. Borealis Contemporary Music Festival. Organperformance: Les Tenebres.

Storkunstsolteddystaten. A serie of performances 2008-2010. With the performanceartist Julian Blaue. "Storkunstsolteddystatens statsgrunnleggelse." Happy Days Art Festival 2008. "Storkunstsolteddystatens Religionsgrunnleggelse." Kulturkirken Jakob (Oslo), 2009. "Den Bestialitetsteologiske Fakultetsgrunnleggelse". Black Box Teater (Oslo), 2010.