MARIE SJØVOLD, (NO), 1982, is a visual artist working with long term projects, working across photographic genres.

Her works have been shown in several solo- and groupshows in Europe and Indonesia and published among others in Filter (DK), Objektiv (NO), Fotografisk Tidsskrift (SE), Rearviewmirror (IT), Art world magazine (CN), Photographie (DE), D la Repubblica (IT) and Nasjonalgalleriet (NRK). In 2011 she was selected to Norwegian Journal of photography and European Photo Exhibition Award. In her latest solo show, she installed the photographs and two short films of her project She is in her grandparents empty house and garden in Krokstadelva, Norway and opened the doors for a last time. She had documented her own pregnancy, exploring this new situation as her grandparents were slowly fading away. She is came out as the book Dust catches Light, 2011, Journal Forlag. In her ongoing project Midnight Milk she continues this journey, exploring motherhood. This work has been exhibited at Deichtor Hallen, Hamburg, Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, at the Lumina photofestival 2012, Italy and at the Nobel Peacecenter, Oslo, 2013.


Pust (2006)
Disappearing Hours (2007)
Dust catches Light (2011, Journal Forlag)
Norwegian Journal of Photography (2013, Journal Forlag)

Review of "Dust catches light" in the Swedish magazine Fotografisk Tidskrift by Malena Rydell.

This is what was written about the exhibition "She is" in the Norwegian newspaper
Klassekampen by André Løyning

For more interviews and reviews click here.

For tearsheets click here.



Midnight Milk, book project.


2016 Kristiansand Kunsthall, Kristiansand, NO (Upcoming January 2016)
2014 Trafo Kunsthall, Asker, NO
2014 Monrepos museum, Germany, GE
2010 "She is", in my grandparents house, Krokstadelva, NO
2008 "Disappearing Hours" by Sjovold-Schueppel, Tembi, Yogyakarta, ID
2008 "Hide&Seek", in my grandparents house, Krokstadelva, NO
2007 "Disappearing hours" by Sjovold-Schueppel, Galleri Hornbæk, DE
2007 "Berlin Song", Goethe Institutt, Oslo, NO
2007 "Berlin Song", L.U.X, Berlin, GE
2006 "Pust", Asker museum, Asker, NO
2005 "Trinn", Skarsnuten, Hemsedal, NO
2005 "Trinn", Galleri Rubicon, Bergen, NO


2016 Porsgrunn Kunsthall, Porsgrunn, NO (Upcoming March 2016)
2014 Pingyao International Photo festival, Pingyao, CN
2014 Light Factory, Slemmestad, NO
2014 Riga Photo Month, Riga, LV (May 2014)
2014 Beyond Realism, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, DK
2013 “EPEA 01-European identities”, Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, NO
2013 Fotogalleriet Editions, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, NO
2013 Livsløp, Oslo Bymuseum, NO
2012 “European Identity”, Haus der Photographie, Hamburg, DE
2012 “EPEA 01-European identities”, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, FR
2012 “EPEA 01-European identities”, Lucca Photo Fest, Lucca, FR
2012 “Family buissness”, Voies off, Arles, FR
2011 “In Person”, Stillhetsfestivalen, Esviken, NO
2011 “Ut med det”, Oslo City Hall, NO
2010 “She is" slideshow in Rencontres Dárles 2010, Photo festival, Arles, FR
2010 “Sort of Safe" with "She is", on tour in Europe
2010 Slideluck Potshow with "She is", Oslo, NO
2010 “Stillhetsfestivalen”, Esviken, NO
2010 “Alderdom. Frykt eller fryd”, Asker museum, NO
2009 “Les Visas de l'ANI" with "She is", Bar Floreal, Paris, FR
2009 “Sort of Safe" with "She is", on tour in all the nordic countries
2008 “Jeg har en koffert i Berlin...", The national library, Oslo, NO
2008 “Kunst rett vest", Arena Vestfossen,Vestfossen, NO
2007 “1001 natt", opening of Literaturhuset, Oslo, NO
2007 “Pust”, Nordens hus, Reykjavik, IS
2007 “Norsk fotohistorie”, Preus museum, Horten, NO
2006 “Årets bilde 2005”, Oslo Domkirke, Oslo, NO
2005 “De tror det er dyret i meg..” with Marthe Berger Walthinsen, Galleri Seilduken, Oslo, NO
2004 “Shiver at twilight” with Carla Herrero, Jewel box, Berlin, GE
2004 “Waiting for twilight” with Carla Herrero, Gallerie Azul, Berlin, GE
2004 “Cocoon” with Marthe Berger Walthinsen, Super Horst, Berlin, GE


2014 Two year work grant from Norsk kulturråd/ Art council Norway
2013 Norske fagfotografers fond, exhibition/book support to "Midnight Milk”
2012 One year work grant from the Arts Council Norway.
2011 European Photo Exhibition Award by Fritt Ord, exhibition support to “European Identity”
2011 Fritt Ord, project support to At night we sleep.
2010 Fritt ord, book support to "Dust catches light”
2010 Norske fagfotografers fond, book support to "Dust catches light”
2009 Fond for Lyd og Bilde, project support to "In Person”
2008 Karina Jensens minnefond, project support to "The house in North Dakota"
2007 Norsk fotografisk fond, project support to "Disappearing hours"
2006 Fond for Lyd og Bilde, project support to "Pust"
2006 Håndverkerbedriftenes landsforbund, project support to "Pust"
2006 Asker kommune culture scholarship, project support to "Pust"
2004 TRAFOs project scholarship
2003 Asker & Bærum Budstikke's culture scholarship
2002 Oluf C. Johanssen scholarship for exceptional performance under the exam


2002-2007 Living and working in Berlin
2000-2002 Trainee at photographer Kjell Brustad, Oslo, Norway
Photography exam, and receiver of scholarship for exceptional work


2011 European Photographie Exhibition Award
2011 Norwegian Journal of Photography
2009 Shortlisted Magnum expression Award 2009, International
2008 Nordic Master Class of Photojournalism.
2006 2. place "Picture of the year", NO
2003 Gold in "Utsnitt 2002", NO
2002 Gold, silver and diploma in "Utsnitt 2001", NO


2015 Midnight Milk (coming spring 2015, published by Journal)
2014 Just a Small piece of Nature at the Centre of the Universe (self published)
2013 Tronsmo 40 år
2012 European Identities (published by Kerber verlag)
2013 Norwegian Journal of Photographie (published by Journal)
2012 European Identities (published by Kerber verlag)
2011 Dust catches light (published by Journal)
2011 Ut med det (Catalogue Støttesenteret mot incest)
2009 Sort of Safe (Book published by Ajour)
2007 Norsk fotohistorie (Book published by Det Norske Samlaget)
2007 Jeg har en koffert i Berlin (Catalogue publihed by the national library)
2007 Disappearing hours (self published catalouge)
2006 PUST (self published catalouge)
2006 Picture of the year 2005 (catalogue)

PRESS IN 2010/2012:

Heidi Borud, “Kunsten å berøre”, Aftenposten, 09.09.14, NO
Qin Xiao, “Until it found”, Blog Weekly, 09.08.14,CN
Helene Brodtkorb, “Kunsten å imitere sitt eget liv”, April 2015, NO
Charlotte Thiis-Evensen, “Søvn”, Nasjonalgalleriet, NRK, 30.09.13, NO
Nordic Now!, “Midnight Milk, Marie Sjøvold”, Nordic Now!, July 2013, EU
Anders Landmark, “Kunsten å leke”, Katksis, June 2013, NO
Kerri MacDonald, “Norways new photographic landscape”, New York Times Lens Blog, 05.04.13, US
Nina Strand, “Det nye dokumentarfotografiet”, Dagbladet, 10.04.13, NO
Malena Rydell, "Malena Rydell om gravid spökstämning med pappersfarmor.",
FotografiskTidskrift, 23.02.2012, SE
Nina Strand/Eva Løveid Mølster, “Bestemor av Papp”, Objektiv, 14.10.2011, NO
Brunella Giovara, "7 setimane prima", D´la Repubblica, 04.09.10, IT
Valentina Canelutti, "Epifania", Rearviewmirror#03, Spring 2010, IT
Filter#04, “Portfolio: Marie Sjøvold”, Filter#04, January 2010, DK
André Løyning, "I bestemors hage", Klassekampen, 11.06.10, NO
Maria Lundberg, "Nyskapende og overbevisende Sjøvold",,10.06.10, NO


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