Solo exhibition, The Oseana Art and Cultural Centre, Norway

Solo exhibition, Gyldenpris Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

Kobie Nel (b. 1984, Bloemfontein, South Africa) is an artist based in Bergen. She holds an MA from Bergen Academy of Art and Design (2016) and a BA in photography from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia (2011). She works with installation, sculpture and photography. Recent exhibitions include Norsk Billedhoggerforening, VOLT, Vestlandsutstillingen (2022), Gyldenpris Kunsthall (2021), Parabol – Kunsthall 3,14, Bergen (2020), Gyldenpris Kunsthall, Bergen (2020), Bergen Kjøtt (2018), Tag Team Studio, Bergen (2017), Galleri FELT, Bergen (2017) and Bergen Kunsthall (2016). Internationally, she has participated in exhibitions at places such as I: Project Space, Beijing (2017), Hong Kun Museum for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2017), Colour Factory, Australia (2013) and the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra (2011). In 2017 her artist book Black Lake Monologue was published by CODA Press, Bergen.

Kobie Nel (f. 1984, Bloemfontein, Sør-Afrika) bor og jobber i Bergen. Hun er utdannet fra Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen (MFA, 2016) ; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia (BFA, 2011). Nylige utstillinger inkluderer Norsk Billedhoggerforening, VOLT, Bergen (2022), Vestlandsutstillingen (2022), Gyldenpris Kunsthall, Bergen (2021); Parabol Kunsthall 3,14, Bergen (2020); Gyldenpris Kunsthall (2020); Bergen Kjøtt (2018); Tag-Team Studio, Bergen (2017); Galleri FELT, Bergen (2017); Bergen Kunsthall (2016) og internasjonalt ved I: project space, Beijing (2017); Hong Kun Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing (2017); Color Factory, Australia (2013) og The National Portrait Gallery, Australia (2011). I 2017 ga hun ut kunstnerboken, Black Lake Monologue på bergensbaserte CODA press.

Supported by:

Bergen Kommune
Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond


NBK, Norsk Billedkunstnere, (Norwegian Contemporary Artists)
UKS, Unge Kunstneres Samfund, (Young Artists Society)
BKFH, Bildende Kunstneres Forening Hordaland
NBHF, Norsk Billedhoggerforening (Norwegian Sculptors society)

“The mind in repose becomes the speculum of all creation” — we hear too much about relaxing and ‘meditation’. My mind (and I expect yours) works in reverse — the stimulus is from without — always chaotic, procreative and spatial of strange conjunctures; and ‘repose’ a period of fatigue or sleep, a renewal of the tension necessary for contexturation of creativity.