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Signe Christine Urdal

CITY: Stavanger

MAIL: contact@scurdal.com


SIGNE CHRISTINE URDAL (born 1979, Norway) is a visual artist based in Stavanger. She graduated from Oslo Photo Art School in 2004, following a bachelor degree in Anthropology and History of Art (2006) from University of Oslo. Urdal’s work portrays peoples’ inner life and tells their everyday stories and struggles, revealing a genuine interest in the human condition. The artist mainly works with photography, video and audio.

Identity is a recurrent theme in Urdal’s work, and the anthropological perspective has led her to dig deeper into our own community in terms of visual representation. Who am I? How do I act in encounter with others? How does the public sphere provide space for differences or similarities? How do cultural codes affect the way we look at ourselves and the world? Urdal’s lens strives to unveil (and explore) the individual`s presence in hers or his own life as well as in encounters with others. Her photographs expose shifting, often vulnerable states beween dreaming and longing, while still by means of rendering the subjects with the greatest dignity.

Signe Christine Urdal debuted at the juried West Coast Exhibition Vestlandsutstillingen We are the chosen ones in 2007 curated by Linn Cecilie Ulvin. Since then her works have been exhibited at Galleri Sølvberget (Stavanger), Tou Camp (Stavanger), Bryne Art Association (Bryne), Preus Museum (Horten), Fotogalleriet (Oslo), Kunstnernes Hus (Oslo), Tou Scene Contemporary Art Space (Stavanger), Spriten Kunsthalll (Skien), Førde Art Society (Førde), KUBE Art Museum (Ålesund), Hordaland Contemporary Art Center (Bergen), Haugesund Art Association (Haugesund), Fotogalleriet (Oslo), Kunstnernes Hus (Oslo), Stavanger Kunstforening (Stavanger), Rogaland Contemporary Art Center (Stavanger), Galleri Giga (Stord), Terminal 08 Gallery (Gorzów) in Poland and Nablus Cultural Festival in Palestine (Nablus).