Jannicke Låker

Jannicke Låker is born 1968 in Drammen, Norway. She lives and works in Berlin. Låker is one of the few Norwegian artists that consistently worked with video. She is mostly known for her explicit treatment of taboos such as shame, guilt, immodesty and mental abuse.

Watch interview (Lilith 2008):  https://vimeo.com/152838288


1993-97      The Academy of Fine Art Trondheim Norway

1997-98      The Royal Academy of Fine Art Video Dep. Stockholm Sweden

Exhibitions / Screenings

2015          The Autumn Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo Norway

2015          Filmforum curated by M.Brynntrup HBK Braunschweig, Germany

2015          irony EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL Osnabruck, Germany

2015          Performance on Falling, choreography Ulf Nilseng, Dansens Hus Oslo Norway / Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico / St Luis Potosi, Mexico / Havana, Cuba

2015          EXITUS -Tot, Trauer und Melancholie Galerie im Körnerpark BerlinGermany

2014          Jannicke Låker galleri 54, Göteborg, Sweden

2014          Does Humor Belong in Art? ACC Galerie Weimar, Germany

2014          Feeling Queezy, Estonian Contemporary Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

2014          Det komplekse mennesket, Kunstmuseet KUBE, Ålesund Norway

2014          Jannicke Låker, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo Norway

2014          Does Humor Belong in Art? HALLE 14 – Center for Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany

2014          The beginning is always today, Västerås Konstmuseum, Sverige

2013          the biggest minority in the world Hydrogenfabrikken Kunsthall i Fredrikstad Norway

2013          Oldiser Per Teljer & Jannicke Låker Anex Oslo Norway

2013          Feminist Art in Scandinavia from 1990 until today SKUM Sørlandets Kunstmuseum Norway

2013          West Germany film premiere ABLAZE Berlin Germany

2013          Film premiere HOCHPARTERRE Berlin Germany

2012          Desire Bergen Kunstmuseum Norway

2012          Under the pale moon META House Phnom Pehn Cambodia

2011          Låker/Teljer Sverigepremiere Biografen Spegeln Malmö Sweden

2011          Nordic Panorama 2011 Århus Denmark

2011          between appropriation and interventions Christiansands Kunstforrening Norway

2011          Decisive Moments, Uncertain Times Gallery TPW Toronto Canada

2011          The 33rd Norwegian Short Film Festival Grimstad Norway

2011          Neuwegen Galerie im Koernerpark Berlin Germany

2011          BLACK  .NO a Non-Profit Gallery NYC USA

2011           Lilith Performance Event 2011 Lilith Performance Studio Malmö Sweden

2011          Almost out of Sight Weld Stockholm Sweden

2011          Does it really matter? Small Projects Tromsø Norway

2010          Into the Eye of the Storm Center for Digital Art in Holon, Israel

2010          Jannicke Låker Gimle  Oslo international Film Festival Oslo Norway

2010          FEMINA 2010 International Women's Film Festival Rio de Janeiro Brazil

2010          Euphorbia Serrata Slis Rotterdam, Nederland

2010          Art, Image, and Exploitation, International art conference Tallin Estonia

2010          Auto-Kino by Phil Collins Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin Germany

2010          sexy things by Maike Höhne Lichtblik-Kino Berlin Germany

2009          ALCINE39 International Competition – Madrid International Film Festival Spain

2009          MADE IN NORWAY by Mona Bentzen V.I.P. Art Gallery Belgrad Serbia

2009          FiFF Femmina International Film Festival Norway

2009          International Competition Uppsala International Short Film Festival Sweden

2009          AVE -Raulandutstillinga 2009 by Mona Bentzen Norway

2009          Amsterdam Open Air Film Festival Nederland   

2009          Bad Moon Rising 4 by Jan Van Woensel Galerie Sans Titre Brussels Belgium

2009          Rooftop Films Brooklyn by Dan Nuxoll New York US

2009          International Competition 25th Hamburg International Short Film Festival Hamburg Germany Nominated for the Arte (TV) Shortfilm Award 2009

2009          Ecstatic Truth by Ruba Katrib Dumbo Arts Centre Brooklyn NY USA

2009          International Competition South by SouthWest Austin Texas USA

2008          International Competition The 23rd Brest European Short Film Festival France

2008          VideoDumbo D.U.M.B.O. Brooklyn New York USA

2008          Skånes Konst by Morgan Shagerberg Malmö Sweden

2008          Festival International de Film et Video de Creation by Per Platou Beirut Lebanon

2008          The 31st Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad Norway

2008          The best from Grimstad: Cinematek Oslo Norway / Cinemateket Bergen Norway / Rockefeller Oslo NO

2008          International Competition Fair Play Film and Video Festival Lugano Italy

2008          Per 3.30-7.30 sometime in March 1998 Lilith Performance Studio Malmö Sweden

2008          I have a suitcase in Berlin by Daniela Büchten Berlin National Library Oslo Norway

2007          Black Hole Memories Langenhagen Kunstverrein Hannover Germany

2007          2.Fotofestival by Christoph Tannert Mannheim/Ludwigshafen/Heidelberg Heidelberg Kunstverrein DE

2007          Running Woman Rom for Kunst and Arkitektur Oslo Norway

2007          Underdager Hordaland Art Centre Bergen Norway

2007          Temporarily Disconnected by Ruba Katrib CCS Bards Hessel Museum of Art New York USA

2007          Women Filmmakers The Pinapple Videobar Supermarket Stockholm Sweden

2007-2005 The Pinapple Videobar: Sofielunds Folkets Hus Malmö SE / Kunstleraus Bethanien Berlin DE / Release Konstnären #1 ZAM Zam Bar & Bistro Malmö SE / Skånes Konstförening SE/ ArtistsHouse Sthlm SE/ Dunkers Kulturhus Helsingborg SE/ Malmö Konsthall SE / Galleri ID:I Sthlm SE

2006          Withered Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin Germany

2006          Staring Into Space /artist film-video anthology as part of the The Temps d'Images Festival by Heman Chong Trafó the House of Contemporary Arts, Hungary

2006          Fair Play Video Festival Play Gallery for still and motion pictures Berlin Germany

2006          Visible Invisible by Adina Popescu Galleri Jan Wentrup Berlin Germany

2006          The Peninsula M1 Singapore Fringe Festival Singapore

2005          Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin Germany

2005          Baltic Raw Hamburg Germany

2005          COURTisane Brussel, Belgium

2005          OffPopVision Berlin Germany

2005          Bring a friend: The House of the Nordic Embassys in Berlin Germany / Cinema Arsenal Potsdam.Plz Berlin Germany / Landmark Bergen Norway

2004          Swedish Hearts by Magdalena Malm, Charlotte Bydler, Rodrigo M.  Lira, Modern Museum in Stockholm SE

2004          Humane APT Gallery London UK

2004          Slip Role by Laura Bruce in Manchester/The Collective Galley Edinburgh/ BergstueblPROJEKTE  Berlin Germany / Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center Istambul

2004          Tangible expressions -Gallery Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan

2004          L’amour : 5th Encounters of Bamako Mali / MEO Art Foundation Budapest Hungary / Raid Projects Los Angeles USA

2003          Jannicke Låker Video Works 1997-2003 Stenersen Museum Oslo Norway

2003          American Effect Whitney Museum of American Art New York USA

2003          Out of Berlin LABgallerie Strasbour France

2003          New Media Art Festival program by Michael Bruntrup CHIANGMAI

2003          BEKMÖRK by Per Platou Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade

2002          Open Space By Marina Sorbello Palazzo dell´Arengaria Milan Italy

2002          Right About Now by Museum of Modern Art Stockholm): National Gallery of Art Bangkok Thailand / The Art Center of Academic Resources / Tadu Contemporary Art Gallery Bangkok Thailand / National Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur Malaysia / Petronas Gallery Kuala Lumpur Malaysia/ Valentine Willie Fine Art Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia/ Fine Art Museum Shanghai People’s Republic of China / Jin Wen Art Center Shanghai People’s Repub lic of China / Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall Sweden

2002          Video Works by Christel Sverre Kunsternes Hus Oslo Norway

2002          Kino Arsenal program by Michael Bruntrup Berlin Germany

2001          7 stories about gender & identity by I.Blekastad Lillehammer Museum of Art/Trondeim Museum of Art NO

2001          Bangkok Video Festival program by Michael Bruntrup Thailand

2000          Satellite Z200 by Antje Weitzel Berlin Germany

2000          Shoot on tour by Strömbeck/Lindberg Living Art Museum Reykjavik IS/Kunstlerhaus Bethannien Berlin DE

2000          We want to believe by Lise Nelemann Sparwasser Berlin Germany

2000          Paradiso Film Festival  Amsterdam Holland

2000          Jannicke Låker by Øystein Loge Drammen Museum Norway

2000          Vidarte Highlights Mexico -Carillo Gill Museum/Centro de la Image Mexico 

2000          FIM Festival Lisbon Portugal

2000          Highlights -99 Impact Festival Holland

2000 (99)   NEWS Baltic Biennial of Contemporary Art (by William Easton): Gotlands Museum of Fine Art Visby Sweden /Gallery Noas Riga Latvia / Pomeranian Princes Castle Szczecin Poland

2000          Nordic Live Art -Gothenburg Sweden

2000          Shoot by Lisa Strömbeck/ Marit Lindberg -moving pictures by artists Malmö Konsthall Sweden

2000          Jannicke Låker/Liv Strand UKS Oslo Norway

1999          Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo Norway

1999          Eclectic -Gallery Walden New York US

1999          Impact Festival Holland

1999          Magnetic North by Jeremy Welsh London UK

1998          Noise-nature is pervert by William Easton -Museum of Modern Art SE

1998          Pandemonium Festival program by Margo Chapman at Lux London 

1998          Uppsala International Short Film Festival Sweden

1998          Media Art Festival Osnabruk Germany

1998          Fellessentralen -Kunstnernes Hus Oslo Norway

1997          Media Art Festival Osnabruk (1998 on tour)

1997          Performance at Norwegian Broadcast Norway

1997          Screens -art media and technology by Jeremy Welsh Trondheim Norway

1997          Zoom Performance festival by Gallery m/balkong and Zoolounge Oslo 

1997          Fix I.D. by Christel Sverre & Svein Flygari Johansen Zoolounge Oslo 

1997          LoveSongs and ColdBallad Gallery Rotor Gothenburg Sweden

1997          Fylkingen Stockholm Sweden

1996          no Budget Hamburg Germany

1996          Trondheim 10 000 -Galleri m/ Balkong Oslo

1995          One Night Stand by Galleri Struts Kunstnernes Hus Oslo Norway                

Awards  / Artist in residency

2008          The Terje Vigen Award Norway

2008          The Film Critics Award Norway

2008          Lilith Performance Studio Malmö Sweden

2005/06     Kunstleraus Bethanien in Berlin (OCA Office for Contemporary Art Norway)

2004          Taipei Artist Village Taiwan (NIFCA Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art)

2000          Soumenlinna Helsinki Finland (NIFCA Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art Finland)


2009          GI -Arts Council Norway

2010          Norwegian Film Institute Oslo Norway

2009          Support for scriptwriting Found for Sound and Picture Norway

2007          Project support Arts Council Norway

2006          Arts Council Norway, Working grant 3 year Norway

2006          Exhibition grant Norwegian Cultural Counsel Norway

2006          Project support Norwegian Artist Society Norway

2004          Project support Norwegian Artist Society Norway

2004          Material support Norwegian Artist Society Norway

2003          Norwegian Artist Society (legato) Norway

2002          Vedelagsfondet Norwegian Artist Society Norway

2002          Exhibition grant Arts Council Norway

2001          Working grant 2 year Artist Committee Sweden

2001          Project support Norwegian Artist Society Norway

2000          Project support Norwegian Artist Society Norway

1999          Project support Artist Committee, Sweden

1998          Working grant 3 year Arts Council Norway

1997          BKH (Academy graduation award) Norway


Museum of Contemporary Art, NO / The National Museum in Oslo NO / Arts Council Norway

Other professional experience

2013 Head of dep. for time based art Trondheim Academy of Fine Art Norway (associated professor)

2012/2011/10/09/04/02/01 Guest teaching (associated professor) Trondheim Academy of Fine Art Norway

2012/2011/2010/09 Video Workshop Nordland College of Art and Film Norway

2010/09/08/07/05/04 Video Workshop School of Fine Art Rogaland Norway

2008 Guest teaching (associated professor) Bergen National Academy of the Arts Norway


2005 Guest teaching (associated professor) National Academy of the Arts Oslo Norway 


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