Helene Sommer

Field of Practice:

Video / Film / New Media

City, Country:

Berlin, Germany


2007, 2008, 2009


Oct 2007 - Mar 2008

Born 1978 in Oslo/Norway.

The Norwegian artist and filmmaker studied at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts from 1999-2003 as well as at University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin, Germany in 2002. She lives and works in Oslo and Berlin.

In her work, Helene Sommer is interested in the rhetoric of representation and narration, where different structures create and influence conveyance as well as perception. Several of her works are concerned with representations and perceptions regarding the notion of nature and its interaction with science, politics as well as cultural fields such as media.

Selected exhibitions/screenings: »Das Gelände«, Recontre Internationales, Paris/Berlin/Madrid (2006/2007); »Oasis«, solo show, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger/Norway (2005).

Sommer has been a resident of Platform Garanti, Istanbul/Turkey, in 2007 and at IASPIS, Stockholm/Sweden in 2005. She received a working grant from the Norwegian government 2005 and 2006.