CURRICULUM VITAE

Marita Isobel Solberg
Born 16.04.1977 in Tromsø, Norway

MARA
Musician, Visual and Performing Artist

Studio: Troms Fylkes Kultursenter, Strandveien 95, 9006 Tromsø, Norway

Tlf: 48445253,
email:misobel@gmail.com

http://mara.world

EDUCATION

2005-2007 Master, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norge
2002-2005 Bachelor, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norge
1997-1999 Nordland Art & Filmschool, Kabelvåg, Norge
1993-1996 Kongsbakken VGS, Music, Tromsø, Norge
1984-1993 Culture school in Kåfjord: Music

EXHIBITIONS

2018 NORDNORSK KUNSTNERSENTER in Svolvær, exibition together with Ingeborg Annie Lindahl

2017 "SUBSISTANCE", FESTIVAL EXHIBITION, FESTSPILLENE I NORD-NORGE/ARCTIC ARTS FESTIVAL
By Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum and Anchorage Museum

2017 Pärnu Kunstnike Maja with NON GRATA

2017 Tallin Art Week with NON GRATA

2017 Danish Royal Academy of Arts & Copenhagen Center with NON GRATA

2016 Beates Blackbox, Tromsø, Norway
2016 Pushkinskaya Art Center, St. Petersburg, Russia

2014-2015 Sámi Contemporary, Korundi (Rovaniemi), Norrbottens Museum (Luleå), Sámi Center for Contemporary Art (Karasjok), Kungsbacka Konsthall, Felleshus (Berlin).2013 So they say Part 2, THE PERFORMANCE STUDIO, London

2013 MOIRA, and so they say Part 1, Small Projects, Tromsø

2012 Inriss w/ Marita Ivarsson Elverum, Nordland Tour, Norway
2012 Inriss w/ Marita Ivasson Elverum, Arthur Arntzen, Galleri Julies Hage, Tromsø, Norway

2011 Riddu Riddu-festivalen 20th Anniversary Exhibition Curator – Manndalen, No
2011 Art Ambition Tour, Harstad Art Gallery 17-26 juni 2011, No.
2011 Ut i Min  Hage nr.19, Harstad, 18-25 june 2011, No.

2010 "BLACK NOISE", med Shakespeares Wild Sisters, Taipei, Taiwan
2010 "GE", Samisk Kunstsenter, Karasjok
2010 "Oddasat",  "Wrong Day, Go Back" Samisk Kunst Senter, Karasjok, No, 18.02-24.03.2010

2009 "See through Home", Troms, Kulturhuset, Feil Farge Productions, Tø, No, februar 16-februar 23.
2009 "To Dance Around In Your Bones" RANDOM Gallery, Tromsø, No. 17 april -29 april.
2009 Ordkalotten, "A perfect Day», Ersfjord, No-oktober
2009 NorthPole Art Connection, «The Room Of Time"-SEAS Festival, Tromsø sept. 11th- 17th
2009 ”The World Still Turning ", ”We’e All Mad Here", Artlablive, kysten, Tø, No. Feb. 28th-march 10th

2008 Artist Of The Year, Art Week in Kåfjord, Kåfjord Kulturskole, Olderdalen, No 14-20 april.
2008-2010 "Hommage a Iver Jåks", Tromsø Art Gallery. 21 aug-sept 20, Saviomuseet, Kirkenes (Barents spektakkel), Alta Kunstforening, Finnsnes KunstForening, + touring No
2008 "Fjær", Galleri Fjærstein, landart project, Manndalen, June 20th. No
2008 "Miss Ma research of transformation and creation" Kysten, April 11th- may 20th. No
2008 "Let’s Dot The World II", Opening of TRANSIT / ARTLAB atelier, Kysten, Tromsø, No Feb.1st-3 rd
2007 "Let’s Dot The World", inside old Noborigama, Shigaraki, Japan. Oct.14--21th
2007 "Gjennom mine øyne", Riddu Riddu festival, july 11 til 15, Manndalen, No
2007 "MASTER 2007", KHIO, Visual Art, Vulkan may. June 19th- July 3rd Oslo, No
2007 "Dido & Aeneas", Det Norske Kammerorkester, Inst. in The Chrypt, Jacobs Church. 1-3 februar. Oslo, No

2006 "Face Off", w/ Anna Ring, Cecilie Eidskrem og Liv Seiff, DTK Prosjekt Gallery, 14.9-2.10, Bærum
2006 "The Forgotten Forest", w/Cecilie Eidskrem, Galleri Akuttmottaket, march 30 - april.12, Oslo

2005 "The Deep Sleep", w/Cecilie Eidskrem, Seilduken, Okt. 24-nov. 8, Oslo
2005 "Berserk", Gallery Seilduken, 3-20 mai. Oslo

2003 Galleri Blomqvist, OICS, KHIO w/ Mai Snevoll Hansen, Ole Lislerud og Haico Nietsche +, Oslo


CONSERTS/ PERFORMANCES/ PROJECTS

2017 Performing with NON GRATA in Tromsø, Levende Lokaler
2017 "SJØSAMISKE METAFORER", "SHOW ME COLOUR" at IKT, By SDG, Art Academy in Tromsø 
2017 LAST FRONTIER IN NEW YORK, Non Grata
2017 CREATIVE CHAOS, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK With Non Grata
2017 "SJØSAMISKE METAFORER", TRØNDELAG SENTER FOR SAMTIDSKUNST, Tråante, "SHOW ME COLOUR by SDG, Trondheim, Norge
2017 DORSKI MORHUA with Trond Ansten, STRANGELOVE in Folkstone, UK
2017 DEVILS APRON, Tromsø (Trond Ansten & Kåre Grundvåg)
2017 TA TRÆNA MED STORM (MARAS), Træna


2016 Vårscenefest in april, The Maras, The Molecular Effect, Rådstua Teaterhus, Tromsø, Norway
2016 Rosekill Performance Art Festival, New York
2016 UN, New York with Adam Zaretsky+
2016 Art/ Life Institute Kingston, New York.
2016 The Silent Barn, New York City
2016 Pushkinskaya Art Center, St. Petersburg, Russia

2015 Gowanus Ballrom, New York City Non Gratas Diverce Univerce
2015 Art / Life Institute, Kingston, New York with Non Grata & Wild Torus
2015 The Church Of The Holy Whore, with Non Grata & Wild Torus, Pittsbourgh, USA
2015 The Satelite Show, Art Basel, Performing with Non Grata at The Pharmacy
2015 X Contemporary, Art Basel, Miami, USA
2015 The Globe Gallery, Newcastle, UK
2015 MuteFest, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland. "One Piece Of A Shared Space"
2015 Audiorama, Stockholm, Sweden. "One Piece Of A Shared Space"
2015 Pushkinskaya Art Center in 2,04 Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2015 Atelier Nord, Oslo. Strange Mara & The Sound with Christo Stnagness
2015 Small Projects, Strange Mara & The SOund with Christo Stangness
2015 Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Savioprisen 2015, Stange Mara & The Sound with Christo Stangness
2015 "Nothing will grow together because nothing belongs together" Olavsvern, Norway
2015 Nordiche Botshaften, Berlin, Germany. Performing at the Opening of Sámi Contemporary
2015 Alberthaugen Fjellhall, Bodø, Norway. "Beskyttelse"
2015 Venice Agendas @ IMAGINA, During the opening days of the Venice Biennale
2015 Flushing Corona Park, outside Queens Museum, New York City. PPP
2015 Grace Exhibition Space, GAPAF
2015 The Bowery Poetry Club, New York, Strange Mara & The Sound with Christo Stangness
2015 The Lodge Gallery, New York, Strange Mara & The Sound with Christo Stangness
2015 Williamsburg Music Center, New York
2015 Kungsbacka Konsthall, Sweden. Performing at the opening of Sámi Contemporary
2015 Bastard Bar, Tromsø. Strange Mara & The Sound

2014 The International Performance Art Week in Venice, "The Foundling" by Terry Smith
2014 Performance "White Matters" Contemporary Arts in the European North, Arkhangelsk
2014 Sámi Center For Contemporary Art, Karasjok, Norway. Performing at of Sámi Contemporary
2014 Norrbottens Museum, Luleå. Performing at Sámi Contemporary
2014 Korundi, Rovaniemi, Finland. Performing at Sámi Contemporary
2014 Center For Northern People, Manndalen, Norway. Strange MAra & The Sound
2014 Arkhangelsk, Russia. Mara & The Inner Strangeness
2014 Ysteriet, Misvær, Norway. Mara & The Inner Strangeness
2014 Kysten, Tromsø, Norway. Kulturnatta. "A Living Letter to John Cage"
2014 THE EDGE Hotel, Tromsø. 9000-PINK EDGY LADIES. Rosa Sløyfe arr. Mara & The Inner Strangeness

2013 Backbeat, Release av "AIM FOR THE UNIVERSE I & II", Mara & The Inner Strangeness
2013 Mara & The Inner Strangeness, The Attic (The Parr Street Studios), Liverpool SoundCity, UK
2013 The Tom Waitresses, Studio 2(The Parr Street Studios), Liverpool SoundCity, UK
2013 The Tom Waitresses, Terassa, Arkhangelsk, Russia
2013 Mara & The Inner Strangeness, The Northern Lands Jazz Festival, Arkhangelsk, Russia
2013 Radisson Blu, Solidarity Consert for the Philippines, Tromsø. Strange Mara & The Sound

2012 Mara & The Inner Strangeness, Dama Di, Bodø, November, No
2012 The Tom Waitresses, Dama Di, Bodø, November, No
2012 Strange Mara/Mara & The Inner Strangeness, Ephemeral Arts Connection, Silcilia, september
2012 Strange Mara & The Sound, The Performance Studio, London, Oktober
2012 Mara & The Inner Strangeness, Ordkalotten, Tromsø, oktober, No
2012 Strange Mara & The Sound, Bestilling til Stumfilmfestivalen i Tø, A page of Madness (JP)
2012 Strange Mara & The Sound, Márkomeannu, bestillingsverk 26 til 29 juli, Performance, No
2012 Mara & The Inner Strangeness, Bukta Open Air Festival, Tromsø, No
2012 Mara & The Inner Strangeness, Riddu Riddu Festival, Manndalen, No
2012 The Tom Waitesses, Artijuli, Kråkeslottet, Senja, 30 juni, No
2012 Mara & The Inner Strangeness, Ordkalotten Fest, june, No
2012 Mara & The Inner Strangeness, Verkstedet, KulturHuset i Tromsø, 12 mai
2012 Strange Mara & The T(h)ree Thoughts, Vårscenefest, RadArt/Rådstua, Tromsø, May 5th
2012 Slim Kerk med gjest/Marita Isobel Solberg, Sivertsens Kafe, Vårscenefest 2012.
2012 Performance Festivalen i Hammerfest. Mara: MY Foolish ME, No
2012 THE TOM WAITRESSES @Davas, Manndalen 21 april, No
2012 Tom Waitresses og 24. februar, Bastard Bar, Tromsø, No
2012 Mara & The Inner Strangeness, 21 februar, Driv, Dreamcatcher, Tromsø, No

2011 Mara & The Inner Strangeness @ Rådsua, 14. desember Tromsø, No
2011 Bastards TimeMachine 50-tallet @ Bastard Bar 5 november, Tromsø, No
2011 Tom Waitresses @ Sivertsens Kafe, oktober 21 22., Tromsø, No
2011 Tom Waitresses @ HT, oktober 4. oktober. Tromsø, No
2011 Mara & The Inner Strangeness, konsert på OCEAN SOUND RECORDINGS Giske,10 sep. Norway
2011 Mara & The Inner Strangeness, Márkomeannu, samisk Festival, No
2011 Bastards TimeMachine 40-tallet, @ Bastard Bar, 1. juli Tromsø, No
2011 Mara & The Inner Strangeness på Rådstua Teater House, april 2011 29th, Tromsø, No

2010 Tom Waitresses på Rådstua Teaterhus i Tromsø, des. 11th. No
2010 Mara and The Inner Strangeness, Bastard Bar, Tromsø, Nov 20th No
2010 Tom Waitresses at The Tom Waits Festival, Gryllefjord, Nov. 6th, No (Kate Pendry, Rimfrost, Ola Rokkones, Rita Eriksen, Tonje Unstad, Rounder Films...)
2010 Performance in Monumento ai Mille, Marsala, Sicilia (Ephemeral Art Connection), Italy
2010 The Referent, Tromsø County Culture Center, Norge, 14. september. No
2010 Shakespeares Wild Sisters, Taipei, Taiwan (Around)
2010 "RED colour Blue", Opening Of Julies HaGe, Tromsdalen, No. April 30th, No

2009 "A Perfect Day", Ordkalotten Festival, Ersfjord, okt 3rd, No
2009 "Tidsrommet", The North Pole Art Company, Tromsø (SEAS), 6 september, No
2009 "The Parade", med Shakespeares Wild Sisters fromTaiwan, Avignon, Frankrike juli 2009
2009 "Half & Half",  2 performances at the opening of Sami Artist 30th Anniversary,"BEEING A PARTl" Sami Center for Contemporary Art, Karasjok. June 26th, No
2009 "... The Haversian Canal", RANDOM Gallery, Tromsø, No. 17-29 april
2009 "it ain’t no sin to take off your skin ", ARTLAB, Troms Fylkes Kultursenter, Tromsø, No. Feb. 28th
2009 "see through home", Kulturhuset, Tromsø, Norge. 18 til 22 feb
2009 "... og hun sa: det er ikke nok før det er mer enn for mye", Fylkesbygget, Troms Kulturnett, Jan.20.

2008 "Plastic Holes", Performance w/ The Shakespeares Wild Sisters, The Bridge, Hamptons, Aug. 4th
2008 "SKIN, MEAT, BONE", Robert Wilson / Keith McDermott / Alvin Lucier. Watermill Center, New York, Aug. 10. w/
2008 The Shakespeares Wild Sisters. Watermill Center July 26th, USA

2007 "Let’s Dot The World" .Oct.14, Shigaraki, Japan

2006 - «My Foolish Me", Performance, 14 september DTK Prosjekt Galleri, Bærum.            
2006 "The dot Lady", m / Cecilie Eidskrem, mars 30, Akkuttmottaket / Oslo / Norge.
2006 - "Hearsku", performance & installasion w/Rita Lindvall, Riddu Riddu, juni. 11-15, Manndalen.

2005 "The Deep Sleep" med Cecilie Eidskrem, Galleri Seilduken

BOOK PUBLISHING

2017 NON GRATA Diverse Universe Vol 4
2017 THE EPHEMERAL BOOK, EAC, Published by ACTAR NEW YORK/BARCELONA
2015 Sámi Contemporary
2012 KYSTEN95, Tromskysten Felleskap. Design: Meg og Aslaug Juliussen
2011 Art Ambition Tour, The North Pole Art Connection, Design: Me & Aslaug Juliussen
2010 The Norwegians, Volum 2 av Anne Katrine Senstad

STUDYTRAVELS & Artist in Residence

2017 Fordypningsrommet in Fleinvær, Norway

2016 Art / Life Institute, Kingston, New York supported by FFUK

2015 New York, Berlin Supported by Norsk Kulturråd

2014 Venice, Venice Performance Art Week, Supported by Troms Fylkeskommune
2014 Arkhangelsk, Contemporary Art in The European North

2013 Senja, Kråkeslottet, The Ephemeral Arts Connection 4th Edt.
2013 Sicilia: The Ephemeral Pill
2013 Arkhangelsk
2013 Liverpool
2013 London, The Performance Studio -Invited by Curator David Thorp

2012 Marocco
2012 Sicilia: The Ephemeral Arts Connection (september)

2011 Arkhangelsk, Russia-Artschool Project
2011 North Finland
2011 Stockholm, Sverige

2010 Tokyo, Kyoto og Shigaraki, Japan (juni og juli) JAPAN_AIR, The Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo
2010 Helsinki, Finland
2010 Sicilia, Italy The Ephemeral Arts Connection
2009 Vancouver, Canada
2009 Seattle, USA
2009 Barcelona, ​​Spania (Stardust*)
2009 Avignon, Frankrike. Residence with The Shakespeares Wild Sisters from Taipei, July 1-30
2008 Watermill Summerprogram, New York, USA, 4th of july-Aug. 20th
2007 Travelling and Artist in Residence at Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, 25 juli-29 oktober, Japan
2006 Festival Mondial des teatre de marionettes, Charleville, Frankrike. Sept. 15th til 25th
2005 Venice, Italy

COMMISION WORKS
2013 Children Consert Varangerfestivalen, Mara & De Merkelige/Mara & The Strange Ones
2013 MARA & THE INNER STRANGENESS, Bukta festivalen, Tromsø Brenn, 50 year Anneversary vinyl from Tromsø -Special Consert /performance3 whows on a floating stage.
2012 The Silent Movie Festival i Tromsø (STUFF-Tromsø Internationalø Film Festival), A PAGE OF MADNESS, Composission & Consert By Strange Mara
2012 Strange Mara & The Sound, Performance, Installation and Sound, Markomeannu Festival.
2011 The Silent Movie Festival in Tromsø. Den Andalusiske Hund, music to the short movie, compositions and consort by Strange Mara & Gaute Barlindhaug (KOLAR GOI)
2011 Riddu Riddu, 20th Anniversary (Riddu 20 år).

ARTISTIC RELATED WORK

2015-> Mediator for NNKS(North Norwegian Art Center) DKS. Traveling around in Norway
2013 Organizing EAC Norway 2013 with Stardust*
2012 DKS LANDART, Kunstskolen, Tromsø
2012 Tutor Ephemeral Arts Connection Edt. III Workshop i Sicilia, Italy
2012 Riddu Riddu Artstab
2012 Design booklet, RadArt
2012 Nasjonalmuseet, Mediator, Mourrajurdagat (Tree Thoughts), Tour 3 weeks, Norway
2011/2012 Graphic Design for Radart, Tromsø, Norge
2011 DKS LANDART, Kunstskolen, Tromsø
2011 I am In lavvo, made project with Sami Center for Contemporary Art
2010-2011 Curator & artist, Riddu Riddu 2011. 20´th Anniversary Exhibition
with also Joar Nango, Aslaug Juliussen, Britt Halvorsen.
2010 Tutor, Ephemeral Arts Connection Workshop, Sicilia, Italia 9-20 sept..
2010 Presentasion for Japan Foundation The Norwegian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan 14 juni.
2010 Presentasion J-AIR arr.The Norwegian Embassy & The Finnish Embassy, Tokyo, Japan june 11.
2010 RADART Vårscenefest
2010 RADART New Design
2010 Rådstua New Interior design
2010 Ny Design for Kunstskolen, Tromsø
2008/09/10/11/12 Artschool,Tromsø, Teacher Ceramics (vs.architecture, sculpture, drawing, jewelry+)
2009 The Shakespeares Wild Sisters-Yenling vs Silvia Plath, Avignon, Frankrike juli 2009
2007/08/09/10/11 DKS, Performance & landart prosjectsi Tromsø, Harstad & Kåfjord.
2008/09/10/11 Tromsø International Film Festival (TIFF), machinist.
2006 Curator, Patric Maires marionettes, Marionette festival, Charleville, Frankrike. 18 sept
2006 Curator, Riddu exihibition "Hunger", Manndalen
2003 Installastion of works at Oslo International Ceramic Symposium, Oslo. with Jun Kaneko, Jodie Fox & Bjørn Nørgaards.
2002-2003-2004 Teacher Course in Raku, Riddu Riddu festival with Ragnhild Gjems.
2001-2002 Music Teacher, Kvaløysletta High School, Tromsø
1996-1997 Music Teacher, Kåfjord Kommune, Manndalen

COMMISION/CUSTOM WORK
2013 Sculpture/Installation/Performance for The University in Tromsø, Theme: Blood Sweat & Tears, Research Days in the end of September, No
2011 Design Rådstua Theater, No
2011 Bastard Bar, Tromsø, No
2010 Aja, Manndalen, No
2013 Manndalen Barnehage, Manndalen, No
2010 Kåfjord Kulturskole , Olderdalen, No

SCOLARSHIPS/SUPPORT

2017Kulturnæringsstiftelsen Sparebanken Nord-Norge
2016 FFUK
2015 Troms Fylkeskommune/Troms County Counsil, Norsk Kulturråd
2014 Troms Fylkeskommune/Troms County Counsil
2014 Musikkverkstedordningen
2014 Dáiddafoanda, AD HOC
2014 Frifond
2014 Travel Grant/Reisestipend, Statens Kunstnerstipend
2013 Troms County Counsil
2013 Establishment Scolarship, Sami Counsil
2012 Frifond
2012 DaiddaFonda Ad Hoc
2011 Frifond
2010 The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Tokyo
2010 Japan Foundation
2010 Stipend for unge kunstnere.Sametingets Kunstnerstipend
2008 FFUK
2007 The Scandinavian- Japan Sasakawa Foundation
2007 Ad Hoc UD

OFFICES

2013-2015 Board Chairman SDS
2012-2014 SKSV, repr. Visuelle Artists
2011-2012 Leader Art Stab at Riddu Riddu
2012-2013 Board Chairman RADART
2011  member of the selection Commity RadArt
2010-2012  Member go the art Counsil, SDS, SDG
2010 Vara Member I. NNK

MEMBER OF

Tono, Bono, Gramo, RadArt , Samisk Kunstner Forbund -SDS, NK , BandOrg, Musikernes Fellesorganisasjon

DISCOGRAPY

2014 AIM FOR THE UNIVERSE I & II, Singel, vinylsingel
2013 HJERTERÅ "Næsten Som Dæ"
2012  Album  2012 : “RED SOUNDS WHISPER” Recorded in  OCEAN SOUND RECORDINGS (Photo: Guro Zahir Storskjær)
2011 “IN DARK PLACES” Mara & The Inner Strangeness (Cover art By YOSHITOMO NARA. CD/LP)