Biography

Heidi Morstang works with moving image, photography and experimental documentary. Her practice is rooted in the physical; she is interested in the social, mythological and archaeological histories embedded in landscapes. She uses images to explore and offer insight into complex and often subtle tensions and conflicts that characterize places, however beautiful our environment might appear.

She has exhibited her photographic work and screened her films internationally since 1995.

Her work is represented in several private and public collections.

 

EXHIBITIONS & FILM SCREENINGS

2016

‘Thinking Space’, Bergen International Film Festival, Norway. Competition programme ‘Gulluglen / Golden Owl’

‘Thinking Space’, Nordic Panorama Market, Malmø, Sweden

‘Thinking Space’, Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival, UK

‘Thinking Space’, 56th Krakow Film Festival, Poland

‘Thinking Space’,  film screening,  Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University, UK

‘Thinking Space’,  exhibited in PenArts Gallery, Plymouth University, UK

‘Divers’ in Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Santander y Cantabria, Spain

‘Prosperous Mountain’ in  Zoom Norway Short Film Programme, Focus on Young Norwegian Cinema.

Screenings: Ljubjana (Slovenia), Tirana (Albania), Prishtina (Kosovo), Budapest (Hungary), Munich (Germany), Oslo (Norway), Graz (Austria) and Jerusalem (Israel).  2015- 16

2015

‘Thinking Space’, The Science Museum, London, Premiere Screening

‘Prosperous Mountain’ screens at the Royal Norwegian Embassy, London.  Panel debate and launch of limited edition publication

‘Prosperous Mountain’ screens at Cinemateket, Oslo, presented by the Norwegian Film Institute

‘Prosperous Mountain’ screens at the international symposium ‘Environmental Photography and Humanities’, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

‘Prosperous Mountain’ selected for the 4th Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival,  São Paulo, Brazil

New Photographic Work exhibited in Gallery 501 / Sichuan Fine Art Academy, Chongqing and Jialing Jiang Gallery, Nan Chong City, China

2014

‘Prosperous Mountain’ selected for SREM Film Festival, Serbia

‘Divers’ in Video Guerrilha / Fenacult 2014, Luanda, Angola

‘Prosperous Mountain’ exhibited at Bomuldsfabrikken Kunsthall, Arendal, Norway

‘Prosperous Mountain’ and  photographic work ‘The Road North’   group exhibition at Baltimore / Washington International Airport and Maryland Art Place, USA

‘Prosperous Mountain’ selected for official competition at the 37th Norwegian Short Film Festival, Grimstad, Norway

‘Prosperous Mountain’ selected for Official Short Film Competition at Pelicam International Film Festival, Romania

‘Prosperous Mountain’  selected for the International Competition of the 20th International Short Film Week Regensburg, Germany

‘In Transit’ Film screenings and photographic exhibition at Churchill College, Cambridge, UK.

‘Prosperous Mountain’ selected for  official short documentary film competition at ‘Festival international du documentaire  Eau  et  Climat’, Belgium. Winner of 2nd prize.

‘Prosperous Mountain’ selected for Official Competition in the 31st International Environmental Film Festival, Paris, France.

 

2013

‘Prosperous Mountain’ New Zealand Film Archive, Wellington, New Zealand.

‘Certain Degrees Below’, Nottingham Contemporary, Aquatopia programme, UK.

‘In Transit’ screens in the Focus Film Festivals Programme at the 20th Ozu Film Festival, Italy.

‘Divers’ screens in Video Guerrilha, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília,  Brazil. Presented by NABROAD.

2012

‘Divers’ screens in Video Guerrilha, São Paulo, Brazil. Presented by NABROAD.

‘In Transit’ screens in the International Docurama Programme at the 31st Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden.

‘In Transit’ screens in the ‘Best Short Films from Around the World’ programme at The Helsinki Short Film Festival, Finland.

‘In Transit’ screening and artist presentation at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand.

‘In Transit’ screening and keynote presentation at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.

New photographic work exhibited at Plymouth Art Centre, UK. Solo exhibition.

‘In Transit’ in the international competition (doczone) in Concorto Film Festival, Pontenure, Italy.

‘In Transit’ in the  international competition at Sapporo International Film Festival, Japan.

‘Divers’ screens at at Royal William Yard, Plymouth as part of the Plymouth Marine City Festival.

‘In Transit’ screens in 10th In The Palace International Film Festival, Bulgaria.

‘In Transit’ in National Competition in 35th Norwegian Short FIlm Festival, Grimstad, Norway.

‘In Transit’ in Official Lab Competition at 34th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France.

‘In Transit’ screens as Featured Screening at Oslo Screen Festival. Norway. Presented by NABROAD.

‘In Transit’ screening at Tabakalera,  San Sebastian, Spain. Part of Official Lab Competition, Clermont-Ferrand International Short FIlm Festival.

2011

‘In Transit’  in Official Selection at Aesthetica Film Festival, York, UK.

‘In Transit’ in Official Selection Encore at Ostrava Kamera Oko, International Cinematographer’s Festival, Ostrava, Czech Republic.

‘In Transit’ in Official Selection at Avanca Film Festival, Portugal.

New Photographic Work. Espacio Atlantico Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo de Vigo, Spain.

‘Camera Obscura’ exhibited in ‘Elusive’, Camberwell Space, London. Group exhibition.

2010

II Baltic Biennale of Contemporary Art. Derzhavin Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Northampton University Gallery, Group exhibition.

2009

‘Atmosferas’, Galeria Ana VilaSeco, La Coruna, Spain. Group exhibition.

‘Trace and transience’ Chelsea Art Space, London

‘Collaborators’, R O O M Artspace, London

‘Brand’ exhibited in Videotank  Zurich, Switzerland.

2008

‘Chapters’  Galeria Ana VilaSeco,  La Coruna, Spain. Solo exhibition.

‘Brand’ screening in Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth, UK.

‘Divers’ screening at PROJECTION R O O M, London

‘Divers’ wins 1st Prize ’1 Premio de VideoArte’ and Official Selection, Ayuntamiento de Astillero, Foconorte & El Almacen de las Artes, Spain

‘A Doll’s House’ exhibited at National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia (ArtExpo).

2007

‘Divers’ screening in Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth, UK.

‘Certain Degrees Below’ film screening at Oddfellows, Plymouth. Organised by Plymouth Arts Centre, UK.

‘Trace and Transcience’ CCANW, Exeter

‘Divers’ shown at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, part of Elixir Screenings’02

2006-07

‘A Dolls House’ exhibited in ‘Forest Dreaming 7′, CCANW, Exeter

2005 –06

‘A Doll’s House’ exhibited in ‘The Art of White’, The Lowry, Salford / Manchester

‘Soledad.es’ (video projections for performance): Simulacro06, Sala Triangulo, Madrid, Spain and New York International Fringe Festival

2005

‘Divers’ exhibited in ‘On Leaving & Arriving’, G39, Cardiff, UK.

New Projection Works screenings in Silent Movements Intercity: Vlissingen, Breda, Rotterdam. The Netherlands.

‘A Doll’s House’ exhibited at Pump House Gallery, London, UK. (The White Station)

2004

‘A Doll’s House’ cinema screening at Clapham Picture House, London, UK.

‘In Between’ exhibited at London Gallery West, University of Westminster (with Christie Brown)

‘A Doll’s House’ exhibited at Gyumri International Biennale, Armenia

‘A Doll’s House’ and ‘Divers’. R O O M, Bristol, solo exhibition, commissioned by Picture This.

2003

L’Alternativa, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain, International Film Festival

‘In Between’ exhibited at Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, UK. Solo exhibition.

2002

‘In Between’ exhibited at ‘Observatori 2002’ –MUVIM, (Museum of Illustration and Modern Art), Valencia, Spain.

New Photographic Work exhibited in ‘Polarama’ Folly Gallery, Lancaster, UK. Group exhibition.

Wolkenhain Arts Festival, Germany. Group exhibition.

Gloucester Guildhall.Group exhibition.

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

La Fabrica de Pan, Madrid

Mention: ‘European Award For Women Photographers 2002’, Italy

2000

‘Camera Obscura’ Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, UK. Solo exhibition.

‘The John Kobal Foundation’, The National Portrait Gallery, London

& The Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham, UK. Group exhibition.

1999

‘Juvenarte’, Maanefisken Gallery, Oslo, Norway. Group exhibition.

Fotogalleriet, Oslo (The Norwegian State Art Grant Exhibition)

1998

Maanefisken Gallery, Oslo, Norway. Group exhibition.

1996

Ibsenhuset, Skien, Norway. Solo exhibition.

Blomquist Kunsthandel, Oslo, Norway. Solo exhibition.

1995

Circus bygningen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Solo exhibition.

Other

Selected video works screened at The Royal Norwegian Embassy, London

Member of the Society of Fine Art Photographers, Norway / Forbundet Frie Fotografer

Lectures in Photography, University of Plymouth, UK.

Co-convenes Land/Water and the Visual Arts Research Group, and contributes to Moving Image Arts Research Group (MIA) and Photography Research Plymouth (PRP) at the Centre for Media, Art & Design Research (MADr),   Plymouth University. UK.

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