Vibeke Slyngstad

Vibeke Slyngstad (B. 1968) is a Norwegian artist currently based in Oslo. She studied at the Meisterschule für Malerei, HTL Graz in Austria as well as at the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo, and besides attended the Documentary/ Animation class at MRDH Volda. Slyngstad has been exhibiting worldwide since 1990s. Vibeke Slyngstad’s works are known for high psychological complexity. Her painting practice is rooted in Romanticism while at the same time referring equally to contemporary photography’s critical view on the impact of human imprint.


Solo exhibitions include Mystery of Things, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin (2020); Off Season at OSL contemporary in Oslo (2019), Hjertet er på vandring at the Kristiansand Kunsthall (2018) as well as a show in Haugar Museum in Tønsberg (2017). 


Group exhibitions include Contemporary Chaos at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium (2018), Eorum Sanai at the Arario Gallery in Cheon An, South Korea (2012) and she participated in the 53rd International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale at the Nordic Pavilion (2009).


Highlights and Collections

Slyngstad received various grants, for instance the Government Grant for Artists from the Ingrid Lindbäck Langaard`s Fund in 2015 and 2010, the Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond in 2008 and 2007 as well as the Vederlagsfondet and KEMs debutant Prize. The artists’ paintings can be found in plenty prominent collections like Art Council Norway; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway; Nordea Norway Art Collection; Hydro Norway Art Collection; Telenor Art Collection and many others.