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


Solo exhibitions include Entangled Life, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2023); Dor Beetles Slumbering at Dusk, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2021); 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 Uprising, Schloss Görne, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2022); On the Wall, Building Gallery, Milan (2022); Art Paris, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, France (2022); Interaction, curated by Demetrio Paparoni at Fondazione Made in Cloisters, Naples, Italy (2022); On the Wall, curated by Demetrio Paparoni at Building Gallery, Milan, Italy (2022); Enter Art Fair, with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (2021); 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

Vibeke Slyngstad has 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. Her work can be found in prominent collections such as Art Council Norway; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway; Nordea Norway Art Collection; Hydro Norway Art Collection; Telenor Art Collection; Nordea Bank collection; Ministry of foreign affairs, Norway; Norwegian Storting collection (Parliament); The Kistefoss Museum, Norway; Oslo municipality collection; Lundin collection; Kredittbanken collection; Sparebanken Møre collection; Statoil Collection; Storebrand insurance collection; Ålesund Kunstforening collection; Kjell Holms foundation and many others.