Born 1967 in Norway





  • The National Academy of Fine Arts, Bergen, Norway 1991-94

  • Accademia di Belle Arti Pietro Vanucci, Perugia, Italy 1990-91


(*Denotes catalogue/ publication available) 


  • Dear. Ethos. Pathos. Logos. Collapse. Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, 2014

  • Atelier Populaire Oslo / Palestinerleir, collaborative project with Johanna Zwaig, Marius von der Fehr and members of the Palestinian Camp in Oslo, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo, 2012

  • Riturnella, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, 2010 *

  • Jacques Butler – For All Occasions, Oslo Museum; Interkulturelt Museum, Oslo, 2009 *

  • Camp Dreamland, Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway, 2008 *

  • Selected videoworks, The Society of Mind/ Kiss the Frog. The National Museum – Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo. Curated by Marit Paasche, 2005 *

  • First Time We Live, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Oslo. Curator Gavin Jantjes, 2003 *

  • Arabic Lesson, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway. As part of Oslo Open. Curators Caroline Ugelstad & Inger M. Renberg, 2003

  • Continual Shooting with Cannon, Galleri Paletten, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2002

  • Continual Shooting with Cannon, Galleri UKS, Oslo, 2001

  • Chapelle Saint-Jacques, Saint Gaudens, France. With Pierre Matte, 2000

  • Kiss me, Galleri Sølvberget, Stavanger, Norway, 1998




  • The 131.th National Annual Autumn Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

  • THE 25-YEAR OLD, Purchases for the Collection of Stavanger Art Museum 1992 – 2017, Stavanger. Curated by Inger M. L. Gudmundson, Vibece Salthe og Hanne Beate Ueland 


  • Spor, Seljord Kunstforening

  • Minimalen Short Film Festival, Trondheim. Film- and Video Art - Norway, 1990-2000, curated by Atopia/ Farhad Kalantary 


  • In the National Museum’s Blind Spot, touring exhibition: Hamar Kulturhus, Hamar, Spriten Kunsthall, Skien Curator Samir M'kadmi *


  • In the National Museum’s Blind Spot, touring exhibition: Galleri 2, Stamsund, Gjenreisningsmuseet i Hammerfest, Trondhjem Kunstforening, Trondheim, Haugesund Billedgalleri, Haugesund. Curator Samir M'kadmi *

  • Krigens skygge. Politisk kunst i Norge 1914-2014, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo. Curator Kari J. Brandtzæg *

  • Human Rights Human Wrongs Festival Exhibition, Kunstplass [10], Oslo. With Johannes Høye and Shwan Dler Qaradaki *


  • State of the State, with the artist group Exiles, Galleri BOA, Oslo

  • All King, No Kingdom, with the artist group Exiles, Spriten Kunsthall, Skien, Norway

  • In the National Museum’s Blind Spot, touring exhibition: The National Museum Architecture, Oslo, Bomullsfabrikken, Arendal, Lørenskog Hus, Narvik Kulturhus, Rana Museum, Mo. Curator Samir M'Kadmi *


  • Entry Denied, with the artist group Exiles, Visningsrommet USF, Bergen, Norway


  • Beit Aza, performance at The National Annual Autumn Exhibition with Atelier Populaire Oslo/ Palestinerleir, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway *

  • L'ARTE AIUTA L'ARTE (MA NON SOLO), MAAM (Museo dell'Altro e dell'Altrove di Metropoliz), Roma

  • Spazi aperti, Accademia di Romania, Roma, curator Eleonora Farina *

  • Tidsaspekt:Systemkrise, Trøndelag senter for samtidskunst, Trondheim. With Kristin Tårnes, Shwan Dler Qaradaki, Silje Figenschou, Joar Nango, Thomas Kvam. Curator Sissel Mutale Bergh


  • NO Sphere, New York, with Sverre Malling, Christer Karlstad, Vibeke Jensen, Tilda Lovell, Sol Kjøk. Curated by Sol Kjøk & Thale Fastvold

  • The National Annual Autumn Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway *


  • CrossTalking, Contemporary Art Exhibition at the International Church Music Festival, Christiansands Kunstforening, Kristiansand, Norway. Curator Aage Langhelle *

  • Facing Differences, Oslo Open video & filmprogram, Cinemateket, Oslo. Curator Farad Khalantary

  • Peer in Peer Out, The Moore Space, Miami. With Knut Åsdam, Jesper Just, Laars Lauman, Pia Lindman. Curated by Silvia Karman Cubiná in collaboration with Marilou Knode

  • Contemporary Scandinavian Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona. Curator Marilu Knode

  • LARM – Nordic Sound Art Festival, Stockholm. Curated by Maria Bjurestam, Maria Hägglund, Mona Petersson, Liv Strand *

  • Hit the North – filmprogram, curated by Anna Linder at Filmform, Sweden, www.filmform.com. Screening at the Cinema K-Suns, Riga *

  • Dreamlands Burn, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle Budapest, Budapest. Curated by Edit Molnár & Lívia Páldi *


  • Stillhet, a cinemaprogram presented at Vika Kino, Parkteateret Scene and Sound of Mu, Oslo. With Lars Petter Hagen, Charlotte Thiis-Evensen and Ellen Bruno. In cooperation with Oslo Dokumentarkino. Stillhet also on radio at nrk.no/ulyd

  • The Singing, Swinging North, Paris Photo 2006, Le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris. Curated by Andrea Holzherr *

  • No longer the same place, Hit the North – filmprogram curated by Anna Linder, Cinemateket, Stockholm *

  • Migrations, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, Northern Ireland. With Anthony Haughey, Breda Bedan, Penny Siopsis, Terence Wright. Curated by Karen Downey

  • The Norwegian Short Film Festival 2006, Grimstad *


  • Robert Meyer Collection, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo *

  • Northern Lights Film Festival, Newcastle, UK

  • Others, Sørlandet Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway. Curator Frank Falch *


  • Enzimi Film Festival 2004, Rome, Italy *

  • MOMENTUM – Nordic festival for contemporary art, Moss, Norway. Curated by Caroline Corbetta & Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk *

  • Criss-Cross, Video-Film-Documentary programme produced by Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art (NIFCA), premiér at Frankfurter Kunstverein, international tour in 2004-2006.


  • Coup de coeur/ A sentimental choice, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France

  • Remembrance + The Moving Image: Persistence of Vision, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne, Australia. Curated by Ross Gibson *

  • Videorium 01, Les Abbattoir, Toulouse, France. Curated by Pascal Pique


  • Fundametalisms of the New Order, Kunsthall Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark. Curated by Lars Bang-Larsen, Cristina Ricupero, Charlotte Brandt *

  • Refuge, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway. Curator Gavin Jantjes *

  • Tusen Blomster, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, Norway *


  • The National Annual Autumn Exhibition, Oslo, Norway *

  • Milano Europa 2000, La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy *


  • Engasjert Kunst, Stenersen Museet, Oslo, Norway *

  • Signs of Life, Melbourne International Biennial, Australia. Curated by Juliana Engberg *

  • Galleri 54, Gothenburg, Sweden


  • UKS Biennial 98, Hennie Onstad Art Centre, Oslo/ Rogaland Art Museum, Stavanger/ Trondheim Art Museum/ Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway. Curated by Maria Lind & Søssa Jørgensen *

  • Twelve Nights, USF Kulturhus, Bergen, Norway. Curated by Jana Winderen *


  • Galleri Sølvberget, Stavanger

  • The Other Art, Galleri UKS, Oslo, Norway *

  • NOR-A-WAY, Stadtgallerie im Sophienhof, Kiel, Germany. With Ole Jørgen Ness, Vibeke Tandberg, Anneé Olofsson, Jeanette Cristensen, Torbjørn Rødland, Sven Påhlsson. Curated by Claus Friede & Knut Nievers *

  • OSS3, Galleri Sølvberget, Stavanger, Norway

  • Twisted, Eikaasgalleriet, Jølster/ Nord-Trøndelag Fylkesgalleri, Namsos/ Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavanger, Norway. Curated by Galleri Struts, produced by Norwegian National Touring Exhibitions *


  • Twisted, Forumgalleriet, Malmö, Sweden *

  • Brudd, Bergen Fine Arts Society, Bergen, Norway *

  • The National Annual Autumn Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway *

  • Straight from the Heart, Galleri Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland. With Tom Sandberg, Torbjørn Rødland, Sunny Heart Videos, Jenny Rydhagen, curated by Jonas Ekeberg *

  • Signed-Sealed-Sold, The International Artist Centre, Poznan and Galeri Teraz, Sczeczin,Poland


  • DIXI, 34 emerging Norwegian artist, Langesgt.1, Oslo, Norway *

  • Living Texture - Scandinavian Artproduction in the Nineties, Bildraum, Zürich, Switzerland. With Bjørn Bjarre & Bjarne Melgård

  • Galleri Struts at Saga Basement, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Galleri Struts at Galleri Struts, Oslo, Norway


  • The National Annual Autumn Exhibition, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway *


  • Face to Face, Historisk Museum, Bergen, Norway. With Tor Børresen and Aage Langhelle





  • Atelier Populaire Oslo / Palestinerleir, collaborative project

  • Kome til deg i Tiende/ GETTING TO YOU TIDENDE – volume I and II, a meta newspaper, curatorial team Anne-Marie Creamer and Kjetil Berge, collaborating project by Lars Sture


  • Omar Al-Mukhtar Liberty Bangers, for Snowball Edition.com

  • Pay Attention Motherfuckers, big-size posters in Clear Channel commercial stands around Oslo city centre and at Oslo Airport, and on digital displays at Oslo Airport. In connection with solo exhibition Riturnella in Stenersenmuseet


  • Jacques Butler 100 years, art project for the newspaper Morgenbladet, 30. April- 7. May 2009


  • Adhan Corner III, outdoor audio installation, as part of the exhibition Others at Sørlandet Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway. Curator Frank Falch *

  • Normalia – After the Ball, outdoor audio installation, text and flag presented on the touring exhibition Unizone, – visiting 17 sites on the Norwegian-Swedish border. Produced by Norwegian & Swedish National Touring Exhibitions, curated by Stina Högkvist, Anne Britt Strømnes, Mathias Strömer *

  • Normalia – After the Ball, presented in the weekly newspaper Morgenbladet’s art project pages, 05.–12. August 2005.


  • Adhan Corner II, audio installation at Kongens Nytorv, as part of Fundamentalisms of the New Order at Kunsthall Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark. Curated by Lars Bang-Larsen, Cristina Ricupero, Charlotte Brandt *


  • Adhan Corner I, outdoor audio installation and wall piece, By The Way – Gallery for Contemporary Art, Bergen, Norway

  • Song for Gadjo, outdoor audio installation, The Royal Garden, as part of The National Annual Autumn Exhibition, Oslo, Norway *


  • Welcome to Norway, poster project in the centre of Oslo. Curated by Young Artist Society (UKS)


  • Wer Immer Du auch bist, handwritten signs in the centre of Kiel, part of NOR-A-WAY, Stadtgallerie im Sophienhof, Kiel, Germany. Curated by Knut Nievers and Claus Friede *


  • One Minute of Silence, audio, National Swedish Radio P1, part of 27.680.000 Contemporary Nordic Art in the Mass Media. Curated by Jørgen Svensson & Stefan Karlsson *

  • To See the Nature as it is, supermarket Pozperito, Poznan, as part of Signed-Sealed-Sold, The International Artist Centre, Poznan, Poland



  • Member of the professional committee for OUTDOOR PUBLIC SPACES projects (URO) at KORO, 2016-17

  • Curator, Exiles - a film program at Spriten Kunsthall, Skien 2014

  • Curator, Exiles - a film program at Cinemateket in Bergen 2013

  • Presentation and discussion, FOLKEBIBLIOTEKET #14, Deichmanske Bibliotek Grunerløkka, 07.11.2012

  • Presentation and discussion, NEW FRONTIERS #1, TeaterTanken – Dælengata, 12.02.2012

  • Artist-in-Residence, Palestinerleir, Oslo, December 2011- September 2012

  • Appeal and panel contribution at open meeting about GI (artist grant policy), Kunstnernes Hus and article in the daily newspaper Klassekampen, January 2012

  • Member of The National Board for State Grants, 2011/12

  • AKULBI, public launch and campaign for Academic and Artistic Boycott of the State of Israel, 2010

  • Appeal - Kunstneraksjonen, at Billedhoggerhuset Oslo and in the art magazine Billedkunst, 2008

  • Aksjonsgruppa for kunstneres levekår, with Halvor Haugen, Marianne Heier og Eivind Slettemeås, 2007

  • Contribution to Manifest for an Independent Art scene by Tone Hansen, 2005

  • Guest-teacher and external examiner, Institutt for farge, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO), 2001-05

  • Member of the Norwegian National Jury (DNJ), 1998-99

  • Guest-teacher Asker Art School, 1998-99

  • Curator and producer, Oslo – One Night Stand, Nordic video-& performance art, a Galleri Struts production at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, 1995

  • Founder & curator at Galleri Struts, artist run exhibition space in Oslo. With Per Odd Bakke, Svein Flygari Johanessen, Tor Børresen, Anne Britt Strømnes, Kjersti Myrehagen, 1994-98



  • Normalia featuring Jaqcues Butler, artist book with audio work/ CD, 64 pages, ed. 300. ISBN 978-82-303-1237-7. 2009

  • Camp Dreamland, catalog, 20 pages, with text by Line Ulekleiv. 2008



  • Ephemerality - A permanent Collection, UiB, Fakultet for kunst, Bergen, Norway

  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia

  • Henie-Onstad Art Centre, Norway

  • Arts Council Norway

  • Christian Bjelland Collection, Norway

  • The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Norway