biography and cv

Undersentralen, aka Anne Bang – Steinsvik and Kjersti Sundland ( 2007-2015)

Kjersti Sundland works within a collaborative and research based methodology. Inspired by feminist philosophies, Sundland explores through video, live performances and time-based installations how the history of technology and occult practices are intertwined and influence our conceptions of gender. She lives and works in Bergen. Sundland holds a BA in Fine Art from Coventry University, and an MA in Fine Art from Royal College of Art, London. Sundland is currently finishing a three-year fellowship PhD programme in artistic research at KMD, university in Bergen. Her work has been exhibited at Kunsthall 3.14, Museum of Modern Art, Bologna, TICA Centre for Contemporary Art, Tiran, Punkt Ø, UKS, Oslo, Trøndelag senter for Samtidskunst, Galleri Brandstrup, Artopia Gallery, Milano. Her videos and live video performances has been presented amongs others at PureScreen including Castlefield, Cork Film centre, B4 Play Video, Berlin, Netmage, Bologna, AudioVisiva, Milan, VideoLisboa.

Solo exhibitions

2020 Concepts of O, Kunsthall 3,14, curated by Malin Barth

2017 Human Chain Acting as a Radio Antenna, Tag Team Studio, Bergen, with Nora Adwan

2013 Glipe / Scotomata, live video performance by Undersentralen, Sound Of Mu, Oslo

2012 Scotomata, video performance by Undersentralen feat Mari Kvien Brunvoll, On the Egde of Wrong, Kritiandsand

2010 Monstrous Little Women, live video event by Sundland & Bang – Steinsvik, Black Cube, Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst

2006 Monstrous Little Women, live video event by Sundland & Bang – Steinsvik, Young artist society (UKS) , Oslo

2006 Monstrous Little Women, Remix installation from live video, Barbara Hansen gallery, Oslo, curated by Hjørdis Kurås

2005 Hollow Void Fictional time -laps Experiments, Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo

2004 Habitat, Artopia Gallery, Milan, curated by Alessandra Pioselli,

2003 A Dual of Giants, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo

2001 How To Give Your Pet Your Personal Characteristics, Gallery Brandstrup, Oslo

2000 Little Boys Room, Atelier G9, Oslo

Group shows

2019 To the thinker, who is not the gardener, only the soil of the plants that grow in her, video and interview. Hyperobjects, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, California. Featuring the Artwork of UC Berkeley Art Faculty and Staff. Curated by Eamon O´Kane and Scott Rettberg

2018 La Borde Grenseløse Navn. Performance and installation. Synsmaskinen, by Frans Jacobi, Benedicte Clementsen, Ole Kristian Ellestad, Kjersti Sundland, Volve Vokal. Artistic Research, Fall Forum, Aula KMD.

2018 Beneath a Somber Surface. Hypnosis Sessions, Martin Mikkelsen, Ole Kristian Ellestad, Hyperobjects,Joy Forum, KMD.

2015 Conjoin – Follower, Bergen Kjøtt with Nora Adwan

2014 Conjoin – Autumn Nights, Kalfarlien 18, curated by Nora Adwan.

2014 Tonight, Synsmaskinen, Group performance by Frans Jacoby, live video performance by Undesentralen, Rom8 Bergen.

2014 Hansevideoworks, Lûbeck

2013 Looking Backwards – Recording Now, Hå Gamle Prestegård with Torunn Skjelland

2013 Overlege Danielssens Rapport, Projection on Nygårdsbroen, Bergen, by artist group Doppler

2013 Monday Begins Online, Curated by Ytter, Kristin Taarnesvik. Mathijs Van Geest, Clara Morell m.fl

2012 Cabinet of imploding Branches, Doppler, C Sundtsgate 55, Kulturnatt Bergen

2012 The Ritual of Walking in a Circle, with Ellen Røed og Anne Marthe Dyvi. Ephemeral Sustainability, curated by Bergen Center for Electronic Art

2011 Glipe Håkonshallen 750 years. Outdoor projections By Bjørg Taranger, HC Gilje and Jeremy Welch. Curated by BEK.

2011 Looking backwards, Recording now, Kathrineholm Kunsthall, Sweden. Curated by Truls Olin

2011 Enduring Portrait, “Bek presents digital works /Borggården”, USF Verftet

2010 Glipe, live video event by Sundland & Bang – Steinsvik, Norwegian Telecom museum, Oslo

2009 Two point perspective, m Unn Fahlstrøm, Jennestad gallery, Vesterålen

2009 Norske Bilder, Oslo town hall, Oslo

2008 Enduring Portrait, public installation, AudioVisiva, Milan, curator Esterni

2008 Time Code, Museum of Modern Art, Bologna, m Pavel Braila, Lulu Cherinet, Shona Illingworth, Alejandro Vidal, Knut Åsdam m fl, curated by Alessandra Pioselli and Fabiola Naldi

2008 Rendering Video, m Yuri Ankarani, TICA, Center for Contemporary Art, Tirana, curated by Alessandra Pioselli and Stefano Romano

2007 Luft  , Punkt OE, m Per Barclay, Siri Hermansen, Sven Påhlson, Marit Følstad, Moss kunsthall, curator Siv Hofsvang

2007 Monstrous little women, Sundland & Bang Steinsvik,, live video, Landmark Bergen Kunsthall,The Vj picks the DJ

2007 Monstrous Litte Women, live video performance Sundland & Bang – Steinsvik, Netmage Live Media Festival, Bologna, m. John Duncan,Leif Elggren, Charles Atlas, Chris Peck, David Lynch, Angelo badalamenti , Carlos Casas, m fl.

2006 Women in Revolt. Palazzo d’Accursio,Bologna, m.Shirin Neshat, Gioavanna Ricotta, Ottonella Moccelin, m fl, curated by Fabiola Naldi

2006 Kjæledyr i kunsten,m Liv Tandrevold Eriksen, Geir Egil Bergjord, Camilla Grythe,  m fl.Sandnes Kunstforening, Sandnes

2006 ARTCPH, Artfair, Cobenhagen, repr. by gallery Brandstrup

2006 Videopassages, Via Torino,Milano, curated by Alessandra Pioselli

2006 Videopassages, Care of gallery, Milano, curated by Alessandra Pioselli

2005 B4 Play Video,Art Center, Friedrichstr. Berlin, curated by Barbara Blickensdorf

2005 Habitat, Brandstrup gallery, Stavanger

2005 VideoLisboa05, Lisbo

2005 Peripheral Visions, Cork Film Centre, Cork, Ireland

curated by Nigel Rolfe and Cliodhna Shaffrey

2005 New Territories, Arco Artfair, Madrid, repr. by Gallery Brandstrup

2005 A Haunting, PureScreen, Castlefield gallery, Manchester

2004 Momentum, Nordic festival of contemporary art, Gallery Henrik Gerner

2004 Wiz Bang, Harvestworks, NY, curated by Meg Shiffler

2004 Wiz Bang, CPA Gallery, Buffalo, curated by Meg Shiffler

2003 Zencill, Collbato, Barcelona, curated by Anne Britt Rage

2003 Class of 2003, represented by Gallery Brandstrup, Vestfossen kunstlaboratorium

2003 Nordiclive. ID Gallery, Stocholm

2003 Meeting place, Nordic travel exhibition in 6 countries, curated by Truls Olin and Anna Roos .Blå Stället Culture Centre, Gothenburg Rogalands Art Centre, Stavanger The Cable Factor, Helsinki Former Printing House, Vilnius The Museum Of Foreign Art, Riga Rotermanni Saltstorage, Exhibition Hall, Tallinn, Art Hall, Södertälje

2002 Hear the art, Exnergasse Kunsthalle, Vienna, curated by Uwe Bressnik,

2001 Days of the living dead. Gallery Brandstrup, Moss

2001 MUTU , Gallery 21:26,with Hjørdis Kuraas, Helle Storvik, Oslo

2001 Desire and pursuit of the whole, Peter and Paul Fortress, St Petersburg. Curated by Christopher Gordon

1999 Articultural show, Southbank, London, curated by Gavin Turk,


2017 –  Tertium Quid- White Crow. Public lecture KMD, Bergen      

2016 – Artist x Artist= ART2. Seminar on artist collaboration. Rom8,Khib, Bergen.

2014 – Doppler Presents, Caminata Nocturna. In Conversation with artist Karl Ingar Røys.

2013 – Doppler presents, Public, in conversation with Tania Ruiz Guiterrez, TagTeam, Bergen.

2013 – Artist talk, Looking Backwards-Recording Now, Hå Gamle Prestegård.

2011 –Artist Talk, Visp Produksjonsenhet for visuell Kunst, Bergen.

2007-  Artist Talk. Time Code, Museum of Modern Art, Bologna. In conversation with curators the exhibition Alessandra Pioselli and Fabiola Naldi.

Residencies and related

2017     Kontajner, Zagreb. FutureDiversity Lab.

2017 –   Kunstkvarteret, Lofoten,Norway.


Human and Non-Human Interrelations as Conduits of an Heterogeneous Sonic Soundscape

Nora Adwan and Kjersti Sundland’s Human Chain Acting as a Radio Antenna . Irmgard Emmelhainz 2017

Kunsten å se gjennom kunsten, Trond Borgen, Stavanger Aftenblad, 7th March, 2013

Quicksilver daydreams artist book, published by Marguerite Waknine Editions, France, 2011

Beautiful Theory killed by ugly facts, Artist Book, Undersentralen press 2009

Al Mambo si fa spazio al video con Time Code, Irene Bisi, Il Domani di Bologna, 15th nov.2007

Tempo snaturato, virtuale, Federica Mingarelli, Il Bologna, 15th nov. 2007

Time Code, I´elaborazione digitale dell`invecchiamento, Valerio Deho, corriere di Bologna 15th nov. 2007

Monsterkvinner til Italia, Kari Fauskanger, Bergens Tidene 2007

Resoconto, Netmage 07,

Ravende gale kvinner og fornuftige menn, Ylva Halfen, Argument vol 1, 2006

Skrekkens kvinner, Børre Haugstad, VG, 2006

Helvetes kvinnfolk, Aksel Skjær Vidnes, Aftenposten, 2006

Heller film en maleri, Børre Haugstad, VG 2005

Natur i bur, Line Ulekleiv,, 2005

Melankolsk og fremmedgjort, Trond Borgen, Stavanger Aftenblad, 2005

Habitat,  Saramicol Viscardi, Exibart on paper 19, 2005

I need to know what’s going on, Alessandra Pioselli , Catalogue essay, solo exhibition, Artopia gallery, Milan 2004

Cultural mutations,  Rune Olsen ,Odd Magazine, Vol 1, 2004

Det kvinnelige blikk, Liz Buer Dagens Næringsliv, 2004

Intet hørt, intet sett, Utflukt magazin, vol 3, 2004


Volda University College,

Volda, TV2, Oslo,

Gosen Skole, Stavanger

Refsnes Gods, Moss

The Norwegian Royal Family

Norwegian Cultural Council,

Jaguar Motors, Coventry

Coventry University