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Core Research Team

Marte Johnslien

Artist and researcher
Principal Investigator of TiO2: The Materiality of White and Co-PI of TiO2: How Norway Made the World Whiter

Marte Johnslien (1977) is a visual artist and researcher who lives and works in Oslo, Norway. She is an associate professor of Ceramic Art at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, department of Art and Craft. She is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the research project TiO2: The Materiality of White (MoW), and Co-PI of TiO2: How Norway Made the World Whiter (NorWhite), in collaboration with art and architecture historian Ingrid Halland. Johnslien holds a PhD in artistic research and presented the results of her project Circumstantial Sculpture in a solo exhibition at ROM, Oslo, in January 2020. The main project White to Earth, consisted of series of ceramic sculptures and a book. The project investigated the materiality of titanium dioxide, and how the white pigment travels our systems seemingly invisibly. The work formed the basis for the current research projects TiO2: MoW/NorWhite. Her work is in the collection of several public art museums in Norway, for example the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, KODE, Bergen, Henie Onstad Art Center, and Lillehammer Art Museum.

Marte Johnslien
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