Brynhild Bye-Tiller
Artistic practice

Participatory work

  Keep on writing
  100 meters
  Ramallah Trondheim Series
  Apertura Namdalseid
  Bridging Zip-Code 65
  Three Ways of Framing
  My home
  These were not chosen
  Things tend to be different than you think
  Invisible Visible
  Women in Health- and Care Work
Documentary photography
  Seven Cleaning Workers
  East Jerusalem, Palestine
  Palestinian gestures
  Away game
  Truth on the ground
  On/Off stage
  Documenting while caring
  Easter parade behind the wall
  Occupied West Bank Scouts
  Immigrants and refugees to the Nordic countries
  Icelandic Encounters
  Labor Day
  Reykjavik riots
Early work
Portfolio photo (Opens in New Window)

CONTACT INFORMATION: Brynhild Bye-Tiller, Hans Hagerupsgate 4B, 7012 Trondheim, Norway. (+47) 480 38 974, Org. nr. 987 939 176


BRYNHILD BYE-TILLER (b. 1968) is a visual artist who works with documentary photography and participation. She is also a producer, writer, feminist and an activist. She lives and works in Trondheim, Norway. Known issues from the subject areas documentary, photography, participation, art in public spaces and site specificity are explored. She alternates between a narrative expression in photography, participatory activities, participatory methodologies and collecting and processing a documentary material. The narrative work is dedicated to documenting issues like gender, social justice and migration. Theme that comments on social and political issues, where participants use photography to clarify aspects of their living environment and their experiences. She attempts to give a voice to those who are not heard, to break down stereotypes and boundaries between us and others. The dialogue between Bye-Tiller and the participants is usually isolated to local conditions. The participants are migrant women, asylum seekers, refugees, health care workers, cleaning workers and kindergarten workers, but also public institutions, organizations, associations, colleagues, groups and others. The participatory work are site specific, public and ephemeral.



Brynhild Bye-Tiller is a graduate from NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology (1996), Academy of Arts in Trondheim (1990-95) and Iceland Academy of the Arts (1992). She has completed a number of projects and exhibitions, both in Norway, Europe & the Middle East. She has received many scholarships and project support. She has designed and set-up many exhibitions. Her latest solo exhibition was at Heimdal Art Association (2019). She has exhibited in Heimdal Art Association (2019), Nord-Trøndelag Kunstmuseum (2018), Our Lady Church and North-East Quadrant of Trondheim Square (2017), Nandor Mikola Gallery, Vaasa in the First Triennial of the Collaborative Arts in Finland (2016), Al-Tireh street, Ramallah, occupied West Bank, Palestine (2015) and KUNTSI, Museum of Modern Art Vaasa (2011). Bye-Tiller has published several books and catalogues including Icelandic topography (2020), East Jerusalem Palestine (2019), 100 meters (2018), Icelandic encounters (2015) and On/Off stage (2014).

Resent artistic work:

1. "Participatory observation and documentary methods in Edit Palestine" (2019)
2. "East Jerusalem, Palestine" (2019) Book!
3. "100 metres" (2017-2018)
4. "100 meters" (2018) Book!
5. "Truth On The Ground" (2017)
6. "Away Game" (2017)
7. "Apertura Namdalseid" (2016-2017)
8. "Bridging Zip-Code 65" (2016)
9. "Photo workshop as a method of participation"
10. "ON/OFF STAGE" (2014) Book!




More about the artist
BRYNHILD BYE-TILLER was a producer for Art in Nordland - Artistic Interruptions and Artscape Nordland in Nordland county. She was the Chairman of the Artist Union in Trøndelag (NO). She participated in the development of and implementing of the art project "LevArt" in Levanger municipality (NO) and the art festival "Trondheim Open" in the city of Trondheim (NO). Today she is the founder and Chairman of the Non-Profit Organization "BEAT FFKK" which support's living female artists and deceased artist Eli Anne Tiller. She has a political involvement on behalf of Art and Artists in today’s society. She worked extensively with development of the artist-run institution "Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst" in Trondheim and the Norwegian regional exhibition "Trøndelagsutstillingen".


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