BRYNHILD BYE-TILLER (b. 1968) is a visual artist, a documentary photographer, a feminist and an activist. She lives and works in Trondheim, Norway. She started as a professional artist in the 90's.
** I have a photo-based social art practice. The practice renegotiate the photograph in meetings with different people. The practice is within lens based art, socially engaged art and art in public space, specializing in documentary photography.
Her work alternates between a narrative expression in photography and participatory activities. She investigates participation and its impact on documentary photography and vice versa. Her narrative work is dedicated to documenting issues like gender, identity, cultural stereotypes, social justice, migration and racism. She attempts to give a voice to those who are not heard, to break down stereotypes and boundaries between us and others. Her participatory projects are site specific, public and ephemeral. She explores what kind of structures and methods allows human contact to blend with a traditional photographic approach. She explores questions related to methods of collecting and processing a documentary material. She has a collaborative approach to her art projects. She collaborates with public institutions, organizations, associations, volunteers, individuals, groups, artists and other professionals.
Brynhild Bye-Tiller has an education 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. Her latest solo exhibition was at Heimdal Art Association (2019). She has exhibited in the 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 East Jerusalem Palestine (2019), 100 meters (2018), Icelandic encounters (2015) and ON / OFF STAGE (2014).
Selection of resent artistic work with documentary and participation:
1. "Participatory observation and documentary methods in Edit Palestine" (2019)
2. "100 metres" (2017-2018)
3. "Truth On The Ground" (2017)
4. "Away Game" (2017)
5. "Apertura Namdalseid" (2016-2017)
6. "Bridging Zip-Code 65" (2016)
7. "Photo workshop as a method of participation" (2017)
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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 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". She participated in developing 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.
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