BRYNHILD BYE-TILLER (b. 1968) is a visual artist, a documentary photographer, a writer, a feminist and an activist. She lives and works in Trondheim, Norway. 25 years as an artist in 2020. Since 2006 she has had a photo-based social art practice. Before that she worked with photography and painting. Today her artistic practice is within participatory art, art in public space and lens-based art specializing in documentary photography.
The artistic practice alternates between a narrative expression in photography and participatory activities and participatory methods. She explores participation and its impact on photography and vice versa. She renegotiate the photograph in meetings with the public and participants. The narrative work is dedicated to document 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. The participatory work are site specific, public and ephemeral. She collaborates with public institutions, organizations, associations, volunteers, individuals, groups, artists and other professionals. She explores what kind of structures and methods allows human contact to blend with a traditional photographic approach and questions related to methods of collecting and processing a documentary material.
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. 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"
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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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