Brynhild Bye-Tiller
* Biography
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
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BRYNHILD BYE-TILLER (b. 1968) is a Norwegian producer, feminist, activist and a visual artist, who alternates between a narrative expression in documentary photography and participation. She has a social art practice based on photography. The documentary work is based on issues like gender, social justice and migration. The participatory work are site specific, public and sometimes ephemeral. Participants are migrant women, asylum seekers, refugees, health care workers, cleaning workers, kindergarten workers and others. Project partners are public institutions, organizations, associations, colleagues, groups and others.

– A lot of what I do is a fight against social injustice. I try to give a voice to those who are not visible and to break down boundaries between us and them. And somewhere between taking photos of people and inviting them to participate, I find a raw material for producing art.

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Ongoing projects:
1. Woven Network Nordics (2021-2022)
2. Seven artists – Seven colours (2020-2021)
3. Kintsugi (2020-2021)

Resent artistic work:
4. "Seven cleaning workers" (2020) Book!
5. "Participatory observation and documentary methods in Edit Palestine" (2019)
6. "East Jerusalem, Palestine" (2019) Book!
7. "100 metres" (2017-2018)
8. "100 meters" (2018) Book!
9. "Truth On The Ground" (2017)
10. "Away Game" (2017)
11. "Apertura Namdalseid" (2016-2017)
12. "Bridging Zip-Code 65" (2016)
13. "Photo workshop as a method of participation"


More about Brynhild Bye-Tiller
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, produced and set-up many exhibitions. Her latest solo exhibition was at Heimdal Art Association (2019). She has exhibited in 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). She was also a producer for Art in Nordland - Artistic Interruptions and Artscape Nordland in Nordland county, two projects with international artist's. She participated in development and implementation of the art project LevArt in Levanger municipality and the art festival Trondheim Open in Trondheim. She worked extensively with development of the artist-run institution Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst in Trondheim and the Norwegian regional exhibition Trøndelagsutstillingen as a Chairman of the Artist Union. She is the co-founder and Chairman of the Non-Profit Organization BEAT FFKK which support's living female artists and the legacy of deceased artist Eli Anne Tiller.


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


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