BRYNHILD BYE-TILLER (b. 1968, Levanger) is a Norwegian artist based in Trondheim. She works with photography and participation. Since 2006 Brynhild has produced a body of work that explores construction of social space by using photography both as representation of marginalized populations, activism, a tool of participation, dialogue and learning. Her work alternates between individual work with documentary photography and an engaging practice with different communities. Among recurrent themes are women's right and migration. She uses documentary photography and participatory methodologies to explore these issues and to engage the public in site specific and sometimes ephemeral projects.
She is a feminist, an activist, a producer and as part of her profession she curates & produce & installs exhibitions. She writes about photography and produce information and communication materials. She is also the co-founder and Chairman of the Non-Profit Organization BEAT FFKK which support's female artists and the legacy of deceased artist Eli Anne Tiller.
Brynhild 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 been the recipient of numerous grants and support for her projects. Her latest solo exhibition was at Heimdal Art Association (2019). She has exhibited in Wergelandshaugen Art Center (2023), Studio 44 (2021), Stockholm, 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).
She has published several artist's books including #skyvtilbake1, #skyvtilbake2, #skyvtilbake 3, The Kintsugi Project (2021), Icelandic topography (2020), East Jerusalem Palestine (2019), 100 meters (2018), Icelandic encounters (2015) and On/Off stage (2014).
She was a producer for Art in Nordland - Artistic Interruptions and Artscape Nordland in Nordland county. 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 the Chairman of the regional Artist Union.
Brynhild Bye-Tiller, Hans Hagerupsgate 4B, 7012 Trondheim, Norway.
EMAIL: brynhildbye (at) online.no
Biography (Early years) I Informasjon på norsk (NO)