Peder Lund (NO)

After a twenty-year period of art dealership, Peder Lunds extensive work with institutions and collectors in Norway and Scandinavia has enabled him to foster lasting relationships between his clients and internationally acclaimed artists. In November 2009, the decision was made to establish an exhibition program intending to broaden the dialogue with the Norwegian and Scandinavian public and enhance Oslo’s position in the global art consciousness, while keeping a close relationship with internationally renowned institutions and collectors.

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Curated for

For CHART 2023, Peder Lund is delighted to present abstract landscape photographs by the American artist Catherine Opie. The works are part of her ongoing and critically acclaimed ‘Portraits and Landscapes,’ series which Opie began working on in 2012. Through these works, we enter another kind of territory, somewhere in between the constraints of hard-edged documentary and the irresolution of abstraction. Along with Opie's photographs, Peder Lund will include one sculptural work by the Norwegian artist Ida Ekblad - one of the most exciting and prolific artists of her generation.

Catherine Opie (US)

Over the past twenty years, Catherine Opie (1961- ) has created a boldly original and complex body of photographic work that explores notions of communal, sexual, and cultural identity. Tackling such diverse genres as studio portraiture, landscape photography, and urban street photography, she has offered profound insights into the conditions in which communities form, and the terms in which they are defined. Keenly aware of art-historical standards and contemporary political attitudes, Opie purposefully creates photographs that function as objective records and subjective interpretations. Opie has in this fashion produced some of the most striking and important photographs of the 1990s and 2000s.

Opie works as a tenured Professor of Photography at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and has exhibited widely in museums and galleries internationally. Her 2008 mid-career survey at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Catherine Opie: American Photographer (2009), was accompanied by a major monograph. Recent solo exhibitions include Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2016), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2016), MOCA Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA (2016, traveled to several institutions), Henie Onstad Art Center, Høvik, Norway (2017), Centro Internazionale di fotografia, Palermo, Italy (2018), and moCa Cleveland, Cleveland, OH (2019).

Keeping an Eye on the World

Installation view

© Catherine Opie. Courtesy of the artist and Henie Onstad Art Center

Figure and Landscape

Installation view

© Catherine Opie. Courtesy of the artist and LACMA


Installation view

© Catherine Opie. Courtesy of the artist and Hammer Museum

Catherine Opie Interview: A World Beyond Selfies

Catherine Opie Interview: A World Beyond Selfies

© Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2016

Ida Ekblad (NO)

Ida Ekblad is one of the most recognised contemporary artists of her generation working today. Her artistic practice spans across a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, performance, filmmaking, and poetry. Her work is inspired by a multitude of sources and one can recognise both sub- and pop-cultural influences.

Ida Ekblad (b. 1980, Oslo; NO) has previously participated in the Venice Biennale (2011, 2017), as well as in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Recent solo exhibitions include KODE Art Museum, Bergen (NO); Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (NO); Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich (CH); Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City (MX); Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig (DE); Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg (DE); National Museum of Art, Design and Architecture, Oslo (NO).


Installation view at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

© Ida Ekblad/BONO 2023, courtesy the artist and Kunstnernes Hus. Photo: Uli Holz © Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo.




© Ida Ekblad /BONO 2023, courtesy the artist and Peder Lund Photo: Uli Holz © Peder Lund


Permanently installed at Kistefos Sculpture Park, Jevnaker

© Ida Ekblad /BONO 2023, Kistefos Museum. Photo: Vegard Kleven © Kistefos Museum


Installation view at Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland

© Ida Ekblad/BONO 2023, courtesy the artist and Kunsthalle Zürich. Photo: Annik Wetter © Kunsthalle Zürich.


Installation view at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

© Ida Ekblad/BONO 2023, courtesy the artist and Museo Tamayo. Photo: Omar Luis Olguin © Museo Tamayo.

Ida Ekblad: The Painting Is the Language

Ida Ekblad: The Painting Is the Language

© Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2023

STRANGE FREEDOMS SHALL BE SOUGHT. Installation view at Kode - Art Museums and Composer Homes, Bergen, 2023.

©Ida Ekblad/BONO 2023, courtesy the artist and Kode — Art Museums and Composer Homes.
Photo: Dag Fosse ©Kode