// ABOUT ME

Senior digital strategist at Østfoldmuseene and in charge of digital developments. He is responsible for the website ostfoldmuseene.no and technical services for the employees of Østfoldmuseene. Kjartan Abel Nilsen has a Bachelor of Fine Art from Kingston University and a Masters Degree from Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.

// WORK EXPERIENCE

2016-preset

Østfoldmuseene
Senior Web editor and digital adviser

2010-2016

Head of ICT department
In charge of digital strategy, development and technical services for KORO’s employees. Also in charge for the website koro.no and the photo archive.

2002-preset

Entrepreneur
ideafarm (idéfarmen)

2004-2007

Freelance photographer
Bonnier coroparation

2002-2006

Webmaster
Herresalongen

2002-2003

Webmaster
Fast Search & Transfer ASA

2000-2001

Multimedia developer/programmer
Radio Tango

1998-1999

Technician/Salesperson
Nordialog

1992-1994

Sound Assistant / Trainee
NRK

1991-1992

Sound Assistant / Trainee
Radio Oslofjord

// EDUCATION

2007-2009

MFA, Fine Art Media
The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (UCL), London, UK

2005-2007

BA (Hons) Fine Art
Kingston University, London, UK

2003-2005

Art Foundation, Fine Art
Strykejernet Kunstskole, Oslo, Norway

1995-1998

Two year Advanced Diploma, Sound Engineering
Nordic Institute for Stage and Studio (NISS), Oslo, Norway

1991-1992

Sound Engineering, foundation
Huseby Kompetansesenter, Oslo, Norway

// EXHIBITIONS

2009

Graduate Degree show
Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

2009

Research Images As Art 2009
UCL (University College London), London, UK

2009

Nothing but the voice
Woburn Square Studios, London, UK

2008

Notation
Woburn Square Studios, London, UK
Read about my artwork “Notation 2008”

2008

The Body Project
Woburn Square Studios, London, UK

2008

Demoscene
Curator
Galleri brenneriet, Oslo, Norway

2008

COSM
UCL Observatory, University College London, London, UK

2008

Kunstvlaai A.P.I
Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Read about my contribution at Kunstvlaai A.P.I

2008

Norskart
Menier Chocolate Factory, London, UK
Read about the artwork “The Longest Circuit” that I presented at Norskart

2007

Existential Computing
Hayward Gallery, London, UK

2007

LollipopManBlues
Nolias gallery, London, UK

2005

Homeless
Waterloo Underpass, London, UK

2005

Utdanningsmessen
Norges Varemesse, Lillestrøm, Norway

2004

Group Show
Smuget, Oslo, Norway

// CONTACT

hello@kjartan-abel.com

// INTERESTS

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// LECTURES / TALKS / VOLUNTEER WORK

Technician at Maker Fair Oslo, 2013
Introduction to Content Management Systems, 2009, The Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK
Introduction to Demoscene, 2008, Galleri Brenneriet, Oslo, Norway
Interactive Art, 2008, Galleri Brenneriet, Oslo, Norway
Workshop on Interactive Art, 2008, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

// AWARDS & RESIDENCES

The Julian Sullivan Award, 2009
Utopia project, 2009, Residency, ASFA in Rethymnon, Crete
Kurt Schwitters Merzbau site, 2008, Residency through the LITTORAL trust at Cylinders Merzbau, Ambleside, UK
Strykejernet Art school Scholarship, 2005

// PUBLICATIONS

Landing Space, 2009

// KEYWORDS

Adobe Creative Suite, Art, Art education, Art history, Augmented reality, Bootstrap, Conceptual art, Contemporary art, CSS, Curating, Digital art, Digital photography, Dreamweaver, Final Cut pro, Fine art, Fine art photography, Flash, Framework, Google analytics, Google webmaster toolkit, Government, Graphic design, Illustrator, Installation art, Interactive design, JavaScript, jQuery, Mac, Mapping, Mixed media, Multimedia, Museum, MySQL, Photography, Photoshop, PHP, Premiere, Public art, Public relations, Public sector, Sosial media, Social platforms, Technical support, Visual arts, WordPress