The Artist

Katrine Hjelde is an artist, lecturer and researcher currently living and working in London.  Teaching BA and MA Fine Art since 1997, she is currently an Associate Lecturer at the University of the Arts, London where she has just completed a Studentship for Doctoral Research into the relationship between art practice and teaching practice in the art academy. She exhibits in Great Britain and Europe, including at Laurent Delaye Gallery (London), W139 Gallery (Amsterdam), Kunstnernes Hus (Oslo), Lysverket (Bergen). Artist awards and grants include developmental funding from Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Norway; Norwegian State Work Stipend for Young Artists; and London Arts Board Awards to Individual Artists. Since 2000 her practice includes a collaboration with b+r architects which culminated in the permanent Holocaust Exhibition at Villa Grande, Oslo. A further collaboration, Future Reflections Research Group,  (FR) investigates the theory and practice of art research as an emerging and transgressive field of inquiry. Founded in April 2007, this collaboration is comprised of three Ph.D. student researchers based at Chelsea College of Art and Design (London, UK).  Since 2010 the collective  FL?G, a group formed at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2010, comprising of artists, students, former students, staff and researchers, is the main collaboration focus.  FL?G explore the relationship between art practices, art education, and pedagogy, looking at forms of knowledge production and dissemination in the art school and beyond.