Amber Ablett is an artist based in Bergen, Norway. Using performance, text, sound and re-enactment, her work looks at the importance of place and belonging to how we communicate. Since 2013, Ablett has worked as part of the art group TASC Ablett and Brafield, who use social choreography to situate conversation as art.

Recent projects include: Residency AIRY, Kofu, Japan, 2018; Norden til Bergen, Bergen, Norway, 2018; Studio Kitchen, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway, 2016-2018; Anthems, FELT Gallery, Bergen, Norway, 2017; G/rove, Latitude 28, Dehli, India, 2017; Bergen Assembly, Norway, 2016.


As artist

Forthcoming (Selection)
Workshop, Vaksdal Kommune. October 2018.
Tag Team/ C4, Bergen, NO. October 2018.
Performance, BABF, Bergen Kunsthall, NO. November 2018.
Anthems, publication. 2018.
Anthems, Lydgalleriet, Bergen, NO. 2019.


Past (Selection)
2018
Workshop with Freja Bachmann, Hordaland Kunstsenter, NO. October 2018.
Performance, Heimdal Kunstforeningen, NO. September 2018
Residency AIR-Y, Yamanashi, Japan. May 2018.
Borealis Festival, Bergen, NO. As TASC.
Norden til Bergen, B-Open, NO. As TASC.
TASC Studio Kitchen, open studio/cafe, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, NO. 2016-2018. As TASC.

2017
Anthems; a choir for one. FELT Gallery, Bergen, NO. September 2017.
Anthems, IN THE LIBRARY, Bergen, NO.
G/rove, Gallery Latitude 28, New Dehli, IN. As TASC.

2016
Dans Et Sted, Bergen, NO. As TASC.
Bergen Assembly, The Infrastructure Summit, Bergen, NO. As TASC.
Berlin Artist Book Fair, Berlin, DE.
TASC Chippy, Bergen School of Architecture, Bergen, NO. As TASC.
Bergen Assembly freethought invites... Andy Merrifield, Bergen, NO. As TASC.
Borealis Festival; a festival for experimental music, Bergen, NO. As TASC.
Bergen Assembly freethought invites....Tom McCarthy, Bergen, NO. As TASC.

2015
Being Bruce (screening), LOOP, Galleri CC, Malmö, SE.
protected characteristics ≥ linguistic determinism ≥ identity, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, NO. November 2015.
The Rattle Journal, Publication.
Clam Jam, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK. October 2015. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Your friend is invited to., Halka Art Project, Istanbul, TK. August 2015. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT?, Galleri KRAFT, Bergen, NO. August 2015. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Residency Bragginn, Iceland. August 2015. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Imagining Commons, VOLT, Bergen, NO. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Juniutstillingen, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, NO. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Kunstforum, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NO. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Sean Griffiths, ROOMARTSPACE, London, UK. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
protected characteristics ≥ linguistic determinism ≥ identity (solo), am Gallery, London, UK.

2014
Ung. Lovende, Punkt Ø- Galleri F 15, Moss, NO.
Vulpes Vulpes, London, UK. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Entrée, Bergen, NO. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Damsgårdvien, Bergen School of Architecture, Bergen, NO. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Center for Book Arts at the University Of Southern Maine, USA.
Residency, école supérieure d'arts & médias de Caen/Cherbourg, FR.
Dystopia, 4bid, Amsterdam, NE.
DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT?, Entrée, Bergen, NO. As TASC Ablett & Brafield.
Masterutstillingen, Kunsthallen, Bergen, NO.
Hidden Places, Residency, Tallinn, Estonia.
Song sheets, The Society for Curious Thought (online publication)
Sample conversation and vocab list (i, ii, iii) Dear Sir (online publication)

2013
After School Special, Kunsthallen, Bergen, NO. (with Stacy Brafield).
8th Floor, Kafarlien, Bergen, NO.
The San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, USA.
Deptford X, Deptford, London, UK.
Song sheets (solo),>Galleri Fisk, Bergen, NO.
The Poets House, New York, USA.
In-folds, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK.
Bontelabo, Bergen, NO.
Rom Åtte, Borealis Festival, Bergen, NO.
Alma Enterprises, London, UK.

2012
Audible Observatories, SOMArts, San Francisco, USA.
Performance, ICA, London, UK.
Residency, AIR, Central Saint Martins, London, UK.
Residency with The Lotos Collective, Barbican London, UK.
No Now!- Performance, Space Station 65, London, UK.

2011
Shelve: Book Art Exhibition and Performance, LXV Books, London, UK.

2010
Viewfinders, Queens Crescent, London, UK.
Under The Dust Project Space, London, UK.
Print Now, Bearspace, London, UK.
London Art Fair, Bearspace, London, UK.

2009
Silence, Exile and Cunning, Oxford, UK.
Matt Roberts Arts, London, UK.
Estd Today, Milsom Place, Bath, UK.


Education


MFA Fine Art,, 2014. Kunst ogdesignhøgskolen i Bergen Norway.
MA Book Arts, Distinction,, 2013. Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK.
BA Hons Fine Art, First Class, 2009. Bath School of Art and Design, UK.


Other


Travel grant, Bergen Kommune, 2018. Norway.
Anthems Publication, with IN THE LIBRARY, Bergen, Norway.
Project grant, Bergen Kommune, 2018. Norway.
OCA International Travel Grant, 2017. Norway.
Internasjonal kunst- og kulturutveksling (Travel grant), 2017. Bergen Kommune, Norway.
Work stipend, 2016. Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Norway.
Project Stipend, 2016. NBK, Norway.
Kulturstipend (Culture grant), 2015-16. Bergen Kommune, Norway.
Internasjonal kunst- og kulturutveksling (Travel grant), 2015. Bergen Kommune, Norway.
Establishing artists grant, Kulturådet, Norway.
Page 1, publication. 2015.
école supérieure d'arts & médias de Caen/Cherbourg, 3 month residency, 2014.
Migrating Art Academies, Residency, 2014. Oslo, Norway.
Hidden Places, Residency, 2014. Tallinn, Estonia.
KUNO Travel grant, 2014.
Performance lecture, 2013. Kunst ogdesignhøgskolen i Bergen, Norway.
Reading Complex, Talk, 2012. Showroom Gallery, London.
Expanding Fields, Residency, 2012. Central Saint Martins, UK.
Residency, 2012. Barbican Centre, UK.
Gallery Assistant 2011-2013, Alma Enterprises, London.
Construction Line, Article, 2010. Artlicks.
Professional Practice Lectures, 2009- 2012. Bath School of Art and Design, UK.


Bergen, Norway// London, UK