Yngvild K. Rolland’s conceptual practice incorporates a wide variety of visual media and sound. The past decade she has focused on connections between music and art, and the materiality of sound, using music instruments as materials and as motifs for interpretation. In most of her work audible sound is not present, leaving the focus on the visual object, image or text. There is a constant shifting perspective of what is there and what is not there, history and present, performer and spectator. This way of dealing with absence, negatives and contradictions is characteristic for Rolland's work.
Yngvild K. Rolland will be showing the exhibition Portrait of a Woman at the Piano at Lydgalleriet in Bergen in May-June 13. Her talk will include thoughts on this exhibition that connects many elements of her practice.
Yngvild Kingren Rolland (b. 1977) lives and works in Oslo, with past residencies in New York and Paris. She has a Bachelor's degree form Camberwell College of Arts in London and Master's degree from Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
Rolland's projects include collaborations, printed matter and public installations that have been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries, museums and music festivals including the project space 222T in Oslo, Kunstmuseet Nord-Trøndelag, Ultima, Østfold Kunstnersenter, Akershus Kunstsenter, Maria Veie Gallery, Kunstnernes Hus Oslo, NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Video Guerrilha (outdoor screening), Brasil, Grimmuseum in Berlin, Internacional Arte Actual, Spain, Point Ephémère (Manifesta 7), Paris, and Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. In 2019 Rolland did a permanent commission for the New Town Hall in Sandnes. Her next solo exhibition will be at Lydgalleriet in Bergen in May 2021.
Interview with Yngvild Rolland: