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ARTISTAS PARTICIPANTES Séptimta edición: del 1 al 31 de Octubre 2016, Buenos Aires
  PARTICIPANT ARTISTS   Seventh edition: from the 1st to the 31th of October 2016, Buenos Aires
ALEJANDRA PRIETO - Chile, vive en Santiago
AUGUSTO ZANELA - Argentina, Buenos Aires
BRUNO DUBNER - Argentina, Buenos Aires
FERNANDO SUCARI - Argentina, Buenos Aires
GIMENA MACRI - Argentina, Buenos Aires
GORDON DALTON - Wales, lives in Cardiff
LARRY MUÑOZ - Colombia, vive en Bogotá
LAURA ELDRET - United Kingdom, London
LIAT ELBLING - Israel, lives in Tel Aviv
MAXI ROSSINI - Argentina, vive en Rosario
NADAM GUERRA - Brasil, Rio de Janeiro
NATALIA LIPOVETZKY - Argentina,Tucumán
SARA ELIASSEN - Norway, lives in Oslo
ZOE DI RIENZO - Argentina, Buenos Aires


Oslo, Norway 1977
Lives and works in Oslo



2010-2011 The Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program.
2008-2010 MFA, Filmmaking, San Francisco Art Institute.
2006 Modern Japanese literature, University of Oslo.
2004 French studies, L'Université Paris-Sorbonne.
2003-2004 Western literature, University of Oslo.
1999-2002 BFA: The KaosPilot Academy, DK. Cultural management.


2015-2016 ISCP NYC.
2015 SOMA summer, SOMA, Mexico City, DF.
2014 Art Omi Residency, Ghent, New York.
2012 Filmlaboratoriet, The Nord-Trøndelag University College.
2010 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Fellowships/ Distinctions

2010 Int. Short Film Jury, Nordic Panorama Film Festival.
2010 Recipient of the Skowhegan Matching Grant Award.
2010 Recipient of the 2010 James Broughton Film Award, SFAI.
2008-2010 Fellowship, SFAI MFA, Filmmaking.
2009-2010 Fellowship, The Norway - America Foundation.

Panel/ Talks/Seminars

2016 San Francisco Art Institute, Artist Presentation in Radical Directing, organized by Lynn Hershman.
2015 Abrons Art Center, NYC, organized by PARMER: Dialogue with Stamatina Gregory and Alaina Feldman on A Blank Slate.
2015 UKS, Oslo: The Pleasures and Politics of Looking: Film, Gender and Aesthetics. In dialogue with Patricia White.
2014 Mirakelseminaret, Kosmorama Film Festival Norway.
2013 CAA 2013 Annual Conference: Dystopia and The Filmic Imaginary in Space and Architecture, organized by Sadia Shirazi. With Maha Mamoun, Hala Halim, Ivor Shearer.
2012 The Armory Show, open forum: Demystifying Dominant Narratives on Televison, organized by Amanda Parmer. With Juliana Byck, Paper Tiger Television.


Kadist Video Colletion: A Blank Slate.

Selected Video / Filmography

2014 A Blank Slate, 27 min, HD
Director/ writer/ producer/ editor
Prod. by The Sara Eliassen Group
Screenings 2016: San Francisco Art Institute/ Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco/ SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, Montreal
Screenings 2015: UKS, Oslo (as part of the seminar The Pleasures and Politics of Looking: Film, Gender and Aesthetics.) / Abrons Art Center, NYC / Cine Tonala, Mexico City
Screenings 2014: International Film Festival Rotterdam / Phi Arts Centre, Montreal / Fotogalleriet, Oslo / Cinemateket, Oslo / Norwegian Int. Short Film Festival / Bergen International Film Festival

2010 Postures, 25 min, HD
Director/ writer/ editor/ producer
Screenings: The Performance Art Institute, San Francisco, 2011 /
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2010

2009 Still Birds (no: Alle fugler), 13 min, 16mm
Director/ writer/ co-editor/ co-producer
Screenings 2012: Prague Short Film Festival
Screenings 2011: ERA New Horizons Int. Film Festival, Poland / Salt Lake City Film Festival
Screenings 2010: Sundance Film Festival / Transilvania Int. Film Festival / CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto / San Francisco Int. Film Festival / Miami Int. Film Festival / Munich Int. Short Film Festival / Citizen Jane Film Festival / Go Short Int. Short Film Festival Nijmegen / International Film Festival Breda / Calgary International Film Festival / St. John's International Women's Film Festival
Screenings 2009: 66.Venice Film Festival, Venice Biennale / Nordic Panorama, Reykjavik (Special mention) / The Norwegian Short Film Festival (Honorable mention) / Festpillene i Nord-Norge / Stockholm Int. Film Festival

2006- 2007 Not Worth It (no: Handlefri): Trash & Carry. Backwards Shopping. Something Special. A Christmas Dream. Shine. Glow. 6 Anti-Commercials, 6 X 45 sec. 35mm.
Director/ writer/ producer, collaboration with Lilja Ingolfsdottir
Prod. by Toobeaucoup and Balfe/ Campbell Productions.
Screenings: The anti-commercials were part of the public art project Handlefri initiated by Sara Eliassen and Lilja Ingolfsdottir. The films were screened as 'ads' in commercial TV-channels for 1.2 million people; in 80% of Norwegian movie theatres; on commercial screens in shopping malls/ train stations/ airport trains throughout Norway during one week in 2007. The films also screened at the Haugesund Int. Film Festival (2007) and The Norwegian Short Film Festival (2006).


2016 67, NYC.
2016 Hmmm, solo show. Curated by Maximiliano Sinani.
2016 SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, Montreal.
2016 Does the Oyster Sleep, group show. Curated by Pip Day and Irmgard Emmelhainz.
2015 SOMA, Mexico City Visions of Excess, group show.
2015 UKS Oslo In Search of an Author, group show. Curated by Chiara Giovanni.
2013 Akershus Kunstsenter Building A Character. Collaboration with artist Jennie Hagevik Bringaker.
2011 Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University New Brunswick. Mass Distractions and Cultural Decay. Group show. Curated by LaToya Ruby Frazier.
2011 Whitney Independent Study Program, group show. Collaboration with Ivor Shearer.
2011 516 Arts Center, New Mexico, Worlds Outside This One. Solo Show with the collective Building a Nation.
2011 The Performance Art Institute, San Francisco.
2011 Cream, from the top: Highlights from Bay area MFA graduates.
2010 CAC, Las Vegas Contemporary Art Center, Solo show with the collective Building a Nation.
2009 Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco, The Lab. Group Exhibition, curated by Julio Morales.
2008 SF Cameraworks, San Francisco, Chordata. Group exhibition, curated by Blixa Bargeld.
2007 The Stenersen Museum of Contemporary Art, Norway.
2007 Alfa Omega, by Knut Bry. Not Worth It anti-ads were included.


2015 PartA-PartB, box set of digital prints. 24 artists and 8 writers, produced by Ana Wolovick: Drawing.
Visons of Excess, publication, group show SOMA, Mexico City: Drawing.
In Search of an Author, publication, group show UKS, Oslo: Poster collage.
Line Ulekleiv, anmeldelse In Search of an Author, Klassekampen, 22.04.2015 .
Stian Gabrielsen, anmeldelse In Search of an Author , Kunstkritikk, 31.03.2015.
2014 Sara Rundgren Yazdani, "Konseptuell Utopi", Det feministiske tidsskriftet Fett, #3 2014, Oslo, Norway.
2011 Sara Eliassen, Interview with Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Objektiv, #4 2011, Oslo, Norway.

Curatorial Works

2015 The Pleasures and Politics of Looking: Film, Gender and Aesthetics. Seminar and screening series at UKS and Cinemateket, in Oslo. Co-curator and organizer, in collaboration with film scholars from the university of Oslo and the film journal Wuxia.


2012 Visiting Faculty film dept. San Francisco Art Institute:
Subverting Dominant Cinematic Narratives.
Committee for 5 years strategic plan, San Francisco Art Institute, film department
2011 Science Fiction as a critical tool (DKS, Norway).
2009 Music-video history and making (DKS, Norway).
2006-2008 Making Anti-Commercials (DKS, Norway).


My work is a conceptual cinematic practice investigating how moving images create collective memories and influence our common history. With my projects I aim to expose how popular mediated images construct us as subjects; using film, video, text, drawing, photography and installations in a critical practice. My work also involve projects in public space, the project Not Worth It; making false TV-ads interfering with Norwegian public and commercial TV-channels in a media attack pre-christmas 2007. I am currently investigating aesthetic and narrative strategies in 1920s propaganda films in light of contemporary screen culture.

Eliassen holds an MFA in experimental filmmaking from San Francisco Art Institute and was a studio fellow at The Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program in 2011. Her films Still Birds and A Blank Slate have played extensively at international film festivals, amongst them Venice Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam and Sundance.