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// about the artist

Born in 1976, lives and works in Kristiansand, south of Norway with husband and three children. Holds a BA in photography and film from Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Mathilde has also attended various photographic workshops abroad.

Between 2013-2015 Mathilde participated in the Norwegian Journal of Photography #2, with her project "Searching for Cloudberries" published by Journal, Stockholm, in May 2015, and also fetured in Time Magazine.

The upcoming summer 2016 Mathilde will show her latest work "I need a kiss before they leave" at the Musèe de Elysèe, Lausanne, Switzerland. She will also show a selection of "Searching for Cloudberries" during the 
opening week of The Rencontres d'Arles in France in July and in August at the Encuentros Abiertos, Festival de La Luz, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Mathilde Pettersen is a member of Association of Norwegian Visual Artist and society of Fine Art Photographers in Norway.




La Nuit Des Images, Musèe de Elysèe Lausanne, Switzerland (June)
In the kitchen collective, Arles, France (July)
Encuentros Abiertos, Festival de La Luz, Argentina (August)

2013-2015 Norwegian Journal of Photography #2
2010 PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont; USA
Preus Museum, Day of photography, Norway

Risør International Photofestival, Norway
Fotohuset, Kristiansand

2008 Mission Jeunes artistes, Toulouse, France
2007 Christianssand kunstforening, Kristiansand

Agder Art center, Kristiansand
Sørlandsutstillingen, Norway (guest artist)


Albin Art, Oslo(Solo)
Folk-05, Gallery Lista lighthouse, Norway
Sørlandsutstillingen, Norway

2001 "The portrait" The Marchmont gallery", Edinburgh, Scotland

Degreeshow, Edinburgh, Scotland
Smia Gallery, Norway (Solo)

1998 "Identifying with monsters" Munchen, Germany
2016 "I need a kiss before they leave" (Upcomming)
2015 Time.com "Eight Norwegian Photographers You Need to Follow"
  Norwegian Journal of Photography #2, Journal.
  SHOTS Magazine- Portfolioand interview
2016 Foundation FRITT ORD, publicationgrant, Norway
Vest-Agder community project grant, Norway
2015 Society of Photographers in Norway

Arts Council, Norway
Foundation FRITT ORD, Norway
Kristiansand community art grant, Norway

2012 Society of Fine Art Photographers in Norway

Artist in Residence, Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain

2009 Vest-Agder County, artresidence grant
00/03 Society of Photographers project/exhibition grant
1997 Kristiansand municipality, art grant
2009 KORO - Kristiansand community
2008 Utsikten Art center
  Teaching various photography workshops

contact // mathildepettersen@gmail.com