Influenced by her artistic upbringing, artist Jenny Marie Hviding Schjerven questions the world around her through social practice. With a background in dance, her work melds experiments within the visual art field, mainly painting, performance and photography. Documenting and observing by using video, live, instagram and other types of explorations; she repeatedly puts the female in focus, using her own experience as a women to express art and life.
After travelling and living abroad for ten years, mainly working within social and political projects, she came back to Oslo to study. Oslo Photo Art school, 2 year analog fine art education, 2015-2017, and graduating her BA from the Academy, at The National Academy of the Arts, 2020. She did a 1-year exchange at LHI, Reykjavik, Iceland in 2018-2019. From 2016-2019 she ran and was a part of the non profit, artist run video space in Oslo, Grunerlokka, K4 Gallery. Where she curated programs, such as Guerilla Girls to mention some.
Her works have been shown among others at Tenthaus gallery, National Academy of the Arts, The Oslo City Hall Gallery, Cyan gallery, Museum of Cultural History in Oslo Norway, The Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy, Safnahúsið The Culture House, Reykjavik, Iceland, to mention some.
Currently based in Oslo, she continues her longing for global collaborations and interactions and will have several projects and residencies abroad this year. For more information please contact