Gunhild Mathea Olaussen (NO) is an interdisciplinary artist specialized in space and sound. Her recent artworks can be described as large sculptural sound installations which blur the lines between visual art, performing arts and sound art. The works explore space, material, sound, body and time as equal parts in a composition. Her work is driven by her interest in tactility, embodied experience and time.
Olaussen’s diverse work have been exhibited in galleries, site-specific areas, public areas and at theatre/dance/musical venues in Norway, Europe, Asia and the US over the last ten years. The works include solo work, self – initiated projects, curated and commissioned work, and collaborations with a number of artists. Her work has been awarded a number of grants and fundings from the Norwegian Arts Council.
Olaussen is currently associate professor in scenography at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She holds a PHD in artistic research from the Norwegian Theatre Academy, BA in Aesthetics and Art from the University of Oslo, and a BA in Scenography from The Norwegian Film School/Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She has also studied Research design and research method at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Theatre Design at Rose Bruford College (London) and scenography at Romerike folkehøgskole in Norway. Olaussen is member of the editorial committee of VIS - Nordic Journal for Artistic Research, she has been a member of the board of directors of the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts, the Production Network for Electronic Art, Norway, and the Norwegian Scenographers Union (Nsc).