Karoline Bakken Lund  Education 2008-11 2013-16 2017 Workshops 2018 2017 2016 Selected work Upcoming 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 Press 2017 2016 Residencies 2021 2017 Memberships

b. 1989

Lives and works in Oslo


studio location:

mimosa—studio, Christian Kroghs gate 2, 0186 Oslo


Bakken Lund is a trans-disciplined practitioner rooted in textile, mainly as sculpture and costumes in performative narratives. She runs the studio/atelier space mimosa—studio and is a part of the artist duo Bruce Lund. She is part of the 89plus research programme and receives a work grant from the Norwegian Arts Council for 2020. She tutor in textile production at Oslo National Academy of the Arts.


Bruce Lund

The Oslo based artist duo consisting of Veronica Molin Bruce and Karoline Bakken Lund is a cross disciplinary exchange that have worked together for four years.  Bakken Lund is strongly rooted in and from textile - sculptural, in scenography and on bodies in performative narrative. Bruce has her background from conceptual and duration based art, contemporary dance and choreography — both floating through different roles and formats


Their common practice explores sculpture in particular. The meeting between their practices find a curiosity for materials and materiality, melting together different techniques, crafts and contexts, and play with perceptions and references. Bruce and Lund continuously work with different ways of working together — questioning what is means to collaborate, also in other constellations and projects.

 BA of Art & Design — Oslo Metropolitan University MA of Design. Textile and Costume Design — Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo Specialization: Digital weaving in the Arts — Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Bergen Mosaic and mural techiques, Muralverkstedet w/ Astrid Nondal & Irma Salo Jæger 89plus workshop — OCA (The Office for Contemporary Art Norway) Oslo m/ Hans Ulrich Obrist & Simon Castets The Ventriloquist Summer School, 1857 Gallery, Oslo w/João Doria & Kristina Ketola Bore Duo shows — Bruce & Lund at Interstate Projects New York and Eidsberg Kunstforening Mysen Sculptures and scenography — Batty Bwoy and Undersang, at Dansens Hus Oslo and RAS, Sandnes Artistic director, sculpture and costume — “New Classics” with Louis Schou Group show — Bruce&Lund at christmas exhibition at Kunstnerforbundet Performative sculpture and costume — “EXPRESS ISLAND” with the performance group De Naive and musician Vilde Tuv Duo show — Bruce & Lund at Palmera Bergen Textile work — Bløtkokt by Bruce, Bergsli and Slyngstad at Kunstnernes Hus in collaboration with Black Box Teater Oslo Group show —Bruce&Lund at christmas exhibition at Kunstnerforbundet Textile work — Bløtkokt by Bruce, Bergsli and Slyngstad at Spriten Kunsthall Skien, Dansmessan Stockholm and Les Urbaines Lausanne Teacher — local production and sourcing within textile, The National Academy of Arts, Oslo Artistic director / Scenography and costume — “Shine Utopians” in collaboration with Harald Beharie and Louis Schou. Dansens Hus, Oslo & RAS, Sandnes Textile consultant for Constance Tenvik, “Sol og vår i Januar”, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo Gruppeutstilling — "Got it For Cheap" " The Hole, NY, Golsa, Oslo, 0-0, LA in SF, NADA Art Fair NYC, Art Athina Art Fair in Athens (++) Group show — Bruce Lund, glass sculptures for Artist Tree, curated by Ann Iren Buan, Astrup Fearnely, Oslo Virtual Group Show — "Life Killed My Chiuaua", curated by Bjarne Melaard and Elise by Olsen. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London, Group show Group show — "LYX" Bruce Lund, Ray Hegelbach & Keith Ballard. Oslo Prosjektrom Group show — "Got It For Cheap" The Hole, NY, Golsa, Oslo, 0-0, LA Solo show — Bruce&Lund — "Silicone Era" Destiny´s Aterlier, Oslo Solo show — Bruce&Lund — "Silicone Era" Aker Brygge Gallery, Oslo Performance/costumes for SCHLOSS and Coast Contemporary, Bergen Kunsthall Group show — "Got It For Cheap" The Hole, NY, Rod Bianco, Oslo, 0-0, LA Comissoned glass and textile work for artist Eirik Sæther at Kunstnernes Hus/ UKS, Oslo Costume and prop design — screenpaly "DRIB" by Krisoffer Borgli. Premiered at SXSW, Texas Group show — "Zero Forbehold, Re-Decorations" curated by Maria Brinch for Tabelau Paper. GYM ILA, Oslo Performance — "E-harmoni." Black Box Teater, Oslo Solo show by MAXFACE (Pål Luis Sanchez and Karoline Bakken Lund) Galleri Seilduken, Oslo Bruce&Lund: Interview, PONY Magazine Bruce&Lund: Selected works, Recens Paper, Isse #6 Editorial and portfolio — Tableau Paper #7 Interstate Projects, New York Danserarena Nord, Hammerfest Vitlycke Centre for Performative Arts, Tanum Unge Kunstnere Samfund (UKS) The Young Artists Society Norske billedkunstnere (NBK) Norwegian visual artists association Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF) Norwegian Sculptors Society Norske Kunsthåndverkere (NK) The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts Norske Tekstilkunstnere (NTK) Norwegian Textile Artists