Unni Gjertsen

Unni Gjertsen, Seven Days in Jerusalem, Diary (in A Prior#22, november 2011)

UNNI GJERTSEN (°1966) is a Norwegian artist based in Oslo. She graduated from The Academy of Fine Art in Trond- heim. She has been an artist in residence at IASPIS in Stockholm and Platform China in Beijing. In 2009 she visited Bangalore on invitation by Colab Art & Architecture and OCA where she later, in 2011, made a solo exhibition at 1 Shanthi Road. Other presentations of her travel related works has been at 0047 (2011) and Henie-Onstad Art Centre (2008) in Oslo, and Baltic Art Centre in Gdansk (2007). She had a solo exhibition at Konsthall C in Stockholm (2005) and has been part of group exhibitions at M HKA in Antwerp (2007), Göteborgs Konsthall (2006), and Nordische Botschaften Berlin (2010). She is currently organizing a reading group at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo together with Runa Carlsen and she will be part of an event at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven in October 2011.

In A Prior #22 Picasso in Palestine, she shares her most personal diary telling us about her first visit to Jerusalem: Diary "Seven Days in Jerusalem"