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Karin Keisu & Josse Thuresson
Photo: Sofia Runarsdotter

Karin Keisu (b.1995, Tornedalen) and Josse Thuresson (b.1992, Stockholm) have been working as an artistic duo since 2018. Their projects take the form of text, film, performance, digital installations and curating, addressing politics of language, queer time and the strength of being on the margins.


Education
2020-2022 Master's programme in Fine Art, Konstfack Univerisity of Arts, Crafts and Design [SE]
2019 Exchange semester, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Post Conceptual Art Practices [AT]
2017-2020 Bachelor of Fine Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts [NO]

Solo exhibitions
2022 (Upcoming) Konstmuseet i Norr, Kiruna [SE]. Curated by Hampus Bergander
2022 Back to Back, MFA Solo Exhibition, Konstfack, Stockholm [SE]
2021 Caring is Fundamental, www.ergi.xyz. Curated by Niels Munk Plum
2019 Perverse Temporalities, Resepsjonsgalleriet, Oslo [NO]
2019 Cream archive, Skylight, Oslo [NO]
2018 YOUR ARE EXTREME/A dislocated language, Skylight, Oslo [NO]

Group exhibitions, performances and screenings
2022 (Upcoming) Sometimes Time: A Week of Film, Stockholm [SE]. Curated by Mourning School
2022 (Upcoming) Konstfack Degree Exhibition, Konstfack [SE]. Curated by CuratorLab
2021 Ergi presents, BOA - Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus, Oslo [NO]. Curated by Håkon Lillegraven
2021 En dag om arbetsstugorna, Medborgarhuset Korpilombolo [SE]. Organized by Stiftelsen Norrbottens läns Arbetsstugor, Sannings- och försoningskommissionen för tornedalingar, kväner och lantalaiset and Norrbottens museum
2021 Young Arctic Artists 2021, Gallery Napa & Studio Mustanapa, Rovaniemi [FI] and Alta Kunstforening, Alta [NO]. Curated by Panu Johansson, Savu E. Korteniemi, Åsne Kummeneje Mellem and Katriina Pedersen
2021 SAFE SKILLS - Varje brand är en berättelse, commissioned work for Räddningstjänsten Skåne Nordväst, Helsingborg [SE]
2021 Queer Cohesion #1 Collectiveness, Detroit Stockholm [SE]. Curated by Hinni Huttunen and AnnaLeena Prykäri
2021 Strömningar, Södertälje konsthall in collaboration with Konstfack, Södertälje [SE]
2020 Touching 2022, www.unknow.online. Curated by Karin Keisu, Magnus Andreas Hagen Olsen and Josse Thuresson
2020 Forbidden Beauty, KINO DER KUNST, Munich [DE]
2020 RAVISHING SLUBB, Storgata 26, Oslo [NO]
2020 Women’s day celebration line-up, Khartoum Contemporary Art Center, Oslo [NO]
2020 The Ravishing Beauty Salon ft. Showbaren, Galleri Seilduken 2, Oslo [NO]
2020 HE.ARTBREAK, Galleri Redan, Malmö [SE]
2019 Room for Collective Encounters (R.C.E.), Akademirommet, Oslo [NO]
2019 Athens Festival of Queer Performance, Athens [GR]
2019-2020 STRUKTURA. Time, The Wrong Biennale for Digital Culture, www.struktura-time.com. Curated by Lesia Vasylchenko
2019 Make your own makeover, Lazy Life, Vienna [AT]
2019 Klimax performance space, Stockholm [SE]
2018 the ongoing is really going on, Social Space, Oslo [NO]. Curated by Niels Munk Plum
2018 Let’s stay in touch, Prosjekttorget, Oslo [NO]
2018 unkNOW Online Stream Festival, Akademirommet, Oslo [NO]. Curated by Lesia Vasylchenko and Magnus Andreas Hagen Olsen
2018 Naughty but cute, House of Everysome, Oslo [NO]

Printed work
2022 (Upcoming) Publication on Translation, Curating Art, Stockholm University.
2021 Onwards and upwards, I guess, MFA1 Konstfack
2020 My tongue is a 10 centimeter long Swedish flag, Wormhole, Issue 2, Between the lines
2020 AVGNAG 2020, BFA Kunstakademiet i Oslo

Curatorial work
2020 Touching 2022, www.unknow.online
2019 Tactual interest, Erik Thörnqvist, K4 galleri, Oslo [NO]
2019 Surrender, Gjermund Eskedal, K4 galleri, Oslo [NO]
2019 Wearing the fog, Yafei Qi, K4 galleri, Oslo [NO]
2019 Forrest, Lova Ranung, K4 galleri, Oslo [NO]

Residencies
2018 Villa Moderne, Arcueil, Paris [FR]

Grants and awards
2022 Rektorsstipendiet, Konstfack
2022 Nominated for Fredrik Roos stipend
2021 Axel N Anderssons stipend
2020 Ulla Fröberg-Cramérs stipend
2020 KINO DER KUNST Project Award
2020 Nordisk Kulturfond - Oppstart stipend
2020 FKDS studio grant, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2020 Konstakademiens stipend for art students and young artists
2019 FKDS grant for the development of artistic practice

Press
Avvik på høyt nivå, text by Geir Haraldseth, Billedkunst tidsskrift 2021
Kamppailua Pohjasen kielillä: Young Arctic Artists 2021, text by Savu E. Korteniemi, Kaltio cultural magazine, 5/2021
Meänkieli ja viittomakieli oon kärsinheet Ruottin kielipolitiikasta, Meänraatio Sveriges Radio, 31.5.2021
Konstelever gör film om arbetsstugor och språkförtryck, METavisi, 26.2.2021
Die Preisträger*innen des Festivals „Kino der Kunst“, artmagazine, 2.11.2020
Et annet nett er mulig, Kunstkritikk, 3.3.2020