Merethe Wessel-Berg

About Merethe Wessel-Berg

MERETHE WESSEL-BERG Photographer My photographic work is an exploration and preservation of impermanence and ambivalence. I am interested in exploring and preserving what is “in-between” – what is changing, in transition, moving, temporary, elusive, in process – concrete, and as states of mind. It is coming from a place of curiosity; my pictures are more questions than answers. My shooting process and narratives are characterized by an associative and intuitive approach, where the association flow could be linear, or floating together and overlapping. PAPER MAGAZINES: (Photography, Arts) -SHOTS Magazine (Issues # 136 and # 137) -Black and White Magazine, U.S (Issues #107, #121, #125, #127 and #131). -Black + White Photography Magazine, UK (Issue 228). -Art Ascent Art & Literature Journal, 6 pages. -Light - A Journal of Photography and Poetry (New York) (Issues #05 and #08). -8 pages interview/ pictures Fotografi Magazine. ONLINE MAGAZINES: (Photography, Arts) -Pictures and presentation Dodho Magazine (E-magazine). 21 pp. -Interview/ pictures Adore Noir Fine Art Photography Magazine, now Mono Chroma Magazine (E-Magazine): Issue # 44. 15 pp. -Photographize Magazine E-Magazine (New York) (Issue # 38) -Eyescape Magazine -DNG Photo Magazine (Spain) -Light - A Journal of Photography and Poetry (New York) -Don't Take Pictures Magazine -Feature Shoot Magazine -The Independent Photographer -Adore Noir Black and White Fine Art Photography Magazine (FB). -The Edge of Humanity Magazine, E-Magazine. -Lenscratch ("Summer" and "Snow" Exhibition) -Art-Angle -Designpilot INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS: (Solo, Group, Print, Projections) -Italian Street Photo Festival, Officine Fotografiche, Rome, Italy. -ROOT Studios NYC Brooklyn, New York, U.S. -The 5th Biennal of Fine Art and Documentary Photography. The Space Nau Bastik, Barcelona, Spain. -CLB Berlin Gallery - Collaboratorium im Aufbau Haus Am Moritzplatz. Space for Contemporary Art, Cultural Studies and Urbanism. Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany. -ICA Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. -Crypt at St. George the Martyr Church, London Photo Festival, UK. -The Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA), ROW DTLA, Arts District, LA, U.S. "Reflections Of A Dream" Exhibition. -Trieste Airport: "Flowing City" collective project (Exhibit Around/ dotART Art Association, Italy). -CDOC Chengdu Photography Center, Chengdu, China. -Splashlight Studios, New York, U.S. -Event Centre of SM City Pampanga, Philippines. -The Novorossiysk Historical Museum, International Festival of Photography PhotoVisa, Russia. -Berlin Foto Biennale, and The 4th Biennal of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Germany. -Harvey Milk Photo Center, StreetFoto San Francisco Festival, U.S. -Studio 314 Art Gallery, Xamza, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. -House of Lucie, Bangkok, Thailand. -The Center for Fine Art Photography (C4FAP), Colorado, U.S. -5th Edition of the International Festival of Urban Photography, Trieste Photo Days, Italy. -4th Edition of the International Festival of Urban Photography, Trieste Photo Days, Italy. SOLO, "Paris/ Hide". -The Brussels Street Photography Festival Preview, Belgium. -Trieste Airport, Trieste, Italy. -PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary. -Photo Center Gogolevsky, Moscow, Russia. -Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. -Black Box Gallery, Oregon, U.S. -Artel Gallery, Minsk, Belarus. -Profeta Galeria, Budapest, Hungary. -SDA Amphitheater, 12F School of Design and Arts, Manila, Philippines. -Gallery of the Franco Crimean Republican Scientific Library, Simferopol, Crimea. -Galeria Valid Foto BCN, Barcelona, Spain. -Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece. -A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, U.S. -The Darkroom Gallery, Essex, U.S. -PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, U.S. -Carter House Gallery, California, U.S. Restaurants/ cafees, bars: 400 Bar and Kisüzem (both Budapest, Hungary), Restoran Polet and Meduza (both Belgrade, Serbia), Pierwszy Lokal (Krakow, Poland). NATIONAL EXHIBITIONS: (Solo, Group) -House of Photography/ Fotografiens Hus, Oslo, Norway. SOLO, "Movement". -Galleri R5, The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Culture, Oslo, Norway. SOLO. -Galleri Rød. Halden’s Historical Collections/ Haldens Historiske Samlinger, Halden Museum. Rød Herregård, Norway. SOLO. -The Norwegian Railway Museum/ Norsk Jernbanemuseum, Hamar, Norway. -Haldens Historiske Samlinger, co-operation with Det Norske Blåseemsemble, Halden, Norway. SOLO. -Day of Photography, Karl Johansvern, Norway’s National Museum of Photography/ Preus Fotomuseum, Horten, Norway. -Kokopelli House, Haugesund, Norway. SOLO. GRANTS, AWARDS: -StreetFoto San Francisco Festival, The International Street Phot. Awards (Finalist). -The Italian Street Photo Festival (Finalist). -Nikonians Photography Awards (Finalist). -Lens Culture Street Photography Awards (Top 100). -Urban Photo Awards (3xFinalist). -ASPA Alghero Street Photography Awards (Honorable Mention, Street Photography). -Project-/ Exhibition Grant (2 times), The Norwegian Professional Photographer’s Fund/ Norske Fagfotografers Fond. -Px3 - Prix de la Photographie Paris (2xSilver + 2xHonorable Mention). -The 9th and the 10th Julia Margaret Cameron Award (2xCategory Winner + 2xFinalist). -IPA International Photography Awards (Best of Show + 1st Prize + 6xHonorable Mention). -TIFA - Tokyo International Foto Awards (Hon. Mention) -MIFA - Moscow International Foto Awards (3rd Prize). -The 9th Pollux Awards, and the 10th Pollux Awards (3xFinalist + 1xHonorable Mention). -The 2nd Charles Dodgson Black & White Award (3xFinalist + 2xHonorable Mention). -The Independent Photographer (2nd Prize + Editor's Pick). -Art Ascent Art and Literature Journal (Silver Prize). -Gullsnitt, the Norwegian Annual Awards of Advertising Photography, Norway (Gold Prize + Silver Prize + 3xDiploma). -Black + White Photography Magazine (UK) Contest (1st prize). -Black and White Magazine (U.S) Contests (Selectedx5). -The Print Swap Collection Exhibition, Feature Shoot Magazine (Selected). -Life Framer (Selected). -NVAL International Juried Photography Show (Overall Winner/ Gold). -Project-/ Travel Grant, Jan Baashuus Jessens Scolarship (Norway). PHOTO BOOKS/ CATALOGUES: -"Short Street Stories" - A tribute to Martin Parr's and Nick Turpin‘s street photography. 172 selected international authors. Published by Exhibit Around/ dotART Art Association, Italy. -"Flowing City". 69 selected international authors and Italian writer/ journalist Roberto Srelz. Published by Exhibit Around/ dotART Art Association, Italy. -"URBAN unveils the City and its secrets Vol. 03 Photobook”. 144 selected international authors of urban photography. Published by dotART Art Association, Italy. -"The Independent Photographer Talents of the Year Photobook" (Berlin-based). Selected photographers.