Installation view, "May You Live in Interesting Times", Venice Biennale, 2019

Frida Orupabo

Frida Orupabo was born 1986 in Sarpsborg, Norway, she lives and works in Oslo.

Recent solo exhibitions include Fotomuseum Winterthur (2022); Museu Afro Brasil, São Paulo (2021); Kunsthall Trondheim, Trondheim (2021); Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (2020); Portikus, Frankfurt am Main and Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (both 2019). Upcoming exhibitions include solo shows at Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, and Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin. Orupabo participated in the Okayama Art Summit (2022); the 34th São Paulo Biennial (2021) as well as the 58th Venice Biennale exhibition (2018). Together with Ming Smith and Missylanyus, Frida Orupabo presented her work in Arthur Jafa’s exhibition "A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions" at Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague (both 2019), Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin (2018), and Serpentine North Gallery, London (2017).

Frida Orupabo’s first monograph was published by Sternberg Press on the occasion of her exhibition at Kunsthall Trondheim 2021. The book contains extensive documentation of her work and essays by Stefanie Hessler, Lola Olufemi, and Legacy Russell.

Her work is included in the collections of Tate, UK, Guggenheim Museum, USA, Studio Museum in Harlem, USA, LACMA, USA, Kadist Foundation, France / USA, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, Museum Ludwig, Germany, Jumex Museum, Mexico, Kistefors Collection, Norway, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, Moderna Museet, Sweden, Mumok, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Austria, Nasjonalmuseet, Norway, Foundation ARCO, Spain, Perez Art Museum, USA, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Norway, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Sweden, KIASMA, Finland, Verbund Collection, Austria, 21C Hotel Museum, USA, A4 Arts Foundation, South Africa, Alexander Tutsek-Foundation, Germany, Dean Collection, USA, Museum Rietberg, Switzerland, Scheryn Collection, South Africa, Turku Art Museum, Finland, Zabludowicz Collection, UK / Finland, Marieuse Hessel Collection, USA.

Orupabo was awarded with the Royal Photographic Society Honorary Fellowship in 2023; shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize and the Joan Miró Prize (both in 2023), as well as the Future Generation Art Prize (2020).

Fragments II, 2022, pigment print on acid free semigloss paper, acrylic glass frame, each print 58 x 58 cm, 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 in, framed 175 x 117 x 6 cm, 68 7/8 x 46 x 2 3/8 in

Modern Art, London, United Kingdom, 2023

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, The Photographers' Gallery, London, 2023

Installation view, "Flight" with Frida Orupabo, Kudzanai Chiurai, and Eric Magassa, Malmö Konsthall, 2023. Photo Helene Toresdotter

Installation view, "Flight" with Frida Orupabo, Kudzanai Chiurai, and Eric Magassa, Malmö Konsthall, 2023. Photo Helene Toresdotter

Limbs, 2021, collage with paper pins, 132 x 90 cm, framed: 124 x 161 cm

Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden, 2022

Horse girl, 2022. Collage: pigment print on acid-free cotton paper, mounting tape, split pins, 164 x 99.5 cm, 201 x 141.5 x 6 cm framed

KIASMA, ARS 22, Helsinki, Finland, 2022

Hannah Ryggen Triennale, Trondheim, Norway, 2022

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland, 2022

Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2021/2022

Kunsthall Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway, 2021

Kunsthall Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway, 2021

Untitled, 2021, framed collage with paper pins, 146 x 128.5 cm, framed 170,5 x 134 cm

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Humlebaek, Denmark, 2021

Momentum Biennale: House Of Commons Moss, Norway, 2021

Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany, 2021

Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany, 2021

Future Generation Art Prize, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2021

Pinakothek Der Moderne, Munich, Germany, 2020

Gavin Brown's Enterprise, Rome, Italy, 2020

Gavin Brown's Enterprise, Rome, Italy, 2020

Installation view, "May You Live in Interesting Times", Venice Biennale, 2019

Installation view, "May You Live in Interesting Times", Venice Biennale, 2019

Installation view "the mouth and the truth", Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, 2019

Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway, 2019

Installation view "Frida Orupabo - Arthur Jafa – A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions", Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin 2018