Kurt Johannessen (NO, b.1960) works with performance, books, video and installation. He has produced about 280 different performances in Europe, Asia and America since 1980. His performances often takes a poetic and minimalist form. He has exhibitited in numerous places in Norway, among them Bergen Art Museum and the House of Artists, Oslo.
Johannessen is also a publisher of artist books. Many of them are text related, but some are based on artwork or photography.
His text works are often one sentence stories. They are visual, poetic and at times humorous. He has so far produced more than 80 books. Some of them are purchased by the Norwegian Council of Culture and many of the books are translated into English.
In recent years he has several public works, among other things, NHH – Bergen, UIB – Bergen, CUBE – Oslo, Skeie School – Hundvåg.
(Photo: Otto Vaatainen)