LOCUS is an art and curator group established in 2006 by Thale Fastvold and Tanja Thorjussen. LOCUS have curated video-art events, exhibitions and are collaborators on various art projects in Norway and abroad.
Thale Fastvold (b. 1978) is an artist, curator and writer from Oslo, Norway. Working with photography and installations, her art practice research concepts such as liminality in time and space and the Earth’s place within the Universe. She has a BA in photography from Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome, a Cand.mag in Art History and Literature from the University of Oslo, and is educated a curator from Telemark University. Her work has been shown internationally in USA, Italy and Greece, as well as locally in Norway at Kunstnernes Hus and Tegnerforbundet (Oslo), Blunk (Trondheim) and Small Projects (Tromsø) among others.
Marianne Darlén Solhaugstrand (b.1975, Tromsø) lives and works in Oslo. Balancing on a thin line between the known and the unknown she explores the intricacies and complexities of gender and sexuality in her large watercolors. Solhaugstrand received an MFA from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo in 2004. She has participated in more than 60 exhibitions all over the world, 15 of which were solo shows. Over the past eight years, Solhaugstrand has won 16 artist grants awarded by the Norwegian government, as well as 4 grants from private foundations. She is in the collection of Sparebank1 Nordnorge Art Foundation, North Norwegian Art Museum, Haugesund Art Gallery, Steinkjer Municipality, Koro (Tromsø Youth Embellishment) and Tor Juul private collection.
Tanja Thorjussen (b. 1970) is an artist educated in fine-art from KHIB in Bergen (95) and Parsons The New School in New York (98). Thorjussen has exhibited internationally in USA, Iceland, Switzerland and Greece as well as locally in Norway at Tegnerforbundet in Oslo and Tegning Nå in Skien. With drawing, painting and land-art she explores the theme of liminality in nature and mythology. Thorjussen explore liminal creatures such as the Tupilaq and other in-between animals and creatures in a state of metamorphosis.