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In time, we too will become ancestors ...

16 September - 15 October 2016
PRAKSIS, Oslo, Norway

Together with artist Eliza Naranjo Morse (Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, USA), ICDP will co-lead an exciting month-long residency at PRAKSIS in Oslo, Norway. The residency will focus on examining how intersecting cultural histories of people of different cultures and nations can inform each other and work to imagine new healthy global futures. Also partnering on this project are the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), the Sami Center for Contemporary Art (SDG) and events partner Samisk Hus i Oslo

Through open call, Eliza Naranjo Morse and PRAKSIS helped us select an international community of artists, choreographers and curators to join us in the month-long programme of multidisciplinary events and workshops. The residents are: Clara J:Son Borg (SE), Edwin Cabascango (EC), Ragna Grønstad (NO), Tiril Guttorm (NO), Karoline Hjorth (NO), Rina Eide Løvaasen (NO), Kristin Nango (NO), Isfrid Siljehaug (NO), and Ola Wlusek (PL). We were impressed by the quality and quantity of applications received and we would like to thank everyone who showed interest in and applied to be part of the project.

During the residency, ICDP will focus on facilitating for the creation of two large-scale drawings on canvas. Ivan Liotchev will lead 3 structured workshops, open to residency artists, the public and invited school and university students, where we will explore ideas around how communal drawing can connect us and unearth surprising discoveries about each other and drawing itself. We are excited to announce that these drawings will for the first time be made almost exclusively with Winsor & Newton's new range of pigment markers, which W&N have kindly supplied us with. We hope that these markers will lend our drawings an unprecedented depth and range of colour, and long-lasting fade-proof brilliance, which has always been a struggle to obtain with our marker drawings. Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with these amazing markers through the video below.

For a full listing of residency events, please click here. And keep up to date with all aspects of the residency, as well as special surprise events, by following our Facebook and Instagram, @icdp_draw.



Based in Northern New Mexico, USA, Eliza Naranjo Morse works across disciplines from sculpture and drawing to social projects involving cultivating land and working in public schools and the local youth detention center.  Through her interdisciplinary work she seeks to celebrate place, and to consider the intangibles of life including spirituality, balance, resourcefulness and renewal. 

Eliza Naranjo Morse studied drawing at Parsons School of Design and at the Institute for American Indian Arts, and ultimately graduated from Skidmore College with a B.S. in art in 2003. Naranjo Morse has shown her work in a number of international venues including, among others, at Cumbre de el Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico; Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia; Chelsea Art Museum, New York, New York; SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, USA; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, USA; Berlin Gallery Phoenix; School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe. A participating artist of the Site Santa Fe Biennial in 2008 she is also a 2007 awardee of the King Artist Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe.


PRAKSIS is an Oslo-based not-for-profit organisation running arts residencies that focus on developing artistic practice through discussion and shared experience. PRAKSIS aims to open the artistic process up to a wide audience, and encourage a deeper engagement with and understanding of contemporary art – getting people excited about what artists do, not just what they produce. PRAKSIS aims to link talented arts professionals from around the world to the Norwegian arts scene and its wider community, building links and enabling public access wherever we can.


The Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) is a foundation created by the Norwegian Ministries of Culture and of Foreign Affairs in 2001 with the aim of developing cultural collaborations between Norway and the international arts scene. OCA aims to become one of the main organs in the international contemporary arts debate through initiatives such as exhibitions, seminars and publications, as well as by providing support to Norwegian artists for their activities in the international art arena, and by inviting international curators and artists to Norway. OCA has been responsible for Norway's contribution to the visual arts section of La Biennale di Venezia since 2001.


Sami Daiddaguovddas/Sámi Center for Contemporary Art – is a center for Sámi visual art. Its year-round programme foregrounds international contemporary art with a focus on Sámi culture, and is international in scope and reach.


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