Toril Johannessen’s (b. 1978, Norway) practice often engages in methods and source material from the domains of science. Thematically her work spans a wide range of interests, from visual perception to linguistics; impossible energy cycles, alternative methods for time measurement; optical illusions and spatial disorientation. By combining scientific fact and the history of science with her own investigations and concepts, she applies a critical and subjective view on the impact of modern science on various forms of knowledge production.

Johannessen received her MFA from the Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Norway (2008), and in 2011 she was a student at The Mountain School of Arts, LA.


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Her works has been included in group exhibitons such as