To see without man. (2022)
To see without man. (2022)

VIKTOR PEDERSEN

Viktor Pedersen is the winner of the Coast Contemporary price 2022!

In collaboration with Oslo Open, an Open Studios festival, we are happy to grant this prize to Pedersen and to present his work during Coast Contemporary.

Pedersen participates with a screening of the new film To see without man. The work is a collaboration with artist Ingrid K. Bjørnaali.
Location: Rødbanken in Tromsø.

Viktor Pedersen (b.1988) works interdisciplinary with video, performance, sound, and text. In his artistic practice, he approaches non-human intelligence to look at how we interact with other organisms in conscious and unconscious ways.

On interdimensional beings. Photo: Jannik Abel
On interdimensional beings. Photo: Jannik Abel

Through storytelling Pedersen employs the perspectives of different beings—an alien from another dimension, yeast who influence society, or the bacteria in his body. With these voices he desires to challenge and play with the idea of human exceptionalism.
I am multitudes
I am multitudes

Pedersen received his MFA from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2020, and his BFA from the Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing in Tromsø in 2016. Recent solo exhibitions include Dancing With Dionysos, Galleri Memphis, Oslo (2022) and The Skin, A Border, Studio17, Stavanger (2021).
Dancing with Dionysos. Installation photo by Istvan Virag.
Dancing with Dionysos. Installation photo by Istvan Virag.

Selected group shows include The Arctic Arts Festival, Harstad (2021), and Høstutstillingen, Oslo (2020). He is the founder and organiser of the platform Wild Seeds. Pedersen lives and works in Oslo.