Big Science is an art project by Martin White, the result of research into the freewheeling Norwegian psychiatrist
Carl Wilhelm Sem-Jacobsen, Big Science is serialised across publications, posters, stickers, exhibitions, lecture performances.
Big Science Issue #01 is currently available in a limited, hand assembled and signed edition of 100. Big Science Issue #02 will be released in Autumn 2022.
Big Science Volume 01 is an upcoming solo exhibition to be presented at UKS (Young Artist’s Society) in Oslo in Spring 2023.
Martin White (B. 1978, Sydney, Australia) holds an MFA from Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2017), BFA (Hon) from RMIT (2014) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Dramatic Arts (Directing) from the Victorian College of the Arts (2002). Prior to his artistic practice, Martin has directed performance, film and television. Alongside his artistic practice, Martin has published essays and reviews, sat on award and grant panels, worked as a researcher, and taught.
Solo / Duo shows include Oslo Kunstforening (2019) and Tokonoma at Melk (2018). Group shows include Høstutstillingen (2021) and Norsk Teknisk Museum ‘Making Sense Together’ (2017).
EDUCATION 2015 – 2017 Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO), Master of Fine Arts 2011 – 2014 RMIT, Bachelor of Fine Art (First Class Honours) 2002 Victorian College of the Arts, Graduate Diploma of Dramatic Art (Theatre Direction)
SOLO / DUO SHOWS 2023 ‘Big Science Volume #01’ UKS (Unge Kunstnernes Samfund) Oslo, (NO) 2019 ‘Is this OK?’ Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo (NO) 2018 ‘Dust Biter’, Tokonoma at Melk, Oslo (NO)
GROUP SHOWS 2021 ‘Big Science’ Issue #001, Høstutsillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, (NO) 2017 ‘Are We Not Drawn Onward...’ Avgang Utsilling, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (NO) 2017 ‘Dust Biter’ FRANK, Malmö, (SWE) 2015 ‘This is Not Just Your Bed’ Bivouac 4, Neon Parlour, Melbourne, (AUS)
WORK 2022 – Guest teacher, Kunstakademiet, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (NO) 2020 - 2021 Interviewer and producer of ‘Are You OK? Podcast (NO) 2020 Guest teacher Ölandsfolkhögskola (SWE) 2019 Examiner, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (NO) 2018 Guest teacher at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (NO) 2017 Research assistance for artist Bouchra Khalili 2003 – 2015 Artistic Director, First Impressions Youth Arts, City of Whittlesea, (AUS)
LECTURES 2018 ‘Are We Not Drawn Onward...’ Teknisk Museum Researcher’s Night ‘Making Sense Together’ (NO) 2018 ‘Are We Not Drawn Onward...’ UKS # 12 Minibar ’Free Your Modernity’ (NO)
SELECTED PUBLIC & COMMUNITY ARTS 2015 ‘THANKS FOR ASKING’ Creator and Director, First Impressions Youth Arts, Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre, Melbourne (AUS) 2013 Facilitator / Director ‘Bunjil’, media project for the City of Whittlesea (AUS) 2012 – 2014 Concept and Creative Producer ‘Delayed Response’, an online artwork responding to Black Saturday, funded by Australia Council Broadband Arts Initiative (AUS) 2003 – 2015 Artistic Director First Impressions Youth Arts, City of Whittlesea (AUS)
AWARDS / GRANTS
2022 KORO Preparatory funding for public art proposal 2021 BKV 1 year stipend 2020 BKV 1 year stipend 2019 BKV 1 year stipend 2018 Oslo Kommune artist studio, Myntgata 2018 BKV 1 year stipend 2017 Oslo Kommune diversestipend 2017 Kulturrådet diversestipend 2017 FKDS Project Stipend 2017 Kulturrådet diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere 2016 FKDS Development of Practice Stipend 2015 Art Start Stipend, Australia Council for the Arts 2012 Broadband Arts Initiative, Australia Council for the Arts