Tonje Bøe Birkeland shortlisted for Hasselblad Foundation’s fellowship
Tonje Bøe Birkeland, MA student in Fine Art who is about to graduate in May 2012, is shortlisted for the Hasselblad Foundation’s fellowship in photography.
The winner of the 2012 Victor Fellowship in the MA student group will be offered a six-month residency program at The International Studio & Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York. The name of the winner will be announced on 7 June. Tonje Bøe Birkeland participates with her MA project "Letter from Mongolia".
Exhibition "New Nordic Photography 2012"
Tonje Bøe Birkeland is also one of the ten nominated finalists that will participate in the exhibition "New Nordic Photography 2012" at the Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg. She is the only finalist from Norway. The vernissage is on 7 June and the exhibition is open from 9 June to 19 August 2012.
Works by at least one of the nominees will be bought by the Hasselblad Foundation's Collection.
Lars Dyrendom (DK)
Kirsi Maarit Mustonen (FI)
Gabriella Jonsson (S)
Hanna Jagare (S)
Linda Maria Varoma (FI)
Filippo Zambon (FI)
Mikko Sinervo (FI)
Alen Aligrudic (DK)
Thomas Bergh (S)
Tonje Bøe Birkeland (N)
The Victor Fellowships 2012
The aim of the Hasselblad Foundation's prestigious educational fellowships in photography, the Victor Fellowships, is to encourage continued education on a post-graduate level at well-reputed institutions outside the Nordic countries. Two fellowships will be awarded- one for a one-year Master's program in England and the other for a six-month residency program in the United States.
The winners of the fellowships are selected on the basis of a competition, in which 8-10 nominated finalists participate in the exhibition New Nordic Photography at Hasselblad Center. At the opening of the show internationally renowned experts in photography, commissioned by the Foundation, will select the winners.
The winner of the 2012 Victor Fellowship in the Bachelor group will be offered a one-year Master's program at either the Glasgow School of Art or at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.
The winner of the 2012 Victor Fellowship in the Master group will be offered a six-month residency program at ISCP in Brooklyn, New York.
The stipend amount for England is GBP 20,000 and for New York USD 37,000. The stipend should cover or contribute to tuition fees, travel and living expenses.
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