Open Call 2024

The Jury's Decision

Atelier Nord received a total of 75 applications for our 2024 Open Call – an increase of 24 from last year. After a thorough review of all applications, the jury selected Qi Tan’s proposal. Qi’s project revolves around a series of 3D animated videos that deal with the properties of colorful plants on various planets in an imagined, sci-fi inspired universe bound by different physical laws than our own.

The jury was particularly enthusiastic about the dreamlike quality of Qi’s work and her ability to create an aesthetically appealing mythological and spiritual journey through an alien world. The videos have a calming and mediative effect and could be said to relate to techniques that people use to deal with anxiety such as mindfulness, dream diaries and meditation. Atelier Nord and the jury members would like to thank everyone who applied.  We received many exciting applications, leading to varied discussions among the jury members.

Qi Tan (b. 1994 in China) lives in Oslo and mainly works with video, installation, and drawing. She holds a master’s degree from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Studio 17 in Stavanger (2021) and participation in Høstutstillingen (2022). Works by Qi were also included in the group exhibition Utopia at Tegnerforbundet in Oslo (2022).

The jury members for this year’s Open Call were Synne Tollerud Bull, Ida Lykken Ghosh, Admir Korjenic-Hansen and Nicholas Norton.