Lina Viste Grønli combines semiotic sculpture and collage techniques that deconstruct language as a narrative form. Her work draws from popular culture and imagery proposing alternative strategies and redefinitions. Although it varies widely in scale and orientation, the work manifests a sense of displacement, suggesting a subversive orientation and a defying of convention. Lately this disposition has steered her more poignantly, though not exclusively, towards art as a manifestation of, and tool within, alienation.
Lina Viste Grønli was born in Bergen, Norway. Lives and works in Brussels and Berlin. She is currently working on several public sculpture proposals and a publication on her work titled Grace Jones on Sculpture (Torpedo Press). Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Gaudel de Stampa, Paris, France (upcoming), Henie Onstad Art Centre, Oslo, Performa09, New York, USA, Art Since the Summer of 69, New York, Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo, and Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmo.