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Ina Hagen (°1989, NO) is an artist and writer living and working in Oslo. In her artistic practice, spanning text and printed matter, digital media, collective work, communal making practices, and pedagogical forms, Hagen constructs platforms and performative situations of collective, critical reflection. In recent projects she has been focusing on the normalisation of Norwegian energy colonialism through industry self-presentation.

Ina Hagen has exhibited at Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo (2023), Bergen Kunsthall (2021), Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven (2021), the Nordic Biennale MOMENTUM, Moss (2019), Index—The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm (2019), Altan (2021), Coast Contemporary, Trondheim/Bergen (2018), INCA Seattle, USA (2016), among others. She has previously been awarded international research residencies at IASPIS, Stockholm (2019-20), Capacete, Rio de Janeiro (2018), BAR Project, Barcelona (2017), and Quartier 21, Museums Quartier, Vienna (2014).

Hagen co-initiated the discursive platform and exhibition venue Louise Dany in Oslo (2016-2020), and has since 2016 intermittently contributed to the Nordic art journal, Kunstkritikk. With Louise Dany she focussed on collective explorations of critical-, feminist-, and postcolonial theory, radical pedagogy, and the artistic process as a mode of citizenship. As a writer, she was selected for the Astrup Fearnley ‘Next Generation of Norwegian Contemporary Art: Sun and Spring in January’ in 2018, and the ‘Another Gaze x Open City Docs New Critics Workshop’ in 2022.

Alongside her studio practice, Hagen has been dedicated to issues of artists’ working and living conditions, most notably through political influence work as a board member of the young artist’s union, national membership organisation, and institution for contemporary art, UKS (Young Artist’s Society) (2017-2023), and as a founding member of Kunstnerboligforeningen (The Artists’ Housing Association).

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Ina Hagen is supported by the OCA - Office for Contemporary Art Norway.