Sound artist and pioneer Maia Urstad today receives Rune Brynestad’s one-year memorial grant – Norway’s most finest and largest artist grant. BEK congratulates Maia with the award, and is very proud that she is an important and regular contributor to us at BEK. Maia means a lot to the field of sound and electronic art, and we are so happy that her exploratory, consistent and groundbraking artistic practice gets this recognition. We are looking forward to the continuation, and to more art by Maia in the future!
Norske Billedkunstnere’s stipend committee states that Maia “stands out among many sound artists through her distinctive way of processing sound visually. Urstad has a unique ability to anchor sound sources into a physical material and display the concrete manifestations of sound; that is, how the sound reaches us.”
Photos from right to left:
Maia Urstad. Photo: Bonnhoeren Boeschemeyer /NBK.
Lydmur (2005) in Malmø Konsthall. Photo: Gustav Midtboe.
MURMUR in Onassis Cultural Center, Borderline Festival 2019, Athen. Photo: Simopoulos.
Maia Urstad. Photo: Eivind Senneset.