Jakob Oredsson is an artist, architect and scenographer, currently Artistic Research Fellow at Norwegian Theatre Academy (NTA), Østfold University College (HiØ), with the project Scenography as Symbiosis
, 2020-2023, which seeks to outline an ontology of scenography, exploring how scenography exists. After receiving a BA in scenography from NTA, Jakob studied architecture at The Cooper Union and Pratt Institute in New York and received an MA in Architecture from The Royal Academy in Copenhagen.
Oredsson has realized works internationally in public, gallery and theatre contexts, through a variety of mediums. Works which endeavor to engage existing environment in its very form, seeking to queer binaries such as art-context, form-content, active-passive and culture-nature, accentuating ambiguity and embracing flat ontology.
Work has been presented at Atelier Hotel Pro forma (DK), Berlin Light Art Weekend (DE), BIT Teatergarasjen (NO), Black Box Teater (NO), Bratislava Design Week (SK), The Cooper Union (US), Copenhagen Light Festival (DK), Copenhagen Stage (DK), Factory Studios (US), Festival of Independent Performing Arts (DK), Galleri CC (SE), Galleri F15 (NO), Galleri Format (NO), Glyptoteket (DK), Kino Kino Kunstsal (NO), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (RU), Momentum Kunsthall (NO), New Shelter Plan (DK), OK Corral (DK), The Prague Quadriennale (CZ), Reflector Light Festival (DK), Rosendal Teater (NO), The Watermill Center (US), 49B Studios (US), as well as public spaces in Aarhus (DK), Budapest (HU), Copenhagen (DK), Fredrikstad (NO), Helsingborg (SE), Moss (NO), New York (US), Oslo (NO) and Stavanger (NO).
Artistic Research Fellow - Scenography department
Norwegian Theatre Academy / Østfold University College
Visiting professor at The Academy of Performing Arts
Currently lives and works in Oslo