I am an artist, living and working in Bergen, Norway, currently undertaking the MA Art Praxis at DAI, Dutch Art Institute in The Netherlands. My practice spans from self-initiations, commissions, collaborations, and curating. My work has its foundation in the time based, combining medias such as video, sound, performance and installation.

I am currently involved in SYNSMASKINEN, an artistic research conglomerate based at the Institute of Art at the University of Bergen. Synsmaskinen proposes a multifaceted inquiry into contemporary crises. Through a variety of interrelated artistic projects, a politically-charged horizon comes into focus: apocalyptic abysses, systemic entanglements, and hyper-complex realities.

Benedicte Leinan Clementsen
Born 31.03.1986 in Oslo, Norway


  • 2016-ONGOING​: MA Art Praxis, DAI (Dutch Art Institute), Arnhem, Netherland
  • 2011-14​​: BFA, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway
  • 2007-09​​: KIB, Art School in Bergen, Norway


  • 2015 – 2017: ​​Artist researcher in the Artistic Research Project SYNSMASKINEN, initiated by Professor Frans Jacobi,
    ​​​hosted by KHiB, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway

  • 2016: Solo show at Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway
  • 2016: ​Open Source Gallery, group show, Brooklyn, New York, US
  • 2015​: Haugesund Billedgalleri, group show, Bergen, Norway
  • 2015​: Lokalt 2015, group show, Bergen, Norway​
  • 2015​: Laru 15, Helsinki, Finland​​​​
  • 2015​: Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
  • 2015​: Vestlandsutstillingen, touring show, Norway ​​​​​​​
  • 2015​: Papa Gyros Night, Orkney Islands, Scotland​​​​
  • 2014​: Between Sky & Sea International performance art festival, Herdla, Norway​​
  • 2014​: HoveKunst, Hove festival, Arendal, Norway​​​
  • 2014​: Sectioning Experience, graduate exhibition show, Bergen, Norway​
  • 2014​: Vibber, Bergen International Festival, Bergen, Norway​​​
  • 2014​: Galleri Fisk, Bergen, Norway​​​​​
  • 2014​: Stord Art Association, Stord, Norway​​​​​​
  • 2013​: Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, New York, US​​​​
  • 2013​: PAO Festival, Atelier Nord /ANX, Oslo, Norway​​​​​​​
  • 2013​: Several events hosted by 100 years! Bergen, Norway​​​​
  • 2013​: PAB OPEN, Bergen, Norway​​​​
  • 2013​: The Arts Festival of North Norway, Harstad, Norway​​​​
  • 2013​: RHCW, Lincoln Art Programme, Lincoln, UK​​​​​
  • 2013​: Power to Change, KNIPSU, Bergen, Norway​​​
  • 2013: Beautiful Lies, Warsaw, Poland​​​​
  • 2013: Borealis Festival, Bergen, Norway​​​​​​​​
  • 2012: FEM_12 Festival, Barcelona, Spain​​​ ​
  • 2012​: L´Estruch (Nau Estruch), Sabadell, Spain​​​​
  • 2012: Bergen International Performance Festival, Bergen, Norway​​​
  • 2012​: GalleriBokboden, Bergen, Norway​​​​​​
  • 2011​: Meteor Festival, Bergen, Norway ​​​​​​
  • 2011​: NoN Performance Art festival, Bergen, Norway​​​​


  • 2015​: Which is a way of saying: a word was removed, with Johanne Hestvold, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway​​​
  • 2013​: BIT PrøveRommet, KNIPSU, Bergen, Norway


  • 2014-2015: Tutor and course holder in time based art, KHiB Bergen Academy for Art and Design, Bergen, Norway


  • 2016​: VECTOR publication, curated by Randi Grov Berger, Entreé
  • 2015: ​Artist of the month, VISP, web magazine
  • 2014​: Editor, catalogue, Sectioning Experience, graduate exhibition show
  • 2014​: Artist presentation, Content, KUNSTFORUM
  • 2012​: Co-editor, book, Never or Now International Performance Art Festival
  • 2012​: Interview, MÅG Magazine, issue seven, published by NABROAD


  • Bergen Municipality
  • Arts Council Norway
  • Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond
  • BEK


  • UKS, NBK