Knipsu is an experimental exhibition space and collective for contemporary art. Knipsu produces concerts, performances, publications and exhibitions as an arena where artistic quality and development are the focus regardless of genre and media. Our profile can best be defined through the unpredictability in both expression and form, where the recurring theme is the awareness of the present in a social and humane perspective. Knipsu acts as a hybrid between the genres of music, art and performance where the tension point for much of the consistent rawness of Knipsu occurs. The Knipsu artist run concept was founded in the framework of collaboration and DIY in 2010 by Hilde Jørgensen and Maya Økland (2010 -2014), and is now run by Jørgensen, Olav Mathisen and Ulf Melbye. Our activity has involved over 180 artists from all Nordic countries, Europe, the Middle East, the USA and South America, from artist-run initiatives to well-established institutions.
KNIPSU is an artist run gallery in Bergen, Norway with focus on artistic exchange through a local based platform and a mobile platform. KNIPSU aim to introduce international artists to the Bergen art scene, and to be active with a mobile program within the Nordic peripheries and the International art scene. Encounters has been made with; Galleria Huuto in Helsinki, Finland, Norsk-Finsk Kulturinstitutt in Oslo, Norway, the Kulturhuset Sermermiut in Ilulissat, Greenland. Building up lasting networks with sister organizations KNIPSU strive to establish artistic exchange beyond borders. KNIPSU´s hyper activities consists of exhibitions, events, concerts, workshops, seminars and publications. KNIPSU is run on a DIY approach by Maya Økland, Hilde Jørgensen and Kristin Tårnesvik with generous support from the Nordic Culture Point, the Municipality of Bergen, OCA, and the Norwegian Arts Council.