Kjetil Detroit Kristensen


Kjetil Detroit Kristensen (b.1981) is an artist based in Oslo, Norway. He is currently occupied with his ongoing contemporary post-studio practice, interest for self-initiated venues, performative strategies, site (and situation) specific projects, pseudonyms, monochromes and polar bears. And also a belief that public art and democracy somewhat are the same, since the one thing cannot function without the other.

Kristensen is founder of the artist-run laboratory for art & public space Detroit Kunsthalle and co-founder of the organisation and collective September Split. He co-founded the collaborative curatorial platform and professional skateboard-art-team Contemporary Cruise Crew as well as the artist-run studio space VORTA at Lokomotivverkstedet in Middelalderparken, Oslo.

Kristensen holds a BA from the Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art (2011) and a MFA from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2018). He has exhibited at Nebbelux, Fredrikstad; Gallery SØ, Copenhagen; Trinosophes, Detroit; Studio17, Stavanger; space 4235, Genova; The NY Art Book Fair, New York; MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Haikou; Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger; Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø; Akademirommet - Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; Kurant Visningsrom, Tromsø; Occupy Landscape, Stavanger; Dronning Sonja KunstStall at The Royal Palace, Oslo and Festspillene i Nord-Norge, Harstad among others.

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