The Victor Fellowship started in 2004. Today, it consists of a six-month studio residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), in Brooklyn, New York.
The Fellowship is open to individuals:
- holding a Master’s degree in photography, fine arts or photo journalism, with the main focus on still photography
- have studied in the Nordic countries or be a Nordic citizen who has completed a degree elsewhere
- have graduated between 2013-2016 or expect to have graduated by June 2017
Application deadline for Victor Fellowship 2017: March 1, 2017
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Espen Gleditsch – Victor Fellowship 2016
The Hasselblad Foundation is pleased to announce Espen Gleditsch as the recipient of the Victor Fellowship 2016.
Espen Gleditsch’s project White Lies is a work in progress, which he will be developing further during his residency at ISCP in New York. White Lies deals with whiteness through the mediating role of photography in the dissemination of art and architecture, and the production of art historical knowledge. One of the most influential exhibitions of functionalist architecture, the 1927 Weissenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart, was documented in black and white photographs, creating an image of functionalist buildings as having white facades. These portrayals have been formative for functionalist architecture to this day, even though a key feature on several of the houses was the use of bright colours. In 1932 the Museum of Modern Art in New York held an exhibition on modern architecture that proved to be seminal in conveying the idea of white modernism.
Espen Gleditsch will continue his research in the MoMA archives, which hold unique material related to the 1932 exhibition. The artist writes: “With the project I intend to place the desire to eliminate colour from the architectural discourse in a broader political context in the interwar period, a time characterized by its ideals of medical, racial, sexual, psychological, moral and visual hygiene.”
Espen Gleditsch graduated from the Oslo National Academy of Arts in 2015.
Members of the jury for the Victor Fellowship 2016 were Tine Colstrup, Curator at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art; Dragana Vujanovic, Chief Curator at the Hasselblad Foundation; Cecilia Sandblom, Photographer at the Hasselblad Foundation, and Louise Wolthers, Research Manager at the Hasselblad Foundation.
Previous recipients of the Victor Fellowships
2015 Mårten Lange
2014 Lotta Törnroth
2013 Savas Boyraz & Malin Bernalt
2012 Tonje Bøe Birkeland & Linda Varoma
2011 David Molander & Joachim Fleinert
2010 Lovisa Ringborg & Nelli Palomäki
2009 Mattias Ericsson & Mårten Lange
2008 Preben Holst
2007 Anna Linderstam
2006 Daniel Andersson
2005 Hyun-Jin Kwak
2004 Pernilla Zetterman