ARTIST CV

 

3 sitroner , from the series  Tales of Transformation .

3 sitroner, from the series Tales of Transformation.

Dida Sundet is an award-winning fine art photographer and light painter from Norway, currently living in Wollongong, Australia. 

Dida works with a number of techniques to create her work, ranging from staged photography to sculpture and installation.

Since 2007, Dida has devoted her artistic career to specialising in the art of light painting.

Her constructed and meticulously staged photographs explore identity, displacement and storytelling.

Dida’s most recent work situates the imagination as site for the construction of trans-identities and poetic realities.

Her work unites aspects from an extensive background in theatre, film and photography in both Norway and Australia.

Dida’s image ‘3 Sitroner’ (3 lemons) was awarded 1st place in the category for Special Night Photography, non professional, in the International Photography Awards, 2013.

Dida has exhibited widely in both Norway and Australia.

SOLO SHOWS

2015
Tales of Transformation (selected works), Wolveschildren Art Space, Ballarat International Foto Biennale — Fringe program, Ballarat
2014
Tales of Transformation, MA Assessment show, Phyllis Palmer Gallery, Bendigo
2010
For Illusion Isn’t The Opposite Of Reality, Bus Gallery, Melbourne

GROUP SHOWS

2018
Horizon presented by RAW Australia, University of Wollongong, Wollongong

2012
Of Light (Yolk Collective), The Barn, Sydney
2011
ScanArt, 1000 Pound Bend, Melbourne
2010
ScanArt, 1000 Pound Bend, Melbourne
2009
Four Attempts At Disguise, School of art galleries, RMIT, Melbourne
Juvenarte, Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo
Scant, First Site Gallery, Melbourne
Siemens RMIT Fine Art Scholarship exhibition, selected works, Bayswater, Melbourne
2008
Siemens RMIT Fine Art Scholarship exhibition, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
I love you but I’ve chosen darkness, RMIT Fine Art Photography Graduate show, Brunswick street Gallery, Melbourne
ScanArt 2008, C3 Gallery, Melbourne
LINK, O Projects Gallery, Melbourne
2007
ScanArt, Fresh Gallery, Melbourne
2006
Hysteria, Kerala Art and Photography Gallery, Melbourne
2005
Bløtkokt, Grafill Art Gallery & Blaa Jazzclub, Oslo

GRANTS / AWARDS

2013
1st place night photography, The International Photography Awards, non-professional for the image ‘3 Sitroner’ (3 Lemons).
2011
The International Photography Awards, honourable mention for the image ‘A Tail of Transformation’
2010
The International Photography Awards, honourable mention for the series Performing Metamorphosis
2009
The International Photography Awards, honourable mention for the series Down a Rabbit Hole
2008
Siemens RMIT Fine Art Scholarship, Finalist
Golden Key Membership Award for Academic Excellence
2003
Scholarship of 10 000 Nkr from Sandsvaerbanken for short film project in St. Petersburg, Russia

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FILM

2006
One+Two. Screening of hand-drawn animations at Horse Bazaar, Melbourne
2003
Mors Lille Ole, short film, dir. Launing Katarina, Mediefabrikken i Akershus, Strømmen
2002
No Surprises, short stop motion animation. Mediefabrikken i Akershus, Strømmen

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Master of Visual Arts
La Trobe University, Bendigo, Australia 2011-2014

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fine Art Photography w/Honours First Class, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia 2006-2009

Diploma in Art Photography, Robert Meyer College of Art, Oslo, Norway 2004-2005                                                         

Certificate in Art Photography,Oslo Fotokunst skole, Oslo, Norway, 2002-2003

Diploma in film production, Mediefabrikken i Akershus, 2001–2002