Art house Messen, Ålvik, Norway
Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik, Norge

Open Studio 24th March

KHMessen will open their door again for the next Open Studio at 24th March. kl. 18:00 – 21:00

For some of the artists it marks the end of their stay at Messen, yet for others the beginning.

Participating artists are:
Zsófia Jakab (Hungary)
Carla Souto & Álvaro Giménez Ibáñez  (Spain)
Graham Murtough (USA)
Filipa Pontes (Portugal)
Seirin Hyung (UK / South Korea)
Juliette Romboti (Greece)
Wim van den Toorn (NL / Norway)



Zsófia Jakab – Spinning Wheel 1


Alvaro Gimenez Ibanez – [Due to Compelling Reasons, We Could Not Offer a Higher Rate of Profitability for This Piece of Nature. We Apologize for Any Inconvenience Caused.]

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Carla Souto



Graham Murtough – Remembering Ruin 1



Filipa Pontes


Seirin Hyung


Image Layering (14)

Juliette Romboti


March 15, 2018
Open Studio 24th March

Solo exhibition Seirin Hyung

We are very proud to announce the solo exhibition of Seirin Hyung at Galleri Bokboden in Bergen.
Paintings made during her residency at Messen !

Opening at 5. March, from kl. 17:00 – 19:00 !


February 14, 2018
Solo exhibition Seirin Hyung

Open Studio of Iryna Vorona and Pavlo Baltaziuk

Welcome to the Open Studio


Iryna Vorona and Pavlo Baltaziuk – Ukraine based mixed media artists.

Irina and Pavlo have stayed 1 month at KHMessen. During this working period they have dived totally into the norwegian way of living, meaning; working hard, hiking, fishing, enjoying the sunset and capturing nature through there selfmade television screen.

The results of their stay will be shown : Thursday 11th januari, 19:30 hrs.

Iryna Vorona Installation
“Silence of light” shows essence of human being as unique and perfect spirit connected to nature.
Analyzing of time motion through combination of material and light, and feelings with light. All parts interact each other by changing own material being, and it’s continuous live process, an integral part of which is human.  47 emotionally psychological portraits with intuitively-symbolical way of expression, organic compound of people with environment.
Along with light we can perceive motion of time inside each part of little life fragment. All our feelings, mental, social and emotional experiences are connected with time. It’s not a physical value. It is an experience, unique adventure of our lives.


Conjointly made project:
#Ålviktv – Specific fiction of fleeting moment, state of soul – something unbelievable and escaping, just a moment in time, that is placed into the memory, like invisible thread connecting your soul with nature
….what you are is what you see…


Pavlo Baltaziuk project – “ Ålvik, Hardangerfjord” – soul of nature. Research of local environment in order to depict the most important specifics. Diversity and beauty of nature states using oil paint and hand pressing technique.


January 10, 2018
Open Studio of Iryna Vorona and Pavlo Baltaziuk

Alt Går Bra

Alt gar bra

Hvor ofte har du muligheten til å snakke om ditt drømme-samfunn?
Måten samfunnet er organisert på avgjør alle aspekter av livet ditt: kvaliteten på helseomsorg, utdanning, offentlig transport og boligsituasjon. Andre viktige avgjørelser bestemmer hvordan samfunnet organiseres og drives, som for eksempel utviklingen av bærekraftige måter å leve på som tar i betraktning naturvern og beslutninger om hvordan vi håndterer vold, krig og fred, for å nevne noe.

Kunstnergruppen Alt Går Bra vil gjerne høre om dine drømmer, for prosjektet Den norske idealstaten.
Alt Går Bra
vil være på Kabuso tirsdag 5., fredag 8. og lørdag 9. desember for å utføre en spørreundersøkelse med Øysteses innbyggere.
Kunstnergruppen vil presentere prosjektet i Kabuso tirsdag 5.desember kl. 12.00. Alt Går Bra vil deretter være tilgjengelig på Kabuso for å gjennomføre én til én spørreundersøkelser hvor du vil få anledning til å fritt uttrykke dine ideer om din personlige idealstat.

Én til én spørreundersøkelser i kaféen, Kabuso :
tirsdag 5. desember 12.30 – 15.00
fredag 8. desember 11.00 – 15.00
lørdag 9. desember 11.00 – 16.00

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December 6, 2017
Alt Går Bra

Selected artists for 2018

We like to congratulate the artists for being selected for a residency at KHMessen in 2018! We are looking forward to meet you !

  • Philipp Bünger (Germany)
  • Juliette Romboti (Greece)
  • Filipa Pontes (Portugal)
  • Graham Murtough (USA)
  • Seirin Hyung (UK / South Korea)
  • Natalie Sanders (UK)
  • Zsófia Jakab (Hungary / UK)
  • Carla Souto / Álvaro Giménez Ibáñez (Spain)
  • James Cross (UK)
  • Gabrielle Pare (Canada)
  • Bart Nijboer (The Netherlands)
  • Anna Hill (USA)
  • Sibylle Eimermacher (Germany/The Netherlands)
  • Kristoffer Axén (Sweden)
  • Maja Ingerslev (Danmark)
  • Tammy Salzl (Canada)
  • Cheryl Leonard (USA)
  • Eléonore Scardoni (France / Belgium)
  • Gabriel Kaprielian / Jennifer Chen-su Huang (USA)
  • Rebecca Haseltine (USA)
  • Amy Dynan (Australia)
  • Teresa Reeves (USA)
  • Fei Li (China / USA)
  • Jean-Michel Crapanzano (The Netherlands)
  • Sylvia Waltering (Germany / UK)
  • Raquel Algaba (Spain)
  • Hellen Abma (The Netherlands)
  • Donna Glee Williams (USA)
  • Ingrid Pasmans (The Netherlands)
  • Neal Cahoon (Ireland / UK)
  • Caroline Ligthart (The Netherlands)
  • Zane Tuča (Latvia)
  • Agnieszka Gotowała (Poland)
  • Nicoletta Favari / Christopher Salvito (Italia / USA)
  • Vibeke Rønsbo (Danmark)
  • Laurie Lambrecht (USA)
  • Yukari Kaihori (Japan / New Zealand)
  • Hui Serene (HongKong)
  • Cecilia Hultman (Sweden)
  • Samantha Morris (USA)
  • Maxim Kuphal-Potapenko (Germany)



November 24, 2017
Selected artists for 2018

Successful Open Studio

Thank you very much every one that visited the Open Studio last wednesday! We were happy with the well-attended evening. We also like to thank the participating artists for showing their exciting works!

Thank you Ross for you lovely poetry reading, Maia for showing your personal art works, Anastasia for your mundfull performance and videoworks, Sam for interesting view on architecture, Sunniva for your exciting illustrations and Karla for your lovely cutout works and Chris, for your great photos of Ålvik!


Ross and Bjorn Otto

Ross Donlon reading together with Bjørn Otto Wallevik, from his book Sjøvegen.


Ross Donlon reading his poems.

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Works from the studio of Maja Skjøth Hegelund


Anastasia Savinova at het studio showing her videoworks.


Performance of Anastasia Savinova.

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Sam van Strien talking about his work at his studio.

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Sunniva Krogseth´s colorfull illustrations at her studio.

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Karla Caprali showing her cutouts.


One of the Ålvik photograps, of Chris Aadland, that he showed at the Open Studio.

September 29, 2017
Successful Open Studio

Open Studio August

Thank you all for a very inspiring Open Studio this August!


At Ivana Tkalcic studio, watching her new video works, made here during her residency at Messen. (Photos Christian Santana Prinz)


At the studio of Cristina Megia Fernandez.


(Photo Christian Santana Prinz)


Messen inspires…


The sketchwall in studio of Cristina Megia Fernandez.


At Asumi Hayashi studio.


Asumi´s mezzotint print demonstration.

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Asumi Hayashi´s work.


Anna B. Hursh explaining her collaboration with Christian Santana Prinz at their studio.




Ana B. Bursh and Christian Santana Prinz collaboration.


Ross Donlon is reading his poems of Ålvik together with Kristin, who worked on the Sjøvegen book project together with Ross.

August 28, 2017
Open Studio August