Dida Sundet

 

Dida graffiti no borderDida Sundet is a Norwegian artist currently living in Melbourne, 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 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

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
Scanart, 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
The International Photography Awards, 1st place night photography, 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

Film

2006
One+Two. Screening of short animations at Horse Bazaar, Melbourne
2003
Mors Lille Ole, short film, dir. Launing Katarina, Production assistant and extra. Mediefabrikken i Akershus, Strømmen
2002
No Surprises, short animation. Mediefabrikken i Akershus, Strømmen

Studies

2011 – 2014
Master of Visual Arts, La Trobe University, Bendigo
2006 – 2009
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fine Art Photography, w/Honours, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
2004 – 2005
Art Photography course, Robert Meyer College of Art, Oslo, Norway
2002 – 2003
Film and Photography course, Oslo Fotokunst Skole, Oslo, Norway
2001 – 2002
Film, TV and Animation course, Mediefabrikken I Akershus,  Strømmen, Norway
1996 – 1999
Music, dance & theatre studies, Upper Secondary  education, St.Hallvard Videregånde skole, Lier, Norway

Publications

2009
Ansanytt (magazine for Norwegian student abroad) Nr.3, Down a Rabbit Hole, Norway
The Northside Ladies Bicycle Calendar (April & December), Melbourne
2008
Laagendalsposten, “Dida Down Under”, Eigil Kittang Ramstad, 3. October, Norway
2007
Litmusphere Journal, “Working Life”, issue 2, Identity
2005
WhatWeDoIsSecret, “Apocalypse Dudes”, November issue, Melbourne
‘Apocalypse Dudes’, (http://www.nrk.no/musikk/5173055.html) (Norwegian national broadcasting), 25. October, Norway