This is my language, my expression, my way of figuring out my own position in the world. I want to offer a different perspective. To let people know that there is always an alternative to what is already there. The only real goal is presence.



Cato Løland, 2022

Cato Løland (b. 1982) lives in Bergen, Norway. His work has a playful odor and refuses to get categorized, it questions hierarchies within materials and techniques. Detritus cast aside and rescued from alleyways can be found alongside expensive silk and high-quality artistic tools. He is particularly drawn to industrially produced materials as they offer an opportunity for the reintroduction of the human hand in their creation – for reanimation. Subtlety, vulnerability, playfulness, and insistent presence has become hallmarks of his practice. Løland completed his MA from Bergen Academy of Art and Design in 2009. Recent solo exhibitions include Added at Lundgren Gallery, Palma (ES), Bogar i spenn (Arches in Span), Tou, Stavanger (NO), Turning Strangers into Family at Entrée, Bergen (NO), Chests at Paris Internationale, Paris (FR), Reservoar at The Textile Industry Museum, Salhus (NO), Før, før, etter, etter at Tag Team, Bergen (NO), Albogerom at SOFT Gallery, Oslo (NO). Current group exhibitions include The table, the sea and the fruit at Ølhallene, Stavanger (NO), Uncertain weavings at The Address Gallery, Brescia (IT), The Queer Gaze at KODE Art Museums, Bergen (NO) and Contextile at the 6th Contemporary Textile Art Biennial in Guimarães (PT). Løland’s work is included in the collections of KORO Public Art Norway, KODE Art Museums and Composer Homes, The Bergen Municipality Collection, Sogn og Fjordane Art Museum, University of Bergen, National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Norway, as well as several private collections.

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