FAEN – Female Artistic Experiments Norway er initiert og organisert av Zane Cerpina / TEKS – Trondheim Elektroniske Kunstsenter i samarbeid med Atelier Nord, PNEK, BEK, i/o/lab, Notam, FeLT og bokprosjektet Elektronisk kunst i Norge.

FAEN produksjonsteam består av Zane Cerpina (TEKS/PNEK), Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad (PNEK) og Boris Kourtoukov. FAEN-eksperter inkluderer Hege Tapio (i/o/lab), Kristin Bergaust (OsloMet / FeLT), kunstnerne Kirsty Kross og Stahl Stenslie.

FAEN er støttet av Norsk Kulturråd, Oslo kommune, PNEK, Atelier Nord og TEKS.


FAEN – Female Norwegian Experimental Artists – is initiated and organized by the emerging curator and experimental art practitioner Zane Cerpina / TEKS – Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre. FAEN partners include Atelier Nord, BEK, i/o/lab, Notam, FeLT, and the book project: Elektronisk kunst i Norge.

FAEN production team consists of Zane Cerpina, Gyrid Nordal Kaldestad (PNEK) and Boris Kourtoukov.  FAEN experts include Hege Tapio (i/o/lab), Kristin Bergaust (OsloMet / FeLT), artists Kirsty Kross and Stahl Stenslie.

FAEN is sponsored by Arts Council Norway, Oslo kommune, Atelier Nord, PNEK and TEKS.



AN Logo words 2-line blackAtelier Nord works within new media art, with new forms and new content – especially within technology intensive art. These fields are characterized by instability in relation to production, distribution and how they are communicated. Atelier Nord is the main venue for FAEN.

logos-spon3.pngPNEK – Production Network for Electronic Art Norway is a network structure aiming to provide good production conditions for artists working with electronic and interdisciplinary art. PNEK is a partner for the FAEN Exhibition and “FAEN kvelder” program. 

logos-spon2.pngTEKS – Trondheim Electronic Art Centre is a non-profit organisation founded in Trondheim in 2002. The organisation is a resource and competence centre that aims to produce and convey techno related art projects within all art disciplines. In collaboration with TEKS, FAEN will show the full collection of the Temporary Library of Norwegian Media Art.

BEK-logo-bwBEK – Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts is an interdisciplinary centre for the development of art and new technology. BEK aims to extend the field of electronic art through collaboration, reflection and the sharing of knowledge. BEK is a partner for the FAEN Exhibition.


i/o/lab – Based in Stavanger, at Tou Scene – a former brewery transformed into a cultural house – i/o/lab has since 2001 promoted artistic projects that explore the interplay between new technology, science, bioart and social context. i/o/lab contributes as a resource through presentations, productions and as a partner in the field, both nationally and internationally. i/o/lab is a partner for the FAEN Exhibition.

notamNotam is a center for the development and innovative use of technology in music and the arts. The center is a resource for anyone who works with technology as an artistic tool, and is focused on sharing of knowledge and expertise. Notam is a parner for the FAEN Exhibition. In collaboration with Vandaler forening FAEN program will include “Kveld av Lydkunst”.

EKUNSTThe book project “Elektronisk kunst i Norge” contributes to the FAEN program as a critical tool for research to explore the achievements in the field by Norwegian experimental artists. In collaboration with the project, FAEN aims to move closer to providing an overview of the history and the fields development.


The FELT project – Futures of Living Technologies – engages in the interrelations and intersections that occur between human beings, living environments and machines, relations on the edge of how we experience aliveness today. This might evoke a sense of the uncanny and a fear of being dominated by the machine, but also reveals a world of possibilities of becoming, creation of new forms and behaviors.