Trond Hugo Haugen (b. 1975) is a Norwegian artist working in a range of media, from drawing, artists´ books, text, project-based, often site-specific works and artist-run initiatives and institutions. His works shows a main interest in politics, history and the role of the artist in society. His drawings are direct, with a strong black and white expression.
Haugen was born in Kristiansand, but raised in Stavanger. He has a background as a concert promoter, artist manager and independent venue booker. He holds a master degree from Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts, Norway. After he graduated in 2002, he lived and worked in Malmö and Berlin, now based in Oslo.
Haugen´s works has been shown at The Art Centre Kabuso, Kunsthal Aarhus, SKMU - Sørlandet´s Museum of Art, Malmö Art Museum, Stavanger Art Museum, Turku Art Museum, The Norwegian Drawing Association, Gallery Gann and others. His project-based works include Et riksportrett (A Portrait of the Nation) 2012-2014 and Stavanger2018 / KA DÅ ITTEPÅ 2005–2011. Haugen runs the noCUBE publishing.
Haugen is former Chairman of the board at Kunstnernes Hus (The Artists’ House, Oslo, 2018-2023), Oslo Open Studio Festival (Oslo, 2018-2023), Rogaland Kunstsenter (Rogaland Contemporary Art Centre, Stavanger 2008-2014). He is former board member of UKS - Unge Kunstnernes Samfund (Young Artists’ Society). He also work as art project manager / curator for KORO (Public Art Norway) since 2010.
E-mail: info (at) trondhugo.no
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FOR MEDIA ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS AND FEATURE STORIES ABOUT THE PROJECT STAVANGER2018
1814 REVISITED - THE PAST IS STILL PRESENT, 2014
Et riksportrett, 2014
Kunsten ved Spongdal skole / Byneshallen, 2014
Truth or Dare, 2009
The Days After Tomorrow - Underworld or Wonderland Catalogue, 2005
Å SJÅ DEG I AUGA / TO LOOK YOU IN THE EYES, 2019
Process: Studio view in Øystese and mounting at The Art Centre Kabuso
All the works was done at Storeteigen and Holmatun, Øystese, during August-September 2019