Ole Hagen’s work takes the form of video, drawings, sculpture and performance. His is a sculptural approach to the moving image, evident in the use of props that are animated to define an actual physical space. Theatrical tableaux set up for the camera become the testing ground for what happens when the immaterial is presented as a series of physical objects. Mental and physical space overlap to express an uncanny and darkly comical world not far from our own, where bodies are clumsy objects in animate conscious fields.
Educated at Goldsmiths (PhD), Chelsea College of Art and Design (MA) and National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo, Ole Hagen lives and works in London. His work was awarded the BKH Art Photography Prize 2014, (Fotogalleriet, Oslo). Recent exhibitions include On Having No Head (solo Oslo Prosjektrom 2017), The Return of the Nullifiers (Standpoint Gallery 2016), Horizons: Against Nature (Gallery OED, Kerala, India 2016), All There Was, fig2 (ICA, London 2015). He has previously curated the exhibitions Multiverse Expanded (Akershus Kunstsenter 2011) and Multiverse, (Danielle Arnaud, 2009). Solo exhibition Holography for Beginners, (the Horse Hospital 2010) reviewed by Lisa Skuret in Nowiswere Magazine, issue 7, www.nowiswere.com