Terje Abusdal (1978) is a visual storyteller and lens-based artist working mainly on independent projects in the intersection between fact and fiction.
He lives and works in Oslo, Norway. 
Available for assignments worldwide. 

Contact
terje.abusdal@gmail.com
+47 41 62 63 37

Books
Slash & Burn (Kehrer Verlag, 2018)
Hope Blinds Reason (Journal, 2018)
Radius 500 Metres (Journal, 2015)
Norwegian Journal of Photography #2 (Journal, 2015)

Select Exhibitions
2018
Radius 500 Metres : Hedmark Contemporary Art Centre, Hamar (solo exhibition)
Homeward Bound : Jaipur Photo Festival, India

2017
Nordic Anthology /Indian Interiors : Fotogalleriet, Oslo (solo exhibition)
Leica Oskar Barnack : Neue Schule für Fotografie – Berlin / Paris Photo – Paris / Photolux Biennale Internazionale di Fotografia 2017 – Lucca, Italy
Beyond Us & Them : FOTODOK, Utrecht, Nederland
Radius 500 Metres : Fotografiens hus, Oslo (solo exhibition)
Hope Blinds Reason : Voies OFF, Arles
Radius 500 Metres : Cork Photo Festival, Ireland
Slash & Burn : Cortona On The Move Festival, Italy
Don’t bite your lips. You have blood on them already : Krakow Photomonth Festival, Poland
Slash & Burn : Agder Contemporary Art Centre, Kristiansand (solo exhibition)
Uncertain States Kjøllefjord: Shoot Gallery, Oslo
Uncertain States Annual : Galleri Seilduken, Oslo
Slash & Burn : Eidsvollsgalleriet at the Norwegian Parliament, Oslo (solo exhibition)

2016
Østlandsutstillingen : Akershus kunstsenter, Oppland kunstsenter.
Sørlandsutstillingen : Skien Kunstforening, Arendal Kunstforening,
Galleri Buen –Mandal, Flekkefjord Museum.
Summer Long : Town Hall Square, Oslo. (Solo outdoors exhibition)
Hope Blinds Reason : PondyPHOTO Festival, Pondicherry, India
Radius 500 Metres : The Photobook Exhibition, Athens Photo Festival, Greece
Radius 500 Metres : Have Book will Travel, Fotofestiwal 2016, Poland

2015
Sørlandsutstillingen : Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal.
Life in Motion : USF Verftet – Bergen / Cesu izstazu nams – Cesis / Latvia National Library – Riga, Latvia
Foreboding – Sans : Thorvald Meyersgate 51, Oslo.

Grants
2017
Exhibition support for young artists, Arts Council Norway (Kulturrådet)
Project grant, Fritt Ord Foundation
Book printing grant, Fritt Ord Foundation
Exhibition grant, Kristiansand municipality
Book printing grant, Norske Fagfotografers Fond

2016
Exhibition grant, Oslo municipality grant for art and culture
Exhibition grant, Fritt Ord Foundation
Project grant, Fritt Ord Foundation
Project grant, Arts Council Norway (Kulturrådet)
Project grant, Karina Jensens Memorial Foundation
Exhibition grant, Oslo municipality grant for art and culture (Diversestipend)

2015
Project grant, Norske Fagfotografers Fond
Book printing grant, Fritt Ord Foundation

2014
Project grant, Fritt Ord Foundation

Awards, nominations, artist-in-residence
2017
Leica Oskar Barnack Award, Germany (winner)
Nordic Dummy Award, Fotogalleriet, Norway (winner)
Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award, France (finalist)
Unseen Dummy Award, Holland (finalist)
Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award, Sweden (finalist)
Fiebre Dummy Awards, Spain (finalist)
Images Vevey Book Award, Switzerland (finalist)
Magnum Photography Awards, USA (jurors’ pick Alec Soth)
Artist-in-residence at Kvitbrakka, Berlevågateliéene, Berlevåg, Norway
Artist-in-residence at Docking Station, Amsterdam, Holland
Artist-in-residence at Arctic Culture Lab/ Uncertain States Scandinavia, Kjøllefjord

2016
Nordic Dummy Award, Fotogalleriet, Norway. Winner of People's Choice Award

2014
Nordic Dummy Award, Fotogalleriet, Norway. Winner of People's Choice Award

Education
2017 ISSP Masterclass with Simon Norfolk
2017 RPS Photobook Masterclass, Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo
2016 ISSP Masterclass with Aaron Schuman
2014 Advanced Visual Storytelling, Danish School of Media and Journalism
2005 MSC in Tourism and Environmental Economics, Universitat de Les Illes Balears