Terje Abusdal (1978) is a visual storyteller 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)
 

Solo exhibitions
2018
Slash & Burn : Finnskogutstillingen, Røgden Bruk, Svullrya
Radius 500 Metres : Hedmark Contemporary Art Centre, Hamar

2017
Nordic Anthology /Indian Interiors : Fotogalleriet, Oslo
Radius 500 Metres : Fotografiens hus, Oslo
Slash & Burn : Agder Contemporary Art Centre, Kristiansand
Slash & Burn : Eidsvollsgalleriet at the Norwegian Parliament, Oslo

2016
Summer Long : Town Hall Square, Oslo (outdoor exhibition)
 

Group exhibitions
2018
Homeward Bound : Jaipur Photo Festival, India

2017
Leica Oskar Barnack : Neue Schule für Fotografie – Berlin / Paris Photo – Paris / Photolux Biennale Internazionale di Fotografia 2017 – Lucca, Italy
Anthropocenic mindscapes : Angkor Photo Festival – Siem Reap, Cambodia
Beyond Us & Them : FOTODOK, Utrecht, Nederland
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
Uncertain States Kjøllefjord: Shoot Gallery, Oslo
Uncertain States Annual : Galleri Seilduken, Oslo

2016
Østlandsutstillingen : Akershus kunstsenter, Oppland kunstsenter
Sørlandsutstillingen : Skien Kunstforening, Arendal Kunstforening
Galleri Buen –Mandal, Flekkefjord Museum
Slash & Burn : CYAN Gallery, Oslo
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
2018        
Aust-Agder work grant for artists
Exhibition grant, Fritt Ord Foundation
Book publishing grant, Arts Council Norway (Kulturrådet)
Book publishing grant, Norske Fagfotografers Fond
Book publishing grant, Fritt Ord Foundation

2017
Exhibition support for young artists, Arts Council Norway (Kulturrådet)
Project grant, Fritt Ord Foundation
Book publishing grant, Fritt Ord Foundation
Exhibition grant, Kristiansand municipality
Book publishing 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 publishing grant, Fritt Ord Foundation

2014
Project grant, Fritt Ord Foundation
 

Awards, nominations, artist-in-residence
2018
Plat(t)form Winterthur (invited artist)

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, 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