alias Bela Tamuly


2002-03 The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The Research Training Programme (auditor)

2000-01 University of Oslo, Social anthropology, basic course

1999-00.University of Oslo, The Teacher Education Programme, Art and Cultural History didactics

1986-88 Benares Hindu University, Aesthetics in Indian Art

1980-84 The State Art Academy, Oslo. Painting and graphics

1977-80 The Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry (SHKS) Textile

Solo Exhibitions ( selection):

2003 Rjukan kunstforening, Norway

1998 “ Ashes and soil ” LNM, Oslo

1989,91,93 Galleri 27, Oslo

1988 Bharat Kala Bhavan, Varanasi, India

1987 Triveni Gallery, New Delhi

1993 Sola Kulturhus, Sola, Norway

1984 Galleri Albin Upp, Oslo

Group Exhibitions (selection)

2019 I Seljetreet, installasjon med performance under Festivalen i Kunsthagen på Nesodden
2019 Karnevalet - Feiring og protest, OM;Interkulturelt Museum, Oslo

2018 KåK, The Artists Climate Mic, exhibition, perfrmative stunts, Deichman Main library, Oslo

2017 The Artists Climate Mic, exhibition, perfrmative stunts, Deichman Main library, Oslo

2016 The Ghost Net Collection, at the workshop Oslofjord Ecologies, Renewable Futures, by HiOA at ANX,

2016 Brakkebygrenda - et sted i byen - som ble borte Advarsel: Gentrifiseringskrefter i omløp.

         om; interkulturelt museum, Oslo

2015 QR-SR #2 The Ghost Net Collection, with S.Austeen and E.T.Sørensen, Sørlandsutstillingen, Bomuldsfabriken, Arendal

2015 Min hemmelige have, My Secret Garden, Summerexhibition Gallery Eidsfos Manor

2015 JORD- Tapt matjord er tapt for alltid/ SOIL- Lost Soil is lost forever. With Merete Sejersted Bødtker at Tøyen T-bane

2015 Letters to The Future, Palestinian and Norwegian artist. Galleri Gamle Eidsfos

2014 Quick Respons, Slow Respons, TøyenT-bane st. Groupwork,Siri Austeen, Elisabeth Medbøe, Elin T. Sørensen,

         sponsored by The Research Council of Norway.

2013 ” The Unbearable Richness of Grey”, NOoSPHERE Arts, New York

2012 Globaliseringskonferansen, (The Conference of Globalisation) Folkets Hus, Oslo*

2012 Der borte, akkurat her (Kunstaksen Fyret –Fortet, Galleri Lista fyr-Nordberg fort, Vestagder museum, Norway*

2009 Contact, Contemporary Norwegian and Slovak Art, Oslo City Hall*

2008 Contact, Contemporary Norwegian and Slovak Art, Bratislava*

2006 Black on white, Galleri Briskeby, Oslo

2005 Kunst i tiden, tid i kunsten, Galleri BOA, Oslo

2001 Seljord Kunstforening ,Sommarutstillinga, Norway*

2001 Johan Stray minneutst. Galleri 27, Oslo

2000 Exhibition “Where birds are flying” Det norske Teatret, Oslo

1997 Galleri 27 Jubileumsutst, Oslo

1995 Trends in contemporary Indian Art II, Gallery Art Heritage, New Delhi*

1991 International Graphic Miniatures 6, Fredrikstad, Norway

1991 Seventh International Triennale, New Delhi*

1990 Sola Kommune jubileumsutstilling, Norway

1989 Vinjeutstillinga, Norway*

1988 Second Int. Woman Exhibition, All India Fine Arts and Craft Society, New Delhi *

1986 Aaj- Udaipur, India

1983,84 Telemarksutstillinga, Norway

1982 Galleri Albin Upp, Oslo

One Night Only:

2015, 7.Jan. Deichman Main Library. The Festival of Climate § 112 with FIAN

2014, 16.Oct, Matbeat, The International Day of Food. Kulturhuset, Oslo. Cooperation with FIAN, Utviklingsfondet og Spire.     

         Exhibition of 2 installations:Table of Dialogue and Table for Negotiations.

Annual State and Regional Exhibitions:

1979, 90, 91 Høstutstillingen*

2015, 1983 Sørlandsutstillingen*

1989, 2002 Østlandsutstillingen*

Acquired by:

Sola Municipality

Public Commissions:

2011 Mosaic Mural, Group work, The old City of Bir Zeit, West Bank, Palestine

2005 Skottekroken, Skien Municipality, Norway

1998 Skøyen Primary School, Oslo


2014 - ongoing Yarnbombing for The Constitution § 112, with Marthe Sveen Edvardsen og Elisabeth Medbøe

2013 Administration of Project; Human Roots, workshop and exhibition with 19 Palestinian and Norwegian Artists.

         Hardanger Fartøyvernsenter, Norheimsund, 2-12. Mai*

2011 Project developer/ Coordinator and participating artist workshop in cooperation with PACA Ramallah, Palestine.

         Palestinian /Norwegian commission Mosaic Mural for Bir Zeit.

2008 Organising group” What kind of town do we want?” Christiania Torv*

2008 Editorial staff Kontur # 4 ” Hva slags by ønsker vi oss?” *


2018 KåK, The Artists Climate Mic, exhibition, perfrmative stunts, Deichman Main library, Oslo

2017 Video Program at PAO, Oslo for Concerned Artists Norway m. Siri Austeen

2017 The Artists Climate Mic, exhibition, perfrmative stunts, Deichman Main library, Oslo

2015 Climate and Environment in Art, Klimafestivalen § 112, Open Call, Kulturhuset, Oslo

2012 Der borte, akkurat her. Kunstaksen Fyret-Fortet, Galleri Lista fyr-Nordberg fort/Vestagder museum*

2007 Kunstnerne - Byens nomader, Atelieraksjonen. Galleri BOA.

2007 Norge i Verden, Verden i Norge, Group work, Galleri BOA, Oslo*

2005 Kunst i tiden, tid i kunsten, Group work, Galleri BOA, Oslo

* indicates publication/catalogue


2013- 2012 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond

2006 Statens reise eller studiestipend

2003 Utstillingsstøtte, Norsk Kulturråd

2001 Tinn Kommunes Kunstnerstipend

1988, 91, 94, 95, 96, 97, 02 Vederlagsfondet

1998 Prosjektstøtte, NBK.

1993 Prosjektstøtte Norsk Kulturråd

1992 Chr.Lorck Schives legat

1990 Ingrid Lindbäck Langaards Fond

1990 Statens reise eller studiestipend

1986-88 Norsk -Indisk kulturutvekslingprogram

1985 Dr. Forsbergs legat for unge kunstnere

1984 Hans og Helga Reusch legat,

Relevant work (selection):

2008- 2012 Daglig leder (Director), Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus- BOA

2006 FoU- koordinator (R&D Coordinator) KHiO, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

2012 Lecturer, HiOA, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences,

2002 -2004 Elvebakken Vgs. Lecturer, Tegning, form & farge.

Lecturing Indian Art and Cultural History (selection):

2004 HiO, 99-01 UiO, ILS. 1999 Nansenskolen, 1993 S.K.A. Oslo

1986 – 93 SKA, SHKS, OTM


2017 Produced and curated the event "Slå ring om Arktis", for Concerned
 Artists Norway, Kulturhuset, Oslo

2016 Text "New Species?" published in the magazine of FIAN ”Sulten på Rettferdighet”

2016 Contributing to the seminar "Sulten og skjønnheten, den andre samtalen" at Fritt Ord

1994 Made the exhibition “In the Shadows of the Rainforest” collecting items, text and photos.

        Touring exhibition about The Karbi People. Sponsored by NORAD. All the items are now in the collection of

         University of Uslo, (UiO) The Museum of Cultural History.

1994 Presenting paper “ Aesthetics across boarders” at international conference “Ethnic” Art in the Multicultural World, Oslo

1993 Presenting paper “Jambeli Athon - The totem of the Karbi People, interaction of creativity from different cultures and

         social structures. “ at International meeting of Indigenous and Analogous Peoples Bhopal, India

1997 Organising Committee “ Urfolksuka 97 “ (Indigenous Peoples week) Oslo. Production of exhibition at the UiO - The   

         Museum of Cultural History.   

1988 Radio programme “ Å male fra ei anna virkelighet” Interviews recorded in India, 27’ 55’ Broadcasted at NRK, P2.

Most important places of residence:


India 1986-89, 90-94, 95-97, 98, 00, 07

Egypt & Middle East (1 year) 1985



CAN- Concerned Artists Norway

NBK- Norske Billedkunstnere,

LNM - Landsforeningen Norske Malere

NBF - Norsk Billedhoggerforening.


2014 -  2018 Founding member and member of Board, Concerned Artists Norway

2007 – 2009 NBK, Kontrollkomitéen

2005 -  2008 BOA, member of Board, 2006 - 2008 BOA Chairman (re-elected 2008 – 2010 granted leave)

2005 – 2009  Oslo Open, Board member. 2011 – 2012 Oslo Open, election committee,

2005 – 2010  Leader, Atelieraksjonen,

2000 -  2002 OBK Nominasjonskom,

1990 - 1991 LNM, Member of Art Board, 1990


Times of India 1987, Dag og tid 1989

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