photo: Bárður Eklund

photo: Bárður Eklund

 

I graduated from Designskolen Kolding 2012 as Master in Design. I specialized in Textile Design.

I now work as a teacher and developer of the textile department at Tilvirkisatstøði, Glasir, Tórshavn Collage in the Faroe Islands. I teach Design (tools/methods) and Textile Tools (knit/weave/materials etc.)

I work as a textile artist where I participate in various exhibitions with my work. 

I constantly investigate the possibilities within textile, thread, form, colour within design and art. 

To contact me:

mail: randisamsonsen@gmail.com

phone: +298 513277

postage: 

Randi Samsonsen

Tungugøta 9

FO 100 Tórshavn

Faroe Islands

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2010-2012    Master in Textile Design, Designskolen Kolding, Denmark

2005-2010   Bachelor in textile Design, Designskolen Kolding, Denmark

2004            Textile Industrial line at Escole d´Art y Diseno de Alcoy, Spain

2002-2003 Textile Art at Stenebyskolan/HDK i Dals Långed, Sweden 

2001-2002  Art and Craft at Oskarshamns Folkhögskola, Sweden 

EXHIBITION

2018             "Traditionsbrud - tekstil samtidskunst", Kunstetagerne, Hobro, Denmark

                     Exhibited in connection with Pyramyd Editions book launch

                      "CECI N´EST PAS UN PULL", art book on contemporary textile art, Paris, France

2017             "IsThisKnit" KONTEMPO,  Enigma, Copenhagen, Denmark

                     PLASTIC DIALOGUE Kulturbanken, Kjøllefjord, Norway

                     "Glimt af Færøerne", Dronninglund Kunstcenter, Denmark

                     Aiguille en Feté, Paris, France

2016             Østrøm, art and craft gallery in Tórshavn, Faroe Island 

                     LAB 16, Officinet, Copenhagen, Denmark 

2015             Participated in ”OUR ARTIC FUTURE”  exhibition at NORDISCHE BOTSCHAFTEN , Berlin, Germany

2014             Várframsýningin, Listasavn Føroya, Faroe Islands - censored spring exhibition

                     Exhibited ”Der er noget i luften...”  together with Iben Høj at the Nordic House, Faroe Islands

2013             ”Der er noget i luften...” på Nordaltantens Brygge, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo exhibition)

2012             Graduation exhibition at Nicolai Kulturhus Kolding, Denmark

                     Runway show og exhibition at Vision Copenhagen, Denmark during Copenhagen Fashion Week

2011              Exhibition for Dansk Mode & Tekstil trend area in Bella Center during Copenhagen Fashion Week

2010             Exhibited biodegradable water capei during COP15 i Dansk Design Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

2002-2017   participated at the annual art exhibition ”Ólavsøkuframsýningin”, shown in Listasavn Føroya,

                     Tórshavn, Faroe Islands - the National Art Museum

RELEVANT WORKING EXPERIENCE

2015-2018 Teacher and developer at the Textile and Design department at Glasir,

                  Tórshavn College, Faroe Islands

2014          Graphic assistant at the lithographic workshop STEINPRENT, Faroe Islands

2012          Design assistant at Guðrun & Guðrun, Faroe Islands

2011           Trainee at Isabel Berglund, Denmark,

2010          Trainee at Guðrun & Guðrun, Faroe Islands

FREELANCE ASSIGNMENTS - WORKSHOPS

2017-18      On the committee "Listaflog" - cultural art foundation 

2017           Workshop at Southbank Centre, London, UK - at the NORDIC MATTERS festival 

                   Freelance designer at NAVIA, faroese wool brand

2016-2018 Curator of Várfamsýningin, Listasavn Føroya, the national art museum on the Faroe Islands

                   Workshop på Føroya Fólkaháskúli, Faroe Islands. Theme ”knit WHY knit”

2015           Stamp launched by the official Faroese Post office

                   Workshop at Nordatlantens Brygge, Denmark. Theme ”Knitting in process” 

2014           Workshop at Føroya Fólkaháskúli, Faroe Islands. Theme ”what is a thread?” 

                   Workshop in the Nordic House, Faroe Islands. Theme ”knit to the wall” 

                   Lecture at the National Library, Faroe Islands ”Knitting History - how it wanders through Europe”

2013           Christmas ornaments for the Nordic House, Faroe Islands - each year they choose a different artist 

                   Workshops at Nordic Knitting symposium held in Rødding, Danmark 

                   Workshop at Føroya Fólkaháskúli, Faroe Islands. Theme ”From idea to product”

2012           Workshop in the Nordic House, Faroe Islands . Theme ”Creativ transformation” 

                   Workshop i FOA, Århus, Denmark. Theme ”Designprocesses and development in knitwear”.

2011            Workshop at Nordic Knitting symposium held in Gjógv, Færøerne 

2010           Participated in the textile fair Premier Vision, Indigo, Paris, France

PRIZES AND DISTINCTIONS

2017           working grant from Mentanargrunnur Landsins, Faroe Islands for 6 months

2013           working grant from Mentanargrunnur Landsins, Faroe Islands for 2 months

2012           received travel grant, 10.000 kr from ”Gudrun og Erik Kauffeldts Fond” 

2009          ”InnovatingSustainable Fashion” winner of “The Sublime Responsible”
                    in the category ”Design for Environment” -Biodegradeable water cape

                    interviewed in ”Go´ morgen Danmark” on TV2, Danish television regarding the prize

                    ”The Sublime Responsible”, December 3, 2009