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 the head of the textile department and as a teacher 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

2017 Aiguille en Feté, Paris, France

2016 Group exhibition at Østrøm, art and craft gallery in Tórshavn, Faroe Island

Group exhibition 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 exhibtion

2014 Exhibited ”Der er noget i luften...”  together with Iben Høj at the Nordic House, Faroe Islands

2013 Solo exhibtion ”Der er noget i luften...” på Nordaltantens Brygge, Copenhagen, Denmark

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 Cophenhagen Fashion Week

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

2002-2016participated at the annual art exhibtion ”Ólavsøkuframsýningin”, shown in Listasavn Føroya, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands - the National Art Museum

RELEVANT WORKING EXPERIENCE

2015-2016 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 Workshop at Southbank Centre, London, UK - at the NORDIC MATTERS festival 

2017 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 made a 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 Workshopin 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