Hege Tapio was born 1973 in Norway. Lives and works in Stavanger.
Coming from the visual arts and photography – she has for a long time pursued her interest in the intersection of art, technology and science.
With a kitchen bench DIY attitude and through artistic practice she has been inspired to how apparatuses and new technology opens to renewed interpretation, creative misuse and critical thinking. Tapio produced the first public interactive electronic art installation in Stavanger, consisting of a double sided handmade LED matrix.
Since 2005 Tapio has been the manager of i/o/lab – Senter for Framtidskunst where she has established and curated Article biennial – a festival for the electronic and unstable art, launched in 2006/2008/2010/2012/2015 and soon to come again in 2016.
She has also cultured a special interest for Bioart, and helped to organize the first Nordic Master Class in Bioart in cooperation with SymbioticA and Stavanger University in 2008.