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.

Tapio is the CEO and manager of i/o/lab – Center for Futureart, where she has established and curated Article biennial – a festival for the electronic and unstable art, launched in 2006/2008/2010/2012/2015/2016 and soon to come again in 2018.

She has also cultured a special interest for Bioart, and has established Biolab – Norway`s first open DYIlab for artists, researchers, scientists. The lab is a collaboration between i/o/lab and Creator Makerspace.

1998 – 2001 MA Fine Art Photography, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway
1995 – 1998 BA Fine Art Photography, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway
1990 – 1992 Art School in Rogaland, Stavanger, Norway

Article Biennial 2016, Stavanger, Norway 2016
Art & Science 2016, Stavanger, Norway 2016
Article Biennial 2015, Stavanger, Norway 2015
Article Biennial 2012, Stavanger, Norway 2012
Article Biennial 2010, Stavanger, Norway 2010
Article Biennial 2008, Stavanger, Norway 2008
Article Biennial 2006, Stavanger, Norway 2006
Rogaland Artcenter /iolab – selected electronic artworks, Stavanger, Norway 2005
Haugesund Artcenter ”Natural Phenomens”, Tysvær, Norway 2005
DETOX 04, co-curator for Riksutstillinger, (Norwegian Touring Exhibitions),Stavanger Norway 2004
Galleri i/o/lab, Stavanger, Norway 2002 – 2004

Body Esc, Municipal Gallery of Corfu, Greece 2017
HYBRID MATTERS, Kunsthal Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark 2016
HYBRID MATTERS, Kunsthall Grenland, Porsgrunn,Norway 2016
North Transformative Ecologies, Riga, Latvia 2015
Galleri TRYKK 17, Stavanger, Norway 2012
Du Store Verden,Through The Looking Glass
Stavanger, Tromsø, Oslo, Norway 2009
BETA, TeaterGaragen,Bergen, Norway 2005
U.F.O., Riksutstillinger, Bergen, Stavanger, Norway 2003
Galleri Brandstrup, Stavanger, Norway 2002
Tollboden “Tsunami”, Stavanger, Norway 2002
Kunstnernes Hus Stunt Club “SISSYFIGHT”, Oslo, Norway 2002
Trøndelagsutstillingen, Trondheim, Norway 2002
Gml.Tou Bryggeri ”Under Construction” Stavanger, Norway 2001
Galleri Molitrix, Stavanger 2001
Kunst Cruise med Fjordline “Art Infected” Waygood Gallery, Newcastle, England 2001
Hordaland Kunstnersenter, Bergen, Norway 1998
Vestlandsutstillingen, Bergen, Haugesund, Stavanger, Norway 1998
Galleri Otto Plonk, Bergen, Norway 1996

PRESENTATIONS (a selection of most recent)
Taboo – Transgression – Transcendence in Art & Science 2017, Corfu
ISEA2016, HONGKONG, 2016
RENEWABLE FUTURES 2015 Conference, Riga, Latvia 2015

Sandnes New Townhall, Sandnes 2016 –
KORO Gand High School, Sandnes 2014 –
KORO INSPIRIA science center, Sarpsborg 2010 – 2016
Gausel Secondary School, Stavanger 2014 – 2015
KORO Vitenfabrikken Science Center, Sandnes 2011 – 2014
KORO Stavanger New Concerthouse, Stavanger 2007 – 2012
St.Svithun Junior High, Stavanger 2006 – 2007

Brueland Kindergarden, Sandnes 2012
Rogaland Public Transport Terminalbuilding, Stavanger 2005

Localmotives, netbased work ”ATAPIO” 2003
Narrow Lines v/Molitrix, Stavanger Film as scenography for a danceshow 2002
Salat 01.Bergen, Digital scenography to online danceshow 2001
Digital animation Media Non Grata,New media festival, Estonia 2000
Digital animation Per Plexi kortfilmfestival, Bergen 1997
F.eks. nr.15 , Frontpage 1993

2005 – Manager of i/o/lab Senter for Framtidskunst, Stavanger, Norway
2005 Art educator, Stavanger Artmuseum, Stavanger, Norway
2004 – 2005 Intern, Stavanger Kunstforening, Stavanger, Norway
2001 – 2005 Project coordinator, founding of i/o/lab – Senter for Framtidskunst
2002 – 2003 Photographer, c360, Stavanger Norway
2001 – 2005 Freelance writer for Billedkunst and Morgenbladet
2001 Exhibition leader for C You C Me, Riksutstillinger, (Norwegian Touring Exhibitions)
2000 – 2001 Design assistant, Infostream ASA, Stavanger , Norway

Next chairman PNEK – Production Network for Electronic Art Norway 2016 –
Chairman Rogaland Artcenter 2014-2017
Next chairman Rogaland Artcenter 2013-2014
Next chairman Rogaland Artcenter 2011-2013
Boardmember (deputy) NBK, Norwegian Visual Artists Association 2007-2009
Boardmember (deputy) NBK, Norwegian Visual Artists Association 2005-2007
Chairman for BKFR, Visual Artists Association Rogaland. 2002 – 2005

BKFR Visual Artists Association Rogaland
NBK Norwegian Visual Artists Association
UKS Young Artists Association
FFF The Norwegian Association for Fine Art Photographers

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