Bente Kluge was born in Yellowknife, Canada and raised in Norway. From 1979 to 1983, Bente studied costume design at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. In the following years, she was working with several projects in Oslo Nye Puppet Theatre. Her main interest has gradually switched toward sculpture. In 1994, she moved to Poland and began to study art. In 2000, she received a Master degree in Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. Since 1994, Bente lives and works in Sopot, Poland. She is fascinated with African culture and she regularly visits and works in Kenya. Bente works in bronze, ceramics, stone, wood and mixed media.

I have always been a collector. I collect thoughts, impressions, hazy ideas and memories. To put into words the meaning of my works seems difficult to me, I, therefore, prefer not to do it, and let my sculptures speak for themselves instead.

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EDUCATION :

1994-2000 Master’s Degree in Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Poland
1985-1986 State Academy of Fine Arts, Gdansk, Poland – exchange student
1979-1983 Oslo National Academy of the Arts – Design

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2016 Sandnes Kunstforening “Telling Stories”
2014 Fotland Mølle, Norway, “Winding Roads”
2010 Bryne Kunstforening, Bryne, Norway
2008 BWA, Jelenia Góra, Poland
2008 Sopocki Dom Aukcyjny, Poland
2006 BWA Olsztyn, Poland
2005 Dworek Sierakowskich, Sopot, Poland
2005 Galeria El, Elbląg, Poland
2004 Fotland Mølle ,Norway
2002 Hå Gamle Prestegard, Norway
1999 Galeria Foyer, Teatr Wybrzeże, Gdansk, Poland

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GROUP EXIBITIONS:

2015 Dworek Sierakowskich, Sopot, Poland “ Konie i koniki”
2012 Kościół Świętego Jana, Gdansk, Poland
2010 Biennale of Art, Gdansk, Poland
2009 Post-Symposium Exhibition – Stone Sculpture, Gdansk, Poland
2005 Association of Polish Sculptor, Gdansk, Poland
2002 Galeria Wieża, Kościół Świętej Katarzyny, Gdansk, Poland
2002 Kościół Świętego Jana, Gdansk, Poland
2001 Galeria Refektarz, Kartuzy, Poland

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SYMPOSIUMS:

2007-2012 Sympozjum Rzeźby w Granicie, Wdzydze Kiszewskie, Poland (Annual
Stone Sculpture Symposium)
2013-2014 Sympozjum Rzeźby w Granicie, Stalowa 11 Rumia, Poland (Annual Stone Sculpture Symposium)
2014-2016 Sympozjum Rzeźby w Drewnie, Poland (Annual
Wood Sculpture Symposium)