Monday mornings, 10am (during exhibitions)


Considering collegial exchange, informal peer-to-peer/practice-to-practice learning, and attempts at friendship as a fundamental part of our remit, UKS introduced a new, weekly walk-in-workshop in January 2019, called HOW TO PRACTICE?

Starting off the workweek every Monday morning at 10am during exhibition periods, rotating local and international practitioners in the cultural field teach their conspicuous version of this essential question, serving up their tricks and toolboxes, fears and desires, excel sheets, or yoga positions as UKS serves free coffee.

*Image material: Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar De Carmen, Outsider in the North, 2018. Photo by Linnéa M.F Larsson

For UKS’ 29th walk-in-workshop, on Monday, 9 December at 10am, Oslo-based artist duo MARTINKA BOBRIKOVA & OSCAR DE CARMEN will initiate a conversation about their shared practice. Since 2005 Bobrikova & de Carmen have been working together on different community-based projects with the aim to create new forms of social ecosystems. As a part of this on-going project, they developed the Nomad AiR residency program focusing on alternative models for artists in residency. More recently, they co-founded the project Future Utopia Community Key—within which they organize an annual anti-symposium IECES (International Encounters of Community and Environmental Sociology). At UKS they will open up a conversation with questions such as: How did they meet? How to share both failures and successes? Or sometimes even sharing the artist fee, a bed, and their travelling ticket?

NB: This is the final HOW TO PRACTICE? workshop before UKS closes for de-installation and holidays on 15 December—the last day of Victoria Pihl Lind’s solo exhibition To Be Born Is Like This.


Need a way to start your week? Join the ongoing program raising questions of working rhythms, trauma, truisms, privilege, priorities, refusal, risk, collaboration, honesty, joy, embarrassment, pretension, blockages, blind spots, sleep, craft, dignity, conspiracy, accounting, body, theory, bureaucracy, ex-and-inclusion, collectivity, how to take time off and how not to, professionalization, performance, and pace. Below you can find a full list of previous and upcoming workshops.



#28 Ellef Prestsæter (2 December)

#27 Sara R. Yazdani (25 November)

#26 Elise Macmillan (18 November)

#25 Dora García (11 November)

#24 Bjarne Melgaard (4 November)

#23 Marie Askeland (7 October)

#22 Geir Haraldseth (30 September)

#21 Jon Gorospe (23 September)

#20 Kirsty Kross (16 September)

#19 Praksis Development Forum (9 September)

#18 Ole Pedersen (2 September)

#17 Ahmed Umar (26 August) 



#16  Lisa Lie (17 June)

#15  Charlotte Thiis-Evensen (3 June)

#14  Helene Duckert (27 May)

#13 Hedda Grevle Ottesen (20 May)

#12  Knut Åsdam (13 May)

#11 Siri Hjorth & Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas (6 May)

#10 Terje Nicolaisen (29 April)

#9 Eline Mugaas (25 March)

#8 Geir Tore Holm & Søssa Jørgensen (18 March)

#7 Olive Bieringa & Otto Ramstad (11 March)

#6 Håkon Hoffart (4 March)

#5 Matias Kiil (25 February)

#4 Sara Eliassen (18 February)

#3 Camilla Rocha Campos (11 February)

#2 Anders Dahl Monsen (4 February)

#1 Roderick Hietbrink (28 January)

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