Dec 9, 2021 is the opening of Sex Ecologies, a collaborative exhibition project between Kunsthall Trondheim and the Seed Box, fostering artistic research at the intersection with the environmental humanities.

Sex Ecologies sets out to explore queer ecology including non-normative gender, sexual identity, more-than-human touching zones, plant- and microbiopolitics, material assemblages of fossils, toxicity, and plastics, and questions of critical reproduction.

Through a collective curatorial process and long-term commissions by artists in dialogue with researchers from different fields, Sex Ecologies focuses on the processual rather than on fixed assumptions. Performativity as a tool for transformation plays an important role. Emerging from the collective research and conversations, each artist has created a newly commissioned work funded by The Seed Box. The research is materialized in the exhibition at Kunsthall Trondheim in which the commissioned artworks will be shown.

The exhibition runs until March 6, 2022.

Sex Ecologies at Kunsthall Trondheim

Alberta Whittle, Reset, 2020

Alberta Whittle, Reset, 2020 (Video still and performance photo by Mathew Arthur


Anne Duk Hee Jordan (Germany/Korea)
Jes Fan (Hong Kong/Canada/USA)
Ibrahim Fazlic (Norway)
Jessie Kleemann (Greenland/Denmark)
Pedro Neves Marques (Portugal)
Okwui Okpokwasili (Nigeria/USA)
Margrethe Pettersen (Sápmi/Norway)
Anna Tjé (Cameroun/France)
Alberta Whittle (Barbados/UK)

Curatorial team:  

Kunsthall Trondheim:

Stefanie Hessler, director
Prerna Bishnoi, project manager
Carl Martin Faurby, program curator and production manager
Katrine Elise Pedersen, curator and producer
Kaja Waagen, assistant curator and communications coordinator

The Seed Box:

Katja Aglert, artistic lead and co-director The Seed Box

Informal Advisory Board:

Tarsh Bates, artist/researcher, Honorary Research Fellow SymbioticA, University of Western Australia

Jesper Olsson, Professor, Department of Culture and Society, Linköping University

Eva Lövbrand, Associate Professor, Department of Thematic Studies, Linköping University

Libe García Zarranz, Associate Professor of Literature in English, Department of Teacher Education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Hanna Musiol, Associate Professor of English, The Department of Language and Literature, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Marietta Radomska, Assistant Professor, Department of Thematic Studies, Linköping University

Amanda Fayant, artist and researcher, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The public program is curated by RAW Material Company.

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About the exhibition at Kunsthall Trondheim.

About the project on the Sex Ecologies project page.