Marthe Thorshaug

is a Norwegian artist and filmmaker. Born in Hamar, she grew up in the countryside surrounded by animals. Thorshaug studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo. Her films have been screened at numerous art institutions, museums and film festivals around the world, among others The Phillips Collection (Washington DC), Whitechapel Gallery (London), Momentum Biennale (Norway). A recurring theme in Thorshaug`s films, is the relationship between humans, animals and mythology. Thorshaug runs her own film production company Nerhagen Productions. Nerhagen is the name of the little farm where she grew up, and where she lives and works today.


Born 1977, Hamar, Norway.
Lives and works in Hamar, Norway
1999-2003 Oslo National Academy of The Arts, Academy of Fine Arts
1997-1999 Oslo Drawing- and Painting School
2020 Human Wild, ROM, Oslo

2007 Comancheria, Fotogalleriet, Oslo
2005 The Wild, Kunstbanken – Hedmark Kunstsenter, Norway


2019 Nordic Impressions, The Scandinavia House, New York. Curated by Klaus Ottmann.

2018 Nordic Impressions, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC. Curated by Klaus Ottmann.

2018 Northern Exposure, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle

2014 Åssen er det du bær’ deg, du vøl itte skam, Kunstbanken Hedmark Kunstsenter. Curated by Bjørn Hatterud og Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverrbakk.2011 Shaggy Dog Story, W17, Kunstnernes Hus Oslo
2011 Indianer – Ureinwohner Nordamerikas, Lockchuppen Rosenheim, Germany
2010 Norse Soul, American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center, Washington
2009 Momentum – Favoured Nations – 5th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway. Curated by Stina Högkvist and Lina Džuverovic.
2005 Unizone, National Touring Exhibitions Norway
2003 The Wild; predators, people and nature, Virserums Konsthall, Sweden
2003 Degree Show The National Academy of Fine Arts, Stenersen Museum, Oslo


2020 Cinemateket in Oslo, Norway

2020 Hamarama Film Festival, Norway

2015 Minimalen Short Film Festival, Tronheim, Norway
2015 Prøysenhuset, Ringsaker, Norway
2013 Hamarama Film Festival, Norway
2012 Aye Dunkelblau, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart
2011 Art in the Auditorium III, touring to The Whitechapel Gallery (London), Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (Oslo), Fundacion PROA (Buenos Aires), Ballroom Marfa (Texas), Galleria d’Arte Moderna (Bergamo), The City Gallery (Wellington)
2010 Latitude Festival Contemporary Art, Suffolk
2009 Art and Anthropologie, Musée du quai Branly, Paris
2007 Sequences Art Festival, Reykjavik
2006 John skies or Sally swims, Galleri UKS, Oslo
2005 Norwegian Shortcuts Festival, Grimstad
2004 BLICK, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2003 D-art, Bergen Kunsthall, Norway

2009 Punkt Ø, Norway
2007 The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design Norway
2007 Museum of Cultural History Norway

2004 Kongsvinger kommune, Norway


2018 3-year Government Grant For Artists

2016 2-year grant The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists
2015 1-year grant The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists
2014 1-year grant The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists
2013 Government Grants For Artists
2012 1-year grant The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists
2011 Government Grant For Artists
2010 Artist in residence Oslo W17, Kunstnernes Hus
2008 Artist in residence Berlin Mitte, Office for Contemporary Art Norway
2007 3-years Government Grants For Artists
2006 1-year grant The Association of Norwegian Visual Artists
2005 Artist in residence Helsinki, Nordic Institute For Contemporary Art
2005 Chr. Lorch Schive legat