Lecture of Norweigen glass artist Lene Charlotte Tangen – Monday 12 December, 6PM


Tangen studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, where she discovered a love of mould melted glass. She had a studio on Bornholm in Denmark she worked with glass.  She took part in an international glass exhibition Stanislav Libensky Award 2011 and in 2015 was a member of the jury. From an old fortress converted into artist residences, near to Oslo, Norway, she has created a glass studio, dedicated to the cold processing techniques.

Lene Tangen recently participated in artist residency expedition to the Arctic Circle, where she stayed on a Barkentine Tall Ship. Through collaborations with other artists and scientists through the research of the polar environment, she could fully immerse herself in an atmosphere that inspires most of her works.

Lene participated in numerous international solo and group exhibitions and is currently preparing a new solo exhibition. Her works are on display in private collections, on cruise ships, museums and interiors.

Lene works as a curator at Lørenskog cultural venue outside Oslo, as well as an artistic consultant for the National Museum in Oslo. Currently curating for an exhibition presenting Nová věčnost / New Eternity excisting of Pavel Karous, Adam Stanko and Helena Sequens. There is also a workshop with the Nova Vecnost in cooperation with refugees.  The opening of the exhibition named ¨Fascism and Figuration” will be held 9 December 2016.


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XI. Glass Excellence – Niina-Anneli Kaarnamo

Prague Gallery of Czech Glass has been organizing Glass Excellence in the Glass Art – a year-round program of exhibitions accompanied by debate with glass artists for four years. In the former mill on soya, which has been renovated into a modern loft, can the public get acquainted with the works of young and experienced glass artists.

The opening of the exhibition of Niina-Anneli Kaarnamo „Constructed Happiness – Structure and Nothingness“ is held on Tuesday 16th of June 2015 at 6PM.

Graduated with Bachelor of Culture and Art from Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (2005) after which she studied artisan glassblowing (2005-2009) and worked as a Glass Studio Supervisor in Aalto University School of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland (2007-2010). She did her MA studies at Estonian Academy of Art in the Glass Art Department. She participated with her final thesis in the international competitive exhibition Stanislav Libenský Award 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. Concurrently studying at VSVU Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava, Slovakia in the Department of Sculpture, Object and Installation, she also did her internship in the same department as an assistant one year after. She is currently living and working in Tallinn, Estonia as an independent artist. She has exhibited internationally in group exhibitions and solo.

Niina-Anneli´s work is experimental, influenced by personal spatial experience. She has a strong interest in surrounding structures and interfaces. Her work is derived from the used materials. At the moment her inspiration comes from geometry in random everyday life views. The author is interested in minds randomness, logic and texture.

The exhibition “Constructed Happiness – Structure and Nothingness” consists of site-specific installation and a series of glass objects. These pieces are result of a strong material – glass, concept and form based working for this particular exhibition.  It is an affirmation of structure, fear and happiness within one reality.

Press release

Invitation GEXI.