course of life

There have been no calls today. I have misplaced it. I am sure of it now.


Faux Fiction
Annee Grøtte Viken (NO/BE) is a writer, visual artist, artisan (decorative painter), tutor and restoration architect with an interdisciplinary artistic practice rooted in storytelling exploring fiction as a tool for approaching, understanding and making space, looking to painting and sculpture as agents of change with special attention to ecology, heritage and craftsmanship.

Extended practice
Teach creative writing at Ma Corpo-real, the master studio of Interior Architecture at ArtEZ (NL),  runs the studio CABANE for work related to applied art, crafts and architecture (, and is engaged as the general manager and artistic director of SELBU HUSFLIDSCENTRAL a local business that takes care of the intangible cultural heritage of the Selbu knitting tradition ( that is currently located in Selbu at Selbu Bygdemuseum and at Sverresborg Museum in Trondheim NO.
Initator of ULLDAGA - a local network (of farmers, biologists, artists, artisans, designers, architects, spinning mills) working on research on and sustainable use of wool @ulldaga21_23. Shared permaculture, garden, log-house project @aunheim.

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2021 -22
Royal Institute of Art Stockholm
Architectural Conservation:
The Great Acceleration

Institut Supérieur de Peinture
Van Der Kelen - Logelain
Diploma, medaille bronze

Studio for Immediate Spaces
Sandberg Institute · Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL
Jury: Anne Holtrop, Jurgen Bey, Hanne Hagenaars, Bart Lodewijk and Tom Vandeputte.
Winner BNI Award
Beropesvereniging Nederlands Interieurarchitecten
category Master

BA in Arts, Interior Architecture. passed with distinction
Griffith College Dublin, Dublin, IE


2023 The Research Council of Norway, Distriktsforsk for SHC
2021 - 2023 ULLDAGA, projectgrant norske kunsthåndverkere, 
2022 Residency Atelier Nord, Oslo
2022 Royal Academy of Arts Stockholm Architecture grant, KKH, Stockholm
2022 Trøndelag Fylkeskommune, art and culture, project grant
2022 Selbu kommune, art and culture, project grant
2021 Trøndelag Fylkeskommune, art and culture, project grant
2021 Selbu kommune, art and culture - project grant
2020 Trøndelag Fylkeskommune, art and culture - project grant
2019 Trøndelag Fylkeskommune, projectgrant for young artists
2018 AFK - Amsterdam Fonds Voor de Kunst, projectfunding
2016/ 2017 Residency,  Albergo Rosa, Jan Van Eyck Academie, Stimuleringsfonds, NL
2015 Project grant – ‘It Had Something To Do With The Telling Of Time’,  Stimuleringsfonds NL
2014 Winner BNI - Beropesvereniging Nederlands Interieurarchitecten award 2014, Category masters, ‘It Had Something To Do With The Telling Of Time’  


2024 “mur augmenté” in collaboration with Accattone Magazine (Sophie Dars & Carlo Menon) for MAGASIN/MAGAZINE (PFDV)
13 Dec 2023 — 31 Jan 2024, Académie des beaux-arts, Paris
within the exhibition Émulations curated by Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou, Benjamin Lafore and Sébastien Martinez-Barat.
Winner of le Prix Charles Abella 2023
2023 Commissioned Faux Bois (elm burl) painted hood for artist Thorben Gröbel and his work PARAVENT, shown at MANIERA, Brussels
2022 - 2023 Public program and Demonstration of Care
“ A Wall To Care About?” Stockholm, SE
2015 - 2023 (ongoing) ‘Domestic Encyclopaedia - in seven chapters’ a collaboration with composer Marthe Belsvik Stavrum.
2020 I Am Selbu, Galleri Kulviksvingen, Selbu (with covid limitations)
2018 Cave of Forgotten Dreams, duo show with Juri Suzuki, NEVERNEVERLAND, Amsterdam
2018 Exercises de Style with Pauline Bayet, Rue des fabriques, Brussels, BE
2018 ‘Prospect Cottage’ - reading at TMBR assembly, Brussels
2018 Performance in collaboration with Juri Suzuki for her solo show ‘Undressing local commodities’, de Fabriek, Eindhoven, NL

2016 ‘Het Bal’ at Paleis Soestdijk‘ with Jewellery Persectives (Irma Földényi and Evelien Bracke), NL
2016 ‘FLIP TORTILLA’  with  Alonso Vazquez, Lebanese Sajeria, East Wing, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL
2016 ‘Were You Blonde’, solo, Galleri Kulviksvingen, Selbu, NO
2016 ‘The Cave – The Observer‘, performance, ABC, Amsterdam, NL
2015 ‘The Cave – The Observer’, performance, Cappelens forslag, Oslo, NO 2015 ‘Blondegardin’ with Alicja Nowicz, Gütermann/KNSM-laan, Amsterdam,NL
2015 ‘Sensory Space Show’, Suns and Stars Exhibitions, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam
2015 ‘It Had Something To Do With The Telling Of Time‘, Onomatopee, Dutch Design Week
2015 ‘Long Hair Love Call’ with Take Me On (Podcast Series), Triangle Art Space, Marseille
2014 ‘BODY, SOUND, ACTION’  with Take Me On (Podcast Series), Walden Affairs, Den Haag, NL
2014 BNI awards show with Sven Van Asten, Goirle, NL
2013 One Hundred And Twenty Doors, Atelier à Habiter, Z33, Hasselt, BE
2013 Collective Sandsculpture, Unfair Amsterdam, NL
2013 Washing, Track, Maintenance, Expanded Performance Stroom, Den Haag, NL
2013 WHY DALE? / KVIFOR DALE?, Skulehuset, Dale i Sunnfjord, NO

as albergo rosa
2017 Ring of Fire, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
2017 Intensive Care, Bureau Europa, Maastricht, NL
2017 Open Studios, Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL
2016 Performance, Opening of Physical fiction, Garage Rotterdam, NL
2014 ‘It’s Only An Hours Drive Away’, Momart, , Amsterdam, NL
2014 Went out for Cigarettes and Never Came Back’, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, NL

albergo rosa - collaborative practice with artist and architect maximiliaan royakkers (BE)



2022 Essay for the publication Den stora accellerationen, post master, KKH
2022 Essay on the work of artist Márk Redele, Like Dust Before It Falls, Building Fictions, 2022
2012 Essay ‘Nature Boy’ for Rights of Way, ed. Amy Gowen, Onomateopee, 2021
2021 Essays on the works of artist Nina Frankova, onomatopee, 2023
2020 Commissioned critique, sandberg instituut (ed. Rosa te Velde, Huib Haye van der Werf)
2020 commission, ‘JPL’  essay on Belgian sculptor Jean-Paul Laenen for Jean-Paul Laenen estate

2019 Essay, commission, ‘Lost in Translation’ for graphic designer Ines Cox
2018 Newspaper -Digital Tabloid  in collaboration with Juri Suzuki
2018 Essay - The Garden and The Botanist, writingplace
2018 Essay - commission, The Moonpalace / ‘D3ATHfromAB0V3x - 659 points 9 months ago‘ (Invited guest, Public Sandberg, Sandberg Institute, Open day)︎
2017 Essay - COSMICOMICS* - account of Writingplace workshop -storytelling and space with MA Corporeal at ArtEZ, Zwolle.︎
2017 Illustration, commission, to Monsters in the Livingroom by Louise Schouwenberg for Macguffin Magazine no.5
2017 Essay - commission, The Octopus Slay In 80 Ways - 70 FINGERS AND 14 EYES INTERPRETING THE SANDBERG GRADUATION SHOW︎ (Invited guest, Public Sandberg)
2016  Glossary, commission, ‘FLIP TORTILLA’  – OBLIQUE KITCHEN GLOSSARY – Strategies for a spatial understanding of kitchens
2016 Spatial narrative, commisson, JEWELLERY PERSPECTIVES - account of exhibition, a larger research project initiated by designer Irma Földényi and curator Evelien Bracke︎
2015 Essay, commisson, The Window / The Gaffer – MacGuffin Magazine 02: The Window, Amsterdam, NL
2015 Book, ‘It Had Something To Do With The Telling Of Time’, Annee Grøtte Viken, published by Onomatopee,         Eindhoven, NL (extract on Writingplace︎)
2014  Book, ‘INDIA’ (material gesture), Studio for Immediate Spaces, Anne Holtrop, NL
2014  Zine, ‘What is the Work’, Studio for Immediate Spaces, Sandberg Institute, NL
2013  Booklet, ‘Space stories’ , Annee Grøtte Viken, self-published, advisor Lucy Cotter, NL
2012  Book, WHY DALE? / KVIFOR DALE?’ collaboration with architect and artist Anna Weilhartner (AT) self-published, NO


2023 “After Nature - In Sense of Place” at the seminar Common Resources
at the Institute of Advances Studies, Paris
- invited by École d'architecture de la ville & des territoires. Paris-Est.
2018- ongoing   Creative writing, visiting tutor,  Ma Corpo-real, ArtEZ, NL
2021 - 2022 Moderator discourse, Ma Corpo-real, ArtEZ, NL
2019 Studytrip - la cambre, bxl (cancelled due to covid19)
2018 Visiting crit, interior architecture, LUCA school of Arts, Brussels
2017- 18 Material tutor, NKF, Oslo
2018 TMBR Assembly, Brussels
2017 Cosmicomics* workshop, Ma Corpo-real, ArtEZ, NL
2017 Writingplace workshop, TU Delft, NL
2016 Lecture, ABC, Amsterdam, NL
2015 Book talk, Galleri Kulviksvingen, Selbu, NO
2015 Book talk,  Cappelens Forslag, Oslo
2015  Studiovisit, Studio for Immediate Spaces, Sandberg Insitituut Amsterdam
2015  Lecture, ‘Spaces in Fiction’, Public School for Architecture, Bozar, Brussels, BE
2015- 18  Member and contributor to the architectural writing platform,, NL
2015  Jurymember BNI prijs 2015


2023 faux bois for artist Thorben Gröbel (DE)
2022 - ongoing, marketstalls in collaboration with a local carpenter, Selbu, NO
2021 - ongoing  ‘Aunheim’ - the relocation of a log house, selbu. NO. @aunheim
2020 - 2023 ULLDAGA, co-founder of a network engaged in research on wool, local production and linking people and professions. Exhibition planned 2024, Trondheim.
2016 ‘Garden pavillion’, Selbu, NO
2015 ´House for a Stone Collector´ Renovation private house,  NO
2015 ‘Woensel West’, architectural advisor, artist Julieta Garcia Vasques /TAAK, Eindhoven, NL
2014 ‘Tungevågen’, museum, arch. competition, collaboration with architect and landscape artist John Londsdale (UK/NL) and landscape architect Hanneke Kijne (NL), Amsterdam, NL
2011  ‘Sagbenken‘, Renovation private house, Hell, NO


2020 - 23 NORWAY
Lillehammer Maihaugen - crafts and conservation (slate roofing and fresco painting, pigments and preparation of chalk)
Tingvoll - wool and weaving.  
Selbu -  Trondheim visiting craftspeople specialised in wood and textile techniques.
2021 - 2022  SWEDEN
Malmø, Stockholm, Kiruna - conservation, craftsmanship, research
2019 IRAN
Tehran - Kashan, Yazd , Esfahan, Shiraz, Persepolis, Necropolis.
                   Research trip on persian gardens and persian miniature drawings
2014 INDIA
Gujarat, places of production, (cotton, bricks, woodblock carving and printing, weaving, studio mumbai)
places of production (quarry, animation, car factory 


Norwegian (native), English (fluent), French (C1), Dutch (B1)  


ceo & owner of Selbu Husflidscentral
Boardmember of Selbu climbing club  

‘I sit in a living room. I am listening to a conversation between two people. Their conversation does not make any sense to me. Yet I listen. It seems to take place somewhere else, somewhere I haven’t been. I try to trace the conversation. I try to write it down. The more I write, the less I am sure of where the sentences come from. It seems like they are no longer part of the conversation I am listening to. I realise the written words have become mine, that they no longer exist as spoken sound, and that they no longer belong to the person who uttered the words… I am no longer sitting in the living room. I am in a place I have been, but have never tread.’

Book, ’It Had Something To Do With The Telling Of Time’ - Spaces in Fiction - Constructs of Reality, published with Onomatopee, 2015

faux fiction