Delving deep into the personal, Kenneth Alme investigates the properties and mind of the artist. Centered around the age old philosophical question: "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?", his paintings, sculpture, and video ask himself and the audience, “if no one is around to experience an artwork...does it exist?”. Ultimately, Alme’s works argue the importance of art, and the artist, but also bows to the classic portrayal of the artist in constant battle with himself.
Born in 1981 in Tønsberg, Norway, Kenneth Alme graduated with his Bachelor’s degree from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, Norway in 2008. Shortly thereafter he attended the Statliche Hochschule für Bildende Kunste in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He then returned to Oslo’s National Academy of Fine Arts to receive his Master’s degree in 2010.
Kenneth Alme’s work has been chosen for several group exhibitions throughout Norway, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Romania, and the United States. Alme lives and works in Oslo.