2017: (upcoming) Trafo Kunsthall, solo exhibition with Hilde Hauan, opening 26th August 2017.
2017: Bonn Hoeren. Maia Urstad appointed as the “City sound artist of Bonn 2017".
Beethoven Foundation for Art and Culture Bonn has, under the heading «bonn hoeren» (Listening Bonn), appointed Maia Urstad as the "city sound artist of Bonn 2017". Curator is Carsten Seiffarth. The appointment includes, amongst other, a residency and a commissioned work in public space in Bonn. Her work will take place in cooperation with the German international broadcasting institution Deutsche Welle (DW) which is situated in Bonn.
During her research residency in Bonn, Maia Urstad will explore the DW radio archive in search of potential raw material for her installation. The linguistic diversity in which the Deutsche Welle’s foreign radio programming has been produced and broadcasted since 1953, will be the centre of her artistic work.
Urstad’s first appearance as the Bonn city sound artist was 19th and 20th June 2017; "Babel Underground", a concert installation at the Global Media Forum, conference from the DW, in collaboration with Dirk Specht. A new sound installation in public space based on her research at the DW audio archive, will be launched in October, place and date tba. More in an Interview with Maia by Rick Fulker at Deutsche Welle HERE
2017: SPRANG. Visningsrommet USF. Fibreoptic sound installation in collaboration with Hilde Hauan Johnsen.
2017: Margareth's Bells . GalleriRuth, Kartfjord, Lofoten. Commisioned soundwork for the Drive-in sound art gallery curated by Tulle Ruth
2016: The return of the Zero Meridian. Kongsvinger Fortress. Permanent sound installation commissioned by KORO/Public Art Norway
2016: Radio Taxi Buenos Aires. Proa Foundation Contemporary Space, Buenos Aires: Solo exhibition
2016: Taxi Argentina. Proa Foundation, Buenos Aires. Performance with Peter Meanwell and Lars Ove Toft.
2016: Freq_out 11, at Tonspur, Vienna. Curators: CM von Hausswolff & Franz Pomassl, April 2016 (AT)
2016: Radio Revolten II 2016. Sound installation in Halle / Saale Oct. - Dec. 2016. (DE)
2016: The 18th Annual High Zero Festival. Baltimore, September 2016 (USA)
2016: Works for Radio. Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, commisioned by The Lake Radio (DK)
2015: Radio Barents, Barents Spektakel, performance, Kirkenes (NO)
2015: Landmark, Bergen - BEK Anniversary: "Taxi Argentina", performative sound work with Peter Meanwell and Lars Ove Toft
2015: Lutefish and old cassettes Lydgalleriet. Performative sound project with Conrad Kemp (ZA) curated by Daniella Cascella