The works of Margrethe Iren Pettersen from Romssa/Tromsø on the Norwegian side of Sápmi, materialise as installations, sculptures, sound walks and public growing projects as well as prints, drawings and photographs. In her process-based practice she often works site-specifically by investigating the ecosystems and their complexities. By drawing attention to the characteristics and coexisting life of plants and organisms of different places, she aims to challenge the modern perception that divides culture and nature. Lately, her Sámi roots and the oral tradition of knowledge production in the north, are themes she has brought into her work and research. Margrethe is also a florist, has a BA from the Academy of Art in Tromsø and a MFA from the Art and Public Space programme at KHiO – Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
Photo: Peeter Laurits