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About us

Lydgalleriet is an exhibition platform for sound art and sound related art practices, situated in Bergen, Norway. We explore a diversity of experimental sound-based art practices and sonic cultures through gallery shows, multichannel concerts, discursive work and live programming. Lydgalleriet work with artists showing a critical engagement in contemporary cultural issues through various sonic mediums with spatial qualities. Since 2005, Lydgalleriet has played a central role in developing discourse about our own artistic field; sound art, – and have conveyed the historical context of Norwegian and international sound art, positioned between sound installation, performance and experimental music and its peculiarity within contemporary art.

Initiated by a group of musicians, sound artists and art historians in 2005 and founded formally in 2007, Lydgalleriet is the only permanent exhibition platform for sound art in the Nordic countries. Our team consists today of Artistic director Julie Lillelien Porter, Tim Ekberg (technician), Paal Rasmussen (acoustic and sound technical consultant) and Said Warya and Emilie Wright as gallery assistants.

Lydgalleriet is supported by Bergen City Council and Arts Council Norway and we are situated in Strandgaten 195 with a well-customised venue. Lydgalleriet is accessed directly from the street and a lift for wheelchair users for access to the space. Our toilet facilities are not gender separated. Lydgalleriet is an organisation member of Borealis- festival for experimental music and Balansekunst. We follow our ethical guidelines, which can be read here.

Regular opening hours for exhibitions are Thursday- Sunday 12 –17.
Other events vary in opening hours. Welcome!