Siri Hermansen (b. 1969) is a video, photographer and Installation artist, based in Oslo. Recently she has focused her artistic practice on the aftereffects of abrupt social, economical or political changes in society. Chernobyl, the Ai Weiwei village; Caochangdi in Beijing and Pyramiden; a deserted Russian coalmine city in the arctic desert of the Spitsbergen are some of the sites she has explored artistically. Her artistic method resembles a form of shared anthropology where the outcome of the material is unpredictable and is dependent on the interrelations created on location, and the artists personal experience of the place.
She also questions how we deal with the fact that everybody sees and hears from a different perspective, and how this influences the way we comprehend reality. Siri Hermansen has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo, The Stenersen Museum in Oslo, Today Artmuseum, Beijing, Moscow Museum of Photography and Tsedeka in Moscow.
Siri Hermansen is curently a research fellow at the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo.