Kurt Johannessen works with performance and installation art. He is one of Scandinavia’s major performance artists and is prominent on the international scene.
Since the beginning of the 1980s Johannessen has produced approximately 160 different works and has had more than 300 presentations all over the world. His work is characterized by a minimalist and poetic presence. In 2007 the Oslo contemporary art centre, Kunstnernes Hus, presented a major retrospective on his work.