SIGNE CHRISTINE URDAL (born 1979, Norway) is an camerabased Artist from Stavanger. She graduated Oslo Art Photography School and obtained a bachelors degree in Anthropology from University of Oslo. Urdal started her career as an assistant to art photographer Dag Alveng. She has received good reviews for her ability to visually record other people's lives and stories, in which its shows that her anthropological background has shaped her photographic eye. Sensitivity, aesthetics and humanity are words that characterise Urdal’s works.
Signe Christine Urdal debuted at Vestlandsutstillingen in 2007. Since then her works have been exhibited, amongst others, at Tou Camp (ID-CAMP) Bryne Art Association (NO), Preus Museum (NO), Tou Scene Art Space (Ølhallene), Porsgrunn Art Hall (NO), Førde Art Society (NO), Ålesund Art Society (NO) and Haugesund Art Association (NO) as well as Stavanger Art Association (NO) and Rogaland Contemporary Art Scenter (NO).
She has for several years worked with various organisations such as UNICEF, the Norwegian Cancer Society, the television campaign "Dream Catcher" and Cancer Care Rogaland, to name a few.
The characteristics of Urdal projects is the exploration of photography in combination with other art forms such as video, installation, sound, dance, performance art, silk screen printing etc.
The theme in these interdisciplinary as well as independent projects are exploring identity / individual - people and their presence in their own lives and in the encounter with others. Urdals work provides a grounding in the dream world from child to adult and childhood mystery, wonder and nostalgia. Identity, vulnerability, desires and dreams represent themes in her work.
The anthropological aspect of society has influenced Urdal to dig deeper into our own community. Who am I? How am I in the meeting with others? What is a human being? Provides the private sphere room for differences or similarities? How do the cultural codes of a society change our eyes on ourselves and the world?
The year of 2011-2012 Urdal got selected for the Noorderlicht Masterclass in Groningen (NL) for international documentary photographer`s in leadership of curator Marc Prûst and Lars Boering (Lux Photo Gallery).
Urdal received a Grant from the Photography Foundation Torbjørn Wales Memorial Fund to participate in the Northern Light Masterclass.
Autumn of 2012 Urdal is living and working in New York working with the project I dreamed about you. Urdal is now based in Stavanger (NO).