Renate Synnes Handal is an artist based in Bergen. She received her BFA at the Academy of Art and Design (2016) and her MFA from the University in Bergen, Faculty of Art, Music and Design (2018.) Since her graduation she has worked as an art-critic for the local newspaper, Bergens Tidene. In 2019 she is part of TagTeam’s Skrivestue, a project focused on developing art-writing.

Her practice can best be described as a platform for story-telling, where big ontological questions about who we are and how we live now functions as a blurry backdrop. It is a practice that calls for radical empathy, searches for true communication and explores human, political responsibilities.