Shifting Boundaries - epea03 - Nobel Peace Center

Nobel Peace Center


  1. Photo: Marie Hald
  2. Photo: Paolo Marchetti - Marketplace Media Services

Shifting Boundaries - epea03

16 Sept 2017–25 Jan 2018

Twelve European photographers have been selected to work on the same topic: «Shifting Boundaries». The result is an exhibition that shows how boundaries are challenged in a Europe that is undergoing changes. The exhibition has been touring Europe, and is coming to the Nobel Peace Center in September 2017.

Young women with an eating disorder, soldiers in Ukraine, and barbed wire fences in Hungary. These are some of the topics featured in Shifting Boundaries, an exhibition about both physical and mental borders. Even technical limitations are currently being challenged, as the line between reality and virtuality keeps on getting thinner. Shifting Boundaries is a visual experience in addition to a commentary on today’s Europe.

The European Photo Exhibition Award (epea) is a European project that aims to highlight relevant issues through young photographers. The initiators are the Körber-Stiftung (Germany), the Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian – Délégation en France (Portugal), Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca (Italy) and the Fritt Ord Foundation (Norway). Shifting boundaries is the third exhibition in the series.

The twelve selected photographers are Arianna Arcara (Italy), Pierfrancesco Celada (Italy), Marthe Aune Eriksen (Norway), Jakob Ganslmeier (Germany), Margarida Gouveia (Portugal), Marie Hald (Denmark), Dominic Hawgood (United Kingdom), Robin Hinsch (Germany), Ildikó Péter (Hungary), Eivind H. Natvig (Norway), Marie Sommer (France) and Christina Werner (Austria).

The photographers receive support for a period of six months to work on the topic, with four curators selected by each foundation. The result is an exhibition to be shown in four prestigious European cultural institutions.

Exhibition dates

May 20th – August 28th 2016: Paris, Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian – Délégation en France

October 15th – December 11th 2016: Lucca, Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Exhibition Center), Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca

March 3rd – May 1st 2017: Hamburg, Haus der Photographie der Deichtorhallen

September 15th – January 25th 2018: Oslo, Nobel Peace Center

The two previous exhibitions in the epea series are:
epea02: Eyes on Europe / The New Social
epea01: European Identities