Sara Eliassen (b. 1977) is an artist/ filmmaker from Oslo and currently a PhD candidate in artistic research at Oslo National Academy of Arts, with the project Mediating Uncertainties. Current investigations explore propaganda histories, and how ideologies are normalized through contemporary images, technologies and moving image culture. Eliassen’s projects move between exhibition spaces, cinemas and the public sphere, and she also programs films, lectures and conversations, inviting and commissioning other artists in relation to her own research and projects. Her films have played extensively at international film festivals, such as Venice Film Festival, Int. Film Festival Rotterdam and Sundance. Site-specific projects in public spaces include Not Worth It (2007), Under The Park (2021) and The Feedback Loop (2018) with The Munch Museum in Oslo. She is currently working towards a solo exhibition at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo for Spring 2023.
Eliassen participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program as a studio fellow after completing her MFA in the film department at San Francisco Art Institute (2008-2010).