Kristian Skylstad (Born 1982 in Oslo) is a Norwegian artist who works mainly with photography, poetry, collage, video and sculpture. His work often revolves around the behaviour and emotions of the individual, distilling his pervasive sociological inquisitions into textual and photographic work unbound by context. Skylstad’s work is associated with a generation of young Norwegian artists who in the 2000’s emphasized the conceptual and post-media, evoking the spirit of The New Wave and Infrarealism. The recent years, his primarily concern has been the aftermaths of genocide, which has led to extensive studies and photographic projects in Silesia (Poland) and Cambodia.
Skylstad has taken part in the establishment and management of several artist run gallery spaces in Oslo. His artistic practice is combined with teaching and journalism, mostly connected to film, photography and contemporary art. He is represented by OSL Contemporary. He is a founder and member of Noplace (Oslo).