Through a number of projects, Vinje has explored the exercise of power within the aesthetic realm. Her main interests are the network of aesthetics in language, symbols and motifs and how these elements bridge the gap between idea and materiality. Her practice often unfolds as research in archives and she occasionally initiate collaborative events and curates as part of her practice – creating alternative entrances to a certain point of focus. In her large scale installations, Vinje focuses on the body as a political subject and its relation to historical dogmas and our memory. Petrine Vinje was recently awarded a three-year Artistic Research Fellowship at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO).