Andrea Gjestvang is based between Oslo and Berlin. In recent years her work has focused on northern parts of Europe where she has been exploring the intimate life and resilience of people living in remote, harsh and inaccessible environments. Her work expresses strong political views on social and anthropological issues relating to globalisation, identity and cultural uniqueness.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums including the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, Munchen Stadtmuseum and The National Photographic Museum of Colombia. She also teaches and curates.
In 2012 she published 'En dag i historian' / 'One Day in History' through Norwegian publisher Pax, a collection of collaborative portraits with some of the young survivors of the Utøya massacre the previous year.