An independent gallery with a good reputation for interesting shows from up-and-coming artists, housed in an interesting 1930s building.
VI, VII was founded by artist and writer Esperanza Rosales in 2012. Prior to opening VI, VII in Oslo, Rosales lived in London, Brussels, Rotterdam, Frankfurt, and Berlin, and draws on those international connections and experiences in developing the gallery program. Over the past five years, VI, VII has exhibited the work of over 50 international artists, and currently represents 14 emerging artists, most under the age of 35. The gallery has hosted the first Norwegian solo shows for many international artists, including Eloise Hawser, Lars Laumann, Jochen Schmith, James Hoff, Benjamin Crotty, Mark van Yetter, and Amy Yao, and recently presented American sculptor Eva LeWitt's first European gallery exhibition. The gallery's name—pronounced "sixes and sevens"—comes from a British idiom describing a state of recklessness, confusion, or disarray, embodying the spirit of risk and the refusal of conventions that guides the gallery's program.