Siri  Hermansen completed her PHD in 2016 at the National Academy of the arts in Oslo with her artistic research project The Economy of Survival. She holds an MFA from Ecole de Beaux-Arts in Paris (1997) and a BFA from Parsons School of Design (1993).

Hermansen has exhibited widely nationally and internationally. A selection of Biennials are the 19th. Sidney Biennial, 2014, The 15th and 17th International New Media Festival, Soul, as well as LIAF 2017, Bergen Assembly 2019, Momentum Biennial 2021.

She also participated in exhibitions at Art Stations Foundation 5050 in 2015, W├╝rtembergischer Kunstverein 2020. The National ArtMuseum in Norway 2016, and has  held critically acclaimed solo exhibitions at Stenersen Art Museum 2006 and 2012, Sami Center for Contemporary Art 2018, Akershus Kunstsenter 2018 and Kunsthall 3,14 2023.

Her art has been acquired by The National Museum of Contemporary Art, North Norwegian Art Museum and private and public collections in Norway, Sweden, Germany, France and the Netherlands. In 2018 she founded Black Snow Press, an artistic research publication bureau and has since published; The Economy of Survival 2018, Apology (2020) and I will see you when the sun rise (2023).

Hermansen resigned as Professor and Head of the Masterprogram Art and Public Space at the the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo in 2022.