Bjarne Melgaard

born 1967 in Sydney
lives and works in New York
   
   
Solo Exhibitions

2017
Bjarne Melgaard, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
Bjarne Melgaard, Rod Bianco, Oslo
Bjarne Melgaard & Bjørg, The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
Bjarne Melgaard: The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment, Red Bull Arts New York, New York

2016
PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL NOTEBOOK, Karma, New York
Right Here, Right Now, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm

2015
EXPECTED / UNEXPECTED, Selected works 1995 – 2015, KaviarFactory, Henningsvaer, Norway
Go with the Flø, Bjarne Melgaard, Studio Hugo Opdal –, Flø, Norway
Bjarne Melgaard: Bitter Angel, Faurschou Foundation, Beijing (cat.)
Daddies Like You Don't Grow On Palm Trees, Sammlung Friedrichshof, Zurndorf, Austria (cat.)
EXPECTED / UNEXPECTED, Selected works 1995 – 2015, KaviarFactory, Henningsvaer – Lofoten, Norway (cat.)
Puppy Orgy Acid Party, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
Rickhard/Melgaard. Selected works from the Christian Bjelland Collection, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway (cat.)
Bjarne Melgaard: This Is What I Do To Make Money, Galleri Fineart, Oslo
The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment,
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Melgaard + Munch, The End of it All Has Already Happened, Munch Museum, Oslo (cat.)

2014    
Bjarne Melgaard: Selected Works From The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
Bjarne Melgaard, Studio Hugo Opdal, Flø, Norway (in collaboration with Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo)

2013
Bjarne Melgaard in the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo
Bjarne Melgaard: Ignorant Transparencies, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Bjarne Melgaard New Drawings and Prints, Fineart, Oslo

2012
A New Novel by Bjarne Melgaard, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York (cat.)
Bjarne Melgaard: A House to Die In, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (cat.)
Bjarne Melgaard: No More Chinotto Forever, Again..., Karma, New York
Bjarne Melgaard, GaleriArtist, Istanbul
Baton Sinister, Venezia-Installasjonen, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, Norway (cat.)
Laying the ghost (with Sverre Bjertnæs), Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo
Climate Confusion Assistance (with Sverre Bjertnæs), Galleri K, Oslo

2011
The Night Within Us!, Galerie Guido W. Baudach (Charlottenburg), Berlin
The Sadistic Skater II, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm
The Sadistic Skater I, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm

2010
Inside Patricia, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
Neon Angel, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Bjarne Melgaard, Rod Bianco, Oslo
Bjarne Melgaard / Rod Bianco "Super Normal", de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam (cat.)
The Synthetic Slut: A Novel By Bjarne Melgaard, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Jealous, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway
Jealous, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (cat.)

2008
Bjarne Melgaard: Chickenhawk, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Miss Bjarne Melgaard: A Kidwhore in Manhattan - A Novel, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin (cat.)
A Novel, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

2007
Bjarne Melgaard, Galería Senda, Barcelona
Mommy’s Boy & Daddy’s Girl, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
The Glamour Chase, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
Marie-Louise Ekman / Bjarne Melgaard, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden (cat.)

2006
A Weekend of Painting: A novel by Les Super, Leo Koenig Inc., New York
Les Super, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin (cat.)
Minipigs in Space, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

2005
Not a Painting Show, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Life is a Lonely Buffalo, Niels Borch Jensen, Berlin
Hallo Maybe, Haugar Vestfold Museum, Oslo (cat.)
Fin de Copenhague, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen    
Bjarne Melgaard, Galería Senda, Barcelona
Jasmin la nuit, Horse Hospital, London
Part 1: Chihuahua Hunger All Words Destroy, Crone Galerie, Berlin

2004
A Concept of Rape, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York
Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm

2003
The End of The Professional Teenager, Sketch, London
Skam, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (cat.)

2002
Beginnings, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin          
Nothing Special, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen    
Interface to God, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany (cat.)
Black Low: The Punk Movement Was Just Hippies with Short Hair, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany (cat.)
Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

2001
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

2000
The Mutilation of the Apes, Alleged Gallery, New York
New Works, Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
The Myth Of A Young Washingmachine, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo (cat.)
The Only Weapon You Have In A Society Like This Is A Clear Mind, Galleri Riis, Oslo (cat.)

1998
Bjarne Melgaard, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
More Pricks than Kicks, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo
Up Late, Galleri Riis, Oslo

1997    
Free From Content, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (cat.)
New Love, Old Paint (Dedicated to Margaux Hemingway), Galleri Riis, Oslo

1996    
Confessions of a Recovering Minimalist, Bjarne Melgaard - Guillaume Bijl, Galleri c/o Atle Gerhardsen, Oslo

1995    
Galleri Dobloug, Oslo

1994    
Galleri Dobloug, Oslo
   
   
Selected Projects

2016
Bjarne Melgaard / Borg Nordli-Mathisen, Jewelry Collection Launch
V-Files, Fashion Collection Pop-up Shop featuring Light Bulb Man fashion line from Daddies Like You Don’t Grow On Palm Trees, New York

2013
Dans Ma Chambre, featuring works by 137AC, New York; curated by Bjarne Melgaard in collaboration with Annatina Miescher
Big Fat Black Cock, Inc., curated by Bjarne Melgaard, Venus Over Manhattan, New York
The Pleasure of Being Unwanted, Document No. 2, cover art and feature, photographs by Cedric Buchet with Fashion Editor Sabina Schreder
Sverre Bjertnæs (survey show), curated by Bjarne Melgaard, White Columns, New York

2012    
Wallpaper, Limited Edition Cover
DnB NOR Bank Headquarters, Oslo
Ideal Pole, curated by Bjarne Melgaard, Ramiken Crucible, New York

2011    
The Social Failure, curated by Bjarne Melgaard, Maccarone, New York
La Biennale Di Venezia, 54th International Art Exhibition; Guest Professor Beyond Death: Viral Discontents And Contemporary Notions About Aids,
Graduate Programme of Visual Arts at the Faculty of Design and Arts, Università IUAV di Venezia, Venice
Baton Sinister, curated by Bjarne Melgaard, Palazzo Contarini Corfù, Venice (cat.)

2010    
Don Juan in the Village, curated by Bjarne Melgaard, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm

2008
Gay Zoo, video in collaboration with Halvor Bodin, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

2007
You Always Move In Reverse, curated by Bjarne Melgaard, Leo Koenig, Inc., New York
   
   
Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
The World is Made of Stories, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo
Don’t Look Back, CFA Charlottenburg, Berlin
Expanding Frontiers: La foundation Hippocrène Invite La Kaviar Factory, La Fondation Hippocrène, Paris
Painters’ Painters, Saatchi Gallery, London
9. Berlin Biennale, Berlin
Golden Eggs, Team Gallery, Venice, USA
Passion. Fanverhalten und Kunst/Fan Behaviour And Art, Ludwig Museum, Budapest
Passion. Fanverhalten und Kunst/Fan Behaviour And Art, Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany

2015
M/L Artspace at The Duck, Some Gallerist’s, curated by Marie Karlberg and Lena Henke, Berlin
The Avant-Garde Won’t Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (cat.)
Passion. Fanverhalten und Kunst / Fan Behavior and Art, Kunsthaus Nürnberg, Nürnberg / Nuremberg 
He Put a Hot Fish in Her Navel, EMBAJADA, San Juan
Passion. Fanverhalten und Kunst / Fan Behavior and Art, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (cat.)
Summer Exhibition, Skarstedt, London
A Walk, Tripoli Gallery, East Hampton, New York
Intimate Paintings, Half Gallery, New York
What's Wrong With We?, Martos Gallery, Los Angeles
Alex Da Corte, Die Hexe, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York (cat.)
Call and Response, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo
A Modest Proposal for Radical Bourgeoisie, De Hallen, Haarlem
A man walks into a bar – Jokes & Postcards, Me Collectors Room, Berlin (cat.)

2014    
Speak Through Art, Kaviar Factory, Henningsvær, Norway
In The Bedroom, M/L Artpace, New York
9 Artists (Yael Bartana, Liam Gillick, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Renzo Martens, Bjarne Melgaard,
Nástio Mosquito, Hito Steyerl, and Danh Vo), MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, United Kingdom (cat.)
Depresssion, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles
2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of Art, New York (cat.)
DISown – Not For Everyone (an art exhibition posing as a retail store), Red Bull Studios, New York
The Drawing Room, Magasin 3 Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

2013         
Empire State – Art from New York, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin/Paris (cat.)
Meanwhile... Suddenly and then, 12th Biennale de Lyon, France
9 Artists (Yael Bartana, Liam Gillick, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Renzo Martens, Bjarne Melgaard,
Nástio Mosquito, Hito Steyerl, and Danh Vo)
, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA (cat.)
Momentum, The 7th Nordic Biennial for Contemporary Art, Momentum kunsthall, Moss, Norway
DSM-V at the Future Moynihan Station (aka James A. Farley Post Office Building), New York
Empire State – Art from New York, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
Chicken or Beef?, The Hole, New York (cat.)
Looking Back: The White Columns Annual,White Columns, New York

2012
Es gibt … / There is …, b-05 Kunst- und Kulturzentrum Association e.V, Montabaur, Germany (cat.)
The Show Poster, carlier | gebauer, Berlin
Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan and White Columns, New York
Context Message, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York
Undetectable, Visual AIDS at La MaMa Galleria, New York
Drawings, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm
Face/OFF, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin

2011
Drawings, Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo
Moment: Ynglingagatan 1, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Grisaille, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York
The Social Failure, Maccarone, New York
After Shelley Duvall72, Maccarone, New York; (cat.)
Scandinavian Rhapsody / Scandinavian Artists, Galerie Proarta, Zurich
Absolute Installation at Museum of Contemporary Art, Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arkitektur og Design, Oslo

2010
Group Show, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm
Sweat, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
Forced Exposure, Team Gallery, New York
Norse Soul: the legacy of Edvard Munch, socialdemorcracy, old myths, anarchy and death longings, Katzen Art Center, American University, Washington DC (cat.)

2009
amor fati, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
DAMASCUS, Rod Bianco, Oslo
Latte in Watte, Gallery Riis, Oslo
Two Shows: Peeps/Pistoletto, The Amie & Tony James Gallery, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York
Holy Destruction, polad-hardouin, Paris (cat.)
Nachspiel / Vorspiel, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway (cat.)

2008
Edvard Munch:Tribute And Inspiration Edvard Munch, Faurschou, Copenhagen
LOSS OF CONTROL, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany
Works on Paper, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Works on Paper, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
Cobra to Contemporary, Artnews Project, Berlin
Jekyll Island, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles
Painting: Now and Forever, Part II, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York
Accrochage, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
That’s The Way It Is, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin (cat.)
Paul Thek - In the context of today's contemporary art, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany (cat.)

2007
Euro-Centric, Part 1: New European Art from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami (cat.)
Off The Wall, Patrica Low Contemporary at RENTAL, New York
25 Jahre Galerie Crone – Jubiläumsausstellung, Galerie Crone, Berlin
Destroy Athens, 1st Athens Biennale 2007, Athens
Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, New York
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Late Picasso & Contemporary Painters ROCK 'N' ROLL Volume I, Galleri Faurschou,
Copenhagen; Sørlandet Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway
Daydreams and Nightmares, Works from the Collection of Tor Juul, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo
The Agression of Beauty II, Arndt & Partner, Berlin
Gallery swap (Galerie Guido W. Baudach & Hotel, London), Hotel, London

2006
Marie-Louise Ekman / Bjarne Melgaard, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö
Helter / Helter, Galerie Anne De Villepoix, Paris
Reflections, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
After Munch: Norwegian Contemporary Art, Pollock Fine Art, London

2005
Papier, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Goetz meets Falckenberg, Phoenix Kunststiftung, Hamburg, Germany (cat.)
Superstars, Kunstforum Wien, Vienna
Willy Wonka, Inc., Galleri S.E, Bergen, Norway

2004
Central Station - The Harald Falckenberg Collection, La Maison Rouge - Fondation Antoine de Albert, Paris
Diarys & Dreams, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany (cat.)
Tirol Transfer, Österreichisches Kulturforum, Warsaw (cat.)
The Black Album, Rock e dintorni, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan
Secrets of the '90s', Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Netherlands
Playlist, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (cat.)
In a Norwegian Wood. Norwegian Art of the Last Decade, Zach?ta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (cat.)
Scream: 10 artists x 10 writers x 10 scary movies, Anton Kern Gallery, New York

2003
Expressive Nordic Painting, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
TABOO! The Art of Exotica Entertainment, Galerie Roger Pailhas, Marseille, France
Bjarne Melgaard, Svent Jolle, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Erik van Lieshout, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Tirol Transfer, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (cat.)
Models & Mavericks: Exceptional positions in the collection contemporary art, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands
The Painting never dries...Reflections over paintings in the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
Phantom of Desire: Visions of Masochism in Art, Neue Galerie Graz, Graz, Austria
Bjarne Melgaard, Sven 't Jolle, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Erik Van Lieshout, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Delvoye, Kvium, Lemmerz, Melgaard, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
Moderna Museet c/o BAC, Baltic Art Center, Visby, Sweden
M_ARS: ART AND WAR, Neue Galerie Graz, Austria
Tra Est e Ovest, Gas Art Gallery, Torino

2002
Black Low // The Punk Movement Was Just Hippies With Short Hair, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Hommage an Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Nothing Special, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen

2001
New Heimat, Kunstverein Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany (cat.)
Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm

2000
Sharing Exoticisms, 5 Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France (cat.)
PHOENIX ART 2001: Arbeiten aus der Sammlung Gundlach, Lafrenz und Falckenberg, Sammlung Falckenberg, / Phoenix Stiftung, Hamburg, Germany
Civil disobedience, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg / kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
Galería Senda, Barcelona, Spain
Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm
Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
Organising Freedom - Nordic Art in the 90s, Modern Museum, Stockholm; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
The myth of a young washing machine, Oslo Museum of Contemporary Art Galleri Riis, Oslo (cat.)
Momentum: Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway

1999
Zeitwenden: Rückblick und Ausblick, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Moon over Islam, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Gent, Belgium
Umfeld, Umwelt, (with Joseph Beuys, Stan Douglas, Panamarenko), Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels

1998
Manifesta II, European Biennale of Contemporary Art, Luxembourg
XXIV Biennale de Sao Paulo, curated by Bart de Bare and Maretta Jaukurii, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Soft Core Arkipelag TV, curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Historical Museum Stockholm
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Kunst, Oslo
Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin

1997
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

1996
Museum van hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, Belgium