Bjarne Melgaard

Bjarne Melgaard

Born in Sydney in 1967 to Norwegian parents, Bjarne Melgaard was raised in Oslo, Norway, and currently lives and works in New York. Melgaard studied at the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts before moving to The Netherlands in 1991 to complete his studies, first at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam until 1992, then subsequently at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht from 1992 until 1993.

Since the beginning of his artistic career, Melgaard’s installations have focused on subversive themes, often taking inspiration from various provocative subcultures such as S&M and Heavy Metal music. Melgaard’s current practice, known for crossing disciplinary boundaries, is comprised largely of expressionistic drawings and paintings that frequently incorporate text and a wide array of multimedia components. 

In 2000, Melgaard established himself as the “bad boy” of contemporary art with his first solo show in New York, in which he featured sculptures of apes engaged in explicit sexual acts. Since then, his works have become part of the permanent collections of major museums such as the MoMA in New York, the MOCA in Los Angeles, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain in Strasbourg and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, amongst others.

Bjarne Melgaard has participated in the Venice (2011), Lyon (2013) and Whitney (2014) Biennials. In 2013/2014 the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo opened an exhibition, curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran and Therese Möllenhoff, presenting works from the past 20 years and representing all periods of Melgaard's œuvre. In 2010, the same museum exhibited Jealous, Bjarne Melgaard’s first retrospective exhibition.

From January to April 2015 the Munch Museum Oslo in Norway presented the exhibition Melgaard + Munch - The end of it all has already happened.


Photo: © 2013 Johan Lindeberg

Solo exhibitions


New Novel Paintings, CFA, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

Bodyparty (Substance Paintings), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London, UK

Den borgerlige byrde, Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway

Noe Maa Gaa l Stykker, Rod Bianco, Oslo, Norway

A House to Die In, Villa Kikkut, Oslo, Norway (2011-ongoing)



Bjarne Melgaard: Pain Poems and Other Drawings, Bohman-Knäpper, Stockholm, Sweden

Bjarne Melgaard, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Bjarne Melgaard, Rod Bianco, Oslo, Norway

The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment, Red Bull Arts New York, New York, NY, USA

The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment (Bjarne + Bjørg Jewelry Collaboration New York Launch, Gavin Brown enterprise, NY



Bjarne Melgaard:New Work, Fineart, Oslo, Norway 

Blood, Stones and Certain Beasts/ Bjarne Melgaard and Bob Recine, Uncontaminated Art and Fashion Festival at Skur 13, Tjuvholmen, Oslo, Norway 

Psychopathological Notebook, Karma, New York, NY, USA

Right Here, Right Now, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden



The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

Melgaard + Munch - The end of it all has already happened, Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway

Bjarne Melgaard: Daddies Like You Don’t Grow On Palm Trees, Sammlung Friedrichshof, Zurndorf/Vienna, Austria

Skulptur, Formuesforvaltning AS, Oslo, Norway

This is what I do to make money, Galleri Fineart, Oslo, Norway

Puppy Orgy Acid Party, Galerie Forsblom, Oslo, Norway

Bitter Angel, Faurschou Foundation, Beijing, China



Bjarne Melgaard: Selected Works From The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway

Bjarne Melgaard, Studio Hugo Opdal (in collaboration with Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo), Flø, Norway



Bjarne Melgaard in the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway

Bjarne Melgaard: Ignorant Transparencies, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, USA

Frieze New York, (Gavin Brown’s Enterprise), New York, USA

The Armory Show 2013, (Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo), New York, USA

Bjarne Melgaard New Drawings and Prints, Fineart, Oslo, Norway



A New Novel by Bjarne Melgaard, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, USA

Bjarne Melgaard: A house to die in, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK

Bjarne Melgaard: No More Chinotto Forever, Again..., Karma, New York, USA

Bjarne Melgaard, GaleriArtist, Istanbul, Turkey

Baton Sinister, Venezia-Installasjonen, Hauger Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsburg, Norway

Armory Focus: The Nordic Countries, The Armory Show 2012 (Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin; Greene Naftali Gallery, New York; and Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna), New York, USA

Laying the Ghost (Bjarne Melgaard & Sverre Bjernaeus), Rod Bianco, Oslo, Norway

Climate Confusion Assistance (Bjarne Melgaard & Sverre Bjernaeus), Galleri K, Oslo, Norway

Bjarne Melgaard, Karma, New York, USA



The Night Within Us, Galerie Guido W. Baudach (Charlottenburg), Berlin, Germany

Baton Sinister, La Biennale Di Venezia, 54th International Art Exhibition, Palazzo Contarini Corfu, Venice, Italy

Bjarne Melgaard: The Sadistic Skater – Part II, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Bjarne Melgaard: The Sadistic Skater – Part I, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Bjarne Melgaard, Studio Hugo Opdal, Flø, Norway



Inside Patricia, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland

Bjarne Melgaard: Silkscreens, Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo, Norway

Neon Angel, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Bjarne Melgaard/Rod Bianco “Super Normal“, de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Bjarne Melgaard, Rod Bianco, Oslo, Norway

The Synthetic Slut: A Novel By Bjarne Melgaard, Greene Naftali, New York, USA

Bjarne Melgaard – Jealous,  Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway

Bjarne Melgaard – Jealous (a mid-career retrospective exhibition),  Astrup Fernley Museum, Oslo, Norway



Bjarne Melgaard: Chickenhawk,  Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

Miss Bjarne Melgaard, A Kidwhore In Manhattan – A Novel, Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany

Art Brussels (Galerie Krinzinger and Galleri Faurschou), Joint booth solo exhibition, Brussels, Belgium

Greenland, Green Naftali, New York, USA



Bjarne Melgaard, Galerie Senda, Barcelona, Spain

Mommy’s Boy and Daddy’s Girl, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland

The Glamour Chase, Galleri Furschou, Copenhagen, Denmark

Bjarne Melgaard, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden



A Weekend of Painting: A Novel by Les Super, Leo Koenig, Inc., New York, USA

Les Super, Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany

Minipigs in Space, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria



Not a Painting Show, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Life is a Lonely Buffalo, Niels Borch Jensen Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Hello, Maybe (Book, Stage Set and Flags in collaboration with Halvor Bodin), Haugar Museum of Art, Tønsburg, Norway

Fin de Copenhague, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark

Bjarne Melgaard, Galleria Senda, Barcelona, Spain

Jasmin La Nuit, The Horse Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Part 1: Chihuahua Hunger All Words Destroy, Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany



A Concept of Rape, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York, USA

Bjarne Melgaard, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden



The End of the Professional Teenager, Pollack Fine Art at Sketch, London, United Kingdom

Skam, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway



Beginnings, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

Nothing Special, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark

Interface to God, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Black Low: The Punk Movement Was Just Hippies with Short Hair, MARTa Herford Museum, Hannover, Germany

Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy



Kill Me Before I do it Myself, Galleria Laura Pecci, Milan, Italy

Bjarne Melgaard, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria



The Mutilation of the Apes, New York, Alleged Gallery, New York, USA

New Works, Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Sweden

The Myth Of A Young Washingmachine, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway

The Only Weapon You Have In A Society Like This Is A Clear Mind..., Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway

Victor Boullet featuring Bjarne Melgaard, Hot Rod Tea Room, Oslo, Norway



The Conquest of Islam, Art Basel/Statements (Galleri Riis, Oslo), Basel, Switerland



Bjarne Melgaard: Everything American Is Evil, the Return To Constantiople, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

Bjarne Melgaard’s More Pricks than Kicks, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

Up Late, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway



Bjarne Melgaard: Free From Content, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

New Love, Old Paint (Dedicated to Margaux Hemingway), Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway



Confessions of a Recovering Minimalist, Bjarne Melgaard – Guillaume Bijl, Galleri c/o Alte Gerhardsen, Oslo, Norway



Group exhibitions


Mature Themes, Foxy Production, New York, NY, USA


Divided States of America, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, New York. 



Painters' Painters, Saatchi Gallery, London.

Expanding Frontiers: La Fondation Hippocrène Invite La Kaviar Factory, La Fondation Hippocrène, Paris. 

Baby I'm a Star, Romeo, New York. 

Golden Eggs, Team Gallery, New York.

The Present in Drag, Ninth Berlin Biennale, Berlin.



Some Gallerist's, M/L Artspace at the Duck, Berlin. 

The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles. 

He Put a Hot Fish in Her Navel, EMBAJADA, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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. 

Call and Response, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York. 



Early Man, The Hole, New York. 

Amerika, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach.

Speak Through Art, Kaviar Factory, Henninsvaer, Lofoten, Norway

In The Bedroom, M/L Artpace, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, USA

9 Artists,  MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambrige, Massachusetts, USA

Depression,  François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2014 Whitney Biennale, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, USA

DISown – Not For Everyone, Red Bull Studios, New York, USA

The Drawing Room, Magasin 3 Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden



Empire State – Art from New York, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin/Paris, France

JULEUTSTILLINGEN, Galleri Dobloug, Oslo, Norway

9 Artists, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

12th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France

PANORAMA, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Momentum, The 7th Nordic Biennial for Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway

Munch by Others, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, Norway

DSM-V at the Future Moynihan Station, New York, USA

Empire State – Art from New York, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy

Norsk 90 Tall, Kaare Berntsen, Oslo, Norway

Chicken or Beef?, The Hole, New York, USA

Looking Back: The White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York, USA

New Arrivals, Kaare Berntsen, Oslo, Norway



Bulletin Boards,  Venus Over Manhattan and White Columns, New York, USA

Context Message, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, USA

Undetectable, Visual AIDS at La MaMa Galleria, New York, USA

Drawings, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Face/OFF, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin, Germany



DRAWINGS, Rod Bianco, Oslo, Norway

Moment: Ynglingagatan 1, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

JUEUTSTILLINGEN, Galleri Dobloug, Oslo, Norway

Grisaille, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, USA

The Social Failure, Maccarone, New York, USA

After Shelley Duvall ’72, Maccarone, New York, USA

Scandinavian Rhapsody/Scandinavian Artists, Galerie Proarta, Zürich, Switzerland

Absolute Installation, Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arkitektur og Design, Oslo, Norway



Group Show, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Sweat, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland

Forced Exposure, Team Gallery, New York, USA

Norse Soul: the legacy of Edvard Munch, social demorcracy, old myths, anarchy and death longings, Katzen Art Center, American University, Washington DC, USA



DAMASCUS, Rod Bianco, Oslo, Norway

Latte in Watte, Gallery Riis, Oslo, Norway

Sketches in Heaven and Hell, Trafo Kunsthall, Asker, Norway

Two Shows: Peeps/Pisoletto, The Amie & Tony James Gallery, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, New York, USA

REALISME/REALISMER, Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway

Nachspiel/Vorspiel, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway



Edvard Munch: Tribute And Inspiration, Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark

Works on Paper by Gallery Artists and Ricci Albenda, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA

Works on Paper, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland

Jekyll Island, Honour Fraser, Los Angeles, USA

Accrochage, Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark

That’s the Way It Is, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany



Euro-Centric, Part 1: New European Art from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA

Off The Wall, Patricia Low Contemporary at RENTAL, New York, USA

Fall Exhibition, Kaare Berntsen, Oslo, Norway

25 Jahre Galerie Crone – Jubiläumsausstellung, Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany

Destroy Athens: 1st Athens Biennale 2007, Athens, Greece

Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA

The Socerer’s Apprentice: Late Picasso & Contemporary Painters, Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark

Hardcore. Drawing, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway

ROCK ‚N‘ ROLL Volume I, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway

Daydreams and Nightmares, Works from the Collection of Tor Juul, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway

Aggression of Beauty II, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany

Spring Exhibition, Kaare Berntsen, Oslo, Norway

7011 Vestfossen, ARENA Vestfossen, Vestfossen, Norway

Gallery Swap (Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin and Hotel, London), Hotel, London, United Kingdom



Bjarne Melgaard, Sven’t Jolle, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Erik Van Lieshout, Angel Vergara, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Marie-Louise Ekman/Bjarne Melgaard, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden

Helter/Helter, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

Reflections, Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark

After Munch: Norweigian Contemporary Art, Pollock Fine Art, Londonm United Kingdom



Papier, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany

ROM for ROM – International Art, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway

Goetz meets Falckenberg, Sammlung Falckenberg/Phoneix Kulturstiftung, Hamburg, Germany

Superstars: The Celebrity Factor. From Warhol to Madonna,  Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

With Us against reality, or against us, Galleri S.E, Bergen, Norway

The Horse Hospital, London, United Kingdom

30 Years – 30 Artists, Galleri Dobloug, Oslo, Norway



Bjarne Melgaard, Galeria SENDA, Barcelona, Spain

Central Station, The Harald Falckenberg Collection, la maison rouge, Paris, France

Diaries and Dreams, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim, Germany

Fall Show, Galleri Tonne, Oslo, Norway

Norwegian and International Art, Galleri Tonne, Oslon, Norway

The Black Album, Rock e dintorni, Antonio Colombo Arte Contempranea, Milan, Italy

BODY from Munch to Melgaard, Kisefos-Museet, Jevnaker, Norway

The Netherlands: Secrets from the 90’s, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Playlist, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Scream: 10 artists x 10 writers x 10 scary movies, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA

In a Norwegian Wood. Norwegian Art of the Last Decade,  Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland



Expressive Nordic Painting, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark

TABOO! The Art of Exotica Entertainment, Galerie Roger Pailhas, Marseille, France

Tirol Transfer, Austrian Cultural Forum, Warsaw, Poland

Twilight, Gimpel Fils, London, United Kingdom

De bortbjudna – Malmö Art Museum,  Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden

Summer Exhibition, Galleri Tonne West, Oslo, Norway

Summer Exhibition, Galleri Tonne, Oslo, Norway

Models & Mavericks: Exceptional positions in the collection contemporary art, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands

The Painting never dries... Reflections over paintings in the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

Phantom of Desire, Visions of Masochism in Art, Neue Falerie Graz, Graz, Austria

Bjarne Melgaard, Sven’t Jolle, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Erik Van Lieshout, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Accrocharge, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark

Moderna Museet c/o BAC, Baltic Art Center, Visby, Sweden

M_ARS: ART AND WAR, Neue Galerie Graz, Graz, Austria

Tra Est e Ovest, Gas Art Gallery, Turin, Italy



Black Low // The Punk Movement Was Just Hippies With Short Hair, MARTa Herford Museum, Herford, Germany

Hommage an Rudolf Schwarzkogler, an exhibtion to mark the 30th anniversairy of Galerie Krinzinger, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

Extension: Works from the Collection,  Magasin 3 Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden



Det Lille Galleri, Nasjonalmuseet – Nettverk Galleri, Oslo, Norway

New Heimat, Frankfurter Kunsterein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany



Sharing Exoticisms, 5th Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon,  Lyon, France

PHONEIX ART 2001: Arbeiten aus der Sammlung Gunlach, Lafrenz und Falckenberg, Sammlung Falckenberg/Phoneix Kulturstiftung, Hamburg, Germany

Civil Disobedience, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hannover, Germany

Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain

Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Organizing Freedom: Nordic Art in the 1990’s, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Organizing Freedom: Nordic Art in the 1990’s, Modern Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

The myth of a young washing machine, Oslo Museum of Contempoary Art Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway

Momentum: Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway



Zeitwenden: Rückblick und Ausblick, Kunstmseum, Bonn, Germany

Cowboys Who Are Poets Know It (guest starring Raoul Bernard St Summierre and Rod Bo bel / An Exhibition of Drawings, Galerie Annette De Deyser, Antwerp, Belgium
Moon over Islam,  Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K), Gent, Belgium
Umfeld, Umwelt, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium


Mainfesta II, European Biennale of Contemporary Art, Luxemburg, Luxemburg

Reinterpretation of Crystal Meth II, XXIV Biennale de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil

White Nights, CODE, Bergen, Norway

Softcore (Arkipelag Festival), National Historial Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany



Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands



De Rode Poort (The Red Gate), S.M.A.K (Museum of Contemporary Art), Gent, Belgium



JULEUTSTILLINGEN, Galleri Dobloug, Oslo, Norway

Dixi: a presentation of 34 emerging Norwegian artists, Oslo, Norway





The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment, ready-to-wear fashion collection, spring-summer 2015, designed by Bjarne Melgaard, art direction and production by Babak Radboy, design direction by Gerlan Marcel



Bjarne Melgaard for Spike No. 39 – Housewife, poster (signed edition of 25), supported by Galerie Krinzinger

Brice Dellsperger BODY DOUBLE, Red Bull Studios, New York, March 29, 2014; selection of work by Brice Dellsperger presented by Bjarne Melgaard and DIS Magazine

Russian Kiss – The Project, Idea/concept: Annie & Bjarne Melgaard, Art Director: Bjarne Melgaard, Curator/Project Manager: Nicholas Mollerhaug

Russian Kiss – The Short Movie,  Release date: February 7, 2014; Director: Richard Kern, Production: DT Films

Russian Kiss – The Soundtrack, Release date: February 7, 2014; Melody: Annie, Lyrics: Annie & Richard X, Production: Richard X, Additional Vocals: Bjarne Melgaard & Andy Baumecker, Label: Totally Records



Dans Ma Chambre, featuring works by 137AC, New York; curated by Bjarne Melgaard in collaboration with Annatina Miescher

Venus Over Manhattan, New York; Gang Bust, William Copley and Big Fat Black Cock, Inc., curated by Bjarne Melgaard

Document No. 2, The Pleasure of Being Unwanted, cover art and feature, Spring 2013, photographs by Cedric Buchet with Fashion Editor Sabina Schreder

White Columns, New York; Sverre Bjertnes: If you really loved me you would be able to admit that you’re ashamed of me, A Projective Identification by Bjarne Melgaard



Wallpaper, December 2012, Limited Edition cover

DnB NOR Bank Headquarters, Oslo, public commission for the lobby of the DnB NOR’s new headquarters building. The commission also includes an animation video and the design and branding for the DnB NOR credit cards issued worldwide.

Ramiken Crucibe, New York, IDEAL POLE: A Repetition Compulsion By Bjarne Melgaard, Part One: Undoing (what has been done): Tigers by the Pool; Part Two: All Words Destroy; Part Three: Guy Bourdin, Styled to Death

Studio Collaboration with patients of Annatina Meischer, Bjarne Melgaard Studio, Brooklyn; Bjarne Melgaard collaborated in a studio progam with Dr. Annatina Meischer for a diverse group of her artist patients who are emotionally, mentally and/or physcially challenged or in long-term recovery from substance abuse.



Maccarone, New York; The Social Failure, curated by Bjarne Melgaard

Maccarone, New York; After Shelley Duvall ’72, curated by Bjarne Melgaard

La Biennale Di Venezia, 54th International Art Exhibition, Venice; Beyond Death: Viral Discontents And Contemporary Notions About AIDS. Guest Professor for the Graduate Program of Visual Arts at the Faculty of Design and Arts, Università IUAV di Venezia.



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



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



Leo Koenig, Inc., New York; You Always Move In Reverse, curated Bjarne Melgaard



Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin; My Catalan Whore: A Novel by Bjarne Melgaard, released in connection with the exhibition Les Super at Galerie Guido W. Baudach. ISBN 978-3-00-019282-1

Public and private collections


Collection S.M.A.K, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent



KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki



Musée de Strasbourg, Strasbourg



MARTa Herford Museum, Herford



Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam



Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

Billedgalleri, Norwegian Art Council, Oslo

Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg

Malmö Konstmuseum, Bergen

Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo

Munch Museum, Oslo

The National Gallery, Oslo

National Museum, Oslo

Sparebankstiftelsen DNB NOR, Oslo



Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm

Moderna Museet, Stockholm



Saatchi Gallery Collection, London



High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL