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For artists we provide a platform for extensive presentation of media works, gallerists get a direct contact to international professional audiences, collectors find a worldwide overview of contemporary trends in moving image, curators can do research via keywords and compilations, teachers use presentation opportunities for students and all professionals get password protected, extensive information about video works worldwide.

B3 – ON DESIRE

With the key topic ON DESIRE, B3 will in fall 2017 reflect on the latest trends relating to the moving image in art and media from a political, technological and aesthetic perspective.  Desire as yearning, wish, lust or hope and its translation into moving images will be explored in an artistic, social, political, sociopolitical and historical perspective and critically examined. . . .

VIDEONALE.16 Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts 2017

The 16th Videonale - Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts, this year took place under the title PERFORM! The exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Bonn featured recent works by a total of 43 international artists

KINO DER KUNST 2017

a worldwide unique combination of film festival and art exhibition, held its third edition in April 2017. Movie theatres and museums all over Munich presented an International Competition as well as special focuses, artists talks, smposions and multi-channel installations.

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Anita Beckers selection of videos for Independent Collector

In an exclusive interview with IC she talks about the technological progress that keeps reinventing the genre and her different roles she faces as a collector, gallerist and curator.

Artemovendo – in collaboration with Goethe Institut Porto Alegre

The video works shown in Artemovendo present a morphology of ambiguous entities, creatures or technical devices. Natural environments are contrasted with artificial, fully computer-designed worlds. Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish whether we have been invited to take a look at the outside world or into a laboratory; even dimensions appear to be chosen arbitrarily. Or do we happen to be entering a microscopically small universe that has been magnified many times over?

"Ajonjolí y otros moles"
Chance, Observation and a Poetics of the Personal

A series of pieces which deal with chance and observation of the every day; that which in our perception is hidden unless we slow down and take a closer look.

Stiftung imai – inter media art institute

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Bjørn Melhus

Works


Galleries

Anita Beckers Gallery
Anita Beckers
Frankenallee 74
60327 Frankfurt
Germany

Phone: +49 69 73900967
E-Mail: info@galerie-beckers.de




Biography

1966 born in Kirchheim / Teck, Germany

Education

1985-87 Adolf-Lazi-Schule Stuttgart (Technical college for photography + audiovision)
1988-96 HBK, Braunschweig School of Arts, (Film / Video)
1996 EMARE-Program, Budapest, (European Media Artists in Residence Exchange)
1997-98 DAAD-scholarship, Los Angeles, USA (California Institute of the Arts)
1998 K&ST Fonds, Braunschweig, Germany (scholarship)
1999 Guest Lecturer for Video at the Bauhaus University, Weimar
Prize of Kunstverein Hannover 1999 / 2000 (scholarship / studio residency)
2001-02 New York residency at the ISCP (International Studio and Curatorial Program)
Sponsored by the Ministry for Science, Research and Culture, Lower Saxony, Germany
Since 2003 Professor for Video at the Kunsthochschule, Kassel


Solo exhibitions (selection)

2015
“The theory of freedom”, STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium
“The theory of freedom”, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands
“The theory of freedom II”; WEST, Den Haag, The Netherlands

2013
“Liberty park”, Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin, Germany
“I love you”, Kunstsammlung Jena, Jena, Germany
“X”, Y Gallery, New York, United States
“Liberty park”, DIRIMART Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
“Nightwatch”, Schafhof, Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern, Freising, Germany

2012
“I do not belong in this House”, Haus im Schluh, Worpswede, Germany
“I’m not the Enemy”, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany
“Made on mars”, Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin, Germany

2011
Live Action Hero", Haus am Waldsee, Berlin / DE
“Der Wald steht schwarz – Olrik Kohlhoff und Bjørn Melhus”, Herbert Gerisch Stiftung, Neumünster, Germany

2010
"Nachtwache / Nightwatch", Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg / D

2009
"Still Men Out There" Amerikan Hastanesi, Istanbul / TR
Mars Recovery, Galerie Andreas Grimm, München / D

2008
"Seven Screens", OSRAM, München / D
"Deadly Storms", Gallery Marina Goncharenko, Moskau/ RUS
"Captain/ Deadly Storms", Denver Art Museum: FUSEBOX, Denver/ USA
"Auto Center Drive", Mia Sundverg Galleri, Stockholm / SW

2007
"The Castle – The Meadow – The City", Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt / D
"Bjørn Melhus: The Castle – The Meadow – The City", Roebling Hall, New York / USA

2006
Bjørn Melhus, Viafarini, Milano / I
Bjørn Melhus, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto Tito Dorsoduro, Venice / I

2005
Björn Melhus, Selected Works, Kyoto Art Center / Japan
Shows Auto Center Drive, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela / E
"No Sunshine 2005", Galeria Senda Espai, Barcelona / E
"No Sunshine", CAC. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Málaga / E
"eastern_western_park", Spiral Garden, Tokyo / Japan
BJOERN MELHUS: EASTERN WESTERN PARK, Honolulu Academy of Art / Hawaii

2004
"PRIMETIME", FACT, Liverpool / UK
"Fighting The Forces Of Evil", Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg / D
"Films", Orita.Sinclair Intl Frontroom Gallery, Singapore
Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich / CH

2003
"STILL MEN OUT THERE", Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt/Main / D
"STILL MEN OUT THERE", Projektraum, Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin / D
MediaScope, Museum of Modern Art, New York / USA (Selected Retrospective Screenings)
Retrospective, Goethe Institute, Kyoto / Japan
Retrospective, Arsenal, Berlin / D
"The Magic Glass" at the Metropolis Cinema, Berlin & Hamburg / D

2002
"Bjørn Melhus - Video", Kunsthalle Bremen / D (catalogue)
"Early Video Works", Goethe Institute, New York / USA
"Primetime", Lothringer 13 / halle, Munich / D (catalogue)
"TWINS" (with Christoph Girardet), The Garage, Stavanger / Norway
"Sometimes", Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, NY / USA

2001
"Du bist nicht allein/you are not allone", Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken / D (catalogue)
"Du bist nicht allein/you are not allone", Kunsthalle Göppingen / D (catalogue)
"Primetime", Kunstverein Hannover / D (catalogue)
"Sivercity 1+2", Sprengel-Museum, Hannover / D

2000
"again & again", Galerie Birner und Wittmann, Nürnberg / D
"Gute Freunde", Schloß Hardenberg, Velbert / D
"Gute Freunde", Art Association Wolfenbüttel / D

1999/2000
Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt / D

1999
"ich bin du", Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl / D (catalogue)


Selected group exhibitions

2015
“Mirror Images in Art and Medicine”, Museum of Medical History at Charité, Berlin, Germany
“TELE-GEN. The Language of Television in the Mirror of Art 1960-2015?, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germance

2014
“Project Daejeon 2014: The Brain”, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, South Korea
“Schwindel der Wirklichkeit”, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
“WIR 1+2” Klinger Forum, Leipzig, Germany
“Sous Surveillance/ Unter Verdacht”, Goethe Institut Paris, Paris, France
“Good Morning, Mr. Orwell 2014, NJP Art Center, Yongin-si, South Korea
“The Cambridge Rules”, Galerie Jochen Hempel, Berlin, Germany
“Junge Sammlungen 02: Komm und sieh – Sammlung von Kelterborn“, Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany
“Galerie Patrick Ebensperger@Dominik Mersch“, DOMINIK MERSCH Gallery, Sydney Australia
“Alter-Heroes”, Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), Sao Paulo, Brasil
“PIXELS OF PARADISE – Image and Croyance”, 9e Biennale internationale de la Photographie et des Arts visuels, Liège, Belgium
„Rencontres Internationales“ – Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

2013
“The Solitary Body: Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Photography”, MACT/ CACT, Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland
“Haunted Home”, Marc Aschenbrenner, Bjørn Melhus & Stacey Steers, WEST, Den Haag, The Netherlands
“Stranger”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
“Vision vs Confrontation”, Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
“I Think We Are Ready to Go to the Next Sequence: The Legacy of Halflifers”, Gallery 400, Chicago, United States
“Sandnes 2160”, Museum of Moving Image, New York, United States
“Inhouse”, Zaritsky Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel
“1. Pers. Sing. – Der Körper des Künstlers in der zeitgenössichen Kunst”, B05, Montabaur, Germany
“fALSEfAKES”, Centre de la Photographie Genève (CPG), Genève, Switzerland
“This is not a Love Song, Interfaces between visual arts and pop music”, La Virreina, Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona, Spain
“Res(v)olution”, DNA Galerie, Berlin, Germany
“Super 8”, MAM Museu de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

2012
“Inner Motion”, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany
“Das Digitale Unheimliche/The Digital Uncanny”, Edith Russ Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany
“Hauser XII”, LOFT, Raum für Kunst und Gegenwart, Ansbach, Germany
“Alles Wasser”, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany
“Io, tu, noi gli altri (Me, you, us and the other) “, Chiostri di San Pietro, Reggio Emilia, Italy
“The Political is Collective – Factions”, Museum of Forgetting, Norrkoeping, Sweden
“Raum für Video – 8 Wochen / 8 Künstler”, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
“Töten”, Kunstpalais, Erlangen, Germany
“The Self-Moving Number“, Duende Studios, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
“LUMEN Festival”, Staten Island, New York
“Under Constant Threat”, The Municipality of Porto Allegre, Porto Alegre, Portugal
“Floating Fantasies”, Torrione Passari, Bari, Italy
“Zeitgespenster. Erscheinungen des Übernatürlichen in der zeitgenössischen Kunst”, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
“Ornamental Structures”, Kunstverein Pforzheim, Pforzheim, Germany
“Der Spiegel des Narziss – Vom mythologischen Halbgott zum Massenphänomen”, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
“This is not the end”, Galerie Loyal, Kassel, Germany

2011
“Artist File“, The National Art Center Japan, Tokyo, Japan
“Nach Demokratie“, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, Austria
“Entre Siempre y Jamás” – Padiglione America Latina, 54. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte – a Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
“Exchange and Evolution: Worldwide Video Long Beach, 1974-1999”,
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, United States
“A Strange Affinity to the Beautiful and the Dreadful”, Hendershot Gallery, New York, United States
“Blink! Light, Sound and the Moving Image“, Denver Art Museum, Denver, United States
“Alive She Cried”, Galerie Zink, Berlin, Germany
“Terrible Beauty – Art, Crisis, Change and The Office of Non-Compliance”,
Dublin Contemporary, Dublin, United Kingdom
“K. Acker: The Office, Ruling ‘N’ Freaking”, Triangle France,
Galerie de la Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille “Monte Verità”, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
“Ornamental Structures“, Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, Germany
“Is That True? Possibilities of (Non-) Knowledge”, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany
“Super 8”, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California, United States

2010
"Vom Himmel der Ästhetik und die Moral von der Geschicht", Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel/ D
"talk talk. Das Interview als künstlerische Praxis", galerie5020, Salzburg / AT

2009
"The Jack Golstein Connections", Gallery Anita Beckers,_Frankfurt / D
"Image Battles - 2000 Years of News from War", Osnabrück / D
"Comunidad Ficticia", Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile
Video Dumbo, D.U.M.B.O. Brooklyn New York/ US
"Our Broken American Hearts", Museet för Glömska, Norrköping, Schweden/ SE
"Organ Mix", Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seol/ Korea
"Bilderschlachten - 2000 Jahre Nachrichten aus dem Krieg", Ausstellung Osnabrück, Osnabrück/ D
"Rules of the Game", Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Barcelona, Barcelona/ ES (Screening)
"Mnemosyne – L´atlante delle immagini", Centro arti visive pescheria, Pesaro/ IT
"Gemeinsam in die Zukunft", Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt / D
"DREI. Das Triptychon in der Moderne", Kunstmuseum Stuttgart / D
2. Bienal del Fin del Mundo; Ushuaia, Argentina / AR
Image Forum Festival Tokyo, Goethe Institut Tokyo, Tokyo/ JP
"BERLIN 89/09 – Kunst zwischen Spurensuche und Utopie", Berlinische Galerie, Berlin / D
VIVA, LOOP Alternative Space Seoul, Korea

2008
"(Keine) Angst", Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen/ D
"Ater the Light: Moving Image displayed at Night", Radialsystem V., Berlin / D
"Summersale", gmg Gallery Moskau, Moskau/ RU
"My favorite pastime", Ursula Blickle Video Lounge, Kunsthalle Wien/ D
"Checkpoint Berlin", Villa du Parc, Centre d´art Contemporain, Annemasse/ FR
"Female Trouble", Pinakothek der Moderne, München/ DE
"Worlds on Video", Palazzo Strozzi, Florence / I
"SWITCHER SEX: Video Works and Photography from the Teutloff Collection", Slought Foundation, Pennsylvania / USA
"40jahrevideokunst.de" , MAMCS- Museé d`Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg/ F
"Contour Specials", Kunsthalle Dominikaner Kirche, Osnabrück/ D
"Call & Response", Musée d'Art Moderne Grand- Duc Jean, Luxemburg

2007
"10018 New York", 6 laureates of the lower-saxonian ISCP scholarship in New York (International Studio and Curatorial Programm), Kunsthalle Lingen / D
"art_clips .ch.at.de", ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe / D
"Made in Germany", Sprengel-Museum, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Kunstverein Hannover / D
"Abstraction from the world", Millenium Galleries, Sheffield / UK (curated by David Thorp)
"My vision. Ideen für die Welt von morgen", Zephyr / Raum für Fotografie, Mannheim / D
"Final Cut", Dominikanerkirche, European Media Art Festival Osnabrück / D
"DIPLOPIE" Kunstverein Göttingen / D

2006
"EGOmania, Just When I Think I've Understood...", Palazzina dei Giardini, c.so Canalgrande, Modena, / I
"Urban Creatures", Pori Art Museum, Pori / FI
"Satellite of Love", Witte de With, Rotterdam / NL
"›Schattenspiel‹ Licht und Schatten in der zeitgenössischen Kunst. Eine Hommage an Hans Christian Andersen", Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz / A
"what makes you and I different", Tramway 2/ Project Room, Glasgow / GB
"Neuer Reichtum", Kunstverein Kassel/ D
"play station", Sprengel Museum , Hannover / D
"8 Tage", Leibniz Rechenzentrum, München / D
"Anstoß Berlin – Kunst macht Welt", Haus am Waldsee, Berlin / D
Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück / D
"Heavenly Bodies", San Jose Museum of Art/ US
Lisbeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles/US
"It’s not a Photo" Chelsea Art Museum, New York/ US
40jahrevideokunst.de - Digitales Erbe Kunstsammlung im Ständehaus, Düsseldorf/D
"Das 8.Feld. Geschlechter, Leben und Begehren in der Kunst seit 1960", Museum Ludwig, Köln / D
"Photo-Trafic", Center for Contemporary Images, Geneva / CH

2005
Kunsthalle zu Kiel / G, Landesgalerie Linz / A
"SHADOW PLAY. Shadow and Light in Contemporary Art. A Homage to Hans Christian Andersen", Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense / DK
"Spiral Garden", Tokyo / Japan
"Angekommen – die Sammlung im eigenen Haus", Kunstmuseum Stuttgart / D
"Paisatges Mediátics", Mediascapes Fundció La Caixa, Girona / E
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart / D
"Paisatges Mediátics", Mediascapes Fundació La Caixa, Tarragona / E
"fast forward" Avance rápido Media Art de la Colección Goetz, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid / E
Landesgalerie Linz / A
"Alias & Alibi", Fries Museum Leeuwarden / NL
"Geschichtenerzähler", Hamburger Kunsthalle / D
"Kinderszenen - Child's Play", XII. Rohkunstbau, Schloss Groß Leuthen / D
"Spielträume", Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden / D
CGAC, Santiago de Compostela / E
"Rückkehr ins All", Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg / D
"Realit;-)t. 30. Goetz collection Munich", Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon / CH
"Masculinities", Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin / D
".36x27x10.im White Cube Berlin", Palast der Republik, Berlin / D

2004
"State of Play", Serpentine Gallery, London / UK
"Medium Medien", Art Association Lingen / D
"Schizorama", NCCA Moscow / Russia
"25 JAHRE VIDEOÄSTHETIK Kunst | Werbung | Musik", NRW Forum Düsseldorf / D
European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück / D
"Depicting Love", Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin / D; Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid / ES
Centro Párraga, Murcia / E
"Der elektronische Raum. Licht – Klang – Medien", Glaskasten Marl / D
MIFF, Media Forum, Moscow / Russia
"PREMA cul TURE", Hydra / Greece
THE CINEMA RITROVATO film festival, Bologna / I
"Bush League", Roebling Hall, New York / USA
"Paisatges Mediátics", Mediascapes Fundació La Caixa, Lleida / E
"Sommerfrische Künstlervideos mit Esprit. Ein Programm für klimatisierte Räume", Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg / D
"TV today", Netherlands Media Art Institute Montevideo / Time Based Arts, Amsterdam / NL
D.O.C. - Deposito Ontologico Contemporaneo, Change + Partner Contemporary ART, Rome / I
"Me Myself I". Konstruktionen von Raum und Identität in der Kunst der Gegenwart", Kunstmuseum St.Gallen / CH
"Video - 25 Jahre Videoästhetik", Museum für Kommunikation, Frankfurt am Main / D
"SCREEN SPIRIT", Städtische Galerie im Buntentor, Bremen / D
"Tainment. Spielform der Bewusstseinsindustrie", NGBK, Berlin / D
"Match", Kunsthalle Faust-Hannover / D
"Inner Spaces", Poznan / PL

2003
"The American Effect", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York / USA (catalogue)
8th International Istanbul-Biennial / Turkey (catalogue)
"Terror Chic", Galerie Philomene Magers, Munich / D
"Taktiken des Ego", Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg / D (catalogue)
"American Dream", Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York / USA (catalogue)
"Herbarium der Blicke", Bundeskunst- und Ausstellungshalle, Bonn / D (catalogue)
European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück / D
"über MENSCHEN." Schiller Museum / ACC Galerie Weimar / D (catalogue)
"fast forward" - Media Art Goetz Collection, ZKM Karlsruhe / D (catalogue)
Filmkunst Biennial, Cologne / D
Rencontres Paris / Berlin
"Game Art. Kunst, Bildschirmspiel und Wirklichkeit", Völklinger Hütte, Völklingen / D
"Revolving Doors", Telefonica Foundation, Madrid / E

2002
T.I.A. (This is America), Media Center, Adlershof, Berlin / D
German Media Art, Goethe Institute New York / USA
Hautnah, (Selection from the Goetz Collection), Museum Villa Stuck, Munich / D (catalogue)
Der Freie Blick, Martinskirche, Kassel / D (Documenta side program) (catalogue)
Videodrome II, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York / USA
momenta art, Brooklyn, NY / USA

2001
Body as Byte, Kunsthalle Lucerne / CH (catalogue)
Galerie am Park, Bremen / D
On the Side of the Screen / Video of the 90s, Expopark Exhibition projects, Moscow / Russia
Patterns of Life, Museum Schloß Ringenberg, Hamminkeln / D
Utopien Heute, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen / D (catalogue)
I am Someone Else, The Art Connexion, Amsterdam / NL

2000
reality checkpoint – körperszenarien, Edith-Ruß-Haus, Oldenburg / D
DIVE IN, Kunstpanorama, Lucerne / CH
// fresh, EMAF, Osnabrück / D (catalogue)
"Kennen wir uns", Kunsthalle Nürnberg / D
"Almost Done", Starke Foundation, Berlin / D
Times are changing / Auf dem Wege!, Kunsthalle Bremen, selected pieces of the collection / D (catalogue)

1998/99
New Visions Video (Doug Aitken, Tran T. Kim-Trang, Bjørn Melhus)
Long Beach Museum of Art, California / USA
LA Freewaves, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles / USA
Award of the ‘Böttcherstraße’ in Bremen 1999, Kunsthalle Bremen / D (catalogue)
Lokalzeit / Local Time, Art Association Hannover / D (catalogue)
Das Lachen des Ovid, Gallery Voges + Deisen, Frankfurt a. M. / D
From B to A ...and back, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam / NL
Come in and find out..., Podewil, Berlin / D
48th Biennial, Venice / I
Contribution to the videolounge by Costa Vece & Patrick Huber, Arsenale Corderie
Video Virtuale - Foto Fictionale, Museum Ludwig Cologne / D
Körperinszenierungen, Opera Frankfurt / D
From B to A and further, Artmax, Braunschweig / D


Selected group shows 1991 – 1997

Kölnischer Kunstverein,1991 ("...alles wandelt sich", Videokünstler zur Wiedervereinigung)
Deutsche Video-Kunst 1990 –1992 (travelling exhibition on the occasion of 5th Video Award of Marl)
Deutsche Video-Kunst 1992 - 1994 (travelling exhibition on the occasion of 6th Video Award of Marl)
Kunsthalle Hamburg,1993 (MEDIALE )
Kunstverein Hannover,1992 /1996 (77./79.Herbstausstellung – autumn exhibition)
X'94, Akademie der Künste, Berlin 1994 (Videoketten)
Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen 1996 (OdEssay)
Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Photography, Tokyo,1996 (German Video Art)
Goethe Institute Budapest,1997 ("Erdbeergarten" in collaboration with Julia Neuenhausen)

 

Selected screenings and talks

2012
“Made on Mars”, Performance Lecture, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover
“24 FilmFest Dresden: International Short Film Festival”, Dresden
“Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur”, Winterthur
“Unlimited: European Short Film Festival Cologne”, Köln

2011
“Videoart at Midnight”, #23 Bjørn Melhus, Kino Babylon, Berlin

2010
“LA Filmforum:Bjørn Melhus: Out of the Blue”, Egyptian Theater, Hollywood
“German Video Art”, The Goethe-Insitut, Damaskus

2009
“Data Cowboy”, Aktionsart, Core Club (in collab. with The Amory Show), New York
“IMAGE FORUM FESTIVAL 2009”, Tokyo
“Humor e ironía en el videoarte alemán“, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City

2008
“Logan Lectures 2008: Bjørn Melhus”, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

2007
“Presentan 40 años de Videoarte.de Herencia digital:videoarte en Alemania 1963-2004”, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City
“Wer sind wir denn wer?”, Lecture Performance, KunstvereinsHeim, Kassel

2006
“Prospectif cinema 2005-2006”, Centre Pompidou, Paris

2005
“Matthieu Laurette and Bjørn Melhus: Artists’ Talk”, Tate Modern, London

2004
“BJØRN MELHUS LUX Salon” Lux, London
“paradise views”, Tokyo International Forum Hall D1, Tokyo

2003
“Mediascopes-“An Evening with Bjørn Melhus”, Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Kyoto Media Arts Weeks”, Goethe Institute, Kyoto
“Die Politik der Sichbarkeit – Histories”, Vertretung des Landes Niedersachsen beim Bund, Berlin

2002
“Tonight >>> Werkgespräche”, Schnittraum, Köln


Awards (selection)

Deutscher Wettbewerb der 55. Internationalen Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2009 ["Murphy"]
HAP-Grieshaber-Preis of VG Bild Kunst, 2003
German Competition, 49. International Shortfilmfestival Oberhausen, 2003
Special Mention Video Award, Marl, Germany 2002
Prize of the Sprengel Museum, Hannover, 2001
Decoration 'The special show' by the International Art Critics Association (Germany) for the solo show "Gute Freunde", Museum Schloß Hardenberg, Velbert, 2000
Förderpreis Film des Landes Niedersachsen (Promotional Film Award of Lower Saxony),1998
Prix Elida -Fabergé, Munich,1998
Video Award, Marl, Germany, 1998
Prize of the German Filmcritics, EMAF, Osnabrueck,1998
NEW VISIONS VIDEO 1998, Long Beach Museum of Art, (Production Grant)
Certificate of Merit, San Francisco International Film Festival 1998
2nd Award, Transmediale Berlin, 1998
Kubo-Award, Bremen 1994
Video Art Award, Bremen 1992
Special Award, Marl Video Art Awards, 1992
Young artists award at Videofest Berlin 1992
Residency Kyoto Art Center 2005
Residency Civitella Ranieri 2006


Collections (selection)

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich / D
Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt / D
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart / D
Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg / D
Kunsthalle Göppingen / D
MUSAC, Leon / ES
Ohio University Library / USA
Denver Art Museum / USA
Private collections (selection):
Guenter Beckers / D
Markus Birner / D
Baryn Futa / USA
Sammlung Goetz, Munich / D
Koç Collection, Istanbul / TR
Peter Norton Family Collection, Santa Monica / USA
Thomas Pitrowski-Rönitz / D
Alain Servais / B
Ellen und Michael Ringier / CH
Ivo Wessel / D

Bjørn Melhus
1966 born in Kirchheim / Teck, Germany Education 1985-87 Adolf-Lazi-Schule Stuttgart (Technical college for photography + audiovision) 1988-96 HBK, Braunschweig School of Arts, (Film / Video) 1996 EMARE-Program, Budapest, (European Media Artists in Residence Exchange) 1997-98 DAAD-scholarship, Los Angeles, USA (California Institute of the Arts) 1998 K&ST Fonds, Braunschweig, Germany (scholarship) 1999 Guest Lecturer for Video at the Bauhaus University, Weimar Prize of Kunstverein Hannover 1999 / 2000 (scholarship / studio residency) 2001-02 New York residency at the ISCP (International Studio and Curatorial Program) Sponsored by the Ministry for Science, Research and Culture, Lower Saxony, Germany Since 2003 Professor for Video at the Kunsthochschule, Kassel Solo exhibitions (selection) 2015 “The theory of freedom”, STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium “The theory of freedom”, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands “The theory of freedom II”; WEST, Den Haag, The Netherlands 2013 “Liberty park”, Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin, Germany “I love you”, Kunstsammlung Jena, Jena, Germany “X”, Y Gallery, New York, United States “Liberty park”, DIRIMART Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey “Nightwatch”, Schafhof, Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern, Freising, Germany 2012 “I do not belong in this House”, Haus im Schluh, Worpswede, Germany “I’m not the Enemy”, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany “Made on mars”, Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin, Germany 2011 Live Action Hero, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin / DE “Der Wald steht schwarz – Olrik Kohlhoff und Bjørn Melhus”, Herbert Gerisch Stiftung, Neumünster, Germany 2010 Nachtwache / Nightwatch, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg / D 2009 Still Men Out There Amerikan Hastanesi, Istanbul / TR Mars Recovery, Galerie Andreas Grimm, München / D 2008 Seven Screens, OSRAM, München / D Deadly Storms, Gallery Marina Goncharenko, Moskau/ RUS Captain/ Deadly Storms, Denver Art Museum: FUSEBOX, Denver/ USA Auto Center Drive, Mia Sundverg Galleri, Stockholm / SW 2007 The Castle – The Meadow – The City, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt / D Bjørn Melhus: The Castle – The Meadow – The City, Roebling Hall, New York / USA 2006 Bjørn Melhus, Viafarini, Milano / I Bjørn Melhus, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto Tito Dorsoduro, Venice / I 2005 Björn Melhus, Selected Works, Kyoto Art Center / Japan Shows Auto Center Drive, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela / E No Sunshine 2005, Galeria Senda Espai, Barcelona / E No Sunshine, CAC. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Málaga / E eastern_western_park, Spiral Garden, Tokyo / Japan BJOERN MELHUS: EASTERN WESTERN PARK, Honolulu Academy of Art / Hawaii 2004 PRIMETIME, FACT, Liverpool / UK Fighting The Forces Of Evil, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg / D Films, Orita.Sinclair Intl Frontroom Gallery, Singapore Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich / CH 2003 STILL MEN OUT THERE, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt/Main / D STILL MEN OUT THERE, Projektraum, Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin / D MediaScope, Museum of Modern Art, New York / USA (Selected Retrospective Screenings) Retrospective, Goethe Institute, Kyoto / Japan Retrospective, Arsenal, Berlin / D The Magic Glass at the Metropolis Cinema, Berlin & Hamburg / D 2002 Bjørn Melhus - Video, Kunsthalle Bremen / D (catalogue) Early Video Works, Goethe Institute, New York / USA Primetime, Lothringer 13 / halle, Munich / D (catalogue) TWINS (with Christoph Girardet), The Garage, Stavanger / Norway Sometimes, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, NY / USA 2001 Du bist nicht allein/you are not allone, Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken / D (catalogue) Du bist nicht allein/you are not allone, Kunsthalle Göppingen / D (catalogue) Primetime, Kunstverein Hannover / D (catalogue) Sivercity 1+2, Sprengel-Museum, Hannover / D 2000 again & again, Galerie Birner und Wittmann, Nürnberg / D Gute Freunde, Schloß Hardenberg, Velbert / D Gute Freunde, Art Association Wolfenbüttel / D 1999/2000 Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt / D 1999 ich bin du, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl / D (catalogue) Selected group exhibitions 2015 “Mirror Images in Art and Medicine”, Museum of Medical History at Charité, Berlin, Germany “TELE-GEN. The Language of Television in the Mirror of Art 1960-2015?, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germance 2014 “Project Daejeon 2014: The Brain”, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, South Korea “Schwindel der Wirklichkeit”, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany “WIR 1+2” Klinger Forum, Leipzig, Germany “Sous Surveillance/ Unter Verdacht”, Goethe Institut Paris, Paris, France “Good Morning, Mr. Orwell 2014, NJP Art Center, Yongin-si, South Korea “The Cambridge Rules”, Galerie Jochen Hempel, Berlin, Germany “Junge Sammlungen 02: Komm und sieh – Sammlung von Kelterborn“, Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany “Galerie Patrick Ebensperger@Dominik Mersch“, DOMINIK MERSCH Gallery, Sydney Australia “Alter-Heroes”, Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), Sao Paulo, Brasil “PIXELS OF PARADISE – Image and Croyance”, 9e Biennale internationale de la Photographie et des Arts visuels, Liège, Belgium „Rencontres Internationales“ – Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany 2013 “The Solitary Body: Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Photography”, MACT/ CACT, Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland “Haunted Home”, Marc Aschenbrenner, Bjørn Melhus & Stacey Steers, WEST, Den Haag, The Netherlands “Stranger”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan “Vision vs Confrontation”, Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort, The Netherlands “I Think We Are Ready to Go to the Next Sequence: The Legacy of Halflifers”, Gallery 400, Chicago, United States “Sandnes 2160”, Museum of Moving Image, New York, United States “Inhouse”, Zaritsky Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel “1. Pers. Sing. – Der Körper des Künstlers in der zeitgenössichen Kunst”, B05, Montabaur, Germany “fALSEfAKES”, Centre de la Photographie Genève (CPG), Genève, Switzerland “This is not a Love Song, Interfaces between visual arts and pop music”, La Virreina, Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona, Spain “Res(v)olution”, DNA Galerie, Berlin, Germany “Super 8”, MAM Museu de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 2012 “Inner Motion”, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany “Das Digitale Unheimliche/The Digital Uncanny”, Edith Russ Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany “Hauser XII”, LOFT, Raum für Kunst und Gegenwart, Ansbach, Germany “Alles Wasser”, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany “Io, tu, noi gli altri (Me, you, us and the other) “, Chiostri di San Pietro, Reggio Emilia, Italy “The Political is Collective – Factions”, Museum of Forgetting, Norrkoeping, Sweden “Raum für Video – 8 Wochen / 8 Künstler”, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Berlin, Germany “Töten”, Kunstpalais, Erlangen, Germany “The Self-Moving Number“, Duende Studios, Rotterdam, The Netherlands “LUMEN Festival”, Staten Island, New York “Under Constant Threat”, The Municipality of Porto Allegre, Porto Alegre, Portugal “Floating Fantasies”, Torrione Passari, Bari, Italy “Zeitgespenster. Erscheinungen des Übernatürlichen in der zeitgenössischen Kunst”, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany “Ornamental Structures”, Kunstverein Pforzheim, Pforzheim, Germany “Der Spiegel des Narziss – Vom mythologischen Halbgott zum Massenphänomen”, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria “This is not the end”, Galerie Loyal, Kassel, Germany 2011 “Artist File“, The National Art Center Japan, Tokyo, Japan “Nach Demokratie“, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, Austria “Entre Siempre y Jamás” – Padiglione America Latina, 54. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte – a Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy “Exchange and Evolution: Worldwide Video Long Beach, 1974-1999”, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, United States “A Strange Affinity to the Beautiful and the Dreadful”, Hendershot Gallery, New York, United States “Blink! Light, Sound and the Moving Image“, Denver Art Museum, Denver, United States “Alive She Cried”, Galerie Zink, Berlin, Germany “Terrible Beauty – Art, Crisis, Change and The Office of Non-Compliance”, Dublin Contemporary, Dublin, United Kingdom “K. Acker: The Office, Ruling ‘N’ Freaking”, Triangle France, Galerie de la Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille “Monte Verità”, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt am Main, Germany “Ornamental Structures“, Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, Germany “Is That True? Possibilities of (Non-) Knowledge”, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany “Super 8”, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California, United States 2010 Vom Himmel der Ästhetik und die Moral von der Geschicht, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel/ D talk talk. Das Interview als künstlerische Praxis, galerie5020, Salzburg / AT 2009 The Jack Golstein Connections, Gallery Anita Beckers,_Frankfurt / D Image Battles - 2000 Years of News from War, Osnabrück / D Comunidad Ficticia, Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile Video Dumbo, D.U.M.B.O. Brooklyn New York/ US Our Broken American Hearts, Museet för Glömska, Norrköping, Schweden/ SE Organ Mix, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seol/ Korea Bilderschlachten - 2000 Jahre Nachrichten aus dem Krieg, Ausstellung Osnabrück, Osnabrück/ D Rules of the Game, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Barcelona, Barcelona/ ES (Screening) Mnemosyne – L´atlante delle immagini, Centro arti visive pescheria, Pesaro/ IT Gemeinsam in die Zukunft, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt / D DREI. Das Triptychon in der Moderne, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart / D 2. Bienal del Fin del Mundo; Ushuaia, Argentina / AR Image Forum Festival Tokyo, Goethe Institut Tokyo, Tokyo/ JP BERLIN 89/09 – Kunst zwischen Spurensuche und Utopie, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin / D VIVA, LOOP Alternative Space Seoul, Korea 2008 (Keine) Angst, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen/ D Ater the Light: Moving Image displayed at Night, Radialsystem V., Berlin / D Summersale, gmg Gallery Moskau, Moskau/ RU My favorite pastime, Ursula Blickle Video Lounge, Kunsthalle Wien/ D Checkpoint Berlin, Villa du Parc, Centre d´art Contemporain, Annemasse/ FR Female Trouble, Pinakothek der Moderne, München/ DE Worlds on Video, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence / I SWITCHER SEX: Video Works and Photography from the Teutloff Collection, Slought Foundation, Pennsylvania / USA 40jahrevideokunst.de , MAMCS- Museé d`Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg/ F Contour Specials, Kunsthalle Dominikaner Kirche, Osnabrück/ D Call & Response, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand- Duc Jean, Luxemburg 2007 10018 New York, 6 laureates of the lower-saxonian ISCP scholarship in New York (International Studio and Curatorial Programm), Kunsthalle Lingen / D art_clips .ch.at.de, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe / D Made in Germany, Sprengel-Museum, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Kunstverein Hannover / D Abstraction from the world, Millenium Galleries, Sheffield / UK (curated by David Thorp) My vision. Ideen für die Welt von morgen, Zephyr / Raum für Fotografie, Mannheim / D Final Cut, Dominikanerkirche, European Media Art Festival Osnabrück / D DIPLOPIE Kunstverein Göttingen / D 2006 EGOmania, Just When I Think I've Understood..., Palazzina dei Giardini, c.so Canalgrande, Modena, / I Urban Creatures, Pori Art Museum, Pori / FI Satellite of Love, Witte de With, Rotterdam / NL ›Schattenspiel‹ Licht und Schatten in der zeitgenössischen Kunst. Eine Hommage an Hans Christian Andersen, Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz / A what makes you and I different, Tramway 2/ Project Room, Glasgow / GB Neuer Reichtum, Kunstverein Kassel/ D play station, Sprengel Museum , Hannover / D 8 Tage, Leibniz Rechenzentrum, München / D Anstoß Berlin – Kunst macht Welt, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin / D Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück / D Heavenly Bodies, San Jose Museum of Art/ US Lisbeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles/US It’s not a Photo Chelsea Art Museum, New York/ US 40jahrevideokunst.de - Digitales Erbe Kunstsammlung im Ständehaus, Düsseldorf/D Das 8.Feld. Geschlechter, Leben und Begehren in der Kunst seit 1960, Museum Ludwig, Köln / D Photo-Trafic, Center for Contemporary Images, Geneva / CH 2005 Kunsthalle zu Kiel / G, Landesgalerie Linz / A SHADOW PLAY. Shadow and Light in Contemporary Art. A Homage to Hans Christian Andersen, Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense / DK Spiral Garden, Tokyo / Japan Angekommen – die Sammlung im eigenen Haus, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart / D Paisatges Mediátics, Mediascapes Fundció La Caixa, Girona / E Kunstmuseum Stuttgart / D Paisatges Mediátics, Mediascapes Fundació La Caixa, Tarragona / E fast forward Avance rápido Media Art de la Colección Goetz, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid / E Landesgalerie Linz / A Alias & Alibi, Fries Museum Leeuwarden / NL Geschichtenerzähler, Hamburger Kunsthalle / D Kinderszenen - Child's Play, XII. Rohkunstbau, Schloss Groß Leuthen / D Spielträume, Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden / D CGAC, Santiago de Compostela / E Rückkehr ins All, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg / D Realit;-)t. 30. Goetz collection Munich, Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon / CH Masculinities, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin / D .36x27x10.im White Cube Berlin, Palast der Republik, Berlin / D 2004 State of Play, Serpentine Gallery, London / UK Medium Medien, Art Association Lingen / D Schizorama, NCCA Moscow / Russia 25 JAHRE VIDEOÄSTHETIK Kunst | Werbung | Musik, NRW Forum Düsseldorf / D European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück / D Depicting Love, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin / D; Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid / ES Centro Párraga, Murcia / E Der elektronische Raum. Licht – Klang – Medien, Glaskasten Marl / D MIFF, Media Forum, Moscow / Russia PREMA cul TURE, Hydra / Greece THE CINEMA RITROVATO film festival, Bologna / I Bush League, Roebling Hall, New York / USA Paisatges Mediátics, Mediascapes Fundació La Caixa, Lleida / E Sommerfrische Künstlervideos mit Esprit. Ein Programm für klimatisierte Räume, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg / D TV today, Netherlands Media Art Institute Montevideo / Time Based Arts, Amsterdam / NL D.O.C. - Deposito Ontologico Contemporaneo, Change + Partner Contemporary ART, Rome / I Me Myself I. Konstruktionen von Raum und Identität in der Kunst der Gegenwart, Kunstmuseum St.Gallen / CH Video - 25 Jahre Videoästhetik, Museum für Kommunikation, Frankfurt am Main / D SCREEN SPIRIT, Städtische Galerie im Buntentor, Bremen / D Tainment. Spielform der Bewusstseinsindustrie, NGBK, Berlin / D Match, Kunsthalle Faust-Hannover / D Inner Spaces, Poznan / PL 2003 The American Effect, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York / USA (catalogue) 8th International Istanbul-Biennial / Turkey (catalogue) Terror Chic, Galerie Philomene Magers, Munich / D Taktiken des Ego, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg / D (catalogue) American Dream, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York / USA (catalogue) Herbarium der Blicke, Bundeskunst- und Ausstellungshalle, Bonn / D (catalogue) European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück / D über MENSCHEN. Schiller Museum / ACC Galerie Weimar / D (catalogue) fast forward - Media Art Goetz Collection, ZKM Karlsruhe / D (catalogue) Filmkunst Biennial, Cologne / D Rencontres Paris / Berlin Game Art. Kunst, Bildschirmspiel und Wirklichkeit, Völklinger Hütte, Völklingen / D Revolving Doors, Telefonica Foundation, Madrid / E 2002 T.I.A. (This is America), Media Center, Adlershof, Berlin / D German Media Art, Goethe Institute New York / USA Hautnah, (Selection from the Goetz Collection), Museum Villa Stuck, Munich / D (catalogue) Der Freie Blick, Martinskirche, Kassel / D (Documenta side program) (catalogue) Videodrome II, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York / USA momenta art, Brooklyn, NY / USA 2001 Body as Byte, Kunsthalle Lucerne / CH (catalogue) Galerie am Park, Bremen / D On the Side of the Screen / Video of the 90s, Expopark Exhibition projects, Moscow / Russia Patterns of Life, Museum Schloß Ringenberg, Hamminkeln / D Utopien Heute, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen / D (catalogue) I am Someone Else, The Art Connexion, Amsterdam / NL 2000 reality checkpoint – körperszenarien, Edith-Ruß-Haus, Oldenburg / D DIVE IN, Kunstpanorama, Lucerne / CH // fresh, EMAF, Osnabrück / D (catalogue) Kennen wir uns, Kunsthalle Nürnberg / D Almost Done, Starke Foundation, Berlin / D Times are changing / Auf dem Wege!, Kunsthalle Bremen, selected pieces of the collection / D (catalogue) 1998/99 New Visions Video (Doug Aitken, Tran T. Kim-Trang, Bjørn Melhus) Long Beach Museum of Art, California / USA LA Freewaves, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles / USA Award of the ‘Böttcherstraße’ in Bremen 1999, Kunsthalle Bremen / D (catalogue) Lokalzeit / Local Time, Art Association Hannover / D (catalogue) Das Lachen des Ovid, Gallery Voges + Deisen, Frankfurt a. M. / D From B to A ...and back, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam / NL Come in and find out..., Podewil, Berlin / D 48th Biennial, Venice / I Contribution to the videolounge by Costa Vece & Patrick Huber, Arsenale Corderie Video Virtuale - Foto Fictionale, Museum Ludwig Cologne / D Körperinszenierungen, Opera Frankfurt / D From B to A and further, Artmax, Braunschweig / DSelected group shows 1991 – 1997 Kölnischer Kunstverein,1991 (...alles wandelt sich, Videokünstler zur Wiedervereinigung) Deutsche Video-Kunst 1990 –1992 (travelling exhibition on the occasion of 5th Video Award of Marl) Deutsche Video-Kunst 1992 - 1994 (travelling exhibition on the occasion of 6th Video Award of Marl) Kunsthalle Hamburg,1993 (MEDIALE ) Kunstverein Hannover,1992 /1996 (77./79.Herbstausstellung – autumn exhibition) X'94, Akademie der Künste, Berlin 1994 (Videoketten) Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen 1996 (OdEssay) Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Photography, Tokyo,1996 (German Video Art) Goethe Institute Budapest,1997 (Erdbeergarten in collaboration with Julia Neuenhausen)   Selected screenings and talks 2012 “Made on Mars”, Performance Lecture, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover “24 FilmFest Dresden: International Short Film Festival”, Dresden “Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur”, Winterthur “Unlimited: European Short Film Festival Cologne”, Köln 2011 “Videoart at Midnight”, #23 Bjørn Melhus, Kino Babylon, Berlin 2010 “LA Filmforum:Bjørn Melhus: Out of the Blue”, Egyptian Theater, Hollywood “German Video Art”, The Goethe-Insitut, Damaskus 2009 “Data Cowboy”, Aktionsart, Core Club (in collab. with The Amory Show), New York “IMAGE FORUM FESTIVAL 2009”, Tokyo “Humor e ironía en el videoarte alemán“, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City 2008 “Logan Lectures 2008: Bjørn Melhus”, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado 2007 “Presentan 40 años de Videoarte.de Herencia digital:videoarte en Alemania 1963-2004”, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City “Wer sind wir denn wer?”, Lecture Performance, KunstvereinsHeim, Kassel 2006 “Prospectif cinema 2005-2006”, Centre Pompidou, Paris 2005 “Matthieu Laurette and Bjørn Melhus: Artists’ Talk”, Tate Modern, London 2004 “BJØRN MELHUS LUX Salon” Lux, London “paradise views”, Tokyo International Forum Hall D1, Tokyo 2003 “Mediascopes-“An Evening with Bjørn Melhus”, Museum of Modern Art, New York “Kyoto Media Arts Weeks”, Goethe Institute, Kyoto “Die Politik der Sichbarkeit – Histories”, Vertretung des Landes Niedersachsen beim Bund, Berlin 2002 “Tonight >>> Werkgespräche”, Schnittraum, Köln Awards (selection) Deutscher Wettbewerb der 55. Internationalen Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2009 [Murphy] HAP-Grieshaber-Preis of VG Bild Kunst, 2003 German Competition, 49. International Shortfilmfestival Oberhausen, 2003 Special Mention Video Award, Marl, Germany 2002 Prize of the Sprengel Museum, Hannover, 2001 Decoration 'The special show' by the International Art Critics Association (Germany) for the solo show Gute Freunde, Museum Schloß Hardenberg, Velbert, 2000 Förderpreis Film des Landes Niedersachsen (Promotional Film Award of Lower Saxony),1998 Prix Elida -Fabergé, Munich,1998 Video Award, Marl, Germany, 1998 Prize of the German Filmcritics, EMAF, Osnabrueck,1998 NEW VISIONS VIDEO 1998, Long Beach Museum of Art, (Production Grant) Certificate of Merit, San Francisco International Film Festival 1998 2nd Award, Transmediale Berlin, 1998 Kubo-Award, Bremen 1994 Video Art Award, Bremen 1992 Special Award, Marl Video Art Awards, 1992 Young artists award at Videofest Berlin 1992 Residency Kyoto Art Center 2005 Residency Civitella Ranieri 2006 Collections (selection) Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich / D Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt / D Kunstmuseum Stuttgart / D Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg / D Kunsthalle Göppingen / D MUSAC, Leon / ES Ohio University Library / USA Denver Art Museum / USA Private collections (selection): Guenter Beckers / D Markus Birner / D Baryn Futa / USA Sammlung Goetz, Munich / D Koç Collection, Istanbul / TR Peter Norton Family Collection, Santa Monica / USA Thomas Pitrowski-Rönitz / D Alain Servais / B Ellen und Michael Ringier / CH Ivo Wessel / D

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