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blinkvideo - research of video art, performance and multimedia installations.

blinkvideo - research of video art, performance and multimedia installations.


Moving Images / Moving Bodies
Online screening programme in cooperation
with the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria

Curated by Ludwig Seyfarth

Research into the human body and interpersonal relationships remain central themes in video and moving image art. Artists from Bulgaria and Germany, whose work is related in content, will be shown in pairs over the next weeks. The exhibition planned for November 2020 in Sofia has been postponed until 2021. Instead, a consecutive presentation of selected films by artists from Moving Bodies/Moving Images is presented on blinkvideo.
image: © Elitsa Dimitrova

Shooting Ghosts
Online screening programme in cooperation
with the Goethe-Institut Bulgaria

Curators: Kalin Serapionov, Krassimir Terziev

What we propose in this programme is a highly subjective and fragmented view on current practices in moving image in the Bulgarian art scene. We focused on practices that show affinity with speculative narratives - narratives that not just record what is in front of the cinematic eye, but also capture all the ghosts that are unreachable by the apparatus, thus projecting speculative views that intend not merely to describe, but to transform the world.
image: © Veneta Androva

Moving Images / Moving Bodies

 ‘Moving Images Bulgaria-Germany’ is a project by Goethe-Institut Bulgaria, that includes various online and offline initiatives, starting in November 2020. The online program, realised in partnership with blinkvideo, will consist of two curated programmes: “Moving Images / Moving Bodies”, curated by Ludwig Seyfarth, and “Shooting Ghosts”, curated by Krassimir Terziev and Kalin Serapionov.

First the programme “Shooting Ghosts” will give a selected overview of video art in Bulgaria in general. The programme will be accompanied by an in-depth essay by Krassimir Terziev as well as texts by different authors or the artists themselves on individual films.

Critics’ Pick: Vienna by Nicole Büsing + Heiko Klaas

The group show “Antarctica. An Exhibition on Alienation” was presented in Vienna during the past winter season. Departing from a note written by the Italian cult director Michelangelo Antonioni referring to a potential glacier melting in the Antarctica and a hint to a film, the two curators from the Kunsthalle Wien, Vanessa Joan Müller and Nicolaus Schafhausen, conceived an exhibition on the topic of alienation and contemporary art. The focus was on the latest contemporary photography and video art by the younger generation of artists.
Image: © Isabella Fürnkäs

UNSTILLED LIFE: Artist Animations 1980-2020
Curated by Emma Cousin and Paul Carey-Kent

Why this show, here and now? British artist-curator Emma Cousin and writer-curator Paul Carey-Kent recently pulled together a choice of artist animations, thinking that the increasingly vibrant medium is especially suited to the online emphasis of the locked down art world of 2020. Three of them turned out to be represented by Ron Mandos, making the Amsterdam gallery ideal hosts. The cast is international, and to reflect that Tintype gallery in London and Hamburg’s blinkvideo have joined in with variations on the programme. 
Markus Vater Worlds don’t come easy, 2020

Something Between Us
KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION, Düsseldorf

The exhibition „Something Between Us“ focuses on both our contemporary lives and the anthropological constants of interpersonal dealings: love, empathy, security, care and safety on the one hand, and hate, role fixation, dependency, reprimand and exclusion on the other. Something Between Us asks how these structures of togetherness are changing in our digital era.
Thomas Taube OCCIDENT, 2020

REFRACTED REALITIES at VIDEONALE.17

In optics, “refraction” refers to the bending of a beam of light, a change in direction which occurs at the moment when it passes from one medium to another. Through refraction, the light wave alters course, changing the way we perceive the objects it illuminates in the process. This optical deviation requires us to repeatedly correct our gaze, comparing the beginning and end points of our perception with reality, and bringing the object we see clearly into focus. In its figurative sense, refraction refers to a critical reflection on the means and channels of visualization, and by extension the possibility of a rearticulation of our view of things – how they are, were, or apparently always have been.
Image: © Sohrab Hura

NEW: Favorites curated by blinkvideo users

What do you like? Over the next few months, we will be showing here selections of works, compiled by you, as a blinkvideo user.

Stefano Miraglia: Hey Blinkvideo members! Here are my eight "must watch" films and videos. Happy to find in this catalogue some of the works that got me interested in artists' moving image when I was a student! (Guillaume Leblon! Daniel Steegmann Mangrané! Marylène Negro!).

Expanding Bauhaus.
New Reflections on the Bauhaus Movement in Time-Based Media Art / Goethe Institute Netherlands

A screening series selected by Elke Kania (Cologne), Julia Sökeland (Hamburg) and Ludwig Seyfarth (Berlin)

With its combination of various arts such as painting, photography film, architecture, fashion, product and interior design and textile art, the Bauhaus is still considered the epitome of a technologically advanced modernity. Last but not least, the attempt to create the whole society aesthetically, inspired many artists worldwide.
Image: © Adnan Softic

Johan Grimonprez

Johan Grimonprez’s critically acclaimed work dances on the borders of practice and theory, art and cinema, documentary and fiction, demanding a double take on the part of the viewer. Informed by an archeology of present-day media, his work seeks out the tension between the intimate and the bigger picture of globalization. It questions our contemporary sublime, one framed by a fear industry that has infected political and social dialogue. By suggesting new narratives through which to tell a story, his work emphasizes a multiplicity of realities.
image: © Johan Griminprez

Christoph Faulhaber: Revolution & Architecture

With "Revolution & Architecture" Christoph Faulhaber (* 1972 in Osnabrück, lives in Hamburg) conceives, builds, designs and opens a whole series of very different rooms in the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. In order to discover the revolutionary aspect of these "architectures", one has to look at the social implications of interior design in general. In the forum the visitor then enters Faulhaber's cinematic autobiography "Every Picture is an Empty Picture" as in the eye of the cyclone: The work is split into 15 individual films and surrounds the visitor in a circle.
Image: © Christoph Faulhaber

Stiftung imai – inter media art institute

The Düsseldorf based foundation imai – inter media art institute was founded in 2006 in order to establish an institution in Germany dedicated to the distribution and preservation of media art and associated activities.
Image: © Marcel Odenbach

Featured videos

Markus Vater
Im Wald (perfect day), 2011

This Animation has developed from a colloboration with the dutch poet Tjitske Jansen. Initially it reacted on a text of hers dealing with memories in her life. All memories were about events in which she didn’t understand the concepts and actions that had happened, but which she understands now.

Pratchaya Phinthong
A proposal to set (work in progress), 2016

A proposal to set CH4*5.75H20 on fire (work in progress) is an ongoing project that explores methane hydrate, an ice compound that has been identified by scientists as an alternative fuel of future energy. Found in large quantities beneath Arctic permafrost, Antarctic ice and sedimentary deposits, methane hydrate releases natural gas when exposed to increases in temperature or decreases in pressure.Gas released by methane hydrates can be lit, which produces a semi-transparent orange and blue flame.This 16 mm film shows samples of methane hydrates.Through the mobilisation and connection of individuals working across geology, science and art, the project generates awareness of methane hydrate, its chemically volatile nature and implications for energy industries.The film itself performs a kind of material transfer, capturing light emitted by the burning samples and projecting it into the gallery space. For Phinthong, each iteration of the project is a form of extraction that makes its subject more widely visible. Filmed by Phuttipong Aroonpheng. Made with the support of Oleg Blouson,Andrey Khabuev and Oleg Khlystov at the Limnological Institute, Irkutsk, Russia.

Ryan Gander
And You Will be Changed , 2014

'And You Will be Changed (Centre Pompidou, Paris)', 2014, follows curator Emma Lavigne around the empty Centre Pompidou in Paris as she presents the viewer with a tour of an empty space that had housed a now uninstalled Pierre Huyghe exhibition. The show is imagined and told by Lavigne as if the artworks were still there. Exhibited: - Pierre Huyghe +/–,The Artist’s Institute, New York, 2014
- Nouveau Festival (5th Edition), Musée d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2014

Deimantas Narkevicius
Ausgeträumt, 2010

The German word ‘Ausgeträumt’ means a state between dream and reality at the point of waking up.The very first creative attempts by any artist are usually very positive, unaffected by criticism, even naive activities. Refering to myself, I had to be absolutely naive to choose to be a visual artist, in the late 80's when in the Soviet Union, everything was falling apart. There was no precedent of success, or an example to follow in the country which was still isolated. With this film I am re-approaching the state of naivety.

Katja Aufleger
LOVE AFFAIR, 2017

Several lights get shot successively. Some crush at once, quiet or with a blast, others seem like trying not to die.

Janet Biggs
Vanishing point, 2009

Luzia Hürzeler
Being in the Picture, 2007/08

Im Bilde sein [Being in the Picture] is a video installation. The monitor stands on a two-meter-high plinth. The video shows a white wall in front of which my head becomes visible, fully or partially, at short or long intervals. I keep jumping up into the picture, making myself visible through physical activity. These efforts become apparent through the sounds. The jumping height, and thus my visibility, decreases over time, until I finally give up through exhaustion.On the occasion of the exhibition “Spazi aperti” this work was displayed in the entrance hall of the Romanian Academy in Rome, where a number of monumental busts are mounted on plinths.

Johanna Reich
Horizon, 2012

The artist is drawing a line onto a white surface. The line reveals the horizon: it separates the sea from the sky. "To draw a line": this phrase already linguistically contains many different meanings. Beginning with the famous line – the one that cannot be crossed politically – via the (guide)line that is also the conceptual standard, to the simple strike placed beneath an addition, these are key points on the spectrum.“When Johanna Reich draws a line with a broad brush onto a wall, additional content comes into play. There is the track which children draw onto the wall with chalk, the traditional artist myth of the line as a vivid track of creative process, and last but not least the powerfully picturesque action of splattering the wall.”(Johannes Stahl)Johanna Reich (*1977 Minden) studied at the Kunstakademie Münster, the HfbK Hamburg and the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln. She lives and works in Cologne.

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Bjørn Melhus

Works


Galleries

Anita Beckers Gallery
Anita Beckers
Braubachstraße 9
60311 Frankfurt am Main
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 thecollection / 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 JuliaNeuenhausen)

 

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, GermanyEducation1985-87 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, GermanySince 2003 Professor for Video at the Kunsthochschule, KasselSolo 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 Netherlands2013“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, Germany2012“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, Germany2011 Live Action Hero, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin / DE “Der Wald steht schwarz – Olrik Kohlhoff und Bjørn Melhus”, Herbert Gerisch Stiftung, Neumünster, Germany2010 Nachtwache / Nightwatch, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen,Magdeburg / D2009 Still Men Out There Amerikan Hastanesi, Istanbul / TRMars Recovery, Galerie Andreas Grimm, München / D2008 Seven Screens, OSRAM, München / D Deadly Storms, Gallery Marina Goncharenko, Moskau/ RUS Captain/ Deadly Storms, Denver Art Museum: FUSEBOX, Denver/ USAAuto Center Drive, Mia Sundverg Galleri, Stockholm / SW2007 The Castle – The Meadow – The City, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt / DBjørn Melhus: The Castle – The Meadow – The City, Roebling Hall, New York / USA2006 Bjørn Melhus, Viafarini, Milano / IBjørn Melhus, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto Tito Dorsoduro, Venice / I2005 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 / JapanBJOERN MELHUS: EASTERN WESTERN PARK, Honolulu Academy of Art / Hawaii2004 PRIMETIME, FACT, Liverpool / UK Fighting The Forces Of Evil, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg / D Films, Orita.Sinclair Intl Frontroom Gallery, SingaporeGalerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich / CH2003 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 / DThe Magic Glass at the Metropolis Cinema, Berlin & Hamburg / D2002 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 / NorwaySometimes, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, NY / USA2001 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 / D2000 again & again, Galerie Birner und Wittmann, Nürnberg / D Gute Freunde, Schloß Hardenberg, Velbert / DGute Freunde, Art Association Wolfenbüttel / D1999/2000Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt / D1999ich bin du, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl / D (catalogue)Selected group exhibitions2015“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, Germany2013“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, Brasil2012“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, Germany2011“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 States2010 Vom Himmel der Ästhetik und die Moral von der Geschicht, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel/ Dtalk talk. Das Interview als künstlerische Praxis, galerie5020, Salzburg / AT2009 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 / DVIVA, LOOP Alternative Space Seoul, Korea2008 (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/ DCall & Response, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand- Duc Jean, Luxemburg2007 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 / DDIPLOPIE Kunstverein Göttingen / D2006 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 / DPhoto-Trafic, Center for Contemporary Images, Geneva / CH2005 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 / D2004 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 / DInner Spaces, Poznan / PL2003 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 / DRevolving Doors, Telefonica Foundation, Madrid / E2002 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 / USAmomenta art, Brooklyn, NY / USA2001 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 / NL2000 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 thecollection / 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 / DFrom B to A and further, Artmax, Braunschweig / DSelected group shows 1991 – 1997Kölnischer 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 JuliaNeuenhausen) Selected screenings and talks2012“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”, Köln2011“Videoart at Midnight”, #23 Bjørn Melhus, Kino Babylon, Berlin2010“LA Filmforum:Bjørn Melhus: Out of the Blue”, Egyptian Theater, Hollywood“German Video Art”, The Goethe-Insitut, Damaskus2009“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 City2008“Logan Lectures 2008: Bjørn Melhus”, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado2007“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, Paris2005 “Matthieu Laurette and Bjørn Melhus: Artists’ Talk”, Tate Modern, London2004 “BJØRN MELHUS LUX Salon” Lux, London“paradise views”, Tokyo International Forum Hall D1, Tokyo2003 “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, Berlin2002“Tonight >>> Werkgespräche”, Schnittraum, KölnAwards (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 / CHIvo Wessel / D

Bjørn Melhus
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Artist Bjørn Melhus
Year 2007
Duration 1:20 min
Technical info Video, 2 frames, loop
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