Bjørn Melhus

Civitella Ranieri, Italy, (studio residency)
Kyoto Art Center, Japan (studio residency)
International Studio and Curatorial Program, ISCP, New York, USA
Price of the Art Association Hanover 1999 / 2000, Germany (stipend / studio residency)
K&ST Fonds, Braunschweig, Germany, (stipend)
California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, USA, (DAAD-Fellowship)
EMARE-Program, Budapest, Hungary, (European Media Artists in Residence Exchange)
HBK, Braunschweig School of Arts, Germany, (Graduated in film/video)
Adolf-Lazi-Schule, (Technical College for Photography), Stuttgart, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
Selected Solo Exhibitions
“Still Men Out There”, Operation Room - American Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
“Mars Recovery”, Andreas Grimm München, Germany
"Screensavers", Seven Screens, OSRAM, Germany
"Auto Center Drive", Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden
"Deadly Storms", gmg gallery Moscow, Russia
"Captain", "Deadly Storms", Fuse Box, Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA
"The Castle The Meadow The City", Gallery Anita Beckers, Frankfurt,   Germany
"The Castle The Meadow The City ", Roebling Hall, New York, USA
 “Silvercity 1+2”, Viafarini, Milan, Italy
“Captain”, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy
 “Auto Center Drive”, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
“Eastern Western Park”, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
“Eastern Western Park”, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii
"Primetime", FACT, Liverpool, UK
"Primetime", Robling Hall, New York, USA
“AUTO CENTER DRIVE”, Bob van Orsouw Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
"Still men out there" Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
" Still men out there " Projektraum, Dt. Künstlerbund, Berlin, Germany
"Bjørn Melhus - Video", Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany (catalogue)
"Early Video Works", Goethe Institute, New York, USA  
"Primetime", Lothringer 13/halle, Munich, Germany (catalogue)
"Sometimes", Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, New York, USA
"Du bist nicht allein/you are not allone", Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, Germany (catalogue)
"Du bist nicht allein/you are not allone", Kunsthalle Göppingen, Germany (catalogue)
"PRIMETIME", Kunstverein Hanover, Germany (catalogue)
"Silvercity 1+2", Sprengel-Museum, Hanover, Germany
"again & again", Galerie Birner und Wittmann, Nuremberg, Germany
"Gute Freunde", Schloß Hardenberg, Velbert, Germany
"Gute Freunde", Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel, Germany
"ich bin du", Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany (catalogue)
“again & again”Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany
Selected Retrospective Screenings / Artist Talks
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
Centre Pompidou, Paris, Fance
Tate Modern, London, UK
LUX, London, UK
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (MediaScope)
Selected Group Exhibitions
“Berlin 89/98 - Art Between Traces of the Past and Utopian Futures”, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
“Organ Mix”, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
“Our Broken American Hearts”, Museet för Glömska, Nörrköping, Sweden
“Unreal Asia“, 55. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany
“Kunst und Öffentlichkeit. 40 Jahre Berliner Kunstverein“, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Germany
“Drei. Das Triptychon in der Moderne“, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
“Datacowboy”, Aktionsart, Core Club (in collaboration with The Amory Show), New York, USA
“Berlin change plus vite que mon couer. Images mouvants pour un vision actuelle”, Lille, France (forthcoming)
“Comunidad Ficticia”, Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile
“Horse piste”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (forthcoming)
“THE SHOW MUST GO ON!”, gmg gallery, Moscow, Russia
“Bilderschlachten. 2000 Jahre Nachrichten aus dem Krieg“, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany (forthcoming)
Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia, Argentina
 “Videoformes“, Clermont-Ferrand, France
“After the Light: Moving Images displayed at Night“, Radial System, Berlin, Germany
"(keine) Angst", Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Germany
“worlds on video – international video art”, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
“Female Trouble”, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
 “Abstraction“, Millenium Galleries, Sheffield, USA
“My Vision“, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, Germany
“Final Cut“, EMAF, Osnabrück, Germany
“The Evil Part 2 – Pop und Politik“, Gallery Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Germany
“Made in Germany“, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany
“Teeth Showing“, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
 “It’s not a photo”, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
“PHOTO-TRAFIC“, Centre for Contemporary Images, Geneva, Switzerland
“ANSTOSS BERLIN – Kunst macht Welt“, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
“*Jen Liu + Bjørn Melhus + Clare Rojas*”, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
“Playstation”, Sprengel-Museum, Hannover, Germany
“Egomania”, Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy                     
“Urban Creatures”, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finnland
“Satellite of Love”, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands
“what makes you and I different”, Tramway 2, Glasgow, GB
“Das 8.Feld. Geschlechter, Leben und Begehren in der Kunst seit 1960”, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
2005     “SHADOW PLAY. Shadow and Light in Contemporary Art. A Homage to Hans Christian Andersen”, Kunsthalle zu Kiel / G, Landesgalerie Linz, Austria
Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark
“Angekommen – die Sammlung im eigenen Haus“, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
“fast forward”, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain
“Alias & Alibi”, Fries Museum Leeuwarden, Netherlands
“Geschichtenerzähler“, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Germany
“Paisatges Mediátics“, Mediascapes Fundció La Caixa, Girona, Spain
“Kinderszenen – Child’s Play“, XII. Rohkunstbau, Schloss Groß Leuthen, Germany
“Rückkehr ins All“, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
“Realit;-)t. 30 videos from the Goetz Collection“, Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland
“Masculinities”, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
“ White Cube Berlin”, Palast der Republik, Berlin, Germany
"State of Play", Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
“Face Off”, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, USA
"Schizorama", NCCA, Moscow, Russia
"paradise views", Tokyo International Forum Hall, Japan
“tv today” Montevideo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
"The American Effect", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
8th International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey (catalogue)
“American Dream", Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, USA (catalogue)
"fast forward" - Media Art Goetz Collection, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (catalogue)
 “Hautnah” (Selection from the Goetz Collection) Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany (catalogue)
“Der Freie Blick” (Documenta side program) Martinskirche, Kassel, Germany (catalogue)
“Videodrome II” New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, USA
momenta art, Brooklyn, USA
"Body as Byte", Kunsthalle Lucerne, Switzerland (catalogue)
"On the Side of the Screen" / Video of the 90s Expopark Exhibition projects, Moscow, Russia
“Utopien Heute” Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany (catalogue)
“I am Someone Else”, The Art Connexion, Amsterdam, Netherlands
“DIVE IN”, Kunstpanorama, Lucerne, Switzerland
“Kennen wir uns”, Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany
“Almost Done”, Starke Foundation, Berlin, Germany
“Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße in Bremen 1999”, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany (catalogue)
“From B to A ...and back”, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands
“Video Virtuale - Foto Fictionale”, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
 “New Visions Video”, Long Beach Museum of Art, California, USA
“LA Freewaves”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Awards (Selection)
HAP-Grieshaber-Preis der VG Bild Kunst
German Competition, 49. International Shortfilfmfestival Oberhausen
Prize of the Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Honor 'The special show' by the International Art Critics Association for the solo show    
"Gute Freunde", Museum Schloß Hardenberg, Velbert
Prix Elida -Fabergé, Munich, Germany
Marler Videokunstpreis, (Video Award, Marl)
Prize of the German Filmcritics, EMAF, Osnabrueck, Germany
NEW VISIONS VIDEO, Long Beach Museum of Art (Production Grant)
Certificate of Merit, San Francisco International Film Festival
Video Art Award, Bremen, Germany
Sonderpreis des Marler Videokunstpreises (Special Award, Marl)