Bjørn Melhus

2006                
Civitella Ranieri, Italy, (studio residency)
2005                
Kyoto Art Center, Japan (studio residency)
2001/02           
International Studio and Curatorial Program, ISCP, New York, USA
2000    
Price of the Art Association Hanover 1999 / 2000, Germany (stipend / studio residency)
1998                
K&ST Fonds, Braunschweig, Germany, (stipend)
1997-98           
California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, USA, (DAAD-Fellowship)
1996    
EMARE-Program, Budapest, Hungary, (European Media Artists in Residence Exchange)
1990-97           
HBK, Braunschweig School of Arts, Germany, (Graduated in film/video)
1985-87           
Adolf-Lazi-Schule, (Technical College for Photography), Stuttgart, Germany
 
 
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
 
 
Selected Solo Exhibitions
 
 
2009                
“Still Men Out There”, Operation Room - American Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
 
“Mars Recovery”, Andreas Grimm München, Germany
2008                
"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
2007    
"The Castle The Meadow The City", Gallery Anita Beckers, Frankfurt,   Germany
 
"The Castle The Meadow The City ", Roebling Hall, New York, USA
2006                
 “Silvercity 1+2”, Viafarini, Milan, Italy
 
“Captain”, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy
2005                
 “Auto Center Drive”, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
 
“Eastern Western Park”, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
 
“Eastern Western Park”, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii
2004                
"Primetime", FACT, Liverpool, UK
 
"Primetime", Robling Hall, New York, USA
 
“AUTO CENTER DRIVE”, Bob van Orsouw Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2003                
"Still men out there" Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
 
" Still men out there " Projektraum, Dt. Künstlerbund, Berlin, Germany
2002                
"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
2001    
"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
2000                
"again & again", Galerie Birner und Wittmann, Nuremberg, Germany
 
"Gute Freunde", Schloß Hardenberg, Velbert, Germany
 
"Gute Freunde", Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel, Germany
1999                
"ich bin du", Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany (catalogue)
 
“again & again”Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany
 
 
 
 
Selected Retrospective Screenings / Artist Talks
 
2007                
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
2006                
Centre Pompidou, Paris, Fance
2005                
Tate Modern, London, UK
2004                
LUX, London, UK
2003                
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (MediaScope)
 
 
 
 
Selected Group Exhibitions
 
2009    
“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
2008                
 “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
2007                
 “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
2006                
 “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
 
“36x27x10.im White Cube Berlin”, Palast der Republik, Berlin, Germany
2004                
"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
 
(catalogue)
 
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)
2002    
 “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
2001                
"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
2000                
“DIVE IN”, Kunstpanorama, Lucerne, Switzerland
 
“Kennen wir uns”, Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany
 
“Almost Done”, Starke Foundation, Berlin, Germany
1999    
“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
1998                
 “New Visions Video”, Long Beach Museum of Art, California, USA
 
“LA Freewaves”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
 
 
 
 
Awards (Selection)
 
2003                
HAP-Grieshaber-Preis der VG Bild Kunst
 
German Competition, 49. International Shortfilfmfestival Oberhausen
2001                
Prize of the Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
 
Honor 'The special show' by the International Art Critics Association for the solo show    
2000                
"Gute Freunde", Museum Schloß Hardenberg, Velbert
1998                
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
1992                
Video Art Award, Bremen, Germany
 
Sonderpreis des Marler Videokunstpreises (Special Award, Marl)