Bjarne Melgaard

b. 1967, Sydney, Australia, Norwegian
Lives and works in New York


Selected Works

1993 Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Holland
1992 Rijksacademie, Amsterdam, Holland
1991 Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo
1990 Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw


Bjarne Melgaard, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, May
Sugar Amnesia, Rod Bianco, Oslo, February

Psychopathological Notebook by Bjarne Melgaard, Karma, New York
Bjarne Melgaard: Right Here, Right Now, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm

Bjarne Melgaard: Skulptur, Formuesforvaltning AS, Oslo
Bjarne Melgaard, Studio Hugo Opdal – Go with the Flø, Flø, Norway
Bjarne Melgaard: Bitter Angel, Faurschou Foundation, Beijing
Bjarne Melgaard Retrospective, Kaviar Factory, Henningsvær, Lofoten Norway
Bjarne Melgaard: Daddies Like You Don’t Grow On Palm Trees, Sammlung Friedrichshof-Otto Muehl Stiftung, Zurndorf/Vienna
Puppy Orgy Acid Party, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
MELGAARD / RICKHARD, Work from Christian Bjelland Collection, Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo
Bjarne Melgaard: This Is What I Do To Make Money, Galleri Fineart, Oslo
Bjarne Melgaard: The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Melgaard + Munch – The end of it all has already happened, curated by Lars Toft-Eriksen, Munch Museum, Oslo

Bjarne Melgaard: A Mobile House on Mars, NADA Miami Beach, Rod Bianco
Bjarne Melgaard: Selected Works From The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand
Bjarne Melgaard, Studio Hugo Opdal (in collaboration with Rod Bianco, Oslo), Flø, Norway

Bjarne Melgaard in the Astrup Fearnley Collection, curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran and Therese Möllenhoff, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo
Bjarne Melgaard: Ignorant Transparencies, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Frieze New York (Gavin Brown’s enterprise), New York
Bjarne Melgaard Sverre Bjertnes, The Armory Show 2013 (Rod Bianco, Oslo), New York
Bjarne Melgaard: New Drawings and Prints, Fineart, Oslo

A New Novel by Bjarne Melgaard, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York
Bjarne Melgaard: A house to die in, curated by Matt Williams, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London
Bjarne Melgaard: No More Chinotto Forever, Again..., Karma, New York
Bjarne Melgaard, Works from the Maria A.J. Kalamakis Collection, Kaare Berntsen, Oslo
Bjarne Melgaard, GaleriArtist, Istanbul
Baton Sinister, Venezia-Installasjonen, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, Norway
Armory Focus: The Nordic Countries, curated by Jacob Fabricius, The Armory Show 2012 (Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin; Greene Naftali Gallery, New York; and Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna), New York
Laying the Ghost (Bjarne Melgaard & Sverre Bjertnæs), Rod Bianco, Oslo
Climate Confusion Assistance (Bjarne Melgaard & Sverre Bjertnæs), Galleri K, Oslo
Bjarne Melgaard, Karma, New York

The Night Within Us, Galerie Guido W. Baudach (Charlottenburg), Berlin
Baton Sinister; Bjarne Melgaard with Paola Angelini, Michelangelo Corsaro, Cecilia Divizia, Elisa Fantin, Marco Fellini, Corinne Mazzoli, Nicole Moserle, Beatrice Piva, Valentina Roselli, Alessio Sacchetto, Valeria Romagnini Solfato and Davide Spillari,La Biennale Di Venezia, 54th International Art Exhibition, Palazzo Contarini Corfù, Venice
Bjarne Melgaard: The Sadistic Skater – Part II,, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm
Bjarne Melgaard: The Sadistic Skater – Part I,, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm
Bjarne Melgaard, Studio Hugo Opdal, Flø, Norway

Inside Patricia, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad
Bjarne Melgaard: Silkscreens, Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo
Neon Angel, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp
Bjarne Melgaard/ Rod Bianco «Super Normal», de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam
Bjarne Melgaard, Rod Bianco, Oslo
The Synthetic Slut: A Novel By Bjarne Melgaard, Greene Naftali, New York
Bjarne Melgaard – Jealous, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway
Bjarne Melgaard – Jealous (a mid-carreer retrospective exhibition), curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hanne Beate Ueland and Grete Årbu, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo

Bjarne Melgaard: Chickenhawk, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Miss Bjarne Melgaard: A Kidwhore In Manhattan – A Novel, Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Art Brussels (Galerie Krinzinger and Faurschou), joint booth solo exhibition
Greenland, A Novel, Greene Naftali, New York

Bjarne Melgaard, Galeria Senda, Barcelona
Mommy’s Boy and Daddy’s Girl, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
The Glamour Chase, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
Bjarne Melgaard, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm

A Weekend of Painting: A novel by Les Super, Leo Koenig, Inc., New York
Les Super, Guido W. Baudach, Berlin
Minipigs in Space, Gallery Krinzinger, Vienna

Not a Painting Show, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp
Life is a Lonely Buffalo, Niels Borch Jensen Gallery, Berlin
Hallo Maybe, book, stage set and flags in collaboration with Halvor Bodin, Haugar Museum of Art, Tønsberg, Norway
Fin de Copenhague, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
Bjarne Melgaard, Galeria Senda, Barcelona
Jasmin La Nuit, The Horse Hospital, London
Part 1: Chihuahua Hunger All Words Destroy, Galerie Crone, Berlin

A Concept of Rape, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York
Bjarne Melgaard, Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm

The End of the Professional Teenager, Pollack Fine Art at Sketch, London
Skam, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

Beginnings, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Nothing Special, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen
Interface to God, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, German
Black Low: The Punk Movement Was Just Hippies with Short Hair, MARTa Herford Museum, Hannover, Germany
Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

Kill me before I do it myself, Performance with Frost and Public Galleria Laura Pecci, Milan
Bjarne Melgaard, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

The Mutilation of the Apes, Alleged Gallery, New York
Bjarne Melgaard, Galleria Laura Pecci, Milan
New Works, Nils Stærk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
The Myth Of A Young Washingmachine, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo
The Only Weapon You Have In A Society Like This Is A Clear Mind…, Galleri Riis, Oslo
Victor Boullet featuring Bjarne Melgaard, Hot Rod Tea Room, Oslo

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


Bjarne Melgaard: Everything American Is Evil, the Return To Constantinolple, curated by Bart De Baere, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Bjarne Melgaard’s More Pricks than Kicks, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
Up Late, Galleri Riis, Oslo

Bjarne Melgaard: Free From Content, organized by Geurt Imanse, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Bjarne Melgaard – Joey in the new world, (catalogue with texts by Bart de Baere and Ina Blom), Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
New Love, Old Paint (Dedicated to Margaux Hemingway), Galleri Riis, Oslo

Confessions of a Recovering Minimalist, Bjarne Melgaard - Guillaume Bijl, Galleri c/o Atle Gerhardsen, Oslo


Group Exhibitions
Hell Is Other People, 100 Chambers St, 5th Floor, New York
A Highly Dazed World, Daily Lazy Projects, Athens
Swiss Art Awards, Basel, Switzerland
Look, all this is fraud, Milieu, Bern, Switzerland
A Bigger Splash, Lyles & King, New York

More than lovers, more than friends, Futura Prague, Prague CR
Bodyholes, Online Project for 9th Berlin Biennale, Berlin DE
Three Weeks, Six Rooms, Two Videos; Ellis King, Dublin IR
Where‘s the beef?, Atelier Mondial, Basel CH
War Games, Moran Bandaroff, Detroit US
Scout, Triumph and Disaster, Montgomery US
Grey, Brand New Gallery, Milan IT
6 Videos, Fri Art, Kunsthalle Fribourg, Fribourg CH (March)
Das Tal der Krisen (Teil 2), New Bretagne, Essen DE

copy g_ods, Raum DREI, Cologne DE
Far Beyond, Villa Schöningen, Berlin DE
Basic Instict, Seventeen Gallery, London UK (September 15)
Cookie Gate, Ellis King, Dublin IR (10th July - 15th August)
Swiss Art Awards, Basel CH
Art Parcours, Art Basel, Basel CH
Balconia, Swimming Pool Projects, Sofia BG (three person show with Emanuel Röhss and Stefania Batoeva) Windowlicker, Center, Berlin DE
Nimm‘s mal Easy, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel CH
Do I want an Old-fashioned?, Boetzelaer/Nispen, Amsterdam NE
Last Night, curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini, Parallel Oaxaca, Mexico City MX
Under a thawing lake, Dark Arts International, Mexico City MX 

National Gallery, Grand Century, New York US (November 2014)
Cold Sweat, Bill Brady Miami, Miami US (November 2014)
Union, Union Pacific, London UK
ABC, Art Berlin Contemporary, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, solo
Cucumber Bones, Toves Project Space, Copenhagen DK
Dear K., Contribution to Emanuel Röhss @ Project Native Informant, London UK
After Care, Center Berlin, Berlin DE
Degree Show, Royal College of Art London, London UK
Objects and Environment; Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin DE
Meditating Landscape; curated by Flip Project Space, Bari IT
Welcome to the Show, pt.2; Triple O.G., Nottingham UK
Stewarts Law RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, London UK

New Contemporaries, ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts, London UK
Regionale 14, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel CH
Press Days, GillmeierRech, Berlin DE
SUNSET, The Sunday Painter, London UK (three person show with Max Ruf & Jan Kiefer)
New Contemporaries, Spike Island Bristol UK
Hardware Softcore, Team Titanic, Berlin (DE)
Summershow, Royal College of Art, London (UK)
L‘Echappée Belle, Kilometre, Grand Palais, Paris
AUTO COUTURE, Automotive Couture Clapton, London (UK)
WIP Show, Royal College of Art London, London UK

Wanted; Projectspace Royal College of Art, London UK
Förderpreisträger zu Gast im Künstlerhaus; Künstlerhaus S11 Solothurn Switzerland
Nail Care; Times Bar Berlin, Germany
Empty Space, .hbc, Berlin, Germany
Unlimited GTI; Online project during Art Basel,
Weekend at Cleo ́s; Greenpoint Cleopatra ́s Berlin, Berlin Germany
Sleeping Upright; One Thoresby Street, Nottingham UK

All you need is love; Skalitzer 140 Temporary, Berlin Germany
Seven Sided Cube; Cube 54, Berlin Germany

Diva II, Atelier Überall, Berlin Germany
Autokino, The Void, Berlin Germany 


Permanent Collections
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
Billedgalleri, Norwegian Art Council, Oslo
Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
KIASMA Museum of Contemprary Art, Helsinki
Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm
Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
MARTa Herford Museum, Herford Germany
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Munch Museum, Oslo
Musée de Strasbourg, Strasbourg
Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The National Gallery, Oslo
National Museum, Oslo
The Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Saatchi Gallery Collection, London
Collection S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent
Sparebankstiftelsen DNB NOR, Oslo
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam