Bjarne Melgaard

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

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Bio
CV
Selected Works

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

Solo Exhibitions
2017
Rod Bianco Gallery, Sugar Amnesia
Red Bull Arts New York, The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment
Gavin Brown Enterprises, Bjarne Melgaard / Bjørg Nordli-Mathisen, Jewelry Collection

2016
Astrup Fearnley, Bjarne Melgaard / Bjørg Nordli-Mathisen, Jewelry Collection Launch
Karma, New York; Psychopathological Notebook by Bjarne Melgaard
Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm; Bjarne Melgaard: Right Here, Right Now

2015
Studio Hugo Opdal – Go with the Flø, Bjarne Melgaard, Flø, Norway
Faurschou Foundation, Beijing; Bjarne Melgaard: Bitter Angel
Kaviar Factory, Henningsvær, Lofoten Norway; Bjarne Melgaard Retrospective
Sammlung Friedrichshof-Otto Muehl Stiftung, Zurndorf/Vienna; Bjarne Melgaard: Daddies Like You Don’t Grow On Palm Trees
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki; Puppy Orgy Acid Party
Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo; MELGAARD / RICKHARD, Work from Christian Bjelland Collection
Galleri Fineart, Oslo; Bjarne Melgaard: This Is What I Do To Make Money
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris; Bjarne Melgaard: The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment

2014
Munch Museum, Oslo; Melgaard + Munch – The end of it all has already happened
NADA Miami Beach, Rod Bianco Gallery; Bjarne Melgaard: A Mobile House on Mars
Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway; Bjarne Melgaard: Selected Works From The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art
Studio Hugo Opdal (in collaboration with Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo), Flø, Norway; Bjarne Melgaard

2013
Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo; Bjarne Melgaard in the Astrup Fearnley Collection
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York; Bjarne Melgaard: Ignorant Transparencies 
Frieze New York (Gavin Brown’s enterprise), New York
The Armory Show 2013 (Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo), New York; Bjarne Melgaard Sverre Bjertnes
Fineart, Oslo; Bjarne Melgaard New Drawings and Prints

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

2011
Galerie Guido W. Baudach (Charlottenburg), Berlin; The Night Within Us
La Biennale Di Venezia, 54th International Art Exhibition, Palazzo Contarini Corfù, Venice; 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
Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm; Bjarne Melgaard: The Sadistic Skater – Part II
Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm; Bjarne Melgaard: The Sadistic Skater – Part I
Studio Hugo Opdal, Flø, Norway; Bjarne Melgaard

2010
Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad; Inside Patricia
Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo; Bjarne Melgaard: Silkscreens
Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp; Neon Angel
de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam; Bjarne Melgaard/ Rod Bianco “Super Normal” 
Rod Bianco, Oslo; Bjarne Melgaard
Greene Naftali, New York; The Synthetic Slut: A Novel By Bjarne Melgaard
Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway: Bjarne Melgaard – Jealous
Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo; Bjarne Melgaard – Jealous (a mid-carreer retrospective exhibition)

2008
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna; Bjarne Melgaard: Chickenhawk
Guido W. Baudach, Berlin; Miss Bjarne Melgaard: A Kidwhore In Manhattan – A Novel
Art Brussels (Galerie Krinzinger and Faurschou), joint booth solo exhibition;
Greene Naftali, New York; Greenland, A Novel
Galeria Senda, Barcelona; Bjarne Melgaard

2007
Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland; Mommy’s Boy and Daddy’s Girl 
Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen; The Glamour Chase
Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm; Bjarne Melgaard

2006
Leo Koenig, Inc., New York; A Weekend of Painting: A novel by Les Super
Guido W. Baudach, Berlin; Les Super
Gallery Krinzinger, Vienna; Minipigs in Space

2005
Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp; Not a Painting Show
Niels Borch Jensen Gallery, Berlin; Life is a Lonely Buffalo
Haugar Museum of Art, Tønsberg, Norway; Hallo Maybe, book, stage set and flags in collaboration with Halvor Bodin
Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen ; Fin de Copenhague
Galeria Senda, Barcelona; Bjarne Melgaard, Summer
The Horse Hospital, London; Jasmin La Nuit
Galerie Crone, Berlin; Part 1: Chihuahua Hunger All Words Destroy

2004
Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York; A Concept of Rape
Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm; Bjarne Melgaard

2003
Pollack Fine Art at Sketch, London; The End of the Professional Teenager
Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway; Skam

2002
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; Beginnings
Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen; Nothing Special
Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, German; Interface to God
MARTa Herford Museum, Hannover, Germany; Black Low: The Punk Movement Was Just Hippies with Short Hair

2001
Galleria Laura Pecci, Milan; Kill me before I do it myself, performance with Frost and Public
Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm; Bjarne Melgaard
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

2000
Alleged Gallery, New York; The Mutilation of the Apes
Galleria Laura Pecci, Milan; Bjarne Melgaard
Nils Stærk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen; New Works
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo; The Myth Of A Young Washingmachine
Galleri Riis, Oslo; The Only Weapon You Have In A Society Like This Is A Clear Mind...
Hot Rod Tea Room, Oslo; Victor Boullet featuring Bjarne Melgaard

1999
Art Basel / Statements (Galleri Riis, Oslo), The Conquest of Islam, Basel, Switzerland

1998
Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Bjarne Melgaard: Everything American Is Evil, the Return To Constantinolple
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; Bjarne Melgaard’s More Pricks than Kicks
Galleri Riis, Oslo; Up Late

1997
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Bjarne Melgaard: Free From Content, organized by Geurt Imanse
Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands; Bjarne Melgaard – Joey in the new world
Galleri Riis, Oslo; New Love, Old Paint (Dedicated to Margaux Hemingway)
Galleri c/o Atle Gerhardsen, Oslo; Confessions of a Recovering Minimalist, Bjarne Melgaard - Guillaume Bijl