05.11.2021 – 15.01.2022
screening Lindenstrasse 35 Berlin,
daily 3:30 pm – 8 pm

Bjørn Melhus

Bjørn Melhus

Born 1966, lives and works in Berlin and Kassel, Germany
 
Bjørn Melhus studied Visual Arts with a major in Film/Video at the HBK Braunschweig, Germany. He was a fellow of the DAAD at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles and at the ISCP, International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York. His works are shown nationally and internationally in exhibitions and film festivals and he has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work. Since 2003 Bjørn Melhus is a professor of Visual Arts/Virtual Realities at the School of Art and Design Kassel, Germany. In his short films and installations, Bjørn Melhus focuses on general global ideas and trends, the critical reception of mass media, as well as the direct effects they have on people.


 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
2019     Bjørn Melhus: Free Update, KINDL – Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE
2018     OUT OF SASNAK, Halle267 – Städtische Galerie Braunschweig, DE
2017     Liberty Park, Ebensperger, Salzburg, AT
2015     The Theory of Freedom, Kunsthal Rotterdam, NL

2013     X, Y Gallery, New York, USA
2011     Bjørn Melhus – Live Action Hero, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, DE
 
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2021     VIDEONALE.18, Fluid States - Solid Matters, Art Museum Bonn, DE
2020     Brainwashed, Goetz Collection, Haus der Kunst, Munich, DE
2019     One Way Ticket to Mars, Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort, NL
2018     Angry Planet 2 - Operation Continues, House of the Lords, Brno, CZ
2017     Death Drive, Y Gallery, New York, USA

2016     56th October Salon Belgrade: The Pleasure of Love, Belgrade, RS

2015     TELE-Gen, Art Museum Bonn, DE
2014     Project Daejeon 2014: The Brain, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, KR
2013     Stranger, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, TW

2011     54th Biennale di Venezia (Latin American Pavillon), Venice, IT
2009     2da. Bienal del Fin del Mundo – Interimperie, Ushuaia, AR
2006     Satellite of Love, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, NL

2004     State of Play, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
2003     The American Effect, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
2003      8th International Istanbul Biennial”, Istanbul, TR


Website: melhus.de

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