Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2015

“THE THEORY OF FREEDOM”, STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium
“THE THEORY OF FREEDOM”, Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands
“THE THEORY OF FREEDOM II”; WEST, Den Haag, The Netherlands

2013

“LIBERTY PARK”, Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin, Germany
“I LOVE YOU”, Kunstsammlung Jena, Jena, Germany
“X”, Y Gallery, New York, United States
“LIBERTY PARK”, DIRIMART Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
“NIGHTWATCH”, Schafhof, Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern, Freising, Germany

2012

“I do not belong in this House”, Haus im Schluh, Worpswede, Germany
“I’m not the Enemy”, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany
“MADE ON MARS”, Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin, Germany

2011

“Bjørn Melhus – Live Action Hero”, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
“Der Wald steht schwarz – Olrik Kohlhoff und Bjørn Melhus”, Herbert Gerisch Stiftung, Neumünster, Germany

2010

“Nachtwache|Nightwatch”, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany

2009

“Bjørn Melhus: Still Men Out There”, Operation Room, Amerikan Hastanesi, Istanbul, Turkey
“Mars Recovery”, Gallery Andreas Grimm München, Munich, Germany

2008

“Fuse Box: Bjørn Melhus”, Denver Art Museum, Denver, United States
“Bjørn Melhus: Deadly Storms”, gmg gallery, Moscow, Russia
“Auto Center Drive”, Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden
“Bjørn Melhus: Screensavers”, Osram Art Project, Seven Screens, Munich, Germany

2007

“The Castle, the Meadow, the City”, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
“The Castle, the Meadow, the City”, Roebling Hall, New York, United States
Raum für Video/Videospace: Bjørn Melhus – Figge von Rosen, Cologne, Germany

2006

“Video Invitational: Video in tutti i sensi: Bjørn Melhus”, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice, Viafarini, Milan, Italy

2005

“Bjørn Melhus: Eastern Western Park”, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan
“Bjørn Melhus” – CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Malaga, Spain
“Auto Center Drive”, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC), Santiago de Compostela, Spain
“Bjørn Melhus: Eastern Western Park”, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii

2004

“Primetime”, FACT, (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology), Liverpool, United Kingdom
“Bjørn Melhus: Fighting the Forces of Evil”, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
“Primetime”, Roebling Hall, New York, United States
“Auto Center Drive”, Bob van Orsouw Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

2003

“Still Men Out There”, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
“Weeping – Bjørn Melhus” Roebling Hall/ Satellite, New York, United States
“Bjørn Melhus » Still Men Out There «”, Projektraum Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin, Germany
“Die umgekehrte Rüstung”, zusammem mit Yves Netzhammer, Kulturamt in der Fruchthalle, Kaiserlautern, Germany

2002

“Bjørn Melhus – Video”, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
“Bjørn Melhus: Primetime”, Lothringer 13/ Halle – Ort für aktuelle Kunst und neue Medien, Munich, Germany
“Bjørn Melhus: Early Video Works”, Goethe Institute New York, United States
“Sometimes”, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, New York, Unites States
“Again & Again”, Birner & Wittmann Galerie, Nürnberg, Germany

2001

“Bjørn Melhus: Silvercity”, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany
“Bjørn Melhus: Primetime”, Kunstverein Hannover, in: Hannes Kater – Bjørn Melhus Preis des Kunstvereins Hannover, Germany
“Bjørn Melhus: Du bist nicht allein – you are not alone”, touring exh., Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken; Kunsthalle Göppingen, Germany

2000

“Bjørn Melhus – Gute Freunde”, Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel, Germany
“Bjørn Melhus – Gute Freunde”, Museum Schloss Hardenberg, Velbert, Germany
“again & again”, Galerie Birner und Wittmann, Nürnberg, Germany

1999

“again & again/ Primetime Vol. 1”, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
“Bjørn Melhus – ich bin du”, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany

Group Exhibitions (Selection since 1998)

 2015

“Mirror Images in Art and Medicine”, Museum of Medical History at Charité, Berlin, Germany

“TELE-GEN. The Language of Television in the Mirror of Art 1960-2015″, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germance

 2014

“Project Daejeon 2014: The Brain”, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, South Korea
“Schwindel der Wirklichkeit”, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
“WIR 1+2” Klinger Forum, Leipzig, Germany
“Sous Surveillance/ Unter Verdacht”, Goethe Institut Paris, Paris, France
“Good Morning, Mr. Orwell 2014, NJP Art Center, Yongin-si, South Korea
“The Cambridge Rules”, Galerie Jochen Hempel, Berlin, Germany
“Junge Sammlungen 02: Komm und sieh – Sammlung von Kelterborn“, Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany
“Galerie Patrick Ebensperger@Dominik Mersch“, DOMINIK MERSCH Gallery, Sydney Australia
“Alter-Heroes”, Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), Sao Paulo, Brasil
“PIXELS OF PARADISE – Image and Croyance”, 9e Biennale internationale de la Photographie et des Arts visuels, Liège, Belgium
„Rencontres Internationales“ – Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

2013

“The Solitary Body: Self-Portraiture in Contemporary Photography”, MACT/ CACT, Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Switzerland
“Haunted Home”, Marc Aschenbrenner, Bjørn Melhus & Stacey Steers, WEST, Den Haag, The Netherlands
“Stranger”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
“Vision vs Confrontation”, Mondriaanhuis, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
“I Think We Are Ready to Go to the Next Sequence: The Legacy of Halflifers”, Gallery 400, Chicago, United States
“Sandnes 2160”, Museum of Moving Image, New York, United States
“Inhouse”, Zaritsky Artists House, Tel Aviv, Israel
“1. Pers. Sing. – Der Körper des Künstlers in der zeitgenössichen Kunst”, B05, Montabaur, Germany
“fALSEfAKES”, Centre de la Photographie Genève (CPG), Genève, Switzerland
“This is not a Love Song, Interfaces between visual arts and pop music”, La Virreina, Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona, Spain
“Res(v)olution”, DNA Galerie, Berlin, Germany
“Super 8”, MAM Museu de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

2012

“Inner Motion”, Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany
“Das Digitale Unheimliche/The Digital Uncanny”, Edith Russ Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany
“Hauser XII”, LOFT, Raum für Kunst und Gegenwart, Ansbach, Germany
“Alles Wasser”, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany
“Io, tu, noi gli altri (Me, you, us and the other) “, Chiostri di San Pietro, Reggio Emilia, Italy
“The Political is Collective – Factions”, Museum of Forgetting, Norrkoeping, Sweden
“Raum für Video – 8 Wochen / 8 Künstler”, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
“Töten”, Kunstpalais, Erlangen, Germany
“The Self-Moving Number“, Duende Studios, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
“LUMEN Festival”, Staten Island, New York
“Under Constant Threat”, The Municipality of Porto Allegre, Porto Alegre, Portugal
“Floating Fantasies”, Torrione Passari, Bari, Italy
“Zeitgespenster. Erscheinungen des Übernatürlichen in der zeitgenössischen Kunst”, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
“Ornamental Structures”, Kunstverein Pforzheim, Pforzheim, Germany
“Der Spiegel des Narziss – Vom mythologischen Halbgott zum Massenphänomen”, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
“This is not the end”, Galerie Loyal, Kassel, Germany

2011

“Artist File“, The National Art Center Japan, Tokyo, Japan
“Nach Demokratie“, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, Austria
“Entre Siempre y Jamás” – Padiglione America Latina, 54. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte – a Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
“Exchange and Evolution: Worldwide Video Long Beach, 1974-1999”,
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, United States
“A Strange Affinity to the Beautiful and the Dreadful”, Hendershot Gallery, New York, United States
“Blink! Light, Sound and the Moving Image“, Denver Art Museum, Denver, United States
“Alive She Cried”, Galerie Zink, Berlin, Germany
“Terrible Beauty – Art, Crisis, Change and The Office of Non-Compliance”,
Dublin Contemporary, Dublin, United Kingdom
“K. Acker: The Office, Ruling ‘N’ Freaking”, Triangle France,
Galerie de la Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille “Monte Verità”, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
“Ornamental Structures“, Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, Germany
“Is That True? Possibilities of (Non-) Knowledge”, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany
“Super 8”, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, California, United States

2010

“CUE: Artists” Videos”, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
“Menos Tiempo que Lugar” (Less Time than Space – The Art of Independence)
Palais de Glace, Palacio nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, (Touring Exhibition, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia – Medellin, Colombia – Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Porto Alegre), BR, Municipal de Exposiciones – Subte, Montevideo, Uruguay, Instituto Cultural Peruano Norte Americano, Lima, Casa del Encuentro, Museo de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia, MNBA – Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile, Chile
“Simply Video. Bewegte Bilder aus der Kunsthalle Bremen”, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
“e-flux video rental”, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, Italy
“Sidewalk Deli”, Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
“copyright No. 8: Vom Himmel der Ästhetik und die Moral von der Geschicht”, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany
“Night of the Pawn”, Werkschauhalle, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
“Viehl Dolkers”, Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany
“Tisdsmaskinen (Time Machines), en reise tilbake – til fremtiden”, KINOKINO Senter for kunst og film, Sandnes, Norway
“Selected by Patrick Huber/ Ute Lindner”, Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin, Germany
“inter-cool 3.0 : Jugend Bild Medien”, Hartware MedienKunstVerein im Dortmunder U, Dortmund, Germany
“Höhepunkte der Kölner KunstFilmBiennale in Berlin”, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
„Klang im Namen des Raumes“, Im Namen des Raumes, Berlin, Germany
„remise: animation – Videoprogramm in der Sammlung Stuckenberg“, Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Germany
„A Carta da Jamaica“, Galeria de Artes Visuais do Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Museo da Maré, Rio de Janeiro, Galeria de Artes Visuais do Oi Futuro, Belo Horizonte, Brasil

2009

“Drei. Das Triptychon in der Moderne”, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
“Hors pistes”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
“Kunst und Öffentlichkeit. 40 Jahre Berliner Kunstverein”, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
“Comunidad Ficticia”, Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago de Chile, Chile
“Bilderschlachten – 2000 Jahre Nachrichten aus dem Krieg”, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
“ 2da. Bienal del Fin del Mundo – Interimperie”, Ushuaia, Argentina
“The Show Must Go On!”, gmg gallery, Moscow, Russia
“Gemeinsam in die Zukunft”, Frankfurt Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
“Performance//Frame“, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
“BERLIN 89/09 – KUNST ZWISCHEN SPURENSUCHE UND UTOPIE”, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
“Organ Mix”, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
“Våra krossade amerikanska hjärtan(Our Broken American Hearts)”, Museet för Glömska, Nörrköping, Sweden
“talk talk. Das Interview als künstlerische Praxis”, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, Austria; galerie5020, Salzburg, Austria
“The Jack Goldstein Connections”, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
“Berlin change plus vite que mon couer. Images mouvants pour un vision actuelle”, Lille, France
„Mnemosyne – l’atlante delle immagini“ Centro Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro, Italy
„Neulicht am See“, Maschsee area, Hannover, Germany
“Die Kunst der Unabhängigkeit: der zeitgenössische Pulsschlag “ – El Bicentenario – Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Quito, Ecuador

2008

“40JAHREVIDEOKUNST.DE / L’héritage digital : l’Art vidéo en allemagne de 1963 jusqu’à aujourd’hui”, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de la Ville de Strasbourg, France
VIDEOFORMES 2008 23e Manifestation d’art vidéo et nouveaux médias International Video & Multimedia Art Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France
“After the Light: Moving Image displayed at Night”, RADIALSYSTEM V, Berlin, Germany
„Young Identities-Global Youth – Contours specials“ , European Media Art Festival, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrück, Germany
“Call & Response” MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, Belgium
“Call it what you like! Collection Rik Reinking”, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark
“Tea Time – Leben mit der Kunst”, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
“Female Trouble. Die Kamera als Spiegel und Bühne weiblicher Inszenierungen”, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
„checkpoint berlin“ , Villa du Parc – Centre d’Art Contemporain, Annemasse, France
“(keine) Angst”, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen, Germany
“worlds on video – international video art”, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze, Italy
“Video Performance – Modelle der Selbstbetrachtung”, Ausstellungshalle für zeitgenössische Kunst Münster, Münster, Germany
“My favourite pastime | Hong Kong”, Blue Lotus Gallery, Hongkong, China
“Tree House #2”, Video Installation, NADA Art Fair, Miami, United States

2007

“Abstraction: Extracting from the World”, Millenium Galleries, Sheffield, United Kingdom
“my vision – Ideen für die Welt von morgen”, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, Germany
“art_clips.ch.at.de – 90 Kurzvideos aus der Schweiz, Österreich und Deutschland“, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
“The Evil Part 2 – Pop & Politik”, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Germany
“Final Cut – Medienkunst und Kino”, European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrück, Germany
“Made in Germany”, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany
“Diplopie-Werke aus der Sammlung Ivo Wessel”, Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany
“Cuestión Xeneracional (Generational Issue)”, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo (CGAC), Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
“Existencias”, MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Castile
“10018 New York, Stipendium 2000-2006”, Kunsthalle Lingen Kunstverein, Lingen, Germany
“12e Biennale de l´Image en Mouvement“, Centre pour l´image contemporaine”, Geneve, Switzerland

2006

“Urban Creatures”, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland
“Satellite of Love”, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
“EGOmania. Just When I Think I’ve Understood …/ Appena ho capito d’aver capito”, Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy
“what makes you and I different”, Tramway 2, Glasgow, United Kingdom
“Playstation”, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
“8 Tage – Ein temporäres Videokunstprojekt im öffentlichen Raum”, Leibniz Rechenzentrum, Munich, Germany
“Jen Liu + Bjørn Melhus + Clare Rojas”, Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
“PHOTO-TRAFIC“, Centre pour l’image Contemporaine, Geneve, Switzerland
“Anstoss Berlin – Kunst macht Welt“, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
“It’s Not a Photo”, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, United States
“Das achte Feld”, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
“Arbeiten mit Licht”, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
“Neuer Reichtum” – Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany
40jahrevideokunst.de – Teil 1 – K21 – im Ständehaus, Düsseldorf, Germany

2005

“Alias & Alibi”, Fries Museum Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
“angekommen – Die Sammlung im eigenen Haus”, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
“gegenwärtig: Geschichtenerzähler”, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
“Shadow Play. Shadow and Light in Contemporary Art. A Homage to Hans Christian Andersen”, Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria
“XII. ROHKUNSTBAU: Kinderszenen – Child’s Play”, Wasserschloss Groß Leuthen, Groß Leuthen, Spreewald, Germany
“Realit;-)t. 30 videos from the Goetz Collection”, Seedamm Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland
“Rückkehr ins All”, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
“Masculinities”, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
“36 x 27 x 10”, White Cube Berlin im ehemaligen Palast der Republik, Berlin, Germany
“Licht(e)wege”, Lichtinstallationen im Schlosspark Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe, Kassel, Germany

2004

“State of Play”, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom
“Schizorama”, National Centre for Contemporary Art ( NCCA), Moscow, Russia
“Face Off”, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, United States
“TV Today”, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“Paisatges Mediátics”, Mediascapes Fundació “La Caixa”, Girona, Spain
“Screen Spirit”, Städtische Galerie Bremen, Bremen, Germany
“VIDEO – Bildsprache des 21. Jahrhunderts – NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf, Germany
“Sommerfrische. Künstlervideos mit Esprit”, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
“RealismusStudio: -tainment – Spielformen der Bewusstseinsindustrie“, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin, Germany

2003

“The American Effect”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, United States
“8th International Istanbul Biennial”, Istanbul, Turkey
“American Dream”, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, United States
“Terror Chic”, Sprüth Magers, Munich, Germany
“Herbarium der Blicke”, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany
“fast forward. Media Art | Sammlung Goetz”, ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie), Karlsruhe/ Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid
„Über-Menschen. On Men. The Future Of the Human“ , Chiesa di San Paolo, Modena, Spain

2002

“Hautnah. Die Sammlung Goetz”, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
“Der Freie Blick” (Documenta side program) Martinskirche, Kassel, Hermany
“Videodrome II”, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, United States
“Blixa Bargeld, Sari Carel, Juan Gomez, Bjørn Melhus“, Momenta Art, New York, United States
“Over the Moon”, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
“Artchitecture”, Kenny Schachter Contemporary, New York, United States

2001

“Body as Byte”, Neues Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
“On the Side of the Screen” / Video of the 90s Expopark Exhibition projects, Moscow, Russia
“Utopien Heute: Kunst zwischen Vision und Alltag”, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
“I am Someone Else”, The Art Connexion, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2000

“Dive In”, Kunstpanorama, Luzern, Switzerland
“Kennen wir uns?”, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
“Almost Done / So Gut Wie Fertig”, Stiftung Starke, Berlin, Germany
“reality checkpoint Körperszenarien“ Edith-Ruß-Haus, Oldenburg, Germany

1999

“Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße in Bremen 1999”, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany
“From B to A …and back”, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“Video Virtuale – Foto Fictionale”, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Das Lachen des Ovid, Galerie Voges + Deisen, Frankfurt, Germany

1998

“New Visions Video”, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California, United States
“LA Freewaves – The 6th Celebration of Independent Video and New Media”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, United States
“Lokalzeit/ Local Time”, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Selected group shows 1991 – 1997

Kölnischer Kunstverein, 1991 (“…alles wandelt sich”, Videokünstler zur Wiedervereinigung)
Deutsche Video-Kunst 1990 –1992 (exhibition on the occasion of 5th Video Award of Marl)
Deutsche Video-Kunst 1992 – 1994 (exhibition on the occasion of 6th Video Award of Marl)
Kunsthalle Hamburg, 1993 (MEDIALE)
Kunstverein Hannover, 1992/1996 (77./79.Herbstausstellung – autumn exhibition)
X’94, Akademie der Künste, Berlin 1994 (Videokettenbrief)
Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen 1996 (OdEssay)
Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Photography, Tokyo, 1996 (German Video Art)
Goethe Institute Budapest, 1997 („Erdbeergarten“ in collaboration with Julia Neuenhausen)