Olav Christopher Jenssen

Bellmann

oil on canvas
275 x 245 cm
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015
 

 

Domaine

1996-98
acrylic on canvas
198 x 120 cm
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015

 

Aphasie, Secret No. 08

1998
oil on canvas
185 x 195 cm
titled, signed and dated
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015

 

The most unexpected promise, No 3

2004-06
oil on canvas
52 x 42 cm
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015
 

 

The most unexpected promise, No 4

2004-06
oil on canvas
52 x 42 cm
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015

 

Biography 

1954 born  in Sortland, Norway

lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Lya, Sweden

 

1976-79

Arts and Crafts School, Oslo, Noway

 

1980-81

Academy of Art, Oslo Norway

 

1996-2002

Professor of painting at Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg, Germany

 

1998

Prins Eugenes Medalje

 

2001

Willy-Brandt-Award

Henrik Steffens Award (Alfred Töpfer Foundation)

 

2005

Iserlohner Art Award

 

since 2007

Professor of painting at Academy of Fine Art, Braunschweig, Germany

 

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2012-2013

Olav Christopher Jenssen – A private collection, Hachmeister Galerie, Münster, Germany

Enigma. Werke 1985-2012, MARTa, Herford, Germany

 

2012

A Selection of Late Grenadine Paintings thru March 3rd, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany

The Living Room, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway

The Protagonist, Varberg Konsthall, Sweden

Das kleine Haus, Edvard-Munch-Haus, Warnemünde, Germany

The Letharia Paintings, Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm, Sweden

 

2011

The Protagonist / New York edition, Tracy Williams Ltd., New York, NY

 

2010

The Protagonist, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
Panorama, Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

 

2009
Galerie Vidal-Saint Phalle, Paris, France
Panorama, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark

Sørlandets Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway
 

2008
Pinakothek, Art Museum of Northern Norway, Tromsø, Norway
Zeitweise / at times, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany

 

2006
Appointment No. 1 - New paintings, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway

Appontment No. 2 - maleri, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Appendix: Third section of the Empty Drawing Room,Tracy Williams, Ltd, New York, NY

 

2005
Kunstverein Villa Wessel, Iserlohn, Germany

 

2004
Lackmus, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany
Peninsula, Galería Vanguardia, Bilbao, Spain
Apriori, Galerie Bob von Orsow, Zürich, Switzerland
Translation, Tracy Williams, Ltd, New York, NY

 

2003
Time Paintings, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Bilder 2002-2003, Barbara Gross Galerie, München, Germany
Maleri, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway

 

2002
Both, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England
I am your best friend, A series of 50 monotypes, Niels Borch Jensen Galerie & Verlag, Berlin, Germany

 

2001
Wilkinson Gallery, London, England
Late Palindromes and some Brown Paintings, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark

 

2000
Neue Bilder, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany

The empty drawing room, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany; Sønderjyllands Kunstmuseum, Tønder, Denmark

Palindrome, Bergens Kunstforening, Bergen, Norway

Andamios Interiores, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Norway
 

1999
From innocence, Kleinheinrich, Münster, Germany

Innocence – Peintures récentes, Galerie Laage-Salomon, Paris, France
 

1998
Territory - Paintings by Olav Christopher Jenssen, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Morat Institut für Kunst und Kunstwissenschaft, Freiburg, Germany
 

1997
Radio. Bilder 1992 – 1997, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany

Estimation, Staatl. Museen Kassel – Neue Galerie, Kassel, Germany
Dolce, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Vongole, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden

Galerie Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

Biographie, Astrup Fearnley Museet for moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
 

1996

Once, La Salle Blanche, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France
Neue Bilder, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

1995
Love Letter Headings For Bront
ë Sisters, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany
Von Zeit zu Zeit, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany

Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, Belgium

Sleeping Poets, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
 

1994

Drawings 1986-1993, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark

Bilder 1990-1994, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

 

1993

Teckningar 1986-1993, Nordiskt Konstcentrum, Sveaborg/Helsinki, Finland

Staatl. Museen Kassel – Neue Galerie, Kassel, Germany

Malerei, DAAD-Galerie, Berlin, Germany
 

1992
Bilder, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany

Lack of memory, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhage, Denmark; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

 

1990

Nye malerier, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway

Dedikasjon, Galleri Eklund, Umeå, Sweden

 

1989

Pale afternoons, Anders Tornberg Gallery Lund, Sweden

 

1987

100 Tegninger, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway

 

1985

Demoralisert Landskap, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway

 

1981

Galleri J.M.S., Oslo, Norway

 

1979

Galleriet, Oslo, Norway

 

 

Group exhibitions (selection)

 

2010
The Moderna Exhibition 2010, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Bloody Serious, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen

 

2009
The Anniversary Show, Tracy Williams, Ltd, New York, NY

Nordic Painting, Rackstad Museet, Arvika
 

2008
Per Kirkeby et Olav Christopher Jenssen, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Lille
40/40, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo
Changing Lines, Lillehammer Art Museum, Lillehammer

 

2007
Paint it blue - Werke aus der ACT Art Collection, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen
Bernard Frize, Olav Ch. Jenssen, Xavier Noiret-Thomé, Stephen Westfall, Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen

 

2006
Anstoß Berlin - Kunst macht Welt, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
Under the skin, Barbara Gross Galerie, München

 

2005
Nachsaison / Afterseason, Hachmeister Galerie, Münster
Løvbjergs Almene Fonds Samling, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens
Contemporary painting/Samtida måleri, Galleri Andersson Sandström, Umeå

 

2004
Anton Henning und Olav Christopher Jenssen, Niels Borch Jensen Galerie & Verlag, Berlin
Beyound Posters, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen; DCA Gallery, New York, NY
Zeichnung entdecken, Kunstverein Eislingen, Eislingen
Tusenfryd – Vestfossen, Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen
About Corporeality in Editions - Artist Books, Prints, Photography, Galerie Lelong, Zürich

 

2003
New Abstract Painting, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
BuchKunst Kleinheinrich - Künstlerbücher und Editionen, Kunstverein Villa Wessel, Iserlohn
The Idea of North, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin

 

2001
Maleri och Maleri, Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Kristinehamn
Reflux: Bergens Kunstforening 1953-2001, Bergen Kunstforening, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen

 

2000
Kabinett der Zeichnung, Kunsthalle Lingen, Lingen; Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf
Painting Today - Overseas and Here, Renate Schröder Galerie, Mönchengladbach

 

1999
Visions of Norway - University Gallery and Baring Wing, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Hovedværker fra museets samlinger, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens

 

1998
Aus Berlin auf Papier, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock
Momentum – Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art 1998, Moss, Norwegen

 

1997
Zeitgenössische norwegische Kunst, Museum Folkwang, Essen
Augenzeugen – die Sammlung Hanck, Papierarbeiten der 80er und 90er Jahre, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf

 

1996
Nuevas abstracciones, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Kunsthalle Bielefeld; Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona

Ostsee Biennale, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock
Egne Plakater og Editioner 1989-1995,Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen

 

1995

Das Abenteuer der Malerei, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart
 

1993
Den Andra Given - Works from the Frederik Roos Nordic Collection, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö

Olympic Winterland – Meeting with Norwegian culture, Atlanta, USA; Tokio; Barcelona; München; Lillehammer
 

1992
documenta IX, Documenta, Kassel

Border crossings, Barbican Art Centre, London

Det Kulturella Landskapet, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rom

 

1991

Transparencia Azul, Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo; Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro; Museo National de Artes Plasticas, Montevideo; Museo de Arto Moderno, Buenos Aires; Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota; Museo de arte contemporaneo de Caracas; Museo Nacional, Lissabon; Charlottenborg

Schwarze Bilder, Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin
 

1988
Fem nordiska temperament, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö

 

1987

Borealis 3, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö

 

1983

Fem unge ute, Galleri Riis, Trondheim

 

1982

Tegning, Kunsternes Hus, Oslo

 

1977-1985

Statens Kunstutstilling, Oslo

 

Commissions (selection)

 

2012

Outdoor sculpture, Charlottenlund, Trondheim, Norway

 

2011

Outdoor sculpture, Gothenburg harbor, Sweden

 

2008

Permanent installation, Litteraturhuset, Oslo, Norway

 

2001

Wall painting, Nykredit Hovedkvarter, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2000

Mural work at the Nordic Embassies, Berlin, Germany

 

1999

Wall painting, Museum Der Dinge, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

 

1997

Wall painting, Trøndelag Theater, Trondheim, Norway

 

1995

Berliner Bankverein, Berlin, Germany

 

1994

Mural work, University of Oslo, Rammebygget / Helga Engs Hus, Oslo, Norway

 

 

 

 

 

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