David Kordansky Gallery

  • LIT, 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, 2016, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany, Installation view
  • Narrative Stasis (Studio 798), 2008-2016, chromogenic print, 55 1/16 x 43 3/8 inches (140 x 110 cm)
  • Blue Portrait (Nokia N82), 2016, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, Installation view
  • What People Do for Money, 2016, Manifesta 11, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Luma Westbau, Zurich, Switzerland, Installation view
  • First Abduction Attempt, 2014-2016, chromogenic print, 43 5/16 x 55 1/8 inches (110 x 140 cm)
  • Candles and Cubes, 2016, chromogenic print, 23 5/8 x 29 15/16 inches (60 x 76 cm)
  • La Fin de Satan, 2009-2015, chromogenic print, 22 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches (57 x 45 cm)
  • Sasquatch Century, 2015, Henie-Onstad Art Centre, Oslo, Norway, Installation view
  • Red Pump, 2014-2015, chromogenic print, 29 15/16 x 23 5/8 inches (76 x 60 cm)
  • Heiress with Dogs, 2014-2015, chromogenic print, 43 3/8 x 55 1/8 inches (110 x 140 cm)
  • The Curve, 2012-2015, chromogenic print, 43 3/8 x 55 1/8 inches (110 x 140 cm)
  • The Yellow Shell, 2014, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway, Installation view
  • Five Tears, 2014, gelatin silverprint, 22 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches (57 x 45 cm)
  • Pads, 2010-2014, chromogenic print, 23 5/8 x 29 15/16 inches (60 x 76 cm)
  • Shadow Work No. 3, 2014, chromogenic print, 55 1/8 x 43 3/8 inches (140 x 110 cm)
  • Avocado, 2013, chromogenic print, 23 5/8 x 30 inches (60 x 76.2 cm)
  • Narrative Stasis, 2008-2013, chromogenic print, 22 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches (57 x 45 cm)
  • Shuttlecocks, 2011, chromogenic print, 22 7/16 x 17 3/4 inches (57 x 45 cm)
  • Napkins, 2011, chromogenic print, 55 1/8 x 43 1/4 inches (140 x 110 cm)
  • Golden Lager, 2007, chromogenic print, 22 7/16 x 17 3/4 inches (57 x 45 cm)
  • Baby, 2007, chromogenic print, 23 5/8 x 30 inches (60 x 76.2 cm)
  • Taking Liberties, 2006, chromogenic print, 55 1/8 x 43 5/16 inches (140 x 110 cm)
  • Apple, 2006, chromogenic print, 23 5/8 x 29 15/16 inches (60 x 76 cm)
  • Blues for Bigfoot, 2005, (clip) color video with sound, 14:00 minutes, looped
  • Nudist No. 6, 1999, chromogenic print, 15 3/4 x 19 11/16 inches (40 x 50 cm)
  • The Flute Player, 1997, chromogenic print, 11.81 x 15.75 inches (30 x 40 cm)
  • In a Norwegian Landscape 18, 1995, chromogenic print, 20 1/2 x 26 3/8 inches (52 x 67 cm)

Biography

born 1970, Stavanger, Norway
lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and Oslo, Norway

SELECTED SOLO / TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
(* indicates a publication)

2017
Nils Staerk, Copenhagen, Denmark
Air de Paris, Paris France

2016
Blue Portrait (Nokia N82), organized by Elisabeth Sherman, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Matthew Mark Luke John and Other Photographs, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

2015
Venetian Otaku, Team (Bungalow), Venice, CA
*I Am a Photograph, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Corpus Dubium, Algus Greenspon, New York, NY
The Face I Found I Will Find Again, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
*Sasquatch Century, Henie-Onstad Art Centre, Oslo, Norway

2014
The Yellow Shell, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway

2013
Torbjørn Rødland, Algus Greenspon, New York, NY
American Photography, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012

Before Behind Above Below, Air de Paris, Paris, France

2011
Eighteen Analogue Double Exposures, Standard (Oslo), Oslo
, Norway

2010

A Black Ant Traveling, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA

132 BPM, Studio Exhibition, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Dearest Kitty, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009
Pyromancy, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
, Belgium
Andy Capp Variations, Standard (Oslo), Oslo
, Norway

2008

Flegma, Sørlandet Art Museum, Kristiansand
, Norway
Myke Ekko/Soft Echoes, The Festival of North Norway, Harstad, Norway
Go to the VIP Room, Air de Paris, Paris, France

2007
Heads Hands Liquids, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA
More Whenever Minutes, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway


2006

Uglesommer, Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway
Fantasies Are Facts, Kodama Gallery, Tokyo
, Japan
The Exorcism of Mother Teresa, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, NY
132 BPM, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY


2005

Dark Overground Light Underground, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004

Grave with a View, Göteborg Museum of Art, Gothenburg, Sweden; Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning, Denmark

2003

More Songs, Buildings and Girls, Air de Paris, Paris, France

Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Room, Goodnight Breasts, Galleri Wang, Oslo, Norway
*Grave with a View, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavanger
, Norway

2002

Black, Ars Futura, Zürich
, Switzerland

2001

Priests, Art & Public, Geneva
White, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco

Everything as Always, Nils Stærk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

Rocks, Galleri Wang, Oslo
, Norway

1999

Joy inside my Tears, Air de Paris, Paris, France
*
Even Now, Galleri Wang, Oslo, Norway


1998
*
Close Encounter, Arkipilag, The Hallwyl Museum, Stockholm, Sweden


1997

Torbjørn Rødland, Norrtälje Konsthall, Norrtälje, Sweden


1996

Torbjørn Rødland, Galleri Wang, Oslo, Norway


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
(* indicates a publication)

2017
SNAP. Documentary and Portrait. Photography from the Collection, organized by Eva Klerck Gange, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo
Please fasten your seat belt as we are experiencing some turbulence, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China
WAGSTAFF’S, curated by Richard Cynan Jones, Jane Matthews, and Adam Carr, MOSTYN, Wales, England

2016
Sinister Feminism, 12th A.I.R. Gallery Biennial, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Send in the Clowns, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, Denmark
*What People Do for Money, Manifesta 11, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Luma Westbau, Zürich, Switzerland
*Bisou Magique, curated by Yundler Brondino Verlag, Galerie Derouillon, Paris, France
LIT, 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

2015
Misanthrope-NY, Mathew, New York, NY
Tree House Down, Ibid. Los Angeles, CA
Mon horizontalité, Galerie Untilthen, Paris, France
Eat Abstractedly, Mary Mary, Glasgow, Scotland

2014
Natura Lapsa, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
The Elephant Test, Lothringer13 Städtische Kunsthalle München, Munich, Germany
*Everything falls faster than an anvil, Pace Gallery, London, England
Lens Reflex, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Body Issue, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Sea Salt and Cross Passes, The Modern Institute, Glasgow
, Scotland
*Altars of Madness, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
*
Rien faire et laisser rire, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Standard Escape Routes, Standard (Oslo), Oslo
, Norway

2012

Lost and Found: Anonymous Photography In Reflection, Ambach & Rice, Los Angeles, CA

Inside the Banana, Algus Greenspon, New York, NY

The Crystal Chain, Invisible-Exports, New York
, NY

2011

The Eye is a Lonely Hunter: Images of Humankind, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
Sam Samore, Torbjørn Rødland, Ryan McGinley, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

Our House in the Middle of the Street, Maison des Arts de Malakoff, Paris, France

Catalogue of the Exhibition, Triple V, Paris
, France
Train Fantôme, Cruise & Callas, Berlin, Germany

2010
La Suite, Air de Paris, Paris
, France
The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis
, MO

2009

Summer Show, Hotel, London
, England
Phot(o)bjects, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, CA; Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA
Bäckström/Männikkö/Rødland, Mai 36 Galerie Showroom, Zürich, Switzerland
*’importe quoi, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France

To Be Determined, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
, NY

2008

The Station [inaugural exhibition], The Station, Miami
, FL
Disturbance, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
, South Africa
*Nordic Moods – The Landscape in Contemporary Nordic Photography, Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj, Denmark

Research on Men in Art Today, The John Institute, Palace, St. Gallen
, Germany

2007

*Destroy Athens, Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece
*
Mad Love, Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj, Denmark
People Take Pictures of Each Other, Lamontagne Gallery, Boston, MA

Beneath The Underdog, Gagosian Gallery Madison Avenue, New York
, NY
Hello I Am Crashing, Salon 94, New York, NY
*
Rock n’Roll Vol. I, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköping, Sweden; Sørlandet Art Museum, Kristiansand, Sweden

2006
*
Dreamlands Burn, Kunsthalle Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Olaf Breuning & Torbjørn Rødland, Galería Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Fiction, La Box, Bourges, France

Cold, Cold Heart, Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London
, England
Mafia (or One Unopened Packet of Cigarettes), STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, Norway

Draft Deceit, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
, Norway

2005

Trials and Terrors, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Música-video-música, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid
, Spain
5 X U, Team Gallery, New York, NY
*
Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
Similarities and Differences, Preus museum, Horten, Norway

De Natura, Abbaye Saint-André, Meymac
, France

2004
*
Nordic Art, Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg, Germany
*
Geschiebe, Haus für Kunst Uri, Altdorf, Switzerland
*Anders Zorn og Nordisk Samtidskunst, Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj, Germany
*Momentum–Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway
*20/20 Vision, Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2003

Regarde, il neige (schizogéographie de la vie quotidienne), Le Centre national d’art et du paysage de Vassivièe en Limousin, Vassivièe, France
*
The Politics of Place, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
Beyond Paradise, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Yours Truly, Nils Stærk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
, Denmark

2002

*Fundamentalism of the New Order, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
*
View Finder, Arnolfini, Bristol, England
*
The Golden Weekend, Kodama Gallery, Osaka, Japan; Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan
*
Heroes and Holies, Invited ev+a, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland
On the Top of the World, Gio Marconi Gallery, Milan
, Italy
*Beyond Paradise, National Gallery, Bangkok, China; National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Politics of Place, BildMuseet, Umeå, Sweden; Edsvik Konst och Kultur, Sollentuna
, Stockholm

2001

If a double-decker bus crashes into us.., Air de Paris, Paris
, France
*Make me feel, Art Athina 2001, Helexpo Exhibition Centre, Athens, Greece

Interferenze, Paesi Nordici, Palazzo delle Pappesse, Siena, Italy

Angel Heart, Air de Paris, Paris, France

Spring, Galleria Laura Pecci, Milano, Italy

In vivo, Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain, Sète, France

Kjærleikens ferjereiser, Lofoten International Art Festival, Svolvær, Norway


2000

Living, part I, Chicago project room, Los Angeles, CA
*
Utopia, Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavanger, Norway
Viva Scanland, Catalyst Arts, Belfast
, Ireland
*Elysian Fields, Purple Institute, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
*Park, Momentum–Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway
*
Organising Freedom, Nordic Art of the ‘90s, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
*Can you hear me ?, 2nd Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock, Germany; Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Stadt/Land/Mensch, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany

1999
Palace, The Modern Institute, Glassbox, Paris
, France
Surveying the Landscape, Lombard Freid Fine Arts, New York
, NY
*Can you hear me ?, 2nd Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, Stadtgalerie im Kulturviertel Sophienhof, Kiel, Germany
*Composite, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
*dAPERTutto, 48th International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
*
Near and Elsewhere, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, England
*
Signs of life, The Melbourne International Biennial, Melbourne, Australia
Wall 6>> Landscape #3, Air de Paris, Paris
, France

1998
*Nordic Nomads, White Columns, New York, NY
Standard Keyboard, The Pineapple, Malmö
, Sweden
Slipstream, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
, Scotland
La Voie Lactée, as proposed by the Purple Institute, Alleged, New York, NY
*
Fellessentralen, Cultural Production in Norway in the Nineties, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway


1997

*Nor-A-Way, Stadtgalerie im Kulturviertel Sophienhof, Kiel, Germany
*
Alikeness, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia; Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Canberra, Australia

1996
*
i am curious: These Days, Cubitt Gallery, London, England
*Straight from the Heart, Valokuvagalleria Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland

1995

Call of the Wild, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

    Selected Press

  • NewYorker.com
    2016
    A Norwegian Artist's Memory Disturbances
    2016
  • BlouinArtInfo.com
    2016
    Torbjørn Rødland: Blue Portrait - Nokia N82
  • Elephant
    2016
    Horny, Hurting and Healing
    Emily Steer
  • frieze
    2016
    Manifesta 11
    Christy Lange
  • Flash Art
    2016
    Torbjørn Rødland: Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
    Mitchell Anderson
  • Artforum
    2015
    Dream Work: Ina Blom On The Art Of Torbjørn Rødland
    Ina Blom
  • The New York Times
    2015
    Review: Torbjorn Rodland Mixes the Religious With the Evocative
    Ken Johnson
  • The Brooklyn Rail
    2015
    Torbjørn Rødland ‘Corpus Dubium’
    Charles Schultz
  • frieze.com
    2015
    Torbjørn Rødland, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway
    Brian Sholis
  • InterviewMagazine.com
    2015
    Torbjørn Rødland’s Uneasy Surfaces
    Colleen Kelsey
  • Modern Painters
    2015
    12 Best In Show: 12 Museum Exhibitions Not To Miss In 2015
  • AmericanSuburbX.com
    2015
    Torbjørn Rødland: ‘Sasquatch Century’ - Pathology of a Sacred Striptease
    Brad Feuerhelm
  • Kaleidoscope
    2014
    Torbjørn Rødland
    Chris Sharp
  • L’Officiel Homme
    2014
    Close Encounters
    Robert Grunenberg
  • Osmos Magazine
    2014
    Torbjørn Rødland: Touchy Feely
    Arthur Ou
  • Mousse
    2014
    Folding the Periphery
    Lucas Blalock with Jens Hoffman
  • ArtCritical.com
    2013
    The New Image: Torbjørn Rødland at Algus Greenspon
    Keith J. Varadi
  • Vice
    2009
    The Perverted Photography of Torbjørn Rødland
    Bob Nickas
  • Photo-eye.com
    2008
    Contemporary Dialogues: Torbjørn Rødland
    Shane Lavalette
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