Timeline

1966
Born in Kirchheim/Teck, Germany
1985–1987
Adolf-Lazi-Schule Stuttgart (Technical college for photography + audiovision)
1988–1996
HBK, Braunschweig School of Arts, (Film / Video)
1996
EMARE-Program, Budapest, (European Media Artists in Residence Exchange)
1997–1998
DAAD-scholarship, Los Angeles, USA (California Institute of the Arts)
1998
K&ST Fonds, Braunschweig, Germany, (scholarship)
1998
Video Award, Marl, Germany
1998
Prize of the German Filmcritics, EMAF, Osnabrueck, Germany
1998
2nd Award, Transmediale Berlin, Germany
1999
Prize of Kunstverein Hanover 1999 / 2000 (scholarship / studio residency)
1999
Guest Lecturer for Video at the Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany
2001
Prize of the Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
2001–2002
New York residency at the ISCP (International Studio and Curatorial Program) Sponsered by the Ministry for Sience, Research and Culture, Lower Saxony, Germany
2001–2002
Sponsored by the Ministry for Science, Research and Culture, Lower Saxony, Germany
2002
Special Mention Video Award, Marl, Germany
2003
Professor for Video at the Kunsthochschule, Kassel, Germany
2003
German Competition, 49. International Shortfilmfestival Oberhausen, Germany
2005
Residency Kyoto Art Center

Exhibitions

2009
Image Battles - 2000 Years of News from War, Osnabrück, Germany
2009
Comunidad Ficticia, Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile
2009
THREE. The Triptych in Modern Art, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
2009
Gemeinsam in die Zukunft, Kunstverein Frankfurt/Main, Germany
2009
Berlin 89/09, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2009
Organ Mix, Total Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2009
Mars recovery, Gallery Andreas Grimm, Munich, Germany (solo)
2009
Stil men out there, Operation Room, American Hastanesi, Istanbul, Turkey (solo)
2009
2. Bienal del fin del Mundo, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
2008
Screensavers, Seven Screens, OSRAM, Munich, Germany (solo)
2008
Auto Center drive, Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
2008
Deadly storms, GMG gallery Moscow, Russia (solo)
2008
SWITCHER SEX: Video Works and Photography from the Teutloff Collection, Slought Foundation, Pennsylvania / USA
2008
Keine Angst, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Germany (
2008
Worlds on Video, Palazzo Strozzi, Florenz, Italy
2008
Female Trouble, Pinakothek der Moderne, München, Germany
2008
40jahrevideokunst.de, MAMCS – Museé d´Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France
2008
Contour Specials, Kunsthalle Dominikaner Kirche, Osnabrück, Germany
2008
Call & Response, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand- Duc Jean, Luxemburg
2008
After the Light: Moving Image displayed at Night, Radialsystem V., Berlin, Germany
2008
Captain/ Deadly Storms, Denver Art Museum: FUSEBOX, Denver/ USA (solo)
2008
Seven Screens, OSRAM, München, Germany (solo)
2007
The Castle – The Meadow – The City, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
2007
art_clips .ch.at.de, ZKM | Center for Arts and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
2007
Made in Germany, Sprengel-Museum, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany (group)
2007
Abstraction from the world, Millenium Galleries, Sheffield / UK curated by David Thorp
2007
My Vision, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, Germany
2007
The Evil Part 2 – Pop und Politik, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Germany
2006
Satellite of Love, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2006
It’s not a Photo, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
2006
Silvercity 1+2, Viafarini, Milan, Italy (solo)
2006
Captain, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy (solo)
2006
Photo-Trafic, Center for Contemporary Images, Geneva, Switzerland
2006
Das 8.Feld. Geschlechter, Leben und Begehren in der Kunst seit 1960, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
2006
40jahrevideokunst.de - Digitales Erbe Kunstsammlung im Ständehaus, Düsseldorf, Germany
2006
It’s not a Photo, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
2006
Lisbeth Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles
2006
Heavenly Bodies, San Jose Museum of Art
2006
Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück
2006
Anstoß Berlin – Kunst macht Welt, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
2006
8 Tage, Leibniz Rechenzentrum, Munich
2006
play station, Sprengel Museum, Hannover
2006
Neuer Reichtum, Kunstverein Kassel
2006
what makes you and I different, Tramway 2/ Project Room, Glasgow
2006
›Schattenspiel‹ Licht und Schatten in der zeitgenössischen Kunst. Eine Hommage an Hans Christian Andersen, Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz
2006
Satellite of Love, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands (group)
2006
Urban Creatures, Pori Art Museum, Pori
2006
Canalgrande, Modena
2006
EGOmania, Just When I Think I've Understood..., Palazzina dei Giardini, c.so
2005
Auto Center Drive, CGAC, Santiago de Compostella (solo)
2005
Bjørn Melhus, Selected Works, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto (solo)
2005
Eastern western park, Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2005
Screening Happy Rebirth, MOMA, New York (solo)
2005
No sunshine, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (solo)
2005
Geschichtenerzähler, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany (group)
2005
Groupshow, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel
2005
Schattenspiel, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense
2005
Me Myself I, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
2005
Fast forward, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain
2005
Eastern western park, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (solo)
2005
Alias & Alibi, Fries Museum Leeuwarden, Netherlands
2005
Kinderszenen – Child’s Play, XII. Rohkunstbau, Schloss Groß Leuthen, Germany
2005
Paisatges Mediátics, Mediascapes Fundció La Caixa, Girona, Spain
2005
Masculinities, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
2005
Rückkehr ins All, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
2005
36x27x10.im White Cube Berlin, Palast der Republik, Berlin, Germany
2004
Tv today, Montevideo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2004
Face Off, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, USA
2004
PRIMETIME, FACT, Liverpool / UK (solo)
2004
State of Play, Serpentine Gallery, London
2004
Schizorama, NCCA, Moscow
2004
paradise views, Tokyo
2004
Depicting Love, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin / D; Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
2003
über MENSCHEN. Schiller Museum / ACC Galerie Weimar (catalogue)
2003
8th International Istanbul-Biennial (catalogue)
2003
MediaScope, Museum of Modern Art, New York / USA (solo)
2003
Retrospective, Goethe Institute, Kyoto, Japan (solo)
2003
The American Effect, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
2003
STILL MEN OUT THERE, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt/Main (solo)
2003
STILL MEN OUT THERE, Projektraum, Dt. Künstlerbund, Berlin (solo)
2003
WEEPING Satellite, New York (solo)
2003
Selected Retrospective Screenings: MediaScope, Museum of Modern Art, New York (solo)
2003
Retrospective, Arsenal, Berlin (solo)
2003
PRIMETIME, FACT, Liverpool, UK (solo)
2003
Auto Center Drive, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)
2002
Bjørn Melhus - Video, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany (catalogue, solo)
2002
Early Video Works, Goethe-Institut, New York (solo)
2002
Primetime, Lothringer 13 / halle, Munich, Germany (catalogue, solo)
2002
TWINS (with Christoph Girardet) The Garage, Stavanger, Norway (solo)
2002
Sometimes, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, NY (solo)
2002
Videodrome II, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, USA
2002
Hautnah, (Selection from the Goetz Collection) Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany(catalogue)
2002
momenta art, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2001
On the Side of the Screen / Video of the 90s, Expopark Exhibition projects, Moscow, Russia
2001
Utopien Heute / Utopia Today, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany (catalogue)
2001
I am Someone Else, The Art Connexion, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2001
Du bist nicht allein/you are not allone, Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken (catalogue, solo)
2001
Du bist nicht allein/you are not allone, Kunsthalle Göppingen (catalogue, solo)
2001
Primetime, Kunstverein Hannover (catalogue, solo)
2001
Sivercity 1+2, Sprengel-Museum, Hannover, Germany (solo)
1998–2001
LIMBOLAND (Film- Video Retrospectiv, selected venues): Goethe Institut Los Angeles / Goethe Institut Toronto / International Videofestival Casablanca / VOID New York / Aurora Picture Show , Housten TX / Ritz Austin TX / KoKi Freiburg / KoKi Stuttgart / KoKi Karlsruhe / Cinemayance Mainz / Babylon Berlin / Caligari Wiesbaden / Lichtmeß Hamburg / Koki Hannover, Halle f. Kunst Lüneburg (solo)
2000
Kennen wir uns, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany
2000
Times are changing / Auf dem Wege!, Kunsthalle Bremen, selected pieces of the collection sept. 2000 (catalogue)
2000
DIVE IN, Kunstpanorama, Lucerne, Switzerland
2000
again & again, Galerie Birner und Wittmann, Nürnberg, Germany (solo)
2000
Gute Freunde, Schloß Hardenberg, Velbert, Germany (solo)
2000
Gute Freunde, Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel, Germany (solo)
1999–2000
Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
1999
ich bin du, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl (catalogue, solo)
1999
Again & again,Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (solo)