Timeline

1967
Born in Esbjerg, Denmark
1995
Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Prof. Christa Näher, Germany
1989–1996
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
1996
DAAD Scholarship, Städelschule, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Exhibitions

2012
Henrik Olesen – Wolfgang Hahn Preis, Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany (solo)
2011
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
2011
Henrik Olesen / Danh Vo, Fondazione Morragreco, Neapel, Italy
2011
Museum der Wünsche, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien, Austria
2011
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (solo)
2010
Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden (solo)
2010
Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
2010
Von Realer Gegenwart, Kunstverein Düsseldorf / Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
2010
Modernologies, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
2009
Modernologies, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
2009
The Collectors, curated by Elmgreen & Dragset, The Nordic and Danish Pavilions, 53rd Biennale Venice
2009
A trip down (false) memory lane, The Lexington Club, San Francisco
2009
Studio Voltaire, London (solo)
2009
Moby Dick, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA
2008
How do I make myself a body?, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin (solo)
2008
Kunstverein München at Ludlow 38, New York (solo)
2008
Sergej Jensen – Henrik Olesen, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
2008
Kritisk Form, Skulpturi.dk, Copenhagen
2008
Sex brennt, Magnus Hirschfelds Institut f. Sexualwissenschaft u. d. Bücherverbrennung, Medizinhist. Museum der Charité, Berlin
2008
Collection, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
2008
Seinesgleichen geschieht/ The like of it now happens, Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2008
Visite – Von Gerhard Richter bis Rebecca Horn, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany
2008
Selective Knowledge, The National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation – Eynard Mansion, Athens, Greece
2008
Italia italie italien italy wlochy, ARCOS – Museo di Arte Contemporanea del Sannio, Benevento, Italy
2008
Konzepte der Liebe, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
2008
Kritisk form, Skulpturi.dk, Sydhavn, Denmark
2008
Collage: The Unmonumental Picture, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
2007
Doors, Portikus, Frankfurt/Main (solo)
2007
SOME GAY-LESBIAN ARTISTS AND/OR ARTISTS RELEVANT TO HOMO-SOCIAL CULTURE BORN BETWEEN c. 1300-1870 / SEX-MUSEUM 2005-2007, Migros (solo)
2007
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (solo)
2007
Cabinet, London
2007
Made in Germany - Aktuelle Kunst aus Deutschland, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover
2006
Information is content. Content is Fiction. Content is Messy, Andersen_S Contemporary, Copenhagen (solo)
2005
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne (solo)
2005
The Opening, Andersen_S, Copenhagen
2004
Secession, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2003
Hosni Mubarak, Aaron McKinney, Richmond, Belgrad, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany (solo)
2003
6 oder 7 neue Arbeiten, Klosterfelde, Berlin (solo)
2003
Kunstverein Salzburg (solo)
2003
Global postitioning system, Palais de Tokio, Paris
2003
Utopia Station, 50th Venice Biennial, Italy, with Kirsten Pieroth
2003
Influence, Anxiety, and Gratitude (Toward an Understanding of Trans-generational Dialogue as a Gift Economy), MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, USA
2002
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne (solo)
2002
There are two temperatures: one outside, one inside, Kirsten Pieroth/Henrik Olesen (collaboration), Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy (solo)
2002
Hossa, Centro Cultural Andracx Mallorca
2002
Rent-a-bench, Street Project, LosAngeles
2002
Strike, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK
2002
Zusammenhänge herstellen, Kunstverein Hamburg
2002
Ökonomien der Zeit, Museum Ludwig, Köln/Akademie der Künste, Berlin
2002
D/Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
2002
Werkleitz-Biennale, Werkleitz, Germany
2002
The collective unconsciousness, Migros Museum, Zurich
2002
Centre of Attraction, 8th Baltic Triennial of International Art, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania
2001
Pedigree Pal – Neudefinition von Familie, Shedhalle, Zurich
2001
Arbeit, Essen, Angst, Kokerei Zollverein, Essen
2001
Frankfurter Kreuz, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main
2001
Neue Welt, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
2001
New Settlements, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen
2001
Inside space/Experiments in redefining rooms, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
2001
Studiogalerie, Kunstverein Braunschweig (solo)
2000
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY, with Marcel Odenbach (solo)
2000
Klosterfelde, Berlin (solo)
2000
rraum, Frankfurt/Main (solo)
2000
H.M. Klosterfelde, Hamburg (solo)
1999
Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy (solo)
1999
OTTO, Copenhagen (solo)
1998
Klosterfelde, Berlin (solo)
1997
Henrik Olesen/Sean Snyder (collaboration), Galleri Campbells (solo)
1997
Occasionally, Copenhagen (solo)