Matias Faldbakken  (Norwegian, 1973) 


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Matias Faldbakken Biography
1973   Born in Hobro, Denmark
1996 - 1997   Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main (Prof. Thomas Bayrle)
1994 - 1998   The Academy of Fine Art, Bergen
  Lives and works in Oslo
Selected Exhibitions
2012   The Devil’s Fidelity, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
2012   Remote Control, ICA, London, UK
2012   Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany
2011   Matias Faldbakken, The Power Station, Dallas, US (solo)
2011   Television/Moonshine, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York, US (solo)
2011   One Night Only, UKS, Oslo, Norway (solo)
2011   To the Arts, Citizens, curated by Joao Fernandez and Oscar Faria, Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal
2011   Abstract Possible, curated by Maria Lind, Museu Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
2011   Sculpture Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
2011   Anonyme Skupturen, Video und Form in der zeitgenössichen Kunst, Galerie im Taxipalais, Innsbruck, Austria
2011   Situation as Object (Framed), Galerie D.O.R, Brussels, Belgium
2011   Le Printemps de Septembre, curated by Anne Pontegnie, Toulouse, France
2011   Show co-curated by Runa Islam and Arnolfini, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK
2011   Secret Societies, curated by Christina Ricupero, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
2011   Show curated by Shamin Momin, LAND, Marfa, USA
2011   Stonescape, Napa Valley, USA
2011   Home of Metal, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK
2010   Group Show (Almost A4 Person Group Show), (Curator: Brian Kennen), 2nd Cannon Project Space, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2010   Groupshow, Praz-Dellavalade, Paris, France
2010   The Mass Ornament, (Curator: John Rasmussen), Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2010   Galerie Giti Noubakhsch, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2010   You Think You Go But You Gon't, Objectif, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)
2010   The Hills, Standard, Oslo (solo)
2010   Known to Few, Unknown to Fewer, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2010   The Death of Which One Does Not Die, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (solo)
2010   War After Peace (After War), Neue Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen (solo)
2010   The Second Today's Documents, Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2010   The Moon is an Arrant Thief, The David Roberts Arts Foundation, London, UK
2010   Destruction, Negation, Subtraction, Dissolution, Kentor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2010   Fresh Hell, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France
2010   To the Arts, Citizens!, Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal
2010   Suppose it is true after all? WHAT THEN?, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö
2010   An Alpha Disguised as a Beta, Galerie Giti Noubakhsch, Berlin, Germany
2010   The Secret Knows, The Virgin Mobile Free House, Austin, TX, USA
2010   Forms of Organizations I, Red House, Sofia
2010   Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
2009   Shocked Into Abstraction, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK (solo)
2009   Extreme Siesta, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland (solo)
2009   Annen Etage, the annex at the Faculty of Visual Arts, KHiO, Oslo (solo)
2009   Reen Spaulings Fine Art, New York, NY, USA (solo)
2009   The Malady of Writing. A project on text and speculative imagination, (Curator: Chus Martinez), Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain
2009   Black Hole, (Curator: Friedrike Nymphius), Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, Minima Moralia, Marvelli Gallery, New York, US
2009   Our Mirage, Art:Concept, curated by Caroline Soyez-Petithomme), Paris, France
2009   A Completely Normal Exhibition - Overgaden - Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009   Lessons In The Art Of Falling - Norwegian Performance And Process Art 1966-2009 - Preus Museum, Horten, Norway
2009   Paintings by - Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK
2009   The Secret Life of Objects - Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, US
2009   FLOORS / WALLS - Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany
2008   The Station, curated by: Nate Lowman and Shamim M. Momin, Miami, US
2008   Imaginary Thing, curated by Peter Eeley, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, US
2008   The Reality Effect, curated by Tone Hansen, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden, Norway
2008   Shifting Schisms, curated by Kristian Skylstad, Rekord, Oslo, Norway
2008   Occupancy by more than 6 682 685 387 persons is dangerous and unlawful, curated by Pierre Bismuth, Cosmic Galerie, Paris, France
2008   Possibilities of an Island, curated by Ruba Katrib, Museum of Contemporary Art Miami, MOCA at Goldman Warehouse, Miami, US
2008   The Station, curated by Shamim M.Momin and Nate Lowman, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, US
2008   ART TLV, at Helena Rubenstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2008   We have never met before, but it's with great anticipation of your understanding that I'm writing you and I hope you will in good faith give a deep consideration to my proposal below, curators: Mikkel E. Astrup and Eivind Furnesvik, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, Norway
2008   Revolutions – Forms That Turn, Biennial of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2008   That’s Not How I Remember It, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, US
2008   Records Played Backwards, curated by Daniel Baumann, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland
2008   35% VRAI 60% FAUX, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK
2008   Zuordningsprobleme, Johann König, Berlin, Germany
2008   Norsk Hydro's Collection, The Henie Onstad Art Centre, Oslo, Norway
2008   Lights On, The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
2008   The Soft Shields of Pleasure, Den Frie Udstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008   E-Flux Video Rental, Centro de Arte Moderna Jose de Azeredo Perdigao – Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
2008   The Way of the Bummer, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2008   Empty Glass, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2008   Simon Lee Gallery, London (solo)
2008   Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin (solo)
2007   STANDARD, Oslo (solo)
2007   Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis (solo)
2007   A Hideous Disease, Statements , Art Basel 38, Basel, under the auspices of STANDARD, Oslo (solo)
2007   Possibly Pushed Back Indefinitely – Paintings, Props and Problems (Still Unresolved), STANDARD, Oslo
2007   Memorial to the Iraq War, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London
2007   Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, New York
2007   E-flux Video Rental, Centre culturel Suisse, Paris and Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA
2007   Dislocations (Don't Try Popping Them Back Into Place), STANDARD / Arco, Madrid
2007   Fade Away and Radiate, Cohan and Leslie, New York
2007   Nothing Doing, Standard (OSLO), Oslo, Norway (solo)
2007   I Don't Think So, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, USA (solo)
2007   Depiction Perversion Repultion Obsession Subversion, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2007   Painting, props and Problems (Still Unresolved), STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, Norway
2006   Belgrade Culture Centre, Serbia
2006   Room for International Art, Hamburg, and Space Other, Boston, US
2006   Stages of Life - Rhetorics of Emotions, curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
2006   E-Flux Video Rental, Arthouse at the Jones Center – Contemporary Art for Texas, Austin, US
2006   47th October Salon, Oktobarski Salon/October Salon, Belgrade, Germany
2006   KAPITEL VII : Buhne des Leben – Rhetorik des Gefuhls”, Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus & Kunstbau, Munich, Germany
2006   Defamation of Character, PS1 MoMA, New York
2006   I Missed the Part Where That's My Problem, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam (solo)
2006   II, Schnittraum, Cologne (solo)
2006   Art, Life and Confusion – The 47th October Salon, ICA / Belgrade Culture Centre
2006   Deep Into That Darkness Peering, Galerie Joanna Kamm, Berlin
2006   The Norwegian Sculpture Biennial, The Vigeland Museum, Oslo
2006   The Metaphysics of Youth, Fuoriuso, Pescara
2006   A Forest, Filter - the Project Room for International Art, Hamburg, and Space Other, Boston
2006   White Stains, STANDARD (OSLO) / Extra City, Antwerpen
2006   Theater of Life - Rhetorics of Emotions, Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich
2006   Mafia (Or One Unopened Packet of Cigarettes), STANDARD, Oslo
2006   Entgrenzung (De-Limitation), Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunste, Berlin
2006   Cluster, The Participant, New York
2006   Draft Deceit, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2006   Down by Law, Whitney Museum of American Art / Whitney Biennial 2006 / The Wrong Gallery, New York, curators: Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni and Ali Subotnick
2005   Parallel Life, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main
2005   Blast, G Fine Arts, Washington DC
2005   15 Minutes Show, Stedelijk Museum Burau Amstedam, Amsterdam
2005   Start Kapital, STANDARD, Oslo
2005   Populism, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2005   Populism, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main
2005   Populism, The National Museum, Oslo
2005   Populism, CAC, Vilnius
2005   All That Fall, STANDARD, Oslo (solo)
2005   Sharing Space. Dividing Time, The Nordic Pavillion, La Biennale de Venezia, Venice (solo)
2005   New Works, Gallery Huuto, Helsinki (solo)
2005   Social Democracy Revisited, Apexart, New York, US
2005   E-Flux Video Rental, Portikus, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
2005   La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (solo)
2004   New in Norwegian Photography, Preus Museum, Horten, Norway
2004   Rank Xerox, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen (solo)
2004   Now And Ten Years Ago, Kunst-Werke, Berlin
2004   Standard Escape Routes, ISCP, New York
2004   Criss Cross – Video/Film/Documentary Programme, NIFCA (Touring Exhibition)
2004   LISTE 04, Basel
2004   On Reason and Emotion, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney
2004   MOMENTUM – Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss
2004   Emotion Eins, Frankfurter Kunstverein/Ursula Bickle Stiftung, Frankfurt am Main / Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim
2003   Art to the People, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; Tromsø Fine Arts
2003   Society, Tromsø; Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arenda
2003   Deathtime, 27. Canal, New York
2003   Getaway, Fotogalleriet, Oslo (solo)
2003   Total Motiviert, Kunstverein München, München
2003   BEKMÖRK, CCAB; Centre for Contemporary Arts, Belgrade
2002   Where Am I? 2, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bjørvika, Oslo
2002   Touching from a distance, Germinations 13, Cork
2001   Gallery Konstakuten, Fanzine 1, Stockholm
2001   The UKS-biennial, Oslo
2001   Osculum Infame, NIFCA Gallery, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Helsinki (solo)
2000   Fotogalleriet, Spring exhibition, Oslo
2000   The City Theatre, Stockholm
1998   MAC - Museum of Contemporary Art, All or Nothing (videoscreening), Marseilles
1998   The Society of Young Artists (UKS), Oslo
1998   MK Ciurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas
1997   Kommunikationszentrale, Videoabend
1997   Bockenheim, Frankfurt
1996   Henie Onstad Artcenter, ELECTRA – video room, Oslo
Selected Public Collections
  DekaBank, Franfurt am Main, Germany
  The National Museum of Art, Design and Architecture, Oslo, Norway
  Hydro Art Collection, Oslo, Norway
  Telenor Art Collection, Oslo, Norway
  The Speyer Family Collection, New York, NY, USA
2006   "Destination Art - Oslo", BBC World, September 2nd Røed, Kjetil: "Matias Faldbakken", Contemporary Magazine, London, No 85, September 2006, pp 32-35
2006   Faldbakken, Matias: "Matias Faldbakken – Top Ten List", ARTFORUM, New York, September, 2006
2006   Dünser, Severin; Heidmann, Patrick and others (editors): " Upping The Anti", mono.kultur #07, Berlin
2006   Woznicki, Krystian: "Comeback der Anarchie", Telepolis, April 23, 2006
2006   Anders, Friedrikke; Hoffmann, Anke, and Lahr Christian: "Auflösung", RealismusStudio / Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunste, Berlin, 2006, pp. 86-87
2006   Around Photography, January issue
2006   Fassi, Luigi and Zucca, Irina: "The Metaphysics of Youth", Pescara, catalogue
2006   Gaenshaiemer, Susanne; Höner, Julia; Mühling, Matthias, and Schafhausen, Nicolaus: "Theatre of Life - Rhetorics of Emotions", 2006, Munich, pp. 138-139
2006   Parallel Life, catalogue
2006   Draft Deceit, exhibition pamphlet
2005   Allen, Jennifer: "MF+MF" from Sharing Space Dividing Time (Catalogue for Nordic Pavillion, Venice Biennial)
2005   Kunstforum 172, p 356, Emotion Eins; Christian Huther
2004   Flash Art, No.237 July-September 2004, p 47 (Biennale of Sydney); Simon Rees
2004   Flash Art, No.237 July-September 2004, p 55 (Momentum); Arve Rød
2004   Biennale of Sydney 2004, catalogue; Mainstreams/White Terror/Coming Communities; Carissa Rodriguez, MOMENTUM, catalogue; Matias Faldbakken; Ika Kaminka
2003   Kunstverein München, Drucksache fall 2003
2003   Office for Contemporary Art Norway, New Institutionalism; Harnessing the Means of Production, Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt
2003   Art to the People (catalogue), Art to the People, Jonas Ekeberg
2003   Kunstverein München; Drucksache spring 2003
2002   Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo; A Jerky Flight Around a Desolate Bunker; Andrea Kroksnes
2002   Germinations 13 (catalogue); Inside the 36 Chambers of Communication; Krystian Woznicki
2001   NIFCA-info 3/01; Osculum Infame: The Dark Side of the White Cube, Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt
2000   NU: the Nordic Art Review vol III # 3/00; Søren Andreassen and Lars Bang Larsen
2000   NU: the Nordic Art Review vol II # 2/00; Condensation Points, interview by Ralph McDavid