Algus Greenspon

Torbjørn Rødland

Torbjørn Rødland

Born 1970, Stavanger, Norway. Lives and works in Los Angeles

 

Education

1992-95

National College of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway

1989-91

Rogakand University Centre, Cultural Studies, Stavanger, Norway

 

Forthcoming Exhibitions

2013

United Artists Ltd., Marfa, Texas       

Altars of Madness, Casino Luxembourg Forum d’art Contemporain, Luxembourg

Algus Greenspon, New York, New York

 

Solo Exhibitions

2013

American Photography, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012

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

2011

Eighteen Analouge Double Exposures, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway

2010

A Black Ant Traveling, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, California
132 BPM, Studio Exhibition, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan

Dearest Kitty, Nils Staerk, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009

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

2008

Flegma, Sorlandet Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway
Myke Ekko/Soft Echos, 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, California

More Whenever Minutes, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway

2006

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

2005

Dark Overground Light Underground, Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004

Grave with a View, Goteborg Museum of Art, Gothenburg, Sweden
Herning Kunstmuseum, Stavanger

2003

More Songs, Buildings and Girls, Air de Paris, Paris
Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Room, Goodnight Breasts, Galleri Wang, Oslo

Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavenger, Norway

Grave with a View, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

2002

Black, Ars Futura, Zurich, Switzerland

2001

Priests, Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland
White, Jack Hanely Gallery, San Francisco, California
Everything as Always, Nils Staerk 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

Norrtalje Konsthall, Norrtalje, Sweden

1996

Galleri Wang, Oslo, Norway

 

Group Exhibitions

2013

Adriana Lara and Torbjørn Rødland, Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

2012

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

Inside the Banana, Algus Greenspon, New York, New York

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

2011

The Eye is a Lonely Hunter: Images of Humankind, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidlberg, Germany

Sam Samore, Tørbjorn 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 Fantome, Cruise & Callas, Berlin, Germany

2010

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

2009

Summer Show, Hotel, London, England

Phot(o)bjects, Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; Lawrimore Project, Seattle, Washington

Backstrom/Mannikko/Rødland, Mai 36 Galerie Showroom, Zurich, Switzerland

N’importe quoi, Musee d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
To Be Determined, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, New York

A Winters Tale, Gl. Holtegaard, Holte, Denmark

2008

The Station [inaugural exhibition], The Station, Miami, Florida
Disturvance, 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, Switzerland

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, Massachusettes
Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery Madison Avenue, New York, New York
Hello I am Crashing, Salon 94, New York, New York

Rock n’ Roll Vol. 1, Norrkopings Konstmuseum, Norrkoping; Sorlandet Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway

2006

Dreamlands Burn, Kunsthalle Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

Olaf Breuning & Torbjorn Rodland, Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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, Kunstnerses Hus, Oslo, Norway

2005

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

Musica-video-musica, Reina Sofia Museum Madrid, Spain
5 X U, Team Gallery, New York, New York

Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, New York
Similarities and Differences, Preus Museum, Horten, Norway
De Natura, Abbaye Saint-Andre, Meymac, France

2004

Nordic Art, Museum Kuppersmuhle, Duisburg, Germany

Geschiebe, Haus fur Kunst Uri, Altdorf, Germany

Anders Zorn og Nordisk Samtidskunst, Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj, Denmark

Momentum – Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway

20/20 Vision, Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2003

Regarde, il neige (schizogeographie de la vie quotidienne), Le Centre national d’art et du paysage de Vassivee en Limousin, Vassiviee, France

The Politics of the Place, BildMuseet, Umea; Edsvik Konst och Kultur, Sollentuna, Sweden

Beyond Paradise, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Yours Truly, Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

2002

Fundamentalism of the New Order, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

View Finder, Arnolfini, Bristol, England

The Golden Weekend, Kodama Gallery, Osaka; Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan

Heroes and Holies, Invited ev+a, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland

On Top of the World, Gio Marconi Gallery, Milan, Italy

Beyond Paradise, National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand; National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Politics of the Place, BildMuseet, Umea; Edsvik Konst och Kultur, Sollentuna, Sweden

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, California

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;

Organising Freedom, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

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, New York

Can you hear me ?, 2nd Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, Stadtgalerie im

Kulturviertel Sophienhof, Kiel, Germany; [2000] Kunsthalle, Rostock; Kunst Haus Dresden, Germany

Composite, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway

dAPERTutto, 48th International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, La Biennale di Venezia, 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, New York

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, New York

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; 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

 

Bibliography

2012

Christian Storm, Visiting the Art Exhibits in Torbjørn Rødland’s Dreams, VICE Beta/vice.com, Nov 16

Per Asbjørn Risnes jr, Vaniljebilder, D2–Dagens Næringsliv, Nov 09, Oslo, pp.38-45

Alexander Tovborg, Det åndelige nulpunkt – Introduktion: Torbjørn Rødland, Kirken i dag, Ribe Domkirke, Sept-Nov, Ribe, pp.8-13; pp.19-21; pp.25-27; p.31; cover

Jéröme Lefèvre, Pure. Fucking. Armageddon, Black Metal: Beyond the Darkness, Black Dog Publishing, London, pp.120-122

2011

Arve Rød, To for prisen av en, Dagens Næringsliv, Dec 10, Oslo, Magasinet p.76

Cecilie Mossige, Det hvite i det svarte i det grønne i oss, Personae 3-4, 4. Årgang, Oslo, pp.96-103

Emma Clare Gabrielsen, Nakenfotografering, Natt&Dag OSLO11–Desember, Oslo, pp.12-18

Øystein Ustvedt, Ny norsk kunst etter 1990, Fagbokforlaget, Bergen, pp.16-18

2010

Eva Løveid Mølster, Visuell Analfabetisme – Om norske fotobøker, Objektiv utgave 2, Oslo, pp. 56-61

Sara Brinch, Naiv – med overlegg. En refleksjon over Torbjørn Rødlands ‘I Want to Live Innocent’ og ideen om et naivt fotografi,

Text & Kontext, Sonderreihe Band 55, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Copenhagen/Munich, pp.135-159

Trine Ross, Krævende kunst, Politiken, Feb 06, Köbenhavn

2009

Jenny Dirksen, Torbjørn Rødland, Goldene Tränen, Cat. 317, Number Two: Fragile, Julia Stoschek Collection, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern

Børre Haugstad, Andy Capp kuppet valgkampen, Verdens Gang, Sept 04, Oslo, pp.38-39

Bob Nickas, The Perverted Photography of Torbjørn Rødland, Vice Photo Issue 2009, New York City, pp. 214-225

2008

Øystein Aasan, Portrait Torbjørn Rødland: The Lean, the Mean and the Real, Spike Art Quarterly Nr.18, Wien/Berlin, pp. 56-65

Johan Otto Weiser, Strålende fotoutstilling, Fedrelandsvennen, Dec 02, Kultur p.9

Torbjørn Rødland in conversation with Shane Lavalette, Photo-eye Online Magazine, Oct 30:

http://www.photoeye.com/magazine/features/2008/10_29_Torbjorn_Rodland.cfm

Dorothée Perret in conversation with Torbjørn Rødland, Go To the VIP Room, PARIS LA, Issue #1 Winter 2008/2009, Paris, pp. 56-63

Paolo Bianchi, Ästhetik der Fotografie: Fotografie der Reflexion, Kunstforum International, Bd.192 July-August, Cologne, pp.168- 169 & 118

Kjetil Røed, Books: I WANT TO LIVE INNOCENT, ArtReview, Issue 23 June, London, p.162

Sarah Kessler, Torbjørn Rødland: Opposites Must Never Cease to Come Together, Whitewall, 9th Issue Spring 2008, New York, pp.82-97

Marte Spurkland, Endelig hjemme, D2–Dagens Næringsliv, Feb 29, Oslo, pp.26-35

2007

Something So Very Wrong – A Conversation Between Torbjørn Rødland and Gil Blank,

Uovo nr.13, Torino, pp.168-195

Kjetil Røed, Se om igjen, Billedkunst, Nr.2/2007, Oslo, p.22

Truls Ramberg, Fotografiske forstyrrelser, Aftenposten, Jan 29 Nr.47, Oslo, Kultur p.9

2006

Melissa Gronlund, Profile 3: Torbjørn Rødland, Special Focus: Norway, ArtReview, Issue 06 December, London

Ina Blom, Dum – dummere – rock’n roll? Morgenbladet, July 14-20, Oslo, p.28

Line Ulekleiv, Sommerromanser, Morgenbladet, June 16, Oslo

Børre Haugstad, Tester tabuer, Verdens Gang, June 16, Oslo, pp.40-41

Erik Lindman, The Spring Break Guide to World Art – New York, Columbia Spectator, New York City

John Goodrich, Gallery-Going, The New York Sun, March 2, p.17

Marit Strømmen, Påmeldt igjen, Aftenposten, Feb 18, Oslo, p.10

2005

Holland Cotter, 5 X U, The New York Times, July 22, p.32

2004

Martin Herbert, Torbjørn Rødland; Natasha Egan, Photography plugged and unplugged, Contemporary Magazine, no.67

October, London, pp.70-73; pp.20-25 (cover)

Haegue Yang, Torbjørn Rødland, Luxury Magazine, no.11 November, Seoul, p.172&174

Anna Brodow, Dödsmetallare blir mytisk krigare, Svenska Dagbladet, Feb 28, Stockholm

Ulrika Stahre, Under ytan något okänt, Aftonbladet, Feb 19, Stockholm

2003

Natasha Edwards, Torbjorn Rodland, Modern Painters, vol.16 winter 2003, London, p.129

Lauren Dyer Amazeen, Torbjørn Rødland, Galleri Wang, Oslo, Tema Celeste, issue 98 July/August 2003, Milano, p.86

Einar Børresen, Reflektert romantiker, Rogalands Avis, May 28, Stavanger

Trond Borgen, På sporet av den tapte følelsen, Stavanger Aftenblad, May 26, Stavanger

Harald Flor, Bilder bortenfor ironien, Dagbladet, March 16, Oslo

Kaare Bulie, Forhør av klisjeene, Dagens Næringsliv, March 15/16, Oslo

2001

Caroline Corbetta, Northern Flair, Vogue Italia, no.615, November

Dan Fox, Another Green World, Frieze, issue 60, Jun-Aug, pp.80-83

Per Olav Torgneskar, Et forhør av Klisjeene, Tendens 2001, red. Johannes Rød, Gyldendal fakta

Ole Askeland, Doble budskap, Stavanger Aftenblad, June 30, Stavanger

Alessandra Pioselli, Spring, Flash Art, no.228, Milan

Rune Gade, Uskyldens scenografi, Information, May 12, Copenhagen

Michelle Nicol, Keine mittelmässige Kunst, Neue Zürcher Zeitnung, April 29, Berlin

2000

Bennett Simpson, Torbjorn Rodland’s Sentimental Education. Nu: the Nordic Art Review 2000/3-4, Stockholm, pp.52-59 (cover)

Liz Buer, Torbjørn tok bussen, Magasinet, Dagbladet, Sept. 30, Oslo

Olivier Zahm, Nus avec Nike. Style 2: Supplément Libération, April 29, Paris, pp.6-8

Jeff Rian, Torbjørn Rødland, Flash Art, no.210, January-February 2000, pp.121-122

1999

Dana Horáková, Art Edition 2; Das Wundersame im Alltagsmüll. Welt am Sonntag, Nov 14, Hamburg

Harald Flor, Foto og farskap, Dagbladet Feb 02, Oslo

1998

Jeff Rian, Taking Names, Purple Fashion #4, Winter, Paris

Trond Borgen, Stormønstring i små porsjoner, Stavanger Aftenblad, Oct 28, Stavanger

Torbjørn Ekelund, Hest i solnedgang, Dagbladet, Feb 20, Oslo

1994

Hans Hedberg, Nature is a partition. On the works of Torbjørn Rødland. Index 1994/2, Stockholm (cover)

 

Selected Publications

2012

Torbjørn Rødland – Vanilla Partner, Mack, London

Sentences on Photography, Objektiv #5, Oslo, pp. 78-81

Blind Spot Issue 45, New York, p.4; p.6; p.13; p.41

2011

Tell mum everything is ok no.5–Stigma, Éditions FP&CF, Paris, p.47/p.73

Sentences on Photography by Torbjørn Rødland, Triple Canopy issue 12, New York:

Torbjørn Rødland – Andy Capp Variations, Hassla Books, New York

2010

Seven Andy Capp Variations, Vice Magazine Vol 17 Number 12, New York City, pp.138-144 (cover)

Snapshot, ArtReview, issue 43 September, London, p.25

Lay Flat Issue 02: Meta, Somerville, pp.34-35

2009

Blind Spot Issue 40, New York, pp.58-61

A day in the life of – Torbjørn Rødland, Libraryman Co., Ltd., Stockholm

2008

Torbjørn Rødland – I Want to Live Innocent, SteidlMack, Göttingen

2007

Harald Szeemann – with by through because towards despite, ed. Bezzola/Kurzmeyer, Edition Voldemeer Zurich, Springer Vienna New York, pp.634-635

Photo Art – Fotografie im 21. Jahrhundert, ed. Grosenick/Seelig, DuMont, Köln, pp.370-373

2006

Torbjørn Rødland – White Planet Black Heart, SteidlMack, Göttingen

Torbjørn Rødland, 4 pages, Sprout 09, July 2006, Tokyo

2005

Jesus Beethoven Einstein Snoop Dogg, Samtiden Nr.2 2005, Oslo (cover)

Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, pp.292-293

2004

Fundamentalisms of the New Order, ed. Brandt/Bang Larsen/Ricupero, Lukas & Sternberg/NIFCA/Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, pp.86-87/p.138

Charlotte Cotton, The Photograph as Contemporary Art, World of Art, Thames & Hudson, London, pp.215

Anders Zorn og nordisk samtidskunst, ed. Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj, pp.36-37; pp.48-49

Stedelijk Museum Bulletin no.2/3 2004, Amsterdam, pp.10-13; pp.46-47; pp.95-96

Was ist Kunst?, Du no.747, Juni 2004, Zurich (cover)

2003

Focus Photography, Flash Art no.233, November December, Milan, p.110

Torbjørn Rødland – Grave with a View, ed. Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo

Insert (Indiens), Multitudes, Revue Trimestrielle, no.111, Paris

2002

The Politics of Place, ed. BildMuseet Umeå, pp.68-71

View Finder, ed. Arnolfini, p.97

EV+A, heros + holies, ed. Gandon, pp.164-167

Interferenze, ed. m&m, Sienna

Beyond Paradise, ed. Moderna Museet, Stockholm, pp.54-55; p.12

The Breeder 5, ed. George Vamvakidis–Stahis Panagoulis, London, Winter 02

2001

Make me feel, eight statements from the Nordic region, ed. Art Athina, Athens, pp.44-49

Romantic Humor, Tema Celeste, no.84, March-April, Milan, pp.88-89

2000

Blue Meridian, Purple Number Six, Winter 2000 2001, Paris, pp.442-447

Bellevue – Landscape Photographs, Purple Books + Fiction inc., Paris/Tokyo, p.7; p.31; pp.53-55; p.74; pp.86-89

David Elliot, Torbjørn Rødland. Organising Freedom, ed. The Modern Museum, Stockholm, pp.122-125

Mika Hannula, Two Photos and a Microphone, Park, ed. Momentum–The Nordic Biennial, pp. 88-89

Elysian Fields, Purple Books + Centre Pompidou, Paris

Les années 90, ed. Anne Bony, Editions du Regard, Paris, p.89

Portraits: 16 Photographers, Purple Books, Paris, pp.54-57; pp.60-61

ZOO, Issue 5, April, London, pp.330-331

1999

Nothing Changes, Chapter Seven in Bent Aura, STOPSTOP Volume 2, Glasgow

Prada, Purple Number 4, Winter 99-00, Paris, pp.50-59

Juliana Engberg, Torbjørn Rødland in Signs of Life, ed. The Melbourne International Biennial, Melbourne

Torbjørn Rødland – Even Now, ed. Galleri Wang, Oslo

Devotion, Purple Number 3, Summer 1999, Paris, pp.348-355

1998

London, Purple Number Two, Winter 98 99, Paris, pp.106-113

Andrea Kroksnes, Nordic Nomads, White Columns, New York

Ina Blom, Low north, Nuit Blanche, Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Harald Szeemann, Strategy of Beauty, Beauty of Strategy , Arkipelag, ed. Stockholm – European Cultural Capital of 1998

Blue in Green, Purple Number One, Summer 1998, Paris

1997

Torbjørn Rødland, Telefoto, Hyperfoto nr. 3-4/97, Oslo, pp.10-15

Torbjørn Rødland, Sett fotografiet i arbeid!, Fotografi (s)om forskning, Norges forskningsråd, Oslo, pp.4-5

1996

Simon Grant, These Days. I am curious. Published by NUNSKU a.o. London

Jonas Ekeberg, Bittersweet, Artgenda 1996, Copenhagen

Torbjørn Rødland, Åpent brev om kropp og sex, Hyperfoto nr. 2/96, Oslo, pp.28-31

1995

Torbjørn Rødland, Den tapte naivitet, Hyperfoto nr. 1/95, Oslo, pp.50-59

1994

Torbjørn Rødland, Moderne engler, Hyperfoto nr. 2/94, Oslo, pp.32-37