Algus Greenspon

Torbjørn Rødland

Torbjørn Rødland

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




National College of Art and Design, Bergen, Norway


Rogakand University Centre, Cultural Studies, Stavanger, Norway


Forthcoming Exhibitions


Torbjørn Rødland, Algus Greenspon, New York


Solo Exhibitions


Sasquatch Century, Henie-Onstad (catalogue), Oslo, Norway

The Face I Found I Will Find Again, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway


The Yellow Shell, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway


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


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


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


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


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


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


Heads, Hands, Liquids, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, California

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


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


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


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


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


Black, Ars Futura, Zurich, Switzerland


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


Joy inside my Tears, Air de Paris, Paris, France

Even Now, Galleri Wang, Oslo, Norway


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


Norrtalje Konsthall, Norrtalje, Sweden


Galleri Wang, Oslo, Norway


Group Exhibitions


The Body Issue, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, California


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Nor-A-Way, Stadtgalerie im Kulturviertel Sophienhof, Kiel, Germany

Alikeness, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne; Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Canberra, Australia


i am curious: These Days, Cubitt Gallery, London, England

Straight from the heart, Valokuvagalleria Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland


Call of the Wild, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland




David Ebony, Torbjørn Rødland, Art in America, Jan 14

Lucas Blalock, Folding the Periphery, Mousse 42, Feb-Mar 2014, pp.118-119, Milan

Arthur Ou, Touchy Feely, Osmos 3, pp.24-31, New York


Keith J. Varadi, The New Image: Torbjørn Rødland at Algus Greenspon, Artcritical, Oct 10

Francesca Gavin, Torbjørn Rødland. Corpse Paint, Americana and the Spiritual Longing of Hairless Apes, Dazed Digital, January

Paul Daunais, Torbjørn Rødland at Algus Greenspon, Dis, October

Christine Antaya, Torbjørn Rødland, Frieze, February

Lisa Alexandrine Bernhoft-Sjødin, Insert Yourself, KUNSTforum, Oct 15


Christian Storm, Visiting the Art Exhibits in Torbjørn Rødland’s Dreams, VICE Beta/, 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


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


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


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


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:

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


Selected Publications


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


Torbjørn Rødland – White Planet Black Heart, SteidlMack, Göttingen

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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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