Fredrik Værslev

Born Moss, Norway, 1979
Lives and works in Drøbak, Norway

Solo Exhibitions

2018

  1. Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

2017

  1. Merman, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY 

2016

  1. Home is where my art is, Gió Marconi, Milan, Italy 
  2. La Constance du Jardinier, Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark 
  3. Le Consortium, Dijon, France
  4. All Around Amateur, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

2015

  1. Nobody's Chant, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, Norway
  2. Inner Beauty, Museo Marino Marini, Firenze, Italy
  3. Querelle of Brest, CAC - Passerelle, Brest, France
  4. The Constant Gardener, CNEAI, Chatou, France

2014

  1. A Shore Thing, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  2. It Girl, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
  3. East Bound and Down, The Power Station, Dallas, TX
  4. Luminar Cité, Lisbon, Portugal

2013

  1. Groundhog Day, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  2. Choppy Times, Gió Marconi, Milano, Italy
  3. The World Is Your Oyster, Circus, Berlin, Germany
  4. Drøbak, Drøbak Kunstforening, Drøbak, Norway

2012

  1. Lanterne rouge, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, Norway
  2. Sunny side up!, Indipendenza Studio, Rome, Italy
  3. That came out a little country, Front Desk Apparatus, New York, NY
  4. Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden

2011

  1. TORO, Tomorrow Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  2. LISTE 16, Johan Berggren Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
  3. The Secrets of Aging Well, CIRCUS Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  4. I'm gonna keep a happy thought and assume this is just a negotiation tactic, curated by Eivind Furnesvik, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, Norway

2010

  1. Panels and Patios, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
  2. Swap Paintings # 3 vs. Anne Britt Værslev (6 ROOFTOPS 4 FRANKFURT), ECONOMY, Frankfurt, Germany MFA-Exhibition, KHM, Malmö, Sweden
  3. Ideal Setting for Per-Oskar Leu’s If You Can Remember It, You Weren’t Really There (2006), Galleri Ping Pong, Malmö

2009

  1. Swap Paintings # 4 vs. Anne Britt Værslev (Venice Match), Studio, Venice, Italy
  2. Shelf Paintings (Pottery in October) (decorations by Dan Rees), STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, Norway
  3. (Her bor Ann-Kristin og Andreas), door I-3, Frankfurt, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

  1. National Art School Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  2. Ramiken Crucible, New York
  3. The Promise, Index– The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden
  4. How It's Made, curated by Matt Williams, Carl Kostyal, Stockholm, Sweden

2016

  1. He is left handed and walks with a cane, Galleri Riis, Stockholm, Sweden
  2. CHER(E)S AMI(E)S (DEAR FRIENDS), Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2015

  1. NN-A NN-A NN-A, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
  2. Shelf paintings, Fredrik Værslev & Veit Laurent Kurz, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
  3. Madhat Kakei's Abstract Cabinett, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
  4. The World is Made of Stories, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
  5. For Real, curated by Anne Pontegnie, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris, France
  6. YES WE'RE OPEN, Gio Marconi, Milano, Italy
  7. Gavin Browns Enterprise, New York

2014

  1. Lé Almanach -14, Lé Consortium, Dijon, France
  2. Second View, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
  3. Tegnebiennalen, Oslo, curated by Oslo Kunsthall
  4. Galerie Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, Germany

2013

  1. Backa in i framtiden, Lunds Konsthall, Lund
  2. Sea Salt and Cross Passes, curated by Eivind Furnesvik The Modern Institute, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  3. Nicolas Ceccaldi & Fredrik Værslev, Billedrommet, Tønsberg (two-person with Nicolas Ceccaldi) Flex-Sil Reloaded, Kunsthalle St.Gallen
  4. Awaiting Immanence, curated by Peter J. Amdam, Isbrytaren, Stockholm, Sweden
  5. Lies About Painting, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden

2012

  1. Rubbish, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö (two-person with Ståle Vold)
  2. Oscar knows Gardar. Gardar knows Matias. Matias knows Fredrik. Fredrik sort of knows Gardar. Gardar knows Marius. And that Gardar knows Matias we already know. But Matias also knows Anders, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, Norway
  3. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  4. Drøbak Kunstforening, Drøbak, Norway
  5. Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, curated by Friederike Nymphius
  6. Collaborations & Interventions, curated by Friederike Nymphius, Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
  7. I think and that is all I am, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011

  1. Priority Moments, curated by Nicky Verber, Herald St, London, United Kingdom
  2. The Confidence-man, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany
  3. Le Printemps de Septembre, curated by Anne Pontégnie, Toulouse, France 
  4. PANG AEA. SUPERKONTINENT, curated by Tiril Hasselknippe, Inter Arts Centre (IAC), Malmö
  5. Art Los Angeles Contemporary, STANDARD (OSLO), Los Angeles, CA

2010

  1. SPÅR - Konstmuseets nyförvärv, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden When do you see yourself in ten years?, curated by Eivind Furnesvik, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, Norway
  2. 2000 LIillestrøm, curated by Geir Haraldseth, Akerhus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm, Norway
  3. LISTE 15 (with Johan Berggren Gallery), Basel, Switzerland
  4. Inter Arts Centre (IAC), curated by Gertrud Sandqvist, Malmö, Sweden
  5. Zak Kitnick / Fredrik Værslev, curated by Geir Haraldseth, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
  6. Ideal Setting for Per-Oskar Leu's "If you can remember it you weren't really there", 2006, Galleri Ping Pong, Malmö, Sweden

2009

  1. Heinzberger, Leu, Munro and Værslon Guyton, Parisa Kind Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
  2. Local - Meat is my veg, The Caribic Residency, Hamburg, Germany First
  3. View, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
  4. IRST VIEW - in 2 parts, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
  5. What is not but could be if (Part 2), Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt a.M, Germany
  6. Snowball Editions, Calendar 2009, Oslo, Norway
  7. On MODERN LIVING, Yearly Exhibition, Malmö Art Academy, Malmö, Sweden Fredrik, Charlotte & Leif for Johan Berggren, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
  8. RUNDGANG, Staedelschule, Frankfurt, Germany

2008

  1. Sink the Boat Before it Sails, BASIS, Frankfurt, Germany
  2. At, By, For, Around the House, Koh-I-Noor, Copenhagen, Denmark
  3. At, By, For, Around the House, curated by Ivo André Bras & Israel Guarda, Hospital Julio de Matos, Lisbon, Portugal
  4. Botnik Space-Off, Botnik Studios, Gerleborg, Sweden
  5. PhiIosopher in I AM A MAN, Parade with Arto Lindsay, Portikus, MMK and the Staedelschule, Frankfurt, Germany

2007

  1. Crosskick / Platform #4 (curated by Dr.Martin Engler & Stefan Berg), Hannover Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany
  2. A Day in the Sun, Botnik Studios, Gerleborg, Sweden Oslo – Malmö, curated by Gertrud Sandqvist & Per Maning, Galleri 21:24 & 21:25, Oslo, Norway

2006

  1. Malmö – Oslo, curated by Gertrud Sandqvist & Per Maning, Galleri PEEP, Malmö, Sweden Skandinavian Spastic, Sjokoladefabrikken, Oslo, Norway

Curated Exhibitions and Projects

2014

  1. Paperwork, Landings, Vestfossen

2013

  1. Get Out of Town, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö

2012

  1. Rony Chandra, works on paper, curated by Fredrik Værslev, Landings / 1, Vestfossen

2011

  1. Something Old Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, curated by Fredrik Værslev for Landings, Kornhaüschen, Aschaffenburg e.V.


2010

  1. Small size, medium, big, curated by Fredrik Værslev and Per Christian Brath, Landings / 3, Vestfossen
  2. Something Old Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, curated by Fredrik Værslev for Landings ECONOMY, London, United Kingdom

2009

  1. Ceccaldi / Holen / Leu, curated by Fredrik Værslev, Landings / 1, / 2 & / 3, Vestfossen


2008

  1. Ståle Vold, 20 years in conversation with Duchamp, Johns, Ryman and more, curated by Fredrik Værslev, Landings / 1, Vestfossen

Publications

2016

  1. The Constant Gardener, Hatje Cantz
  2. Fredrik Værslev: All Around Amateur, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Sternberg Press, Berlin, Le Consortium, Dijon

2015

  1. Fredrik Værslev: Reality Bites, Mousse Publishing, Milan
  2. East Bound and Down, The Power Station, Dallas

2014

  1. Fredrik Værslev: It Girl. Null & Void Publishers

2013

  1. Fredrik Værslev, Mousse Publishing

2012

  1. Fredrik Værslev: The rich man's breakfast, the shopkeeper's lunch, the poor man's supper. STANDARD (BOOKS)

2009

  1. Younger Than Jesus - Artist Directory, PHAIDON

2008

  1. At, By, For, Around the House, (IP)

Bibliography

2016

  1. "Stimulating Teamwork." Texte Zur Kunste, September 2016, pp 219-221


2015

  1. Fredrik Værslev: Querelle of Brest, Giovanni Carmine. MOUSSE Magazine, April 2015, pp 244-247

2014

  1. Troncy, Eric. Interview. Frog Magazine, September

2013

  1. Andersson, Axel. berlinartlink.com

2012

  1. Gabrielsen, Stian. “Gulvet i Maleriet.” Norsk Kunstårbok
  2. D´Aurzio, Michele. Kaleidoscope
  3. Pahle Bjerke, Mona. Standardoppskrift, NRK
  4. Maleri mellom kunst og hverdag, Kjetil Roed, Aftenposten, August 25 Markisemalerier, Erlend Hammer. Dagbladet, September 5
  5. Værslevs metode, Ingvild Krogvig, Morgenbladet 34, September 21

2011

  1. Beeson, John. “Fredrik Værslev at Circus, Berlin.” Frieze Online Magazine, May 25
  2. Hewitt, Simon. ANNUAL
  3. Rosales, Esperanza. “Finishing Touches.” MOUSSE Magazine nr. 28, April-May

2010

  1. Horvei, Maria. “NY Standard.” SMUG, Novemner 29
  2. Skylstad, Kristian. “Fredrik Værslev kommer aldri til å få barn.” kunstkritikk.no October 26
  3. Narvehed, Lotta. “Ideal Settings.” METRO, November 2
  4. Historeförankring, Carolina Söderholm, Sydsvenskan, November 2
  5. Sticken, schleifen, sägen, Christoph Schütte, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,

2009

  1. Younger Than Jesus - Artist Directory, PHAIDON
  2. Olsson, Tommy. “Kveldskurs gone wrong.”Morgenbladet. 23.10.2009
  3. Artig radbrekking av gamle helter. Øivind Storm Bjerke. Klassekampen, October 14
  4. Værslev, Klassekampen, June 7

2008

  1. Opp fra kjelleren, Lars Elton, VG. July 26
  2. At, By, For, Around the House, (IP)

Public Collections

  1. Astrup Fearnley, Oslo, Norway
  2. Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
  3. Le Consortium, Dijon, France
  4. Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
  5. Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
  6. Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo, Norway

Grants

2011

  1. International Support, OCA - Office for Contemporary Art, Norway

2010

  1. Three-year working grant, Norsk Kulturråd

2009

  1. International Support, OCA - Office for Contemporary Art, Norway

Other

  1. Director and founder of Landings Project Space, Vestfossen, Norway
  2. Landings Journal and Landings Editions