Galleri Riis

Olav Christopher Jenssen

Norwegian artist Olav Christopher Jenssen (b.1954), lives and works in Berlin and Lya, Sweden, and is considered one of the most important artists from the Nordic countries. He has, in particular, been a significant contributor to the renewal of abstract painting, but also excels as a vital draughtsman and sculptor. Since 2007, he has held a professorship at the Academy of Art in Braunschweig. In recent years, Jenssen has made his mark with the exhibition "Panorama" which toured Scandinavian museums and Kiasma in Helsinki 2009-10, and the exhibition "Enigma" in Marta Herford 2012. A survey of recent work was shown in Saarlandmuseum Moderne Galerie, Saarbrücken 2014/15.

EDUCATION

  1. 1976 - 1979National Arts and Crafts School, Oslo, Norway
  2. 1980 - 1981National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  1. 2018Estragon, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany
  2. 2017The Expedition, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  3. 2016The Arborist, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  4. 2016Isotherme, Olav Christopher Jenssen in the Engebretsen Collection, Lillehammer Kunstmuseum, Norway
  5. 2016The Expedition, Kunsthall Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Svalbard
  6. 2016Colibri i Hardanger, Kunsthuset Kabuso, Øystese, Hardanger, Norway
  7. 2015Colibri, Galleri Riis, Stockholm, Sweden
  8. 2014Olav Christopher Jenssen, Saarlandmuseum Moderne Galerie, Saarbrücken, Germany
  9. 2013Journal - works on paper 1979-2012, Henie Onstad Art Center, Høvikodden, Norway
  10. 2013Panorama Second Generation / The Letharia Paintings, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  11. 2013Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromsø, Norway
  12. 2012Enigma, Marta Herford Museum, Germany
  13. 2012Panorama/Second Generation, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
  14. 2012The Letharia Paintings, Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm
  15. 2012The Protagonist, Varberg Konsthall, Sweden
  16. 2012Monogram, Galleri Ismene, Trondheim, Norway
  17. 2012The Living Room, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  18. 2012A Selection of Late Grenadine Paintings, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany
  19. 2011The Protagonist/New York Edition,Tracy Williams Ltd., New York
  20. 2010The Protagonist, Västerås Konstmuseum, Sweden
  21. 2010The Protagonist, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  22. 2009Panorama, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark
  23. 2008Zeitweise, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
  24. 2004Translation, Tracy Williams Ltd, New York
  25. 2003Time Paintings, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
  26. 2002Moderation - A Section from the Empty Drawing Room, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden
  27. 2000The Empty Drawing Room, Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany
  28. 2000Palindrome, Bergens Kunstforening, Norway
  29. 1997Vongole, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
  30. 1997Radio, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany
  31. 1997Biographie, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
  32. 1996Once, La Salle Blanche, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France
  33. 1994Drawings 1986-1993, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
  34. 1994Since We All Came from the Same Place, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  35. 1994Bilder 1990-1994, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
  36. 1992Neue Bilder, Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin
  37. 1992Lack of Memory, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
  38. 1992Bilder, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
  39. 1992Lack of Memory, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen
  40. 1990Nye malerier, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  41. 1989Pale Afternoons, Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden
  42. 1985Demoralisert Landskap, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  43. 1979Galleriet, Oslo

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  1. 2017Summer Days, Serlanchius Museum, Götsa, Sweden
  2. 2017Whither the Winds, Lunds konsthall, Lund, Sweden
  3. 2016Hemsworth / Jenssen / Tollens / Reed, Thomas Rehbein Galerie : Koeln, Cologne, Germany
  4. 2016Seeable/Sayable, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
  5. 2015Teoria del Duende, Centro Frederico Garcia Lorca, Granada, Spain
  6. 2015Siksi – The Nordic Miracle Revisited, Galleri F15, Moss, Norway
  7. 2014Taking a Line for a Walk, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
  8. 2014An Appetite for Painting. Contemporary painting 2000 – 2014, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
  9. 2013Channelled, Lund Konsthall, Lund, Sweden
  10. 2012Schöntrauer, E105, Berlin
  11. 2009Vorspiel/Nachspiel, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway
  12. 2008Drawing a Tension, Deutsche Bank/Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
  13. 2001Impulses: H.M. Queen Sonja's Private Collection, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo
  14. 1996Nuevas Abstracciones, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Palacio de Velázquez, Madrid, Spain
  15. 1995Das Abenteuer der Malerei, Kunstverein für Rheinlande, Düsseldorf and Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
  16. 1992Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany
  17. 1991Transparencia Azul, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
  • The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
  • Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Oslo, Norway
  • Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
  • Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavanger, Norway
  • Northern Norway Art Museum, Tromsø, Norway
  • Karin & Jules Schyls Donation, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
  • Malmö Museum, Sweden
  • Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden
  • Esbjerg Museum of Art, Denmark
  • Horsens Art Museum, Denmark
  • The Henna and Pertti Niemistö Art Foundation, Ars Fennica, Tavastehus Kunstmuseum, Finland
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
  • Berliner Bank Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany
  • Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
  • Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany
  • Kunsthalle Rostock, Germany
  • Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Germany
  • Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
  • Staatliche Museen Kassel – Neue Galerie, Germany
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France
  • Fonds National d´Art Contemporain, Puteaux, France
  • Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • City Bank Art Collection, New York, USA
  • British Museum, London, England
  • Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Bibliothèque Nationale, Département des Estampes, Paris, France
  • Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
  • FRAC Auvergne, France