Morten Andenæs

Morten Andenæs (b. 1979) lives and works in Oslo, Norway, and received his BFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York City. For more than a decade his concise, poetic imagery and literary texts on images and their place in the culture at large has made an impact on the Norwegian photography scene. Andenæs’ work investigates the role of images on how we view the world and ourselves, and his dense photographs of people, animals, landscapes and objects hint to our fantasies, longings and desires.

In addition to his numerous exhibitions over the past decade and a half, he has published two photobooks, Skyldfolk (2013) and We live in the house across the street (2021), a novel, Du, jeg, og Erik (2019) in addition to numerous articles and a book on contemporary photography. In 2019 he held his largest solo exhibition to date at Kunstnernes Hus, titled I remind me of you. Morten Andenæs’ work is represented in numerous public collections like The National Museum, Henie Onstad Art Centre and Oslo Municipality.

Selected works


Andenæs portrett2020
Photo: Morten Andenæs

Born 1979 in Oslo, Norway
Lives and works in Oslo

Artist’s homepage


1999 – 2002 The School of Visual Arts, New York, USA


2023 Rommet rundt stolen, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2021 Child smiled. Blank stares., Galleri Riis, Oslo
2020 I remind me of you, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen
2019 I remind me of you, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2016 on closing in, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2016 on closing in, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
2014 Green Apples / Blue sky. Paris Photo, in collaboration with Galleri Melk and Fotogalleriet
2014 The Stain, The Act, The Mask and The Fact, Galleri Melk, Oslo. With Ivan Galuzin
2013 enclosed circuit x, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
2013 enclosed circuit, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2012 Plumbing, Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen
2011 observance, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2009 Mutual Exclusion, MELK Galleri, Oslo
2009 Concessions, Galleri BOA, Oslo
2007 Greyscale, with Ola Ringdal, curated by Ida Kierulf and Tom Sandberg, Fotogalleriet, Oslo


2022 Market Art Fair, Liljevalchs konsthall, Stockholm
2020 New Visions, The Henie Onstad Triennial for Photography and New Media, Henie Onstad, Oslo
2018 Vårutstillingen, Morten Andenæs, Kaja Leijon, Solveig Lønseth, Ingrid Torvund, Fotogalleriet, Oslo
2017 Autumn Sweater, C-print journal, Stockholm, Sweden
2015 Contemporary Photography From North-West Europe, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy
2015 Update, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2014 Corrupted self, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
2014 Preview, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2013 1986-2013, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway
2012 Längtans Blomma Är Störst På Håll, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2012 Galleri Gann, Sandnes, Norway
2009 Latte in Watte, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2008 Østlandsutstillingen, Oslo, Norway / Lübeck, Germany


Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway
Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy
Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo
Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway
The Freedom of Speech Foundation, Litteraturhuset, Oslo
KORO (Public Art Norway) for Ministry of Defence, Akershus Fortress, Oslo
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
Oslo Kommune Kunstsamling, Oslo
Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway