Galleri Riis

Morten Andenæs

Morten Andenæs (b. 1979) received his artistic education at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and now lives and works in Oslo. During the last decade Andenæs has primarily worked with photography and text in order to tease out the role representation plays not only in describing the world, but in constituting it. In Andenæs' view, narratives pertaining to social identity, of inclusion and exclusion, of family ties and social bonds are seen to emanate from this rudimentary impulse to represent the world through language and images. In Andenæs' practice the photograph in all its myriad expressions, genres and uses is under scrutiny. As surfaces of fantasy and projection, of distance and proximity, his meticulous photographs are coupled with texts ranging from the fictitious and poetic to the theoretical, attesting to a continued engagement with the image as such and its place in his culture at large.

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  1. 1999 – 2002The School of Visual Arts, New York, USA


  1. 2021Child smiled. Blank stares., Galleri Riis, Oslo
  2. 2020I remind me of you, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen
  3. 2019I remind me of you, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
  4. 2016on closing in, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  5. 2016on closing in, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
  6. 2014Green Apples / Blue sky. Paris Photo, in collaboration with Galleri Melk and Fotogalleriet
  7. 2014The Stain, The Act, The Mask and The Fact, Galleri Melk, Oslo. With Ivan Galuzin
  8. 2013enclosed circuit x, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
  9. 2013enclosed circuit, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  10. 2012Plumbing, Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
  11. 2011observance, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  12. 2009Mutual Exclusion, MELK Galleri, Oslo
  13. 2009Concessions, Galleri BOA, Oslo
  14. 2007Greyscale, with Ola Ringdal, curated by Ida Kierulf and Tom Sandberg, Fotogalleriet, Oslo


  1. 2020New Visions, The Henie Onstad Triennial for Photography and New Media, Henie Onstad, Oslo
  2. 2018Vårutstillingen, Morten Andenæs, Kaja Leijon, Solveig Lønseth, Ingrid Torvund, Fotogalleriet, Oslo
  3. 2017Autumn Sweater, C-print journal, Stockholm, Sweden
  4. 2015Contemporary Photography From North-West Europe, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Italy
  5. 2015Update, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  6. 2014Corrupted self, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
  7. 2014Preview, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  8. 20131986-2013, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway
  9. 2012Längtans Blomma Är Störst På Håll, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  10. 2012Galleri Gann, Sandnes, Norway
  11. 2009Latte in Watte, Galleri Riis, Oslo
  12. 2008Østlandsutstillingen, 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