Born in Sydney in 1967 to Norwegian parents, Bjarne Melgaard was raised in Oslo, Norway, and currently lives and works in New York. Melgaard studied at the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts before moving to The Netherlands in 1991 to complete his studies, first at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam until 1992, then subsequently at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht from 1992 until 1993.
Since the beginning of his artistic career, Melgaard’s installations have focused on subversive themes, often taking inspiration from various provocative subcultures such as S&M and Heavy Metal music. Melgaard’s current practice, known for crossing disciplinary boundaries, is comprised largely of expressionistic drawings and paintings that frequently incorporate text and a wide array of multimedia components.
In 2000, Melgaard established himself as the “bad boy” of contemporary art with his first solo show in New York, in which he featured sculptures of apes engaged in explicit sexual acts. Since then, his works have become part of the permanent collections of major museums such as the MoMA in New York, the MOCA in Los Angeles, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain in Strasbourg and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, amongst others.
Bjarne Melgaard has participated in the Venice (2011), Lyon (2013) and Whitney (2014) Biennials. In 2013/2014 the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo opened an exhibition, curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran and Therese Möllenhoff, presenting works from the past 20 years and representing all periods of Melgaard's œuvre. In 2010, the same museum exhibited Jealous, Bjarne Melgaard’s first retrospective exhibition.
From January to April 2015 the Munch Museum Oslo in Norway presented the exhibition Melgaard + Munch - The end of it all has already happened.
Photo: © 2013 Johan Lindeberg
Bjarne Melgaard: Pain Poems and Other Drawings, Bohman-Knäpper, Stockholm.
Bjarne Melgaard, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin.
Bjarne Melgaard, Rod Bianco, Oslo.
The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment, Red Bull Arts New York, New York.
The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment (Bjarne + Bjørg Jewelry Collaboration New York Launch, Gavin Brown enterprise.
Bjarne Melgaard:New Work, Fineart, Oslo.
Blood, Stones and Certain Beasts/ Bjarne Melgaard and Bob Recine, Uncontaminated Art and Fashion Festival at Skur 13, Tjuvholmen, Oslo.
Psychopathological Notebook, Karma, New York, NY, USA.
Right Here, Right Now, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.
The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France.
Melgaard + Munch - The end of it all has already happened, Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway.
Bjarne Melgaard: Daddies Like You Don’t Grow On Palm Trees, Sammlung Friedrichshof, Zurndorf/Vienna, Austria.
Skulptur, Formuesforvaltning AS, Oslo, Norway.
This is what I do to make money, Galleri Fineart, Oslo, Norway.
Puppy Orgy Acid Party, Galerie Forsblom, Oslo, Norway.
Bitter Angel, Faurschou Foundation, Beijing, China.
Bjarne Melgaard: Selected Works From The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
Bjarne Melgaard, Studio Hugo Opdal (in collaboration with Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo), Flø, Norway
Bjarne Melgaard in the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway
Bjarne Melgaard: Ignorant Transparencies, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, USA
Frieze New York, (Gavin Brown’s Enterprise), New York, USA
The Armory Show 2013, (Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo), New York, USA
Bjarne Melgaard New Drawings and Prints, Fineart, Oslo, Norway
A New Novel by Bjarne Melgaard, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, USA
Bjarne Melgaard: A house to die in, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK
Bjarne Melgaard: No More Chinotto Forever, Again..., Karma, New York, USA
Bjarne Melgaard, GaleriArtist, Istanbul, Turkey
Baton Sinister, Venezia-Installasjonen, Hauger Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsburg, Norway
Armory Focus: The Nordic Countries, The Armory Show 2012 (Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin; Greene Naftali Gallery, New York; and Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna), New York, USA
Laying the Ghost (Bjarne Melgaard & Sverre Bjernaeus), Rod Bianco, Oslo, Norway
Climate Confusion Assistance (Bjarne Melgaard & Sverre Bjernaeus), Galleri K, Oslo, Norway
Bjarne Melgaard, Karma, New York, USA
The Night Within Us, Galerie Guido W. Baudach (Charlottenburg), Berlin, Germany
Baton Sinister, La Biennale Di Venezia, 54th International Art Exhibition, Palazzo Contarini Corfu, Venice, Italy
Bjarne Melgaard: The Sadistic Skater – Part II, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Bjarne Melgaard: The Sadistic Skater – Part I, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Bjarne Melgaard, Studio Hugo Opdal, Flø, Norway
Inside Patricia, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
Bjarne Melgaard: Silkscreens, Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo, Norway
Neon Angel, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Bjarne Melgaard/Rod Bianco “Super Normal“, de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bjarne Melgaard, Rod Bianco, Oslo, Norway
The Synthetic Slut: A Novel By Bjarne Melgaard, Greene Naftali, New York, USA
Bjarne Melgaard – Jealous, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway
Bjarne Melgaard – Jealous (a mid-career retrospective exhibition), Astrup Fernley Museum, Oslo, Norway
Bjarne Melgaard: Chickenhawk, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Miss Bjarne Melgaard, A Kidwhore In Manhattan – A Novel, Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
Art Brussels (Galerie Krinzinger and Galleri Faurschou), Joint booth solo exhibition, Brussels, Belgium
Greenland, Green Naftali, New York, USA
Bjarne Melgaard, Galerie Senda, Barcelona, Spain
Mommy’s Boy and Daddy’s Girl, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
The Glamour Chase, Galleri Furschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bjarne Melgaard, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
A Weekend of Painting: A Novel by Les Super, Leo Koenig, Inc., New York, USA
Les Super, Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
Minipigs in Space, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Not a Painting Show, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Life is a Lonely Buffalo, Niels Borch Jensen Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Hello, Maybe (Book, Stage Set and Flags in collaboration with Halvor Bodin), Haugar Museum of Art, Tønsburg, Norway
Fin de Copenhague, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bjarne Melgaard, Galleria Senda, Barcelona, Spain
Jasmin La Nuit, The Horse Hospital, London, United Kingdom
Part 1: Chihuahua Hunger All Words Destroy, Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany
A Concept of Rape, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York, USA
Bjarne Melgaard, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
The End of the Professional Teenager, Pollack Fine Art at Sketch, London, United Kingdom
Skam, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway
Beginnings, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Nothing Special, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
Interface to God, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Black Low: The Punk Movement Was Just Hippies with Short Hair, MARTa Herford Museum, Hannover, Germany
Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
Kill Me Before I do it Myself, Galleria Laura Pecci, Milan, Italy
Bjarne Melgaard, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
The Mutilation of the Apes, New York, Alleged Gallery, New York, USA
New Works, Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Sweden
The Myth Of A Young Washingmachine, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
The Only Weapon You Have In A Society Like This Is A Clear Mind..., Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
Victor Boullet featuring Bjarne Melgaard, Hot Rod Tea Room, Oslo, Norway
The Conquest of Islam, Art Basel/Statements (Galleri Riis, Oslo), Basel, Switerland
Bjarne Melgaard: Everything American Is Evil, the Return To Constantiople, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Bjarne Melgaard’s More Pricks than Kicks, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Up Late, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
Bjarne Melgaard: Free From Content, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
New Love, Old Paint (Dedicated to Margaux Hemingway), Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
Confessions of a Recovering Minimalist, Bjarne Melgaard – Guillaume Bijl, Galleri c/o Alte Gerhardsen, Oslo, Norway
Divided States of America, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, New York.
Painters' Painters, Saatchi Gallery, London.
Expanding Frontiers: La Fondation Hippocrène Invite La Kaviar Factory, La Fondation Hippocrène, Paris.
Baby I'm a Star, Romeo, New York.
Golden Eggs, Team Gallery, New York.
The Present in Drag, Ninth Berlin Biennale, Berlin.
Some Gallerist's, M/L Artspace at the Duck, Berlin.
The Avant-Garde Won't Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles.
He Put a Hot Fish in Her Navel, EMBAJADA, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Summer Exhibition, Skarstedt, London.
A Walk, Tripoli Gallery, East Hampton, New York.
Intimate Paintings, Half Gallery, New York.
What's Wrong with We, Martos Gallery, Los Angeles.
Alex Da Corte:Die Hexe, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York.
Call and Response, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York.
Early Man, The Hole, New York.
Amerika, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach.
Speak Through Art, Kaviar Factory, Henninsvaer, Lofoten, Norway
In The Bedroom, M/L Artpace, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, USA
9 Artists, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambrige, Massachusetts, USA
Depression, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2014 Whitney Biennale, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, USA
DISown – Not For Everyone, Red Bull Studios, New York, USA
The Drawing Room, Magasin 3 Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Empire State – Art from New York, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin/Paris, France
JULEUTSTILLINGEN, Galleri Dobloug, Oslo, Norway
9 Artists, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
12th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France
PANORAMA, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Momentum, The 7th Nordic Biennial for Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway
Munch by Others, Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, Norway
DSM-V at the Future Moynihan Station, New York, USA
Empire State – Art from New York, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
Norsk 90 Tall, Kaare Berntsen, Oslo, Norway
Chicken or Beef?, The Hole, New York, USA
Looking Back: The White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York, USA
New Arrivals, Kaare Berntsen, Oslo, Norway
Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan and White Columns, New York, USA
Context Message, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, USA
Undetectable, Visual AIDS at La MaMa Galleria, New York, USA
Drawings, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Face/OFF, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin, Germany
DRAWINGS, Rod Bianco, Oslo, Norway
Moment: Ynglingagatan 1, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
JUEUTSTILLINGEN, Galleri Dobloug, Oslo, Norway
Grisaille, Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, USA
The Social Failure, Maccarone, New York, USA
After Shelley Duvall ’72, Maccarone, New York, USA
Scandinavian Rhapsody/Scandinavian Artists, Galerie Proarta, Zürich, Switzerland
Absolute Installation, Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arkitektur og Design, Oslo, Norway
Group Show, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Sweat, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
Forced Exposure, Team Gallery, New York, USA
Norse Soul: the legacy of Edvard Munch, social demorcracy, old myths, anarchy and death longings, Katzen Art Center, American University, Washington DC, USA
DAMASCUS, Rod Bianco, Oslo, Norway
Latte in Watte, Gallery Riis, Oslo, Norway
Sketches in Heaven and Hell, Trafo Kunsthall, Asker, Norway
Two Shows: Peeps/Pisoletto, The Amie & Tony James Gallery, The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, New York, USA
REALISME/REALISMER, Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway
Nachspiel/Vorspiel, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway
Edvard Munch: Tribute And Inspiration, Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
Works on Paper by Gallery Artists and Ricci Albenda, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA
Works on Paper, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
Jekyll Island, Honour Fraser, Los Angeles, USA
Accrochage, Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
That’s the Way It Is, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
Euro-Centric, Part 1: New European Art from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
Off The Wall, Patricia Low Contemporary at RENTAL, New York, USA
Fall Exhibition, Kaare Berntsen, Oslo, Norway
25 Jahre Galerie Crone – Jubiläumsausstellung, Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany
Destroy Athens: 1st Athens Biennale 2007, Athens, Greece
Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA
The Socerer’s Apprentice: Late Picasso & Contemporary Painters, Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hardcore. Drawing, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
ROCK ‚N‘ ROLL Volume I, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
Daydreams and Nightmares, Works from the Collection of Tor Juul, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
Aggression of Beauty II, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany
Spring Exhibition, Kaare Berntsen, Oslo, Norway
7011 Vestfossen, ARENA Vestfossen, Vestfossen, Norway
Gallery Swap (Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin and Hotel, London), Hotel, London, United Kingdom
Bjarne Melgaard, Sven’t Jolle, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Erik Van Lieshout, Angel Vergara, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Marie-Louise Ekman/Bjarne Melgaard, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden
Helter/Helter, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Reflections, Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
After Munch: Norweigian Contemporary Art, Pollock Fine Art, Londonm United Kingdom
Papier, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
ROM for ROM – International Art, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway
Goetz meets Falckenberg, Sammlung Falckenberg/Phoneix Kulturstiftung, Hamburg, Germany
Superstars: The Celebrity Factor. From Warhol to Madonna, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
With Us against reality, or against us, Galleri S.E, Bergen, Norway
The Horse Hospital, London, United Kingdom
30 Years – 30 Artists, Galleri Dobloug, Oslo, Norway
Bjarne Melgaard, Galeria SENDA, Barcelona, Spain
Central Station, The Harald Falckenberg Collection, la maison rouge, Paris, France
Diaries and Dreams, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim, Germany
Fall Show, Galleri Tonne, Oslo, Norway
Norwegian and International Art, Galleri Tonne, Oslon, Norway
The Black Album, Rock e dintorni, Antonio Colombo Arte Contempranea, Milan, Italy
BODY from Munch to Melgaard, Kisefos-Museet, Jevnaker, Norway
The Netherlands: Secrets from the 90’s, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Playlist, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Scream: 10 artists x 10 writers x 10 scary movies, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA
In a Norwegian Wood. Norwegian Art of the Last Decade, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Expressive Nordic Painting, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
TABOO! The Art of Exotica Entertainment, Galerie Roger Pailhas, Marseille, France
Tirol Transfer, Austrian Cultural Forum, Warsaw, Poland
Twilight, Gimpel Fils, London, United Kingdom
De bortbjudna – Malmö Art Museum, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden
Summer Exhibition, Galleri Tonne West, Oslo, Norway
Summer Exhibition, Galleri Tonne, Oslo, Norway
Models & Mavericks: Exceptional positions in the collection contemporary art, Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
The Painting never dries... Reflections over paintings in the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Phantom of Desire, Visions of Masochism in Art, Neue Falerie Graz, Graz, Austria
Bjarne Melgaard, Sven’t Jolle, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Erik Van Lieshout, Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Accrocharge, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
Moderna Museet c/o BAC, Baltic Art Center, Visby, Sweden
M_ARS: ART AND WAR, Neue Galerie Graz, Graz, Austria
Tra Est e Ovest, Gas Art Gallery, Turin, Italy
Black Low // The Punk Movement Was Just Hippies With Short Hair, MARTa Herford Museum, Herford, Germany
Hommage an Rudolf Schwarzkogler, an exhibtion to mark the 30th anniversairy of Galerie Krinzinger, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Extension: Works from the Collection, Magasin 3 Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Det Lille Galleri, Nasjonalmuseet – Nettverk Galleri, Oslo, Norway
New Heimat, Frankfurter Kunsterein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Sharing Exoticisms, 5th Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
PHONEIX ART 2001: Arbeiten aus der Sammlung Gunlach, Lafrenz und Falckenberg, Sammlung Falckenberg/Phoneix Kulturstiftung, Hamburg, Germany
Civil Disobedience, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hannover, Germany
Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain
Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Organizing Freedom: Nordic Art in the 1990’s, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Organizing Freedom: Nordic Art in the 1990’s, Modern Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
The myth of a young washing machine, Oslo Museum of Contempoary Art Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
Momentum: Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway
Zeitwenden: Rückblick und Ausblick, Kunstmseum, Bonn, Germany
Cowboys Who Are Poets Know It (guest starring Raoul Bernard St Summierre and Rod Bo bel / An Exhibition of Drawings, Galerie Annette De Deyser, Antwerp, Belgium
Moon over Islam, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K), Gent, Belgium
Umfeld, Umwelt, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Mainfesta II, European Biennale of Contemporary Art, Luxemburg, Luxemburg
Reinterpretation of Crystal Meth II, XXIV Biennale de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil
White Nights, CODE, Bergen, Norway
Softcore (Arkipelag Festival), National Historial Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
De Rode Poort (The Red Gate), S.M.A.K (Museum of Contemporary Art), Gent, Belgium
JULEUTSTILLINGEN, Galleri Dobloug, Oslo, Norway
Dixi: a presentation of 34 emerging Norwegian artists, Oslo, Norway
The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment, ready-to-wear fashion collection, spring-summer 2015, designed by Bjarne Melgaard, art direction and production by Babak Radboy, design direction by Gerlan Marcel
Bjarne Melgaard for Spike No. 39 – Housewife, poster (signed edition of 25), supported by Galerie Krinzinger
Brice Dellsperger BODY DOUBLE, Red Bull Studios, New York, March 29, 2014; selection of work by Brice Dellsperger presented by Bjarne Melgaard and DIS Magazine
Russian Kiss – The Project, Idea/concept: Annie & Bjarne Melgaard, Art Director: Bjarne Melgaard, Curator/Project Manager: Nicholas Mollerhaug
Russian Kiss – The Short Movie, Release date: February 7, 2014; Director: Richard Kern, Production: DT Films
Russian Kiss – The Soundtrack, Release date: February 7, 2014; Melody: Annie, Lyrics: Annie & Richard X, Production: Richard X, Additional Vocals: Bjarne Melgaard & Andy Baumecker, Label: Totally Records
Dans Ma Chambre, featuring works by 137AC, New York; curated by Bjarne Melgaard in collaboration with Annatina Miescher
Venus Over Manhattan, New York; Gang Bust, William Copley and Big Fat Black Cock, Inc., curated by Bjarne Melgaard
Document No. 2, The Pleasure of Being Unwanted, cover art and feature, Spring 2013, photographs by Cedric Buchet with Fashion Editor Sabina Schreder
White Columns, New York; Sverre Bjertnes: If you really loved me you would be able to admit that you’re ashamed of me, A Projective Identification by Bjarne Melgaard
Wallpaper, December 2012, Limited Edition cover
DnB NOR Bank Headquarters, Oslo, public commission for the lobby of the DnB NOR’s new headquarters building. The commission also includes an animation video and the design and branding for the DnB NOR credit cards issued worldwide.
Ramiken Crucibe, New York, IDEAL POLE: A Repetition Compulsion By Bjarne Melgaard, Part One: Undoing (what has been done): Tigers by the Pool; Part Two: All Words Destroy; Part Three: Guy Bourdin, Styled to Death
Studio Collaboration with patients of Annatina Meischer, Bjarne Melgaard Studio, Brooklyn; Bjarne Melgaard collaborated in a studio progam with Dr. Annatina Meischer for a diverse group of her artist patients who are emotionally, mentally and/or physcially challenged or in long-term recovery from substance abuse.
Maccarone, New York; The Social Failure, curated by Bjarne Melgaard
Maccarone, New York; After Shelley Duvall ’72, curated by Bjarne Melgaard
La Biennale Di Venezia, 54th International Art Exhibition, Venice; Beyond Death: Viral Discontents And Contemporary Notions About AIDS. Guest Professor for the Graduate Program of Visual Arts at the Faculty of Design and Arts, Università IUAV di Venezia.
Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm; Don Juan in the Village, curated by Bjarne Melgaard
Greene Naftali Gallery, New York; Gay Zoo, video in collaboration with Halvor Bodin
Leo Koenig, Inc., New York; You Always Move In Reverse, curated Bjarne Melgaard
Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin; My Catalan Whore: A Novel by Bjarne Melgaard, released in connection with the exhibition Les Super at Galerie Guido W. Baudach. ISBN 978-3-00-019282-1
Goodbye to Love, Directed by Babak Radboy, Duration: 0:08:51
Dogs are the Best (Poodle Video), Directed by Babak Radboy, Duration: 0:06:59
Liberation (Flag Video), Directed by Babak Radboy, Duration: 0:02:21
Unititled (Smartphone Video), Directed by Babak Radboy, Duration: 0:04:01
Lucy, A Film by David Oramas and Bjarne Melgaard, Duration: 0:04:05
Crystal, A Film by David Oramas and Bjarne Melgaard, Duration: 0:03:08
Untitled (Whitney Biennial), A Film By Bjarne Melgaard, directed by Sebastian Mlynarski, prouduced by Adam Dugas, Duration 0:11:45
Pepto Abysmal, produced and directed by Gabe Bartalos for Bjarne Melgaard, Duration 0:06:23
The awakening and consumption of Heidi Fleiss as she talks to a brioche named Austin, A film by Bjarne Melgaard, produced and directed by Johannes Worsøe Berg, Duration 0:09:44
If you really loved me you would be able to admit that you’re ashamed of me , A film by Bjarne Melgaard and Sverre Bjertnes, directed by Micah Perta and Ana Sanchez, Duration 0:07:16
Antwerp, written by Bjarne Melgaard, produced and directed by Gabe Bartalos/Atlantic West Effects, Duration 0:04:50
After Shelley Duval ’72 (Frogs on the High Line), directed by Sebastian Mlynarski, Duration 1:09:35
Untitled (Bjarne Melgaard Interviews Leo Bersani), directed by Sebastian Mlynarski, Duration 0:98:19
Untitled (Kelley Walker), Duration 0:10:10
All Gym Queens Deserve to Die, Duration 0:33:30
Artist In Search Of God Within His Own Limitations
Untitled, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, shown in connection with Bjarne Melgaard, curated by Bart De Baere
Color Pulse, Bjarne Melgaard, Muse, Art in America, November 2012, pp.76-77
A New Novel, Bjarne Melgaard, Oslo: Aschehoug & Co, Autumn 2012, First Edition, English
Alarma! Boyfriends: A Story by Bjarne, Bjarne Melgaard, New York: Karma, January 2012, English
The Synthetic Slut, A Novel, 2010, English
Harry Bleak, A Novel by Rod Bianco, 2010, English
Jealous. A Novel by Bjarne Melgaard, New York: 2030, Oslo: Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, 2010, English
The Best of Nothing, A Novel, 2009, English
Mr. Flower, A Novel in Five Parts, 2009, English
Greenland. A Novel, 2008, English
Recovery, A Novel, 2008, English
Miss Bjarne Melgaard: A Kidwhore in Manhattan, A Novel, Germany: Galerie Guido W. Baudach, 2008
Daddy, a novel, 2007, English
Gstaad Life, a novel, 2007, English
My Catalan Whore, a novel, 2006, English
The Only Weapon You Have In A Society Like This Is A Clear Mind..., Bjarne Melgaard, Oslo: Galleri Riis, 2000, pp.192, English, Limited Edition of 1000
Casanova in the South Pacific, a novel, Sydney: South Pacific Publishing Company, 1995, English
CATALOGUES, ESSAYS & INTERVIEWS
The Art Album: Exploring the Connection Between Hip-hop Music and Visual Art, interviews by Danny Simmons and Russel Simmons, Dawud Knuckles, Art on Dekz, 2013
Sverre Bjertnes: If you really loved me you would be able to admit that you’re ashamed of me. A Projective Identification by Bjarne Melgaard, afterword by Matthew Higgs, New York: White Columns, 2013, Edition of 1000
Bjarne Melgaard A House to Die In, Essay, “Houses to Die In„, Ina Bloom, London: The Institute of Contemporary Arts, 2012
Baton Sinister, Essay by Alissa Bennet, Tønsberg: Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, 2012
Alissa Bennett Laying The Ghost, Sverre Bjarne, Climate Confusion Assistance, Essay by Alissa Bennett, Oslo: Galleri K and Rod Bianco Gallery, February 2012
Grisaille, Alison Gingeras, Luxembourg & Dayan, London and New York, 2012
--05, --On my gravestone it’s gonna say: I am never coming back, Bjarne Melgaard & The Institute of Social Hypocrisy, Lauren Monchar, 2011, Edition of 1000
Rod Bianco, Bjarne Melgaard & Ann Demester, Appel Arts Centre, 2010, English
Bjarne Melgaard: Jealous, Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hanne Beate Ueland and Grete Arbu, Oslo: Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, 2010
SKAM: Bjarne Melgaard, Bjarne Melgaard, Festspill ut Utstilling, Bergen Kunsthall, 2003
Societé Anonyme, Bjarne Melgaard & Halvor Bodin, Kiel: Kunsthalle zu Kiel, 2002
Black Low, Bjarne Melgaard, Herford: MARTa Herford Museum, 2002
Public and private collections
Collection S.M.A.K, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent
KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Musée de Strasbourg, Strasbourg
MARTa Herford Museum, Herford
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo
Billedgalleri, Norwegian Art Council, Oslo
Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg
Malmö Konstmuseum, Bergen
Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo
Munch Museum, Oslo
The National Gallery, Oslo
National Museum, Oslo
Sparebankstiftelsen DNB NOR, Oslo
Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Saatchi Gallery Collection, London
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Rubell Family Collection, Miami