Fredrik Værslev

selected works | exhibitions | texts | biography
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Born 1979 in Drøbak, Norway
Lives and works in Oslo and Vestfossen, Norway

2005-10 Malmö Art Academy, Malmö
2008-09 Staatliche Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste, Stadelschule, Frankfurt/M
2003-04 NISS, Fine Art Department, Oslo
2001-03 Einar Granum School of Art, Oslo


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
Standard (Oslo), Oslo
Museo Marino Marini, Firenze
Giò Marconi, Milano
CAC – Passerelle, Brest

2014
Andrew Kreps, New York (forthcoming)
It Girl, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö (forthcoming)
East Bound and Down, The Power Station, Dallas
Luminar Cité, Lisbon

2013
Andrew Kreps, New York
Choppy Times, Giò Marconi, Milan
Drøbak Kunstforening, Drøbak
Nicolas Ceccaldi & Fredrik Værslev, Billedrommet, Tønsberg
The World is Your Oyster, Circus, Berlin

2012
Rubbish, with Ståle Vold, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö
Lanterne Rouge, Standard (Oslo), Oslo
Sunny Side Up, Indipendenza Studio, Rome
That came out a little country, Front Desk Apparatus, New York
Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö

2011
TORO, Tomorrow gallery, Toronto
The Secrets of Aging Well, Circus, Berlin
I’m Gonna Keep a Happy Thought and Assume This Is Just a Negotiation Tactic, Standard (Oslo), Oslo

2010
Panels and Patios, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö
Swap Paintings # 3 vs. Anne Britt Værslev (6 ROOFTOPS 4 FRANKFURT), Economy (Frankfurt am Main), Frankfurt/M

2009
Swap Paintings # 4 vs. Anne Britt Værslev (Venice Match), Studio, Venice
Shelf Paintings (Pottery in October) (decorations by Dan Rees), Standard (Oslo), Oslo
(Her bor Ann-Kristin og Andreas), door I-3, Frankfurt, Germany


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
L'Almanach 14, Le Consortium, Dijon
Second View, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö

2013
Backa in i framtiden, Lunds Konsthall, Lund
Sea Salt and Cross Passes, curated by Eivind Furnesvik, The Modern Institute, Glasgow
Flex-Sil Reloaded, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen
Awaiting Immanence, Isbrytaren, Stockholm
Lies about Painting, Moderna Museet, Malmö

2012
Oscar knows Gardar. Gardar knows Matias. Matias knows Fredrik. Fredrik sort of knows Gardar. But Gardar knows Marius. And that Gardar knows Matias we already know. But Matias also knows Anders., Standard (Oslo), Oslo (forthcoming)
A Human Interval, Circus, Berlin
Concatenation: Signature, Seriality, Painting, curated by Peter J. Amdam, Blain Southern, London
Fruits de la Passion, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Collaborations & Interventions, curated by Friederike Nymphius, Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca
I think and that is all that I am, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles

2011
Priority Moments, Herald St., London
Le Printemps de Septembre, curated by Anne Pontégnie, The Museum les Abbatoirs & Croix Baragnon, Toulouse
The Confidence Man, curated by Gianni Jetzer, Tanya Leighton, Berlin
Patterns of Intention, Circus, Berlin

2010
When do you see yourself in ten years?, Standard (Oslo), Oslo
2000 LIillestrøm, curated by Geir Haraldseth, Akerhus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm
Inter Arts Centre (IAC), curated by Gertrud Sandqvist, Malmö
Zak Kitnick / Fredrik Værslev, curated by Geir Haraldseth, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö
Ideal Setting for Per-Oskar Leus "If you can remember it you weren't really there" (2006) , Galleri Ping Pong, Malmö

2009
…on Guyton, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt/M
Meat is my veg, Caribic Residency, Hamburg
First View, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö
Snowball Editions, Calendar 2009, Oslo
What is not but could be if (Part 2), Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt/M
ON MODERN LIVING, Yearly Exhibition, Malmö Art Academy, Malmö
Fredrik, Charlotte & Leif for Johan Berggren, Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö

2008
Sink the Boat Before it Sails, BASIS, Frankfurt/M
At, By, For, Around the House, Koh-I-Noor, Copenhagen
At, By, For, Around the House, curated by Ivo André Bras & Israel Guarda, Hospital Julio de Matos, Lisbon
Botnik Space–Off, Botnik Studios, Gerleborg, Sweden
PhiIosopher in I AM A MAN, Parade with Arto Lindsay, Portikus, MMK and the Staedelschule, Frankfurt/M

2007
Crosskick / Platform #4, curated by Martin Engler & Stefan Berg, Hannover Kunstverein, Hannover
Oslo - Malmö, curated by Gertrud Sandqvist & Per Maning, Galleri 21:24 & 21:25, Oslo

2006
Malmö - Oslo, curated by Gertrud Sandqvist & Per Maning, Galleri PEEP, Malmö
Skandinavian Spastic, Sjokoladefabrikken, Oslo


CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2011
Something Old Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, curated by Fredrik Værslev for Landings, Kornhaüschen, Aschaffenburg e.V.

2010
Small size, medium, big, curated by Fredrik Værslev and Per Christian Brath, Landings / 3, Vestfossen
Something Old Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, curated by Fredrik Værslev for Landings, ECONOMY, London

2009
Nicolas Ceccaldi / Yngve Holen / Per-Oskar Leu, curated by Fredrik Værslev, Landings, Vestfossen, Norway

2008
Ståle Vold, 20 years in conversation with Duchamp, Johns, Ryman and more, curated by Fredrik Værslev, Landings / 1, Vestfossen


AWARDS / RESIDENCIES / GRANTS

2009 International Support, OCA - Office for Contemporary Art, Norway
2009 International Support, OCA - Office for Contemporary Art, Norway


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2013
Fredrik Værslev, Artist’s book, signed edition of 100, Mousse Magazine & Publishing, 2013
Fredrik Værslev, The World is Your Oyster, by Axel Andersson, www.berlinartlink.com, 04/04/2013

2012
Fredrik Værslev, The rich man’s breakfast, the shopkeeper’s lunch, the poor man’s supper, Standard (Books), 2012
Fredrik Værslev at Standard (Oslo), Contemporary Art Daily, September 14
Fredrik Værslev at Standard (Oslo), Mousse Magazine online, September 16

2011
Fredrik Værslev at Circus, Berlin, John Beeson, Frieze Online Magazine, May 25
Finishing Touches, Esperanza Rosales, Mousse Magazine, Nr. 28, April-May
Fredrik Værslev at Standard (Oslo), Contemporary Art Daily, February 11
Fredrik Værslev: Ny Standard, Interview by Maria Horvei, SMUG. nr. 3, Dec-Jan

2010
Ny Standard, Maria Horvei, SMUG. 29.11.2010
Fredrik Værslev kommer aldri til å få barn, Kristian Skylstad. Kunstkritikk.no. 26.10.2010
Ideal Settings, Lotta Narvehed, METRO, 11.02.2010
Historeförankring, Carolina Söderholm, Sydsvenskan, 11.02.2010
Sticken, schleifen, sägen, Christoph Schütte, Frankfurter Allgemeine 15.15.2010

2009
Younger Than Jesus - Artist Directory, PHAIDON
Kveldskurs gone wrong, Tommy Olsson, Morgenbladet. 23.10.2009
Artig radbrekking av gamle helter. Øivind Storm Bjerke. Klassekampen, 14.10.2009
Værslev, Klassekampen, 07.06.2009

2008
Opp fra kjelleren, Lars Elton, VG. 26.07.2008
At, By, For, Around the House, (IP)


OTHER

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