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BIOGRAPHY

The contemporary artist Morten Viskum was made internationally known in 1995, when he conducted his “Rat / olive project.” In the course of two days, he replaced the content of 20 olive jars with newborn rats across 20 grocery stores in the five largest cities in Norway. Since then, he has been regarded as one of the most controversial contemporary artists in Norway.

Among other projects, in the works entitled “The hand that never stopped painting”, he created newspaper headlines when he used a truncated hand from a corpse as a paint brush. Viskum works with installations, performance, photography and painting, and has been represented at various exhibitions nationally and internationally.
He has established the international contemporary art scene Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium. Ignitas will contribute as advisors on his Internet, sales and distribution concepts.

CURICULUM VITAE

MORTEN VISKUM
Born 1965 in Helsingør, Denmark.
Lives and works in Vestfossen, Norway.
EDUCATION
Royal Academy of Fine Art, Oslo, Norway, 1993-1997
Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway, 1987-1993


SOLO SHOWS
Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway, 2016
Viskum2, Vestfossen, Norway, 2016
Galleri Fineart, Oslo, Norway, 2016
Galleri 21, Malmö, Sweden, 2015
Viskum2, Vestfossen, Norway, 2015
Son Espace Gallery, Girona, Spain, 2014
Viskum2, Vestfossen, Norway, 2014
Kunstgalleriet, Stavanger, Norway, 2013
Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway, 2013
Viskum2, Vestfossen, Norway, 2013
Blomqvist Kunsthandel, Oslo, Norway, 2013
Viskum2, Vestfossen, Norway, 2012
Galleri Hugo Opdal, Flø, Norway 2011
One Night Only, UKS, Oslo, Norway, 2011
Viskum2, Vestfossen, Norway, 2011
Kunstgalleriet, Stavanger, Norway, 2010
Viskum2, Vestfossen, Norway, 2010
Son Espace Gallery, Girona, Spain, 2010
ME contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2010
Kabuso, Øystese, Norway 2010
Sørlandets Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway, 2010
Galleri 21, Malmø, Sweden, 2009
Galleri Perelá, Venice, Italy, 2009
Viskum2, Vestfossen, Norway, 2009
TCG Nordica, Kunming, China, 2008
Galleri Trafo, Asker, Norway, 2008
Viskum2, Vestfossen, Norway, 2008
Sørlandets Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway, 2007
Drammen Åpen By 2007, Drammen, Norway, 2007
Viskum2, Vestfossen, Norway, 2007
Galleri 7011, Trondheim, Norway, 2007
Viskum2, Vestfossen, Norway, 2006
Norrtälje Konsthall, Sweden, 2006
Hollenderiet, Vestfossen, Norway, 2005
Bragernes Church, Drammen, Norway, 2005
Gallerik, Sarpsborg, Norway, 2005
Viskum2, Vestfossen, Norway, 2005
Son Espace Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, 2005
Hollenderiet, Vestfossen, Norway, 2004
Moss Kunstgalleri, Moss, Norway, 2004
Moss Kunstgalleri, Moss, Norway, 2003
Galleri Christian Dam, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2003
Galleri 21, Malmö, Sweden, 2002
Galleri Christian Dam, Oslo, Norway, 2002
Galleri Bouhlou, Bergen, Norway, 2002
Locomotion, Oslo, Norway, 2001
Galleri Christian Dam, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1999
Galleri Christian Dam, Oslo,Norway, 1999
Rogaland Kunstnersenter, Stavanger, Norway, 1998
Arendal Kunstforening, Arendal, Norway, 1998
Sørlandets Kunstnersenter, Kristiansand, Norway, 1998
Galleri 21, Malmö, Sweden, 1998
Galleri F-15, Moss, Norway, 1997
Galleri Elvetun, Sykkylven, Norway, 1997
Møre og Romsdal Kunstnersenter, Molde, Norway, 1997
Galleri 21.25, Oslo, Norway, 1996
Galleri Lista Fyr, Lista, Norway, 1995
Galleri Bodil Dahl, Oslo, Norway, 1990

COLLECTIONS
Collection as allocated objects, Tidens krav, Oslo, 2014
Øvre Eiker kommune , oktober 2006
Norrtälje kommun, februar 2006
Buskerud Fylkes kunstsamling, desember 2005
Kronprinsparets samling, september 2005
Øvre Eiker kommune, oktober 2004
Øvre Eiker kommune, august 2003
Buskerud Fylkes kunstsamling, desember 2001
Seljord kunstforenings faste samling, juni 2000
In-Art Studio, Danmark, oktober 1999
Art Link Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel, august 1999
Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromsø, mai 1999
Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavanger, mars 1999
Den norske ambassade, New Dehli, India, februar 1999
Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, mai 1998
Malmø Konstmuseum, Malmø, Sverige, april 1998
Norsk kulturråd, januar 1998
Norsk kulturråd, november 1997
Norsk kulturråd, september 1996
Fylkesgalleriet i Sogn og Fjordane, Førde, februar 1995
Norges Veterinærhøgskole, Oslo, mai 1992
Christen Sveaas` collection
Jack Helgesens collection
Rolf Hoffs collection
Various private collections


GROUP SHOWS
“REAL/UNREAL”, Photography&Video Biennale, Changjiang, China, 2015
“Micro Salon # 5”, L’Inlassable Galerie, Paris, France, 2015
“Micro Salon # 4”, L’Inlassable Galerie, Paris, France, 2014
“Still Life in Motion”, The Art Musuem of Northern Norway, Tromsø, 2014
“Collection as allocated objects”, Tidens krav, Oslo, 2014
“After Judgement Day”, Konkret, Vestfossen, Norway, 2013
“Kontrast”, Holmsbu, Norway 2013
“Munch by Others”, Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway, 2013
“The Greatest Show on Earth; The Northern Lights”, CASS Gallery, London, 2013
“Free The Arts-Red Zone”, Oslo, Norway, 2013
“Vann Nath Tribute”, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2013
“Jack Helgesen Family Collection”, Oslo,Tønsberg & Vestfossen, 2012
“Me & We”, Me Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011
“Drammenskunstnere gjennom 200 år”, Drammens Museum, Norway, 2010
“Nordic Art Triennal”, Eskilstuna, Sweden, 2010
“Border District”, Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg, Norway, 2010
“An Das Gerät”, Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany, 2010
“An Das Gerät”, ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany, 2010
“Crux”, Esrum Kloster, Denmark, 2010
“Morten Viskum & Elisabeth Werp”, Gulden Kunstverk, Norway, 2010
“Born Identity”, Nortälje Konsthall, Sweden, 2010
“HA HA HA HA HA” Galleri Boa, Oslo, 2009
“I am by birth a Genovese”, Vegas Gallery, London, England, 2009
“Foto Fiesta”, Galleri SE, Bergen, Norway, 2009
“Fake ID”, Vegas Gallery, London, England, 2008
“Folk 08″, Mariannelund, Sweden, 2008
“Påskeutstilling”, Vestfossen Kapell, Norway, 2008
“Guds ansikter”, Kulturkirken Jakob, Oslo, Norway, 2008
“Kunst Rett Vest”, Slemmestad, Norway, 2007
“Working Class Hero Festival”, Drammen, Norway, 2007
“Gruppeutstilling”, Galleri 7011, Trondheim, Norway, 2007
“9th Biennial of Havana”, Cuba, 2006
“Transmirada” IV Xavier Miserachs Photography Biennial, Son Espace Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, 2006
“Draw”, Son Espace Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, 2005
“Novemberutstillingen”,Drammen Museum, Norway, 2004
“Tusenfryd”, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway, 2004
“Retur”, Pilotgalleriet, Drammen, Norway, 2003
“Small”, Son Espace Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, 2003
“For all”, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway, 2003
“Challenging Attitudes”, Galleri KIT, Trondheim, Norway, 2003
“New Art Barcelona”, Barcelona, Spain, 2002
“Norwegian Abstractions”, Galleri Christian Dam, Oslo, Norway, 2002
“Project room”, Galleri Christian Dam, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002
“Alkoholens ansigter”, Runde Tårn, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002
“Novemberutstillingen 2001″, Drammen Museum, Norway, 2001
“Nordic Art Biennial 2001″, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2001
“Novemberutstillingen 2000″, Drammen Museum, Norway, 2000
“Nekrologer”, Drammen Kunstforening, Norway, 2000
“Fitting Room”, Galleri Augusta, Helsinki, Finland, 2000
“International Young Art 2000″, Chicago, Tel Aviv and Vienna, 2000
“Statens 112. Kunstutstilling”(Høstutstillingen), Oslo,Norway, 1999
“Skulpturbiennalen”(kurator Lars Nittve), Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway, 1999
“Mix-Blended Spaces”,Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark, 1999
“Samtid”, Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavanger, Norway, 1999
“Laterna Nordica”, New Dehli, India, 1999
“Novemberutstillingen 1998″, Drammen Kunstforening, Norway, 1998
“5 unge norske”, Galleri Christian Dam, Oslo, Norway, 1998
“Østlandsutstillingen 1998″, Hedmark Kunstnersenter, Hamar, Norway, 1998
“Østlandsutstillingen 1998″, Galleri Skårer, Skårer, Norway, 1998
“Mørketidsutstillingen 1997″, Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway, 1997
“Novemberutstillingen 1997″, Drammen Kunstforening, Norway, 1997
“Avgangsutstillingen”, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway, 1997
“Norsk kulturråds innkjøp”, UKS, Oslo, Norway, 1997
“Juleshop”, UKS, Oslo, Norway, 1996
“Utsmykking av Hovedflyplassen”, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway, 1996
“Statens 109. Kunstutstilling”(Høstutstillingen), Oslo, Norway, 1996
“Jubileumsutstilling-NBF 50 år”, Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Norway, 1996
“Frisbee-96″, Hordaland Kunstnersenter, Bergen, Norway, 1996
“Voluptas”, Slovakia, 1996
“Novemberutstillingen 1995″, Drammen Kunstforening, Norway, 1995
“Den 2. norske miniatyrer”, Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway, 1995
“Via Foto”, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway, 1995
“Kunstfestivalen 1992″, Oslo, Norway, 1992
“Kunstfestivalen 1991″, Oslo, Norway, 1991

ART FAIRS / SOLO PRESENTATIONS
“YIA, Paris”, France, 2016
“Saatchi Gallery”, London, England, 2015
“Positions Berlin”, Germany, 2015
“Art14 London”, London, England, 2014
“YIA, Paris”, France, 2014
“Positions Berlin”, Germany, 2014
“Scope Miami”, Miami, USA, 2014
“Art Copenhagen”, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013
“Preview Berlin”, Berlin, Germany, 2013
“CIRCA Art Fair”, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2010
“Scope Miami”, Miami, USA, 2009
“Berliner Liste”, Berlin, Germany, 2009
“CIRCA Art Fair”, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2009
“Shanghai Art Fair”, China, 2007
“ZONES ArtFair Miami 2006″, Miami, 2006
“Art Miami”, Miami, USA, 2003
“Stockholm Art Fair”, Stockholm, Sweden, 1999
“Art Copenhagen”, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1998

GRANTS
Øvre Eiker kommunes kulturpris, 2006
Buskerud Fylkes kulturpris, 2005
Vederlagsfondets stipend, 2002
Vederlagsfondets stipend, 2001
Vederlagsfondets stipend, 2000
Statens arbeidsstipend for yngre kunstnere, 1998
Ib Schlytters Legat, 1998
Utstillingsstipend, 1998
Utstillingsstipend, 1997
Vederlagsfondets stipend, 1997
Vederlagsfondets stipend, 1996

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