27 & 28 April 2019

Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Kunstnernes Hus
The National Museum of Art, Archtecture and Design
Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
Norske Kunsthåndverkere Oslo og Akershus (NKOA)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkuntnere/SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Young Artists Society (UKS)

Norwegian Crafts

Supported by
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Arts Council Norway
City of Oslo, Agency for Cultural Affairs
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Grønlien, Anders

Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Installation

The work of the Norwegian artist Anders Grønlien ranges from painting and drawing to complex installations combining sculpture, sound and light effects, and special-effects makeup. His installations sometimes serve as backdrops to performances, most recently in Spirit World Rising (2016).
Grønlien’s versatile approach is marked by continuous narratives whose imagery is inspired by romantic and fantasy tropes.
Grønlien himself cites a wide range of references, from art history and film to mythology, folklore, science-fiction, archaeology, mysticism and occultism. ‘Actually, I see all of these topics as existing in the one and same visual realm, as I let my referential material come to me intuitively from a free form of interest and research’, he explains.
(excerpt from catalogue Neue Schwarze Romantik)

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Spirit World Rising
Killer in sunset (1)
Killer in Sunset
Tree of life after madinat al zahra (1)
Tree of life (after Madinat Al Zahra)
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Spirit World Rising (ghost columns)

Planned projects and exhibitions

2018 upcoming

Duoexhibition with Anezka Hoskova, East Slovak Gallery, Kosice

Groupexhibition New Black Romanticism,
Gallery of the City of Backnang, Germany
Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn and Taxis in Bregenz, Austria
Topičův Salon, Prague, Czech Republic

2017 upcoming
Don ́t go chasing waterfalls, Futura centre for contemporary art, Prague, Czech Republic


Anders Grønlien
Born 25.03.1979. Norway
E-mail: Homepage:
(0047) 98449804 mail@andersgronlien.com www.andersgronlien.com
MFA, Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (AVU), Czech Republic (2007-2009 – Studio of Painting II / Doc. Vladimir Skrepl & Jiri Kovanda) (2003-2007 – Studio of Conceptual Art / Prof. Miloš Šejn)
Strykejernet Artschool, Oslo

Solo Exhibitions
2016 Spirit world Rising II, Galerie Papirna, Plzen, Czech Republic w/ Anezka Hoskova 2016 Spirit world Rising – Galerie Kostka, Meetfactory, Prague w/ Anezka Hoskova 2016 Janus, w/ Prins Preben, Noplace, Oslo
2014 Set adrift on a memory bliss Ullensaker Kunstforening /Galleri Jessheim, Norway 2014 Prophecies of daydreaming w/ Ivan Izquierdo, Combo, Cordoba, Spain
2013 Return to the bottomless pool of Mnemosyne, feat. Next Life, Final Club, Prague, Czech Republic 2013 Anders Grønlien, Galleri 19, Nordstrand/ Oslo, Norway
2012 Morning of the mystical forest potion Berlinskej model, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 Walk around the mountain 3 times and the night will be yours
w/ Marie Hladikova, Galerie Chodovska Tvrz, Prague, Czech Republic
2011 The reminiscence of some delusional myth La Fragua/ The Forge artist residency,
Belalcazar, Cordoba, Spain
2011 Hope on distant shores Underbelly, Jacksonville, Florida, USA 2010 Nature Spells AM180 gallery Prague, Czech Republic
2010 Phantom vision Sound of Mu, Oslo, Norway
2009 Darkthrone / motus animi caecus
/w Michael Gimenez, Galerie Stredoceske Kraj (GASK), Kutna Hora, Czech Republic 2009 Illuminated Hideout w/ Michael Gimenez, ETC galerie, Prague, Czech Pepublic 2009 Warp Exit w/ Michael Gimenez, Entrance Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2008 Year Future w/ Michael Gimenez, Meetfactory, Prague, Czech Republic
2008 Hyperspace Module,w/ Michael Gimenez, Galerie AVU, Prague, Czech Republic 2007 F1 Phanerothyme, Galerie AM 180, Prague, Czech Republic

Group Exhibitions (selected)
2017 New Black Romanticism, exhibition organized by Kunstlerhaus Bethanien 11.05 -27.08.2017 National Museum of Art in Buchurest, Romania
16.9– 27.10, 2017 Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany 2017 Le Merveilleux, Abbaye Royal du Moncel, Pontpoint, France
2015 Samana Ztrata music festival, (performance) Jicin, Czech republic
2015 Let ́s not and say we did AM180 at Supermarket artfair, Stockholm, Sweden 2014 Centrum M6, Urban pangean people, Karlin Studios, Prague, Czech Republic
2014 Scale, Small Scale, Raum 3.6. Münster, Germany
2013 Parallel Worlds Eglise St Marry, Paris, France
2013 Global Locals Galerie NTK, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 Twilight Zone Dortmund Bodega, Oslo, Norway
2011 Pseudo Science Galerie NTK, Prague,Czech Republic
2010 Acteurs Autonomes Glassbox/hors sol, Teathre Cité université, Paris, France 2010 Started 10 ́ Galerie Klatovy Klenova, Czech Republic
2010 Scandinaiva AM180 Collective / Supermarket artfair, Stockholm, Sweden
2009 Start Point 2009, Galerie Klatovy/Klenova, Czech Republic
2009 Diplomanti AVU MFA Degree show, National Gallery, Veletrzni Palace, Prague,
Czech Republic
2008 INTRO 518 TEĎ 69 TEĎ* TEĎ 180 BONUS Q TRACK!, Karlin Studios, Prague,
Czech Republic
2007 Heartland ,Alagon Gallery, Chicago, USA
2006 The Great fall, Galerie NOD, Prague, Czech Republic
2005 Høstutstillingen 2005 Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norge
2005 Baumraum , Kunstwerein Weiden, Weiden, Germany
2005 Members Club Prøverommet, BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway
Grants/ Prizes / Awards
2014 EEA grants Spain, project grant in collaboration with La Fragua Artist residency
2013 Bildende Kunstneres Vederlagsfonds stipend (1 year)
2013 Music Norway, management grant for the participation of Norwegian musicians at Creepy Teepee 2013 I.L. Langaards stiftelse (6 month residency at Cité international des arts in Paris)
2012 Project Grant from Norwegian Arts Council for the exhibition Twilight Zone at Dortmund Bodega 2011 Exhibition Grant Vågå kommune
2010 Nomination for Start-point Award 2009 – Honarable mention / residency award
2005 Studio Award, Studio of conceptual tendencies (prof. Milos Sejn), Academy of fine art Prague
Artist in Residence
2014 La Fragua Artist residency, Convento Santa Clara, Belalcazar, Cordoba, Spain 2013 Cité des arts international, Paris France
2011 La Fragua artist residency, Convento Santa Clara, Belalcazar, Cordoba, Spain 2010 Galerie Klatovy Klenova, Czech Republic
2010 Glassbox/Hors sol, Cite Université Internationale, Paris, France

Curatorial projects / Project co-ordination
2015 The New Catholicism, Karen Nikgol, Combo, Cordoba
2014 Delicate Matter, Tommy Høvik & Pablo Capitan del Rio, Combo, Cordoba.
2014 Dust is going to settle, Natalie Hausler & Fernando M. Romero, Combo, Cordoba 2013 Kurator for norwegian musicians at the musicfestival Creepy Teepee in Kutna Hora Czech Republic, (Next Life, Noisestar and the fall of Rome)
2012 Projectcoordinator for the exhibition Twilight Zone på Dortmund Bodega i Oslo with artist from AM180 Collective in Prague (Jakub Hosek (CZ), Nik Timkova (SK), Vit Svoboda (CZ). (inkludert konserter med Next Life og Camp Sounds)
2012 Tracking Shot / Emilie Schalck (FR) galerie AM180, Praha Tsjekkia
2007 Project Heartland , groupshow as collaboration between students from School of the art Institute of Chicago (SIAC) / Academy of fine arts prague (AVU, Praha)
2006 curator and project co-ordinator for The Great Fall at Galerie NOD, Prague, Czech Republic In collaboration with Members Club, (Linn A. Pedersen, Monica Winther, Kjersti Wetterstad,Sveinung Unneland.)

Other relevant experience
Technician at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Bærum, Norway
Founder, technician, curator and maintence at Combo, Cordoba, Spain
Guest lecturer at the Academy of art architechture and design in Prague (VSUP), Guest lecturer and workshop at Artmill / Centre for creativity and sustainability,
Horazdovice, Czech Republic
Guest lecturer, department for experimental media, Prague College
Name, conceptdevelopement and design for the musicfestival Creepy Teepee in Kutna Hora,Czech Republic
Artist talk m/ Michael Gimenez at “Multiastronomy” Praha astronomical observatory 2007-Administrator for the prosjectspace “C-Space / Bořivojova 49”, Prague, Czech Republic

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