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

Bülow, Malin

performance, sculpture, installation

Inspired by inside wetness, osmosis, permeability and equilibriums, I seek to visualize the systems and connections between our bodies.

I think of emotions as insides – insides that need to blend and skins that need to melt to allow flow across barriers. Sara Ahmed speaks in terms of circulation rather than transfer. She describes emotions as the sticky essence between bodies. Emotions, not affiliated to certain inside structures but as movement in between. At the intersection of Ahmed´s stickiness and my invasiveness rests the core visual potential I am working with.

In my most recent work I have been investigating elasticity in relation to corporality and skin. I create large scale elastic sculptures activated by dancers. In so doing I aim to stretch the most natural border of our bodies – the skin. Skin as the barrier to inside and skin as interpersonal border. I seek to initiate an ambivalent sense of rigidity and flexibility.

My work resides at the intersection between performance and sculpture. The bodily presence is essential. I am working together with dancers that materialize, initiate and activate my sculptural ideas and systems. The choreography is slow, extended and repetitive, making the work appear more like living, elastic sculptures or performative still lives.

Member of NBK, UKS, BOA

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Firkanta elastisitet - Skulptur i spenn / Performance festival, Kunstbanken Hedmark Kunstsenter / Hamar (NO) 2017
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Kroppsligt (in) fusionsförfarande / Potentiella fält för emotionell propagering / Poetisk tystnad / Pulmonell aktivitet / Positionsbestämmelse # 3 / Kunstnernes Hus / Oslo (NO) 2016
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Framed Elasticity / Cosmoscow International Art Fair / Moscow (RU) 2017
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Firkanta elastisitet - Skulptur i spenn / Sted Søker Kunst / Ski (NO) 2017

Planned projects and exhibitions

Project space 3, B OA, Oslo (NO). Artist in residence; January 2018
HI GORDON – Before the beginning and after the end, curated by Ala Glasner, Vienna (AT); February 2018
Vienna technoball, Vienna (AT), March 2018
Bodies of Water, curated by Elena Ortiz, Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, Helsingør (DK); May 2018
SOFT gallery, Oslo (NO). Duo exhibition with Elna Hagemann; May-August 2018
Babel exhibition space, Trondheim (NO). Solo exhibition; September 2018
Galleri B OA, Oslo (NO). Solo exhibition; October 2019



2014-2016 Oslo National Academy of the Arts, MFA, Oslo (NO)
2008-2012 Gerrit Rietveld Academy, BFA, Amsterdam (NL)
2006-2008 VU University, MSc. Neuroscience, Amsterdam (NL)
2002-2005 Lund University, BSc. Molecular Biology, Lund, (SE)
2003-2004 University of Guelph. BSc. Molecular Biology, Guelph (CA)
2000-2001 Lund University, Ex.phil Theoretical Philosophy, Mathematics, Lund, (SE)


2018 The Foundation of Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantine Sorokin, Moscow, (RU)

Solo exhibitions

2019 B OA, Oslo, (NO) (upcoming)
2018 Babel visningsrom, Trondheim, (NO) (upcoming)
2018 SOFT galleri with Elna Hagemann, Oslo, (NO) (upcoming)
2018 BOA Project Space 3, Oslo (NO) (upcoming)
2016 RAKE visningsrom, Trondheim, (NO)
2015 Galleri Seilduken, Oslo, (NO)
2015 The House Project, Holmveien 185, Oslo, (NO)
2015 One Night Only Gallery, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, (NO)
2013 Het Langhuis, Zwolle, (NL)

Group exhibitions

2018 HI GORDON Before the beginning and after the end, curated by Ala Glasner, Vienna (upcoming)
2018 Bodies of Water, curated by Elena Ortiz, Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, Helsingør (upcoming)
2018 Science and Art. Collaboration with Karolina Sörman and Karolinska Institutet, Sthlm, (SE) (upcoming)
2017 Kunstbanken, Hedmark Kunstsenter, Performance festival, Hamar, (NO)
2017 Retten til Byen, Losæter, Oslo (NO)
2017 Sted Søker Kunst, B OA, Festival artist, Ski, (NO)
2017 Cosmoscow International Art Fair (represented by RAKE visningsrom), Moscow (RU)
2017 Nástupiste 1-12, Topolcany, (SK)
2016 Identitet uten ansikt with Elna Hagemann, Røde Kors, Oslo, (NO)
2016 Avgangsutstilling (curated by Elise Storsveen), Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, (NO)
2015 Séances with Materials, Hotel Pro Forma, Copenhagen, (DK)
2015 Séances with Materials, Podium, Oslo, (NO)
2015 Olohuonenäyttely (curated by Rebecca Hirneise and Line Arhainx), Helsinki, (FI)
2014 Open Academy, Oslo National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo, (NO)
2014 Oktoberutsillinga (curated by Lars Kjemphol and Sara Rönnbäck), Øvre Fossum gård, Oslo, (NO)
2014 ABBA Artist Books By Artists, Soddom & Gomorra (curated by Natália Rebêlo and Mattias
Eliasson), Amsterdam, (NL)
2013 Pluss Pluss Special (curated by Signe Becker and Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim), Oslo International Theatre festival, Black Box Teater, Oslo, (NO)
2012 Ernstig Geschikt (curated by Hans Jungerius, Rob Groot Zevert, Marcel Kronenburg from
G.A.N.G and Anya Janssen, Inge Pollet from Plaatsmaken), Showroom Arnhem, Arnhem, (NL).
2012 Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, (NL)
2012 Leerling/Meester Exposities: Finding an Elephant with Rinke Nijburg (curated by Marleen
Haartjes), Kunstpodium T, Tilburg, (NL)
2012 Rietveld in de Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, (NL)
2011 Retort Art Space, Amsterdam, (NL)
2011 Practicing Stalls (curated by Jennifer Tee), Straat van Sculpturen, Amsterdam, (NL)
2011 Rietveld in de Oude Kerk (curated by André Klein and Joost van Haaften), Amsterdam, (NL)
2010 Henk at ITW hall, Amsterdam, (NL)
2010 Citroen Hall (curated by Juul van den Heuvel and Marianne Theunissen), Amsterdam, (NL)
2010 Basis Buro (curated by Jonas Ohlsson), Amsterdam, (NL)


2018 OCA International Support, Project support – Hydra, Helsingør, DK (NO)
2018 OCA International Support, Project support – HI GORDON, Vienna, AT (NO)
2018 Nordic Culture Point, Mobility funding, (SE)
2017 Kulturrådet, Arts Council, 2 year working grant (NO)
2016 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond Project support (NO)
2016 Kulturenheten, Trondheim kommune, (NO)
2016 FKDS Project support, (NO)
2016 BKH Kunststudentstipend, (NO)
2014 Kulturetaten, Oslo kommune, Etableringsstipend (NO)
2013 Kulturrådet, Arts Council, Diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere (NO)
2011 Fredrika-Bremer-Förbundets Stipendiestiftelse, (SE)
2011 Stiftelsen Petersenska Hemmet, (SE)


2012 Best Fine Art Graduates of 2012, Plaatsmaken and Stichting G.A.N.G, (NL)
2012 GRA Award. Nominated for best thesis, Fine Art department, Gerrit Rietveld Accademy, (NL)


2017 Norge i Russland, Billedkunst # 5 2017
2017 Bjørn Sandness, Elastisk i Magasinleiren, Østlandets blad, September 2017
2016 Simen Joachim Helsvig, Drama queens, Kunstkritikk, 17.06.16
2016 Simen Joachim Helsvig, Så mye sensualitet, Kunstkritikk 07.06.16
2015 Øistein Flaten, Kunstneren i Holmveien 185, Avisen Vår nr.2 2015
2012 Daan van Trigt, De Optimale Prikkeling, Mister Motley 11.10.12
2012 Marina Popova, Toekomstige toppers op Arnhemse expositie, De Gelderlander 05.10.12
2012 Dion Phalinckx, Malin Bülow, Temp Magazine nr. 12 2012
2012 Julia Geerlings, Veel video, veel installaties, één schilder 10*Rietveld, Metropolis M 08.07.12
2012 Irene de Craen, Eindexamententoonstelling Rietveld Academie, Mister Motley 06.07.12
2012 Niek Hendrix, Eindexamen Expositie; Rietveld Amsterdam, Lost Painters 04.07.12
2012 Niek Hendrix, Kunstpodium T; Leerling/Meester expo#6: Rinke Nijburg, Lost Painters 06.04.12
2011 Thomas van Huut, and Berend Jan Bockting, De Generale, Volkskrant Magazine nr.539 29.01.11
2011 Yvonne Teiffel, I gränsland mellan vetenskap och konst, Jönköpings-Posten 12.02.11


2016 Jag i System – Kroppslig (in) fusionsestetik. Om såret och tystnaden
2012 Jag i Andra – A textual attempt to rub the surface of gendered dichotomies
2011 Emotions the Brain and I
2008 Evidence for altruistic rewarding. Toward an extended theory of strong reciprocity
2006 Strong reciprocity and the evolution of human cooperation – an investigation of negative emotions as a proximate mechanism to altruistic punishment.
2005 The Emotion Mechanisms of the Brain

Open on: Sunday


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