27 & 28 April 2019

Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Ekebergparken
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Fotogalleriet
Fellesverkstedet
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)


Partners
Norwegian Crafts
Atelier
B-Open
OCA
Plot
Subjekt


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

Bergquist, Johan Urban

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I am a Swedish born artist that works with drawing, installations, artist’s books, sculpture and performance. I often use combinations of the aforementioned techniques. The references in my works are many and disparate, but it mainly boils down to exploring alternative realities and alternative states of mind. Count Pukebeard – “industrial noise for industrious people”
Count Pukebeard is a weird and not always politically correct noise-musician from the interior of Never Never Land. The superego has long since lost control over Pukebeard and the subconscious now controls his actions and choices. His performances are improvised, non-linear, when at its best, overworldly.

Member of NBK, BOA

Countpukebeard
Count Pukebeard
Thesecrets1
Searching for the Secrets at the Gates of Dawn I
Thesecrets2
Searching for the Secrets at the Gates of Dawn II
Thesecrets3
Searching for the Secrets at the Gates of Dawn III

Planned projects and exhibitions

Solo exhibitions:
2018 Bollnäs Konsthall, Bollnäs, Sweden
2019 Galleri Erik Axl Sund, Stockholm, Sweden
Group exhibition:
2018 ”Mail-art” (with Totte Engvall and Fredric Ceson), Galleri Erik Axl Sund,Stockholm, Sweden
Performance:
2018 A house, Stockholm, Sweden
2018 Scalateatern, Stockholm, Sweden

CV

Curriculum Vitae,
Johan Urban Bergquist (http://www.johanurban.com/)
06.05.1965

Studies:

1993-1997 Academy of Fine Arts, Trondheim, Norway
1995 Konstfack, skulpturavd. Stockholm (utbytseelev en semester)
1991-1993 Konstlinjen i Gävle, Sverige (förberedande konstskola)
1986-1989 Universitetsstudier i Uppsala, Sverige:
Egyptologi, 1 semester. Antikens Kultur & Samhällsliv, 1 semester.
Konstvetenskap, 3 semestre. Etnologi, 2 semestre

Solo Exhibitions:

2019 Bollnäs Konsthall, Bollnäs, Sweden
2018 A house, Stockholm, Sweden
2018 Galleri Erik Axl Sund, Stockholm, Sweden
2017 RAM Galleri, Oslo, Norway ”Searching for the Secrets at the Gates of Dawn ”
2016 Galleri Erik Axl Sund, Stockholm,, Sweden, "Sanningens Ögonblick”
2014 Galleri Erik Axl Sund, Stockholm, Sweden, "Welcome to Eternal Sleep”
2012 Galleri BOA, Oslo, Norway, “We´re gonna need a bigger boat”
2012 Centralgalleriet, Gävle, Sweden, “Don’t sell your soul to buy peanuts for the monkeys”
(also in a blogg version: http://dontsellyoursoultobuypeanutsforthemon.blogspot.com/)
2011 Kunstbanken, Hedmark Kunstsenter, Hamar, Norway “He´s gone to see a man about a dog”
(also in a blogg version: http://hesgonetoseeamanaboutadog.blogspot.com/)
2010 Bærum Kulturhus, Bærum, Norway, “Dream House”
2009 Prosjektrom Carl Berner, Oslo, Norway, “Enten Eller”
2008 Trøndelag Senter for Samtidskunst, Trondheim, Norway, “Hverken Eller”
2005 Akershus Kunstnersenter, Lillestrøm, Norway, “VERSALTRYKKERIET
2000 Samtidskunstforum, Oslo, Norway, “VERSALTRYKKERIET
1999 Kunstnett Norge, http://www.kunst.no/archive, "theArchive II, teleology "
1999 Galleri Pluto, artPlanet, http://www.artplanet.org, “the Archive”
1997 Konstcentrum Gävle, Sweden, “mAlice in Wonderland”
1997 Färgfabriken-Center for Contemporary Art, Stockholm, Sweden “mAlice in Wonderland”
1997 Galleri Struts, Oslo, Norway, “mAlice in Wonderland”
1996 Galleri Bispen, Trondheims Kunstforening, Trondheim, Norway, mAlice and Others”

Group- and collective exhibitions:

2018 ”Mail-art” (med Totte Engvall og Fredric Ceson), Galleri Erik Axl Sund, Stockholm, Sweden
2017 ”Ingenmannsland” Tenthaus, Oslo, Norway, ”Johan Urban Bergquist presents Count Pukebeard”
2016 “SKISSEN, Tegnebiennalen 2016”, Galleri Format, Oslo, Norway
2016 ”Sveriges Chicago” (med Fredric Ceson), Galleri Erik Axl Sund, Stockholm, Sweden
2015 “Spring Depot”, Tenthaus, Oslo, Norway
2011 Trøndelagsutstillingen, Kulturbunker Dora, Trondheim, Norway
2010 Trøndelagsutstillingen, Kulturbunker Dora, Trondheim, Norway
2010 “Tegnebiennale 2010- Lines on the Move”, Momentumhallen, Moss, Norway
2009 “Herre i eget hus”, Galleri BOA, Oslo, Norway
2009 “Labyrint 09 – Writings and Observations”, Botkyrka Konsthall, Sweden
2009 “Kunstnerboken”, Tegnerforbundet Galleri, Oslo, Norway
2006 “Konstlinjen 40 år”, Konstcentrum Gävle, Sweden
2006 “Bokaktig”, artists´books utstilling, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway
2005 tegneutstilling, Torpedo, Oslo, Norway
2004 “Tegnebiennale 2004”, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway
2003 “Norsk Skulpturbiennale”, Vestfold Haugar Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, Norway
2003 “Artists´ Books”, Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal, Norway
2002 “Vårutstilling”, Tegnerforbundet Galleri, Oslo, Norway
2001 “ad lib”, trans-art, Trondheim, Norway
2001 “Antologi”, Bergen Kunstforening, Bergen, Norway
2000 “Tegneutstilling 2000”, Fosskleiva Galleri, Berger i Svelvik, Norway
2000 “Tegneutstilling 2000”, Haugar, Vestfold kunstnersenter, Tønsberg, Norway
1998 “MOVE”, Arkitekturmuséet, Stockholm, Sweden
1998 Trøndelagsutstillingen, Trøndelag Kunstnersenter, Trondheim, Norway
1997 “Den Andre Kunsten”, UKS, Oslo, Norway
1996 Desemberutstillingen, Trondheims Kunstforening, Trodheim, Norway

Performance:

2018 ”Count Pukebeard vs Anti-Pope Omega I – the final battle” A house, Stockholm, Sweden
2017 ”Count Pukebeard & the Poppy Seeds” noise performance at RAM Galleri, Oslo, Norway
2017 ”RIKSUTVALGET For disponering av de herreløse radioapparater, slight return” RAM Galleri, Oslo, Norway
2017 ”RIKSUTVALGET For disponering av de herreløse radioapparater featuring Rat” RAM Galleri, Oslo, Norway
2017 ”Count Pukebeard & the Poppy Seeds” noise performance at Tenthaus, Oslo, Norway
2016 ”Count Pukebeard & the Poppy Seeds” noise performance at Galleri Erik Axl Sund, Stockholm, Sweden
2014 "The coming of Anti-Pope Omega I” with the punk band Fuck Off Nu Åker Vi,
Galleri Erik Axl Sund, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 “XLCH”, tattoo on my leg during the opening of the exhibition “Don’t sell your soul to buy peanuts for the monkeys”, Centralgalleriet, Gävle, Sweden

Public Commissions:

2011 Magnormoen Tollstasjon, Magnor, Norway
2007 Blussuvoll Ungdomsskole, Trondheim, Norway

Competitions:

2014 lukket konkurranse utsmykking Veitvet Skole, Oslo, Norway
2007 lukket konkurranse utsmykking Blussuvoll Ungdomsskole, Trondheim, Norway

Grants:

2015-17 Arbeidsstipend 3 år, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond
2016 NBK prosjektstøtte
2011 NBK prosjektstøtte
2009 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond
2008 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond
2008 NBK projektstøtte
2008 Norsk Illustrasjonsfond prosjektstøtte
2007 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond
2007 Norsk Kulturråd projektstøtte
2006 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond
2005 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond
2004 Norsk Kulturråd utstillingsstipend & NBK projektstøtte
2002 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond
2001 NBK projektstøtte, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond &
Ingrid Lindbäck Landgaards stiftelse
2000 Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond
1999 Skandinavisk Forenings Kunstnerkollegium i Roma, gjesteatelier
1998 NBK projektstøtte
1998-99 Statens Arbeidsstipend for Yngre Kunstnere (2 år)
1997 Norsk Kulturråd projektstøtte & NBK projektstøtte
Sleipnir (nordiskt reisestipend)
1997 Landstinget Gävleborgs Kulturstipendium, Sverige
1996&97 BKH Akademistudentstipend
1993 Gävle Konstnärsgilles stipendium, Sverige

Artist´s Books:

  • 2016 “SANNINGEN” (i samband m. utst. på Galleri Erik Axl Sund)
  • 2009 “Jivaro – Shrunken Heads” (i samband m. utst. på Tegnerforbundet)
  • 2008 “Mikä Helvetti Toion Saatana?” (i samband m. utst. på TSfSK)
  • 2005 “VERSALmanual” (i samband m. utst. på AKS)
  • 2002 “Paradise Found” (bokrelease på Oslo Kunsthall)
  • 1997 “fAlice in Wonderland” (i samband m. utst. i Stockholm og Gävle)

And:

  • (https://www.facebook.com/CountPukebeard)
  • ”The Great and Ancient Order of the Schismatics” – Omega I, antipope extraordinaire and grandmaster of The Great and Ancient Order of the Schismatics, speaks (https://www.facebook.com/groups/144391042405283)
  • Instagram #johanurbanart and #mirrorurban
  • http://nattduksbord.blogspot.com/)
  • http://www.johanurban.com/weblog and http://cyclegladiator.blogspot.com)
  • 2010 oktober, multipel for Snowball Editions (http://snowballeditions.com)
Open on: Saturday

Address

Villa Romsli

Odvar Solbergs vei 83, 0973 Oslo
Romsås T-bane