Artists

Dag Erik Elgin

Selected Works

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b. 1962, lives and works in Oslo

Education

1990

National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo

1988-90

Düsseldorf Art Academy (DAAD-Fellow)

1986-88

National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo

1983-85

National College of Art and Design, Oslo

1981-83

Oslo University (Philosophy/Law)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016

Originals Grisaille, OSL contemporary, Oslo

2015 

Abendzeichnungen/Evening Drawings, Galleri Opdahl, Stavanger

2014

Evening Drawings/Abendzeichnungen, OSL contemporary, Oslo

2012

Balance of Painters, OSL contemprary, Oslo
Originals, Opdahl Gallery, Berlin

2010

The E. Beyeler Obituary Phenomenon, The Institute of Social Hypocrisy, Paris
La Collection Moderne I, Opdahl Gallery, Berlin
La Collection Moderne II, MGM Gallery, Oslo

2009

Dysfunctional Male Parent, Nivet-Carzon, Paris

2007

Eternally Vanishing Bodies, Opdahl Gallery, Berlin
Figure, MGM Gallery, Oslo

2006

Amor Vacui, Opdahl Gallery, Stavanger

2004

Cabinet, Soelvberget Gallery, Stavanger

2003

Foliage, MGM Gallery, Oslo

2002

Vocabulary, Soelvberget Gallery, Stavanger

2001

Sinthome, Bruening+Zischke, Duesseldorf

1999

Sinthome, Soelvberget Gallery, Stavanger

1998

Abendzeichnungen, Brüning+Zischke, Düsseldorf

1997

Sinthome, Bott Gallery, Cologne

1994

Spalt, Art Museum Gelsenkirchen

1993

Double, Kunst-Werke, Berlin

1992

Zaun, Borbeck Castle, Essen

1991

Lequeu, Stadshil Gallery, Copenhagen

1990

Kunstnerforbundet Oslo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

Expanding Frontiers, Fondation Hippocrène, Paris
Tegnebiennalen, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo
Mimesis Machine, The National Theatre, Oslo
Gallery Artists, OSL contemporary, Oslo

2015

Performing the BMC Archive in Black Mountain- an Interdisciplinary Experiment,          Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
The Drawing Biennial, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo
In search of Matisse, Henie-Onstad Art Centre, Bærum, Norway

2014

Art Brussels, OSL contemporary
An Appetite for Painting, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo

2013

Carnegie Art Award 2014, The Art Academy, Stockholm
Elgin&Kox, Opdahl Gallery, Stavanger
Market, OSL contemporary , The Art Academy, Stockholm

2012

MoDERNISM MACHINE, Henie Onstad Art Centre
Sidetracks, Painting in the Paramodern Continuum, Rogaland Art Museum,
Stavanger
Mesmerized, Opdahl Gallery, Berlin
Prisms, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo
Fliegen, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Matter of Words, OSL contemporary
Millenium Magazines, MoMA, New York

2011

Artissima 18, Opdahl Gallery, Torino
Screaming from the Mountain, Sørlandets Art Museum
Market, Opdahl Gallery, The Art Academy, Stockholm

2010

Konstruktiv! Beck&Eggeling New Quarters, Duesseldorf
Steinway Only, La Collection Contemporaine, Sommer&Kohl Gallery, Berlin
Das Versprochene Land, Albertinum, Gemäldegalerie neue Meister, Dresden
Paperfile on Tour, oqbo Gallery, Berlin in Edvard Munch Haus, Warnemünde
The Educational Art Show, MFAPS, Oslo

2009

Trafo Gallery 1, Trafo Art Hall, Asker
Kunstakademiet 100 år, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and
Design/Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo
Hotchpotch, Studio, Oslo Open
New Works, MGM Gallery, Oslo

2008

Third International Art Biennial, National Museum of Art Beijing
Rykk tilbake til start!, # 2, 0047 Gallery, Oslo
Ten Raised to the Eighty-first Power, MGM Gallery, Oslo
sic! Stavanger International Collection, Rogaland Art Museum, Stavanger
Market 2008, Konstakademien i Stockholm, Opdahl Gallery
Afternoon of a Duesseldorf Faun I, Galerie Andreas Brüning, Duesseldorf

2007

Transit Art Space, Stavanger
Obergeschoss dritter Finger rechts, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin

2006

Art Chicago, Andreas Bruening Gallery, Duesseldorf

2005

Art Forum Berlin, Opdahl Gallery, Stavanger
Art Chicago, Andreas Bruening Gallery, Duesseldorf

2004

Berlin North, The National Gallery in Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Art Chicago, Andreas Bruening Gallery, Duesseldorf
Art Forum Berlin, Soelvberget Gallery, Stavanger

2003

sic! –so far, Sic Collection, Stavanger
Tromsø Art Assosciation
Art Forum Berlin, Andreas Bruening Gallery, Duesseldorf
In Residence, Nordic Embassies, Berlin

2002

Carnegie Art Award, Victoria Miro Gallery, London/ Kópavogur Art Museum/Art
Academy, Stockholm/Helsinki Art Hall
Bomuldsfabriken Art Hall, Arendal
Painting as a Place to be, nifca, Gaevle Art Centre
Cabinet with Outfit, Andreas Bruening Gallery, Duesseldorf

2001

F15 Gallery, Moss
Carnegie Art Award, ARKEN Museum for Contemporary Art,
Copenhagen/Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
Imperfect, Bomuldsfabriken Art Hall, Arendal/ Trondheim Art Assosciation/54
Gallery, Gothenburg
Lines, Kai Hilgemann Gallery, Berlin

2000

Illuminations, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo
The Flux of Painting, Sørlandets Artmuseum, Kristiansand
Imperfect, Rogaland Art Museum, Stavanger
Project for the Autumn Exhibition, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

1999

Brüning+Zischke, Duesseldorf
Edvard Munch-Haus, Warnemuende
..not quite minimal, Bott Gallery, Cologne

1998

Norwegian Profiles, Rostock Art Hall

1997

Birkás-Elgin-Maning, Albertinum, Gemaeldegalerie neuer Meister, Dresden
Roger Bjorkholmen Gallery, Stockholm

1996

Space for Contemporary Art, Rotor Gallery, Gothenburg
Norwegian Profiles,Folkwang Museum/Zollverein, Essen

1995

Neher Gallery, Essen
In the League, Heer Gallery, Oslo
Library, Otto Plonk Gallery, Bergen

1994

Double, Heer Gallery, Oslo
Library, UKS, Oslo

1992

Makroville, Duesseldorf Art Museum

1991

Kunst, Europa, Bayreuth Museum of Fine Art
Billed-Rom, Oslo Art Assosciation

1990

Treibhaus 5, Duesseldorf Art Museum
Status 1990, UKS, Oslo

Selected Public Comissions and Projects

2007

Norwegian Embassy, Copenhagen

2006

Consultant for NHO - Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, Oslo
Consultant for The Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities

2005

Statoil Boardroom, Stavanger

2004

Statoil Solastrand Guest House, Stavanger

2002

Art Consultant for Border Veterinary Center, Oslo Central Airport

2002-2004

Curator for the International Collection, Norwegian Parliament

2001

Moss Public School

Selected Public Collections

Henie Onstad Art Centre (HOK)
Gemäldegalerie Neue Meister, Albertinum, Dresden
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo
Sørlandets Art Museum, Kristiansand
Nordnorsk Art Museum, Tromsø
Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger
Norwegian Arts Council, Oslo
Oslo Muncipal Art Collection sic! Stavanger International Collection, Stavanger
The Corporate Collection of the National Bank of Norway
Statoil
Telenor Art Collection
The Norwegian Foreign Ministry
Provinzial Art Collection, Hamburg
Hypo Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt
O.M. Ungers Collection, Cologne

Other

2014

Carnegie Art Award 1 Prize

2010

Professor Oslo Academy of Fine Art

Selected Bibliography

(c)= Catalogue (a)= Article

Tayfun Belgin: Art, Europe, Neher Gallery, Essen 1991 (c)
Mona Pahle Bjerke: ”MoDERNISM MACHINE”, NRK P2, 17.8.2012 (a)
Ina Blom: ”Vår evige streben etter orden”, Aftenposten 20.11.1994 (a)
Eugen Blume/Gabriele Knapstein/Franciska Zölyom ed.
”berlin north”, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, 2004 (c)
Magnus Bons: "Verdige vinnere", Carnegie Art Award 2014, Kunstforum 27.11.2013 (a)
Trond Borgen: "Dialog om kunstens vesen", Stavanger Aftenblad, 12.3.2013 (a)
Trond Borgen: ”Den blinde flekken”, Stavanger Aftenblad, 31.10.2006 (a)
Trond Borgen: ”Sinthome”, Stavanger Aftenblad 12.9.1999 (a)/
published Norwegian Art Yearbook 1999 (c)
Trond Borgen: ”Et billedsug”, Stavanger Aftenblad 10.11 2002 (a)
Jan Brockmann: ”The Blind Centre”, Royal Carribean Arts Grant 2008 (c)
Jan Brockmann: ”Dag Erik Elgin: Sinthome”, Illuminations, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo 2000 (c)
Jan Brockmann: ”Abendzeichnungen”, Imperfektum, Riksutstillinger, Oslo 2000 (c)
Kåre Bulie: "Et slag for maleriet" DN Magasin, Dagens Næringsliv 14.9. 2014 (a)
Einar Børresen: ”Dag Erik Elgin”, www.sicart.net, Stavanger 2003 (c)
Einar Børresen: ”Abendzeichnungen”, Rogalandsposten, 20.2.2004
Michaela Cecchinato; ”Berlin North”, Exibart, 31.1.2004 (a)
Gunnar Danbolt: Norsk Kunsthistorie (Norwegian Art History), Samlaget, 3rd. ed., 2009
Dag Erik Elgin: "Preparing for Painting to Happen: The Space between Recto and Verso on Josef Albers' Homage to the Square", Josef Albers: no tricks, no twinkling of the eyes, Tone Hansen, Milena Hoegsberg (ed.), Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, Köln 2014
Dag Erik Elgin: "Fornærmende billedkompetanse", Morgenbladet, 17.1.2014 (a)
Dag Erik Elgin: "Kunstakademiets stedløshet", DN Dagens Næringsliv 7.1.2011 (a)
Dag Erik Elgin: Amor Vacui, 2006 (c)
Dag Erik Elgin: ”Marcel Duchamp: Rex Nemorensis”, UKS Forum for Samtidskunst,
nr. 2/3, 1993 (a)
Dag Erik Elgin: "Fra kjøkken til museum - pragmatisk praksis i tysk kunstliv", Morgenbladet, 31.12. 1993 (a)
Dag Erik Elgin: Modell, UKS Forum for Samtidskunst, no. 2/3, 1994 (a)
Dag Erik Elgin: ”After Image”, Illuminations, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, 2000 (c)
Dag Erik Elgin: "p.p. Provenance Painted" in: Looters, Smugglers, and Collectors: Provenance Research and the Market - Oslo, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter - Ed. by Tone Hansen & Ana María Bresciani. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, 2015 (c)
Harald Flor: ”Intenst og presist”, Dagbladet 17.12.2006 (a)
Pål Bang-Hansen: Videoportrait for NRK – The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, 2001
Harald Fricke: ”Vom Himmel und Boden”, taz, Tageszeitung, Berlin 10.8.1994 (a)
Mika Hannula: "Balance of Painters", Carnegie Art Award Catalogue, 2014 (c)
Simen Joachim Helsvig: "Eiendom er tyveri", Kunstkritikk.no, 23.9.2015 (a)
Thea Herold: "Geklaut", Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin 6.3.2010 (a)
Kari Immonen: ”Interview Dag Erik Elgin”, in Stop for a moment-Painting as a place to be, nifca publication 11, Nordic Institute of Contemporary Art, Helsinki 2002 (c)
Gavin Jantjes; "Drawing to Painting and back", "Prism", Film 3, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Youtube
Heinz-Norbert Jocks: ”Stille Zeichen eines Künstlerlebens”,
Westdeutsche Zeitung, 6.5.1998 (a)
Maria Kreutzer: ”Abendzeichnungen – Morgen der Malerei”,
Aktuelle Kunst aus Norwegen, Museum Folkwang, DuMont, Köln 1997 (c)
Maria Kreutzer: Double, Kunst-Werke, Berlin 1993/Billedkunstneren 3/4, 1994 (a)
Maria Kreutzer:”Treibhaus 5”, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf,
Kunstforum International, Bd. 89, 1990 (a)
Jørgen Lund: ”Blikket forbi” (”The Gaze beyond”), Amor Vacui, 2006 (c)
Frances Morris: "Painting All Over?", Carnegie Art Award Catalogue 2014 (c)
Lauren Monchar (ed.) and Victor Boullet: Dag Erik Elgin, ”Bon a Fide”, The Institute of Social
Hypocrisy, Fanzine -4 ISH, Paris 2010 (c)
Sten Nilsen: Interview with Dag Erik Elgin, Kunstmagasinet, Nr. 3, 2008 (a)
Tommy Olsson: ”Svart tekst på svart kvadrat på svart bunn”, Kunstkritikk.no, 20.11.2009 (a)
Tommy Olsson: ”Spøkelset i maskinen”, Morgenbladet 17.8.2012 (a)
Royal Caribbean Arts Grant: RCCL: Videoportrait (2008)
Arve Rød: "Museum Impressions, Dag Erik Elgin La Collection Moderne", Norwegian Art Yearbook, vol. 19, 2011 (a/c)
Arve Rød: "På sporet av det tapte maleri", Dagbladet, 16.9.2015 (a)
Ketil Røed: ”Klargjørende utgravninger”, MoDERNISM MACHINE, Aftenposten, 19.8.2012 (a)
Petra Schmidt: ”Dag Erik Elgin”, Edvard-Munch-Haus e.V, Warnemünde, 2003 (c)
Frank Scholz: ”Abendzeichnungen und Sinthome-Stationen auf der Suche nach dem EINEN Bild”, Auf offenem Gelände, Norröna Sonderband 3, Edition Kirchhof & Franke, Leipzig und Berlin, 2003 (c)
Fiona Tan: ”Open House: A Conversation between Fiona Tan and Dag Erik Elgin” in Mirror Maker", edited by Martin Hochleitner/Torsten Sadowsky, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg 2006 (c)
Tannert, Christoph: ”Flying”, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 2012 (c)
Tolstichin, Elena: “Adjø, Matisse! Abschiedsfeier für ein migrierendes Gemälde”. Bilderfahrzeuge. Aby Warburg’s Legacy and the Future of Iconology. http://iconology.hypotheses.org 26.1. 2016 (a)
Ustvedt; Øystein: "New Norwegian Art since 1990", Fagbokforlaget, 2011 (c)
Werner, Anna-Lena: "Dag Erik Elgin Originals" www.artfridge.de/
Maiken Winum: "Den store kunsten og livet, liksom”, Stavanger Aftenblad, 25.3.2015 (a)