Artists

Kristian Skylstad

Selected Works

CV

Lives and works in Oslo and Villa Faraldi, Italy

Solo exhibitions

2014

Avid Aberrations - OSL Contemporary - Oslo

2013

"Wane aneW" - KURANT - Tromsø

2012

Gallery D.O.R. - Brussel - "Violence of Silence"
Grünerløkka Kunsthall - Oslo - "The Dread Line"

2011

OSL contemporary - Oslo - "Jaded Inept"
Galleri Christian Torp - Oslo - "Violence of Silence"

2010

Podium - Oslo - "The Bell Ajar"

2009

Galleri MGM - Oslo - "Pandemonium"
Undisclosed.no – Internett - "4U"

2005

Galleri 21.24 - Oslo - "Perhaps the sun, the rain on our graves, the wind and the frost. Will end all our pain"
Galleri Fimbul - Oslo - "Hermans friends"

2004

Galleri Boa - Oslo - "Hermans friends"

Duo exhibitions

2013

Udstillingstedet Q -Copenhagen - "Time filled with time" (with Louis Scherfig)

2011

PREMISS - Bergen - "Being Is Being Used To Be Being Blurred" (With Stian Gabrielsen)
Dortmund Bodega - Oslo - Nothing is For Free Motherfucker (With Jan Christensen)

2010

Galleri Knekt – Oslo - "No Nice (Cause Right Now There´s a Steel Knife in My Windpipe")
Dortmund Bodega – Oslo - "Being Used to Be" - (With Stian Gabrielsen)
Galleri MGM – Oslo – "I Love Myself and Everyone Else / I Hate Myself and I Want to Die; Less Time Left to Live, Even More to Do; Bipolar-conceptualism - The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. Shut the Fuck Up, You Piece of Shit." (With Jan Christensen)
ONOgallery - Oslo - "A phoenix in an Awakening Desert" (With Stian Gabrielsen)

2007

Rekord - Oslo - "How To Disappear Completely/Lurking in The Darkness of Your Pussy" (With Ivan Galuzin)

Groupshows / Projects

2014

Frenetic Happiness - Paris - "Anna Purna" (Book launch)
Frenetic Happiness - Paris - "Container" (Book launch in collaboration with Louis Scherfig)

2013

Galleri St. Sydhavn - Copenhagen - "Kunst"
Verdensteateret – Tromsø – Screening of Violence of Silence
"1986-2013/En kunstner som samler kunst" - Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium
Kaare Berntsen - New Arrivals

2012

"Time Is The Assassin", a novel written in collaboration with Victor Boullet
Akershus Kunstnersenter - Lillestrøm - "Murmur"
Armory Show - New York - Nordic Focus
OSL contemporary - Oslo - "A Matter of Words"
Østlandsutstillingen - Lillestrøm - with Hans Christian Skovholt
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter – Bærum – "ModernismMachine HOK"
Prosjektrom Normanns - Stavanger - Violence of Silence
Gavu Cheb Museum - Czech Republic - screening of re:LAX
COMPLIMENTA - Ithaca, New York
"If You Want It You Can Have It For The Rest Of Your Life" - ISCP - New York

2011

Tau Scene – Stavanger - "Tou Works 3" (with Phaedra)
Oslo International Film Festival - Oslo - "Violence of Silence"
Kolon Publishing House - "Antologies 11"
Kalmar Kunstmuseum – Kalmar – "The Return of The Losers"
The Norwegian Documentary Festival – "Violence of Silence"

2010

MOMA - Moscow biennale – "Is There Any Hope for an Optimistic Art?"
Institute of Social Hypocrisy – Paris/Berlin/Oslo - "The Sound of Dowloading Makes Me Want to Upload"
Rod Bianco – Oslo - "Salong 2010"
UKS – Oslo - "Baad Moon Rising 5" - (With Stian Gabrielsen)
Telemark Kunstnersenter - Skien - "Silence" (Videoscreening)

2009

MK II – London – "Hotch Potch"
Galleri MGM - Oslo – "New Works"
Galleri Boa - Oslo – "Vi Lever i Tiden"
C/O Gerner Gerhardsen – Berlin – "Funky Mental Rabbithole" (With Jan Christensen)
Die Fabrik – Eindhoven - "Cryptocrystalline"
Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo – "One hundred years"
LNM – Oslo - "Wall to Wall"
Stenersenmuseet, Oslo – "The Degree Show 2009"
Galleri 21.25, Oslo – "Believing is Seeing"
Vestlandsutstillingen 2009 – Curated by Tommy Olsson
New Museum - New York - "Younger Than Jesus" (catalogue)

2008

TAC - Eindhoven - "Verstand van Smaak 2008"
Galleri MGM - Oslo - "Ten Raised to the Eighty-first Power"
Monkey Town - New York - "I am human and need to be loved
Kunstnerforbundet - Oslo - "Alone In The Dark"
REKORD - Oslo - "Shifting Schism"
Astrup Fearnley Museet (REKORD) – Oslo – "Lights On" (Performance)
0047 - Oslo - "Rykk Tilbake Til Start"
UKS - Oslo - "All Apologies"

2007

ISCP - New York - "Words To Come"
Galleri Smia - Kristiansand - "Alt Er Tomhet Og Jag Etter Vind"
Galleri Gathe - Bergen - "The Others"
The Yeonhee-Dong 195 Residency Project - Seoul
Area 53 - Wienna - "Old Bold Neuropa"
DOG A - Oslo - "A Crowd Is Untruth
Frogner Cinema - Oslo - with "Behind my eyes there is only black"
Galleri Fimbul - Oslo - "Blackout"

2006

UKS - Oslo - "The Artist As a Molester" – with the documentary "Kerry Is Gay"
Norwegian Shortfilm Festival - Grimstad - "Kerry Is Gay"
Stenersenmuseum - Oslo – Bachelor Show 2006
UKS - Oslo - "Academy in exile"

2005

Galleri Fimbul - Oslo - "Fimbul Winther"
Galleri Arena - Oslo - "We just wanted to destroy something beautiful" with Hanne Rivrud
Galleri Seilduken - Oslo - "Surreal adj."

2004

"Salong 100" Oslo – Groupshow in abandoned storageroom
Bergen Kunsthall - Bergen - Video 2004 - "In our darkest hour"
Galleri 21.25 - Oslo - "In our darkest hour" (With Hanne Rivrud)
Galleri 21.25 - Oslo - "Prosessen", Interview project with Hans E. Thorsen and Lars Kjemphol

Scolarships and Grants

2013

Residency at Projekt Metropolis. Krakow. Polant

2011

Residency at 18th Street Art Center. Los Angeles

2010

3-Years Artist Grant For Norwegian Artists

2009

Norwegian Governments Artist Grant, BKH Masterscholarship

2007

Norwegian Project support "Old Bold Neuropa", Wienna and "The Others" – Bergen
Norwegian Project support for the exhbition "How to disappear completely/ lurking in the darkness of your pussy" - Galleri Rekord, Oslo.

2006

Norwegian Art Councils Project Support for the exhibition "How to disappear completely/ lurking in the darkness of your pussy" - Galleri Rekord, Oslo.

2005

Norwegian Art Councils Project Support for the project Galuzin Gallery.

2003

Morell Scholarship


Other

2009 – 2014

Creative leader NoPlace (Oslo)

2008 – 2011

Nomination Committee for UKS (Young Artists Society)

2009

Curator Sørlandsutstillingen 2009 (with Lars Vilks and Ivan Galuzin)

2008 - 2011

Art Critic for Kunstkritikk.no

2008 - ∞

Managing Director Dollhouse, Oslo

2006 - 2012

Teacher in photography Prosjektskolen, Oslo

2007 - 2008

Managing Director, TAFKAG, Oslo (With Ivan Galuzin)

2005 - 2007

Founder and Managing Director, Galuzin Gallery, Oslo (with Ivan Galuzin)

2005 - 2006

Student Board President, National Academy of Arts - Oslo

2004 - 2005

Student Board Vice President, National Academy of Arts - Oslo