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

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

2011

Jaded Inept, OSL contemporary, Oslo
Violence of Silence, Galleri Christian Torp, Oslo

2010

The Bell Ajar, Podium, Oslo

2009

Pandemonium, Galleri MGM, Oslo 
4U, Undisclosed.no, Internett

2005

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

2004

Hermans friends, Galleri Boa, Oslo

Duo exhibitions

2013

Time filled with time, Udstillingstedet Q, Copenhagen (with Louis Scherfig)

2011

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

2010

No Nice (Cause Right Now There´s a Steel Knife in My Windpipe), Galleri Knekt, Oslo
Being Used to Be, Dortmund Bodega, Oslo (With Stian Gabrielsen)
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., Galleri MGM – Oslo (With Jan Christensen)
A phoenix in an Awakening Desert, ONOgallery, Oslo (With Stian Gabrielsen)

2007

How To Disappear Completely/Lurking in The Darkness of Your Pussy, Rekord, Oslo (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