OLAV CHRISTOPHER JENSSEN  INFOWORKSINSTALLATION VIEWSPUBLICATIONSCV

1954 born in Sortland in Vesterålen, Norway
lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Lya, Sweden

EDUCATION
1980–1981
Art Academy, Oslo, Norway

1976–1979
Arts and Crafts School, Oslo, Norway

Professor for painting at HBK Braunschweig

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

CONRADS; Düsseldorf 

2018

Olav Christopher Jenssen, Estragon, Sprengel Museum, Hannover
undConsorten, Berlin

2017
Olav Christopher Jenssen, Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel, Wolfenbüttel
Olav Christopher Jenssen. Malerei, Zeichnung und Skulptur, Kunstverein Lippe, Lippische Gesellschaft für Kunst, Detmold
The Expedition, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen

2016
Isotherme – Olav Christopher Jenssen’s Art in The Engebretsen Collection, Lillehammer Art Museum, Lillehammer
The Expedition, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromsø

2015
Olav Christopher Jenssen: New Drawings, Paintings and Sculpture, Galleri Riis, Stockholm
TALPA, University of the Arts Braunschweig
Foajéutstilling: Olav Christopher Jenssen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

2014
Olav Christopher Jenssen, Saarlandmuseum – Moderne Galerie & Studiogalerie, Saarbrücken
Olav Christopher Jenssen, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin
Olav Christopher Jenssen, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
Olav Christopher Jenssen: The Donation, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromsø

2013
Journal – works on paper 1979-2012, Henie Onstad Art Center, Høvikodden, Norway
Panorama Second Generation / The Letharia Paintings, Galleri Riis Oslo, Norway
The Letharia Paintings, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen

2012
Enigma, Marta Herford Museum, Germany
Panorama/Second Generation, Galleri Riis, Stockholm, Sweden
The Letharia Paintings, Galleri Charlotte Lund, Stockholm, Sweden
The Protagonist, Varberg Konsthall, Sweden
Monogram, Galleri Ismene, Trondheim, Norway
The Living Room, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
A Selection of Late Grenadine Paintings, CONRADS, Düsseldorf (1992/1998/2004)

2011
The Protagonist/New York Edition,Tracy Williams Ltd., New York

2010
The Protagonist, Västerås Konstmuseum, Sweden
The Protagonist, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway

2009
Panorama, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark

2008
Zeitweise, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany

2004
Translation, Tracy Williams Ltd, New York

2003
Time Paintings, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

2002
Moderation – A Section from the Empty Drawing Room, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden

2000
The Empty Drawing Room, Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany
Palindrome, Bergens Kunstforening, Norway

1997
Vongole, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
Radio, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany
Biographie, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

1996
Once, La Salle Blanche, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France

1994
Drawings 1986-1993, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
Since We All Came from the Same Place, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bilder 1990-1994, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

1992
Neue Bilder, Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
Lack of Memory, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Bilder, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
Lack of Memory, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

1990
Nye malerier, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway

1989
Pale Afternoons, Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden

1985
Demoralisert Landskap, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway

1979
Galleriet, Oslo, Norway

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
Group Exhibition – New Works, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017
Auf unbekanntem Terrain. Landschaft in der Kunst nach 1945 – Sammlung Hurrle, Museum für akturelle Kunst Durbach, Germany
Whither the Winds, Lunds konsthall, Lund, Sweden
Summer Days, Gösta Serlachius Museum of Fine Arts, Mänttä, Sweden
Many. More. Most., Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skarhamn, Sweden

2016
Zeichnungsräume II. Positionen Zeitgenössischer Grafik, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Seeable/Sayable, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
Hemsworth / Jenssen / Tollens / Reed, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Olav Christopher Jenssen & Jon Fosse, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
Zeitgenossen Dumas, Doig und die anderen, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
Subliminal Shifts, Tracy Williams, Ltd, New York City, NY, USA

2015
Paarweise, Neue Werke in der Sammlung Marta, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Teoría del duende, Centro Federico García Lorca, Granada, Spain
I trädgården:, Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup, Schweden
Water Art. From the Museum Collection, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skarhamn, Sweden
Art In Music – Werke aus der ACT Art Collection, Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany

2014
An Appetite for Painting. Contemporary Painting 2000 – 2014, The Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Taking a Line for a Walk, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland

2013
Malmö Art Museum@malmö Konsthall, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
B.A.B.E – The Best Artist Books and Editors, Immanence, espace d’art contemporain, Paris, France
An Artist Collecting Art, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway
Channelled, Lunds konsthall, Lund, Sweden
Den Hvide Udstilling, Horsens Kunstmueum, Horsens, Denmark

2012
Prism: Drawing from 1990 – 2012. The Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Anschlüsse: London / Berlin, Centre for Recent Drawing, London
“Schöntrauer, E105, Berlin, Germany

2011
Hängengeblieben…, Villa Wessel, Iserlohn
Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 2011, Göteborg Konsthall, Gothenburg, Sweden
The Erling Neby Collection, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden, Norway
Absolute Installation, The Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, Oslo, Norway

2010
The Moderna Exhibition 2010, Moderna Museet Stockholm, Sweden
Thrice upon a time, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
BABEL, FRAC, Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand, France
Bloody Serious, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway

2009
Vorspiel/Nachspiel, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway
Kunstnerboken, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
Derfomities of Speed, Sophienholm, Kgs, Lyngby, Denmark
Nordic Painting, Rackstad Museet, Arvika, Sweden

2008
Per Kirkeby et Olaf Chritopher Jenssen, Palais des Beaux-Arts Lille, Lille, France
40 / 40, The Stenersen Musuem, Oslo, Norway
Drawing a Tension, Deutsche Bank/Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
Changing Lines, Lillehammer Art Museum, Lillehammer, Norway

2001
Impulser, H.M. Dronning Sonjas Private Kunstsamling, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway

1996
Nuevas Abstracciones, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Palacio de Velázquez, Madrid, Spain

1995
Das Abenteuer der Malerei, Kunstverein für Rheinlande, Düsseldorf and Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany

1992
Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Museum of Modern Art, New York
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Oslo, Norway
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Rogaland Kunstmuseum, Stavanger, Norway
The Art Museum of Northern Norway
Karin & Jules Schyls Donation, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
Malmö Museum, Sweden
Göteborg Kunstmuseum, Sweden
Esbjerg Museum of Art, Denmark
Horsens Kunstmuseum, Denmark
The Henna and Pertti Niemistö Art Foundation, Ars Fennica, Tavastehus Kunstmuseum, Finland
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
Berliner Bank Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany
Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt, Germany
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany
Kunsthalle Rostock, Germany
Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Germany
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Staatliche Museen Kassel – Neue Galerie, Germany
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France
Fonds National d´Art Contemporain, Puteaux, France
Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
City Bank Art Collection, New York, USA
British Museum, London, England
Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Bibliothèque Nationale, Département des Estampes, Paris, France
Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
FRAC Auvergne, France