Videos

Human Inferno live in Brussels

  • : Performance/Concert at Les Ateliers Claus
  • :

waterproof (performance)

  • : performance De Appel Arts Centre, curated by Lorenzo Bendetti

q & a

  • : duration 6:35

farewell flesh

  • : duration 2:34

Waterproof

  • : duration 1:21

Why is

  • : duration 1:52

5 up for panic

  • : duration 3:51

a magic number

  • : duration 6:13

A Lesson (performance at Gallerie Chert Berlin)

  • : Performance at Chert Berlin 2014. Duration 20 min.

Mother 2004

My First Poem

Phone Home

Early Tapes

the abramovic method 2013

  • : duration 2:16

Don´t Let Me Down

The Blind Spot

 

 

THE BLIND SPOT (2011)
19 MIN.
This filmic essay consists of an accumulation of found images in swift and slow succession. The artist used random terms on internet search tools resulting in an array of reproductions that span from snapshots of daily life to reproductions of paintings. Skauen creates a narrative from these images, building a story by placing them into a new context and dialogue with each other. In contrast to cineastic experience and traditional video works, the film includes no moving images. Solely made out of unedited single still photos in low-resolution Skauen creates narrative and a dynamic flow by horizontal panning, fast cuts and the zooming or rotating of images. The alternation between abstract and figurative sequences is tailored to the story, accompanied by noises of cars, guns shots and sirens as well as self-composed sound.

Special effects such as the insertion of neon letters and the overall excessive and kitschy qualities of the work establish a connection to the trash film aesthetic of the 50s and 60s. An extensive range of traditional film genres is displayed throughout the story, including comedy, thriller, horror and drama. Divided into seven chapters, the artist narrates with a captivating and striking voice the life of the blind prostitute Theresa. As the obsessive approach of the protaganists mounts, the peculiarity of the film increases. The viewer is confronted with a sequence of events and detail that play with levels of emotion, bathos and the bizarre. Skauens technique of elevating still images into motion pictures serves to depict and highlight the clash between absurdity and reality that is central to his work. At the end of The Blind Spot, the key player is a smoking pipe displayed with an ironic reference to René Magritte.

The title of the video work is paradigmatic: A blind spot is an obscuration of the visual field, in which the brain obstructs information passing from one eye to the other. With this work, Skauen analyses not only the perception of our daily life, but besides this, he illustrates the exchangeability, currency and potency of images of our everyday culture, which belong to our own collective consciousness.

Laura Bartlett

My Land

Stunt Sun

Kukanka

 

Filmed drawing, 10 min, 2010

Martin Skauen’s production is tuned to a darker scale. He works with pencil drawings in large formats. These describe a world out of kilter, immensely grotesque and flamboyant, yet not without humour. The style of drawing is captivatingly detailed. Scenes of raving decadence can remind us of Hieronymus Bosch’s intricate visions of Hell, with bodies enduring torment and enslaved to pleasure, as summed up in The Garden of Earthly Delights (1505-10). Skauen deploys an unusual technique when he films the drawings with a moving hand-held camera. The camera dwells on specific areas, creating the illusion of movement and an infinite yet claustrophobic room. Skauen gives voice to absurd worlds anchored in the unconscious, and throughout his works he conveys a conjuring forth of prehistoric forces, shamanism, violence and sexuality found in the world’s earliest inhabitants as well as in so-called modern human beings. Speculative sadism and an inclination towards ritual group-behaviour follow civilization like a shadow. The Polar Bear Split (2006), his work from Imagine the Universe Burst into Song, focuses on worship and fanaticism in religion, sexuality and youth culture. The camera pans mechanical and hybrid characters engrossed in an ongoing drama that follows its own inherent logic. An electrical circuit seems to load over violent and ecstatic scenes. A religious worship, in the form of a group stretching its hands in the air, is attended by hallelujahs and clapping hands.
The pendulation between ecstasy and drunkenness, violence and uproar, shares an affinity with Dan Graham’s famous Rock My Religion (1982-84). Through ecstatic experience, Graham binds together Puritan religious movements, e.g. the Shakers, with rock music and youth culture development since the 1950s. The film shows religious sects’ method of rhythmically reciting Bible texts, speaking in tongues, removing clothes and shaking and rolling on the ground in collective attempts to expel Satan. These recordings are cross-clipped with rock concert scenes in which ecstatic frenzy is achieved by similar means. Shake, rattle and roll.

Line Ulekleiv

Felix Culpa – A Handmade Massacre

 

Filmes drawing, 5 min. 2007

Using an iconology whose origin can be traced both to the visionary compositions of the Flemish Renaissance and Hieronymus Bosch and the illustrations of the libertarian literature and contemporary sadomasochistic comics, Martin Skauen organizes groups of figures which combine the apocalyptic nightmare with subversive sarcasm, orgiastic eroticism with unsettling violence, primal impulses with contemporary instability. Although they are easily recognisable, his figures evoke a diverse and multifaceted system of references; hybrid, lustful and week, tortured and destructive, without any of the recognisable behavioural stereotypes of sex or age, potentially different versions of the same character, they generate the poetics of de Sade: “There is no better way to know death than to link it with some licentious image”.

In the video Felix Culpa, A handmade Massacre (2007), Skauen`s shapes create a mound of bodies, object and animals that are connected to each other through sexual or aggressive actions; while between them there are ropes, weapons, human parts and liquids. The bodies remain hovering without the existence of other spatial elements. the scene of massacre, the birth of a baby, bodies which hover vandalizing one another, the breast feeding of a pig by man, the gouging out anothers eye. A woman masturbates while another naked woman touches her vulva on a wooden cross. A feathered creature eats a womans innards while a different one attacks anothers eye. Bodies of babies massacre other bodies and participate in sexual acts.
However, Skauens chaotic painted complex is recognized and gains narrative unity through its cinematographic renegotiation. By diverting from the clear structure of the painted work, Skauen films his work, navigates its fragmentary episodes, combines the movement of the camera with audio units, organising new levels and suggesting a narrative flow in the action. Through the production of his innovative images a radical metaphor of the current condition – against a primal, unconscious, disordered world is becoming apparent. Mental chaos signifies political disruption.

Giannis Arvanitis

The Polarbear Split – A Handmade Musical

 

 

Filmed drawing, 6 min. 2006

Martin Skauen’s production is tuned to a darker scale. He works with pencil drawings in large formats. These describe a world out of kilter, immensely grotesque and flamboyant, yet not without humour. The style of drawing is captivatingly detailed. Scenes of raving decadence can remind us of Hieronymus Bosch’s intricate visions of Hell, with bodies enduring torment and enslaved to pleasure, as summed up in The Garden of Earthly Delights (1505-10). Skauen deploys an unusual technique when he films the drawings with a moving hand-held camera. The camera dwells on specific areas, creating the illusion of movement and an infinite yet claustrophobic room. Skauen gives voice to absurd worlds anchored in the unconscious, and throughout his works he conveys a conjuring forth of prehistoric forces, shamanism, violence and sexuality found in the world’s earliest inhabitants as well as in so-called modern human beings. Speculative sadism and an inclination towards ritual group-behaviour follow civilization like a shadow. The Polar Bear Split (2006), his work from Imagine the Universe Burst into Song, focuses on worship and fanaticism in religion, sexuality and youth culture. The camera pans mechanical and hybrid characters engrossed in an ongoing drama that follows its own inherent logic. An electrical circuit seems to load over violent and ecstatic scenes. A religious worship, in the form of a group stretching its hands in the air, is attended by hallelujahs and clapping hands.
The pendulation between ecstasy and drunkenness, violence and uproar, shares an affinity with Dan Graham’s famous Rock My Religion (1982-84). Through ecstatic experience, Graham binds together Puritan religious movements, e.g. the Shakers, with rock music and youth culture development since the 1950s. The film shows religious sects’ method of rhythmically reciting Bible texts, speaking in tongues, removing clothes and shaking and rolling on the ground in collective attempts to expel Satan. These recordings are cross-clipped with rock concert scenes in which ecstatic frenzy is achieved by similar means. Shake, rattle and roll.

Line Ulekleiv

Metaphoria

Performance 2013

Painting / Drawing

manual 2014

manual 2014

  • : Oil on canvas 70 x 50 cm. 2014
Scene 5, The Final scene in Les Miserables played by highly trained monkeys 2015

Scene 5, The Final scene in Les Miserables played by highly trained monkeys 2015

  • : watercolor, 50 x 65cm, 2015
Scene 7, Bohemian Elite Afterparty 2015

Scene 7, Bohemian Elite Afterparty 2015

  • : Watercolor, 50 x 65cm, 2015
Scene 8, Famous collector showing off his villa 2015

Scene 8, Famous collector showing off his villa 2015

  • : Watercolor, 50 x 65cm, 2015
Fam. 2014

Fam. 2014

  • : Pencil on paper. 30 x 20 cm. 2014
Untitled 2014

Untitled 2014

  • : Charcoal on paper. 107 x 75 cm..
Psychology Today 2013

Psychology Today 2013

  • : Charcoal on paper. 107 x 75 cm..
Untitled 2014

Untitled 2014

  • : Oil on canvas. 60 x 50 cm. 2013
Black Hole

Black Hole

  • : Pencil on paper. 42 x 30 cm. 2013
The Emulation

The Emulation

  • : Pencil on paper. 30 x 20 cm. 2011
Untitled (Flowers) 2014

Untitled (Flowers) 2014

  • : Oil on canvas. 60 x 50 cm. 2013
Untitled (Candles) 2014

Untitled (Candles) 2014

  • : Oil on canvas. 70 x 50 cm. 2013
Portrait 2014

Portrait 2014

  • : Oil on canvas. 70 x 50 cm. 2014
Mythos 2013

Mythos 2013

  • : Oil on canvas. 40 x 50 cm. 2013
Untitled (Monet) 2014

Untitled (Monet) 2014

  • : oil on canvas. 50 x 40 cm. 2013
Where the fuck 2013

Where the fuck 2013

  • : Charcoal on paper. 107 x 75 cm. 2013
Untitled 2014

Untitled 2014

  • : Oil on canvas. 50 x 40 cm. 2013
Untitled (Dark Side) 2014

Untitled (Dark Side) 2014

  • : Oil on canvas. 50 x 40 cm. 2013
Untitled 2014

Untitled 2014

  • : (Horse) Oil on canvas. 40 x 50 cm. 2013
hook 2013

hook 2013

  • : oil on canvas. 40 x 30 cm. 2013
untitled (rainbow feather) 2013

untitled (rainbow feather) 2013

  • : oil on canvas 70 x 50 cm. 2013
eert 2013

eert 2013

  • : Oil on canvas. 40 x 30 cm. 2013
North 2014

North 2014

  • : Oil on canvas. 30 x 40 cm. 2013
West 2014

West 2014

  • : Oil on canvas. 40 x 30 cm. 2013
a piece of the moon

a piece of the moon

  • : Oil on canvas 70 x 50 cm. 2014
Symphony for improvisers 2013

Symphony for improvisers 2013

  • : Charcoal on paper. 107 x 75 cm.
Guards 2014

Guards 2014

  • : Oil on canvas. 50 x 60 cm. 2013
survivor 2011

survivor 2011

  • : Pages from Robinson Crusoe
The Flag of the Mad Mother 2008

The Flag of the Mad Mother 2008

  • : Pencil on paper. 170 x 120 cm. 2009
Far From Understand 2011

Far From Understand 2011

  • : Pencil on paper. 70 x 50 cm. 2011
Hallow 2008

Hallow 2008

  • : Pencil on paper. 20 x 15 cm. 2010
Mother & Child 2006

Mother & Child 2006

  • : Pencil on paper. 42 x 30 cm. 2006
Knife & Owl 2005

Knife & Owl 2005

  • : Pencil on paper. 42 x 30 cm. 2006
Mask 2011

Mask 2011

  • : Pencil on paper. 30 x 20 cm. 2010
Shufflehead 2011

Shufflehead 2011

  • : Pencil on paper. 30 x 20 cm. 2010
Arm 2010

Arm 2010

  • : Pencil on paper. 42 x 30 cm. 2008
Donkey 2009

Donkey 2009

  • : Pencil on paper. 42 x 30 cm. 2011
The Fiest 2008

The Fiest 2008

  • : Pencil on paper. 70 x 50 cm. 2008
Carrbian Affair 2008

Carrbian Affair 2008

  • : Pencil on paper. 70 x 50 cm. 2008
Arctic Monkey 2008

Arctic Monkey 2008

  • : Pencil on paper. 70 x 50 cm. 2008
Felix Culpa – A Handmade MAssacre

Felix Culpa – A Handmade MAssacre

  • : Pencil on paper. 180 x 120 cm. 2006
Felix Culpa – A Handmade Massacre – Detail 2007

Felix Culpa – A Handmade Massacre – Detail 2007

  • : Pencil on paper. 180 x 120 cm. 2006
Kukanka – Detail 2007

Kukanka – Detail 2007

  • : Pencil on paper. 200 x 120cm. 2010
Kiss 2008

Kiss 2008

  • : Pencil on paper. 100 x 80 cm. 2008
Manual 2011

Manual 2011

  • : Pencil on paper. 42 x 30 cm. 2012
Nietzsche 2011

Nietzsche 2011

  • : Pencil on paper. 42 x 30 cm. 2011
Thomas Mann 2011

Thomas Mann 2011

  • : Pencil on paper. 42 x 30 cm. 2011
Visionary Times 2010

Visionary Times 2010

  • : Pencil on paper. 42 x 30 cm. 2010
Poetic Times 2010

Poetic Times 2010

  • : Pencil on paper. 42 x 30 cm. 2010
Strong Times 2010

Strong Times 2010

  • : Pencil on paper. 42 x 30 cm. 2009
Surviving Times 2010

Surviving Times 2010

  • : Pencil on paper. 42 x 30 cm. 2010
Resurrecting Times 2010

Resurrecting Times 2010

  • : Pencil on paper. 42 x 30 cm. 2009
Fertility Times 2010

Fertility Times 2010

  • : Pencil on paper. 42 x 30 cm. 2009
Painted Times 2010

Painted Times 2010

  • : Pencil on paper. 32 x 30 cm. 2010
Spiritual Times 2010

Spiritual Times 2010

  • : Pencil on paper. 42 x 30 cm. 2010
Conceptual Times 2009

Conceptual Times 2009

  • : Pencil on paper. 42 x 30 cm. 2010
Treasure 2008

Treasure 2008

  • : Pencil on paper. 20 x 15 cm. 2009
Girl in hat 2008

Girl in hat 2008

  • : Pencil on paper. 20 x 15 cm. 2008
Girl & Elephant

Girl & Elephant

  • : Pencil on paper. 20 x 15 cm. 2008
Cod 2011

Cod 2011

  • : Pencil on paper. 20 x 15 cm. 2010
Untitled 2011

Untitled 2011

  • : Pencil on paper. 26 x 26cm. 2014-15

Misc

abstract vs figurative

abstract vs figurative

  • : pen on paper, 25x25cm, 2015
cuckoo

cuckoo

  • : pen on paper, 30x21cm, 2015
2 million years ago

2 million years ago

  • : pen on paper, 25x25cm, 2015
when you feel like shit

when you feel like shit

  • : pen on paper, 25x25cm, 2015
romantic conceptual surrealistic

romantic conceptual surrealistic

  • : 25x25cm, pen on paper, 2015
the human figure

the human figure

  • : 32x21cm, pen on found image, 2015
help

help

  • : 25x25cm, pen on paper, 2015
future selfies

future selfies

  • : 25x25cm, pen on paper, 2015
  • :
Funny Shit

Funny Shit

  • : funny shit, pen on paper 25x25cm

the advanced selfie class (video)

  • : animation, 15 sec
church of satan

church of satan

  • : 25x25cm,pen on paper, 2015
untitled

untitled

  • : watercolor 40x30cm
untitled

untitled

  • : watercolor 40x30cm
selfie

selfie

  • : watercolor 40x30cm
  • :

The Dreamer (video)

  • The Dreamer: animation, 15 sec

The Parrot (video)

  • The Parrot: animation, 15 sec

The Comedian (video)

  • The Comedian: animation, 15 sec

The Tourist 2 (video)

  • the tourist 2: animation, 15 sec

The Tourist (video)

  • The Tourist: animation, 15 sec

Amazing Grace (video)

  • Amazing Grace: animation, 15 sec

The Patriot (video)

  • The Patriot: animation, 15 sec
Untitled

Untitled

  • : watercolor, 30 x 20 cm, 2015
Untitled

Untitled

  • : watercolor, 50 x 65cm, 2015
Art Dealer

Art Dealer

  • : watercolor, 50 x 65cm, 2015
A Documentary

A Documentary

  • : oil on canvas 250x150.cm
Education contra experience

Education contra experience

  • : Ink on paper. 30 x 20 cm. 2013
If Only

If Only

  • : Pencil on paper. 30 x 20 cm. 2012

Installation view

slideshow johnny

slideshow johnny

  • : art Statement w/ Laura Bartlett Gallery, Basel, Outside video booth, 2012
slideshow johnny

slideshow johnny

  • : Art Statement, W/ Laura Bartlett Gallery, Basel, 2012
slideshow Johnny

slideshow Johnny

  • : kunstmuseum Bonn, 2013
Slideshow johnny

Slideshow johnny

  • : Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2013
What Goes around comes around

What Goes around comes around

  • : Rotating Drawing, Gothenburg Kunsthall, 2008
Servants swept the sand smooth

Servants swept the sand smooth

  • : Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2008
Servants swept the sand smooth

Servants swept the sand smooth

  • : kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2008
Servants swept the sand smooth

Servants swept the sand smooth

  • : Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2008
Survivors

Survivors

  • : Rotaing cane, laura Bartlett Gallery, 2009
Survivors

Survivors

  • : laura Bartlett Gallery, 2009
the blind spot

the blind spot

  • : Laura Bartlett Gallery, 2011
The Blind Spot

The Blind Spot

  • : Laura Bartlett Gallery, 2011
The Polar Bear Split

The Polar Bear Split

  • : Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, 600x85cm, 2007
Felix Culpa

Felix Culpa

  • : Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, (Herman Nitsch to the right), 2013
The polar bear split

The polar bear split

  • : Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2007
A lesson, performance

A lesson, performance

  • : Tidens Krav, Oslo, 2014
posters & film

posters & film

  • : Elaine, Basel 2013

Publications

Kunstforum

Kunstforum

Kaleidoscope magazine

Kaleidoscope magazine

  • : special feature 2009
soccour, the banal

soccour, the banal

  • : Soccour 2010
the meaning of sex

the meaning of sex

  • : pax forlag 2007
Vitamin D2 Phaidon 2013

Vitamin D2 Phaidon 2013

  • : new perspectives in drawing
Slideshow Johnny words for video

Slideshow Johnny words for video

  • : Poems 2012
lowdown magazine #93

lowdown magazine #93

fukt magazine 7

fukt magazine 7

  • : magazine for contemporary drawing, 2008
fukt magazine 10

fukt magazine 10

  • : Magazine for contemporary drawing, 2011
Artist book, Essays in misunderstanding

Artist book, Essays in misunderstanding

  • : 40 pages, 2011
berlin artists

berlin artists

  • : Till Cremer, Kerber Verlag 2015
berlin art scene

berlin art scene

  • : Becker Joest Volk Verlag 2014

Tegneklubben

Artist group since 2004
Martin Skauen  |  Terje Nicolaisen |  Bjørn Bjarre  |  Paul Dring  |  Ulf Carlsson

www.tegneklubben.org

Bio

Martin Skauen, (1975) .Fredrikstad, Norway

Email: subc99@yahoo.com

Education

1998-2002  National Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, Norway (Diplom)
1996-1998  Mølla Artschool, Moss, Norway

 

Exhibitions

Berlinische Galerie, Videoart at Midnight, Slideshow Johnny

Works from the collection, Gallery Art Weekend, April 31 -may 1 2016

The Drawing Lab, New Lines

Group show curated by Eli Skatvedt & Witte Wartena, Berlin, Nov 2015

Kulturrådets 50 års Jubeleum, Tegneklubben

Harstad Kulturhus, Harstad, NO, 4-5 Nov, 2015

Les Ateliers Claus, David Gurrik & Slideshow Johnny

Perfomance, concert, Brussels, Belgium, Dec 4, 2015

DeAppel Arts Centre, A Midsummer Nights Scream

Curated by Lorenzo Bendetti, Amsterdam, Sept, 2015

EMAF European Media Art Frestival, Irony In Media Art – Subversive Interventions

Curated by Olaf Stüber, Osnabrück, Germany Jan 22 – 26, 2015

Dina4 Projekte, Protect Me from Who I Am

Group show, München, Germany, May 12 – Sept 29, 2014

Hydrogenfabrikken Kunsthall, Tegneklubben

Solo Show, Fredrikstad, Nor, Nov 27 – Dec. 17, 2014

C.H.ART Christina Haubs, All Creature Small and Great

Group show, Curated by Andreas Grimm, Munchen, Ger. Nov 7 –Dec 24, 2014

Central House of Artists (CHA), VIDEONALE 14 on Tour (Slideshow Johnny)

Curated by Tasia Langenbach & Jennifer Gassmann, Moscow, 18 – 24 Sept. 2013

Impakt Festival, Slideshow Johnny

Main programme & the event programme, Utrecht, Holland Oct 30 – Nov 3, 2013

New Orleans Film Festival, (Slideshow Johnny)

Impakt Abroad, Cinema Reset, Press Street, Oct 10 – 17. 2013

Norrtalje Konsthall, Nordic Drawing

Groups show,  Norrtalje, Sweeden, Nov 2 – Dec 12, 2013

Tidens Krav, Hi Mom I`m Coming Back to the Womb

Group show, Oslo, 13- 29 Sept. 2013

Museum On the Seam, Flesh & Blood

Group Show, curated by Raphie Etgar, Jerusalem, Israel, Feb – Sept. 2013

Thalie Art Foundation, Found in Translation, Chapter M

Group show curated by Emmanuel Lambion for the Muse Programme

Thalie Art Foundation – Nathalie Guiot and Severin Lahache, Brussels, April 8 – 21, 2013

Kunstmuseum Bonn, Videonale 14, Festival for Contemporary Video Art, Slideshow Johnny

Group show, Feb.15 – April 7, 2013, Bonn, Germany

Babylon Kino, Videoart at Midnight, Slideshow Johnny

Solo presentation, Babylon Kino Mitte, Berlin, Germany, March 8, 2013

UKS, (Young Artist Society), Possessions

Group show curated by the project FRANK, Oslo, NO, March 8 – April 14, 2013

Spriten Kunsthall, Tegning Nå

Group show, Skien ,Norway, July 12 – Aug 18, 2013

Jour Fixe, Slideshow Johnny

Solo presentation, Curated by Stefanie Hessler, Stockholm, Sweden, May 3, 2013

Kunsthall Grenland, Slideshow Johnny

Porsgrunn, Norway, July 12 – Aug 18, 2013

CHERT Berlin, Role Models (Slideshow Johnny)

Solo presentation, Performance by Slideshow Johnny, Berlin, July 13, 2013

PODIUM, Tegneklubben, En kollektiv Kraftanstrengelse for Tapte Saker.

Group Show curated by Ottar Karlsen and Ida Fölling, Oslo, Nov 28, 2013

KINOKINO, Tegnklubben, HIFOLOFI WTF

Solo Show, Senter for Kunst og Film, Sandnes, Nor, June 13. Aug 18, 2013

Art Statements, Slideshow Johnny

Solo show, Laura Bartlett Gallery, Art Basel 43. Basel, Switzerland. 14 -17. June 2012

Oslo S, Tegneklubben (The Drawing Club)

Public project commissioned by Kunsthall Oslo, June 21 – Aug 15, 2012

OSL Contemporary, Slideshow Johnny

Solo show, Oslo, Norway, Oct.11 – nov.12, 2012

Bergen Kunstmuseum, Desire

Group show, Bergen, Nor, June 14 – Sept 16, 2012

Galleri Maria Veie, Apocalyptic Bliss

Group show, Oslo, Norway, April 3 – 29, 2012

Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Status

Group show, Berlin, April 12 – May 6, 2012

Art space Delikatessenhaus, Tegneklubben

Solo Show, Leipzig, Germany, Sept 15 – Nov 2, 2013

Laura Bartlett Gallery, The Blind Spot

Solo show, London,UK, 25.11 2011- 14 .01. 2012

Luis Adelantado, An Imaginary Party

Groupshow, Valencia, Spain, june-July 2011

MONA, Museum of Old and New Art

Group show, Tazmania, Aus., Feb 2011

Mihai Nicodim Gallery

Group show, Los Angeles, CA, Feb-Mar. 2011

Sammlung Falkenberg, Captain Pamphile

Group show. Hamburg, Jan-Feb 2011

Soho House Miami, Collection

Group show, Miami, USA, May 2011

ZAK Galleria, Tracable

Group show, Siena, Italy, Jan-Feb 2011

Galleri Trafo, Tegneklubben, Don’t Touch My Gallerist

Solo Show, Asker, Nor, May 28. June 26, 2011

Hot Dog Kulturkiosk, Tegneklubben

Solo Show, Tromsø, Nor, May 6.13, 2011

Gallery NO, Tegneklubben

Group Show, New York, USA, Feb 4 – March 3, 2011

Galleri MGM, Bold Peek Point

Solo show, Oslo, Norway, Oct. 2010

Kunsthall Walkreiburg, Pamphile Show

Group show, Curated by Günter Reski, Walkreiburg,Germany, Sept. 2010.

Luis Adelantado

Group show, Valencia, Spain, Sept 2010

Soho House Berlin (Collection)

Group hsow, Berlin, Open from May 2010.

Forgotten Bar, The Show

Group show, Berlin, Germany, May, 2010

Grimmusem Tegneklubben

Tegne klubben, Berlin, Germany, Nov 4-11. 2010

Tegnebiennalen, (The Drawing Biennale)

Curated by Susanne Altmann & Stefan Schröder, Moss, Norway, May 1 – June 13, 2010

The Stenersen Museum, Norwegian Surrealism 1930-2010

Group show, Oslo, Norway, Feb 14 – May 9, 2010

Kunstnernes Hus, Høstutstillingen, Tegneklubben

Group show, Oslo, Norway, Sept-Oct 2010

3rd Moscow Biennale, Against Exclusion

Curated by Jean-Hubert Martin, Moscow, Russia, Sept-Oct 2009

Galleri MGM , New Works

Group show, Oslo, Norway, Sept-Oct 2009

Internasjonalen 2nd Floor, Times (Fictional Covers)

Solo show, Oslo, Norway, Sept-Nov. 2009

Øks (Østfold Kunstnersenter)

Solo show, Fredrikstad, Norway, Sept-Oct 2009

Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Nachspiel/Vorspiel

Group show, Vestfossen, Norway, May-Oct. 2009

Mihai Nicodim Gallery, Servants Swept the Sand Smooth

Solo show, L.A., California, March-April 2009

Jet, Pamphile-Show

Group show, Berlin, Germany, June-July, 2009

Laura Bartlett Gallery  

Solo show, London,UK, Jan-March 2009

Mihai Nicodim Gallery, The Punishment of Luxury & Lust

Group show, L.A., California, Jan-Feb, 2009

Vice, Resisting Times

Group show, Berlin, July 2009

Peder Balke Senteret, Dark Matters

Group show, Toten, Norway, August 2009

UKS, Tegneklubben

Group show, Oslo, May 30 – June 7, 2009

Galleri MGM, There`s Plenty of Gold, I`ve Been Told

Soloshow, Oslo, Norway, Jan-feb 2008

Kunstlerhaus Bethanien  

Soloshow, Berlin, Sept-Oct 2008

Norske Bilder 2008  

Oslo Råhus (Town Hall), Oct 2008

Astrup Fearnley, Museum, Lights On

Groupshow, Oslo, Norway, Jan – Mar 2008

Tang Contemporary Art Center  

Groupshow,Curated by Carol LU, Beijing, CHI, May – August 2008

Gothenburg Kunsthall, Tomorrow Always Belongs to Us

Groupshow, Gothenburg, Sweden, June-Sept 2008

Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Hardcore

Groupshow, Kristiansand, Norway, June – August 2008

Tegnebiennalen, (The Drawing Biennial)

Kunstnernes hus, Oslo, Norway, April – May 2008

Tegneforbundet, Tegneklubben

Groupshow, Oslo, Norway, March 2008

Lydgalleriet, Holiday in Arcadia

Groupshow, Nov. 2009

1st  Athens Biennial 2007, Destroy Athens

September – Nov, 2007

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Whenever it starts it is the right time

Group show, Curated by Chus Martinez, Frankfurt am Main, March 2007

Galleri F-15, AniMotion

Group show, Curated by Elisabeth Byre, Moss, Norway, September 2007

Galleri F-15, Living with Contemporary Art

Group show, Curated by Ole Slyngstadli, July, 2007

UKS, (Young Artist Society), Future Primitive

Group show, Curated by Helga Marie Nordby, Oslo, April 2007

Galleri 54, The Drawing Club

Grou pshow, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2007

Skånes konstforening, The Drawing Club

Group show, Malmø, Sweden, Oct. 2007      

Laura Bartlett Gallery, Imagine the Universe Burst Into Song

Group show, Curated By Helga Nordy and Ida Kierulf, London, UK ,2006

Galleri F-15, Aneversity

Group show, Moss, Norway

Momentum Festival of Contemporary Art  

Festival Progam, Groupshow, Curated by Helga Norby and Ida Kierulf, Moss, Norway, 2006

Galeria Arsenal  

Group show, Curated by Sylvia Koshanska , Bialystok, Polen, 2006

Museum for Modern Art 

Norwegian video, Gdansk, Polen, 2006

Torpedo Bookshop  

Group show, Oslo, Norway, 2005

Diesel New Art  

Group show, Kopenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, 2005

Laura Bartlett Gallery, Observatorium

Groupshow, London, UK, 2005

Kunstnernes Hus, Høstutstillingen, (The Fall Exhibition),

Groupshow, ,Oslo , 2005

Galleri 21, Dirty Work(s)

Solo show Malmø, Sweden, 2005,

Galleri Seilduken, Suicide Sue,

Group show, Oslo, Norway

Cathleen Cullen Fine Arts, Astra Castra,

Group show, New York, USA, 2005

Bergen Kunsthall, Tegneklubben (The Drawing Club),

Group show, Bergen,Norway, 2005

Vincent-lunge.com, It All Fuckin` fits, Webgallery   

Vekerø Sculpturegarden 

Group show, Oslo, Norway, 2004

Nordic Art Info, American Elk,

Solo show, Oslo, Norway, 2004

Diip-project, Waterrats,

Collaberation, Venice, Italy, 2003

Gallery F-15, Waterrats,

Collaberation, Moss, Norway, 2003

The Stenersen Museum, Avgangsutstillingen

Oslo, Norway, 2002

Kunstnernes Hus, Bootstrappers,

Group show, Oslo, Norway

Rolf Hoff`s Collection, Summary,

Kreditkassens main office, Oslo, Norway, 2001

Subcomandante, Blue Room,

Soloshow, Oslo, Norway,2001   

Ocular Lab, Norwegian Walking

Group show, Melbourne, Australia , 2000

VCA, Postprfessionalism

Group show, Melbourne, Ausralia

Gallery 21:26, No Excuse

Group show, Oslo, Norway, 2000

Gallery 21:25, Raw Force

Group show, Oslo, Norway,2000

 

Collections  

Berlinische Galerie, Museum for Modern art, Photography and Architecture, Berlin, Germany

The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo

Museum of Old and New Art, MONA, Tasmania

Blake Byrne Collection, Los Angeles

Soho House Berlin, Miami, Babington, Istanbul

Private collection of Mike Kelley, Dan Macmillian, Rolf Hoff

 

Grants & Prizes  

1 year working grant 2015 (BKH)

3 year working grant 2012-2014 (Arbeidstipend)

1 year working grant 2010 (BKH)

1 year working grant 2009+2011 (Verderlagsfondet)

1 year working grant 2008 (Statens arbeidstipend for yngre kunstnere)

Residency Kunstlerhaus Bethanien with support from Office for Conteporary Art, 2008.

2 year working grant 2006-2007 (Statens arbeidstipend for yngre kunstnere)

Utstillingsstøtte, kulturrådet 2007,2008

Prosjektstøtte (verderlagsfondet) 2009,2011

OCA grant, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien,2008

OCA support 2004,2005,2007, 2015

Ingrid Langaards fond 2004,2007,2010

First prize, Diesel New Art Awards, Category: Action/Draw. 2005.

 

Publications (selection)

Lowdown Magazine, Special feature, Oct. 2014

Vitamin D2, Phaidon, 2014

Art Berlin Scene, Becker Joest Volk Verlag GBR, 2013

Art Basel 43, Art Statements, Exhibition Catalogue, 2012

The Spirit that returns, Line Ulekleiv, Umelec Magazine, 2010

Against Exclusion, 3rd Moscow Biennale, Catalogue 2009.

Banality, Succour Magazine, Nov. 2009

Truce Magazine, Issue 5, Jan. 2009

Fukt, Magazine for Contemporary Drawing, 2008

The Artist as Theatricalist of Cruelty, Cristoph Tannert, BE Magazine, 2008

Vice Magazine, The No Photo Issue, Dec 2008

A Good Idea, Catalogue, Gøteborg Kunsthall 2008

Lights On, Catalogue, Astrup Fearnley Museum, 2008

Mousse Magazine, Special Guest, issue 13, 2008

As Soon As This Body… , Artist Book, Cederteg Publishing

The Meaning of Sex, Wencke Mühleisen, Christel Sverre, Pax forlag, 2007

Destroy Athens, Catalogue, Athens Biennial, 2007

AniMotion, Catalogue, Galleri F-15, 2007

Future Primitive, Fanzine, Catalogue UKS, 2007

Whenever It Starts It Is The Right Time, Catalogue, Revolver Verlag 2007

Unravelling Demons, Catalogue, 2007

Drawings, Utflukt, www.utflukt.no, 2006

Fanzine, soyfriends, www.soyfriends.com, 2006

Contributing in issue # 4 of Truce Magazine, 2005

 

 

Bio (selection)

Fortellerglede, Silje Hermansen, Kunstforum, Sept. 2009

Holly Myers, Los Angeles Times, April 3, 2009

Back to Classic Surrealism, Susanna Bianchini, Art e Critica, Issue 58, 2009

1st Athens Biennial, Diana Baldon, Artforum, 2008

Tegnebiennalen 2008, Mange infallsvinkler, Mona Pahle Bjerke, Klassekampen, 2008

There`s Plenty of Gold, Golden Years, Tommy Olsson, Billedkunst, 2008

Bak det ekstreme, Erik Bjørnskau, Aftenposten, 2008

Bortkomne på hjemmebane, Morgenbladet, januar 2008

Gutteklubben Grell, Tommy Olsson, Morgenbladet, March 2008

Animotion, Debutantfest i det utvidete felt, Ruth Hege Halstensen , Kunstkritikk.no, Sept. 9, 2007

Future Primitive, I det tomme rom, Tommy Olsson, Morgenbladet May 11, 2007

Future Primitive, Fausts Dilemma, Marit Paache, Kunstkritikk.no, May 4, 2007

Universal Talent – Nordic Art, Jason Jules, Dazed and Confused magazine, June 2006

Imagine The Universe Bursts into Song, Martin Herbert, Time Out, May 24, 2006

Imagine The Universe Bursts into Song, Jessica Lack, The Guide, May 20, 2006

 

 

Other

Member of Tegneklubben (www.tegneklubben.org)

Contributing weekly for bpigs.com 2012-2014

Nomination commite, UKS, 2004-2006 (www.uks.no)

Guest teacher, Academy for Fine Arts, Oslo, Norway, 2009

Initiator and curator ,w/ Elna Hagemann of the gallery; subcomandante, 2001-2004, Oslo, Norway.

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Contact

Martin Skauen
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