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Magnus Bärtås
Born 1962 in Jönköping. Lives and works in Stockholm.

Solo exhibitions

2014 “Miraklet I Tensta”/ “The Miracle of Tensta (Theoria)”, Tensta Konsthall

2013 ”En biografi – och andra berättelser”, Smålands Konstarkiv, Vandalorum, Värnamo

2012 “Bogey”, Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery, Zagreb (together with Lars-Henrik Ståhl)

2010 “You Told Me”, Gävle Konstcentrum, Gävle
“You Told Me”, Krognoshuset, Lund

2008 ”Kumiko, Johnnie Walker & The Cute”, Galleri Sprinkler, Näsby (Sweden)
”Kumiko, Johnnie Walker & The Cute” at Galleri Röda Sten, Gothenburg in collaboration with Gothenburg Film Festival

2007 ”Anna, var är Paulina idag?”, Teatergalleriet, Uppsala (Sweden)
”Kumiko, Johnnie Walker & The Cute””, Swedish Embassy, Tokyo
”Herons vs Elephants”, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk (Beorussia), together with Dmitri Plax

2005 ”Anna, Where is Paulina Today?”, Galleri Box, Gothenburg (Sweden)

2003 ”True stories”, Norrtälje Konsthall, Norrtälje (Sweden)

2002 ”Satellites”, Roger Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm

2001 ”Buildings and stories”, Passagen, The Art museum of Linköping (Sweden)
”Magnus Bärtås”, The Art Museum of Jönköping (Sweden)

2000 ”Magnus Bärtås, works 1992-2000” Gävle Konstcentrum, Gävle (Sweden)

1999 Roger Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm (Sweden)

1997 “Private Campaigne“, The Pineapple Gallery, Malmö (Sweden)

1996 “The Predicament“, Roger Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm (Sweden)
Galleri Titanik, Åbo (Finland)

1995 “It feels like everything that happens happens somewhere else“, ”Art Hotel”, Lydmar Hotel, Stockholm (Sweden)

1994 Adlercreutz & Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm (Sweden)

1993 “Bergtagen“ (”The Magic Mountain”), Index Gallery, Stockholm (Sweden)
“Périphérique, Centre Culturel Suédois, Paris (France) ”(with Anders K. Johanssson),
“Bergtagen“ (”The Magic Mountain”), Norrköpings Konstmuseum (Sweden)

1992 “Zauberberg“, Galerie Vitoux & Zylberman, Paris (France)

1991 Galleri Aniara, Sollentuna (Sweden) (with Anders K. Johansson)

1990 Arton A Gallery, Stockholm (Sweden) (with Anders K. Johansson)

1989 XXX Gallery, Stockholm (Sweden)

Screenings/presentations

2014
Whitecappel Gallery, London
“Indestructable II”, Hirschorn Museum, Washington
“Loitering With Intent”, conference on artistic research, Stockholm University of Arts
“Filmform presenterer”, Oslo Screen Festival 2014

2013
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (international competition)
Uppsala International Short Film Festival (national competition)
30. Kasseler Dokfest
Stockholm Literature Festival, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Gothenburg International Film Festival
Tempo Documentary Film Festival, Stockholm
NORDOX Rewind, Ullens Center for Cintemporary Art, Beijing
Busan International Short Film Festival
Umeå International Short Film Festival
Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

2012
Locarno International Film Festival
“Film- och videokonst på museer och samlingar”, Borås Konstmuseum
Nordic Documentary Film Festival, Beijing / Shanghai / Guangzhou
“Moving Image at the End of the World: Shorts from Headlands Center for the Arts”, San Francisco Film Society

2011
Warzaw International Short Film Festival
Transmediale 2011, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

2010
Leeds International Fiilmfestival
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
”As the Academy Turns”, conference on artistic research in collaboration with Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain
Tempo Documentary Festival in collaboration with Moderna Museet, Stockholm
The Nice Institution, Paris
Les Rencontres Internationales, Reina Sofia, Madrid
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival (Grand prize, international competition)
18 Curtas Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival, Portugal (international competition)
Video Dumbo festival, Brooklyn, New York
Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montréal
VIENNALE - Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna
Belo Horizonte International Film Festival, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
International Izmir Short Film Festival, Izmir

2009
Les Rencontres Internationales, Centre Pompidou, Paris
100 Swedish Minutes, Pavillion Unicredit Center for art and culture, Bucharest, Romania
100 Swedish Minutes, the University of Art, Cluj, Romania

2008
Signal, Malmö
”Between the Images”, Iaspis, Stockholm
A selection of contemporary video art by Johanna Billing, Malmö Konsthall
”Am I Repeating Yourself – 'Affectionate Homages and Hostile Takeovers', The Power Plant, Toronto
”Here and There”, WIP Konsthall, Stockholm
Kumiko, Johnnie Walker & The Cute, at Nordic Panorma, Malmö Konsthall

2007
Kumiko, Johnnie Walker & The Cute at the Alternative Film Festival, Belgrade
”Truth and Reconciliation”, Hedlands Center for the Arts/San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco
”Chances and Challenges”, Practice-led Research Symposium, The University of Leeds, Fine Arts Department
”Litterary Inovation/Alternative Publishing”, Nordic seminar, Biskops Arnö, Stockholm
”Herons vs Cranes”, The Citymuseum of Polatsk, Beorussia

2006
A.I.T., (Arts Initiative Tokyo), Tokyo
Pineapple videobar, Kûnstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Hollybush Gardens Gallery, London
Shadow Film Festival, Amsterdam. Haag, Arnhem
Pineapple Videoprograme, Galleri Skånes Konstförening, Malmö
”Berättelser om Danielle Tjajkovsklij” (”Stories about Danielle Tjajkovskij”), Good TV and the University of Stockholm

2005
Shadow Film Festival, Amsterdam
Northern Lights Film Festval, Newcastle
”The Night of Research”, Universität der Künste, Berlin
”Who is…?”, Clark Gallery, Montreal
”Who is…?” (webversion+films), Agence Topo, Montreal
”The Magnificent Six”, Värmlands museum, Karlstad
”The Magnificent Six””, Bohusgalleriet, Uddevalla

2004
”Blick -04”, contemporary video & film from Scandinavia and the Baltic countries
Moderna Museet, Stockholm (Sweden), Kunstverein, München (Germany)
”L’Amour”, MEO Art Foundation, Budapest (Hungary) (with Leif Lindell)
”L’Amour”, Raid Projects, Los Angeles (USA) (with Leif Lindell)
Who is…?", Museum of Contemporary Art, Rijeka (Croatia)
“Who is the Storyteller?”, the Art Academy, Stockholm

2003
”Who is…?”, EHU Gallery, Minsk (Beorussia)
D.A.E. Foundation, San Sebastian (Spain)
”L’amour”, videoprogramme at ”5th Encounters of Bamako” (together with Leif Lindell), Bamako (Mali)
Slottsparken, Malmö, presented by Marit Lindberg, arranged by Konstfrämjandet
”6 vågade livet” (”The Magnificent Six”), Zita Cinema, Stockholm, The Haga Cinema, Gothenburg, Cursor Cinema, London and Swedish Television
Simrishamn International Art Film Festival, Simrishamn
Östersunds konstfilmsfestival, Östersund
”Open studios”, IASPIS, Stockholm
Open Air Cinema, Random – Ize Film & Video Art Cinema, Malmö

2002
The Eukabeuk Event, Chiangmai University Art Museum, Thailand (together with Leif Lindell)

2001
”Shoot”, videofestival, Malmö Konstmuseum, (together with Leif Lindell) (Sweden)

1999
”Blick”, Nordic film and video, Modern Museum, Stockholm

1998
The Filmfestival of Gothenburg
”Svenska bilder”, The Filminstitute, Stockholm
Pineapple Gallery, Malmö


Selected group exhibitions

2014
“8+1 konstnärer”, Kulturparken Småland

2013
“ABCDEFGHI” (Kay Rosen, Magnus Bärtås, Mladen Stlinovic and Meric Algun Ringborg), Marabouparken, Stockholm
“The Real DMZ”, Artsonje Center, Seoul

2012
“Screenings”, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
“A Postcard from Afar”, Apex art, New York
9th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
“The Collectors”, Uppsala Konstmuseum

2011
The Turku Biennial, Turku
”Stand Opposite of the Chours”, Galleri Rotor, Göteborg
”Textart Göteborg”, public spaces of Gothenburg
”Do You Know How to Whitebalance”, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

2010
4:th Bucharest Biennale, Bucharest
”The Realism Question”, The Romanian Cultural Institute, Stockholm
”The Renaming Machine”, Open Space, Vienna
”Modernautställningen”, Moderna museet, Stockholm
”Svensk konceptkonst/ Swedish Conceptual Art”, Kalmar Konstmuseum

2009
”Labyrinth -09: Writings and Observations”, Botkyrka Konsthall, Botkyrka
”Void of Memory”/”Platform 2009”, organised by Samsuo – Space for Contemporary Art, Seoul
”The Renaming Machine”, Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery, Zagreb
”Nordic Wind”, Swedish Contemporary Photography, Seoul Photo 2009, Seou
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2008
”En annan ordning”/”Another order”, Konsthall C, Stockholm
”Heartquake”, Museum On the Seam – The Socio-Political Contemporary Art Museum, Jerusalem
”Folk 08 – Lokal Global”, Mariannelund (Sweden)
”En hög på golvet”, Tegen 2, Stockholm
”Between the Images”, Iaspis, Stockholm
”Intrude”, Sendai Moma, Shanghai

2007
”Itchy Park IVI”, Limehouse Town Hall, London
”Xylon”, TC/G Nordica Kunming, China
”Happy Hour”, Zaim, Yokohama

2006
”Norberg, Västmanland-Bergslagen-Sweden-Scandinavia-27 July 2006. At Lunchtime”, Norberg (arranged by Hollybush Gardens, London)
”Från Georg Pauli till Magnus Bärtås”, touring exhibition arranged by Jönköpings Läns Museum
”Labyrinth”, Botkyrka Konsthall (Stockholm)
”Modernautställningen”, Modern Museum, Stockholm
”Berättelser om Danielle Tjajkovskij” (”Stories About Danielle Tjajkovskij”), Öppna kanalen (”Open canel”) and the University of Stockholm

2005
”Valeurs”, Espace Culturel Francois Mitterand, Perigueux (France)

2004
”Delayed on Time, Contemporary Swedish Art”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb (Croatia)
”Phantom Expression”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lepzig (Germany) (with Dmitri Plax)
”Read Me”, The Art Museum of Gotland, Visby (Sweden)
11:th Biennal of Pancevo, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Pancevo (Serbia)
”Humor”, Berliner Kunstprojekt & Heeresbaeckerei guestroom, Berlin (Germany) (with Leif Lindell)
”The Museum of Homeless Ideas” (with Zdenko Buzek ) Miroslav Krajelic Gallery, Zagreb (Croatia)

2003
”Make it real”, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis (USA)
”Reshape”, The Venice Biennial (Italy), arranged by IASPIS
”Barndom” (”Childhood”), Sundsvalls Museum (Sweden)
”History Now”, Passagen, Linköping (Sweden), Dunkers Culture centre, Helsingborg (Sweden), Sörlandets Kunstförening. Kristinesand (Norway), Midlanda Art centre, Timrå/Sundsvall (Sweden), Ronneby Art centre (Sweden)
Moderna Museet c/o Alma Löv Museum (Sweden)

2002
”History Now”, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Arbetets museum, Norrköping (Sweden)
”Moderna Museet c/o BAC”, Baltic Art Center, Visby (Sweden)
”Konstmobilen”, touring exhibition in Sweden, arranged by Moderna Museet

2001
”Work in progress”, South African National Gallery Annex, Capetown (South Africa)
“Realtion(s)“, Galleri Roger Björkholmen, Stockholm
“As if you mean what you say“, Swedish Embassy, Tokyo

2000 “Blue Chips“, Foka Gallery, Thessaloniki (Greece)
“Cave“, Konstakuten, Stockholm
Art Athina, Athens (with Foka Gallery)

1999 ”Biography”, VN Gallery, Zagreb
”As if you mean what you say”, Centre Culturel Suédois, Paris, Galleri Enkehuset, Stockholm.
”Ventspils Transit Terminal”, Ventspils (Latvia), arranged by Soros Center, Riga
”Young and Serious, the Recycled Image”, Ernst Museum, Budapest (Hungary),
”Small Images of Truth”, The Life Foundation, Stockholm

1998
”The Fokart Exhibition”, Foka Gallery, Thessaloniki (Greece)
”ArtAthina”, Athens with Foka Gallery, Thessaloniki (Greece)
”Little Big Stories”, The National Library, Skopje (Macedonia), Riksarkivet, Stockholm.
”Landscape”, Peri Photographic Center, Turku (Finland)
“Belongingness“, Smålands Konstarkiv, Värnamo (Sweden)
“Stygn“ (“Stitch“), Galleri Gröna Paletten, Stockholm

1997
“The Conspiracy“, The Soap Factory, Athens, FOKA Gallery, Thessaloniki (Greece), Uppsala Konstmuseum, BildMuseet, Umeå (Sweden) (curator and contributor).
“Landscape’97“, Jyväskylä (Finland)
“Auto Show“, Kassel (Germany), Stockholm
“Index Edition“, Fotograficentrum, Malmö, Norrtälje Konsthall, (Sweden)
“Mind of a Fool“, contemporary art from the collection of Norrköpings Konstmuseum BildMuseet, Umeå (Sweden)

1996 Stockholm Smart Show (Roger Björkholmen Gallery), Stockholm
“Belongingness“, Urshults Folkets Hus (w. Carl Johan Ericson and Björn Larsson) (Sweden)
“Hapax“, Galleri Titanik, Turku (Finland)
“Format max A4“, Galleri Aniara, Sollentuna (Sweden)
“Sen Fronteiras“, VII Fotobienal, Casa des Artes, Vigo (Spain)

1995
Stockholm Smart Show (Roger Björkholmen Gallery) , Stockholm
The Art Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
“Mamma“ (“Mummy“), Galleri Enkehuset, Stockholm, Bohusläns Museum, Uddevalla (Sweden)

1994
“Index“ (with Anders K. Johansson), Sundsvalls Museum (Sweden)
Stockholm Smartshow (Gallery Adlercreutz & Björkholmen), Stockholm
“Sweden - Sarajevo“, European Club, Sarajevo (Bosnien-Herzegovina)
“Prospekt“, Örebro Konsthall, Västerås Konstmuseum (Sweden)
"Fotodiffussione' 94", Palazzo della Promotrice, Torino (Italy)

1993
"Prospect", Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm

1992
"Lika Med", (with Anders K. Johansson), St Petersburg, Luleå konsthall, Lunds konsthall
"Index“(with Anders K. Johansson), Kuopio, Oulo, Helsinki (Finland), Trollhättans Museum (Sweden)
"Rum mellan rum“ (“Rooms in Between Rooms“), Moderna Museet, Stockholm

1991
"Lika Med", (with Anders K. Johansson) Moderna Museet, Stockholm
"Index” (with Anders K. Johanssson), Museet för fotokunst, Odense (Denmark)

Other
2008 Professor of fine art at Konstfack
2007 Artist in residence at The Headland Center of the Arts, San Fransosco (Nov-Dec)
2006 Artist in residence at AIT, Tokyo (Sep-Dec)
2005 Artist in residence at Agence Topo, Montreal
Collection of essays (”Innanför cirkeln”) – together with Fredrik Ekman published (DN Publishinghouse, Sweden)
2004- Artist at the PhD-programme at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
Editor of an anthology of Swedish textbased practice: ”Texst” (Konstfack)
2004 Artist in residence at Museum of Contemporary Arts, Rijeka (Croatia)
2002-2003 Artist in residence at IASPIS, Stockholm
2002 Collection of essays (”Orienterarsjukan och andra berättelser”) – together with Fredrik Ekman published (DN Publishinghouse, Sweden)
2001 Tutor at the post-graduate programme at Valand, the Art Academy of Gothenburg
1996-- Tutor at Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Fine Arts Department
1998 Tutor at The College of Fine Arts, Umeå
1998 Contributor and curator (together with Martin Petéus) for the project “Art at the movies” in collaboration with Swedish Film Industry and Stockholm ´98.
1994-1998 Editor, writer, Index Magazine
1989-1994 Editor, writer, 90TAL Magazine

Represented
Moderna Museet (Stockholm), The Art Museum of Norrköpings, The Art Museum of Jönköping, The Governments Arts Council, The Community of Sollentuna, The Community of Norrtälje,The Community of Uppsala, The Community of Gävle, The Art Archive of Småland, The Arts Council of Stockholm

Commissions
Ekonomikum, The University of Uppsala, 2000
Fältöversten (Stockholm). A puplic art work performed according to the the model of ”New Patrons”, funded by Konstfack, Stockholm and Fondation de France, Paris

Magazine project/inserts
"Bosse Dynamit och Olle Granath" insert Tidskriften 90TAL, No. 9, sep. 1993 (with Peter Andersson)
”Atavism" Index No 1, 1995 (with Fredrik Ekman)
Entefktirio (Thessaloniki), No. 30, 1995
”Who is Johnnie Walker?”, Paletten No 2-3, 2001
Tidskriften Glänta No 2, 2001
”The Disapointed and Offended”, Cabinet Magazine (New York), Issue 7, Summer 2002
”Who is Eva Quintas?”, Source videomagazine No 13, 2004
Happy Pappy No 2 2005, ed. Malin Ståhl, published by Milch (London)

Text-work for stage
2004 ”Dialog”, Elverket theater, Stockholm, together with Astrid Trotzig. Reading by Mikael Persbrant and Stefan Larsson.

Webprojects
Who is…?, remix by Agence Topo: www.agencetopo.qc.ca/whois
The Resort of Homeless Ideas: www.homeless-ideas.org/