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No Golden Age Without Gold
20
Galleri MELK / Oslo
Beggars can´t be choosers
6
Ålesund Kunsthall
Petting Crocodiles
10
Bærum Kunsthall
Metafysica
6
Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum

Article / Aftenposten / prosess

Han dro til Mexico for å bli kjent med faren sin, men oppdaget kunsten i stedet

20.07.2019
Tekst. Caroline Enge / Foto. Paal Audestad
Private Commission
10
Pioner Labs / Torgata 15 / Oslo
My Feet are Killing Me
8
Galeria Arroniz / Mexico City
Text by Kelsey Matheson
Photos by Ronja Penzo.
Distance of Everything
6
Oslo Central Station
Site spesific installation
Truckene Suser Frem og Tilbake
4
Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium
Groupshow
The Forgetfulness is Full of Memory
4
Fundacion MARSO, Mexico City
Groupshow
Østlandsutstillingen
3
Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium
.Groupshow
Final Proposal
10
PULSAR, Antwerp
Groupshow
Lightbox ceiling
7
HQ Explorers
Private commission
ANTHROPOS
21
MELK Oslo
Artistbook launch
Thousand million billions / Public commission
6
Vestmyra elementary school / Fauske/ Arts consultant: Trygve Luktvaslimo Architects: Nordic Office of Architecture Photo credit:Lars-Martin Hunstad
MARSO art residency
3
Galeria MARSO / Mexico City
Høstutstillingen
10
Cut Out series
23
Structural Complexity
3
Trafo Kunsthall, Asker
Multiple Singularity / Public commission
10
Tegleverket skole / Oslo
The school of nature and principle
5
Elizabeth foundation for the arts / New York

Kunstneren Javier Barrios vokste opp i Mexico, Guatemala og Norge. Kanskje ikke rart han føler seg splittet og finner roen i New York.


Tekst Kjetil Lyche
Foto Linda Forsell
Natural tendencies
9
Outlet Gallery / Brooklyn
Artist Biography

Javier Barrios is a Guatemalan/Norwegian artist based in New York. He has recently attended a one year residency at ISCP, and showcased his work at Outlet Gallery in Brooklyn, LYNX gallery in Oslo, Muskegon Museum of Art in Michigan, Museo Santo Domingo in Guatemala. He is also editor at the art publication VECTOR.
Interview by Sabin Bors
Performa flag project
2
New York / Tromsø
The view of the vast
10
Museo Santo Domingo, Antigua, Guatemala
Black Matter
6
Lillestrøm
Twilight Is Upon Me
15
Oslo, Norway
Big Black Hole
11
Galerie Muelhaupt / Cologne
Love is an astronaut
6
Copenhagen
Pink Space
7
Bærum Kulturhus / Sandvika
Electric Dome
4
No Golden Age Without Gold
20
Galleri MELK / Oslo
Beggars can´t be choosers
6
Ålesund Kunsthall
Petting Crocodiles
10
Bærum Kunsthall
Metafysica
6
Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum

Article / Aftenposten / prosess

Han dro til Mexico for å bli kjent med faren sin, men oppdaget kunsten i stedet

20.07.2019
Tekst. Caroline Enge / Foto. Paal Audestad
Private Commission
10
Pioner Labs / Torgata 15 / Oslo
My Feet are Killing Me
8
Galeria Arroniz / Mexico City
Text by Kelsey Matheson
Photos by Ronja Penzo.
Distance of Everything
6
Oslo Central Station
Site spesific installation
Truckene Suser Frem og Tilbake
4
Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium
Groupshow
The Forgetfulness is Full of Memory
4
Fundacion MARSO, Mexico City
Groupshow
Østlandsutstillingen
3
Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium
.Groupshow
Final Proposal
10
PULSAR, Antwerp
Groupshow
Lightbox ceiling
7
HQ Explorers
Private commission
ANTHROPOS
21
MELK Oslo
Artistbook launch
Thousand million billions / Public commission
6
Vestmyra elementary school / Fauske/ Arts consultant: Trygve Luktvaslimo Architects: Nordic Office of Architecture Photo credit:Lars-Martin Hunstad
MARSO art residency
3
Galeria MARSO / Mexico City
Høstutstillingen
10
Cut Out series
23
Structural Complexity
3
Trafo Kunsthall, Asker
Multiple Singularity / Public commission
10
Tegleverket skole / Oslo
The school of nature and principle
5
Elizabeth foundation for the arts / New York

Kunstneren Javier Barrios vokste opp i Mexico, Guatemala og Norge. Kanskje ikke rart han føler seg splittet og finner roen i New York.


Tekst Kjetil Lyche
Foto Linda Forsell
Natural tendencies
9
Outlet Gallery / Brooklyn
Artist Biography

Javier Barrios is a Guatemalan/Norwegian artist based in New York. He has recently attended a one year residency at ISCP, and showcased his work at Outlet Gallery in Brooklyn, LYNX gallery in Oslo, Muskegon Museum of Art in Michigan, Museo Santo Domingo in Guatemala. He is also editor at the art publication VECTOR.
Interview by Sabin Bors
Performa flag project
2
New York / Tromsø
The view of the vast
10
Museo Santo Domingo, Antigua, Guatemala
Black Matter
6
Lillestrøm
Twilight Is Upon Me
15
Oslo, Norway
Big Black Hole
11
Galerie Muelhaupt / Cologne
Love is an astronaut
6
Copenhagen
Pink Space
7
Bærum Kulturhus / Sandvika
Electric Dome
4

My artistic project moves in a landscape between utopia and facts, with inspirations drawn from science fiction, visions of the future, technology, architecture, science and space exploration, to mention just a few sources. The inner core of the project relates to the great philosophical questions surrounding the origin and the evolution of Mankind, and the need to find the balance between fact and fiction in this arena.

“How has Mankind been able to move from picking lice off each other’s backs, to a world where we build spaceships and send them out into the waste and desolate space?”

It is from populist medias such as journals, television, the internet, films and books that I harvest inspiration, and it is from a populistic point of view that I wish to utilize this material in order to throw light on contemporary tendencies. There is no doubt that we are living through exciting times where the world is experiencing an economic, a climatic and a structural shift of power. While the world's population is increasing and our natural resources are being depleted, rapid technological progress is laying a new platform for our modern life.

Bio

Javier Barrios currently lives in Oslo, Norway. He received his diploma from Statens Kunst Akademi in Oslo and from School of Visual Arts in New York. His work has been subject of several exhibitions in Europe and the US, including Kunstnernes Hus, Trafo Kunsthall, LYNX Gallery, Outlet Gallery, Muskegon Museum of Art, Triumph and Disaster Gallery, Schaufenster Gallery, Rod Bianco Gallery and Galleri K. Barrios has also recently finished residencies at ISCP in New York and Galeria MARSO in Mexico City. He is also editor of VECTOR Productions.

CV

CV JAVIER BARRIOS
EDUCATION 2006-2007 2004-2007 2002-2004 2000-2001 Exchangestudent at School of Visual Arts, New York Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Einar Granum School of Fine Arts University of Guanajuato, Mexico

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2019 “Beggers can ́t be choosers” Ålesund Kunsthall “Petting Crocodiles” Bærum Kunsthall 2018 “Distance of Everything” Flytogterminalen “My feet are killing me” Galeria Arroniz, Mexico City Østlandsutstillingen Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium Truckene suser frem og tilbake Vestfossen Kunstlaboratrium Atelier NOUA / artistbook presentation 2017 «Anthropos» Galleri MELK, Oslo 2015 Trafo Kunsthall, Structural Complexity 2014 LYNX, Oslo Verket Kunsthall, Stockholm "The View of the Vast" Museo Santo Domingo, Antigua, Guatemala Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo 2012 Small Projects, Tromsø Galleri Hugo Opdahl, Flø «Black Matter» Akershus Kunstsenter, Lillestrøm 2011 «Twilight is Upon Me» Rod Bianco Gallery , Oslo «Big Black Hole» Galerie Muelhaupt, Køln 2010 «Love is an Astronaut» A Gallery ,København
«Pink is the New Space» Bærum Kulturhus, Sandvika 2009 «Electric Dome» Galleri 7011, Arena/Vestfossen 2007 «Static Fantastic» A Gallery, København 2005 «Show sans titre» Galleri 21:24, Oslo GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2019 “Metafysica” Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum 2018 “Truckene suser frem og tilbake”, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium “El olvido esta lleno de memoria” La CASA, Oaxaca, Mexico “Romantic Rocks” Podium, Oslo 2016 Høstutstilling, Oslo 2014 "I Fortrolighet" Hydrogenfanrikken Kunsthall, Fredrikstad "Preliminary Study" Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan "Monochromatic" Triumph & Disaster Gallery, Montgomery, Alabama 2013 5 artists, Galleri K , Oslo «1986-2013 En kunstner som samler kunst» Kunstlaboratoriet, Vestfossen 2012 «One Night Only» with Sverre Bjertnes og Christer Glein, UKS, Oslo «May be (r)evolution» Art Factory, Berlin OrkdalKunstforening with Christer Glein «Crystallomancy» Control Room, Los Angeles 2011 «Menneske og Maskin» Norsk skulpturbiennale, Vigelandsmuseet, Oslo «Kunstivalen,» Galleri Hugo Opdahl, Flø «It's In The Margins That Poems Are Found» Gallery Agnes Amstaff 2010 «In Your Face» Galleri 7011 Trondheim «Kunstbasseng» Galleri Tipi, Oslo «Salong 2010» Rod Bianco Residency, Oslo 2009 «Hotch Potch – London» MKII, London
«Herre i eget Hus» Galleri BOA, Oslo 2008 «Norske Bilder» Rådhusgalleriet, Oslo
«Statens 121 Høstutstilling, Kunstnernes Hus» Oslo / Stavanger «Art Copenhagen» Galleri Van Bau, København
"Don't judge the book by its cover", Gartenstudio Gallery, Berlin / LitteraturHuset, Oslo 2007 «Ober geschossdrifter finger lechts» Ballhaus Ost, Berlin, curated by Gunther Reski
«Take Off» Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo
«Bindestrek» Galleri GAD, Oslo «Avgangsutstillingen» Stenersen Museet, Oslo « Sell Out» UKS, Oslo 2006 «Connecting Paradoxes» SVA Gallery, New York, curated by Suzanne Anker «Summer Destruction Show» Kunst Akademiet, Oslo
«The academy in exile» UKS, Oslo 2005 «Pointdashpoint» Galleri Van Bau Arena, Vestfossen «About last night» Galleri Seildukken, Oslo 2004 Einar Granum jubileumsutstilling, Rådhus Galleriet, Oslo RESIDENCIES 2015 Galeria MARSO, Mexico City 2013-14 International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) New York PROJECTS AND CURATORIAL WORK 2013- VECTOR magazine with Peter Gregorio

8 New York / Whitney Museum of American Art #7 Bergen

6 Toronto

5 Berlin

4 Oslo

3 New York #2 New York #1 New York

2011 «Give me your eyes» Kunstverein Køln Mulheim Curated by Javier Barrios og Oliver Kunkel Participants: Josefine Lyche og Henrik Pask, Tommy Høvik, Christer Glein, Thomas Falstad, Kristoffer Myskja, Are Mokkelbost, Tiril Hasselknippe, Britta Thie
«Ja Schade War Echt ne Schone Stadt» Samtidskunst fra Køln, Galleri Van Bau, Arena Vestfossen Curated by Javier Barrios og Oliver Kunkel Participants: Betty Beier Julia Bünnagel, Eli Cortinas, Dan Dryer, Valeria Fahrenkrog, Gesin , Oliver Kunkel, Linda Nadji, Kathrin Sehl, Shigeru Takato, Sara Katrine, Thiesen, Bernhard Walter
2010 «In Your Face» Galleri 7011, Trondheim Curated by Javier Barrios Participants: Emma Wright,Stig Andre Ristesund,Håkon Bleken,Kristoffer Myskja,Jonas Daatland,Javier Barrios,Ingunn Ystad,Hans Christian Skovholt,Espen Olsen,Christer Karlstad ,Christer Glein,Cecilia Jimenez Ojeda,Anne Sofie Vistven,Kim Ramberghaug,Unni Askeland, Tone Bjordam,Tommy Høvik,Sverre Bjærtnes,Thomas Falstad,Rina Lindgren,Peter Mohall, Petter Garaas,Morten ViskumLars Morell «Salong 2010» Rod Bianco Residency, Oslo
Organisert av Javier Barrios, Oda Broch og Tara Rolfsen GRANTS AND AWARDS 2019 BKV One year working grant 2018 BKH One year working grant 2016 BKV One year working grant 2014 BKV One year working grant 2013 NBK One year working grant 2012 Ingrid Linback Langaard stiftelses grant 2011 NBK one year working grant Norwegian artcouncil ́s exhbition grant, «Give Me Your Eyes», Kunstverein Koln Mulheim NBK projectbased grant «Ja Schade War Echt ne Schone Stadt» Contemporary art from Cologne, Galleri Van Bau, Arena Vestfossen 2010 Vederlagsfondets 1 year working grant 2009 The Onion Mag annual prize 2008 Statens diverse stipend 2006 Lise og Arne Hejes grant International student scholarship, School of Visual Art PRIVAT COLLECTIONS Morten Viskums collection Tor Juuls collection CATALOGUES AND RELEASES 2016 Artist book / Crater, Mexico City 2014 Artsist Book in collaboration with the designfirm BLEED.
2011 «Twilight Is Upon Me» exhibition catalogue in collaboration with Rod Bianco Gallery «Menneske og Maskin» exhibition catalogue for the Norwegian Scullpture Bi annual 2010 «Big Black Hole» exhibition catalogue in collaboration with Galerie Muelhaupt 2007 «Avgangsutstilling» exhibition catalogue 2006 «Dont Judge the book by its cover» exhibition catalogue PRESS AND REVIEWS «The ArtNewspaper» Clemens Bomsdorf «Blomqvist Contemporary» Intervju, Aksel Kielland «Dommedagskunstneren» Magasinet KUNST nr.3, 2012, Mette Dybwad «Astronomisk kunstner satser på New York» Drammens Tidene 01.10.2012, Øyvind Schou «Barrios stiller ut nye verker på Flø» Sunnmøreposten, 29.08.2012, Allan Eikrem «Politikerne vil ha Sørlandskunst» Fædrelandsvennen, 28.08.2012, Tone Sandberg «Grundekjønn griper inn i kunstplanen» Fædrelandsvennen, 27.08.2012, Tone Sandberg «Politikerne ønsker sørlandskunst i Rådhuset» Fædrelandsvennen, 28.08.2012, Tone Sandberg «Kan ikke vente på denne type kommunalt tullball» Fædrelandsvennen, 29.09.2012, Tone Sandberg «Filmskapende kunst» Avisa Sør-Trøndelag, 19.06.2012, Yngve Øye Løkås «Mørk Materie» Kunstforum web, 27.02.2012, Sarolta Tatar 2011 "Twilight Is upon Me" Onionblogg, 21.09.2011 «Døren lav, porten smal» Klassekampen, 24.12.2011, Astrid Hygen Meyer
«Skulptur på sporet av den tapte tid»NRK kultur og underholdning (web) 31.10.2011, Mona Pahle Bjerke «Menneske og Maskin» Kunstforum (papir)nr.3 , Daniel Østvold «Kuratoren» Billedkunst 6, 2011, Ingvill Henmo «Retromaskiner med appel» Aftenposten, 29.10.2011,Lotte Sandberg «Dampeveivalsen» DN Magasinet, 29.10.2011, Arve Rød «Norsk Kunstårbok 2011» 2010 "Profiler", Kunstforum nr.1 2010
"Kunstmønstring mellom betong og lysekroner" Kunstforum (nett), Amalie Marie,Selvik 15.12.2010 "Kunstens kraftlinjer", VG 09.01.10, Lars Elton
"København" Kunstforum (nett) Trine Otte Bak Nielsen, 03.11.2010 "Årets første utstillinger" Kunstforum (nett) Andre Gali, 10.01.2010 "Perspektiv", Klassekampen 05.01.10 «Slik fikser du kunsten å kjøpe kunst» Tønsberg blad, 16.12. 2009 "A jumble mixture of anything" Kunstforum (nett) Andre Gali, 05.11.2009 "I øyeblikket", Intervju på Billedkunst vol3. "Hotch Potch" Klassekampen / Mona Gjessing «Oslo Open Festival» kunstnerprofil
Whats on Oslo magazine,Juli utgaven
«Ungt på Vestfossen» Dagsavisen 24.07.09 ,Mona Larsen «Norske Bilder» Dagens Næringsliv Bilag til Norske Bilder, Liz Buer