Books & Catalogues

2017

Effects of Good Government in the Pit, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway

2015

Collected by Thea Westrich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY
Faldbakken, Matias, ARE YOU STILL IN THE TRENCHES STOP YOU SHOULD COME HERE STOP RUM IS RIDICULOUS STOP SO GOOD STOP CANNOT STOP STOP, STANDARD (BOOKS), Oslo.

2013

Drawing Time Reading Time / Marking Language, The Drawing Center, London.
Matias Faldbakken, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Xerography, Firstsite, Colchester, UK
Transforming the Known: The Collection of Bert Kreuk, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, NL
Fragile?, Isola san Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy

2012

Matias Faldbakken, Oslo, Texas, The Power Station, Dallas, TX

2009

Matias Faldbakken, Shocked into Abstraction (Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and The National Museum, Oslo).
L. Fassi, A Million Ways to Say No, Mousse, Milan.

2007

C. Keller, M. Faldbakken, Not Made Visible, Christoph Keller Editions, in association with JRP Ringier, Zurich.
E. Fumæsvik and K. Hiorthøy (eds.), Aleatoric Conttacts, STANDARD (BOOKS), Oslo.
O. Adelantando and S. Momin (eds.), The Impossibility of Translation, independent publication.
R. Janssen and N. Schafhausen, Changing Roles Artists’ personal views and wishes, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, pp. 46-48.

2006

The Metaphysics of Youth (Fuoriuso,Pescara).

2005

The Parallel Life (Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt) am Main).
MF+MF, from Sharing Space Dividing Time (Nordic Pavilion, Venice Biennial, Venice).
Black Screen Book (Nordic Pavillion, Venice Biennale, Venice).

2004

On Reason and Emotion (Biennale of Sydney, Sydney).
MOMENTUM (Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss).

2003

Total Motiviert (Kunstverein München, Munich).
Art to the People (Bergen Kusthall, Bergen).
R. Nesbitt, New Institutionalism: Harnessing the Means of Production, NIFCA, Glasgow.

2002

A Jerky Flight Around a Desolate Bunker (Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo).

2001

R. Nesbitt, Osculum Infame: The Dark Side of the White Cube, NIFCA, Glasgow.

Interviews

2014

Fabian Stech & M. Faldbakken, ‘Matias Faldbakken’, Kuntsforum (May – June), pp. 172-185.

2012

G. E. Einarsson & M. Faldbakken, ‘Focus Nordic Countries Conversation’, Flash Art International (March – April)

2000

R. McDavid, ‘Condensation Points’, Art Review, no. 2: n.p.

Articles and reviews

2017

Larssen, Kristiane. Translated from Norwegian, “Truer med å gi seg selv sparken,” D2, August 24 2017. https://www.dn.no/d2/2017/08/24/1030/Kunst/truer-med-a-gi-seg-selv-sparken

2016

Bravo, Arthur. “Matias Faldbakken: EUROPE IS BALDING,” This is Tomorrow, March 18th, 2016; http://thisistomorrow.info/articles/matias-faldbakken-europe-is balding


Helsvig, Simen Joachim. “It’s Beginning to Show,” Kunstkritikk, March 3rd, 2016; http://www.kunstkritikk.com/kritikk/its-beginning-to-show

Smith, Roberta. “What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week: Matias Faldbakken, ‘Europe is Balding’,” The New York Times, March 4, 2016; http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/03/04/arts/design/art-galleries-nyc.html?ref=arts

2015

Smith, Roberta. “Wagner Collection at the Whitney, 25 Years of Astute Buying,” The New York Times, December 3, 2016; http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/04/arts/design/wagner-collection-at-the-whitney-25-years-of-astute-buying.html.

2014

Faldbakken. Matias. “Heksa Og Armene (2014),” Mousse Magazine, December – January, 2015. pp. 108.

Tang, Ed. “Ones to watch: Ed Tang, of Christieʼs New York, picks three emerging artists,” Christieʼs Magazine, November – December 2014, pg. 36-37.

Larios, Pablo. “Reviews: Matias Faldbakken,” Frieze, November-December 2014, pg. 159.

Stech, Fabian and Faldbaken, Matais. “Matais Faldbaken,” Kuntsforum, May- June 2014, pg. 172-185.

Chang, Chris. “Sightlines: Andrée Sfeir-Semler,” Art in America, May 2014; pg. 33; illus.

Markus, David. “Matias Faldbakken at Paula Cooper,” Art in America, May 2014; pg. 161; illus.

“Matias Faldbakken at Paula Cooper Gallery,” Time Out New York, March 27-April 2, 2014; pg. 40

Doran, Anne. “Matias Faldbakken” Time Out New York, March 20-26, 2014, pp. 39, illus.

“Matias Faldbakken at Paula Cooper,” The New Yorker, March 24, 2014; pg. 14

Doran, Anne. “Matias Faldbakken at Paula Cooper Gallery,” Time Out New York, March 20-26, 2014; pg. 39; illus.

2013

Aspden, Peter. “Art into urban, urban into art,” The Financial Times, December 13, 2013

Nagesh, Ashitha. “A Bumpy Ride: Horror Film Truck to Show in Art Basel Miami Sculpture Park,” Blouin Artinfo, December 3, 2013

“Reviews in Brief: Matias Faldbakken at Simon Lee Gallery”, Modern Painters, September 2013, p. 115.

Illus.
Wall Street International online ‘Agenda UK-Arts’ 16 October 2013

J. Farago and M. Hoegsberg, ‘Oslo: City Report,’ Frieze (April): 102-109

C. Fite-Wassilak, ‘Matias Faldbakken: Shall I write it,’ Gallerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, ArtReview (March): 146-147

N. Bozzi, ‘ Matias Faldbakken: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam,’ Frieze online (8 January)

2012

I. Stevenheydens, ‘Matias Faldbakken: bureaucratic vandalism,’ Agenda Magazine (11 December)

D. Roelstraete, ‘Documenta 13,’ Artforum (November): 256-257

C. Lanyon, ‘Matias Faldbakken’s bipolar sculptures,’ South China Morning Post (28 October)

‘Matias Faldbakken “Intervention #21” at Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam,’ Mousse Magazine(September)

‘A Selection of work by artist Matias Faldbakken on view at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen,’ Art Daily (3 September)

S. Strom, ‘Remote Control at ICA Review’, Artlyst (8 May)

2011

B. Lima, ‘ Matias Faldbakken: The Power Station’, Artforum Online (December).

2010

M. Muehling, K. Abgelöscht, ‘Short Waves’, Texte Zur Kunst (December): 184-187.

M. Brüggemeyer, ‘Punk im Museum’, Rolling Stone (October): 32.

M. Williams, ‘The conceptual saboteur puts the “no” in Norway’, Flaunt (Fall): 44-45.

L. Russel, ‘This is a Plastic Bag’, Very (October): 24-25.

É. Pelczer, ‘Snubbing the Art Vogue’, New York Arts Magazine (October).

“Paris Art Fairs: The Contemporary French Revolution”, Sleek (November).

2009

D. Eichler, ‘Stay with the Negative’, Frieze, No. 127 (November-December): n.p.

I. Blom,’Matias Faldbakken Discusses “Shocked into Abstraction”’, Artforum (September): 272-275.

2008

‘The Artist’s Pick, Matias Faldbakken’, ArtForum (December): 110.

C. Bollen, ‘Matias Faldbakken’, ArtForum, (March): 345-348.

A. Schlaegel, ‘Summer’s White Nights’, no. 259 (March-April): 116-118.

B. Haugstad, ‘Ser Pa Rus Frihets’, Bevegelser Kultur & Trender, no. 2 (May): 36-40.

2007

A. Sook, ‘Memorial to the Iraq War’, Frieze, No. 109: 185.

H. Martin, ‘Matias Faldbakken’, Frieze Yearbook 2007-2008: unpaginated.

2006

K. Røed, ‘Matias Faldbakken’, Contemporary Magazine, No. 85 (September): 32-35.

T. Olson, ‘Norwegian Art Scene, Profile 2: Matias Faldbakken’, Art Review (December).

K. Roed, ‘Matias Faldbakken’, Contemporary Magazine, No. 85 (September): 32-35.

F. Anders, A. Hoffmann, C. Lahr, ‘Auflösung’, Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunste (January): 86-87.

2004

S. Rees, ‘Sydney Biennale’, Flash Art, No. 237 (July-September): 47.

A. Rød, ‘Momentum’, Flash Art, No. 237 (July-September): 55.

2000

S. Andreassen, L. Bang Larsen, ‘NU: the Nordic’, Art Review, No. 3.

Publications By The Artist

2019

We are Five, Forlaget Oktober, Oslo

2017

The Hills, Forlaget Oktober, Oslo

2008

Unfun, J.W. Cappelen Publishing House, Olso.

2006

Kaldt Produkt, Kagge Forlag, Oslo.

2005

Snort Stories, J.W. Cappelen Publishing House, Oslo.

2002

Macht undRebel, J.W. Cappelen Publishing House, Oslo.

2001

The Cocka Hola Company, J.W. Cappelen Publishing House, Oslo.

Projects by the artist

2006

Theatre adaptation/performance of: “The Cocka Hola Company”, Münchner Kammerspiele / Stuttgarter Staatstheater
Editor of UKS-forum for Samtidskunst

2000

Oslo Kunsthall; editor of Publication and co-curator
UKS-Forum for Samtidskunst; guest editor of issue 1/2/00

1998

Bergen Museum for Samtidskunst; founder and owner.