Bjørn Melhus is a German-Norwegian media artist born in 1966. He is one of the most internationally renowned video artists of his generation. He has developed a singular artistic position with the broadening of possibilities of the critical reception of cinema and television. His strategy of the fragmentation, destruction and reconstruction of well known figures, themes and the structures of mass media not only expands the possibilities of a multiplicity of new interpretations and critical commentaries but also redefines the relationship between mass media and viewer.

Coming from the direction of experimental film, Bjørn Melhus’s work has been shown and received awards at many international film festivals. His films have been shown in the Tate Modern and LUX in London, at the Museum of Modern Art (MediaScope) in New York and at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, as well as other places. He has taken part in exhibitions such as The American Effect at the Whitney Museum in New York, the 8th International Biennale in Istanbul, had solo and group exhibitions at FACT in Liverpool, the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Sprengel Museum in Hanover, Museum Ludwig in Cologne, ZKM Karlsruhe and the Denver Art Museum as well as other institutions.

1985-87 Polytechnic for Photography and Audio Visual Media in Stuttgart, 1988-1990 Freelance AV designer in Berlin, 1990-96 Art (Film and Video) at the HBK in Braunschweig, 1997 Meisterschule under Prof. Birgit Hein, 1997-98 DAAD stipend at the California Institute of the Arts, LA, 1999 guest lecturer in video at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, 1999-2001 Prize from the Kunstverein Hanover (artist in residence), 2001-02 State of Niedersachsen stipend in New York at the International Studio and Curatorial Program. He has been a professor at the Art School in Kassel (visual art / virtual reality) since 2003.

Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, 28. – 31. August, 12 am – 6  pm
27. August, 7:30 pm Vernissage

“Man – Woman – Maschine” (Video lecture)
31. August, 5 pm, Galerie Patrick Ebensperger