"What do we believe in?”—”Efterarbete/Post Production”—”The Royal and the National”—”Scenarios for Going Public”—”DIY Television Gallery”—”The Rear-view Mirror”—”Painting is not dead, it just smells funny”—”die kunst dem volke/kunsten til folket”—and more...
(Artistic Work, Research Activities, Pedagogical Vision and Teaching Methods)
Felix Gmelin (Heidelberg, 1962) is an artist and educator based in Oslo. He studied at the Royal Institute of Art (Stockholm), were he received an MFA in painting 1988.
Since 1992 he has been teaching at art schools such as Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design and the The Royal Institute of Art (Stockholm) and has held classes at institutions such as De Ateliers (Amsterdam), Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts and Städelschule (Frankfurt a.M.). Since 2014 he serves as full time professor in contemporary art at the Oslo National Academy of Fine Art, plus has held classes at the International Academy of Art (Ramallah) and at the Stacion Center for Contemporary Art (Prishtina) in the last few years.
Solo shows include Portikus (Frankfurt a.M.), Malmö Konstmuseum, Gasworks (London), Fotogalleriet (Oslo), maccarone inc. (New York), Annet Gelink (Amsterdam) and Nordenhake and Milliken (Stockholm). Group shows include ZKM (Karlsruhe), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), MASS MoCA (North Adams), Statens Museum for Kunst (Copenhagen), Fondation Cartier (Paris), The National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Moscow), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), the 50th Venice Biennale, the 52nd Venice Biennale, the berlin biennial 4 and the 47th Belgrade October Art Salon.
In 2010 Gmelin was awarded the Carnegie Art Award prize ”for a work that is an almost archaeological exploration of the social and political ramifications of the tactility and expressiveness of painting, a key topic in early performance art. Gmelin returns to this field of action in a complex work that reconsiders the painterly ‘touch’ by passing through the media of film, painting and printed stills.”
Kunstakademiet i Trondheim
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)