Bigert & Bergström

Lars Bergström born in Stockholm, Sweden
Mats Bigert born in Stockholm, Sweden 
Collaboration Bigert & Bergström
1985 – 90  Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden
ISPstudios, New York, USA 
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany 
Solo Exhibitions/Performances
2018 “The Weather War”Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden
2017-18  “Eye of the Storm”, Artipelag, Gustavsberg, Sweden
2016 “The Freeze”, Belenius/Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden
2015 “Explosion of Speech” (Performance), Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki, Greece
“The Weather War”, Växjö Konsthall, Växjö, Sweden
2014 “The Weather War”, Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK
“Tipping Point”, Artipelag, Stockholm, Sweden
“The Weather War”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
“The Drought”, Varberg Konsthall, Sweden
2013 “The Drought”, Barletta Castle, Barletta, Italy
Les Yper Yper, Thessaloniki, Greece
“The Drought”, Contexts, Paris, France
“The Drought”, Gallery Niklas Belenius, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 “The Weather War”, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
“The Storm”, Gallery Niklas Belenius, Stockholm, Sweden
“The Mouse”,CIS Art Lodgers, Convent de Sant Agusti, Barcelona, Spain
“CO2 Lock-In”, public performance: Sergels Torg, Stureplan, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
2011 “Meditations on Divinations”, Forum, Stockholm, Sweden
“Know Yourself”, Världskulturmuseet, Göteborg, Sweden
2010 “Temporary truth”, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
“Know Yourself”, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
2009 “Life Extended”, DOCVILLE Film Festival, Leuven, Belgium /Planete Doc International Film Festival, Warzaw / Documentary Fortnight, MOMA, New York, USA
“Short Circuit No. 18”, Cabinet Magazine, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2008 “If You Don‘t Like The Weather, Change It”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
Conference Of Birds Gallery, Bangkok
“Last Supper”, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
2007 “Last Supper”, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
“Everyone Talks About the Weather, but Nobody Does Anything About It”, Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden
2006 “The Last Supper”, Milliken, Stockholm, Sweden
Black Box, Norrköping, Sweden
Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, San Francisco, USA
Galeria Noua, Bucarest, Romania
2005 “Last Supper”, Milliken, Stockholm, Sweden
2004 “4 for four”, Milliken, Stockholm, Sweden
New School, NY, USA
The Vera List Center for Art & Politics
2003 “Digital Space”, Kunstmuseen der Stadt Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany
“Full Stop”, Rum för Berusning I, Stiftelsen Vin &Sprithistoriska Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
2002 “Triviality Inverted”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
“The Waiting Room”, Zinc Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Yeans projectroom, Gothenburg
1999/2000 “Peptalk”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
1999 “Peptalk”, Galleri Axel Mörner, Stockholm, Sweden
1998 Climate Chambers II, Schwedischer Pavillion, EXPO 98 in Lissabon, Portugal
1997/98 “Love is in the air”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
1997 Terapi Taxi, Galerie Ursula Walbroel, Düsseldorf, Germany
“h-Project”, Melbourne, Australia
1996 “Bubblegum Pink”, Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden
“Bubblegum Pink”, Galerie Gebauer und Thumm, Berlin, Germany
1995 “Climate Chambers”, Kabelfabriken, Galleri Anhava, Helsinki, Sweden
“LOOP”, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
1994 “Climate Chambers”, mit Riksutställningar, Wanderausstellung: Atlas copco, Galleri Lars Bohmann, Stockholm, Sweden;
Buskerud Kunstnersenter Drammen, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway;
“Pulpfabriken“ Galleri Stefan Andersson, Stockholm Umea, Sweden; Konstens Hus Lulea, Lulea, Sweden
„Kabelfabriken“ (Galleri Annhava), Helsinki, Finland
1993 “Amygdala”, Galleri Eklund, Umea, Stockholm, Sweden
1992 “Supercells”, Galleri Lars Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden
1990 “Biosfär III”, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway
Group Exhibitions
2016 “The Air Castle”, curated by Johanna Uddén, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköping, Sweden
“In the Wake”, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, USA
“Artifact. Up in the Air”, curated by Karen Verschooren, STUK, Leuven, Belgium
2015 “Gudrun, Memory of a Storm”, Växjö Konsthall, Växjö, Sweden
“Personal Structures”, Palazzo Bemba/Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy
2014 “Slow Future”, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warzaw Poland
“Liebe / Love”, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany
“Drive the Change”, 100plus, Zurich, Switzerland
“Biotop”, Biologiska museet, Stockholm, Sweden
“Second Life”, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, USA
“Strange Weather”, Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland UK
“urSenses”, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden
2013 14th Videonale, Bonn Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany
2012 New Vision Award, Copenhagen Dox, Denmark
Sofia Contemporary, Bulgaria
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
Spring/Break Art Show, NY, USA
“Clouds”, Museum of Public Art, Lund, Sweden
2011 “Know Yourself”, Museum of World Culture, Götteburg, Sweden
“Flash Light Bar”, performance, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
“Swedish Art in India”, Emami Chisel Art in collaboration with Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata, India
“Living as Form,” Creative Time, NY
2010 Biennale für Internationale Lichtkunst, Kulturhauptstadt Europa RUHR.2010, Germany
“Eattopia-2010”, International Video Art Exhibition, Hung-Gah Museum, Taipei, Japan
2009 “Digital Gardens”, Staatliches Kunst Museum, Schwerin, Germany
“Mikrokosmos”, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
“Full frame documentary film festival”, Durham, USA
“Open Light in private Space”, Biennale für internationale Lichtkunst Ruhr 2010, Fröndenberg/Ruhr, Germany
Documentary Fortnight, MoMA, NY, USA
2008 “6808,” Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden
International Art Film Festival, Jönköping, Sweden
“Anima(e)” at the Villa Nigra-Anema, Italy
“Teleport Färgfabriken” Färgfabriken Norr, Östersund, Sweden
“Under Pain Of Death”, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, USA
2007 International Photo festival, Kunstverein Ludvigshafen, Germany
Documentary Fortnight, MoMA, NY, USA
2nd Moscow Biennial, Moscow, Russia
2005/06 “Crime and Punishment”, Kunsthalle Tallinn, Tallinn (Rep. of Estonia)
Nelson Gallery, UCDavis, San Fransisco, USA
“Summer of Love”, Virserums Konsthall
1st. Singapore Biennial
2005 “No man is an island”, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Sweden
IDFA-International Documentary Filmfestival, Amsterdam (Silver Bear competition), Netherlands
“Alterità X Adattamento”, Polish Institute, Rome, Italy
“Lichtkunst Aus Kunstlicht”, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
2004 “”, I BID proj., ICA. London, UK
“Berlin North”, Contemporary artists from the Nordic Countries in Berlin,
Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
“Making Differences”, cultural and artistic program in conjunction with Stockholm International Forum 2004: Preventing Genocide, Historical Museum Stockholm, Sweden
2003 “Outlook – International Art Exhibition”, Athens, Greece
“Svezia Extra <-> Ordinaria”, Change+Partner Contemporary Art
“Contemporary Art from Sweden”, European Central Bank Frankfurt/Main, Germany
“Break”, New Swedish Design, Palazoo Isimbardi, Milan, Spain
“What is Important? 3rd Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art”, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany; Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus Schloss Plüschow, Germany, Kunsthalle Bergen, Norway and further venues in Lithuania, Finland, Poland et al “In/Out”, Trafo, Budapest, Hungary
2002 “Over the Moon”, Kunstamtkreuzberg, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2001 “The future is now!”, Louisiana Museum for Modern Art, Denmark
2001 “Utopien heute?”, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen, Germany
Yokohama Triennale, Japan
“ZONE“, Swedish style at Mori Art Center, Tokyo
“Utopian Landscapes”, Zinc Gallery, Stockholm, Schweden
2000 Korean Biennial, Seoul, Korea, curated by René Block
“Circus circus“, Norrtölje Konsthall, Norrtölje, Sweden,
Barbacka Konsthall, Kristianstad, Sweden
Norrtälje Konsthall, together with Carl-Michael von Hausswolff, Norrtälje, Sweden
Artspace 1%, together with Carl-Michael von Hausswolff, Copenhagen, Denmark
„no vacancies”, Berlin, Germany
1999 “Surveying the landscape”, Lombard Freid Gallery, New York, USA
“Game Over”, Watari Um, Tokyo, Japan
1998 “Deathwatch”, INSYN, Cultural Capital project, Stockholm98, Sweden
1997 “Des Histoires en Formes”, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France
“Umedalens Skulptur 97”, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Stockholm, Sweden
“Performa 97”, zusammen mit Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
1996 “Comp in Box”, Galleri Anhava, Helsinki, Finland
“Files”, Bunker Vierte Etage, Berlin, Germany
“Original Copy”, Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland
“INTERPOL“, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden
“Disneyland after dark”, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Rauma Biennal, Rauma Art Museum
“Geben und Nehmen”, Schloss Pluschow, Germany
1995 “Disneyland after dark”, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Sweden
1994 “Erzig”, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
“What`s in your mind”, Technisches Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
1993 Aperto, Biennale Venice, Italy
Public Works
2016 “Tomorrow’s Weather Lexington,” 21C, Lexington, USA
“Face au Temps,” Hopital de Saint Denis, Paris
2015 “Falling Apples”, Hegg School, Liar, Norway
2014 Lugnets public school, Stockholm, Sweden
2013 “Cymatic Pool” and “Pixel Garden,” Ericsson Head Quarters, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 “Tomorrows Weather Stockholm Grand Central”, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 “Sun Passage”, Familjebostäder, Hammarby, Stockholm, Sweden
“Tornado Touch Down”, Borås Travel Center, Borås, Sweden
2009 “Tomorrows Weather”, Allers‘ Headquarters, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Whirlwind”, Borås, Sweden
“Mirage,” Artcenter, Gävle, Sweden
“Glaskasten”, Facade for extension, Sculpture Museum Marl, Germany
2008 “Tunnel Vision”, Skanstull Subway Station, Stockholm, Sweden
2005 “Peptalk 2,” Älta Icehall, Stockholm, Sweden
2004 “Reflecting Pool”, Artcenter, Gävle, Sweden
2003 “Ecco Humour”, Parking garage, Dunkers Culturehouse, Helsingborg, Sweden
2002 “Flash Of Genius”, Nacka Culturehouse, Stockholm, Sweden
2001 “Thought Incognito”, K-Huset, Linköpings University, Linköping, Sweden
2000 “Wishing Well,” Autostadt VW, Wolfsburg, Germany
1993 “Pulsating Greenhouse”, Odenplans Tube-Station, Stockholm, Sweden
2013 J.Scheuermann, Barbara und Langanke (Hrsg.), Cathrin, “Liebe.Love”, Bielefeld 2014, p. 46-49.
2012 “The Storm. Bigert&Bergström”(exh. cat.), Niklas Belenius Gallery Stockholm
“The Drought. Bigert&Bergström” (exh. cat.), Niklas Belenius Gallery, Stockholm
2011 “The Last Calendar”, published by Cabinet Books, Brooklyn, NY
2010 “Eatopia” (exh. cat), Taipei International Video Art Exhibition, Hung Gah Museum, Beitou District, Taipei, Taiwan
“Konsten i familjebostäders nyproduktion”, ed. Ann Magnusson
2009 “Von Blumenbild zum digitalen Garten”(exh. cat.), ed. Kristina Hegner, Staatliches Museum Schwerin
“Kunst i offentlige rum”, Koro 2009, p.76-81
2008 “If You Don‘t Like the Weather, Change It”(, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin / Bigert & Bergström, Stockholm, 2008
“32 Jahre Künstlerhaus Bethanien”, ed. Christian Schindler
2007 “Everyone Talks About The Weather But No One Does Anything About It”(exh. cat.) Uppsala Art Museum, ed. Fagerstedt, Elisabeth, essay by Jones, Ronald.
2nd Moscow Biennale, (
2006 “PINK”, The Exposed Color in Contemporary Art and Culture, ed. Barbara Nemitz
Art of Light. Artificial Light, Light as Medium in 20th Century Art, Edited by Peter Weibel and Gregor Jansen
2005 Art of Light. Artificial Light, Light as Medium in 20th Century Art, ZKM, ed. Peter Weibel und Gregor Jansen
2004 “Svensk konst nu, 85 konstnärer födda e fter 1960”, ed. Sophie Allardh & Estelle af Malmborg
“Outlook” (exh. cat.), Athens, ed. Christos M. Joachimedes
“Berlin North”(, Contemporary artists from the Nordic Countries in Berlin, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
2003 “Svezia Extra <-> Ordinaria”,, ed. Lorella Scacco and Jan Aman
“Digital Space”( Kunstmuseen der Stadt Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany
“Contemporary Art from Sweden”(, European Central Bank, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
“What is Important?3rd Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art”, publ. by Ars Baltica Berlin Office , ed. Dorothee Bienert
“Art In Europe, 1990-2000”, Skira Edition, Milan
2001 Castenfors, Mårten, “Swedish art 1900”
Yokohama Triennale, Swedish Style in Tokyo
“Utopien heute? Kunstzwischen Vision und Alltag”, Katalog Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, ed. Richard W. Gassen, Ludwigshafen, Germany
2000 Edwards, Folke, “Fran modemism till postmodernism, Svensk konst 1900-2000”
Van der Heeg, Eric, “Peptalk”, Kwangju Biennale
1999 Birnbaum, Daniel and Peter Nilsson, John, “Like Virginity, Once Lost. Five Views in Nordic Art Now
1998 Aman, Jan, “Klimat Nord, Sweden, The official catalogue of the Swedish Pavilion, Expo’98 Lisbon”
“h.publicatin”, h-project, Melbourne, Australia
1997 “Des Histoires en Formes“, Le Magasin,
Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble
Bigert & Bergström, “Potato Performance“
1996 Aman, Jan and Missiano, Victor,  “INTERPOL“, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden
Arrhenius, Sara, “Ett återvunnetparadis” i Ingamaj Beck (red): Det andra rummet – om scenografi och installationer, Symposium Förlag
Åman, Jan and  Missiano, Victor,  “Interpol“ Färgfavriken, Stockholm, Sweden
1995 Bigert & Bergström, “LOOP“
David, Edwin; Jacobi, Frans;  Koester, Joachim; Martinsen, Soren, “Disneyland after dark”, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Kunstamt Kreuzberg
1994 Bigert & Bergström, “Climate Chambers“
Riksutställingar, Swedish Travelling Exposition, Daniel Birnbaum, Christian Chambert, Peter Cornell, Ingela Lind, Gertrud Sandquist,
“Swedish Samples. A conversation on contemporary art inSweden”
1993 Peter Nilsson, John,  “Achtung Adrenaline”, Aperto 93 “Emergency”, XLV Biennale di Venezia
2008 Hilgenstock, Andrea, “Galerie Barbara Thumm II, Bigert & Bergström”, weltonline, 18. April 2008
2007 “Iss und Stirb”, interview with Bigert & Bergström, Tagesspiegel, February 25
2006 “Last Supper”, BOL Journal 004, p 159-175
The Last Supper, Hot Rod No.26
2005 “De bjuder på Sista måltiden”, Clemens Poellinger, SVD, February 26th, 2005
2004 “Dödens matsal”, Estelle af Malmborg, Residence No.6, 2004
“Lustga p-huset”, Lars Aberg, FORUM 3.04 HÖST
“Bigert & Bergström artists”, Hannes Dükler, Perfect, The Stockholm Edition
“Mördarna som hör roster”, Nilsson, John Peter, review from the exhibiti on Making Differences Aftonbladet, January 26th, 2004
2002 Ytterborn, Staffan, “Bigert and Bergström”, SPOON, Phaidon Press
Hedstrand, Sonja, “Bigert and Bergström” Bon Magazine
Hunt, David, “Bigert & Bergström”, Arttext, summer 2002
2001 ZOO publication
Larsen, Lars Bang, review groupshow “Circus Circus”, p. 101, Frieze iss. 56
Project for Cabinet Magazine issue 3
2000 Block, René, “Bigert and Bergström”, p.100, Flashart summer
Nilsson, John Peter, “Absurt så det förslår”, Aftonbladet, 15 april
Allerholm, Milou, “Konst som samarbete”, Dagens Nyheter, 14 april
Bers, Miriam, “Bigert & Bergstrom, Peptalk”, Tema Celeste, february
1999 Müller, Katrin Bettina,“Im Netzverk der Schaltkreise, Bigert & Bergström in der Galerie Barbara Thumm”, Der Tagesspiegel, 4. Dezember 1999
Hedberg, Hans, “Symboliska gränssnitt, Bigert & Bergström på Axel Mörner”, Svenska Dagbladet, 30 november
Anton, Saul, “An egg for all seasons”, Metropolis
Interview with Uta Grundmann, “Bigert & Bergström. Mentale Meterologien”, Neue Bildende Kunst, 3/99
Hedberg, Hans, “Symboliska Gränssnitt, Bigert &Bergström pa Axel Mörner”, Svenska Dagbladet, 30. November 1999
Anton, Saul, “An egg for all seasons”, Metropolis
1998 Schenk-Sorge, Jutta,  “Bigert und Bergström. Love is in the Air”, Kunstforum 140
Berg, Ronald, “Der Hauch der Liebe, Das Künstlerduo Bigert + Bergström bei Barbara Thumm“, Der Tagesspiegel, 3. Januar 1998
“Love is in the air – Die Schweden kommen:Bigert &Bergström”,
loop 1/98, S. 13
Günter Thiel, Wolf , Berlin-Rundgang, Wolf Günter Thiel geführt von Galeristen Volker Diehl, Léonce.
Berlin-Magazin, Februar/März
Fovet, William , “Utöver bilden”, Paletten 1/98
Knutson, Ulrika , “Pojkstreck i konsten”, Manadsjournalen Nummer 7 1998
Publications/Articles (cont.)
1997 Reissner, Katja; “Cleveres Künstler Duo”, Tagesspiegel, 1997
Birnbaum, Daniel, “B&B: A Museum in Motion”
“The Big Feed”, Zingmagazine, summer 1997.
“The Big Feed”, BLM No.2, 1997
Fricke, Harald, “Liebe ist ein Loop. Kunst in Berlin jetzt: musterwohnen, Bigert & Bergström, Störmer”, Wand und Boden, Die Tageszeitung, 13./14. Dezember
Stuckstätte, Marion, “Begehbares und Mobiles von Bigert und Bergström”, Düsseldorfer Feuilleton Nr. 252, 1997
1996 Ringdahl, Ola, “B&B-Klimatstudien rullar pa”, Göteborgsposten 14 februari Valjakka, Timo; Rauma Biennale Balticum, Rauma Art Museum, SIKSI No.3/96
Wallenstein, Sven Olor, “Bigert und Bergström”, Material 3/96
Permanent Food No.3, 1996
Nilsson, John Peter, “Lindrar teknostressen och cyberneuroserna”, Aftonbladet 6 Juni 1996
Birnbaum, Daniel, “Genuint Obehagligt”, DN 8 juni 1996
Aman, Jan und  Catti, Lindahl; “Bigert und Bergström´s therapeutic automobile”, Purple Rose 11/96
1995 Nordanstad, Thomas; “Bigert-Bergström”, BE Magazine No.3, 1995
Roos, Rita, “Klimatklimax”, Hufvudstadsbladet, 3 february 1995
1994 Sinnena begränsar världen, Index No.1, 1994
Divan No.8, 1994
Arrhenius, Sara, “Bigert & Bergström – Klimatkamrarna”, Aftonbladet 4 mars
Blom, Ina, “Bigert & Bergström – Klimatkamrarna”, Aftenposten 10/5-94
Nilsson, John Peter, “Bigert und Bergström”, Flash Art International, No.177/ summer, 1994
Missiano, Victor, “Bigert & Bergström”, X N5
1993 Nilsson, John Peter,  “SOS-vi sjunker! Aperto 93”, Aftonbladet 30 Juni 1993
1992 Dahlquist, Dennis; “Bigert and Bergström”, Flashart Herbst 1992
Madoff, Steven Henry; Inside Europe 1992, Art News Dezember 1992
Nilsson, John Peter; “The Adrenaline Decade”, Art News, Dezember 1992
Bigert-Bergström by Bigert-Bergström, Material No.11, 1992
1991 Birnbaum, Daniel, “Intervju med Bigert & Bergström”, Expressen 28 mars 1991 Material No.1, 1991
Van der Heeg, Erik “Bigert/Bergström >Biosfär III<”, Kris Nr.42
Ugolini, Paola,  “Scuola d’Obbligiov”, Italian Flashart oct/nov 1991
“Important Message to the Public”, 14 min. HD/DCP
“Moments of Silence”, 14 min. HD/DCP 
“The Weather War”, 58 min. HD
“The Mouse”, 27.30 min. HD
“Life Extended”, 57 min. HD
“Tunnel Vision”, 27 min. HD
“If You Don’t Like The Weather, Change It”, 4 ch. 20 min. DV
“Last Supper”, 58 min. DV, 16 mm
“The Big Feed”, 11 min. DV