Bigert & Bergström

1962

1965

1986

Lars Bergström born in Stockholm, Sweden

Mats Bigert born in Stockholm, Sweden 

Collaboration Bigert & Bergström

Education

1985 – 90

 Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden

Grants/Awards

2000

1999

1994-95

IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden

ISPstudios, New York, USA 

Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany 

Solo Exhibitions/Performances

2018

“The Weather War,” Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden

“The Climate Experiment,” Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden

“Prognosis,” Örebro Konsthall, 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

199

7/98

“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

2017

“Zwanzig,” Gallerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany

“Victory Over the Sun, The Poetics and Politics of Eclipse,” KMAC, Louisville, KY, USA

2016

“The Air Castle”, curated by Johanna Uddén, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköping, Sweden

“In the Wake”, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, USA

“Surfacing Earth“, Rödasten Konsthall, Göteborg, Sweden

“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

“Copy-art.net”, 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

Publications/Catalogues

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”(exh.cat.), 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, (exh.cat.)

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, exh.cat. 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”(exh.cat.), Contemporary artists from the Nordic Countries in Berlin, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

2003

“Svezia Extra <-> Ordinaria”, exh.cat., ed. Lorella Scacco and Jan Aman

“Digital Space”(exh.cat.) Kunstmuseen der Stadt Krefeld, Krefeld, Germany

“Contemporary Art from Sweden”(exh.cat.), 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

Publications/Articles

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

Films

2015

2014

2012

2011

2009

2008

2007

2005

1999

“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