Matias Faldbakken

Born 1973
Hometown Hobro, Denmark
Lives and Works Oslo, Norway
National Academy of Fine Arts, Bergen, Norway, 1998
Academy of Fine Art, Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1997

FRAC, Nord Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France
DekaBank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The Dmitris Daskalopoulos Collection, Athens, Greece
The National Museum of Art, Design and Architecture, Oslo, Norway
Hydro Art Collection, Oslo, Norway
Telenor Art Collection, Oslo, Norway
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
The Speyer Family Collection, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
Simon Lee Gallery, London, England

Known for his novels as well as his art, Matias Faldbakken explores antisocial behavior and vandalistic impulses with dark humor. Expanding on the themes of his popular trilogy Scandinavian Misanthropy (written under the pseudonym Abo Rasul), the artist has exhibited crushed shipping crates, graffitied walls, concrete sculptures cast from gasoline cans and flat-screen television boxes, and drawings in marker on large garbage bags. This photograph documents one of those installations by Faldbakken, who represented Norway in the 2005 Venice Biennial and has also been in the Whitney and Sydney biennials.

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