Torbjørn Rødland (born 1970, Stavanger, Norway) is a Los Angeles-based photographer who creates portraits, still lifes and landscapes, which simultaneously inhabit, defamiliarise and disrupt the realm of the everyday.

Torbjørn Rødland
Stavanger, 1970

Past Exhibitions

Smooth Transitions

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Löwenbräu Areal 09/06/2018 — 17/06/2018

Torbjørn Rødland: The Touch That Made You

Fondazione Prada Osservatorio
05/04/2018 — 20/08/2018

Torbjørn Rødland: The Touch That Made You

Serpentine Galleries
29/09/2017 — 19/11/2017

Torbjørn Rødland: Matthew Mark Luke John and Other Photographs

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Löwenbräu Areal
11/06/2016 — 27/08/2016

Solo Shows

Backlit Rainbow, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Touch That Made You, organized by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy
Fifth Honeymoon, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

Back in Touch, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany
The Touch That Made You, organized by Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, England
Fence Studies / Wordless, Nils Staerk, Copenhagen, Denmark
Birthday Sleep, Air de Paris, Paris, France
First Abduction Attempt and Other Photographs, Eva Presenhuber Gallery, New York, NY

Blue Portrait (Nokia N82), organized by Elisabeth Sherman, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Matthew Mark Luke John and Other Photographs, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

Venetian Otaku, Team (Bungalow), Venice, CA
I Am a Photograph, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Corpus Dubium, Algus Greenspon, New York, NY
The Face I Found I Will Find Again, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
Sasquatch Century, Henie-Onstad Art Centre, Oslo, Norway

The Yellow Shell, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway

Torbjørn Rødland, Algus Greenspon, New York, NY
American Photography, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, Denmark

Group Shows

Faithless Pictures, The National Gallery at The National Museum, Oslo, Norway

Le château des destins croisés, organized by Air de Paris, Chez 11 Columbia, Monaco
Retour sur Mulholland Drive, La Panacée, Montpellier
The Photographic I – Other Pictures, curated by Martin Germann, Tanja Boon, and Steven Humblet, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belgium
Strange Attractors: The Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Art Vol. 1 Life on Earth, organized by Bob Nickas, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Trip of The Tongue, curated by Piper Marshall, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Exit, curated by Adam Carr, Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Eternal Youth, curated by Omar Kholeif and Grace Deveney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
*SNAP. Documentary and Portrait. Photography from the Collection, organized by Eva Klerck Gange, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo, Norway
Please fasten your seat belt as we are experiencing some turbulence, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China
WAGSTAFF’S, curated by Richard Cynan Jones, Jane Matthews, and Adam Carr, MOSTYN, Wales, England

Sinister Feminism, 12th A.I.R. Gallery Biennial, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Send in the Clowns, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, Denmark
*What People Do for Money, Manifesta 11, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Luma Westbau, Zürich, Switzerland
*Bisou Magique, curated by Yundler Brondino Verlag, Galerie Derouillon, Paris, France
LIT, 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

Misanthrope-NY, Mathew, New York, NY Tree House Down, Ibid. Los Angeles, CA Mon horizontalité, Galerie Untilthen, Paris, France
Eat Abstractedly, Mary Mary, Glasgow, Scotland

Natura Lapsa, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
The Elephant Test, Lothringer13 Städtische Kunsthalle München, Munich, Germany *Everything falls faster than an anvil, Pace Gallery, London, England Lens Reflex, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Body Issue, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Sea Salt and Cross Passes, The Modern Institute, Glasgow
, Scotland
Altars of Madness, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
Rien faire et laisser rire, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Standard Escape Routes, Standard (Oslo), Oslo
, Norway

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Stavanger Country of birth: Norway Date of birth: 1970 Lives in: Los Angeles, California