Bo Christian Larsson

Bo Christian Larsson (b. 1976 in Kristinehamn, Sweden) lives and works in Älvkarhed, Sweden, and Berlin, Germany. Larsson’s wide-ranging practice incorporates a variety of media, including video, drawing, sculpture, painting, installation and performance, which he uses interchangeably and often simultaneously. Interested in symbols, social conventions and rituals, and how we rely on them to make sense of the world around us, Larsson frequently distorts found and everyday objects – from suitcases and feathers, to books and clocks – to create alternative, often ambiguous, associations that challenge our human desire for order, identification and understanding.

Bo Christian Larsson
Born 1976, Kristinehamn, Sweden
Lives and works in Älvkarhed, Sweden and Berlin, Germany

EDUCATION

1994‐98
AKI, Academy of visual arts in Enschede, Holland
Specialization in drawing, sculpture and installation art

1997
Guest student at Western Australia’s College of fine arts, Perth, Australia

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Light Traps, Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015
Bo Christian Larsson, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen

2014
Bo Christian Larsson, TS Art Projects, Berlin

2013
Bo Christian Larsson, DH-Artworks, Düsseldorf, Germany
Bo Christian Larsson, Institut für moderne kunst-Nuremberg, Germany
Bo Christian Larsson, Schaustelle Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Bo Christian Larsson, TS Art Projects, Berlin, Germany
Bo Christian Larsson, Borås Art Museum, Borås, Sweden

2012
Bo Christian Larsson, Christian Larsen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Bo Christian Larsson, Ludlow 38, New York City, USA
Bo Christian Larsson, Gallery Vogt, New York City, USA
Bo Christian Larsson, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden
Bo Christian Larsson, Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Sweden

2011
Performance (hidden track), Dockville Festival, Hamburg, Germany
Performance (hidden track), VW (VeneKlasen/Werner) Gallery, Berlin, Germany
The Cataclysmic Raft – Out of Harm’s Way, Stiftung kunst:raum sylt quelle, Sylt, Germany
Bo Christian Larsson, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Bo Christian Larsson. Still Standing in the Mud of Time, Gallery Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bo Christian Larsson, Steinle Contemporary, Munich, Germany

2010
Cataclysmic Raft, Performance on Sylt, Kunstraum Sylt Quelle, Sylt, Germany
A White Mess Pt. 2b, Soundfair, Berlin, Germany
Open Space, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
The Intruder, Tongewoelbe T25, Ingolstadt, Germany

2009
Drifting Across That Thin Line, Steinle Contemporary, Munich, Germany
For Earthly Things…, Magazin4, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria

2008
Silverscreams, Gallery Gad, Oslo, Norway
What was done in the dark will be brought to the light, Galerie Florian Walch, Munich, Germany

2006
An Itchy Howl Under a Skin Coloured Moon, Von Maltzahn Fine Arts, Munich, Germany
A mediocre squirt in a commonplace tilts the real, Gallery GAD, Oslo, Norway

2005
Oil for food, Fuel for fools, Off Space Du Ag, Munich, Germany

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2019
MINE III, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016
20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney NSW

2015
Time Lies – KIK Seven, Kino International, Berlin
Navigare necesse est – Seefahrt tut Not, Schaufenster, Berlin
Borås – Västerås Tur och Retur, Västerås konstmuseum, Västerås
Tech 4 Change, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen
Alma Löv Museum CIA, Östr. Ämtervik, Sweden

2014
Stipend Exhibition, Teater Galleriet, Off Konsten, Uppsala
All creatures small and great, C.H.ART Christina Haubs, Munich
Alma Löv Museum CIA, Östr. Ämtervik
Grooving Images, TS Art Projects, Berlin
Borås International Sculpture Biennale, Borås
Protect me From What I am, Galerie Dina Renninger, Munich
Skoteinos, Pavillion, Bad Gastein
Skoteinos, Worldroom 42, Munich
About Sculpture #2, Gallery Rolando Anselmi, Berlin
Symphonie Plastique, Le Carré de Vincennes, Vincennes
Drive the Change, 100plus, Zurich

2013
Overcoming History, Galerie Schmidt-Handrup, Berlin
Overcoming History, Galerie Schmidt-Handrup, Cologne
Approdo al futuro, Palazzo Orlando, Livorno
New Positions, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Welovepaintings, DH-Artworks, Düsseldorf, Germany
Manche mögen’s schwer, DH-Artworks, Düsseldorf, Germany

2012
Himmelgrau, Galerie Bezirk Oberbayern, Munich, Germany
Im Raum des Betrachters / Skulptur der Gegenwart, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
EORUM SANAI, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea
Socle du Monde Biennale, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark
Falling From Grace – Junge Schwedische Kunst, Rostock Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

2011
Jahresgaben 2011, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany
Jahresgaben 2011, Braunschweiger Kunstverein, Braunschweig, Germany
Hot Spot Berlin, Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin, Germany
The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Magic Truths, D21 Art Space, Leipzig, Germany
Colliding Discourses, Shiryaevo Biennal, Samara
Eyes Wide Shut, Vogt Gallery, New York, USA
Into the Wildwoods, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen
Unlängst im Wald, Bayerische Staatsforsten, Regensburg, Germany

2010
Jahresgaben 2010, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany
# 5 neunundneunzig, Im Namen des Raumes, Berlin, Germany
Zum ersten Mal, Art‐Report Projects at Galerie K4, Munich, Germany
Dirty Dozen, Grimmuseum Berlin, Germany
Peter Riss – system of duplicity, Bo Christian Larsson – system of a clone, Weltraum, Munich, Germany
Petersburg, Available Works at HBC, Karl‐Liebknecht‐Str. 9, Berlin, Germany
Hayward Closure Poster Project, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Tales from the forest, Virserums Konsthall, Virserum, Sweden
Gegenüber und Miteinander, Kunstprojekt auf dem Weg zum ÖKT 2010, Munich, Germany

2009
Jahresgaben 2009, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany
Interesting Productions, The Office, Berlin, Germany
Walking in my mind, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Extra Extra, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, USA
Minton’s Playhouse, Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany

2008
Jahresgaben 2008, Kunstverein München, Munich (cat.), Germany
Indifference, Forum Kreuzberg, Skalitzer Str. 133, Berlin, Germany
The Waste Land, Caravan Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Out there somewhere in the middle of nowhere, Galerie der Künstler, Munich, Germany
Favoriten 2008, Kunstbau, Lenbachhaus, Munich (cat.), Germany
Interesting Productions III, The Fortress of Day and Night, ZK‐Max, Munich, Germany
Hell‐O‐World pt. 1 (Sweden), Happening in Kristinehamns Konstförening, Kristinehamn
Toy‐Void, A perfomative identity project as a part of “Doing Identity”, Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich
Interesting Productions II, shown in the collection of Lenbachhaus, Munich

2007
Königskinder, Residenzmuseum, Munich, Germany
B.Line, Ter Caemer‐Meert Contemporary, Nieuwerke
Our House Reverbed, performance in „Nachtlinie“, Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich
I can eat that, Providence RI

2006
Interesting Productions II, three person show at Lothringer 13, Munich
Out, Household and Birds ‐ reinventions of Allan Kaprow’s Happenings as a part of the exhibition ”Allan Kaprow, Kunst als Leben” at
Haus der Kunst, Munich (cat.), Germany
Daydream Demolition (a speculation), performance as a part of the theater piece ”Bunny Hill 2”; directed by Peter Kastenmueller, Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich, Germany
Bonnie Prince German, Low Salt Gallery, Glasgow
Panic, our older brother, Gallery ALM, Munich, Germany

2005
KKK Becomes Santa Redialed, performance as a part of the exhibition ”Künstlerbrüder”, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Imagen, luz y sonido para el desarollo, Centre civic Barceloneta, Barcelona
Copy your idol, Organized by the Berlin Foundation of Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle Berlin Pankow, Berlin
KKK Becomes Santa and Santa Becomes KKK, performance in the exhibition “Experiment Dunstkreis“, Westendstr., Munich, Germany
On a road to permanent demonstration, “Utopia Station” in World Social Forum, Porto Alegre
If Spider‐Man is real, so is utopia!, Performance in ”Utopia Station”, Haus der Kunst, Munich

2004
Voids and Fillings, Kellereingang Ost of Haus der Kunst, Munich
Young artist, Kristinehamns konstmuseum, Kristinehamn

2003
Now and then, Kristinehamns konstmuseum, Kristinehamn

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2014
Swedish Arts Council Artist Stipend, Stockholm, Sweden

2013
VHV-Gruppe, Artist of the year, Hannover, Germany

2012
Premio Combat 2012 Prize, Livorno, Italy (category painting)

2009
Kunst:Raum Sylt Quelle, artist in residence, Sylt, Germany

2008/09
Philipp Otto Runge Residency Scholarship, Hamburg, Germany

2006
Musik im öffentlichen Raum, Kulturreferat München, Munich, Germany

2002
Young artist, Kristinehamns konstmuseum, Kristinehamn, Sweden

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
VHV, Hannover, Germany
Borås Konstmuseum, Borås, Sweden
FRAC Ile‐de‐France, Le Plateau, Paris, France
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kupferstichkabinett, Hamburg, Germany
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Munich, Germany
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Kristinehamn, Sweden
Statoil Hydro Collection, Oslo, Norway

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2012
himmelgrau., Galerie Bezirk Oberbayern, Munich, Germany, pp. 8‐9, 24‐29
Bo Christian Larsson, Ludlow 38, New York City, USA
Bo Christian Larsson, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden
Bo Christian Larsson, Kristinehamns Konstmuseum, Sweden

2011
Falling From Grace – Junge Schwedische Kunst, Rostock Kunsthalle, Germany
Colliding Discourses, Shiryaevo Biennal, Samara, Russia
Unlängst im Wald, Bayerische Staatsforsten, Regensburg, Germany
Cataclysmic raft – out of harms way, Stiftung Kunstraum Sylt Quelle, Hamburg, Germany
Bo Christian Larsson, Gallery Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark
“100” by Francesca Gavin, published by Laurence King, London, UK
Bo Christian Larsson, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

2010
Vokabelkrieger V Aufbruch, published by Hybriden – Verlag Berlin, Germany
Das ist Programm, steinle contemporary, Munich, Germany, pp. 34‐39
Gegenüber und Miteinander (exhibition booklet), Munich, Germany, pp. 22‐23

2009
Bo Christian Larsson “For Earthly Things Were Turned Into Watery, And The Things That Before Swam In The Water, Now Went
Upon The Ground”, published by Magazin4 – Bregenzer Kunstverein, Austria
Walking in my mind, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London, UK, pp. 76‐87
Bo Christian Larsson, On and on is how we are, Monograph, published by Argo Books, Berlin, Germany
Minton’s Playhouse, caravan Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2008
Let’s party for a piece of Art. Benefiz auction at Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany, Nov. 24th. Auction catalogue, p. 20
Pieces of Energy, Statoil Hydro Collection, Oslo, Norway, p. 223
Favoriten 08 Neue Kunst in München, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany, pp.70 – 75, p. 107
Kom Hem. Tjugo Värmländska Konstnärer Återvänder! Rackstadmusset, Arvika, Sweden
Bo Christian Larsson, What was done in the dark, will be brought to the light, Munich, Germany
The Making of a Retrospective. Agency for Action by Stephanie Rosenthal, pp. 56‐71 in: Allan Kaprow. Art as Life, Munich, Germany

2007
Städtische Galerie Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München, Jahresbericht 2007/2008, pp.28, 58, 90, 132
Allan Kaprow. 18 Happenings in 6 Parts, Munich, Germany, p. 66 ‐ 67

Bo Christian Larsson

Bo Christian Larsson (b. 1976 in Kristinehamn, Sweden) lives and works in Älvkarhed, Sweden, and Berlin, Germany. Larsson’s wide-ranging practice incorporates a variety of media, including video, drawing, sculpture, painting, installation and performance, which he uses interchangeably and often simultaneously. Interested in symbols, social conventions and rituals, and how we rely on them to make sense of the world around us, Larsson frequently distorts found and everyday objects – from suitcases and feathers, to books and clocks – to create alternative, often ambiguous, associations that challenge our human desire for order, identification and understanding.