Vilhelm Christensen (b. 1984) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Oslo. His work is site specific, in the context of spaces, places, and their material narratives. In both institutional and public spaces, his interest lies in uncovering forgotten or neglected values and memories. Several of his recent works examine the frameworks, conditions, and history of institutions – where he explores the exhibition as work and form. His practice moves freely between installation, interventions, sculpture, moving image and sound.

Recently, he presented the solo exhibition I Was Moved (2023) at the former Munch Museum, an initiative questioning the afterlife and value of abandoned inventory and spaces from the institutional move. He is currently working on a part two of the project in the format of a publication. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include Oslo Kunstforening (2024) and House of Foundation (2025), as well as art in public space projects in Oslo, Moss and Drammen.

He has exhibited individally and collectively at institutions such as The National Museum Norway, Henie Onstad Art Center, Gamle Munch, Oslo Kunstforening, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo Pilot, Oslo Architecture Triennale, 0047 and Galleri Rom. He is represented in the collections of the National Museum in Norway, International Library of Fashion Resarch and FILMFORM - Art Film and Video Archive, Stockholm, as well as private collections. In 2014 he was awarded the Anders Jahre Prize for Young Artists. Previously he has worked in Rem Koolhaas’ architecture and research studio OMA/AMO in Rotterdam and was co-founder of the architectural practice Superunion Architects from 2011 to 2016, that worked between research, exhibition making, installations and architecture. 

He holds a Master of Fine Arts from Malmö Art Academy, as well as post master studies in art and public space at Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. He also holds a Master of Architecture from Oslo School of Architecture, as well as studies at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles.

© Vilhelm Christensen 2023