Vilhelm Christensen (b. 1984) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Oslo. His practice moves freely between installation, architectural interventions, sculpture, moving image and sound. 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.

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. Upcoming shows 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, Oslo Architecture Triennale, Gamle Munch, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo Pilot, 0047 and Galleri Rom. He is included in the collection of the National Museum in Norway 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.

He holds a Master of Fine Arts from Malmö Art Academy, as well as further 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