Øystein Aasan



Born 1977, Kristiansand, Norway / Lives and works in Berlin



Øystein Aasan received his education from the National Collage of Art and Design, Oslo.

His practice uses architecture, collage, sculpture and painting to address memory, the function of images and the place of the viewer. He has exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, institutions and galleries since 2003.


His recent solo and duo exhibitions and venues include the shows Øystein Aasan. Never-the-less, Galleria Enrico Astuni, Bologna (2023); LNM, Oslo (2022); True-False Stories. The Museum as a site of interpretation, with Paolo Chiasera, Musée d’ Art Contemporaine Sion, Musée de Bagnes, Musée du Loetschental, Musée valaisan de la Vigne et du Vin, Switzerland (2019); L40 | Kunstverein am Rosa–Luxemburg–Platz, Berlin (2019); Kristiansand Kunsthall (2018); Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany (2017); Kunsthalle Lingen, Lingen, Germany (2015); PSM, Berlin (2015); The National Museum of Art, Oslo (2013).


Recent group shows include Quattro Idee, curated by Lorenzo Bruni, Galleria Enrico Astuni, Bologna (2021); Stasi Frenetica, GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Torino (2020); Minimalism?, Blomqvist, Oslo (2019); Three little maids from school, QB Gallery, Oslo (2019); Mies in Berlin, Kunstverein Rosa-Luxemburg Verein, Berlin (2018); Randi Thommessen’s samling, Rake, Trondheim, Norway (2018); Det felles Eide, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (2018); Norsk Minimalisme?, Blomqvist, Oslo (2018); Il frammento come strumento. Per un’archeologia dell’effimero, curated by Lorenzo Bruni, Galleria Enrico Astuni, Bologna (2017); Chateau Grillemont, Indre et Loire (2017); Jahresgaben, Kunsthalle Lingen, Lingen (2016); Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway (2015); The Beautiful Changes, RH Contemporary, NYC (2014); Inside Outside Architecture, The National Museum of Art, Oslo (2013); If You Want it You Can Get it for the Rest of Your Life ISCP, NYC. (2012); Totem and Taboo, Museum Quartier, Wien (2011).


His works can be found in public collections such as Sørlandets Art Museum, Norway; The National Museum of Arts, Norway; City of Oslo Public Collection; ICART, Oslo; KpA, Oslo; Collection Yoko Ono, New York; Norwegian Labour Party, Oslo.


He has published texts and essays in several international magazines, among them the Norwegian Architectural Yearbook (2016).