B. 1975, Brønnøysund, Norway
Lives and works in Brønnøysund, Norway
Lars Laumann b. 1975, Brønnøysund, Norway. Lives and works in Brønnøysund, Norway and Marseille, France. Best known as an Norwegian artist working with video art, Laumann has also throughout been working with textiles and printmaking.
One of Norway’s most internationally acclaimed artists, and among the most highly esteemed Norwegian artists of his generation, Laumann is a gifted storyteller, drawing inspiration from the margins of pop culture and exploring people and phenomena on the outskirts of society.
For years his main medium has been video, composed from existing footage, though over time this has come to include sculpture.
Whether tracing internet conspiracy theories as in “Morrissey Foretelling the Death of Diana” (2006) a montage of existing film clips that evolves into an intricate and conspiratorial narrative of two pop culture icons—or taking a closer look at animism, object-related sexuality, and forbidden love, as in “Berlinmuren” (2008) Laumann casts a unique view on obsession, sexuality, and marginalized existence.
Lars Laumann’s work has been exhibited at MoMA, Tate Modern, Kunsthalle Basel and New York’s New Museum.
The artist’s work has also been included in notable group exhibitions such as “Free,” New Museum, New York, the 5th Berlin Biennial, curated by Adam Szymczyk and Elena Filipovic and “As Long As It Lasts,” Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, curated by Tom Eccles.
Laumann most recently participated in “Every Moment Counts — AIDS and its Feelings” at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Norway, “100 YEARS OF CONVIVIALITY: what you can see is what you can imagine ” at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo. In 2021 he was awarded Bodø 2024 grant for developing a new project for Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF) 2022