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Matias Faldbakken (b. 1973, Denmark) sources and re-contextualizes images from advertising, literature, art history, and pop culture, and manipulates mass-produced objects to examine how visual information is endlessly multiplied, transmuted and undermined in the digital age. While working across painting, drawing, sculpture and video in his art, Faldbakken is also known internationally for his writing, including the novels The Cocka Hola Company, Macht und Rebel, and Unfun. His newest book, The Waiter, was published in 2018 and was shortlisted for the prestigious Brage Prize in Norway. Faldbakken has been the subject of many important one-person exhibitions, including a survey at the Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo (2017–2018); Le Consortium, Dijon; WIELS, Brussels; The Power Station, Dallas; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen; Kunsthalle St. Gallen, St. Gallen; IKON Gallery, Birmingham; and The National Museum of Art, Design and Architecture, Oslo. His work is included in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The National Museum of Art, Oslo; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Jumex Collection, Mexico City; The Ellipse Foundation, Lisbon; and The Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo.