L. Fassi, A Million Ways to Say No, Mousse, Milan.
C. Keller, M. Faldbakken, Not Made Visible, Christoph Keller Editions, in association with JRP Ringier, Zurich.
E. Fumæsvik and K. Hiorthøy (eds.), Aleatoric Conttacts, STANDARD (BOOKS), Oslo.
O. Adelantando and S. Momin (eds.), The Impossibility of Translation, independent publication.
R. Janssen and N. Schafhausen, Changing Roles Artists’ personal views and wishes, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, pp. 46-48.
R. Nesbitt, New Institutionalism: Harnessing the Means of Production, NIFCA, Glasgow.
R. Nesbitt, Osculum Infame: The Dark Side of the White Cube, NIFCA, Glasgow.


Collected by Thea Westrich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY
Drawing Time Reading Time / Marking Language, The Drawing Center, London.
Matias Faldbakken, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Xerography, Firstsite, Colchester, UK
Transforming the Known: The Collection of Bert Kreuk, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, NL
Fragile?, Isola san Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy
Matias Faldbakken, Oslo, Texas, The Power Station, Dallas, TX
Matias Faldbakken, Shocked into Abstraction (Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and The National Museum, Oslo).
The Metaphysics of Youth (Fuoriuso,Pescara).
The Parallel Life (Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt) am Main).
MF+MF, from Sharing Space Dividing Time (Nordic Pavilion, Venice Biennial, Venice).
Black Screen Book (Nordic Pavillion, Venice Biennale, Venice).
On Reason and Emotion (Biennale of Sydney, Sydney).
MOMENTUM (Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss).
Total Motiviert (Kunstverein München, Munich).
Art to the People (Bergen Kusthall, Bergen).
A Jerky Flight Around a Desolate Bunker (Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo).


Fabian Stech & M. Faldbakken, ‘Matias Faldbakken’, Kuntsforum (May – June), pp. 172-185.
G. E. Einarsson & M. Faldbakken, ‘Focus Nordic Countries Conversation’, Flash Art International (March – April)
R. McDavid, ‘Condensation Points’, Art Review, no. 2: n.p.

Articles & Reviews

Bravo, Arthur. “Matias Faldbakken: EUROPE IS BALDING,” This is Tomorrow, March 18th, 2016; balding
Helsvig, Simen Joachim. “It’s Beginning to Show,” Kunstkritikk, March 3rd, 2016;
Smith, Roberta. “What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week: Matias Faldbakken, ‘Europe is Balding’,” The New York Times, March 4, 2016;
Smith, Roberta. “Wagner Collection at the Whitney, 25 Years of Astute Buying,” The New York Times, December 3, 2016;
Faldbakken. Matias. “Heksa Og Armene (2014),” Mousse Magazine, December – January, 2015. pp. 108.
Tang, Ed. “Ones to watch: Ed Tang, of Christieʼs New York, picks three emerging artists,” Christieʼs Magazine, November – December 2014, pg. 36-37.
Larios, Pablo. “Reviews: Matias Faldbakken,” Frieze, November-December 2014, pg. 159.
Stech, Fabian and Faldbaken, Matais. “Matais Faldbaken,” Kuntsforum, May- June 2014, pg. 172-185.
Chang, Chris. “Sightlines: Andrée Sfeir-Semler,” Art in America, May 2014; pg. 33; illus.
Markus, David. “Matias Faldbakken at Paula Cooper,” Art in America, May 2014; pg. 161; illus.
“Matias Faldbakken at Paula Cooper Gallery,” Time Out New York, March 27-April 2, 2014; pg. 40
Doran, Anne. “Matias Faldbakken” Time Out New York, March 20-26, 2014, pp. 39, illus.
“Matias Faldbakken at Paula Cooper,” The New Yorker, March 24, 2014; pg. 14
Doran, Anne. “Matias Faldbakken at Paula Cooper Gallery,” Time Out New York, March 20-26, 2014; pg. 39; illus.
Aspden, Peter. “Art into urban, urban into art,” The Financial Times, December 13, 2013
Nagesh, Ashitha. “A Bumpy Ride: Horror Film Truck to Show in Art Basel Miami Sculpture Park,” Blouin Artinfo, December 3, 2013
“Reviews in Brief: Matias Faldbakken at Simon Lee Gallery”, Modern Painters, September 2013, p. 115. Illus.
Wall Street International online ‘Agenda UK-Arts’ 16 October 2013
J. Farago and M. Hoegsberg, ‘Oslo: City Report,’ Frieze (April): 102-109
C. Fite-Wassilak, ‘Matias Faldbakken: Shall I write it,’ Gallerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, ArtReview (March): 146-147
N. Bozzi, ‘ Matias Faldbakken: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam,’ Frieze online (8 January)
I. Stevenheydens, ‘Matias Faldbakken: bureaucratic vandalism,’ Agenda Magazine (11 December)
D. Roelstraete, ‘Documenta 13,’ Artforum (November): 256-257
C. Lanyon, ‘Matias Faldbakken’s bipolar sculptures,’ South China Morning Post (28 October)
‘Matias Faldbakken “Intervention #21” at Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam,’ Mousse Magazine (September)
‘A Selection of work by artist Matias Faldbakken on view at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen,’ Art Daily (3 September)
S. Strom, ‘Remote Control at ICA Review’, Artlyst (8 May)
B. Lima, ‘ Matias Faldbakken: The Power Station’, Artforum Online (December).
M. Mϋhling, K. Abgelöscht, ‘Short Waves’, Texte Zur Kunst (December): 184-187.
M. Brüggemeyer, ‘Punk im Museum’, Rolling Stone (October): 32.
M. Williams, ‘The conceptual saboteur puts the “no” in Norway’, Flaunt (Fall): 44-45.
L. Russel, ‘This is a Plastic Bag’, Very (October): 24-25.
É. Pelczer, ‘Snubbing the Art Vogue’, New York Arts Magazine (October).
“Paris Art Fairs: The Contemporary French Revolution”, Sleek (November).
D. Eichler, ‘Stay with the Negative’, Frieze, No. 127 (November-December): n.p.
I. Blom,’Matias Faldbakken Discusses “Shocked into Abstraction”’, Artforum (September): 272-275.
‘The Artist’s Pick, Matias Faldbakken’, ArtForum (December): 110.
C. Bollen, ‘Matias Faldbakken’, ArtForum, (March): 345-348.
A. Schlaegel, ‘Summer’s White Nights’, no. 259 (March-April): 116-118.
B. Haugstad, ‘Ser Pa Rus Frihets’, Bevegelser Kultur & Trender, no. 2 (May): 36-40.
A. Sook, ‘Memorial to the Iraq War’, Frieze, No. 109: 185.
H. Martin, ‘Matias Faldbakken’, Frieze Yearbook 2007-2008: unpaginated.
K. Røed, ‘Matias Faldbakken’, Contemporary Magazine, No. 85 (September): 32-35.
T. Olson, ‘Norwegian Art Scene, Profile 2: Matias Faldbakken’, Art Review (December).
K. Roed, ‘Matias Faldbakken’, Contemporary Magazine, No. 85 (September): 32-35.
F. Anders, A. Hoffmann, C. Lahr, ‘Auflösung’, Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunste (January): 86-87.
S. Rees, ‘Sydney Biennale’, Flash Art, No. 237 (July-September): 47.
A. Rød, ‘Momentum’, Flash Art, No. 237 (July-September): 55.
S. Andreassen, L. Bang Larsen, ‘NU: the Nordic’, Art Review, No. 3.

Publications By The Artist

Unfun, J.W. Cappelen Publishing House, Olso.
Kaldt Produkt, Kagge Forlag, Oslo.
Snort Stories, J.W. Cappelen Publishing House, Oslo.
Macht undRebel, J.W. Cappelen Publishing House, Oslo.
The Cocka Hola Company, J.W. Cappelen Publishing House, Oslo.

Updated: January 23, 2018