Galleri Brandstrup Oslo, established by Kim Brandstrup and Marit Gillespie in 2000 at the historic Madserud Gård site in Oslo, was the first gallery to make the pioneering move to Oslo's emerging gallery district, Tjuvholmen, in March 2010, where we continue to thrive. Our gallery boasts a rich representation of Nordic masters and influential figures in Nordic contemporary art. We take immense pride in our collaborations with some of today's most groundbreaking and globally recognized artists. Notably, we exclusively represent Marina Abramović and Joseph Kosuth in Scandinavia, a testament to our close affiliation with the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York.
Dedicated to championing artists based on their unique conceptual and visual expressions, our gallery consistently hosts monthly exhibitions throughout the year in our gallery space. We maintain close and ongoing relationships with Norwegian and Scandinavian museums and foundations, resulting in numerous noteworthy exhibitions. For instance, Brandstrup organized the exhibition "Mark Quinn" in collaboration with White Cube Gallery in London and Kistefos Museum, Norway, in 2011.
Our extensive list of museum collaborations includes projects like Marina Abramović's "Entering the Other Side" at Kistefos Museum in Norway (2014), Sverre Bjertnæs at Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Norway (2018), and Per Kleiva's memorial exhibition at Kunstnernes Hus, Norway (2018). Upcoming exhibitions include Lars Ramberg at Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall (2021), Apichaya Wanthiang at the Munch Museum (2021), and Diana Al Hadid at Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall (2023).
In addition to our gallery exhibitions, we specialize in bringing contemporary art to both public and private spaces. Our focus lies in site-specific and thematically driven installations, often realized in collaboration with in-house or external artists. Our site-specific projects prioritize meticulous planning and consistent regulation throughout the process. These projects entail close cooperation with artists, clients, and, at times, architects, interior designers, and landscapers.
Among our memorable site-specific projects is Joseph Kosuth's "A Monument of Time" at Krona Kultur og Kunnskapssenter in Kongsberg, Norway. It stands as the largest commissioned contemporary art project in Norway, featuring 136 neon elements integrated into the walls as a tribute to the town's history. Another remarkable endeavor is Kjell Erik Killi Olsen's large-scale bronze sculpture "Woman Seeking the Wind" in Vilnius, Lithuania, and Fredrik Raddum's installation "The Sky is the Limit" at Skatt Øst for the Norwegian Ministry of Finance.
In 2014, Galleri Brandstrup, in collaboration with Eli Lilleng Ertvaag, established our sister gallery, BGE Contemporary Art Projects in Stavanger, Norway. For more information, please visit www.bgeart.com.