Johan Rosenmunthe (b. 1982) lives and works in Copenhagen. His work spans from artist books to sculptural installations and performances and deals with potential energy, time and archaeology. He has recently exhibited at Tranen (Gentofte), Atelier Néerlandais (Paris), Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and performed at Tate Modern (London) and C/O Berlin. Education: Fatamorgana and a BA in Human Science from Roskilde University. Rosenmunthe is the co-founder of curatorial collective and publishing house 'Lodret Vandret', exhibition space 'New Shelter Plan' and art book festival 'One Thousand Books'.

Selected exhibitions and performances

Geologies. Group show. EspaiDOS, Spain.

A time of irregular pulsation between... Two-person show., Cincinnatti.
=> Core, Mantle, Crust. Two-person show. Kunsthal NORD Aalborg.
Museum Pist Protta. Group show. Kunsthal Charlottenborg Copenhagen.
The Act of Opening an Oyster. Performance. Tranen Copenhagen.
=> Camping by the Solo River. Solo show. Tranen Copenhagen.
Tectonic Crystal Healing. Performance. Can Felipa Barcelona.
Foam Talent. Group show. Beaconsfield Gallery London.
Geology of the Ineffable. Group show. Can Felipa Barcelona.
Foam Talent. Group show. De Markten Brussels.

Improvised Uterine Device. Solo show. Formic Copenhagen.
Foam Talent. Group show. Atelier Néerlandais Paris.
Cielo Perro Lobo. Group show. Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología Guatemala City.
Fotostudio. Group show. Fotogalleriet Oslo.
Reception. Group show. Sydhavn Station Copenhagen.
Foam Talent. Group show. Foam at Mercatorplein, Amsterdam.
Tectonic Crystal Healing. Performance. C/O Berlin.
=> Tectonic Crystal Healing. Performance. Tate Modern London.
=> Magic Mountain. Group show. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.
Tectonic Crystal Healing. Performance. MOCA at The Geffen Contemporary Los Angeles

Tectonic Crystal Healing. Performance. Unseen Amsterdam.
Tectonic Crystal Healing. Performance. Kunsthal Charlottenborg Copenhagen.
=> Enlargements. Solo show. Galleri Format Malmö.
Matter. Group show curated by Rosenmunthe. New Shelter Plan Copenhagen.
Deliberate Operations. Group show. NextArt Gothenburg, Neon Heater Gallery Ohio USA.
Omhandling!. Group show. Galleri Poulsen Copenhagen.

=> Silent Counts. Solo show. MELK Gallery Oslo.
Kunsten i Centeret. Group show. Ballerup-Centret Denmark.
GSB 5 years. Group show. Gallery Steinsland Berliner Stockholm.
Nordic Tones. Group show. Wandering Bears Copenhagen.
NewSsshhelterPlan. Anonymous group show. New Shelter Plan Copenhagen.
BLOG RE-BLOG. Group show. Signal Gallery New York.
Sraunus. Projection group show. AWA Amsterdam, Nextart Gothenburg, Cardiff Diffusion Festival.
=> In Simple Terms, Compression is a Pushing Force. Three-person group show. Møstings Hus Copenhagen.
Intro. Group show. Fototropia Guatemala City.

=> Silent Counts. Solo presentation. Photo Levallois, Galerie de l’Escale Paris.
Paper Match. Group show curated by Rosenmunthe. Halmlageret Copenhagen.
Living with Ghosts. Hour Projects Copenhagen.

Transmutations. Solo presentation. Rohde Contemporary Copenhagen.
Face, Head and Shoulders. Group show. Ny Tap Copenhagen.
Nautilus. Group show. Galerie Oscar Nice France.
Portræt Nu!. Group show. Museum of National History Hillerød.

The Isle of Human. Solo show. Reykjavik Museum of Photography Reykjavik.

OFF. Solo show. Gallery Falkener Project Copenhagen.
Lights Out. Group show. Gallery Falkener Projects Copenhagen.
Oneshot. Group show. V1 Gallery Copenhagen.

=> The Isle of Human. Solo show. Gallery Tom Christoffersen Copenhagen.
P.T. - Photographic Tendencies. Group show. Henningsen Contemporary Copenhagen.
Young Danish Photography. Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen.

Sedimenter. Group show. Rosetten Copenhagen.
Forårsudstillingen. Cencored group exhibition. Charlottenborg, Copenhagen.
Seehstücke. Travelling group show. Historishes U Pasewalk, Stadthaus Mölln, Luftschlosserei Passentin, Germany.
CityBorderLands. Travelling group show. State Art Kaliningrad, Nordic House Reykjavik, Frederiks Bastion Copenhagen.
Efterårsudstillingen. Cencored group exhibition. Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen.

Artists' books

=> Tectonic. Monograph. Self Publish, Be Happy Editions 2014.
Matter. Collaborative book. Lodret Vandret publications 2014.
Sonic booms to consider. Collaborative book. Lodret Vandret publications 2012.
Transmutations. Artists book. Lodret Vandret publications 2011.
Élargissements. Blue zine. Études Books 2010.


Core, Mantle, Crust exhibition catalogue
=> New Scandinavian Photography
FOAM Talent 2015
Pothole (Special Collections Press, 2016)
Deliberate Operations 1 [2]
Katalog 25.3
Pist Protta #73
Disturber Magazine
Green Soccer Journal
Yvi magazine #6 Portrait
Objektiv #4 (cover)
Katalog 22.3 (cover)
MOTIV #12: Avatar

Grants and awards

The Danish Arts Foundation work grant 2013, 2015, 2016
The Danish Arts Foundation exhibition support 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond 2014, 2015, 2016
Copenhagen Arts Committee 2011, 2014, 2016
KALEID editions 2015
Foam Talent 2015
Nominated, Foam Paul Huf Award 2013


The Danish Arts Foundation
Chris Dercon
Aalborg Kommune
Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Residencies and memberships

Statens Værksteder for Kunst, Turboladen 2016
Member of Kunstnersamfundet 2015

Curatorial projects

=> Manifolds. Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen.
Founder and curator of One Thousand Books experimental art book festival 2013-2016.
=> Founder and director of the advisory board at New Shelter Plan 2013-2015.
Founder and editor of all publications by Lodret Vandret.
Matter. Exhibition. New Shelter Plan Copenhagen.
Deliberate Operations. Exhibition. Nextart Gallery Gothenburg.
Render. Exhibition. Steinsland Berliner Gallery Stockholm.
Paper Match. Exhibition. Halmlageret Copenhagen.
Face, Head and Shoulders. Exhibition. Ny Tap Copenhagen.

Reviews, interviews, online exhibitions

Anti-Utopias (feature, Core Mantle Crust), Weekendavisen (review, Core Mantle Crust), Current Obsession (feature), Aperture's The PhotoBook Review #008 (review, Tectonic Crystal Healing), FOAM Talent 2015 (interview, Tectonic), Yet Magazine (review, Tectonic), Paper Journal (review, Tectonic), British Journal of Photography (feature, Tectonic), The New Yorker, NextLevel Magazine (review), Paper Journal (interview), SuperMassiveBlackHole Magazine, Self Publish Be Happy, Waterfall, It's Nice That, Data Gallery, Dust Magazine, Wandering Bears, Lay Flat interview, Atlas Magasin, It's Nice That Annual Book, Watch magazine (cover), Chakota magazine, Conscientious, Humble Arts, iheartphotograh, Le Monde Magazine, Stern und Spielplatz, Ung Dansk Fotografi, Bad Bananas, Urbanautica, Soft spot, Landscape Stories 5: Animals, Arte Creative / Picture This, Humble Arts Group show