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 Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art (Copenhagen), Tranen (Gentofte), Atelier Néerlandais (Paris), Museum De Domijnen (Sittard) and performed at Tate Modern (London) and C/O Berlin. Received the Carl Nielsen og Anne Marie Carl-Nielsens talent grant in 2018. 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'.

Solo exhibitions, duo shows and performances

2018 Hidden in Plain Sight. Solo show. Overgaden. Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen.
2017 Scion. Two-person show. DELI gallery, New York.
2016 A time of irregular pulsation between... Two-person show., Cincinnatti.
2016 Core, Mantle, Crust. Two-person show. Kunsthal NORD Aalborg.
2016 The Act of Opening an Oyster. Performance. Tranen Copenhagen.
2016 Camping by the Solo River. Solo show. Tranen Copenhagen.
2015 Improvised Uterine Device. Solo show. Formic Copenhagen.
2015 Tectonic Crystal Healing. Performance. Tate Modern // MOCA Geffen Contemporary // Can Felipa
// C/O Berlin // Unseen Amsterdam // Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

2014 Enlargements. Solo show. Galleri Format Malmö.
2013 Silent Counts. Solo show. MELK Gallery Oslo.
2013 In Simple Terms, Compression is a Pushing Force. Three-person group show. Møstings Hus Copenhagen.
2012 Silent Counts. Solo presentation. Photo Levallois, Galerie de l’Escale Paris.
2011 Transmutations. Solo presentation. Rohde Contemporary Copenhagen.
2010 The Isle of Human. Solo show. Reykjavik Museum of Photography Reykjavik.
2009 OFF. Solo show. Gallery Falkener Project Copenhagen.
2008 The Isle of Human. Solo show. Gallery Tom Christoffersen 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.

Selected group shows

redraft. Three-person show. Artothek & Bildersaal, Munich.

Photography to end all photography. Group show. Brandts, Odense.
Look up at the sky. Group show. Sala Muncunill, Terrassa.
The Dutch Savannah. Group show. Museum de Domijnen, Netherlands.

Post Now Future. Group show. Future Suburban Contemporary, Brønshøj.
Geologies. Group show. EspaiDOS, Spain.

Museum Pist Protta. Group show. Kunsthal Charlottenborg Copenhagen.
Foam Talent. Group show. Beaconsfield Gallery London.
Geology of the Ineffable. Group show. Can Felipa Barcelona.
Foam Talent. Group show. De Markten Brussels.

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.
Magic Mountain. Group show. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.

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.

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.
Intro. Group show. Fototropia Guatemala City.

Paper Match. Group show curated by Rosenmunthe. Halmlageret Copenhagen.
Living with Ghosts. Hour Projects 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.

Lights Out. Group show. Gallery Falkener Projects Copenhagen.
Oneshot. Group show. V1 Gallery 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.

Grants and awards

Carl Nielsen og Anne Marie Carl-Nielsens talent grant 2018
The Danish Arts Foundation work grant 2013, 2015, 2016
The Danish Arts Foundation exhibition support 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Copenhagen Arts Committee 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017
Knud Højgaards Fond 2017
Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse 2017
KALEID editions 2015
Foam Talent 2015
Nominated, Foam Paul Huf Award 2013


Pist Protta #82
At Large magazine
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


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

Residencies and memberships

Statens Værksteder for Kunst, 2017
Statens Værksteder for Kunst, Turboladen 2016
Member of Kunstnersamfundet 2015

Curatorial projects

Member of the jury, Nordic Dummy Awards 2017
Manifolds. Exhibition. Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen 2016.
Founder and curator of One Thousand Books experimental art book festival 2013-2024.
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

Art Viewer (Hidden in Plain Sight), Information newspaper (review, Hidden in Plain Sight), At Large magazine (interview, Tectonic), 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