Lars Ø. Ramberg

Born 1964 in Oslo, Norway
Resides and works in Oslo, Norway

Lars Ramberg is well known for his large-scale public installations. Throughout his career he has focused on creating site specific work including outdoor sculpture, videos, light installations, social projects, as well as art objects and photographs.

His work is the result of research and examination of subjects such as personal identity, ethics, mortality, border control, and more. Ramberg calls to light the intrinsic contradictions within each subject to encompass the light as well as the dark: the intrinsic humanity of each topic.

Lars Ø. Ramberg is an internationally acclaimed Norwegian artists, and has shown his work around the world, including at the Biennale di Venezia, the Bienal Internacional de Sao Paolo. He is represented in many public collections and museums.



1988 – 92 The National Academy of Fine Art – Statens Kunstakademi SKA, Oslo

1987 – 88 Oslo Tegne & Maleskole, Preparatory Art school

1985 – 86 Sagene Teachers School, Aesthetics Department

1983 – 85 Oslo University of Engineering, OIH

Selected Exhibitions and Public Installations

2014 –  Liberté, Eidsvolls Plass, Oslo. Produced by KORO and Oslo Kommune 

2014 – 1814 Revisited, Akershus Kunstsenter. Curated by Rikke Komissar 

2014 – Vikingmytologier, Haugar Kunsmuseum. Curated by Tone Lyngstad Nyaas 

2014 – Caring, Statoil, Stavanger.

2013 – FREIHEIT!, Kunstpalais, Erlangen. Curated by Claudia Emmert

2013 – Speechless, Gallery TM51, Oslo

2012 – Die Grenze – Site Spesific Art Project in public space for the 60th Anniversary of Festspillene, Bergen

2011 – Last Dying Speech – 'Critical Mass', Public Art Project at Park Elagin St.Petersburg Russia, curated by TOK and Anna Bitkina

2011 – House of Tolerance, Murmansk, Russia

2011 – Unexperienced Experience, Oslo, Norway

2010 – Benchmark  – Restless Empathy, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado USA

2010 – Stadt Einrichten, Gallery Weltecho, Chemnitz

2009 – La Distinction, Solo Project in front of the Edvard Munch Museum, Oslo

2009 – Ich verstehe nur Bahnhof, Building Berlin, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, curated by Germanine Koh

2008 – Nochmal, Collaborative work with Choreographer Christina Ciupke, Karl Marx Allé, Berlin

2007 – Farewell Welfare, 52nd Biennal di Venezia / Nordic Pavilion, curated by René Block

2006 – How to live together, 27th Biennale São Paulo, Brazil

2006 – Asterismo, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

2006 – Nicht nur Lachs und Würstchen / Ikke bare laks og pølser 'The Norwegian-German Centenary Exhibition', Museum für Kommunikation, Berlin, Leipzig, Bryggen Museum Bergen, NTNU Trondheim, Teknisk Museum, Oslo

2006 – Jubileum, GalleriF15, Bryggeriet, Moss 

2006 – Artist Migration Berlin, Dellbrügge & De Moll, Heidelberg Kunstverein

2005 – Palast des Zweifels, Palast der Republik, Berlin

2005 – Kyss frosken, National Museum Oslo

2005 – Hydro Jubilee project, Frognerparken Oslo

2005 – Galleri JMS Oslo, Norway

2005 – Calculated Risk, Kunstneres Hus Oslo, Norway

2005 – Botschaften, the Norwegian Embassy, Berlin

2005 – Urban Realities: Fokus Istanbul, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin

2004 – Berlin North, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

2004 – Folkets Kunst, Tromsø Kunstforening

2004 – Bomullfabrikken Arendal, Norway

2004 – Museale – cityscape event, Unter den Linden, Berlin

2004 – Dreamworks, Rotterdam filmfestival

2004 – .no, Gallerie Kai Hilgermann, Berlin

2004 – Armory Show, Raid Projects LA, New York

2004 – Berlin - Istanbul -Vice Versa, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

2003 – Folkets Kunst, Bergen Kunsthall / Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

2003 – Southbound, Berlin

2003 – Transmutations des Chateaux, Rogaland Art Museum Stavanger

2002 – LUX Europe – art in public spaces, Culture Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark 

2002 – Where Am I Now?, Museum for Contemporary Art, Oslo

2002 – Ohne Haftung, Garderobe 23, Lange Nacht der Museen, Berlin

2001 – Soft Boys for Hard Times, Sparwasser HQ, Berlin

2001 – Es Geht um die Wurst, Oslo Kunsthall

2001 – Nine and a half castles, Eslöv & Paris

2001 – Scandinavian Sonnenwende Extravaganza, Cafe Bürger, Berlin

2001 – Tierleben – Menschleben, Site specific art project, Brandenburg