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He received a BFA in Photography from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2015. Tunge mostly works with photography, printmaking and artists’ books. He is the founder of the publishing house Heavy Books and is also an active member of the artist-run project space MELK, dedicated to championing new Scandinavian photography. Tunge has already published five photography books and edited and designed 15 others for Heavy Books. Recent solo shows include Too Familiar To Ignore, Too Different To Tolerate at Noplace Oslo (2018), Felt at Tou Trykk in Stavanger (2018) and group shows at Blomqvist (2017), The Spring Exhibition (2017), Entrée Bergen (2016), and Fotogalleriet (2016).
In 2016, his experimental publication about the Olympic Games was nominated for the KALEID editions as one of the best European artist books and was later acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2014, Tunge founded the publishing project Heavy Books. Since then he has edited, designed and published 20 artist books and exhibited in art book fairs throughout Scandinavia, Europe, USA, China and Japan.
He is also one of three people behind the artist-run gallery space MELK in Oslo. He has co-curated over 40 solo exhibitions, five group exhibitions and several art fairs with Scandinavian photographers. Tunge is now in the midst of curating the largest show in Norway on contemporary photography at the Henie Onstad Art Centre, taking place in 2020.
SOLO EXHIBITION
2019
  • Long Lust Love, Galleri Golsa, Oslo

2018
  • Too Familiar To Ignore, Too Different To Tolerate, Noplace Oslo 8-balls and Empty Pockets, Tou Trykk, Stavanger
  • Bluetooth Boogie, Coast Contemporary, Hurtigruten

2014
  • Rehab Shop, Tungenes Fyr, Stavanger
  • All we ask is to be with art, Galleri Monitor, Göteborg Carteblanche #1, Galleri Monitor, Göteborg

2012
  • When all is said and done, Galleri Rotor, Göteborg Oslo Pop-up show, Internasjonalen, Oslo
  • See you, Galleri Caravan, Stavanger

2011
  • Four rooms, Galleri Tipi, Oslo

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION
2019
  • Velvet Ropes, Galleri Golsa
  • Pointed Consciousness, QB Gallery, Oslo
  • Still Life, QB Gallery, Oslo
  • Oslo Grafikkmesse – Blomqvist Kunsthandel/QB, Oslo

2017
  • Vårutstillingen, Forbundet Frie Fotografer, MELK Oslo LUCIA, Blomqvist Kunsthandel, Oslo

2016
  • Fading Forms - Entrée, Bergen

2015
  • FOTOSTUDIO - Fotogalleriet, Oslo Felt - Röda Sten Konsthall, Göteborg

2014
  • Oslo Art Book Weekend, Deamon’s Mouth, Oslo Go! Figure!, Telemark Kunstsenter Lodret/Vandret - Vandreutstilling (Asia, Africa) Heavy Book launch, MELK Oslo
  • Heavy Books launch, Nextart Gallery, Göteborg Vårutstillingen, Akademin Valand, Göteborg

2013
  • Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Göteborg

ARTIST BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
2020
  • Long Lust Love, artist book, Heavy Books

2019
  • Triple Helix, artist book, Heavy Books

2018
  • Too Familiar To Ignore, Too Different To Tolerate, artist book, Heavy Books

2017
  • Apophenia, artist book, Heavy Books
  • Two Tides, artist book, Heavy Books

2016
  • The Games, artist book, Heavy Books

2015
  • Cities, artist book, Heavy Books, 2. Edition

2014
  • Cities, artist book, Heavy Books
  • Facing, artist book, Heavy Books
  • Fotostudio, group project, The Plantation Journal
  • La Granada, magazine feature

2013
  • Work/Play, group publication, Akademin Valand
  • Carteblanche, group publication
  • Akademin Valand

GRANTS AND NOMINATIONS
2019
  • Unseen premiere artist
  • Diversestipend
  • Paul Huf Award, shortlisted
  • Office for Contemporary Art
  • Arts Council Norway, prosjektstøtte
  • Arts Council Norway, diversestipend

2018
  • Artist of the Year, nominated by Subjekt Magaizine
  • Arts Council Norway, utstillingsstøtte
  • Office for Contemporary Art
  • Arts Council Norway, prosjektstøtte
  • Norsk Fotografisk Fond

2017
  • Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, one year work grant
  • Office for Contemporary Art
  • Arts Council Norway, utstillingsstøtte
  • Arts Council Norway, prosjektstøtte
  • Norsk Fotografisk Fond

2016
  • Nominated for KALEID editions
  • Office for Contemporary Art
  • Arts Council Norway, prosjektstøtte
  • Arts Council Norway, diversestipend

2015
  • Office for Contemporary Art
  • Arts Council Norway, prosjektstøtte

2014
  • Office for Contemporary Art
  • Randaberg kommune
  • Norsk Fotografisk Fond
  • Otto och Charlotte Mannheimers Fond

2013
  • Otto och Charlotte Mannheimers Fond

2011
  • Trafo Ung

2010
  • Trafo Ung

Exhibitions

Golsa | Exhibition: Long Lust Love

Christian Tunge

Long Lust Love

01/11/2019 — 17/11/2019