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 and two-person shows

2019 redraft. Three-person show. Artothek & Bildersaal, Munich.
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 Camping by the Solo River. Solo show. Tranen Copenhagen.
2015 Improvised Uterine Device. Solo show. Formic Copenhagen.
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.


2018 Arkæologi og materialitet. Performance workshop. Overgaden. Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen.
2016 The Act of Opening an Oyster. Performance. Tranen Copenhagen.
2015 Tectonic Crystal Healing. Performance. Tate Modern // MOCA Geffen Contemporary // Can Felipa
// C/O Berlin // Unseen Amsterdam // Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

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

2020 NEW VISIONS.The Henie Onstad Triennial for Photography and New Media. Oslo
2020 Volume #3. Group show. Dannebrogsgade 51, Copenhagen.
2018 Photography to end all photography. Group show. Brandts, Odense.
2018 Look up at the sky. Group show. Sala Muncunill, Terrassa.
2018 The Dutch Savannah. Group show. Museum de Domijnen, Netherlands.
2017 Post Now Future. Group show. Future Suburban Contemporary, Brønshøj.
2017 Geologies. Group show. EspaiDOS, Spain.
2016 Museum Pist Protta. Group show. Kunsthal Charlottenborg Copenhagen.
2016 Foam Talent. Group show. Beaconsfield Gallery London.
2016 Geology of the Ineffable. Group show. Can Felipa Barcelona.
2016 Foam Talent. Group show. De Markten Brussels.
2015 Foam Talent. Group show. Atelier Néerlandais Paris.
2015 Cielo Perro Lobo. Group show. Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología Guatemala City.
2015 Fotostudio. Group show. Fotogalleriet Oslo.
2015 Reception. Group show. Sydhavn Station Copenhagen.
2015 Foam Talent. Group show. Foam at Mercatorplein, Amsterdam.
2015 Magic Mountain. Group show. Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.
2014 Matter. Group show curated by Rosenmunthe. New Shelter Plan Copenhagen.
2014 Deliberate Operations. Group show. NextArt Gothenburg, Neon Heater Gallery Ohio USA.
2014 Omhandling!. Group show. Galleri Poulsen Copenhagen.
2013 Kunsten i Centeret. Group show. Ballerup-Centret Denmark.
2013 GSB 5 years. Group show. Gallery Steinsland Berliner Stockholm.
2013 Nordic Tones. Group show. Wandering Bears Copenhagen.
2013 NewSsshhelterPlan. Anonymous group show. New Shelter Plan Copenhagen.
2013 BLOG RE-BLOG. Group show. Signal Gallery New York.
2013 Sraunus. Projection group show. AWA Amsterdam, Nextart Gothenburg, Cardiff Diffusion Festival.
2013 Intro. Group show. Fototropia Guatemala City.
2012 Paper Match. Group show curated by Rosenmunthe. Halmlageret Copenhagen.
2012 Living with Ghosts. Hour Projects Copenhagen.
2011 Face, Head and Shoulders. Group show. Ny Tap Copenhagen.
2011 Nautilus. Group show. Galerie Oscar Nice France.
2011 Portræt Nu!. Group show. Museum of National History Hillerød.
2010 Lights Out. Group show. Gallery Falkener Projects Copenhagen.
2010 Oneshot. Group show. V1 Gallery Copenhagen.
2008 P.T. - Photographic Tendencies. Group show. Henningsen Contemporary Copenhagen.
2008 Young Danish Photography. Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen.
2007 Sedimenter. Group show. Rosetten Copenhagen.
2007 Forårsudstillingen. Cencored group exhibition. Charlottenborg, Copenhagen.
2007 Seehstücke. Group show. Historishes U Pasewalk, Stadthaus Mölln, Luftschlosserei Passentin, Germany.
2007 CityBorderLands. Group show. State Art Kaliningrad, Nordic House Reykjavik, Frederiks Bastion Copenhagen.
2007 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, 2019, 2020
The Danish Arts Foundation exhibition support 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
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


Why Photography?
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


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

Residencies and memberships

Residency San Cataldo 2019
Residency Statens Værksteder for Kunst 2017
Residency Statens Værksteder for Kunst, Turboladen 2016
Member of Kunstnersamfundet 2015


Member of the diploma jury, ECAL for the Master of Photography 2019.
Curator of Håndens og hjernens arbejde. Exhibition. Bladr, Copenhagen 2019.
Member of the jury, Fabrikken for Kunst og Design 2019-20
Member of the jury, Nordic Dummy Awards 2017.
Curator of 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.
Curator of Matter. Exhibition. New Shelter Plan Copenhagen.
Curator of Deliberate Operations. Exhibition. Nextart Gallery Gothenburg.
Curator of Render. Exhibition. Steinsland Berliner Gallery Stockholm.
Curator of Paper Match. Exhibition. Halmlageret Copenhagen.
Curator of 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