Gardar Eide Einarsson

Gardar Eide Einarsson


Gardar Eide Einarsson was born in 1976 in Oslo and currently lives and works in Tokyo. He received his education from the National Academy of Fine Art, Bergen; Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Kunste – Städelschule – Frankfurt and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York City.

Solo shows include ARoS Aarhus Art Museum; Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth (USA); Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art (Norway); Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (Switzerland);and Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel (Germany).

He has also exhibited in venues including Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Denmark); MoMA PS; MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Vigo (Spain); Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto (Portugal); Istanbul Museum of Modern Art; Palais de Tokyo, Paris and has participated in the Whitney Biennial, and the Sydney Biennial among others.

Einarsson’s work is represented in a number of public collections including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; SFMoMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Fransisco; Museum for Moderne Kunst Frankfurt (MMK), Moderna Museet, Stockholm and the Norwegian National Museum of Art, Oslo.

Gardar Eide Einarsson’s work has been covered in Artforum, Frieze, Texte Zur Kunst, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, L’Officiel, Vogue Hommes, Vogue Hommes Nippon, and V Magazine among others.



How to Survive in the West, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Scotland

Gardar Eide Einarsson, Maureen Paley, London, England


Total Control Zone, Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

Flagwaste, Team Gallery, New York, USA

Rawhide Down, Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway


Studies and Further Studies in a Dying Culture, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Gardar Eide Einarsson and Oscar Tuazon, Maureen Paley, London, England


SHTF, Team (bungalow), Los Angeles, USA

Distinct Functional Layers Help Establish Hierarchy and Order, Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

(UN),Gardar Eide Einarsson and Per Krohg, STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo, Norway


The Extreme Present, Presented by Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch, The Moore Building, Miami, Florida, USA

So indolent so sneaky, Valentin Carron, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Noire Gallery, Torino, Italy

Flag- objekt, ikon, symbol, Randers Museum of Art, Denmark

Resolution Of Time and Space, Nils Staerk, Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

If You Don’t Like Art, Goodbye, Fuck Off, Go Home …, NoCo – Nordic Contemporary Art Collection, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway; Kristianstads Konsthall,Kristianstad, Sweden


1000 Images; a Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal

Language: Art for Leonard Peltier, LAWS, Los Angeles Water School, Los Angeles, California, USA

Adam McEwen Selects, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

Far From Home, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus, Denmark

I Still Believe in Miracles, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

NoCo – Nordic Contemporary Art Collection, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Finland


  • Oslo, Norway 1976


  • Lives and works in Tokyo