Bård Breivik is born on 23 November in the womens clinic in Bergen. Son of
Sissel Søyland and Thomas Breivik. His mother works as a window dresser and
later as an advertising and fashion consultant at Sundt department store on Torgallmenningen in
Bergen. Later she opens the interior furnishing shop "Little Shop" and gains the rights to
furnish and own a Laura Ashley shop. His father is a graphic artist and artist who later works as a
teacher, journalist, art and drama critic, and has his own column space every Saturday in Bergens
Arbeiderblad called "In my opinion".
Sissel and Thomas Breivik get divorced. Sissel and Bård Breivik move to the home of her
grandparents Ågot and Alf Søyland at Damsgård in the Laksevåg
district of Bergen municipality.
Bård Breivik starts at Melkeplassen nursery school in the Laksevåg district.
Bård Breivik starts at Damsgård municipal school in Laksevåg
Thomas Breivik marries the actress Inger Marie Andersen.
Half-brother Lars Breivik is born.
Bård Breivik starts at Sydneshaugen comprehensive.
Bård Breivik starts the afternoon school at U. Pihl. We works alongside his schooling as a
photo model for Sundt department store.
Bård Breivik studies at Manger folk high school on Radøy. During the summer months
he works as a mess boy for the engine room section of the passenger ship Astrea at Bergenske
Dampskipsselskap A/S. The ship sails between Bergen and Rotterdam.
Bård Breivik starts at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.
Half-brother Pål Breivik is born. Bård Breivik hitch-hikes alone for the
first time down to Paris and through Europe. Makes his debut at the West Norway exhibition with the
steel sculpture Oscar.
Bård Breivik becomes a member of the Finnegård circle, a group of Bergen artists
that start Galleri 1 at Finnegården on Bryggen in Bergen. The circle comprises Eilif
Amundsen, Kristian Blystad, Asbjørg Brekke, Ragnhild Gram-Knudsen, Olav Herman-Hansen,
Arvid Pettersen, Elsebeth Rahlff, Egil Røed, Ole Johan Tørud and Eva
Winther-Larssen. The same year Breivik takes part in two group exhibitions at Galleri 1.
Bård Breivik trains to become a ceramist, but also makes objects of high-polished and
nickel-plated bronze and steel at Damsgaard Motorfabrikk. Experiments with steel plates, including
the use of dynamite. Takes part in the Young Artists Association spring exhibition and has
purchases made by the Norwegian Cultural Council. Exhibits at the final exam exhibition at the
Bergen School of Applied Art in Bergen. Takes part in the travelling exhibition This means
something in Norway, which is shown in Norway and Sweden. Visits the Thy camp in Denmark and
in the autumn starts a one-year course of study at St. Martins School of Arts/advanced course
under Anthony Caro. During the Christmas holiday Breivik carries out a land art experiment on
Stord together with Gerhard Stoltz.
Sissel Søyland marries the business economist Per Bistrup. Bård Breivik
exhibits three objects at the grants exhibition at the Kunstnernes Hus gallery in Oslo. New
Bergen Sculpture is shown at Galleri 1. The work collective with studios at Finnegården
is established, the group calling itself LYN (Lightning) and the first members being Arild
Bergström, Bjørn Krzywinsky, Birger Larsen, Stein Rønning and Gerhard
Bård Breivik takes part in the group exhibition Bellevue-Bellevue at the Oslo Art
Association with Panda Production, along with Gerhard Stoltz. The LYN group exhibits in
Haugesund. Breivik works as a scenography assistant at Den Nationale Scene theatre in Bergen. Early
in the autumn he takes part in a seminar on scenography in Stockholm. After that he works as a
scenographer at Rogaland theatre.
Bård Breivik works as a guide at the National Exhibitions, also travelling around the
coast of the Helgeland area and reading anthropological literature. Experiences Norway as a new
personal resource and finds curious objects in nature. Breivik starts to work on the exhibition
1:1. That autumn he becomes teacher of sculpture at the Study Studio in Bergen, which
the following year becomes the Vestland Academy of Fine Arts. Breivik makes his first decoration at
Laksevåg technical college and invites Arvid Pettersen to do part of it. The LYN group hold an
exhibition at the Henie-Onstad Art Centre in Oslo.
Bård Breivik exhibits at Galleri 1 and causes quite a controversy about mouldy bread. He
converts a Volkswagen station car into a mobile workshop, with kitchen and room for four people. The
construction is later bought and copied because of its good interior design ideas. Breivik travels
down to Romania with Ingrid Frölich Lund and her two sons. He has a place at the art
academy in Bucuresti for six months, but does not make use of it. Breivik travels to Mexico in
December, staying there for two months.
The LYN group exhibit at the Oslo Art Association, and all the members of the group take part in
the youth biennale in Paris. Bård Breivik participates with History Box. The
Louvre wants to buy the series, but Breivik feels the price they are offering is too low. He teaches
at the Vestland Academy of Fine Arts.
Bård Breivik makes a decoration for the office vestibule of The Department of Biomedicine at
Årstadsvollen. He meets Sune Nordgren and Mats B when the art periodical Kalejdoskop
writes an article on his works. Breivik buys a top-floor flat at Welhavens gate 62 in Bergen. He
teaches at the Vestland Academy of Fine Arts.
Bård Breivik takes leave from the Vestland Academy of Fine Arts to work intensively for
the Nordic group exhibition Öga mot öga (Eye to eye), which opens at
Liljevalchs Konsthall in Stockholm. The curator is Staffan Cullberg and the exhibition is
shown in Stockholm, Bergen, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Aalborg and Reykjavik. Participating artists are
Svein Rønning, Arvid Pettersen, Bjørn Ransve, Agúst Petersen, Hringur
Jóhannesson, Hildur Hákonardóttir, Oskar Mágnusson and Blómey
Stefánsdóttir, Tryggvi Olafsson, Svend Wiig Hansen, Lene Adler Petersen, Palle
Nielsen, Erik Hagens, Alfred Madsen, Ernst Mether-Borgström, Matti Kujasalo, Jorma Hautala,
Markku Keränen, Andreas Alariesto, Birger Jonasson, Petter Zennström, Lars Kleen, K-G
Nilson, Jan Håfström and Claes Jurander. Breivik mounts the exhibition at the
Bergen Art Association and at Kjarvalsstödum in Reykjavik.
Bård Breivik takes part in a group exhibition in Malmö where Sivert Lindblom
is one of the exhibitors. On the train from Malmö he plans the series Oars, where
the craft tradition is in focus. Breivik travels with Arvid Petterson, Stig Holmås and
Kjell Nupen to North America. Breivik takes part in a sculpture symposium in Toronto, after
which he rents a car in Buffalo and travels to Missouri, New Mexico, Grand Canyon, Dakota, Chicago
and New York.
The LYN group exhibits at the Bergen Art Association, where Bård Breivik shows
Oars for the first time. Galleri Wallner in Malmö exhibits the Oars
series and he comes into contact with Claes Nordenhake and Anders Tonberg. Galleri Alhner in
Stockholm and Galleri Dobloug in Oslo also exhibit Oars. Breivik does the scenography
for the performance Pyramiderna at Moderna Museet with the dance group of the same name.
Choreography by Margaretha Åsberg and music by Steven Reich. Breivik travels to
New York Jan Håfström and Margaretha Åsberg. Breivik expands the
Oars series with Ploughed land, and the entire series is sold.
Bård Breivik takes part in the exhibition Five Nordics, which is shown in
Göteborg, Borås and Trollhättan. Other artists are Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Kent
Lindfors, Olli Lyytikäinen and Bjørn Nørgaard. The LYN group exhibition at
the Henie-Onsted Art Centre in Oslo and the Bergen Art Association. Breivik does the scenography for
the performance Ter(r) at The House of Culture in Stockholm with the dance group
In the spring, Bård Breivik exhibits at Galleri Sculptor in Helsinki with 210cm-high objects
that are also displayed at the Trondheim Art Association. Breivik passes the Jordan brush factory,
which is in the process of moving out of rooms on Alexander Kielland square in Oslo. He obtains
permission to use tools at the brush factory and to make use of the top floor, which is standing
empty. He combines the craft of brush-making with his 210cm objects. Bård Breivik contacts
Per Hovdenakk, curator at the Henie-Onstad Art Centre on Høvikodden and acquires
exhibition time four months later. In the autumn the Fibre exhibition opens, with great
success. At the same time, he does the scenography for the performance Pyramider at the
Henie-Onstad Art Centre. Fibre is shown at De Doelen in Rotterdam along with works by
Hans Kooi. Breivik discovers the diabase stone quarry at Östra Göinge in Southern
Bård Breivik buys an apartment at 142 South 8th St. Street, Willamsburg, Brooklyn, but is
unable to move in because his application for a residence permit takes a long time to deal with.
Breivik takes part in the group exhibition The Sleeping Beauty Art Now, Scandinavia
Today, Lars Englund, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Per Kirkeby, Olle
Kåks, Olli Lyytikäinen, Bjørn Nørgaard, Paul Osipow and Arvid
Pettersen. The exhibition opens at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and is subsequently shown
at the Port of History Museum in Philadelphia Municipal Art Gallery in Los Angeles. Breiviks
one-man exhibition with fibre objects at Oscarson Hood in New York opens at the same time as the
exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. Breivik takes part in the group exhibition Borealis 2,
Position: North at the Henie-Onstad Art Centre on Høvikodden, Martti Aiha, Sigurdur
Gudmundsson, Jan Håfström, Per Kirkeby, Olavi Lanu, Magnus Pálsson, Bjørn
Nørgaard, Sissel Tolaas and Dan Wolgers. He participates in the collective exhibition
Materia/Minne Jan Håfström and Anders Knutsson, which is shown in
Lund, Helsinki, Oslo and Copenhagen. Breivik exhibits at the Munch Museum together with Hans Kooi
and shows parts of Fibre at Galleri Aronowitsch in Stockholm. Late in the year, he
takes part in the group exhibition IBID 1 at the Linoleum Factory in Stockholm.
Other exhibitors are Max M Book, Jan Håfström, Sivert Lindblom, Alf Linder, Richard
Nonas, Håkan Rehnberg, Johan Scott and Sven Åsberg. Breivik is appointed a
professor at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm.
Bård Breivik starts to teach at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. He commutes between
Sweden and USA. In New York he meets Sheila Hargrave and they marry early in the spring. They
live for a time in Stockholm and Southern Sweden. Bård Breivik buys the nonconformist chapel
in Sibbhult, which is to become his studio and home base for periods of work in Scania. Bård
Breivik exhibits at Nordenhake in Malmö, and takes part in Ibid 2 at the
München Brewery in Stockholm, Ola Billgren, Max Book, Rune Hagberg, Jan Håfström,
Sivert Lindblom, Alf Linder, Lars Olof Loeld, Eva Löfdahl, Björn Lövin, Lars
Nilsson, Håkan Rehnberg, Johan Scott, Stig Sjölund, Johan Widén, Susan Weil and
Sven Åsberg. Breivik exhibits at ARS83 in Helsinki. Participating artists at ARS83 are
Magdalena Abakanowicz, Abramovi?/Ulay, Vito Acconci, Alice Aycock, Robert Ashley, Georg Baselitz,
Bernd & Hilla Becher, Joseph Beuys, Dara Birnbaum, Jonathan Borofsky , Daniel Buren, Alain
Charlonnai, Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Tony Cragg, Gilbert & George, Jan
Håfström, Joan Jonas, Donald Judd, On Kawara, Ellsworth Kelly, Anselm Kiefer, Per
Kirkeby, Joseph Kosuth, Jannis Kounellis, Olle Kåks, Wolfgang Laib, Sol LeWitt, Richard
Long, Markus Lüpertz, Agnes Martin, Mario Merz, Nam June Paik, Mimmo Paladino, A.R. Penck,
Martha Rosler, Susan Rothenberg, Ulrich Rückriem, Richard Serra, Michael Smith, James
Turrell, Richard Tuttle, Cy Twombly, Lawrence Weiner and Bill Viola.
Bård Breivik travels to Algeria together with Nordbart Weber, Svein Christiansen and
Arvid Pettersen. Breivik takes part in an international group exhibition at the Toyama Modern
Art Museum in Tokyo. He also takes part in the exhibition The Fifth Element at the
Borgholm castle ruins, Öland, Curt Asker, Olle Bonniér, Björn Hedlund, Ulf
Rollof and Björn Wessman. Breivik has a one-man exhibition at Galeri im Boothaus,
Eckernförde and Galleri Riis in Oslo. Jim Bengtson, Arvid Pettersen and Bård
Breivik conclude the exhibition series Norway-USA-Norway at the Henie-Onstad Art Centre
In January Sheila Hargrave and Bård Breivik move into the apartment in Willamsburg in New
York. Breivik commutes between New York and Stockholm, but their relationship breaks up and Breivik
sells his apartment in Bergen in order to buy out Sheila Hargraves share in New York. He takes
part in the group exhibition Borealis 2, curated by Per Hovdenakk and Maaretta
Jaukkuri at the Henie-Onstad Art Centre on Høvikodden. Other exhibitors are Martti
Aiha, Tony Cragg, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Jan Håfström, Per Kirkeby, Olavi Lanu, Richard
Nonas, Bjørn Nørgaard, Magnús Pálsson, Klaus Simon, Sissel Tolaas, Dan
Wolgers and Juhani Pietarinen. Breivik takes part in the group exhibition Art in Norway
Today, which is shown in London and at Neue Galerie Sammlung Ludwig, Aachen. Other exhibitors
are Gunnhild Bakke, Ellen Bang, Bjørn Carlsen, Agnete Erichsen, Håkon Gullvåg,
Marianne Heske, Helge Korvald, Tom Lid, Arvid Pettersen, Kjell Torriset, Gunnar Torvund, Sverre
Wyller and Lambretta. Breivik exhibits at Galleri Ingleiv in Bergen and Galleri Nordenhake in
Malmö. 1986 Bård Breivik takes teaching leave from the Royal Institute of Art in
Stockholm. He takes part in the group exhibition After Nature in New York together with
Heide Fasnacth, Martin Puryear, Scott Richter, Mia Westerlund Roosen, Robert Therrien and Steve
Wood. The exhibition is curated by Steven Henry Madoff. Breivik takes part in
N_Borealis at the DAAD gallery in Berlin together with Per Inge Bjørlo, Anne
Katrin Dolven, Hilmar Fredriksen, Olav Christopher Jenssen, Inghild Karlsen, Sissel Tolaas,
Bjørn Sigurd Tufta, Sverre Wyller and Yngve Zakarias. He exhibits at the Nordic
pavilion during the biennale in Venice together with Olli Lyytikäinen, Kjell Ohlin, Erik H.
Olson, Silja Rantanen, Osmo Valtonen, Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd and Marianne Heske. The
exhibition is curated by Mats B. Galleri Nordenhake opens in Stockholm with Breiviks
diabase exhibition. He holds his first one-man exhibition at the galley Germans van Eck in New York.
Breivik exhibits at Artek in Helsinki. He does a decoration for Norsk Hydro at Sandsli in
Bård Breivik does not renew his contract as a professor at the Royal Institute of Art in
Stockholm. He goes on a six-month trip round the world. His journey starts in Copenhagen, via
Anchorage to Tokyo and Kyoto. He lives for three months in Kyoto. Starts to employ various
craftsmen, who make 120cm figures that become the series Score for a longer
conversation. Breivik travels on to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok. In Bangkok he
falls in love with Sarah Harriot from New Zealand. Meets her later on an irregular basis in
Sweden and Great Britain. Travels on to Katmandu, goes to Gurkh. Flies to Bali, Darwin, Alice
Springs, Keynes, Sydney, Wellington, Auckland, Buenos Aires, Lapas in Bolivia, Lake Titicaca and
Cusco. Follows the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and travels on to Rio, Madrid and home via Copenhagen.
Breivik starts to play with the idea of Borderline North on Svalbard (Spitsbergen).
Takes part in the group exhibition Scandinavia Today, which displays works by 35 artists
from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden at the Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan. Breivik
exhibits in Wanås Slottspark together with Richard Batdorff, Leif Bolter, Leo Janis
Brieditis, Barbro Bäckström, Stina Ebers, Lars Ekholm, Stina Ekman, Lars Englund,
Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Elle Jørgensen, Bernard Kirschenbaum, Gustaf Kraitz, Ulla Kraitz,
Eric Lennarth, Carl Magnus, Truls Melin, Johannes Michler, Takashi Naraha, Staffan Nihlén,
Nils Nixon, Tomas Nordberg, P O Persson, Bertil Herlov Svensson and Annette Senneby. Breivik
exhibits Diabase sculptures in the Ministry of Defences former depot at the Akershus fortress,
while also showing works at Galleri Riis. He exhibits at Galleri Eklund in Umeå. Breivik gets
a decoration commission in Bergen at the former Gasworks gasholder and at Søreide school.
Bård Breivik is the years festival exhibitor in Bergen. He exhibits together with
Jan Groth and Ingve Zakarias at Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico and together with
Sverre Wyller in Belfort in Eastern France. Breivik mounts an exhibition in record time at
Germans van Eck, New York. Breivik celebrates his 40th birthday and invites guests to a large party
in his studio in New York, to which many friends come from near and far.
Bård Breivik takes part in the group exhibition Meeting in the North, which
shows international sculpture at The Artists House in Oslo. Other artists are Per Barclay,
Kristian Blystad, Barry Flanagan, Wenche Gulbransen, Imi Knoebel, Niels Haukeland, Ulrich
Rückriem, Stein Rønning and Bill Woodrow. Breivik represents Galleri Riis during
the international art fair Forum in Hamburg, but the lorry with Bård Breiviks 12 stone
columns is stolen before the fair opens and is not found until after it is over. In the autumn the
project begins that is to go under the name Citadel. The project developer for the
planned city district of Skøyen in Oslo, Kjell Wester, grants Bård Breivik
permission to work on the Skøyen area to present his theories. Via this work Breivik meets
two who are to become good friends, the sculptor Rolf Karlssen and the architect and urban
planner Jørn Skåre. Inge van der Drift, whom he had previously met in
Southern Sweden, becomes his assistant. Breivik makes a trip to Northern India with Kristian
Blystad, Marit Lyckander and Inge van der Drift in order to collect ideas and material for
Citadel 1. He exhibits at Artek in Helsinki and Galleri Riis in Oslo. Breivik holds an
exhibition with diabase sculptures at Germans van Eck in New York. He does decorations for
Christieparken in Bergen and at the central hospital in Kristiansand.
Bård Breivik lives in the studio in Skøyen and works on Citadel. During
the summer he rents the entire factory with assistants in Boalt in Southern Sweden and organises the
exhibition Citadel 2, along with invited architects. Citadel 2 opens in the
autumn, with great success. Breivik travels with Birger Amundsen, Svein Christiansen (Bergen
Art Association), Per Hovdenakk (Henie-Onstad Art Centre), Maaretta Jaukkuri (Ateneum,
Helsinki), Björn Springfield (Moderna museet) and Thomas Breivik to Svalbard with
Borderline North. Via Richard Nonas he is invited to take part in No
Mans Land at Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. Participating artists are Ed
Andrews, Gloria Bornstein, Sebastien Enrique Carbajal, Jona Dos Santos, Patrick Dougherty, Heide
Fasnacht, Linda Fleming, Mary Frank, Charles Ginnever, Robin Hill, Ken Hiratsuka, Ray Kelly,
Howard McCalebb, Jeffry Mitchell, Jesse Moore, Manuel Neri, Keith Oliver, Beverly Pepper, Diane
Pieri, Vicki Scuri, Tony Stanzione, Mary Ann Unger and Susan Wibroe. Breivik exhibits at the
Center for Contemporary Art in Chicago and Dörrie Priess Galerie, Hamburg.
Bård Breivik travels to Brazil, and later that year exhibits in São Paulo. He buys
a Lada and travels with an interpreter and a guide, Jan Fjell and Silvia, into the jungle.
Visits the Xavante indians and is allowed to enter Xingu national park and meet the Kuri-Kuri
indians. Travels on to Transamazonica (Trans-Amazonian Highway) and visits the gold mine Serra
Pelada. Meets Inge van der Drift in Manaos. They travel together southwards in Brazil to São
Paulo. Lives and works together with Inge van der Drift in the flat in São Paulo.
Completes the decoration with stone and water called Kunsthagen outside the newly
opened art museum in Lillehammer, designed by the architects office Snøhetta. Exhibits
inside the art museum with the sculpture The Whale, which is a logistic challenge that
combines artistic intuition, mathematics and craftsmanship. The construction is made in
collaboration with Leif Wannvik and Odd Myran. Breivik exhibits at Millesgården in
Stockholm and Galleri Riis in Oslo. He exhibits for the last time at German van Eck in New York. His
daughter Frida van der Drift Breivik is born in December.
Bård Breivik lives together with Inge van der Drift and their daughter Frida in the
Netherlands. During the summer they move into a flat in the centre of Oslo. To simplify work on
major logistic projects, Breivik establishes the firm Stein og Vann a/s (Stone and Water Ltd.) with
the landscape architect Tormod Sikkeland and the sculptor Kristian Blystad. He takes
part in the group exhibition Juxtaposition in Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, together
with Henrik B. Andersen, Kari Cavén, Grenville Davey, Günter Förg, Isa Genzken,
Olafur Gíslason, Kristján Gudmundsson, Cristina Iglesias, Søren Jensen, Jari
Juvonen, Eva Löfdahl, Truls Melin, Juan Muñoz, Øivind Nygård, Julian
Opie, Kirsten Ortwed, Ettore Spalletti, Morten Stræde, Elisabeth Toubro and Jan Vercruysse.
Breivik takes part in Sculpture Landscape Nordland in Narvik municipality. Other
artists are Martti Aiha, Per Barclay, Waltercio Caldas, Kari Cavén, Steinar Christensen,
Tony Cragg, Dorothy Cross, Erik Dietman, Toshikatsu Endo, Luciano Fabro, Hreinn Fridfinnsson,
Olafur Gíslason, Antony Gormley, Dan Graham, Kristján Gudmundsson, Sigurdur
Gudmundsson, Hulda Hákon, Jan Håfström, Oddvar I.N., Cristina Iglesias, Anish
Kapoor, Inghild Karlsen, Per Kirkeby, Inge Mahn, Bjørn Nørgaard, Kjell Erik Killi
Olsen, Markus Raetz, Raffael Rheinsberg, Sarkis, Kain Tapper, Sissel Tolaas and Gediminas Urbonas.
The family moves into the artists colony at Ekely in Oslo. Bård Breivik is commissioned
to make the Jussi Björling monument in Göteborg, and displays stone works at
galleri 141:an in Göteborg. He takes part in the competition for the war monument in Narvik and
draws up the project Maktskaller. The toy chain Brio buys a diabase sculpture which is
erected in Osby, Southern Sweden. Breivik takes part in the group exhibition
Sunnhordlandsutstillinga 94 at the House of Culture and the former jailhouse on Stord,
together with Gerhard Stoltz and Sigurd Øyrehagen. He does decorations outside
Trondheim library and on Holmlia in Oslo. He takes part in the group exhibition
Winterland, a travelling exhibition with older and contemporary Norwegian art organised
within the culture programme for the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.
Bård Breivik takes part in the Nordic group exhibition Hour of North in Madrid
and Barcelona, where he represents Norway along with Per Barclay and Camilla Wærenskiold.
His relationship to Inge van der Drift breaks up and Breivik buys a new house in Ekely so that
his daughter Frida can commute more easily between her parents. Exhibits with Jan Groth at
Sandnes Art Association in Stavanger. Travels to Thailand and Burma together with Henrik
Roaldsnes. Breivik is awarded the Prins Eugen medal, which is awared to artists for
outstanding artistic activity in Northern Europe.
Bård Breivik starts negotiations to purchase the vacated house at Badebakken 13 in Nydalen
in Oslo. Sculpture elements from the Citadel 2 exhibition are erected on trial at
Klosterenga in Gamlebyen in Oslo. Breivik designs the trophy for the winner of the European Song
Contest, which is organised in Oslo. His exhibition at Malmö Konsthall opens it is much
praised. The firm of architects Next to Nothing win the competition for Torgallmenningen in Bergen.
Breivik becomes connected to the firm after Thomas Breivik has left the planning committee. In the
autumn, sculpture elements are erect at Olav Vs square (which was called Ole Bulls
square) in Bergen, as the first step of the decoration of Torgallmenningen. Breivik exhibits at
Galleri Riis and The Artists Federation in Oslo.
Bård Breivik travels with Lene Midling-Jensen and his daughter Frida to Xiamen, where
they rent a house. The production of Torgallmenningen begins. Stone blocks from Southern Sweden to
Xiamen, where they are formed by Chinese craftsmen. His assistant Per Henrik Svalastog
monitors production in Xiamen. Sigurdur and Ineke Gudmundsson take over the house in
Xiamen. This is the beginning of the Chinese European Art Center close to the university in Xiamen.
Breivik concludes his collaboration with Stein og Vann a/s. The remaining money from the firm is
used by Breivik and Kristian Blystad to establish and consolidate a studio in Beijing. Breivik does
the decoration Draum (Dream) at Oslo University Hospital, as well as a stone and water
decoration at Lund University in Sweden.
Bård Breivik starts work on the Klosterenga sculpture park. Travels a great deal between China
and Norway. exhibitions with Sverre Wyller at the Cologne Gallery. The Oars
series is put on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo.
The decoration of Torgallmenning is unveiled on 17 May. Thomas Breivik dies in a traffic
accident on his way to the opening of Bård Breiviks exhibition Man Man Lai
at the Cotton Factory in Arendal. Breivik meets Petter Andreas Larsen, who makes digital
drawings for Klosterenga sculpture park, and eventually collaborate on more productions. Breivik
takes part in the exhibition Standing Stones with such artists as Bjørn
Nørgaard and Pål Svensson in Göteborg, Stockholm and London.
Klosterenga sculpture park is built and completed within the agreed budget. Four Chinese craftsmen
and Rolf Karlsen carry out the entire assembly at Klosterenga in record time, after all the
elements have been formed in China. Bård Breivik exhibits at the Chinese European Art Center,
Xiamen. planning begins on the millennium site Gulating in Sogn og Fjordane. 2001 Bård Breivik
buys the three-story house Badebakken 13 in Oslo and starts a comprehensive restoration. He works in
his studios in Southern Sweden, Beijing and Xiamen in China, and rents a studio in Oslo. He exhibits
at Galleri Riis with Digital Safari, as well as at Galleri Stefan Andersson in
Umeå. He does a commission assignment in Stavanger.
Bård Breivik does a decoration in Vevring in Sogn og Fjordane.
Bård Breivik works intensively on the millennium site Gulating and travels a lot to China,
where production is taking place. He exhibits at Galleri Brandstrup and Galleri Riis in Oslo. He
also takes part in the group exhibition at the Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen.
The millennium site Gulating is completed and is opened in early autumn. Bård Breivik
exhibits for the first time at Galerie Anhava in Helsinki. 2005 Bård Breivik travels together
with Lene Midling-Jensen and his daughter Frida to Bangladesh under the auspices of Impact Norge.
Breivik is involved in the project Jibon Tari/Boat of Life and starts to construct new
floating hospitals that can be used for aid work. He holds a comprehensive exhibition at the
National Gallery in Oslo. His exhibition at Galleri Riis opens and a week after the opening at the
National Gallery. He exhibits at Schæffergården in Denmark during the jubilee
celebration year for Norwegian-Danish cooperation. Breivik exhibits at Galerie Leong in Zürich,
and the gallery owner Anna Blümel arranges his participation in the group exhibition
Blickachsen in Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe. Other exhibitors at Blickachsen are Magdalena
Abakanowicz, Amador, Andrea Bee, Max Bill, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Eduardo Chillida,
Antony Gormley, Jörg Immendorff, Joan Miró, Miquel Navarro, Per Kirkeby, Nikolaus
Koliusis, Andreas Korte, Victor López, Bernhard Luginbühl, Markus Lüpertz, Ursula
von Rydingsvard, SEO and Jean Tinguely. Breivik sells his New York apartment to finance the
renovation of the three-storey house in Badebakken in Oslo.
Bård Breivik exhibits at The House of Sculpture in Stockholm and Vida Konsthall on
Öland. In Norway Breivik exhibits at galleri Brandstrup and Skien art museum. His daughter
Katinka Midling Breivik is born in the autumn.
Bård Breivik marries Lene Midling-Jensen 07.07.07. Breivik is invited to carry out part of
the decoration work for the new building of the Department of Informatics (IFI) at Oslo University.
The decoration work is produced in China. Breivik travels to Kenya with Cato Litangen. He
exhibits new works in the series Score for a longer conversation at the Cotton Factory
in Arendal. He has exhibitions at galleri Mårtenson & Persson in Båstad, galleri
Bouhlou in Bergen and at Stiklestad National Centre of Culture during the Stiklestad play.
Breivik holds a retrospective exhibition at Sørlandets Art Museum (SKMU) in
Kristiansand, and positions 15 stone sculptures in the city centre. At the Norwegian Embassy in
Beijing, Breiviks Orions Belt is shown at the same time as the Olympic Games
and the third international art biennale are being organised. He exhibits at Bærum Art
Association. Breivik makes a water installation for the newly renovated ski jumping facility at
Bård Breivik exhibits at Image Gallery in Beijing and Galerie Anhava in Helsinki, as well
as at Studio Hugo Opdal in Flø. Breivik exhibits at Otto-Huset in Finnøy together with
Jean-Michel Hannecart. He participates in the summer exhibition at Lillesand art association
together with Elisabeth Werp and Janne Møller-Hansen. Breivik visits Svein
Christiansen in Thailand and does a series of new works using a braiding technique.
Two new sculpture elements are installed in Klosterenga park, an 80-metre-long gully of granite from
the Fuijan province, and The Wave Bench, which is made of a special type of stone from
Yantai in China. Bård Breivik travels to Bamako and takes part in the group exhibition
North meets West at Musée National du Mali together with Abdoulaye Konate,
Arvid Pettersen, Bjørn Nørgaard, Christina Peel, Ky Siriky, Marian Heyerdahl, Ole
Lislerud, Samuel Oulou, Tete Camille Azankpo and Trude W. Nordmark. Breivik takes part in Art
Beijing Public Art Fair together with such artists as Sui Jianguo, Peng Hongzhi, Chen Wenling,
Liu Yonggang, Wu Rigen, Deng Jianjin, Alessandro Rolandi, Kristiina Koskentola and Saint Clair
Cemin. Breivik takes part in a group exhibition organised by the Norwegian Sculptors
Association in the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava together with Viel Bjerkeset Andersen, Pan
Arnborg, Christine Aspelund, Bente Sommerfeldt Colberg, Gisle Harr, Anlaug Jakobsen, Susanne
Kathlen Mader, Ansgar Ole Olsen, Fredrik Raddum, Ståle Sørensen, Øyvind Suul
og Hanne Tyrmi. The decoration for IFI is completed and exhibited as an outdoor cube during
the Bergen International Festival. Breivik exhibits at Galleri Andersson Sandström in
Umeå, and at Mandal art association.
The cube is shown on the University Square in Oslo before being mounted on the facade of the new
IFI building at the university. Bård Breivik exhibits at the centenary anniversary of The
Artists Federation in Oslo. At the same time, he exhibits at Bærum Art Association.
Lillesand Art Association buys stone sculptures from the exhibition in Kristiansand. Breivik makes
new, alternative sketches for columns that are to be made of high-polished steel for
Torgallmenningen in Bergen. Breivik is awarded Anders Jahres kulturpris, together with Kristian
The 23.8m-high sculpture Autolitten is finished in Fyllingsdalen in Bergen. Breivik
takes part in a group exhibition at the Inside Out Art Museum in Beijing together with Amy
Lincoln, Ben Zawalich, Bodo Korsig, Brian Novatny, Carl Fudge, Cecilia Vázquez, Claire
Beckett, Craig Zammiello, Dr Lakra, Feng Lianghong, Liang Hanchang, Gandalf Gavan, Greg Kessler,
Jason S. Yi, Jeffrey A. Keough, Jennifer Nuss, Kiki Smith, Kurt J. Kemp, Lana Z. Caplan, Li
Xiaofeng, Liang Hao, Ma Kelu, Mark Perlman, Megan Foster, Nathlie Provosty, Nicola López,
OBRA Architects, Peter Wayne Lewis, Phong Bui, Predrag Dimitrijevic, Qin Feng, Rirkrit Tiravanija,
Saint Clair Cemin, Sarah Sze, Shahzia Sikander, Stephen Tourlentes, Terry Winters, Thomas Tsang,
Tomas Vu-Daniel, Tommy White, Wang Xu, Yuan Jia, Yuan Zuo and Zhu Jia. Breivik exhibits at
Galleri Riis in Oslo, as well as at a special exhibition organised by Galleri Riis at Filipstad
together with Olav Christopher Jenssen. Breivik exhibits at Galleri SE in Bergen and does
decorations at Vika Terrasse in Oslo and the Clarion hotel in Trondheim.
Bård Breivik travels to India with his daughter Frida. The journey concludes in Thailand,
where he visits Svein Christiansen and continues work on his braided items. Breivik exhibits at the
newly opened Maggie Centre in Aberdeen, designed by the Snøhetta firm of architects.
Bård Breivik makes new trophies in Beijing. These are designed in clay and later made of
high-polished steel. Breivik does decorations in Lillestrøm and at St. Olavs Hospital
in Trondheim. He takes part in a group exhibition at Galleri Osebro, Porsgrunn, together with Jon
Gundersen, Istvan Lisztes, Terje Roalkvam, Åsil Bøthun, Gisle Harr, Martine Linge,
Gunnar Torvund and Fredrik Raddum. Breivik exhibits at Galleri Mårtenson & Persson
Breivik does decorations at St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim. Hans major retrospective
exhibition at KODE in Bergen opens in May. The exhibition is curated by Frode Sandvik.
Breiviks sculptures are shown at the Vigeland Museum in Oslo. He does at decoration at
Ulsteinsvik. Late in the year he is diagnosed as having cancer.
Bård Breivik takes part in Uddenskulpturs anniversary exhibition, together with
Märta Anderdott, Ann Carlsson-Korneev, Mia Fkih Mabrouk, Claes Hake, Åsa
Herrgård, Jens Cr. Jensen, Ulf Johnsson, Bo Karberg, Henjasaj N. Koda, Hiroshi Koyama,
Hubert Majer, Louise Plant, Søren Schaarup, Birgitta Silfverhielm, Stefan Sprenker, Agneta
Stening, Iréne Vestman, Laila Westergaard and Lars Widenfalk. He also takes part in
Rolling Snowball/6, Djúpivogur, Island together with Árni Páll
Jóhannsson, Aernout Mik, Bjørn Nørgaard, Finnbogi Pétursson, Guido van
der Werve, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Hrafnkell Sigur?sson, Josie Jenkins, Kan
Xuan, Kristján Gu?mundsson, Libin Chen, Marike Schuurman, Marjan Laaper, Ólöf
Nordal, Ragnar Kjartansson, Rúna Porkelsdóttir, Sarah Mei Herman, Scarlett Hooft
Graafland, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Stevens Vaughn, Pór Vigfússon, Tim Chen Chuanxi,
Voebe de Gruyter, Zhang Ya and Zhifei Yang. Breivik exhibits masks, sculpture and drawings at
Galleri Giga on Stord.
Bård Breivik dies on 10 January at Lovisenberg Diakonale Sykehus in Oslo after having
fought an aggressive form of cancer for a year. Funeral service at Vestre Gravlund kapell on 21
January. On 30 January, Lillehammer Art Museum opens a new extension designed by the Snøhetta
firm of architects and with a spectacular facade by Breivik in high mirror finish steel. BÅRD
BREIVIK SCULPTURE, Id Love the Key to the Master Lock (Vol. 1) Score for a Longer
Conversation (Vol. 2) is published in April.