Earlier exhibitions


Vanessa Baird, You Are Something Else, 2017 (detalj) Foto: Dag Fosse / KODE
9 Nov 2018 to 3 Feb 2019

With lashings of decorative dirt, sex and death, Vanessa Baird has emerged as an uncompromising voice in Norwegian contemporary art.

Ed Ruscha. VERY

Ed Ruscha, Standard Station, 1966. UBS Art Collection ©Ed Ruscha. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian.
14 Sep 2018 to 6 Jan 2019

With his iconic interpretations of American society throughout the past five decades, Ed Ruscha (b. 1937) stands firm as one of the leading postwar artists of our time.

Therese Christensen

Therese Christensen, Afternoon Signals II, serie II, 2015.
22 Jun 2018 to 21 Oct 2018

Therese Christensen (1946–2017) was one of Norway’s significant artists and a distinctive figure in Bergen’s art world. The exhibition “Afternoon Signals” in the Tower Room presents a selection of works from the end of the 1990s to some of the last works she produced.

Place to be lost

Gitte Jungersen, Place to be Lost, 2011
23 May 2018 to 30 Sep 2018

Our troubled world forms the backdrop of this exhibition, presenting recent works from the collection.

J.C. Dahl. The Power of Nature

4 May 2018 to 7 Oct 2018

J.C. Dahl (1788–1857) was Norway’s first painter of international stature. The exhibition "The Power of Nature" is the largest presentation of Dahl in 30 years and displays a selection of 200 masterpieces.

Per Barclay. Oil rooms

Per Barclay, Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, Palermo, 2016
16 Feb 2018 to 10 Jun 2018

The Norwegian artist Per Barclay opens the new exhibition year at KODE, Friday, 16 February at 19:00 in Tårnsalen, KODE 4.

Chiharu Shiota. Direction

27 Oct 2017 to 1 Apr 2018

Experience the installation ” Direction” by the Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota at KODE.

Performance Weekend 8-10 Sept.

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen: Octopada
8 Sep 2017 to 10 Sep 2017

In connection with this year’s parliamentary election, KODE invites you to the performance weekend "Voices" 8-10 September, at KODE 1.


H.M. Dronning Sonja: «Nattskygge», litografi (2013). FOTO: Jan Haug/Det kongelige slott, Oslo
23 May 2017 to 24 Sep 2017

KODE 1, the former Permanenten, reopens on 23 May 2017. On the programme is a new exhibition featuring Queen Sonja’s art.

The Silver Tax of 1816

The Silver Tax of 1816
28 Sep 2016 to 29 Jan 2017

Nation Building through Volunteerism and Force. How is value created and recreated throughout history?

Rolf Aamot. Maximal Information per Time Unit!

Rolf Aamot, Actio, stillbilde fra film, 1980
14 May 2016 to 28 Aug 2016

Rolf Aamot is the ‘unknown’ pioneer of Norwegian electronic art. His works are stories about our modern information society, as told from its threshold.

Bergen Assembly: Lynda Benglis

Lynda Benglis, Still from ON SCREEN, 1972, video, 7 minutes. Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York.
7 Feb 2016 to 28 Feb 2016

One of Bergen Assembly’s three parts starts at KODE, with the exhibition «Lynda Benglis – Primary Structures».

Nikolai Astrup: The Way Home

Nikolai Astrup (1880-1928), Revebjeller, ca. 1920.
23 Jan 2016 to 22 Jan 2017

An artist should see nature as would a child, claimed Astrup. KODE’s new Astrup exhibition focuses on the artist’s early works, looking closely at his development in the direction of naïvism. Several of the featured pictures have never before been publically exhibited.

Sükran Moral: My Pain My Rebellion

30 Oct 2015 to 3 Apr 2016

Child brides, violence against women, female genital mutilation, homophobia and polygamy. These are only a few of the themes the Turkish artist Sükran Moral treats in her controversial oeuvre.

Art in Battle

4 Sep 2015 to 7 Feb 2016

Art in Battle addresses how art and art institutions were used by the Nazi regime in Germany and in occupied Norway. The exhibition is on display until February 7 2016.

Soft Monuments

Hanne Friis: Masse - gul, 2013. Foto Dag Fosse
22 May 2015 to 4 Oct 2015

Monumental Textile Art from KODE’s Collections.