Earlier exhibitions

Bergen Assembly 2019

Lorenza Böttner, Untitled, no date.
5 Sep 2019 to 10 Nov 2019

Bergen Assembly is an international art event taking place every three years in Bergen. Parts of this year's main exhibition is presented at KODE 1.  This edition of the triennal, titled Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead, is conceived by a core group of twelve curators, artists, theorists and activists. 

FORCES – Dyrdal Kvasbø Tingleff

Marit Tingleff, Dyp grønn / Deep green, 2006. Blåleire med begitning, transparent glasur / Earthenware clay, slips, transparent glaze. 110x173x31 cm. (foto: Dag Fosse)
10 May 2019 to 15 Sep 2019

Exceptional in scale, FORCES - Dyrdal Kvasbø Tingleff presents a wide selection of works dating from the 2000s to the present day, created by three internationally renowned Norwegian artists: Kari Dyrdal, Torbjørn Kvasbø and Marit Tingleff.

Irma Salo Jæger – Works from the collections

Irma Salo Jæger, Utkast til et verdensflagg, 1972. © Irma Salo Jæger/BONO. Foto: Dag Fosse
6 Mar 2019 to 21 Apr 2019

Irma Salo Jæger (b. 1928) is represented with an exhibition of seven monumental works from the collection in 'Tårnsalen' at KODE 4 this spring – five of them purchased last year.

Helen Frankenthaler – Woodcuts

Helen Frankenthaler, Radius, 1993.  Nine-color woodcut © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / BONO / Tyler Graphic Ltd., Mount Kisco, NY
8 Feb 2019 to 21 Apr 2019

Helen Frankenthaler – Woodcuts: Prints and Proofs will be the first solo museum presentation of the late artist's work in Norway.

Lars Hertervig – Works from the collection

Lars Hertervig, To ryttere, udatert.
30 Nov 2018 to 1 Aug 2019

Lars Hertervig (1830–1902) is a major figure in the history of Norwegian art, a landscape painter whose work inspires admiration and wonder. A small selection of works on paper by Hertervig is now at display in KODE 3. 


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.

Ole Jørgen Ness. Flat Acrylic

Ole Jørgen Ness i Tårnsalen
3 Nov 2018 to 22 Feb 2019

Experience a site-specific work by the artist Ole Jørgen Ness in the Tower Room.  Ole Jørgen Ness (b. 1961) is one of Norway’s foremost artists. This winter he is coming to KODE, where he will create a site-specific work on the floor of the Tower Room. 

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.

The Singer Collection

Spilledåse i sølv, trolig fransk, 1700-tallet. Foto: Dag Fosse / KODE
23 May 2017 to 20 Mar 2020

Welcome to an eclectic artist’s home and a distinctive collection.


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.