Bjørn-Henrik Lybeck (b. 1985) is a visual artist who lives and works in Oslo, Norway. He graduated from Bergen Academy of Arts and Design in 2015 with a Master’s degree in Fine Arts. The traditions of straight photography and post-war photojournalism greatly influenced his photography practice. Employing a formal and non-staged style of photography, he carries the legacy into contemporary practice.

Throughout his career, he has exhibited internationally, produced artist books and participated in art book fairs. In addition to his artistic practice, he works as a Project Manager at FFF - The Norwegian Association for Fine Art Photographers. Lybeck was previously the leader of B-open, an open studio initiative in Bergen, Norway.

2013–2015 Master of Fine Arts, Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Bergen
2010–2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Bergen

2019 ‘Bjørn-Henrik Lybeck’, Tag Team Studio, Bergen
2017 ‘Fading Trails’, FELT Gallery, Bergen
2016 ‘November’, Visningsrommet USF, Bergen
2016 ‘Time and tide wait for no Man’, Studio 17, Stavanger
2014 ‘Tora Endestad Bjørkheim, Bjørn-Henrik Lybeck’, Entrée, Bergen (NO)

2022 ‘The Autumn Exhibition’, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2022 ‘Blokk 10 YEARS! Anniversary exhibition’, Visningsrommet USF, Bergen
2021 ‘Trippelpunkt: New Books Part 1’, Blokk, Bergen
2019 ‘The Spring Exhibition 2019’, Fotogalleriet, Oslo
2019 ‘Vestlandsutstillingen 2019’, Jugendstilsenteret & Kube, Ålesund
2016 ‘MOLAF: Installment No. 18’, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (DE)
2015 ‘Cash + Carry’, Entrée, Bergen
2015 ‘Juniutstillingen’, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
2015 ‘Discount Parachutes’, Master degree show, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
2014 ‘Bring Your Own Plant’, Wizard Gallery, Oslo
2014 ‘Vestlandsutstillingen 2014’, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger
2013 ‘Fraksjon’, One Night Only Gallery, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2013 ‘Trial & Error’ Shedhalle Tübingen e.V., Tübingen (DE)
2013 ‘KNIPSU presents the artist group Fraksjon’, KNIPSU, Bergen
2013 ‘Dispatch’, Prøverommet, Blokk, Bergen
2013 ‘Dupla Boca’, Galeria Cândido Portinari, Rio de Janeiro (BR)
2013 ‘The Double-Mouth’, Visningsrommet USF, Bergen
2012 ‘This Space Occupied’, Galleri Bokboden, Bergen
2012 ‘Recording, Phonofestivalen, Det Akademiske Kvarter, Bergen


2024 ‘New Dawn’, *work-in-progress*
2023 ‘City Whispers’, *work-in-progress*
2021 ‘Strasbourg’, Trippelpunkt, ISBN 978-82-691674-1-2
2019 ‘Europa’, Topos Publications, ISBN 978-82-691036-3-2
2019 ‘Vi er stedene’, publication for Vestlandsutstillingen 2019
2014 ‘YEARS’, self-published artist book, ISBN 978-13-201285-2-0

Book fairs
2023 ‘Bilder, bøker, tekst’, Oppland Kunstsenter, Lillehammer
2022 Fotobokfestival Oslo 2022: Get out, Fotogalleriet, Oslo
2022 Kunstbokmessen B*astard, Oppland Kunstsenter, Lillehammer
2019 Frankfurt Book Fair: Norway Guest of Honor, Frankfurt (DE)
2019 New York Art Book Fair, MoMa PS1, New York City (US)
2016 Friends with Books Art Book Fair, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (DE)
2014 New York Art Book Fair: Norwegian Focus, MoMa PS1, New York City (US)
2013 Bergen Art Book Fair, Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen

Grants, residences and curatorial experience
2023 Culture grant/study trip New York City, Bergen municipality
2022 Residency in Berlin, Bergen municipality
2021 Curator and jury leader (FFF) for ‘Vårutstillingen 2021’, Fotogalleriet, Oslo

2021 Publication support, Norsk Fotografisk Fond
2021 One year work grant, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond
2019 Exhibition support for newly established artists, Arts Council Norway
2019 Publication support, Arts Council Norway, Norsk Kulturfond
2018 Publication support, Norsk Fotografisk Fond
2018 Miscellaneous grant, Arts Council Norway
2017 One year work grant for younger and newly established artists, Arts Council Norway
2017 Exhibition grant for the exhibition November, Visningsrommet USF, Bergen
2016 Exhibition support for newly established artists, Arts Council Norway
2015 Studio for graduates, kunstnerverksteder cs55, Bergen
2015 Miscellaneous grant for recently graduated artist, Arts Council Norway
2013 Grant on completion of art studies, Arts Council Norway

e: bhlybeck@gmail.com
t: +47 97 08 729
i: @bjornhenriklybeck

Møllergata 34
N–0179 Oslo
Visits by appointment