MELK is an artist run initiative for new Scandinavian photography founded by Bjarne Bare and Behzad Farazollahi. In 2015 MELK released the publication NEW SCANDINAVIAN PHOTOGRAPHY  published by Black Dog Publishing.

The aim for the initiative is to raise the awareness of the scene of fine- art photographers in the region and the position of the medium today.

Since the project was founded in 2009 the gallery space in central Oslo has hosted several solo exhibitions been invited to curate three major exhibitions at renowned art institutions in Norway. In addition, MELK has been active in promoting the involved artists in institutions and through fairs across Europe.

MELK is located at Waldemar Thranes gate 51 in Oslo. The space sports a 110 sqm projectspace/gallery, shared studio facilities and a book store. The gallery houses six exhibitions a year and serves as a project space for the involved artists. The goal for the space is to create links between artists and audience, as well as a space for discussion, work and sharing of ideas. 

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Dislocating Surfaces at Kunstnernes Hus Oslo 2016

Linda Hofvander-Emil Salto-Kamilla Langeland-Markus Von Platen-Sveinn Fannar Johannsson-Espen Gleditch-Linn Pedersen-Kristina Bengtsson-Sandra Vaka Olsen-Flemming Ove Bech

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Ole Martin Lund Bø at MELK  2016

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Ole Martin Lund Bø at MELK 2016 

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Flemming Ove Bech at MELK 2016 

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Morten Andenæs at MELK 2015

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Morten Andenæs in Paris 2015

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Mårten Lange at MELK 2013

Mårten Lange at MELK
Mårten Lange at MELK 2013

Mårten Lange at MELK
Mårten Lange at MELK 2013 

Stian Ådlandsvik & Lutz-Rainer Müller at MELK
Stian Ådlandsvik & Lutz-Rainer Müller at MELK 2012 

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Stian Ådlandsvik & Lutz-Rainer Müller at MELK 2012

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Linn Pedersen at Amsterdam Unseen Art Fair 2013 

Fair participation at Unseen Amsterdam

Fair participation at Unseen Amsterdam

Fair participation at Unseen Amsterdam

Johan Rosenmunthe at MELK 2011 

Johan Rosenmunthe  at MELK

Johan Rosenmunthe at MELK 2012

Johan Rosenmunthe at MELK

Emil Salto at MELK 2012

Emil Salto at MELK

Emil Salto at MELK 2012

Emil Salto at MELK

Linda Hofvander at MELK 2011 

Linda Hofvander at MELK

Linda Hofvander at MELK 2011

Linda Hofvander at MELK

Espen Dietrichson at MELK 2011

Espen Dietrichson at MELK

Espen Dietrichson at MELK 2011

Espen Dietrichson at MELK

Espen Dietrichson at MELK 2011

Espen Dietrichson at MELK

Johan Bergström at Fotogalleriet 2010

Johan Bergström at Fotogalleriet

Mårten Lange at Fotogalleriet 2010 

Mårten Lange at Fotogalleriet

Signe Vad at Fotogalleriet 2010 

Signe Vad at Fotogalleriet