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Name:        Birgitte Christens                                    email:      christensbirgitte@hotmail.com

Studio Adr: Schleppegrellsgade 1 Kld.                    website:    www.birgittechristens.dk

                   2200 Copenhagen N                             mobile:     0045 ................

Born:          1982, Denmark                                     instagram: birgittechristens

 

Higher Art Education:

 

2007-2009 Master in Art, School of Design and Crafts at Gothenburg University - HDK, Sweden (MFA)

2004-2007 Bachelor in Art, Bergen National Academy of the Arts - KHiB, Norway (BFA)

2006          Exchange student to Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design - CSM, London (BFA)

Other educations:

2018          3 months of Art Critic School hosted by Politiken, a leading Danish daily broadsheet newspaper, Cph

 

Work Experience:

2019          Invited for International Ceramic Conference at the 5th Hongguang Ziqi Ceramic Art Air exchange Festival, China

2019-         Ceramic Instructor at Youth School, Cph

2019          Artist in Residency at EKWC in the Netherlands for 3 months May-July

2018          Artist in Residency & Ceramic Instructor at Krabbesholm Højskole, Skive, Denmark for 4,5 months

2018          Joining Leksands Folkehögskola summer course with Chinese and Japanese... 

2017          Artist in Residency at SCCP The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan for 5 months

2016-         Member of VAK. Open (bronze) studios for professional artists, Jyderup. www.vak-kunstvaerksteder.dk

2015          Artist in Residency at EKWC in the Netherlands for 3 months June-September

2014          Interviewed by TV2 News for ECCO´s exhibition ”My Disease in Disguise” Danish National TV

2014          Live Radio Interview in Denmark´s Radio Culture News P1 speaking about ”My Disease I Disguise”

2014          Interview to Kunsten.nu about my art piece; ”My Disease in Disguise”

                  www.kunsten.nu is a Danish based news website which write about contemporary visual artists

 

2012-2018 Ceramic employer at Ditte Fischer Copenhagen. Responsible for all casting porcelain production and

                  sponging products, shop steward etc. All products are handmade in Denmark. www.dittefischer.dk

 

2011-2012 Craft assistant for Signe Schjøth, Lars Rank and Bettina Schori in Designer Zoo Shop, Copenhagen V

2011           6 weeks Artist in Residency at Guldagergård, Project Network, Denmark

2011          Art Product sale to shops as Retro Villa in Cph K and Habengoth

2010-         Member of Art Clayspace group; A Ceramic Street Art movement, Cph.

2009          Owner and union member of art studio in Copenhagen N

2004-         Work of organizing exhibitions in several galleries with own art; Among Voss, Norway ´08, Malmø,

                  Sweden ´09, Strømstad, Sweden ´10, Skælskør ´11, Frederiksberg´11, Middelfart ´11, Denmark

2008          Art work, Painted a big fresco/Mural at Hotel Bloom in Brussels, room nr. 516, ELIA programme, December

2008          Ceramic assistant for Nina Hole on 4 metres tall stoneware sculpture,      

                  Public Art, Lidköping, Sweden

2008-2013 Co founder of Art group "Sikken fest/ What a Party" exhibition Møstingshus ´11, Frederiksberg

 

Exhibitions:

2020          Århus Kunsthal, Påskeudstillingen/Artists Easter Exhibition. I show 2 sculptures "Threat is Here" & "Acid Rain"

2019          The 5th Hongguang Ziqi Ceramic Art Air Exchange Festival, Oct-Nov, Yixing, China

2019          EKWC- 50 years anniversary Group show, Sep, The Netherlands

2019          Rebildcentret, DK "Klimakunst - Nordic expressions" presenting: "Acid Rain" & "Bildæk" May-August

2019          Spanish 9th Biennale of Ceramics in Talavera May-June presenting: "Feed me!" Big sculpture May-June

                  https://wcc-europe.org/opportunities/the-9th-international-ceramic-city-biennial-of-talavera-is-announced/

2018          Solo exhibition "You are the lucky consumer" at Krabbesholm Højskole in Skive, DK

2018-19    "Japan Retur" at A. Petersen Gallery. https://www.kunst.dk/i-fokus/12520/om-danmark-japan/     

                  Grants from the Danish Arts Foundation in 2017 to travel or co-work with Japan. Kløvermarksvej 70, Cph S

2018          Ann Linnemann Gallery, Contemporary Ceramics Cph "Mesterværker af 60 keramikere-10 års jubilæum" Jeg                          udstiller "Side Effects" & "Child´s pose" 1. marts-14. april 2018

2017          Officinet, Solo Exhibition, Bredgade 66, Copenhagen K, November 2017

2017          Fujiki Gallery, "Frontier", Global art by 3 artists KR, JP, DK - Communication through Ceramics, Japan

2017          The Biennale 2017 Danish Crafts & Design "Liggende Kvinde"-Woman on the floor. Museumsbygningen, Cph Ø

2017          Ann Linnemann Gallery - Contemporary Ceramics Copenhagen, "Dialog - Love Difference" Group Exhibition

2016          Kødbyen 74, Staldgade 1699 Cph V, Group exhibition of various contemporary artists from US & EU

2016          Ann Linnemann Gallery - Contemporary Ceramics Copenhagen, "Toy Exhibition" "Gnækkende Gubbe"

2016          Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Spring Exhibition - Contemporary Art, "Blue Legs" Juried Exhibition, Copenhagen, DK

2015          EKWC residency exhibition, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands

2015          The Biennale 2015 at Danish Crafts & Design, "My Disease In Disguise" Juried Exhibition, Carlsberg, Cph V

2014          Viborg Art forum, Pakhuset, Disturbed Bodies, Solo Exhibition.

2014          Bella Center, "My Disease In Disguise". Abbvie, ECCO – European Crohn´s and Colitis Organisation, Cph

2013          Officinet, Danish Crafts Gallery in Bredgade, Sikken Fest/What a Party, Copenhagen K

2012          Grimmerhus, Ceramic Museum, Match boxes curated by Nina Hole, Skælskør

2011          Höganäs Art hall, Ceramic exhibition curated by Morten Løbner Espersen, Sweden

2011-12    Grimmerhus Ceramic Museum, Project Network 1, 2 & 3, Skælskør

2011          Møstingshus, Sikken Fest/What a Party, Frederiksberg

2011          Guldagergård, Project Network and Match boxes curated by Nina Hole, Skælskør

2010          Gallery Two Little Birds, Café & Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden

2010          Röhsska museum, Juried Art Show, "Cream Boxes", Gothenburg, Sweden

2010          Lokstallet, HDK Master degree in ceramic 2009, Stømstad, Sweden

2009          Design and Formcenter, HDK Master degree in ceramic art 2009, Malmø, Sweden

2009          Gallery Rörstrand Culture Forum, East Coast Meets West Coast, HDK & Konstfack exhibition, Lidkøping

2009          Röhsska museum, Gothenburg, HDK Master degree 2009

2008          Hotel Bloom, Brussels, Fresco Painting, Room 516, Belgium

2008          400 metre art, Voss, Norway

2008          Formargroup, Malmö, Just a cup, Sweden

2007          KHiB, Bergen, Bachelor degree, Norway 2007

2006          Gallery Østre Skostrædet, Bergen, Norway

2005          Gallery Utsikt, Bergen, Solo exhibition "Invasion of killer snails", Norway

2004          Gallery Fish, KHiB student gallery, Bergen, Norway

 

Selected Scholarships:

2019          The Danish Arts Foundation/ Statens Kunstfond, Chinese travel support and Christmas Design market support

2018          3 months of Art Critic School hosted by Politiken, a leading Danish daily broadsheet newspaper, Cph

2017          The Danish Arts Foundation/ Statens Kunstfond, Japanese Working Grant

2016          The Danish Arts Foundation/ Statens Kunstfond, Working Grant for New Projects

2015          Sundaymorning@ekwc grants, European Ceramic Work Centre residency, The Netherlands

2011          De Bielkeske scholarships for Guldagergård residency

2011          Union Teknisk Landsforbund pays for opening at Sikken Fest/ What a party, Møstingshus

2009          Danish Crafts pays for photography & printed catalogue exhibition, Sikken Fest/What a Party, Møstingshus

2009          Rörstrands Culture forum, Working Scholarship

2008          Bloom Hotel in Brussels, travel, stay & salary

2008          Adlerbertska traveling Scholarship to Barcelona, HDK Master Students at Ceramic Art Department

2008          Adlerbertska Scholarship in HDK, Gothenburg

2006          Erasmus Exchange College residency to London at Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design

 

Selected Press/Catalogue:

2019         Photo of "Acid Rain" in Roldskovbladet about Climate Art Exhibition  https://www.google.com/search?q=roldskovbladet+klimakunst&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiA64G_0fviAhXQfMAKHc9QCLQQ_AUIESgC&biw=1280&bih=634&dpr=2#imgrc=8rI0-ENViN4MwM:

2018         Weekendavisen and Politiken etc. reviews "Japan Retur" A. Petersen gallery, Cph

2017         Catalogue by the Biennale at Danish Crafts 2017

2016         Catalogue by the Biennale at Danish Crafts 2015 has now arrived

2016         Catalogue by Charlottenborg Kunsthal-Spring Exhibition

2015         I give interview to Dutch local television in Oisterwijk about EKWC residency stay

2014         Berlingske Tidende, Danish national newspaper “My Disease In Disguise”

2014         TV2 News Danish National television interview “My Disease In Disguise”

2014         Spanish television interview “My Disease In Disguise”

2014         Denmark´s Radio live interview in Cultural News P1 evening programme “My Disease In Disguise”

2014         Kunsten.nu article “My Disease In Disguise”

2014         Huffington Post, cronic disease article about Abbvie´s artists. “My Disease In Disguise” is published, USA

2014         Canadian woman phd, interviews me about “My Disease In Disguise”

2014         Viborg local news paper about solo exhibition in may

2014         Blaamejsen made a big report with many images from my solo exhibition in Viborg Pakhus

                 Blaamejsen.blogspot.com/2014/05birgitte-christens-i-pakhuset.html

2011         Catalogue made by Sikken fest/ What a party art group with our Møstingshus exhibition

2011         Catalogue Guldagergaard project network 2

2010         TV in Sweden Local news about our HDK Master class Exit 2009 at Lokstallet

2009         Kulturbloggen.com. Article by Jenny Fornell highlights my MA work “Dinner is served” with vultures at

                 Røhsska Museum in the baroque department, Sweden

 

 

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