Dorte Jelstrup lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. She holds an MA in Philosophy from The University of Copenhagen. Dorte Jelstrup has exhibited widely inside and outside Denmark. Previous shows include Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås, Sweden, 2014, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway, 2013, Kino.Lab, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland, 2013, Galleri Lars Olsen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012, MUSECPMI, Center of Photography and the Moving Image, New York, USA, 2011, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011, Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark, 2010 and Loop Video Art Festival, Barcelona, Spain, 2010. Dorte Jelstrup´s works are featured in the collections of prominent institutions, including the National Gallery of Denmark, Museum Sønderjylland - Tønder Art Museum, Tønder, and the Danish Arts Foundation. Her works have been awarded by the Danish Arts Foundation in 1996, 2003, 2006 and 2017, and in 2008 she recieved the Grant of Honor of the Anne Marie Telmanyi born Carl-Nielsens Foundation, Denmark, for her outstanding oeuvre. Furthermore, in 2013 she received the Ole Haslunds Grant of Honor.
Dorte Jelstrup works in a variety of different media, including painting, performative photography, drawing, installation and film. Her works thematize subjective mental states of longing, desire, dream and remembrance and are theatrical and narrative in nature with an emphasis on a materiality of sensation which connotes sensualism and femininity. Moreover, the later works of Dorte Jelstrup establish a link to the art historical modernism, primarily early avant-garde movements of the twentieth century such as Constructivism and Surrealism in a critical reflection upon the marginalization of modernism of a feminine world of experience.
Marianne Therese Grønnow
Marianne Therese Grønnow was until the mid-00's best known as a painter of large ornamental paintings based on flower and vanitas motifs. Since 2003, she has also worked with installation and mixed media. In the large installations, she uses paper, cardboard, aluminum and wood, and the themes are often the quiet before or after a disaster, and the idea of onstant change and transcendence. Marianne Therese Grønnow often creates meditative dreamscapes and in her work is a tone of melancholy, loss and longing.
Marianne Therese Grønnow has, in addition to her artistic practice, also worked in the field of dance and performance, and she has done several commissions, among others for the Faculty of Life Sciences (The University of Copenhagen) - awarded by the City of Frederiksberg - and for the Danish Building and Property Agency. Marianne Therese Grønnow´s works are featured in the collections of prominent institutions, including the National Gallery of Denmark, Malmö Art Museum, New Carlsberg Foundation and the Danish Arts Foundation.
Marianne Therese Grønnow is educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and has received numerous prizes and awards for her outstanding artistic work: Among others Danish Arts Foundation's three-year working grant, Anne Marie Carl Nielsen, born Telmányi honorary grant, Jens Søndergaard and Wife Memorial grant - and most recently Niels Wessel Bagge's honorary grant. Moreover, her works have been awarded by the Danish Arts Foundation in 2006 and 2017.
Peter Brandt studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen and The Royal University College of Sweden, Stockholm. Brandt had also extensive training in classical ballet, movement, acting and voice in both London and Copenhagen.
Brandt’s works is influenced by 1970s feminist body art, trauma theory, masculinity studies and art historical material. The body is Brandt’s most vital material either in direct performative photographs and video works or in the making of hand crafted works in a wide range of materials. His fabric works in silk recalls renaissance paintings where the light comes from within and his work of transforming (bodily) traumatic experiences has been widely shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally.
Brandt’s latest solo show was “The Image as The Witness” at Memory of The Future in Paris in 2018 and in 2016 did Västerås Art Museum in Sweden organize “Post Trauma Documents” a comprehensive mid-career survey exhibition with works from 2000-2016.
Recent group exhibitions include “Between The Lines”, KHIO, Oslo 2018, “Shaking The Habitual: What is your Utopia?” meter artspace, Copenhagen 2018, “Out of Limits”, Memory of the Future, Paris 2017, “Wish You Were Here” A.I.R. Gallery, New York 2017, “Man & Woman”, The Museum of New Art, Pärnu, Estonia 2017, “EXITUS – Death, Grief and Melancholy”, Punkt Ø, Gallery F15 and Momentum in Moss, Norway, 2017 and at Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin 2015. In 2013-14 Brandt was included in “The Beginning Is Always Today: Contemporary Feminist Art in Scandinavia’, the first comprehensive survey of contemporary feminist art in Scandinavia shown at Sørlandets Art Museum, Kristiansand, Norway and Västerås Art Museum in Sweden, 2013-14.
Brandt has been awarded several grants from e.g. The Danish Art Foundation, Queen Ingrid Roman Foundation, Henry Heerup honorary grant and writers like Laura Cottingham, Joanna Frueh, Bo Nilsson, Aukje Lepoutre Ravn and Annelise Schübeler have all written essays about his work.
Molly Haslund lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Haslund works in the intersection between sculpture and performance art, integrating elements from pop culture, performing arts, literature and music into a multifaceted artistic practice. Through various strategies, Haslunds’ work explores how ideas, identities and social hierarchies are intimately connected with and continuously negotiated through bodily gestures, rituals, social designs and arrangements of our physical surroundings. With her interest in physicality related to history, social environment and the present moment, her pieces are rarely constructed or performed the same way twice, but are usually developed locally or adapted to new locations in dialogue with the given context.
Haslund holds a master’s degree from The Royal Academy of Fine Art, Copenhagen, and a master’s degree from the Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom. Since Haslund graduated in 2005, she has exhibited and performed extensively in Denmark and abroad, including Glasgow, London, Berlin, Munich, New York and Philadelphia.
Previous exhibitions and venues for performances include KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces, Køge, Denmark, 2018, Kyoto Art Center, Japan, 2017, Peekskill, New York, USA, 2015, The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015, The Sculpture Park Wanås Konst, Wanås, Sweden, 2014 and Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark, 2013. Selected residencies include Kyoto Art Center, Studio Residency, 2017, Flux Factory, New York USA, 2016,ISCP International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York USA, 2015 and Ebenböck-Haus & Gallerie FOE, Munich Germany, 2014.
Molly Haslund´s works are featured in the collections of established institutions, a.o. Wanås Konst, Wanås, Sweden, MFSK, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark and Lund Sketch Collection, Sweden. Furthermore, Haslund has received The Danish Arts Foundation's three-year working grant and Åge and Yelva Nimbs Fond, Honorary Award.
Bodil Nielsen's primary field is painting. Nielsen, however, also works in other media, like graphics, architectural comissions, installation with textiles and site specific installation withflowers and plants. The use of colour plays a key role. Bodil Nielsen'sworks are like volatile proposals regarding perception and the relation between the viewer and the work, aesthetic experience and prior expectation. Nielsen perceives herself in line with the viewer and intends to create a room of resonance for the images that are already present in our minds. The works speak into a common space where the image is "created" as it is experienced.Nielsens works establish a fluent and dynamic field and together with the viewer's experience a choreography of colour is created.
Bodil Nielsen has exhibited widely inside and outside Denmark, among others at EsbjergKunstmuseum, Denmark, Randers Kunstmuseum, Denmark, Heart Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark,Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, Den Frie Udstillingbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark, Brandts, Odense, Denmark, Bowling Green State University Fine Arts Center, Ohio, USA, Main Gallery, University of Central Missouri, USA, White Box, New York, USA, MADC, Costa Rica. Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway, Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Galleri Lars Olsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Bodil Nielsen is educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark and Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, The Netherlands. She has received numerous prizes and awards, among others the Danish Arts Foundation's three-year work grant, Ole Haslunds Grant of Honor, Vilhelm Pachts Artist Grant, Sven Hols' Grant, Henry Herups Honorary Grantand the Eckersberg Award. Her works are featured in the collections of prominent institutions, including the National Gallery of Denmark, Randers Art Museum, the Danish Arts Foundation and the New Carlsberg Foundation.
Julie Sass (b.1971) studied visual art at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and at New York University in New York City (MFA), where she specialized in painting. Later she received her MA in Theory & Mediation from The Royal Danish Art Academy in Copenhagen. She works with www.pierogi2000.com / Flat file among others. Sass has worked for Yoko Ono and Gilbert and Lila Silverman’s’ Fluxus Collection as an assistant to Jon Hendricks, New York. She has also worked as assistant to Narelle Sissons producing set design for theater (Julliard, Shakespeare in the Park, etc.), New York.
Focusing on Abstraction (painting) in its diverse forms and how visual art can be embedded in various contexts, Sass has taken several initiatives to exhibitions, solo and collaborating with: Milena Høgsberg, Tomas Lagermand Lundme, Courtney J Martin, Bodil Nielsen and Anna Fro Vodder.
Taking body and painting as her initial points of departure, Maria Wæhrens works through many expressions in the field between queer thoughts and the expressive in an open process. She is guided by an inner mental power and her works are very personal and insist on a material presence.
In her works and constructions Maria Wæhrens investigates gender, power, hierarchy and the patterns that arise and are passed on in the family and in society at large. These constructions are examined in her works and through her working method - the raw and the unedited are allowed to fill and create a documentary and vibrant expression. In her artistic work Maria Wæhrens works with automatic drawings, heavy materials and light paintings without any special rules or guidelines. The stroke is direct and can sometimes seem brutal.
Maria Wæhrens is educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She studied painting at the school of Professor Ursula Reuter Christiansen. Maria Wæhrens has received several grants for her very talented artistic work, among others the Danish Arts Foundation's work grant, Grosserer L.F. Foghs Foundation and The Academy Council. In Denmark she has exhibited at for instance Møstings House, The Nivaagaard Collection, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art and Kunsthal NORD. In 2017 she participated at the exhibition “Between us”, Lviv National Art Gallery, Ukraine.