27 November - 19 December 2020
We are presenting a Christmas Salon with 14 artists this year.
Anna Grath (GE) Anna Stahn (DK) Anastasia Bay (FR) Asger Gjerdevik (DK) Bob Eikelboom (NL) Casper Aguila (DK) Daniel Hauptmann (GE) Frederik Næblerød (DK) Hannah Amalie Nielsen (DK) Hiu Tung Lau (HK) Marie Rud Rosenzweig (DK) Nat Bloch Gregersen (DK) Ragnhild May (DK) Viktoria Wendel Skousen (DK)
Anna Grath (b. 1983, Germany), studied at the HfBK Hamburg, where she continues to live and work. Her work is characterized by using mostly found objects, every day material, which she combines in the manner of a gardener wanting to breed new combinations of plants. Principles of breeding, growing, education, restrictive elements do show in her constructive and minimalisic works. Grath has been awarded the Hiscox Art Price in Hamburg in 2013. Iin 2017 she was showing in the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen as part of Junger Westen. 2018 she received the working scholarship of the Stiftung Kunstfonds and is also a scholarship holder of the Neue Kunst in Hamburg and in 2019 was shorlisted to the prestiogius Ars Viva award in 2019. Her works can be found in the institutional collections such as Kunsthalle Hamburg and numerous private collections, like Sammlung Haus N, Kiel or Sammlung Südhausbau, Munich. She is represented by Philipp Haverkampf in Berlin.
Anna Stahn (b. 1994, Denmark) received her MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2020 with a semester at Parsons Fine Art, The New School in New York. Anna Stahn works with printmaking, text and ceramics. Her works can be recognized by fast moving lines and soft shapes and colors. She tends to use whimsical feminine characters from everyday life, to express and investigate social concepts. Stahn has examined sociality through a great interdisciplinary film project 'Hotel Kimono' in close collaboration with performers, artists and musicians from Tokyo in Japan and Copenhagen. She had an exhibition in an old bathhouse titled ”What The Water Tells in Kofu” in Japan at The Airy Foundation. Additionally, she has contributed to Atlas magazine and Hvedekorn and is co. founder of the publishing house Longetti.
Anastasia Bay (b. 1988, Paris) lives and works in Brussels. She studied at Ècole Nationale Supérieure des Beux-Arts in Paris under François Boisrond. Using bold shapes and lines she explores figurative painting, deploying themes from the classical canon; nudes and still lifes. Bay’s paintings have always had a caricatural touch, both in terms of subject matter and execution. In 2020 she has had numerous of exhibitions all around the world such as NBB Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Spurs Gallery, Beijing, China; Online Drawing Show, PT.Gallery, London, England, Dimensions / Of Possibility, NEVVEN, Göteborg, Sweden; Twins Thunder Cage, Aubervilliers, France & gallery Sorry We’re Closed in Brussels.
Asger Harbou Gjerdevik (b. 1986, Denmark) earned a MFA in Painting from Royal College of Art and a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Gjerdevik works in various media such as painting, sculpture, collage and drawing. With inspiration from everyday surroundings, film, science, music, art history and architecture, Gjerdevik examines human life in compositions filled with iconic symbols and graphic elements. Often the results are both complex and boundless pictorial spaces or structures with the potential for eternal change and ever changing stories. In 2019 he had a solo exhibition at Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark. Gjerdevik has participated in numerous exhibitions, at venues such as Philipp Haverkampf, Berlin, Germany; Kunsthalle E-Werk, Schwerin, Germany; Denmark; Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen, Denmark, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, UK. Gjerdevik was nominated for Remmen Foundation Art Prize in 2019. His works are in several prominent private collections as well as the collection of the City Council of Copenhagen and the City Court of Lyngby.
Bob Eikelboom (b. 1991, Nederlands) lives and works in London. He has studied at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag, NL and received his MFA in painting at the Royal College of Art, London, UK. Eikelboom works in various medias such as painting, collage and sculpture, often creating hybrids and mixing everyday objects and artifacts in his compositions. In 2014 he won the Dutch Royal Award for Modern Painting. Exhibitions includes Curves, Barbara Seiler, Zurich, CH; Undercurrents, The Artesian Well, London, UK; Not A Painting, The Hole Gallery, New York, USA and recent solo exhibition Becoming El Bobo at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, NL
Casper Aguila (b. 1985, Denmark) studied fine arts at Accademia Italiana, Florence, and is a photographer working with film, installations, sculpture, drawing and paintings. He captures nature and humans in delicate fragile situations, while his perspective is at the same time both poetic and raw. His works have been showed in Copenhagen Photo Festival and Arles Photo Festival. Casper Aguila and Frederik Næblerød were nominated for the Art Critics Award 2018 (AICA Award) and awarded by The Danish Arts Foundation.
Daniel Hauptmann (b. 1980, Hamburg) MFA in fine art HFBK University of Fine Arts in Hamburg (prof. Anselm Reyle). Hauptmann combines everyday and often construction materials into well-composed paintings in a synthesis of lyrical, informal and expressive collage. His works are hybrid, material webs, which supported by their titles, appear as prints, fragments and visual interpretations of natural and recognizable phenomena such as an architectural structure, material, a sound or the surface of a tree. Hauptmann has previously had a solo exhibition, Nampo-dong, at Alice Folker Gallery in 2019. He is represented by Philipp Haverkampf Gallery in Berlin, where he lives and works.
Frederik Næblerød (b. 1988, Denmark). Næblerød works in various media including painting, drawing, sculpture and off-grid projects. Although his works are expressive and sometimes even grotesque, the viewer will often find references to society. Recent exhibitions include Philipp Haverkampf, Berlin, Germany; Kunsthalle E-Werk, Schwerin, Germany; Politikens Forhal, Copenhagen, Denmark; Kunsthal for Maritim Æstetik, Grenaa, Denmark; Anat Ebgi Gallery, Los Angeles, US and at NADA 2017 in Miami by Canada Gallery (NYC). His paintings and sculptures are included in the collection of The Danish Arts Foundation, Denmark as well as several important private collections. “OFF GRID”, his duo exhibition with Casper Aguila was awarded by The Danish Arts Foundation in 2019 and their project “Korshage 2015-2016” was nominated for Art Critics Award 2018 (AICA Award). In April 2020 he received 'Silkeborglegatet' a grant which is awarded to a young artist for his practice.
Hannah Amalie Nielsen (b.1993, Denmark) is studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. With inspiration from tales, mythologies and her imagination, she has created a mysterious universe composing a narrative with soft shapes and colors. With ceramics and collage as fundament she works with mixed media such as textile in various shapes, woven, knittet, crochet, embroidered, quilted and sewn - techniques that have been passed from generation to generation. Hannah’s creative outcomes vary in style and idea, and can range from embroidery courses and art dinners, to exhibitions at art galleries.
Hiu Tung Lau (b. 1985, Hong Kong) lives and works in London. She received her MFA in Painting from The Royal College of Art, London and a BFA from The School of Visual Arts, New York. Hiu Tung Lau’s work is a meditation on the process of painting, where she explores experiences that had an emotional impact on her and inspired her to paint. These vary from a stranger she met, to bushes from sidewalks, to the taste of kumquat. Lau attempt to conveys the sea of complex human emotions through apparent simplicity. Earlier solo exhibition/two-person shows include ‘Dramas of the human heart’, Fringe Club, Hong Kong; ‘Don't forget to look at the moon, Alice Folker Gallery, Copenhagen; ‘The Snapdragon’ Dyson Gallery, London.
Marie Rud Rosenzweig (b. 1990, Denmark) is studying at The Art Academy in Funen and has previously studied at Univärsitet der Künste in Berlin and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Rosenzweig works with painting, installation and text. Through words, form and color, her works attempt to communicate fragments of a narrative to the viewer, containing a formalistic study of figure and motif in relation to the established format and questioning the matter. Exhibitions include “Glitch”, Baggaarden, Denmark; Para-, FAA Room, Odense (2018) and Untitled // The green exhibition, VÆRK, Copenhagen (2016) and group shows in Denmark and Germany. In 2015 she was nominated for the award for young painting talents; Schulz-Stübner Prize. She lives and works in Copenhagen.
Nat Bloch Gregersen (b. 1986, Denmark) received her MFA from The Jutland Art Academy in Denmark in 2015. She works with installation, sculpture, text and reading. Materials like silicone, resin, salt, textile and light are staged in viscous and porous installations in a three dimensional space. By working with a dualistic approach, displacements occur between form and material; the heavy and light, the invisible and visible, the fixed and liquid. Bloch Gregersen has exhibited at Interdimensionale 2, Gammelgaard; Kunsthal Aarhus Sculpture Park 2017, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning 2018 and is selected as one of 8 danish artist to exhibit at the international biennale for contemporary art - JCE biennale 2019-2021. She has created a large scale public commission to the Court House in Lyngby in 2020, and is currently exhibiting at ‘I AM RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW’, Rønnebæksholm, Denmark.
Ragnhild May (b. 1988) work as a visual artist between visual art and music and combine different media such as sound, sculpture, video, installation, performance, etc. with conceptual rigor, sensitivity and humor. She is inspired by technology, science fiction, feminism and sound theory. The use of sound within a context of visual art is of particular significance, as her work respects the specificity and history of sound. In the past year, Ragnhild May’s work has been shown at e.g. SMK, Roulette (NYC), The New Museum (NYC), Den Frie Udstilling and Astrid Noack's Atelier.
Viktoria Wendel Skousen (b. 1987, Denmark) lives and works in Copenhagen and has a MFA from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Visual Arts and Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien. Her practice investigates different kinds of power relations within the arts, that be political, intimate or the power of the gaze. She works in several different medias including photography, printmaking, text and performance. In 2013 she the founded the internet-based art magazine and archive for artistic writing, Texted. The entire solo exhibition, ‘Collegues’ (2019) at Alice Folker Gallery, was bought by The Danish Art Foundation.