Ragnhild May (b. 1988) received a Master of Fine Arts from Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College and studied at Det Jyske Kunstakademi, Akademie der Bildende Künste in Vienna and postgraduate studies at Kungliga Konsthögskolan in Stockholm.
She has exhibited and performed at New Museum in New York (US), The National Gallery of Denmark (DK), Museum of Contemporary Art (DK), Overgaden (DK), Rønnebæksholm (DK) as well as Issue Project Room (US), Roulette (US), Die Raum (DE) and SuperDeluxe (JP).
Working with sound art, performance, sculpture and installation Ragnhild May challenges fixed categories and examines overlooked acoustic phenomena and their effects on the human sensory system. In her work the boundaries between artificial and natural, human and machine, material and immaterial, work and tool are blurred, and childish and feminine elements are distorted until they become monstrous.
In 2022 her permanent public artwork for Helsingør Health Care Center is inaugurated. In the period 2020-22 she is part of The Danish Arts Foundation’s program Den unge kunstneriske elite.
Among others she has received Carl Nielsens Talentpris, International Studio & Curatorial Program, grants and awards from The Danish Arts Foundation and The Danish Composers’ Society.
She lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.