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Ragnhild May
(b. 1988, Denmark)

Ragnhild May graduated with an MFA from Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, New York and is currently completing her Ph.D in Artist Research at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen. May works as a visual artist and combines different media such as sound, sculpture, video, installation, and performance with conceptual rigor, sensitivity and humor. Her work encompasses technology, science fiction, feminism, and sound theory. The use of sound within a context of visual art is of particular significance to her practice, as her work draws on the specificity and history of sound.
May has recently exhibited with solo shows at Regelbau 411, Thyholm (2023); Alice Folker Gallery, Copenhagen (2022); Tabakalera - International Centre for Contemporary Culture, San Sebastián (2022); SOL, Nexø (2021); VEGA Arts, Copenhagen (2019) and Die Raum, Berlin (2018). Her works has been shown in group exhibitions at Urban Sound Art, Kråkerøy (2023); Vizura Aperta Festival (2023); Rønnebæksholm, Næstved (2021) and Gammelgaard Museum, Herlev (2020). Furthermore, May has performed at several venues including Bauhaus Museum, Berlin (2022); Gl. Holtegaard Museum, Holte (2021); The New Museum, New York (2020); Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen (2019); Roulette, New York (2019); Hopkins Center For the Arts, Hopkins (2018); Overgaden Institute for Contemporary Arts, Copenhagen (2018); SuperDeluxe, Tokyo (2017) and SMK - the National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen (2023 and 2015). 
She is a recipient of the Carl Nielsen Talent Award and scholarships from the Danish Art Foundation and Fulbright. She was selected by the The Danish Arts Foundation to take part in their career development program ‘The Young Artistic Elite’ from 2020-2022. In 2022, she created the decoration Lutter Ører for Helsingør Health Center. Her works can be found in public collections including Fuglsang Art Museum, Copenhagen Municipality Art Collection, 1000 Scores (digital collection), Museum for Contemporary Art Roskilde (digital collection), Horsens Art Museum and the New Carlsberg Foundation.

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